(August 1974)

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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

["Archie, how come Jughead isn't your partner in the organic food business this year?"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty; Archie; Jughead

Blank Pages (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front and inside back cover are blank.

The Fighter (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Jughead; Reggie; Moose
Reprints:

The Taste of Success (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Genre:
humor; teen

Second Reckon (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

A Loan and Blue (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Betty; Veronica
Reprints:

The Handout (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Jughead; Reggie; Moose; Veronica; Mr. Weatherbee
Reprints:

Archie's Sports Shorts (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Betty; Moose
Reprints:
  • ?

Betty and Veronica's Land-A-Man Kit (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty; Veronica
Reprints:
  • from ?

The Warning (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:
  • from Life with Archie (Archie, 1958 series) #26 (March, 1964)

Made for Trouble (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
adventure; humor; children
Reprints:

That's the Ticket (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4.33 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx

Riddles on Parade (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:
  • from ?

Fish Tales (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Betty; Veronica; Jughead
Reprints:
  • from ?

Fitness Report (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead; Moose; Archie; Betty; Veronica; Reggie
Reprints:
  • from ?

Summer Madness (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Sam Schwartz
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Jughead; Betty; Veronica; various unnamed teens
Reprints:

Adventure Ahoy! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 29 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
Bob White
Inks:
Bob White
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Reggie; Jughead; Betty; Veronica; Mr. Lodge
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A book-length story in four parts: "Adventure Ahoy!" (6); "A Slight Case of Weather" (7); "Castaway Island" (7); "A Rip-Snorting Rescue" (9)

Eye on the Ball! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx
Reprints:

The Word for Today - Teenagers (Table of Contents)

Archie Presents: Daffynitions / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Moore
Inks:
Tom Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:

Three Men on a Job (Table of Contents)

Archie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Reggie; Jughead
Reprints:
  • from ?

Lazy Laddie (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Veronica; Jughead
Reprints:
  • from ?

Think and Do (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty; Veronica
Reprints:

Punchy Pastime (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Reggie; Jughead; Moose
Reprints:
  • from ?

A Long Trail (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 3.33 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Li'l Jinx
Reprints:

Fun Page (Table of Contents)

activity / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from ?

Chip Off the Ol' Block! (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Dexter Taylor
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor
Inks:
Dexter Taylor
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dexter Taylor

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; George Washington; un-named historical characters
Synopsis:
When Little Archie refuses to eat his fish, Fred tells him the story of an Andrews ancestor whose love of fish helped to save the American troops at Valley Forge.
Reprints:

SH Short Shorts (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:
  • ?

The Swinger (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:
  • ?

The Crusader (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Mr. Lodge (cameo, flashback)
Synopsis:
Betty decides she's going to be helpful, which sends the others into a panic, since her attempts to be helpful always backfire. The gang decides to be mean to Betty, hoping that would keep her from trying to do favors for them.
Reprints:

Danger at Cobb's Cavern (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Archie, Reggie, Betty and Veronica decide to explore Cobb's Cavern, a local cave. Jughead advises them against it because of possible landslides. The landslide happens, trapping the four in the cavern and it's up to Jughead to find a way to rescue them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
cave; landslide; spelunkers; tunnel

Indexer Notes

Mostly serious story, like those in the Life with Archie series.

Dash It All (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie gets a slow start in a track race.
Reprints:
Keywords:
sprints; track and field

Vow Row (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Moose catches Reggie and Midge together at Midge's house.
Reprints:
Keywords:
jealousy

Model Child! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday; Merry Holiday
Synopsis:
Jinx's mother has her balance a book on her head to keep her from running around the house.
Reprints:

Alphabet Blockhead (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:
  • ?

Railroad Cross Up (Table of Contents)

Miss Grundy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • ?

The Nervous Ones (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:
  • ?

Party Blues (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle, Betty Cooper (cameo); Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis:
Veronica thinks Archie is taking her for granted. So she throws a party that he has no chance of attending. (It's girls only.)
Reprints:
Keywords:
party

Sign of the Time (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Gladys
Synopsis:
Gladys' father sends Reggie a message via some toy soldiers.
Reprints:
Keywords:
toys

Pleasant Schemes (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:
  • ?

Big Game Hunter (Table of Contents)

Leroy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
LeRoy; Archie Andrews (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo)
Synopsis:
Archie and Veronica are snuggling and Leroy is outside the window with a tape-recorder, looking for some blackmail material.
Reprints:
Keywords:
tape-recorder

Guess Who (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle (disguised); Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Veronica gives a costume party where everyone is supposed to represent a holiday.
Reprints:

Tipped and Topped! Part I (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Moore
Inks:
Tom Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom Moore

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica both read "Henrietta's Handy Hints on How to Hook Him!" Betty tries the "way to a man's heart is through his stomach" way.
Reprints:
Keywords:
cooking

Indexer Notes

Part one of two.

Tipped and Topped! Part II (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Moore
Inks:
Tom Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom Moore

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica both read "Henrietta's Handy Hints on How to Hook Him!" Veronica uses the "An occasional change of your hairdo will add variety and spice to your appearance" tip, but Archie is oblivious, as usual.
Reprints:
Keywords:
beauty salon; hairdo

Indexer Notes

Part two of two.

Short Shorts (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:
  • ?

Poet Cornered (Table of Contents)

DiIlton Doily / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:
  • ?

Poor Little Rich Whirl (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Webster (butler)
Synopsis:
Betty is jealous of Veronica's wealth. Veronica invites her for an overnight visit to emphasize her wealth and get her to give up Archie. But there is a twist when Betty phones home to talk to her mother and Veronica finds herself envying Betty's close ties to her parents as opposed to her usually-absent mother and father.
Reprints:
Keywords:
jealousy; telephone

Indexer Notes

Probably is a reprint from Archie Annual #8, but can't confirm it.

[Betty Sitting on a Rock] (Table of Contents)

Betty's Coloring Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Phil DiMaggio (idea)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Betty in striped slacks, sitting on a rock.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Black and white. "Betty's coloring page suggested by Phil DiMaggio, 19th 5th, St., New Rochelle, N.Y."

It'll Be One Big Laugh after Another When You Order Laugh Comics Digest No. 1 (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Hey, Archie fans! Here's another super comics digest...] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Archie, how come Jughead isn't your partner in the organic food business this year?"]
  2. 1. Blank Pages
  3. 2. The Fighter
    Archie
  4. 3. The Taste of Success
    Jughead
  5. 4. Second Reckon
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. A Loan and Blue
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. The Handout
    Archie
  8. 7. Archie's Sports Shorts
    Archie
  9. 8. Betty and Veronica's Land-A-Man Kit
    Betty and Veronica
  10. 9. The Warning
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. Made for Trouble
    Little Archie
  12. 11. That's the Ticket
    Li'l Jinx
  13. 12. Riddles on Parade
    Veronica
  14. 13. Fish Tales
    Archie
  15. 14. Fitness Report
    Jughead
  16. 15. Summer Madness
    Archie
  17. 16. Adventure Ahoy!
    Archie
  18. 17. Eye on the Ball!
    Li'l Jinx
  19. 18. The Word for Today - Teenagers
    Archie Presents: Daffynitions
  20. 19. Three Men on a Job
    Archie
  21. 20. Lazy Laddie
    Jughead
  22. 21. Think and Do
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. Punchy Pastime
    Reggie
  24. 23. A Long Trail
    Li'l Jinx
  25. 24. Fun Page
  26. 25. Chip Off the Ol' Block!
    Little Archie
  27. 26. SH Short Shorts
    Archie
  28. 27. The Swinger
    Jughead
  29. 28. The Crusader
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. Danger at Cobb's Cavern
    Archie
  31. 30. Dash It All
    Archie
  32. 31. Vow Row
    Moose
  33. 32. Model Child!
    Li'l Jinx
  34. 33. Alphabet Blockhead
    Archie
  35. 34. Railroad Cross Up
    Miss Grundy
  36. 35. The Nervous Ones
    Jughead
  37. 36. Party Blues
    Archie
  38. 37. Sign of the Time
    Reggie
  39. 38. Pleasant Schemes
    Betty
  40. 39. Big Game Hunter
    Leroy
  41. 40. Guess Who
    Veronica
  42. 41. Tipped and Topped! Part I
    Betty
  43. 42. Tipped and Topped! Part II
    Veronica
  44. 43. Short Shorts
  45. 44. Poet Cornered
    DiIlton Doily
  46. 45. Poor Little Rich Whirl
    Archie
  47. 46. [Betty Sitting on a Rock]
    Betty's Coloring Page
  48. 47. It'll Be One Big Laugh after Another When You Order Laugh Comics Digest No. 1
    Laugh Comics Digest
  49. 48. [Hey, Archie fans! Here's another super comics digest...]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gene Reed
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Peter Croome