(August 1999)

Archie, 1974 Series
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Price:
1.99 USD; 2.39 CAD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
8 times a year in Jan., April, 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:
00912846852551
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard US digest size
Paper Stock:
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Keywords:
beaches; oceans; swimsuits

["Get caught up in the magic..."] (Table of Contents)

Minstrel Books / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Sabrina prose books.

A Day to Forget (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Hal Smith (credited)
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Frank Gagliardo (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie is supposed to spend the day with Betty but he keeps forgetting various things.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Oreo / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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?
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?
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?
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?
Letters:
typeset

Recycled Blame (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Matin
Synopsis:
Archie, Betty and Veronica go bicycling but have one breakdown after another.

["Sonic checklist"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Checklist of Sonic back issues available from Archie Comics.

The Right Card (Table of Contents)

Midge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Midge gets a ride to the greeting card store from Reggie, an act of generosity he comes to regret.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

No credits printed in this digest, credits from the index of the original printing.

On the Road Again (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Golliher
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Jellybean; Gladys Jones; Forsythe Jones; Aunt Iris
Synopsis:
The Jones family travels to the grandparents house for a family reunion.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

No credits in this digest, credits taken from the credits printed in Jughead Double Digest #179.

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

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

Script:
?
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?
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?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

House ad for the Archie Comics website.

["Subscribe Today and $ave"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

House ad for Archie Comics subscriptions.

Some Girls Have All the Brains (Table of Contents)

Dilton / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Golliher
Pencils:
Dan Parent
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dilton Doiley; Danni; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Deborah
Synopsis:
Dilton goes to Reggie and Archie for advice on how to meet the new girl in school.
Reprints:

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

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

House ad for Cheryl Blossom comics.

Monkey Business (Table of Contents)

Katy Keene's Sister Melissa / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Melissa; Janey
Synopsis:
The monkeys at the zoo remind Melissa of her friends.

Now You See Her Now You Don't! (Table of Contents)

Gravestone Heights 91313 / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sabrina; Chip; Cleara; Aunt Hilda; Eyeda
Synopsis:
Sabrina uses her magic to change bodies with Cleara for a day.

Rainy Day For Two! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie and Veronica share an umbrella much to Betty's dismay.
Reprints:

The Party Favor (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Veronica Lidge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Ethel Muggs; Dilton Doiley; Rumpston Lodge
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge takes the gang to Paris to celebrate Veronica's birthday. Rumpston Lodge, Veronica's cousin, tries to get even with Archie for Archie getting him in trouble when they were kids. At first Reggie is his accomplice but Rumpston is to evil for Reggie and Reggie turns the tables.
Keywords:
Paris

Indexer Notes

Two part story, part two titled: "Arch Enemies".

["Sabrina Back Issues"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

House ad for Sabrina back issues.

["It's time to rock with... Josie and the Pussycats"] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? [as Zanne]
Inks:
Nelson Riberio (credited)
Colors:
?

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Josie reprints.

If The Spirit Moves You (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:
teen
Characters:
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown; Alexander Cabot; Mr. Cabot
Synopsis:
The Pussycats set about exposing a charlatan psychic who has gotten his hooks into Mr. Cabot.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

No credits listed in this digest, credits here come from the credits in the original printing.

I Won't Eat It!!! (Table of Contents)

Melody / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Rod Ollerenshaw
Pencils:
Rod Ollerenshaw
Inks:
Rod Ollerenshaw
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Melody Valentine
Synopsis:
Word puzzle with a food theme.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Victor Gorelick
Letters:
typeset

Gone Fishin' (Table of Contents)

Jughead / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead on the bank fishing while a pair of raccoon steal his fish.

["Betty & Veronica Summer Fun #6"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for Betty & Veronica Summer Fun #6.

Our Spider, Have You Spied Her? (Table of Contents)

Gravestone Heights 91313 / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sabrina; Eyeda; Jerome; Cleara; Dr. Frankenstern
Synopsis:
Dr. Frankenstern turns the school mascot into a giant spider.

["Night Into Dreams Mini-Series"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for two Night Into Dreams mini-series.

The Victory (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Alison Flood
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Coach Clayton; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mrs. Clayton; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis:
Learning from Veronica that Betty swims better when she's angry, Coach Clayton conspires with Veronica, Archie and Jughead to make Betty furious before the big Swim Meet.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Band Together (Table of Contents)

Archie & Friends / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Golliher; Dan Parent
Pencils:
Dan Parent
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; The Croutons (a local band); Mr. Steadman (a producer for Mad Dog Records)
Synopsis:
Inspired by a local group, Archie and the gang reform the band under the name "Pearl Jelly." They then score a gig where a record producer will be at, but Reggie sabotages the group in order to get a solo contract.
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Indexer Notes

The story is told in two parts: Part One (6 pages) and Part 2 (5 pages). The new names for the Archies include Pearl Jelly (a homage to Pearl Jam) and Smashing Cumquats (a homage to the Smashing Pumpkins).

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

["Sonic Super Special #10"] (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 #10.

["Archie's Grab Bag Offer"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

House ad for random Archie issues.

Friendly Filcher (Table of Contents)

Betty's Diary / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
When Archie's dashboard charm disappears from his car, he and Betty immediately suspect the just departed Reggie.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

House ad for subscriptions to Archie digests.

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

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

["Where have all the cookies gone?"] (Table of Contents)

Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["Get caught up in the magic..."]
    Minstrel Books
  3. 2. A Day to Forget
    Archie
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Oreo
  5. 4. Recycled Blame
    Archie
  6. 5. ["Sonic checklist"]
  7. 6. The Right Card
    Midge
  8. 7. On the Road Again
    Jughead
  9. 8. ["Archie Comics Online Rocks"]
  10. 9. ["Subscribe Today and $ave"]
  11. 10. Some Girls Have All the Brains
    Dilton
  12. 11. ["Cheryl Blossom Special Offer"]
  13. 12. Monkey Business
    Katy Keene's Sister Melissa
  14. 13. Now You See Her Now You Don't!
    Gravestone Heights 91313
  15. 14. Rainy Day For Two!
    Archie
  16. 15. The Party Favor
    Veronica
  17. 16. ["Sabrina Back Issues"]
  18. 17. ["It's time to rock with... Josie and the Pussycats"]
  19. 18. If The Spirit Moves You
    Josie
  20. 19. I Won't Eat It!!!
    Melody
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  22. 21. Gone Fishin'
    Jughead
  23. 22. ["Betty & Veronica Summer Fun #6"]
  24. 23. Our Spider, Have You Spied Her?
    Gravestone Heights 91313
  25. 24. ["Night Into Dreams Mini-Series"]
  26. 25. The Victory
    Betty And Veronica
  27. 26. Band Together
    Archie & Friends
  28. 27. ["Sonic Super Special #10"]
  29. 28. ["Archie's Grab Bag Offer"]
  30. 29. Friendly Filcher
    Betty's Diary
  31. 30. ["Archie's Digest Subscription Offer"]
  32. 31. ["You can earn prizes or cash"]
    Olympia Sales Club
  33. 32. ["Where have all the cookies gone?"]
    Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne