(March 1994)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price:
1.75 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
6 times a year in Jan, Mar, Jun, Jul, Sep and Nov
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode:
009128468501 26
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Digest size
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

ISSN: 1059-1877


["How's your focus, Arch!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Keywords:
skiing

[More Fun Than a Barrel of Abu's] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Capcom / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Wrong Impression (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Hal Smith (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited); Nanci Dakesian (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Hot Dog; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Two aliens come to conquer Earth and one takes the shape of Reggie Mantle, but when everybody abuses Reggie the aliens decide it isn't worth the hassle and leave.
Keywords:
alien; alien invasion; UFO

Late Date (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica keeps Archie waiting while she shops for clothes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Mad Memento! (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis:
Sabrina finds an antique doll house.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Heads Up!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Acclaim / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Only Thing To Do! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx is having one of those days, so she goes back to bed.
Reprints:

Neat Feat (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie is oblivious to noise when studying.
Reprints:

[Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Special] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Three's a Crowd (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Ethel Muggs; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty is an usher at a movie theatre and crashes Archie and Veronica's date.
Reprints:
Keywords:
50's diner; waitress

Indexer Notes

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

[Konami just took your favorite shows off TV] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Konami / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Winner Takes All (Table of Contents)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Veronica has two tickets to a rock concert and decides to take either Archie or Reggie, whomever impresses her the most during a hockey game.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hockey

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #248, no credits listed in this digest.

The Patient Patient (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Ms. Haggly; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy and Ms. Haggly compete for the affections of a sick Mr. Weatherbee.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #25, no credits listed in this digest.

Archie Super Saver Subscriptions (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Snow Snafu (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead opts out of a ski resort.
Reprints:
Keywords:
ski resort; skiing

[TMNT Classics Digest Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[TMNT the Movie III] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Colleen Scene (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
Archie digs getting put in the back for punishment.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie Trading Card Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Chore Corps (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead paint a hallway.

Space Music (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Svenson; Mr. Weatherbee; Professor Flutesnoot; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
Svenson finds a cassette tape that is twisted and playing backwards, Professor Flutesnoot mistakes it for a signal from outer space.

[Special Giant Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Flag Run Folly (Table of Contents)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Al; Marty; Coach Clayton
Synopsis:
Archie and Chuck are in a cross-country ski race against two guys from Wilson High.
Reprints:
Keywords:
skiing

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

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

[Archie's Lucky 13 Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Small Change (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:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Charley
Synopsis:
Charley got his change in pennies.

Phrase Phase (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Mrs. Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead's mom asks him to "run" an errand.
Reprints:

Talk Balk (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Synopsis:
Archie has a sore throat.
Reprints:

[TMNT Universe 3-Issue Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Tool Fool (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Dilton Doiley: Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie plans to use his calculator to do his homework.
Reprints:
Keywords:
calculator

Indexer Notes

The last panel appears to be relettered.

At Your Convenience (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Lisa Vignali
Synopsis:
Archie gets a job at a convenience store to meet a girl.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #238, no credits listed in this digest.

Handy Andy (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Reggie gives Moose a candy bar.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The year has been changed in the second panel from the original printing.

[Keep Your Shirt On] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Nothing to It! (Table of Contents)

Dilton / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Tim Kennedy
Inks:
Rod Ollerenshaw
Colors:
?
Letters:
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Dilton takes his drivers test without his glasses.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie's Funhouse Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #11, no credits listed in this digest.

[Just can't get that CRUNCH out of your head!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Captain Crunch cereal / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Uneven Steven (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica is perfectly willing to admit she's right if Archie will admit he's wrong.
Reprints:
Keywords:
argument

Oak by Me (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty swoons over movie star Hab Tunter.
Reprints:
Keywords:
movies

Indexer Notes

"Hab Tunter" is a twist on actor Tab Hunter.

A Medal for Archie (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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Hal Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Archie has been sneaking out of the house to study for his history test with Betty.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #237, no credits listed in this digest.

[Hang around with Archie and the girls!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Jughead, what is the main use of cowhide??"] (Table of Contents)

Miss Grundy Pin-Up / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy asks Jughead what the main use of cowhide is.
Reprints:

Champ Scamp (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
After spreading rumors about Archie, Reggie is upset that Veronica still took him to the dance.

[Catch me if you can!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

A Word to the Unwise (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Moose's lack of knowledge of the meaning of the word "doldrums" leads to mass confusion, Mr. Weatherbee and Miss Grundy give him a dictionary.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Pals 'n' Gals Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Americana Series] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Space Spoof (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Jughead drinks a Space Cola and blasts off like a rocket.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from Jughead and Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #10, no credits listed in this digest.

Bagging the Limit (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Chuck Clayton; Dilton Doiley; Alisa; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie wears a leaf bag and a sombrero to school in the rain so he won't ruin the sweater Veronica gave him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
sombrero

Indexer Notes

Credits confirmed against the credits printed in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #238, no credits listed in this digest.

[Earn Cash and Great Prizes] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Sales Leadership / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Break the Spell] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Sega; Sunsoft / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Gimme a break...] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Kit-Kat / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["How's your focus, Arch!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [More Fun Than a Barrel of Abu's]
    Capcom
  3. 2. The Wrong Impression
    Archie
  4. 3. Late Date
    Veronica
  5. 4. Mad Memento!
    Sabrina
  6. 5. [Heads Up!]
    Acclaim
  7. 6. Only Thing To Do!
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. Neat Feat
    Archie
  9. 8. [Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Special]
  10. 9. Three's a Crowd
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. [Konami just took your favorite shows off TV]
    Konami
  12. 11. Winner Takes All
    Archie and the Gang
  13. 12. The Patient Patient
    Mr. Weatherbee
  14. 13. Archie Super Saver Subscriptions
  15. 14. Snow Snafu
    Jughead
  16. 15. [TMNT Classics Digest Offer]
  17. 16. [TMNT the Movie III]
  18. 17. Colleen Scene
    Archie
  19. 18. [Archie Trading Card Offer]
  20. 19. Chore Corps
    Archie
  21. 20. Space Music
    Archie and the Gang
  22. 21. [Special Giant Offer]
  23. 22. Flag Run Folly
    Archie and the Gang
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  25. 24. [Archie's Lucky 13 Offer]
  26. 25. Small Change
    Li'l Jinx's Pal Charley
  27. 26. Phrase Phase
    Jughead
  28. 27. Talk Balk
    Archie
  29. 28. [TMNT Universe 3-Issue Offer]
  30. 29. Tool Fool
    Archie
  31. 30. At Your Convenience
    Archie
  32. 31. Handy Andy
    Moose
  33. 32. [Keep Your Shirt On]
  34. 33. Nothing to It!
    Dilton
  35. 34. [Just can't get that CRUNCH out of your head!]
    Captain Crunch cereal
  36. 35. Uneven Steven
    Veronica
  37. 36. Oak by Me
    Archie
  38. 37. A Medal for Archie
    Archie
  39. 38. [Hang around with Archie and the girls!]
  40. 39. ["Jughead, what is the main use of cowhide??"]
    Miss Grundy Pin-Up
  41. 40. Champ Scamp
    Reggie
  42. 41. [Catch me if you can!]
  43. 42. A Word to the Unwise
    Betty and Veronica
  44. 43. [Pals 'n' Gals Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  45. 44. [Archie Americana Series]
  46. 45. Space Spoof
    Jughead
  47. 46. Bagging the Limit
    Archie
  48. 47. [Earn Cash and Great Prizes]
    Sales Leadership
  49. 48. [Break the Spell]
    Sega; Sunsoft
  50. 49. [Gimme a break...]
    Kit-Kat
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Dan Stevenson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregg Whitmore
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