Laugh Comics Digest #74 [Canadian]
(January 1988)

Archie, 1974 Series
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Price
1.50 CAD
Pages
128 ?
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly in Jan., March, May, July, Sept., and Nov.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library; Archie Comics 45th Anniversary
Barcode
027100069973 74
Editing
Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard US digest size
Paper Stock
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Laugh Comics Digest (Archie, 1974 series) #74.


[Go To The Detention Room!] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie and Me #61

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

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

Robot Antics (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards (credited)
Pencils
Joe Edwards (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited); Nanci Dakesian (credited); Ginny Sykora (credited)
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Dilton builds a robot that looks like Archie and Mr. Lodge uses it as a servant.
Keywords
robot

[What happens every time you bite into a striped Chips Ahoy?] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Nabisco / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Ward Reward (Table of Contents: 4)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is in the hospital and Jughead thinks Archie is lucky as he will miss school.
Reprints
Keywords
hospital

Indexer Notes

This could be from Betty and Veronica Comics Digest Magazine (Archie, 1983 series) #55 but needs confirmation.

Dazzle Frazzle (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Archie and Ethel go to a Modern Art museum.

[Betty and Veronica Double Digest] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Race Pace (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews, Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Hoping to be near Archie, Betty agrees to help him train for a marathon race.
Reprints
Keywords
marathon

Indexer Notes

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

Tragic Magic (Table of Contents: 8)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead manages to win an amateur magician contest, even though he isn't entered.
Reprints
Keywords
magician; stage magic

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie's Christmas Offer] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Test Jest (Table of Contents: 10)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Moose gives Reggie an eye test.
Reprints

Grid Grade (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Coach Kleats; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Moose needs to answer a simple math problem or he can't play football, so Coach explains the problem to him in terms he understands.
Reprints

[Archie Fan Club] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Rubbed the Wrong Way (Table of Contents: 13)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Aunt Hilda; Harvey; Genie; Sabrina
Synopsis
Harvey finds an old lamp that Aunt Hilda tricks him into thinking is a magic lamp.
Reprints
Keywords
genie; magic lamp

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (1987 series) #212, no credits listed in this digest.

Sneaker Snicker (Table of Contents: 14)

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; Gigi; Charley; Greg
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx and Gigi challenge Charley and Greg to a basketball game.
Reprints
Keywords
basketball

[Archie's Posters] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Pep Rep (Table of Contents: 16)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Jughead buys new dog food for Hot Dog.
Reprints

Play to Win (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
drama; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Nancy Woods; Cyrus T. Gotrocks; Waldo Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Coach Kleats; Moose Mason; Coach Clayton
Synopsis
Cyrus T. Gotrocks-- a very wealthy man-- promises to donate enough money to get a new library for Riverdale High School, then tries to weasel out of the agreement.
Reprints
Keywords
football; library; soap opera

Indexer Notes

This story is told in two parts.

[Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

The Rejection (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica and Nancy overhear Archie plead with Betty that he needs her, and Betty reject his entreaties.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Score Lore (Table of Contents: 20)

Dilton Doiley / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Dilton's computer expertise has helped the football team to analyze their opponents and win games but Dilton wants to actually play in a game.
Reprints
Keywords
football

[Katy Keene Digest] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

Foot Brawl (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Greg; Charley
Synopsis
Charley tells Greg not to worry about the big guy he has to play against in the football game.
Keywords
football

Fear Fare (Table of Contents: 23)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie is scared that Moose is going to pull his arms off.
Reprints

Flying High (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee reads Archie's suggestion from the suggestion box.

Ding Dong Calling (Table of Contents: 25)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie; Valerie; Alexandra; Alan M.
Synopsis
Josie gets a job with the Ding Dong Company selling cosmetics door-to-door, so Alexandra tries to compete to sell more.
Reprints

Lover's Leap (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Archie Andrews; Freddy Findley; Betty Cooper; Coach Clayton
Synopsis
A new student at Riverdale can jump so high they think they have a secret weapon for the basketball team.
Reprints

[Archie's Checklist] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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

Roll 'Em (Table of Contents: 28)

Betty / 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
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie doesn't want to attend a screening of Reggie's home movies.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Back and Blues (Table of Contents: 29)

Mr.Weatherbee / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie mishears a private conversation between Mr. Weatherbee and Miss Grundy, then spreads the rumor that Mr. Weatherbee is retiring.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Katy Keene Fan Club] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

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

Borrow Sorrow (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie tries to borrow money from his friends to take Veronica to the movies but everybody is broke.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the printing in Archie Double Digest (2011 series) #259, no credits listed in this digest.

