Archie Comics Digest #251 [Direct Edition]
(April 2009)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
2.49 USD
Pages
92
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year (monthly except Mar. and Oct.)
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816468503 25111
Editing
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Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

A Time to Reflect! (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Keywords
flying car; Statue of Liberty

[Aaron Stone] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Disney XD / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Time to Reflect (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Uncle Charlie
Synopsis
Dilton's Uncle Charlie's time machine sends Archie and Jughead 100 years into the future.
Keywords
global warming; Statue of Liberty; time travel

The Cut Ups (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Miss Beazly; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee asks for volunteers to help Miss Beazly peel potatoes.
Reprints

[Archie Comics and Digests 2008 Collector Sets] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Americana Series] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Snow Job (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Crosby
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie shovels snow to have enough money to take Veronica on a date but then has to dig Veronica's car out of a snow drift at Lodge Mansion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Jughead and Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #24, no credits listed in this digest.

Flight Plight (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie teaches the neighborhood children how to have a snowball fight.
Reprints

Tap Flap (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead is making a sculpture of Archie.
Reprints

The Two Pretenders (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
John Lowe
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Teresa Davidson

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
With Reggie injured, Archie must take his place as quarterback of the football team for the big game.
Reprints
Keywords
football

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #55, no credits listed in this digest.

Archie Ski Maze (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Maze puzzle.

The Cut Up (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie demonstrates his figure skating ability.
Reprints
Keywords
figure skating

[Archie One Year Subscriptions] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

[Archie's Three on a Soda Merchandise Offer] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Little Archie and Friends / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
children

Indexer Notes

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

Little Sabrina and the Three Dwarfs (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
humor; children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Little Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Sabrina's aunts re-tell the story of Snow White.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

One For the Book (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Little Sabrina animates a plate with witchcraft and nearly blows the family secret to Riverdale.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (1987 series) #228, no credits listed in this digest.

The Visitors (Table of Contents: 17)

Little Archie's Principal Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Little Veronica; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Beazly
Synopsis
There are mice in the lunchroom.
Reprints

[The Adventures of Little Archie] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Comics Shop] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Scandal Sheet (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Scoop Scanlon; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Professor Flutesnoot; Moose Mason (cameo); Midge Klump (cameo); Reggie Mantle (cameo); Dilton Doiley (cameo)
Synopsis
Scoop Scanlon, the editor of the school newspaper, writes misleading headlines to get more people to read it, but Archie and Jughead give him a dose of his own medicine.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Sonic Graphic Novel Library] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Fan Art / activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

You Can Do a Graphic Novel (Table of Contents: 23)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Barbara Slate
Pencils
Barbara Slate
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Bleary Theory (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
In a freezing mountain cabin, Archie tries to follow a scientific theory that if you keep your temples, wrists and feet warm, you don't have to wear anything else no matter how cold it is.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Big Show (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie & Friends / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Rex W. Lindsey
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doily; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Mr. Lodge compete in a classic car show with a Texas oil man of dubious reputation.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie Freshman Year] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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

[Sonic Universe #1] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Fair Flair (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie forgets about the school's Job Fair and shows up unprepared.

[Archie One Year Subscriptions] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

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

[Next Issue] (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

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

[The Archies Greatest Hits] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

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

[Coraline the Game] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

Focus Features / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. A Time to Reflect!
    Archie
  2. 1. [Aaron Stone]
    Disney XD
  3. 2. A Time to Reflect
    Archie
  4. 3. The Cut Ups
    Archie
  5. 4. [Archie Comics and Digests 2008 Collector Sets]
  6. 5. [Archie Americana Series]
  7. 6. The Snow Job
    Archie
  8. 7. Flight Plight
    Archie
  9. 8. Tap Flap
    Archie
  10. 9. The Two Pretenders
    Archie
  11. 10. Archie Ski Maze
    Archie
  12. 11. The Cut Up
    Archie
  13. 12. [Archie One Year Subscriptions]
  14. 13. [Archie's Three on a Soda Merchandise Offer]
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Little Archie and Friends
  16. 15. Little Sabrina and the Three Dwarfs
    Little Sabrina
  17. 16. One For the Book
    Little Sabrina
  18. 17. The Visitors
    Little Archie's Principal Mr. Weatherbee
  19. 18. [The Adventures of Little Archie]
  20. 19. [Archie Comics Shop]
  21. 20. Scandal Sheet
    Archie
  22. 21. [Sonic Graphic Novel Library]
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Fan Art
  24. 23. You Can Do a Graphic Novel
  25. 24. Bleary Theory
    Archie
  26. 25. The Big Show
    Archie & Friends
  27. 26. [Archie Freshman Year]
  28. 27. [Sonic Universe #1]
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
  30. 29. Job Fair Flair
    Archie
  31. 30. [Archie One Year Subscriptions]
  32. 31. [Next Issue]
  33. 32. [The Archies Greatest Hits]
  34. 33. [Coraline the Game]
    Focus Features
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