Archie Comics Digest #105 [Newsstand]
(December 1990)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
1.50 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
6 times a year in Feb., Apr., 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
071896468502 05
Editing
Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
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)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sure, Archie! You can sit in Daddy's new Adjusto Chair! Just don't play with the controls!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge

They Used to Call Me Mr. Carpentry (Table of Contents: 1)

Fred Andrews / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman; Gregg Suchow
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Fred decides to buy a room organizer for Archie's room, but it did not come assembled. He thinks it will be an easy job, but he ends up paying to have it done.

The Kissing Miss! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good morning, Daddy!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Li'l gives her father a good night kiss before bed, but not before washing her face.

Veronica's Gag Bag (Table of Contents: 3)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie asks Veronica to fill in for the sports reporter.

Puts on the Dog (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Big Ethel tried six different outfits to catch Jughead's attention.
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Super Stupor (Table of Contents: 5)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
So that's how they made the Super Guy movie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
After reading an article on the special effects of the Super Guy movie, Reggie tries to trick Archie into believing that Reggie has super powers.
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Tail of Travail (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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That's a very sports-minded family moving in next door!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Carol Beam
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie try to impress the new girl next door, only to find out that she is an Olympic champion gymnast.
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Rough Race (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are horrified to hear that Archie was injured racing. It turns out he cut his finger on slot cars.
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Keywords
slot cars

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come back, Leroy!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Leroy
Synopsis
Betty has a challenge babysitting Leroy.

Study Fuddy-Duddy (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica are studying together, but they require conversation, music, and food. Mr. Lodge tackles their homework to demonstrate how it would be better done in silence. Archie and Veronica take advantage of his concentration to enjoy some privacy.
Reprints
Keywords
high school; honework

Panic Beneath the City (Table of Contents: 10)

Life With Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Toby
Synopsis
A little boy goes down into the sewer to find his ball. Betty goes to look for him, and Archie goes to look for both of them -- just as a rainstorm hits and turns the sewer into a death trap.
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Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #259, inks are credited to Jon D'Agostino.

Party Smarty (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Fellows, the food is ready!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
The girls have knocked themselves out making food, but the fellows are engrossed in the game on TV. Veronica uses the power cord to drag the TV (on a wheeled cart) into the kitchen.
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Keywords
sports; television; TV

Betty's Diary (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty writes about how attractive Archie was...while he has another girl on his arm.
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It's Been Swell (Table of Contents: 13)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie promises Betty and Veronica that he would not lose his temper with Reggie.
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Bust Your Bubble (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
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Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Ethel badgers Jughead to demonstrate a more romantic side.
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A Clean Sweep (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Kurt Schaffenberger

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Fred demands Archie get rid of the leaves in the family yard and the only way he can do that is cart them away in his jalopy.
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Out of Order (Table of Contents: 16)

Miss Grundy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Coach Kleats; Professor Flutesnoot; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee asks teachers to turn in anything that is not in good working order, so Miss Grundy turns in Archie and Jughead.
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I Remember It Well (Table of Contents: 17)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie asks Betty to prepare dinner for him and his friends but feels like he's forgotten something.
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Achoo! (Table of Contents: 18)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie gets mistaken for Jughead by a visiting school doctor.
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Pin Up (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge questions why Veronica dresses like she has no money.

The Bench Warmers (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones; Coach Kleats; Coach Clayton; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Chuck's football skills desert him when he loses his lucky dime.
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The Monitor (Table of Contents: 21)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee makes Moose a hall monitor.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jughead! You should have been here at nine o'clock!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Miss Grundy is upset at Jughead for being late to class.

I'm Game (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Reggie insists that men are better at everything than women, but Veronica and Betty prove him wrong.
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Indexer Notes

Credits are from the reprint of this story.

Snap Shots from Moose's Album (Table of Contents: 24)

Moose / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
A funny look at the life of Moose through his photo album.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Editor's Notebook / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Victor Gorelick
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typeset

Synopsis
Monthly letter to Archie readers from editor Victor Gorelick.

Indexer Notes

Monthly letter to Archie readers from editor Victor Gorelick.

A Draw Snore (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Li'l Jinx! Turn out the light and go to sleep!!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Jinx falls asleep and dreams she's in the studio of a cartoonist.
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Praise Phase (Table of Contents: 27)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
You chicks are in for a real treat!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie plans to brag about how he won the big game.

Pin Up (Table of Contents: 28)

Josie / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alex Cabot III
Synopsis
The Pussycats do not approve of Alex's singing.

Wet and Wealthy (Table of Contents: 29)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Hiram Lodge; Smithers the Butler
Synopsis
Not wanting to look ostentatious, Veronica refuses to accept a limousine ride to school even though it's raining. Her friends, on the other hand, aren't too proud to ride in the limo.
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The French Connection (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Reggie! Who's that new girl in our French class...wow!!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie have the hots for Mr. Weatherbee's niece who arrived from France.
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Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Sure, Archie! You can sit in Daddy's new Adjusto Chair! Just don't play with the controls!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. They Used to Call Me Mr. Carpentry
    Fred Andrews
  3. 2. The Kissing Miss!
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. Veronica's Gag Bag
    Veronica
  5. 4. Puts on the Dog
    Big Ethel
  6. 5. Super Stupor
    Reggie
  7. 6. Tail of Travail
    Archie
  8. 7. Rough Race
    Archie
  9. 8. ["Come back, Leroy!"]
    Betty’s Gag Bag
  10. 9. Study Fuddy-Duddy
    Archie
  11. 10. Panic Beneath the City
    Life With Archie
  12. 11. Party Smarty
    Archie and the Gang
  13. 12. Betty's Diary
    Betty
  14. 13. It's Been Swell
    Reggie
  15. 14. Bust Your Bubble
    Big Ethel
  16. 15. A Clean Sweep
    Archie
  17. 16. Out of Order
    Miss Grundy
  18. 17. I Remember It Well
    Betty
  19. 18. Achoo!
    Jughead
  20. 19. Pin Up
    Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. The Bench Warmers
    Archie
  22. 21. The Monitor
    Moose
  23. 22. ["Jughead! You should have been here at nine o'clock!"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  24. 23. I'm Game
    Archie
  25. 24. Snap Shots from Moose's Album
    Moose
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  27. 26. A Draw Snore
    Li'l Jinx
  28. 27. Praise Phase
    Reggie
  29. 28. Pin Up
    Josie
  30. 29. Wet and Wealthy
    Veronica
  31. 30. The French Connection
    Archie
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  • Thomas Johnson
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