Laugh Comics Digest #143 [Direct Edition]
(August 1998)

Archie, 1974 Series
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Price
1.95 USD; 2.19 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
762816468527 14311
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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Reggie's finally found a TV show that he likes!
Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones

Unglued Stamps (Table of Contents: 1)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Rex Lindsey (credited)
Inks
Rex Lindsey
Colors
Rex Lindsey
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones; Geraldine Grundy; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Miss Grundy assigns the class the task of creating some new stamp designs.
Reprints

Fashions (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty and Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Fashion page
Reprints
  • from ?

Looking for Love (Table of Contents: 3)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Barbara Slate (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Carlos; Hiram Lodge; Randolph
Synopsis
While on a beach in Brazil, Veronica tries using a metal detector to help her meet a cute boy.
Reprints

Rap Flap (Table of Contents: 4)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie listens to a tape recording of himself paying himself compliments.
Reprints

The Rare Bird (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren ?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jon D'Agostino ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Sensitive Archie takes Betty to the park to bird watch on her birthday, but ends up watching other girls instead.
Reprints

Fashions for Sunshiny Days (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty and Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reader-submitted fashion page.

Responsibility (Table of Contents: 7)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Willie Wilkin; Wilma Wilkin
Synopsis
Mr. Wilkin tells Bingo to call off his date with Samantha so he can stay home and help paint the house.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Jughead's Double Digest (Archie, 1989 series) #195, writing is credited to Frank Doyle.

Odds on it (Table of Contents: 8)

Betty's Heart / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Michael Gallagher
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty's statistics class is beginning to affect her personal life.
Reprints

One for the Books (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty's Diary / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Reprints

A Date with Destiny Jones! (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie 3000 / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopoulos
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Scott McRae
Colors
Dan Parent; Bill Golliher
Letters
Pat Brosseau

Genre
science fiction; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Destiny Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie have a race on astro water skis to win a date with rock star Destiny Jones (who turns out to be Jughead's cousin). Naturally, Reggie sabotages Archie's skis, but Archie wins anyway.
Reprints

The Purr-fect Crime (Table of Contents: 11)

Betty and Me / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie rescues a cat stuck in a tree. Now who's going to rescue Archie?
Reprints

Betty's Bikinis (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper

Indexer Notes

Betty in various bikinis.

Reggie’s Gift (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Sam Kujava (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear diary, I love Grandma Cooper, but shopping for her birthday gift is the absolute pits!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty sees Reggie go into a retirement home and follows him in there. She learns that he goes there twice a month to visit an elderly woman who used to babysit him as a child.
Reprints

Clipping Penalty (Table of Contents: 14)

Betty and Me / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie gets a job trimming a hedge in order to pay for his date with Betty. Betty decides to help him so he won't be too tired.
Reprints

Campout Capers! (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie 3000 / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopoulos
Pencils
Rex Lindsey
Inks
Pat Kennedy
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
science fiction; teen
Characters
Archie 3000; Reggie 3000; Chuck 3000; Moose 3000; Veronica 3000; Betty 3000; Nancy 3000; Midge 3000
Synopsis
The boys are bored because the girls have gone on a camping trip, so they decide to have some fun by scaring the girls.
Reprints
Keywords
camping

Just Like Us! (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth
Pencils
Bill Golliher
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Get A Life (Table of Contents: 17)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers the butler; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Watching his daughter and Betty engage in a vigorous badminton game gets Mr. Lodge pining for his youth. So he grabs Smithers and challenges the girls to a doubles match.
Reprints

Working Stiffs (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Novick
Pencils
Jorge Pacheco
Inks
Jon D’Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Reggie's finally found a TV show that he likes!"]
  2. 1. Unglued Stamps
    Jughead
  3. 2. Fashions
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Looking for Love
    Veronica
  5. 4. Rap Flap
    Reggie
  6. 5. The Rare Bird
    Archie
  7. 6. Fashions for Sunshiny Days
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Responsibility
    That Wilkin Boy
  9. 8. Odds on it
    Betty's Heart
  10. 9. One for the Books
    Betty's Diary
  11. 10. A Date with Destiny Jones!
    Archie 3000
  12. 11. The Purr-fect Crime
    Betty and Me
  13. 12. Betty's Bikinis
    Betty
  14. 13. Reggie’s Gift
    Betty’s Diary
  15. 14. Clipping Penalty
    Betty and Me
  16. 15. Campout Capers!
    Archie 3000
  17. 16. Just Like Us!
    Archie
  18. 17. Get A Life
    Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. Working Stiffs
    Archie
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