(August 1979)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
132
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Barcode:
0271000699408
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Digest size
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

There are no credits listed in this digest.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front and back covers.

For the Birds (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
While on a hike, Veronica and Archie meet Mr. Lodge and his bird watching friends.
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Cheating Meeting (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
George Gladir ?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Veronica dates Reggie in the afternoon, then makes up an excuse so she can attend a party that evening with Archie. Then Reggie shows up at the party.
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The Rope Trick (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; two un-named girls
Synopsis:
Jughead helps two young girls with their rope jumping skills.
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Here's a Hot One (Table of Contents)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Code puzzle with the theme of what Archie thinks of Mr. Lodge.
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["Your men are doing the cooking!?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mary Andrews; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie and his father are doing the cooking.

The Brick! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie has a trick brick that makes it look like he knows karate.
Keywords:
karate

The Weigh of All Flesh (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Gaston the Chef; Hiram Lodge; Pop Tate; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Veronica freaks out when the bathroom scale shows that she's put on five pounds.

Indexer Notes

There is a story indexed in Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (Archie, 1950 series) #189 that is titled "The Weight of All Flesh" with 6 pages. Unclear if it is listed with the wrong title and page count in that issue or if they are different stories, but the synopsis and characters match.

["Shouldn't you be practicing..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee asks the band director why they are not practicing Pomp and Circumstance for the graduation ceremony.

Tiger by the Tail (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Smithers; Veronica Lodge; Geeker (first appearance, villain); Thumbs (first appearance, villain)
Synopsis:
Criminals kidnap Archie, thinking he's Mr. Lodge's son.
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Indexer Notes

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

Sport Report (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Archie and Reggie take a free karate class thinking it will be a good way to meet women.
Keywords:
karate

["This waving and rocking motion makes me feel sick!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie gets sea-sick.

The Food Stand (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Little Archie; Little Jughead; Miss Grundy; Little Betty; Little Veronica; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
In an attempt to get on Mr. Weatherbee's good side, Little Archie and Little Jughead plant an apple tree outside his office.

Over and Out (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Archie laments the fact that he and Veronica have different school schedules and can't spend time together. Jughead suggests they communicate via walkie-talkie. Reggie overhears and hacks into the device.
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Indexer Notes

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

["Miss Beazly... This is the Public Health Officer!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Beazly
Synopsis:
Miss Beazly loses one of her rubber gloves.

A "Write" Pal (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Halliday; Herb
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx meets her pen pal.

Silent Partner (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
The lawn care service Archie launches with Jughead and Moose is soon sabotaged by poor planning.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Miss Beazly Surprise Puzzle (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Miss Beazly

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the mystery phrase puzzle.

["I'm starting a program of exercise for teachers!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy isn't happy with the new teacher exercise program.

There're No Such Things as Ghosts (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis:
Veronica purposely gives Betty the wrong address for Jughead's surprise party, and Betty and Archie end up in a haunted house.
Keywords:
ghost; haunted house

Dashing (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
After taking Betty to a James Dnob spy movie, Archie tries to prove he's a dashing as the actor in the film.

Indexer Notes

James Dnob is a parody of James Bond.

["Class! Who was the fourteenth vice president of the United States?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee thinks Miss Grundy comes up with the most interesting test questions.

The Old Ball Game (Table of Contents)

Smithers / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Smithers; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Smithers needs to come up with some top-notch entertainment for N.U.M.B. (National Union of Master Butlers) to outdo his hated rival Jeeves. But he refuses to hire The Archies, because this would mean being indebted to the equally hated Archie.
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Indexer Notes

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

Feature changed from Archie to Smithers for this printing.

Pleasant Dreams (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Donna Dream
Synopsis:
Veronica dreams that Archie was flirting with the new girl in school. The next day at school there is a new girl and Archie does indeed flirt with her.

["Miss Shapely has a job at Marine-Land..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Miss Shapely
Synopsis:
Miss Shapely has a summer job trying to teach dolphins to talk.

Hidden Danger (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
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Susan Johnson; un-named adults
Synopsis:
Little Archie and Susan are the only people who have gotten a look at a terrorist who has been leaving bombs on airplanes. The bomber follows them home to make sure they don't talk.
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Indexer Notes

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

The Bee's Knees (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Goodhart
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee thinks back to all the trouble he caused when he was Archie's age, and gives Archie the same punishment he got back in the day.

["Oh, Archie! A t-shirt with my name on it!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie has a t-shirt with Veronica's name on the front and Betty's name on the back.

Triple Threat (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Randy; Duncan; Tracy
Synopsis:
Three young kids Betty is mentoring turn out to be wiser than their years as they provide a running commentary on Reggie's failed attempts to play a practical joke.
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Indexer Notes

Writer Frank Doyle based the names of the kids ("Randy, Duncan and Tracy") on kids in his neighborhood.

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dear Betty and Veronica / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?

["I invented brakes to make this boat stop on a dime!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie goes water skiing.
Keywords:
water skiing

Caddy On (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Mr. Gotgelt
Synopsis:
Hoping to learn how to become a millionaire, Archie becomes Mr. Lodge's caddy during an important golf game.
Keywords:
golf

Number 13 Maze (Table of Contents)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Maze puzzle.

["It'll be one big laugh..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for Laugh Comics Digest #24.

[Jughead With Archie Digest #34] (Table of Contents)

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

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Indexer Notes

House ad for Jughead With Archie Digest #34.

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. For the Birds
    Archie
  4. 3. Cheating Meeting
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. The Rope Trick
    Jughead
  6. 5. Here's a Hot One
    Archie
  7. 6. ["Your men are doing the cooking!?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  8. 7. The Brick!
    Archie
  9. 8. The Weigh of All Flesh
    Betty And Veronica
  10. 9. ["Shouldn't you be practicing..."]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  11. 10. Tiger by the Tail
    Archie
  12. 11. Sport Report
    Reggie
  13. 12. ["This waving and rocking motion makes me feel sick!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  14. 13. The Food Stand
    Little Archie
  15. 14. Over and Out
    Jughead
  16. 15. ["Miss Beazly... This is the Public Health Officer!"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  17. 16. A "Write" Pal
    Li'l Jinx
  18. 17. Silent Partner
    Archie
  19. 18. Miss Beazly Surprise Puzzle
  20. 19. ["I'm starting a program of exercise for teachers!"]
    Miss Grundy Gag Bag
  21. 20. There're No Such Things as Ghosts
    Betty and Veronica
  22. 21. Dashing
    Archie
  23. 22. ["Class! Who was the fourteenth vice president of the United States?"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  24. 23. The Old Ball Game
    Smithers
  25. 24. Pleasant Dreams
    Archie
  26. 25. ["Miss Shapely has a job at Marine-Land..."]
    Miss Grundy Gag Bag
  27. 26. Hidden Danger
    Little Archie
  28. 27. The Bee's Knees
    Mr. Weatherbee
  29. 28. ["Oh, Archie! A t-shirt with my name on it!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  30. 29. Triple Threat
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
    Dear Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. ["I invented brakes to make this boat stop on a dime!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  33. 32. Caddy On
    Archie
  34. 33. Number 13 Maze
    Archie
  35. 34. ["It'll be one big laugh..."]
  36. 35. [Jughead With Archie Digest #34]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Peter Croome