Archie Comics Digest #214 [Newsstand]
(April 2005)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
2.39 USD; 2.89 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
9 times a year in Jan., Feb., Apr., June, July, Sept., Oct., Nov. 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 14
Editing
Nelson Ribeiro; 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
Bob Smith
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You two care to make a pit stop for dinner?
Genre
teen
Characters
Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews

Foot-Loose (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Pat Kennedy
Inks
Ken Selig
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Dr. Smith; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Archie sprains his ankle and has to be on crutches for three weeks.
Reprints

Let's Hear It for Veggies (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Miss Beazley; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
The school cafeteria gets renovated but has to adhere to new nutritional standards so Mr. Weatherbee enlists Archie's help on how to attract more students to the vegetables.
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Fear Fare (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm worried sick about Moose!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Reprints

The Eyes Have It (Table of Contents: 4)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doily; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica is carrying a photo of Dilton with her.
Reprints

On the Job Training (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Duh! I'd like to buy you a soda, Midge - but I can't afford to!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Midge wants Moose to get a job so she takes him to get a computer job analysis to see what type of job he's suited for.
Reprints

An Open Book (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty is going to stay home and read until Archie turns up and asks her out.
Reprints

How Sweet It Was (Table of Contents: 7)

Jughead / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; non-fiction; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge tells Archie and Jughead about the history of candy, while Jughead helps himself to a whole box full of the stuff.
Reprints

Intern Concern (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie & Friends / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Lock Yock (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir [as Gladir]
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz [as Ruiz]
Inks
Rudy Lapick [as Lapick]
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Lodge; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie arrives with his guitar, and Mr. Lodge shows him his most recent antique.
Reprints

Hint Stint (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty reads a book on "The Art of Hinting" and tries to use the information to get Archie to do what she wants.
Reprints

Ask a Dumb Question (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

The Swim Gym (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Dexter Taylor
Colors
Barry Grossman [as Barry G.]
Letters
Bill Yoshida [as Willy Y.]

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Coach Kleats; Mr. Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
When the school gym floor breaks due to rotted boards from a water leak, Archie and the kids convert it into an indoor swimming pool.
Reprints

Tank You Very Much (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor (signed)
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie; Little Jughead; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Little Betty; Little Dilton; Svenson
Synopsis
Little Archie and Little Jughead convince Miss Grundy to let them build a large aquarium in the classroom.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No credits for Inks, Colors, and Letters. Credits taken from reprint.

It's a Pain (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie & Friends / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Christine
Synopsis
Reggie goes to the dentist to get his teeth cleaned.
Reprints
Keywords
dentist

The Master Manipulator (Table of Contents: 15)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
So why does Veronica date Archie?
Reprints

Perfect Day (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie is having a perfect day.
Reprints
Keywords
dream

Clock Crock (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie tries to ingratiate himself with Mr. Lodge by fixing an old clock but it ends badly.
Reprints

That's the Meal Ticket (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie decides to make dinner for his folks.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["You two care to make a pit stop for dinner?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Foot-Loose
    Archie
  3. 2. Let's Hear It for Veggies
    Archie
  4. 3. Fear Fare
    Archie
  5. 4. The Eyes Have It
    Veronica
  6. 5. On the Job Training
    Archie
  7. 6. An Open Book
    Archie
  8. 7. How Sweet It Was
    Jughead
  9. 8. Intern Concern
    Archie & Friends
  10. 9. Lock Yock
    Archie
  11. 10. Hint Stint
    Archie
  12. 11. Ask a Dumb Question
    Archie
  13. 12. The Swim Gym
    Little Archie
  14. 13. Tank You Very Much
    Little Archie
  15. 14. It's a Pain
    Archie & Friends
  16. 15. The Master Manipulator
    Veronica
  17. 16. Perfect Day
    Archie
  18. 17. Clock Crock
    Archie
  19. 18. That's the Meal Ticket
    Archie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Thomas Johnson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Peter Croome