(September 1988)

Archie, 1984 Series
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Price:
2.25 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:
076956145607 36
Editing:
?
Color:
Four Color
Dimensions:
Digest
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Ongoing Series

["Young man, can I take your picture for three dollars?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie's TV Laugh-Out #44.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Spud Bud (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Gloria; Rhonda; Sharon; Cathy; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica drag Archie off his couch and make him go outside.

Guessing Game (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Moose catches Reggie with his girl Midge.

Surprise Ending! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie and his Friends; Sunkist Fun Fruit Snaks / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Baby Sitters Lament (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
The baby Betty is babysitting will eat everything except applesauce.

Sale Tale (Table of Contents)

Big Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Moose tries to buy pennies in a department store.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Betty and Veronica Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Fantasy Flare-Up (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Hy Eisman (credited)
Inks:
Rod Ollerenshaw (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Archie is asked to umpire a girls softball game.
Keywords:
softball; umpire

[Archie Super Poster Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

The New Champ (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Cousin Samantha
Synopsis:
The Lodges' Southern cousin Samantha comes to visit, bringing bad luck to everyone, until Archie drives her away by being an even bigger jinx than she is.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[The Laffy Taffy Bunch] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Laffy Taffy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["It's nice of you to let Jughead stay here while his parents are away!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Jughead decides that wearing socks in the swimming pool would be a handy way of washing them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
socks; swimming pool

Hi Strung (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
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx ruins Greg's kite.
Reprints:
Keywords:
kite

[Katy Keene Fan Club] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Sweating It Out! (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Waldo Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee goes to the beach to exercise.
Reprints:
Keywords:
beach; jogging; surfing

Indexer Notes

First page is symbolic full-page panel with Mr. Weatherbee on a scale and an elephant looking over his shoulder.

Never Look A Gift Horse (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Mrs. Lodge; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie has Veronica store a present he bought for his mother. While he's there, he tries out Mr. Lodge's new golf clubs, with the usual chaotic results.
Reprints:
Keywords:
fur coat; golf clubs

Caught In the Middle (Table of Contents)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Sheila Smythe; Willie Wilkin; Wilma Wilkin; Rebel
Synopsis:
Bingo and Samantha break up, to the approval of their fathers, but their mothers decide to get them back together again.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Shutter Shudders (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
George Gladir ?
Pencils:
Al Hartley
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Jealous of Betty occupying Archie's time with her new camera, Veronica buys a Polaroid to one-up her.
Reprints:
Keywords:
photography

Indexer Notes

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

I've Got a Secret (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Reggie thinks he knows why the girls are attracted to Archie and tries to become more like Archie, which ends up angering Mr. Lodge.

Indexer Notes

Probably the story from Archie Comics Digest (Archie, 1973 series) #49 but needs confirmation.

Strings Attached (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Jughead encourages Archie to stand up to Veronica and refuse an invitation to her house.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

["I'm glad you like my form"] (Table of Contents)

Veronica Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie's bowling tips are very hands on.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Load Ode (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie can't carry all the gear at the beach, and Jughead is no help.

[Archie's Checklist] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Boy, Arch! They sure make a fuss over King Tut's things!"] (Table of Contents)

Big Moose Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie and Moose go to see the King Tut exhibit.

[Prizes or Cash] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Sales Leadership Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Home Town (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie's Riverdale pride gets him in trouble with some guys from Central City while at the beach.

Indexer Notes

This is probably the story from Archie Comics Digest (Archie, 1973 series) #49 but needs confirmation.

Cover Girl! (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Albert; Sock; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis:
It's such a scorching hot day that the boys don't pay any attention to Josie and Pepper. Melody has the opposite problem: she has to keep completely covered up or the boys will pay too much attention to her.
Reprints:
Keywords:
coat; heat wave

Indexer Notes

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

Baseballitis (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica is disappointed with Archie's dedication to baseball.
Reprints:
Keywords:
baseball; telephone

Indexer Notes

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

Double Play (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; unidentified spectators
Synopsis:
Jughead and Archie commiserate about the high school baseball team being short-handed.
Reprints:
Keywords:
baseball; peanut vendors

Indexer Notes

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

If People's Thoughts Were Labelled Like Products (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle
Reprints:

[Subscribe and Save] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Messenger Service (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Archie tries to get revenge on Reggie by asking Moose to deliver a "message" to him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Photo Flash (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica is spending most of her time with a jerky guy who loves to take pictures of her. His camera-happiness causes trouble when he loses control of a boat when trying to photograph Veronica while it's moving.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Jolly Green-Eyed Giant (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Hartley
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Al Hartley

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis:
Moose thinks everyone on the beach is trying to get with Midge and his jealousy is ruining the day for Midge.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Easy Street (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Gary; Mugs
Synopsis:
A couple of little wise guys insult Archie and get him in trouble with Veronica. It turns out the kids were put up to the task by Reggie, so Archie pays them to get Reggie in trouble.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

insults

Beach Ban (Table of Contents)

Hot Dog / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hot Dog
Synopsis:
Dogs are not allowed on the beach but an exception is made for Hot Dog after he saves a policeman from drowning.

