(May 1979)

Archie, 1974 Series
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Price
0.75 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Close-Up, Inc.
Barcode
0271000699705
Editing
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Issue Notes

non standard barcode

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I gave the chicks my wishbone!
Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Mr. Weatherbee

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #184.

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Spin Out (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
All the boys are crazy over baton twirlers, so Betty and Veronica decide to teach themselves how to "kick and twirl".
Reprints
Keywords
baton twirling

Indexer Notes

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

The Peacemaker (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Coach Kleats; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Midge Klump
Synopsis
At Coach Kleats' request, Archie trains Moose to control his temper.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where's Jughead?
Feature Logo
Jughead's Gag Bag
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Jughead was corridor monitor, but now is missing.
Reprints

Master Plan (Table of Contents: 5)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Feature Logo
Jughead
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Jughead is learning how he can be forceful to Ethel.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Ah-Chew (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
The teacher called Charley a beaver.
Reprints

Super Star (Table of Contents: 7)

Reggie [Archie] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Coach Kleats; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
The Riverdale High School Basketball Team is undefeated due to their Most Valuable Player.
Reprints
Keywords
basketball; cheerleaders

Indexer Notes

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

Archie's New Grouping Puzzle (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the words puzzle.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How you'd make out with your physical?
Feature Logo
Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Coach Kleats; Mr. Svensen; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Mr. Svensen went to the doctor.

Indexer Notes

Archie daily newspaper strip reprint

Confidence Game (Table of Contents: 10)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Sabrina
Genre
humor; teen; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Harvey
Synopsis
Sabrina tries to get Harvey to be more assertive and confident.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Small Toreador (Table of Contents: 11)

Little Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Dexter Taylor
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Little Archie
Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
When a bull is let loose in Riverdale, Little Archie leads it away from Little Betty and Little Veronica.
Reprints
Keywords
bull; bull fighting

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And I hear our new teacher was a Sergeant in the Marine Corps!
Feature Logo
Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
The new teacher was a marine.

Reluctant Referee (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doily; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
When Veronica breaks up with Archie, Betty is prepared to pounce and get him on the rebound. But Dilton insists that her duty as a friend is to try and bring them back together.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Cool Water (Table of Contents: 14)

Super Duck / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al Fagaly
Pencils
Al Fagaly
Inks
Al Fagaly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Super Duck
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Super Duck; Ham Burger
Synopsis
Super Duck is thirsty and decides to get some water from a well.
Reprints

Mail Call (Table of Contents: 15)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4.33 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Li'l Jinx's dad
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx wants mail.
Reprints

Signs Out Puzzle (Table of Contents: 16)

Josie / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Feature Logo
Josie
Genre
teen
Characters
Josie
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Only art consists of small head shot of Josie, which appears to be a stat taken from a mid 1960s Josie story.

Decode the words puzzle.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm the principal!
Feature Logo
Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee has to wear a hard hat to look at the school's new construction.

Indexer Notes

Archie daily newspaper strip reprint.

Playtime (Table of Contents: 18)

Miss Grundy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Miss Grundy
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Miss Grundy's students are playing with toys: Saucy Saucer and a Crazy Ball.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Toys based on Wham-o's Frisbee and Super Ball.

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

Early Morning Blues (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Andrews is awaken at 6 AM by a phone call for his son.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I feel blah ...and my eyesight is blurry!
Feature Logo
Coach Kleats Gag Bag
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Coach Kleats; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Coach Kleats is feeling ill.

Indexer Notes

Archie daily newspaper reprint.

Power Shortage (Table of Contents: 21)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Feature Logo
Josie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Valerie; Alexander Cabot II; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis
Alexandra rubs a Middle Eastern flashlight and out pops Omar, a funky, groovy, finger-snappin' magic genie who does Alexandra's bidding... until he falls in love with Valerie.
Reprints
Keywords
genie

Indexer Notes

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

Fiddler's Choice (Table of Contents: 22)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Feature Logo
That Wilkin Boy
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Uncle Herman; Tough Teddy; Rebel
Synopsis
Mr. Smythe and Teddy try to prove that Uncle Herman is lying about having been a professional baseball player.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Taster's Choice (Table of Contents: 23)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Feature Logo
Jughead
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Beazly; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Miss Beazly wants to quit, so Mr. Weatherbee gets Jughead to help.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Excuse my glove!
Feature Logo
Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Beazley; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Miss Beazley only has one glove.

Indexer Notes

reprinted from Archie daily newspaper strip

Candid Camera (Table of Contents: 25)

Little Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Dexter Taylor
Colors
?
Letters
Dexter Taylor

Feature Logo
Little Archie
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Miss Bagly
Synopsis
Reggie tries to get Little Archie into trouble, but everything he tries seems to wind up making Little Archie more popular with the teachers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Wave Length (Table of Contents: 26)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Sabrina
Genre
teen; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Archie Andrews; Della The Head Witch; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Sabrina goes to Della for help in controlling her unintentional spell-casting.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Miss Grundy Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's wrong?
Feature Logo
Miss Grundy Gag Bag
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Miss Hagley
Synopsis
Miss Hagley's car has problems.

Ring of Ruin! (Table of Contents: 28)

Evilheart / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Feature Logo
Reggie as Evilheart
Genre
humor; superhero; teen
Characters
Evilheart [Reggie Mantle III]; Pureheart [Archie Andrews]; The Rotter; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
The Rotter kidnaps Betty and Veronica, but Pureheart and Evilheart rescue them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Arty Smarty! (Table of Contents: 29)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Roz
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx and Roz examine modern sculpture.
Reprints

Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation (Table of Contents: 30)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Louis H. Silberkleit
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

credited editors: John L. Goldwater (editor); Richard H. Goldwater (managing editor)
listed owner of Close-Up, Inc.: Archie Enterprises, Inc
12 month total paid circulation: 142,192

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

Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Miss Haggly, teaching is your life!
Feature Logo
Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Haggly
Synopsis
Miss Haggly is considering leaving teaching to become an organic farmer.

Indexer Notes

reprinted from the Archie daily newspaper strip

Testing 1 ... 2 ... (Table of Contents: 32)

Reggie [Archie] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Feature Logo
Reggie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Greg Davis
Synopsis
Veronica is hysterical about a big guy who refused to let her pass. Reggie and Archie agree to take care of him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Greg Davis is Veronica's cousin.

Paper Caper (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats; Tom Keith
Synopsis
As school paper editor, Veronica assigns Betty to cover a foreign teenager named "Boris Finkelheimer," which turns out to be an alias for rock star Tom Keith.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty wants to see the strange plant I bought you at the flower show.
Feature Logo
Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

repinted Archie daily newspaper strip

[Joke Book Comics Digest #4] (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[Archie Digest Offer] (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I gave the chicks my wishbone!"]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Spin Out
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. The Peacemaker
    Archie
  5. 4. ["Where's Jughead?"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  6. 5. Master Plan
    Jughead
  7. 6. Ah-Chew
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. Super Star
    Reggie [Archie]
  9. 8. Archie's New Grouping Puzzle
    Archie
  10. 9. ["How you'd make out with your physical?"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  11. 10. Confidence Game
    Sabrina
  12. 11. The Small Toreador
    Little Archie
  13. 12. ["And I hear our new teacher was a Sergeant in the Marine Corps!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  14. 13. Reluctant Referee
    Betty and Veronica
  15. 14. Cool Water
    Super Duck
  16. 15. Mail Call
    Li'l Jinx
  17. 16. Signs Out Puzzle
    Josie
  18. 17. ["I'm the principal!"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  19. 18. Playtime
    Miss Grundy
  20. 19. Early Morning Blues
    Archie
  21. 20. ["I feel blah ...and my eyesight is blurry!"]
    Coach Kleats Gag Bag
  22. 21. Power Shortage
    Josie
  23. 22. Fiddler's Choice
    That Wilkin Boy
  24. 23. Taster's Choice
    Jughead
  25. 24. ["Excuse my glove!"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  26. 25. Candid Camera
    Little Archie
  27. 26. Wave Length
    Sabrina
  28. 27. ["What's wrong?"]
    Miss Grundy Gag Bag
  29. 28. Ring of Ruin!
    Evilheart
  30. 29. Arty Smarty!
    Li'l Jinx
  31. 30. Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation
  32. 31. ["Miss Haggly, teaching is your life!"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  33. 32. Testing 1 ... 2 ...
    Reggie [Archie]
  34. 33. Paper Caper
    Betty and Veronica
  35. 34. ["Betty wants to see the strange plant I bought you at the flower show."]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  36. 35. [Joke Book Comics Digest #4]
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
  38. 37. [Archie Digest Offer]
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