(February 1976)

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

["Never mind the decoration for Archie's Christmas tree, Reggie! He has all the decorations he needs!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Ill Wind (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Smithers
Synopsis:
A blizzard traps Archie at the Lodge mansion.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Do No Evil (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Annoyed at being called slobs Reggie and Archie try to pull pranks on Betty and Veronica.
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Indexer Notes

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Santa Mantle (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Reggie plans to outdo Archie on his gift for Veronica.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Xmas Fun Page (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Cross off the even numbers to find out what Archie gave Veronica, tricks with pine cones, draw a line from the base of the tree to the top that equals 87, holiday doors.

["We have to run out and pick up our glasses!"] (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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?
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?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy and another teacher need to pick up their glasses.

Slay Ride (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Dobbin; Betty Cooper; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Sam
Synopsis:
Archie rents a horse and sleigh to deliver presents to Veronica's Christmas party.
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Snow Go (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; Hap Holiday
Synopsis:
School is closed because of the snow and Li'l Jinx wastes no time playing in the snow.
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Gift Wrapped (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty has a magic rope from India.

Go Power (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Frenchy
Synopsis:
Reggie mocks Jughead for riding a bike when he's got a car.
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Mother Glows Best (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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?
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?
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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie has seventeen dollars and he wants to spend it on a gift for Veronica.

["Jughead, do you ever notice Miss Grundy acting odd?"] (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:
teen
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee wants to know if Miss Grundy talks to herself when alone.

Substitute Santa... (Table of Contents)

Life With Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Tom Smithers; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Smithers; Veronica Lodge; Moose
Synopsis:
School janitor, Mr. Smithers, needs to earn some money for his daughters medical problem, however he's sprained his ankle and can't be a department store Santa, but Archie decides to take his place.
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Indexer Notes

Part one of four.

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Trouble, Trouble, Everywhere! (Table of Contents)

Life With Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mrs. Smithers; Tom Smithers
Synopsis:
Filling in for Mr. Smithers as Santa is hard on Archie.
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Indexer Notes

Part two of four.

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Christmas Crisis! (Table of Contents)

Life With Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Dilton Doily; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews; Cousin Leroy; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
People are talking about Archie's strange behavior.
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Indexer Notes

Part three of four.

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Happily Ever After! (Table of Contents)

Life With Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Cousin Leroy; Tom Smithers; Ed; John; Alice; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Moose; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Leroy has pulled off Archie's Santa beard and Archie runs through the store trying to hide his face.
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Indexer Notes

Part four of four.

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Gift Of Gab (Table of Contents)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie doesn't have money for Christmas gifts, but Veronica expects a gift.

She Skiers (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
The girls are at a meet with top female skiers.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

All The Trimmings (Table of Contents)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

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?
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?
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?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Match up the ornaments with who they were designed for.

["Archie has new safety binders on his skis!"] (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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?
Letters:
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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie has safety binders on his skis so if he falls his foot comes out and he won't get hurt.

Christmas Socking! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Midge; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Moose; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
The girls are hanging mistletoe and Midge reveals she's never been kissed because Moose thinks kissing is sissy.

Sled With A Mission (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:
children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Midas Mudge; Bobby Stringly; Sue Stringly; Jimmy Lee
Synopsis:
Little Archie is working as a delivery boy for Midas Mudge so he can buy some new skates.
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Indexer Notes

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Wanted: Santa Claus (Table of Contents)

Archie and Me / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Moose; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Lodge; Coach Kleats; Dilton Doily; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee is in a bad mood when he figures Archie is planning to ask him to play Santa Claus.
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Keywords:
Christmas; Santa Claus

Two Lost Souls (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Bertha
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica are spending the weekend at Veronica's cabin in the woods, but as they are also Riverdale Girl Guides they hope to get called to do some rescue work and Archie and Reggie decide to play victims.

Christmas Fashions...for Betty and Veronica (Table of Contents)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
The girls in different outfits.

["I'm going to give Jughead a lesson in skating backwards!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie teaches Jughead a valuable lesson about skating backwards.

Christmas Fun Page (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Who sent Archie this card, unscramble the letters to find out what the merchant is selling, cut out parts to paste on the tree and color.

Snow Business! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Hap Holiday; Li'l Jinx; Mary Holiday
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx wishes it would snow so she can use her new sled.

Early Christmas (Table of Contents)

Archie 1 / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie 1; Jughead 1; Veronica 1; Betty 1; Santa Claus
Synopsis:
The prehistoric Archie gang encounter the first Christmas tree.

Cool Yule (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie, Jughead and Mr. Lodge are shocked when Betty and Veronica are celebrating Christmas using modern art inspired tree and other decorations.

Small Change (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Jingles; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Jingles wants to experience some human action so he shrinks Veronica and Betty down to his size.
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Indexer Notes

Credit from the index to the original printing.

Archie's Xmas Xword (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Crossword puzzle in the shape of a fireplace.

["Archie, do you always have to fall down?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats; Eddie; Jim
Synopsis:
Coach is making sure everyone knows their position on the next play.

Spotty Takes The Cake (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Little Reggie Mantle; Little Archie Andrews; Spotty
Synopsis:
Little Reggie goes out on the ice and it breaks under him.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

The Gift (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Reggie wonders when everyone is going to grow up and stop the phoney gaiety that is Christmas.
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Indexer Notes

Credit from the index to the original printing.

Those Christmas Blues! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Spotty
Synopsis:
Archie's mom and dad reminisce over the good Christmases they had with Archie.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Archie's Christmas Card (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie as Santa, and the gang as dolls.

[It'll be one big laugh after another, when you order Laugh Comics Digest No 3] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Laugh Comics Digest #3

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)

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

Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Jughead With Archie Digest #13
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Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Never mind the decoration for Archie's Christmas tree, Reggie! He has all the decorations he needs!"]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Ill Wind
    Archie
  4. 3. Do No Evil
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Santa Mantle
    Reggie
  6. 5. Xmas Fun Page
  7. 6. ["We have to run out and pick up our glasses!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  8. 7. Slay Ride
    Archie
  9. 8. Snow Go
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. Gift Wrapped
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. Go Power
    Jughead
  12. 11. Mother Glows Best
    Archie
  13. 12. ["Jughead, do you ever notice Miss Grundy acting odd?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  14. 13. Substitute Santa...
    Life With Archie
  15. 14. Trouble, Trouble, Everywhere!
    Life With Archie
  16. 15. Christmas Crisis!
    Life With Archie
  17. 16. Happily Ever After!
    Life With Archie
  18. 17. Gift Of Gab
  19. 18. She Skiers
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. All The Trimmings
  21. 20. ["Archie has new safety binders on his skis!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  22. 21. Christmas Socking!
    Archie
  23. 22. Sled With A Mission
    Little Archie
  24. 23. Wanted: Santa Claus
    Archie and Me
  25. 24. Two Lost Souls
    Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. Christmas Fashions...for Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. ["I'm going to give Jughead a lesson in skating backwards!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  28. 27. Christmas Fun Page
  29. 28. Snow Business!
    Li'l Jinx
  30. 29. Early Christmas
    Archie 1
  31. 30. Cool Yule
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. Small Change
    Archie
  33. 32. Archie's Xmas Xword
  34. 33. ["Archie, do you always have to fall down?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  35. 34. Spotty Takes The Cake
    Little Archie
  36. 35. The Gift
    Reggie
  37. 36. Those Christmas Blues!
    Archie
  38. 37. Archie's Christmas Card
  39. 38. [It'll be one big laugh after another, when you order Laugh Comics Digest No 3]
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
  41. 40. ["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
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Peter Croome