(November 2012)

Archie, 1987 Series
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Pages:
164
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Brand:
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Binding:
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Publishing Format:
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Golliher (signed)
Inks:
Dan Parent (signed)
Colors:
Rosario Pena (signed)

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

The Art of Betty and Veronica (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for The Art of Betty and Veronica collection.

To Thine Own Self Be Veronica (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils:
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks:
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica tries different personalities to attract a new boy in town.

Soooo Supportive (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Barbara Slate (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
John Lowe (credited)
Colors:
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Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Thomas Edison (flashback; cameo); Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Betty convinces Archie that he has not wasted his life by not doing great things like Mozart or Thomas Edison.

Showing Her True Color (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils:
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Abigail; Doug Baxter
Synopsis:
Veronica tries various wigs to change her appearance.
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You Gotta Be a Girl (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils:
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
The differences between boys and girls when it comes to clothing are explained.

Indexer Notes

Possibly from Betty and Veronica (Archie, 1987 series) #180 but needs confirmation.

Bad Girl Gone Good (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils:
Jeff Shultz (credited in original printing); Dan DeCarlo (credited in this printing)
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli (credited in original printing); Jim DeCarlo (credited in this printing)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jess Foster
Synopsis:
Veronica is in a mean and devious mood, and it is aimed at her best friend Betty.
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Indexer Notes

The printed credits change from the original printing to this printing.

Klutzy Caper! (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks:
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Smithers
Synopsis:
Veronica and her father recount all the times Archie has been a klutz, but then Mr. Lodge gets a vase stuck on his hand.
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[Love Showdown] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for the Love Showdown collection.

Fashion Snapshots (Table of Contents)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors:
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Characters:
Veronica Lodge

["Wow, you are ready on time for once!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Craig Boldman (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie goes shoe shopping with Veronica.

Indexer Notes

Comic strip reprint.

One Of Those Days (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils:
Doug Crane (credited)
Inks:
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge (dream sequence only)
Synopsis:
Betty is having a really, really, really bad morning.
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[Clash of the New Kids] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for the Clash of the New Kids collection.

The Not-So-Natural (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Barbara Slate (credited)
Pencils:
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks:
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica compete for the role of Lowitta in the school play.

Veronica's Puzzle Page (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

Discover the secret phrase puzzle.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors:
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Characters:
Sabrina

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page of the next section featuring Sabrina reprints.

Goal Oriented (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Angelo Decesare (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
teen; humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda Spellman; Aunt Zelda Spellman; Salem; Gina; Big Belinda
Synopsis:
Sabrina accidentally uses magic to win a soccer match but is determined in the rematch to win without using magic.
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Keywords:
soccer

Sabrina Is... Spellbound (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Characters:
Sabrina

Indexer Notes

Find the correctly spelled words.

Book 'Em! (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda
Synopsis:
Aunt Zelda has an overdue book.

[Get Your Archie Swag!] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for the Archie merchandise available on the Archie website.

Betty's Fasions (Table of Contents)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors:
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Characters:
Betty Cooper

Say Cheese! (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Find the mystery phrase puzzle.

Something in Common (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica decide they only have one thing in common.

Veronica in Mexico (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils:
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks:
Hy Eisman (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Lady Smitty; Hermione Lodge; Professor Ricardo Martinez; Felipe; Professor Maria Rodriguez
Synopsis:
While visiting Mexico, Veronica and Lady Smitty discover a ring of thieves that are stealing and selling ancient Aztec artifacts.
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Keywords:
archaeology; Aztec; Mexico; Teotihuacan

Indexer Notes

Chapter One: Return of an Old Friend
Chapter Two: The Magic of Mexico City
Chapter Three: And Lady Makes 3
Chapter Four: Tomb It May Concern

Bag It (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica takes Betty shopping for a Trendi handbag. Betty finds a handbag in another store that looks like Veronica's but isn't as expensive. But when the bags get accidently mixed up, Veronica's social standing is in peril!
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Marvelous Make-Overs For Betty (Table of Contents)

Betty / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Stan Goldberg
Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper
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Fit Bit (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge has a fit over Veronica's latest clothing bill.
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Indexer Notes

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

Luck Be A Lady (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils:
Doug Crane (credited)
Inks:
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Svenson the janitor; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Betty's Aunt Lydia gives Betty a puppy named "Lucky Guy". Betty makes the mistake of taking the pup to school.
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Diary Daze (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils:
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks:
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Leroy Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
When Veronica finds it too tedious to keep up with a written diary, she hires a film crew to produce a video diary, but that doesn't work out either.
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The Collecting Bug (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
John Lowe (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Gladys Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Nancy Woods; Chuck Clayton; Caramel (cameo)
Synopsis:
Betty interviews everyone to find out about their collections for the school newspaper.
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Foiled Again (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica get in trouble for practicing their fencing in the hallways.
Keywords:
fencing; swords

Buy Buy Baby (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Craig Boldman (credited)
Pencils:
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks:
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie helps Veronica go an entire day without shopping.

