(April 1986)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
1.25 USD
Pages
128
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly in Feb., April, June, Aug., 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
0271000699477
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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[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
But, Pop, you advertised lower prices!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Keywords
inflation

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie #272

The Good Old Daze (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Hy Eisman
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman; Lisa Goldwater
Letters
? [as Liz]

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Betsy (horse)
Synopsis
Jughead thinks it would be great to be born in the year 1900.

Rave Favor (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews (cameo); Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle (cameo); Jughead Jones; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
The gang is rewarded for losing a basketball game against the Globetrotters.
Reprints

Can't Stop Dancing (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

Characters
Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; Ms. Beazly
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee gets fed up with teenagers carrying portable radios around the school and attempts to ban them.
Reprints

Little Miss Pushy (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty invites Archie to an Ice Palace review but while he is getting ready he keeps getting interrupted by a pushy salesman.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Formerly a Betty and Me story.

The Unchanging World (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Why women make men wait while they get ready before a date.
Reprints

The Love Goat (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse; Greg
Synopsis
Charley tries to sabatoge Greg's date with Li'l Jinx.
Reprints

Good Try (Table of Contents: 7)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty advises Ethel that the way to Jughead's heart is through his stomach, but Ethel finds it's not that simple.
Reprints

The Passing Parade (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
When Archie's parents begin fighting over Archie's grades, Jughead suggests he study harder to raise his scores.
Reprints

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

Betty and Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't you remember me?
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ski instructor
Reprints

Final Report (Table of Contents: 10)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Floyd Clayton; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
While Coach Kleats worries about an upcoming report from his doctor, Jughead takes a motor over to "Doc Fixit's" for an evaluation. When Jughead returns with "the Doc's report," Kleats thinks it's about his health.
Reprints

Good Buddy (Table of Contents: 11)

Li'l Jinx's Chum, Charley / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Charley Hawse; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Charley is angry with Greg.
Reprints

The Rhythm Doctor (Table of Contents: 12)

The Archies / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper]
Synopsis
Struggling with their harmony as a group, the Archies visit a consultant on musical rhythm.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writing credit from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #284.

Knockout Punch (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers the butler; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica is preparing for a party and her friends are helping her. Jughead and Archie are put in charge of making punch. First mistake.
Reprints

Late Gait (Table of Contents: 14)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is running late for school.
Reprints

The Gay Blades (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones; Miss Beazley; Mr. Svensen; Principal Waldo Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Svensen is furious because the kids keep ruining his freshly-cleaned floors.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll pass chemistry if I can work this experiment!
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints
  • from Archie daily (King Features Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX

Energy Crisis (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty convinces Veronica to walk rather than drive, in order to aid the energy crisis.
Reprints

The Old Touch (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews; Coach Kleats; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
After getting torched by Mr. Weatherbee in basketball practice, Archie goes out of his way to avoid the Principal so he doesn't have to listen to Weatherbee brag.
Reprints

Down in the Mouth! (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg; Charley Hawse; Hap Holliday
Reprints

Friendly Persuasion (Table of Contents: 20)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A best friend is a once in a lifetime thing!
Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

A Word to the Wise (Table of Contents: 21)

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
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse; Gigi
Synopsis
Charley flunked his spelling test.
Reprints

Bunny Bully (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Heads Up (Table of Contents: 23)

Betty and Veronica / 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
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica buys a blonde wig to surprise Archie at school. But Archie gets wind of it and comes to school in a bald cap.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The outfits worn by Betty and Veronica in this story were submitted by two readers: Donna Kahn (Dearborn, Mich.) and Louise Ely (Denver, Colo.).

Rest Nest (Table of Contents: 24)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look, son, our sidewalk needs shoveling!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mrs. Jones; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead agrees with his mother that the sidewalk needs to be shoveled.
Reprints

The Big Blowup (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Archie, will you do me a favor while you're in school today?
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica's cousin gets Archie to use the school's helium tanks to fill up his balloons.
Reprints

[Jughead paints TV set] (Table of Contents: 26)

Jughead's Dipsy Doodles / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Snow Joke (Table of Contents: 27)

Li'l Jinx's Pal, Fat Charley / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Charley Hawse; Li'l Jinx; Greg; Russ
Synopsis
Charley tries to figure out how a snowman spoke to him.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Jughead Pin-Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow!! Look at all the beads Jughead is wearing!!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead's beads are made of popcorn.
Reprints

Rink Think (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

A Nose for News (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Alisa Merrill
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Brenda Parr; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica plots to embarrass a new student reporter on the school paper who she feels doesn't deserve her spot.
Reprints

On Edge (Table of Contents: 31)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
The house is quiet and that makes Hap nervous.
Reprints

Door Score (Table of Contents: 32)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Gladys Jones
Synopsis
Jughead fixes a stuck door his way.
Reprints

Wouldn't It Be Great? (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie speculates on what he'd do if he were as rich as the Lodges.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wasn't the faculty's production of 'Gaiete Parisienne' fabulous?
Genre
teen
Reprints
  • from Archie daily (King Features Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX

Ever Clever (Table of Contents: 35)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead tricks Betty out of a pie.
Reprints
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["But, Pop, you advertised lower prices!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Good Old Daze
    Archie
  3. 2. Rave Favor
    Jughead's Jokes
  4. 3. Can't Stop Dancing
    Archie
  5. 4. Little Miss Pushy
    Betty
  6. 5. The Unchanging World
    Archie
  7. 6. The Love Goat
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. Good Try
    Jughead
  9. 8. The Passing Parade
    Archie
  10. 9. ["Don't you remember me?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. Final Report
    Jughead
  12. 11. Good Buddy
    Li'l Jinx's Chum, Charley
  13. 12. The Rhythm Doctor
    The Archies
  14. 13. Knockout Punch
    Betty and Veronica
  15. 14. Late Gait
    Jughead
  16. 15. The Gay Blades
    Archie
  17. 16. ["I'll pass chemistry if I can work this experiment!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  18. 17. Energy Crisis
    Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. The Old Touch
    Archie
  20. 19. Down in the Mouth!
    Li'l Jinx
  21. 20. Friendly Persuasion
    Jughead
  22. 21. A Word to the Wise
    Li'l Jinx
  23. 22. Bunny Bully
    Archie
  24. 23. Heads Up
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. Rest Nest
    Jughead
  26. 25. The Big Blowup
    Archie
  27. 26. [Jughead paints TV set]
    Jughead's Dipsy Doodles
  28. 27. Snow Joke
    Li'l Jinx's Pal, Fat Charley
  29. 28. ["Wow!! Look at all the beads Jughead is wearing!!"]
    Jughead Pin-Up
  30. 29. Rink Think
    Archie
  31. 30. A Nose for News
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. On Edge
    Li'l Jinx
  33. 32. Door Score
    Jughead
  34. 33. Wouldn't It Be Great?
    Archie
  35. 34. ["Wasn't the faculty's production of 'Gaiete Parisienne' fabulous?"]
  36. 35. Ever Clever
    Jughead
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