(April 1987)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Pages
128
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bimonthly
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
?
Editing
Victor Gorelick
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
Er...what's the cheapest thing in this place?!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
dining; nostalgia

Indexer Notes

Cover is redrawn from the cover of Archie (Archie, 1959 series) #281 (June 1979).

Learn While You Yearn (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman; Nanci Dakesian; Ginny Sykora
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee wants Archie to spends less time with Veronica when he's in school.
Reprints

Hello Snow (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look! It's snowing!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Phlips
Synopsis
The kids try to convince Mr. Weatherbee to let school out early.
Reprints

They Went Thataway (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited) [as B. Grossman]
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited) [as Bill Y.]

Genre
teen
Synopsis
Archie and the gang get into the western fad.
Reprints

Greg Unfair to Li'l Jinx (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Greg breaks a movie date with Li'l Jinx, again, to play ball. But this time he claims to be sick, and a particularly rough game of football turned that lie into the truth.
Reprints

Worry Flurry (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wish I could sleep as soundly as you!
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica can't sleep because she is worried about a blizzard.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the printing in B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 2011 series) #249, no credits listed in this digest.

Archie! You're Late! (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen

Frank Prank (Table of Contents: 7)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie uses a scarf to keep Jughead from eating all the food.
Reprints

Voices of Change (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica feels the social lives of the students are being negatively impacted by too much homework. So she goes to Mr. Weatherbee to get him to scale back homework assignments.
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Nice Advice (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Archie writes to a newspaper advice column for what to do about the Betty-Veronica love triangle. Things don't go so well for Archie when Betty and Veronica read the paper and determine who wrote the letter. When Archie finds out that the columnist is secretly none other than Dilton, he demands a retraction.
Reprints
Keywords
Advice column

Sure Lure (Table of Contents: 10)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've been looking everywhere for Archie! He's nowhere in sight!
Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Miss Grundy can't find Archie, so Mr. Weatherbee gets a group of girls to stand in one spot.
Reprints

Book Retort (Table of Contents: 11)

Moose / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen

The Lollipop Kid (Table of Contents: 12)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Jughead defeats Reggie at pool by loudly sucking a lollipop to break his opponent's concentration.
Reprints

Heat Feat (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie at Riverdale / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Stan Goldberg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Aid Charade (Table of Contents: 14)

Dilton / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
First aid man wanted for hockey team
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doily; Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Dilton volunteers to be the team's first aid man.
Reprints
Keywords
hockey

Star Struck (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Tony Mason; Satan (a black cat)
Synopsis
Betty, Veronica and Archie convince Tony Mason-- a big star-- to do a benefit concert to help save The South Street Clinic. But the day of the concert, he changes his mind. Archie, Betty and Veronica then convince the superstitious megastar of the errors in his judgement.
Reprints
Keywords
soap opera

Indexer Notes

This story is told in two parts.

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

Betty Pin Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty, why are you piling snow in front of the door?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Reprints

Some Noggin Jogging (Table of Contents: 17)

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; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Archie tries to convince Jughead, Reggie, and then Dilton to go jogging with him. When they refuse, Archie jogs by himself, and causes mishaps along the way that convince several others to "jog" after him.
Reprints
Keywords
Jogging

Skin Game (Table of Contents: 18)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Alexandra Cabot; Mr. Cabot
Synopsis
Melody becomes a moral crusader against animal fur garments, taking her crusade right to Mr. Cabot himself.
Reprints

Work Shirk (Table of Contents: 19)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Mrs. Jones
Synopsis
Jughead tries to avoid shoveling snow.
Reprints

Slope Mope (Table of Contents: 20)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead sets up a crutches stand by a ski slope.
Reprints

Spot Check (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?; Mike Pellowski ?
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Smithers the butler; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead show up at the mansion, which is Mr. Lodge's cue to spend the day at the office.
Reprints
Keywords
quarantine

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #266, Mike Pellowski is credited with writing and Chic Stone is credited with art.

Ski Spree (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Jon D'Agostino
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie's confidence on the slopes exceeds his expertise.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

Heart Art (Table of Contents: 23)

Dilton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Dilton Doily; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie tries to help out Dilton, who is smitten with a girl but too shy to talk to her face to face. But Reggie catches wind of it and sabotages the plan.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The name of Dilton's object of desire was changed at the last minute from a six letter name to "Lori". This is apparent from the spacing of the name in the story's word balloons and the different style of lettering.

Economy Kick (Table of Contents: 24)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren ?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Tired of her extravagant spending on wardrobe, Mr. Lodge demands Veronica get more use out of the clothing she has.
Reprints

Hill Spill (Table of Contents: 25)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead tries to take Archie's picture and Archie ends up falling down a hill.
Reprints

Hot Stuff (Table of Contents: 26)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I like my chili very hot! Is yours hot, Betty?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty demonstrates how hot her chili is.
Reprints

Survival (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead are leaving on a winter camping trip but Archie's parents have mixed feelings about it.
Reprints

It's the Principal of the Thing (Table of Contents: 28)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee throws a fit when he can't find a hanger in the coat closet.
Reprints

Boss Toss (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Reprints

Tropic Triumph (Table of Contents: 30)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead pulls down the window shade to hide the winter view outside with a beach view.
Reprints

Chills and Fever (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica debate whether the cold weather is a state of physics or a state of mind.
Reprints

Planned Activity (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie has to shovel snow to make extra money. Jughead tells Archie that he only does work in the Spring and Fall when it's not too hot and not too cold.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Er...what's the cheapest thing in this place?!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Learn While You Yearn
    Archie
  3. 2. Hello Snow
    Archie
  4. 3. They Went Thataway
    Archie
  5. 4. Greg Unfair to Li'l Jinx
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. Worry Flurry
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Archie! You're Late!
    Archie
  8. 7. Frank Prank
    Jughead
  9. 8. Voices of Change
    Betty and Veronica
  10. 9. Nice Advice
    Archie
  11. 10. Sure Lure
    Mr. Weatherbee
  12. 11. Book Retort
    Moose
  13. 12. The Lollipop Kid
    Jughead
  14. 13. Heat Feat
    Archie at Riverdale
  15. 14. Aid Charade
    Dilton
  16. 15. Star Struck
    Archie
  17. 16. ["Betty, why are you piling snow in front of the door?"]
    Betty Pin Up
  18. 17. Some Noggin Jogging
    Archie
  19. 18. Skin Game
    Josie
  20. 19. Work Shirk
    Jughead
  21. 20. Slope Mope
    Jughead
  22. 21. Spot Check
    Archie
  23. 22. Ski Spree
    Archie
  24. 23. Heart Art
    Dilton
  25. 24. Economy Kick
    Veronica
  26. 25. Hill Spill
    Jughead
  27. 26. Hot Stuff
    Betty
  28. 27. Survival
    Archie
  29. 28. It's the Principal of the Thing
    Mr. Weatherbee
  30. 29. Boss Toss
    Archie
  31. 30. Tropic Triumph
    Jughead
  32. 31. Chills and Fever
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. Planned Activity
    Archie
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