Monday, March 17, 2014


The various Archie comics digest make for a nice change of pace from my other comics reading.  They usually contain several stories of particular interest.  So, on a fairly regular basis, I'll post a mini-blog like this one to clue you in on their contents.

Archie Double Digest #248 [March 2014; $3.99] has the following notable stories:

Archie as The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. in "Play Deadly" by Frank Doyle with art by Bill Vigoda and Mario Acquaviva. The costumed villain is the Toymaker and the story is from Life with Archie #55 [November 1966].

"The Image Maker" is a second adventure of  The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. From Life with Archie #53 [September 1966), it's also written by Doyle and penciled by Vigoda with Marty Epps on the inks. The villain is the Sandman.  Makes me wonder how many different comic-book characters have gone by that name. I can think of at least six without even trying.

There's also a Pat the Bat story - "Hooping It Up" by Bob White, who wrote and draw the classic Cosmo the Merry Martian title.

Keep watching the bloggy thing for more Archie comics digests stuff.

© 2014 Tony Isabella

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