Tales from Riverdale Digest #31 [Direct Edition]
(February 2009)

Archie, 2005 Series
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92
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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The Archie Library
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews

[Get Ready to Bolt!] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Bolt / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Not Home Alone (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Al Nickerson (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Teresa Davidson (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Svenson; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Fred tries to work from home but is constantly distracted.
Reprints

[The Archies Greatest Hits] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Moose Presents "D-uh! Really Dumb Questions!" (Table of Contents: 5)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose; Dolly; guy; kid; clerk
Synopsis
Moose asks dumb questions in various settings.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First question is how much items in the dollar store are.

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

Super-Hero Zero! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Rex Lindsey
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
?
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason [Super-Moose]; space monster; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Moose falls asleep at the movies, and dreams he's a superhero.
Reprints
Keywords
Dream; monster; movies

Indexer Notes

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

Personality Plus (Table of Contents: 7)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie offends Betty, then tries to get back in her good graces.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

It's Always the Same Old Story on a Weekend Ski Trip (Table of Contents: 8)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
With all the things that can go wrong on a ski trip, is it really worth it?
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie's Funhouse Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #1, no credits listed in this digest.

[Archie One Year Subscriptions] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Jughead "The Matchmakers" Graphic Novel Offer (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

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

U.F.O. Uh-Oh! (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie's Weird Mysteries / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Coach Kleats; Moose Mason; Pop Tate; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
An alien race kidnaps the Riverdale baseball team to teach them how to play baseball.
Reprints
Keywords
alien; baseball

[2007 Collector Sets] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Comic Shop] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

[Archie & Friends and Sabrina DVD's] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Mind Games (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Rex Lindsey
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Jason Jensen
Letters
Dan Nakrosis

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doily; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Mr. Weatherbee; new girl; Morris Dobbs; security officer
Synopsis
Dilton invents a device that increases Archie's latent power of E.S.P. He finds it awkward to know other people's thoughts, and attacks an apparent thief who turns out to be a mystery writer mentally working out a new novel.
Reprints
Keywords
E.S.P.; ESP; Extra-Sensory Perception; high school; mind reading; science fair

[Christmas Issues Offer] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Two reader-submitted articles.

The Princess and the Party Pooper (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
The Archie gang as characters in a fairy tale where Veronica is the princess who must wed Reggie but she really wants to wed Archie the stable boy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Comics Digest (Archie, 1973 series) #41, no credits are listed in this digest.

He's Just a Friend (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Nancy Woods; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Ethel tries to convince Nancy that she's not obsessed with Jughead.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Money Matter$ (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie, Reggie and Moose all try to imagine what it would be like to be as rich as Mr. Lodge.
Reprints

[Archie One Year Subscriptions] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

[Next Issue] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

[Dragonball Origins] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Nintendo DS / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[It's Panda Time!] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

Nintendo DS / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tales from Riverdale
  2. 1. [Get Ready to Bolt!]
    Bolt
  3. 2. Not Home Alone
    Archie
  4. 3. [The Archies Greatest Hits]
  5. 4. [Archie Americana Series]
  6. 5. Moose Presents "D-uh! Really Dumb Questions!"
    Moose
  7. 6. Super-Hero Zero!
    Archie & Friends
  8. 7. Personality Plus
    Reggie
  9. 8. It's Always the Same Old Story on a Weekend Ski Trip
    Reggie
  10. 9. [Archie One Year Subscriptions]
  11. 10. Jughead "The Matchmakers" Graphic Novel Offer
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Archie's Weird Mysteries
  13. 12. U.F.O. Uh-Oh!
    Archie's Weird Mysteries
  14. 13. [2007 Collector Sets]
  15. 14. [Archie Comic Shop]
  16. 15. [Archie & Friends and Sabrina DVD's]
  17. 16. Mind Games
    Archie & Friends
  18. 17. [Christmas Issues Offer]
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
  20. 19. The Princess and the Party Pooper
    Archie & Friends Fables
  21. 20. He's Just a Friend
    Archie & Friends
  22. 21. Money Matter$
    Archie & Friends
  23. 22. [Archie One Year Subscriptions]
  24. 23. [Next Issue]
  25. 24. [Dragonball Origins]
    Nintendo DS
  26. 25. [It's Panda Time!]
    Nintendo DS
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