Archie Comics Digest #250 [Direct Edition]
(February 2009)

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Price
2.49 USD
Pages
92
Indicia Frequency
Published 10 times a year (monthly except Mar. and Oct.)
On-sale date
2009-01
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816468503 25011
Editing
Mike Pellerito (managing editor); Victor Gorelick (editor/editor-in-chief)
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.

Onsale date listed in previous issue as "Week of January 5, 2009".


The Archies in Beverly Hills (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Inks
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
teen
Characters
The Archies [Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews]

Indexer Notes

Parody of the Beatles album Abbey Road.

[Dragonball Origins] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Nintendo DS / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Beverly Hills (Table of Contents: 2)

The Archies / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Lifson (credited)
Pencils
Rex Lindsey (credited)
Inks
Rex Lindsey (credited)
Colors
Rex Lindsey (credited)
Letters
Rex Lindsey (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones]; Jessica Simmers; Paris Stilton
Synopsis
The band goes to Beverly Hills to perform a concert.
Reprints
Keywords
Beverly Hills

Indexer Notes

Story in two parts. Part one is 6 pages, and part two is 6 pages.

[Archie One Year Subscriptions!] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Freshman Year] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Laff Gaff (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie is not getting any laughs with his comedy routine so he switches to singing. .
Reprints

Never Kid a Kidder (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Nancy Woods; Chuck Clayton; Geraldine Grundy; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie spreads a rumor that there's an eccentric billionaire in Riverdale who's offering rich rewards to people who go out of their way to help clean up the town.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Feature changed from "Archie at Riverdale" to "Archie" for this reprint.
Credits from Archie at Riverdale High #5.

Parting Gesture (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Miss Grundy gets a new job at a private school, but Archie hatches a plan to get her to stay.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from World of Archie Double Digest #36.

Island Magic (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie is worried about Jughead being too antisocial so Archie forces him to come dancing.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from Pep #322.

Wait Fate (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is waiting for Veronica to come out of the phone booth when it starts snowing.
Reprints

[Sonic Checklist] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

[Sonic Graphic Novel Checklist] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

The Same Game (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Vickie Williams ?

Genre
humor; children; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones (flashback); Betty Cooper (flashback)
Synopsis
Archie makes a fool of himself at the ice rink, showing off for Veronica. Mr. and Mrs. Andrews remember other times Archie did the same thing.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from Archie #543.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Little Archie / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Little Archie reprints.

A Good Skate (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Miss Grundy and Mr. Weatherbee go roller skating with the kids.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from Archie Double Digest #259.

A Free Ski (Table of Contents: 15)

Little Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dexter Taylor ?
Inks
Dexter Taylor ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Salem; Zelda Spellman; Hilda Spellman
Synopsis
Little Sabrina and her witch aunts go to the ski slopes in a ski copter but things go wrong when they realize it has no brakes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from Little Archie #104.

[The Adventures of Little Archie] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

[The Archies Greatest Hits] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Slay Ride (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and his friends keep getting knocked down by kids on saucer sleds.
Reprints

Home by Seven, Not Eleven (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
John Albano
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Characters
Archie Andrews; Hubert Smithers; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge tells Archie he has to bring Veronica home by 7 o'clock. That becomes difficult when Archie's car breaks down.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from Archie #531.

[Archie Americana Series] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

Beatlemania (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Rocky R.
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones

Indexer Notes

Reader submitted text article about the 45th anniversary of The Beatles coming to America. The piece includes an illustration of Archie and his friends dressed as The Beatles.

A Surprised Party (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee overhears the kids planning a surprise party for him, but the event doesn't live up to his expectations.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from Pep #334.

The Finish Line (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie offers to refinish the school's furniture in an effort to curry Mr. Weatherbee's favor.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from Laugh Comics #336.

[Archie Comics Shop] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

[Christmas Issues Offer] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

Safety + First (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Professor Flutesnoot; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Archie accidentally injures a few faculty members while putting up a sign.
Reprints

Any Port in a Storm (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Miss Haggly; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Forsythe Jones, Jr.;
Synopsis
Miss Haggly asks Archie to stay after school to study for her test. By the time he leaves there's a snow storm outside.
Reprints

[Archie One Year Subscriptions!] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Digest #251] (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

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

[It Only Takes a Spark] (Table of Contents: 30)

Ad Council / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[It's Panda Time!] (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

Nintendo DS / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Archies in Beverly Hills
    Archie
  2. 1. [Dragonball Origins]
    Nintendo DS
  3. 2. Beverly Hills
    The Archies
  4. 3. [Archie One Year Subscriptions!]
  5. 4. [Archie Freshman Year]
  6. 5. Laff Gaff
    Archie
  7. 6. Never Kid a Kidder
    Archie
  8. 7. Parting Gesture
    Archie
  9. 8. Island Magic
    Archie
  10. 9. Wait Fate
    Archie
  11. 10. [Sonic Checklist]
  12. 11. [Sonic Graphic Novel Checklist]
  13. 12. The Same Game
    Archie
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Little Archie
  15. 14. A Good Skate
    Little Archie
  16. 15. A Free Ski
    Little Sabrina
  17. 16. [The Adventures of Little Archie]
  18. 17. [The Archies Greatest Hits]
  19. 18. Slay Ride
    Archie
  20. 19. Home by Seven, Not Eleven
    Archie
  21. 20. [Archie Americana Series]
  22. 21. Beatlemania
    Archie News
  23. 22. A Surprised Party
    Archie
  24. 23. The Finish Line
    Archie
  25. 24. [Archie Comics Shop]
  26. 25. [Christmas Issues Offer]
  27. 26. Safety + First
    Archie
  28. 27. Any Port in a Storm
    Archie
  29. 28. [Archie One Year Subscriptions!]
  30. 29. [Archie Digest #251]
    Archie
  31. 30. [It Only Takes a Spark]
    Ad Council
  32. 31. [It's Panda Time!]
    Nintendo DS
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