Tales from Riverdale Digest #21 [Direct Edition]
(August 2007)

Archie, 2005 Series
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Price
2.49 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
9 times a year in Jan., Mar., Apr., May, July, Aug., Sept., Oct., and Dec.
On-sale date
2007-06-25
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
762816468527 02111
Editing
Nelson Ribeiro; Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color
color
Dimensions
digest
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

On-Sale date from Jughead & Friends Digest Magazine (Archie, 2005 series) #21 as "week of 6/25/07".


Out-Raj-Ous Behavior (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Jon D'agostino (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Raj Patel; Mr. Weatherbee
Keywords
skateboard

[Help Scooby Solve "The Secret of the Frozen Vault"] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Push-Up Frozen Treats / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Out-Raj-Ous Behavior (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Jon D'agostino (credited)
Colors
Nelson Ribeiro (credited)
Letters
Jon D'agostino (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Raj Patel; Ravi Patel; Mona Patel; Tina Patel
Synopsis
Archie has a doctor's appointment with Dr. Ravi Patel, who is new in town. Dr. Patel introduces him to his son Raj who is Archie's age.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Raj Patel and his family.

[Archie's Camp Tales Graphic Novel] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[Love Showdown] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[Archie's 2006 Collectors Sets] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Helpful Hints for Guys! (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie gives hints about making money, complimenting girls, and extreme sports.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Photo Phun (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Richard
Synopsis
Archie takes photos of Betty for "Teen-Scene Magazine" to make enough money to go on a date with Veronica. Betty's feelings are hurt and Jughead captures the whole drama with his camera and sells the photos to the same magazine.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

What a Catch! (Table of Contents: 8)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Jim Amash
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge takes Veronica to a minor league baseball game after purchasing the team.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball

Indexer Notes

Credits taken from source material. No credits appear in this issue.

[Sonic Archives Offer] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[Archie's Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Service with a Smile (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jane
Synopsis
Archie pretends to be a auto mechanic to impress a girl.
Reprints
Keywords
cars

[Sabrina 2-DVD Set] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

[Archie's Collector Sets] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Animal Instinct (Table of Contents: 14)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
John Lowe
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Barry Burns; Harry Burns; Larry Burns
Synopsis
Betty takes the Burns triplets to the zoo.
Reprints
Keywords
babysitting; elephant; monkey; ostrich; zoo

Indexer Notes

Credits taken from Betty and Veronica Double Digest #203.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Sabrina / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Manak ?
Inks
Jon D'agostino ?
Colors
?

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page of the next section featuring Sabrina reprints.

Kitty Slicker (Table of Contents: 16)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Angelo Decesare
Pencils
Dave Manak
Inks
Jon D'agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; western-frontier
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Salem
Synopsis
Salem gets to spends one week as a human being. He decides to be a cowboy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits taken from B&V Friends Double Digest #227 which also reprints the story.

On The Job (Table of Contents: 17)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dave Manak ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Salem; Mr. Taliesin
Synopsis
Sabrina gets a part time job at Wicca Mart, a department store for witches and warlocks.
Reprints
Keywords
job; store

Boot Camp Lodge (Table of Contents: 18)

Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Aunt Tessie; Betty Cooper; Smithers; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Veronica's parents go on vacation and get Aunt Tessie, a military woman, to look after her.
Reprints
Keywords
boot camp; training

[Archie Americana Series] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie's Madhouse / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Jon D'agostino (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I...I can't hold them back any longer!
Characters
Archie Andrews; Captain Sprocket; Captain Pumpernik; Clyde Didit; Mighty Chick; Super Snail

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the Archie's Madhouse reprint section

Groovy Gadget (Table of Contents: 21)

Professor Transistor / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Professor Transistor
Synopsis
Professor Transistor makes a perpetual motion machine.
Reprints

The Happy Hippy (Table of Contents: 22)

Lippy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Lippy
Synopsis
Lippy opens a hanger business.
Reprints

Space Guys 'n' Gals (Table of Contents: 23)

Lester Cool; Chester Square / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Decarlo ?
Inks
Rudy Lapick ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Lester Cool; Chester Square; The Pink Martian; Zetta [from Neptune]; Zelda [from Mercury]
Synopsis
Lester tells Chester and the Pink Martian about women on other planets.
Reprints

Prize Size (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Hilda the Witch (host)
Synopsis
A druggist asks a giant what size tube of toothpaste he wants.
Reprints
Keywords
giant; toothpaste

[Look at the Time] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

[Archie's Collector Sets] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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

Dr. Ben's Bungle (Table of Contents: 27)

Dr. Killjoy and Dr. Ben Bones / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; medical; satire-parody
Characters
Dr. Killjoy; Dr. Ben Bones; Dr. Zooma; Walter Crankcase; Pallid Dan
Synopsis
Dr. Ben Bones decides his future is operating on other TV programs.
Reprints
Keywords
doctors; globe; news; nurses; televison; TV broadcasts

Indexer Notes

Parodies of Ben Casey (Vince Edwards), Walter Cronkite, and Paladin (Richard Boone and Have Gun, Will Travel).

Story title changed for this printing.

Dr. Scalpel (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; medical
Characters
Dr. Scalpel; Nurse Klunk
Synopsis
Three two-panel gags: testing reflexes of football player; patient keeps ringing for a pretty nurse; and status chart for a patient is going downhill.
Reprints
Keywords
doctor; football; nurse

[Archie Combo Bag Offer] (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

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

[Sabrina] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

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

Space Date (Table of Contents: 31)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Decarlo ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
Two members of space patrol are excited about their blind dates.
Reprints

The Big Chill (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Paul D'onfrio ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Smithers; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Archie tries to finds someplace cool on a hot summer day.
Reprints

[Archie's Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

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

Game Daze (Table of Contents: 34)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Jon D'agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Dilton spends all day playing video games.
Reprints

[Digest Checklist] (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

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

[Ratatouille] (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Bring Your Battle to Wii] (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

Pokemon Battle Revolution / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Out-Raj-Ous Behavior
    Tales from Riverdale
  2. 1. [Help Scooby Solve "The Secret of the Frozen Vault"]
    Push-Up Frozen Treats
  3. 2. Out-Raj-Ous Behavior
    Archie
  4. 3. [Archie's Camp Tales Graphic Novel]
  5. 4. [Love Showdown]
  6. 5. [Archie's 2006 Collectors Sets]
  7. 6. Helpful Hints for Guys!
    Archie
  8. 7. Photo Phun
    Betty
  9. 8. What a Catch!
    Veronica
  10. 9. [Sonic Archives Offer]
  11. 10. [Archie's Subscription Offer]
  12. 11. Service with a Smile
    Archie
  13. 12. [Sabrina 2-DVD Set]
  14. 13. [Archie's Collector Sets]
  15. 14. Animal Instinct
    Betty
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina
  17. 16. Kitty Slicker
    Sabrina
  18. 17. On The Job
    Sabrina
  19. 18. Boot Camp Lodge
    Veronica
  20. 19. [Archie Americana Series]
  21. 20. ["I...I can't hold them back any longer!"]
    Archie's Madhouse
  22. 21. Groovy Gadget
    Professor Transistor
  23. 22. The Happy Hippy
    Lippy
  24. 23. Space Guys 'n' Gals
    Lester Cool; Chester Square
  25. 24. Prize Size
  26. 25. [Look at the Time]
  27. 26. [Archie's Collector Sets]
  28. 27. Dr. Ben's Bungle
    Dr. Killjoy and Dr. Ben Bones
  29. 28. Dr. Scalpel
  30. 29. [Archie Combo Bag Offer]
    Archie
  31. 30. [Sabrina]
  32. 31. Space Date
  33. 32. The Big Chill
    Archie
  34. 33. [Archie's Digest Subscription Offer]
  35. 34. Game Daze
    Jughead
  36. 35. [Digest Checklist]
  37. 36. [Ratatouille]
  38. 37. [Bring Your Battle to Wii]
    Pokemon Battle Revolution
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