(March 1980)

Archie, 1974 Series
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Price:
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD
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

Issue Notes

Indicia says "Single copies 75¢ U.S.A. Canada and Foreign 95¢"


["I don't like the sound of this engine!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Li'l Jinx; Little Archie; Josie

The First 100 Years (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Witch; Handsome Prince [Archie]; Dilton Dolly
Synopsis:
Years ago in a land of mythical legends, wicked queen Veronica puts out a contract on Betty by paying off a witch.
Reprints:

Dumb Animal (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Hot Dog; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Hot Dog outsmarts Veronica after she calls him a dumb dog.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

There have been at least two other Hot Dog stories over the years with the exact same title.

["Arch, Veronica called. She wants you to drive over to her uncle's place in Hillsboro----"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead; Archie Andrews; Veronica's Uncle
Reprints:
  • from Archie newspaper strip (December 10, 1976) ?

The Uncontrollable (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Professor Flutesnoot; Miss Beazly; Mr. Weatherbee
Reprints:

Sports Figure (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats; Betty Cooper; Big Moose
Synopsis:
After Reggie outclasses Archie in several sporting activities, Betty gets Big Moose to give him a dose of his own medicine.
Reprints:

["If anyone from the school board calls, tell him I'm not in!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Swenson
Reprints:
  • from ?

Aimless Anger (Table of Contents)

Sabrina the Teenage Witch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Sabrina; Cousin Ambrose; Aunt Hilda; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Sabrina accidentally casts a spell on herself that changes her hair to tangled wire and adds an ugly dimple to her nose
Reprints:

Take a Message! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Li'l Jinx's Dad
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx forgets an envelope that her dad wanted her to mail for him.
Reprints:

Pop Tate- A Big Problem (Table of Contents)

Pop Tate / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Fill in the blanks to find the humorous sign Pop has put on his store window
Reprints:

["I have to form the class into groups according to the occupations you intend to pursue!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Dilton; Jughead Jones
Reprints:
  • from ?

To Catch a Thief (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Valerie Smith; Alexander Cabot II; Mr. Stiffany; Sergeant Tompkins
Synopsis:
The girls mistakenly think that a man looking for the Cabot's mansion is a thief.
Reprints:

Night Shades (Table of Contents)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Tough Teddy; Willie Wilkin; Buddy Drumhead; Mrs. Wilkin; Rebel
Synopsis:
Teddy reconsiders wearing sunglasses after he sees everyone else wearing them.
Reprints:

["Where was Mr. Weatherbee yesterday?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Miss Beazly; Mr. Weatherbee
Reprints:
  • from Archie newspaper strip (September 28, 1976)

["Katy is enjoying a weekend of winter sports with the Van Ronson family at their winter lodge."] (Table of Contents)

Katy Keene / comic story / 3.35 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Katy Keene; Randy Van Ronson; Leader Kranz; Lem Burger
Synopsis:
Spending time with Randy at his family's winter lodge, Katy goes to sleep and has a dream where she flies to the moon in a rocketship only to wind up in a lunar prison
Reprints:
  • from ?

Katy Rocket Pin-Ups (For Your Collection) (Table of Contents)

Katy Keene / illustration / 0.65 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Katy Keene
Synopsis:
Three pinups
Reprints:
  • from ?

Oh, Doctor (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Miss Gibson; Dilton; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Betty mistakenly thinks she's come down with "Cronelly's Asiatic Sciatica" after reading about the symptons for it.
Reprints:
  • from ?

["Look, Mr. Weatherbee, Mr. Swenson fell asleep watching the educational channel!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Swenson
Reprints:
  • from ?

Mark of the Great (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dexter Taylor
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Joe
Synopsis:
The adults fear for Archie's prospects in the business world after seeing his horrible English test penmanship.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Artist credits from Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #225.

Tanks for the Memory (Table of Contents)

Fauntleroy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Fauntleroy; Super Duck; General Disturbanz; Hound Dog; Hen
Synopsis:
Fauntleroy causes havoc after the general arrives to see Super Duck's secret chemical formulas.
Reprints:

Sabrina's Word Puzzle (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Sabrina
Synopsis:
Find Sabrina's list of bewitching words
Reprints:
  • from Sabrina, the Teen-Age Witch #17 ?

["My pen pal Ellen is coming here for a visit! I wonder what she's like?!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Reprints:
  • from ?

Work it Off (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Marty Epp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
A broke Archie gets a job from Pop Tate after being unable to take Veronica to the dance
Reprints:

Charley's Folly (Table of Contents)

Charley Hawse / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse; Russ; Gigi; Greg
Synopsis:
Charlie thinks a snowman is talking to him.
Reprints:
  • from ?

["Aww, Jughead--- why can't you take me seriously?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Big Ethel; Jughead Jones
Reprints:
  • from Archie newspaper strip (March 31, 1976) ?

The Return of the Cat Girl (Table of Contents)

The Jaguar / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
John Rosenberger
Inks:
John Giunta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Cat Girl; The Jaguar [Ralph Hardy]; Mr. Prentiss; The Sphinx
Reprints:

Betty- Make a Wish Maze (Table of Contents)

Betty / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Help Betty find her way to the wish bone.
Reprints:

["Say, Ron, your dad is really a great figure skater!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Reprints:
  • from ?

A Fine, Fine Day! (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Reggie inadvertently inflicts several physical mishaps on Archie.
Reprints:

Don't Let it Bug You (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
While at Veronica's place for a party, the gang thinks Mr. Lodge has finally given up spying on them
Reprints:

["Some girls have competition from another "girl" where their boyfriends are concerned!"] (Table of Contents)

Dear Betty and Veronica / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Six reader letters

Big Fight Tonight (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Clancey; McGurk
Synopsis:
Reggie and Archie wind up fighting each other after judging the state high school boxing championship.
Reprints:

["How's it going, dad? Losing any weight?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Reprints:
  • from ?

Snow Use (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Swenson; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Professor Flutesnoot; Big Ethel (wordless cameo)
Synopsis:
After heavy snowfall Mr. Weatherbee can't decide if the school day should be cancelled.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Over the years there have been at least two other Archie comics stories with the same title.

Stolen Sweets (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Big Moose; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Everyone keeps taking from the box of candy Archie intends to give to Veronica
Reprints:

["Hey Arch, can you cash my check for five dollars?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Reprints:
  • from Archie newspaper strip (March 1, 1976)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["I don't like the sound of this engine!"]
  2. 1. The First 100 Years
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Dumb Animal
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Arch, Veronica called. She wants you to drive over to her uncle's place in Hillsboro----"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  5. 4. The Uncontrollable
    Jughead
  6. 5. Sports Figure
    Reggie
  7. 6. ["If anyone from the school board calls, tell him I'm not in!"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  8. 7. Aimless Anger
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  9. 8. Take a Message!
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. Pop Tate- A Big Problem
    Pop Tate
  11. 10. ["I have to form the class into groups according to the occupations you intend to pursue!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  12. 11. To Catch a Thief
    Josie
  13. 12. Night Shades
    That Wilkin Boy
  14. 13. ["Where was Mr. Weatherbee yesterday?"]
    Miss Grundy Gag Bag
  15. 14. ["Katy is enjoying a weekend of winter sports with the Van Ronson family at their winter lodge."]
    Katy Keene
  16. 15. Katy Rocket Pin-Ups (For Your Collection)
    Katy Keene
  17. 16. Oh, Doctor
    Betty
  18. 17. ["Look, Mr. Weatherbee, Mr. Swenson fell asleep watching the educational channel!"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  19. 18. Mark of the Great
    Little Archie
  20. 19. Tanks for the Memory
    Fauntleroy
  21. 20. Sabrina's Word Puzzle
    Sabrina
  22. 21. ["My pen pal Ellen is coming here for a visit! I wonder what she's like?!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  23. 22. Work it Off
    Archie
  24. 23. Charley's Folly
    Charley Hawse
  25. 24. ["Aww, Jughead--- why can't you take me seriously?"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  26. 25. The Return of the Cat Girl
    The Jaguar
  27. 26. Betty- Make a Wish Maze
    Betty
  28. 27. ["Say, Ron, your dad is really a great figure skater!"]
    Mr. Lodge Gag Bag
  29. 28. A Fine, Fine Day!
    Reggie
  30. 29. Don't Let it Bug You
    Veronica
  31. 30. ["Some girls have competition from another "girl" where their boyfriends are concerned!"]
    Dear Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. Big Fight Tonight
    Archie
  33. 32. ["How's it going, dad? Losing any weight?"]
    Archie's Pop Gag Bag
  34. 33. Snow Use
    Mr. Weatherbee
  35. 34. Stolen Sweets
    Archie
  36. 35. ["Hey Arch, can you cash my check for five dollars?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steven Samuels
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne