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(August 1985)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price:
1.25 USD
Pages:
132
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., and Dec.
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode:
0271000699473
Editing:
Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Digest size
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["I'll bet this frisbee that I got Veronica..."] (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; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords:
frisbee

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Bird Calls (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Pencils:
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie teaches Veronica's bird to talk.

The Bellboy (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doily; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
After arriving late for class again and being lectured by Mr. Weatherbee and Dilton, Archie comes up with a plan to mess with Dilton's internal alarm. It works so well that all 3 boys are late the next day.
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Indexer Notes

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

Splatter Matter (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Jughead shows Archie how he stays in shape for his painting hobby.
Reprints:

Mr. Weatherbee's "T" Shirt Message Puzzle (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

word puzzle

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

Hello Dolly (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Tina; Tina's mother; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Gaston
Synopsis:
Archie helps a lost gypsy girl back home and is rewarded with a magic doll that only works for him.
Reprints:

Beach Botch (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
The boys are ignoring Veronica because they're too busy playing beach volleyball.
Reprints:

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)

Nice Try (Table of Contents)

Archie's Pal Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Big Ethel
Synopsis:
Big Ethel tries once again to get a kiss from Jughead.
Reprints:

Can You Top This? (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Characters:
Archie Andrews; "Brag" Bostwick; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
"Brag" Bostwick comes to town and brags that his town has everything Riverdale has, only better.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Jughead and Archie (Archie, 2014 series) #2, no credits listed in this digest.

Meat Treat (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis:
Veronica asks Jughead to paint the lines for the tennis court.
Keywords:
tennis

Buzz Off (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Halliday
Synopsis:
Jinx is trying to swat a fly but Hap is trying to take a nap. Both can't happen.
Reprints:

Fight Sprite (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Jughead catches a tiny fish.
Keywords:
fishing

Sky High (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie tries to win a hang gliding contest to win passes for Veronica, even though he's never been hang gliding.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Subscribe! And get one free!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Skillet Skill (Table of Contents)

Archie's Pal Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie and Reggie compete to see who's the best hot-dogger on the beach.
Reprints:
Keywords:
surfing

Easy Does It... (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Archie tries to help a little kid by getting a cat down from a tree.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Powder Puff (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica decides to create a talcum powder beach, so she can walk on the sand without hurting her feet.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
?

The Best Policy?! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Archie goes on a truth-telling binge after he gets away with telling Mr. Weatherbee the truth, but Betty cures him by asking Archie to answer a question with Moose present.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

MIss Beazly and the Candy Man Puzzle (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Miss Beazly; Mr.Weatherbee

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the phrase puzzle.

Three's A Crowd (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dick Malmgren ?
Pencils:
Dick Malmgren
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica must deal with a stalker at the beach.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Test Quest (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Jughead tries to find the strongest girl in the school.

Cap Flap (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Dilton asks Archie to help him with picking up girls.

Getting To The Point (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx's Pal, Mort the Worry Wart / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mort the Worry Wart; Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis:
Jinx tries to help Mort be more decisive.
Reprints:

Bug-Ville (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
The mosquitoes are really big at the lake resort.

Hidden Talent (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Dick Malmgren
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee wants the coach to give Archie a chance on the baseball team, but Archie just isn't very good.
Reprints:
Keywords:
baseball

Indexer Notes

Writer/Pencil/Ink credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #49, no credits listed in this digest.

The Watchdog (Table of Contents)

Hot Dog / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren ?
Pencils:
Dick Malmgren
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hot Dog; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Reggie tries to use Hot Dog as an excuse to introduce himself to a pretty sunbather on the beach.
Reprints:

Halfies! (Table of Contents)

Lil Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Charley
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx has a toothache.

Arm Charm (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead bandages Archie's hand so he can't get in his wallet.

Out of Shape (Table of Contents)

Archie and Jughead / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead are just out jogging but everyone thinks they must be going somewhere important.
Reprints:

Forgotten Man (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; World Advventurers Club president; Miss Sloan
Synopsis:
Archie seeks an anniversary present for Mr. Lodge when the World Adventurers Club fails to honor his twentieth year since he founded it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie Puzzle] (Table of Contents)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews

[Bet a Star!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Ohio Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Trick Kick (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis:
Jughead wears a big heavy coat in the summer to hide from Ethel.

A Fella for Cinderella (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper [as Cinderella]; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews [as Prince Archie]; Jughead Jones [as J. Jones, apprentice sorcerer]
Synopsis:
Retelling of the Cinderella story, but the wicked stepsister gets the prince at the end.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Four Equals Five?] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Snore Bore (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Jughead asks Archie if he snores.
Reprints:

Planet Plan (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Ethel asks Jughead if he'd take her to the moon if he was an astronaut.
Reprints:

Speed Demon (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Merlin; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie tries to impress everybody with magic shoes that a magician gave him. These shoes make him very fast, but everyone he talks to tells him to slow down and see the good things in life.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie's Funhouse Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #4, no credits listed in this digest.

Keen Cone (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Leroy
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead send Leroy to get them ice cream.

Razzle Dazzle (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Jeeves
Synopsis:
Archie polishes Mr. Lodge's car.

Indexer Notes

Mr. Lodge calls what appears to be Smithers by the name Jeeves.

[Archie's Activity Comics Digest Magazine #1] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

[Bonkers! fruit candy hits you with a new flavor. Watermelon!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Bonkers! / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["I'll bet this frisbee that I got Veronica..."]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Bird Calls
    Archie
  4. 3. The Bellboy
    Archie
  5. 4. Splatter Matter
    Jughead
  6. 5. Mr. Weatherbee's "T" Shirt Message Puzzle
    Mr. Weatherbee
  7. 6. Hello Dolly
    Archie
  8. 7. Beach Botch
    Betty And Veronica
  9. 8. [Archie Fan Club]
  10. 9. Nice Try
    Archie's Pal Jughead
  11. 10. Can You Top This?
    Archie
  12. 11. Meat Treat
    Jughead
  13. 12. Buzz Off
    Li'l Jinx
  14. 13. Fight Sprite
    Jughead
  15. 14. Sky High
    Archie
  16. 15. [Subscribe! And get one free!]
  17. 16. Skillet Skill
    Archie's Pal Jughead
  18. 17. Easy Does It...
    Archie
  19. 18. Powder Puff
    Betty And Veronica
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Dear Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. The Best Policy?!
    Archie
  22. 21. MIss Beazly and the Candy Man Puzzle
  23. 22. Three's A Crowd
    Betty And Veronica
  24. 23. Test Quest
    Jughead
  25. 24. Cap Flap
    Archie
  26. 25. Getting To The Point
    Li'l Jinx's Pal, Mort the Worry Wart
  27. 26. Bug-Ville
    Archie
  28. 27. Hidden Talent
    Archie
  29. 28. The Watchdog
    Hot Dog
  30. 29. Halfies!
    Lil Jinx
  31. 30. Arm Charm
    Archie
  32. 31. Out of Shape
    Archie and Jughead
  33. 32. Forgotten Man
    Archie
  34. 33. [Archie Puzzle]
    Archie
  35. 34. [Bet a Star!]
    Ohio Sales
  36. 35. Trick Kick
    Jughead
  37. 36. A Fella for Cinderella
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. [Four Equals Five?]
  39. 38. Snore Bore
    Jughead
  40. 39. Planet Plan
    Jughead
  41. 40. Speed Demon
    Archie
  42. 41. Keen Cone
    Archie
  43. 42. Razzle Dazzle
    Archie
  44. 43. [Archie's Activity Comics Digest Magazine #1]
  45. 44. [no title indexed]
  46. 45. [Bonkers! fruit candy hits you with a new flavor. Watermelon!]
    Bonkers!
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