(February 1998)

Archie, 1974 Series
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Price
1.95 USD; 1.99 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
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Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
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Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
009128468525 39
Editing
Nanci Dakesian; 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

ISSN 1059 1907


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, you've got to admire his honesty... I guess!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle

Take A Break With A Kit Kat Bar (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Kit Kat / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Ram Jam (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Bill Golliher
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Frank Gagliardo
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; a ram (Central High mascot); Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead's Aunt Sylvia; Mrs. Jones?
Synopsis
Archie steals the Central High ram, but it runs off with Jughead holding the rope after crashing Archie's mom's party.

Jughead's Gag Bag (Table of Contents: 3)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Rex (a dog)
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead discuss finding a job.

A Natural Talent (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; talent show representative
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie make a bet on who can win a talent show, and Archie wins with a pratfall comedy act.
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Keywords
talent show

Call of The Wild (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Ann; Sally
Synopsis
Betty and Jughead help Archie escape the tyranny of cell phone monitoring by Veronica.

Change of Heart (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hubert Von Wartendyke; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is worried about Veronica's houseguest stealing her heart, but he is a health nut causing Veronica to ask for a rescue from him.
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Reform Storm (Table of Contents: 7)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Gus Lemoine
Inks
Gus Lemoine
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Archie promises to turn over a new leaf, but his good intentions cause so much havoc that Mr. Weatherbee asks him to just go back to normal.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprinting in Archie & Friends Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #27.

Miss Beazly's Gag Bag (Table of Contents: 8)

Miss Beazly / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Miss Beazly; former student of Miss Beazly
Synopsis
Miss Beazly meets a former student who is a cook at a diner.
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[Piney] Chapter 1, Return of The Tree (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Piney (pine tree); Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Smithers; Archie Andrews; postal service employees; Mrs. Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mrs. Donaldson; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Christmas season stress and mishaps for Archie and the gang as seen by Piney at the Lodge house.
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Indexer Notes

This chapter is followed by "Chapter 2, Tree's Company", "Chapter 3, Simply Tree-Mendous", and "Chapter 4, A Tree For All Seasons."

[Piney] Chapter 2, Tree's Company (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Piney (pine tree); Archie Andrews; Ben (postal service employee); Ralph (postal service employee); Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate; Big Ethel Muggs (cameo); Moose Mason (cameo); Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Archie's holiday job at the post office is to answer letters to Santa and he enlists the rest of the gang to help.
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Indexer Notes

This chapter is preceded by "Chapter 1, Return of The Tree", and followed by "Chapter 3, Simply Tree-Mendous", and "Chapter 4, A Tree For All Seasons."

[Piney] Chapter 3, Simply Tree-Mendous (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doily; Mr. Svenson; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Mrs. Lodge; Big Ethel Muggs (cameo); Moose Mason (cameo); Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton; Pop Tate (cameo); Midge Klump (cameo); Piney (a pine tree)
Synopsis
Archie and the gang set to planning a big Christmas event for all the people who wrote letters to Santa.
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Indexer Notes

This chapter is preceded by "Chapter 1, Return of The Tree", and "Chapter 2, Tree's Company", and followed by "Chapter 4, A Tree For All Seasons."

[Piney] Chapter 4, A Tree For All Seasons (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Mr. Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Big Ethel Muggs; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Piney (a pine tree); Christmas party attendees
Synopsis
The big Christmas event comes together even better than anyone had anticipated.
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Indexer Notes

This chapter is preceded by "Chapter 1, Return of The Tree", "Chapter 2, Tree's Company", and "Chapter 3, Simply Tree-Mendous."

That Way Out Sound (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies (Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones); Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge is showing off a special safe he had installed and is accidentally locked in with the only tuning fork that produces the sound to unlock the safe. But The Archies play until they recreate the right sound to free him.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #249, no credits listed in this digest.

Betty's Pin Up (Table of Contents: 14)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty gets Archie alone at the top row of the football stadium.
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Wishful Thinking (Table of Contents: 15)

Sabrina The Teenage Witch / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
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Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Sabrina grants a few wishes to celebrate her birthday.
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Fan Fare (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Joe Kuddly (on posters and TV)
Synopsis
Betty is so engrossed with football star Joe Kuddly that Archie joins an anti-football club for company.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #240, no credits listed in this digest.

Earth's Last Line of Defense... (Table of Contents: 17)

The Mighty Crusaders / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield; Jaguar; Steel Sterling; The Fly; Fly Girl; Captain Flag; The Comet; Firefly; The Fox; Bob Phantom; The Black Hood; The Wizard; The Hangman; The Web; Fireball; Black Jack; Mr. Justice; Inferno

Indexer Notes

Each character merely says "Hi" and gives their name.

Editor's Notebook (Table of Contents: 18)

Editor's Notebook / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Victor Gorelick
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
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Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

A question and answer forum with a background illustration.

Up For Grabs (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica both scheme to get Archie to invite one of them to a dance, but he finally tells them he'll be out of town that day.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #209.

Gimme Shelter (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; a group of orphans; Smithers; Gaston
Synopsis
On his way to Veronica's, Archie comes across a broken-down bus from the Riverdale Boy's Home, so he takes the kids to Veronica's. Mr. Lodge just wants the get rid of the kids, so he buys them a new bus and fixes up the Boy's Home.
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Brassie Lassy (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie proves to be too clumsy as a ski instructor.
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Just Imagine (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Archie get caught up acting out his various school lessons in history, literature, etc. until Veronica slugs him after he delivers a "Rhett Butler" line.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #36.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Well, you've got to admire his honesty... I guess!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Take A Break With A Kit Kat Bar
    Kit Kat
  3. 2. Ram Jam
    Archie
  4. 3. Jughead's Gag Bag
    Jughead
  5. 4. A Natural Talent
    Archie
  6. 5. Call of The Wild
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Change of Heart
    Archie
  8. 7. Reform Storm
    Mr. Weatherbee
  9. 8. Miss Beazly's Gag Bag
    Miss Beazly
  10. 9. [Piney] Chapter 1, Return of The Tree
    Archie
  11. 10. [Piney] Chapter 2, Tree's Company
    Archie
  12. 11. [Piney] Chapter 3, Simply Tree-Mendous
    Archie
  13. 12. [Piney] Chapter 4, A Tree For All Seasons
    Archie
  14. 13. That Way Out Sound
    Archie
  15. 14. Betty's Pin Up
    Betty
  16. 15. Wishful Thinking
    Sabrina The Teenage Witch
  17. 16. Fan Fare
    Archie
  18. 17. Earth's Last Line of Defense...
    The Mighty Crusaders
  19. 18. Editor's Notebook
    Editor's Notebook
  20. 19. Up For Grabs
    Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. Gimme Shelter
    Archie
  22. 21. Brassie Lassy
    Archie
  23. 22. Just Imagine
    Archie
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