Archie Comics Digest #141 [Direct]
(June 1996)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
1.75 USD; 1.90 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
6 times a year in Jan., April, 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
762816468503 14111
Editing
Nanci Dakesian; Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
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)

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Stan Goldberg
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Spray-on-hair in a can?! Who'd be crazy enough to fall for that?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Keywords
rain

Changed Man (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Rex Lindsey
Inks
Rex Lindsey
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Arch, will you stop flipping that stupid coin?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie is annoying Jughead with his constant flipping of his luck coin, then loses it.
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Trash Bash (Table of Contents: 2)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Your mother has fainted!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Mr. Jones; Mrs. Jones
Synopsis
Jughead takes out the trash without being asked and his mother faints.
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Prize Size (Table of Contents: 3)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Jug, why is everyone studying karate at this camp?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Everyone is studying karate to fight off the mosquitoes at camp.
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Keywords
karate

Four-Minute Smile! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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You bet I'm fast, Li'l Jinx!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx wants to eat a candy bar without sharing with Charley so she challenges him to race around the block.
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Tradition (Table of Contents: 5)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Ronnie, I can't stand this suspense any longer!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Gary Brown; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie complains that Veronica she always breaks her date at the last minute before prom.
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Itch Switch (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Jughead Jones; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Jughead buys a flea collar for Hot Dog, then needs to buy one for himself.
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Rad Dad (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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The superintendent called to say he'd drop by shortly to congratulate the school on its safety record!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee tries to do stunts on Archie's bicycle.
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Hit Bit (Table of Contents: 8)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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That's a pretty good swing, Reg!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead helps Archie hit the bell on a carnival game.
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Of Knights and Daze (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Jim Amash
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Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Have at thee, knave! Dost thou cry "enough"?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason
Synopsis
The gang take part in a renaissance fair.
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Keywords
jester; jousting; renaissance fair

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie and Me Comics Digest (Archie, 2017 series) #8, no credits listed in this digest.

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

Reggie Pin Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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What's wrong with the mail, lately --...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie thinks his gag about "hair mail" is funny.
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The Moose Is Loose (Table of Contents: 11)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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I hear your new third baseman Moose is a fantastic fielder!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason
Synopsis
Moose absentmindedly throws his baseball glove to Archie instead of the baseball.
Keywords
baseball

Eat Treat (Table of Contents: 12)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Whoa, boy! That pie belongs to Betty! Don't touch!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead has a snack attack.
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Fickle Fingers of Fate (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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Archie! What are you doing? That's our lead guitar, not a Louisville slugger!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie thinks a fortune teller at the fair put a curse on his fingers so he will never play the guitar again.
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Astro-nut! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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What are you building, Charley Hawse
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Charley Hawse; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Charley is building a rocket to fly to Mars.
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Rock Yock (Table of Contents: 15)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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This is daddy's big yacht!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica is showing off her daddy's big possessions and Jughead thinks the boulder in front of her house must be Mr. Lodge's pet rock.
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Hard Habit to Break (Table of Contents: 16)

Betty's Diary / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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I'm going to do it, Dear Diary!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mrs. Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty talks Veronica into breaking up with Archie.
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No Bones About It! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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My good pal, Beejay, smells bones, but I don't see any around!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Hot Dog; Beejay
Synopsis
Hot Dog follows Beejay to the Riverdale museum to a dinosaur exhibit.
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Food for Thought (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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What a bummer! Everyone else gets great part time jobs. They meet lots of girls!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Sandy Martin; Betty Cooper; Melanie; Carla; Sally; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie meets a lot of girls while working a Summer job at a grocery store.

Sweet Talk! (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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Charley Hawse! You broke your promise!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Charley promised to cut down on eating candy so he only bought one bag of jelly beans instead of two.

Stunt Stint (Table of Contents: 20)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Gang! Watch this trick!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Jughead pretends to be asleep to fool Reggie into thinking he can eat burgers in his sleep.
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Potions of Love (Table of Contents: 21)

Dilton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Duh! So whut's wrong with a guy usin' a love potion tuh make hisself more attractive to his gurrl?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Midge Klump; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Midge asks the girls to make passes at Moose to boost his ego and he thinks it is the love potion that Dilton gave him.
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Tennis Bum! Part 1 (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Look alive, you clumsy clod!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Slade Smith
Synopsis
Chuck plays a tennis match against Slade Smith.
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Keywords
tennis

Tennis Bum Part 2 (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Nancy? Archie! Just let me at that loose-lipped lout!!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Nancy Woods; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Coach Clayton; Slade Smith
Synopsis
Slade finishes the tennis match against Nancy Woods.
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Keywords
tennis

Take Me to the Prom (Table of Contents: 24)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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I can't go skateboarding with you, Jug! I promised Ronnie I'd check out her prom dress!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mrs. Cooper
Synopsis
Betty makes a list of things she could do instead of going to the prom.
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Take the Stuff In My Room, Please (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Did you tell your dad that all creative, artistic people acquire clutter?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie decides to hold a yard sale for all the junk in his room that his dad wants him to clean out. The wind blows all the price tags around.
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Double Takes (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Should we get a doggy bag for this leftover food?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Miss Beazly
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica get a "Juggy bag" for the leftover food for Jughead.
Archie asks Jughead if he finds Ethel attractive.
Miss Beazly thinks Jughead took too much food.
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Indexer Notes

Three 2-panel gags.

Bye, Bye Birdie (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
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I'm coming! I'm coming! Special delivery from a Thurston Andrews!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Cheryl Blossom; Dennis Linkerman
Synopsis
Archie's uncle Thurston sends him a parrot that can use a hula hoop. Reggie schemes to steal it and enter it on "Dumb Pet Tricks" on Dennis Linkerman's show.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Spray-on-hair in a can?! Who'd be crazy enough to fall for that?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Changed Man
    Archie
  3. 2. Trash Bash
    Jughead
  4. 3. Prize Size
    Jughead
  5. 4. Four-Minute Smile!
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. Tradition
    Veronica
  7. 6. Itch Switch
    Hot Dog
  8. 7. Rad Dad
    Archie
  9. 8. Hit Bit
    Jughead
  10. 9. Of Knights and Daze
    Archie
  11. 10. ["What's wrong with the mail, lately --..."]
    Reggie Pin Up
  12. 11. The Moose Is Loose
    Moose
  13. 12. Eat Treat
    Jughead
  14. 13. Fickle Fingers of Fate
    The Archies
  15. 14. Astro-nut!
    Li'l Jinx's Pal Charley
  16. 15. Rock Yock
    Jughead
  17. 16. Hard Habit to Break
    Betty's Diary
  18. 17. No Bones About It!
    Hot Dog
  19. 18. Food for Thought
    Archie
  20. 19. Sweet Talk!
    Li'l Jinx
  21. 20. Stunt Stint
    Jughead
  22. 21. Potions of Love
    Dilton
  23. 22. Tennis Bum! Part 1
    Archie
  24. 23. Tennis Bum Part 2
    Archie
  25. 24. Take Me to the Prom
    Betty
  26. 25. Take the Stuff In My Room, Please
    Archie
  27. 26. Double Takes
    Archie
  28. 27. Bye, Bye Birdie
    Archie
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Keith Alan Morgan
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