(December 1975)

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.
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Digest size
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["Gee, Veronica! How can I ever leave you?"] (Table of Contents)

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?
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?
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?
Letters:
?

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Unbalanced (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:
Mary Andrews; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie keeps balancing fragile things up and people overreact and break them.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

The Place Kick (Table of Contents)

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

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Smithers
Synopsis:
Archie is showing Jughead how to place kick and accidentally kicks Veronica.

Sticky Situation (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Bond; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis:
Jughead gets his finger stuck in a gumball machine and he and Archie go to school with it to try and get it off.

Puzzle Fun (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

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typeset

Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Connect the dots, color changing words, what's cooking and sum fun.

["No Plate?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Beazly
Synopsis:
Miss Beazly is serving lunch without plates because Mr. Weatherbee wanted her to break the monotony.

Star Struck (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats
Synopsis:
Reggie is that star of the track meet and everybody, but Archie, is cheering him on.
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The Flower Pickers (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie is upset that Jughead is picking flowers for Veronica.

Laugh It Up (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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?
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?
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?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica have the giggles and soon the rest of the school is giggling too.

Litter Bitter (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Jughead tries to convince the gang not to litter.

Archie Fun Page (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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typeset

Synopsis:
Write in the names of the objects and animals.

["But why does the baseball team need a publicity stunt?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie is trying to convince Mr. Weatherbee to use a publicity stunt for the baseball team.

Water, Water Everywhere! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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?
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?
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?
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?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Tommy; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Reggie is playing pranks on Archie with a pair of squirt guns.

Election Results! (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:
children
Characters:
Hap Holiday; Li'l Jinx; Greg; Gi Gi; Charley Hawse
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx and Gi Gi are running for treasurer of their club.
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Archie Fun Page (Table of Contents)

activity / 0.67 page (report information)

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?
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?
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?
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?

Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Make your age, make this canoe, gold quiz and jokes.

You Bolo Me Over (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge is amazed that Archie is actually avoid causing trouble while he's at the mansion.

It's All Relative (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Prudence
Synopsis:
Veronica told Archie she was forced to date her cousin Gaylord.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

["Haven't they fixed the school-bell system yet?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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?
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?
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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy is wondering how Mr. Weatherbee will dismiss school with the school-bell broken.

Plesiosaur (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Waldo Pinkley; Uncle Herbert; Dan; Vicki
Synopsis:
Little Archie is with his cousin Dan and Dan's girlfriend Vicki on their boat when a plesiosaur awakens from a hundred year hibernation.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Make This Miniature Golf Course! (Table of Contents)

Archie Do-It-Yourself Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?
Inks:
?
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?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
How to make a miniature golf course.

The Painter (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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?
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?
Letters:
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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy gets upset that Jughead is painting abstract paintings instead of realistic paintings.

Operation Knucklehead (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Hartley ?
Pencils:
Al Hartley
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
When Reggie finds out Archie has a movie date with the new girl in class he tells Veronica that Archie wants to meet her at the movies.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

A New Deal In Cards (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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?
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Letters:
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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Some new cards for events not covered by ordinary card companies.

["Miss Grundy! Today's special dish is named after you!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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?
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?
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?
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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Miss Beazly
Synopsis:
The lunchroom special is named after Miss Grundy.

The Importance Of Being A Teen-Ager (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie shows Jughead what the world would be like without teen-agers.

Hats Off! (Table of Contents)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

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typeset

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica are feuding over a hat.

Archie Fun Page (Table of Contents)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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Synopsis:
Fill in the blanks of the magic square so it equals 34 in all directions, guess what the picture shows, find the even number area not touched by an odd number, two jokes, which circle has the most dots.

Betty Fun Page (Table of Contents)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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typeset

Characters:
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; A. S. Lesman
Synopsis:
Word ladder, what's my line, complete these heads, a joke, words that could begin with numbers.

Some Call It Romance (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Klx; Veronica Lodge; Billy Blister
Synopsis:
Betty helps Klx, a salesman from the planet Frzb, and he gives her a spray that will attract Archie to her.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Action! Camera! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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?
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?
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?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Midge; Moose
Synopsis:
Archie has a camera and wants to win the photo contest at school.

For The Present! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Gi Gi
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx helps her friend shop for a present for Greg's birthday.

Fishful Thinking (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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?
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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Frank
Synopsis:
Veronica wants to go fishing with Archie and Jughead, but the boys don't want her along.

Wild Moose Chase (Table of Contents)

Big Moose / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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?
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Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Moose; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Midge
Synopsis:
Moose is looking for Midge, and Archie and Jughead send him on wild goose chases.

Use Your Brain (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doily; Moose; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie and Reggie get Dilton to try and program an electronic brain to do their homework.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

The Buddy System (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge has banned Archie from the house and seeing Veronica so Jughead goes to plead Archie's case.

Dream Scheme (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Professor Flutesnoot; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mary Andrews; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Reggie and Betty use psychological manipulation to try to get Veronica to love Reggie and Archie to love Betty.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

A Pose, Is A Pose, Is A Pose (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mme. Schapanelli
Synopsis:
Veronica asks Archie to pick up a dress at the dress shop and he gets asked to pose with some models.

["We're studying the Revolution, and Miss Grundy said you should check this antique before I bring it into class!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee needs to check an antique gun Archie brought to see if it's safe.

[You don't have to be mad to enjoy our Madhouse Comics Digest No. 1] (Table of Contents)

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

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Synopsis:
Madhouse Comics Digest # 1

Indexer Notes

Printed sideways.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

["Hey, Archie fans! Here's another super comics digest and it's loaded with 160 pages of stories and fun in full color!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Jughead With Archie Digest #12
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Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Gee, Veronica! How can I ever leave you?"]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Unbalanced
    Archie
  4. 3. The Place Kick
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Sticky Situation
    Jughead
  6. 5. Puzzle Fun
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. ["No Plate?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  8. 7. Star Struck
    Reggie
  9. 8. The Flower Pickers
    Archie
  10. 9. Laugh It Up
    Mr. Weatherbee
  11. 10. Litter Bitter
    Jughead
  12. 11. Archie Fun Page
  13. 12. ["But why does the baseball team need a publicity stunt?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  14. 13. Water, Water Everywhere!
    Archie
  15. 14. Election Results!
    Li'l Jinx
  16. 15. Archie Fun Page
  17. 16. You Bolo Me Over
    Archie
  18. 17. It's All Relative
    Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. ["Haven't they fixed the school-bell system yet?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  20. 19. Plesiosaur
    Little Archie
  21. 20. Make This Miniature Golf Course!
    Archie Do-It-Yourself Page
  22. 21. The Painter
    Jughead
  23. 22. Operation Knucklehead
    Reggie
  24. 23. A New Deal In Cards
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. ["Miss Grundy! Today's special dish is named after you!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  26. 25. The Importance Of Being A Teen-Ager
    Archie
  27. 26. Hats Off!
  28. 27. Archie Fun Page
  29. 28. Betty Fun Page
  30. 29. Some Call It Romance
    Betty
  31. 30. Action! Camera!
    Archie
  32. 31. For The Present!
    Li'l Jinx
  33. 32. Fishful Thinking
    Archie
  34. 33. Wild Moose Chase
    Big Moose
  35. 34. Use Your Brain
    Archie
  36. 35. The Buddy System
    Jughead
  37. 36. Dream Scheme
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. A Pose, Is A Pose, Is A Pose
    Archie
  39. 38. ["We're studying the Revolution, and Miss Grundy said you should check this antique before I bring it into class!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  40. 39. [You don't have to be mad to enjoy our Madhouse Comics Digest No. 1]
  41. 40. [no title indexed]
  42. 41. ["Hey, Archie fans! Here's another super comics digest and it's loaded with 160 pages of stories and fun in full color!"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Peter Croome