(December 1984)

Archie, 1977 Series
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Pages:
132
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct. and Dec.
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Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Digest Library
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Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Digest size
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan Decarlo (signed)
Inks:
Dan Decarlo (signed)
Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead; Betty Cooper; Moose

[Blank Page] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Who's Pushing? (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Tom Bennet
Synopsis:
Veronica falls for Tom Bennet, an efficiency expert at her father's company, until he plans to tell her father how much he can save if he cuts off some of Veronica's extravagant ways.

A Fine Mess (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead; Mr. Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie gets a parking ticket and has to tell his father.

Way Out (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
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Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx doesn't want to go to the doctor.
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A Wig and a Wiggle (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty buys a black wig and Archie mistakes her for Veronica.

Less is Best! (Table of Contents)

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Synopsis:
A cryptography section and a dot-to-dot puzzle.

Classy Lassie (Table of Contents)

Reggie / filler / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Reggie; Archie Andrews; Gladys
Synopsis:
Archie asks Reggie if he'd ever date Gladys.

That Guilty Feeling (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
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Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis:
After Miss Grundy accidentally drops a potted plant that Betty gave her, circumstances keep making it look to everyone else like Archie is trying to destroy the plant.
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Cover Up (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Professor Flutesnoot; Veronica Lodge; Reggie
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee is almost conned into buying bad top soil for the school's lawn.
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Archie and Blowouts! (Table of Contents)

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Synopsis:
How many words can be made with the letters of "blowout"?

["It's a Washington Rocker!"] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

The Destroyer (Table of Contents)

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

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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Smithers
Synopsis:
Veronica wants her father to apologize to Archie but he refuses.

The Inferior Decorators (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Jughead; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie convinces Mr. Lodge to let them paint graffitti on the walls since the walls are going to be repainted the next day anyway.

Hot 'n' Cold (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx is running away from home, until she hears the ice cream truck.

Capturing Archie's Heart (Table of Contents)

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G. Lemoine
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Indexer Notes

A game with dice and markers allowing the players to chase Archie to the end of the game.

Money Happy Returns (Table of Contents)

Archie / filler / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie gets a check for $100 for his birthday.

It's a Ball (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Chic Stone
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Slim; Coach Kleats
Synopsis:
Coach Kleats makes Archie try to get the new 7 foot tall student, Slim, to try out for the basketball team.
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Indexer Notes

Credits confirmed against the credits printed in Archie's Double Digest (Archie, 1984 series) #233.

It's a Bet! (Table of Contents)

Dilton / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Dilton and Archie make some bets and Dilton comes out ahead.
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Know How (Table of Contents)

Miss Grundy / filler / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy explains her teaching technique to a new teacher.

Pay-Off (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead; Archie's dad; Archie's mom; Mrs. Grover; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Archie finds $80 while cleaning his yard. Does he return the money to it's rightful owner or does he take Veronica on a date?

Careers for Teens Medical Technologists (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

Illustration on the top 1/3 of the page is not done in the Archie style, but more of a regular comic book style.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie's Gag Bag / filler / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Miss Haggly; Jughead
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead don't like parsnips.

Uneasy Rider (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Mario Acquaviva
Colors:
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Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge is thinking of manufacturing ATV's and wants to ride passenger in one while Archie drives.
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Another Way to Go (Table of Contents)

Reggie / filler / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Reggie; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Reggie has a new foreign sports car and Archie is jealous.

Indexer Notes

Probably reprinted from Reggie's Wise Guy Jokes #5 but needs confirmation.

Pest Control (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
While trying to swat a fly, Archie accidentally hits Veronica again.

Just Add Water... (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
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Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx invents instant mud pies.
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Paper Caper (Table of Contents)

Jughead / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Jughead and Archie get their tests back from Miss Grundy.

Raceway Rhythm (Table of Contents)

The Archies / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Jughead; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie]; Spike Hanlon; Gil Joyce
Synopsis:
The Archies stop over in a town to see a local car race. They help injured racer Gil Joyce rebuild his car and Reggie drives it in the race.

