Thursday, May 8, 2014


Archie Comics celebrated the 200th issue of Jughead Double Digest by making it a Jughead Double Double Digest [April 2014; $5.99] and putting together 320 pages of comics fun.

The lead story is "The Jughead List" by Craig Boldman, pencil artist Rex Lindsey and inker Jim Amash. Inspired by Mr. Lodge's "Check Out Checklist," Archie and Jughead come up with their own lists of things they'd like to do before they check out. They end up working on each other's list and, as you can expect, hilarity ensues. This special double double digest has lots of other great stories by Boldman and Lindsey, including one with Juggy's arch-nemesis Trula Twyst.

Gene Colan pencils "Bring on the Jugheads" (21 pages), a reprint of Jughead's Time Police #6 from 1991. The story is written by Rich Margopoulos.

There's a section reprinting Jughead stories from 1954, 1957 and 1958.  Creators include Sy Reit, Samm Schwartz, Red Holmdake, Frank Doyle, Harry Lucey, George Frese, Bill Vagoda and Terry Szenics. It's wonderful material.

The issue also features several other Doyle/Schwartz collaborations and stories by George Gladir,  Mike Pellowski, Stan Goldberg, Rudy Lapick, Fernando Ruiz and more. It's a great sampler of all things Jughead. I recommend it to anyone looking for a change of pace from the doom-and-gloom of so many other modern-day comic books.

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