Jughead's Double Digest
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|Jughead's Double Digest|
Jughead's Double Digest Magazine #116 Oct. 2005
|Schedule||Eleven times a year|
|Publication date||October 1989-Apr 2014|
|Number of issues||200|
|Artist(s)||Dan DeCarlo, Stan Goldberg, Bob Smith, others|
Jughead's Double Digest was an American comic book. Begun as a companion publication to the Jughead 32-page comic book and Jughead With Archie Digest magazine, it is a publication of Archie Comics. The Double Digest series are larger versions of the Archie Digest publication line. The regular Digests were 128 pages (later 80), while the Double Digests were 256 pages (now 160), hence the name Double Digest. Jughead's Double Digest Magazine began publication in Oct 1989 on a quarterly basis, but was later published eleven times a year and featured several new Jughead stories along with the reprints. Jughead's Double Digest Magazine was the last monthly Jughead solo title as the 32-page Jughead comic (1949-2012), Jughead With Archie Digest (1974-2005), The Jughead Jones Digest (1977-1996) and Jughead & Friends Digest (2005-2010) have all been canceled. The title was replaced in 2014 with the new 'Jughead and Archie Double Digest' series, reprinting Jughead and Archie stories along with new ones.
Issue #138 reprinted the entire first issue of Archie's Pal Jughead Comics from 1949.
Issues #196 and 200 were 'Double Double' Digests with 320 pages.
Following the success of Betty & Veronica Double Digest's attempt at a new look in 2007 with "Bad Boy Trouble", Jughead's Double Digest #139 (2008) begins a 4-part story entitled "The Matchmakers" using the same new character designs, in which Jughead is 'set up' with a girl. The original story can be found in a novel that came out in 1991 by Michael Pellowski and John L. Goldwater entitled It's First Love, Jughead Jones; however, Melanie J. Morgan is accredited by Archie Comics for the comic's script. The art is by Joe Staton and Al Milgrom, working from Steven Butler's character designs.
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