(September 2007)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price:
2.49 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
9 times a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Barcode:
009128468501 36
Editing:
Victor Gorelick
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Digest size
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Special 65th Anniversary Commemorative Issue!


When Archie Meets Archie! (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rex Lindsey (signed)
Inks:
Rex Lindsey ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews (modern); Archie Andrews (1941-style)

Archie: The Mirth of a Nation (Table of Contents)

Archie / text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeffrey C. Branch
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Brief history of Archie Comics, how Archie and his pals replaced the MLJ Golden Age superheroes and lasted to the present day.

["Just a matter of skill.. that's all!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Vic Bloom
Pencils:
Bob Montana
Inks:
Bob Montana
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Gramps Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Mr. Cooper; Mrs. Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie meets Betty and gets in trouble with her father.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprint of the first Archie story.

[Archie #1] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Montana ?
Pencils:
Bob Montana
Inks:
Bob Montana ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Reprints:

Who's Who in Riverdale (Table of Contents)

Archie / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Montana ?
Pencils:
Bob Montana
Inks:
Bob Montana
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Introduction to the main cast of characters
Reprints:

Prom Pranks (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Montana ?
Pencils:
Bob Montana
Inks:
Bob Montana
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Mrs. Lodge; Mrs. Andrews; Mr. McQuiggan; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
The story of how Veronica came to Riverdale.
Reprints:

Puzzle Land (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Bumbie; Cubby; Squoimy; Annabelle
Reprints:

[That Old Oaken Bucket] (Table of Contents)

Cubby the Bear / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Cubby
Synopsis:
Cubby goes to get a bucket of water for his mom but encounters many distractions along the way.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title appeared on the contents page of the original comic (not included in the digest reprint).

Train Trouble (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Montana ?
Pencils:
Bob Montana
Inks:
Bob Montana
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Elmer Q. Pluggett
Synopsis:
Archie takes a train trip and causes lots of trouble for salesman Elmer Q. Pluggett
Reprints:

[Crime Wave in Bugland] (Table of Contents)

Bumbie the Bee-tective / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Bumbie
Synopsis:
In order to be a bee-tective, Bumbie needs to find his first case.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title appeared on the contents page of the original comic (not included in the digest reprint).

Pancakes in a Blackout (Table of Contents)

An Archie Short / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Montana ?
Pencils:
Bob Montana
Inks:
Bob Montana
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie is cooking pancakes when the air raid siren goes off -- he has to turn off all the lights in the house and keep his pancakes from burning at the same time!
Reprints:

[Roses Are Red] (Table of Contents)

Squoimy the Woim / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Squoimy; Annabelle; Moe Squito
Synopsis:
Squoimy has written a poem for Annabelle, but that bully Moe Squito keeps trying to get her attention.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title appeared on the contents page of the original comic?

Archie's Puzzles (Table of Contents)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

maze, quiz, and word puzzles

The Case of the Missing Mistletoe! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Montana ?
Pencils:
Bob Montana
Inks:
Bob Montana
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Judy Price; Jughead Jones; Jerry Price
Synopsis:
Judy Price, a new girl in town, invites Archie to her Christmas party, but she doesn't tell him she has a twin sister, which leads to several mixups.
Reprints:

[Slow and Steady Wins the Race] (Table of Contents)

Judge Owl's Fables / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Judge Owl; Speedy Rabbit; Torty Tortoise
Synopsis:
Speedy wants to win the race for the reputation of all rabbits everyehere, but he keeps getting distracted.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title appeared on the contents page of the original comic (not included in the digest reprint).

[Jughead's Day] (Table of Contents)

Archie Featuring Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Montana ?
Pencils:
Bob Montana
Inks:
Bob Montana
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie wants Jughead to substitute for an injured player in their hockey game, but Jughead just knows that he'll end up getting hurt.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title appeared on the contents page of the original comic (not included in the digest reprint).

["I hope you're enjoying this trip down memiory lane."] (Table of Contents)

Editor's Notebook / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Victor Gorelick
Pencils:
various (illustrations)
Inks:
various (illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Gorelick reminisces about growing up in the 1940s and reading Archie comic books.

When Archie Meets Archie... (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Fernando Ruiz; Nelson Ribeiro (Concept)
Pencils:
Rex Lindsey
Inks:
Rex Lindsey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee (cameo)
Synopsis:
Archie takes a shortcut down a street he's never seen before and encounters the 1940s versions of himself, Jughead, and Betty.
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. When Archie Meets Archie!
    Archie
  2. 1. Archie: The Mirth of a Nation
    Archie
  3. 2. ["Just a matter of skill.. that's all!"]
    Archie
  4. 3. [Archie #1]
    Archie
  5. 4. Who's Who in Riverdale
    Archie
  6. 5. Prom Pranks
    Archie
  7. 6. Puzzle Land
  8. 7. [That Old Oaken Bucket]
    Cubby the Bear
  9. 8. Train Trouble
    Archie
  10. 9. [Crime Wave in Bugland]
    Bumbie the Bee-tective
  11. 10. Pancakes in a Blackout
    An Archie Short
  12. 11. [Roses Are Red]
    Squoimy the Woim
  13. 12. Archie's Puzzles
    Archie
  14. 13. The Case of the Missing Mistletoe!
    Archie
  15. 14. [Slow and Steady Wins the Race]
    Judge Owl's Fables
  16. 15. [Jughead's Day]
    Archie Featuring Jughead
  17. 16. ["I hope you're enjoying this trip down memiory lane."]
    Editor's Notebook
  18. 17. When Archie Meets Archie...
    Archie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Lee Stephan
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Peter Croome