(December 1988)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price:
1.50 USD
Pages:
132
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., and Dec.
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode:
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Editing:
Victor Gorelick (editor); Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Digest size
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Perfect Bound

["Look at it as a status symbol, Archie..."] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
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Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo [as DD]
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo [as JD]
Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Dilton Doiley; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones

[blank inside front cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Scared Stiff (Table of Contents)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Rich Margopoulos
Pencils:
Chic Stone
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman; Nani Dakesian
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Krista (Reggie's date)
Synopsis:
The gang decides to treat Reggie to a taste of his own medicine after he scares them with his tricks once too often.

Surprise Ending! (Table of Contents)

Archie and His Friends; Sunkist / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Ad for Sunkist Fun Fruits with Archie and his friends going for a walk in the forest.

Throughout History with Jughead (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Big Ethel; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Various scenes from history, starring the Archie gang.

Here It Is Fans! (Table of Contents)

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

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Synopsis:
Ad for Betty and Veronica Double Digest subscription.

Coach Reproach (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats; Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Flutesnoot
Synopsis:
The Coach gets tired of Mr. Weatherbee telling him how to coach football, but things change when Mr. Weatherbee suits up for a practice.

Archie's Super Poster Offer! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

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Synopsis:
Ad for 4 different posters with the Archie characters on them.

Our Song (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Herbert; Herbert's date
Synopsis:
Veronica asks Archie to play their song on the jukebox, but Archie can't remember what the song is.

Step Right Up! (Table of Contents)

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

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Synopsis:
Ad for previous issues of different Archie comics.

Recipe Rap (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie tries to eat a dessert that Veronica made.

Fetch Wretch (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Mr. Jones; Hot Dog
Synopsis:
Jughead asks Hot Dog to fetch him a pair of slippers.

Sit Bit (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Reggie sits in a love seat.

Fans! Join the Exciting Katy Keene Fan Club! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
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Pencils:
John S. Lucas (signed)
Inks:
John S. Lucas (signed)
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Genre:
teen
Synopsis:
Promo for club membership.

Refresher Course (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Jack Sharpe; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica are too tired from school to go bowling with the guys - - until they hear that handsome new student Jack Sharpe will be bowling with them.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (Archie, 1950 Series) #295

Indexer Notes

Credits from GCD index of original issue.

Cocoa Pebbles BMX Bike Race (Table of Contents)

Cocoa Pebbles; The Flintstones / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Synopsis:
Barney tricks Fred into going down a "short-cut" so Barney can get the Cocoa Pebbles.

Brite Sprite (Table of Contents)

Big Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Big Moose; Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats
Synopsis:
Moose answers a football question after being woken up.

The Weakened Warrior Part I (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Midge; Chuck Clayton; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie and Chuck trick some football opponents about Moose's weakness on the field.

Indexer Notes

No feature logo on the story.

The Weakened Warrior Part II (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Midge; Chuck Clayton; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie and Chuck trick some football opponents about Moose's weakness on the field.

Indexer Notes

No feature logo on the story.

Vidiocy (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Veronica uses her new video camera to capture Archie kissing another girl.

Subscribe to Archie's Double Digest (Table of Contents)

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

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Synopsis:
Ad for subscription to Archie's Double Digest.

Busy Bee (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
A rumor starts that Archie is writing a book and everyone wants to have a chapter about them in it.

Rapid Reward (Table of Contents)

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

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Big Moose; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie takes Moose to a speed-reading course so he can introduce Veronica as the homecoming queen.

Crack Knack (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Reggie tells the others how he imitates people.

Hurt Alert (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Everyone ignores Archie's cast except Jughead.

Nothing but a Hound-Dog (Table of Contents)

Dilton / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
Dilton sniffs books in the library.

Tint Stint (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie experiences a new color after eating Veronica's stew.

Money Honey (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Veronica spends Archie's allowance increase.

The Comic-Swap Club (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Synopsis:
Club for kids to swap comics.

Book Look (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Letters:
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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Jughead is so engrossed in his book that he ends up in hospital.

The Head Shrinkers Part I (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
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Inks:
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Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Coach Kleats
Synopsis:
Archie and Chuck get swelled heads over their abilities in soccer.

The Head Shrinkers Part II (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
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Inks:
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Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Coach Kleats
Synopsis:
Archie and Chuck get swelled heads over their abilities in soccer.

Tackle Hackle (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Letters:
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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead does some good tackles at a football practice.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Jughead's Double Digest (Archie, 1989 series) #134

Rule Tool (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Moose introduces a new rule to Monopoly.

Remark Lark (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Midge
Synopsis:
Midge criticizes Moose on his report card.

No Mood for Food (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Mr. Mason; Mrs. Mason
Synopsis:
Mrs. Mason scales back dinner after Moose brings home his report card.

Subscribe and Save (Table of Contents)

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Synopsis:
Ad for subscriptions to various Archie comics.

Advice Device (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
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Inks:
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Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Veronica recommends that Betty stop dressing and acting like one of the boys if she wants to be taken seriously as a girl.

