(June 1990)

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:
071896468502 02
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Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Digest size
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["What's your father listening to?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Dan DeCarlo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

A Date with a Dummy (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harold Smith (credited)
Pencils:
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited); Gregg Suchow (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Sellers; Charlie McGee; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie's boss asks him to run some errands, including delivering a store mannequin and Veronica sees him and thinks he's seeing another girl.
Keywords:
mannequin

[Archie's 3 for 2 Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Deal (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Reggie proposes that he and Archie split the nights they can date Veronica each week, but he knows she's already committed on the nights he suggests for Archie.
Reprints:

Wile Style (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica buys a dress for a special occasion.

Talk Balk (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper
Synopsis:
Betty has laryngitis.

[Improved Reading Skils] (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Literacy PSA featuring many of the Archie super heroes.

Losing Your Marbles (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Archie buys a bag of marbles.
Reprints:
Keywords:
marbles

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

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

[Archie's Checklist] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

What a Seat-uation (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Svenson the janitor
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee asks Svenson to repair his office chair before the Superintendent's inspection.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie Annual Digest #56] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Veronica's New Glamour Fashions (Table of Contents)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Veronica Lodge

Sick! Sick! Sick! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead get sick eating too much ice cream.
Reprints:

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

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

Strings Attached (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty gets mad at Veronica to the point where she hides out when Veronica comes calling.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Ace Place (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead puts up a hammock between two parking meters.

["Gulp. You girls better take over the judging..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee gets seasick judging paintings featuring water.
Reprints:

Crash Dash (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie; Midge; Moose
Synopsis:
Reggie crashes Midge's party, and says he'll leave when he's good and ready. When Moose starts chasing him, he decides he's ready.
Reprints:
Keywords:
party

Two Times Trouble (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Sam Johnson; Jughead Jones; Mr. Dabney
Synopsis:
When Sam Johnson, a diamond courier, goes missing it is assumed he has stolen the diamonds he was to deliver to Mr. Lodge.
Keywords:
amnesia; identical twin

["Xtzik Zonk Gubglop Zoodoozee Gazink..."] (Table of Contents)

Jughead Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Some aliens find a sleeping Jughead.
Reprints:
Keywords:
aliens; flying saucer

[Discount 32 Page Comics Subscriptions] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Paper Caper (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Reggie has a headline for the school paper.

Star Makers (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Basil Von Retread
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead accidentally roll out the red carpet for an old silent movie actor.
Keywords:
red carpet

The Executive (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Dick Malmgren
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie has a job carrying a sandwich board sign but Veronica thinks he needs a more prestigious job.
Reprints:
Keywords:
sandwich board

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #274, no credits listed in this digest.

["Am I late for the 'Clean Up Riverdale' project?"] (Table of Contents)

Big Ethel Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Even during a charitable exercise, Jughead has to get a shot in at Ethel.
Reprints:

Party Smarty (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie attends a costume party as a caterpillar.
Keywords:
costume party

[Jughead's Time Police] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Nag Gag (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Moose rented a horse for an hour but all it does is buck.

["Archie, that's a wonderful picture!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie Pin-Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
A battered Archie wins first prize with a photo of Veronica in shock; he fell out of the tree while taking the picture.
Reprints:
Keywords:
art show; photography

Sniff Tiff (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Big Ethel Muggs
Synopsis:
Ethel is explaining all the things she can do with her nose, but Jughead tells her one thing she can't do.
Reprints:

Shaping Up (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica has to decide between Archie and Reggie on who will she play a tennis match with.
Keywords:
tennis

A Matter of Taste (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica sends Archie to the department store to buy her a sweater and Archie returns with the worst sweater possible.

[Betty and Veronica Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Comes the Dawning (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Miss Grudy; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie doesn't realize he got up for school three hours early.

Lunch Room! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Charley
Synopsis:
Charley eats all the snacks, then goes home for lunch.

Swing Sting (Table of Contents)

Dilton / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Coach Clayton
Synopsis:
Dilton is off the baseball team for being a weak batter.
Keywords:
baseball

It's Ornamental (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob White
Inks:
Mario Acquaviva
Colors:
?
Letters:
Mario Acquaviva

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
After Mr. Lodge kicks him out, Archie sneaks back in and hides in Mr. Lodge's precious artifacts just as people from the museum are coming over to inspect them.
Reprints:

[Jughead's Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Jughead, didn't I tell you to change the water in the fish tank?"] (Table of Contents)

Jughead Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Gladys Jones
Reprints:

Color Coded (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Cedric; Jason Blossom; Cheryl Blossom
Synopsis:
Jason schemes to get a mechanic to spray paint polka dots on Archie's car.
Reprints:
Keywords:
polka dot

[Subscribe and Save $2.50] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Delayed Decision (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie is knocked unconscious by a ball from a kids baseball game and they have to wait for him to come around before they know if it was a home run or not.
Reprints:
Keywords:
baseball

Wet Fret (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica agrees to sneak Jughead into a drive-in movie in her trunk, but he gets out prematurely during a car wash.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Editor's Notebook / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Second Best (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Betty wins first place in a contest and is selected to star in a tv show, but she trades the prize to Veronica.

["I can't understand why that cop is following me!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie can't figure out why the cop is following his car.
Reprints:

[Turtles Movie Comic Book Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Record Ruckus (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
When the students try to break different world records, Mr. Weatherbee ends up caught in the middle.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprinting in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #62.

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

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

Prize Surprise (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis:
Betty wins an Easter outfit in a jingle contest.
Keywords:
Easter

Face Fantasy (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie makes faces at a baby.
Reprints:

Drugs Are Uncool! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Anti drug PSA.

Fuel Folly (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Stan Goldberg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doily; Chuck Clayton; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica is offended by Reggie's gas-guzzling sports car and likes Dilton's newest invention, a tiny fuel efficient car.
Reprints:
Keywords:
ecology

[The Ultimate Game Club] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Ultimate Game Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

The Taste of Adventure (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie; Capri Sun / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["What's your father listening to?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. A Date with a Dummy
    Archie
  4. 3. [Archie's 3 for 2 Subscription Offer]
  5. 4. The Deal
    Reggie
  6. 5. Wile Style
    Veronica
  7. 6. Talk Balk
    Betty
  8. 7. [Improved Reading Skils]
  9. 8. Losing Your Marbles
    Archie
  10. 9. [Archie Fan Club]
  11. 10. [Archie's Checklist]
  12. 11. What a Seat-uation
    Mr. Weatherbee
  13. 12. [Archie Annual Digest #56]
  14. 13. Veronica's New Glamour Fashions
    Veronica
  15. 14. Sick! Sick! Sick!
    Archie
  16. 15. [Katy Keene Fan Club]
  17. 16. Strings Attached
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. Ace Place
    Jughead
  19. 18. ["Gulp. You girls better take over the judging..."]
    Mr. Weatherbee Pin Up
  20. 19. Crash Dash
    Reggie
  21. 20. Two Times Trouble
    Archie
  22. 21. ["Xtzik Zonk Gubglop Zoodoozee Gazink..."]
    Jughead Pin Up
  23. 22. [Discount 32 Page Comics Subscriptions]
  24. 23. Paper Caper
    Reggie
  25. 24. Star Makers
    Archie
  26. 25. The Executive
    Archie
  27. 26. ["Am I late for the 'Clean Up Riverdale' project?"]
    Big Ethel Pin Up
  28. 27. Party Smarty
    Reggie
  29. 28. [Jughead's Time Police]
  30. 29. Nag Gag
    Moose
  31. 30. ["Archie, that's a wonderful picture!"]
    Archie Pin-Up
  32. 31. Sniff Tiff
    Jughead
  33. 32. Shaping Up
    Reggie
  34. 33. A Matter of Taste
    Archie
  35. 34. [Betty and Veronica Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  36. 35. Comes the Dawning
    Archie
  37. 36. Lunch Room!
    Li'l Jinx
  38. 37. Swing Sting
    Dilton
  39. 38. It's Ornamental
    Archie
  40. 39. [Jughead's Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  41. 40. ["Jughead, didn't I tell you to change the water in the fish tank?"]
    Jughead Pin Up
  42. 41. Color Coded
    Archie
  43. 42. [Subscribe and Save $2.50]
  44. 43. Delayed Decision
    Archie
  45. 44. Wet Fret
    Jughead
  46. 45. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  47. 46. Second Best
    Betty and Veronica
  48. 47. ["I can't understand why that cop is following me!"]
    Archie Pin Up
  49. 48. [Turtles Movie Comic Book Offer]
  50. 49. Record Ruckus
    Archie
  51. 50. [Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  52. 51. Prize Surprise
    Betty
  53. 52. Face Fantasy
    Archie
  54. 53. Drugs Are Uncool!
  55. 54. Fuel Folly
    Archie
  56. 55. [The Ultimate Game Club]
    Ultimate Game Club
  57. 56. [no title indexed]
  58. 57. The Taste of Adventure
    Archie; Capri Sun
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