Archie Double Digest #248 [Direct Edition]
(March 2014)

Archie, 2011 Series
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164
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11 times a year
On-sale date
2014-01-29
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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The Archie Library
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Four Color
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Digest
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Squarebound
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Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
Rosario Peña (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Brrrr! I've never seen anything scarier than that movie!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

[Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

HUB Network / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Green Thumb Dumb (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie thinks his chore of watering the houseplants is boring.
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Chill Out (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / 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
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Archie has the winter blahs so his parents suggest he throw a party.
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Flicks Tricks (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie has accidentally set a date with both Betty and Veronica to see the same movie.
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Chills and Thrills (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
When they see a "polar bear club" of old men jumping in a frigid lake, Archie and Jughead decide to give it a try.
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Any Port in a Storm (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Miss Haggly; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie has to spend extra time studying for Miss Haggly's test, then leaves to walk to Veronica's house but the weather forces him to stop at Betty's house instead.
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Beeline (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Svenson
Synopsis
Archie, Jughead and Reggie are happy because this is the first Friday in a month they haven't had detention after school.
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[Godzilla classic 1989 vinyl figure bank] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Diamond Selections / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly, Archie!
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica is worried that she and Archie might get stuck on the ski lift.
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The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. (Table of Contents: 10)

The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Bob White (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
Rosario Peña (signed)
Letters
Victor Gorelick

Genre
spy; teen
Characters
A.R.C.H.I.E. [Archie Andrews]; B.E.T.T.Y. [Betty Cooper]; vignettes: P.O.P. Agents [A.R.C.H.I.E. [Archie Andrews]; V.E.R.O.N.I.C.A. [Veronica Lodge]; B.E.T.T.Y. [Betty Cooper]; J.U.G.H.E.A.D. [Jughead Jones]]; C.R.U.S.H. Agents [Dr. Demon; Dr. Nose; Li'l Devill; Mr.X]
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Indexer Notes

Cover reprint used as the title page for the next section featuring Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. reprints.

The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie; The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (credited)
Inks
Mario Acquaviva (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Mario Acquaviva (credited)

Genre
spy; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Toymaker; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Hiram Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Leroy
Synopsis
The Toymaker captures Archie and Veronica in an attempt to get Mr. Lodge's secret designs.
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Indexer Notes

First of The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E series.

The Image Maker! (Table of Contents: 12)

The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (credited)
Inks
Marty Epp (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp (credited)

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge; Mr. Hopkins; Sandman
Synopsis
Sandman, a portly but deadly C.R.U.S.H. agent, kidnaps Mr. Lodge and creates an evil duplicate of the tycoon, programmed to annihilate the top P.O.P. agents.
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[Download the Archie Comics App for free!] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Laff Gaff (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie is not getting any laughs as a comedian so he switches to singing.
Reprints

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

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
Archie, you have to decide!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Archie has a dream that he must finally decide between Betty and Veronica.
Reprints
  • From Archie Sunday (Creators Syndicate) ????.??.??

Silent Trap (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge didn't recognize Archie.
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[20% off all Archie comics!] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Midtown Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Test Distressed (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge wants to send Archie to Alaska to test a new snowmobile.
Reprints
Keywords
snowmobile

Fame Game (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
After being the hero at a football game where Riverdale was the visiting team, Archie is bummed because nobody knows his name.
Reprints
Keywords
football

Winner Takes All (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie and the Gang / 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
humor
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica has two tickets to a rock concert and decides to take either Archie or Reggie, whomever impresses her the most during a hockey game.
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Keywords
hockey

Teeming Up (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Coach Kleats; Chuck Clayton; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Archie comes up with a system for the masses that want to use the gym.
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Keywords
basketball; hockey; track; volleyball

Line Plunge (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Harry Lucey (credited)
Inks
Mario Acquaviva (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Mario Acquaviva (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Coach Kleats has a secret weapon, a recording of Veronica inside Archie's football helmet.
Reprints
Keywords
football

The Fault Finder (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats; Big Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie points out to the gang how they can improve their games, but they end up injuring themselves following his advice.
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Keywords
basketball; bowling; field hockey; ping pong

A Little Light Exercise! (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee needs some exercise so Archie invites him to play catch with Archie, Jughead and Betty.
Reprints

Better Than the Real Thing (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie goes snowboarding with Betty and Veronica.
Keywords
snowboarding

The Million Dollar Suit (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
A burglar that injured himself on Archie's skateboard is suing Fred for a million dollars.
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Deli Dally (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Kellie
Synopsis
Archie hires Jughead to find out all he can about the girl working at the deli.

Race Chase (Table of Contents: 28)

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
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Archie wants to see the demonstration of Mr. Lodge's new snowmobile.
Reprints
Keywords
snowmobile

Wherefore Art (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Dowling
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge brags to his friend about the new painting he has purchased. Unknown to Mr. Lodge, Archie has replaced the painting with one of his own.
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I Forgot (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews
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Indexer Notes

Find a word puzzle.

Happy Chappy (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is happy when skiing is closed because of a blizzard.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

[Pat the Brat #20] (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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?
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?
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?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Pat
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Indexer Notes

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

Hooping It Up! (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Script
Bob White (credited)
Pencils
Bob White (credited)
Inks
Terry Szenics (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics (credited)

Genre
children
Characters
Pat; Pat's Father; Ralph (neighbor); Pat's Mother; Susie
Synopsis
The chiropractor tells Pat's father he needs to get some exercise.
Reprints

Yankee Doodle (Table of Contents: 34)

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

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Genre
children
Characters
Pat; Susie
Synopsis
Susie asks Pat who the first man was.

Ain't the Kissin Kind (Table of Contents: 35)

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

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Genre
children
Characters
Pat; Pat's Father; Pat's Grandmother
Synopsis
Pat doesn't want to kiss his Grandma.

Blabber Mouth (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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Genre
children
Characters
Pat; Mophead; Pat's Father
Synopsis
Pat's father asks Pat what happens to little boys who use bad language playing marbles.

What a Present (Table of Contents: 37)

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

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Genre
children
Characters
Pat; Mophead
Synopsis
Mophead wants to know what to get Pat for his birthday.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

Pat the Brat / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
children
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Pat

Indexer Notes

Four one-panel cartoons featuring Pat the Brat.

Caption of first panel: "How do I look in blonde hair, Mophead?"

[Archie 1000 Page Comics Jamboree] (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

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

Wreck-ommendation (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie asks Mr. Lodge to write a letter of recommendation for a job for which he is applying.
Reprints

[Double Digest Sample Pack] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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

Blunder Wonder (Table of Contents: 42)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Frank Gagliardo (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Pansky; Midge Klump; Carol; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie tries to help Moose and Reggie with some alternatives to traditional Valentines Day gifts.
Keywords
Valentine Day

Delightful Sightful (Table of Contents: 43)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie is going to watch girls on the ski slope from the comfort of the ski lodge.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

An Honest Mistake (Table of Contents: 44)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Amber O'Brien; Professor Flutesnoot; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee has Archie and Reggie dress up as George Washington and Abe Lincoln and attempt to go through the school day without telling a lie.
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Archie Comics Subscriptions (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

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

Archie: Riverdale Rescue (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

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[Free Archie App!] (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Brrrr! I've never seen anything scarier than that movie!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch]
    HUB Network
  3. 2. Green Thumb Dumb
    Archie
  4. 3. Chill Out
    Archie
  5. 4. Flicks Tricks
    Archie
  6. 5. Chills and Thrills
    Archie
  7. 6. Any Port in a Storm
    Archie
  8. 7. Beeline
    Archie
  9. 8. [Godzilla classic 1989 vinyl figure bank]
    Diamond Selections
  10. 9. ["Golly, Archie!"]
    Archie Pin Up
  11. 10. The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
    The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
  12. 11. The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E
    Archie; The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
  13. 12. The Image Maker!
    The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
  14. 13. [Download the Archie Comics App for free!]
  15. 14. Laff Gaff
    Archie
  16. 15. ["Archie, you have to decide!"]
    Archie
  17. 16. Silent Trap
    Archie
  18. 17. [20% off all Archie comics!]
    Midtown Comics
  19. 18. Test Distressed
    Archie
  20. 19. Fame Game
    Archie
  21. 20. Winner Takes All
    Archie and the Gang
  22. 21. Teeming Up
    Archie
  23. 22. Line Plunge
    Archie
  24. 23. The Fault Finder
    Archie
  25. 24. A Little Light Exercise!
    Archie
  26. 25. Better Than the Real Thing
    Archie
  27. 26. The Million Dollar Suit
    Archie
  28. 27. Deli Dally
    Archie
  29. 28. Race Chase
    Archie
  30. 29. Wherefore Art
    Archie
  31. 30. I Forgot
    Archie
  32. 31. Happy Chappy
    Archie
  33. 32. [Pat the Brat #20]
    Pat the Brat
  34. 33. Hooping It Up!
    Pat the Brat
  35. 34. Yankee Doodle
    Pat the Brat
  36. 35. Ain't the Kissin Kind
    Pat the Brat
  37. 36. Blabber Mouth
    Pat the Brat
  38. 37. What a Present
    Pat the Brat
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
    Pat the Brat
  40. 39. [Archie 1000 Page Comics Jamboree]
  41. 40. Wreck-ommendation
    Archie
  42. 41. [Double Digest Sample Pack]
  43. 42. Blunder Wonder
    Archie
  44. 43. Delightful Sightful
    Archie
  45. 44. An Honest Mistake
    Archie
  46. 45. Archie Comics Subscriptions
  47. 46. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  48. 47. Archie: Riverdale Rescue
  49. 48. [Free Archie App!]
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