It's a Snap (Table of Contents)

Chuck Clayton / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Chuck Clayton; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Chuck takes pictures for the school paper but forgets to put film in the camera.

In a Campaign Vein (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
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Inks:
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Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Archie and Reggie are running against each other for Student President. Mr. Weatherbee suggests to Archie that he should run a flashier campaign.

Katy Keene Subscription Spectacular! (Table of Contents)

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

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Synopsis:
Ad for subscriptions to Katy Keene's comic.

Talk Squawk (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie compares Veronica's voice to music.

Tickets to Trouble (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
Archie buys tickets to a concert from Dilton, but Mr. Lodge gives Veronica tickets to give away to the same concert.

Indexer Notes

Archie speaks directly to the reader, telling them the story.

Archie Fan Club (Table of Contents)

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

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Synopsis:
Ad to join the Archie Fan Club.

The Truth Behind Reggie's Roots (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Reggie brags about his family tree, but additional panels tell the truth behind his lies.

Personalized "Sew-On" Patches (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

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Synopsis:
Ad for personalized sew-on patch from the Archie Club.

The Bookworm (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Fred wins $20 in a baseball pool. Mary takes half as her share and Fred has to figure out where to stash the rest to keep it from Archie.

The Choice (Table of Contents)

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

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Alma; Alma's little brother
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica come up with a plan to make Archie choose between them, but he ends up taking Alma to a hockey game.
Reprints:

Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions (Table of Contents)

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

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Synopsis:
Ad for various Archie subscriptions.

The Greeks (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
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Inks:
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Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
The school is having a Greek Festival and everyone is dressing up except Reggie.

Health Education (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Public service announcement about AIDS.

Indexer Notes

Appears after second page of previous story.

Phrase Phase (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Mrs. Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead's mom asks him to "run" an errand.
Reprints:

Buck Yuck (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie is repaid for a loan and can't decide what to do with the money.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Jughead's Double Digest (Archie, 1989 series) #168

["Yum! Fruity marshmellows in my tummy..."] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Synopsis:
Ad for Yummy Mummy cereal.

[blank inside back cover] (Table of Contents)

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Candilicious (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Synopsis:
Ad for Candilicious candy.

Indexer Notes

On back cover of comic.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Look at it as a status symbol, Archie..."]
    Archie
  2. 1. [blank inside front cover]
  3. 2. Scared Stiff
    Archie and the Gang
  4. 3. Surprise Ending!
    Archie and His Friends; Sunkist
  5. 4. Throughout History with Jughead
    Jughead
  6. 5. Here It Is Fans!
  7. 6. Coach Reproach
    Mr. Weatherbee
  8. 7. Archie's Super Poster Offer!
  9. 8. Our Song
    Archie
  10. 9. Step Right Up!
  11. 10. Recipe Rap
    Jughead
  12. 11. Fetch Wretch
    Jughead
  13. 12. Sit Bit
    Reggie
  14. 13. Fans! Join the Exciting Katy Keene Fan Club!
  15. 14. Refresher Course
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. Cocoa Pebbles BMX Bike Race
    Cocoa Pebbles; The Flintstones
  17. 16. Brite Sprite
    Big Moose
  18. 17. The Weakened Warrior Part I
    Archie
  19. 18. The Weakened Warrior Part II
    Archie
  20. 19. Vidiocy
    Archie
  21. 20. Subscribe to Archie's Double Digest
  22. 21. Busy Bee
    Archie
  23. 22. Rapid Reward
    Big Moose
  24. 23. Crack Knack
    Reggie
  25. 24. Hurt Alert
    Archie
  26. 25. Nothing but a Hound-Dog
    Dilton
  27. 26. Tint Stint
    Archie
  28. 27. Money Honey
    Archie
  29. 28. The Comic-Swap Club
  30. 29. Book Look
    Jughead
  31. 30. The Head Shrinkers Part I
    Archie
  32. 31. The Head Shrinkers Part II
    Archie
  33. 32. Tackle Hackle
    Jughead
  34. 33. Rule Tool
    Reggie
  35. 34. Remark Lark
    Moose
  36. 35. No Mood for Food
    Moose
  37. 36. Subscribe and Save
  38. 37. Advice Device
    Betty and Veronica
  39. 38. It's a Snap
    Chuck Clayton
  40. 39. In a Campaign Vein
    Mr. Weatherbee
  41. 40. Katy Keene Subscription Spectacular!
  42. 41. Talk Squawk
    Reggie
  43. 42. Tickets to Trouble
    Archie
  44. 43. Archie Fan Club
  45. 44. The Truth Behind Reggie's Roots
    Reggie
  46. 45. Personalized "Sew-On" Patches
  47. 46. The Bookworm
    Archie
  48. 47. The Choice
    Betty and Veronica
  49. 48. Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions
  50. 49. The Greeks
    Betty and Veronica
  51. 50. Health Education
  52. 51. Phrase Phase
    Jughead
  53. 52. Buck Yuck
    Jughead
  54. 53. ["Yum! Fruity marshmellows in my tummy..."]
  55. 54. [blank inside back cover]
  56. 55. Candilicious
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Lou Mougin
  • Merlin Haas
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Peter Croome