(March 1991)

Archie, 1974 Series
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Price
1.50 USD; 1.65 CAD; 1.25 GBP
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly in Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., 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 50th Anniversary
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard US digest size
Paper Stock
glossy cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jughead with Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jug, what are your favorite exercises?
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Keywords
exercise; weight lifting

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

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

The Joker (Table of Contents: 2)

Jughead with Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith (credited)
Pencils
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Inks
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Samm Schwartz (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead has a snappy comeback for everything.
Reprints

Tall Tale (Table of Contents: 3)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Moose can't understand why a cartoon is funny.
Reprints

[Archie's 50th Anniversary Fan Club Offer...] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Joy Ploy (Table of Contents: 5)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is celebrating the closing of school for a snow day.
Reprints

Nice Ice (Table of Contents: 6)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie writes his name in the ice with his skates.
Reprints
Keywords
ice skating

[Archie Americana Series] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Ya' Dig Me? (Table of Contents: 8)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Reggie is shoveling snow at Betty's house and Archie shows up to taunt him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Drugs Are Uncool! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Characters
Archie Andrews

[The Great Cap'n Crunch Caper] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Captain Crunch / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Guide to Teen-Age Boy Behavior (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.] (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
A facetious guide to teen-age boys' behavior, concentrating on girls and food.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; dancing; fishing; kissing; mall; movies; north pole; rock music; surfing

Indexer Notes

Archie has a poster of "Bruce Springson" [Bruce Springsteen] on his wall.

[The Ultimate Game Club] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Ultimate Game Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Flim Flam, Thank You, Ma'am (Table of Contents: 13)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Inks
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Jughead infuriates the girls by comparing their gender to felons and scam artists.
Reprints

[Digest Writers Contest] (Table of Contents: 14)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Strange Facts about Reggie (Table of Contents: 15)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Series of one-panel gags with "facts" about Reggie.

[Mighty Mutanimals] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

[Mickey Mousecapade] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Capcom / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Scare Affair (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Laura; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie takes Laura to a scary movie, hoping she will be scared and cling to him.
Reprints

Strung Out (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle]
Synopsis
Betty shakes a great tambourine for the Archies, but now she wants to play the banjo. Only Reggie has the courage to tell her how bad she is at playing it. Told to find some other use for the thing, she clobbers him with it.
Reprints
Keywords
Band; banjo; music

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (2010 series) #12, no credits listed in this digest.

Jughead's Handyman's Book for Beginners (Table of Contents: 20)

Jughead / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Inks
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
A how-to manual on do-it-yourself home repairs, with illustrations showing what not to do.
Reprints

[Discount 32 Page Comic Subscription!] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

On the Ball (Table of Contents: 22)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Svenson
Synopsis
Reggie gets mad at Archie for telling on him when he was throwing snowballs on school grounds. He makes a giant snowball meant for Archie but it lands on Mr. Weatherbee instead.
Reprints
Keywords
roof; snowball

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #66, no credits listed in this digest.

The Iceman Cometh (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate; Mr. Finley
Synopsis
Mr. Finley has created a pill that instantly freezes any liquid.
Reprints

The Dry Look (Table of Contents: 24)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead are hungry so they go to Betty's house because she's baking pies and cakes for the school bake sale.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Jughead's Double Digest (Archie, 1989 series) #177, no credits listed in this digest.

[Archie's Checklist] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

For the Record (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Halliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx frantically looks for her favorite record.
Reprints

[The New Archies #13] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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

[Hey Dudes! It's New, It's Cool!] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

CapriSun / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Unkindest Cut (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Reggie tries to get Archie to cut class with him but Archie refuses.
Reprints
Keywords
truancy

Song Swindle (Table of Contents: 30)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Wally; Tommy; Kong
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead have the latest Archie's recording to try to win a jingle contest, but it is stolen by a rival band.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Jughead's Double Digest (1989 series) #200, no credits listed in this digest.

Look Out (Table of Contents: 31)

Mort / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mort; Greg; Fat Charley
Synopsis
The gang builds a snow fort, with Mort being on the lookout.

[Betty and Veronica Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

Betty's Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, may I watch the soap operas with you?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones (comic cover)
Reprints
Keywords
portable TV

Indexer Notes

Archie is reading a copy of Laugh Comics.

[Join the Chase] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

Ducktales; Capcom / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

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

A Wrap Session (Table of Contents: 36)

Big Ethel / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Ethel has knitted Jughead a sweater but it doesn't fit quite right.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Laugh Comics (1946 series) #325, no credits listed in this digest.

