(February 2013)

Archie, 1987 Series
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164
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On-sale date
2012-12-19
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
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762816469500 20811
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Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (signed)
Colors
Rosario Pena (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty, is there anything between you and Archie?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs
Reprints
Keywords
ice skating

[The Art of Betty and Veronica] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Are You Sure? (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Smithers; Mr. Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica tells Betty that she and Archie are married. Betty thinks it's a gag until Mr. Lodge and Smithers confirm it. Then out of the blue, Jughead proposes to Betty. But what is really going on here?
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Lost (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Just before going to a movie with Archie and Betty, Veronica gets lost in her huge walk-in closet.
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Vacation Vexation (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Muffins (Veronica's cat)
Synopsis
Veronica plants a travel brochure near Betty, hoping Betty will go skiing on Mount Royal thinking Veronica is going there. That way, Veronica will have the gang to herself on Snow Valley, where she's really traveling.
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Keywords
skiing

Bath Wrath (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
? [as Kennedy] (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty plans to take a nice soothing bath until Archie calls with hockey tickets.
Reprints

It's in the Cards (Table of Contents: 6)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Fifi
Synopsis
Veronica is grounded because of her bad report cards.
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Nursery Rhyme Time (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica updates Betty's book of nursery rhymes for a nineties age.
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[The Art of Betty and Veronica] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Fan Fashions (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Betty Cooper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reader submitted fashions.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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
Hi, Betty!
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is not very observant.

Baby, It's Frigid Outside (Table of Contents: 11)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hal Cooper; Adam
Synopsis
Betty's mother wants her to dress warmly before going skating with Adam.
Reprints
Keywords
ice skating

[Archie Comics Super Special Magazine] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Nets to You (Table of Contents: 13)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Nancy Woods; Coach Grapple; Veronica Lodge; Ethel; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica wants to join the basketball team.
Reprints
Keywords
basketball

Betty's Diary (Table of Contents: 14)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie sends shivers down Betty's spine, both figuratively and literally.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors
?

Characters
Sabrina

Indexer Notes

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

Ice Folly (Table of Contents: 16)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina; Harvey; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Sabrina, Harvey and Aunt Hilda go ice skating but it is hard to stay warm on the ice.
Reprints
Keywords
ice skating

January White Sale (Table of Contents: 17)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 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; Harvey
Synopsis
Rather than let Hilda get rid of some old junk in the attic, Harvey proposes he sell it in a yard sale - - in the middle of January.
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Witchy Word Count (Table of Contents: 18)

Aunt Hilda / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Count the word puzzle.

Signature removed for this printing.

He Who Laughs Last (Table of Contents: 19)

Sabrina's Silly Singles / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Aunt Hilda tries laughing at herself.
Reprints

[Double Digest Sample Pack] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

Hand Full (Table of Contents: 21)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Sean Murphey
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty can't help with the dishes because it would harm her karate.
Reprints
Keywords
karate

Indexer Notes

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

Color Guard! (Table of Contents: 22)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the words puzzle.

Signature removed in this printing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Veronica Pin Up / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It’s called the gaucho look!
Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica shows off her new gaucho look.
Reprints

Bowled Over (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica doesn't like bowling so she tries to convince Betty that skiing is more 'chic'.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

Bless The Child (Table of Contents: 25)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Bonnie Jo; Timmy
Synopsis
Betty whines and begs some money out of her father to buy a new outfit at the mall, then spots a girl in even poorer circumstances than she's in.
Reprints

Juggling the Books (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Morgan
Synopsis
Betty tries to learn how to juggle in order to secure a part in the school play.
Reprints
Keywords
juggling

Lost & Frowned (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Larry; Sandra
Synopsis
Riverdale High has started a lost and found box. Once Betty and Veronica get a glimpse of the handsome student in charge of monitoring the box, they start purposefully losing items in order to have a reason to visit again and again.
Reprints

Working Girl! (Table of Contents: 28)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Lisa
Synopsis
Veronica spends the day at work with her father.
Reprints

Today's Lesson (Table of Contents: 29)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead answers questions on skiing.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

Indexer Notes

This may have originally been a Jughead story.

Wheel of Loot (Table of Contents: 30)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is the host and Betty is the letter-turner on the show Wheel of Loot, until Veronica is a contestant and wins Archie for her prize.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wheel of Loot is a parody of the game show Wheel of Fortune.

Mystery at the Studio (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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

Genre
teen; adventure
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Tyler Fenton (actor); Jughead Jones; Ace Eazly (stuntman); Mr. Berg (director)
Synopsis
Someone is sabotaging Mr. Lodge's movie set and getting the stuntmen hurt.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The original may have had another feature as this story features Archie and Jughead, while Betty and Veronica are only in a couple panels.

