Archie Comics Digest #197 [Direct Edition]
(June 2003)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
2.39 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
9 times a year in Feb., Mar., Apr., June, July, Sept., Oct., Nov. and Dec.
On-sale date
2003-04-01
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
762816468503 19711
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

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Archie Comics Digest (Archie, 1973 series) #197 [Newsstand].


[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
Archie, you can't love both Veronica and me!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews

Trash Talk! (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie's only job for the day is to take the trash out.
Reprints

Counter Attack (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie! Wake up!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Archie says he doesn't have to see or hear Veronica to know that she's around because she radiates magnetic influences that attract him. Betty tries to show Archie that she radiates even more than Veronica by kissing him while placing her wristwatch with radium covered numerals near a Geiger counter.
Reprints

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

Archie's Joke Page / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Alright, Archie!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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, since when have you been wearing a hearing aid?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Reprints

Childhood Daze (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is taking his old baby blanket to the cleaners at his mother's request. He pricks his thumb on the way so Betty and Veronica see him holding his blanket and sucking his thumb. They think he's having a second childhood but Veronica wants nothing to do with him if he's regressing.
Reprints

Canine Capers (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don’t worry about Brutus, Archie…
Genre
humor; teen

Star Struck (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews; David Alphabet; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Happy Harold [Mr. Nosy Rosey]
Synopsis
Archie is chosen out of the audience to participate in a bit on the David Alphabet show.
Reprints
Keywords
talk show

Indexer Notes

David Alphabet is a parody of late night talk show host David Letterman.

Share Cropper! (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 4.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tsk, tsk! Poor Betty!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge encourages Veronica to share Archie with Betty.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How was the dance at the hospital, Ronnie?
Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

A Really Tough Question (Table of Contents: 10)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Moose volunteers to be an investigative reporter.
Reprints

Risky Business (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Angelo Decesare
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie is spending the day working at one of Mr. Lodge's companies.
Reprints

Whose Views (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Toast Coast Post Roast
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
How girls and boys view the same words differently.
Reprints

The Old Polluter Tutor (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Chuck Clayton; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica and the gang pressure Archie into disposing of his heap of a car in the name of environmental improvement.
Reprints

Square Flair (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie takes Veronica on a 1930's themed date.
Reprints

Fake Me Out to the Ballgame (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Angelo Decesare
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews
Reprints

The Long Count (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Reprints

For Whom the Poll Tolls (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Midge
Synopsis
Archie tries to campaign for both Betty and Veronica in the "Most Popular Teen Girl In Riverdale" contest.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Midge is called "Midge Collins" in this story.
First panel DJ seems to be re-inked or corrected.

Script, Inks and Letters credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #250.

Dinner Date (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Bob Bolling
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
After Mr. Lodge calls Archie "a bumbling teenage bumpkin" who doesn't enhance Veronica's position in society, Betty trains Archie to be a sophisticated society type.
Reprints

Day of Daze! (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy-o-boy! Do I feel good!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie wakes up feeling fantastic - like today was his day and nothing can go wrong. As the day progresses everything goes wrong.
Reprints

Pet Palace (Table of Contents: 20)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Muffin (Veronica’s dog); Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica leaves her dog Muffin at a pet hotel while she is on vacation.
Reprints

Fish Tale! (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Everything goes wrong on Archie's fishing trip but he still had a great time.
Reprints
Keywords
fishing

Election Defection (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fernando Ruiz
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Geraldine Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton; Veronica Lodge
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, you can't love both Veronica and me!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Trash Talk!
    Archie
  3. 2. Counter Attack
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Alright, Archie!"]
    Archie's Joke Page
  5. 4. ["Archie, since when have you been wearing a hearing aid?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  6. 5. Childhood Daze
    Archie
  7. 6. Canine Capers
    Archie
  8. 7. Star Struck
    Archie
  9. 8. Share Cropper!
    Archie
  10. 9. ["How was the dance at the hospital, Ronnie?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. A Really Tough Question
    Moose
  12. 11. Risky Business
    Archie
  13. 12. Whose Views
    Archie
  14. 13. The Old Polluter Tutor
    Archie
  15. 14. Square Flair
    Archie
  16. 15. Fake Me Out to the Ballgame
    Archie
  17. 16. The Long Count
    Archie
  18. 17. For Whom the Poll Tolls
    Archie
  19. 18. Dinner Date
    Archie
  20. 19. Day of Daze!
    Archie
  21. 20. Pet Palace
    Veronica
  22. 21. Fish Tale!
    Archie
  23. 22. Election Defection
    Archie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Thomas Johnson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Peter Croome