(March 1980)

Archie, 1974 Series
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Price
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Close-Up, Inc.
Barcode
0271000699703
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard US digest size
Paper Stock
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Indicia says "Single copies 75¢ U.S.A. Canada and Foreign 95¢"


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't like the sound of this engine!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Li'l Jinx; Little Archie Andrews; Josie

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie #226

The First 100 Years (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Witch; Handsome Prince [Archie]; Dilton Dolly
Synopsis
Years ago in a land of mythical legends, wicked queen Veronica puts out a contract on Betty by paying off a witch.
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Dumb Animal (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Hot Dog; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Hot Dog outsmarts Veronica after she calls him a dumb dog.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

There have been at least two other Hot Dog stories over the years with the exact same title.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Arch, Veronica called. She wants you to drive over to her uncle's place in Hillsboro----
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica's Uncle
Reprints
  • from Archie newspaper strip (December 10, 1976) ?

The Uncontrollable (Table of Contents: 4)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Professor Flutesnoot; Miss Beazly; Mr. Weatherbee
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Sports Figure (Table of Contents: 5)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats; Betty Cooper; Big Moose Mason
Synopsis
After Reggie outclasses Archie in several sporting activities, Betty gets Big Moose to give him a dose of his own medicine.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
If anyone from the school board calls, tell him I'm not in!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Swenson
Reprints
  • from ?

Aimless Anger (Table of Contents: 7)

Sabrina the Teenage Witch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Cousin Ambrose; Aunt Hilda; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Sabrina accidentally casts a spell on herself that changes her hair to tangled wire and adds an ugly dimple to her nose
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Take a Message! (Table of Contents: 8)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Li'l Jinx's Dad
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx forgets an envelope that her dad wanted her to mail for him.
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Pop Tate- A Big Problem (Table of Contents: 9)

Pop Tate / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Pop Tate
Synopsis
Fill in the blanks to find the humorous sign Pop has put on his store window
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I have to form the class into groups according to the occupations you intend to pursue!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doily; Jughead Jones
Reprints
  • from ?

To Catch a Thief (Table of Contents: 11)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie Smith; Alexander Cabot II; Mr. Stiffany; Sergeant Tompkins
Synopsis
The girls mistakenly think that a man looking for the Cabot's mansion is a thief.
Reprints

Night Shades (Table of Contents: 12)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Tough Teddy; Willie Wilkin; Buddy Drumhead; Mrs. Wilkin; Rebel
Synopsis
Teddy reconsiders wearing sunglasses after he sees everyone else wearing them.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where was Mr. Weatherbee yesterday?
Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Grundy; Miss Beazly; Mr. Weatherbee
Reprints
  • from Archie newspaper strip (September 28, 1976)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Katy Keene / comic story / 3.35 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Katy is enjoying a weekend of winter sports with the Van Ronson family at their winter lodge.
Genre
romance
Characters
Katy Keene; Randy Van Ronson; Leader Kranz; Lem Burger
Synopsis
Spending time with Randy at his family's winter lodge, Katy goes to sleep and has a dream where she flies to the moon in a rocketship only to wind up in a lunar prison
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  • from ?

Katy Rocket Pin-Ups (For Your Collection) (Table of Contents: 15)

Katy Keene / illustration / 0.65 page (report information)

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Characters
Katy Keene
Synopsis
Three pinups
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Oh, Doctor (Table of Contents: 16)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Miss Gibson; Dilton Doily; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Betty mistakenly thinks she's come down with "Cronelly's Asiatic Sciatica" after reading about the symptoms for it.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look, Mr. Weatherbee, Mr. Swenson fell asleep watching the educational channel!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Swenson
Reprints
  • from ?

Mark of the Great (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Miss Grundy; Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Joe
Synopsis
The adults fear for Archie's prospects in the business world after seeing his horrible English test penmanship.
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Indexer Notes

Artist credits from Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #225.

Tanks for the Memory (Table of Contents: 19)

Fauntleroy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Fauntleroy; Super Duck; General Disturbanz; Hound Dog; Hen
Synopsis
Fauntleroy causes havoc after the general arrives to see Super Duck's secret chemical formulas.
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Sabrina's Word Puzzle (Table of Contents: 20)

Sabrina / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Characters
Sabrina Spellman
Synopsis
Find Sabrina's list of bewitching words
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
My pen pal Ellen is coming here for a visit! I wonder what she's like?!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Reprints
  • from ?

Work it Off (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
A broke Archie gets a job from Pop Tate after being unable to take Veronica to the dance
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Charley's Folly (Table of Contents: 23)

Charley Hawse / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse; Russ; Gigi; Greg
Synopsis
Charlie thinks a snowman is talking to him.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aww, Jughead--- why can't you take me seriously?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Big Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones
Reprints
  • from Archie newspaper strip (March 31, 1976) ?

The Return of the Cat Girl (Table of Contents: 25)

The Jaguar / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
John Rosenberger
Inks
John Giunta
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Cat Girl; The Jaguar [Ralph Hardy]; Mr. Prentiss; The Sphinx
Reprints

Betty- Make a Wish Maze (Table of Contents: 26)

Betty / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Help Betty find her way to the wish bone.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, Ron, your dad is really a great figure skater!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Reprints
  • from ?

A Fine, Fine Day! (Table of Contents: 28)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie inadvertently inflicts several physical mishaps on Archie.
Reprints

Don't Let it Bug You (Table of Contents: 29)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
While at Veronica's place for a party, the gang thinks Mr. Lodge has finally given up spying on them
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Dear Betty and Veronica / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Some girls have competition from another "girl" where their boyfriends are concerned!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Six reader letters

Big Fight Tonight (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Clancey; McGurk
Synopsis
Reggie and Archie wind up fighting each other after judging the state high school boxing championship.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
How's it going, dad? Losing any weight?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Reprints
  • from ?

Snow Use (Table of Contents: 33)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Swenson; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Professor Flutesnoot; Big Ethel Muggs (wordless cameo)
Synopsis
After a heavy snowfall Mr. Weatherbee can't decide if the school day should be cancelled.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Over the years there have been at least two other Archie comics stories with the same title.

Stolen Sweets (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Big Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Everyone keeps taking from the box of candy Archie intends to give to Veronica.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey Arch, can you cash my check for five dollars?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Reprints
  • from Archie newspaper strip (March 1, 1976)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I don't like the sound of this engine!"]
  2. 1. The First 100 Years
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Dumb Animal
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Arch, Veronica called. She wants you to drive over to her uncle's place in Hillsboro----"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  5. 4. The Uncontrollable
    Jughead
  6. 5. Sports Figure
    Reggie
  7. 6. ["If anyone from the school board calls, tell him I'm not in!"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  8. 7. Aimless Anger
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  9. 8. Take a Message!
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. Pop Tate- A Big Problem
    Pop Tate
  11. 10. ["I have to form the class into groups according to the occupations you intend to pursue!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  12. 11. To Catch a Thief
    Josie
  13. 12. Night Shades
    That Wilkin Boy
  14. 13. ["Where was Mr. Weatherbee yesterday?"]
    Miss Grundy Gag Bag
  15. 14. ["Katy is enjoying a weekend of winter sports with the Van Ronson family at their winter lodge."]
    Katy Keene
  16. 15. Katy Rocket Pin-Ups (For Your Collection)
    Katy Keene
  17. 16. Oh, Doctor
    Betty
  18. 17. ["Look, Mr. Weatherbee, Mr. Swenson fell asleep watching the educational channel!"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  19. 18. Mark of the Great
    Little Archie
  20. 19. Tanks for the Memory
    Fauntleroy
  21. 20. Sabrina's Word Puzzle
    Sabrina
  22. 21. ["My pen pal Ellen is coming here for a visit! I wonder what she's like?!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  23. 22. Work it Off
    Archie
  24. 23. Charley's Folly
    Charley Hawse
  25. 24. ["Aww, Jughead--- why can't you take me seriously?"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  26. 25. The Return of the Cat Girl
    The Jaguar
  27. 26. Betty- Make a Wish Maze
    Betty
  28. 27. ["Say, Ron, your dad is really a great figure skater!"]
    Mr. Lodge Gag Bag
  29. 28. A Fine, Fine Day!
    Reggie
  30. 29. Don't Let it Bug You
    Veronica
  31. 30. ["Some girls have competition from another "girl" where their boyfriends are concerned!"]
    Dear Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. Big Fight Tonight
    Archie
  33. 32. ["How's it going, dad? Losing any weight?"]
    Archie's Pop Gag Bag
  34. 33. Snow Use
    Mr. Weatherbee
  35. 34. Stolen Sweets
    Archie
  36. 35. ["Hey Arch, can you cash my check for five dollars?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steven Samuels
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Alan Morgan
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne