(April 1990)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price:
1.50 USD
Pages:
132
Indicia frequency:
6 times a year in Feb., Apr., 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:
071896468502 01
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Digest size
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[Archie's Decision Making Spinner] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

New Kid in Town (Table of Contents)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited); Nanci Dakesian (credited); Gregg Suchow (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jimmy; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods
Synopsis:
Jimmy, a new kid in town, meets the members of the Riverdale gang.

[Are you quick enough for Mappy-Land] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Nintendo / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

On Account (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
An accounting class for girls is announced.
Reprints:

Ly'in Tale (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge tells of the time he faced a lion.
Reprints:

Naturally (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
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis:
Jinx is upset by the ingredients of her toaster pastry.
Reprints:

[Jughead's T-Shirt Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Ham on Rye (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Miss Beazly
Synopsis:
Archie is directing a play about G.I's in World War II and Mr. Weatherbee offers to be in the play.

Indexer Notes

Mr. Weatherbee served in World War II according to this story.

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

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

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

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

Surprise Prize (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie accidentally wins a skiing trick contest.
Keywords:
skiing

[Micky Mousecapade] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Capcom USA / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

As You Like It (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Reggie won't move a the counter so Moose and Midge can sit together.

["There's only two things I can't eat before breakfast!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Jughead has two things he can't eat before breakfast.

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

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

The Grass Is Greener (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jamie Lou
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica tell famous gymnast Jamie Lou how much they want to be like her, but they find out that Jamie Lou would rather have their lives.
Reprints:
Keywords:
gymnastics

Indexer Notes

Gymnast character probably based on Mary Lou Retton, United States gymnastic star of the 1984 Summer Olympics.

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

Thrift Rift (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Betty; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Betty's on a date with Archie. When she learns that he's saving his money for a date with Veronica, she determines to use it up herself.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Chok'lit Shoppe

Skinny Snow (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx builds a skinny snowman.
Reprints:

The Great Quiz Whiz Contest! (Table of Contents)

Big Moose / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Chuck Clayton; Mr. Lars
Synopsis:
Moose helps the Riverdale Quiz Bowl team win against their rivals.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the printing in Archie & Friends Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 2011 series) #14, no credits listed in this digest.

You're So Right (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; unnamed girl; her father
Synopsis:
Reggie can't shake the feeling he's not alone with his date.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

[Discount Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Horrible Harvey (Table of Contents)

Sabrina The Teenage Witch / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Sabrina; Harvey; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie begins to notice that whenever Reggie is mean or insulting to Harvey, freak accidents suddenly start happening to him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Suspicious! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jacque; Pierre
Synopsis:
When Betty asks Veronica to help to French students, Veronica suddenly becomes suspicious that it is a trick to allow Betty to spend time with Archie.

Indexer Notes

This could be from Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (Archie, 1950 series) #334 but confirmation is needed.

The Suggestion Question (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Phlips; Miss Beazly; Coach Kleats; Professor Flutesnoot; Superintendent Haskins
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee chooses Archie's suggestions from the suggestion box to implement, thinking it would demonstrate how bad the suggestions are but instead he gets praise for implementing them by Superintendent Haskins.
Reprints:

[Jughead's Diner] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Plane and Fancy (Table of Contents)

Jughead's Dipsy Doodles / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead paints an airplane for an art contest.

Indexer Notes

Might be from Archie's Jokebook Magazine (Archie, 1953 series) #77 but needs confirmation.

Switch Pitch (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie wonders why Veronica is skating with him and not Reggie.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Action Reaction (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee is happy when Mary Andrews calls and says Archie won't be a school that day.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Strictly Strategic (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Eric
Synopsis:
While on a ski trip Betty tries to keep Archie from seeing Veronica.
Keywords:
skiing

Nursery Rhyme (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Archie and Mr. Weatherbee raise a tropical plant in Mr. Weatherbee's office.

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

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

Charm Alarm (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
Synopsis:
Jughead's horoscope says it is his lucky day.
Keywords:
astrology

Measure for Measure (Table of Contents)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis:
It's measuring time at the Lodge Mansion.

Surprise Package (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica's birthday gift from Archie is in the bottom of a cereal box.

Flash Bash (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Reggie plans to use a "No" sign to answer all of Jughead's questions.
Reprints:

Men's Wear Everywhere (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
James DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
R. G. O'Shaw

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica are wearing the latest fashion, men's clothing, but Archie and Reggie make fun of them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Petal Pusher (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Reggie buys flowers for Midge, but when he realizes that Moose Mason is still in town, he gives the flowers to Archie.
Reprints:

Nifty Lifty (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Jughead's favorite part of the ski lodge is not the lifts.
Reprints:
Keywords:
skiing

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Prize Present (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Marty Epp ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
The class gives Miss Grundy a present.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Short Cut (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie makes his own shorts out of an old pair of jeans. He wants them to look ratty but his mother sews them up correctly for him.

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

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

Slide Walks (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
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx tries to avoid falling on the ice.
Reprints:

Stop Prop (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie's ski instructor teaches him to stop.
Reprints:
Keywords:
skiing

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Editor's Notebook / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Tropical Tribulation (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica writes letters to Betty from her vacation, bragging about her exploits, but then she realizes that Betty has Archie all to herself back in Riverdale.
Reprints:

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

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

It's Always the Same Old Story on a Weekend Ski Trip (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
With all the things that can go wrong on a ski trip, is it really worth it?
Reprints:
Keywords:
skiing

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie's Funhouse Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #1, 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)

The Present (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie makes a present for his mother.

Heat Treat (Table of Contents)

Dilton Doiley / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dilton Doiley; Helen
Synopsis:
Dilton can't take a hint when his date says she's cold.
Reprints:

You Don't Need Drugs (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Drug prevention PSA.

Romance is Where You Find It (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andews
Synopsis:
Betty reads historical romance books and thinks of herself and Archie in the roles from the book.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

[Bedrock Bowl] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Flinstones cereal / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Archie's Decision Making Spinner]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. New Kid in Town
    Archie and the Gang
  4. 3. [Are you quick enough for Mappy-Land]
    Nintendo
  5. 4. On Account
    Reggie
  6. 5. Ly'in Tale
    Archie
  7. 6. Naturally
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. [Jughead's T-Shirt Offer]
  9. 8. Ham on Rye
    Mr. Weatherbee
  10. 9. [Archie Fan Club]
  11. 10. [Archie's Checklist]
  12. 11. Surprise Prize
    Reggie
  13. 12. [Micky Mousecapade]
    Capcom USA
  14. 13. As You Like It
    Moose
  15. 14. ["There's only two things I can't eat before breakfast!"]
    Jughead Pin Up
  16. 15. [Katy Keen Fan Club]
  17. 16. The Grass Is Greener
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. Thrift Rift
    Betty
  19. 18. Skinny Snow
    Li'l Jinx
  20. 19. The Great Quiz Whiz Contest!
    Big Moose
  21. 20. You're So Right
    Reggie
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
  23. 22. [Discount Subscription Offer]
  24. 23. Horrible Harvey
    Sabrina The Teenage Witch
  25. 24. Suspicious!
    Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. The Suggestion Question
    Archie
  27. 26. [Jughead's Diner]
  28. 27. Plane and Fancy
    Jughead's Dipsy Doodles
  29. 28. Switch Pitch
    Archie
  30. 29. Action Reaction
    Mr. Weatherbee
  31. 30. Strictly Strategic
    Betty
  32. 31. Nursery Rhyme
    Archie
  33. 32. [Betty and Veronica Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  34. 33. Charm Alarm
    Jughead
  35. 34. Measure for Measure
    Mr. Lodge
  36. 35. Surprise Package
    Archie
  37. 36. Flash Bash
    Jughead
  38. 37. Men's Wear Everywhere
    Betty and Veronica
  39. 38. Petal Pusher
    Archie
  40. 39. Nifty Lifty
    Jughead
  41. 40. [Jughead's Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  42. 41. Prize Present
    Miss Grundy
  43. 42. The Short Cut
    Archie
  44. 43. [Archie's Special Digest Subscription Offer]
  45. 44. Slide Walks
    Li'l Jinx
  46. 45. Stop Prop
    Archie
  47. 46. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  48. 47. Tropical Tribulation
    Betty and Veronica
  49. 48. [Archie's Super Poster Offer]
  50. 49. It's Always the Same Old Story on a Weekend Ski Trip
    Archie
  51. 50. [Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  52. 51. The Present
    Archie
  53. 52. Heat Treat
    Dilton Doiley
  54. 53. You Don't Need Drugs
  55. 54. Romance is Where You Find It
    Archie
  56. 55. [Prizes or Cash!]
    Sales Leadership Club
  57. 56. [no title indexed]
  58. 57. [Bedrock Bowl]
    Flinstones cereal
This issue was most recently modified by:
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