(May 2005)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price:
2.39 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
9 times a year in Jan., Feb., May, June, July, Sept., Oct., Nov. and Dec.
On-sale date:
2005-03-30
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode:
762816468503 21511
Editing:
Nelson Ribeiro; Victor Gorelick
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Digest size
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

On-Sale date from house as in this issue.


["What's the saddest tragedy you've ever read?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks:
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Keywords:
gas station

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie #287

[Let it Rip!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Beyblade / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Y & Z Games (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks:
Al Nickerson (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doily; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton; Coach Kleats
Synopsis:
Going beyond the X Games, the Y and Z Games take school activities and turn them into sports.

[Danger on the High Seas!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

NeoPets / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Wrestle Maniacs (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Bob Smith
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Freezing Cold Stu Iceberg
Synopsis:
A wrestler helps Archie and Reggie when Reggie's car breaks down.
Reprints:
Keywords:
professional wrestling

Indexer Notes

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

[Power Rangers SPD] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

ABC; Disney / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["How come Archie never holds the door open for me?!?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie never holds the door for Betty.
Reprints:

All Washed Up! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
When Archie can't pay for a meal, he and Betty are forced to wash dishes to pay their bill.

[There's a new snack in Gotham City] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Batman Fruit Snacks / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

List and Found (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie finds a note to clean up his room while looking for something in his room.
Reprints:

Ploy Plight (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Bob Smith
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Denise; Mr. Weatherbee; Superintendent Hassle; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis:
Dilton enlists Archie's help to try and attract girls.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Kim Possible Movie] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Disney Channel / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Deduction Prouction (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie, Reggie and Jughead pool their money together to eat at a Chinese restaurant.
Keywords:
Chinese food

[The Scooby-Doo Movie] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Nickalodeon / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tank Commander (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie discovers a plot to sabotage Mr. Lodge's collection of prize tropical fish.
Reprints:
Keywords:
tropical fish

Indexer Notes

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

[The Suite Life of Zack and Cody] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Disney Channel / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Plant Chant (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mrs. Mantle
Synopsis:
Reggie tries to trick Archie into thinking Dilton's plant experiments are talking, but the tables get turned.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Highland Spirit (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Holly Golightly
Pencils:
Holly Golightly
Inks:
John Costanza
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Cheryl Blossom; Mary Andrews; Archie Andrews; Jason Blossom; Brigit; Sharon Blossom; Aubrey Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie and his mother travel to Scotland with Cheryl and her mother and brother. While there, Archie and Cheryl help the ghosts of two of their ancestors reunite.
Reprints:
Keywords:
ghosts; golf; Scotland

Indexer Notes

Credits from the printing in B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 2011 series) #233, no credits listed in this digest.

[New Digests on Sale] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Punch Bunch (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie practices his boxing to help the girls charity event.
Keywords:
boxing

[Archie's Find Your Name in Print] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

The Wind Bag (Table of Contents)

Life With Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Veronica has to cancel a date with Archie so she can help her father at the office, but Archie, expecting to be bored on his own, soon finds his car filled with girls.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Now you can order all three of our classic adventure trade paperbacks] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Window Dummy (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Angelo Decesare
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Bob Smith
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Glover
Synopsis:
Archie is put in charge of Mr. Glover's window display.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

The Chance of Romance (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Barbara Slate
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Motivated by a desire for more romance in their lives, Betty and Veronica separately begin working on Archie.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

["Here's a riddle for you!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Find the phrase puzzle with a baseball theme.

Archie's 2004 Collector Sets (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Yo-Yo Guy (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie plays with a yo-yo while waiting for Veronica, but its Mr. Lodge who proves to the master of the stringed toy.
Reprints:
Keywords:
yo-yo

Indexer Notes

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

[The Adventures of Little Archie] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Hook. Line, and Sunk (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Bob Smith
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Coach Clayton; Jughead Jones; Professor Flutesnoot; Miss Grundy; Coach Kleats; Miss Haggly; Ms. Beazly
Synopsis:
When Archie tells Mr. Weatherbee that fishing relieves stress, Mr. Weatherbee takes the entire faculty on a fishing trip.
Reprints:
Keywords:
fishing

Indexer Notes

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

The Command Center (Table of Contents)

Archie & Friends / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rex Lindsey
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
The gang helps Archie organize his room so everything will be within reach while he is laid up with a broken leg.
Keywords:
cast; foosball table; homework

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

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

Club Kids (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils:
? [as Kennedy] (credited)
Inks:
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Chuck Clayton; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Ethel Muggs; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Superintendent Hassle
Synopsis:
After the girls tell the guys they have no culture, they show up to school dressed as cavemen.

[You can win your own private island] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Campbells Soup / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Save the Day!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Incredibles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["What's the saddest tragedy you've ever read?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [Let it Rip!]
    Beyblade
  3. 2. The Y & Z Games
    Archie
  4. 3. [Danger on the High Seas!]
    NeoPets
  5. 4. Wrestle Maniacs
    Archie
  6. 5. [Power Rangers SPD]
    ABC; Disney
  7. 6. ["How come Archie never holds the door open for me?!?"]
    Archie Pin Up
  8. 7. All Washed Up!
    Archie
  9. 8. [There's a new snack in Gotham City]
    Batman Fruit Snacks
  10. 9. List and Found
    Archie
  11. 10. Ploy Plight
    Archie
  12. 11. [Kim Possible Movie]
    Disney Channel
  13. 12. Deduction Prouction
    Archie
  14. 13. [The Scooby-Doo Movie]
    Nickalodeon
  15. 14. Tank Commander
    Archie
  16. 15. [The Suite Life of Zack and Cody]
    Disney Channel
  17. 16. Plant Chant
    Archie and the Gang
  18. 17. [Archie's Digest Subscription Offer]
  19. 18. Highland Spirit
    Archie
  20. 19. [New Digests on Sale]
  21. 20. Punch Bunch
    Archie
  22. 21. [Archie's Find Your Name in Print]
  23. 22. The Wind Bag
    Life With Archie
  24. 23. [Now you can order all three of our classic adventure trade paperbacks]
  25. 24. Window Dummy
    Archie
  26. 25. [Archie's Subscription Offer]
  27. 26. The Chance of Romance
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. ["Here's a riddle for you!"]
    Archie
  29. 28. Archie's 2004 Collector Sets
  30. 29. Yo-Yo Guy
    Veronica
  31. 30. [The Adventures of Little Archie]
  32. 31. Hook. Line, and Sunk
    Archie
  33. 32. The Command Center
    Archie & Friends
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  35. 34. Club Kids
    Archie
  36. 35. [You can win your own private island]
    Campbells Soup
  37. 36. [Save the Day!]
    Incredibles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Peter Croome