World of Archie Double Digest #16 [Direct Edition]
(May 2012)

Archie, 2010 Series
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Pages
164
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Published ten times a year (monthly except March and November)
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
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Editing
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Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Rosario "Tito" Pena
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, is my baseball form a hit?
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Keywords
Baseball

Charity Ball! (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
John Rose (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Janice Chiang (credited)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge; Coach Kleats; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge has a charity ball game for the March of Dimes and the gang signs up to play in it.
Reprints
Keywords
Baseball

Wrestlers Rhapsody (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie at Riverdale High / 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
teen; humor
Characters
Coach Clayton; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Mr. Flutesnoot; Miss Beazly; Miss Grundy; Moose Mason; The Mighty Wizard
Synopsis
The school holds a charity wrestling match to raise money for new gym equipment. The match is slated to feature The Mighty Wizard wrestling Moose. But when Moose shows up late, who is fighting The Mighty Wizard?
Reprints
Keywords
wrestling

What Are You Complaining About? (Table of Contents: 3)

Miss Grundy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
When the students start complaining about school, Miss Grundy starts a suggestion box.
Reprints

Sidewalk Gaff (Table of Contents: 4)

Reggie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley (credited)
Pencils
Al Hartley (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Reggie charges people money to watch the trouble Archie and Jughead get into while painting a building.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Feature changed from Reggie and Me to Reggie.

Acting Principal (Table of Contents: 5)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Inks
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; unnamed actor; Svenson; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Superintendent Hassle
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee hires an actor to dress like him and take his place at an assembly. However, the students and faculty get confused between the two Weatherbees.
Reprints

A Coined Phrase (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
? Smith
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead ask Reggie for money.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Scrip and ink credits from Archie # 516 (apparently the original publication).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie's Madhouse / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I...I can't hold them back any longer!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Clyde Didit; Captain Sprocket; Mighty Chick; Super Snail; Captain Pumpernik
Synopsis
Introduction to the Archie's Madhouse (Archie, 1959 series) reprint section.

Lester The Hipster (Table of Contents: 8)

Lester Cool; Chester Square / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Lester Cool; Chester Square; unnamed Martians
Synopsis
Martians abduct Lester to find out what weapons frighten the people of Earth. However, Lester thinks that each weapon is cool.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

flying saucer

Debutante Twist (Table of Contents: 9)

Lester Cool; Chester Square / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Lester Cool; Chester Square; Brenda Van Loot
Synopsis
Lester and Chester take the same debutante on a date and give the date twists based on their personalities.
Reprints

The Son of Dr. Jerkyll (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)

Characters
Dr. Jerkyll's son; Dr. Jerkyll's wife; Hilda The Witch
Synopsis
Dr. Jerkyll's son tries to change the way his face looks and ends up with no face at all.
Reprints

Quick Study (Table of Contents: 11)

Mr. Andrews / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Cheryl; Lori
Synopsis
The Andrews family is amazed to see a great transformation in Jughead -- he's dressed neatly and he likes girls!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part of the old storyline (beginning in Jughead # 283) about Jughead's supernatural transformation into a ladies' man.

Glad Hand Guru (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Veronica takes up the art of reading palms.
Reprints

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

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Scarpelli; Craig Boldman
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli; Craig Boldman
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's the pry bar, some rope, and a can of silicon spray lubricant!
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Andrews has to decide between television and exercising.
Reprints
  • from Archie newspaper strip from unknown date

Shell Shock (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
After Reggie pulls a prank on him, Archie gets revenge with the help of his new organization ARPA (Anti-Reggie Protective Association).
Reprints

Indexer Notes

An early example of the '60s spy-story craze working its way into Archie Comics.

Design For Danger (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 11 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
adventure; teen
Characters
"Dandy" Carlo; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie tries to interview Dandy Carlo, a fashion designer the girls love. But Dandy is being forced to sell his designs against his will. Archie then disguises himself as Dandy to lead the villains away.
Reprints
Keywords
fashion design; kidnapping

Indexer Notes

The character "Dandy" Carlo is named after Archie artist Dan DeCarlo. This story is told in two parts: part 1 (6 pages) and part 2 (5 pages).

In Hot Water! (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie is angered by the drinks that Betty and Veronica serve him.
Reprints

Internet Fret (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Miss Grundy; Miss Haggly; Mr. Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Archie is chosen to test out an Internet school.
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No way!
Characters
Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Cross out every other letter to find out what Archie's dad won't let him do.
Reprints

She's Josie (Table of Contents: 19)

She's Josie / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
?
Colors
Rosario "Tito" Pena
Letters
?

Characters
Josie; Pepper; Melody
Synopsis
Introduction to the She's Josie (Archie, 1963 series) reprint section.

No Contest (Table of Contents: 20)

Josie / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis
Alex enters Melody in a beauty contest, to her distress: her parents have threatened to disown her if she clutters up the house with one more trophy. Josie and Pepper try to disguise Melody's beauty so she can't win, but no matter what they disguise her as, her sex appeal shows through.
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Indexer Notes

Told in two parts: Part 1 (8 pages) and Part 2 (5 pages).

Landscape Artist (Table of Contents: 21)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Alexander Cabot III; Josie's dad
Synopsis
Josie's father makes her work on the garden. Alex comes along and hires people to do the work for her.
Reprints

Limber Loser (Table of Contents: 22)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Albert; Alexander Cabot III; Sock
Synopsis
When Pepper claims that girls are more limber than boys, Sock, Albert and Alex all try to prove her wrong.
Reprints

Attitude Adjustment (Table of Contents: 23)

Mr. Lodge / 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
teen; humor
Characters
Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
When Mr. Lodge finds out that Mr. Andrews owns the last piece of land needed for the Lodge Towers, Mr. Lodge tries to be nice to Archie.
Reprints

Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Flutesnoot
Reprints
  • from Archie newspaper strip from unknown date

Lingo Lesson (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and his parents discuss the current teen slang.
Reprints

Tomato Surprise (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead tell Betty of Mr. Andrews and his attempts at growing tomatoes.
Reprints
Keywords
gardening

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

Mr. Lodge / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You'll never guess who asked me for a job at Lodge Enterprises!
Characters
Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Put the letters in ovals in numerical order to find out who asked Mr. Lodge for a job.
Reprints

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

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Scarpelli; Craig Boldman
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli; Craig Boldman
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Something looks odd about Ms. Grundy today!
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Flutesnoot; Miss Beazly
Reprints
  • from Archie newspaper strip from unknown date

Mister Gullible (Table of Contents: 29)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis
Reggie keeps pulling tricks on Archie, saying he'll believe anything, but Archie finally gets him back.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story gives Reggie the position of the editor of the Blue and Gold, a position usually held by Archie.

Reggie has tickets to a Rolling Stone concert.

Brain Buster (Table of Contents: 30)

Dilton / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason (on phone)
Synopsis
The gang tests out Dilton's new invention.

Everything's Archie (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, is my baseball form a hit?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Charity Ball!
    Archie
  3. 2. Wrestlers Rhapsody
    Archie at Riverdale High
  4. 3. What Are You Complaining About?
    Miss Grundy
  5. 4. Sidewalk Gaff
    Reggie
  6. 5. Acting Principal
    Mr. Weatherbee
  7. 6. A Coined Phrase
    Archie
  8. 7. ["I...I can't hold them back any longer!"]
    Archie's Madhouse
  9. 8. Lester The Hipster
    Lester Cool; Chester Square
  10. 9. Debutante Twist
    Lester Cool; Chester Square
  11. 10. The Son of Dr. Jerkyll
  12. 11. Quick Study
    Mr. Andrews
  13. 12. Glad Hand Guru
    Archie
  14. 13. ["Here's the pry bar, some rope, and a can of silicon spray lubricant!"]
    Archie
  15. 14. Shell Shock
    Archie
  16. 15. Design For Danger
    Archie
  17. 16. In Hot Water!
    Archie
  18. 17. Internet Fret
    Archie
  19. 18. ["No way!"]
    Archie's Dad
  20. 19. She's Josie
    She's Josie
  21. 20. No Contest
    Josie
  22. 21. Landscape Artist
    Josie
  23. 22. Limber Loser
    Josie
  24. 23. Attitude Adjustment
    Mr. Lodge
  25. 24. Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  26. 25. Lingo Lesson
    Archie
  27. 26. Tomato Surprise
    Archie
  28. 27. ["You'll never guess who asked me for a job at Lodge Enterprises!"]
    Mr. Lodge
  29. 28. ["Something looks odd about Ms. Grundy today!"]
    Archie
  30. 29. Mister Gullible
    Reggie
  31. 30. Brain Buster
    Dilton
  32. 31. Everything's Archie
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