Archie Comics Digest #209 [Newsstand]
(September 2004)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
2.39 USD; 2.89 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
9 times a year in January, March, April, June, July, September, October, November and December.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
071896468502 09
Editing
Richard Goldwater (Editor-in-Chief); Nelson Ribeiro (Editor); Victor Gorelick (Editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now I've seen it all!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
drive-thru; haircut

Key Player! (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mick Pitza; Hut O'Nealy; Eric Deter; Dwayne Grumpsky; Howie Short (cameo); Saturn Williams (cameo): Meck L. Bordon (cameo); Gary Ponds (cameo); Eyeow Ming (cameo); Anna Cornycopia (cameo)
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie attend the Riverdale Sports Convention, and a good deed from Archie gets him several valuable autographs for free.
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Keywords
autographs; conventions

Indexer Notes

Story includes brief appearances by several sports celebrities with slightly-changed names.

Ace Place (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie hangs out in the library every day.
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Keywords
library

The Noise of Summer (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie & Friends / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Svenson; Miss Beazley
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee is looking for the last peaceful days as the Summer ends.
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Two of a Kind! (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
The differences and similarities between Betty and Veronica.
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Ready... Set... Slow! (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fernando Ruiz
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Jim Amash
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead are racing their pet turtles.
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Keywords
turtle

Indexer Notes

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

Desert Saga (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Less Nikk
Synopsis
Archie encounters thieves at a cowboy museum.
Reprints

The Commercial (Table of Contents: 7)

Archies / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Burpsie Cola wants to make a TV commercial in Riverdale - home of 7 Down bottling plant.
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Keywords
Grand Canyon; Statue of Liberty

Indexer Notes

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

By the See (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is appreciating the beach beauties.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Kiss of Death (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
MIke Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty eats onions, minced garlic and horseradish on a sandwich.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie and Me Comics Digest (Archie, 2017 series) #7, no credits listed in this digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Get set for another great story with me back when I was known as... Little Archie.
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews [also as Little Archie Andrews (photo)]

Indexer Notes

Preview page for Little Archie stories following.

Higher and Higher (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Jughead Jones; Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Little Archie and Little Reggie build big kites to impress Little Veronica.
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Single Panel Hee Haws (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Little Reggie Mantle
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Indexer Notes

Three, single panel gags:
"Hard Custard"
"Archery"
"Magic by Reggie"

Who's Guardin' the Garden? (Table of Contents: 13)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge wants to keep the teens out of his garden.
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It Seams Sew Sad (Table of Contents: 14)

Archies / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Editing
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Cheryl Blossom; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Jason Blossom
Reprints

Don't Forget to Remember! (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie babysits a couple of neighbor kids.
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One Heckuva Case of Hiccups! (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie has the hiccups.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #291, no credits printed in this digest.

Skateboardin' Blossom (Table of Contents: 17)

Cheryl Blossom / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Cheryl Blossom shows the boys she can ride a skateboard.
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Who's Sorry Now (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
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Beach Banter (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Kathie
Synopsis
Archie ask Kathie for a date and she puts him down.
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Liquid Assets (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Milgrom
Pencils
Pat Kennedy
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead pool their money to sell ice cream on the hot beach.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Now I've seen it all!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Key Player!
    Archie
  3. 2. Ace Place
    Archie
  4. 3. The Noise of Summer
    Archie & Friends
  5. 4. Two of a Kind!
    Archie
  6. 5. Ready... Set... Slow!
    Archie
  7. 6. Desert Saga
    Archie
  8. 7. The Commercial
    Archies
  9. 8. By the See
    Archie
  10. 9. Kiss of Death
    Betty
  11. 10. ["Get set for another great story with me back when I was known as... Little Archie."]
    Archie
  12. 11. Higher and Higher
    Little Archie
  13. 12. Single Panel Hee Haws
    Little Archie
  14. 13. Who's Guardin' the Garden?
    Betty
  15. 14. It Seams Sew Sad
    Archies
  16. 15. Don't Forget to Remember!
    Archie
  17. 16. One Heckuva Case of Hiccups!
    Archie
  18. 17. Skateboardin' Blossom
    Cheryl Blossom
  19. 18. Who's Sorry Now
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. Beach Banter
    Archie
  21. 20. Liquid Assets
    Archie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Peter Croome