(August 1989)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
1.50 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
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 97
Editing
Victor Gorelick (editor); 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

Cover title: Archie Comics Digest Magazine
Indicia title: Archie Comics Digest


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ha! Ha! Your dad is a great kidder, Ronnie... uh, he is kidding, isn't he?
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge

It's French to Me (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Fred Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Dilton convinces Archie to use French study tapes to help him pass his French final exam.

Blink Think (Table of Contents: 2)

Reggie / 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; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Archie wants to collect his thoughts before he leaves. Reggie figures that will take five seconds.

Towel Howl (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie's corner throws in the towel before the boxing match starts.

Money Honey (Table of Contents: 4)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
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Inks
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Both Archie and Veronica have a price on their heads.

Heave Peeve (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / 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; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie leaves his hat upstairs in the school building and asks Jughead to throw it down to him.
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And Dust to Dust (Table of Contents: 6)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Door-to-door salesman Archie tries to sell Reggie a vacuum cleaner.
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The Call of the Master (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty claims that Archie is so weak-willed that he'll come running whenever Veronica mentions his name.
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Acclaim Aim (Table of Contents: 8)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie turns a date into a conversation about himself.
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Star Struck (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John Albano
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
James DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Shaun Cassidy; Brooke Shields; Glenn Scarpelli
Synopsis
Two crooks convince The Archies to do a benefit concert by promising an appearance with Glenn Scarpelli from "One Day at a Time."
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Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Glenn Scarpelli is the son of the late Archie Comics artist Henry Scarpelli, who drew the daily Archie comic strip for most of the 1990s and 2000s.

The Happy Accident (Table of Contents: 10)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Miss Grundy doesn't think Mr. Weatherbee should assume that Jughead is responsible for anything that goes wrong at the school. But a series of incidents seems to prove Mr. Weatherbee is right.
Reprints
Keywords
chemistry; hockey stick; paint

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #68.

Roman Omen (Table of Contents: 11)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Prof. Flutesnoot; Dilton Doily; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Prof. Flutesnoot stages a Roman-style contest to promote study of ancient history. Reggie cheats to win.
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Drag Gag (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica study up on cars just so they'll have something to talk to the boys about.
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Mom's Message (Table of Contents: 13)

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
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx's mom leaves a message for her on the cereal box.
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Game Aim (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / 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; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica doesn't understand why Archie spends time watching baseball.
Reprints

The Blue Dolly (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Going once...twice...three times!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
A gang of thieves is after a diamond called the Blue Dolly that Mr. Lodge has purchased at a London auction.
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Locker Lore (Table of Contents: 16)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rats! My locker is jammed again!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman
Synopsis
Sabrina uses magic to help a girl open her locker door.
Reprints

Motion Notion (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / 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; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie's skateboarding demonstrates some important scientific principles.
Reprints
Keywords
half-pipe; skateboard

Splash Bash (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge decides Archie is perfect. A perfect nincompoop.
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Snake Break (Table of Contents: 19)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Inks
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie gets his popsicle eaten while he is not looking.

Game Gambit (Table of Contents: 20)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jug, help us set up the badminton net!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Two kids need Jughead's help setting up a net for their badminton game, but Jughead wants to rest in his hammock.
Reprints

Clock Yock (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Midge, I'm gonna borrow your alarm clock!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Moose asks to borrow Midge's alarm clock.
Reprints

Brain Strain (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
?
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie asks Moose if he can put two and two together.
Reprints

Test Quest (Table of Contents: 23)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Two old hags are looking for a witch who is mean enough to refrain from helping anyone, just as Sabrina becomes temporarily powerless.
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Dimrider (Table of Contents: 24)

The Mighty Archie Art Players / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and his technologically-advanced car fights crime, sponsored by Mr. Lodge. Later, he meets a girl named Veronica, who romances him so that she can steal the car.
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Indexer Notes

parody of the TV series Knight Rider

Wet Set (Table of Contents: 25)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Finished!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Jughead gives Hot Dog a bath.
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Handy Hound (Table of Contents: 26)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Jughead and Reggie discuss their dogs.
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The Hireling (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Smithers the butler
Synopsis
In order to be closer to a handsome man she spots in a shoe store, Veronica gets her father to hire him as a worker in the manor.
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Decoy Ploy (Table of Contents: 28)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Moose does not trust Reggie around Midge, so he tries to recruit Archie to look after her. Reggie tries to frame Archie for making time with Midge, but it backfires.

Film Fare (Table of Contents: 29)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Valerie; Melody; Alex Cabot III
Synopsis
The Pussycats are in Hollywood expecting to shoot their first movie but they get a big surprise.
Reprints
Keywords
Hollywood

Double Trouble (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wheee! You were right, Jug!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie tries frisbee-tossing to take his mind off of girls.

Editor's Notebook (Table of Contents: 31)

Victor Gorelick / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Victor Gorelick
Pencils
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Colors
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Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Monthly letter to Archie readers from editor Victor Gorelick.

Trouble At Tee Time, or There Was Levity On the Links (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Dilton Doily; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
On the way to caddy for Mr. Weatherbee at the Hackleton Golf Club, a sleepy Archie stops off at Dilton's garage, where the diminutive genius unveils his latest invention: the "pocket snoozer," an inflatable mattress that fits into your pocket. Unfortunately, Archie leaves the valve on while taking a nap on the mattress, and soon finds himself airborne, floating over Mr. Weatherbee's club.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Ha! Ha! Your dad is a great kidder, Ronnie... uh, he is kidding, isn't he?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. It's French to Me
    Archie
  3. 2. Blink Think
    Reggie
  4. 3. Towel Howl
    Archie and the Gang
  5. 4. Money Honey
    Mr. Weatherbee
  6. 5. Heave Peeve
    Archie
  7. 6. And Dust to Dust
    Reggie
  8. 7. The Call of the Master
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Acclaim Aim
    Reggie
  10. 9. Star Struck
    Archie
  11. 10. The Happy Accident
    Jughead
  12. 11. Roman Omen
    Reggie
  13. 12. Drag Gag
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. Mom's Message
    Li'l Jinx
  15. 14. Game Aim
    Archie
  16. 15. The Blue Dolly
  17. 16. Locker Lore
    Sabrina
  18. 17. Motion Notion
    Archie
  19. 18. Splash Bash
    Mr. Lodge
  20. 19. Snake Break
    Reggie
  21. 20. Game Gambit
    Jughead
  22. 21. Clock Yock
    Big Moose
  23. 22. Brain Strain
    Big Moose
  24. 23. Test Quest
    Sabrina
  25. 24. Dimrider
    The Mighty Archie Art Players
  26. 25. Wet Set
    Jughead
  27. 26. Handy Hound
    Jughead
  28. 27. The Hireling
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. Decoy Ploy
    Reggie
  30. 29. Film Fare
    Josie and the Pussycats
  31. 30. Double Trouble
    Archie
  32. 31. Editor's Notebook
    Victor Gorelick
  33. 32. Trouble At Tee Time, or There Was Levity On the Links
    Archie
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