(October 1987)

Archie, 1973 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price
1.35 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
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
2710006994286
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
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie!! Nothing's quite as soft as beach sand!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doily; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Keywords
swimsuits

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Betty and Me #78.

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

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

A Camping We Will Go (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman; Nanci Dakesian; Ginny Sykora
Letters
Samm Schwartz ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie helps Mr. Weatherbee test his camping equipment.

Catch On (Table of Contents: 3)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead returns from fishing and tells Archie about the one that got away.

[Chips Ahoy] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Shame Game (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Riverdale's baseball team is letting too many runners score.

Wisdom Tooth! (Table of Contents: 6)

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
Greg; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx is going to the dentist by herself.
Reprints
Keywords
dentist; tooth fairy

[Betty & Veronica Double Digest] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Take Two (Table of Contents: 8)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead is water-skiing behind an out-of-control boat.
Reprints

Thrill Thrall (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Denise; Tommy; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Denise is bored with what the boys find exciting.
Reprints
Keywords
amusement park; surfing

Indexer Notes

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

Betty's Diary (Table of Contents: 10)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty is writing in her diary how Archie did not ignore her today.
Reprints

[Pineapple Stickers] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bat Chat (Table of Contents: 12)

Coach Kleats / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Coach Kleats; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty is holding her bat wrong.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, isn't that where Jughead said he's working?
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead is working as a D.J.
Reprints

[Archie Fan Club] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

River Riot (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dirty Larry; Hopeless Herbie; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica raft down the river while two crooks try to kidnap Veronica.
Reprints

Wheels of Fortune (Table of Contents: 16)

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
Valerie; Josie; Melody; Alexandra Cabot; Alexander Cabot III; Alan M.
Synopsis
The girls decide to buy car kits for Alan M.'s birthday.
Reprints

Forty Winks (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doily; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie has been suffering from insomnia.
Reprints
Keywords
hypnotism

Query Leery (Table of Contents: 18)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead feels the job application man asks some embarrassing questions.
Reprints

Fail Tale (Table of Contents: 19)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Mrs. Jones; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
A neighbor thinks Jughead is a failure at work.
Reprints

Beach Umbrellas (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Alice
Synopsis
Archie shows some uses for beach umbrellas.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! Is this book yours?
Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Moose's reactions to different people.

Up and at 'em (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is going to climb Mount Eversteep.

[Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

Spaced Out (Table of Contents: 24)

Riverdale 2001 / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doily; Othaw; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Pop Tate; Rocky
Synopsis
Reggie borrows Dilton's robot so he can date Midge.
Reprints

You Dig! (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Gigi; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Charley makes a fake pirate treasure map to get Li'l Jinx and Gigi's ice cream money.
Reprints

Fair Fare (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Mr. Ranson; Pop Tate; Sheila
Synopsis
Jughead is working at the fair and Reggie tries to get some free stuff from him.
Reprints

[The New Archies on NBC TV] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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

Nothing Doing! (Table of Contents: 28)

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; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Things have been quiet all morning.
Reprints

Mobile Motor (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie just put a souped-up, hot rod motor in his jalopy.

Flat Flattery (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Randy; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie helps Randy with her flat tire.

Archie's Checklist (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

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

Who's On First? (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doily; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica convinces Betty that she should act like a lady instead of a tomboy.
Reprints

Who Laughs Last (Table of Contents: 33)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead is pulling some old jokes on Archie and Reggie and they decide to get even.
Reprints

[The New Archies #1] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

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

Nobody Home (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Smithers; Archie Andrews; Mrs. Jones; Pop Tate; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie can't find any of his friends.
Reprints

A Feeling for Art (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Roz; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Roz is painting a tree, but Li'l Jinx doesn't see a resemblance to a tree.
Reprints

Putt Putt Peril (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg ?
Inks
Rudy Lapick ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge has a new putting green that he doesn't want Archie to mess up.
Reprints

Swell Smell (Table of Contents: 38)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Jughead is attracted to Ethel's new perfume.

Spotting the Spot (Table of Contents: 39)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Jughead can't decide where he wants 2 trees planted.

[Katy Keene Fan Club] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

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

Laugh-In (Table of Contents: 41)

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; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx is watching something really funny on TV.
Reprints

A Wrap Up (Table of Contents: 42)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Cousin Ambrose; Aunt Hilda; Harvey Kinkle; Sabrina Spellman
Synopsis
Hilda tries to get Ambrose to work while Harvey is there.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do you think political polls are accurate, pop?
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Pop demonstrates his opinion of polling.
Reprints

[Archie's Special Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

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

On the Head (Table of Contents: 45)

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; Gigi; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
It's a hot day and Gigi invites Li'l Jinx and Charley to her pool.
Reprints

Does Not Compute (Table of Contents: 46)

Big Ethel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Ethel decides not to meet her computer-arranged date.
Reprints

[Katy Keene Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

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

Washed Up (Table of Contents: 48)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Cooper; Mrs. Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica and Reggie make fun of Betty washing windows.
Reprints

Fair Affair (Table of Contents: 49)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doily; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead tries to enter the fair's photography competition.
Reprints

[Discount Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 50) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 51)

Betty and Veronica Pinup / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whew! I'm hot! I've got to cool off!
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica is too hot on the beach and needs to cool off.
Reprints

Dog-Gone (Table of Contents: 52)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Mrs. Jones; Hot Dog; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Hot Dog wants to go outside.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 53)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You don't need drugs...
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Hot Dog; Moose Mason; Dilton Doily

Girls is Funny People (Table of Contents: 54)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie laughs at the unintentional pratfalls the girls do on the beach.
Reprints

[Prizes or Cash] (Table of Contents: 55) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 56)

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

[Chocolate Fun for Everyone] (Table of Contents: 57) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie!! Nothing's quite as soft as beach sand!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. A Camping We Will Go
    Archie
  4. 3. Catch On
    Jughead
  5. 4. [Chips Ahoy]
  6. 5. Shame Game
    Archie
  7. 6. Wisdom Tooth!
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. [Betty & Veronica Double Digest]
  9. 8. Take Two
    Jughead
  10. 9. Thrill Thrall
    Archie
  11. 10. Betty's Diary
    Betty
  12. 11. [Pineapple Stickers]
  13. 12. Bat Chat
    Coach Kleats
  14. 13. ["Say, isn't that where Jughead said he's working?"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  15. 14. [Archie Fan Club]
  16. 15. River Riot
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. Wheels of Fortune
    Josie
  18. 17. Forty Winks
    Archie
  19. 18. Query Leery
    Jughead
  20. 19. Fail Tale
    Jughead
  21. 20. Beach Umbrellas
    Archie
  22. 21. ["Hey! Is this book yours?"]
    Moose
  23. 22. Up and at 'em
    Archie
  24. 23. [Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  25. 24. Spaced Out
    Riverdale 2001
  26. 25. You Dig!
    Li'l Jinx
  27. 26. Fair Fare
    Archie and the Gang
  28. 27. [The New Archies on NBC TV]
  29. 28. Nothing Doing!
    Li'l Jinx
  30. 29. Mobile Motor
    Archie
  31. 30. Flat Flattery
    Archie
  32. 31. Archie's Checklist
  33. 32. Who's On First?
    Betty and Veronica
  34. 33. Who Laughs Last
    Jughead
  35. 34. [The New Archies #1]
  36. 35. Nobody Home
    Archie
  37. 36. A Feeling for Art
    Li'l Jinx
  38. 37. Putt Putt Peril
    Archie
  39. 38. Swell Smell
    Jughead
  40. 39. Spotting the Spot
    Jughead
  41. 40. [Katy Keene Fan Club]
  42. 41. Laugh-In
    Li'l Jinx
  43. 42. A Wrap Up
    Sabrina
  44. 43. ["Do you think political polls are accurate, pop?"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  45. 44. [Archie's Special Digest Subscription Offer]
  46. 45. On the Head
    Li'l Jinx
  47. 46. Does Not Compute
    Big Ethel
  48. 47. [Katy Keene Subscription Offer]
  49. 48. Washed Up
    Betty
  50. 49. Fair Affair
    Jughead
  51. 50. [Discount Subscription Offer]
  52. 51. ["Whew! I'm hot! I've got to cool off!"]
    Betty and Veronica Pinup
  53. 52. Dog-Gone
    Jughead
  54. 53. ["You don't need drugs..."]
  55. 54. Girls is Funny People
    Archie
  56. 55. [Prizes or Cash]
  57. 56. [no title indexed]
  58. 57. [Chocolate Fun for Everyone]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Katy Hayhurst
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Peter Croome