The Cold Truth (Table of Contents: 32)

Chuck / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Mrs. Clayton; Archie Andrews; Floyd Clayton
Synopsis
Chuck nearly suffers frostbite in order to look fashionable.
Reprints
Keywords
frostbite

Indexer Notes

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

[Subscribe to Katy Keene] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

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

Sweet Talk! (Table of Contents: 34)

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; Gigi; Charley
Synopsis
Gigi can't continue her story when Charley shows up.
Reprints

Punch Crunch (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Archie lost a boxing match.
Reprints
Keywords
boxing

Credit Crumb (Table of Contents: 36)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Jughead asks Pop Tate about his credit.
Reprints

[Personalized 'Sew-On' Patches] (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

The Fencing Problem (Table of Contents: 38)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Willie Wilkin; Sheila Smythe
Synopsis
Bingo's dad tries to get Samantha's dad to stop leaning on his fence.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Eyes Have It (Table of Contents: 39)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Mr. Weatherbee; Coach Kleats; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Gloria; Kim; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
In her own unique way, Betty spots the football game for coach Kleats.
Reprints
Keywords
football

Indexer Notes

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

[Discount 32 Page Comics Subscriptions] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

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

Tap Flap (Table of Contents: 41)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead is making a sculpture of Archie.
Reprints

Pie Pal (Table of Contents: 42)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead has a new friend, because they ordered pizza.
Reprints

You Don't Need Drugs... (Table of Contents: 43)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Thing Maker (Table of Contents: 44)

Archie 1 / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead 1; Archie 1; Betty 1; Veronica 1; Reggie 1; Moose 1
Synopsis
Nobody knows what Jughead's invention is.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #58, no credits listed in this digest.

[Subscribe and Save] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46)

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

[The M&M Quartz Watch] (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

M&M's / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Go To The Detention Room!]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Robot Antics
    Archie
  4. 3. [What happens every time you bite into a striped Chips Ahoy?]
    Nabisco
  5. 4. Ward Reward
    Jughead
  6. 5. Dazzle Frazzle
    Archie
  7. 6. [Betty and Veronica Double Digest]
  8. 7. Race Pace
    Betty
  9. 8. Tragic Magic
    Jughead
  10. 9. [Archie's Christmas Offer]
  11. 10. Test Jest
    Reggie
  12. 11. Grid Grade
    Coach Kleats
  13. 12. [Archie Fan Club]
  14. 13. Rubbed the Wrong Way
    Sabrina
  15. 14. Sneaker Snicker
    Li'l Jinx
  16. 15. [Archie's Posters]
  17. 16. Pep Rep
    Jughead
  18. 17. Play to Win
    Archie
  19. 18. [Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  20. 19. The Rejection
    Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. Score Lore
    Dilton Doiley
  22. 21. [Katy Keene Digest]
  23. 22. Foot Brawl
    Li'l Jinx's Chum Greg
  24. 23. Fear Fare
    Reggie
  25. 24. Flying High
    Archie
  26. 25. Ding Dong Calling
    Josie
  27. 26. Lover's Leap
    Archie
  28. 27. [Archie's Checklist]
  29. 28. Roll 'Em
    Betty
  30. 29. The Back and Blues
    Mr.Weatherbee
  31. 30. [Katy Keene Fan Club]
  32. 31. Borrow Sorrow
    Archie
  33. 32. The Cold Truth
    Chuck
  34. 33. [Subscribe to Katy Keene]
  35. 34. Sweet Talk!
    Li'l Jinx
  36. 35. Punch Crunch
    Archie
  37. 36. Credit Crumb
    Jughead
  38. 37. [Personalized 'Sew-On' Patches]
  39. 38. The Fencing Problem
    That Wilkin Boy
  40. 39. The Eyes Have It
    Betty
  41. 40. [Discount 32 Page Comics Subscriptions]
  42. 41. Tap Flap
    Archie
  43. 42. Pie Pal
    Jughead
  44. 43. You Don't Need Drugs...
  45. 44. The Thing Maker
    Archie 1
  46. 45. [Subscribe and Save]
  47. 46. [no title indexed]
  48. 47. [The M&M Quartz Watch]
    M&M's
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