(August 1991)

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.
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Nanci Tsetsekas (credited); Victor Gorelick (credited)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Digest size
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Perfect Bound

Issue Notes

Indicia and cover title: Archie Digest Magazine.

Has the Archie 50th Anniversary logo on the cover.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Decarlo (signed)
Inks:
Alison Flood (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Curtain Going Up (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)
Editing:
Victor Gorelick (credited); Nanci Tsetsekas (credited)

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead practice their original one-act play while two younger kids heckle them.
Reprints:

["The Great Cap'n Crunch Caper"] (Table of Contents)

Cap'n Crunch / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Petal Patter or Up the Daisy River (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Everybody is picking petals off daisies but each has a different method.
Reprints:

Silly Dilly (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Ethel
Synopsis:
Ethel tells Betty some gossip then Betty realizes it's about her.
Reprints:

["Archie Americana Series"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Order form for the Archie Americana series of books.

Lip Sunk (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ha Ha Smit] (credited)
Pencils:
Howard Bender (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica has laryngitis before her big singing performance.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #215, writing is credited to George Gladir and Pencils to Tim Kennedy. No inks are credited in that volume.

["6-Issue Double Digest Subscription"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Order form for various Archie digests.

No Problems (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Svenson
Synopsis:
Svenson mis-understands and thinks that Mr. Weatherbee is cold so he turns up the heat in the office.
Reprints:
  • from ?

["Hey Dude! It's New, It's Cool!"] (Table of Contents)

Capri Sun / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?

Super-Market Melodrama (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Alice Cooper
Synopsis:
While waiting in the supermarket checkout line, Betty leafs through a tabloid and begins fantasizing about her and Archie in the stories she reads.
Reprints:

Archie's 50th Anniversary Interview Contest! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Announcement of a contest for Archie's 50th anniversary.

Partner Patter (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Reggie hogs the ball while playing tennis with Archie but doesn't hog the check when they go out for a meal afterward.
Reprints:
Keywords:
tennis

["Little Archie Digest Magazine"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for Little Archie Digest magazine.

Tune In on Treachery (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie uses his CB radio to help rescue Mr. Lodge from burglars at his plant and to call for the police.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprinting in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #242.

Frame Game (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Both Betty and Veronica pretend to not know how to bowl so Archie will help them but the truth comes out that they are both very good bowlers.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

This is most likely the same story as the one in Betty's Digest (Archie, 1996 series) #2 but needs confirmation.

["Discount 32 page comic subscription"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Subscription form.

["Don't miss Archie's Riverdale High"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for Archie's Riverdale High title.

Sheer Poetry (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee instructs Miss Grundy to put on a school performance of the poet Percy Shelley but Miss Grundy intentionally mis-understands and puts on a performance of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Helpless (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie's mother wants him to help her paint his room but Archie doesn't manage to get any work done.
Reprints:
  • from ?

[Jughead paints a baseball player] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead paints a baseball player that comes to life.
Reprints:

["Over $80,000 in prizes"] (Table of Contents)

Art Instruction Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Modern Times (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sabrina
Synopsis:
A vending machine fights back.
Reprints:

[Polite Rite] (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Ethel; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Jughead uses Ethel's coat to cover a puddle for her to walk over.
Reprints:
  • from ?

["Archie Annual is number one!!!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for the Archie Annual Digest.

Carnival Capers (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Sabrina Spellman; Hilda Spellman; Zelda Spellman
Synopsis:
The three witches uses their powers to win prizes at a carnival and then donate them to an orphanage.
Reprints:
Keywords:
carnival

National Defense (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Archie is hiding from Moose in his house but when Archie's mom tries to put him to work he decides he'd rather fight Moose.
Reprints:

Follow the Leader (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Alan M.; Melody; Valerie
Synopsis:
Melody keeps accidentally hurting Alan M.
Reprints:

["Betty and Veronica Annual Digest"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for Betty and Veronica Annual Digest.

Liberty Haven (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; adventure
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy takes the class on a tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Handy Dandy (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Ethel; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
If Ethel treats him Jughead lets her hold his hand.
Reprints:

Wag Gag (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Ethel
Synopsis:
Ethel's dog won first prize in the dog show.
Reprints:

["50th Anniversary Collector's Lithograph"] (Table of Contents)

The Entertainment Art Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Information to buy a limited edition lithograph honoring Archie's 50th anniversary.

Never Mind (Table of Contents)

Miss Grundy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot; Miss Beazly
Synopsis:
Professor Flutesnoot is very forgetful.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

This is probable a reprint of the story from Archie's Joke Book Magazine (Archie, 1953 series) #53 but needs confirmation.

No-It-All (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie can make any subject sound simple.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

This is probable a reprint of the story from Archie's Joke Book Magazine (Archie, 1953 series) #53 but needs confirmation.

["It's Archie's 50th anniversary fan club offer!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Information on the Archie Fan Club.

Golf Gaff (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Reggie and Archie play miniature golf to determine who gets to help with the party at Veronica's house.
Reprints:
Keywords:
miniature golf

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprinting of this story in Archie & Friends Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #18.

["Turtles Movie II comic book"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

House ad for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle comic.

Across the Plate (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Charley
Synopsis:
Charley improves pitching with a pair of long johns.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Fight Blight (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie and Reggie can't stop fighting.
Reprints:
  • from ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Editor's Notebook / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Topsy-Turvy (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Miss Beazly
Synopsis:
Archie tries to be the model student for one day.
Reprints:
  • from ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Mind Over Matter (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Jenny
Synopsis:
Betty starts wearing a "Think Betty" shirt to subliminally influence Archie to take her to the dance. Naturally Veronica has to top her.
Reprints:

["Archie's checklist"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Order form for Archie back issues.

The World of Jughead (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

6 gags, each with 2 panels per gag.

Keep Out Beaches Clean (Table of Contents)

Archie's Environmental Tip 4 / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Two Little Words (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
The story of Archie and Veronica's breakup, Betty and Reggie's attempt to move in on them, and their reconciliation, all told using only two words of dialogue: "Archie" and "Veronica."
Reprints:

"Earn great prizes or cash" (Table of Contents)

Sales Leadership / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

["How do you build the most secret M:Tron Space Voyager in the galazy?"] (Table of Contents)

Lego / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Curtain Going Up
    Archie
  4. 3. ["The Great Cap'n Crunch Caper"]
    Cap'n Crunch
  5. 4. Petal Patter or Up the Daisy River
    Reggie
  6. 5. Silly Dilly
    Betty
  7. 6. ["Archie Americana Series"]
  8. 7. Lip Sunk
    Archie
  9. 8. ["6-Issue Double Digest Subscription"]
  10. 9. No Problems
    Archie
  11. 10. ["Hey Dude! It's New, It's Cool!"]
    Capri Sun
  12. 11. Super-Market Melodrama
    Betty
  13. 12. Archie's 50th Anniversary Interview Contest!
  14. 13. Partner Patter
    Reggie
  15. 14. ["Little Archie Digest Magazine"]
  16. 15. Tune In on Treachery
    Archie
  17. 16. Frame Game
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. ["Discount 32 page comic subscription"]
  19. 18. ["Don't miss Archie's Riverdale High"]
  20. 19. Sheer Poetry
    Archie
  21. 20. Helpless
    Archie
  22. 21. [Jughead paints a baseball player]
    Jughead Dipsy Doodles
  23. 22. ["Over $80,000 in prizes"]
    Art Instruction Schools
  24. 23. Modern Times
    Sabrina
  25. 24. [Polite Rite]
    Jughead
  26. 25. ["Archie Annual is number one!!!"]
  27. 26. Carnival Capers
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  28. 27. National Defense
    Archie
  29. 28. Follow the Leader
    Josie
  30. 29. ["Betty and Veronica Annual Digest"]
  31. 30. Liberty Haven
    Archie
  32. 31. Handy Dandy
    Jughead
  33. 32. Wag Gag
    Jughead
  34. 33. ["50th Anniversary Collector's Lithograph"]
    The Entertainment Art Company
  35. 34. Never Mind
    Miss Grundy
  36. 35. No-It-All
    Reggie
  37. 36. ["It's Archie's 50th anniversary fan club offer!"]
  38. 37. Golf Gaff
    Reggie
  39. 38. ["Turtles Movie II comic book"]
  40. 39. Across the Plate
    Li'l Jinx's Pal Charley
  41. 40. Fight Blight
    Veronica
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  43. 42. Topsy-Turvy
    Archie
  44. 43. [no title indexed]
    Archie Presents Previews
  45. 44. Mind Over Matter
    Betty and Veronica
  46. 45. ["Archie's checklist"]
  47. 46. The World of Jughead
    Jughead
  48. 47. Keep Out Beaches Clean
    Archie's Environmental Tip 4
  49. 48. Two Little Words
    Archie
  50. 49. "Earn great prizes or cash"
    Sales Leadership
  51. 50. [no title indexed]
  52. 51. ["How do you build the most secret M:Tron Space Voyager in the galazy?"]
    Lego
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Peter Croome