(July 1984)

Archie, 1984 Series
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Price:
1.95 USD
Pages:
260
Indicia frequency:
6 times a year in Jan., March, May, July, Sept., and Nov.
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Enterprises Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode:
0271000691611
Editing:
?
Color:
Four Color
Dimensions:
Digest
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Ongoing Series

["Betty, what's your idea of a perfect school desk?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason; Miss Grundy
Keywords:
computer; school desk

Blank Pages (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

The inside front cover and inside back cover are blank.

Trouble Free (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge mistakes a bathrobe-clad Archie for his daughter.
Reprints:

Charm Chatter (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Miss Richards; Archie Andrews (cameo)
Synopsis:
Betty is Miss Richards' prize pupil in a charm class, until she sees Archie.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Decisions, Decisions (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Marty Epp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Smithers
Synopsis:
Archie resolves to be more decisive, but keeps vacillating over whether to ask Betty or Veronica for a date.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A panel from this story was mistakenly used as an example of Dan DeCarlo art in Vanity Fair's 65th anniversary piece on Archie comics. http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2006/12/archie200612

The name of Veronica's date, "Tex Daylor," is based on the name of Little Archie artist Dexter Taylor.

Strange Change (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Ed
Synopsis:
Jughead begins acting strangely around Archie's cousin Ed.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hypnotism

Teeth Feat (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
Synopsis:
After receiving a quarter from the tooth fairy, Li'l Jinx asks a dentist if he would like to go in business with her.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
dentist; tooth fairy

Who Is the Stranger in Town (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Marty Epp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; the stranger [The Spoiler]
Synopsis:
A stranger comes to Riverdale, but Archie and the gang refuse to let him introduce himself, as doing so would invalidate the story title.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The characters very much know they are in a story.

Jughead Foot Puzzle (Table of Contents)

Jughead / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Jughead Jones
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Word puzzle involving words with "foot" in them.

["Ha, ha! Jughead claims he saw a flying saucer tonight!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Jughead claims to have seen a flying saucer and Mr. Lodge's party has two extra guests.
Reprints:
  • from Archie daily newspaper strip
Keywords:
aliens; flying saucers

Little Red Archiekins (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie is on his way to Veronica's house with a basket of goodies. Patterning her behavior after the big bad wolf in the fairy tale, Betty gets Ronnie out of the house, and when Archie arrives, she pretends to be Veronica.
Reprints:
Keywords:
disguise; Little Red Riding Hood

["And now....student voters! I give you our next class president!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty introduces Archie as a candidate for class president, but he is hit by a tomato thrown by the audience.
Reprints:
  • from Archie daily newspaper strip
Keywords:
campaign; election; tomato

The Invisible Man (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse; Tex
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx uses a magic wand to trick Charley into believing he's invisible.
Reprints:
Keywords:
invisible; magic wand; trick

Indexer Notes

Original story was four pages.

["Sometimes I wish I had been a lighthouse keeper!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Prof. Flutesnoot
Synopsis:
Prof. Flutesnoot sings the praises of being a teacher.
Reprints:
  • from Archie daily newspaper strip
Keywords:
teachers

Silence Is Golden (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie has to study a family tree for school. Veronica leads him to the Lodge vault, where he discovers all the dark secrets about the family's ancestors.
Reprints:
Keywords:
family tree

Archie Puzzlers (Table of Contents)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Archie Andrews (cameo)
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Rebus and word puzzles.

["I thought Archie interviewed you for a biography?"] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Phlips
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee tells Archie his life story, but ends up with a computer date with Miss Grundy.
Reprints:
  • from Archie daily newspaper strip
Keywords:
biography; computer dating

Revenge (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Reggie plots revenge against Jughead for a prank Jughead pulled on him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
joy buzzer; practical jokes; shoeshine

Jughead Quiz (Table of Contents)

Jughead / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Jughead Jones (cameo)
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Scrambled letters in word phrase puzzle. Also a maze for Jughead to find his way to pizza.

Chuckles & Chills (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
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?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Promo for Archie comedy titles (Archie Giant Series, Laugh, and Riverdale High) and hero titles (Mighty Crusaders, Blue Ribbon, and Steel Sterling.)

Wild Vibrations (Table of Contents)

Archie and Me / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mr. Waldo Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones (cameo)
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee inadvertently assists Archie and the gang in finding the right sound for their music.
Reprints:

The Ghost of Dark Valley Manor (Table of Contents)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery; teen
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis:
The Pussycats reluctantly agree to rehearse in an old house that has a reputation for being haunted. They encounter spooky noises, falling objects, and finally, an axe-wielding maniac.
Reprints:

Rub Flub (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Jughead is upset when a magic lamp only gives him two wishes, instead of three.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
magic lamp; sports car; telephone

["Didn't you see me holding up my hand?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Miss Haggley
Synopsis:
Miss Haggley gets in trouble while driving when she disobeys a policeman's hand signal.
Reprints:
  • from Archie daily newspaper strip
Keywords:
traffic cop

["As our story begins, Katy is visiting the Van Ronsons..."] (Table of Contents)

Katy Keene / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woggon
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Katy Keene; Randy; Pierre
Synopsis:
Katy and Randy are in the Canadian Rockies. Pierre, their guide, takes them to find a bighorn sheep so Randy can take a picture of it.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
bighorn sheep; camera; Canada; mountains

["Most of ze year, ze bighorn rams lives in peace..."] (Table of Contents)

Pierre's Nature Notes / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Woggon
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Katy Keene (cameo); Pierre (cameo)
Synopsis:
Facts about bighorn rams' head-butting duels.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
bighorn sheep

Indexer Notes

Companion feature to the Katy Keene story in the previous sequence.

Money Happy Returns! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
After Archie asks for an allowance increase, Fred agrees to tag along with him for a week to see how much more expensive dating is than when he was Archie's age.
Reprints:

No Contest (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats; Coach Floyd; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Reggie and Archie engage in several athletic contests for the right to date Veronica, with Coach Kleats and Coach Floyd standing by and commenting on the action.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

May be reprinted from Reggie and Me #60, but GCD index has incomplete information.

The Big Shot (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dexter Taylor
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor
Inks:
Dexter Taylor
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dexter Taylor

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Ambrose Pipps; Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
The girls help Ambrose impress the Good Ol' Gang by making it look like he has a real ray gun that can destroy anything.
Reprints:

The Mustanger (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; history
Synopsis:
Article about cowboys capturing wild horses.
Reprints:

Persistent Caller (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hiram Lodge; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge tries to get Veronica on the phone, but she's performing in a play.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
school play; telephone

Indexer Notes

Archie does not appear.

Double Image (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee engages Archie and Reggie to install a mirror in a door in his office.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
mirror; window

Jug the Tube Boob! (Table of Contents)

Jughead / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Jughead Jones (cameo)
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

A word puzzle using an outline of Jughead's head. The title is a take-off on "boob tube" as a nickname for television.

["We've done it, sir!"] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Prof. Flutesnoot
Synopsis:
Archie tells Mr. Weatherbee they've invented an anti-gravity machine.
Reprints:
  • from Archie daily newspaper strip
Keywords:
anti-gravity; invention

The Vanishing Villain (Table of Contents)

Archie as Pureheart the Powerful / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Bob White
Inks:
Mario Acquaviva
Colors:
?
Letters:
Mario Acquaviva

Genre:
humor; superhero; teen
Characters:
Pureheart [Archie Andrews]; Evilheart [Reggie Mantle]; Ice Cube; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Reggie and Archie watch as Veronica is kidnapped, and Reggie becomes Evilheart. But Archie can't become Pureheart. Only then does the real Veronica show up, the other girl only looked like Veronica. As Evilheart races back, he loses control of his motorcycle thanks to an icy strip of road. Archie then becomes Pureheart and the two heroes duke it out while the Ice Cube kidnaps the real Veronica.
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Indexer Notes

This story is told in two parts: Part 1 (5 pages) and Part II (5 pages).

["Word Squares"] (Table of Contents)

Katy Keene Fun Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Woggon
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Katy Keene; Sis
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

word puzzles with two illustrations.

