Laugh Comics Digest #177 [Direct Edition]
(October 2002)

Archie, 1974 Series
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Price
2.19 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
9 times a year in Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr., June, July, Aug., Oct. and Nov.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library; Archie 60th Anniversary
Barcode
762816468527 17711
Editing
Nelson Ribeiro; Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
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) #177 [Newsstand].


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, you just made a wrong move!
Genre
teen
Characters
Dilton Doily; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper

Package Deal (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5 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; Frank; Mrs. Smith; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie waits impatiently for his new game system to be delivered.
Reprints

Now You See It, Now You Don't (Table of Contents: 2)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge does not like Veronica's new bathing suit.
Reprints

Cry Crisis (Table of Contents: 3)

Ethel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Ethel pretends to drown to get Jughead the lifeguard to save her.
Reprints

All Wet (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty spends the day being dunked because she's working in the carnival dunk tank to earn extra money.
Reprints

Betty Cooper's Book Of Riverdale Records, 2002 Edition (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Cheryl Blossom; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Ethel Muggs; Hiram Lodge; Ginger Lopez; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Five pages of two-panel gags based on records the various Riverdale characters have set during their lives.
Reprints

Trouble in Time (Table of Contents: 6)

Sabrina / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Salem; Cleopatra; Marc Antony; Harvey Kinkle
Synopsis
Trapped in ancient Egypt with no memory, Sabrina is mistaken for a goddess and given the adulation Cleopatra left behind. While in the twentieth century, Cleopatra sets out imposing her will on the people of Riverdale.
Reprints

Constant Critic (Table of Contents: 7)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Reprints

Model Muddle (Table of Contents: 8)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Roughing It! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Reprints

Changing Times (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Food Mood (Table of Contents: 11)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda
Synopsis
Hilda and Zelda travel to China for Chinese takeout.
Reprints

Just A Hair Away (Table of Contents: 12)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Romeo
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica are sitting at opposite sides of Pop's counter, so he has to ask "Why?" The problem was Veronica's hair.
Reprints

Nifty Gifty (Table of Contents: 13)

Ethel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Troop Money Bags (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Garp Brooks
Synopsis
Veronica is Betty's assistant troop leader but her money causes problems.
Reprints
Keywords
canoeing; ice skating; square dancing

Sun Fun (Table of Contents: 15)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Reprints
Keywords
Suntan oil

Bully For You (Table of Contents: 16)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Reel Trouble (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

The Flame Game (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Cheryl Blossom; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Smithers the butler; Jason Blossom
Synopsis
Cheryl duels Betty and Veronica to see who can impress the boys the best at the beach.
Reprints

The Big Surfari (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
? [as Kennedy]
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Adam North; Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
While trying to impress some girls, Archie exaggerates his surfing ability.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, you just made a wrong move!"]
  2. 1. Package Deal
    Archie
  3. 2. Now You See It, Now You Don't
    Veronica
  4. 3. Cry Crisis
    Ethel
  5. 4. All Wet
    Betty
  6. 5. Betty Cooper's Book Of Riverdale Records, 2002 Edition
    Archie and the Gang
  7. 6. Trouble in Time
    Sabrina
  8. 7. Constant Critic
    Jughead
  9. 8. Model Muddle
    Betty and Veronica
  10. 9. Roughing It!
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. Changing Times
    Archie and the Gang
  12. 11. Food Mood
    Sabrina
  13. 12. Just A Hair Away
    Veronica
  14. 13. Nifty Gifty
    Ethel
  15. 14. Troop Money Bags
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. Sun Fun
    Moose
  17. 16. Bully For You
    Moose
  18. 17. Reel Trouble
    Archie
  19. 18. The Flame Game
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. The Big Surfari
    Archie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Thomas Johnson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne