(January 2000)

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:
00912846852554
Editing:
Nelson Ribeiro; Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard US digest size
Paper Stock:
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["Moose is looking more confused lately!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rex W. Lindsey [as RWL] (signed)
Inks:
Rex W. Lindsey [as RWL] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Keywords:
Y2K

Hooray for Y2K (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Frank Gagliardo (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
teen

It's a Steal (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Dick Malmgren
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters:
Aunt Hilda; Sabrina; Harvey
Synopsis:
Garage sale.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index of Sabrina's Holiday Spectacular (Archie, 1994 Series) #2.

Fashion Showdown (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski
Pencils:
Tim Kennedy
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Zeena Vane; Nancy Wilson; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Veronica clashes with a tough-talking new student.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits from original index. No credits printed in digest.

Katy Keene's Fan Designer Page (Table of Contents)

Katy Keene / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Maldonado ?
Inks:
Lou Maldonado ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fashion
Characters:
Katy Keene

Indexer Notes

Page for fans to design outfits for Katy. Art credit based on next page which is signed.

Katy Keene Puzzle Page (Table of Contents)

Katy Keene / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?; Kristina Jones (puzzle)
Pencils:
Lou Maldonado (signed)
Inks:
Lou Maldonado (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fashion
Characters:
Katy Keene

True to Type (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Della The Head Witch
Synopsis:
Sabrina's attempts to help the people of Riverdale with her magic go awry, luckily for her.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index of original issue. No credits printed in digest.

Double Dealer (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle III; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs [Big Ethel]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index of original issue. No credits printed in digest.

Home Ec-Less! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dan Parent
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo; Dan Parent
Inks:
Alison Flood
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Ms. Cooke; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs (cameo)
Synopsis:
Veronica might fail her home economics class since she has trouble cooking a gourmet meal for two for only twenty-five dollars.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index of original issue. No credits printed in digest.

Three Wishes (Table of Contents)

Betty / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?; Khrista Smith (puzzle)
Pencils:
Lou Maldonado (signed)
Inks:
Lou Maldonado (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty
Synopsis:
Word search
Keywords:
genie; wishes

Memorable Junk! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Synopsis:
Betty finds a box of "junk" in her closet but each piece reminds her of a special memory from the past.

Snoop Scoop (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Synopsis:
Sabrina and Hilda find a man examining their garbage for an ecology survey.

Purple Haze (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Jellybean; Cousin Liz; Aunt Sophie
Synopsis:
Jughead dresses up as Bippy the Purple Dinosaur for his cousin's birthday party.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This isn't likely the original printing of this story but that has yet to be indexed.

Car Tunes (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Doug Crane
Inks:
Ken Selig
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Flutesnoot
Synopsis:
Betty teaches Miss Grundy that a good auto mechanic is invaluable. Miss Grundy teaches Betty that it isn't improper to profit from your talent. And they both teach Mr. Weatherbee not to underestimate women.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from GCD index of original issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Victor Gorelick
Letters:
typeset

String-Fling (Table of Contents)

Betty / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?; Elyse Moreton (puzzle)
Pencils:
Lou Maldonado (signed)
Inks:
Lou Maldonado (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Stuff N' Nonsense (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Tim Kennedy
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Madame Frou-Frou; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Veronica's plush tiger rips a seam and she insists it be repaired by her exclusive Parisian seamstress.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index of original comic. No credits in digest.

Team Player (Table of Contents)

Dilton / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Rich Margopoulos
Pencils:
Doug Crane
Inks:
Tom Moore
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Dilton Doiley; Coach Kleats; Coach Clayton; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Howitzer
Synopsis:
Dilton is upset when he doesn't make the football team, but he helps win a game by dressing up as a ram and distracting the other team.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index of original story. No credits in digest.

Hats Off (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Jughead explains to Moose how lucky his hat is.

Trade Charade (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Synopsis:
Reggie keeps tricking Archie into making trades that look good on the surface but end up bad for Archie.

Election Selection (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Moose wants to run for school president and Dilton is just the guy to help him.

I Haven't the Foggiest (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead follow another car in the fog.

Turnabout Is Rare Play (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Cheryl Blossom
Synopsis:
Archie is sick and tired of Betty and Veronica fighting over him. It's enough to make him want to date Cheryl. But their plan to make him want them again backfires.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Moose is looking more confused lately!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Hooray for Y2K
    Archie and the Gang
  3. 2. It's a Steal
    Sabrina
  4. 3. Fashion Showdown
    Veronica
  5. 4. Katy Keene's Fan Designer Page
    Katy Keene
  6. 5. Katy Keene Puzzle Page
    Katy Keene
  7. 6. True to Type
    Sabrina
  8. 7. Double Dealer
    Reggie
  9. 8. Home Ec-Less!
    Betty and Veronica
  10. 9. Three Wishes
    Betty
  11. 10. Memorable Junk!
    Betty's Diary
  12. 11. Snoop Scoop
    Sabrina
  13. 12. Purple Haze
    Jughead
  14. 13. Car Tunes
    Betty
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  16. 15. String-Fling
    Betty
  17. 16. Stuff N' Nonsense
    Veronica
  18. 17. Team Player
    Dilton
  19. 18. Hats Off
    Jughead
  20. 19. Trade Charade
    Archie
  21. 20. Election Selection
    Moose
  22. 21. I Haven't the Foggiest
    Archie
  23. 22. Turnabout Is Rare Play
    Archie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Dwayne Best
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne