(December 1985)

Archie, 1977 Series
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Price
1.25 USD; 1.25 CAD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct. 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
0271000695841
Editing
Victor Gorelick (editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dilton, your new invention is a life saver!!
Genre
teen
Characters
Dilton Doily; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Betty Cooper

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie and Me #54.

The Dough Nut (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Pencils
Rex Lindsey (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited); Lisa Goldwater (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited as B. Yoshida)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica is upset that she has to pay for her half of the date with Archie.
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Meat Less Dough (Table of Contents: 2)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Fight Sight (Table of Contents: 3)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Ever Clever (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm famished, Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie tries to discourage Veronica from eating.
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Go Woe (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Archie, go to the principal immediately!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Geraldine Grundy; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Miss Grundy sends Archie to the principal's office, but he gets sent back.
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The Last Resort (Table of Contents: 6)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Moose is in a foul mood and everybody in school is scared for their lives. Jughead calls in Dilton as a last resort to try to calm the beast.
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The Top Ten (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Miss Grundy becomes incensed when she overhears Archie and Reggie assigning number values to the girls they've dated.
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Alone With the Phone! (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
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Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie always wants to be alone when he talks on the telephone.
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Fishing Story! (Table of Contents: 9)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
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Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Reggie isn't paying attention to Betty on their date.
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The Timid Soul (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
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Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Flutesnoot; Hiram Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
A lab accident in chemistry class temporarily turns Veronica into a meek and timid person.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Big Moose Pin-Up / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Moose, what are you going to be when you get out of school?
Genre
humor; teen
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Surprise Prize (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Ohmigoodness! The new district superintendent is visting us!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
A new female superintendent visits the school to see if they are practicing equal education of male and female students.
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Brolly Folly (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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I'll be late for school, Mom, I'll need the umbrella!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie has a way not to be caught getting to school late.
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High Hopes (Table of Contents: 14)

Dilton Doiley / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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I just finished my dancing lessons!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie tells Dilton that he has no chance in getting Thelma to go to the dance with him because he's too short.
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There's No Biz Like... (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo ?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Maria Rodriguez; Frankie Valdez
Synopsis
Frankie won't cast Maria in his play because he doesn't want to be accused of favoritism - - and he doesn't think she can act.
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Indexer Notes

In her disguise, Maria imitates James Cagney ("You dirty rat!"), Cary Grant ("Judy, Judy, Judy") and Clark Gable ("Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a...").

It's Not His Bag (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Cool it Archie! That's no way to train for a fight!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead suggests Archie use a special punching bag to train with.
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Cuisine Scene (Table of Contents: 17)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Miss Haggly; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Miss Beazley; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Jughead is in the Home Ec room demonstrating fantastic feats of cooking to the staff. Meanwhile Mr. Weatherbee is prowling the school for Jughead, looking to hit him with a detention for sleeping in class.
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Boxing Boo-Boo (Table of Contents: 18)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
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Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Moose accidentally knocks out the referee.
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Suspicions Confirmed (Table of Contents: 19)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
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Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Mrs. Jones
Synopsis
Jughead has been feeding vitamin pills to the canary.
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Friendly Persuasion (Table of Contents: 20)

Chuck / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Veronica Lodge; Tommy; Archie Andrews (cameo)
Synopsis
Chuck sees Veronica with Tommy and gets annoyed because Archie is his friend. He punches the guy out, then finds out that Veronica was only trying to get Tommy to vote Archie into his fraternity.
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That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles (Table of Contents: 21)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
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Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Jinx thinks Greg likes the cookies she baked.
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The Dark Spot (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Professor Flutesnoot; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Archie's lab accident creates a black spot that hops from person to person, giving them the temporary ability to pass through solid objects.
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A Mouthful (Table of Contents: 23)

Li'l Jinx's Pal, Fat Charley / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Charley Hawse; Gigi; Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Gigi teaches Charley about enunciation. Charley teaches Gigi about eating cookies.
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Odd Appreciation (Table of Contents: 24)

Reggie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Spray Fray (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fellow, I don't think you're spraying that paint right!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
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Biz Tiz (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
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Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica go into business doing odd jobs.
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A Workin' Fool (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie tries to con his way out of a home maintenance job, but finds his father two steps ahead of him.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Betty and Veronica's Pin Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
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Letters
Victor Gorelick

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's no fun telling you a secret anymore, you keep them!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica display their fashionable above-the-knee skirts while discussing secrets.
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Keywords
secrets

Bottle Baby (Table of Contents: 29)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead brings an apparently empty bottle to school, and convinces Reggie that it contains a magic invisible imp.
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The Split Bit (Table of Contents: 30)

Big Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards ?
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Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Moose shows a new student around Riverdale.
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Mental Image (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly, Pops, did you have to do that just because I asked you to put it on the cuff?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Pop Tate dumps an ice-cream soda on Archie's head.
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Starry Eyed (Table of Contents: 33)

Big Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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He's a Card (Table of Contents: 34)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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A Word To the Weird (Table of Contents: 35)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Prof. Flutesnoot; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Jughead's search for a crossword puzzle word distracts him from the usual Riverdale mayhem going on.
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Indexer Notes

Two word balloons in this story - - page one, panel two and page two, panel one - - were relettered by another artist, probably someone in the production department.

Rash-Splash (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Arch, do you honestly think you can find water with that rod?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie finds water with a divining rod.
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Keywords
divining rod

Guest Who (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
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Barry Grossman ?
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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Smithers the butler; George Kelly
Synopsis
Veronica in incensed that everyone has met the new guy she's attracted to before her.
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Video Tape Trauma (Table of Contents: 38)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie! What's the meaning of this outrage?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Professor Flutesnoot; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Hubert Smithers
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead make a video tape of themselves, and Mr. Lodge accidentally takes it with him to his conference instead of his videotaped speech.
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Archie - Meet Feat!! (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Archie Andrews
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Dilton, your new invention is a life saver!!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Dough Nut
    Archie
  3. 2. Meat Less Dough
    Jughead
  4. 3. Fight Sight
    Reggie
  5. 4. Ever Clever
    Archie
  6. 5. Go Woe
    Archie
  7. 6. The Last Resort
    Jughead
  8. 7. The Top Ten
    Archie
  9. 8. Alone With the Phone!
    Archie
  10. 9. Fishing Story!
    Reggie
  11. 10. The Timid Soul
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. ["Moose, what are you going to be when you get out of school?"]
    Big Moose Pin-Up
  13. 12. Surprise Prize
    Archie
  14. 13. Brolly Folly
    Archie
  15. 14. High Hopes
    Dilton Doiley
  16. 15. There's No Biz Like...
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. It's Not His Bag
    Archie
  18. 17. Cuisine Scene
    Jughead
  19. 18. Boxing Boo-Boo
    Moose
  20. 19. Suspicions Confirmed
    Jughead
  21. 20. Friendly Persuasion
    Chuck
  22. 21. That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles
    Li'l Jinx
  23. 22. The Dark Spot
    Archie
  24. 23. A Mouthful
    Li'l Jinx's Pal, Fat Charley
  25. 24. Odd Appreciation
    Reggie
  26. 25. Spray Fray
    Archie
  27. 26. Biz Tiz
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. A Workin' Fool
    Archie
  29. 28. ["It's no fun telling you a secret anymore, you keep them!"]
    Betty and Veronica's Pin Up
  30. 29. Bottle Baby
    Jughead
  31. 30. The Split Bit
    Big Moose
  32. 31. Mental Image
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. ["Golly, Pops, did you have to do that just because I asked you to put it on the cuff?"]
    Archie Pin Up
  34. 33. Starry Eyed
    Big Moose
  35. 34. He's a Card
    Reggie
  36. 35. A Word To the Weird
    Jughead
  37. 36. Rash-Splash
    Archie
  38. 37. Guest Who
    Betty and Veronica
  39. 38. Video Tape Trauma
    Archie
  40. 39. Archie - Meet Feat!!
    Archie
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