(May 2002)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
2.19 USD; 2.69 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
9 times a year in Jan., Mar., Apr., May. July, Aug. Sept., Nov, and Dec.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library; Archie 60th Anniversary
Barcode
009128468501 88
Editing
Nelson Ribeiro; Victor Gorelick
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia and cover title are Archie Digest Magazine.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The good news, Archie! Your horn, headlights and radio work!
Genre
teen

Ruff Day (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Ken Selig
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Moose Mason
Synopsis
On his way to Pop Tate's, Archie is scared by a stray dog, causing a case of the hiccups.

Snow Fun (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie tests out a pair of boots that let him slide down the mountain without skis.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #66, no credits listed in this digest.

Ggggggrrrrrrl of My Dreams (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
C. J. Henderson
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
When Betty gets a job as a spokesmodel at a comic book convention, Veronica jealously demands to be hired as well.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing.

The Big Splash (Table of Contents: 4)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Janet
Synopsis
Reggie tries to steal a kiss from Janet before her father gets home.

First Class Fool (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
As a favor to his father, Archie stops at the post office on his way to Veronica's house.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #249, no credits listed in this digest.

Now Weight a Minute (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
When Betty reveals that she's been been weight-training, Veronica shows her that strength comes with the proper motivation.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Groan!" "Archie, what's wrong with your father?
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie's father appears ill around April 15th.
Reprints

Weird Encounters of a Strange Kind (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie and the gang encounter two aliens on their way to a band gig.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #250, no credits printed in this digest.

Weird Encounters of a Strange Kind Part II (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie tries to free his friends from the aliens, only to find that they are not what they seem to be.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #250, no credits printed in this digest.

Good Clean Fun! (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Svenson; Ms. Grundy; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
When Archie and the gang decide to hold a "foam dance" at the school gym, the soap bubbles needed for the dance get out of control.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #249, no credits listed in this digest.

The Origin of Mr. Justice (Table of Contents: 11)

Know Your Heroes! / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Castiglia
Pencils
Chris Allen
Inks
Bob Wiacek
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Justice [Prince James]; Richard
Synopsis
The ghost of dethroned Prince James is propelled into the future where he regains material form and becomes the hero known as Mr. Justice.

Baby, I'm Stuck on You! (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The gang discusses where they'd want to be if they got stuck in a hurricane.
Reprints

Spite an Image (Table of Contents: 13)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Betty is running for student council president against Reggie. Someone is defacing Reggie's campaign posters and Reggie accuses Betty.
Reprints

[Editor's Notebook] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Dial a Date (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie gets a phone message that he's to meet his date 30 minutes later than scheduled, however Archie doesn't recall who he's supposed to be seeing.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint of this story in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #244.

Very Important Package (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie takes Mr. Lodge's very important package to the bank.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #49, no credits listed in this digest.

Where the Teachers Are!! Part I (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopoulos
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Geraldine Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Fred Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Ms. McCook; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones (cameo); Midge Klump (cameo); Chuck Clayton (cameo); Hermione Lodge (cameo)
Synopsis
Archie and the gang take a class trip over spring break to Florida.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title has the words "Boys" and "Girls" each crossed out before the word "Teachers".

Credits from the reprinting in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #38.

Where the Teachers Are!! Part II (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopoulos
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Geraldine Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Fred Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Ms. McCook; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews; Vapid (TV host)
Synopsis
While Archie and the gang are off at Funland, the teachers get caught up in spring break.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title has the words "Boys" and "Girls" each crossed out before the word "Teachers".

Credits from the reprinting in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #38.

Hey, Big Spender! (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Dan
Synopsis
Archie manages to raise the money to take Veronica to a big ball, but doesn't have anything left over. He arranges a scheme with Jughead to prevent him from having to spend any more money without looking cheap.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The good news, Archie! Your horn, headlights and radio work!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Ruff Day
    Archie
  3. 2. Snow Fun
    Archie
  4. 3. Ggggggrrrrrrl of My Dreams
    Archie and the Gang
  5. 4. The Big Splash
    Reggie
  6. 5. First Class Fool
    Archie
  7. 6. Now Weight a Minute
    Archie and the Gang
  8. 7. ["Groan!" "Archie, what's wrong with your father?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  9. 8. Weird Encounters of a Strange Kind
    Archie
  10. 9. Weird Encounters of a Strange Kind Part II
    Archie
  11. 10. Good Clean Fun!
    Archie
  12. 11. The Origin of Mr. Justice
    Know Your Heroes!
  13. 12. Baby, I'm Stuck on You!
    Archie and the Gang
  14. 13. Spite an Image
    Betty
  15. 14. [Editor's Notebook]
    Editor's Notebook
  16. 15. Dial a Date
    Archie
  17. 16. Very Important Package
    Archie
  18. 17. Where the Teachers Are!! Part I
    Archie
  19. 18. Where the Teachers Are!! Part II
    Archie
  20. 19. Hey, Big Spender!
    Archie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Katy Hayhurst
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Peter Croome