(June 2008)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
2.49 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year (monthly except Mar. and Oct.)
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
009128468501 43
Editing
Mike Pellerito (managing editor); Victor Gorelick (editor-in-chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Cover title: Archie Digest

Indicia title: Archie Digest Magazine


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yeow! I keep hitting my thumb!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones

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

Ad Council / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It only takes a spark.
Characters
Smokey the Bear

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Forest fire prevention PSA.

No Worries (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Barbara Slate (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie decides it's a nice day, he's not going to worry about the eternal Veronica or Betty question, until he shows up for a baseball game and has to pick teams.
Reprints

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The Beast of Riverdale High (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Angelo Decesare
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Svenson; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Beazly; Reggie Mantle; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie goes in the dog-sitting business.
Reprints
Keywords
dog sitting; Irish Wolfhound

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The Puddle Double (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Albano
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Jim Amash
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A small child splashes in a puddle and gets in trouble with his mother, but Archie can't resist doing the same thing.
Reprints

Verve to Conserve (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead offer to do an energy conservation check on Mr. Lodge's house.
Reprints
Keywords
energy conservation

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #51, no credits listed in this digest.

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Fat Chance (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica tells both Reggie and Archie they are getting flabby and she is going to date the one that loses the most weight in one week.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #239.

Old Story (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jill Smith
Synopsis
Archie meets a new girl at a flea market who is into antiques.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #49.

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Shop Worn (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie goes shopping with his mom and is embarrassed to be seen holding her purse.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #246, no credits are listed in this digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, Arch, now that Betty and Veronica are going away on vacation...
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
What will Archie do with Betty and Veronica both gone?
Reprints

Close Shave (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead's trip to the barber causes a huge commotion.
Reprints
Keywords
barber shop

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #288, script and pencils are credited to Al Hartley.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archiekins, Daddy says our house is haunted!!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge thinks the mansion is haunted... by Archie!
Reprints

Pitch Hitch! (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Fred finds out the baseball team's nick-name for Archie is "No-Hit Archie".
Reprints
Keywords
baseball

The Hole Truth! (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie really needs to sink his put.
Reprints
Keywords
golf

Downtown Countdown (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie & Friends / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Angelo DeCesare
Pencils
Al Bigley
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead lose the group's homework assignment before they can turn it in to Miss Grundy and the group all begins searching for the lost homework.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the credits printed in the original publication, no credits are listed in this digest.

"Carry your stuff to school with this cool new Combo Bag!" (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

"Get your tickets to the World Tour!" (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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Archie, Reggie & Jughead Style (Table of Contents: 25)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones

Indexer Notes

Reader submitted fashions.

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Kid K.O. (Table of Contents: 28)

Chuck / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; adventure
Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Coach Kleats; Jughead Jones; Rudy Wrotten; Coach Clayton; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Chuck has a big boxing match against a rival team but he seems to be getting slower and fatter instead of faster and leaner.
Reprints
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Bridal Reins! (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie asks Veronica what weddings make her think of.
Reprints

All in the Mind (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie asks Archie if he ever disagrees with Veronica.
Reprints

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Risky Demo (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
A company asks Archie to do public demonstrations of their new Pogo Sticks.
Reprints
Keywords
pogo stick; sign twirling

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Sweetarts / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

"Ben10 Alien Force" (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

Cartoon Network / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Yeow! I keep hitting my thumb!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["It only takes a spark."]
    Ad Council
  3. 2. No Worries
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Subscribe to Archie Comics today and save!"]
  5. 4. ["Archie Freshman Year"]
  6. 5. The Beast of Riverdale High
    Archie
  7. 6. ["Subscribe to Archie Double Digest Books today and save!"]
  8. 7. ["Cheryl's Back"]
  9. 8. The Puddle Double
    Archie
  10. 9. Verve to Conserve
    Archie
  11. 10. ["Archie Americana Series"]
  12. 11. ["Archie Comics and Digests 2007 collector sets"]
  13. 12. Fat Chance
    Archie
  14. 13. Old Story
    Archie
  15. 14. ["Bad Boy Trouble"]
  16. 15. ["New look & new love for Jughead?!"]
  17. 16. Shop Worn
    Archie
  18. 17. ["Well, Arch, now that Betty and Veronica are going away on vacation..."]
    Archie Pin Up
  19. 18. Close Shave
    Archie
  20. 19. ["Archiekins, Daddy says our house is haunted!!!"]
    Archie Pin Up
  21. 20. Pitch Hitch!
    Archie
  22. 21. The Hole Truth!
    Archie
  23. 22. Downtown Countdown
    Archie & Friends
  24. 23. "Carry your stuff to school with this cool new Combo Bag!"
  25. 24. "Get your tickets to the World Tour!"
  26. 25. Archie, Reggie & Jughead Style
  27. 26. ["The Adventures of Little Archie Graphic Novel Volume 2"]
  28. 27. ["Summer Fun"]
  29. 28. Kid K.O.
    Chuck
  30. 29. ["Sonic Graphic Novel Checklist"]
  31. 30. ["Sonic checklist"]
  32. 31. Bridal Reins!
    Archie
  33. 32. All in the Mind
    Archie
  34. 33. ["Love Showdown"]
  35. 34. ["Archie Comics Shop"]
  36. 35. Risky Demo
    Archie
  37. 36. ["Subscribe to Archie Digest Books and Save!"]
  38. 37. ["Next Issue #244"]
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
    Sweetarts
  40. 39. "Ben10 Alien Force"
    Cartoon Network
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Katy Hayhurst
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Peter Croome