Laugh Comics Digest #154 [Direct Edition]
(January 2000)

Archie, 1974 Series
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Price
1.99 USD; 2.39 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
8 times a year in Jan., April, 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
?
Editing
Nelson Ribeiro; 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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rex W. Lindsey [as RWL] (signed)
Inks
Rex W. Lindsey [as RWL] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Moose is looking more confused lately!
Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Keywords
Y2K

[Sweet Stuff...] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Candy Dot Maker / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hooray for Y2K (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Frank Gagliardo (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Pop Tate; Hiram Lodge; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
The gang discuss all the problems, and solutions, if the Y2K computer bug crashes computers on January 1st, 2000.
Keywords
Y2K

It's a Steal (Table of Contents: 3)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Aunt Hilda; Sabrina; Harvey
Synopsis
Harvey helps with a garage sale.
Reprints
Keywords
garage sale

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index of Sabrina's Holiday Spectacular (Archie, 1994 Series) #2.

[Archie's Christmas Stocking and Holiday Digest Offer] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Fashion Showdown (Table of Contents: 5)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Zeena Vane; Nancy Wilson; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica clashes with a tough-talking new student.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from original index. No credits printed in digest.

[Sabrina 4 issue subscription offer] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Katy Keene's Fan Designer Page (Table of Contents: 7)

Katy Keene / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Maldonado ?
Inks
Lou Maldonado ?
Letters
?

Genre
fashion
Characters
Katy Keene

Indexer Notes

Page for fans to design outfits for Katy. Art credit based on next page which is signed.

Katy Keene Puzzle Page (Table of Contents: 8)

Katy Keene / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?; Kristina Jones (puzzle)
Pencils
Lou Maldonado (signed)
Inks
Lou Maldonado (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fashion
Characters
Katy Keene

True to Type (Table of Contents: 9)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Della The Head Witch
Synopsis
Sabrina's attempts to help the people of Riverdale with her magic go awry, luckily for her.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index of original issue. No credits printed in digest.

[Archie's Stuff Shop] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Double Dealer (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle III; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs [Big Ethel]
Synopsis
Reggie and Archie crash a pajama party that Veronica is having with the girls.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No credits printed in digest.

Home Ec-Less! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo; Dan Parent
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Ms. Cooke; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs (cameo)
Synopsis
Veronica might fail her home economics class since she has trouble cooking a gourmet meal for two for only twenty-five dollars.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index of original issue. No credits printed in digest.

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

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

Three Wishes (Table of Contents: 14)

Betty / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?; Khrista Smith (puzzle)
Pencils
Lou Maldonado (signed)
Inks
Lou Maldonado (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty
Synopsis
Word search
Keywords
genie; wishes

Memorable Junk! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bolling ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty finds a box of "junk" in her closet but each piece reminds her of a special memory from the past.
Reprints

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

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

Snoop Scoop (Table of Contents: 17)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Sabrina and Hilda find a man examining their garbage for an ecology survey.
Keywords
ecology

Purple Haze (Table of Contents: 18)

Jughead / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Jellybean; Cousin Liz; Aunt Sophie
Synopsis
Jughead dresses up as Bippy the Purple Dinosaur for his cousin's birthday party.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Bippy is a parody of the children's show Barney.

[Archie Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

[Sonic Checklist] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

Car Tunes (Table of Contents: 21)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Ken Selig
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Betty teaches Miss Grundy that a good auto mechanic is invaluable. Miss Grundy teaches Betty that it isn't improper to profit from your talent. And they both teach Mr. Weatherbee not to underestimate women.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from GCD index of original issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

[Archie's Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

String-Fling (Table of Contents: 24)

Betty / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?; Elyse Moreton (puzzle)
Pencils
Lou Maldonado (signed)
Inks
Lou Maldonado (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

[Love Showdown] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

Stuff N' Nonsense (Table of Contents: 26)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Madame Frou-Frou; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica's plush tiger rips a seam and she insists it be repaired by her exclusive Parisian seamstress.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index of original comic. No credits in digest.

[Archie's Digest Library] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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

Team Player (Table of Contents: 28)

Dilton / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopoulos
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Tom Moore
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Coach Kleats; Coach Clayton; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Howitzer
Synopsis
Dilton is upset when he doesn't make the football team, but he helps win a game by dressing up as a ram and distracting the other team.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index of original story. No credits in digest.

Hats Off (Table of Contents: 29)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead explains to Moose how lucky his hat is.
Reprints

Trade Charade (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / 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; Coach Kleats; Chuck Clayton; Dilton Doily; Geraldine Grundy; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie keeps tricking Archie into making trades that look good on the surface but end up bad for Archie.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Sabrina's Back Issue Offer] (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

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

Election Selection (Table of Contents: 32)

Moose / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rod Ollerenshaw
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Moose wants to run for school president and Dilton is just the guy to help him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

credits from original story

I Haven't the Foggiest (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead follow another car in the fog.
Reprints

[Archie Comics Online Rocks!] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

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

Turnabout Is Rare Play (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Cheryl Blossom
Synopsis
Archie is sick and tired of Betty and Veronica fighting over him. It's enough to make him want to date Cheryl. But their plan to make him want them again backfires.

[Archie Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

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

[Sabrina Prose Novels] (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

Minstrel Books / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[What would your dream Furby look like?] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

Post Cereals / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Moose is looking more confused lately!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [Sweet Stuff...]
    Candy Dot Maker
  3. 2. Hooray for Y2K
    Archie and the Gang
  4. 3. It's a Steal
    Sabrina
  5. 4. [Archie's Christmas Stocking and Holiday Digest Offer]
  6. 5. Fashion Showdown
    Veronica
  7. 6. [Sabrina 4 issue subscription offer]
  8. 7. Katy Keene's Fan Designer Page
    Katy Keene
  9. 8. Katy Keene Puzzle Page
    Katy Keene
  10. 9. True to Type
    Sabrina
  11. 10. [Archie's Stuff Shop]
  12. 11. Double Dealer
    Archie
  13. 12. Home Ec-Less!
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Digest-ions
  15. 14. Three Wishes
    Betty
  16. 15. Memorable Junk!
    Betty's Diary
  17. 16. [Archie Collectors Sets]
  18. 17. Snoop Scoop
    Sabrina
  19. 18. Purple Haze
    Jughead
  20. 19. [Archie Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  21. 20. [Sonic Checklist]
  22. 21. Car Tunes
    Betty
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  24. 23. [Archie's Subscription Offer]
  25. 24. String-Fling
    Betty
  26. 25. [Love Showdown]
  27. 26. Stuff N' Nonsense
    Veronica
  28. 27. [Archie's Digest Library]
  29. 28. Team Player
    Dilton
  30. 29. Hats Off
    Jughead
  31. 30. Trade Charade
    Archie
  32. 31. [Sabrina's Back Issue Offer]
  33. 32. Election Selection
    Moose
  34. 33. I Haven't the Foggiest
    Archie
  35. 34. [Archie Comics Online Rocks!]
  36. 35. Turnabout Is Rare Play
    Archie
  37. 36. [Archie Digest Subscription Offer]
  38. 37. [Sabrina Prose Novels]
    Minstrel Books
  39. 38. [What would your dream Furby look like?]
    Post Cereals
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Dwayne Best
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Katy Hayhurst
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne