Archie Comics Digest #246 [Direct Edition]
(September 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
2008-08-11
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
762816468503 24611
Editing
Victor Gorelick (editor/editor-in-chief); Michael Pellerito (managing)
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 Archie Comics Digest #245.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's right... ...Mr. Lodge promoted me to a plant manager!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge

[Avatar the Last Airbender] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Paramount / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pool Player (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Fisher; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie gets a job cleaning pools but manages to fall into more pools than he cleans.
Reprints

[ROTFL LOL] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Cartoon Network / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Archie Americana Series] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

A Mouldy Oldie (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
"The Rolling Rocks" rocks
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Impractical Joke (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump
Synopsis
The boys decide to play a practical joke on Veronica by burying Archie.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the printing in Jughead and Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #4, no credits listed in this digest.

Museum Musings (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Fred takes Archie and his friends to the Melvis museum in Las Vegas and Reggie makes a fool of himself.
Reprints
Keywords
Las Vegas

Germ Workout (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Exercise kills germs but the trick is getting germs to exercise.
Reprints

If the Shoe Fits (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica found a horseshoe.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Hubba Bubba Gum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Love Showdown] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Picnic at the Park (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie plans a picnic in the park for Betty.
Reprints
Keywords
picnic

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #269, no credits listed in this digest.

Imagination (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Inspired by Reggie telling him to "go fly a kite", Archie thinks up new ideas and sells them to a toy company.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Fright Plight (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie offers to pay for everyone to ride the roller coaster.
Reprints
Keywords
carnival

[Archie's Three on a Soda Combo Bag] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

[Archie's Camp Tales] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Comics Shop] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Flame Out (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie 1 / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie 1; Jughead 1; Betty 1; Veronica 1; Moose 1
Synopsis
The gang decides to cook some dino-mites.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Animal Talk (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie 1 / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Reggie 1; Archie 1; Moose 1; Betty 1; Veronica 1
Synopsis
Reggie 1 and Archie 1 tease Moose 1 about his claim to be able to talk to animals.
Reprints
Keywords
dinosaur

Indexer Notes

Credits changed to reflect changes made in index of original printing.

Subscribe to Archie Comics today and save! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Freshman Year] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

A Little Seedy (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie's Future Fun / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie's flying car keeps messing up Mr. Lodge's newly seeded lawn.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Riverdale Fast Forward (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie's Future Fun / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead use a computerized studying machine.

Trouble in Paradise (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie's Future Fun / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge's robot creations have prevented humans from doing any strenuous activity but luckily Jughead has created his own lazy robots to counteract them.
Reprints

[Subscribe to Archie Double Digest books today and save!] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

[Archie's New Look] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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

Castle Keeper (Table of Contents: 27)

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
Nancy Woods; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Dilton's sand castle creation is destroyed in one accident after another.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Thinker (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge tells Archie he should think things through to their logical conclusion before he acts.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #270, no credits listed in this digest.

Water on Mars? (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie News / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Nikita D]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[Archie Comics and Digests 2007 Collector Sets] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

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

Everyone into the Pool!! (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason (cameo); Midge Klump (cameo); Chuck Clayton (cameo); Fred Andrews
Synopsis
On hearing that Archie has a new swimming pool, the whole gang descends on Archie's house to fill his small above-ground pool. Meanwhile, Veronica takes Archie's father, Archie and Jughead back to her pool, where they can swim in peace.
Reprints
Keywords
swimming pool

Indexer Notes

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

Soggy Story (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate
Synopsis
The gang spends summer days floating on the river, at the beach and in the swimming pool but are bummed when it rains because they will get wet.
Reprints

[Subscribe to Archie digest books and save!"] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Digest #247] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

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

[Carnival Games] (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

Nintendo DS / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Batman Battle Rolls! (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

Fruit Roll Ups / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["That's right... ...Mr. Lodge promoted me to a plant manager!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [Avatar the Last Airbender]
    Paramount
  3. 2. Pool Player
    Archie
  4. 3. [ROTFL LOL]
    Cartoon Network
  5. 4. [Archie Americana Series]
  6. 5. A Mouldy Oldie
    Archie
  7. 6. Impractical Joke
    Archie
  8. 7. Museum Musings
    Archie
  9. 8. Germ Workout
    Archie
  10. 9. If the Shoe Fits
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Hubba Bubba Gum
  12. 11. [Love Showdown]
  13. 12. Picnic at the Park
    Archie
  14. 13. Imagination
    Archie
  15. 14. Fright Plight
    Archie
  16. 15. [Archie's Three on a Soda Combo Bag]
  17. 16. [Archie's Camp Tales]
  18. 17. [Archie Comics Shop]
  19. 18. Flame Out
    Archie 1
  20. 19. Animal Talk
    Archie 1
  21. 20. Subscribe to Archie Comics today and save!
  22. 21. [Archie Freshman Year]
  23. 22. A Little Seedy
    Archie's Future Fun
  24. 23. Riverdale Fast Forward
    Archie's Future Fun
  25. 24. Trouble in Paradise
    Archie's Future Fun
  26. 25. [Subscribe to Archie Double Digest books today and save!]
  27. 26. [Archie's New Look]
  28. 27. Castle Keeper
    Archie
  29. 28. The Thinker
    Archie
  30. 29. Water on Mars?
    Archie News
  31. 30. [Archie Comics and Digests 2007 Collector Sets]
  32. 31. Everyone into the Pool!!
    Archie
  33. 32. Soggy Story
    Archie
  34. 33. [Subscribe to Archie digest books and save!"]
  35. 34. [Archie Digest #247]
  36. 35. [Carnival Games]
    Nintendo DS
  37. 36. Batman Battle Rolls!
    Fruit Roll Ups
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Peter Croome
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  • Keith Alan Morgan
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