(September 1988)

Archie, 1984 Series
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2.25 USD
Pages
260
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6 times a year in Jan., March, May, July, Sept. and Nov.
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Enterprises Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
076956145607 36
Editing
?
Color
Four Color
Dimensions
Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Young man, can I take your picture for three dollars?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie's TV Laugh-Out #44.

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

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

Spud Bud (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Gloria; Rhonda; Sharon; Cathy; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica drag Archie off his couch and make him go outside.

Guessing Game (Table of Contents: 3)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Moose catches Reggie with his girl Midge.
Reprints

Surprise Ending! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Archie and his Friends; Sunkist Fun Fruit Snaks / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Baby Sitters Lament (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
The baby Betty is babysitting will eat everything except applesauce.

Sale Tale (Table of Contents: 6)

Big Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason
Synopsis
Moose tries to buy pennies in a department store.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Betty and Veronica Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Fantasy Flare-Up (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Hy Eisman (credited)
Inks
Rod Ollerenshaw (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie is asked to umpire a girls softball game.
Keywords
softball; umpire

[Archie Super Poster Offer] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

The New Champ (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Cousin Samantha
Synopsis
The Lodges' Southern cousin Samantha comes to visit, bringing bad luck to everyone, until Archie drives her away by being an even bigger jinx than she is.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[The Laffy Taffy Bunch] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Laffy Taffy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's nice of you to let Jughead stay here while his parents are away!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead decides that wearing socks in the swimming pool would be a handy way of washing them.
Reprints
Keywords
socks; swimming pool

Hi Strung (Table of Contents: 13)

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 ruins Greg's kite.
Reprints
Keywords
kite

[Katy Keene Fan Club] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Sweating It Out! (Table of Contents: 15)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee goes to the beach to exercise.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; jogging; surfing

Indexer Notes

First page is symbolic full-page panel with Mr. Weatherbee on a scale and an elephant looking over his shoulder.

Never Look A Gift Horse (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Mrs. Lodge; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie has Veronica store a present he bought for his mother. While he's there, he tries out Mr. Lodge's new golf clubs, with the usual chaotic results.
Reprints
Keywords
fur coat; golf clubs

Caught In the Middle (Table of Contents: 17)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Sheila Smythe; Willie Wilkin; Wilma Wilkin; Rebel
Synopsis
Bingo and Samantha break up, to the approval of their fathers, but their mothers decide to get them back together again.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Shutter Shudders (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jealous of Betty occupying Archie's time with her new camera, Veronica buys a Polaroid to one-up her.
Reprints
Keywords
photography

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals #66, no credits listed in this digest.

I've Got a Secret (Table of Contents: 19)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie thinks he knows why the girls are attracted to Archie and tries to become more like Archie, which ends up angering Mr. Lodge.
Reprints

Strings Attached (Table of Contents: 20)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead encourages Archie to stand up to Veronica and refuse an invitation to her house.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

Veronica Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm glad you like my form
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie's bowling tips are very hands on.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Load Ode (Table of Contents: 22)

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
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie can't carry all the gear at the beach, and Jughead is no help.
Reprints

[Archie's Checklist] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

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

Big Moose 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
Boy, Arch! They sure make a fuss over King Tut's things!
Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and Moose go to see the King Tut exhibit.

[Prizes or Cash] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

Home Town (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (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
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie's Riverdale pride gets him in trouble with some guys from Central City while at the beach.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is probably the story from Archie Comics Digest (Archie, 1973 series) #49 but needs confirmation.

Cover Girl! (Table of Contents: 27)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Albert; Sock; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis
It's such a scorching hot day that the boys don't pay any attention to Josie and Pepper. Melody has the opposite problem: she has to keep completely covered up or the boys will pay too much attention to her.
Reprints
Keywords
coat; heat wave

Indexer Notes

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

Baseballitis (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Vincent DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica is disappointed with Archie's dedication to baseball.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball; telephone

Indexer Notes

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

Double Play (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; unidentified spectators
Synopsis
Jughead and Archie commiserate about the high school baseball team being short-handed.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball; peanut vendors

Indexer Notes

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

If People's Thoughts Were Labelled Like Products (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle
Reprints

[Subscribe and Save] (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

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

Messenger Service (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie tries to get revenge on Reggie by asking Moose to deliver a "message" to him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Photo Flash (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica is spending most of her time with a jerky guy who loves to take pictures of her. His camera-happiness causes trouble when he loses control of a boat when trying to photograph Veronica while it's moving.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Jolly Green-Eyed Giant (Table of Contents: 34)

Big Moose / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Al Hartley

Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Moose thinks everyone on the beach is trying to get with Midge and his jealousy is ruining the day for Midge.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Easy Street (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Gary; Mugs
Synopsis
A couple of little wise guys insult Archie and get him in trouble with Veronica. It turns out the kids were put up to the task by Reggie, so Archie pays them to get Reggie in trouble.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

insults

Beach Ban (Table of Contents: 36)

Hot Dog / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Dogs are not allowed on the beach but an exception is made for Hot Dog after he saves a policeman from drowning.
Reprints

Serve Verve (Table of Contents: 37)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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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
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Reggie finds something the girls can serve.
Reprints
Keywords
volleyball

3 On a Date (Table of Contents: 38)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica mistakenly makes a date with both Archie and Reggie, and she and Archie spend the date being bored by Reggie's bragging.
Reprints

Safety Worst! (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Mario Acquaviva ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Mario Acquaviva ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Alice
Synopsis
Reggie thinks safety rules are for squares.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Not So Bad Luck (Table of Contents: 40)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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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
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead go fishing with Betty and Veronica, but the girls only cause chaos.
Reprints
Keywords
fishing

Can't Be Trusted (Table of Contents: 41)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Smithers the butler
Synopsis
Archie has a singular talent for infuriating members of the Lodge family in different ways.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Movie Magic (Table of Contents: 42)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Junior Jackson; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
The gang unsuccessfully tries to cool off on a scorching hot day.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Whiz-Dumb! (Table of Contents: 43)

Moose and Dilton / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Two gag strips, first Dilton ties to explain to Moose that ants are very industrious. In the second Moose takes a watermelon to Dilton's house.
Reprints

Jealous Temper (Table of Contents: 44)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie thinks Moose is too busy water-skiing to notice him talking to Midge.
Keywords
water-skiing

Hustle Hassle (Table of Contents: 45)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead thinks the beach is too crowded so he goes home to his own back yard.

Poetic License (Table of Contents: 46)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
When Veronica accuses him of lacking poetry and romance, Archie brushes up on poetry and starts talking in flowery language all the time.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Poems referred to in the story include Longfellow's "A Psalm of Life" ("Footprints on the sands of time"), Kipling's "The Female of The Species" and Kipling's "The Vampire" ("A rag and a bone and a hank of hair").

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

Scheme Scream (Table of Contents: 47)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie decides to apply to become a lifeguard. Realizing that lifeguards are always surrounded by beautiful girls, Betty and Veronica try to keep him from getting the job.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Delayed Action (Table of Contents: 48)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Tough Teddy
Synopsis
Teddy plans to make time with Samantha while Bingo is in the next town running an errand for her father, but something always prevents Bingo from leaving.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Dog Daze (Table of Contents: 49)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie vehemently denies that he lets Veronica treat him "like a pet poodle," but obeys whenever he hears her say "sit."
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Reggie's Liberation (Table of Contents: 50)

Reggie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie tricks Archie into creating a Men's Liberation march asking for equal rights for men when it comes to dating, hoping that Veronica will cancel her date with Archie.
Reprints
Keywords
women's liberation

Yes, I Remember It Well (Table of Contents: 51)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead hurts his foot but Archie takes his mind off it.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 52)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Did you go for your annual medical checkup today, Daddy?
Genre
teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge had his medical checkup.

