Archie Double Digest #231 [Direct Edition]
(September 2012)

Archie, 2011 Series
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Pages
164
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year (monthly except Jan. and July)
On-sale date
2012-07-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816469517 23111
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Color
Four Color
Dimensions
Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Colors
Rosario Pena [as Tito Pena] (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Arch! Is it smooth sailing out there?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

No Obstacle! (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Uncle Hugo
Synopsis
Archie runs the obstacle course at summer camp to demonstrate it for the younger campers.
Keywords
summer camp

Summertime Date! (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Crosby (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Fred and Mary reminisce about a date they had at a drive-in movie theatre.
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Keywords
Drive-In movie

Friendly Fire (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Tired of being the cause of strife between Betty and Veronica's friendship, Archie decides to give up both girls. As usual, it doesn't last very long.
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Special Daze (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Gladys Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
The gang discusses what it would be like if there were special days that allowed them to act like kids, or allow them the same discounts as senior citizens.
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Vender Bender (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Charlotte
Synopsis
Archie uses his skills selling hot dogs to stop a robbery.
Reprints
  • US from Archie (Archie, 1959 series) #439 (September 1995) [In the original story the script is credit to Mike Pellowski rather than George Gladir. The inks are credited to Henry Scarpelli rather than Rudy Lapick.]

The Long Wait (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee spends his entire time at the camp grounds waiting for Archie to mess up, and can't relax until he does.
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Keywords
summer camp

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Indexer Notes

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

Mighty Mix! (Table of Contents: 10)

Little Betty / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Caramel (Betty's cat); Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Betty is making cookies for Veronica's party when Caramel accidentally knocks other ingredients into the batter.

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Zelda; Aunt Hilda; Little Jughead Jones; Little Betty Cooper; Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead and Sabrina break the wishbone on the turkey dinner. It's a magic wishbone that Jughead uses to get all the dinner for himself.
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Keywords
Thanksgiving dinner

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

Disastrous Doings (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Harry Lucey (credited)
Inks
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
After watching a disaster movie, Archie has a feeling that a disaster is going to befall Riverdale.
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Bulb Snatcher (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie tries to get bulbs for Pop Tate's new fluorescent light fixture, but keeps breaking them on the way to the shop.
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promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Vacation Blues (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge decides the family is staying home for their vacation this year but Archie's constant presence changes his mind.
Reprints

Chase Race (Table of Contents: 18)

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; teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Veronica Lodge; Cheryl Blossom; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
It's a Sadie Hawkins Day race.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

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
My car could use a washing!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie gets his car dirty so he can take it to the girl's car wash.

Service with a Smile (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jane
Synopsis
Archie poses as an automobile mechanic to meet a cute girl on his block but ends up fixing her boyfriend's car instead.
Reprints

Dog-Gone It (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Pencils
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Archie tries hiring himself out to walk dogs to earn money to take Veronica out. But the plan ends up biting his father.
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Theme Park Lark (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
? [as Kennedy] (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead are asked to test a new attraction at an amusement park.
Keywords
amusement park; roller coaster

Appropriate For All Ages (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Katie; Mike; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie hurts himself at the beach trying to impress Veronica.
Reprints

Beddy-Bye Time (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead wheel a castored brass bed from one house to another, downhill.
Reprints

Friendly Foul-Up (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie the Barbarian / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; sword and sorcery
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie and his army capture Archie and Jughead.
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Indexer Notes

The standard Archie gang is portrayed as barbarians in a medieval setting.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

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
Oh, so close!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie plays miniature golf.
Keywords
miniature golf

A Weighty Matter (Table of Contents: 27)

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; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews; Pop Tate; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie tries to lose weight to stay in the same weight class for wrestling but discovers that his bathroom scale is not calibrated correctly.
Reprints

Wishing Well (Table of Contents: 28)

Life With Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor; adventure
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
A hysterical young man rushes over to Veronica's house saying that a kid has fallen in an old well. Veronica and Archie run over to help, but while Veronica slaps the guy to cure his hysterics, Archie thinks there's something fishy about his story.
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Double Trouble (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Archie mistakenly invites both Veronica and Betty on dates to the fair on the same day and has to juggle activities with each without her running into the other girl until the dates with both are over.
Reprints

The Race (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 5 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
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie and Archie race their boats around the bay. Reggie wins the race but Archie gets the girl.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #41, writing is credited to George Gladir and pencils are credited to Hy Eisman.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie Pin Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, Archie...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie knows what Betty can get him for his birthday.

Alarmed (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie thinks he is late for school, but his mom reminds him it's summer vacation.
Reprints

[Wilbur Comics #79] (Table of Contents: 33)

Wilbur / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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Indexer Notes

Used as a title page for the next section figuring Wilbur reprints.

French Leave (Table of Contents: 34)

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
teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkins; Laurie Lake; Linda Moore; Gigi Bardot; Miss Sturdley
Synopsis
Wilbur joins the French club at school to get close to the gorgeous instructor, but Laurie gets in the way.
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Indexer Notes

The instructor's name, "Gigi Bardot," is a combination of the then-recent movie "Gigi" and the world's most famous Frenchwoman at the time, Brigitte Bardot.

The Pix Fix (Table of Contents: 35)

Wilbur / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkins; Laurie Lake; Linda Moore
Synopsis
Laurie wants a picture of Wilbur for her locker. He gives her one but only after Linda puts her special touch on it.
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Finders Keepers (Table of Contents: 36)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkins; Slats
Synopsis
Wilbur dropped a coin and Slats finds it.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

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

Lunch Pale (Table of Contents: 38)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
When Archie and Jughead take their scout troup on a hike, everyone is responsible for something. Jughead is elected to prepare lunch for everyone.
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Speed Deed (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Veronica can't decide what kind of ice cream she wants.
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promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Waiting Game! (Table of Contents: 41)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica makes Archie wait all night but she is impatient when others make her wait.

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

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Battle of the BFFs! (Table of Contents: 43)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited); Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Mike Decarlo (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

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

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Hey, Arch! Is it smooth sailing out there?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["Archie: Clash of the New Kids"]
  3. 2. No Obstacle!
    Archie
  4. 3. Summertime Date!
    Archie
  5. 4. Friendly Fire
    Archie
  6. 5. Special Daze
    Archie
  7. 6. Vender Bender
    Archie
  8. 7. The Long Wait
    Archie
  9. 8. ["Double Digest Sample Pack!"]
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Little Archie and Friends
  11. 10. Mighty Mix!
    Little Betty
  12. 11. Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
    Little Sabrina
  13. 12. ["Archie: Clash of the New Kids"]
  14. 13. Disastrous Doings
    Archie
  15. 14. ["Archie Meets KISS"]
  16. 15. Bulb Snatcher
    Archie
  17. 16. ["Archie: The Married Life"]
  18. 17. Vacation Blues
    Archie
  19. 18. Chase Race
    Archie
  20. 19. ["My car could use a washing!"]
    Archie
  21. 20. Service with a Smile
    Archie
  22. 21. Dog-Gone It
    Archie
  23. 22. Theme Park Lark
    Archie
  24. 23. Appropriate For All Ages
    Archie
  25. 24. Beddy-Bye Time
    Archie
  26. 25. Friendly Foul-Up
    Archie the Barbarian
  27. 26. ["Oh, so close!"]
    Archie
  28. 27. A Weighty Matter
    Archie
  29. 28. Wishing Well
    Life With Archie
  30. 29. Double Trouble
    Archie
  31. 30. The Race
    Archie
  32. 31. ["Gosh, Archie..."]
    Archie Pin Up
  33. 32. Alarmed
    Archie
  34. 33. [Wilbur Comics #79]
    Wilbur
  35. 34. French Leave
    Wilbur
  36. 35. The Pix Fix
    Wilbur
  37. 36. Finders Keepers
    Wilbur
  38. 37. ["Archie Marries Betty & Veronica"]
  39. 38. Lunch Pale
    Archie
  40. 39. Speed Deed
    Archie
  41. 40. ["Subscribe Today"]
  42. 41. Waiting Game!
    Archie
  43. 42. ["Betty and Veronica Friends Forever"]
  44. 43. Battle of the BFFs!
    Betty
  45. 44. ["Betty and Veronica Friends Forever"]
  46. 45. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  47. 46. ["Hot Summer Reads"]
  48. 47. ["New Crusaders - Rise of the Heroes"]
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