(September 2002)

Archie, 1984 Series
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Pages
196
Indicia Frequency
8 times a year in Jan., Feb., Apr., June, July, Sept., 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
762816469517 13511
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)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mr. Lodge I've gotten rid of all your pests!
Genre
teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge

Are You Game? (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
With the power out, Archie and his parents decide to play a board game.
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Pie a la Mountain (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Indexer Notes

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

Sell Out (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle]; Hiram Lodge; Colonel Flam; Sabrina; Salem; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Colonel Flam, advance agent for the pop superstar Cotton Flubbernote, offers the Archies a chance to play backup for Cotton at a concert at the Riverdale Civic Center. But on the night of the concert, Cotton doesn't show up and Flam skips town with all the ticket money, leaving the Archies to face the wrath of the townspeople. It's up to the Archies' friend Sabrina the Teenage Witch to bring that con man back to Riverdale.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie Pin Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are you moaning about, Ronnie?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
kissing; lipstick; testing

Everyone into the Pool!! (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo [as James DeCarlo] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason (cameo); Midge Klump (cameo); Chuck Clayton (cameo); Fred Andrews
Synopsis
On hearing that Archie has a new swimming pool, the whole gang descends on Archie's house to fill his small above-ground pool. Meanwhile, Veronica takes Archie's father, Archie and Jughead back to her pool, where they can swim in peace.
Reprints
Keywords
swimming pool

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (2010 series) #40. The reprint mis-credits the story to Frank Doyle, pencils to Dan DeCarlo, and inks to Rudy Lapick.

Hurry Flurry (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, there's only one empty picnic bench left!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie and Betty arrive at the park to see there's only one empty park bench left and a man is heading for it.
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Click Shtick (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Howard Bender
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie has a job taking pictures at the beach for the local newspaper.
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Don't Weight Up (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica weighs herself on an old-fashioned weight and fortune scale.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #280, no credits printed in this digest.

The Big Burn (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
When Archie and Mr. Weatherbee collide in the water at the beach, Mr. Weatherbee foolishly agrees to go for a ride with Archie on his jet-ski. When the jet-ski breaks down near a deserted beach, Archie volunteers to go looking for help. Naturally, he ends up distracted by girls and Mr. Weatherbee ends up with a severe sunburn.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #280.

Heart Art (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Cynthia
Synopsis
Archie tells Cynthia she is the only girl in the world for him.
Reprints

Flame Aim (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead can't start a campfire.
Reprints

Word of Mouth (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Gladys Jones; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Ethel Muggs; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Veronica's message to Archie gets more garbled the more it passes from person to person.
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A Place in the Sun (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is unhappy with Veronica being in charge every time they go to the beach.
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Ever Clever (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie finds a way to get the lifeguard's attention.
Reprints

Late Date (Table of Contents: 15)

Little Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Betty Cooper; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Little Archie is late for supper.
Reprints

The Food Fair (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw (credited)

Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Fred tries to catch the woodchuck in the garden and ends up catching the neighbor's cat.
Reprints
Keywords
garden; skunk; woodchuck

Golf Puzzle Page (Table of Contents: 17)

Little Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Ken Selig
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Little Archie Andrews
Reprints
Keywords
golf; maze

Indexer Notes

Maze puzzle.

Gone with the Wind (Table of Contents: 18)

Little Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Bob Bolling (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Sue Stringly
Synopsis
On the way to Sue Stringley's birthday party, Little Archie and Little Betty save a baby owl and return it to its mother.
Reprints
Keywords
cactus; hawk; Hockomock Swamp; jokes; owl

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (2011 series) #280.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Little Archie Gag Bag / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All I said was that I thought I was good at paperwork!
Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Jughead Jones; Little Betty Cooper; Little Reggie Mantle
Reprints
Keywords
scuba diving

Indexer Notes

Three one-panel gags.

A Good Skate (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Little Betty takes Little Archie's skateboard.
Reprints
Keywords
skateboard

The Ol' Swimmin' Hole (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Dexter Taylor (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge accompanies Little Archie and Little Jughead to their swimming hole.
Reprints

The Choice (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Big Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie tries to camouflage a black eye by wearing sunglasses and an eye patch.
Reprints
Keywords
black eye; eye patch; sunglasses

Indexer Notes

Gags based on "I'd rather fight than switch" catch phrase from Tareyton cigarette TV commercials.

Ski & See (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Pencils
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Rudy Lapick (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie pays Reggie for water skiing lessons.
Reprints
Keywords
water skiing

Button-Button (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Harry Lucey (credited)
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Gaston leaves the Lodges. Archie and Mr. Lodge have to figure out how to get the Lodges' modern kitchen to work with its push-button-hidden, appliances-and-drawers electronic system.
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Star Struck (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
After loudly deriding the new teen group "The Kool Kids" and refusing to take either Betty or Veronica to their concert, Archie finds that the only way to make some fast money is to fill in for one of the Kool Kids in disguise.
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Service with a Smile (Table of Contents: 26)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie throws Archie in the pool.
Reprints

Tint Stint (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Reggie asks what color tennis balls Archie prefers.
Reprints
Keywords
tennis

Valiant Victory (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
While competing in a map reading contest, Archie and Mr. Weatherbee find a child lost in the woods.
Reprints

Surf Turf (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie's picture is used on a billboard.
Reprints

The Ups and Downs of Life (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie 1 / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look! Look what I made! Who says I don't have a great brain?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie invents a ladder but Reggie steals it and strands Archie and the rest of the gang in a high cave while using the ladder as a bridge.
Reprints
Keywords
cavemen

Indexer Notes

This story features the caveman versions of the Archie characters.

Mudder Knows Best (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie 1 / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Live and Learn (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We've walked many suns! My feet hurt!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Prehistoric versions of Archie and his friends discover fruits and have a food fight.
Reprints
Keywords
cavemen

The Plus Force (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers; unnamed golfer
Synopsis
When Archie is Mr. Lodge's caddy and shows up in a gaudy outfit, the outfit causes Mr. Lodge's opponent to be distracted and lose the game.
Reprints
Keywords
golf

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #252, writing credit is credited to George Gladir.

Fan Club (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
On a hot day, Archie has a portable fan invented by Dilton Doiley, using the case from a broken camera for the fan and the camera case to hold the battery. Reggie is not impressed, until Archie uses the battery case to knock out a thug who snatched the fan, thinking it was a camera.
Reprints
Keywords
battery; camera; invention; portable fan

Hi-Jinx (Table of Contents: 35)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge tries to set a new world speed record with his boat.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original printing of this story credits Pencils to Hy Eisman.

On a Sun Day (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
The sun narrates a story about Archie and Veronica at the beach.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #41, no credits listed in this digest.

Purr-Suit of Happiness! (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Nefertiti (cat); Smithers; Pop Tate; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica inherits her rich aunt's cat, Nefertiti, who doesn't like Archie.
Reprints

A Good Exercise (Table of Contents: 38)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Coach Kleats suggests Archie get some exercise while at the beach.
Reprints

Dearie Query (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
? [as Kennedy] (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie works the information desk.
Reprints

Movie Guy? (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Chuck tries to help Archie pick out a movie to rent to watch with Veronica.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Mr. Lodge I've gotten rid of all your pests!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Are You Game?
    Archie
  3. 2. Pie a la Mountain
    Archie
  4. 3. Sell Out
    Archie
  5. 4. ["What are you moaning about, Ronnie?"]
    Archie Pin Up
  6. 5. Everyone into the Pool!!
    Archie
  7. 6. Hurry Flurry
    Archie
  8. 7. Click Shtick
    Archie
  9. 8. Don't Weight Up
    Archie
  10. 9. The Big Burn
    Archie
  11. 10. Heart Art
    Archie
  12. 11. Flame Aim
    Archie
  13. 12. Word of Mouth
    Archie
  14. 13. A Place in the Sun
    Archie
  15. 14. Ever Clever
    Archie
  16. 15. Late Date
    Little Archie
  17. 16. The Food Fair
    Little Archie
  18. 17. Golf Puzzle Page
    Little Archie
  19. 18. Gone with the Wind
    Little Archie
  20. 19. ["All I said was that I thought I was good at paperwork!"]
    Little Archie Gag Bag
  21. 20. A Good Skate
    Little Archie
  22. 21. The Ol' Swimmin' Hole
    Little Archie
  23. 22. The Choice
    Archie
  24. 23. Ski & See
    Archie
  25. 24. Button-Button
    Archie
  26. 25. Star Struck
    Archie & the Gang
  27. 26. Service with a Smile
    Betty
  28. 27. Tint Stint
    Archie
  29. 28. Valiant Victory
    Archie and the Gang
  30. 29. Surf Turf
    Archie
  31. 30. The Ups and Downs of Life
    Archie 1
  32. 31. Mudder Knows Best
    Archie 1
  33. 32. Live and Learn
    Archie I
  34. 33. The Plus Force
    Archie
  35. 34. Fan Club
    Archie
  36. 35. Hi-Jinx
    Archie and the Gang
  37. 36. On a Sun Day
    Archie
  38. 37. Purr-Suit of Happiness!
    Archie
  39. 38. A Good Exercise
    Archie
  40. 39. Dearie Query
    Archie
  41. 40. Movie Guy?
    Archie
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