Serve Verve (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Reggie finds something the girls can serve.
Keywords:
volleyball

3 On a Date (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica mistakenly makes a date with both Archie and Reggie, and she and Archie spend the date being bored by Reggie's bragging.
Reprints:

Safety Worst! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Alice
Synopsis:
Reggie thinks safety rules are for squares.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Not So Bad Luck (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead go fishing with Betty and Veronica, but the girls only cause chaos.
Reprints:
Keywords:
fishing

Can't Be Trusted (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Smithers the butler
Synopsis:
Archie has a singular talent for infuriating members of the Lodge family in different ways.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Movie Magic (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Marty Epp
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Junior Jackson; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
The gang unsuccessfully tries to cool off on a scorching hot day.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Whiz-Dumb! (Table of Contents)

Moose and Dilton / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
Two gag strips, first Dilton ties to explain to Moose that ants are very industrious. In the second Moose takes a watermelon to Dilton's house.

Jealous Temper (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Reggie thinks Moose is too busy water-skiing to notice him talking to Midge.
Keywords:
water-skiing

Hustle Hassle (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Jughead thinks the beach is too crowded so he goes home to his own back yard.

Poetic License (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Mario Acquaviva
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
When Veronica accuses him of lacking poetry and romance, Archie brushes up on poetry and starts talking in flowery language all the time.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Poems referred to in the story include Longfellow's "A Psalm of Life" ("Footprints on the sands of time"), Kipling's "The Female of The Species" and Kipling's "The Vampire" ("A rag and a bone and a hank of hair").

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

Scheme Scream (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie decides to apply to become a lifeguard. Realizing that lifeguards are always surrounded by beautiful girls, Betty and Veronica try to keep him from getting the job.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Delayed Action (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Tough Teddy
Synopsis:
Teddy plans to make time with Samantha while Bingo is in the next town running an errand for her father, but something always prevents Bingo from leaving.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Dog Daze (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie vehemently denies that he lets Veronica treat him "like a pet poodle," but obeys whenever he hears her say "sit."
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Reggie's Liberation (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Reggie tricks Archie into creating a Men's Liberation march asking for equal rights for men when it comes to dating, hoping that Veronica will cancel her date with Archie.
Keywords:
women's liberation

Yes, I Remember It Well (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead hurts his foot but Archie takes his mind off it.
Reprints:

["Did you go for your annual medical checkup today, Daddy?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge had his medical checkup.

Lets do the FruitSlush Mush! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

The Archies; FruitSlush / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

It's A Beauty (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Hot Dog
Synopsis:
When Betty and Veronica arrive at the beach in identical bathing suits, Veronica ruins Betty's suit by getting raspberry jelly all over it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

One clue to the identity of the writer, apart from the style, is that Betty says she bought her bathing suit at "Malmgren's Department Store."

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

[Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Just Travel Along (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; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie sees Betty leave a travel agency with a plane ticket to Baghdad, and imagines ghastly scenarios for why she's leaving the country. Then she passes the ticket to Jughead, and Archie imagines what will happen to him in exotic lands. Then Jughead gives the ticket to Veronica...
Reprints:
Keywords:
Baghdad; belly dancer; French Foreign Legion; harem

Indexer Notes

Starting with this story, Harry Lucey replaces Betty's ponytail with a more typically '70s hairstyle. He would use this look for Betty in most of his stories until his retirement in 1976, though the other Archie artists stuck with the ponytail.

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

What's My Line? (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 Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica manipulates Archie into staying with her at her pool instead of going to the beach.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

We Ski (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Hartley
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Al Hartley

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie tries to water ski.
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Keywords:
water skiing

Sailor Beware (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Synopsis:
Archie only talks nautically and then finds a note in a bottle.
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Keywords:
message in a bottle

Curtain Going Down (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Jughead tries using his acting ability to con some free food out of some strangers on the beach.
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Double Exposure (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica and Betty are chagrined that no one seems shocked or excited by their bikinis.
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Indexer Notes

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

Field Day (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Marty Epp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Tony Whitney
Synopsis:
Midge stops going steady with Moose. After seeing Midge date Reggie without repercussions, Archie decides it's time to see less of Veronica and start playing the field.
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Indexer Notes

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

[Archie Fan Club] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Rules of the Game (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Marty Epp

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica tries to teach Betty to play it cool around handsome strangers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Personalized Sew-On Paches!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Tandem Surfing (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Jughead gives us some tips on what makes a couple good at tandem surfing, using Archie and Betty to illustrate.
Reprints:
Keywords:
tandem surfing

Frank Prank (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica finds a way to stop Reggie.
Keywords:
soccer

[Archie Annual Digest #53] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Katy Keene Comic Digest Magazine] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Nuisance Value (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica begin teasing Archie at the beach to try to get him to show some life.
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Indexer Notes

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

[Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis:
Jinx tries out for Greg's baseball team.
Reprints:
Keywords:
baseball

Indexer Notes

Jinx throws left-handed.

["By golly! Here's a chance to buy a little piece of land!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Fred thinks a plot of land is for sale, but the sign refers to a bull for sale.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bull; farm

Health Education (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Compassion (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Jughead finally sticks up for Big Ethel when he hears her being insulted and mocked by a bunch of strangers.
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Indexer Notes

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

[Prizes or Cash] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Olympic Sales Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

[Bedrockin' Shakedown] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Post Cereals; Flintstones / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Young man, can I take your picture for three dollars?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Spud Bud
    Archie
  4. 3. Guessing Game
    Reggie
  5. 4. Surprise Ending!
    Archie and his Friends; Sunkist Fun Fruit Snaks
  6. 5. Baby Sitters Lament
    Betty
  7. 6. Sale Tale
    Big Moose
  8. 7. [Betty and Veronica Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  9. 8. Fantasy Flare-Up
    Archie
  10. 9. [Archie Super Poster Offer]
  11. 10. The New Champ
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. [The Laffy Taffy Bunch]
    Laffy Taffy
  13. 12. ["It's nice of you to let Jughead stay here while his parents are away!"]
    Betty and Veronica Gag Bag
  14. 13. Hi Strung
    Li'l Jinx
  15. 14. [Katy Keene Fan Club]
  16. 15. Sweating It Out!
    Mr. Weatherbee
  17. 16. Never Look A Gift Horse
    Archie
  18. 17. Caught In the Middle
    That Wilkin Boy
  19. 18. Shutter Shudders
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. I've Got a Secret
    Reggie
  21. 20. Strings Attached
    Jughead
  22. 21. ["I'm glad you like my form"]
    Veronica Pin Up
  23. 22. Load Ode
    Archie
  24. 23. [Archie's Checklist]
  25. 24. ["Boy, Arch! They sure make a fuss over King Tut's things!"]
    Big Moose Gag Bag
  26. 25. [Prizes or Cash]
    Sales Leadership Club
  27. 26. Home Town
    Archie
  28. 27. Cover Girl!
    Josie
  29. 28. Baseballitis
    Archie
  30. 29. Double Play
    Archie
  31. 30. If People's Thoughts Were Labelled Like Products
  32. 31. [Subscribe and Save]
  33. 32. Messenger Service
    Archie
  34. 33. Photo Flash
    Betty and Veronica
  35. 34. The Jolly Green-Eyed Giant
    Big Moose
  36. 35. Easy Street
    Archie
  37. 36. Beach Ban
    Hot Dog
  38. 37. Serve Verve
    Reggie
  39. 38. 3 On a Date
    Veronica
  40. 39. Safety Worst!
    Archie
  41. 40. Not So Bad Luck
    Jughead
  42. 41. Can't Be Trusted
    Betty and Veronica
  43. 42. Movie Magic
    Archie
  44. 43. Whiz-Dumb!
    Moose and Dilton
  45. 44. Jealous Temper
    Reggie
  46. 45. Hustle Hassle
    Jughead
  47. 46. Poetic License
    Archie
  48. 47. Scheme Scream
    Betty and Veronica
  49. 48. Delayed Action
    That Wilkin Boy
  50. 49. Dog Daze
    Archie
  51. 50. Reggie's Liberation
    Reggie
  52. 51. Yes, I Remember It Well
    Jughead
  53. 52. ["Did you go for your annual medical checkup today, Daddy?"]
    Mr. Lodge Gag Bag
  54. 53. Lets do the FruitSlush Mush!
    The Archies; FruitSlush
  55. 54. It's A Beauty
    Betty and Veronica
  56. 55. [Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  57. 56. Just Travel Along
    Archie
  58. 57. What's My Line?
    Betty and Veronica
  59. 58. We Ski
    Reggie
  60. 59. Sailor Beware
    Archie
  61. 60. Curtain Going Down
    Jughead
  62. 61. Double Exposure
    Betty and Veronica
  63. 62. Field Day
    Archie
  64. 63. [Archie Fan Club]
  65. 64. Rules of the Game
    Betty and Veronica
  66. 65. [Personalized Sew-On Paches!]
  67. 66. Tandem Surfing
    Jughead
  68. 67. Frank Prank
    Reggie
  69. 68. [Archie Annual Digest #53]
  70. 69. [Katy Keene Comic Digest Magazine]
  71. 70. Nuisance Value
    Betty and Veronica
  72. 71. [Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions]
  73. 72. Eye On The Ball!
    Li'l Jinx
  74. 73. ["By golly! Here's a chance to buy a little piece of land!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  75. 74. Health Education
  76. 75. Compassion
    Jughead
  77. 76. [Prizes or Cash]
    Olympic Sales Club
  78. 77. [no title indexed]
  79. 78. [Bedrockin' Shakedown]
    Post Cereals; Flintstones
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