(September 1993)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
6 times a year in Feb., Mar., Apr., June, July, Sept. and Nov.
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode:
071896468502 23
Editing:
Nanci Dakesian; Victor Gorelick
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Digest size
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["What do you prefer, Archie, the circle pattern or rectangles?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge

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

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

Booking a Star Trip! (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski
Pencils:
Rex W. Lindsey
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
Rex W. Lindsey; Barry Grossman; Caryn Antoniuk
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews [also as Duke Skyklutz]; Oh-Bee... I-Wanna-Cannoli [Mr. Weatherbee]; Ms. Spot Remover [Betty Cooper]; Captain Smirk [Chuck Clayton]; Flash Glutton [Jughead Jones]; Dr. Real McCoy [Moose Mason]; Bark Rogers [Hot Dog]; Princess [Veronica Lodge]; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie falls asleep and dreams he is Duke Skyklutz in a science fiction adventure.
Reprints:

Bet Vignette (Table of Contents: 3)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Jughead bets Reggie that he can catch a fish without using a line.
Reprints:
Keywords:
fishing

[To Save Pete and PJ...] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Goof Troop; Capcom / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Glue Stew (Table of Contents: 5)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Moose glues his shoes to a skateboard.
Keywords:
skateboard

[Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie III] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Full Moon Follies (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / 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:
Archie becomes convinced that this is a time of year when weirdos and wise guys are compelled to come up to him and make stupid jokes. So he disguises himself as an old woman to avoid weirdos.
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Indexer Notes

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

Prize Fool (Table of Contents: 8)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie and Betty go to the charity carnival and Betty shows Archie up by winning all the carnival games he can't.
Reprints:
Keywords:
carnival

Car-Razy (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Archie overhears his parents talking and thinks he is getting a new car for his birthday.
Keywords:
scooter

Tent Comment (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy challenges Mr. Weatherbee to say something nice about Archie.
Reprints:

[Multi-Issue Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

The Summer Job (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo [James DeCarlo]
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge [Mr. Lodge]; Desmond; Betty Cooper; Mrs. Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica uses her pool as an attraction to sell ice cream for her new job.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[TMNT Special #6] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

The Wild Wooly West (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Ethel
Synopsis:
Old West sayings with humorous modern interpretations.
Reprints:

[TMNT Classics Digest #2] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Cool Pool (Table of Contents: 16)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Jughead claims he can sink 83 consecutive pool balls.
Reprints:

Sour Notes (Table of Contents: 17)

The Archies / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Veronica is on a classical music kick and looks down on the others for listening to rock and roll.

[Save the Rainforest] (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
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Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper

Don't Worry About It (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Fred, Archie and Jughead take Fred's new boat to the lake.
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Score Sore (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie takes Veronica to a professional baseball game.
Reprints:

Decision Division (Table of Contents: 21)

Hot Dog / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hot Dog; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Hot Dog must decide between Jughead's bar-b-que and chasing the mailman.
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Archie and the Gang Tell Us About Recycling Plastic Containers (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
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Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
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Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords:
recycling

Dream Drama (Table of Contents: 23)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Reggie wishes he could have the same dreams as Jughead.
Keywords:
dream

Meal Zeal (Table of Contents: 24)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie is cooking with gas.

Play It Cool (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doily; Smithers
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica decide to stop running around in the hot sun and concentrate on staying cool.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Top 10 Reasons to Subscribe to an Archie Comic] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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

Fire When Ready (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Chuck Clayton; D.T. Slade; Lucky Penny; Jinx Malloy
Synopsis:
D.T. Slade, North High's baseball star, almost hits Chuck with a golf ball. Archie, Betty, and Chuck decide to recruit Jinx Malloy to sabotage him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
baseball; golf

[Pals 'n' Gals Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

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

Luck Struck (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Moose falls into an empty swimming pool.

[Have You Seen the Lost Vikings?] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

Interplay / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tough Task (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead climb a mountain.

Key Spree (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie tells Mr Lodge he wants a key position at Lodge Industries.

Making the Scene (Table of Contents: 33)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis:
Aunt Hilda tries to do a good deed at the beach and pays heavily for it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Employment Deployment (Table of Contents: 34)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie lost his job at the clothing store.
Reprints:

Tips and All (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Ruth
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
Barry Grossman; Nanci Dakesian; Ginny Sykora
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Stan Karlin; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Coach Kleats
Synopsis:
When Archie hears that one of the guys in town used to play major league baseball, he asks him for some tips.
Reprints:
Keywords:
baseball

Indexer Notes

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

[Dynamite Duo Offer] (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

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

Cone Groan (Table of Contents: 37)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards ?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
A poor choice of words leaves Reggie in Jughead's debt.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Sonic Free Card Offer] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

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

Blonde Bombshell (Table of Contents: 39)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie and Betty's afternoon on the beach is interrupted by some bullies.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Americana Series] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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

Plug Lug (Table of Contents: 42)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Reggie sold Moose an electric canoe paddle.
Reprints:
Keywords:
canoe

Lounge Act (Table of Contents: 43)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee hires Jughead and Archie to clean and paint the teacher's lounge.
Reprints:

[Earn Cash and Great Prizes...] (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

Sales Leadership / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[Look for Lisa Frank Back to School Products] (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

Lisa Frank / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["What do you prefer, Archie, the circle pattern or rectangles?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Booking a Star Trip!
    Archie
  4. 3. Bet Vignette
    Jughead
  5. 4. [To Save Pete and PJ...]
    Goof Troop; Capcom
  6. 5. Glue Stew
    Moose
  7. 6. [Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie III]
  8. 7. Full Moon Follies
    Archie
  9. 8. Prize Fool
    Betty
  10. 9. Car-Razy
    Archie
  11. 10. Tent Comment
    Mr. Weatherbee
  12. 11. [Multi-Issue Subscription Offer]
  13. 12. The Summer Job
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. [TMNT Special #6]
  15. 14. The Wild Wooly West
    Archie
  16. 15. [TMNT Classics Digest #2]
  17. 16. Cool Pool
    Jughead
  18. 17. Sour Notes
    The Archies
  19. 18. [Save the Rainforest]
    Archie
  20. 19. Don't Worry About It
    Archie
  21. 20. Score Sore
    Archie
  22. 21. Decision Division
    Hot Dog
  23. 22. Archie and the Gang Tell Us About Recycling Plastic Containers
    Archie
  24. 23. Dream Drama
    Reggie
  25. 24. Meal Zeal
    Jughead
  26. 25. Play It Cool
    Betty And Veronica
  27. 26. [Top 10 Reasons to Subscribe to an Archie Comic]
  28. 27. Fire When Ready
    Archie
  29. 28. [Pals 'n' Gals Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  30. 29. Luck Struck
    Big Moose
  31. 30. [Have You Seen the Lost Vikings?]
    Interplay
  32. 31. Tough Task
    Archie
  33. 32. Key Spree
    Archie
  34. 33. Making the Scene
    Sabrina
  35. 34. Employment Deployment
    Reggie
  36. 35. Tips and All
    Archie
  37. 36. [Dynamite Duo Offer]
  38. 37. Cone Groan
    Jughead
  39. 38. [Sonic Free Card Offer]
  40. 39. Blonde Bombshell
    Betty
  41. 40. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  42. 41. [Archie Americana Series]
  43. 42. Plug Lug
    Big Moose
  44. 43. Lounge Act
    Archie
  45. 44. [Earn Cash and Great Prizes...]
    Sales Leadership
  46. 45. [no title indexed]
  47. 46. [Look for Lisa Frank Back to School Products]
    Lisa Frank
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