Laugh Comics Digest #54 [$1.25]
(September 1984)

Archie, 1974 Series
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Price
1.25 USD
Pages
132
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
Barcode
0271000699754
Editing
?
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) #54.

Indicia says "Single Copies $1.00 U.S. Canada $1.00 plus 25ยข for postage and handling." Non-standard barcode.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jughead / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hot Dog, why can't you just beg for food like other dogs?!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Jughead #244.

Ocean Motion (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge needs a third person to crew for the boat race.
Reprints

Parched Archie! (Table of Contents: 2)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints

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

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

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come on, Jughead, let's box!
Genre
humor; teen

Indexer Notes

Reprinted from Archie daily comic strip.

Fairway Fool (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Decarlo ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee is doing horrible at a golf game, until Archie volunteers to caddy.
Reprints

Live and Learn (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are upset by Archie and Reggie's violence in sports.
Reprints
Keywords
croquet; hockey

Puzzles That Are All Wet (Table of Contents: 6)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints

My Case Rests (Table of Contents: 7)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe
Synopsis
Mr. Smythe tells Bingo to set up a hammock.
Reprints

Ban the Body (Table of Contents: 8)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Cousin Ambrose; Della The Head Witch
Synopsis
Hilda disapproves of Sabrina's bikini and uses her magic to keep the girl from wearing it. Then Hilda gets a dose of her own medicine.
Reprints

Silly Dilly (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Betty can't wait to pass on the gossip Ethel told her.
Reprints

A Friend In Need (Table of Contents: 10)

Big Moose / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
Big Moose is trying to find someone to show his new calculator wrist watch.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie! They're displaying small craft warnings today!
Genre
humor; teen

Busy Signal (Table of Contents: 12)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Li'l Jinx's father
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx gets in trouble for not hanging up the phone when she is done.
Reprints

I Wanna Hold Your Hand (Table of Contents: 13)

Jughead and Ethel with Sabrina / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Gus LeMoine
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Big Ethel Muggs; Sabrina Spellman; Big Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ambrose
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #235.

Bright Outlook? (Table of Contents: 14)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints

Hike Tyke (Table of Contents: 15)

Big Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Al Hartley
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason
Synopsis
Moose and the junior campers he's in charge of get lost on a hike.
Reprints

Wanted Man (Table of Contents: 16)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Gus LeMoine
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Uncle Herman; Willie Wilkin; Mrs. Wilkin; Rebel
Synopsis
After Mr. Smythe is heard yelling "Oh, dad blast the dad blasted dad blast," everyone yells at Uncle Herman for getting Mr. Smythe mad. Herman decides he's not wanted in the Wilkin home.
Reprints

A Ride To Doom (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Betty Cooper; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Little Archie saves the day when the bus to the away baseball game gets stuck in a puddle.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Betty and Veronica Pinup / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! This boat is fast!
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Reprints
Keywords
water skiing

The Eyes Have It (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Leroy
Reprints

Luck Be a Lady (Table of Contents: 20)

Sabrina the Teenage Witch / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gus Lemoine
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Synopsis
Sabrina and Salem are bad luck to Reggie.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Dear Josie / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Edna Edwards ? [as Josie]
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I was so thrilled ...

Indexer Notes

Advice column with letters from K.M, B.W., L.F. and G.M.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mary! With this vibrating belt I can finally reduce!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews

Indexer Notes

Reprint from Archie daily newspaper strip.

Whistle Bait (Table of Contents: 23)

B.E.T.T.Y. as The Girl From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor; adventure
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; The Whistler
Synopsis
The latest C.R.U.S.H. villain is The Whistler, a permanently puckered baddie whose whistles can control minds and shatter eardrums.
Reprints
Keywords
spies

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

Big Moose Pinup / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What say, Arch --
Characters
Big Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Reprints

What a Boy (Table of Contents: 25)

Pipsqueak / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Lardner
Pencils
Walt Lardner
Inks
Walt Lardner
Colors
?
Letters
Walt Lardner

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pipsqueak; Pooch
Reprints

Up and At 'Em (Table of Contents: 26)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
Bingo gets permission to wake up Samantha's father.
Reprints

Get Happy (Table of Contents: 27)

That Cute Little Witch Little Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
children
Characters
Little Jughead Jones; Little Veronica Lodge; Fangs Fogerty; Little Sabrina Spellman; Pop Tate; Little Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Little Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Little Sabrina casts a spell to make everybody change personalities.
Reprints

Mum's the Word (Table of Contents: 28)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Dick Malmgren
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe
Synopsis
Mr. Smythe complains that today's generation has no gumption or backbone, but then Bingo saves his life.
Reprints

That Takes The Cake (Table of Contents: 29)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Gus LeMoine
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis
Alexandra hints that she'd like something for her birthday.
Reprints

The Stray (Table of Contents: 30)

Katy Keene / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woggon
Pencils
Bill Woggon
Inks
Bill Woggon
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Woggon ?

Genre
humor; fashion
Characters
Katy Keene; Curly Cassidy
Reprints

Frivolous Fashion (Table of Contents: 31)

Katy Keene / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woggon
Pencils
Bill Woggon
Inks
Bill Woggon
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Woggon ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Greg LeMoine ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty, I can't stand it when you drive!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Reprints

Write On! (Table of Contents: 33)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Synopsis
Jinx is writing a letter.
Reprints

The Ghostly Guardian (Table of Contents: 34)

Josie / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alan M.; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis
The gang visits an old rock-bound house the Cabots have purchased in Maine. They discover that an old chest leads to a secret cave beneath the house, which may contain old pirate treasure, but also contains many deadly booby traps.
Reprints

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

Josie Pinup / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aunt Josie -- what's the color of the sky?
Reprints

It's a Smash (Table of Contents: 36)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Tough Teddy; Buddy Drumhead
Synopsis
Mr. Smythe suspects that Buddy is the one who broke his window.
Reprints

Weight Fate (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
At the beach, Archie tries to get Mr. Weatherbee doing exercises to lose weight.
Reprints

Fill It Up! (Table of Contents: 38)

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
Synopsis
Jinx is selling lemonade, and Greg tells her how she can sell more.
Reprints

Suits Me (Table of Contents: 39)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
Archie likes the polka-dot swimsuit.
Reprints

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

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

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Would you like a cheeseburger before we walk home?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Reprints
  • from Archie daily (King Features Syndicate) 1960.06.18 [Montana signature removed]

Indexer Notes

Veronica's address is given as 204 Park Lane.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Hot Dog, why can't you just beg for food like other dogs?!"]
    Jughead
  2. 1. Ocean Motion
    Archie
  3. 2. Parched Archie!
  4. 3. ["Come on, Jughead, let's box!"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  5. 4. Fairway Fool
    Archie
  6. 5. Live and Learn
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Puzzles That Are All Wet
  8. 7. My Case Rests
    That Wilkin Boy
  9. 8. Ban the Body
    Sabrina
  10. 9. Silly Dilly
    Betty
  11. 10. A Friend In Need
    Big Moose
  12. 11. ["Archie! They're displaying small craft warnings today!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  13. 12. Busy Signal
    Li'l Jinx
  14. 13. I Wanna Hold Your Hand
    Jughead and Ethel with Sabrina
  15. 14. Bright Outlook?
  16. 15. Hike Tyke
    Big Moose
  17. 16. Wanted Man
    That Wilkin Boy
  18. 17. A Ride To Doom
    Little Archie
  19. 18. ["Wow! This boat is fast!"]
    Betty and Veronica Pinup
  20. 19. The Eyes Have It
  21. 20. Luck Be a Lady
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  22. 21. ["I was so thrilled ..."]
    Dear Josie
  23. 22. ["Mary! With this vibrating belt I can finally reduce!"]
    Archie's Mom's Gag Bag
  24. 23. Whistle Bait
    B.E.T.T.Y. as The Girl From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
  25. 24. ["What say, Arch --"]
    Big Moose Pinup
  26. 25. What a Boy
    Pipsqueak
  27. 26. Up and At 'Em
    That Wilkin Boy
  28. 27. Get Happy
    That Cute Little Witch Little Sabrina
  29. 28. Mum's the Word
    That Wilkin Boy
  30. 29. That Takes The Cake
    Josie and the Pussycats
  31. 30. The Stray
    Katy Keene
  32. 31. Frivolous Fashion
    Katy Keene
  33. 32. ["Betty, I can't stand it when you drive!"]
    Betty's Diary
  34. 33. Write On!
    Li'l Jinx
  35. 34. The Ghostly Guardian
    Josie
  36. 35. ["Aunt Josie -- what's the color of the sky?"]
    Josie Pinup
  37. 36. It's a Smash
    That Wilkin Boy
  38. 37. Weight Fate
    Archie
  39. 38. Fill It Up!
    Li'l Jinx
  40. 39. Suits Me
    Betty and Veronica
  41. 40. ["Would you like a cheeseburger before we walk home?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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