(June 2008)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price:
2.49 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
10 times a year (monthly except Mar. and Oct.)
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode:
00912846850143
Editing:
Mike Pellerito (managing editor); Victor Gorelick (editor-in-chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Digest size
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Cover title: Archie Digest

Indicia title: Archie Digest Magazine


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones

["It only takes a spark."] (Table of Contents)

Ad Council / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Smokey the Bear

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Forest fire prevention PSA.

No Worries (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Barbara Slate (credited)
Pencils:
Jeff Schultz (credited)
Inks:
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie decides it's a nice day, he's not going to worry about the eternal Veronica or Betty question, until he shows up for a baseball game and has to pick teams.

["Subscribe to Archie Comics today and save!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Subscription form for various Archie titles.

["Archie Freshman Year"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Promo for the "Archie Freshman Year" storyline in Archie Comics #587-591.

The Beast of Riverdale High (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Angelo Decesare
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Bob Smith
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Svenson; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Beazly; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie goes in the dog-sitting business.
Reprints:

["Subscribe to Archie Double Digest Books today and save!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Subscription information for Archie's Double Digest line.

["Cheryl's Back"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for the Cheryl storyline in Betty and Veronica Double Digest #160-165.

The Puddle Double (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz
Inks:
Jim Amash
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A small child splashes in a puddle and gets in trouble with his mother, but Archie can't resist doing the same thing.
Reprints:

Verve to Conserve (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead offer to do an energy conservation check on Mr. Lodge's house.
Reprints:
  • from ?

["Archie Americana Series"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Order form for various Archie Americana trade paperbacks.

["Archie Comics and Digests 2007 collector sets"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Order form for various Archie Digest back issues.

Fat Chance (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 Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Veronica tells both Reggie and Archie they are getting flabby and she is going to date the one that loses the most weight in one week.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #239.

Old Story (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jill Smith
Synopsis:
Archie meets a new girl at a flea market who is into antiques.
Reprints:
  • from ?

["Bad Boy Trouble"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Ordering information for the Bad Boy Trouble graphic novel.

["New look & new love for Jughead?!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Information on the upcoming storyline in Jughead Double Digest #139-142 featuring the "new-look" artwork for a Jughead story.

Shop Worn (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie goes shopping with his mom and is embarrassed to be seen holding her purse.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #246, no credits are listed in this digest.

["Well, Arch, now that Betty and Veronica are going away on vacation..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Reprints:
  • from ?

Close Shave (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead's trip to the barber causes a huge commotion.
Reprints:

["Archiekins, Daddy says our house is haunted!!!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Reprints:
  • from ?

Pitch Hitch! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Fred finds out the baseball team's nick-name for Archie is "No-Hit Archie".
Reprints:
  • from ?

The Hole Truth! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie really needs to sink his put.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Downtown Countdown (Table of Contents)

Archie & Friends / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Angelo DeCesare
Pencils:
Al Bigley
Inks:
Al Milgrom
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead lose the group's homework assignment before they can turn it in to Miss Grundy and the group all begins searching for the lost homework.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the credits printed in the original publication, no credits are listed in this digest.

"Carry your stuff to school with this cool new Combo Bag!" (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Information to order an Archie backpack.

"Get your tickets to the World Tour!" (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for the "World Tour" storyline in Archie & Friends #117-120.

Archie, Reggie & Jughead Style (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones

Indexer Notes

Reader submitted fashions.

["The Adventures of Little Archie Graphic Novel Volume 2"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Information to order a copy of a Little Archie graphic novel.

["Summer Fun"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Information to order a Betty and Veronica Summer Fun graphic novel.

Kid K.O. (Table of Contents)

Chuck / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; adventure
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Coach Kleats; Jughead Jones; Rudy Wrotten; Coach Clayton; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Chuck has a big boxing match against a rival team but he seems to be getting slower and fatter instead of faster and leaner.
Reprints:
  • from ?

["Sonic Graphic Novel Checklist"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ordering information for various Sonic graphic novels.

["Sonic checklist"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Information to order various Sonic collectors sets.

Bridal Reins! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie asks Veronica what weddings make her think of.
Reprints:
  • from ?

All in the Mind (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Reggie asks Archie if he ever disagrees with Veronica.
Reprints:
  • from ?

["Love Showdown"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Order form for the Love Showdown graphic novel.

["Archie Comics Shop"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Information about the Archie Comics Shop on the Archie website.

Risky Demo (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks:
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
A company asks Archie to do public demonstrations of their new Pogo Sticks.
Reprints:
  • from ?

["Subscribe to Archie Digest Books and Save!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Subscription form for various Archie digests.

["Next Issue #244"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for the next issue of Archie Digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sweetarts / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for Sweetarts candy.

Inside back cover.

"Ben10 Alien Force" (Table of Contents)

Cartoon Network / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for the Cartoon Network program "Ben10 Alien Force"

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["It only takes a spark."]
    Ad Council
  3. 2. No Worries
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Subscribe to Archie Comics today and save!"]
  5. 4. ["Archie Freshman Year"]
  6. 5. The Beast of Riverdale High
    Archie
  7. 6. ["Subscribe to Archie Double Digest Books today and save!"]
  8. 7. ["Cheryl's Back"]
  9. 8. The Puddle Double
    Archie
  10. 9. Verve to Conserve
    Archie
  11. 10. ["Archie Americana Series"]
  12. 11. ["Archie Comics and Digests 2007 collector sets"]
  13. 12. Fat Chance
    Archie
  14. 13. Old Story
    Archie
  15. 14. ["Bad Boy Trouble"]
  16. 15. ["New look & new love for Jughead?!"]
  17. 16. Shop Worn
    Archie
  18. 17. ["Well, Arch, now that Betty and Veronica are going away on vacation..."]
    Archie Pin Up
  19. 18. Close Shave
    Archie
  20. 19. ["Archiekins, Daddy says our house is haunted!!!"]
    Archie Pin Up
  21. 20. Pitch Hitch!
    Archie
  22. 21. The Hole Truth!
    Archie
  23. 22. Downtown Countdown
    Archie & Friends
  24. 23. "Carry your stuff to school with this cool new Combo Bag!"
  25. 24. "Get your tickets to the World Tour!"
  26. 25. Archie, Reggie & Jughead Style
  27. 26. ["The Adventures of Little Archie Graphic Novel Volume 2"]
  28. 27. ["Summer Fun"]
  29. 28. Kid K.O.
    Chuck
  30. 29. ["Sonic Graphic Novel Checklist"]
  31. 30. ["Sonic checklist"]
  32. 31. Bridal Reins!
    Archie
  33. 32. All in the Mind
    Archie
  34. 33. ["Love Showdown"]
  35. 34. ["Archie Comics Shop"]
  36. 35. Risky Demo
    Archie
  37. 36. ["Subscribe to Archie Digest Books and Save!"]
  38. 37. ["Next Issue #244"]
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
    Sweetarts
  40. 39. "Ben10 Alien Force"
    Cartoon Network
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Peter Croome