Archie Comics Digest #215 [Direct Edition]
(May 2005)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
2.39 USD
Pages
100
Indicia frequency
9 times a year in Jan., Feb., May, June, July, Sept., Oct., Nov. and Dec.
On-sale date
2005-03-30
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
762816468503 21511
Editing
Nelson Ribeiro; Victor Gorelick
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

On-Sale date from house as in this issue.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's the saddest tragedy you've ever read?
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Keywords
gas station

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie #287

[Let it Rip!] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Beyblade / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Y & Z Games (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Al Nickerson (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doily; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Going beyond the X Games, the Y and Z Games take school activities and turn them into sports.
Reprints

[Danger on the High Seas!] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

NeoPets / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Wrestle Maniacs (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Freezing Cold Stu Iceberg
Synopsis
A wrestler helps Archie and Reggie when Reggie's car breaks down.
Reprints
Keywords
professional wrestling

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[Power Rangers SPD] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

ABC; Disney / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How come Archie never holds the door open for me?!?
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie never holds the door for Betty.
Reprints

All Washed Up! (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
When Archie can't pay for a meal, he and Betty are forced to wash dishes to pay their bill.

[There's a new snack in Gotham City] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Batman Fruit Snacks / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

List and Found (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie finds a note to clean up his room while looking for something in his room.
Reprints

Ploy Plight (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Denise; Mr. Weatherbee; Superintendent Hassle; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Dilton enlists Archie's help to try and attract girls.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[Kim Possible Movie] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Disney Channel / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Deduction Production (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie, Reggie and Jughead pool their money together to eat at a Chinese restaurant.
Keywords
Chinese food

[The Scooby-Doo Movie] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Nickelodeon / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tank Commander (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; detective-mystery; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie discovers a plot to sabotage Mr. Lodge's collection of prize tropical fish.
Reprints
Keywords
tropical fish

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[The Suite Life of Zack and Cody] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Disney Channel / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Plant Chant (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mrs. Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie tries to trick Archie into thinking Dilton's plant experiments are talking, but the tables get turned.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[Archie's Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Highland Spirit (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Holly Golightly
Pencils
Holly Golightly
Inks
John Costanza
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Mary Andrews; Archie Andrews; Jason Blossom; Brigit; Sharon Blossom; Aubrey Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and his mother travel to Scotland with Cheryl and her mother and brother. While there, Archie and Cheryl help the ghosts of two of their ancestors reunite.
Reprints
Keywords
ghosts; golf; Scotland

Indexer Notes

Credits from the printing in B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 2011 series) #233, no credits listed in this digest.

[New Digests on Sale] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Punch Bunch (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie practices his boxing to help the girls charity event.
Reprints
Keywords
boxing

[Archie's Find Your Name in Print] (Table of Contents: 21)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Wind Bag (Table of Contents: 22)

Life With Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica has to cancel a date with Archie so she can help her father at the office, but Archie, expecting to be bored on his own, soon finds his car filled with girls.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[Now you can order all three of our classic adventure trade paperbacks] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Window Dummy (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Angelo Decesare
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Glover
Synopsis
Archie is put in charge of Mr. Glover's window display.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[Archie's Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Chance of Romance (Table of Contents: 26)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Barbara Slate
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Motivated by a desire for more romance in their lives, Betty and Veronica separately begin working on Archie.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's a riddle for you!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Find the phrase puzzle with a baseball theme.

Archie's 2004 Collector Sets (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Yo-Yo Guy (Table of Contents: 29)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Archie plays with a yo-yo while waiting for Veronica, but its Mr. Lodge who proves to the master of the stringed toy.
Reprints
Keywords
yo-yo

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[The Adventures of Little Archie] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Hook. Line, and Sunk (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Coach Clayton; Jughead Jones; Professor Flutesnoot; Miss Grundy; Coach Kleats; Miss Haggly; Ms. Beazly
Synopsis
When Archie tells Mr. Weatherbee that fishing relieves stress, Mr. Weatherbee takes the entire faculty on a fishing trip.
Reprints
Keywords
fishing

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

The Command Center (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie & Friends / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rex Lindsey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
The gang helps Archie organize his room so everything will be within reach while he is laid up with a broken leg.
Keywords
cast; foosball table; homework

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

Editor's Notebook / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Club Kids (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
? [as Kennedy] (credited)
Inks
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Chuck Clayton; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Ethel Muggs; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Superintendent Hassle
Synopsis
After the girls tell the guys they have no culture, they show up to school dressed as cavemen.
Reprints

[You can win your own private island] (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

Campbells Soup / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Save the Day!] (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

Incredibles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["What's the saddest tragedy you've ever read?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [Let it Rip!]
    Beyblade
  3. 2. The Y & Z Games
    Archie
  4. 3. [Danger on the High Seas!]
    NeoPets
  5. 4. Wrestle Maniacs
    Archie
  6. 5. [Power Rangers SPD]
    ABC; Disney
  7. 6. ["How come Archie never holds the door open for me?!?"]
    Archie Pin Up
  8. 7. All Washed Up!
    Archie
  9. 8. [There's a new snack in Gotham City]
    Batman Fruit Snacks
  10. 9. List and Found
    Archie
  11. 10. Ploy Plight
    Archie
  12. 11. [Kim Possible Movie]
    Disney Channel
  13. 12. Deduction Production
    Archie
  14. 13. [The Scooby-Doo Movie]
    Nickelodeon
  15. 14. Tank Commander
    Archie
  16. 15. [The Suite Life of Zack and Cody]
    Disney Channel
  17. 16. Plant Chant
    Archie and the Gang
  18. 17. [Archie's Digest Subscription Offer]
  19. 18. Highland Spirit
    Archie
  20. 19. [New Digests on Sale]
  21. 20. Punch Bunch
    Archie
  22. 21. [Archie's Find Your Name in Print]
  23. 22. The Wind Bag
    Life With Archie
  24. 23. [Now you can order all three of our classic adventure trade paperbacks]
  25. 24. Window Dummy
    Archie
  26. 25. [Archie's Subscription Offer]
  27. 26. The Chance of Romance
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. ["Here's a riddle for you!"]
    Archie
  29. 28. Archie's 2004 Collector Sets
  30. 29. Yo-Yo Guy
    Veronica
  31. 30. [The Adventures of Little Archie]
  32. 31. Hook. Line, and Sunk
    Archie
  33. 32. The Command Center
    Archie & Friends
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  35. 34. Club Kids
    Archie
  36. 35. [You can win your own private island]
    Campbells Soup
  37. 36. [Save the Day!]
    Incredibles
This issue was most recently modified by:
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