(April 2010)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Pages
92
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10 times a year (monthly except Mar. and Oct.)
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Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816468503 26111
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Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tim Kennedy (signed)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Man! They'll cancel school for sure tomorrow!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones

[Vincent Shadow: Toy Inventor] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Little, Brown and Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Snow Woe (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Al Nickerson (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Teresa Davidson (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; Forsythe Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie is glad to have the day off school but since Fred has the heat turned down he soon decides he'd rather be at school where it is warm.
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[Will You Marry Me?] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[The Art of Archie] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

MOCCA; Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Door Uproar (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead leaves the door open.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from reprint in World of Archie Double Digest #47.

A Likely Story (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Crosby
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Nancy Woods; Moose Mason; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Miss Grundy assigns the creative writing class an assignment to come up with an original story.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #259, no credits listed in this digest.

The Butler Did It (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Smithers throws an ambassador out of the Lodge Mansion after mistaking him for Archie.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #278, no credits listed in this digest.

A Friend in Need (Is a Pest) (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley ?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Al Hartley

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis
Archie tells Jughead how happy he is to have two wonderful girlfriends, but both Veronica and Betty are seeing other guys.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of Everything's Archie (1969 series) #7, no credits listed in this digest.

Mystery Mania (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie asks Mr. Lodge what he thinks is he greatest mystery of all time.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the printing in World of Archie Double Digest (2010 series) #49, no credits listed in this digest.

Caress Cut-In (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie tries to cut in on somebody dancing with Veronica.
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Cut Rate Art (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead thinks people want smaller paintings.
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Dream Scheme (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie dreams that Fred bought him a snowmobile.
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Shape Jape (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead needs help with a form.
Reprints

[Archie Comics "Freshman Year" is the #1 most downloaded comic ever!!!] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

[Archie #605] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

Mad House / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Mad House reprints.

Pain-In-The-Brain Machine (Table of Contents: 17)

Mad House / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor
Characters
Joe; Janet; Professor Transistor
Synopsis
Professor Transistor builds a machine to raise Joe's mental abilities.
Reprints

The Gabooza (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Perkins; Donald (his son)
Synopsis
Perkins brings home a strange pet for his son.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of Archie's Madhouse (Archie, 1959 series) #23, no credits listed in this digest.

The Alligator Man (Table of Contents: 19)

Mad House / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Geoffrey Swamp; Hilda the Witch
Synopsis
Geoffrey Swamp, star of the Alligator Man films, finds it hard to shed his past when he retires.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of Archie's Madhouse (Archie, 1959 series) #19, no credits listed in this digest.

Out Of Order (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man battles a cranky vending machine.
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[Jughead #200] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Digest and Double Digest Collectors Sets] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

The Prediction (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie tries to win an amateur photo contest.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #265, no credits listed in this digest.

Ski Spree (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Bruno
Synopsis
Archie needs help with his skiing.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

Candid Comment (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Nancy
Synopsis
Archie asks Nancy what she doesn't like about him.
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Separation Vexation (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Snowmobiling separates the men from the boys.
Reprints
Keywords
snowmobile

[Archie New Look Series Book 4] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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

[Love Showdown] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

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

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do! (Table of Contents: 29)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Barbara Slate
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
John Lowe
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge (flashback); Reggie Mantle (dream sequence); Dilton Doiley (dream sequence); Jughead Jones (dream sequence)
Synopsis
Archie chooses Veronica over Betty in his usual clumsy manner. It gets Betty to consider dumping Archie for good.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of Betty (Archie, 1992 series) #144, no credits listed in this digest.

[Betty's Diary Graphic Novel] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Digest Subs!!!] (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

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

Tree Trauma (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie gets a tree dropped on him.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

Stuff and More Stuff (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
John Lowe
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones; Clarissa; Chuck Clayton; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie has a dream that inspires him to declutter his room.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #55, no credits listed in this digest.

Claim to Fame (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hartley ?
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Coach Kleats judges Archie to be his most consistent bowler.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of Archie Annual (Archie, 1950 series) #25, no credits listed in this digest.

Fight Delight (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Al Hartley ?
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie claims he always has the last word in any argument with Veronica.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of Archie Annual (Archie, 1950 series) #25, no credits listed in this digest.

Blood Line (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Leo; Edgar
Synopsis
Leo and Edgar discuss how Fred was an athletic star in high school and Archie is not.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #54, writing is credited to Bob Bolling.

[Archie Digital Comics] (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

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[Archie Digest #262] (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

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

[Wondercon] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

Wondercon / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Lunch Lady (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

RHCB / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Man! They'll cancel school for sure tomorrow!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [Vincent Shadow: Toy Inventor]
    Little, Brown and Company
  3. 2. Snow Woe
    Archie
  4. 3. [Will You Marry Me?]
  5. 4. [The Art of Archie]
    MOCCA; Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
  6. 5. Door Uproar
    Archie
  7. 6. A Likely Story
    Archie
  8. 7. The Butler Did It
    Archie
  9. 8. A Friend in Need (Is a Pest)
    Archie
  10. 9. Mystery Mania
    Archie
  11. 10. Caress Cut-In
    Archie
  12. 11. Cut Rate Art
    Archie
  13. 12. Dream Scheme
    Archie
  14. 13. Shape Jape
    Archie
  15. 14. [Archie Comics "Freshman Year" is the #1 most downloaded comic ever!!!]
  16. 15. [Archie #605]
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Mad House
  18. 17. Pain-In-The-Brain Machine
    Mad House
  19. 18. The Gabooza
  20. 19. The Alligator Man
    Mad House
  21. 20. Out Of Order
  22. 21. [Jughead #200]
  23. 22. [Archie Digest and Double Digest Collectors Sets]
  24. 23. The Prediction
    Archie
  25. 24. Ski Spree
    Archie
  26. 25. Candid Comment
    Archie
  27. 26. Separation Vexation
    Archie
  28. 27. [Archie New Look Series Book 4]
  29. 28. [Love Showdown]
  30. 29. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do!
    Betty
  31. 30. [Betty's Diary Graphic Novel]
  32. 31. [Archie Digest Subs!!!]
  33. 32. Tree Trauma
    Archie
  34. 33. Stuff and More Stuff
    Archie
  35. 34. Claim to Fame
    Archie
  36. 35. Fight Delight
    Archie
  37. 36. Blood Line
    Archie
  38. 37. [Archie Digital Comics]
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
  40. 39. [Archie Digest #262]
  41. 40. [Wondercon]
    Wondercon
  42. 41. Lunch Lady
    RHCB
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