Tales from Riverdale Digest #27 [Direct Edition]
(April 2008)

Archie, 2005 Series
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Hair Apparent (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Wendy Weatherbee

[Join the Pirate Revolution] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

PiratesOnline.Com / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hair Apparent (Table of Contents: 2)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Carlos Antunes (production artist; credited)
Letters
Jon D'Agostino (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Professor Flutesnoot; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Wendy Weatherbee; Tony Weatherbee; Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge (as a teen); Miss Grundy (as a teen)
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee tells his niece Wendy the story behind the split with his brother Tony.
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[New Look & New Love for Jughead!?] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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[Archie Digest Book Collector Sets] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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The Betty Cooper Story (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
John Lowe
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Alice Cooper; Polly Cooper; Hal Cooper; Chic Cooper; Adam; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty tries to tell the story of her life but Veronica keeps breaking into the story.
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Indexer Notes

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

[Subscribe to Archie Digest Books and Save!] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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[Subscribe to Archie Double Digest Books Today and Save!] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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Gift Gaffe (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Archie has been leaving love notes and gifts in Veronica's locker but she doesn't think they are from him.
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Indexer Notes

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

[Read Archie Comics brand new blogs!] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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[Archie Comics Shop] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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Let's Rock Fashions (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie & Friends / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Dan Parent
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
fashion
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Dilton's Wacky Inventions (Table of Contents: 12)

Dilton / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Ernie Colon
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Dilton Doily; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Some of Dilton's more ambitious inventions are profiled, including an anti-gravity hammock and a telekinetic television remote.
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Indexer Notes

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

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

Archie's Weird Mysteries / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Archie's Weird Mysteries reprints.

A Mighty Weird Crusade (Chapter One) (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie's Weird Mysteries / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Castiglia
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Rick Taylor
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
humor; horror-suspense; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Moose Mason; Mighty Crusaders [Shield; Comet; Web; Black Jack; Steel Sterling]; Brain Emperor; Buzzard; Dream Demon; Eraser; Brontosaurus; Eterno; Lodestone
Synopsis
At a comic convention, Archie, Jughead and Moose find some of their favorite comics. Mr. Weatherbee sells Archie a large box of Mighty Crusaders books. Later, as Archie is reading them, the Mighty Crusaders appear outside his house, fighting a malevolent legion of juggernauts.
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Indexer Notes

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

[Subscribe to Archie Comics Today and Save!] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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[Bad Boy Trouble] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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A Mighty Weird Crusade (Chapter Two) (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie's Weird Mysteries / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Castiglia
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Rick Taylor
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
humor; horror-suspense; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Mighty Crusaders [Shield; Comet; Web; Black Jack; Steel Sterling; Black Hood; Jaguar]; Brain Emperor; Buzzard; Dream Demon; Eraser; Brontosaurus; Eterno; Rogue Star; Deadly Force; the Druid; Sting; Lodestone
Synopsis
As the battle continues on Archie's front yard, the Brain Emperor realizes he cannot survive in Archie's world. Seeking out someone strong in body but weak in mind, the Emperor possesses Moose!
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Indexer Notes

Many of the character appearances here are cameos.

[Archie Americana Series] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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[Archie & Friend and Sabrina DVD's] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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A Mighty Weird Crusade (Chapter Three) (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie's Weird Mysteries / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Castiglia
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Rick Taylor
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
humor; horror-suspense; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Mighty Crusaders [Shield; Comet; Web; Black Jack; Steel Sterling; Jaguar; Black Hood; Captain Flag; Inferno; Fox; Firefly; Bob Phantom; Fireball; the Wizard; Mr. Justice]; Brain Emperor; Buzzard; Dream Demon; Eraser; Brontosaurus; Eterno; Rogue Star; Sting; Lodestone; Deadly Force
Synopsis
The fight continues as the Crusaders get weaker and a mind-controlled Moose aids the villains in their war. Archie then calls upon other Crusaders to help the first team, including Mr. Justice.
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Indexer Notes

Many of the character appearences here are cameos.

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

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A Mighty Weird Crusade (Chapter Four) (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie's Weird Mysteries / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Castiglia
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Rick Taylor
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
humor; horror-suspense; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Mighty Crusaders [Shield; Comet; Web; Black Jack; Steel Sterling; Jaguar; Black Hood; Captain Flag; Inferno; Fox; Firefly; Bob Phantom; Fireball; the Wizard; Mr. Justice]; Brain Emperor; Buzzard; Dream Demon; Eraser; Brontosaurus; Eterno; Rogue Star; Sting; Lodestone; Deadly Force; Hammerhead; various Riverdale monsters
Synopsis
Mr. Justice then calls up the supernatural creatures of Riverdale to aid the Crusaders in defeating the villainous horde. Not waiting for the inevitable, the Brain Emperor releases Moose and escapes with the villains in his rocketship. Mr. Justice orders the creatures back to their supernatural world, then transports the Crusaders back to their world, leaving Archie, Jughead and a confused Moose to remember the adventure.
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[Get Your Tickets to the World Tour!] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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[Subscribe to Archie Digests and Double Digests] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

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Robots Forever (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Al Bigley
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Alicia
Synopsis
Dilton shows Archie the various robots he's made for his friends in Riverdale.
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Keywords
robots

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Betty's Cool Fashions / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
fashion; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

designs by: Elaine Li, Rilika Murthy, Nicole Bunker

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

Josie and the Pussycats / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Inks
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Colors
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Indexer Notes

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

I'm Going to Josieland Part 1 Chapter 1 (Table of Contents: 29)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]; Alexander Cabot; Alan Mayberry; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis
Josie and the Pussycats are exhausted from touring so much. Alexander decides to only have them play at an amusement park of his uncle's that he's going to revamp with a Pussycat theme.
Reprints
Keywords
band; girl group; music

Indexer Notes

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

[Best of Josie and the Pussycats] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

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I'm Going to Josieland Part 1 Chapter 2 (Table of Contents: 31)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]; Alexander Cabot; Alexandra Cabot; Alan Mayberry
Synopsis
The Pussycats perform their first show at Josieland and Alexandra tries to steal the show.
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Keywords
amusement park; band; cotton candy; girl group; music; rollercoaster; theme park

Indexer Notes

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

Story continued next issue.

Snack Attack (Table of Contents: 32)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Smithers the butler; Gaston the chef
Synopsis
Veronica has a craving for junk food, but doesn't want to go off of her healthy diet.
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Indexer Notes

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

Too Many Showers (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
?
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge is having trouble booking the local ballroom.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Sonic Archives Offer] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

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[Sabrina] (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

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Dumb Waiters! (Table of Contents: 36)

Nancy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Nancy waits in line at the grocery store.
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[Next Issue #28] (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

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[It only takes a spark] (Table of Contents: 38)

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

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[Phineas and Ferb] (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Hair Apparent
    Tales From Riverdale
  2. 1. [Join the Pirate Revolution]
    PiratesOnline.Com
  3. 2. Hair Apparent
    Mr. Weatherbee
  4. 3. [New Look & New Love for Jughead!?]
  5. 4. [Archie Digest Book Collector Sets]
  6. 5. The Betty Cooper Story
    Betty
  7. 6. [Subscribe to Archie Digest Books and Save!]
  8. 7. [Subscribe to Archie Double Digest Books Today and Save!]
  9. 8. Gift Gaffe
    Archie
  10. 9. [Read Archie Comics brand new blogs!]
  11. 10. [Archie Comics Shop]
  12. 11. Let's Rock Fashions
    Archie & Friends
  13. 12. Dilton's Wacky Inventions
    Dilton
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Archie's Weird Mysteries
  15. 14. A Mighty Weird Crusade (Chapter One)
    Archie's Weird Mysteries
  16. 15. [Subscribe to Archie Comics Today and Save!]
  17. 16. [Bad Boy Trouble]
  18. 17. A Mighty Weird Crusade (Chapter Two)
    Archie's Weird Mysteries
  19. 18. [Archie Americana Series]
  20. 19. [Archie & Friend and Sabrina DVD's]
  21. 20. A Mighty Weird Crusade (Chapter Three)
    Archie's Weird Mysteries
  22. 21. [Archie Freshman Year]
  23. 22. A Mighty Weird Crusade (Chapter Four)
    Archie's Weird Mysteries
  24. 23. [Get Your Tickets to the World Tour!]
  25. 24. [Subscribe to Archie Digests and Double Digests]
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
  27. 26. Robots Forever
    Archie & Friends
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    Betty's Cool Fashions
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Josie and the Pussycats
  30. 29. I'm Going to Josieland Part 1 Chapter 1
    Josie and the Pussycats
  31. 30. [Best of Josie and the Pussycats]
  32. 31. I'm Going to Josieland Part 1 Chapter 2
    Josie and the Pussycats
  33. 32. Snack Attack
    Betty and Veronica
  34. 33. Too Many Showers
    Archie
  35. 34. [Sonic Archives Offer]
  36. 35. [Sabrina]
  37. 36. Dumb Waiters!
    Nancy
  38. 37. [Next Issue #28]
  39. 38. [It only takes a spark]
    Ad Council
  40. 39. [Phineas and Ferb]
    Disney Channel
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