Archie Annual Digest #48 [Newsstand]
(1986)

Archie, 1975 Series
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Price
1.25 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
twice a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Radio Comics, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
271000699248
Editing
Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Indicia title is "Archie Annual Digest Magazine, No. 48." "Single copies $1.25 in U.S.; and $1.50 in Canada"


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy! Mr. Weatherbee will sure be surprised to see me helping Mr. Svenson!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Svenson
Keywords
painting; skateboard

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie and Me #102.

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

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

Chiminey Crickets (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Pencils
Rex Lindsey (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited); Lisa Goldwater (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Surprise, Ron! I shoveled the entire walkway for your dad! Do you think he'll be pleased?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie tries to help unclog the fireplace chimney but ends up almost setting the Lodge mansion on fire.
Reprints

[Disney Digests] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Never Never Land (Table of Contents: 4)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis
Jughead decides to join a commune, until he learns that his favorite foods won't ever be served.
Reprints
Keywords
commune

Indexer Notes

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

The Destroyer (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Professor Flutesnoot; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Professor Flutesnoot gets the tail of his lab apron caught in the door of his chemical storage locker and can't get free.
Reprints

The Cupid Caper (Table of Contents: 6)

Dilton / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Tessie Turner; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Feeling sorry for Dilton, Betty and Archie try to fix him up with a diminutive girl named Tessie Turner, without finding out if they have anything in common.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Baton Banter (Table of Contents: 8)

Coach Kleats / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Coach Kleats; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Coach Kleats instructs the track team on how to pass a baton.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Probably the same story in Jughead's Double Digest (Archie, 1989 series) #44 but needs confirmation.

Fruit Salad (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica try to get Archie to eat more fruit.
Reprints
Keywords
fruit

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #274, no credits listed in this digest.

The Producers (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Smithers the butler
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica mistake a geeky door-to-door salesman for the son of a famous movie producer.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Proof Spoof (Table of Contents: 11)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Hot Dog dug up Veronica's flower garden.
Reprints

Something to Worry About (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Little Jughead Jones; Little Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee is worried that Little Jughead and Little Archie will accidentally destroy the castle he has built from toothpicks.
Reprints

Scavenger Score (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie & the Gang / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Chang
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge has a scavenger hunt for the kids.
Reprints

King Tut's Touch (Table of Contents: 14)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
While at a museum to see Egyptian artifacts, Li'l Jinx and Charley meet a pharaoh who asks them to show him around the modern world.
Reprints
Keywords
Egyptian artifacts; pharaoh

The Big Day (Table of Contents: 15)

Little Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor ?
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Dexter Taylor
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Dexter Taylor

Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie empties his piggy bank to open an account at the bank and get a prize. The prize turns out to be a new piggy bank.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Bug Off (Table of Contents: 16)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Stan Goldberg
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie uses plastic bugs to scare and annoy the girls until Moose finds out about it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Saddle Faddle (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Dilton has built a mechanical bucking bronco.
Reprints

[Subscribe to Katy Keene Comics and Save!] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Witch Hitch (Table of Contents: 19)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
With Riverdale losing in a football game, Sabrina decides to take a hand in things.
Reprints
Keywords
football

Indexer Notes

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

Late Starters (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Alice Cooper; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica's attempts to get to school on time wear them out.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine #237, no credits listed in this digest.

Light Touch of Trouble (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Frankie Valdez; Bobby; Stanley
Synopsis
Frankie is hired to be a model for an art class but soon realizes it is really a class for pickpockets.
Reprints
Keywords
pickpocket

[Archie's Checklist] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

Little Archie's Joke Page (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Jughead Jones; Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Three short gag pieces and illustration.

First gag Little Archie asks Little Jughead if the movie had a happy ending.

The Racing Game (Table of Contents: 24)

Chuck / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Nancy Woods; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Chuck has a racing turtle.
Reprints
Keywords
turtle

Snowbound (Table of Contents: 25)

The Archies / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper]; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
The Archies show up at school early to practice for the evening's dance, only to be snowed in by a blizzard.
Reprints
Keywords
blizzard

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #65, no credits listed in this digest.

Bell Spell or "The Lunchback of Notre Dame" (Table of Contents: 26)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Jughead's excuse for missing school doesn't hold up when the lunch bell rings.
Reprints

A Brew Stew (Table of Contents: 27)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Salem
Synopsis
Hilda sends Sabrina to the Witch's Supermarket, a trip Sabrina dislikes making.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Acts of Life! (Table of Contents: 28)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx is picked to star in the school play.
Reprints

A Novel Idea (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Dilton Doiley; Hot Dog; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie has written a book. He wants to read it to his friends, but everyone comes up with something better to do.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie's Activity Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

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

Pain Refrain (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie has a toothache and needs the tooth pulled.
Reprints
Keywords
dentist

Indexer Notes

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

Just Like the One... (Table of Contents: 32)

Jughead / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead tries to convince Archie that the man-eating plant they saw in a movie does not look like the plant Archie just gave Veronica.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie Fan Club] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

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

Rash Rush (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead race to the burger joint before the price goes up.
Reprints

[Katy Keene Fan Club] (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

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

Town Clown (Table of Contents: 36)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead look at cows on a farm.
Reprints

Buyer's Market (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie wants to stock up on the perfume that Veronica likes but the sale limits one bottle per customer.
Reprints

The Inside Story! (Table of Contents: 38)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Russ
Synopsis
Russ has a math problem for Li'l Jinx.
Reprints

Bath Wrath (Table of Contents: 39)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Hot Dog hides when Jughead wants to give him a bath.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Little Drip (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie's kiss sends cold shivers down Betty's spine.
Reprints

[Four Equals Five] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

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

[300 stickers] (Table of Contents: 43) (Expand) /

Pineapple Kids Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Boy! Mr. Weatherbee will sure be surprised to see me helping Mr. Svenson!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Chiminey Crickets
    Archie
  4. 3. [Disney Digests]
  5. 4. Never Never Land
    Jughead
  6. 5. The Destroyer
    Archie
  7. 6. The Cupid Caper
    Dilton
  8. 7. [Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions]
  9. 8. Baton Banter
    Coach Kleats
  10. 9. Fruit Salad
    Archie
  11. 10. The Producers
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. Proof Spoof
    Jughead
  13. 12. Something to Worry About
    Little Archie
  14. 13. Scavenger Score
    Archie & the Gang
  15. 14. King Tut's Touch
    Li'l Jinx
  16. 15. The Big Day
    Little Archie
  17. 16. Bug Off
    Reggie
  18. 17. Saddle Faddle
    Archie
  19. 18. [Subscribe to Katy Keene Comics and Save!]
  20. 19. Witch Hitch
    Sabrina
  21. 20. Late Starters
    Betty and Veronica
  22. 21. Light Touch of Trouble
    Archie
  23. 22. [Archie's Checklist]
  24. 23. Little Archie's Joke Page
  25. 24. The Racing Game
    Chuck
  26. 25. Snowbound
    The Archies
  27. 26. Bell Spell or "The Lunchback of Notre Dame"
    Jughead
  28. 27. A Brew Stew
    Sabrina
  29. 28. Acts of Life!
    Li'l Jinx
  30. 29. A Novel Idea
    Archie
  31. 30. [Archie's Activity Digest Subscription Offer]
  32. 31. Pain Refrain
    Archie
  33. 32. Just Like the One...
    Jughead
  34. 33. [Archie Fan Club]
  35. 34. Rash Rush
    Archie
  36. 35. [Katy Keene Fan Club]
  37. 36. Town Clown
    Jughead
  38. 37. Buyer's Market
    Archie
  39. 38. The Inside Story!
    Li'l Jinx
  40. 39. Bath Wrath
    Jughead
  41. 40. The Little Drip
    Archie
  42. 41. [Four Equals Five]
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
  44. 43. [300 stickers]
    Pineapple Kids Club
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