Archie Comics Digest #41 [Canadian]
(April 1980)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
0.95 CAD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Barcode
0271000699404
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Archie Comics Digest (Archie, 1973 series) #41 [Newsstand].


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Arch, I understand conditions here are excellent for skiers!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie #216

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Stars and Gripes (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie wins a contest by Slimy Soap which entitles him to a date with a movie star. When he thinks the movie star is really old, he tricks Jughead into taking his place.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your mother wants to learn how to drive, Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Andrews
Synopsis
Archie's dad is telling Archie that his mom wants to learn to drive.
Reprints
  • from Archie daily comic strip (King Features, date unknown)

Air Today - Gone Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 4)

Jughead / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Frese
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and the gang visit Hiram's aircraft factory where he is demonstrating a new jet plane for the military.
Reprints

So's Your Aunt Mathilda (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Betty writes into an advice column to find out how to get her hunky new neighbor to notice her.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Veronica's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Each passing year brings it a bit closer!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Hiram thinks each year is one year closer to when he can't use Veronica as a tax deduction.
Reprints
  • from Archie daily comic strip (King Features, date unknown)

Putting on the Dog! (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica try to meet the rich family from the next town who are even richer than the Lodges.
Reprints
  • from ?

Letter Quiz (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie and the Gang / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gus Lemoine
Inks
Gus Lemoine ?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Synopsis
All the questions can be answered with letters of the alphabet.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Phew! Jogging is sure some conditioner!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead out jogging.
Reprints
  • from Archie daily comic strip (King Features, date unknown)

Spanks for the Advice (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Leroy (Veronica's cousin)
Synopsis
Archie is babysitting Veronica's little cousin Leroy, who everybody believes needs a good spanking.
Reprints
  • from ?

Just an Idea (Table of Contents: 11)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Vincent DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Reggie tries to come up with a new way to clean erasers.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's bugging you, Ronnie?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica is troubled by her split-ends.
Reprints
  • from Archie daily comic strip (King Features, date unknown)

Sailor Beware! (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
The gang wants to go to a moonlight sail but they can't afford it, except for Jughead.
Reprints
  • from ?

Clothes Call (Table of Contents: 14)

Jughead / comic story / 2.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie needs to find a fancy suit for his party with Veronica. Jughead offers to help.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average copies preceding 12 months: 258,288.
Issue nearest filing date: 256,368.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Miss Phlips, what happened to my newspaper?
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Phlips; Miss Beazley
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee can't find his newspaper.
Reprints
  • from Archie daily comic strip (King Features, date unknown)

The Kiss-Off (Table of Contents: 17)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Betty has won a prize of ten kisses from Archie, which she can collect one at a time at any time she wants. Every time she collects a kiss, she turns into a drooling moron, so that some of her teachers think she's smart and others think she's stupid. This complicates matters when she's selected to represent Riverdale High in an inter-school debate.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This reprint deleted Mr. Weatherbee's line "Professor Flutesnoot has been sniffing too many chemicals."

Handball Happy (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie get caught playing handball against the building, first by Mr. Weatherbee then by Miss Grundy.
Reprints
  • from ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Betty's Grab Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I hear Betty is trying to start a girls' football team!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Miss Beazly
Synopsis
Has Betty taken up boxing?
Reprints
  • from Archie daily comic strip (King Features, date unknown)

Warning! (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie has been invited by Veronica to accompany her to an expensive event at the Country Club, and everyone in school runs away from him to avoid giving him a chance to ask for money.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The boy at the bulletin board in the splash panel appears to be a caricature of Lucey's colleague Dan DeCarlo.

Who Nose (Table of Contents: 21)

Jughead / comic story / 3.8 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead, with the help of Archie and Reggie, has a scheme to sell fake perfume to Betty.
Reprints

Oh Baby (Table of Contents: 22)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty tells Veronica about her new neighbor.
Reprints

Moose's Riddlers? (Table of Contents: 23)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Answer Moose's riddles.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Transportation experts say we need a vehicle....
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Miss Haggly
Synopsis
Archie's teacher knows the perfect vehicle.
Reprints
  • from Archie daily comic strip (King Features, date unknown)

Diet Riot (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Vincent DeCarlo ?
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
A doctor puts Mr. Weatherbee on a diet and places Miss Grundy in charge of making sure he sticks to it.
Reprints

Crate Fun! (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and his friends find a crate. When they try to open it they all get injured.
Reprints
  • from ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! I've never saw Mr. Weatherbee eat his spinach like that!
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Beazly
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee doesn't like spinach.
Reprints
  • from Archie daily comic strip (King Features, date unknown)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Pipsy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, this is just what I'd hoped for!
Genre
humor
Characters
Pipsy; Doreen; Mr. Crudd
Synopsis
Pipsy must find out why all the athletes have bum knees right before the big game.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Joe Simon credit from the Who's Who.
Jack Kirby credit from the Jack Kirby Museum.

