Archie Comics Digest #68 [$1.25]
(October 1984)

Archie, 1973 Series
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1.25 USD
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Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., and Dec.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
0271000699468
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) #68.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've got tennis elbow!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Keywords
tennis

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals #126

Pigeon Power (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley ?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Al Hartley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Reprints

Brain Teasers (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Characters
Archie Andrews
Reprints

Rare Pair or Take Me Out to the Ball (Table of Contents: 3)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Ethel forces Jughead to take her to the summer dance.
Reprints

Voice Your Choice or Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (Table of Contents: 4)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead makes a pig of himself at Veronica's party.
Reprints

Camera Angle (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley ?
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Kurt Schaffenberger

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty innocently causes havoc at the Lodge garden party with her new camera.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

formerly a Betty and Me story.

Help Wanted (Table of Contents: 6)

Fred / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Characters
Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Using the key given, break the code and find out what Fred wants.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Excuse me, miss, would you like a free sample of our new suntan oil?
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints
  • from Archie newspaper strip (King Features Syndicate, XX-XX-19XX)

The Mingle Mangle (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ahh! This is the stuff of which dreams are made!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie advises Mr. Weatherbee to go out and mingle instead of being all alone.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

formerly an Archie and Me story.

Cowed (Table of Contents: 9)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie! Help! There's a cow after me!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica is intimidated by a cow.
Reprints

Helping Hand! (Table of Contents: 10)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty, I'm going over to help the neighbors move in!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty finds a sudden urge to help the neighbors move in.
Reprints

No Contest (Table of Contents: 11)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty is better than Veronica at every game except one.
Reprints

Tennyson, Anyone? (Table of Contents: 12)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen

Verve to Serve (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Veronica thinks Betty got her involved in volunteering at a remedial reading center as a ruse to steal Archie.
Reprints

Heroes (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Hartley ?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Al Hartley
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead dream of being heroic, until they are put to the test.
Reprints

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

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

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Veronica! That's the third bathing suit you've tried on!
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints
  • from Archie newspaper strip (XX-XX-19XX)

Adventure, Ahoy! (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 29 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and the gang go for a cruise on Mr. Lodge's yacht. Caught in a hurricane, they are forced to abandon ship and wind up stranded on a desert island.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

An issue-length story in four chapters: "Adventure Ahoy," "A Slight Case of Weather," "Castaway Island" and "A Rip-Snortin' Rescue."

Formerly a Life With Archie story.

A Talking To (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Li'l Jinx, where did you get that black eye?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx gets a black eye from Greg.
Reprints

Death Has Eight Arms (Table of Contents: 18)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Reprints

Bad Connection (Table of Contents: 19)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, Archie, this is Betty!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie can't hear the name of the person who's calling him.
Reprints

Late Date (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica hides from Archie so she won't commit the faux pas of being early for a date.
Reprints

Quick Thinking (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie gets out of an argument with Veronica and her father.
Reprints

Mud Muddle (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg; Gigi
Reprints

Witch Switch (Table of Contents: 23)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmph! Betty Cooper! Girl wallflower!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Tony Perkins; Alf (Archie's cousin)
Synopsis
Archie sets Betty up on a date with his cousin.
Reprints

He Knows The Score (Table of Contents: 24)

Reggie / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Waiting for Veronica.
Reprints

Stroke of Luck (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie both fake medical conditions in order to meet a pretty nurse at the beach first aid station.
Reprints

Parakeets Feats! (Table of Contents: 26)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is that the parakeet Reggie gave you for your birthday, Ronnie?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica wants to give back the parakeet Reggie gave her.
Reprints

Forgetting to Remember (Table of Contents: 27)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's the matter, Betty?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty ties a string around her finger to help her remember something but she can't remember what it was.
Reprints

The Chaperone (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor ?
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Dexter Taylor
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Reprints

Blondes Have More What? (Table of Contents: 29)

Betty / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump
Synopsis
A simple change in hair style has all the boys on the beach mad over Betty and Archie head over heels with jealousy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

formerly a Betty and Me story.

Caught in the Act (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Waaaaa
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Hap helps Jinx get her dime back.
Reprints

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

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

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?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Ron! My jalopy broke down...
Genre
humor; teen

[Hooked a Redfish] (Table of Contents: 32)

Betty's Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
While angling, Betty catches something unexpected.
Reprints

Cycle Saga (Table of Contents: 33)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead cycle down to see Jug's cousin's boat.
Reprints

Missing in Action! (Table of Contents: 34)

The Archies / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
When Pop Tate goes missing from the Chok'lit Shoppe, the Archies follow him to a Caribbean Island to try and find him and bring him back to Riverdale.
Reprints

Shower Power (Table of Contents: 35)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, you promised to take us to the beach, today!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica intentionally rain out the boys' table tennis match.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of Archie's TV Laugh-Out #16.

Moose Riddlers (Table of Contents: 36)

Moose / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here are some of my favorite riddles!
Characters
Moose Mason
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fill in the numbered squares to answer Moose's riddles. The first riddle is "What do you call a man who drives a car perfectly?"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Next year I'm spending the summer...
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints
  • from Archie newspaper strip (King Features Syndicate, XX-XX-19XX)

Animal Crackers (Table of Contents: 38)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jughead Jones! Don't you ever again go away for a week!
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Reprints

Cool Pool (Table of Contents: 39)

Veronica / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica proves her father's statement that Lodges never do anything without a purpose.
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmmm...the beach is crowded!
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints
  • from Archie newspaper strip (King Features Syndicate, XX-XX-19XX)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I've got tennis elbow!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Pigeon Power
    Archie
  3. 2. Brain Teasers
    Archie
  4. 3. Rare Pair or Take Me Out to the Ball
    Jughead
  5. 4. Voice Your Choice or Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
    Jughead
  6. 5. Camera Angle
    Archie
  7. 6. Help Wanted
    Fred
  8. 7. ["Excuse me, miss, would you like a free sample of our new suntan oil?"]
    Betty's Gag Bag
  9. 8. The Mingle Mangle
    Archie
  10. 9. Cowed
    Veronica
  11. 10. Helping Hand!
    Betty
  12. 11. No Contest
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. Tennyson, Anyone?
    Reggie
  14. 13. Verve to Serve
    Betty and Veronica
  15. 14. Heroes
    Archie
  16. 15. ["Veronica! That's the third bathing suit you've tried on!"]
    Veronica's Gag Bag
  17. 16. Adventure, Ahoy!
    Archie
  18. 17. A Talking To
    Li'l Jinx
  19. 18. Death Has Eight Arms
  20. 19. Bad Connection
    Betty
  21. 20. Late Date
    Betty and Veronica
  22. 21. Quick Thinking
    Archie
  23. 22. Mud Muddle
    Li'l Jinx
  24. 23. Witch Switch
    Betty
  25. 24. He Knows The Score
    Reggie
  26. 25. Stroke of Luck
    Archie
  27. 26. Parakeets Feats!
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. Forgetting to Remember
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. The Chaperone
    Little Archie
  30. 29. Blondes Have More What?
    Betty
  31. 30. Caught in the Act
    Li'l Jinx
  32. 31. ["Hi, Ron! My jalopy broke down..."]
    Veronica Pin Up
  33. 32. [Hooked a Redfish]
    Betty's Pin Up
  34. 33. Cycle Saga
    Jughead
  35. 34. Missing in Action!
    The Archies
  36. 35. Shower Power
    Betty and Veronica
  37. 36. Moose Riddlers
    Moose
  38. 37. ["Next year I'm spending the summer..."]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  39. 38. Animal Crackers
    Archie
  40. 39. Cool Pool
    Veronica
  41. 40. ["Hmmm...the beach is crowded!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
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