(December 2012)

Archie, 2011 Series
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Pages
164
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year (monthly except May and Dec.)
On-sale date
2012-08-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816469531 01911
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Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dan Parent (signed)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (signed)
Colors
Rosario Pena (signed)

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

The Best of Archie Comics Book Two (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Making It Big! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Archies / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle]; Rod LeRock; Smithers; Willow (Veronica's cockapoo); Fred Andrews; Pop Tate (cameo); Nancy Woods (cameo); Chuck Clayton (cameo); The Biloxi Belles (an all female band); The Kangaroos; The Classical Three
Synopsis
Archie shows his garage to a guy named Rod who used to practice with his band there way back when. The Archies then go to a national audition in order to get on TV, but they mess up at the audition. Tempers flare and the Archies split up. A few days later, Archie calls the gang back together just as Rod knocks and asks the Archies to be in a TV segment about his old rock band. Turns out that Rod is really Rod LeRock, a famous rock and roll musician.
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Tell Tale Lockers (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie & Friends / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Holly Golightly [as Holly G!] (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee; Svenson
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee begins searching lockers when he smells a foul stench coming from a student's locker.
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Speed Trapped (Table of Contents: 4)

Dilton / 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
Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Dilton has invented shoes that allow him to run fifty times faster than normal.
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Paper Chase (Table of Contents: 5)

Chuck / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Chic Stone (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Nancy helps Chuck deliver newspapers.
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Screech, Vroom, Vroom, Putta-Putta Ka-Pow! (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Waldo; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead are trying to get on the TV show America's Strangest People by doing sound effects.
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The Art of Betty and Veronica (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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Sheer Fear (Table of Contents: 8)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie hides like an ostrich when Moose is looking for him.
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[Meet the Teen Scene Investigators] (Table of Contents: 9)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

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

About the Teen Scene Investigators (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie's Mysteries / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Matt Clark; Mary Fine

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the members of the Teen Scene Investigators.

A Cheating Shame! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Paul Castiglia (credited); Barbara Jarvie (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Stephanie Vozzo (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Professor Flutesnoot; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Pop Tate; Tony; Alice; Beth; Michael Miller
Synopsis
The Teen Scene Investigators discover the truth behind a massing cheating scandal at Riverdale High.
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[Double Digest Sample Pack] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Word Processed (Table of Contents: 13)

Dilton / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Grundy; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Dilton gives Miss Grundy an answer in class.
Reprints

Work Quirk (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
? [as Kennedy] (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Archie and his dad start a junk removal service, but they themselves keep a lot of the stuff they find.
Reprints

True Food Sports Shorts (Table of Contents: 15)

Moose and Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Moose Mason; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Moose and Jughead relate sports stories with a food angle, including a golfer who's ball ended up in a concession stand and the curse of the green hot dogs by the 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates.
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[Clash of the New Kids] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Dilton's Weird Weather (Table of Contents: 17)

Dilton / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Dilton tells Jughead about the time it rained frogs.

Plant One On Me (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Randy Elliot (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Miss Phlips; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee puts Archie in charge of the plant in his office while he's away at a convention.
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Check, Mate! (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Judy Morgan
Synopsis
After beating Dilton at chess, Dilton arranges for Archie to enter a chess tournament.
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Keywords
chess

It's a Small World (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Devlin Wilson; Danny; Moose Mason; Tetsuya Ohyama
Synopsis
Someone is vandalizing Mr. Lodge's mini-world theme park.
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Tackling Dummy (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats; Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Dilton discuss football as practice ends for the day.
Reprints
Keywords
football

All Washed Up! (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
? [as Kennedy] (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee helps the gang organize a car wash to raise money for their class trip.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

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
Let's try the Lodges'
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie, Moose and Jughead ask Mr. Lodge if he has any work they can do to make some money.

Indexer Notes

Comic strip reprint.

Principal Matters (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Rex Lindsey (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Ms. Phlips; Rod Tremont; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee has an old school friend visit.

