Archie Annual Digest #61 [Direct]
(October 1992)

Archie, 1975 Series
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Price
1.50 USD; 1.65 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
twice a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Editing
Nanci Tsetsekas; Victor Gorelick
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: Archie Annual Digest Magazine


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Golliher (signed)
Inks
Dan Parent (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jughead! I'm trapped! I can't find the door to my room!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge (picture)

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

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

Be Careful What You Wish For (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith (credited)
Pencils
Chic Stone (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited); Nanci Tsetsekas (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look what I found yesterday: an old menu from 1958!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Pop Tate; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie gets what he wishes for but not in the way he wanted.
Reprints
Keywords
swimming pool; tennis

Pro Show (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
?
Colors
Nancy Dakesian
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie puts on band-aids before he goes skateboarding.
Reprints
Keywords
skateboard

Indexer Notes

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

The Adventures of Apple and Cinnaman Defenders of the Sprinkles #3 (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Cheerios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Open the Door, Dilton / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Power Plant; Sand Blasting; Screen Tests
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Dilton opens doors titled Power Plant, Sand Blasting and Screen Test.
Reprints

He Calls It As He Sees It! (Table of Contents: 6)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica can't sit still while on the phone.
Reprints
Keywords
telephone

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Super Nintendo / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Carrier Pigeon (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo, Jr.
Inks
Dan DeCarlo, Jr.
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Veronica asks Archie to put all her cosmetics in his suit jacket.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits listed here from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #240.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Sweetarts / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

At a Loss for Words (Table of Contents: 11)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Hot Dog chews up Jughead's dictionary.
Reprints

Raving Beauties (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica enter a beauty contest to determine Miss Teenager 1992.
Reprints
Keywords
beauty contest

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #255, no credits listed in this digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Club Med / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Natsume / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pie A La Mountain (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie treks across country on foot, twice, to get Veronica a pizza.
Reprints
Keywords
pizza; summer camp

Indexer Notes

Credits from the original printing of this story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Beautiful Day (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie continues to accidentally bother Mr. Lodge while he's trying to clean the pool.
Reprints
Keywords
swimming pool

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

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

Eat Treat (Table of Contents: 19)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead is tired of eating fish at the Lodge's cabin.
Reprints
Keywords
fishing

Heat Rave (Table of Contents: 20)

Chuck / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Chuck says it's too hot to take a walk with Nancy but he's ready to go when Archie wants to play baseball.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie & Friends Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #28.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
We've been waiting here ten minutes so far!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead stop at a service station with an attractive station attendant.

The Wandering Brave (Table of Contents: 23)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Terrible Tessie; Ms. Stonewall; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are new camp counselors but they have a hard time dealing with Terrible Tessie, one of the campers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Two part story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

Blame Game (Table of Contents: 25)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica has been on the phone for over an hour.
Reprints

Stretch Wretch (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie has been watching TV all day.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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

Pert Expert (Table of Contents: 28)

Mister Lodge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge is looking for an expert Skipper.
Reprints

Clean Scene (Table of Contents: 29)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty is cleaning her room.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

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

Fan Club (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie has a camera that is secretly a fan for hot days.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #253.

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

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

Drive Me Crazy (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Rex Lindsey
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie double date Betty and Veronica in Reggie's car.
Reprints
Keywords
Drive-in theater

Indexer Notes

A tale set in the 1950's.

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #78, no credits listed in this digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

Editor's Notebook / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Anger Cliffhanger (Table of Contents: 35)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica told Archie to not speak to her again but is waiting for him to call.
Reprints

[Raiden] (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

Nintendo / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Camp Code (Table of Contents: 37)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Gladys Jones
Synopsis
Jughead is fed up with the other camp counselors borrowing his things.
Reprints
Keywords
summer camp

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #80, no credits listed in this digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

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

Forget N' Regret (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie thinks he's taken Veronica to this beach before but he has it confused with another girl.
Reprints

Razzle Dazzle (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Archie uses Dilton's telescope to check out the new car hops at the drive in.
Reprints
Keywords
telescope

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

Betty and Veronica Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty! It's been a glorious day...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica have a perfect day on the beach.
Reprints

Archie's Recycling Facts! (Table of Contents: 42)

Archie / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Explanation of how Archie Comics is using recycled paper to help save the environment.

Sail Tale (Table of Contents: 43)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie tries out for Mr. Lodge's sailboarding team.
Reprints
Keywords
sailboarding

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #262, no credits listed in this digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

Sales Leadership Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

Lisa Frank / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Jughead! I'm trapped! I can't find the door to my room!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Be Careful What You Wish For
    Archie
  4. 3. Pro Show
    Archie
  5. 4. The Adventures of Apple and Cinnaman Defenders of the Sprinkles #3
    Cheerios
  6. 5. ["Power Plant; Sand Blasting; Screen Tests"]
    Open the Door, Dilton
  7. 6. He Calls It As He Sees It!
    Veronica
  8. 7. ["Player's Choice"]
    Super Nintendo
  9. 8. Carrier Pigeon
    Archie
  10. 9. ["Archie's Club News"]
  11. 10. ["The best way to end any comic book."]
    Sweetarts
  12. 11. At a Loss for Words
    Jughead
  13. 12. Raving Beauties
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. ["This year... take home a Club Med vacation!"]
    Club Med
  15. 14. ["Look! These are the games we've been waiting for!"]
    Natsume
  16. 15. Pie A La Mountain
    Archie
  17. 16. ["TMNT 64 Page Comic Book Offer"]
  18. 17. Beautiful Day
    Archie
  19. 18. ["What a Deal!"]
  20. 19. Eat Treat
    Jughead
  21. 20. Heat Rave
    Chuck
  22. 21. ["TMNT Meet the Conservation Corps"]
  23. 22. ["We've been waiting here ten minutes so far!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  24. 23. The Wandering Brave
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. ["2 great grab bag offers!"]
  26. 25. Blame Game
    Veronica
  27. 26. Stretch Wretch
    Archie
  28. 27. ["Zen Intergalactic Ninja"]
  29. 28. Pert Expert
    Mister Lodge
  30. 29. Clean Scene
    Betty
  31. 30. ["Archie back to school lunchbox/cooler offer"]
  32. 31. Fan Club
    Archie
  33. 32. ["Archie's discount subscription offer!"]
  34. 33. Drive Me Crazy
    Archie
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  36. 35. Anger Cliffhanger
    Veronica
  37. 36. [Raiden]
    Nintendo
  38. 37. Camp Code
    Jughead
  39. 38. ["Archie's Checklist"]
  40. 39. Forget N' Regret
    Archie
  41. 40. Razzle Dazzle
    Archie
  42. 41. ["Betty! It's been a glorious day..."]
    Betty and Veronica Gag Bag
  43. 42. Archie's Recycling Facts!
    Archie
  44. 43. Sail Tale
    Archie
  45. 44. ["Cash and Prizes"]
    Sales Leadership Club
  46. 45. [no title indexed]
  47. 46. ["Dancing Dreams"]
    Lisa Frank
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