Archie Annual Digest #48 [Canadian Newsstand]
(1986)

Archie, 1975 Series
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Price:
1.50 CAD
Pages:
128 ?
Indicia frequency:
twice a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Radio Comics, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode:
271000699248
Editing:
Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Digest size
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Archie Annual Digest (Archie, 1975 series) #48 [US Newsstand].

Indicia title is "Archie Annual Digest Magazine, No. 48." "Single copies $1.25 in U.S.; and $1.50 in Canada"


["Boy! Mr. Weatherbee will sure be surprised to see me helping Mr. Svenson!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Svenson
Keywords:
painting; skateboard

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie and Me #102

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Chiminey Crickets (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Rex Lindsey (credited)
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited); Lisa Goldwater (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie tries to help unclog the fireplace chimney but ends up almost setting the Lodge mansion on fire.
Reprints:

[Disney Digests] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Never Never Land (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis:
Jughead decides to join a commune, until he learns that his favorite foods won't ever be served.
Reprints:
Keywords:
commune

Indexer Notes

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

The Destroyer (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Flutesnoot; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Professor Flutesnoot gets the tail of his lab apron caught in the door of his chemical storage locker and can't get free.
Reprints:

The Cupid Caper (Table of Contents)

Dilton / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Tessie Turner; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Feeling sorry for Dilton, Betty and Archie try to fix him up with a diminutive girl named Tessie Turner, without finding out if they have anything in common.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Baton Banter (Table of Contents)

Coach Kleats / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Coach Kleats; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Coach Kleats instructs the track team on how to pass a baton.

Indexer Notes

Probably the same story in Jughead's Double Digest (Archie, 1989 series) #44 but needs confirmation.

Fruit Salad (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica try to get Archie to eat more fruit.

The Producers (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Smithers the butler
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica mistake a geeky door-to-door salesman for the son of a famous movie producer.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Proof Spoof (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Hot Dog
Synopsis:
Hot Dog dug up Veronica's flower garden.

Something to Worry About (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Little Jughead; Little Archie
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee is worried that Little Jughead and Little Archie will accidentally destroy the castle he has built from toothpicks.

Scavenger Score (Table of Contents)

Archie & the Gang / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Chang
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge has a scavenger hunt for the kids.

King Tut's Touch (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis:
While at a museum to see Egyptian artifacts, Li'l Jinx and Charley meet a pharaoh who asks them to show him around the modern world.
Keywords:
Egyptian artifacts; pharaoh

The Big Day (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dexter Taylor ?
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor
Inks:
Dexter Taylor
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Dexter Taylor

Genre:
children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie empties his piggy bank to open an account at the bank and get a prize. The prize turns out to be a new piggy bank.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Bug Off (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Stan Goldberg
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Reggie uses plastic bugs to scare and annoy the girls until Moose finds out about it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Saddle Faddle (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Dilton has built a mechanical bucking bronco.
Reprints:

[Subscribe to Katy Keene Comics and Save!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Witch Hitch (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis:
With Riverdale losing in a football game, Sabrina decides to take a hand in things.
Reprints:
Keywords:
football

Indexer Notes

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

Late Starters (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Dick Malmgren
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Alice Cooper; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica's attempts to get to school on time wear them out.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine #237, no credits listed in this digest.

Light Touch of Trouble (Table of Contents)

Archhie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Frankie Valdez; Bobby; Stanley
Synopsis:
Frankie is hired to be a model for an art class but soon realizes it is really a class for pickpockets.
Keywords:
pickpocket

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

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

Little Archie's Joke Page (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Jughead; Little Archie; Little Betty; Mr. Weatherbee

Indexer Notes

Three short gag pieces and illustration.

First gag Little Archie asks Little Jughead if the movie had a happy ending.

The Racing Game (Table of Contents)

Chuck / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Chuck Clayton; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Nancy Woods; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Chuck has a racing turtle.
Keywords:
turtle

Snowbound (Table of Contents)

The Archies / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper]; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
The Archies show up at school early to practice for the evening's dance, only to be snowed in by a blizzard.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Bell Spell or "The Lunchback of Notre Dame" (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Jughead's excuse for missing school doesn't hold up when the lunch bell rings.
Reprints:

A Brew Stew (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Salem
Synopsis:
Hilda sends Sabrina to the Witch's Supermarket, a trip Sabrina dislikes making.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Acts of Life! (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; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx is picked to star in the school play.
Reprints:

A Novel Idea (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Dilton Doiley; Hot Dog; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie has written a book . He wants to read it to his friends, but everyone comes up with something better to do.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Pain Refrain (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie has a toothache and needs the tooth pulled.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dentist

Indexer Notes

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

Just Like the One... (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Jughead tries to convince Archie that the man-eating plant they saw in a movie does not look like the plant Archie just gave Veronica.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie Fan Club] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Rash Rush (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead race to the burger joint before the price goes up.
Reprints:

[Katy Keene Fan Club] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Town Clown (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead look at cows on a farm.

Buyer's Market (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie wants to stock up on the perfume that Veronica likes but the sale limits one bottle per customer.

Indexer Notes

Probably from Archie (Archie 1959 series) #288 but needs confirmation.

The Inside Story! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Russ
Synopsis:
Russ has a math problem for Li'l Jinx.

Indexer Notes

Probably the story from Life With Archie (Archie, 1958 series) #113 but needs confirmation.

Bath Wrath (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Hot Dog
Synopsis:
Hot Dog hides when Jughead wants to give him a bath.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Little Drip (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie's kiss sends cold shivers down Betty's spine.

[Four Equals Five] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

[300 stickers] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Pineapple Kids Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Boy! Mr. Weatherbee will sure be surprised to see me helping Mr. Svenson!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Chiminey Crickets
    Archie
  4. 3. [Disney Digests]
  5. 4. Never Never Land
    Jughead
  6. 5. The Destroyer
    Archie
  7. 6. The Cupid Caper
    Dilton
  8. 7. [Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions]
  9. 8. Baton Banter
    Coach Kleats
  10. 9. Fruit Salad
    Archie
  11. 10. The Producers
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. Proof Spoof
    Jughead
  13. 12. Something to Worry About
    Little Archie
  14. 13. Scavenger Score
    Archie & the Gang
  15. 14. King Tut's Touch
    Li'l Jinx
  16. 15. The Big Day
    Little Archie
  17. 16. Bug Off
    Reggie
  18. 17. Saddle Faddle
    Archie
  19. 18. [Subscribe to Katy Keene Comics and Save!]
  20. 19. Witch Hitch
    Sabrina
  21. 20. Late Starters
    Betty and Veronica
  22. 21. Light Touch of Trouble
    Archhie
  23. 22. [Archie's Checklist]
  24. 23. Little Archie's Joke Page
  25. 24. The Racing Game
    Chuck
  26. 25. Snowbound
    The Archies
  27. 26. Bell Spell or "The Lunchback of Notre Dame"
    Jughead
  28. 27. A Brew Stew
    Sabrina
  29. 28. Acts of Life!
    Li'l Jinx
  30. 29. A Novel Idea
    Archie
  31. 30. [Archie's Activity Digest Subscription Offer]
  32. 31. Pain Refrain
    Archie
  33. 32. Just Like the One...
    Jughead
  34. 33. [Archie Fan Club]
  35. 34. Rash Rush
    Archie
  36. 35. [Katy Keene Fan Club]
  37. 36. Town Clown
    Jughead
  38. 37. Buyer's Market
    Archie
  39. 38. The Inside Story!
    Li'l Jinx
  40. 39. Bath Wrath
    Jughead
  41. 40. The Little Drip
    Archie
  42. 41. [Four Equals Five]
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
  44. 43. [300 stickers]
    Pineapple Kids Club
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