Hot Dog (Table of Contents)

Katy Keene / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woggon (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Woggon (signed); Hazel Marten
Inks:
Hazel Marten; Kathryn Bill
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
domestic; fashion
Characters:
Katy Keene; Kayo Kirby; Chubby
Synopsis:
Kayo accidentally ingests glue and can't keep a date with Katy.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Katy Keene Fashions / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Woggon: ?
Pencils:
Bill Woggon ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fashion
Characters:
Katy Keene
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Includes a blurb "Don't Miss the All-New Kathy Keene Special #5 On Sale Next Month" in a heart-shaped part of the page, perhaps replacing the original text.

The Peacemaker (Table of Contents)

Archie and Me / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie's attempt to sport a moustache creates total chaos with the entire teaching staff and the gang.
Reprints:
Keywords:
moustache

Ask Task (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee wants to know why Moose doesn't participate in class discussions.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Rags to Ditches (Table of Contents)

Super Duck / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Super Duck; Uwanna Duck; Faunt
Synopsis:
Super inherits some stock from a relative and goes on a spending spree because he thinks he's a millionaire.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Lights Out (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
While on a couch, Reggie tries to get Veronica to turn out the lights. Veronica has other ideas.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
lampshade

Arch for Art's Sake (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Veronica becomes jealous when Betty is painting a portrait of Archie.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
painting

["Oh, Fred! Why don't you and Archie tap our maple trees..."] (Table of Contents)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Betty is chasing Archie, leading Mr. Andrews to note "the sap is running."
Reprints:
  • from Archie daily newspaper strip
Keywords:
maple syrup

Ga Ga Over Gary (Table of Contents)

Betty's Big Sister Polly / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Little Betty Cooper; Polly Cooper; Mr. Cooper; Mrs. Cooper; Gary Grover; Little Veronica Lodge; Evelyn Evernever
Synopsis:
Betty's big sister Polly gets a date with Gary Grover, "the most popular boy in the whole junior class." To go on the date, she has to break her promise to make a dress for Betty's doll.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Polly Cooper. She was brought into the "big" Archie continuity in the late '80s.

Indian Armor (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Types of shields and body armor used by American Indians.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Indians

Indexer Notes

Text and illustration.

Starlight (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; Greg
Synopsis:
While Jinx and Greg are out at night, Greg wonders why some stars aren't as bright as others.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

May be reprinted from Reggie and Me #47, but the GCD index is incomplete.

Pearls of the Orient (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Bill Vigoda
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Vigoda

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Archie tries to play a prank on Reggie, justifying all his risky actions with old Chinese proverbs.
Reprints:

I Pass (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Gus LeMoine
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
non-fiction; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie tells Reggie the history of American football.
Reprints:
Keywords:
football

["Who are "Sunny" and "Nutso!?"] (Table of Contents)

Jughead's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead flatter Betty to try to get a soda, but leave when she says she's broke.
Reprints:
  • from Archie newspaper strip
Keywords:
flattery; weather

Getting the Point (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4.33 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; Gigi
Synopsis:
Jinx doesn't want to get a flu shot.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
doctor; flu shot

Indexer Notes

May possibly have been cut from five pages.

["Match Your Wits"] (Table of Contents)

Fun Page / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Archie Andrews (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo)
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

puzzle, rebus, and crossword puzzle. May possibly have been cut down from one page.

By the Numbers (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mrs. Teacher
Synopsis:
Mrs. Teacher reads Archie a long list of rules for dating her daughter.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
dating

Spook Spoof (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
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Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie gets Betty to ghost-write his composition and Betty decides she needs to look the part.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
ghost-writing; sheet

Book Shnook (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 2.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
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Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Jughead convinces Reggie he's found a valuable note while sorting some old books in a second-hand store.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
autograph; books

["Why so glum, chum?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
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Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie complains about an awful noise in his car and Jughead smart-alecky responds he should let Veronica drive.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

May be newspaper strip reprint?

