(February 1974)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
164
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Digest size
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["Miss Grundy, do you allow talking in your classes?!?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Li'l Jinx; Little Archie Andrews

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Winner Take All! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie and Reggie have a bet on if it will snow and the loser has to carry the winner to school on his shoulders.
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Indexer Notes

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

Clothes Call! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx has to wear her best clothes.

Last Stop (Table of Contents)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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?
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?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Veronica is trying to teach Archie to behave like a gentleman.

Stupid Cupid (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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?
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?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose; Midge
Synopsis:
Jughead is using the school computer to see if people are perfectly matched.

Team Wreck (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee tries to teach kids how to ski.
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Keywords:
skiing

Dig, Dig, Dig (Table of Contents)

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

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?
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Letters:
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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie's dad is annoyed that Archie didn't shovel the snow off the walk.
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The Pony Express (Table of Contents)

American Heritage / text article / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?
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?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
About the Pony Express.

The Run-Away (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Spotty
Synopsis:
Little Archie gets on a raft to sail to Europe.
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Li'l Jinx Puzzles? (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / activity / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis:
Color the numbered squares and a crossword puzzle.

The Right Sign (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob White
Inks:
Bob White
Colors:
?
Letters:
Marty Epp

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
The class names the first signs of spring.
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The Greatest! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir ?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose; Martha; Clarence
Synopsis:
Reggie can't understand why Veronica can't see that he is the greatest.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing.

The Failure (Table of Contents)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
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?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica are talking about how silly it is to believe in monsters, not realizing that a hairy monster is following them.

Unexpected Situation (Table of Contents)

Big Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Moose; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Moose is nervous about talking to Mr. Weatherbee.
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Indexer Notes

Credit from the index of the original printing.

Beat Nix (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Souphead Jones; Jughead Jones; Mrs. Jones
Synopsis:
Souphead's drum playing is driving Jughead crazy.
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Indexer Notes

Credit from the index of the original printing.

The Wind-Up (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica shows Reggie and Betty a mechanical Archie.

Payola! (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
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?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats
Synopsis:
Jughead gives Miss Grundy a potted plant and she thinks it's payola.
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Carry On (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie accidentally knocks Betty down and she pretends to be hurt so he'll carry her.
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Indexer Notes

Credit from the index of the original printing.

Gym Dandy (Table of Contents)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Smithers; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica is exercising because she thinks Archie will like that.
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Indexer Notes

Credit from the index of the original printing.

So Help Me! (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
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?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mrs. Cooper
Synopsis:
Veronica needs help on her Latin and Betty wants Archie to take her to the dance.

The Right Condition (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx finds out her dad was a skiing champ and she wants him to take her skiing.
Reprints:
Keywords:
skiing

Boxed In (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica wants her father to give her Archie as a birthday present.
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Indexer Notes

Credit from the index of the original printing.

Future Preference (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
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Inks:
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Colors:
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Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Jughead reads a science fiction book called The Year 2120 and tells Archie and Veronica what life will be like.

More Bounce To The Ounce (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Marty Epp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Marty Epp

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Archie makes a rubber band ball at school.
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Indexer Notes

Credit from the index of the original printing.

Vocal Yokel (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
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Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Professor Roffkee; Smithers
Synopsis:
Veronica is being coached in music by the money hungry Professor Roffkee.

Dummy Up (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Archie and Reggie put a Halloween mask on the new tackling dummy and have some fun around school.
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Indexer Notes

Credit from the index of the original printing.

Menace From The Skies! (Table of Contents)

Nature's Notebook / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
About different types of owls.
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The Letter (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Bill Golden
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge finds out that Veronica gave his letter to a friend in Australia to Archie to mail and he thinks it will never make it to the post office.
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Indexer Notes

Credit from the index of the original printing.

After The Game (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Moose; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
When Veronica refuses to go out with Archie and Reggie because their actions almost caused Riverdale High to lose the hockey game they worry she might be going out with Jughead.
Keywords:
hockey

Show Biz (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Al
Synopsis:
Veronica finds out that the TV show Route 99 is filming an episode in Riverdale and is looking for a local girl to play a part.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing.

Nix Pix (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx complains that there's nothing good to watch on TV and the movie theaters are all showing the same picture.
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The Cheer Leader (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Professor Flutesnoot; Mr. Flint; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie has an infectious new cheer that bugs Mr. Weatherbee.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing.

The Runaway (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan Decarlo
Inks:
Dan DeCarlo; Vincent DeCarlo
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica, upset that her dad doesn't understand her, decides to leave the mansion and find somewhere else to live.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing.

Puzzles (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis:
A maze, a crossword puzzle and a connect the dots.

In The Stretch (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Veronica, Betty, Archie and Jughead pull taffy in cooking class.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing.

Ice-Capade (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
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Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica are interested in a handsome fellow skating.
Keywords:
ice skating

Pin Point (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
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Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Big Ethel; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Jughead picks up a pin and has good luck, avoiding the things Reggie tries to do to him.

Pearl Divers (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Mr. Flint; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis:
Veronica's pearl necklace broke in school causing the faculty to slip on them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[160 pages of stories and fun in Archie's full color comics digest] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doily; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Big Ethel; Reggie Mantle; Midge; Moose; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis:
Archie Comics Digest #5
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Miss Grundy, do you allow talking in your classes?!?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Winner Take All!
    Archie
  4. 3. Clothes Call!
    Li'l Jinx
  5. 4. Last Stop
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Stupid Cupid
    Jughead
  7. 6. Team Wreck
    Archie
  8. 7. Dig, Dig, Dig
    Archie's Dad
  9. 8. The Pony Express
    American Heritage
  10. 9. The Run-Away
    Little Archie
  11. 10. Li'l Jinx Puzzles?
    Li'l Jinx
  12. 11. The Right Sign
    Jughead
  13. 12. The Greatest!
    Archie
  14. 13. The Failure
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  15. 14. Unexpected Situation
    Big Moose
  16. 15. Beat Nix
    Jughead
  17. 16. The Wind-Up
    Archie
  18. 17. Payola!
    Jughead
  19. 18. Carry On
    Archie
  20. 19. Gym Dandy
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. So Help Me!
  22. 21. The Right Condition
    Li'l Jinx
  23. 22. Boxed In
    Archie
  24. 23. Future Preference
    Jughead
  25. 24. More Bounce To The Ounce
    Archie
  26. 25. Vocal Yokel
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. Dummy Up
    Archie
  28. 27. Menace From The Skies!
    Nature's Notebook
  29. 28. The Letter
    Archie
  30. 29. After The Game
    Jughead
  31. 30. Show Biz
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. Nix Pix
    Li'l Jinx
  33. 32. The Cheer Leader
    Archie
  34. 33. The Runaway
    Betty and Veronica
  35. 34. Puzzles
  36. 35. In The Stretch
    Archie
  37. 36. Ice-Capade
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. Pin Point
    Jughead
  39. 38. Pearl Divers
    Archie
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
  41. 40. [160 pages of stories and fun in Archie's full color comics digest]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Peter Croome