(November 1990)

Archie, 1974 Series
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Price
1.50 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly in Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., and Nov.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
071896468526 91
Editing
Nanci Tsetsekas; Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
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)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sob Archie, are you crying over the girl or over her mother?
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Miss Haggly
Keywords
movie theater

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

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

The Toy (Table of Contents: 2)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
John Lucas (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited); Nanci Tsetsekas (credited); Gregg Suchow (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Gertrude
Synopsis
Reggie borrows a radio-controlled frisbee from Dilton to play a joke on Archie at the beach.
Reprints

Split Bit (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
A mistaken impression causes Archie and Jughead to suddenly lose their appetites.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

Lucky Charms / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Half Time (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Jinx finds a four-leaf clover.
Reprints
Keywords
four leaf clover

Lame Game (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
On the golf course, caddy Archie gives Mr. Lodge advice.
Reprints
Keywords
golf

[Be a hero by improving your reading skills...] (Table of Contents: 7)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Features many of the Archie super heroes.

The Persuader (Table of Contents: 8)

The Archies / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Criminals steal The Archies' van while Jughead is asleep in the back.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie's Funhouse Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #22, no credits listed in this digest.

[Saturdays on NBC] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

NBC / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

The Defender (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie tells Mr. Weatherbee why he got into a fight.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprinting in Archie's Super Comics Digest (Sterling Publishing Co., Inc, 2012 series) #2.

[The Ultimate Game Club] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Ultimate Game Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fright Plight (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie offers to pay for everyone to ride the roller coaster.
Reprints
Keywords
carnival

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

Betty Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
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Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty! Don't you just love the "Scott Richmond Band"?
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty doesn't like the Scott Richmond Band.

[Digest Writers' Contest] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Mr. Grimely's Close Encounter (Table of Contents: 15)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Grimely; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead tells his guidance counselor he wants to be a UFOlogist.
Reprints
Keywords
guidance counselor; UFO

[Archie Bendables] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Bop City Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Getting to the Bottom (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Greg
Synopsis
Greg builds a soapbox racer that needs just one more thing to make it perfect.
Reprints
Keywords
soapbox racer

Easy Does It (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Smithers; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie hides Veronica's clarinet in Mr. Lodge's golf bag.
Reprints
Keywords
clarinet; golf; marching band; putter

Tackle Tickle (Table of Contents: 19)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg ?
Inks
Rudy Lapick ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Fred
Synopsis
Dilton invents a football practice robot that looks like a real person. Reggie names it "Fred" and gets Moose to tackle it, which breaks off its leg. Moose is upset until he learns about the trick and chases down Reggie.
Reprints
Keywords
football; robot

Indexer Notes

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

[Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions!] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

Power Shortage (Table of Contents: 21)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Sabrina uses her powers to the point that she runs out of magic.
Reprints

Sure Lure (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Svenson; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee brings his cat to school while the painters are working on his house but the cat gets loose.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #242, no credits listed in this digest.

Loaf Oaf (Table of Contents: 23)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Gladys Jones (off-panel only); Forsythe P. Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead goes to extraordinary effort to avoid work.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie's Checklist] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

Tennis, Anyone? (Table of Contents: 25)

Glenn Scarpelli In Hollywood / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Scarpelli
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Henry Scarpelli ?

Genre
humor
Characters
Glenn Scarpelli; Otto
Synopsis
Glenn relaxes after a day on the set with a brisk tennis match.
Reprints
Keywords
tennis

Indexer Notes

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

[Riverdale High #3] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Fan Club] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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

Birthday Box (Table of Contents: 28)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Alexander Cabot III; Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Alan M. Mayberry; Alexandra Cabot; Melody Valentine; Mr. Cabot
Synopsis
Alexander throws himself a birthday party, but ends up being the only one to attend after he uninvites everyone else for insulting him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in B&V Friends Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #239.

The Big Beat (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie is mad at Moose so he tapes a picture of Moose on the drum he carries in the marching band.
Keywords
marching band

Indexer Notes

Probably from Archie Giant Series Magazine (Archie, 1954 series) #14 but needs confirmation.

Blame Frame (Table of Contents: 30)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Prof. Flutesnoot
Synopsis
With the school election between Archie and Reggie pending, someone paints disparaging graffiti about Reggie on the school walls.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Fetch and Double Fetch (Table of Contents: 31)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Jughead tries to teach Hot Dog to fetch a stick. When that doesn't work, Archie uses a hamburger instead of the stick.
Reprints

[Betty & Veronica Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

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

Nose for News (Table of Contents: 33)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Veronica's news makes Betty's news seem trivial.
Reprints

[Archie 3000 #12] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

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

[Check Out Archie's Special Subscription Offer!] (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

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

Garden of Evil (Table of Contents: 36)

Life with Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Mr. Blackson
Synopsis
Archie figures out that it was Mr. Blackson who killed Mr. Lodge's plants before they could be entered into the flower show, and he manages to fix the situation.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Once Is Enough (Table of Contents: 37)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley
Synopsis
Charley is only going to tell Jinx a secret once.
Reprints

[Jughead's Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

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

That Darn Cat (Table of Contents: 39)

Glen Scarpelli in Hollywood / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Glenn Scarpelli
Synopsis
Glenn's butler tries to catch a stray cat.
Reprints

[Order Your New Archies Digest Magazine!] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

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

Chore Score (Table of Contents: 41)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
When Mrs. Andrews gets sick, Archie does chores and finds a ton of money.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #22, no credits listed in this digest.

[Subscribe and Save $2.50] (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

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

The Journey (Table of Contents: 43)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Stan Goldberg
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Sabrina and Hilda travel to the Witch's Supermarket.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Election Selection (Table of Contents: 44)

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; Gigi; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Jinx is elected president of her club.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

Editor's Notebook / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Calamity Lane (Table of Contents: 46)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead's horoscope says he will have one calamity after another all day long.
Reprints
Keywords
horoscope

[Archie Presents Previews] (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

The Truth About Reggie's Roots (Table of Contents: 48)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
What Reggie says about his ancestors and what is the truth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Three two-panel jokes, first one that all Reggie's ancestors were doormen.

Saving Face (Table of Contents: 49)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie comes to the mistaken impression that Mr. Lodge is beating Veronica and struggles to come to her rescue.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 50) (Expand) /

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

Drugs Are Uncool! (Table of Contents: 51)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Detective Story (Table of Contents: 52)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Hiram Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie finds a miniature painting that Mr. Lodge thought was stolen.
Reprints

Jughead's Diner #5 (Table of Contents: 53) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 54)

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

[The Taste of Adventure Part 1] (Table of Contents: 55) (Expand) /

Archie and his Friends; CapriSun / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Sob Archie, are you crying over the girl or over her mother?"]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Toy
    Reggie
  4. 3. Split Bit
    Betty
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Lucky Charms
  6. 5. Half Time
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. Lame Game
    Archie
  8. 7. [Be a hero by improving your reading skills...]
  9. 8. The Persuader
    The Archies
  10. 9. [Saturdays on NBC]
    NBC
  11. 10. The Defender
    Archie
  12. 11. [The Ultimate Game Club]
    Ultimate Game Club
  13. 12. Fright Plight
    Archie
  14. 13. ["Betty! Don't you just love the "Scott Richmond Band"?"]
    Betty Gag Bag
  15. 14. [Digest Writers' Contest]
  16. 15. Mr. Grimely's Close Encounter
    Jughead
  17. 16. [Archie Bendables]
    Bop City Comics
  18. 17. Getting to the Bottom
    Li'l Jinx's Pal Greg
  19. 18. Easy Does It
    Archie
  20. 19. Tackle Tickle
    Reggie
  21. 20. [Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions!]
  22. 21. Power Shortage
    Sabrina
  23. 22. Sure Lure
    Archie
  24. 23. Loaf Oaf
    Jughead
  25. 24. [Archie's Checklist]
  26. 25. Tennis, Anyone?
    Glenn Scarpelli In Hollywood
  27. 26. [Riverdale High #3]
  28. 27. [Archie Fan Club]
  29. 28. Birthday Box
    Josie
  30. 29. The Big Beat
    Archie
  31. 30. Blame Frame
    Reggie
  32. 31. Fetch and Double Fetch
    Jughead
  33. 32. [Betty & Veronica Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  34. 33. Nose for News
    Betty
  35. 34. [Archie 3000 #12]
  36. 35. [Check Out Archie's Special Subscription Offer!]
  37. 36. Garden of Evil
    Life with Archie
  38. 37. Once Is Enough
    Li'l Jinx's Chum Charley
  39. 38. [Jughead's Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  40. 39. That Darn Cat
    Glen Scarpelli in Hollywood
  41. 40. [Order Your New Archies Digest Magazine!]
  42. 41. Chore Score
    Archie
  43. 42. [Subscribe and Save $2.50]
  44. 43. The Journey
    Sabrina
  45. 44. Election Selection
    Li'l Jinx
  46. 45. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  47. 46. Calamity Lane
    Jughead
  48. 47. [Archie Presents Previews]
  49. 48. The Truth About Reggie's Roots
    Reggie
  50. 49. Saving Face
    Veronica
  51. 50. [Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  52. 51. Drugs Are Uncool!
  53. 52. Detective Story
    Archie
  54. 53. Jughead's Diner #5
  55. 54. [no title indexed]
  56. 55. [The Taste of Adventure Part 1]
    Archie and his Friends; CapriSun
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