Indexer Notes

Probably originally appeared in Veronica (Archie, 1989 series) #131 but needs confirmation.

[Archie Marries Betty & Veronica] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for Life With Archie subscriptions and back issues.

Vote Note (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica is running for class president.
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["Uh-Oh! Looks like the lawn has been trimmed recently!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Craig Boldman (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica lets her father know Archie is in the mansion, but does it slowly.

Indexer Notes

Comic strip reprint.

Snap Shots From Betty's Album (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Humorous pictures from Betty's photo album.

Which 2 Are Alike? (Table of Contents)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Characters:
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[Comic Book Fairs] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

Information on holding an Archie themed book fair.

Royal Pain (Table of Contents)

Betty And Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Clarence; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Veronica hires a flunky to follow her around school in order to demonstrate her wealth and superiority.
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[Subscribe Today] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

Subscription information for various Archie titles.

The Assignment (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils:
Doug Crane (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Miss Haggly; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
For home economics class, Miss Haggly assigns Betty and Archie to shop for groceries on a budget. However, Archie proves to be too vulnerable to sales pitches, particularly those from cute sales ladies.
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Fashionably Lame (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors:
Harriet Upp (credited)
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Superintendent Hassle
Synopsis:
Veronica tries to silkscreen a shirt with Archie's picture like Betty has done but Veronica ends up creating a new fashion trend.

[The Best of Archie Comics Book Two] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for The Best of Archie Comics Book Two collection.

In The Swing (Table of Contents)

Betty And Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Veronica wows the school with her "new look" - - which happens to be a retread of the '70s "Preppy Look".
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Indexer Notes

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

[The Best of Archie Comics] (Table of Contents)

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House ad for both The Best of Archie Comics collections.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Everything's Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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[Download the Archie Comics App for free!] (Table of Contents)

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House ad for the Archie digital comics download app.

Dragons Riders of Berk (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. The Art of Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. To Thine Own Self Be Veronica
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Soooo Supportive
    Betty
  5. 4. Showing Her True Color
    Veronica
  6. 5. You Gotta Be a Girl
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Bad Girl Gone Good
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Klutzy Caper!
    Veronica
  9. 8. [Love Showdown]
  10. 9. Fashion Snapshots
    Veronica
  11. 10. ["Wow, you are ready on time for once!"]
    Archie
  12. 11. One Of Those Days
    Betty
  13. 12. [Clash of the New Kids]
  14. 13. The Not-So-Natural
    Veronica
  15. 14. Veronica's Puzzle Page
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina
  17. 16. Goal Oriented
    Sabrina
  18. 17. Sabrina Is... Spellbound
    Sabrina
  19. 18. Book 'Em!
    Sabrina
  20. 19. [Get Your Archie Swag!]
  21. 20. Betty's Fasions
    Betty
  22. 21. Say Cheese!
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. Something in Common
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. Veronica in Mexico
    Veronica
  25. 24. Bag It
    Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. Marvelous Make-Overs For Betty
    Betty
  27. 26. Fit Bit
    Veronica
  28. 27. Luck Be A Lady
    Betty
  29. 28. Diary Daze
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. The Collecting Bug
    Betty
  31. 30. Foiled Again
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. Buy Buy Baby
    Veronica
  33. 32. [Archie Marries Betty & Veronica]
  34. 33. Vote Note
    Veronica
  35. 34. ["Uh-Oh! Looks like the lawn has been trimmed recently!"]
    Archie
  36. 35. Snap Shots From Betty's Album
    Betty
  37. 36. Which 2 Are Alike?
    Veronica
  38. 37. [Comic Book Fairs]
  39. 38. Royal Pain
    Betty And Veronica
  40. 39. [Subscribe Today]
  41. 40. The Assignment
    Betty
  42. 41. Fashionably Lame
    Betty and Veronica
  43. 42. [The Best of Archie Comics Book Two]
  44. 43. In The Swing
    Betty And Veronica
  45. 44. [The Best of Archie Comics]
  46. 45. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  47. 46. [Download the Archie Comics App for free!]
  48. 47. Dragons Riders of Berk
    Cartoon Network
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