Archie Comics Digest #242 [Direct Edition]
(May 2008)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
2.49 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year (monthly except Mar. and Oct.)
On-sale Date
2008-03-28
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
762816468503 24211
Editing
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Issue Notes

On-Sale Date listed in the previous issue as week of March 24, 2008.
This issue has variants:

[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
Daddy recommended this great restaurant!
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews

[A Perilous Warning to not Wolf Your Yogas] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Yogos Fruit Flavored Snacks / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Career Fear (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie & Friends / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Feature Logo
Archie & Friends
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Mary Andrews; Mr. Mantle; Polly Cooper; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
The gang all decides they need to think about their future careers and they all shadow a relative at their job to see if it is something they might enjoy.
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[Come on in to Archie's Funhouse] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[Subscribe to Archie Comics Today and Save!] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

The Mystery of the Missing Bracelet (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Crosby
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Archie goes "Film Noir"
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie Digest Book Collector Sets] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

[Get Your Tickets to the World Tour!] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Scary Movie (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Pat Kennedy
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie likes to take Betty to horror movies because she stays close to him out of fright.
Reprints
Keywords
horror movies

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie Comic Book Collector Sets] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[Cheryl's Back] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Togetherness (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
teen
Characters
Miss Grundy tries to teach a class after separating Archie and Veronica.
Synopsis
Miss Grundy tries to teach a class after separating Archie and Veronica.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #57.

Going the Distance (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie throws a paper airplane and ends up in detention.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Where Is He?! (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth ?
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oops! Who waxed the floor without telling me?
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Mr. Svenson; Mary Andrews; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
When bad things happen to Mr. Weatherbee he is convinced that Archie is behind them, even though Archie is home sick.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Betty & Veronica Summer Fun Graphic Novel Offer] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

[New Look and New Love for Jughead!?] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Double Header (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats; Scooter Jackson; Mike Mapes; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie discovers a new Riverdale High student who turns the school's struggling baseball team around: Gene "Scooter" Jackson, a diminutive kid whose incredible speed makes him an incredible shortstop. To take Scooter out of commission, Northfield High's Mean Mike Mapes deliberately spikes him in the leg, destroying his speed.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball

Indexer Notes

Formerly an Archie at Riverdale story.

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

[Little Archie Graphic Novel] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

[Read Archie Comics brand new blogs!] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

But, Is It Art? (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie has been taking a photography class.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Garage Sale (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harold Smith (as Hal Smith)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie shows his father a flyer for a new garage in town.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Slick Trick (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Pop Tate; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie uses a can of lubricant on various items, causing accidents wherever he goes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Subscribe to Archie Double Digest Books Today and Save!] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Freshman Year] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

The Price of Evil (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie & Friends / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Archie and Friends
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mrs. Burnside; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Hard-Sell Harry
Synopsis
Archie helps old Mrs. Burnside sell her stuff but gets her involved with a dishonest middle man.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (2011 series) #294.

[Sonic Checklist] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

[Sonic Archives Offer] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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

The Price of Evil Part II (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Archie and Friends
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mrs. Burnside; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Hard-Sell Harry; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie gets Mrs. Burnside the money she needs.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (2011 series) #294.

It's in the Cards! (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Tim Kennedy ?
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Leroy; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie agrees to take Leroy to the sports card show and gives him some of his old cards.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Puff Piece (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie & Friends / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Gallagher
Pencils
Al Bigley
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Archie & Friends
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews [as himself and as Arch Enemy]; Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones [as himself and as Thug Jug]; Veronica Lodge [as Ronni]; Betty Cooper [as Betti]; Nancy Woods [as Nanci]; Dilton Doily [as Prof. Diltonium]; Pop Tate [as Hojo Pop Pop]; Moose Mason [as Chocolate Moose]
Synopsis
While Archie and Jughead roam a comic book convention, Chuck tries to impress a comic book art editor.
Reprints
Keywords
comic book convention

Indexer Notes

The Riverdale Darlin's are based on the television show "The Powerpuff Girls".

[Subscribe to Archie Digest Books and Save] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Americana Series] (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

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

Now Do This, Archie! Puzzle (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the words to find out how Fred gets Archie to do his chores.

Pop Goes the Pizza (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Angelo De Cesare (credited as Angelo DeCesare)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Pop Tate; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Dilton introduces his new invention, the "Pizza Popper," a machine in the likeness of Pop Tate that pops out instant pizza.
Reprints

[Archie Combo Bag Offer] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

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

[Next Issue] (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

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

[It Only Takes a Spark] (Table of Contents: 36)

Ad Council; US Forestry Service / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

[Introducing crunchewygooeylicious Sweetarts Rope] (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

Sweetarts / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Daddy recommended this great restaurant!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [A Perilous Warning to not Wolf Your Yogas]
    Yogos Fruit Flavored Snacks
  3. 2. Career Fear
    Archie & Friends
  4. 3. [Come on in to Archie's Funhouse]
  5. 4. [Subscribe to Archie Comics Today and Save!]
  6. 5. The Mystery of the Missing Bracelet
    Archie
  7. 6. [Archie Digest Book Collector Sets]
  8. 7. [Get Your Tickets to the World Tour!]
  9. 8. Scary Movie
    Archie
  10. 9. [Archie Comic Book Collector Sets]
  11. 10. [Cheryl's Back]
  12. 11. Togetherness
    Archie
  13. 12. Going the Distance
    Archie
  14. 13. Where Is He?!
    Archie
  15. 14. [Betty & Veronica Summer Fun Graphic Novel Offer]
  16. 15. [New Look and New Love for Jughead!?]
  17. 16. Double Header
    Archie
  18. 17. [Little Archie Graphic Novel]
  19. 18. [Read Archie Comics brand new blogs!]
  20. 19. But, Is It Art?
    Archie
  21. 20. Garage Sale
    Archie
  22. 21. Slick Trick
    Archie
  23. 22. [Subscribe to Archie Double Digest Books Today and Save!]
  24. 23. [Archie Freshman Year]
  25. 24. The Price of Evil
    Archie & Friends
  26. 25. [Sonic Checklist]
  27. 26. [Sonic Archives Offer]
  28. 27. The Price of Evil Part II
    Archie & Friends
  29. 28. It's in the Cards!
    Archie
  30. 29. Puff Piece
    Archie & Friends
  31. 30. [Subscribe to Archie Digest Books and Save]
  32. 31. [Archie Americana Series]
  33. 32. Now Do This, Archie! Puzzle
    Archie
  34. 33. Pop Goes the Pizza
    Archie
  35. 34. [Archie Combo Bag Offer]
  36. 35. [Next Issue]
  37. 36. [It Only Takes a Spark]
    Ad Council; US Forestry Service
  38. 37. [Introducing crunchewygooeylicious Sweetarts Rope]
    Sweetarts
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