Archie Double Digest #224 [Direct Edition]
(January 2012)

Archie, 2011 Series
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Price
3.99 USD
Pages
164
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year (monthly except Jan. and July)
On-sale date
2011-12-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816469517 22411
Editing
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Color
Four Color
Dimensions
Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Cover and Indicia title both are Archie Double Digest. Publication date (week of) from promo in World of Archie Double Digest # 12.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (signed)
Colors
Rosario "Tito" Peña (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Popfunk / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Big Ditch (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)
Editing
Victor Gorelick (editor/editor-in-chief)

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Jughead gets tired of Archie ditching him all the time to go do something else and gets his revenge.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Muppets / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Going Batty (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Teresa Davidson (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Fred tries to capture a bat that has gotten loose in the house.

The Big Turnaround (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Moose Mason; Midge; Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats; Coach Clayton; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Moose is distracted during the football game because Midge is a cheerleader.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Archie # 515 (apparently the original publication) credits inks to Bob Smith.

Alien Invasion (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Mary Andrews; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Fred Andrews; Rocky Jackson
Synopsis
Archie wins a satellite radio but suddenly he's getting transmissions from an alien invasion force.
Reprints

Tee Hee (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the hidden phrase.

Goof Gaff (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie tells Mr. Lodge that he broke a vase.
Reprints

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

Nintendo / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

The Doll (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Harry Lucey (credited)
Inks
Harry Lucey (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Harry Lucey

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Molly
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica see Archie carrying a doll as a prop for the school play; Betty wants to make fun of him, but Veronica doesn't approve.
Reprints

That Far Out Feeling Part One (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Supro
Synopsis
An alien comes to Riverdale from the planet Astromid in an attempt to enslave the world.
Reprints
Keywords
alien invasion

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

Little Brown and Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

That Far Out Feeling Part Two (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Supro; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doily
Synopsis
Archie unwittingly stops Supro's attempt to take over the Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
alien invasion

Club Hopping (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Holly Hipplemeyer; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Archie attends various school club meetings in an attempt to ask out the new girl in school, Holly Hipplemeyer.
Reprints
Keywords
chemistry; marching band; volleyball

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

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman (signed)
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I used putty to fill in all the dents on my car!
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie tries to fix his car.

Indexer Notes

Comic strip reprint.

Injury Report (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Chuck Clayton; Nancy
Synopsis
Archie injures himself playing ice hockey then again playing air hockey.
Reprints

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Characters
Little Betty Cooper; Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Sabrina

Indexer Notes

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

A Game of Danger (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Chic Cooper (Betty's older brother); Coach Kleats; Stoney Brawnson
Synopsis
Chic Cooper rescues Stoney Brawnson from a speeding train.
Reprints

Little Betty Discovers Radio (Table of Contents: 24)

Little Betty / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling (signed)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks
Bob Bolling (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Little Betty Cooper; Caramel; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper; Little Archie Andrews; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee; Mrs. Weatherbee
Synopsis
While she's sick, Betty becomes addicted to the radio soap opera "The Romance of Jill and Bill." When she gets better, she smuggles a portable radio into school so she can keep listening to the show.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mr. Weatherbee has a wife in this story (he addresses her as "wifey dear").

One Two Many (Table of Contents: 25)

Little Sabrina / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Little Sabrina; Miss Grundy; Little Jughead Jones; Little Dilton Doiley; Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Pop Tate; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Little Sabrina uses her magic to make two Little Jugheads.

A Good Friend (Table of Contents: 26)

Little Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Spotty; Little Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Spotty never listens to Little Archie.
Reprints

Zoo Who Fun Page (Table of Contents: 27)

Little Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Connect the dots puzzle.

Paint Pears and Pallet (Table of Contents: 28)

Little Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Bob Bolling
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bob Bolling

Genre
humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Little Veronica is painting a picture but Archie doesn't get it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

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

Footnote to Confusion (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
When Betty accidentally breaks her toe, Archie, Veronica and Jughead visit her and a rumor starts that Betty is dating Jughead.
Reprints

Ooops! (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Uncover the hidden phrase puzzle.

Alibi Guy (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
John Costanza
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie has a new alibi for why his homework isn't finished.

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing.

The Figure in the Fog (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
adventure
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Chasen; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Someone is spying on Veronica so Mr. Lodge hires a security consultant. Archie and Jughead smell a rat and tail the consultant.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

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

Snow Buddies' Business (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Lee Vitout (credited)
Letters
Jon D'Agostino (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie gets all the attention by sledding down the steepest hills in Riverdale.
Reprints

Easy Visit (Table of Contents: 38)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty is nervous about her dentist visit but Archie isn't.
Reprints

Bag Lunch (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie's Mom / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Mary Andrews

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the words puzzle.

Big News (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie has news he's sure Mr. Weatherbee won't believe.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43)

Wilbur / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

This is a redrawn version of the cover of Wilbur Comics (Archie, 1944 series) #79. Used as the title page of the next section featuring Wilbur reprints.

Bubble Trouble (Table of Contents: 44)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Sheldon Broadbeam; Linda Moore; Laurie Lake; Alec; Mr. Moore
Synopsis
Alec puts bubbles into the drinks at Linda's party.
Reprints

Prank and File (Table of Contents: 45)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Wilbur Wilkins; Laurie Lake; Linda Moore; Alec; Mr. Bumble
Synopsis
Linda and Alec scheme to let Linda go to the state fair with Wilbur and Alec instead of Laurie.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 47)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman (signed)
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wish the holiday season would last forever!
Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie buys Veronica custom made Christmas Tree ornaments.

Indexer Notes

Comic strip reprints.

Those Christmas Blues! (Table of Contents: 48)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White (credited)
Inks
Bob White (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Spotty (in flashback)
Synopsis
When Archie goes over to Veronica's instead of staying home to trim the tree, his parents think the family Christmases have come to an end, and reminisce about past holiday seasons with Archie.
Reprints

She Axed For It (Table of Contents: 49)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is counting down the chopping days til Christmas.

List Twist (Table of Contents: 50)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica wants a stereo for Christmas.

Without a Song! (Table of Contents: 51)

The Archies Puzzle Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the phrase puzzle.

Hide Guide (Table of Contents: 52)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty blocks Archie's vision with a Christmas present so he won't see Veronica.
Reprints

Kiss Amiss (Table of Contents: 53)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Mike Gustovich (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Phil Felix (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Abby; Miss Grundy; Marsha; Ms. Beazly; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie is using mistletoe to get kisses from all the girls in school.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 54) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 55) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 56) (Expand) /

Nintendo / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 57) (Expand) /

Lego / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["The coolest Archie shirts around!"]
    Popfunk
  3. 2. The Big Ditch
    Archie
  4. 3. ["The Muppets now staring in books"]
    Muppets
  5. 4. ["Archie Comics Digital Universe"]
  6. 5. Going Batty
    Archie
  7. 6. The Big Turnaround
    Archie
  8. 7. Alien Invasion
    Archie
  9. 8. Tee Hee
    Archie
  10. 9. Goof Gaff
    Archie
  11. 10. ["Mario Kart 7"]
    Nintendo
  12. 11. ["Archie Comics Digital Universe"]
  13. 12. The Doll
    Archie
  14. 13. That Far Out Feeling Part One
    Archie
  15. 14. ["How To Train Your Dragon"]
    Little Brown and Company
  16. 15. ["Archie Cyber Adventures"]
  17. 16. That Far Out Feeling Part Two
    Archie
  18. 17. Club Hopping
    Archie
  19. 18. ["I used putty to fill in all the dents on my car!"]
    Archie
  20. 19. Injury Report
    Archie
  21. 20. ["Archie Meets KISS"]
  22. 21. ["The Archie Babies"]
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Little Archie and Friends
  24. 23. A Game of Danger
    Little Archie
  25. 24. Little Betty Discovers Radio
    Little Betty
  26. 25. One Two Many
    Little Sabrina
  27. 26. A Good Friend
    Little Archie
  28. 27. Zoo Who Fun Page
    Little Archie
  29. 28. Paint Pears and Pallet
    Little Archie
  30. 29. ["Archie the Married Life"]
  31. 30. ["The original seven Archie Will You Marry Me issues"]
  32. 31. Footnote to Confusion
    Archie
  33. 32. Ooops!
    Archie
  34. 33. Alibi Guy
    Archie
  35. 34. The Figure in the Fog
    Archie
  36. 35. ["Kevin Keller Four Issue Mini-series"]
  37. 36. ["Archie's Weird Mysteries"]
  38. 37. Snow Buddies' Business
    Archie
  39. 38. Easy Visit
    Betty
  40. 39. Bag Lunch
    Archie's Mom
  41. 40. Big News
    Archie
  42. 41. ["Archie Marries Betty & Veronica"]
  43. 42. ["The Best of Archie Comics"]
  44. 43. [no title indexed]
    Wilbur
  45. 44. Bubble Trouble
    Wilbur
  46. 45. Prank and File
    Wilbur
  47. 46. ["Archie Christmas Classics"]
  48. 47. ["I wish the holiday season would last forever!"]
    Archie
  49. 48. Those Christmas Blues!
    Archie
  50. 49. She Axed For It
    Archie
  51. 50. List Twist
    Veronica
  52. 51. Without a Song!
    The Archies Puzzle Page
  53. 52. Hide Guide
    Betty and Veronica
  54. 53. Kiss Amiss
    Archie
  55. 54. ["Subscribe Today"]
  56. 55. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  57. 56. ["Super Mario 3D Land"]
    Nintendo
  58. 57. ["Relive the Adventure"]
    Lego
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