(July 2001)

Archie, 1974 Series
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Price:
2.19 USD; 2.69 CAD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
9 times a year in Jan., Mar., Apr., May, July, Aug., Sept., 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:
00912846852566
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)

Laugh / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks:
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Svenson

["Cheese-A-Mite"] (Table of Contents)

Cheese Nips / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Principal Prank (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Miss Grundy; Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Ms. Phlips
Synopsis:
Archie has a new gadget that distorts his voice and he and Reggie use it to prank Mr. Weatherbee.

["Green Apple flavor SweeTARTS"] (Table of Contents)

SweeTARTS / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Karate Dotty (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Dilton gets self-defense advice from Archie.

Spelling Bee! (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Sabrina

Indexer Notes

Put the letters in order to discover the phrase.

Camera Angle (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Coach Clayton; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Veronica offers to video tape Archie's basketball game so he can figure out why he misses so many shots.
Reprints:
Keywords:
basketball

The Dynamic Do (Table of Contents)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Decode the symbols to find the phrase.

Just Add Water... (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
Characters:
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx invents instant mud pies.
Reprints:

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

Sabrina; Archway Paperbacks / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for Sabrina themed prose novels.

Buddy, Can You Spare a Buddy? (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Ethel; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Hiram Lodge; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Veronica runs for "Most Popular Student" at Riverdale High School.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Josie and the Pussycats"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for the live-action Josie and the Pussycats movie.

Get the Message? (Table of Contents)

Aunt Hilda / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Aunt Hilda

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the letters to find the mystery phrase.

Pail Tale (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Reggie wishes somebody would paint him.

["Love Showdown"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for the Love Showdown collection.

["Why can't I fetch this month's digests instead of newspapers?"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for the various Archie digests.

Buried Treasures (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead search Archie's room for a hockey stick.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of Archie & Friends Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 2011 series) #13.

Spell Check (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dan Parent ?
Pencils:
Dan Parent
Inks:
Dan Parent
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Dan Parent ?

Characters:
Sabrina
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Figure out what spell Sabrina wants to cast by striking designated letters.

Tragic Magic (Table of Contents)

Aunt Hilda / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Sabrina; Harvey
Synopsis:
Aunt Hilda's efforts to bring Sabrina's raucous party to an end prove futile.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing.

Hit The Deck! (Table of Contents)

Mister Weatherbee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats
Synopsis:
When everybody in the school is dressed as pirates for the school dance Mr. Weatherbee is not amused.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing.

["Betty and Veronica Fashion Dolls"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Order form for Betty and Veronica dolls.

Corn on the Cob (Table of Contents)

Archie and the Gang / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski
Pencils:
Doug Crane
Inks:
Ken Selig
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
The gang tells country-themed jokes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Two-page spread. Probably influenced by the TV show Hee-Haw.

Simulation Stimulation (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
Dilton invents a computer simulation that can place the player directly into the game through motion capture.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Veronica's Fashions of Africa (Table of Contents)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Fashion page.

Mr. Lodge's Puzzle Page (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Hiram Lodge

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the mystery phrase puzzle.

Don't Do Me Any Favors (Table of Contents)

Betty's Diary / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Doug Crane
Inks:
Pat Kennedy
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Good Samaritan Betty spends so much time keeping Reggie out of Moose's angry clutches that Reggie begins to believe Betty is in love with him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

["Archie's Weird Mysteries"] (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 Weird Mysteries.

Running Gag (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Kathleen Webb
Pencils:
Doug Crane
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Mrs. Benson; Lucifer (Mrs. Benson's cat)
Synopsis:
Betty's morning run is interrupted when she stops to retrieve an old lady's cat.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The cat's name is changed in this printing from Lucifer to Luci, though it still appears as Lucifer in one panel on page 4.

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for subscription to various digest titles.

Put a Lid on It (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Mr Weatherbee
Synopsis:
It is Goofy Hat Day at Riverdale high and the local paper is doing a story about it.

Here Comes the Judge (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doily
Synopsis:
When Betty accidentally messes up Veronica's perm, Veronica wants to sue. Miss Grundy uses it as a case for the Legal Affairs class she is teaching.

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for various Archie items available by mail order.

["Sonic checklist"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

House ad for various Sonic the Hedgehog comics.

The Sound and the Fury (Table of Contents)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Craig Boldman (credited)
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks:
? [as Costanza] (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Smithers
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge has a new pair of wireless headphones.

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

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

House ad for Double Digest subscriptions.

["Live Happily Every After"] (Table of Contents)

Reebok / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

["Lego Island 2"] (Table of Contents)

Lego / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for Lego video game.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Laugh
  2. 1. ["Cheese-A-Mite"]
    Cheese Nips
  3. 2. Principal Prank
    Reggie
  4. 3. ["Green Apple flavor SweeTARTS"]
    SweeTARTS
  5. 4. Karate Dotty
    Archie
  6. 5. Spelling Bee!
    Sabrina
  7. 6. Camera Angle
    Veronica
  8. 7. The Dynamic Do
    Veronica
  9. 8. Just Add Water...
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. ["Get caught up in the magic..."]
    Sabrina; Archway Paperbacks
  11. 10. Buddy, Can You Spare a Buddy?
    Veronica
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  13. 12. ["Josie and the Pussycats"]
  14. 13. Get the Message?
    Aunt Hilda
  15. 14. Pail Tale
    Reggie
  16. 15. ["Love Showdown"]
  17. 16. ["Why can't I fetch this month's digests instead of newspapers?"]
  18. 17. Buried Treasures
    Archie
  19. 18. Spell Check
    Sabrina
  20. 19. Tragic Magic
    Aunt Hilda
  21. 20. Hit The Deck!
    Mister Weatherbee
  22. 21. ["Betty and Veronica Fashion Dolls"]
  23. 22. Corn on the Cob
    Archie and the Gang
  24. 23. Simulation Stimulation
    Betty And Veronica
  25. 24. Veronica's Fashions of Africa
    Veronica
  26. 25. Mr. Lodge's Puzzle Page
  27. 26. Don't Do Me Any Favors
    Betty's Diary
  28. 27. ["Archie's Weird Mysteries"]
  29. 28. Running Gag
    Betty
  30. 29. ["Archie's Digest Subscription Offer"]
  31. 30. Put a Lid on It
    Reggie
  32. 31. Here Comes the Judge
    Archie and the Gang
  33. 32. ["Archie's Stuff Shop"]
  34. 33. ["Sonic checklist"]
  35. 34. The Sound and the Fury
    Mr. Lodge
  36. 35. ["Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer"]
  37. 36. ["Live Happily Every After"]
    Reebok
  38. 37. ["Lego Island 2"]
    Lego
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dwayne Best
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne