(March 1999)

Archie, 1974 Series
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Price
1.95 USD; 2.19 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
8 times a year in Jan., Mar., May, July, Aug., Oct., Nov. and Dec.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
071896468526 47
Editing
?
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)

Script
?
Pencils
Rex Lindsey (signed)
Inks
Rex Lindsey (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Of course we're studying, sir! What else could we be doing?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Keywords
ping pong

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

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

Capsule Caper (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Frank Gagliardo (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Svenson; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica bury a time capsule in Veronica's back yard.
Reprints
Keywords
time capsule

Katy Keene Fan Art (Table of Contents: 3)

Katy Keene / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
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Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Three fan submitted drawings of Katy Keene.

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

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

Bad News and Good News (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher ?
Pencils
Bill Golliher ?
Inks
Bill Golliher ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Bad news/good news scenarios on a skiing trip with Archie and the gang.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

Indexer Notes

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

Snow Suit (Table of Contents: 6)

Dilton / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Dilton tests his latest invention, a suit that keeps him warm during a cold winter day.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Now 'Ear This! (Table of Contents: 8)

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
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx finds a way to keep her ears warm.
Reprints

Myth America (Table of Contents: 9)

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; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Gaston the chef; Smithers the butler; Jimbo the keyboardist
Synopsis
Veronica decides she's going to win the Miss America pageant. Now she has to find a talent she can perform in the pageant.
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Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Miss Grundy Pin-Up / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jughead, what is the main use of cowhide??
Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Miss Grundy asks Jughead what the main use of cowhide is.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Clean Scene (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Sabrina uses her magic to clean her room.
Reprints
Keywords
dollhouse

Job Jibe (Table of Contents: 13)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Puzzle page

Foxy Proxy (Table of Contents: 14)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie gets the coach to send Archie to a meeting as a proxy for him, so Reggie can take Archie's place with Veronica at a dance. But Veronica is sick, so Jughead chooses Midge to be her proxy for the dance. A terrified Reggie tries to explain to Moose that he's really just dating Midge as a proxy for Archie, and when that doesn't seem to work, he pays Jughead to be his proxy when Moose gets back.
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Indexer Notes

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

A Plus Fuss (Table of Contents: 15)

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; Hap Halliday
Synopsis
Jinx brings home her report card.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Boot Camp (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; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Veronica refuses to wear practical galoshes into a snowstorm because she finds them ugly.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Pepper Upper (Table of Contents: 18)

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; Greg
Synopsis
Greg's soup needs just a little pepper.
Reprints

Digest-ions! (Table of Contents: 19)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

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Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Trivia contest.

Tale of Travail (Table of Contents: 20)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty won't leave the ski lodge without Archie.
Reprints

An Artful Dodger (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher; Dan Parent
Pencils
Bill Golliher; Dan Parent
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Brandon Kastupi; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Chuck bumps into famous abstract artist Brandon Kastupi, who hires him and the rest of the gang to help him paint his pictures.
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Indexer Notes

Credits come from Archie's Pals 'n' Gals Double Digest #146.

The Origin of Black Jack (Table of Contents: 22)

Know Your Heroes! / public service announcement / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Castiglia (credited)
Pencils
James Fry (credited)
Inks
Andrew Pepoy (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

PSA about memorizing important emergency phone numbers.

Clean Scene (Table of Contents: 23)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Sabrina uses magic to make her small enough to clean her doll house like it is a real house.
Reprints

Checkmate (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Bob Bolling (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee; Fleming Oddrodd; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Veronica is the temporary editor of the school paper and tries to prevent Betty from getting an interview with soap opera star Fleming Oddrodd.
Reprints

Smithers, Go Home! (Table of Contents: 25)

Smithers / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Colors
?
Letters
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Characters
Smithers

Indexer Notes

Fill in the missing word puzzle.

Mirror Magic (Table of Contents: 26)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Sabrina got a magic mirror for her birthday.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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

Veronica's Fashion Circus! (Table of Contents: 28)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Fashion page.
Reprints

I Dream of Genie! (Table of Contents: 29)

Betty / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Betty Cooper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the phrase puzzle.

Perfect Picture (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mrs. Walters; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica befriend an older woman fallen on hard times whose deceased husband was an animation artist on "Crazy Crow" cartoons back in the forties.
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Archie's Hometown Heroes (Table of Contents: 31)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Nelson Ribeiro
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This paper on diet and nutrition is very interesting!
Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Flutesnoot; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Beazly
Synopsis
Professor Flutesnoot is reading a paper about obesity being hereditary.
Reprints

[Sonic Checklist] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

The Awesome Foursome / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
the Awesome Foursome [Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Coach Clayton; Professor Flutesnoot]
Synopsis
The origin of the Awesome Foursome is recapped.

The Inspection (Table of Contents: 35)

Faculty Funnies / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero; teen
Characters
the Awesome Foursome [Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Coach Clayton; Professor Flutesnoot]; Mr. Svenson; Mr. Krochity; Ophelia Hammly; Mr. Grimley; Archie Andrews; Superintendent Hassle; Jughead Jones (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo)
Synopsis
The Awesome Foursome use their superpowers to help pass a district inspection of Riverdale High.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

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

Ah Beans (Table of Contents: 38)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Midge turns Veronica onto the Beany Brainy collectible stuffed animal craze.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Beany Brainys are a parody of the Beany Babies stuffed animals.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

Archway Paperbacks / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

Olympia Sales Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Of course we're studying, sir! What else could we be doing?"]
  2. 1. ["Archie Comics Online Rocks"]
  3. 2. Capsule Caper
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Katy Keene Fan Art
    Katy Keene
  5. 4. ["T-riffic T-shirt Offer!"]
  6. 5. Bad News and Good News
    Archie and the Gang
  7. 6. Snow Suit
    Dilton
  8. 7. ["Archie Americana Series"]
  9. 8. Now 'Ear This!
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. Myth America
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. ["Jughead, what is the main use of cowhide??"]
    Miss Grundy Pin-Up
  12. 11. ["Six-issue Comic Book Subscriptions"]
  13. 12. Clean Scene
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  14. 13. Job Jibe
    Veronica
  15. 14. Foxy Proxy
    Jughead
  16. 15. A Plus Fuss
    Li'l Jinx
  17. 16. ["Cheryl Blossom Special Offer"]
  18. 17. Boot Camp
    Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. Pepper Upper
    Li'l Jinx
  20. 19. Digest-ions!
  21. 20. Tale of Travail
    Betty
  22. 21. An Artful Dodger
    Archie and the Gang
  23. 22. The Origin of Black Jack
    Know Your Heroes!
  24. 23. Clean Scene
    Sabrina
  25. 24. Checkmate
    Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. Smithers, Go Home!
    Smithers
  27. 26. Mirror Magic
    Sabrina
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  29. 28. Veronica's Fashion Circus!
    Veronica
  30. 29. I Dream of Genie!
    Betty
  31. 30. Perfect Picture
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. Archie's Hometown Heroes
  33. 32. ["This paper on diet and nutrition is very interesting!"]
    Miss Beazly's Gag Bag
  34. 33. [Sonic Checklist]
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
    The Awesome Foursome
  36. 35. The Inspection
    Faculty Funnies
  37. 36. ["Sonic Super Special #8"]
  38. 37. ["Archie's Holiday Fun Digest #3"]
  39. 38. Ah Beans
    Veronica
  40. 39. ["Six Issue Digest Subscriptions"]
  41. 40. ["Sabrina the Teenage Witch Books"]
    Archway Paperbacks
  42. 41. ["You can earn prizes or cash"]
    Olympia Sales Club
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Taylor Rutstein
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Alan Morgan
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne