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Archie Comics Digest (1973) comic books

  • Issue #5
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 5

    First 60-cent issue. "Muscle Bound!"; Archie is trying to get in shape in the school hallways which causes problems with the faculty. "Plant Strife," art by Samm Schwartz; Jughead wants to buy a rubber plant for his mom's birthday, but they cost too much so he goes to the Lodge mansion hoping Mr. Lodge might give him one cheaper. "Volley Dollies," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; The volleyball coach is trying to get the girls worked up to play hard, but they're more interested in their new uniforms. "The Fault Finder," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Terry Szenics; Archie is telling people how to improve their games by fixing flaws he sees in their techniques. "Webfooted Warbler," script and art by Bob Bolling; Little Archie is worried that his frog, Elvis, is sick so he takes him to school. "The Olden Daze," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica is wearing the very latest fashion fad, the granny dress. "The Music Man," script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; Reggie finds out Jughead plays the clarinet really well, but Jughead doesn't want other people to know about it and Reggie tries to turn this to his advantage. "Bowl Goal," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty and Veronica are having a bowling grudge match, winner asks Archie to the dance. 164 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #27
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 27
  • Issue #40
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 40

    "When You Gotta Glow," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey; Veronica offers Archie some Christmas lights that her family isn't using any more, but they turn out to be more trouble than they're worth. "The Protector," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Trying to prove that he's not just a "delinquent brownie," Jingles tells Betty and Veronica that he will protect them from all harm. "Yule Never Believe It," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Archie claims that nothing bad can happen to him during the Christmas season. "Christmas Hero," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Hilda discovers a book that gives her a reason to celebrate the Christmas holidays. "Yuletide-Turn," script by Dick Malmgren, pencils by Jon D'Agostino; Jughead is wearing a Christmas wreath on his head, but he learns it's made of mistletoe when all the girls want to kiss him. "Snow Fort," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx and Gigi build a snow fort. "Incident In A Snow Bank," pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Veronica laughs at a little girl stuck in a snowbank, but Betty and Archie think she might actually be in trouble. "Animal Crackers," script and pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Joe Sinnott; Sabrina shows us what the Archie gang would be like as animals. "Card Shark," script and pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Joe Sinnott; After hearing Dilton complain that all the store-bought, mass-produced Christmas cards are too impersonal, Sabrina uses her magic powers to give each of her friends the ability to create their own personalized Christmas cards. Laugh Comics Digest #27 ad. 132 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #42
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 42
  • Issue #43
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 43
  • Issue #44
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 44
  • Issue #45
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 45
  • Issue #46
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 46
  • Issue #47
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 47
  • Issue #48
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 48
  • Issue #49
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 49

    Cover by Dan DeCarlo. "Messenger Service," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Marty Epp; Archie tries to get revenge on Reggie by asking Moose to deliver a "message" to him. "Compulsion," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Chic Stone; Mr. Lodge puts out a duplicate of his priceless new vase, reasoning that Archie will break this vase and get his destructiveness out of his system, making it safe to display the real vase. "Dog Daze," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Marty Epp; Archie vehemently denies that he lets Veronica treat him "like a pet poodle," but obeys whenever he hears her say "sit." "Can't Be Trusted," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie has a singular talent for infuriating members of the Lodge family in different ways. "The Whistler" featuring The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E., script by Frank Doyle, art by Bob White; P.O.P. faces the newest and most deadly C.R.U.S.H. agent, The Whistler, whose permanent pucker allows him to whistle so loudly that it can shatter eardrums, bust safes, and annoy dogs. "Stranger in Town," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; A mysterious little boy arrives in town, spreading love and understanding to any person he talks to. "Fair Play," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; The Archies are annoyed when they hear that Mr. Lodge and his business cronies are making a lot of money on the Riverdale Music Festival, but they have more surprises coming. 132 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #50
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 50