(December 1996)

Archie, 1974 Series
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Price:
1.79 USD; 1.95 CAD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
seven times a year in Feb., Mar., May, July, Sept., Oct. and Dec.
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode:
762816468510 13011
Editing:
Nanci Dakesian; Victor Gorelick
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard US digest size
Paper Stock:
glossy cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["You're gonna tell Grundy your fish ate your homework?"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Mike Esposito [as Espo]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle

[Cap'n Crunch] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Glutton For Hire (Table of Contents: 2)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dan Parent
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz
Inks:
Pat Kennedy
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Drexel; Mrs. Jones; Marcel
Synopsis:
Jughead gets a job as a buffet server.

[Kids UPN] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Double Takes (Table of Contents: 4)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Does Archie believe it's bad luck to walk under a ladder?; Betty's date is the handsomest boy on the block; Mr. Weatherbee gets a list of things to avoid on his diet.

Indexer Notes

Three two-panel gags.

Fashion Disaster!! (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dan Parent
Pencils:
Dan Parent
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
A fashion fest has come to Riverdale and Betty and Veronica are participating.
Reprints:

My Favorite Hobby (Table of Contents: 6)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
The kids demonstrate their hobbies.
Reprints:

History Lesson (Table of Contents: 7)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
What invention means the most to each student.
Reprints:

[Archie's Mad Merchandise Offer] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Snooze Ruse (Table of Contents: 9)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Jughead keeps falling asleep in the library.
Reprints:

Sport Report (Table of Contents: 10)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mr. Jones; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog; Coach Kleats; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Jughead's dad wants him to try out for a school sport so he can bring home a school letter.
Reprints:

[Sprinkling Dannon Yogurt] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Food Rude (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Miss Beazley; Sabrina Spellman
Synopsis:
Archie is asking Jughead questions while he eats, but he won't answer.
Reprints:

Paper Chase (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie tries to prove to Veronica that horoscopes are rubbish.

[Archie's Digest Offer] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Caught in the Act (Table of Contents: 15)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Dick Malmgren
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Phlips; Reggie Mantle; Kathleen Martin; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee sees Reggie cutting school and is prepared for Reggie's excuse the next day.

A Mime Leading the Blind! or Smell, Look, & Listen! (Table of Contents: 16)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark McClellan; Bill Vallely
Pencils:
Rex W. Lindsey
Inks:
Rod Ollerenshaw
Colors:
?
Letters:
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Ethel; Jughead Jones; Jeffrey; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Ethel gets Jughead to take her to the mall to buy a gift for her blind friend, Jeffrey.
Reprints:

Editor's Notebook (Table of Contents: 17)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Victor Gorelick
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Dan DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Sabrina Spellman; Melissa Joan Hart; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
About the new first issue of Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Archie's Christmas Stocking #4.

Retail Whirl (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Rich Margopoulos ?
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Mike Esposito ?
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Griffen; Mr. Bumley; Mrs. Bumley
Synopsis:
The owner of the store Archie works for visits.
Reprints:

[Archie's Subscriptions Offer] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Egg Yegg (Table of Contents: 20)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie's stand-up act lays an egg.

Weight State (Table of Contents: 21)

Hot Dog / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hot Dog; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Hot Dog has lost weight.

The Invader (Table of Contents: 22)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Mario Acquaviva
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Mario Acquaviva

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Gaston
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge is upset at how Jughead keeps getting in the house unnanounced.
Reprints:

A Great Team (Table of Contents: 23)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Chic Stone
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge decides to assemble a company basketball team and has Archie tell him the skills such a team should have and uses the computer to find company employees to man the team.
Reprints:

[Archie Americana Series] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

Present Problems (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie tries to find a gift for Betty, but every time he buys something he founds out she has one already.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie's Funhouse Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #17, writing is credited to George Gladir.

The Well Wishers (Table of Contents: 26)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead go to cheer up Betty, who's sick.

[Sonic Checklist] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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

The Secret Project (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Rich Margapoulos
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Gravesend; Dr. Cutter
Synopsis:
It's a dark and stormy night when Archie and Jughead have to spend the night at what seems to be a mad scientist's house.
Reprints:

A Matter of Timing (Table of Contents: 29)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
Eric Lee
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Coach Kleats
Synopsis:
Jughead complains that he is always in the right place at the wrong time or the wrong place at the right time.
Reprints:

[House of Riverdale] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

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

A Spirited Weekend (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harold Smith
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Jones
Synopsis:
Archie and his dad have separate plans to do things while his mom visits aunt Clara.
Reprints:

[Archie's Digests Subscription Offers] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

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

["Dig in and help Jimmy Dean support United Cerebral Palsy."] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Break time!"] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)