The Archie Comics folks have something new going on this year: Each of their Double Digests will double in size, to 320 pages, for one of their releases. Chris Sims took a look at the Archie Double Double Digest for Comics Alliance, and it’s a handful. As I’m a big Jughead fan, I was thrilled that Good Comics for Kids gets the first look at the Jughead Double Double Digest, which won’t be out until September; here’s the solicit information.
It’s double the Jughead, and double the laughs! When Jughead’s Uncle Clabberhead gives him a palace guard hat as a gift, Reggie challenges him to walk—er, stand—in a guard’s shoes. In order to win a free lunch, Jughead has to remain still for an entire free period. That shouldn’t be too hard—until Archie leaves an important task in Jughead’s hands that could decide whether or not Veronica goes to the dance with him! Will the real challenge be for Jughead, or the distraught Archie? Find out in “All I Can Stand,” the first of many hilarious stories in this Double Double Digest with TWICE the laughs!
Script: Craig Boldman
Art: Rex Lindsey
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koswloski, and Tito Peña
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 9/11
320-page, full color comic