(December 1991)

Archie, 1977 Series
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Price
1.50 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
6 times a year 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
071896468533 77
Editing
Richard Goldwater; Victor Gorelick; Nanci Tsetsekas
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Alison Flood (signed)
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
In big trouble!
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper

Paper Chase (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman; Nanci Tsetsekas
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Harry Morton; Tessie Trumbell

Mental Exercise (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Swenson
Synopsis
Archie is struggling over his schoolwork. Mr. Swenson posts a "think" sign, and Archie turns his thoughts to girls.
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Sign Savy (Table of Contents: 3)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge notices that many restaurants are closed on Mondays. He closes his refrigerator on Mondays to keep the teens out.
Reprints
Keywords
restaurant

Indexer Notes

mime story

Wheeler Dealer (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; head waiter
Synopsis
An elegantly-dressed Archie and Veronica arrive at a fancy restaurant. Archie orders a pizza to go.
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Keywords
pizza; restaurant

Fudging (Table of Contents: 5)

Miss Beazly / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor

Late Date (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie oversleeps and frantically rushes to school.
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All's Well that Ends Well (Table of Contents: 7)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks
Dan DeCarlo ?
Colors
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead; pizza chef (dream character)
Synopsis
Jughead dreams that he can't buy a pizza because he's out of money. He wakes up, takes some money from his pocket, and dreams again, this time with success.
Reprints
Keywords
chef; dream; pizza

Indexer Notes

mime story

Spite Spat (Table of Contents: 8)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks
Dan DeCarlo ?
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty; Veronica
Synopsis
Betty is so angry, she's no longer speaking to Archie. She runs right over to his house to tell him so.
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Mad Dad (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Andrews warns Archie that a prospective allowance increase will not become effective until Archie becomes effective.
Reprints

Follow the Bouncing Boy (Table of Contents: 10)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Reggie vows to master a pogo stick because it seems to be the one thing Jughead can do better than he can.
Reprints
Keywords
fourth wall; pogo stick; stairs

Indexer Notes

Breaking of fourth wall on page two when Reggie crashes into a panel border, breaks it and falls into the next panel.

Choice Channel (Table of Contents: 11)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Jughead
Synopsis
Miss Grundy introduces learning by television. Jughead would like to major in westerns.
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Keywords
high school; television; TV

Heavy Problem (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty; Veronica
Synopsis
Betty is exercising because she has a split personality (banana splits).
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Keywords
exercise

Red Dread (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm not playing Archie in Saturday's big game!
Genre
humor; sports; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Mr. Svenson; Miss Beazley; Coach Kleats; Miss Phlips
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee teaches Archie to be more aggressive on the football field.
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In the Dread of Night (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty, Veronica and Archie get locked in a museum and run into thieves.
Reprints

Only Trying to Help (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Moose wants Archie to punch him to test his strength but everyone knows it's Archie who will get hurt.
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Quick Trip (Table of Contents: 16)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie! Follow that car!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty tells Archie to "Follow that car!"
Reprints

Glad to Help (Table of Contents: 17)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz ?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Any big plans for the weekend, Mr. Weatherbee?
Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Reprints

The Natural (Table of Contents: 18)

Big Moose / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Rod Ollerenshaw
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor

It's a Cool Fool (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie declares that he's going to "play it cool" where Veronica is concerned, while Jughead calmly predicts that his buddy will just make a fool of himself as usual.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The credits for the reprint in Jughead's Double Digest (Archie, 1989 series) #196, Harry Lucey is credited with the inks on this story.

Pigskin Chagrin (Table of Contents: 20)

Sabrina the Teenage Witch / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Harvey; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Sabrina and Aunt Hilda decide to use their magic to help the Riverdale High football team win, but their unfamiliarity with the game causes trouble.
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Head Hassles (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
When Veronica goes to a phrenologist (one who reads head bumps), Archie and Reggie try to prove his predictions wrong.
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Boy Joy (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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This is quite a pajama party Big Ethel arranged!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doily; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Ethel threw a pajama party featuring all the girls in town.
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Oh, Brother (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Percival Thumble; Robert Waters
Synopsis
Archie, Reggie and Jughead try to join a fraternity.
Reprints

Rap Session (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Veronica is angry with Archie because he doesn't have any money to take her out, but his cheap suggestion for fun angers Mr. Lodge and Smithers too.
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Bone Banter (Table of Contents: 25)

Hot Dog / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rebel, let's leave our bones here!
Genre
humor
Characters
Hot Dog; Rebel
Synopsis
Hot Dog thinks it will be safe for him and Rebel to leave their bones where another dog can watch them.
Reprints

Sure Lure (Table of Contents: 26)

Leroy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
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Letters
Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll take six!
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Leroy; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Leroy is selling raffle tickets.
Reprints

Kookie Cook (Table of Contents: 27)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
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Letters
Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty, you shouldn't have let Ronnie make the toast!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica goofed up cooking toast.
Reprints

Leaf Beef (Table of Contents: 28)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Forsythe P. Jones II; Mr. Weatherbee; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Jughead goes to a lot of exertion to avoid a little exertion.
Reprints

Along the Video Trail (Table of Contents: 29)

Mad Ads / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie; Jughead; Veronica; Mr Lodge
Synopsis
Set of two-panel gag strips featuring television commercials
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Keywords
Ads; advertising; commercials; television; TV

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is such a pretty outfit!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty; Veronica
Synopsis
Betty has a dress with a loose flyaway skirt; she only wears it on windy days.
Reprints
Keywords
autumn; fashion

Twist My Arm! (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw ?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie knows a secret about the local amusement park.
Reprints

Sad's Not Bad (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Alice Cooper; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty is depressed due to reading angst-ridden Pam Pittmore novels. Her friends notice and all try to cheer her up.
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Deep Sleep (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie
Synopsis
Archie can't sleep, so he gets up to read, then falls asleep in his chair over his math book.
Reprints
Keywords
insomnia

Farewell Farce (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie; Veronica; Mr Lodge
Synopsis
Archie begs Veronica to say something as Mr Lodge throws him out. She says goodbye.
Reprints

Cube Boob (Table of Contents: 35)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose; Veronica; Dilton; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Most students hear thought-provoking themes in the music of the symphony. Moose hears violins.
Reprints
Keywords
high school; music

Cast Party (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Egad, Archie! What's that on your leg?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
In showing off his cast, Archie does more damage to Mr. Weatherbee than he did to his foot.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from reprint.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["In big trouble!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Paper Chase
    Archie
  3. 2. Mental Exercise
    Archie
  4. 3. Sign Savy
    Mr. Lodge
  5. 4. Wheeler Dealer
    Archie
  6. 5. Fudging
    Miss Beazly
  7. 6. Late Date
    Archie
  8. 7. All's Well that Ends Well
    Jughead
  9. 8. Spite Spat
    Betty
  10. 9. Mad Dad
    Archie
  11. 10. Follow the Bouncing Boy
    Jughead
  12. 11. Choice Channel
    Jughead
  13. 12. Heavy Problem
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. Red Dread
    Archie
  15. 14. In the Dread of Night
    Archie
  16. 15. Only Trying to Help
    Archie
  17. 16. Quick Trip
    Betty
  18. 17. Glad to Help
    Jughead
  19. 18. The Natural
    Big Moose
  20. 19. It's a Cool Fool
    Archie
  21. 20. Pigskin Chagrin
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  22. 21. Head Hassles
    Archie
  23. 22. Boy Joy
    Big Ethel
  24. 23. Oh, Brother
    Archie
  25. 24. Rap Session
    Archie
  26. 25. Bone Banter
    Hot Dog
  27. 26. Sure Lure
    Leroy
  28. 27. Kookie Cook
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. Leaf Beef
    Jughead
  30. 29. Along the Video Trail
    Mad Ads
  31. 30. ["This is such a pretty outfit!"]
    Betty and Veronica Pin-Up
  32. 31. Twist My Arm!
    Archie
  33. 32. Sad's Not Bad
    Betty and Veronica
  34. 33. Deep Sleep
    Archie
  35. 34. Farewell Farce
    Archie
  36. 35. Cube Boob
    Big Moose
  37. 36. Cast Party
    Archie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • JW "David" Asher
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Katy Hayhurst
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