["Miss Beazly, don't you know how to cook a three-minute egg?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Miss Beazly; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee tries to have Miss Beazly make a three-minute egg.

Fight Fright (Table of Contents)

Reggie / filler / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Reggie; Moose
Synopsis:
Reggie doesn't want to box Moose.

Indexer Notes

This may be a reprinted from Reggie's Wise Guy Jokes #5 but needs confirmation.

Romance Trance (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Al Hartley
Inks:
Al Hartley
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Archie's Parents; Betty Cooper; Jughead; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Archie is in a daze over his love for Veronica which leads him to mix up a love letter and his class composition.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (Archie, 1952 series) #67, no credits listed in this digest.

"Oh, Archie!" (Table of Contents)

Archie Pin Up / filler / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie takes Betty to see a romantic view.

["We've been requesting a raise for years and no one paid any attention!"] (Table of Contents)

Jughead's Gag Bag / filler / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Haggly
Synopsis:
Some teachers want a raise, but Miss Haggly wants a pay cut.

Solo Flight (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
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Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica is suspicious when Betty claims she's going out on a date alone and sends Archie to stick as close as possible to her.
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The Smile (Table of Contents)

Reggie / filler / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Reggie; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Reggie asks Archie to take his picture, but Archie has no intention of doing so.

Indexer Notes

Could be reprinted from Reggie's Wise Guy Jokes (Archie, 1968 series) #5 but needs confirmation.

Truce Talks (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee tries to be the mediator between Archie and Reggie.

The Lodge's Status Symbol Word Puzzle (Table of Contents)

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Synopsis:
Word search puzzle.

The Right Notes (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx's father calls her but she never comes until he uses the chimes from the ice cream truck.

Dog Tagged (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie keeps accidentally letting Veronica's new puppy out of the house.

Flip Slip (Table of Contents)

Archie / filler / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
While laughing at Archie, the best player on the other football team accidentally knocks himself out.

["Veronica always gets cold at the football games!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie's Gag Bag / filler / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Jughead and Archie come up with a plan to keep Veronica warm during the football game.
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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Blank Page]
  3. 2. Who's Pushing?
    Archie
  4. 3. A Fine Mess
    Archie
  5. 4. Way Out
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. A Wig and a Wiggle
    Betty
  7. 6. Less is Best!
  8. 7. Classy Lassie
    Reggie
  9. 8. That Guilty Feeling
    Archie
  10. 9. Cover Up
    Archie
  11. 10. Archie and Blowouts!
  12. 11. ["It's a Washington Rocker!"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  13. 12. The Destroyer
    Mr. Lodge
  14. 13. The Inferior Decorators
    Archie
  15. 14. Hot 'n' Cold
    Li'l Jinx
  16. 15. Capturing Archie's Heart
  17. 16. Money Happy Returns
    Archie
  18. 17. It's a Ball
    Archie
  19. 18. It's a Bet!
    Dilton
  20. 19. Know How
    Miss Grundy
  21. 20. Pay-Off
    Archie
  22. 21. Careers for Teens Medical Technologists
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  24. 23. Uneasy Rider
    Archie
  25. 24. Another Way to Go
    Reggie
  26. 25. Pest Control
    Archie
  27. 26. Just Add Water...
    Li'l Jinx
  28. 27. Paper Caper
    Jughead
  29. 28. Raceway Rhythm
    The Archies
  30. 29. ["Miss Beazly, don't you know how to cook a three-minute egg?"]
    Miss Beazly's Gag Bag
  31. 30. Fight Fright
    Reggie
  32. 31. Romance Trance
    Archie
  33. 32. "Oh, Archie!"
    Archie Pin Up
  34. 33. ["We've been requesting a raise for years and no one paid any attention!"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  35. 34. Solo Flight
    Betty and Veronica
  36. 35. The Smile
    Reggie
  37. 36. Truce Talks
    Archie
  38. 37. The Lodge's Status Symbol Word Puzzle
  39. 38. The Right Notes
    Li'l Jinx
  40. 39. Dog Tagged
    Archie
  41. 40. Flip Slip
    Archie
  42. 41. ["Veronica always gets cold at the football games!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne