(March 1999)

Archie, 1974 Series
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Price:
1.95 USD; 2.19 CAD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
8 times a year in Jan., Mar., May, July, Aug., Oct., Nov. and Dec.
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode:
07189646852647
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard US digest size
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rex Lindsey (signed)
Inks:
Rex Lindsey (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Keywords:
ping pong

["Archie Comics Online Rocks"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for the Archie Comics website.

Inside front cover.

Capsule Caper (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks:
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors:
Frank Gagliardo (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Svenson; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica bury a time capsule in Veronica's back yard.
Keywords:
time capsule

Katy Keene Fan Art (Table of Contents)

Katy Keene / activity / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?
Colors:
?

Indexer Notes

Three fan submitted drawings of Katy Keene.

["T-riffic T-shirt Offer!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for Archie t-shirts.

Bad News And Good News (Table of Contents)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Golliher ?
Pencils:
Bill Golliher ?
Inks:
Bill Golliher ?
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Bad news/good news scenarios on a skiing trip with Archie and the gang.
Reprints:
Keywords:
skiing

Indexer Notes

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

Snow Suit (Table of Contents)

Dilton / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
Dilton tests his latest invention, a suit that keeps him warm during a cold winter day.

["Archie Americana Series"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for the Archie Americana series.

Now 'Ear This! (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
Characters:
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx finds a way to keep her ears warm.

Myth America (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Gaston the chef; Smithers the butler; Jimbo the keyboardist
Synopsis:
Veronica decides she's going to win the Miss America pageant. Now she has to find a talent she can perform in the pageant.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

"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:

"Six-issue Comic Book Subscriptions" (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Subscription information for various Archie titles.

Clean Scene (Table of Contents)

Sabrina the Teenage Witch / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis:
Sabrina uses her magic to clean her room.

Job Jibe (Table of Contents)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Puzzle page

Foxy Proxy (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Moore
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Reggie gets the coach to send Archie to a meeting as a proxy for him, so Reggie can take Archie's place with Veronica at a dance. But Veronica is sick, so Jughead chooses Midge to be her proxy for the dance. A terrified Reggie tries to explain to Moose that he's really just dating Midge as a proxy for Archie, and when that doesn't seem to work, he pays Jughead to be his proxy when Moose gets back.
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Indexer Notes

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

A Plus Fuss (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
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Halliday
Synopsis:
Jinx brings home her report card.

Indexer Notes

Probably from Archie's Pals 'n' Gals #44 but needs confirmation.

["Cheryl Blossom Special Offer"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for Cheryl Blossom back issues.

Boot Camp (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers the butler; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Veronica refuses to wear practical galoshes into a snowstorm because she finds them ugly.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Pepper Upper (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
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis:
Greg's soup needs just a little pepper.

Digest-ions! (Table of Contents)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Trivia contest.

Tale of Travail (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty won't leave the ski lodge without Archie.
Reprints:

An Artful Dodger (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Brandon Kastupi; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Chuck bumps into famous abstract artist Brandon Kastupi, who hires him and the rest of the gang to help him paint his pictures.

The Origin of Black Jack (Table of Contents)

Know Your Heroes! / public service announcement / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Castiglia (credited)
Pencils:
James Fry (credited)
Inks:
Andrew Pepoy (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

PSA about memorizing important emergency phone numbers.

Clean Scene (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis:
Sabrina uses magic to make her small enough to clean her doll house like it is a real house.

Checkmate (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Bolling (credited)
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks:
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee; Fleming Oddrodd; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
Veronica is the temporary editor of the school paper and tries to prevent Betty from getting an interview with soap opera star Fleming Oddrodd.

Smithers, Go Home! (Table of Contents)

Smithers / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Smithers

Indexer Notes

Fill in the missing word puzzle.

Mirror Magic (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis:
Sabrina got a magic mirror for her birthday.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Victor Gorelick
Letters:
typeset

Veronica's Fashion Circus! (Table of Contents)

Veronica / filler / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Characters:
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Fashion page.

I Dream of Genie! (Table of Contents)

Betty / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Betty Cooper
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the phrase puzzle.

Perfect Picture (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mrs. Walters; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica befriend an older woman fallen on hard times whose deceased husband was an animation artist on "Crazy Crow" cartoons back in the forties.
Reprints:

Archie's Hometown Heroes (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Nelson Ribeiro
Letters:
typeset

["This paper on diet and nutrition is very interesting!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Flutesnoot; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Beazly
Synopsis:
Professor Flutesnoot is reading a paper about obesity being hereditary.

[Sonic Checklist] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for Sonic back issues.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Awesome Forsome / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
the Awesome Foursome [Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Coach Clayton; Professor Flutesnoot]
Synopsis:
The origin of the Awesome Foursome is recapped.

The Inspection (Table of Contents)

Faculty Funnies / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Pat Kennedy
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
superhero; teen
Characters:
the Awesome Foursome [Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Coach Clayton; Professor Flutesnoot]; Mr. Svenson; Mr. Krochity; Ophelia Hammly; Mr. Grimley; Archie Andrews; Superintendent Hassle; Jughead Jones (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo)
Synopsis:
The Awesome Foursome use their superpowers to help pass a district inspection of Riverdale High.
Reprints:

["Sonic Super Special #8"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for Sonic Super Special #8.

["Archie's Holiday Fun Digest #3"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for Archie's Holiday Fun Digest magazine.

Ah Beans (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks:
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Midge turns Veronica onto the Beany Brainy collectible stuffed animal craze.

Indexer Notes

Beany Brainys are a parody of the Beany Babies stuffed animals.

["Six Issue Digest Subscriptions"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad with information for Archie Digest subscriptions.

["Sabrina the Teenage Witch Books"] (Table of Contents)

Archway Paperbacks / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for Sabrina prose novels.

["You can earn prizes or cash"] (Table of Contents)

Olympia Sales Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Archie Comics Online Rocks"]
  3. 2. Capsule Caper
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Katy Keene Fan Art
    Katy Keene
  5. 4. ["T-riffic T-shirt Offer!"]
  6. 5. Bad News And Good News
    Archie and the Gang
  7. 6. Snow Suit
    Dilton
  8. 7. ["Archie Americana Series"]
  9. 8. Now 'Ear This!
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. Myth America
    Betty And Veronica
  11. 10. "Jughead, what is the main use of cowhide??"
    Miss Grundy Pin-Up
  12. 11. "Six-issue Comic Book Subscriptions"
  13. 12. Clean Scene
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  14. 13. Job Jibe
    Veronica
  15. 14. Foxy Proxy
    Jughead
  16. 15. A Plus Fuss
    Li'l Jinx
  17. 16. ["Cheryl Blossom Special Offer"]
  18. 17. Boot Camp
    Betty And Veronica
  19. 18. Pepper Upper
    Li'l Jinx
  20. 19. Digest-ions!
  21. 20. Tale of Travail
    Betty
  22. 21. An Artful Dodger
    Archie and the Gang
  23. 22. The Origin of Black Jack
    Know Your Heroes!
  24. 23. Clean Scene
    Sabrina
  25. 24. Checkmate
    Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. Smithers, Go Home!
    Smithers
  27. 26. Mirror Magic
    Sabrina
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  29. 28. Veronica's Fashion Circus!
    Veronica
  30. 29. I Dream of Genie!
    Betty
  31. 30. Perfect Picture
    Betty And Veronica
  32. 31. Archie's Hometown Heroes
  33. 32. ["This paper on diet and nutrition is very interesting!"]
    Miss Beazly's Gag Bag
  34. 33. [Sonic Checklist]
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
    The Awesome Forsome
  36. 35. The Inspection
    Faculty Funnies
  37. 36. ["Sonic Super Special #8"]
  38. 37. ["Archie's Holiday Fun Digest #3"]
  39. 38. Ah Beans
    Veronica
  40. 39. ["Six Issue Digest Subscriptions"]
  41. 40. ["Sabrina the Teenage Witch Books"]
    Archway Paperbacks
  42. 41. ["You can earn prizes or cash"]
    Olympia Sales Club
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne