(August 1991)

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; Archie 50th Anniversary
Barcode
071896468502 09
Editing
Nanci Tsetsekas (credited); Victor Gorelick (credited)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia and cover title: Archie Digest Magazine.

Has the Archie 50th Anniversary logo on the cover.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Alison Flood (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty, sometimes a cheap date can be a lot of fun!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Curtain Going Up (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)
Editing
Victor Gorelick (credited); Nanci Tsetsekas (credited)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead practice their original one-act play while two younger kids heckle them.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Cap'n Crunch / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Petal Patter or Up the Daisy River (Table of Contents: 4)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Everybody is picking petals off daisies but each has a different method.
Reprints

Silly Dilly (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Ethel tells Betty some gossip then Betty realizes it's about her.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Lip Sunk (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ha Ha Smit] (credited)
Pencils
Howard Bender (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica has laryngitis before her big singing performance.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #215, writing is credited to George Gladir and Pencils to Tim Kennedy. No inks are credited in that volume.

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

No Problems (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Phlips; Svenson
Synopsis
Svenson mis-understands and thinks that Mr. Weatherbee is cold so he turns up the heat in the office.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Capri Sun / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Super-Market Melodrama (Table of Contents: 11)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
While waiting in the supermarket checkout line, Betty leafs through a tabloid and begins fantasizing about her and Archie in the stories she reads.
Reprints

Archie's 50th Anniversary Interview Contest! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Partner Patter (Table of Contents: 13)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie hogs the ball while playing tennis with Archie but doesn't hog the check when they go out for a meal afterward.
Reprints
Keywords
tennis

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Tune In on Treachery (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie uses his CB radio to help rescue Mr. Lodge from burglars at his plant and to call for the police.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprinting in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #242.

Frame Game (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Both Betty and Veronica pretend to not know how to bowl so Archie will help them but the truth comes out that they are both very good bowlers.
Keywords
bowling

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #262.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Sheer Poetry (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee instructs Miss Grundy to put on a school performance of the poet Percy Shelley but Miss Grundy intentionally mis-understands and puts on a performance of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
Reprints
Keywords
school play

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #71, no credits listed in this digest.

Helpless (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Joe Edwards ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie's mother wants him to help her paint his room but Archie doesn't manage to get any work done.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Jughead paints a baseball player] (Table of Contents: 21)

Jughead Dipsy Doodles / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead paints a baseball player that comes to life.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Art Instruction Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Modern Times (Table of Contents: 23)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman
Synopsis
A vending machine fights back.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Polite Rite] (Table of Contents: 24)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead uses Ethel's coat to cover a puddle for her to walk over.
Reprints
  • from ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

Carnival Capers (Table of Contents: 26)

Sabrina the Teenage Witch / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Hilda Spellman; Zelda Spellman
Synopsis
The three witches uses their powers to win prizes at a carnival and then donate them to an orphanage.
Reprints
Keywords
carnival

National Defense (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is hiding from Moose in his house but when Archie's mom tries to put him to work he decides he'd rather fight Moose.
Reprints

Follow the Leader (Table of Contents: 28)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Alan M.; Melody; Valerie
Synopsis
Melody keeps accidentally hurting Alan M.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 2011 series) #261, no credits listed in this digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

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

Liberty Haven (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge; Renata; Frederic Auguste Bartholdi; Alexandre Gustav Eiffel; Richard Morris Hunt; Shirley
Synopsis
Miss Grundy takes the class on a tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Reprints
Keywords
class trip; Ellis Island; immigration; National Park Service; Statue of Liberty

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #269, no credits listed in this digest.

Handy Dandy (Table of Contents: 31)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
If Ethel treats him Jughead lets her hold his hand.
Reprints

Wag Gag (Table of Contents: 32)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Ethel's dog won first prize in the dog show.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

The Entertainment Art Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Never Mind (Table of Contents: 34)

Miss Grundy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot; Miss Beazly
Synopsis
Professor Flutesnoot is very forgetful.
Reprints

No-It-All (Table of Contents: 35)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie can make any subject sound simple.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

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

Golf Gaff (Table of Contents: 37)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie and Archie play miniature golf to determine who gets to help with the party at Veronica's house.
Reprints
Keywords
miniature golf

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprinting of this story in Archie & Friends Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #18.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

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

Across the Plate (Table of Contents: 39)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Charley improves pitching with a pair of long johns.
Reprints
  • from ?

Fight Blight (Table of Contents: 40)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie can't stop fighting.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

Editor's Notebook / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Topsy-Turvy (Table of Contents: 42)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Miss Beazly
Synopsis
Archie tries to be the model student for one day.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #67, no credits listed in this digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43) (Expand) /

Archie Presents Previews / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Mind Over Matter (Table of Contents: 44)

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

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Jenny
Synopsis
Betty starts wearing a "Think Betty" shirt to subliminally influence Archie to take her to the dance. Naturally Veronica has to top her.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

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

The World of Jughead (Table of Contents: 46)

Jughead / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews
Reprints

Indexer Notes

6 gags, each with 2 panels per gag.

Keep Our Beaches Clean (Table of Contents: 47)

Archie's Environmental Tip 4 / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Two Little Words (Table of Contents: 48)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
The story of Archie and Veronica's breakup, Betty and Reggie's attempt to move in on them, and their reconciliation, all told using only two words of dialogue: "Archie" and "Veronica."
Reprints

"Earn great prizes or cash" (Table of Contents: 49) (Expand) /

Sales Leadership / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 50)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 51) (Expand) /

Lego / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Betty, sometimes a cheap date can be a lot of fun!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Curtain Going Up
    Archie
  4. 3. ["The Great Cap'n Crunch Caper"]
    Cap'n Crunch
  5. 4. Petal Patter or Up the Daisy River
    Reggie
  6. 5. Silly Dilly
    Betty
  7. 6. ["Archie Americana Series"]
  8. 7. Lip Sunk
    Archie
  9. 8. ["6-Issue Double Digest Subscription"]
  10. 9. No Problems
    Archie
  11. 10. ["Hey Dude! It's New, It's Cool!"]
    Capri Sun
  12. 11. Super-Market Melodrama
    Betty
  13. 12. Archie's 50th Anniversary Interview Contest!
  14. 13. Partner Patter
    Reggie
  15. 14. ["Little Archie Digest Magazine"]
  16. 15. Tune In on Treachery
    Archie
  17. 16. Frame Game
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. ["Discount 32 page comic subscription"]
  19. 18. ["Don't miss Archie's Riverdale High"]
  20. 19. Sheer Poetry
    Archie
  21. 20. Helpless
    Archie
  22. 21. [Jughead paints a baseball player]
    Jughead Dipsy Doodles
  23. 22. ["Over $80,000 in prizes"]
    Art Instruction Schools
  24. 23. Modern Times
    Sabrina
  25. 24. [Polite Rite]
    Jughead
  26. 25. ["Archie Annual is number one!!!"]
  27. 26. Carnival Capers
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  28. 27. National Defense
    Archie
  29. 28. Follow the Leader
    Josie
  30. 29. ["Betty and Veronica Annual Digest"]
  31. 30. Liberty Haven
    Archie
  32. 31. Handy Dandy
    Jughead
  33. 32. Wag Gag
    Jughead
  34. 33. ["50th Anniversary Collector's Lithograph"]
    The Entertainment Art Company
  35. 34. Never Mind
    Miss Grundy
  36. 35. No-It-All
    Reggie
  37. 36. ["It's Archie's 50th anniversary fan club offer!"]
  38. 37. Golf Gaff
    Reggie
  39. 38. ["Turtles Movie II comic book"]
  40. 39. Across the Plate
    Li'l Jinx's Pal Charley
  41. 40. Fight Blight
    Veronica
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  43. 42. Topsy-Turvy
    Archie
  44. 43. [no title indexed]
    Archie Presents Previews
  45. 44. Mind Over Matter
    Betty and Veronica
  46. 45. ["Archie's checklist"]
  47. 46. The World of Jughead
    Jughead
  48. 47. Keep Our Beaches Clean
    Archie's Environmental Tip 4
  49. 48. Two Little Words
    Archie
  50. 49. "Earn great prizes or cash"
    Sales Leadership
  51. 50. [no title indexed]
  52. 51. ["How do you build the most secret M:Tron Space Voyager in the galazy?"]
    Lego
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Keith Alan Morgan
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