Archie Double Digest #236 [Direct Edition]
(February 2013)

Archie, 2011 Series
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Pages
164
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10 times a year (monthly except Jan. and July)
On-sale date
2013-01-02
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
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762816469517 23611
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Color
Four Color
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Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Alison Flood (signed)
Colors
Rosario Pena (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ronnie, are you sure we're still on the beginners slope?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

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

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

Cold Comfort (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica both hide their shame as to why they aren't kissing on a date-- Archie has a cold and Veronica has onion breath.
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It's Snow Ball (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / 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
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica decide to run out in the snow after they finish in the Lodge sauna and end up locked outside in their swimming suits.
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Keywords
bear-skin rug; sauna

Bills Can Be Beautiful (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Fred won't give Archie more money because first priority is paying the bills. But Fred is late paying the electric bill, and the lights go out just as Archie and Veronica are sitting on the couch together.
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Snow Day! (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie hopes for a snow day so he can avoid a big test.
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The Wrong Dummy (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Holly Golightly [as Holly G!] (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead build a rocket-powered sled.
Reprints

Snow Job (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Harry Lucey (credited)
Inks
Terry Szenics (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge and Archie have a ski race.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing; snow shoveling

[The Art of Betty and Veronica] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Plane Facts (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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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
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Miss Grundy takes Archie's paper airplane.
Reprints

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

Little Archie and Friends / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

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

A Show 'N' Tell Story (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Betty Cooper; Spotty; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Little Archie finds and hatches a dinosaur egg. He plans to take the baby dinosaur to school for show 'n' tell in Miss Grundy's class.
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Keywords
dinosaur

Late Fate (Table of Contents: 12)

Little Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
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Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Spotty; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Fred decides to fine Archie 50 cents every time he comes home late.
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Time Find!! (Table of Contents: 13)

Little Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Little Archie Andrews
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Indexer Notes

Find the word puzzle based on units of time.

Health Habit (Table of Contents: 14)

Little Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Little Jughead is on a health-food kick and nobody will eat lunch near him.

[Double Digest Sample Pack] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Pack-Man (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie helps his father put suitcases in the car but they will not all fit.
Reprints

[Prom Princesses] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

A Cheer Up Visit (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Ms. Phlips; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Farnsworth
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead visit Mr. Weatherbee in the hospital and help expose an insurance cheat.
Reprints

[Archie's Giant Kids' Joke Book] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Remote Possibility (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is all ready to watch TV but he can't find the remote.
Reprints

I.Q. Miscue (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Chic Stone (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Geraldine Grundy; Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Dilton Doily
Synopsis
A computer mix-up causes Archie to be classified as a gifted student.
Reprints

Animated! (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / 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
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Hassle; Ms. Phlips
Synopsis
A band's poster has the power to hypnotize whoever looks at it.
Reprints
Keywords
hypnotism

The Wool Gathers (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doily
Synopsis
Archie tries to hide from Veronica when the sweater that she made from him starts to unravel as he's wearing it.
Reprints

Dream Boy (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Harry Lucey (credited)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Smithers; Mr. Lodge; Jughead Jones (from Mr. Lodge's dream); Reggie Mantle (from Mr. Lodge's dream)
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge has a nightmare that Archie married Veronica and that he hired Archie to run the plant.
Reprints

The Buddy System (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Pencils
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Carlos Antunes (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
When Archie and Reggie are caught fighting, Mr. Weatherbee makes them write 1000 word essays praising each other.

Nose for News (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie is convinced everybody is talking about him behind his back.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

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
We need to get rid of...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Fred is cleaning out the closets.
Reprints
  • from Archie Sunday (Creators Syndicate) ????.??.??

Body Builder Bungle (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie buys a weight set but by the time he has it set up he's too tired to exercise.
Reprints

Watchful I (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
? [as Kennedy] (credited)
Inks
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Smith; Mrs. Smith; Marty Smith
Synopsis
Archie is hired to babysit Marty. Marty is unable to pull any of his normal tricks with Archie, because Archie has seen it all before.
Reprints
Keywords
babysitting

TM Gem (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / 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
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Svenson
Synopsis
Archie is puzzled by Mr. Weatherbee's unusually relaxed demeanor until he sees the old man meditating. But, it turns out meditation can be pretty dangerous in the right (wrong?) circumstances.
Reprints
Keywords
transcendental meditation

Special Deal (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Al Hartley (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie offers to rent a horse and sleigh for Veronica so she can surprise her dad with a sleigh ride for Christmas.
Reprints

Mr. Generous (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Reggie loans Archie everything he needs to take Veronica on a ski trip but unfortunately Archie is mistaken for Reggie at the ski lodge.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

Frostbite (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ruth] (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie tries to convince Veronica that winter is better than summer but after she has to help him get his car out of a snowbank she decides she likes summer better.
Reprints

[Pat the Brat #20] (Table of Contents: 34)

Pat the Brat / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pat the Brat
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover reprint used as the title page for the next section featuring Pat the Brat reprints.

