(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:
?
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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


["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

[Sweet Stuff...] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Candy Dot Maker / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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
Characters:
Pop Tate; Hiram Lodge; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
The gang discuss all the problems, and solutions, if the Y2K computer bug crashes computers on January 1st, 2000.
Keywords:
Y2K

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:
Harvey helps with a garage sale.
Reprints:
Keywords:
garage sale

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie's Christmas Stocking and Holiday Digest Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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.

[Sabrina 4 issue subscription offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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.

[Archie's Stuff Shop] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Double Dealer (Table of Contents)

Archie / 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]
Synopsis:
Reggie and Archie crash a pajama party that Veronica is having with the girls.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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:
Bob Bolling ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

[Archie Collectors Sets] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Snoop Scoop (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Bippy is a parody of the children's show Barney.

[Archie Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Sonic Checklist] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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) (Expand) /

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

[Archie's Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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:
?

[Love Showdown] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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.

[Archie's Digest Library] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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:
George Gladir ?
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats; Chuck Clayton; Dilton Doily; Geraldine Grundy; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Reggie keeps tricking Archie into making trades that look good on the surface but end up bad for Archie.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Sabrina's Back Issue Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Election Selection (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Rod Ollerenshaw
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

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.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

credits from original story

I Haven't the Foggiest (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[Archie Comics Online Rocks!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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.

[Archie Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Sabrina Prose Novels] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Minstrel Books / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[What would your dream Furby look like?] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Post Cereals / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Moose is looking more confused lately!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [Sweet Stuff...]
    Candy Dot Maker
  3. 2. Hooray for Y2K
    Archie and the Gang
  4. 3. It's a Steal
    Sabrina
  5. 4. [Archie's Christmas Stocking and Holiday Digest Offer]
  6. 5. Fashion Showdown
    Veronica
  7. 6. [Sabrina 4 issue subscription offer]
  8. 7. Katy Keene's Fan Designer Page
    Katy Keene
  9. 8. Katy Keene Puzzle Page
    Katy Keene
  10. 9. True to Type
    Sabrina
  11. 10. [Archie's Stuff Shop]
  12. 11. Double Dealer
    Archie
  13. 12. Home Ec-Less!
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Digest-ions
  15. 14. Three Wishes
    Betty
  16. 15. Memorable Junk!
    Betty's Diary
  17. 16. [Archie Collectors Sets]
  18. 17. Snoop Scoop
    Sabrina
  19. 18. Purple Haze
    Jughead
  20. 19. [Archie Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  21. 20. [Sonic Checklist]
  22. 21. Car Tunes
    Betty
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  24. 23. [Archie's Subscription Offer]
  25. 24. String-Fling
    Betty
  26. 25. [Love Showdown]
  27. 26. Stuff N' Nonsense
    Veronica
  28. 27. [Archie's Digest Library]
  29. 28. Team Player
    Dilton
  30. 29. Hats Off
    Jughead
  31. 30. Trade Charade
    Archie
  32. 31. [Sabrina's Back Issue Offer]
  33. 32. Election Selection
    Moose
  34. 33. I Haven't the Foggiest
    Archie
  35. 34. [Archie Comics Online Rocks!]
  36. 35. Turnabout Is Rare Play
    Archie
  37. 36. [Archie Digest Subscription Offer]
  38. 37. [Sabrina Prose Novels]
    Minstrel Books
  39. 38. [What would your dream Furby look like?]
    Post Cereals
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