(December 2016)

Archie, 1987 Series
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196
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On-sale date
2016-11-02
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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The Archie Library; Archie 75 Years
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Color
Dimensions
Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Cover title: Betty and Veronica Holiday Annual
Indicia title: Betty and Veronica (Holiday Annual) Double Digest


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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Dan Parent
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Even More Pages of Fun!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper

Ho Ho Hopeless! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Glenn Whitmore
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Caramel (Betty's cat)
Synopsis
When Veronica overhears Betty's neighbor insult her, Veronica orders her staff to help decorate Betty's house.
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Tree Experts (Table of Contents: 2)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Jim Amash
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Smithers; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
The Lodge family get professionals to decorate their Christmas tree.
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Many Magic Moments (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Barbara Slate
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper; Rose Cooper; Charlie Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty's grandparents visit for the holidays, and recount to Betty the story of their courtship.
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All Wrapped Up (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica is determined to wrap her Christmas gifts herself, in spite of not knowing how.
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Purchase Prize (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
With Veronica sick in bed, Betty does her Christmas shopping for her and bargains all the shop-keepers down.
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Visions of Sugar Plums (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
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Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Sugar Plum Fairy; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
At a Christmas party, Betty and Veronica both use Sugar Plum to help them get Archie to themselves.
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Tragic Magic (Table of Contents: 7)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Hilda Spellman; Horace B. Rotten (Hilda's cousin); Zelda Spellman; Cousin Ambrose; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Horace B. Rotten, Hilda's cousin, stops by for Christmas to wreck havoc.
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Using the Old Noodle (Table of Contents: 8)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Harvey
Synopsis
When Sabrina attempts to make a Christmas dinner by hand, Hilda interferes and attempts to conjure one up through witchcraft.
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With a Little Help From His Friends (Table of Contents: 9)

Sabrina Christmas Magic / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
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Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Sabrina's aunts reveal that they use their magic to help Santa deliver presents every Christmas Eve.
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A Song For Lydia (Table of Contents: 10)

Betty's Diary / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Rod Ollerenshaw
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper; Lydia Wyndham (flashback); Archie Andrews
Synopsis
While rummaging through Lydia Wyndham's effects, Betty finds one of Lydia's poems and decides to set it to music for a music class assignment.
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Veronica's Gag Bag (Table of Contents: 11)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica shows off her jeans for a date with Archie.
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Betty's Fashions For All Seasons (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty models fashions for each season.
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Shop Swap (Table of Contents: 13)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge asks Veronica if she ever thinks of anything besides mall shopping.
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Up and Out (Table of Contents: 14)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty knows how to handle a pesky salesman.
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Smorgasbored (Table of Contents: 15)

Betty's Diary / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
To fight boredom, Betty and Veronica decide to cook dinner for Betty's parents.
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Plumber's Helper (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Craig Boldman
Pencils
Rex Lindsey
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
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Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Archie offers to fix the leaky pipe for Betty's mom, but she ends up having to call a plumber.
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Trivia's Her Suit (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica tries to sabotage Betty from winning on a Jeopardy like trivia game show. But Betty wins a consolation prize and the real prize Archie.
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Mall of the Wild (Table of Contents: 18)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Vallely; Mark McClellan
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica is locked in a mall and turns the tables on a moronic mall security guard.
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Bad Habit to Break (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica tries to guess what is Betty's bad habit.
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Keywords
coffee; gym class; gymnastics; shower

Indexer Notes

Mentions Frappuccinos which were just starting to gain popularity at the time. Parodies Starbucks as Megabucks.

The Same Ol' Story (Table of Contents: 20)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Angelo Decesare
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
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Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty Cooper reads to children at the local library and two of the kids remind her of herself and Archie when they were young.
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Walk a Mile in Cheap Shoes (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica is forced to disguise herself as a frump, due to heavier than usual notoriety. While in disguise, she finds the world treats her a lot differently.
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Snap Flap (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Professor Flutesnoot; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Veronica tries to be the new sports school photographer so she can get into the locker room to meet boys.
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The Injured Party (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Everyone is sympathetic to Reggie when he shows up at school with his arm in a sling, but he's just using it to hide a water pistol.
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Ode to the Phone (Table of Contents: 24)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Pat Kennedy
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty is waiting for a call from Archie.
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Crunch Time (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Ken Selig
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty is annoyed with all of the crunching sounds that she hears in the movie theater...and around town.

