Archie Comics Digest #96 [Newsstand]
(June 1989)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
1.50 USD
Pages
132
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6 times a year in Feb., Apr., 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
Barcode
076956145409 96
Editing
Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, are you a switch-hitter or a switch-kisser?
Genre
teen
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Coach Kleats; Nancy Woods; Ethel Muggs; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper

Car Troubles (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman; Nanci Dakesian
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen

Mood Mania (Table of Contents: 2)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie plays Veronica's favorite record...to exercise to.
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Box Ox (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen

Bill Chill (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen

Candid Comment (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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Genre
teen
Characters
Geraldine Grundy; Miss Haggly; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones (likeness on child's balloon)
Synopsis
After a rough day at school, Miss Grundy and Miss Haggly go to the carnival.
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Lane Lunacy (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty and Archie both go to every length but the truth to get out of a date with each other so each can attend the Young Miss Bowling Tournament alone.
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Strange Change (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [As Stan G.]
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie proves there is such a thing as a personality change.
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Indexer Notes

Inker credit changed to reflect the credits printed in Jughead Double Digest #182

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Open the Door, Dilton / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hop in! I'll give you a lift!
Genre
humor; teen

That's the Stuff! (Table of Contents: 9)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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Surprise! (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen

Star Struck (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie believes in horoscopes until he reads Jughead's.
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The Eyes Have It ! (Table of Contents: 12)

Big Moose / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Sam Kujava
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Miss Grundy [Geraldine Grundy]; Waldo Weatherbee [Mr. Weatherbee]; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate (Cameo); Midge Klump; Chuck Clayton (Cameo); Nancy Woods (Cameo)
Synopsis
After failing an assignment he worked real hard on, Moose is discovered to have Dyslexia.
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Indexer Notes

This story clarifies the reason why Moose was always believed to be a "dumb" student.

Top Secret! (Table of Contents: 13)

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
Li'l Jinx; Gigi; Russ; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Jinx knows a secret and is torn between spreading the secret and staying true to her promise not to tell.
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Grade Aid (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Dilton Doily; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie will try any method to improve his grades except studying.
Reprints
Keywords
biorhythm; horoscope

Spinoff (Table of Contents: 15)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Josie McCoy; Valerie Smith; Melody Valentine
Synopsis
Josie and Valerie teach Melody how to be a baton twirler.
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Keywords
baton; glass; parade; police; window

Fat Chance (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boys, I just got the word...
Genre
humor; sports; teen
Characters
Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Pop Tate
Synopsis
If the basketball team wins the state tournament they would qualify for a tournament in Hawaii.
Reprints
Keywords
basketball

Flip Quips (Table of Contents: 17)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs
Reprints

Growl Howl (Table of Contents: 18)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen

The Silks of Svengasi (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Mr. Snodgrass; Gaston
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge is tricked into selling one of his plants when Mr. Snodgrass gives him special shirts that sap his will to work.
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Hint Stint (Table of Contents: 20)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg ?
Inks
Jon d'Agostino ?
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Jughead tries to suggest that Reggie share his lunch.
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Bird Word (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen

Prize Present (Table of Contents: 22)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen

Paper Caper (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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Genre
humor; teen

Riverdale High School Dance Contest (Table of Contents: 24)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen

Only On Sunday (Table of Contents: 25)

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; Pop Tate
Synopsis
The girls suggest that Pop Tate can revive his struggling business by moving to a more modern location: a mall.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The end of the story hints that Pop might close down the old Chok'lit Shoppe and open a new, less anachronistic store, but like many ideas around this period, this was never followed up.

Nothing Doing (Table of Contents: 26)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead analyze Archie's relationship with Veronica.
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Choice Pick (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
More from Archie about his relationship with Veronica.
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The Court Jester (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen

Zap Scrap (Table of Contents: 29)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Esmeralda; Aunt Hilda; Witch Sarah
Synopsis
Sabrina is stuck babysitting the mischievous Esmeralda.
Reprints

Brag Gag (Table of Contents: 30)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen

Slip Quip (Table of Contents: 31)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen

Attraction Action (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Midge Klump; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
It seems the harder Betty tries to attract Archie, the more he pulls away. Finally, Betty gives up.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally printed in Betty and Me (Archie, 1965 series) #121 with Betty and Me appearing in the title block instead of Archie.

Name Game (Table of Contents: 33)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie wonders if he will ever, like Napoleon, have a pastry named for him. Reggie suggests crumb cake.
Keywords
Cake; food

Sly Guy (Table of Contents: 34)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen

Book Banter (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica look at books in the library.
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Spat Chat (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee's watch takes precedence over Archie's watch.
Reprints

Tut Strut (Table of Contents: 37)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dilton! How about letting me cover this event for the school paper?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Archie gets assigned the task to write a story about the King Tut exhibit but Betty manages to sneak in to the exhibit and even becomes a model for a Tut fashion show and takes exclusive pictures behind the scenes. Dilton ends up rejecting Archie's story in favor of Betty's.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, are you a switch-hitter or a switch-kisser?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Car Troubles
    Archie
  3. 2. Mood Mania
    Reggie
  4. 3. Box Ox
    Archie
  5. 4. Bill Chill
    Archie
  6. 5. Candid Comment
    Miss Grundy
  7. 6. Lane Lunacy
    Betty
  8. 7. Strange Change
    Archie
  9. 8. ["Hop in! I'll give you a lift!"]
    Open the Door, Dilton
  10. 9. That's the Stuff!
  11. 10. Surprise!
    Archie
  12. 11. Star Struck
    Archie
  13. 12. The Eyes Have It !
    Big Moose
  14. 13. Top Secret!
    Li'l Jinx
  15. 14. Grade Aid
    Archie
  16. 15. Spinoff
    Josie
  17. 16. Fat Chance
    Archie
  18. 17. Flip Quips
    Betty
  19. 18. Growl Howl
    Jughead
  20. 19. The Silks of Svengasi
    Archie
  21. 20. Hint Stint
    Jughead
  22. 21. Bird Word
    Archie
  23. 22. Prize Present
    Jughead
  24. 23. Paper Caper
    Mr. Weatherbee
  25. 24. Riverdale High School Dance Contest
    Betty
  26. 25. Only On Sunday
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. Nothing Doing
    Veronica
  28. 27. Choice Pick
    Archie
  29. 28. The Court Jester
    Archie
  30. 29. Zap Scrap
    Sabrina
  31. 30. Brag Gag
    Reggie
  32. 31. Slip Quip
    Reggie
  33. 32. Attraction Action
    Archie
  34. 33. Name Game
    Reggie
  35. 34. Sly Guy
    Reggie
  36. 35. Book Banter
    Archie
  37. 36. Spat Chat
    Archie
  38. 37. Tut Strut
    Betty
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