(December 1987)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
1.50 USD
Pages
132
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; Archie Comics 45th Anniversary
Barcode
027100069942 87
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
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, Betty, where'd you develop your blocking technique?
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrew; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
football

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Everything's Archie #37

Lesson to Be Learned (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman; Nanci Dakesian; Ginny Sykora
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Chuck Clayton; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Coach Clayton; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Coach Clayton teaches the boys the importance of working together as a team.

Wrap Up (Table of Contents: 2)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead tries to wrap a birthday present for Archie.
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You Gotta Be a Big, Big Optimist If... (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Archie and the gang ponder optimistic stiuations.

Spook to Me of Love (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Chuck use Veronica to convince a new kid to stay in Riverdale.
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Nobedience School (Table of Contents: 5)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Hot Dog; Gladys Jones; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Hot Dog leads Jughead a merry chase through the neighborhood, clutching Jughead's bag lunch in his mouth.
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Kick Shtick (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Archie is kicked off the football team for missing another extra point.
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Keywords
football

Hot and Cold (Table of Contents: 7)

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 and Charley do science homework together.
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Rumored Room (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
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
With college looming, Mr. Lodge gives Veronica permission to get a roommate so she can practice adapting to dorm life. Then Jughead plants the seed in everyone's mind that Veronica will pick a male roommate.
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Culture Kick (Table of Contents: 9)

Chuck / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jim DeCarlo ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Nancy badgers Chuck into taking up art in order to give him "culture".
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No Greater Love (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica compare Reggie and Archie's love for them.

Basket Magic (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie and Archie discuss a 95% free throw shooter.

Uneven Steven (Table of Contents: 12)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica is perfectly willing to admit she's right if Archie will admit he's wrong.
Reprints
Keywords
argument

Oak by Me (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty swoons over movie star Hab Tunter.
Reprints
Keywords
movies

Indexer Notes

"Hab Tunter" is a twist on actor Tab Hunter.

Sabotage (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Visiting Riverdale on a "good will" mission, a foreign dignitary's life is threatened by a rash of mysterious "accidents!" Fearing an international incident, Mr. Lodge enlists Archie's aid in protecting the ambassador from sabotage!
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The Girl Next Door (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
When the house next door to Archie's goes up for sale, Veronica and Betty are worried about a family with a pretty girl moving in next door to Archie.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprinting in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #238, no credits are listed in this issue. The credits there list Kathleen Webb as the scripter but her first Archie work is not until 1985 and thus that information must be incorrect.

Sounds of the Future (Table of Contents: 16)

The Archies / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Dilton writes a song for The Archies but nobody likes it.
Reprints

The Truth Hurts (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
?
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Charley wonders why he can't get along with people.
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The Reputation (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
An attractive girl gets turned down by Archie, so she tries to give him a bad reputation.
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Wots the Dif? (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie considers the difference between:
1. Archie and Reggie
2. Jughead and a pig
3. Moose and 16 ounces of jelly beans

Shake-Down! (Table of Contents: 20)

Li'l Jinx / 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
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
When Greg's kite is stuck in a tree, Jinx gives the tree a good shaking. That brings down all the leaves, but the kite is still up there.
Reprints
Keywords
kite; tree

The Bake Off (Table of Contents: 21)

Miss Beazly / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Beazly; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee and Miss Beazly fight over pie.
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…And Who’s Who… (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Professor Flutesnoot; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Professor Flutesnoot keeps telling Archie he doesn't know what's what.
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Say Cheese (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty is teaching Veronica how to make spaghetti and meatballs. When she discovers that they are out of Parmesan cheese, Veronica calls Archie over to go get them more.
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Signing Off! (Table of Contents: 24)

Big Moose / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Moose gets a job erecting road signs.
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Tuff Turf (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats; Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Beazly; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
While Archie was sidelined from the football team due to injury, he decides to join the school newspaper as a photographer.
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Sign of the Future (Table of Contents: 26)

Li'l Jinx's Pal Russ / 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
Russ; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Seeing the neighborhood plastered with election signs inspires Russ.
Reprints

No Sense of Direction (Table of Contents: 27)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Valerie
Synopsis
While raking leaves, Josie and Valerie hear on the radio that a movie director is in town scouting local talent.
Reprints

Theory Leery (Table of Contents: 28)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie believes he can tell a locker's owner by its contents.
Reprints

Meal Zeal (Table of Contents: 29)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie doesn't like Midge's cooking.
Reprints

Breeze Tease (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and the town battle strong winds.
Reprints

Play Ploy (Table of Contents: 31)

Dilton / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Dilton delivers a play.
Reprints

Sundae School (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Archie gets in trouble for talking in class.
Reprints

Dig the Details (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge; Smithers (the butler)
Synopsis
When Veronica gets angry with Archie for not noticing her new nail polish, Archie becomes determined to notice and compliment everything about her the next time he sees her.
Reprints

The Cure (Table of Contents: 34)

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; Mary Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
When Archie can't get to school on time, Mr. Weatherbee assigns Jughead to make sure Archie comes to school on time.
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Archie's Summer Sports Photos (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Archie shares his photos of his sports memories from over the summer.
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Drummer Boy (Table of Contents: 36)

The Archies / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper]
Synopsis
While picnicking before a gig, the band hears a kitten in distress on an island surrounded by snake-infested waters.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Gosh, Betty, where'd you develop your blocking technique?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Lesson to Be Learned
    Archie
  3. 2. Wrap Up
    Jughead
  4. 3. You Gotta Be a Big, Big Optimist If...
    Archie and the Gang
  5. 4. Spook to Me of Love
    Archie
  6. 5. Nobedience School
    Jughead
  7. 6. Kick Shtick
    Archie
  8. 7. Hot and Cold
    Li'l Jinx's Chum Charley
  9. 8. Rumored Room
    Betty and Veronica
  10. 9. Culture Kick
    Chuck
  11. 10. No Greater Love
    Archie
  12. 11. Basket Magic
    Archie
  13. 12. Uneven Steven
    Veronica
  14. 13. Oak by Me
    Archie
  15. 14. Sabotage
    Archie
  16. 15. The Girl Next Door
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. Sounds of the Future
    The Archies
  18. 17. The Truth Hurts
    Li'l Jinx's Pal Charley
  19. 18. The Reputation
    Archie
  20. 19. Wots the Dif?
    Archie
  21. 20. Shake-Down!
    Li'l Jinx
  22. 21. The Bake Off
    Miss Beazly
  23. 22. …And Who’s Who…
    Archie
  24. 23. Say Cheese
    Archie
  25. 24. Signing Off!
    Big Moose
  26. 25. Tuff Turf
    Archie
  27. 26. Sign of the Future
    Li'l Jinx's Pal Russ
  28. 27. No Sense of Direction
    Josie
  29. 28. Theory Leery
    Reggie
  30. 29. Meal Zeal
    Reggie
  31. 30. Breeze Tease
    Archie
  32. 31. Play Ploy
    Dilton
  33. 32. Sundae School
    Archie
  34. 33. Dig the Details
    Betty and Veronica
  35. 34. The Cure
    Archie
  36. 35. Archie's Summer Sports Photos
    Archie
  37. 36. Drummer Boy
    The Archies
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