(May 1984)

Archie, 1974 Series
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Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
132
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode:
0271000699752
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard US digest size
Paper Stock:
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

barcode not standard


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Chuck Clayton; Nancy; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Josie and the Pussycats [Josie; Valerie; Melody]

Those Nifty Fifites (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
The Archies [Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge]; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
The gang wants to do the school play about the 1950s, but Mr. Weatherbee suggests the 1920s.
Keywords:
American Graffiti; Great Gatsby

Easy To Please (Table of Contents)

Big Ethel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Big Ethel Muggs
Synopsis:
Big Ethel goes to the Police Station looking for a missing teenage boy.
Reprints:

Astronaut Archie's Maze (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

["How silly of me, Archie!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica dumped all the cherries into the punch bowl.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

daily newspaper strip reprint

The Sport (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Mrs Andrews; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie would rather play baseball than clean his room.

Weary Query (Table of Contents)

Dilton Doiley / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen; math & science
Characters:
Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews (image on TV)
Synopsis:
Dilton describes how television works, but Betty is still stumped.
Reprints:

The Clean Up (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Hartley
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie's mother doesn't want to see Archie's sloppy room again.
Reprints:

Hostest With The Mostest (Table of Contents)

Miss Beazly / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Miss Beazly; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Miss Beazly tries to remake her image by being the cafeteria Maitre D' rather than head lunch lady.
Reprints:

Togetherness (Table of Contents)

Pussycat Capers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alexander Cabot III; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Dancing lessons using a LP.
Reprints:

Big Wheels (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Li'l Jinx's dad; Greg
Synopsis:
Greg builds a car.
Reprints:
  • from ?

The Sure Thing! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie can't sleep.

Friendly Enemies (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Reggie got fingerprints on Moose's essay.

["I read in your coloumn ..."] (Table of Contents)

Dear Josie / letters page / 1.67 pages (report information)

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

[Date of Filing: October1, 1983] (Table of Contents)

Statement of Ownership ... / statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Louis H. Silberkleit
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Close-Up, Inc. is owned by Michael I. Silberkelit and Richard H. Goldwater. Listed as editor is Richard H. Goldwater, and Managing Editor: Michael I. Silberkleit. Total paid circulation over past 12 months is 129,421. Most recent issue: 134,679. Louis H. Silberkleit, business manager.

["I don't see how you can take those soap operas seriously, Mary!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Mrs Andrews likes to watch the soaps...
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

"Archie" daily newspaper strip reprint.

The Sporting Life (Table of Contents)

Dilton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Dilton Doiley; Chuck Clayton; Diane; Coach Clayton
Synopsis:
Inspired by a beautiful girl, Dilton wants to be an athlete.

Miss Grundy - Buy-buy? (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

That Dumb Moose (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Reprints:

Pop's Pot (Table of Contents)

Archie's Dad / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Mr Andrews; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Mr Andrews is overweight.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Archie's dad weighs 189.5 pounds.

Fast Fashion (Table of Contents)

Alexandra / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Josie; Valerie: Alan M.; Alexander Cabot II; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis:
Alexandra gets her new exclusive designer outfit flown in from Paris, only to discover that Josie and Valerie have identical outfits.
Reprints:

Beastly Bowman! (Table of Contents)

A.R.C.H.I.E. As The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Bob White
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino

Genre:
humor; teen; adventure
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; the Bowman
Synopsis:
C.R.U.S.H. agent The Bowman shoots V.E.R.O.N.I.C.A. with one of his mind-controlling arrows and forces her to help him steal the reorganization plans for her father's plant.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original story was 13 pages.

"Zowie!" (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Svenson
Synopsis:
What kind of cars do they drive in Sweden?
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Archie newspaper strip daily

Kennel Klub Kostume (Table of Contents)

Katy Keene / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woggon (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Woggon (signed)
Inks:
Bill Woggon (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Woggon ?

Mrroww (Table of Contents)

Katy Keene / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Woggon (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Woggon (signed)
Inks:
Bill Woggon
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Woggon

Re-Re-Run (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
L'l Jinx; Li'l Jinx's dad
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx is watching tv.
Reprints:

Laugh! These Are the Jokes! (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:

Male Call (Table of Contents)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Mario Acquaviva
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Sheila Smythe
Synopsis:
Sampson says that Samantha has been seeing too much of the wimpy Bingo and that she should date some boys who are more muscular and aggressive. So she hooks up with some muscular, aggressive boys who nearly wreck the house.
Reprints:

He Auto Know! (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Join And Enjoy! (Table of Contents)

Pussycat Capers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alexander Cabot III; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis:
The girls are asked to take part in a scientific study.
Reprints:

Top Secret (Table of Contents)

Lil Jinx / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Li'l Jinx's dad
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx is now the treasurer.
Reprints:

Patriotic Pup (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dexter Taylor
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor
Inks:
Dexter Taylor
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dexter Taylor

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Moose Mason; Sheldon Broadbeam; Spotty
Synopsis:
The kids have to dress their pets based on the country they came from, and Little Archie doesn't know what his dog should wear, since "Spotty's all kinds of dogs."
Reprints:

The Song is Ended! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Bob White
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Bobby Baron; Sinister Sid
Synopsis:
Sinister Sid, a villain with an all-consuming hatred of music ("It's all-consuming, you know!"), creates a special smog that has the power to destroy music. Soon no one can sing or play or even remember what music sounds like. The Archies set off on a magic carpet ride to find this "music-napper" and end his anti-melodic reign of terror.
Reprints:
Keywords:
rock music

Indexer Notes

Songs referred to in this story include "Birth of the Blues," "What's New," "That Old Black Magic," "Bill," "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing," "Blues In the Night," "Ol' Man River," "Without a Song," "Bye Bye Birdie," "The Sound of Music," "The Star-Spangled Banner," "Stranger In Paradise," "I Don't Want To Set the World On Fire," and "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever."

Part of a series of surreal "Archies" stories influenced by The Monkees and the Beatles' "Help!"

Small Medium (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Hartley ?
Pencils:
Al Hartley
Inks:
Al Hartley ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Al Hartley ?

Genre:
humor; teen
Synopsis:
Betty is to have Archie take her to Veronica's house, but Betty's mother gets her a job sitting instead.

Wire Service (Table of Contents)

Chuck Clayton / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
?
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Chuck Clayton; Floyd Clayton; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Chuck is using his father's office at school as a phone and mail drop so he doesn't miss any important communications from girls.
Reprints:

["Veronica, aren't you ready yet?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen

A Plug For the Band (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Sabrina; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
When Veronica comes down with a cold, Sabrina takes her place when The Archies play at a school dance.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
supernatural

The Call (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie gets a call from the President.

["Mary, you've been on your feet all day!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen

Indexer Notes

Archie daily newspaper strip reprint

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  2. 1. Those Nifty Fifites
    Archie and the Gang
  3. 2. Easy To Please
    Big Ethel
  4. 3. Astronaut Archie's Maze
  5. 4. ["How silly of me, Archie!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  6. 5. The Sport
    Archie
  7. 6. Weary Query
    Dilton Doiley
  8. 7. The Clean Up
    Archie
  9. 8. Hostest With The Mostest
    Miss Beazly
  10. 9. Togetherness
    Pussycat Capers
  11. 10. Big Wheels
    Li'l Jinx
  12. 11. The Sure Thing!
    Archie
  13. 12. Friendly Enemies
    Moose
  14. 13. ["I read in your coloumn ..."]
    Dear Josie
  15. 14. [Date of Filing: October1, 1983]
    Statement of Ownership ...
  16. 15. ["I don't see how you can take those soap operas seriously, Mary!"]
    Archie's Pop Gag Bag
  17. 16. The Sporting Life
    Dilton
  18. 17. Miss Grundy - Buy-buy?
  19. 18. That Dumb Moose
    Reggie
  20. 19. Pop's Pot
    Archie's Dad
  21. 20. Fast Fashion
    Alexandra
  22. 21. Beastly Bowman!
    A.R.C.H.I.E. As The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
  23. 22. "Zowie!"
    Mr. Svenson Gag Bag
  24. 23. Kennel Klub Kostume
    Katy Keene
  25. 24. Mrroww
    Katy Keene
  26. 25. Re-Re-Run
    Li'l Jinx
  27. 26. Laugh! These Are the Jokes!
    Mr. Weatherbee
  28. 27. Male Call
    That Wilkin Boy
  29. 28. He Auto Know!
  30. 29. Join And Enjoy!
    Pussycat Capers
  31. 30. Top Secret
    Lil Jinx
  32. 31. Patriotic Pup
    Little Archie
  33. 32. The Song is Ended!
    The Archies
  34. 33. Small Medium
    Betty
  35. 34. Wire Service
    Chuck Clayton
  36. 35. ["Veronica, aren't you ready yet?"]
    Veronica's Gag Bag
  37. 36. A Plug For the Band
    Sabrina
  38. 37. The Call
    Betty
  39. 38. ["Mary, you've been on your feet all day!"]
    Archie's Pop Gag Bag
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne