(June 1978)

Archie, 1973 Series
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0.75 USD
Pages
148
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bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Barcode
0271000699406
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Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

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Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, you goofed! This practice session is for the girls' team!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Keywords
basketball; skateboard

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie Giant Series Magazine #162

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Stick With It! (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
A Reggie prank leaves Archie stuck to a fence, and to get him to school, his friends have to saw off the fence and carry him in.
Reprints
Keywords
glue; practical joke

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

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

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Miss Haggly!!
Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Haggly
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee finds Miss Haggly sleeping in class.

Battle Lines (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica declares total war against Betty in the fight for Archie, starting by trying to break her spirit, and then using a personalized radar system to keep track of her movements.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Winner Lose (Table of Contents: 5)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit ?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie blackmails Archie into giving up Veronica for a month and it's up to Jughead to save the day.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What'd he say about the supermarket?
Genre
teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Miss Hagly; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Miss Haggly can't hear Mr. Weatherbee's speech.

Dessert Special (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
When Pop Tate injures himself doing a new dance, Archie volunteers to keep the shop running. Reggie then replaces all the vanilla ice cream with instant potatoes. The taste is so bad that all the customers desert the Choklit Shop.
Reprints
Keywords
practical joke

Indexer Notes

Story in two parts (5 pages each).

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Ring Thing (Table of Contents: 8)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fill in the words ending with ring.

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

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
For math homework I gave my class blank income tax formst to fill out!
Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Miss Grundy gives her class blank income tax forms for a homework assignment.

Teacher's Pest (Table of Contents: 10)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Coach asks Reggie to turn Archie into an athlete.
Reprints
Keywords
fencing; shotput

Taboo It May Concern (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Little Archie asks Betty to a movie on Friday the 13th, and Betty goes reluctantly, worried about bad luck.
Reprints
Keywords
Friday the 13th; superstition

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
In our studies of "heredity", what are some things you think are hereditary?
Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The teacher asks the class about heredity.

The Sky Is Falling (Table of Contents: 13)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Hot Dog; Dilton Doily; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Jughead can't believe it when Hot Dog starts talking to him.
Reprints
Keywords
ventriloquism

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Driving Me Crazy! (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Archie's erratic driving costs the school a safety award.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's the priceless work of art Mr. Lodge donated to the school?
Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Svenson
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge donated a sculpture to the school but it lost it's head.

Color-Full! (Table of Contents: 16)

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; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
To stop her from making noise, Daddy tells Li'l Jinx to color with crayons.
Reprints
Keywords
coloring; crayons; felt tip markers; noise; spanking

Read Between the Lines (Table of Contents: 17)

Ethel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Sabrina; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Three two-panel gags where Ethel enhances what someone said about her.

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

Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
We have hundreds of things today for lunch!
Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Beazly
Synopsis
Miss Beazly serves beans for lunch.

Bell-Bottom Booty (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle (as Blackbeard); Mr. Weatherbee (as Capt. Barnacle); Veronica Lodge (as Lady Pantaloon); Betty Cooper (as The Maid Elizabeth); Archie Andrews (as Mr. Horatio); Jughead Jones (as Mr. Hatch); Big Ethel Muggs (as Miss Bilge); Big Moose Mason (as Friday)
Synopsis
The "Mighty Archie Art Players" act out a story of piracy on the high seas.
Reprints
Keywords
pirate; walk the plank

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Bell-Bottom Booty Part 2 (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle (as Blackbeard); Mr. Weatherbee (as Capt. Barnacle); Veronica Lodge (as Lady Pantaloon); Betty Cooper (as The Maid Elizabeth); Archie Andrews (as Mr. Horatio); Jughead Jones (as Mr. Hatch); Big Ethel Muggs (as Miss Bilge); Big Moose Mason (as Friday)
Synopsis
The "Mighty Archie Art Players" act out a story of piracy on the high seas.
Reprints
Keywords
pirate

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Bell-Bottom Booty Part 3 (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle (as Blackbeard); Mr. Weatherbee (as Capt. Barnacle); Veronica Lodge (as Lady Pantaloon); Betty Cooper (as The Maid Elizabeth); Archie Andrews (as Mr. Horatio); Jughead Jones (as Mr. Hatch); Big Ethel Muggs (as Miss Bilge); Big Moose Mason (as Friday)
Synopsis
The "Mighty Archie Art Players" act out a story of piracy on the high seas.
Reprints
Keywords
pirate

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Cow Sense (Table of Contents: 22)

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Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lunk, if you don't get your mind off football you'll flunk math!
Genre
teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Lunk
Synopsis
Lunk needs to get his math grades up or he won't play football.

Lonely Luxury (Table of Contents: 24)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Smithers the butler; Gaston the chef; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica spends a very luxurious, but very lonely night in the Lodge Mansion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Get the Message? (Table of Contents: 25)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doily; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie is trying to make a funny movie.
Reprints
Keywords
pie in the face

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where's Miss Beazly?
Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Miss Beazly
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee advises Miss Grundy not to complain about the food.

One of the Gang (Table of Contents: 27)

Little Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie; Mr. Weatherbee; Little Reggie; Miss Grundy; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee and Miss Grundy stop a robbery at a bowling alley.
Keywords
bowling; judo

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Miss Grundy, must your boys use initials for their choice of colleges?
Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee doesn't understand the initials the students are using.

Frogs (Table of Contents: 29)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Gladys Jones
Synopsis
Archie, Betty and Veronica watch a scary movie about a frog invasion. Later they mistake Jughead for the alien invasion.

Hits and Misses (Table of Contents: 30)

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; Hap Holliday; GaGa; Greg; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Everyone is nice to Li'l Jinx.
Reprints

Reggie the Ego Tripper! (Table of Contents: 31)

Reggie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Characters
Reggie Mantle
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the phrase puzzle.

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

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, a new car has built-in safety features!
Genre
teen
Characters
Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Fred tells Archie about the safety features in new cars.

Indexer Notes

This has the Miss Grundy Gag Bag logo even though Miss Grundy doesn't appear or have anything to do with the story.

Save Our Schools (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Harry Lucey ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Mr. Parker; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
With the teachers threatening to strike, the students organize to help cut costs at the school to help the teachers get raises.
Reprints

The Dating Game (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Script
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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Cooper; Mrs. Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica goes on a date with a boy named Cedric while Archie studies with Betty, but fate once again conspires to get Archie together with Veronica.
Reprints

Testing! (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is pulling petals off a flower to see if Veronica loves him.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
So this is where you've been eating lately!
Genre
teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee misses Miss Beazly's cooking whenever he can.

Alley Cat (Table of Contents: 37)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Al
Synopsis
After the crotchety owner of a bowling alley refuses to let him play for free, Jughead becomes the world's most demanding paying customer.
Reprints
Keywords
bowling

Dinner Belle (Table of Contents: 38)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Smithers; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie gives his last goodbyes to everyone as he goes to his final destiny -- a dinner at the Lodges, cooked by Veronica.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Veronica, I thought you wanted to go out in a canoe?
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica are stuck in a canoe.
Keywords
canoe

[Laugh Comics Digest #17] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, you goofed! This practice session is for the girls' team!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Stick With It!
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Miss Haggly!!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  5. 4. Battle Lines
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Winner Lose
    Jughead
  7. 6. ["What'd he say about the supermarket?"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  8. 7. Dessert Special
    Archie
  9. 8. Ring Thing
    Veronica
  10. 9. ["For math homework I gave my class blank income tax formst to fill out!"]
    Miss Grundy Gag Bag
  11. 10. Teacher's Pest
    Reggie
  12. 11. Taboo It May Concern
    Little Archie
  13. 12. ["In our studies of "heredity", what are some things you think are hereditary?"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  14. 13. The Sky Is Falling
    Jughead
  15. 14. Driving Me Crazy!
    Archie
  16. 15. ["What's the priceless work of art Mr. Lodge donated to the school?"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  17. 16. Color-Full!
    Li'l Jinx
  18. 17. Read Between the Lines
    Ethel
  19. 18. ["We have hundreds of things today for lunch!"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  20. 19. Bell-Bottom Booty
    Archie
  21. 20. Bell-Bottom Booty Part 2
    Archie
  22. 21. Bell-Bottom Booty Part 3
    Archie
  23. 22. Cow Sense
  24. 23. ["Lunk, if you don't get your mind off football you'll flunk math!"]
    Miss Grundy Gag Bag
  25. 24. Lonely Luxury
    Veronica
  26. 25. Get the Message?
    Reggie
  27. 26. ["Where's Miss Beazly?"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  28. 27. One of the Gang
    Little Archie
  29. 28. ["Miss Grundy, must your boys use initials for their choice of colleges?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  30. 29. Frogs
    Jughead
  31. 30. Hits and Misses
    Li'l Jinx
  32. 31. Reggie the Ego Tripper!
    Reggie
  33. 32. ["Archie, a new car has built-in safety features!"]
    Miss Grundy Gag Bag
  34. 33. Save Our Schools
    Archie
  35. 34. The Dating Game
    Betty and Veronica
  36. 35. Testing!
    Archie
  37. 36. ["So this is where you've been eating lately!"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  38. 37. Alley Cat
    Jughead
  39. 38. Dinner Belle
    Archie
  40. 39. ["Veronica, I thought you wanted to go out in a canoe?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  41. 40. [Laugh Comics Digest #17]
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
  43. 42. [Jughead With Archie Digest #27]
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