(January 2013)

Archie, 1987 Series
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164
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On-sale date
2012-11-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
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Color
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Digest
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Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Harry Lucey (signed)
Inks
Harry Lucey (signed)
Colors
Rosario Pena (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

[Download the Archie Comics App for free!] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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Tis the Season to Be Jolly (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Allison Flood (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Sugar Plum; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica faces missing the Christmas Dance due to a severe cold. So Sugar Plum the Christmas Fairy gives her a magical potion to relieve her symptoms, but with unexpected side-effects.
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Keywords
Christmas

And A High Tech Yule To One And All (Table of Contents: 3)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Hiram Lodge has Dilton invent for the Lodges the perfect Christmas servant -- a Santa-bot!
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Keywords
Christmas

To Each His Own (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Due to a bright idea by two department store clerks, Veronica winds up giving Betty a gift that she really wanted for herself, and vice versa.
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Keywords
Christmas

Deceive Peeve (Table of Contents: 5)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Bob Bolling (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Elmo; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica hatches a plan to keep Archie from joining Betty and the other for Christmas Carols by pretending to host a Christmas party for orphans and asking Archie to play Santa.
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Keywords
Christmas

This'll Sleigh Ya (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty & Veronica / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Agatha Thirkel
Synopsis
A fake Santa tries to rob the Lodge family but Christmas spirit makes him give himself up to the police.
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Keywords
Christmas

Veronica's in a Shopping Dilemma (Table of Contents: 7)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Discover the mystery phrase.

Nifty Gifty (Table of Contents: 8)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty gives Archie a suggestion box for Christmas, complete with a suggestion in it.
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[The Art of Betty and Veronica] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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More Fashions with Veronica (Table of Contents: 10)

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Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Characters
Veronica Lodge
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Indexer Notes

Fashion page

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman (signed)
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is Veronica hard to shop for?
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie delivers a Christmas gift to Veronica.

Indexer Notes

Comic strip reprint.

Twin Spin (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Morgan Parker; Melanie Parker; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The gang wonders what it would be like to have a twin.

[Double Digest Sample Pack] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Baby, It's You (Table of Contents: 14)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 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; Hiram Lodge; Katie (Cooper?); Celeste the maid
Synopsis
In order to rush her mom to the hospital, Betty dumps her cousin's infant child on Veronica.
Reprints

The Dreamer!! (Table of Contents: 15)

Betty / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Betty Cooper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Find the mystery phrase puzzle.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Sabrina the Teenage Witch / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Characters
Sabrina

Indexer Notes

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

Forget Me Not (Table of Contents: 17)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Pencils
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Cousin Ambrose
Synopsis
Ambrose dresses up as Santa to help Sabrina inject a little Christmas spirit into the household.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Hanging Hang-Up (Table of Contents: 18)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Hilda solves the problem Sabrina has with reaching the top of the Christmas tree.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree

Indexer Notes

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

Foto Fun (Table of Contents: 19)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Sabrina and Hilda reminisce over a photo album.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Sabrina / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jumpin' Jupiter!
Characters
Sabrina

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the words puzzle.

And a Zappy New Year (Table of Contents: 21)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina; Ambrose; Della; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Sabrina and Ambrose teach Della the meaning of Christmas.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

[Archie Comics Super Special Magazine] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

Casual Sportswear (Table of Contents: 23)

Betty's Fashions / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Betty Cooper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Betty models reader submitted fasions.

Veronica in Germany (Table of Contents: 24)

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
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Uncle Gunter; Aunt Gisela; Cousin Elke; Wolf Dieter Hanisch; Rupert Mindermann
Synopsis
Veronica spends time in Germany with friends of the Lodge family.
Reprints
Keywords
advent calendar; advent candle; Bavaria; Christmas; Christmas tree; Germany; Glockenspiel; ice skating; Munich; skiing

Indexer Notes

Chapter 1: Munich is Wunderbar
Chapter 2: Wolf in Cheap Clothing
Chapter 3: Breath of Bavaria
Chapter 4: A True German Christmas

The Weirder Side Of The News (Table of Contents: 25)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harold Smith
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
While trying on a gorilla costume in a costume shop, Archie spots a traffic control officer about to ticket his car. He runs out of the shop, still in costume, pursued by Betty, who is dressed as a jungle girl. The ensuing chaos caused when people spot him causes a traffic snarl and helps foil the getaway of two bank robbers.
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Indexer Notes

Harold Smith credit from the index of the original printing, no writer is listed in the credits in this digest.

Date Book (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica get into a huge fight over who gets to date Archie.
Reprints

Greeting Card (Table of Contents: 27)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Mr. Dinkins
Synopsis
A customer tries to get Betty in trouble at her job at Dinkins Drug Store but her boss finds out the truth from another customer.
Reprints

Java Trouble (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mandy; Fred
Synopsis
Veronica talks her father into opening a coffee house but she learns that running a business is more work than she bargained for.
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Indexer Notes

Betty and Veronica are watching the TV show "Buddies" which is a parody of the TV show "Friends".

A Well-Urned Reward (Table of Contents: 29)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers; Mr. Burke; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge gets an ugly vase as a gift. He tries to place it in a location where Archie will accidentally break it.
Reprints

Bill Collector (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Dan Parent (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Bill Mallory; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
When Betty's date Bill is broke, Veronica steals him away with an offer to pay for date for Bill and Veronica. Betty then learns that Bill is just cheap, not broke.
Reprints

A Couple Of Problems (Table of Contents: 31)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Mrs. Jones the librarian; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle (dream sequence only)
Synopsis
While in the library, Betty imagines herself and Archie as great literary couples such as Romeo and Juliet, Tarzan and Jane, Samson and Delilah, and Antony and Cleopatra.
Reprints

Fortune Fool (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Prunella Quigley; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica argue over who has the more trustworthy psychic.
Reprints

[Archie's Giant Kids' Joke Book] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

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

Best Zest (Table of Contents: 34)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Jughead likes the last part of the popcorn the best.
Reprints

Cookie Choice (Table of Contents: 35)

Betty / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rod Ollerenshaw
Pencils
Rod Ollerenshaw
Inks
Rod Ollerenshaw
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Word scramble puzzle with a cookie theme.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Feature changed to Betty in this printing.

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

Big Gig (Table of Contents: 36)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
The students are asked to paint the biggest thing known to man.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman (signed)
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm having trouble coming up with a New Year's resolution.
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie makes a New Year's resolution.

Indexer Notes

Comic strip reprint.

Veronica's Christmas Card (Table of Contents: 38)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Veronica in a skimpy parka with knee-high boots. A sack of presents on the ground.

[Comic Book Fair] (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

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

Games People Play (Table of Contents: 40)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica leaves before Betty can beat her in a game of chess.
Reprints
Keywords
chess

[Archie Comics Super Special Magazine] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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

Have an Ice Day (Table of Contents: 42)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Alice Cooper; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers; Eric; Wendy
Synopsis
Veronica shows some local kids a good sledding hill but Veronica and Betty end up in the Lodge swimming pool at the end of their sledding run.
Reprints
Keywords
snow sled

Party Time-Out (Table of Contents: 43)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Alice Cooper; Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty throws a New Year's Eve party for her friends.
Reprints
Keywords
New Year's Eve

[Kevin Keller Welcome to Riverdale] (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

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

There's a First Time for Everything! (Table of Contents: 45)

Kevin Keller / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Digikore Studios
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
teen
Reprints

[Kevin Keller Welcome to Riverdale] (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

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

[The Best of Archie Comics Book Two] (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Comics Super Special Magazine] (Table of Contents: 49) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [Download the Archie Comics App for free!]
  3. 2. Tis the Season to Be Jolly
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. And A High Tech Yule To One And All
    Veronica
  5. 4. To Each His Own
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Deceive Peeve
    Veronica
  7. 6. This'll Sleigh Ya
    Betty & Veronica
  8. 7. Veronica's in a Shopping Dilemma
    Veronica
  9. 8. Nifty Gifty
    Betty
  10. 9. [The Art of Betty and Veronica]
  11. 10. More Fashions with Veronica
  12. 11. ["Is Veronica hard to shop for?"]
    Archie
  13. 12. Twin Spin
    Betty & Veronica
  14. 13. [Double Digest Sample Pack]
  15. 14. Baby, It's You
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. The Dreamer!!
    Betty
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  18. 17. Forget Me Not
    Sabrina
  19. 18. Hanging Hang-Up
    Sabrina
  20. 19. Foto Fun
    Sabrina
  21. 20. ["Jumpin' Jupiter!"]
    Sabrina
  22. 21. And a Zappy New Year
    Sabrina
  23. 22. [Archie Comics Super Special Magazine]
  24. 23. Casual Sportswear
    Betty's Fashions
  25. 24. Veronica in Germany
    Veronica
  26. 25. The Weirder Side Of The News
    Betty
  27. 26. Date Book
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. Greeting Card
    Betty
  29. 28. Java Trouble
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. A Well-Urned Reward
    Veronica
  31. 30. Bill Collector
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. A Couple Of Problems
    Betty
  33. 32. Fortune Fool
    Betty and Veronica
  34. 33. [Archie's Giant Kids' Joke Book]
  35. 34. Best Zest
    Jughead
  36. 35. Cookie Choice
    Betty
  37. 36. Big Gig
    Reggie
  38. 37. ["I'm having trouble coming up with a New Year's resolution."]
    Archie
  39. 38. Veronica's Christmas Card
    Veronica
  40. 39. [Comic Book Fair]
  41. 40. Games People Play
    Betty and Veronica
  42. 41. [Archie Comics Super Special Magazine]
  43. 42. Have an Ice Day
    Betty and Veronica
  44. 43. Party Time-Out
    Betty
  45. 44. [Kevin Keller Welcome to Riverdale]
  46. 45. There's a First Time for Everything!
    Kevin Keller
  47. 46. [Kevin Keller Welcome to Riverdale]
  48. 47. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  49. 48. [The Best of Archie Comics Book Two]
  50. 49. [Archie Comics Super Special Magazine]
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