(August 1985)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Pages
132
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bi-monthly in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., and Dec.
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Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
0271000699473
Editing
Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll bet this frisbee that I got Veronica for our anniversary really flips her out!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
frisbee

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie #271

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

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

Bird Calls (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie teaches Veronica's bird to talk.

The Bellboy (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 6 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; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doily; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
After arriving late for class again and being lectured by Mr. Weatherbee and Dilton, Archie comes up with a plan to mess with Dilton's internal alarm. It works so well that all 3 boys are late the next day.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Splatter Matter (Table of Contents: 4)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead shows Archie how he stays in shape for his painting hobby.
Reprints

Mr. Weatherbee's "T" Shirt Message Puzzle (Table of Contents: 5)

Mr. Weatherbee / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee
Reprints

Indexer Notes

word puzzle

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

Hello Dolly (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 6 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; Tina; Tina's mother; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Gaston
Synopsis
Archie helps a lost gypsy girl back home and is rewarded with a magic doll that only works for him.
Reprints

Beach Botch (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
The boys are ignoring Veronica because they're too busy playing beach volleyball.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie Fan Club] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Nice Try (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie's Pal Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Big Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Big Ethel tries once again to get a kiss from Jughead.
Reprints

Can You Top This? (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; "Brag" Bostwick; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
"Brag" Bostwick comes to town and brags that his town has everything Riverdale has, only better.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Jughead and Archie (Archie, 2014 series) #2, no credits listed in this digest.

Meat Treat (Table of Contents: 11)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Veronica asks Jughead to paint the lines for the tennis court.
Keywords
tennis

Buzz Off (Table of Contents: 12)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Halliday
Synopsis
Jinx is trying to swat a fly but Hap is trying to take a nap. Both can't happen.
Reprints

Fight Sprite (Table of Contents: 13)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead catches a tiny fish.
Keywords
fishing

Sky High (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie tries to win a hang gliding contest to win passes for Veronica, even though he's never been hang gliding.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Subscribe! And get one free!] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Skillet Skill (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie's Pal Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie compete to see who's the best hot-dogger on the beach.
Reprints
Keywords
surfing

Easy Does It... (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie tries to help a little kid by getting a cat down from a tree.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Powder Puff (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica decides to create a talcum powder beach, so she can walk on the sand without hurting her feet.
Reprints

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

Dear Betty and Veronica / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
?

The Best Policy?! (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie goes on a truth-telling binge after he gets away with telling Mr. Weatherbee the truth, but Betty cures him by asking Archie to answer a question with Moose present.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Miss Beazly and the Candy Man Puzzle (Table of Contents: 21)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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?
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Miss Beazly; Mr. Weatherbee

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the phrase puzzle.

Three's a Crowd (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica must deal with a stalker at the beach.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Test Quest (Table of Contents: 23)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead tries to find the strongest girl in the school.
Reprints

Cap Flap (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Dilton asks Archie to help him with picking up girls.
Reprints

Getting To The Point (Table of Contents: 25)

Li'l Jinx's Pal, Mort the Worry Wart / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Mort the Worry Wart; Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Jinx tries to help Mort be more decisive.
Reprints

Bug-Ville (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The mosquitoes are really big at the lake resort.
Reprints

Hidden Talent (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee wants the coach to give Archie a chance on the baseball team, but Archie just isn't very good.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball

Indexer Notes

Writer/Pencil/Ink credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #49, no credits listed in this digest.

The Watchdog (Table of Contents: 28)

Hot Dog / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Hot Dog; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Reggie tries to use Hot Dog as an excuse to introduce himself to a pretty sunbather on the beach.
Reprints

Halfies! (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx has a toothache.

Arm Charm (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead bandages Archie's hand so he can't get in his wallet.

Out of Shape (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie and Jughead / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead are just out jogging but everyone thinks they must be going somewhere important.
Reprints

Forgotten Man (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; World Adventurers Club president; Miss Sloan
Synopsis
Archie seeks an anniversary present for Mr. Lodge when the World Adventurers Club fails to honor his twentieth year since he founded it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie Puzzle] (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews

[Bet a Star!] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

Ohio Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Trick Kick (Table of Contents: 35)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Jughead wears a big heavy coat in the summer to hide from Ethel.

A Fella for Cinderella (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper [as Cinderella]; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews [as Prince Archie]; Jughead Jones [as J. Jones, apprentice sorcerer]
Synopsis
Retelling of the Cinderella story, but the wicked stepsister gets the prince at the end.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Four Equals Five?] (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

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

Snore Bore (Table of Contents: 38)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead asks Archie if he snores.
Reprints

Planet Plan (Table of Contents: 39)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Ethel asks Jughead if he'd take her to the moon if he was an astronaut.
Reprints

Speed Demon (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Archie Andrews; Merlin; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie tries to impress everybody with magic shoes that a magician gave him. These shoes make him very fast, but everyone he talks to tells him to slow down and see the good things in life.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie's Funhouse Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #4, no credits listed in this digest.

Keen Cone (Table of Contents: 41)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Leroy
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead send Leroy to get them ice cream.
Reprints

Razzle Dazzle (Table of Contents: 42)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Jeeves
Synopsis
Archie polishes Mr. Lodge's car.

Indexer Notes

Mr. Lodge calls what appears to be Smithers by the name Jeeves.

[Archie's Activity Comics Digest Magazine #1] (Table of Contents: 43) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44)

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

[Bonkers! fruit candy hits you with a new flavor. Watermelon!] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

Bonkers! / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I'll bet this frisbee that I got Veronica for our anniversary really flips her out!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Bird Calls
    Archie
  4. 3. The Bellboy
    Archie
  5. 4. Splatter Matter
    Jughead
  6. 5. Mr. Weatherbee's "T" Shirt Message Puzzle
    Mr. Weatherbee
  7. 6. Hello Dolly
    Archie
  8. 7. Beach Botch
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. [Archie Fan Club]
  10. 9. Nice Try
    Archie's Pal Jughead
  11. 10. Can You Top This?
    Archie
  12. 11. Meat Treat
    Jughead
  13. 12. Buzz Off
    Li'l Jinx
  14. 13. Fight Sprite
    Jughead
  15. 14. Sky High
    Archie
  16. 15. [Subscribe! And get one free!]
  17. 16. Skillet Skill
    Archie's Pal Jughead
  18. 17. Easy Does It...
    Archie
  19. 18. Powder Puff
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Dear Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. The Best Policy?!
    Archie
  22. 21. Miss Beazly and the Candy Man Puzzle
  23. 22. Three's a Crowd
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. Test Quest
    Jughead
  25. 24. Cap Flap
    Archie
  26. 25. Getting To The Point
    Li'l Jinx's Pal, Mort the Worry Wart
  27. 26. Bug-Ville
    Archie
  28. 27. Hidden Talent
    Archie
  29. 28. The Watchdog
    Hot Dog
  30. 29. Halfies!
    Li'l Jinx
  31. 30. Arm Charm
    Archie
  32. 31. Out of Shape
    Archie and Jughead
  33. 32. Forgotten Man
    Archie
  34. 33. [Archie Puzzle]
    Archie
  35. 34. [Bet a Star!]
    Ohio Sales
  36. 35. Trick Kick
    Jughead
  37. 36. A Fella for Cinderella
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. [Four Equals Five?]
  39. 38. Snore Bore
    Jughead
  40. 39. Planet Plan
    Jughead
  41. 40. Speed Demon
    Archie
  42. 41. Keen Cone
    Archie
  43. 42. Razzle Dazzle
    Archie
  44. 43. [Archie's Activity Comics Digest Magazine #1]
  45. 44. [no title indexed]
  46. 45. [Bonkers! fruit candy hits you with a new flavor. Watermelon!]
    Bonkers!
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