(March 2003)

Archie, 1974 Series
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Price
2.39 USD; 2.89 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
9 times a year in Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr., June, July, Aug., Oct. and Nov.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library; Archie 60th Anniversary
Barcode
071896468526 81
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard US digest size
Paper Stock
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Cover title and indicia are both "Laugh Digest Magazine".


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yep! It's the last of my leftovers from the twentieth century!
Genre
teen
Characters
Miss Beazly; Waldo Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper

Spellbound (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica decide to go shopping instead of snowboarding with Archie, and Archie ends up being the judge for a women's snowboard contest.
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Keywords
snowboard

The Big Picture (Table of Contents: 2)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This looks like a really good movie!
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie’s Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mr. Svenson---

Novel Job (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Mr. Barney; Howie Severe
Synopsis
Betty's quiet weekend job at a mall bookstore is turned upside down by a book signing by national shock jock Howie Severe.
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Indexer Notes

Howie Severe is based on radio personality Howard Stern. One of the crazed fans at the book signing is a caricature of Archie editor Victor Gorelick.

What a Seat-uation (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Svenson the janitor
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee asks Svenson to repair his office chair before the Superintendent's inspection.
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Who's That Girl? (Table of Contents: 6)

Cheryl Blossom / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Ernesto; Jasper; Jason Blossom
Synopsis
Cheryl opts to rely on her natural charms and personality.
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Hat Trick (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Gorilla My Dreams (Table of Contents: 8)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Salem; Aunt Zelda; Mr. Bunsin; Harvey
Synopsis
Sabrina dreams about spells changing folks into gorillas.
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Of Mice and Menace (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
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Two Way Stretch (Table of Contents: 10)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz ?
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
Nancy Dakesian
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Cousin Leroy
Synopsis
Veronica tries to get Leroy to stop exaggerating.
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Clothes Line (Table of Contents: 11)

Jughead / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Jughead Jones
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Names of the readers that submitted the fashions have been removed from this printing.

A Change of Heart (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Flip Tip (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gang, I've asked an Olympic coach to give you some tips before tomorrow's meet!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Coach Kleats has asked an Olympics skiing coach to give the boys some tips before tomorrow's meet.
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Throw the Book at Her! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Elaine; Wanda Pearson; Ralph; Annie
Synopsis
Veronica volunteers at a library for extra credit and Betty has to train her. Not surprisingly, it's a disaster.
Reprints
Keywords
book; clumsy; library; school

Indexer Notes

Vogue magazine is spoofed as Vague.

Mirror, Mirror (Table of Contents: 15)

Sabrina / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Characters
Sabrina; Harvey; Salem; Anirbas; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Amy
Synopsis
Sabrina is exchanged with her mirror double.
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Indexer Notes

Part 1: pp1-6, part 2: pp7-11

Mirror given to Sabrina by her father.

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

Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll be right back, Svenson, I’ve got to get a bank draft!
Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Svenson
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee is going to the bank.
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Celebrity Status (Table of Contents: 17)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sharon Rock sure is a big star!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica laments her lack of world renown.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the printing in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #217, no credits listed in this digest.

Send in the Clones (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Crosby
Pencils
Al Bigley (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Archie imagines what the world would be like if everybody had clones of themselves.
Reprints
Keywords
clone; cloning
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Yep! It's the last of my leftovers from the twentieth century!"]
  2. 1. Spellbound
    Archie
  3. 2. The Big Picture
    Veronica
  4. 3. ["Mr. Svenson---"]
    Archie’s Gag Bag
  5. 4. Novel Job
    Betty
  6. 5. What a Seat-uation
    Mr. Weatherbee
  7. 6. Who's That Girl?
    Cheryl Blossom
  8. 7. Hat Trick
    Archie
  9. 8. Gorilla My Dreams
    Sabrina
  10. 9. Of Mice and Menace
    Archie
  11. 10. Two Way Stretch
    Veronica
  12. 11. Clothes Line
    Jughead
  13. 12. A Change of Heart
    Betty
  14. 13. Flip Tip
    Archie
  15. 14. Throw the Book at Her!
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. Mirror, Mirror
    Sabrina
  17. 16. ["I'll be right back, Svenson, I’ve got to get a bank draft!"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  18. 17. Celebrity Status
    Veronica
  19. 18. Send in the Clones
    Archie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Katy Hayhurst
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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