High Noon (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
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Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica is tired of Archie being late picking her up, so she gives him an ultimatum.
Reprints
  • US from Archie (Archie, 1959 series) #386 (April 1991) [I haven't seen the credits in the reprint but in the original magazine the writer is listed as Hal Smith and the feature of the story is Archie not Betty and Veronica.]

Friendly Competition (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski
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Inks
Al Nickerson
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Two Riverdale students discuss the competitive, yet friendly relationship that Betty and Veronica have with each other.

Drastic Surgery (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo; Dan Parent
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica argue about the virtues of plastic surgery, and later, when Veronica's face is bandaged after an allergic reaction, Betty thinks she's had a procedure done.
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The Snoop (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Caramel; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
While over at Betty's house studying, Veronica takes advantage of every instance she's alone to search Betty's bedroom for her diary.
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Twist of Fate (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica sprains her ankle performing gymnastics. But the cane she's given to help her get around proves to be a menace to everyone else's health.
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Toy Joy! (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Smithers
Synopsis
Veronica buys meals from Burger Queen to collect the Teeny Toys figures for her collection and Betty talks her into donating the meals to the homeless shelter.
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Is This Trip Necessary? (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Smithers (the butler)
Synopsis
Veronica plans to go to Jamaica for Christmas, unaware that her parents would prefer that she stay home for the holidays.
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The Bear Facts (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Ken Selig
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Santa Claus; Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Little Betty and Little Veronica both submit teddy bears to compete in the Riverdale Christmas Teddy Bear Festival.

A Friend for Christmas (Table of Contents: 34)

Little Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
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Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Sabrina Spellman; Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Pop Tate; Aunt Zelda; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Little Sabrina invites the gang over to her house. Aunt Zelda provides hamburgers and tells a Christmas story about a lonely girl that builds a snowman and brings it to life.
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Yule Yochs (Table of Contents: 35)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Three two-panel gags. First gag - Betty believes that it's better to give than to receive, so she gives Archie a gift certificate good for a dozen kisses from her. Second gag - Veronica is out shopping and says she wants to get something for Archie, so Betty asks how much she wants for him. Third gag - Veronica admires her bowling ball-shaped gift, saying that she's always wanted a bowling ball. Betty whispers to Jughead that she thinks she used too much wrapping paper on the golf ball.
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Keywords
Christmas; Gag

Preparation Elation (Table of Contents: 36)

Leroy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Leroy; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Leroy puts a welcome mat on the roof for Santa's arrival.
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The Hat (Table of Contents: 37)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Santa Claus; Svenson (the janitor); Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Beazly
Synopsis
Betty helps up a man dressed as Santa who has fallen on a patch of ice. He gives her his hat as a reward. After that, peculiar accidents begin happening to everyone around Betty, but not to her.
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The Gift of Love (Table of Contents: 38)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo; Dan Parent
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
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Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica finally figures out that her parents would like her to stay for Christmas.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Even More Pages of Fun!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Ho Ho Hopeless!
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Tree Experts
    Veronica
  4. 3. Many Magic Moments
    Betty
  5. 4. All Wrapped Up
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Purchase Prize
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Visions of Sugar Plums
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Tragic Magic
    Sabrina
  9. 8. Using the Old Noodle
    Sabrina
  10. 9. With a Little Help From His Friends
    Sabrina Christmas Magic
  11. 10. A Song For Lydia
    Betty's Diary
  12. 11. Veronica's Gag Bag
    Veronica
  13. 12. Betty's Fashions For All Seasons
    Betty
  14. 13. Shop Swap
    Veronica
  15. 14. Up and Out
    Betty
  16. 15. Smorgasbored
    Betty's Diary
  17. 16. Plumber's Helper
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. Trivia's Her Suit
    Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. Mall of the Wild
    Veronica
  20. 19. Bad Habit to Break
    Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. The Same Ol' Story
    Betty
  22. 21. Walk a Mile in Cheap Shoes
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. Snap Flap
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. The Injured Party
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. Ode to the Phone
    Betty
  26. 25. Crunch Time
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. High Noon
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. Friendly Competition
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. Drastic Surgery
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. The Snoop
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. Twist of Fate
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. Toy Joy!
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. Is This Trip Necessary?
    Betty and Veronica
  34. 33. The Bear Facts
    Little Betty and Veronica
  35. 34. A Friend for Christmas
    Little Sabrina
  36. 35. Yule Yochs
    Betty and Veronica
  37. 36. Preparation Elation
    Leroy
  38. 37. The Hat
    Betty and Veronica
  39. 38. The Gift of Love
    Betty and Veronica
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