All Bald Up (Table of Contents: 35)

Pat the Brat / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob White (signed)
Pencils
Bob White (signed)
Inks
Bob White (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pat the Brat; Mrs. Bluenoze
Synopsis
Pat's mother tries to have a high society party but Pat almost ruins the occasion.
Reprints

Brandin' Irony (Table of Contents: 36)

Flea-Bite / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pat the Brat; Flea-Bite
Synopsis
Pat pretends to brand his dog Flea-Bite.

A Lotta Crust (Table of Contents: 37)

Pat the Brat / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Pat the Brat; Mrs. Jones
Synopsis
Mrs. Jones makes Pat a sandwich.

Number Daze (Table of Contents: 38)

Pat the Brat / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pat the Brat
Synopsis
The teacher asks Pat to name the days of the week.

Moon-Man (Table of Contents: 39)

Pat the Brat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Pat the Brat
Synopsis
Pat builds a rocketship.

[Comic Book Fair] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

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

Movie Critical (Table of Contents: 41)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Melanie; Dilton Doily
Synopsis
Archie dates a girl that works at a movie theater with Chuck.
Reprints
Keywords
bowling

[Archie Comics Subscriptions] (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

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

Heat Beat (Table of Contents: 43)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie tells Jughead that the trick to staying warm in the winter is to wear many layers.
Reprints

May I Quote You? (Table of Contents: 44)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Chuck Clayton; Frankie Ruiz; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie has been forging notes with Archie's name that have been making all his friends mad at him.

[Prom Princesses] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

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

Prom Princesses (Table of Contents: 46)

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

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?
Pencils
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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 Betty and Veronica Prom Princesses collection.

[Prom Princesses] (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

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

[The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Comics] (Table of Contents: 49) (Expand) /

Gemstone Publishing / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Archie App. Download it for free!] (Table of Contents: 50) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Ronnie, are you sure we're still on the beginners slope?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [The Art of Betty and Veronica]
  3. 2. Cold Comfort
    Archie
  4. 3. It's Snow Ball
    Archie
  5. 4. Bills Can Be Beautiful
    Archie
  6. 5. Snow Day!
    Archie
  7. 6. The Wrong Dummy
    Archie
  8. 7. Snow Job
    Archie
  9. 8. [The Art of Betty and Veronica]
  10. 9. Plane Facts
    Archie
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Little Archie and Friends
  12. 11. A Show 'N' Tell Story
    Little Archie
  13. 12. Late Fate
    Little Archie
  14. 13. Time Find!!
    Little Archie
  15. 14. Health Habit
    Little Archie
  16. 15. [Double Digest Sample Pack]
  17. 16. Pack-Man
    Archie
  18. 17. [Prom Princesses]
  19. 18. A Cheer Up Visit
    Archie
  20. 19. [Archie's Giant Kids' Joke Book]
  21. 20. Remote Possibility
    Archie
  22. 21. I.Q. Miscue
    Archie
  23. 22. Animated!
    Archie
  24. 23. The Wool Gathers
    Archie
  25. 24. Dream Boy
    Archie
  26. 25. The Buddy System
    Archie
  27. 26. Nose for News
    Archie
  28. 27. ["We need to get rid of..."]
    Archie
  29. 28. Body Builder Bungle
    Archie
  30. 29. Watchful I
    Archie
  31. 30. TM Gem
    Archie
  32. 31. Special Deal
    Archie
  33. 32. Mr. Generous
    Archie
  34. 33. Frostbite
    Archie
  35. 34. [Pat the Brat #20]
    Pat the Brat
  36. 35. All Bald Up
    Pat the Brat
  37. 36. Brandin' Irony
    Flea-Bite
  38. 37. A Lotta Crust
    Pat the Brat
  39. 38. Number Daze
    Pat the Brat
  40. 39. Moon-Man
    Pat the Brat
  41. 40. [Comic Book Fair]
  42. 41. Movie Critical
    Archie
  43. 42. [Archie Comics Subscriptions]
  44. 43. Heat Beat
    Archie
  45. 44. May I Quote You?
    Archie
  46. 45. [Prom Princesses]
  47. 46. Prom Princesses
    Betty and Veronica
  48. 47. [Prom Princesses]
  49. 48. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  50. 49. [The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Comics]
    Gemstone Publishing
  51. 50. [The Archie App. Download it for free!]
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