Lets do the FruitSlush Mush! (Table of Contents: 53) (Expand) /

The Archies; FruitSlush / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

It's A Beauty (Table of Contents: 54)

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

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Hot Dog
Synopsis
When Betty and Veronica arrive at the beach in identical bathing suits, Veronica ruins Betty's suit by getting raspberry jelly all over it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

One clue to the identity of the writer, apart from the style, is that Betty says she bought her bathing suit at "Malmgren's Department Store."

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

[Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 55) (Expand) /

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

Just Travel Along (Table of Contents: 56)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie sees Betty leave a travel agency with a plane ticket to Baghdad, and imagines ghastly scenarios for why she's leaving the country. Then she passes the ticket to Jughead, and Archie imagines what will happen to him in exotic lands. Then Jughead gives the ticket to Veronica...
Reprints
Keywords
Baghdad; belly dancer; French Foreign Legion; harem

Indexer Notes

Starting with this story, Harry Lucey replaces Betty's ponytail with a more typically '70s hairstyle. He would use this look for Betty in most of his stories until his retirement in 1976, though the other Archie artists stuck with the ponytail.

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

What's My Line? (Table of Contents: 57)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica manipulates Archie into staying with her at her pool instead of going to the beach.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

We Ski (Table of Contents: 58)

Reggie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Al Hartley

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie tries to water ski.
Reprints
Keywords
water skiing

Sailor Beware (Table of Contents: 59)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
Archie only talks nautically and then finds a note in a bottle.
Reprints
Keywords
message in a bottle

Curtain Going Down (Table of Contents: 60)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Jughead tries using his acting ability to con some free food out of some strangers on the beach.
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Double Exposure (Table of Contents: 61)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica and Betty are chagrined that no one seems shocked or excited by their bikinis.
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Indexer Notes

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

Field Day (Table of Contents: 62)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Tony Whitney
Synopsis
Midge stops going steady with Moose. After seeing Midge date Reggie without repercussions, Archie decides it's time to see less of Veronica and start playing the field.
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Indexer Notes

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

[Archie Fan Club] (Table of Contents: 63) (Expand) /

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

Rules of the Game (Table of Contents: 64)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica tries to teach Betty to play it cool around handsome strangers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Personalized Sew-On Patches!] (Table of Contents: 65) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Tandem Surfing (Table of Contents: 66)

Jughead / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead gives us some tips on what makes a couple good at tandem surfing, using Archie and Betty to illustrate.
Reprints
Keywords
tandem surfing

Frank Prank (Table of Contents: 67)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica finds a way to stop Reggie.
Keywords
soccer

[Archie Annual Digest #53] (Table of Contents: 68) (Expand) /

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

[Katy Keene Comic Digest Magazine] (Table of Contents: 69) (Expand) /

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

Nuisance Value (Table of Contents: 70)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica begin teasing Archie at the beach to try to get him to show some life.
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Indexer Notes

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

[Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions] (Table of Contents: 71) (Expand) /

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

Eye On The Ball! (Table of Contents: 72)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Jinx tries out for Greg's baseball team.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball

Indexer Notes

Jinx throws left-handed.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 73)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Montana ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
By golly! Here's a chance to buy a little piece of land!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Fred thinks a plot of land is for sale, but the sign refers to a bull for sale.
Reprints
Keywords
bull; farm

Health Education (Table of Contents: 74)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Compassion (Table of Contents: 75)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Ruth
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Jughead finally sticks up for Big Ethel when he hears her being insulted and mocked by a bunch of strangers.
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Indexer Notes

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

[Prizes or Cash] (Table of Contents: 76) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 77)

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

[Bedrockin' Shakedown] (Table of Contents: 78) (Expand) /

Post Cereals; Flintstones / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Young man, can I take your picture for three dollars?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Spud Bud
    Archie
  4. 3. Guessing Game
    Reggie
  5. 4. Surprise Ending!
    Archie and his Friends; Sunkist Fun Fruit Snaks
  6. 5. Baby Sitters Lament
    Betty
  7. 6. Sale Tale
    Big Moose
  8. 7. [Betty and Veronica Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  9. 8. Fantasy Flare-Up
    Archie
  10. 9. [Archie Super Poster Offer]
  11. 10. The New Champ
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. [The Laffy Taffy Bunch]
    Laffy Taffy
  13. 12. ["It's nice of you to let Jughead stay here while his parents are away!"]
    Betty and Veronica Gag Bag
  14. 13. Hi Strung
    Li'l Jinx
  15. 14. [Katy Keene Fan Club]
  16. 15. Sweating It Out!
    Mr. Weatherbee
  17. 16. Never Look A Gift Horse
    Archie
  18. 17. Caught In the Middle
    That Wilkin Boy
  19. 18. Shutter Shudders
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. I've Got a Secret
    Reggie
  21. 20. Strings Attached
    Jughead
  22. 21. ["I'm glad you like my form"]
    Veronica Pin Up
  23. 22. Load Ode
    Archie
  24. 23. [Archie's Checklist]
  25. 24. ["Boy, Arch! They sure make a fuss over King Tut's things!"]
    Big Moose Gag Bag
  26. 25. [Prizes or Cash]
    Sales Leadership Club
  27. 26. Home Town
    Archie
  28. 27. Cover Girl!
    Josie
  29. 28. Baseballitis
    Archie
  30. 29. Double Play
    Archie
  31. 30. If People's Thoughts Were Labelled Like Products
  32. 31. [Subscribe and Save]
  33. 32. Messenger Service
    Archie
  34. 33. Photo Flash
    Betty and Veronica
  35. 34. The Jolly Green-Eyed Giant
    Big Moose
  36. 35. Easy Street
    Archie
  37. 36. Beach Ban
    Hot Dog
  38. 37. Serve Verve
    Reggie
  39. 38. 3 On a Date
    Veronica
  40. 39. Safety Worst!
    Archie
  41. 40. Not So Bad Luck
    Jughead
  42. 41. Can't Be Trusted
    Betty and Veronica
  43. 42. Movie Magic
    Archie
  44. 43. Whiz-Dumb!
    Moose and Dilton
  45. 44. Jealous Temper
    Reggie
  46. 45. Hustle Hassle
    Jughead
  47. 46. Poetic License
    Archie
  48. 47. Scheme Scream
    Betty and Veronica
  49. 48. Delayed Action
    That Wilkin Boy
  50. 49. Dog Daze
    Archie
  51. 50. Reggie's Liberation
    Reggie
  52. 51. Yes, I Remember It Well
    Jughead
  53. 52. ["Did you go for your annual medical checkup today, Daddy?"]
    Mr. Lodge Gag Bag
  54. 53. Lets do the FruitSlush Mush!
    The Archies; FruitSlush
  55. 54. It's A Beauty
    Betty and Veronica
  56. 55. [Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  57. 56. Just Travel Along
    Archie
  58. 57. What's My Line?
    Betty and Veronica
  59. 58. We Ski
    Reggie
  60. 59. Sailor Beware
    Archie
  61. 60. Curtain Going Down
    Jughead
  62. 61. Double Exposure
    Betty and Veronica
  63. 62. Field Day
    Archie
  64. 63. [Archie Fan Club]
  65. 64. Rules of the Game
    Betty and Veronica
  66. 65. [Personalized Sew-On Patches!]
  67. 66. Tandem Surfing
    Jughead
  68. 67. Frank Prank
    Reggie
  69. 68. [Archie Annual Digest #53]
  70. 69. [Katy Keene Comic Digest Magazine]
  71. 70. Nuisance Value
    Betty and Veronica
  72. 71. [Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions]
  73. 72. Eye On The Ball!
    Li'l Jinx
  74. 73. ["By golly! Here's a chance to buy a little piece of land!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  75. 74. Health Education
  76. 75. Compassion
    Jughead
  77. 76. [Prizes or Cash]
    Olympic Sales Club
  78. 77. [no title indexed]
  79. 78. [Bedrockin' Shakedown]
    Post Cereals; Flintstones
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