Popularity Pest (Table of Contents: 29)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead helps Betty pick out a dress. Unfortunately it's the same dress he helped half the girls in the school pick out.
Reprints
  • from ?

Dear Betty [and] Veronica (Table of Contents: 30)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Eda Edwards (as "Betty" and "Veronica")
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
These novelty items are real cool!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie got Jughead a wastebasket shaped like a giant jar of peanut butter.
Reprints
  • from Archie daily comic strip (King Features, date unknown)

An Unusual Monday With Miss Grundy (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Bob Bolling
Colors
?
Letters
Mario Acquaviva

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
After Miss Grundy puts Archie in detention yet again, she thinks she's caught him stealing the hubcaps off her car.
Reprints

The Princess and the Party Pooper (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie's Fables / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
The Archie gang as characters in a fairy tale where Veronica is the princess who must wed Reggie but she really wants to wed Archie the stable boy.
Reprints

Study Buddy (Table of Contents: 34)

Jughead / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie has plans with both Betty and Veronica at the same time so he talks Jughead into taking his "study date" with Betty so he can go out with Veronica.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Have you taken pictures of all the faculty yet?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead are taking pictures of faculty for the yearbook.
Reprints
  • from Archie daily comic strip (King Features, date unknown)

Price War (Table of Contents: 36)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Pop Tate announces that he's going out of business because of rising costs. Betty and Veronica advise him to raise his prices, but he refuses. So the girls come up with a different way to lower Pop's costs.
Reprints

A Choice Choice (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
To take his mother out on her birthday, Archie has to break a date with Veronica. Afraid to break the date, Archie tells Ronnie he's sick. When Veronica finds out, she's angry that Archie thought she wouldn't understand, so she decides to teach him a lesson.
Reprints

Downed Plane Maze (Table of Contents: 38)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints

Indexer Notes

A maze activity page.

[Laugh Comics Digest #28] (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[Jughead With Archie Digest #38] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Arch, I understand conditions here are excellent for skiers!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Stars and Gripes
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Your mother wants to learn how to drive, Archie!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  5. 4. Air Today - Gone Tomorrow!
    Jughead
  6. 5. So's Your Aunt Mathilda
    Betty
  7. 6. ["Each passing year brings it a bit closer!"]
    Veronica's Gag Bag
  8. 7. Putting on the Dog!
    Archie
  9. 8. Letter Quiz
    Archie and the Gang
  10. 9. ["Phew! Jogging is sure some conditioner!"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  11. 10. Spanks for the Advice
    Archie
  12. 11. Just an Idea
    Reggie
  13. 12. ["What's bugging you, Ronnie?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  14. 13. Sailor Beware!
    Archie
  15. 14. Clothes Call
    Jughead
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. ["Miss Phlips, what happened to my newspaper?"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  18. 17. The Kiss-Off
    Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. Handball Happy
    Archie
  20. 19. ["I hear Betty is trying to start a girls' football team!"]
    Betty's Grab Bag
  21. 20. Warning!
    Archie
  22. 21. Who Nose
    Jughead
  23. 22. Oh Baby
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. Moose's Riddlers?
  25. 24. ["Transportation experts say we need a vehicle...."]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  26. 25. Diet Riot
    Mr. Weatherbee
  27. 26. Crate Fun!
    Archie
  28. 27. ["Wow! I've never saw Mr. Weatherbee eat his spinach like that!"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  29. 28. ["Gosh, this is just what I'd hoped for!"]
    Pipsy
  30. 29. Popularity Pest
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. Dear Betty [and] Veronica
  32. 31. ["These novelty items are real cool!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  33. 32. An Unusual Monday With Miss Grundy
    Archie
  34. 33. The Princess and the Party Pooper
    Archie's Fables
  35. 34. Study Buddy
    Jughead
  36. 35. ["Have you taken pictures of all the faculty yet?"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  37. 36. Price War
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. A Choice Choice
    Archie
  39. 38. Downed Plane Maze
  40. 39. [Laugh Comics Digest #28]
  41. 40. [no title indexed]
  42. 41. [Jughead With Archie Digest #38]
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