(August 1981)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
0.95 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Barcode
0271000699408
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "Archie Comics Digest Magazine".


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman [as Barry G.] (see notes)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, what is about to become extinct?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Dilton Doiley
Keywords
extinct; inflation; roller skates; scooter

Indexer Notes

Dan DeCarlo's name is in the newspaper Archie is reading, as is the "color by Barry G." credit.

Redrawn from the cover of Archie #240

Messenger Service (Table of Contents: 1)

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 index of original story. No credits in digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Reggie Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Reggie, do you know anything about real estate?
Genre
humor; teen

Compulsion (Table of Contents: 3)

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; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge puts out a duplicate of his priceless new vase, reasoning that Archie will break this vase and get his destructiveness out of his system, making it safe to display the real vase.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from index of original story. No credits in digest.

Dog Daze (Table of Contents: 4)

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 index of original story. No credits in digest.

Think Big (Table of Contents: 5)

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
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Jinx's dad thinks she wants to buy an elephant.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from index of original story. No credits in digest.

Safety Worst! (Table of Contents: 6)

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
Synopsis
Reggie repeatedly tempts fate by not obeying traffic and pedestrian safety rules.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from index of original story. No credits in digest.

Whistle While You Work (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie; Jughead; Mr. Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
Archie pretends to be enthusiastic about his chores, hoping his parents will think he's going crazy, and so reduce his work load. Wise to his plan, they take him at his word and pile it on instead.
Reprints

Word Drag Race (Table of Contents: 8)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dad, this ball-point pen is awful!
Genre
humor; teen

Can't Be Trusted (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / 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 index of original story. No credits in digest.

Original story is indexed with a feature of "Betty and Veronica".

Arty Smarty (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Roz; Charley Hawse
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from index of original story. No credits in digest.

Ship to Shore (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead know how to walk to shore from their boat... but Reggie doesn't.

Honest Hannah (Table of Contents: 13)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen

Job Jibe (Table of Contents: 14)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
Archie goes into the wrong room to get a summer job.

Scheme Scream (Table of Contents: 15)

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 index of original story. No credits in digest.

The Whistler (Table of Contents: 16)

The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
Victor Gorelick

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge; Pop Tate; The Whistler
Synopsis
P.O.P. faces the newest and most deadly C.R.U.S.H. agent, The Whistler, whose permanent pucker allows him to whistle so loudly that it can shatter eardrums, bust safes, and annoy dogs.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from index of original story. No credits in digest.

Hi Strung (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Indexer Notes

Credits from index of original story. No credits in digest.

The Pen Pal (Table of Contents: 18)

Little Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! Wasn't that a great party last night?
Genre
humor; teen

Cool It, Dad (Table of Contents: 20)

Mr. Andrews / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Rudy Lapick ?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
humor
Characters
Fred Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Fred's search for a cool spot on a warm day keeps getting foiled by Veronica and/or Betty.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from index of original story. No credits in digest.

Film Fest (Table of Contents: 21)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday [Li'l Jinx's Father]
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx convinces her father to give her money so that she can go to the movies.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from index of original story. No credits in digest.

Jughead the Gourmet (Table of Contents: 22)

Jughead / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's funny-- I don't see it anywhere!
Genre
humor; teen

Home Town (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

I've Got a Secret (Table of Contents: 25)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Sailor Beware (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Trip Up! (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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

Genre
children
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx is allowed to go on a trip to the moon, but she's not allowed to cross the street.
Reprints

Stranger in Town (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Mr. Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Gabe
Synopsis
A mysterious little boy arrives in town, spreading love and understanding to any person he talks to.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from index of original story. No credits in digest.

Poetic License (Table of Contents: 29)

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 index of original story. No credits in digest.

Fair Play (Table of Contents: 30)

The Archies / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle]; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
The Archies are annoyed when they hear that Mr. Lodge and his business cronies are making a lot of money on the Riverdale Music Festival, but they have more surprises coming.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from index of original story. No credits in digest.

Original story is indexed with a feature of "Everything's Archie".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why all the construction men, Pop?
Genre
humor; teen
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, what is about to become extinct?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Messenger Service
    Archie
  3. 2. ["Reggie, do you know anything about real estate?"]
    Reggie Gag Bag
  4. 3. Compulsion
    Archie
  5. 4. Dog Daze
    Archie
  6. 5. Think Big
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. Safety Worst!
    Archie
  8. 7. Whistle While You Work
    Archie
  9. 8. Word Drag Race
  10. 9. ["Dad, this ball-point pen is awful!"]
    Archie's Pop Gag Bag
  11. 10. Can't Be Trusted
    Archie
  12. 11. Arty Smarty
    Li'l Jinx's Pal Roz
  13. 12. Ship to Shore
    Archie
  14. 13. Honest Hannah
    Reggie
  15. 14. Job Jibe
    Reggie
  16. 15. Scheme Scream
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. The Whistler
    The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
  18. 17. Hi Strung
    Li'l Jinx
  19. 18. The Pen Pal
    Little Archie
  20. 19. ["Wow! Wasn't that a great party last night?"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  21. 20. Cool It, Dad
    Mr. Andrews
  22. 21. Film Fest
    Li'l Jinx
  23. 22. Jughead the Gourmet
    Jughead
  24. 23. ["That's funny-- I don't see it anywhere!"]
    Reggie's Gag Bag
  25. 24. Home Town
    Archie
  26. 25. I've Got a Secret
    Reggie
  27. 26. Sailor Beware
    Archie
  28. 27. Trip Up!
    Li'l Jinx
  29. 28. Stranger in Town
    Archie
  30. 29. Poetic License
    Archie
  31. 30. Fair Play
    The Archies
  32. 31. ["Why all the construction men, Pop?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
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