(June 2006)

Archie, 2005 Series
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Price
2.49 USD
Pages
94
Indicia Frequency
9 times a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
?
Editing
Nelson Ribeiro; Victor Gorelick
Color
color
Dimensions
digest
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Role Muddle (Table of Contents)

Tales from Riverdale / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Jon D’Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen

Role Muddle (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Lyle Loman; Noah; Eric; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Noah's grandpa; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Three freshmen try to be just like Archie.
Reprints

Growing Pains! (Table of Contents: 2)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx doesn't agree that childhood is a happy time.
Reprints

Here Comes Powerteen! (Table of Contents: 3)

Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge [Powerteen (origin and first appearance)]; Betty Cooper; Mr. Lodge; Chuck Clayton; crook; small girls; Alonzo (costume designer)
Synopsis
Veronica decides to promote herself as a superhero. When she accidentally stops a crook at the mall, her popularity soars.
Reprints

Veronica Superhero Style (Table of Contents: 4)

Veronica's Fashions / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Superhero costumes based on ideas from fans Maria Ancona, Angela Sterling, Kaeli Sweigard, Carol Stahl, Kate Garvin, and Malissa Watson.

T. C. C. Totally Cool Cheryl (Table of Contents: 5)

Cheryl Blossom / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Holly Golightly [as Holly G!]
Inks
Holly Golightly ?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
fashion; teen
Characters
Cheryl Blossom
Reprints

Indexer Notes

fashions from: Issy Hazelwood, Montana LaBelle, Sarah Cohanim

The Cold Truth (Table of Contents: 6)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Mrs. Jones; Uncle Hardcore
Synopsis
Jughead hears of a meat shortage and buys up all the meat he can.
Reprints
Keywords
arctic; hamburger; meat shortage

Indexer Notes

Mrs. Jones is seen in shadow form only in this story.

No credits given for story. Art is easily identified as Samm (Sam) Schwartz's by his distinctive style.

Fishy Wish! (Table of Contents: 7)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards (signed)
Pencils
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx explains what her three wishes would be.
Reprints

Track Attack (Table of Contents: 8)

Big Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
John Costanza
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
humor
Characters
Moose Mason; Mr. Weatherbee; Coach Kleats; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee is more impressed with Moose's track and field prowess than Coach Kleats is.
Reprints

Running Mate! (Table of Contents: 9)

Sabrina / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Angelo Decesare (credited)
Pencils
Dave Manak (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Chloe; Gem Stone; Salem
Synopsis
Gem Stone tries to cheat to beat Chloe in a long-distance race.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Two part story.

Rich Pitch (Table of Contents: 10)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie takes Veronica for a candlelight dinner.
Reprints

The Teen-Age Machine Age (Table of Contents: 11)

Science Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Orlando Busino
Inks
Orlando Busino
Colors
?
Letters
Orlando Busino

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The wonders of the electronic world are put to use for teeangers in such machines as the Teachitron, Jukeboxitron, and Snack-O-Mat.
Reprints

Daffy Dialogue (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Synopsis
A soup can and an envelope have a conversation.
Reprints

Pip of a Slip (Table of Contents: 13)

Mad House / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Synopsis
The owner of the Electric Rattle Discotheque forgets to pay his electric bill.
Reprints

More Bounce to the Ounce (Table of Contents: 14)

Ronald the Rubber Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Ronald the Rubber Boy (recap of origin); Gladys; The Smasher; Lester Cool (host); Chester Square (host)
Synopsis
The Smasher keeps bullying Ronald, who finally gets fed up and challenges him to a boxing match. In the ring, Ronald uses his stretching powers to outwit the Smasher.
Reprints
Keywords
boxing; chewing gum; hot foot; juke box; stepladder; Twist

Indexer Notes

Reference to the Bobby Vee song "Rubber Ball."

A Big Help? (Table of Contents: 15)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Reprints

Little Squirts (Table of Contents: 16)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Roz
Reprints

Gimmick Happy (Table of Contents: 17)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Webb
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alex
Synopsis
Alex thinks the group needs to change their image, again.
Reprints
Keywords
music

Maid of Money or Here Comes the Million Dollar Melody! (Table of Contents: 18)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
William Webb
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie; Valerie; Melody; Alexandra
Synopsis
Melody shows up to the dance in a dress made of one and five dollar bills and starts giving out money to the boys. Alexandra gets jealous and makes her own dress out of hundred dollar bills.
Reprints
Keywords
dance; dollar; money dress

As the Tide Washes In (Table of Contents: 19)

Cheryl Blossom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Role Muddle
    Tales from Riverdale
  2. 1. Role Muddle
    Archie
  3. 2. Growing Pains!
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. Here Comes Powerteen!
    Veronica
  5. 4. Veronica Superhero Style
    Veronica's Fashions
  6. 5. T. C. C. Totally Cool Cheryl
    Cheryl Blossom
  7. 6. The Cold Truth
    Jughead
  8. 7. Fishy Wish!
    Li'l Jinx
  9. 8. Track Attack
    Big Moose
  10. 9. Running Mate!
    Sabrina
  11. 10. Rich Pitch
    Reggie
  12. 11. The Teen-Age Machine Age
    Science Dept.
  13. 12. Daffy Dialogue
  14. 13. Pip of a Slip
    Mad House
  15. 14. More Bounce to the Ounce
    Ronald the Rubber Boy
  16. 15. A Big Help?
    Li'l Jinx
  17. 16. Little Squirts
    Li'l Jinx
  18. 17. Gimmick Happy
    Josie and the Pussycats
  19. 18. Maid of Money or Here Comes the Million Dollar Melody!
    Josie and the Pussycats
  20. 19. As the Tide Washes In
    Cheryl Blossom
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