Laugh Comics Digest #34 [Newsstand]
(May 1981)

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
John L. Goldwater
Color
color
Dimensions
standard US digest size
Paper Stock
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Indicia title is "Laugh Comics Digest Magazine".


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dilton, what's the world's most powerful magnet?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Dilton Doily; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Li'l Jinx; Josie; Bingo Wilkin; Little Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Katy Keene; Randy Keene

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals #78

[Blank Pages] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front and inside back covers are blank.

The Learning Process (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is too frequently careless at home so his father decides that anyone who breaks the dishes next will have to wash all the windows. Of course Archie's father is next to break some dishes.
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[Money Pile] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie makes a comparison of Mr. Lodge's wealth in a way Jughead can understand.

Roof Goof or Goofy Roofer (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead help Archie's dad fix the roof.
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Forget-Me-Not (Table of Contents: 5)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
a maze
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Walking The Dog! (Table of Contents: 6)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (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 father
Synopsis
Jinx is sick so her father walks a neighbor's dog, discovering where Jinx goes when the dog leads him.
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Who Blew The Brew? (Table of Contents: 7)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Della
Synopsis
Sabrina refuses to take up the deviltry of witchcraft as practiced by her family. The Head Witch, Della, attempts to discipline her, but Sabrina is protected by love.
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[Metric Gas] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Flutesnoot; Dilton Doily; Reggie Mantle (cameo); Archie Andrews (cameo)
Synopsis
Dilton uses Archie's gasoline buying habits as an example when converting metric units.

The Unwanted (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jodie; Jodie's father; Jodie's grandfather
Synopsis
Jodie's family is found camping on the Lodge's property and during a scuffle to get them to move out, their van careens down a hill with Jodie inside. But Archie saves the day with a daring jump.
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Indexer Notes

In two Parts.

Teased Hair (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Antoinne; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The girls get new hairdos but the boys don't notice.
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Daddy's Little Grown Up (Table of Contents: 11)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sampson Smythe; Samantha Smythe; Shiela Smythe; Bingo Wilkin
Synopsis
Samantha is tired of her dad treating her like a little girl and accidentally scares her dad when he overhears her conversation with Bingo and misinterprets it as a marriage proposal.
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Indexer Notes

In one panel, Samantha's shirt loses its color.

In Step (Table of Contents: 12)

Sampson Smythe / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Sampson Smythe; Samantha Smythe; Bingo Wilkin (cameo); Mr. Wilkin
Synopsis
Sampson tries to show how connected he is with his daughter by dancing, but he dances a waltz to a boogaloo song.
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Parting Gesture (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; student; professor
Synopsis
Miss Grundy gets a new job at a private school, but Archie finds a way to show her she won't fit in, before she makes the final decision.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #36, no credits listed in this digest.

[Procrastinating] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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Genre
humor
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Svenson
Synopsis
Svenson has let maintenance backlog too long.

That Settles It (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
In trying to help Betty and Veronica settle an argument, Archie and Reggie come to blows.
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It's A Draw! (Table of Contents: 16)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (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 father
Synopsis
Variation on the old "draw a horse and the horse will draw the wagon" gag.
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The Challenge (Table of Contents: 17)

Sabrina's Aunt Hilda / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Aunt Hilda; Pushy Products salesman; Sabrina Spellman
Synopsis
Hilda resorts to witchcraft and even physically throws out a salesman who won't take no for an answer... and Sabrina walks in and buys from him.
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Indexer Notes

In one panel, Hilda's hat loses its color.

Don't Let It Puzzle You! (Table of Contents: 18)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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Synopsis
puzzle page

[Belle Vista] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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Genre
humor
Characters
Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews (cameo); farmer
Synopsis
Fred walks into a farm field thinking a sign offers it for sale, only to find it is the farmer's bull that's for sale.

Freddie The Finder (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Freddy; Dilton Doily
Synopsis
Freddy wants attention, so he grabs things when no one is looking and then claims to "find" them, to accolades from everyone.
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Indexer Notes

In final panel, Freddy's shirt is missing some black lines.

Plots To You (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica is acting strangely, not speaking to Archie. He discovers it's a plot of Betty's to keep Veronica from going to the dance this weekend.
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Indexer Notes

Includes two illustrations.

