(May 1984)

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
0271000699752
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard US digest size
Paper Stock
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

barcode not standard


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I think my party is a flop!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Chuck Clayton; Nancy; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Josie and the Pussycats [Josie; Valerie; Melody]

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Pep #298

Those Nifty Fifties (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge]; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
The gang wants to do the school play about the 1950s, but Mr. Weatherbee suggests the 1920s.
Reprints
Keywords
American Graffiti; Great Gatsby

Easy To Please (Table of Contents: 2)

Big Ethel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Big Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Big Ethel goes to the Police Station looking for a missing teenage boy.
Reprints

Astronaut Archie's Maze (Table of Contents: 3)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How silly of me, Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica dumped all the cherries into the punch bowl.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

daily newspaper strip reprint

The Sport (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mrs Andrews; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie would rather play baseball than clean his room.
Reprints

Weary Query (Table of Contents: 6)

Dilton Doiley / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen; math & science
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews (image on TV)
Synopsis
Dilton describes how television works, but Betty is still stumped.
Reprints

The Clean Up (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
Archie's mother doesn't want to see Archie's sloppy room again.
Reprints

Hostest With the Mostest (Table of Contents: 8)

Miss Beazly / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Beazly; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Miss Beazly tries to remake her image by being the cafeteria Maitre D' rather than head lunch lady.
Reprints

Togetherness (Table of Contents: 9)

Pussycat Capers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alexander Cabot III; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Dancing lessons using a LP.
Reprints

Big Wheels (Table of Contents: 10)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 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; Greg
Synopsis
Greg builds a car.
Reprints

The Sure Thing! (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Andrews
Synopsis
Archie can't sleep.

Friendly Enemies (Table of Contents: 12)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie got fingerprints on Moose's essay.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Dear Josie / letters page / 1.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I read in your column ...

[Date of Filing: October 1, 1983] (Table of Contents: 14)

Statement of Ownership ... / statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Louis H. Silberkleit
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Close-Up, Inc. is owned by Michael I. Silberkelit and Richard H. Goldwater. Listed as editor is Richard H. Goldwater, and Managing Editor: Michael I. Silberkleit. Total paid circulation over past 12 months is 129,421. Most recent issue: 134,679. Louis H. Silberkleit, business manager.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't see how you can take those soap operas seriously, Mary!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Mrs Andrews likes to watch the soaps...
Reprints
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

"Archie" daily newspaper strip reprint.

The Sporting Life (Table of Contents: 16)

Dilton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Chuck Clayton; Diane; Coach Clayton
Synopsis
Inspired by a beautiful girl, Dilton wants to be an athlete.
Reprints

Miss Grundy - Buy-Buy? (Table of Contents: 17)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints

That Dumb Moose (Table of Contents: 18)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Reprints

Pop's Pot (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie's Dad / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr Andrews; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Mr Andrews is overweight.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Archie's dad weighs 189.5 pounds.

Fast Fashion (Table of Contents: 20)

Alexandra / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Valerie: Alan M.; Alexander Cabot II; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis
Alexandra gets her new exclusive designer outfit flown in from Paris, only to discover that Josie and Valerie have identical outfits.
Reprints

Beastly Bowman! (Table of Contents: 21)

A.R.C.H.I.E. As The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
humor; teen; adventure
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; the Bowman
Synopsis
C.R.U.S.H. agent The Bowman shoots V.E.R.O.N.I.C.A. with one of his mind-controlling arrows and forces her to help him steal the reorganization plans for her father's plant.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original story was 13 pages.

"Zowie!" (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Svenson
Synopsis
What kind of cars do they drive in Sweden?
Reprints
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Archie newspaper strip daily

Kennel Klub Kostume (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Bill Woggon (signed)
Pencils
Bill Woggon (signed)
Inks
Bill Woggon (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Woggon ?

Mrroww (Table of Contents: 24)

Katy Keene / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Woggon (signed)
Pencils
Bill Woggon (signed)
Inks
Bill Woggon
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Woggon

Reprints

Re-Re-Run (Table of Contents: 25)

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
L'l Jinx; Li'l Jinx's dad
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx is watching tv.
Reprints

Laugh! These Are the Jokes! (Table of Contents: 26)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Geraldine Grundy; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee asks Archie to teach him how to tell a joke.
Reprints

Male Call (Table of Contents: 27)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Sheila Smythe
Synopsis
Sampson says that Samantha has been seeing too much of the wimpy Bingo and that she should date some boys who are more muscular and aggressive. So she hooks up with some muscular, aggressive boys who nearly wreck the house.
Reprints

He Auto Know! (Table of Contents: 28)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Join and Enjoy! (Table of Contents: 29)

Pussycat Capers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alexander Cabot III; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
The girls are asked to take part in a scientific study.
Reprints

Top Secret (Table of Contents: 30)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 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 is now the treasurer.

Patriotic Pup (Table of Contents: 31)

Little Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Moose Mason; Sheldon Broadbeam; Spotty
Synopsis
The kids have to dress their pets based on the country they came from, and Little Archie doesn't know what his dog should wear, since "Spotty's all kinds of dogs."
Reprints

The Song Is Ended! (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge]; Moose Mason; Bobby Baron; Sinister Sid
Synopsis
Sinister Sid, a villain with an all-consuming hatred of music ("It's all-consuming, you know!"), creates a special smog that has the power to destroy music. Soon no one can sing or play or even remember what music sounds like. The Archies set off on a magic carpet ride to find this "music-napper" and end his anti-melodic reign of terror.
Reprints
Keywords
rock music

Indexer Notes

Songs referred to in this story include "Birth of the Blues," "What's New," "That Old Black Magic," "Bill," "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing," "Blues In the Night," "Ol' Man River," "Without a Song," "Bye Bye Birdie," "The Sound of Music," "The Star-Spangled Banner," "Stranger In Paradise," "I Don't Want To Set the World On Fire," and "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever."

Part of a series of surreal "Archies" stories influenced by The Monkees and the Beatles' "Help!"

Small Medium (Table of Contents: 33)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
Betty is to have Archie take her to Veronica's house, but Betty's mother gets her a job sitting instead.
Reprints

Wire Service (Table of Contents: 34)

Chuck Clayton / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Floyd Clayton; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Chuck is using his father's office at school as a phone and mail drop so he doesn't miss any important communications from girls.
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Veronica, aren't you ready yet?
Genre
humor; teen

A Plug For the Band (Table of Contents: 36)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina; The Archies [Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle]
Synopsis
When Veronica comes down with a cold, Sabrina takes her place when The Archies play at a school dance.
Reprints
Keywords
supernatural

The Call (Table of Contents: 37)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie gets a call from the President.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mary, you've been on your feet all day!
Genre
humor; teen

Indexer Notes

Archie daily newspaper strip reprint

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I think my party is a flop!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Those Nifty Fifties
    Archie and the Gang
  3. 2. Easy To Please
    Big Ethel
  4. 3. Astronaut Archie's Maze
  5. 4. ["How silly of me, Archie!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  6. 5. The Sport
    Archie
  7. 6. Weary Query
    Dilton Doiley
  8. 7. The Clean Up
    Archie
  9. 8. Hostest With the Mostest
    Miss Beazly
  10. 9. Togetherness
    Pussycat Capers
  11. 10. Big Wheels
    Li'l Jinx
  12. 11. The Sure Thing!
    Archie
  13. 12. Friendly Enemies
    Moose
  14. 13. ["I read in your column ..."]
    Dear Josie
  15. 14. [Date of Filing: October 1, 1983]
    Statement of Ownership ...
  16. 15. ["I don't see how you can take those soap operas seriously, Mary!"]
    Archie's Pop Gag Bag
  17. 16. The Sporting Life
    Dilton
  18. 17. Miss Grundy - Buy-Buy?
  19. 18. That Dumb Moose
    Reggie
  20. 19. Pop's Pot
    Archie's Dad
  21. 20. Fast Fashion
    Alexandra
  22. 21. Beastly Bowman!
    A.R.C.H.I.E. As The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
  23. 22. "Zowie!"
    Mr. Svenson Gag Bag
  24. 23. Kennel Klub Kostume
    Katy Keene
  25. 24. Mrroww
    Katy Keene
  26. 25. Re-Re-Run
    Li'l Jinx
  27. 26. Laugh! These Are the Jokes!
    Mr. Weatherbee
  28. 27. Male Call
    That Wilkin Boy
  29. 28. He Auto Know!
  30. 29. Join and Enjoy!
    Pussycat Capers
  31. 30. Top Secret
    Li'l Jinx
  32. 31. Patriotic Pup
    Little Archie
  33. 32. The Song Is Ended!
    The Archies
  34. 33. Small Medium
    Betty
  35. 34. Wire Service
    Chuck Clayton
  36. 35. ["Veronica, aren't you ready yet?"]
    Veronica's Gag Bag
  37. 36. A Plug For the Band
    Sabrina
  38. 37. The Call
    Betty
  39. 38. ["Mary, you've been on your feet all day!"]
    Archie's Pop Gag Bag
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Keith Alan Morgan
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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