(September 1982)

Archie, 1974 Series
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Price
1.00 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly in Jan., March, May, July, Sept., and Nov.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
0271000699742
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard US digest size
Paper Stock
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, philosophers say 'Happiness is usually found in your own backyard!'
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Josie; Sabrina; Katy Keene; Bingo Wilkins; Sam Smythe
Reprints
Keywords
swimming pool

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie's TV Laugh-Out #10

Swan Song (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie; Veronica; Smithers; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie wants to make the diving team and is practicing at Veronica's home. While he is warming up, Smithers takes Veronica's father's breakfast to poolside (not knowing Archie is there). Archie does a swan dive/belly flop, splashing water all over the meal before her dad gets there. When dad notices that there's water everywhere, they notice Archie splashing with his dives and they chase him off the property.
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Jumping to a Conclusion (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Reprints

It's a Racket (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie's Dad; Archie; Little Girl; Little Boy; Reggie; Charlie; Little Sister
Synopsis
Archie goes out to play tennis with Reggie. He runs into a little girl whose cat is caught in a tree. Archie uses his tennis racket to save the cat. Then he runs into a little boy who lost his yo-yo in a mud pit. Archie uses his racket to get it out and spray it off with a hose. Then when he and Reggie do finally get onto the court, Charlie shows up with an ice cream cone. His little sister tries to force a lick off the cone and it goes flying. Archie thinks it is a sneak serve by Reg and smacks it, getting ice cream all over himself. He goes home to get cleaned off.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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?
Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It says here, Mary, that a dollar bill wears out in a year and a half!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Archie newspaper strip (King Features Syndicate, XX-XX-XXXX)

Approval Approach (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This book explains what I've been doing wrong in my dealings with Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee reads a book that says an instructor must help a student instill confidence in himself and he tries it with Archie.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from http://www.joesinnott.com
Originally an Archie and Me story.

Vicious Cycle (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica yearns for adventure, until she actually finds it.
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Freeze Tease (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Daddy, can Archie come to our party tomorrow?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge tells Archie it will be a cold day in July before he would be allowed to attend his party.
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Trick Kick (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
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Inks
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I saw this surfing trick done on T.V.
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Reprints

In the Swim (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Kite Flight (Table of Contents: 10)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Is Reggie really tired of water sports?
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It's All So Involved (Table of Contents: 11)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Gus LeMoine
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
drama; humor; teen
Characters
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Sheila Smythe; Willie Wilkin; Wilma Wilkin; Uncle Herman; Rebel
Synopsis
Bingo meets a boy who's run away from home and decides to help him, despite Samantha's warnings against getting involved with other people's troubles.
Reprints
Keywords
soap opera

Pretty Please (Table of Contents: 12)

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
Reprints

Hex Vex (Table of Contents: 13)

Sabrina The Teen Age Witch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Gus Le Moine
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Archie Andrews; Aunt Hilda Spellman; Betty Cooper; Della; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Salem; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Aunt Hilda takes Sabrina to the carnival to fulfill her quota of bad deeds.
Reprints
Keywords
carnival games; merry go round

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Sabrina the Teenage Witch Complete Collection (Archie, 2017 series) #1, pencils are credited to Dan DeCarlo and inks to Rudy Lapick.

Mystery of the Ghost of Grey Wolf (Table of Contents: 14)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg; Gigi; Charley
Synopsis
Jinx becomes the hide and seek champion at summer camp.
Reprints
Keywords
ghost story; summer camp

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Katy Keene / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woggon
Pencils
Bill Woggon
Inks
Bill Woggon
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Woggon

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On the next page, you will see the beginning...
Genre
humor; fashion; romance

Feet Feat (Table of Contents: 16)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
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?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
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Swell Bell (Table of Contents: 17)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
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We Love You Madly (Table of Contents: 18)

Reggie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump; Big Moose Mason
Reprints

Indexer Notes

formerly a Reggie and Me story.

Supe's Atomic Ache (Table of Contents: 19)

Super Duck / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

Decibel Destiny (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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?
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge is tired of hearing Archie's car horn, so he goes boating.
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Minstrel Man (Table of Contents: 21)

Josie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Alexander Cabot II; Alan M.
Synopsis
Alex hears a new guy in town, Alan M., playing his guitar, and hires him to serenade Josie on his behalf. Josie instantly falls for Alan M., but he's only interested in his music.
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Indexer Notes

Josie's last name, which was "Jones" since the beginning of the comic, becomes "James" in this story. In subsequent years it would go back and forth between "James," "Jones" and "McCoy." All the "Josie" sequences in this issue are part of one continuously paginated story but are not marked as chapters or parts.

Dismal Drummer (Table of Contents: 22)

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; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Alan M.; Gloomer; Instant Replay
Synopsis
Alexandra also takes a fancy to Alan M., and offers to sponsor his band. She meets Alan's drummer, the suicidally depressed Gloomer, and Gloomer's perky girlfriend Instant Replay, the only person in the world who can translate Gloomer's mumblings.
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Indexer Notes

Gloomer and Instant Replay are presented as possible recurring characters, but they didn't last beyond this issue.

Third Man Theme (Table of Contents: 23)

Josie / 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
Josie; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Alexander Cabot II; Alan M.; Instant Replay; Gloomer
Synopsis
Alan M. asks Alex to be the second guitarist in his band.
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Jester Melody (Table of Contents: 24)

Josie / 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
Josie; Melody; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Alan M.; Gloomer; Instant Replay; Sock
Synopsis
Alan, Gloomer and Alex make a great sound, and after listening to an argment between Josie and Alexandra, Melody gets an idea for the group's name: "Alan and the Jesters."
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The Music Man (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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Dilton Doiley (non-speaking cameo); Miss Grundy [Geraldine Grundy] (non-speaking cameo); Mr. Weatherbee [Waldo Weatherbee] (non-speaking cameo); Little Betty Cooper (non-speaking cameo)
Synopsis
The square dance that Veronica has helped plan is in jeopardy thanks to Reggie's mistake until Pop Tate steps up as caller with Little Archie and Jughead providing the music.
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What Is It? (Table of Contents: 26)

Dilton / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
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Boat Banter (Table of Contents: 27)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
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Sure Thing (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
It's one of those days when Archie can't say anything but "sure" to anybody: he agrees to clean out the garage, then agrees to go with anyone who asks him.
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Delightful Sightful (Table of Contents: 29)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Big Moose Mason
Synopsis
The search for the perfect set of waves.
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Surprise Prize! (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Veronica and Moose win a tandem surfing contest, and a prize of appearing in the next Bob Brawn surfing movie, but Midge will not allow Moose to go to Hawaii for a week with Veronica.
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Keywords
surf board; surfing

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

Archie Pin Up / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
This sport combines sailing and surfing!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, philosophers say 'Happiness is usually found in your own backyard!' "]
    Archie
  2. 1. Swan Song
    Archie
  3. 2. Jumping to a Conclusion
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. It's a Racket
    Archie
  5. 4. ["It says here, Mary, that a dollar bill wears out in a year and a half!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  6. 5. Approval Approach
    Mr. Weatherbee
  7. 6. Vicious Cycle
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Freeze Tease
    Archie
  9. 8. Trick Kick
    Archie
  10. 9. In the Swim
    Archie
  11. 10. Kite Flight
    Reggie
  12. 11. It's All So Involved
    That Wilkin Boy
  13. 12. Pretty Please
    Li'l Jinx
  14. 13. Hex Vex
    Sabrina The Teen Age Witch
  15. 14. Mystery of the Ghost of Grey Wolf
    Li'l Jinx
  16. 15. ["On the next page, you will see the beginning..."]
    Katy Keene
  17. 16. Feet Feat
    Jughead
  18. 17. Swell Bell
    Jughead
  19. 18. We Love You Madly
    Reggie
  20. 19. Supe's Atomic Ache
    Super Duck
  21. 20. Decibel Destiny
    Mr. Lodge
  22. 21. Minstrel Man
    Josie
  23. 22. Dismal Drummer
    Josie
  24. 23. Third Man Theme
    Josie
  25. 24. Jester Melody
    Josie
  26. 25. The Music Man
    Little Archie
  27. 26. What Is It?
    Dilton
  28. 27. Boat Banter
    Jughead
  29. 28. Sure Thing
    Archie
  30. 29. Delightful Sightful
    Reggie
  31. 30. Surprise Prize!
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. ["This sport combines sailing and surfing!"]
    Archie Pin Up
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