(March 1997)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
1.79 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
Published 7 times a year in Jan, Mar, Apr, 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
071896468502 46
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
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, you're skating on thin ice!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper

They Work Hard for the Money! (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
humor; teen
Characters
Missy Grundy; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Forsythe Jones; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Cheryl Blossom
Synopsis
Miss Grundy's class participates in "Bring Your Kids To Work" day.
Reprints

Surly to Bed, Surly to Rise (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Nate Butler
Pencils
Nate Butler
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Archie wake up at 4:30 AM to go hiking with Mark and Cynthia.
Reprints

A Movie to Remember (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Archie takes Veronica to a movie but a series of mishaps prevents him from seeing the movie.
Reprints

Tie Buy (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty helps Archie shop for a tie.
Reprints

Star Struck (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty sets Veronica up to be pranked by the TV show "Friendly Tricks, Pranks and Gags".
Reprints

A Sleigh in Time (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Watkins; Paul Revere
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead find a time-traveling sleigh and go back in time to various periods in American history.
Reprints
Keywords
American Revolution; sleigh; The Great Depression; time travel; USO dance

Indexer Notes

The index for The Best of Archie Comics lists the author as George Gladir instead of Eve Nagler and Stan Goldberg as inker instead of Mike Esposito.

The Zapper (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Scarpelli
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie ponders what it would like to use a remote control on more than just TV.
Reprints

Nothing But the Best (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, I'm happy that we didn't lose Mr. Weatherbee,
Genre
drama; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Veronica announces that her father has decided it's time for her to leave Riverdale High and go to a private school, where she can learn to associate with people in her own social circle. Archie manages to talk Mr. Lodge out of it by reminding him of his own lower-class origins.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first line of the story ("Well, I'm happy that we didn't lose Mr. Weatherbee") is a reference to a story from the previous issue ("The Resistance Movement").

Dancing in the Dark (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Frankie Valdez; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie becomes jealous of Frankie when his dancing prowess impresses Veronica.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprint credits Chic Stone with pencils.

Of Mice and Menace (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
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Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie is late for a date with Veronica.
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Two Way Stretch! (Table of Contents: 11)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz ?
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
Nancy Dakesian
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Cousin Leroy
Synopsis
Veronica tries to get Leroy to stop exaggerating.
Reprints

The Ghost of Spirit Lake (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Chuck Clayton; Silas
Synopsis
Archie, Betty and Chuck spend the night in an old cabin and are terrorized by a ghost.
Reprints

Feather Tether (Table of Contents: 13)

Coach Kleats / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Coach gives out awards to the ice hockey team after a victory.
Reprints

On Call! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Gigi
Synopsis
Li'l waits on a phone call from Greg, just to hang up on him.
Reprints

The Monitor (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee makes Moose a hall monitor.
Reprints

Just Picture This (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers the butler
Synopsis
Veronica "borrows" her father's new sports car, dents it, then stashes the car in the Cooper's garage and reports the car as stolen.
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Happy Chappy (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is happy when skiing is closed because of a blizzard.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

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

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards (credited)
Pencils
Joe Edwards (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mmm... I could use an exciting headline for the next issue!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Veronica is upset when Archie doesn't run one of Veronica's stories in the school paper.
Reprints

Snow and Tell (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Find the identical snowflakes.

Practice Makes Perfect (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty gets Archie to help her practice soccer in the snow.
Reprints

School Daze! (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Charley is walking to school half asleep and drops down when Jinx tells him it's Saturday.
Reprints

Short Report (Table of Contents: 22)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie ask Jughead if the snow is hard or soft.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

Dough Nuts (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and his dad use an ATM machine that spits out bunch of money, and they decide to return it to Mr. Lodge since the bank is closed.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, you're skating on thin ice!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. They Work Hard for the Money!
    Archie
  3. 2. Surly to Bed, Surly to Rise
    Archie
  4. 3. A Movie to Remember
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Tie Buy
    Archie
  6. 5. Star Struck
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. A Sleigh in Time
    Archie
  8. 7. The Zapper
    Archie
  9. 8. Nothing But the Best
    Archie
  10. 9. Dancing in the Dark
    Archie
  11. 10. Of Mice and Menace
    Archie
  12. 11. Two Way Stretch!
    Veronica
  13. 12. The Ghost of Spirit Lake
    Archie
  14. 13. Feather Tether
    Coach Kleats
  15. 14. On Call!
    Li'l Jinx
  16. 15. The Monitor
    Big Moose
  17. 16. Just Picture This
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. Happy Chappy
    Archie
  19. 18. ["Mmm... I could use an exciting headline for the next issue!"]
    Archie
  20. 19. Snow and Tell
    Archie
  21. 20. Practice Makes Perfect
    Betty's Diary
  22. 21. School Daze!
    Li'l Jinx
  23. 22. Short Report
    Jughead
  24. 23. Dough Nuts
    Archie
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