(August 1987)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
1.35 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly in Feb, Apr, Jun, 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; Archie Comics 45th Anniversary
Barcode
027100069942 85
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
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Er... I'll have to call you back later, Betty! I have to take an eye test!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie #254

Dreamers Beware! (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sam Kujava
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman; Nanci Dakesian; Ginny Sykora
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Moose assists Dilton on his science project by wearing a helmet that's design to help Moose read minds.

Picture Road Signs For Teens (Table of Contents: 2)

Reggie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump (cameo); Moose Mason (cameo)
Synopsis
A two-page, 10-panel gag strip featuring various humorous "road signs" for teens.
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A New Man In Her Life (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie try to convince a new guy not to go out with Veronica.

False Start (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Betty has a fight with her mother, and Archie thinks that Betty has moved out.
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You Know You're Not Too Bright If... (Table of Contents: 5)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Five single-panel examples that make fun of Moose.
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Cent Lament (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty doesn't appreciate how Archie treats her on dates.
Reprints

The Ace of Space (Table of Contents: 7)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Jughead is the unquestioned champion of the video game "Space Invaders", until he meets a strange visitor to the Choc'lit Shoppe.
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Wrist Twist (Table of Contents: 8)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Dilton invents a wrist-exercising machine, but Jughead already has one.

Clean Scene (Table of Contents: 9)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie has good news and bad news about Jughead.

A Prince Of A Guy (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica is cast in the lead of the school production of "The Princess And The Frog", but rebels when she learns she'll have to kiss an actual frog in the play.
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A Gripping Tale (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Coach Clayton; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Archie gets beaten by Reggie during a wrestling match and Reggie brags to everyone about it.
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Double Trouble (Table of Contents: 12)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead can tell people how to double their money.

A Gift of Gab! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Charley Hawse remembered that he forgot Li'l Jinx's birthday.
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Pin Up (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica is extremely overdressed for camping.

Divine Canine (Table of Contents: 15)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Hot Dog is having a beautiful dream, until Jughead wakes him up.

Food Mood (Table of Contents: 16)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie make fun of Jughead's stomach.

One Blow (Table of Contents: 17)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Moose clobbers Reggie after a misunderstanding.

Love Me Tender (Table of Contents: 18)

Jughead / 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
Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Dilton tries to provide a scientific explanation for why the pin on Jughead's beanie makes him irresistible to women.
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The Specialist (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge (as sketch art)
Synopsis
Archie's parents think he's a great artist after they see his sketches of Veronica.
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Dipsy Doodles (Table of Contents: 20)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Artist Jughead fills an empty pool with water to help a diver.

Protection Correction (Table of Contents: 21)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Reggie tells Archie that he and Midge are entering in a tandem skateboard contest (guy skateboards while holding girl). He tells Archie that he will be wearing a helmet and knee pads for protection. Archie then tells him that he'll need more protection. When Reggie asks why, Archie says "Here comes jealous Moose!"
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Too High A Price (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
When Veronica's expensive fitness trainer's regimen becomes too strenuous for her, she asks Betty how she manages to stay fit and slim.
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Old Sports Never Die (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Coach Clayton; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee shows up the boys on the athletic field.
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Pin Up (Table of Contents: 24)

Reggie / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie chides Jughead for dangling his feet in the water.

Plate Plight (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica watch as someone hits Mr. Lodge's car.

Watch the Birdie (Table of Contents: 26)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
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Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead and Archie go birdwatching, but Archie is interested in a different type of bird.
Reprints

Teacher Burnout! (Table of Contents: 27)

Miss Grundy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Reggie Mantle; Gladys Jones; Forsythe Jones; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Miss Grundy gets fed up with the class and wants to retire from teaching. The class decides to shape up and try to get her to change her mind.
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Kiss Remiss (Table of Contents: 28)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Ethel bakes Jughead a pie with expectations of a kiss in return.

Pizza-Reeka (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx asks Charley about the pizza that he is eating.

Angler's Angle (Table of Contents: 30)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty asks Jughead what to do when she catches a fish.
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Guess Which One.. (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie and the Gang / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
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Indexer Notes

Four one panel gags. The first line reads "...is really racking up the points?"

Cuisine Scene (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Miss Beazly (cameo); Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Coach Kleats; Midge Klump; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica have been feeding Archie so well that Coach Kleats makes him lose weight.
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That's Quite A Spell! (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Charley Hawse; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Charley is unimpressed by Russ's victory in the spelling bee.
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Golf Gaff (Table of Contents: 34)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica are going golfing and Betty wants to come along.
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Cake Quake (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie rushes to get a piece of Veronica's homemade cake.

Run Fun (Table of Contents: 36)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Hot Dog; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Jughead recruits Hot Dog to help him practice for an upcoming marathon. But Hot Dog is anything but focused on running.
Reprints

Figures in the Sand (Table of Contents: 37)

Betty and Veronica / 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; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica go to the beach to show off their new bikinis, but Archie and Reggie are too busy with their sand castles to notice.
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Serve Verve (Table of Contents: 38)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is preoccupied while working with Veronica on her tennis game.

Dollar Holler (Table of Contents: 39)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Moose pays back the dollar he owes Reggie.

Phone Moan (Table of Contents: 40)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica spends too much time talking on the phone.

Clip Joint (Table of Contents: 41)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie allows Veronica to cut and color his hair, with disastrous consequences.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Er... I'll have to call you back later, Betty! I have to take an eye test!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Dreamers Beware!
    Archie
  3. 2. Picture Road Signs For Teens
    Reggie
  4. 3. A New Man In Her Life
    Archie
  5. 4. False Start
    Betty
  6. 5. You Know You're Not Too Bright If...
    Moose
  7. 6. Cent Lament
    Betty
  8. 7. The Ace of Space
    Jughead
  9. 8. Wrist Twist
    Jughead
  10. 9. Clean Scene
    Jughead
  11. 10. A Prince Of A Guy
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. A Gripping Tale
    Archie
  13. 12. Double Trouble
    Jughead
  14. 13. A Gift of Gab!
    Li'l Jinx
  15. 14. Pin Up
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. Divine Canine
    Jughead
  17. 16. Food Mood
    Reggie
  18. 17. One Blow
    Reggie
  19. 18. Love Me Tender
    Jughead
  20. 19. The Specialist
    Archie
  21. 20. Dipsy Doodles
    Jughead
  22. 21. Protection Correction
    Reggie
  23. 22. Too High A Price
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. Old Sports Never Die
    Archie
  25. 24. Pin Up
    Reggie
  26. 25. Plate Plight
    Archie
  27. 26. Watch the Birdie
    Jughead
  28. 27. Teacher Burnout!
    Miss Grundy
  29. 28. Kiss Remiss
    Jughead
  30. 29. Pizza-Reeka
    Li'l Jinx’s Chum Charley
  31. 30. Angler's Angle
    Betty
  32. 31. Guess Which One..
    Archie and the Gang
  33. 32. Cuisine Scene
    Archie
  34. 33. That's Quite A Spell!
    Li'l Jinx's Pal Charley
  35. 34. Golf Gaff
    Betty
  36. 35. Cake Quake
    Archie
  37. 36. Run Fun
    Jughead
  38. 37. Figures in the Sand
    Betty and Veronica
  39. 38. Serve Verve
    Archie
  40. 39. Dollar Holler
    Reggie
  41. 40. Phone Moan
    Reggie
  42. 41. Clip Joint
    Archie
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