(March 1979)

Archie, 1974 Series
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Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
132
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Close-Up, Inc.
Barcode:
0271000699703
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard US digest size
Paper Stock:
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["Have you had your first ski lesson, Archie?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Pep #239

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Snow Fun (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump; Hiram Lodge; Smithers the butler; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
Everyone seems to be into playing in the snow except Veronica, who sees it all as far too juvenile.
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Indexer Notes

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

The Acrobat (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis:
Archie joins the tumbling team, and impresses Mr. Lodge and Smithers with his new ability to flip-flop around the house without breaking anything. Unfortunately he's still as clumsy as ever when he's just walking.
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Indexer Notes

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

["Archie, how can you nose down our ice sculpture in this freezing temperature?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Archie accidentally encases Mr. Weatherbee's car in ice.

Screen Scene (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
A Hollywood studio tries to get Jughead's "typical teenager" opinion on its upcoming movie, "Cycle Queen" starring the beautiful Nanette. Of course Jughead cares more about the studio commissary than the movie.
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Indexer Notes

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

Snow Job (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Hartley
Pencils:
Al Hartley
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Al Hartley

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Betty tells Reggie to look inside himself and figure out why he's so mean to Archie.
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Indexer Notes

This might be the same story that is in Archie Annual Digest (Archie, 1975 series) #63 but needs confirmation.

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

["Archie, what you see is what you get!"] (Table of Contents)

MIss Grundy Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy gives Archie a bad grade.

Devil Woman (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
We're presented with a day in the life of Veronica Lodge, and all the mischief and deviltry she can spread around in eight short hours.
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Indexer Notes

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

Snow Job (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4.25 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Halliday; Jack Frost
Synopsis:
Jinx wants snow so she calls a Jack Frost she finds in the phone book.

Super Duck's Puzzle Page (Table of Contents)

Super Duck / activity / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
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?
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?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

["Sir this is the hottest item I'm selling..."] (Table of Contents)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie tries to sell Mr. Lodge an item to help conserve energy.

A Spell of Shovelling (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters:
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis:
A man sees Sabrina magically making snow disappear, and wants to get her into show business. Aunt Hilda tries to shut him up by turning him into a snowman.
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Indexer Notes

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

Bully For You (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fangs Fogarty; Little Jughead Jones; Miss Plumm
Synopsis:
Fangs Fogarty is always bullying Little Archie, hitting him with snowballs and stealing his lunch, but when Little Archie retaliates, Fangs complains to the teacher. Little Archie realizes that Fangs is really a coward at heart, and comes up with a way to prove that when they have to fight fair, bullies always get "cold feet."
Reprints:
Keywords:
bully

Indexer Notes

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

["Christopher Columbus saw a sign that said, See America First!"] (Table of Contents)

Jughead's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy is not happy with Jughead's report on Christopher Columbus.

The Pack-Rat Rat-Race (Table of Contents)

Super Duck / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Super Duck
Synopsis:
Super Duck is tormented by a pack-rat.

A Winter Wonderland (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Wilbur Wilkins; Linda Moore; Laurie
Synopsis:
Wilbur dates Linda every night for two weeks. Linda finds out Laurie's been out of town skiing. Thinking that's why she's been getting Wilbur's attention, Linda waits to see if he will keep their date for the following day. Wilbur goes to get Linda a box of chocolates. He's told he'll get them for free if he'll deliver some first. After he's delivered the last box his car breaks down. When Wilbur finally shows up at Linda's,she slams the door in his face. Rejected, he takes the candy to Laurie's only to find she is upset with him since he's been spending so much time with Linda.
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["Oh, Arch, Betty sent over a pecan pie for you!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Jughead delivers a pie to Archie.

What Kind of Ghoul Am I (Table of Contents)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis:
Alex gets the Pussycats an audition at Ghostly Estates for someone claiming to be a real live Count. Instead he turns out to be a dead count, a Vampire - and the whole house is full of monsters and ghostly creatures.
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Indexer Notes

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

Frightening Friendship (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Bobby Vance
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica fight over the new boy in class.

["Hooky, you've got to be more career oriented!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Hooky
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee tries to get a student to be more career oriented.

Memories (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Waldo Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis:
Archie's demands from the Board of Education lands him in hot water.
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Faulty Friend (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Mario Acquaviva
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Jughead pretends to not be friends with Archie because of his own faults.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the printing in Jughead Double Digest (Archie, 1989 series) #188, no credits in this digest.

Call Your Shots! (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
The boys throw snow at the girls, who are too weak to retaliate.
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["But those boys aren't learning their Latin!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy finds a way to teach Latin to her students on the hockey team.
Keywords:
hockey

Mr. Justice and the Cosmic Terror (Table of Contents)

Mr. Justice / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Justice [Professor Paul Morse]; the Force Being (also called The Cosmic Terror)
Synopsis:
Mr. Justice saves the city a huge meteorite that threatens to destroy it. But out of the meteor comes a being made of pure force and intent on destroying the city.
Reprints:
Keywords:
meteorite

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Super Duck Fun Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

["Jughead! You were hired to entertain at this party, no eat!"] (Table of Contents)

Jughead's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Jughead was hired to be a magician at Veronica's party.

It's a Gift (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Purdy; Reggie Mantle; Smithers; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie braves a blizzard to deliver a package to Veronica.
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Indexer Notes

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

Cover Girl (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty's parents refuse to allow Betty to wear her miniskirt and mesh stockings and no coat out in twenty degree weather just because Veronica did it.
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Indexer Notes

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

["Pesos, lire, francs and marks!"] (Table of Contents)

Arhcie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie is studying exchange rates.

[Archie Annual #34] (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)

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

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

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Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Have you had your first ski lesson, Archie?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Snow Fun
    Betty And Veronica
  4. 3. The Acrobat
    Archie
  5. 4. ["Archie, how can you nose down our ice sculpture in this freezing temperature?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  6. 5. Screen Scene
    Jughead
  7. 6. Snow Job
    Reggie
  8. 7. ["Archie, what you see is what you get!"]
    MIss Grundy Gag Bag
  9. 8. Devil Woman
    Veronica
  10. 9. Snow Job
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. Super Duck's Puzzle Page
    Super Duck
  12. 11. ["Sir this is the hottest item I'm selling..."]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  13. 12. A Spell of Shovelling
    Sabrina
  14. 13. Bully For You
    Little Archie
  15. 14. ["Christopher Columbus saw a sign that said, See America First!"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  16. 15. The Pack-Rat Rat-Race
    Super Duck
  17. 16. A Winter Wonderland
    Wilbur
  18. 17. ["Oh, Arch, Betty sent over a pecan pie for you!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  19. 18. What Kind of Ghoul Am I
    Josie and the Pussycats
  20. 19. Frightening Friendship
    Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. ["Hooky, you've got to be more career oriented!"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  22. 21. Memories
    Mr. Weatherbee
  23. 22. Faulty Friend
    Jughead
  24. 23. Call Your Shots!
    Little Archie
  25. 24. ["But those boys aren't learning their Latin!"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  26. 25. Mr. Justice and the Cosmic Terror
    Mr. Justice
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Super Duck Fun Page
  28. 27. ["Jughead! You were hired to entertain at this party, no eat!"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  29. 28. It's a Gift
    Archie
  30. 29. Cover Girl
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. ["Pesos, lire, francs and marks!"]
    Arhcie's Gag Bag
  32. 31. [Archie Annual #34]
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
  34. 33. [Archie Digest Offer]
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  • Keith Alan Morgan
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  • Merlin Haas
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