Laugh Comics Digest #104 [Direct]
(December 1992)

Archie, 1974 Series
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Price
1.50 USD; 1.65 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
6 times a year in Feb., Apr., June, Aug., Oct., and Dec.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

ISSN 1059-1907


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Alison Flood (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ha! A clean escape! I told you Weatherbee couldn't keep us in detention!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee

Krocky 13 (Table of Contents: 1)

The Mighty Archie Art Players / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited); Nanci Tsetsekas (credited); Caryn Antoniuk (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; satire-parody; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews [as Krocky Kreetin]; Betty Cooper [as Betty Friday]; Dilton Doiley [as Eezee]; Reggie Mantle [as Sly Sleeze]
Synopsis
Krocky is a boxer who has won so many fights the public thinks he's invincible and they are bored. He fights Eezee the extraterrestrial and loses due to special effects, and everyone makes a ton of money.
Reprints
Keywords
boxing

Indexer Notes

Parody of "Rocky" movies.

When reprinted in Archie's Funhouse Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #6, inks are credited to Henry Scarpelli.

Family Fare (Table of Contents: 2)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Gag about both waiters and generals knowing how to take orders.
Reprints

Work Shirk (Table of Contents: 3)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Gladys Jones
Synopsis
Gag about doing homework with the TV on.
Reprints

Get Out There (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie's dad exhorts him to get outdoors, so Archie gathers the gang and they all watch TV on the beach.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Archie's Spindizzy Worlds Adventure Part 1 (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Archie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Can't Tell a Book By Its Cover (Table of Contents: 6)

Veronica / 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
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Prudence [Veronica's cousin]; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones (cameo); Dilton Doiley (cameo)
Synopsis
Prudence shows Veronica that clothes and looks are not the only way to attract boys.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest (Archie, 1987 series) #225, no credits listed in this digest.

This Year...Take Home a Club Med Vacation! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Archie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Traffic Jam Left a Bitter Taste (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Chester Punkett; Burt [Archie's uncle]
Synopsis
Dilton's van is stolen but the boys find it while traveling in a helicopter with Archie's uncle. They are able to observe Dilton's delayed alarm system and the van is recovered.
Reprints

Perfect Day! (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty's Diary / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Rod Ollerenshaw
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mrs. Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones (cameo); Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis
Betty's day is a mess due to plumbing problems, car problems, and weather, but at least she has a date with Archie.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Iron Bulldog (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Doug Curtis
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Chuck Clayton; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate (cameo); Coach Kleats; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee (cameo); Miss Grundy (cameo)
Synopsis
The Summitville football team steals the Riverdale mascot, an iron bulldog statue, and paints it green as a taunt. However, with strong community support the Riverdale team wins the game and proudly displays their returned mascot.
Reprints
Keywords
football

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie's Super Comics Digest (Sterling Publishing Co, Inc., 2012 series) #2, no credits listed in this digest.

Wash and Cry! (Table of Contents: 11)

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; Hap Halliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx gets jam on her father's shirt and, after he tells her it's a wash and dry shirt, she washes and dries it, ruining an $8 roll of stamps in the pocket.
Reprints

Feeling Good (Table of Contents: 12)

Sabrina The Teenage Witch / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Aunt Hilda joins Sabrina jogging, but she causes havoc because she doesn't watch where she's going, and has to fix everything with magic.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Flight of the Bumble (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee; Moose Mason; Miss Grundy; Tug
Synopsis
Betty brings an expensive bird to school for a project. The bird gets loose and Archie tries to capture it, causing a ruckus while the bird flies back into its cage.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Bubble Trouble (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones]; Vance Forward; Rap McNasty; Jimmy
Synopsis
The Archies latest music video shoot is cancelled by Vance Forward because he cannot think of a concept for their "bubble gum" sound, but the show goes on when Archie comes up with real bubble gum as an inspiration.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Fairy Tale (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; a fairy godmother; Max (Betty's cat); Archie Andrews
Synopsis
In a parody of Cinderella, the fairy godmother gets the prince after she had granted wishes to competing girls at the ball.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the printing in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #237, no credits listed in this digest.

Distraction Action (Table of Contents: 16)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump
Synopsis
As Moose is about to beat up Reggie, Jughead distracts him to look up a word in the library.
Reprints

Artists and Models (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie 1 / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie 1; Reggie 1; Veronica 1; Betty 1; Jughead 1; Mr. Weatherbee 1; Miss Grundy 1
Synopsis
The boys create a statue of a beautiful girl, which the girls change to misshapen and add a statue of a handsome boy. In revenge the boys plump up the male statue and in trying to fix the girl statue ruin it so that the pair resembles Mr. Weatherbee and Miss Grundy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story features the cavemen versions of the Archie characters.

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

It's a Lost Course (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Mr. Buncombe
Synopsis
Archie takes the art of insincere flattery to heart after his new Business Studies course, and gets everyone angry at him and each other.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #271, no credits listed in this digest.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Ha! A clean escape! I told you Weatherbee couldn't keep us in detention!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Krocky 13
    The Mighty Archie Art Players
  3. 2. Family Fare
    Jughead
  4. 3. Work Shirk
    Jughead
  5. 4. Get Out There
    Archie
  6. 5. Archie's Spindizzy Worlds Adventure Part 1
    Archie
  7. 6. Can't Tell a Book By Its Cover
    Veronica
  8. 7. This Year...Take Home a Club Med Vacation!
    Archie
  9. 8. The Traffic Jam Left a Bitter Taste
    Archie
  10. 9. Perfect Day!
    Betty's Diary
  11. 10. The Iron Bulldog
    Archie
  12. 11. Wash and Cry!
    Li'l Jinx
  13. 12. Feeling Good
    Sabrina The Teenage Witch
  14. 13. Flight of the Bumble
    Archie
  15. 14. Bubble Trouble
    The Archies
  16. 15. Fairy Tale
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. Distraction Action
    Reggie
  18. 17. Artists and Models
    Archie 1
  19. 18. It's a Lost Course
    Archie
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