(September 1986)

Archie, 1984 Series
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Price:
1.95 USD
Pages:
260 ?
Indicia frequency:
6 times a year in Jan., March, May, July, Sept., and Nov.
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Enterprises Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode:
027100069164 24
Editing:
Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief); Nanci Dakesian
Color:
Four Color
Dimensions:
Digest
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

["Archie! What subjects are you taking next fall?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley
Keywords:
frisbee

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie #285

Blank Pages (Table of Contents)

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

Indexer Notes

The inside front cover and inside back cover are blank.

Generation Gaspp (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G]
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman; Lisa Goldwater
Letters:
Bill Yoshida [as Bill Y]

Genre:
humor; teen

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen

The Culprit (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Reggie sets up an elaborate ruse to wrangle a date with Veronica.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

Miss-Taken (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
When Betty finds out Archie wants her to bring her grill over to his house so he can barbecue for Veronica, she loads it with fuel from Archie's car.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

The Shape of Things to Come (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Josie
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica are worried that they're getting "broad in the beam," so they put themselves through various unpleasant experiences to lose weight -- only to discover that the boys prefer girls who aren't skinny.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

How to Write Comics (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen

The Sign (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children

Safety Worst! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Mario Acquaviva ?
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Mario Acquaviva ?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Reggie repeatedly tempts fate by not obeying traffic and pedestrian safety rules.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

Stomach Trouble (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Betty's Diary / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen

A-Haunting We Will Go! [Chapter 1] (Table of Contents)

Jughead with Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

Calling All Spooks [Chapter 2] (Table of Contents)

Jughead with Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

Ghost Busters! (Table of Contents)

Jughead with Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

Ah-Sweet Mystery! [chapter 4] (Table of Contents)

Jughead with Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

Up in the Air (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; children
Reprints:

The Fearless Heart (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Spotty; Fang the wonder dog; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
An escaped boa constrictor has gotten into the Andrews home.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jughead Pin-Up / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen

Second Chance (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen

Who Is Sylvia (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Sylvia Carter; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie makes the mistake of guessing another girl's name when Veronica plays peek-a-boo with him. But her jealousy really ratchets up when a girl actually named Sylvia shows up looking for Archie.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

The Break (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; children
Reprints:

Inflation Vexation (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie tries to beat the soaring mid-'70s inflation by going on cheaper dates, but cheap dates with Betty or Veronica just wind up costing him more money.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

The Champ (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:

Paid in Fool (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Jughead becomes a gigolo, not only dating any girl who pays him but disguising himself as any type of man they fantasize about. He takes on Reggie as a junior partner in the business, but Reggie can't resist trying to make some trouble for his new boss by signing up Midge for Jughead's services and tipping off Moose about it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

Weather or Not (Table of Contents)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino ?
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Willie Wilkin
Synopsis:
Bingo and Samantha laugh at their fathers' belief in old wives tales.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen

Two for Trees (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen

Farmer's Daughter (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
After a farmer's daughter saves him and Jughead from a bull, Archie sees the opportunity to impress her with his big-city ways.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

Moon Mission (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo, Jr. ?
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
In a tale set in the far future, Betty and Veronica use their small shuttle craft to outwit and defeat an invading alien strike force and protect Earth's moon base.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

A Regal Appetite (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Veronica Lodge; Prince Whanu of India; Jeeves; Mrs. Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica reluctantly invites Jughead to her party for a young Indian prince.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

On the Ball (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Jughead tells the guys the story of the invention of basketball.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie Beach Pin Up / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen

Sprites for Equal Rights (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doily; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica demand to be hired as lifeguards at the beach.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

Failure to Communicaate (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen

The Worker (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Lodge Grab Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen

Knots to You (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen

Change - Derance (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen

Mow 'em Down (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty repeatedly hires Archie to mow her lawn, so as to keep him to herself. Veronica trumps her by seizing control of Archie's mower with a remote control device.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

Sense and Nonsense (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen

Wing It (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Betty impresses the boys with her great throwing arm, but Veronica gets more results by throwing very badly.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

Sticks and Stones (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie breaks a neighbor's picture window while playing stick ball in the street.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

Borrow Sorrow (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Greg; Hap Holiday
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx tries to negotiate a loan from her father.
Reprints:

Fools Gold (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen

Tee Time (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Fragile (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; children

The Way the Ball Bounces (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children

The Scene Stealer (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty helps Veronica to get ready for a fancy ball. But when she borrows one of Veronica's gowns and goes to the ball to give Veronica an important plaque, it's literally a Cinderella story as Betty becomes the hit of the ball and then takes off at midnight.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

Operation Shark (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen

Change for the Better (Table of Contents)

Miss Beazly / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen

Shark Shock (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen

Name Drop (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen

Camp Daze! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee is concerned about the campers who aren't eating.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie! What subjects are you taking next fall?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Blank Pages
  3. 2. Generation Gaspp
    Archie
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  5. 4. The Culprit
    Reggie
  6. 5. Miss-Taken
    Archie
  7. 6. The Shape of Things to Come
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. How to Write Comics
    Archie
  9. 8. The Sign
    Little Archie
  10. 9. Safety Worst!
    Archie
  11. 10. Stomach Trouble
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Betty's Diary
  13. 12. A-Haunting We Will Go! [Chapter 1]
    Jughead with Archie
  14. 13. Calling All Spooks [Chapter 2]
    Jughead with Archie
  15. 14. Ghost Busters!
    Jughead with Archie
  16. 15. Ah-Sweet Mystery! [chapter 4]
    Jughead with Archie
  17. 16. Up in the Air
    Li'l Jinx
  18. 17. The Fearless Heart
    Little Archie
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Jughead Pin-Up
  20. 19. Second Chance
    Jughead
  21. 20. Who Is Sylvia
    Archie
  22. 21. The Break
    Li'l Jinx
  23. 22. Inflation Vexation
    Archie
  24. 23. The Champ
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. Paid in Fool
    Jughead
  26. 25. Weather or Not
    That Wilkin Boy
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Archie's Grab Bag
  28. 27. Two for Trees
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. Farmer's Daughter
    Archie
  31. 30. Moon Mission
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. A Regal Appetite
    Little Archie
  33. 32. On the Ball
    Jughead
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Archie Beach Pin Up
  35. 34. Sprites for Equal Rights
    Betty and Veronica
  36. 35. Failure to Communicaate
    Jughead
  37. 36. The Worker
    Archie
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
    Mr. Lodge Grab Bag
  39. 38. Knots to You
    Archie
  40. 39. Change - Derance
    Veronica
  41. 40. Mow 'em Down
    Archie
  42. 41. Sense and Nonsense
    Little Archie
  43. 42. Wing It
    Betty and Veronica
  44. 43. Sticks and Stones
    Archie
  45. 44. Borrow Sorrow
    Li'l Jinx
  46. 45. Fools Gold
    Jughead
  47. 46. Tee Time
    Archie
  48. 47. Fragile
    Li'l Jinx
  49. 48. The Way the Ball Bounces
    Little Archie
  50. 49. The Scene Stealer
    Archie
  51. 50. Operation Shark
    Jughead
  52. 51. Change for the Better
    Miss Beazly
  53. 52. Shark Shock
    Archie
  54. 53. [no title indexed]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  55. 54. Name Drop
    Reggie
  56. 55. Camp Daze!
    Archie
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