["Coach, when is Archie going into the game?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Archie sits on the bench at a basketball game and Coach Kleats says he's "saving him."
Reprints:
  • from Archie daily newspaper strip
Keywords:
basketball

Dancing Demon (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dexter Taylor
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor
Inks:
Dexter Taylor
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dexter Taylor

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Miss Biddie; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Little Archie is dragged to dance class against his will. To get him moving so they can win the class dance contest, Betty puts itching powder down his shirt.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dancing; itching powder

Super Duck V.I.P. Very Important Person (Table of Contents)

Super Duck / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Inks:
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Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Super Duck; Faunt
Synopsis:
Super is upset that no one at a ritzy hotel pays any attention to him.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
hotel

["There's a present that'd really make Petunia's eyes pop!"] (Table of Contents)

Cubby the Bear / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
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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:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Cubby; Junior; Petunia
Synopsis:
Cubby breaks a window and has to pay for it by walking on stilts wearing an advertising sign.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
advertising; jewelry; roses; stilts

Gallop Poll (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
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Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Jughead tells Reggie of a restaurant where he can eat like a horse.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
hay; restaurant

Marine Division (Table of Contents)

Archie's Picture Dictionary / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
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Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Sailing terms turned into funny pictures.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
ships

The Punishment (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; The Archies
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy gives Archie a detention, forgetting that the Teacher's Tea Dance is after school and she would have to miss it. She tries to find a way to pardon Archie, but he insists on taking his punishment.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
birthday; dance; detention

Spook Out (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Hartley
Pencils:
Al Hartley
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Sabrina has to get bat wings from a haunted house for Aunt Hilda's brew. Archie and Jughead offer her a ride, and the three explore the house in all of its creepiness.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bat wings; brew; ghosts; haunted house

Indexer Notes

Art id based on Al Hartley's style from the Spire Christian series books.

["Dash Flash Rash Abash"] (Table of Contents)

Archie Whose Views / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
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Pencils:
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Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Four words, each with two cartoons--one from the girl's view, the other from the boy's view.
Reprints:
  • from ?

False Lead (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Cricket O'Dell; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; un-named banker; un-named clerk
Synopsis:
When the Chamber of Commerce sponsors a boy-girl treasure hunt, Jughead teams up with the girl who's guaranteed to win the contest: Cricket O'Dell, the girl who can smell money. But when the head of the contest declares Cricket's powers "not legal," she and Jughead have to enter the contest with a ribbon tied around her nose.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script identifiable as Frank Doyle due to his distinctive style.

Wrist Watches (Table of Contents)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
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Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs; Moose Mason; Mr. Weatherbee; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Each character has a wrist watch specially designed for their interests.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Silly Dilly (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Rosenberger ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Moose takes Miss Grundy literally when she tells him to "hot foot" to the principal's office.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
hot foot

Practice Makes Perfect (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Hartley ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Coach Cleats
Synopsis:
Archie and Reggie disguise themselves as girls so they can be with Betty and Veronica at girls' basketball practice.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
basketball; cross-dressing; disguise

Indexer Notes

May be reprinted from Reggie and Me #33, but the GCD index for that issue is incomplete.

["Now for our environmental club..."] (Table of Contents)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
The environmental club members suggest names for the club.
Reprints:
  • from Archie daily newspaper strip

Turnabout Tale (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Dexter Taylor
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor
Inks:
Dexter Taylor
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dexter Taylor

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Evelyn Evernever; Beefy Brawnson; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; un-named boy; Mr. Rabbit; little rabbit
Synopsis:
A rabbit tells his son the story of a group of humans who discovered the truth about rabbit's feet: they're not lucky.
Reprints:
Keywords:
luck; rabbit's foot

Mop-Mop (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
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Inks:
?
Colors:
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Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Coach Kleats
Synopsis:
Jughead tells Reggie that Archie is mopping up the floor with Moose in the gym.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
gym; mop

What's in a Name? (Table of Contents)

Souphead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Souphead; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee asks Souphead for his father's name.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Desert Madness (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Beta [Betty Cooper]; Veda (Veronica Lodge]; Mustapha Mantle [Reggie Mantle]; Abdul El Andrews [Archie Andrews]
Synopsis:
Mustapha Mantle captures Veda to be part of his harem, will Abdul El Andrews rescue her?
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
camels; desert; harem; sheik

Indexer Notes

A parody story about sheiks and desert raids. Played straight (sort of) without a framing sequence.

Archie's Little Mind Twister (Table of Contents)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews (cameo)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

word puzzle

["I don't know what to think of Jughead!"] (Table of Contents)

Jughead's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy says Jughead was praying before a test.
Reprints:
  • from Archie daily newspaper strip
Keywords:
prayer; test

Indexer Notes

Jughead is discussed, but does not appear.

Password (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Merry Holiday; Greg; Gigi; Charley Hawse; Hap Holiday
Synopsis:
Charley tries to crash the club meeting being held at Jinx's house.
Reprints:
Keywords:
club; password

Indexer Notes

Original story was four pages.

["I think Jughead's progressing in my special math class!"] (Table of Contents)

Jughead's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Jughead needs to go barefoot to do problems higher than ten.
Reprints:
  • from Archie daily newspaper strip
Keywords:
barefoot; math; school

Indexer Notes

Jughead is discussed, but does not appear.

Unsung Hero (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Marty Epp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Archie, on his way to school, notices kids skulking around and finds that the kids are playing hooky from school because their moms were mean to them. The kids then decide to take it one step further - drop out, run away and do their own thing. Archie pretends to be a disheveled dropout and convinces the kids to go to school. Unfortunately, Archie's now late for school and he's the one who gets in trouble.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dropout; hooky

Classy Lass (Table of Contents)

Big Ethel / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Ethel has a party and only invites Jughead
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
party

Boobology (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
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Pencils:
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Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Moose has trouble completing the phrase "The early bird..."
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
blackboard; school

Soft Soap Artist (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Reggie makes a soap sculpture of Veronica.
Reprints:
Keywords:
sculpture; soap

Gadget Gag (Table of Contents)

Dilton Doily / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Rosenberger ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Dilton Doily [Dilton Doiley]; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Dilton has several push-button automatic doors in his house.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
automation; inventions

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Archie Andrews (cameo); Dilton Doiley (cameo); Jughead Jones (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo); Reggie Mantle (cameo); Chuck Clayton (cameo); Hiram Lodge (cameo)

Indexer Notes

List of Archie comics on sale this month.

Prize Surprize (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Reggie brings Veronica a present to go with her new dress--a hanger.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
hanger; present; slap

Indexer Notes

Possibly from Reggie's Wise Guy Jokes #9, but the GCD index for that issue is incomplete.

["Your father chopped up your skate-board?"] (Table of Contents)

Jughead's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie's dad is mad after he steps on Archie's skateboard and goes flying across the street.
Reprints:
  • from Archie daily newspaper strip
Keywords:
skateboard

Go for the Glow! (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica Comics Digest / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Promo for Betty and Veronica Comics Digest #9, with a mail-in coupon.

Double the Pages! Double the Fun! (Table of Contents)

Archie's Double Digest Magazine / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Promo for subscriptions to Archie's Double Digest Magazine. Six issues for $10.00.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Betty, what's your idea of a perfect school desk?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Blank Pages
  3. 2. Trouble Free
    Archie
  4. 3. Charm Chatter
    Betty
  5. 4. Decisions, Decisions
    Archie
  6. 5. Strange Change
    Jughead
  7. 6. Teeth Feat
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. Who Is the Stranger in Town
    Archie
  9. 8. Jughead Foot Puzzle
    Jughead
  10. 9. ["Ha, ha! Jughead claims he saw a flying saucer tonight!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  11. 10. Little Red Archiekins
    Archie
  12. 11. ["And now....student voters! I give you our next class president!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  13. 12. The Invisible Man
    Li'l Jinx
  14. 13. ["Sometimes I wish I had been a lighthouse keeper!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  15. 14. Silence Is Golden
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. Archie Puzzlers
    Archie
  17. 16. ["I thought Archie interviewed you for a biography?"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  18. 17. Revenge
    Jughead
  19. 18. Jughead Quiz
    Jughead
  20. 19. Chuckles & Chills
    Archie Comics
  21. 20. Wild Vibrations
    Archie and Me
  22. 21. The Ghost of Dark Valley Manor
    Josie and the Pussycats
  23. 22. Rub Flub
    Jughead
  24. 23. ["Didn't you see me holding up my hand?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  25. 24. ["As our story begins, Katy is visiting the Van Ronsons..."]
    Katy Keene
  26. 25. ["Most of ze year, ze bighorn rams lives in peace..."]
    Pierre's Nature Notes
  27. 26. Money Happy Returns!
    Archie
  28. 27. No Contest
    Reggie
  29. 28. The Big Shot
    Little Archie
  30. 29. The Mustanger
  31. 30. Persistent Caller
    Archie
  32. 31. Double Image
    Archie
  33. 32. Jug the Tube Boob!
    Jughead
  34. 33. ["We've done it, sir!"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  35. 34. The Vanishing Villain
    Archie as Pureheart the Powerful
  36. 35. ["Word Squares"]
    Katy Keene Fun Page
  37. 36. Hot Dog
    Katy Keene
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
    Katy Keene Fashions
  39. 38. The Peacemaker
    Archie and Me
  40. 39. Ask Task
    Moose
  41. 40. Rags to Ditches
    Super Duck
  42. 41. Lights Out
    Reggie
  43. 42. Arch for Art's Sake
    Archie
  44. 43. ["Oh, Fred! Why don't you and Archie tap our maple trees..."]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  45. 44. Ga Ga Over Gary
    Betty's Big Sister Polly
  46. 45. Indian Armor
  47. 46. Starlight
    Li'l Jinx
  48. 47. Pearls of the Orient
    Archie
  49. 48. I Pass
    Reggie
  50. 49. ["Who are "Sunny" and "Nutso!?"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  51. 50. Getting the Point
    Li'l Jinx
  52. 51. ["Match Your Wits"]
    Fun Page
  53. 52. By the Numbers
    Archie
  54. 53. Spook Spoof
    Archie
  55. 54. Book Shnook
    Jughead
  56. 55. ["Why so glum, chum?"]
    Archie
  57. 56. ["Coach, when is Archie going into the game?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  58. 57. Dancing Demon
    Little Archie
  59. 58. Super Duck V.I.P. Very Important Person
    Super Duck
  60. 59. ["There's a present that'd really make Petunia's eyes pop!"]
    Cubby the Bear
  61. 60. Gallop Poll
    Jughead
  62. 61. Marine Division
    Archie's Picture Dictionary
  63. 62. The Punishment
    Archie
  64. 63. Spook Out
    Sabrina
  65. 64. ["Dash Flash Rash Abash"]
    Archie Whose Views
  66. 65. False Lead
    Jughead
  67. 66. Wrist Watches
    Archie and the Gang
  68. 67. Silly Dilly
    Moose
  69. 68. Practice Makes Perfect
    Reggie
  70. 69. ["Now for our environmental club..."]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  71. 70. Turnabout Tale
    Little Archie
  72. 71. Mop-Mop
    Archie
  73. 72. What's in a Name?
    Souphead
  74. 73. Desert Madness
    Betty and Veronica
  75. 74. Archie's Little Mind Twister
    Archie
  76. 75. ["I don't know what to think of Jughead!"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  77. 76. Password
    Li'l Jinx
  78. 77. ["I think Jughead's progressing in my special math class!"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  79. 78. Unsung Hero
    Archie
  80. 79. Classy Lass
    Big Ethel
  81. 80. Boobology
    Moose
  82. 81. Soft Soap Artist
    Archie
  83. 82. Gadget Gag
    Dilton Doily
  84. 83. [no title indexed]
    Archie's Official Checklist
  85. 84. Prize Surprize
    Reggie
  86. 85. ["Your father chopped up your skate-board?"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  87. 86. Go for the Glow!
    Betty and Veronica Comics Digest
  88. 87. Double the Pages! Double the Fun!
    Archie's Double Digest Magazine
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