(August 2008)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
2.49 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year (monthly except March and Oct.)
On-sale date
2008-07
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
009128468501 45
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-Sale date from previous issue, listed as "on sale week of July 7th, 2008".

Cover title: Archie Digest
Indicia title: Archie Digest Magazine


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gulp! This situation is growing out of control!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews

[School Supplies] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Bare Essentials (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Teresa Davidson (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pete; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead ask Dilton to create a hair restoration formula so they won't go bald.
Keywords
beard

Style (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie & Friends / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fashion
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Reprints

[Archie Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Comics Shop] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Race Daze (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
John Lowe
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Dilton Doiley; Nancy Woods; Chuck Clayton; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
The kids in Riverdale all compete in a triathlon.
Reprints
Keywords
triathlon

[Archie Collector Sets] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Fan Art / activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
varoius
Inks
various
Colors
various

Indexer Notes

Reader submitted fan artwork.

The Inferior Decorators (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
The day before Veronica's living room is due to be re-decorated, Archie gets Mr. Lodge's permission to throw a "graffiti party," where everyone is free to paint messages that will be covered up by the new paint job.
Reprints
Keywords
graffiti

Indexer Notes

One of the messages on the wall is "Rudy Loves Mary," referring to inker Rudy Lapick and his wife. Other names include "Vic" (art director Victor Gorelick) and "Barry Baby" (colorist Barry Grossman).

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

Have a Nice Trip! (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Pat Kennedy
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge throws Archie out of his house for the umpteenth time.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie Comic Book Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

[Turn Over a New Leaf] (Table of Contents: 12)

Magazine Publishers of America / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Keywords
recycling

Indexer Notes

PSA about recycling old magazines.

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

Little Archie and Friends / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Little Archie reprints.

A Fly in the Sky (Table of Contents: 14)

Little Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers (cameo)
Synopsis
Little Archie and Jughead build a model airplane of Mr. Lodge's company plane.
Reprints
Keywords
air show; plane crash; pool

Indexer Notes

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

The One That Didn't Get Away (Table of Contents: 15)

Little Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Dexter Taylor ?

Genre
children
Characters
Little Jughead; Little Archie; Hiram Lodge; Little Veronica; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge takes Little Jughead and Little Archie fishing.
Reprints
Keywords
fishing

The Caddies (Table of Contents: 16)

Little Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Dexter Taylor ?

Characters
Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Little Archie; Little Jughead
Synopsis
When Mrs. Lodge wants to go golfing with Mr. Lodge, Mr. Lodge arranges for Little Archie and Little Jughead to be their caddies.
Reprints
Keywords
caddie; golf

[The Adventures of Little Archie] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

[Archie's Camp Tales] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Fairway Foul (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Slade Snively; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica challenges Slade Snively to a golf cart race.
Reprints
Keywords
golf cart

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #253, no credits listed in this digest.

Taking a Powder (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Reggie uses sneezing powder to spoil Archie's date with Veronica.
Reprints
Keywords
hay ride

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing. When reprinted in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #61, script/pencils are credited to Al Hartley and inks to Jon D'Agostino.

Out of the Woods (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Maze puzzle.

[Archie Americana Series] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

[Sonic Graphic Novel Checklist] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

Hypno-Tizzy (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
John Lowe
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie discovers he can hypnotize Archie into doing things when he is looking at pretty girls.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie's Funhouse Double Digest (2014 series) #6, no credits listed in this digest.

D.V.D-saster (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie make a "How to meet girls" dvd.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Archie Goes Underground (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie accidentally reveals the secret underground tunneling machine that Mr. Lodge was creating for the government.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie's Funhouse Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #28, no credits listed in this digest.

[Bad Boy Trouble] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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

[New Look & New Love For Jughead?] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

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

The Big Chase (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Stan
Synopsis
Archie umpires a girls softball game.
Reprints
Keywords
softball; umpire

[Subscribe to Archie Digest Books and Save!] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Comics Digest #246] (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

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

[Get Up and Play. An Hour a Day] (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[Yogos] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

Kellogg's / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Gulp! This situation is growing out of control!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [School Supplies]
    Ad Council; USDA
  3. 2. Bare Essentials
    Archie
  4. 3. Style
    Archie & Friends
  5. 4. [Archie Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  6. 5. [Archie Comics Shop]
  7. 6. Race Daze
    Archie & Friends
  8. 7. [Archie Collector Sets]
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Fan Art
  10. 9. The Inferior Decorators
    Archie
  11. 10. Have a Nice Trip!
    Archie
  12. 11. [Archie Comic Book Subscription Offer]
  13. 12. [Turn Over a New Leaf]
    Magazine Publishers of America
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Little Archie and Friends
  15. 14. A Fly in the Sky
    Little Archie
  16. 15. The One That Didn't Get Away
    Little Jughead
  17. 16. The Caddies
    Little Archie
  18. 17. [The Adventures of Little Archie]
  19. 18. [Archie's Camp Tales]
  20. 19. Fairway Foul
    Archie
  21. 20. Taking a Powder
    Archie
  22. 21. Out of the Woods
    Archie
  23. 22. [Archie Americana Series]
  24. 23. [Sonic Graphic Novel Checklist]
  25. 24. Hypno-Tizzy
    Archie
  26. 25. D.V.D-saster
    Archie
  27. 26. Archie Goes Underground
    Archie
  28. 27. [Bad Boy Trouble]
  29. 28. [New Look & New Love For Jughead?]
  30. 29. The Big Chase
    Archie
  31. 30. [Subscribe to Archie Digest Books and Save!]
  32. 31. [Archie Comics Digest #246]
  33. 32. [Get Up and Play. An Hour a Day]
    Ad Council
  34. 33. [Yogos]
    Kellogg's
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Katy Hayhurst
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Peter Croome