(March 1999)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
1.95 USD; 2.19 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
8 times a year in Jan., Mar., April, June, July, Sept., 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 61
Editing
Nelson Ribeiro; Victor Gorelick

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Guess who they picked to be "principal for a day"!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

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

Twizzlers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Can't Bear It (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Frank Gagliardo (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Pop Tate loans the boys the use of his cabin in the woods for a weekend.
Reprints

The Origin of the Web (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Know Your Heroes! / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Digest-ions! / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

The Survivors (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Svenson
Synopsis
Jughead and Archie go to school, not knowing that school had been cancelled due to the snowstorm. Luckily they help rescue a busload of girls who were headed to a dance.
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Keywords
blizzard

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

Look Who's Talking (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Chuck Clayton; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Svenson
Synopsis
Archie claims that boys don't gossip so Betty and Veronica prove him wrong.
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promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Hair Affair (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Reggie sabotages Archie during a talent contest by pouring feathers on his bees-wax covered hair.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #276, no credits listed in this digest.

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

Promises Promises (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
Synopsis
Archie decides the only way to raise his grades is to stop dating.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the printing in Jughead's Double Digest (Archie, 1989 series) #189.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Gag Me! (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Rex W. Lindsey
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Cousin Edie
Synopsis
Reggie's practical jokes make everyone want to get back at him, until they hear he's been in an accident and is in the hospital -- but that's just another prank that his cousin, a nurse, helped him pull off.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Feature logo changed from Reggie's Revenge to Archie and the Gang in this printing.

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

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

Easy Come, Easy Go, Easy Come, Easy Go... (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
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Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
First Archie doesn't have money to take Veronica out so he tells her he will be out of town, then he wins money in a radio contest so he tells her his plans changed. Then Fred wants the money Archie owes him so the date is back off until Archie runs into another windfall. Unfortunately expenses cost him that windfall but Veronica is done with his excuses.
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Indexer Notes

Letters credit from original printing.

The Old Bawl Game (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie learns that Veronica is sick and races to her side, barreling into Betty in the process. Betty and Reggie decide to get back at the two lovebirds by putting onion juice in Veronica's vaporizer, which causes both Veronica and Archie to bawl uncontrollably.
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Indexer Notes

Credits taken from the index for the reprint in Reggie's Revenge! (Archie, 1994 series) #1. No credits listed in this digest.

Ski Bums and Bumettes (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
sports; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Reprints
Keywords
ski lift; skiing

Indexer Notes

Various images of the Archie crowd skiing.

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

Toss and Turn (Table of Contents: 20)

Reggie's Revenge / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
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Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
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Editing
Richard Goldwater (original story)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie's efforts to take Archie's place on a date with Veronica backfire, resulting in her being angry with both boys.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of Reggie's Revenge! (Archie, 1994 series) #1, no credits are printed in this digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Explorers of the Unknown / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Explorers of the Unknown [Red; Angel; Nitro; Squint; Wheels]

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page of the next section featuring Explorers of the Unknown reprints.

Mummy Madness! (Table of Contents: 23)

Explorers of The Unknown / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopoulos
Pencils
Rex W. Lindsey
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Explorers of the Unknown [Red [Archie Andrews]; Angel [Veronica Lodge]; Nitro [Reggie Mantle]; Squint [Jughead Jones]; Wheels [Betty Cooper]; Gizmo [Dilton Doiley]; Spike [Moose Mason]]; Blaze [Cheryl Blossom]; Harvey Toot; Honey Jones
Synopsis
When two CIA agents go missing in a newly discovered pyramid in Egypt, Blaze calls in the Explorers to help find them.
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Indexer Notes

This story is told in 4 Chapters: Chapter One (6 pages), Chapter Two (5 pages), Chapter Three (5 pages), Chapter Four (5 pages)

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

Sonic Checklist (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

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

Snack Flak (Table of Contents: 28)

Jughead with Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Ethel
Synopsis
Jughead and Archie go to a movie and spend the whole time avoiding the manager because Jughead snuck in his own snacks.
Reprints

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

Archway Paperbacks / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

Flintstones; Fruity Pebbles; Post Cereal / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Guess who they picked to be "principal for a day"!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["Twizzlers puts you in the major leagues"]
    Twizzlers
  3. 2. Can't Bear It
    Archie
  4. 3. The Origin of the Web
    Know Your Heroes!
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Digest-ions!
  6. 5. The Survivors
    Archie
  7. 6. ["Here's your chance to save!!!"]
  8. 7. Look Who's Talking
    Archie
  9. 8. ["Order your 6-issue subscription today & $ave $3.00!"]
  10. 9. Hair Affair
    Archie
  11. 10. ["It would be a cat-astrophe to miss any of these great Sabrina comic books!"]
  12. 11. Promises Promises
    Archie
  13. 12. ["2 mini-series!"]
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  15. 14. Gag Me!
    Archie and the Gang
  16. 15. ["Make this a real fun holiday!"]
  17. 16. Easy Come, Easy Go, Easy Come, Easy Go...
    Archie
  18. 17. The Old Bawl Game
    Archie
  19. 18. Ski Bums and Bumettes
    Archie
  20. 19. ["Sonic Super Special #8"]
  21. 20. Toss and Turn
    Reggie's Revenge
  22. 21. ["T-riffic t-shirt offer!"]
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Explorers of the Unknown
  24. 23. Mummy Madness!
    Explorers of The Unknown
  25. 24. ["Archie's Christmas Stocking No. 6"]
  26. 25. Sonic Checklist
  27. 26. ["Surf on over to our site!"]
  28. 27. ["Decades of great Archie comics!"]
  29. 28. Snack Flak
    Jughead with Archie
  30. 29. ["Subscribe to these digests today, and $ave!!!"]
  31. 30. ["Sabrina, the teenage witch books will cast a spell on you!"]
    Archway Paperbacks
  32. 31. ["It's the Bedrock blizzard!"]
    Flintstones; Fruity Pebbles; Post Cereal
This issue was most recently modified by:
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