Cake Quake (Table of Contents: 32)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Doug Crane (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Carol Smith; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty attempts to bake a cake to help out her mother.
Reprints

Do You Want to Be a Millionaire... Again? (Table of Contents: 33)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica accidentally pulls the lever on a slot machine and wins a million dollars.
Reprints
Keywords
jackpot; Las Vegas; slot machine

Voice Your Choice (Table of Contents: 34)

The Archies / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Inks
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie sign the band up to work at a beauty contest.
Reprints

[Welcome to Riverdale, Kevin Keller] (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

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

Snow Flakes (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica admire the ingenious satire imbued in some snow sculptures, until one hits too close to home.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[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
Daddy, would you answer the door?
Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge won't let Archie in the house.
Reprints
  • from Archie Sunday strip (Creators Syndicate) ????.??.??

Snide Aside (Table of Contents: 38)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead puts ski wax on the seat of Archie's pants.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

Betty / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Help me unscramble the bowling words...
Characters
Betty Cooper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Bowling themed word scramble puzzle.

A Big Pain (Table of Contents: 40)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Betty asks Jughead about his trip to the dentist.
Reprints

[Comic Book Fair] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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

Science Friction (Table of Contents: 42)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 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
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Veronica schemes to make Betty lose her voice so she can assume Betty's part in the school's TV Production Arts teleplay.
Reprints

[Archie Comics Subscriptions] (Table of Contents: 43) (Expand) /

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

The Cold Facts (Table of Contents: 44)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 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; Mr. Crosley; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica is furious when Archie forgets about their date and leaves her standing outside in a blizzard.
Reprints
Keywords
blizzard

Backstage Pass (Table of Contents: 45)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; The Tumbling Boulders [Nick Swagger; Mash [Gilbert]; Ripper [Theodore Timpkins]] (a rock group)
Synopsis
The girls get backstage passes to visit the Tumbling Boulders after their concert. The girls are worried because they've heard stories of how wild rock parties can be, but nothing prepares them for what they find.
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Indexer Notes

The Tumbling Boulders are a parody of the Rolling Stones, including their lead singer Mick Jagger.

[Prom Princesses] (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

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

Prom Princesses (Table of Contents: 47)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Jughead Jones; Maria; Frankie Ruiz; Reggie Mantle

Indexer Notes

5 page excerpt from the Prom Princesses collection.

[Prom Princesses] (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 49) (Expand) /

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

[The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Comics] (Table of Contents: 50) (Expand) /

Gemstone Publishing / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Archie App. Download it for free!] (Table of Contents: 51) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Betty, is there anything between you and Archie?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [The Art of Betty and Veronica]
  3. 2. Are You Sure?
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Lost
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Vacation Vexation
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Bath Wrath
    Betty
  7. 6. It's in the Cards
    Veronica
  8. 7. Nursery Rhyme Time
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. [The Art of Betty and Veronica]
  10. 9. Fan Fashions
    Betty
  11. 10. ["Hi, Betty!"]
    Archie
  12. 11. Baby, It's Frigid Outside
    Betty
  13. 12. [Archie Comics Super Special Magazine]
  14. 13. Nets to You
    Veronica
  15. 14. Betty's Diary
    Betty
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  17. 16. Ice Folly
    Sabrina
  18. 17. January White Sale
    Sabrina
  19. 18. Witchy Word Count
    Aunt Hilda
  20. 19. He Who Laughs Last
    Sabrina's Silly Singles
  21. 20. [Double Digest Sample Pack]
  22. 21. Hand Full
    Betty
  23. 22. Color Guard!
    Veronica
  24. 23. ["It’s called the gaucho look!"]
    Veronica Pin Up
  25. 24. Bowled Over
    Betty & Veronica
  26. 25. Bless The Child
    Betty
  27. 26. Juggling the Books
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. Lost & Frowned
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. Working Girl!
    Veronica
  30. 29. Today's Lesson
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. Wheel of Loot
    Betty
  32. 31. Mystery at the Studio
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. Cake Quake
    Betty
  34. 33. Do You Want to Be a Millionaire... Again?
    Veronica
  35. 34. Voice Your Choice
    The Archies
  36. 35. [Welcome to Riverdale, Kevin Keller]
  37. 36. Snow Flakes
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. ["Daddy, would you answer the door?"]
    Archie
  39. 38. Snide Aside
    Betty
  40. 39. ["Help me unscramble the bowling words..."]
    Betty
  41. 40. A Big Pain
    Jughead
  42. 41. [Comic Book Fair]
  43. 42. Science Friction
    Betty and Veronica
  44. 43. [Archie Comics Subscriptions]
  45. 44. The Cold Facts
    Betty and Veronica
  46. 45. Backstage Pass
    Betty and Veronica
  47. 46. [Prom Princesses]
  48. 47. Prom Princesses
    Betty and Veronica
  49. 48. [Prom Princesses]
  50. 49. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  51. 50. [The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Comics]
    Gemstone Publishing
  52. 51. [The Archie App. Download it for free!]
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