Doll Daffy (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
As an experiment, Dilton allows Betty and Veronica to each program a prototype twelve inch "boyfriend" doll, in this case modeled to look like Archie, then views the results.
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Moose Calls It Quits (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama
Characters
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Pennypincher
Synopsis
Moose decides to quit school and get a job delivering flowers. Archie helps convince him to return to school.
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A Study of Studying (Table of Contents: 27)

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
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews; Mr. Nelson; Chuck Clayton (Cameo); Nancy Woods (Cameo)
Synopsis
Archie tries to study but is distracted by everything around him.
Reprints

Hit Music (Table of Contents: 28)

The Archies / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Doug Crane (credited)
Inks
Doug Crane (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Smithers; Sid
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge hires the Archies to play at the Sportsman's Club Dance. Reggie hears that a scout will be there looking for talented bands.
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[Archie Marries Betty & Veronica] (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

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

Bowling Alley Fashions (Table of Contents: 30)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Reggie Mantle; Cheryl Blossom; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Reprints
Keywords
bowling

Indexer Notes

Fashion page.

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

Archie 1 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Archie 1 reprints.

Traveling On (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie 1 / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie 1; Jughead 1; Betty 1; Veronica 1; Reggie 1
Synopsis
Archie thinks it's time to move on to another location.
Reprints

The Kiss Off (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie 1 / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie 1; Jughead 1; Betty 1; Veronica 1; Reggie 1; Big One; Midge 1
Synopsis
The prehistoric Archie gang discovers kissing.
Reprints

[Comic Book Fairs] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

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

Jughead's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's time we started to think about our careers...
Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Miss Grundy asks Jughead what he wants to do when he grows up.
Reprints

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

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
You think you know all there is to know about girls, eh?
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie takes advice about girls from Reggie.

Indexer Notes

Comic strip reprint.

Munch Hunch (Table of Contents: 37)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Jughead tells Miss Grundy the clock is off because his stomach knows it's time for lunch.
Reprints

[Subscribe Today!] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

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

Send in the Clowns (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee hires a clown for a school dance.
Reprints

[The Best of Archie Comics Book Two] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

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

In the Swing (Table of Contents: 41)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Veronica wows the school with her "new look" - - which happens to be a retread of the '70s "Preppy Look".
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Indexer Notes

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

[The Best of Archie Comics] (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

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

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

[Download the Archie App for free!] (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

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[The Archie App. Download it for free!] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie & Friends
  2. 1. The Best of Archie Comics Book Two
  3. 2. Making It Big!
    The Archies
  4. 3. Tell Tale Lockers
    Archie & Friends
  5. 4. Speed Trapped
    Dilton
  6. 5. Paper Chase
    Chuck
  7. 6. Screech, Vroom, Vroom, Putta-Putta Ka-Pow!
    Archie
  8. 7. The Art of Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Sheer Fear
    Reggie
  10. 9. [Meet the Teen Scene Investigators]
  11. 10. About the Teen Scene Investigators
    Archie's Mysteries
  12. 11. A Cheating Shame!
    Archie's Mysteries
  13. 12. [Double Digest Sample Pack]
  14. 13. Word Processed
    Dilton
  15. 14. Work Quirk
    Archie
  16. 15. True Food Sports Shorts
    Moose and Jughead
  17. 16. [Clash of the New Kids]
  18. 17. Dilton's Weird Weather
    Dilton
  19. 18. Plant One On Me
    Archie
  20. 19. Check, Mate!
    Archie
  21. 20. It's a Small World
    Archie & Friends
  22. 21. Tackling Dummy
    Archie
  23. 22. All Washed Up!
    Archie
  24. 23. ["Let's try the Lodges'"]
    Archie
  25. 24. Principal Matters
    Archie & Friends
  26. 25. Doll Daffy
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. Moose Calls It Quits
    Archie
  28. 27. A Study of Studying
    Archie
  29. 28. Hit Music
    The Archies
  30. 29. [Archie Marries Betty & Veronica]
  31. 30. Bowling Alley Fashions
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
    Archie 1
  33. 32. Traveling On
    Archie 1
  34. 33. The Kiss Off
    Archie 1
  35. 34. [Comic Book Fairs]
  36. 35. ["It's time we started to think about our careers..."]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  37. 36. ["You think you know all there is to know about girls, eh?"]
    Archie
  38. 37. Munch Hunch
    Jughead
  39. 38. [Subscribe Today!]
  40. 39. Send in the Clowns
    Archie
  41. 40. [The Best of Archie Comics Book Two]
  42. 41. In the Swing
    Betty and Veronica
  43. 42. [The Best of Archie Comics]
  44. 43. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  45. 44. [Download the Archie App for free!]
  46. 45. [The Archie App. Download it for free!]
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