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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 #6
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 6

    "Words Ail Me!"; After seeing a Juan la Juan movie Veronica feels Archie has no romance so Archie buys a harmonica and plans to serenade her with song. "Lucky In Hate"; Jughead explains why, as a woman hater, he's a girl's best friend. "Speed Deed," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Since the boys are to busy with their model racing cars the girls decide to beat them at model racing. "The Lucky One," script and art by Bob Bolling; Little Reggie goads Little Archie into using his lucky dime in a juke box. "In Full Charge," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx handles the details of her birthday party. "Not So Smarty Party," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica finds out Archie invited Betty to the record hop because she's the better dancer, so Veronica decides to throw a big party and invite everyone except Archie. "Jalopy Jealousies," pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica hears Archie talking mushy to his car she thinks he's talking to another girl. "Miniskirt Madness," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty and Veronica try to show off their new miniskirts to Archie and Reggie, but they are too concerned with their own mod fashions. "First Things First," art by Samm Schwartz; Jughead is lecturing Archie on how to make money. "Comic Section," script by Dick Malmgren, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica is wearing a new paper dress, but is upstaged by Betty wearing a paper dress made out of comic strips. 164 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #33
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 33
  • Issue #42
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 42
  • Issue #44
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 44
  • 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.