To Her Credit! (Table of Contents: 22)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (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 father
Synopsis
Jinx refuses to throw out a broken doll and claims to sell it to Gigi to prove its value.
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To Grandmother's House (Table of Contents: 23)

Josie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine; Alexandra Cabot; Alan M. Mayberry (cameo); club owner
Synopsis
Valerie goes away to take care of a sick grandmother but the girls don't believe her and blame her leaving on a club owner, so they play poorly on purpose.
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Something To Crow About (Table of Contents: 24)

Big Ethel / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Big Ethel Muggs; Betty Cooper; Ralph; Flabbus Lippum; Hi Jacks
Synopsis
Ethel's new parrot, Ralph, flies away each night and one night lays an egg in an abandoned house used by crooks. Ralph makes such a ruckus repeating crime show scenes that the crooks fall into the basement of the house and are trapped.
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Auto-Magic (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie shines up his old jalopy but it's still just as noisy as ever so Veronica refuses to ride in it. But Betty both sees the beauty and welcomes any excuse to be with Archie.
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Randy's Rocket (Table of Contents: 26)

Katy Keene / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Katy Keene; Sis; Billy; Randy Van Ronson
Synopsis
Sis buys Billy a space helmet for his birthday and uses a fishbowl for a helmet for herself, becoming stuck and unable to enjoy the birthday goodies.

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 27)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Louis H. Silberkleit (business manager)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

For October 1, 1980. Editor: John L. Goldwater, Managing Editor: Richard H. Goldwater, Publisher: Close-Up Inc., Sales through dealers (average copies each issue): 132,167, Subscriptions (average copies each issue): 17.

3 On A Date (Table of Contents: 28)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica accidentally invites both guys on a date, where Reggie shows off so much that she finally sneaks away with just Archie.
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Stuck With Luck (Table of Contents: 29)

Pat The Brat / comic story / 4.67 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Pat; Susie; Blinky; Pat's mother
Synopsis
Pat believes in superstitions such as walking under a ladder being bad luck, but gets the worst end of things trying to avoid them.

Easy Does It! (Table of Contents: 30)

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Synopsis
Plans to build a ball toss target, and a vocabulary quiz.

Delay Action (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie delays Archie from an appointment with Veronica, only to find they were planning his surprise birthday party.
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Fed Up! (Table of Contents: 32)

Rebel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor
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Rebel; Willie Wilkin; Mrs. Wilkin
Synopsis
Rebel believes the statistics on accidents in the kitchen refer to the meals-gone-bad that he has to eat.
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Homework Happy (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
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Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Betty Cooper; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Archie fails a test and Miss Grundy recommends he study with Betty and Veronica, who both aced it. But Betty spends the time playing house and Veronica becomes angry, so the only subject he does well in is war.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the printed credits in the reprint in Archie's Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1984 series) #222

On The Prowl (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Herbie; woman; police officers; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead dress up in some old Scottish costumes, accidentally scare a neighbor, and pay off Herbie with ice cream so he won't tell the police who scared the neighbor.
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Go Go Go... (Table of Contents: 35)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (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 friend
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx has trouble spelling Mississippi.
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[Airports] (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead opines about why airports are far out of towns.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

Jughead Jones Comics Digest #17 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Fantastic! Good Things Come In Little Packages! (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Dilton, what's the world's most powerful magnet?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [Blank Pages]
  3. 2. The Learning Process
    Archie
  4. 3. [Money Pile]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  5. 4. Roof Goof or Goofy Roofer
    Archie
  6. 5. Forget-Me-Not
    Veronica
  7. 6. Walking The Dog!
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. Who Blew The Brew?
    Sabrina
  9. 8. [Metric Gas]
    Mr. Flutesnoot Gag Bag
  10. 9. The Unwanted
    Archie
  11. 10. Teased Hair
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. Daddy's Little Grown Up
    That Wilkin Boy
  13. 12. In Step
    Sampson Smythe
  14. 13. Parting Gesture
    Archie
  15. 14. [Procrastinating]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  16. 15. That Settles It
    Archie
  17. 16. It's A Draw!
    Li'l Jinx
  18. 17. The Challenge
    Sabrina's Aunt Hilda
  19. 18. Don't Let It Puzzle You!
  20. 19. [Belle Vista]
    Archie's Pop Gag Bag
  21. 20. Freddie The Finder
    Archie
  22. 21. Plots To You
    Archie
  23. 22. To Her Credit!
    Li'l Jinx
  24. 23. To Grandmother's House
    Josie
  25. 24. Something To Crow About
    Big Ethel
  26. 25. Auto-Magic
    Archie
  27. 26. Randy's Rocket
    Katy Keene
  28. 27. Statement of Ownership
  29. 28. 3 On A Date
    Veronica
  30. 29. Stuck With Luck
    Pat The Brat
  31. 30. Easy Does It!
  32. 31. Delay Action
    Archie
  33. 32. Fed Up!
    Rebel
  34. 33. Homework Happy
    Little Archie
  35. 34. On The Prowl
    Archie
  36. 35. Go Go Go...
    Li'l Jinx
  37. 36. [Airports]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  38. 37. ["Get Your Act Together..."]
    Jughead Jones Comics Digest #17
  39. 38. Fantastic! Good Things Come In Little Packages!
    Archie Comics
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