Ire Inspire (Table of Contents: 37)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Ethel; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead likes Ethel's sandwiches and gets a barrage of kisses.
Reprints

Snow Blind (Table of Contents: 38)

Archie and Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Esposito
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie, thinking there will be little snow over the winter, decide to collect a flat fee up front for their snow removal services.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Jughead's Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

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

Good Morning? (Table of Contents: 40)

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

Script
Joe Edwards (signed)
Pencils
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Halliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx wants to make her father breakfast in bed.
Reprints

[Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Meet Archie] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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

Test Distressed (Table of Contents: 42)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge wants to send Archie to Alaska to test a new snowmobile.
Reprints
Keywords
snowmobile

The Final Letter (Table of Contents: 43)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie believes there is a prowler on the grounds of the Lodge Mansion but Mr. Lodge doesn't believe him.
Reprints
Keywords
burglary

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (2011 series) #266, no credits listed in this digest.

[Subscribe and Save] (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

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

[Over $8,000 in prizes] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

Art Instruction Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Bag Gag (Table of Contents: 47)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie is so slow his lunch arrives at school before he does.
Reprints

Mr. Grimley's Foliage Fiasco (Table of Contents: 48)

Dilton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopoulos (credited)
Pencils
Chic Stone (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Mr. Grimley
Synopsis
Dilton wants to be a forest ranger.
Reprints

[Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 49) (Expand) /

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

[Say No To Drugs] (Table of Contents: 50)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Anti-drug use PSA.

It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog (Table of Contents: 51)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Inks
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Moose Mason; Coach Kleats; Ethel Muggs; Miss Beazly; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Jughead recalls his less-than-enjoyable day.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer and colorist credits from the index of the original printing. Samm Schwartz is the only credits listed in this digest.

[Earn Great Prizes or Cash] (Table of Contents: 52) (Expand) /

Sales Leadership / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 53)

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

[New Taste] (Table of Contents: 54) (Expand) /

Cocoa Puffs / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Jug, what are your favorite exercises?"]
    Jughead with Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Joker
    Jughead with Archie
  4. 3. Tall Tale
    Reggie
  5. 4. [Archie's 50th Anniversary Fan Club Offer...]
  6. 5. Joy Ploy
    Jughead
  7. 6. Nice Ice
    Reggie
  8. 7. [Archie Americana Series]
  9. 8. Ya' Dig Me?
    Reggie
  10. 9. Drugs Are Uncool!
    Archie
  11. 10. [The Great Cap'n Crunch Caper]
    Captain Crunch
  12. 11. A Guide to Teen-Age Boy Behavior
    Archie
  13. 12. [The Ultimate Game Club]
    Ultimate Game Club
  14. 13. Flim Flam, Thank You, Ma'am
    Jughead
  15. 14. [Digest Writers Contest]
  16. 15. Strange Facts about Reggie
    Reggie
  17. 16. [Mighty Mutanimals]
  18. 17. [Mickey Mousecapade]
    Capcom
  19. 18. Scare Affair
    Archie
  20. 19. Strung Out
    The Archies
  21. 20. Jughead's Handyman's Book for Beginners
    Jughead
  22. 21. [Discount 32 Page Comic Subscription!]
  23. 22. On the Ball
    Reggie
  24. 23. The Iceman Cometh
    Archie
  25. 24. The Dry Look
    Betty
  26. 25. [Archie's Checklist]
  27. 26. For the Record
    Li'l Jinx
  28. 27. [The New Archies #13]
  29. 28. [Hey Dudes! It's New, It's Cool!]
    CapriSun
  30. 29. The Unkindest Cut
    Archie
  31. 30. Song Swindle
    Jughead
  32. 31. Look Out
    Mort
  33. 32. [Betty and Veronica Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  34. 33. ["Archie, may I watch the soap operas with you?"]
    Betty's Pin Up
  35. 34. [Join the Chase]
    Ducktales; Capcom
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  37. 36. A Wrap Session
    Big Ethel
  38. 37. Ire Inspire
    Jughead
  39. 38. Snow Blind
    Archie and Reggie
  40. 39. [Jughead's Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  41. 40. Good Morning?
    Li'l Jinx
  42. 41. [Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Meet Archie]
  43. 42. Test Distressed
    Archie
  44. 43. The Final Letter
    Archie
  45. 44. [Subscribe and Save]
  46. 45. [Over $8,000 in prizes]
    Art Instruction Schools
  47. 46. [no title indexed]
    Archie Presents Previews
  48. 47. Bag Gag
    Archie
  49. 48. Mr. Grimley's Foliage Fiasco
    Dilton
  50. 49. [Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  51. 50. [Say No To Drugs]
    Archie
  52. 51. It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog
    Jughead
  53. 52. [Earn Great Prizes or Cash]
    Sales Leadership
  54. 53. [no title indexed]
  55. 54. [New Taste]
    Cocoa Puffs
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