(April 1996)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
1.75 USD
Pages
128
Indicia Frequency
6 times a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
009128468501 40
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
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I had no idea we were having a test today!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge

Bad Hair Day! (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Archie accidentally sprays shellac in his hair.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Write Your Own Punch Line! / 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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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fred, I just used this mixer twice and the motor is burned out already!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Archie daily (King Features Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX

Be Yourself (Table of Contents: 3)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Holly Golightly [as Holly G!] (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Archie takes on Jughead's problems and Jughead takes on Archie's.
Reprints

Record Breaking (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
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Romantic Work-out (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Archie bets Betty a dinner date that her aerobics workout isn't as strenuous as she makes it out to be.
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The Lesson (Table of Contents: 6)

Chuck Clayton / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Floyd Clayton; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Lester (Chuck's cousin); Coach Kleats; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Coach Clayton tries to explain to his son that an education is more important than his dreams of playing professional basketball.
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Keywords
basketball

Swing Fling (Table of Contents: 7)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
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Hobby Lobby (Table of Contents: 8)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Cousin Ambrose; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Hilda has a booth at a local hobby show.
Reprints

This Is Your Life (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sigh! Is that all there is?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee wonders if this is all there is to life. Archie helps him to feel better by showing him all of the successful people he helped as principal of Riverdale High.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #65.

Home Improvement (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Della

Mr. Clean (Table of Contents: 11)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
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Slave Knave (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Geraldine Grundy; Coach Kleats; Professor Flutesnoot; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Miss Beazly
Synopsis
On faculty Slave Day, Reggie puts in an anonymous bid for Mr. Weatherbee to serve as Archie's slave, hoping to get Archie in trouble, but it doesn't go as he planned.
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Prehistoric Message! (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie 1 / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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What a Racket (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is upset over Reggie's constant habit of borrowing things.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Formerly a Reggie and Me story.

Quiet Daze (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Protest? A student protest?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The students hold a protest against surprise tests by not saying a word in school; the quiet drives Mr. Weatherbee crazy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from reprint.

Game Aim (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Coach Kleats, I'd like a word with you!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee is unhappy about the Riverdale High School basketball team losing so much. So Coach Kleats becomes frustrated and he resigns. When Mr. Weatherbee becomes the coach, the team is losing even worse than before.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from reprint.
Formerly an Archie and Me story.

Sporting Goods Search!! (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie's Sports Page!! / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Characters
Archie Andrews
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Indexer Notes

Find a word puzzle and a hockey themed maze.

Mail Disorder (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Hal Smith (credited)
Pencils
Rex Lindsey (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Jughead; Betty; Archie; Reggie; Moose; Midge
Reprints

Tell-Tale Sign (Table of Contents: 19)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Happy Home (Table of Contents: 20)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Cousin Melba
Reprints

The Debbie Dancers (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Reprints

Better Days (Table of Contents: 22)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
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Wise Surmise (Table of Contents: 23)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead explains karate belts.
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Cool Rule (Table of Contents: 24)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Geraldine Grundy; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Miss Grundy explains to Jughead why he needs to turn in his composition.
Reprints

Scheme Theme (Table of Contents: 25)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Jughead comes up with a plan to get Archie to stop taking Betty for granted.
Reprints

Glum Sum (Table of Contents: 26)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
No matter how you add it up, Moose is a failure in school.
Reprints

A Keen Scents of Smell (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Mr. Svenson; Miss Beazley; Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Dilton's egg experiment stinks up the school when Archie accidentally drops it into a wastebasket.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I had no idea we were having a test today!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Bad Hair Day!
    Archie
  3. 2. ["Fred, I just used this mixer twice and the motor is burned out already!"]
    Write Your Own Punch Line!
  4. 3. Be Yourself
    Jughead
  5. 4. Record Breaking
    Archie
  6. 5. Romantic Work-out
    Betty
  7. 6. The Lesson
    Chuck Clayton
  8. 7. Swing Fling
    Sabrina
  9. 8. Hobby Lobby
    Sabrina
  10. 9. This Is Your Life
    Archie
  11. 10. Home Improvement
    Veronica
  12. 11. Mr. Clean
    Jughead
  13. 12. Slave Knave
    Archie
  14. 13. Prehistoric Message!
    Archie 1
  15. 14. What a Racket
    Archie
  16. 15. Quiet Daze
    Mr. Weatherbee
  17. 16. Game Aim
    Mr. Weatherbee
  18. 17. Sporting Goods Search!!
    Archie's Sports Page!!
  19. 18. Mail Disorder
    Archie 3000
  20. 19. Tell-Tale Sign
    Sabrina
  21. 20. Happy Home
    Sabrina
  22. 21. The Debbie Dancers
    Archie
  23. 22. Better Days
    Jughead
  24. 23. Wise Surmise
    Jughead
  25. 24. Cool Rule
    Jughead
  26. 25. Scheme Theme
    Betty
  27. 26. Glum Sum
    Moose
  28. 27. A Keen Scents of Smell
    Archie
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