(October 1988)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
1.35 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
Published 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
Barcode
076956145409 92
Editing
Victor Gorelick
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The title in the indicia is Archie Comics Digest Magazine.


[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
Betty, your screen shields us from the wind and sand!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Everything's Archie #60

Delivery Dilemma (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman; Gregg Suchow
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Archie incorrectly delivers a pizza order to the Lodge mansion, in which he inadvertently interrupts Mr. Lodge's business meeting.

Itch Twitch (Table of Contents: 2)

Big Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Moose thinks Reggie is with Midge because his fist is itching.
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Fan Elan (Table of Contents: 3)

Big Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Moose borrows an electric fan from Midge.
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Win Din (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty wins a beauty contest and Veronica is not amused.

Tape Jape (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead tapes up his skateboard.

Pitch Hitch (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie uses a bull horn to get the attention of a bikini-wearing redhead.
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View From the Beach (Table of Contents: 7)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie tries to cover up the bikini-clad Veronica to prevent other boys from staring at her.
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Part of the Click (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie schedules a date with both Veronica and Betty at the same time, so Archie tries to ditch Betty to keep his date with Veronica.
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Hurts Aid! (Table of Contents: 9)

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; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx hurts her finger and is unimpressed by how her dad makes it better.
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The Fortune (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie gets conflicting fortunes from a scale.
Reprints

Take a Hike (Table of Contents: 11)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 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
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doily; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
On a nature hike, the gang spends more time chasing each other than chasing butterflies.
Reprints

Mirror Mirror (Table of Contents: 12)

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 McCoy; Valerie Brown; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis
Josie buys an antique mirror at a garage sale, but finds when she gets it home that the glass is warped, making the viewer look fat. So Valerie conspires to con Alexandra into buying it from Josie.
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Keywords
funhouse mirror; jogging

In the Nick of Time (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge has an unpleasant experience at the barber shop.
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Draws the Line (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Ethel calls the telephone company because her phone cord is too long.
Reprints

Land of the Free (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Hiram Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie and the gang find out that Veronica's father has fenced in a vacant lot that kids use as a baseball field.
Reprints

Shake a Leg (Table of Contents: 16)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Reggie overhears that Archie can't afford to take Veronica to the Choklit Shoppe, so he tries to impress her by buying strawberry shakes but things don't work out as he hoped.
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Your Number's Up (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie tries to commit the phone number of a girl he picked up to memory.
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Becoming Attraction (Table of Contents: 18)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica never gets a second glance... because the first glance takes so long.
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Dogged Reply! (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie got Veronica a French Poodle.
Reprints

Bath Wrath (Table of Contents: 20)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Hot Dog hides when Jughead wants to give him a bath.
Reprints

Turnabout (Table of Contents: 21)

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; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Smithers
Synopsis
Betty gets herself locked in the bathroom while her parents are out. The next day, Veronica won't believe that anyone could possibly get trapped in a bathroom, and thinks Betty was actually out with Archie.
Reprints

Perfectly Clear (Table of Contents: 22)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Uncle Herman; Rebel
Synopsis
When Bingo can't hit any of Samantha's pitches, former pro ballplayer Uncle Herman tries to give him some pointers.
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Bridal Reins! (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie asks Veronica what weddings make her think of.
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All in the Mind (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie asks Archie if he ever disagrees with Veronica.
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Dump Chump (Table of Contents: 25)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
You sound like you're in low spirits, Reggie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie called Archie because he's down in the dumps.
Reprints

Test Pattern (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
When an athlete from a rival school starts impressing the girls, Archie and Chuck decide to bring him down a notch.
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Teary Dearie (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie consoles Betty and she ends up consoling him.
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Male Tale (Table of Contents: 28)

Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman
Synopsis
Sabrina asks a genie to send her a boy, but she ended up with a buoy.
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Triangle Wrangle (Table of Contents: 29)

Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Harvey Kinkle
Synopsis
Sabrina uses her magic to be alone with Harvey.
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The Tingler (Table of Contents: 30)

Betty / 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
Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
At her request, Dilton builds a belt for Betty that will induce a tingling sensation in anyone who enters the belt's field of influence.
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Modern Mother Goose (Table of Contents: 31)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie's gang illustrate updated Mother Goose rhymes.
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Water on the Brain (Table of Contents: 32)

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; Pop Tate; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Riverdale is getting lots of rain and it's driving everyone stir crazy.
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Sheer Fear (Table of Contents: 33)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead go see a scary movie.

A Thinking Man's Game (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Coach Kleats yells at the baseball team for losing games.
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The Hippy (Table of Contents: 35)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
After demonstrating his diving prowness, Reggie gets stuck in a child's tube that Mr. Lodge forbids him to pop in order to remove it.
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For the Birdie (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge invites Betty and Veronica to golf with him and Veronica promises to tell Betty all she knows about golf.
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Keywords
golf

Vision Decision (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie has trouble focusing on his tennis lesson.

Platter Chatter (Table of Contents: 38)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Stan Goldberg
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do you have any pigs' feet?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Reprints

Treasure Trove (Table of Contents: 39)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Stan Goldberg
Inks
Stan Goldberg
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty finds someone's little black book.
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Early Birds (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie goes jogging with Betty at 6am. Veronica is determined to go with them but decides no man is worth getting up that early.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Betty, your screen shields us from the wind and sand!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Delivery Dilemma
    Archie
  3. 2. Itch Twitch
    Big Moose
  4. 3. Fan Elan
    Big Moose
  5. 4. Win Din
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Tape Jape
    Archie
  7. 6. Pitch Hitch
    Archie
  8. 7. View From the Beach
    Veronica
  9. 8. Part of the Click
    Archie
  10. 9. Hurts Aid!
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. The Fortune
    Archie
  12. 11. Take a Hike
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. Mirror Mirror
    Josie
  14. 13. In the Nick of Time
    Mr. Lodge
  15. 14. Draws the Line
    Big Ethel
  16. 15. Land of the Free
    Archie
  17. 16. Shake a Leg
    Reggie
  18. 17. Your Number's Up
    Archie
  19. 18. Becoming Attraction
    Veronica
  20. 19. Dogged Reply!
    Archie
  21. 20. Bath Wrath
    Jughead
  22. 21. Turnabout
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. Perfectly Clear
    That Wilkin Boy
  24. 23. Bridal Reins!
    Archie
  25. 24. All in the Mind
    Archie
  26. 25. Dump Chump
    Reggie
  27. 26. Test Pattern
    Archie
  28. 27. Teary Dearie
    Archie
  29. 28. Male Tale
    Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch
  30. 29. Triangle Wrangle
    Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch
  31. 30. The Tingler
    Betty
  32. 31. Modern Mother Goose
  33. 32. Water on the Brain
    Archie
  34. 33. Sheer Fear
    Jughead
  35. 34. A Thinking Man's Game
    Archie
  36. 35. The Hippy
    Reggie
  37. 36. For the Birdie
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. Vision Decision
    Archie
  39. 38. Platter Chatter
    Betty and Veronica
  40. 39. Treasure Trove
    Betty
  41. 40. Early Birds
    Archie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Scott Marshall
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Keith Alan Morgan
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