(April 1975)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price:
0.60 USD
Pages:
164
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Digest size
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["Juggie, why don't you share your sled with Ethel?!?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge (cameo); Li'l Jinx (cameo); Reggie Mantle (cameo); Little Archie (cameo)
Keywords:
sled; snow

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Leave It To Dad (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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?
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?
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Letters:
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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Fred takes a phone message for Archie but he can't remember if it is from Betty or from Veronica.

Spot Remover (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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?
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?
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?
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?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Jughead helps Betty start a fad where every girl wears a fake beauty mark.

Indexer Notes

Possibly from Archie Giant Series Magazine (Archie, 1954 series) #149 but needs confirmation.

Sports Shorts (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
First gag: Two people follow Archie around with a stretcher.
Second gag: Betty forgot her skis.
Third gag: Jughead ice fishes in a bad spot.
Keywords:
ice fishing; skiing

Indexer Notes

Three two-panel gags.

Could be from Pep (Archie, 1960 series) #169 but needs confirmation.

Dyeing to Live (Table of Contents)

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

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Veronica asks Betty if it is true that blondes have more fun.

Cooking with Gags (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Moose buys bread before the price goes up in the first gag, in the second gag he doesn't like Midge's cooking.
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Open and Shut Case (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee tries to teach Archie to close a door correctly.

Fun Page (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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?
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typeset

Mud Wise! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Greg; Hap Holliday
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx tells Greg to be like Sir Walter Raleigh and put his coat over mud for a lady.
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Veronica's New Dress (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
How everyone sees Veronica's new dress.

Devil to Pay (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Ethel Muggs; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Big Ethel agrees to let Reggie help her lay a trap for Jughead so she can smother him with kisses, but Jughead and Archie come up with a plan of their own.
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Fashion Frenzies (Table of Contents)

Life With Archie / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
Bob White
Inks:
Bob White
Colors:
?
Letters:
Marty Epp

Genre:
adventure; humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doily; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Dilton Doily; Patty Pringle
Synopsis:
Archie is put in charge of organizing the school's big fashion show, and winds up promising three different girls -- Veronica, Betty and Midge -- that she can be the star of the show. Meanwhile, a new student, aspiring designer Patty Pringle, tries to get her work in the show, but her sketches are rejected by the snobbish designer Monsieur Andre.
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Indexer Notes

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

Archie and His Gang in B. C. (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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?
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Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
An imaginary story of how things would have been if the gang had lived in caveman days, complete with dinosaurs.
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Keywords:
cavemen; club; dinosaurs; stegosaurus; television; triceratops

Indexer Notes

Possibly a forerunner of the Archie I series.

Eye Lose (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Reggie bets Archie that he can give him a black eye without touching him.
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Mirror, Mirror (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Veronica buys a carnival fun-house mirror at an auction. The mirror has supernatural abilities which turn Betty and Veronica into the distorted images they see in the mirror. The mirror has a different effect on Mr. Weatherbee and Miss Grundy, changing them into young and attractive adults.
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Keywords:
fun-house mirror; supernatural

Indexer Notes

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

Business Bungle (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Ambrose Pipps; Little Moose Mason; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Evelyn Evernever
Synopsis:
Inspired by all the advice-givers in TV and newspapers, Little Archie starts "Little Archie's Good Advice Business," offering advice to anyone who can pay him in jellybeans. All the kids are disgusted by his greed and stop liking him, except Evelyn, who becomes his secretary, and Ambrose, who Little Archie tells to "go jump in the lake." And it's that bit of advice that leads to Ambrose becoming the most popular kid on the West Side. An act of generosity by Ambrose then makes Little Archie realize that friends are more important than jellybeans any day.
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Indexer Notes

The first story to show a closer friendship between Little Archie and Ambrose.

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

Little Archie's Fun Page (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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typeset

Betty's Diary (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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typeset

Noun Sense (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Reggie tells Miss Grundy that the direct object of telling her she's very attractive is to get a passing mark in English.
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Cane and Unable (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Jughead gives Mr. Weatherbee a cane.

Indexer Notes

Probably from Archie Giant Series Magazine (Archie, 1954 series) #149 but needs confirmation.

Mooses Daffynitions (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
Funny definitions to various phrases.

Indexer Notes

First phrase is "Can Opener".

The Bad Penny (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Mario Acquaviva
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Every time Mr. Lodge tries to spend some quality time with his daughter, Archie turns up and ruins everything. So Mr. Lodge tells Archie he's taking Veronica to New Orleans, then takes her somewhere else.
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Indexer Notes

In the splash panel, the sign "Edwards Furniture Store" is a reference to Joe Edwards, while the names of the stars on the marquee are all based on diseases: Ginger Vitas (Gingivitis), Sy Cozis (Psychosis), Gan Green (Gangrene).

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

Dream Car (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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?
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?
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?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead's father has a new convertible.

Fun Page (Table of Contents)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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Steady Study (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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?
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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie goes to Veronica's house to avoid studying.

Indexer Notes

Wordless story.

A Course for a Horse (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
A horse orders a hamburger.

Silence is Golden! (Table of Contents)

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

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Letters:
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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Everyone thinks that Betty should be nicer to Veronica.

Soup's On! (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Through no fault of his own, Jughead mixes up deliveries and soon has Mr. Weatherbee soaking his feet in vegetable soup.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Drug store; high school

That Certain Feeling (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Edwards ?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Vincent DeCarlo
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty's feeling off-balance.
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Indexer Notes

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

Sound Your "A" (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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?
Colors:
?
Letters:
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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Professor Flutesnoot; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Professor Flutesnoot asks Archie to deliver some sheet music.

Away With Words! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday; Greg; Ga Ga
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx tries to make money off her ability to make up stories.
Reprints:
Keywords:
black eyes; exaggeration; writing

Bully for You (Table of Contents)

Big Moose / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Archie hurts his hand trying to pick a fight with Moose but nobody will believe Moose that Archie started the fight.

Hiccup Happy (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Archie is desperate for a cure for hiccups.
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Indexer Notes

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

Fun Page (Table of Contents)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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Big Shot (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Jughead tells Archie about his cousin, who works as a human cannonball.
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Keywords:
human cannonball

Quiz Skids (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Jughead Jones; Ambrose Pipps; Weasel Williams
Synopsis:
Inspired by TV game shows, Little Archie starts the local show "The 64 Jellybean Question," and builds up a huge store of jellybeans when none of the contestants can answer the questions. But the gang has to deal with a plot by the South Side Serpents to steal the jellybeans.
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Indexer Notes

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

Mark Time (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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?
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Letters:
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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge
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A Good Spell (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews
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Watch the Beardie (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 4.67 pages (report information)

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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Cousin Leroy; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Jughead babysits Veronica's bratty cousin Leroy, who is drawing facial hair on portraits.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

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?
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typeset

Button Up! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx won't button her coat.
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Who Shook That Tree? (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie gets mad at Jughead for saying that Veronica is a lot like her father. Then he makes the mistake of letting Veronica know that he considers this an insult.
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Splinter Group (Table of Contents)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie gets a splinter in his finger and Veronica takes him to the school nurse. Archie falls for the attractive nurse, causing Veronica to chase him with a chair.
Reprints:
Keywords:
nurse; splinter

Indexer Notes

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

Sculpture Vulture! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie and Reggie have a bet on who can make a better clay sculpture of Betty's head.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[Jughead With Archie Digest #8] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Juggie, why don't you share your sled with Ethel?!?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Leave It To Dad
    Archie
  4. 3. Spot Remover
    Jughead
  5. 4. Sports Shorts
  6. 5. Dyeing to Live
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Cooking with Gags
    Moose
  8. 7. Open and Shut Case
    Archie
  9. 8. Fun Page
  10. 9. Mud Wise!
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. Veronica's New Dress
  12. 11. Devil to Pay
    Jughead
  13. 12. Fashion Frenzies
    Life With Archie
  14. 13. Archie and His Gang in B. C.
    Archie
  15. 14. Eye Lose
    Reggie
  16. 15. Mirror, Mirror
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. Business Bungle
    Little Archie
  18. 17. Little Archie's Fun Page
  19. 18. Betty's Diary
  20. 19. Noun Sense
    Reggie
  21. 20. Cane and Unable
    Jughead
  22. 21. Mooses Daffynitions
  23. 22. The Bad Penny
    Archie
  24. 23. Dream Car
    Archie
  25. 24. Fun Page
  26. 25. Steady Study
    Archie
  27. 26. A Course for a Horse
    Jughead
  28. 27. Silence is Golden!
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. Soup's On!
    Jughead
  30. 29. That Certain Feeling
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. Sound Your "A"
    Archie
  32. 31. Away With Words!
    Li'l Jinx
  33. 32. Bully for You
    Big Moose
  34. 33. Hiccup Happy
    Archie
  35. 34. Fun Page
  36. 35. Big Shot
    Jughead
  37. 36. Quiz Skids
    Little Archie
  38. 37. Mark Time
    Moose
  39. 38. A Good Spell
    Moose
  40. 39. Watch the Beardie
    Jughead
  41. 40. [no title indexed]
  42. 41. Button Up!
    Li'l Jinx
  43. 42. Who Shook That Tree?
    Archie
  44. 43. Splinter Group
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  45. 44. Sculpture Vulture!
    Archie
  46. 45. [no title indexed]
  47. 46. [Jughead With Archie Digest #8]
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