(March 1996)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
1.75 USD
Pages
102
Indicia Frequency
Published 6 times a year in Jan, Mar, Jun, 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
009128468501 39
Editing
Nanci Dakesian; Victor Gorelick
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Heh! Heh! You mean the idea's not to take these flags with you?
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Wrong Number (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Rex Lindsey
Colors
Rex Lindsey
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I just don't dig algebra!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
An inter-dimensional delivery service accidentally delivers to the Andrews house an answering machine from the future.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's a pass to the 50-yard line--
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie pays more attention to the game on TV than he does to Veronica.
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A Cake Walk (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Archie is carrying cakes for the school bake sale and it makes Mr. Weatherbee a nervous wreck as he keeps expecting Archie to drop them.
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Out of Sight (Table of Contents: 4)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dinner is on the table!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead's mother makes him wash his hand before dinner.

A Fine Example (Table of Contents: 5)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Geraldine Grundy; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Miss Grundy teaches about ants.
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Sculpture Schemer (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica and a professional sculptor enter a snow sculpture contest to prevent Betty and Archie from winning the five hundred dollar prize and spending it together.
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Feeling Low (Table of Contents: 7)

Little Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Veronica Lodge; Little Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Little Archie isn't feeling well after eating the cookies Little Veronica made for him.
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The Idea Man (Table of Contents: 8)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
When the guys and gals fight over what to do, Archie cleverly ditches Reggie for the girls.
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Keywords
ice skating; winter

Sale Tale (Table of Contents: 9)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're in the market for a new house!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Hilda Spellman
Synopsis
Sabrina and Aunt Hilda are looking for a new house.
Reprints

Fame Game (Table of Contents: 10)

The Archies / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper]; Dobie Kay
Synopsis
Offered a chance at a solo singing career, Archie finds the demands of stardom to be harsh.
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On the Wrong Wavelength (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica has too many remote controls so Archie buys a master remote control for all of her devices.
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Indexer Notes

Credits reprinted in Archie & Friends Double Digest Magazine (2011 series) #22.

Lap Flap (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Brrr! It's cold in this ski lodge!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Veronica asks to sit on Reggie's lap.
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One Out! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx gets all dressed in her winter clothes to go to Greg's house but he doesn't want to come outside and play.
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Room Without a Viewer (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie 3000 / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Scott McRae (credited)
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; science fiction; teen
Characters
Archie 3000; Veronica 3000; Betty 3000; Mr. Lodge 3000; Dexter 3000 (Archie's cousin)
Synopsis
Veronica is upset because her videophone shows her when she doesn't look her best. Her father suggests using an old-fashioned audio-only telephone to solve the problem.
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Keywords
flu; telephone; viewphone

Indexer Notes

The antique telephone is a rotary-dial model. Characters do Tex Avery-ish eye-stretching "takes" in several panels.

The Great Haunt Hunt (Table of Contents: 15)

Svenson / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Svenson; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Svenson thinks his new apartment is haunted.
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Meow Row (Table of Contents: 16)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The eternal Riverdale love triangle is presented with the principal characters cast as anthropomorphic cats, a la the Broadway musical.
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Prime Time (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie, Jughead and Veronica paint Archie's living room and decide to have some fun with the paint before the final coat goes on.
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The Stunt Star (Table of Contents: 18)

Little Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Dexter Taylor ?
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie; Little Reggie
Synopsis
Little Archie does amazing tricks on his sled.
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A Perfect Match (Table of Contents: 19)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
When Archie breaks Betty's heart again, Moose decides to intercede physically.
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Odd Order (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty visits Archie at his soda jerk job.
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Miss-Direction (Table of Contents: 21)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason
Synopsis
Moose rides the bus with a little old lady.
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Silence! (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Fat Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx and Charley maintain their silence in a library, even after Charley drops a book on Jinx's head.
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Cartooned Out! (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Chuck Clayton; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Chuck creates a comic character based on Archie's mishaps but Archie thinks it's too unrealistic.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Betty and Veronica's Pin-Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's no fun telling you a secret anymore!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica discuss telling secrets.
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Potion Notion (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Watch me play a gag on Miss Grundy!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Geraldine Grundy; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie tries to scare Miss Grundy with a rubber monster mask.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (Archie, 1952 series) #67.

Frostbite (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
James DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie tries to convince Veronica that winter is better than summer but after she has to help him get his car out of a snowbank she decides she likes summer better.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Heh! Heh! You mean the idea's not to take these flags with you?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Wrong Number
    Archie
  3. 2. ["It's a pass to the 50-yard line--"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  4. 3. A Cake Walk
    Archie
  5. 4. Out of Sight
    Jughead
  6. 5. A Fine Example
    Reggie
  7. 6. Sculpture Schemer
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Feeling Low
    Little Archie
  9. 8. The Idea Man
    Reggie
  10. 9. Sale Tale
    Sabrina
  11. 10. Fame Game
    The Archies
  12. 11. On the Wrong Wavelength
    Archie
  13. 12. Lap Flap
    Archie
  14. 13. One Out!
    Li'l Jinx
  15. 14. Room Without a Viewer
    Archie 3000
  16. 15. The Great Haunt Hunt
    Svenson
  17. 16. Meow Row
    Betty
  18. 17. Prime Time
    Archie
  19. 18. The Stunt Star
    Little Archie
  20. 19. A Perfect Match
    Betty
  21. 20. Odd Order
    Archie
  22. 21. Miss-Direction
    Moose
  23. 22. Silence!
    Li'l Jinx
  24. 23. Cartooned Out!
    Archie
  25. 24. ["It's no fun telling you a secret anymore!"]
    Betty and Veronica's Pin-Up
  26. 25. Potion Notion
    Archie
  27. 26. Frostbite
    Archie
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