(January 2017)

Archie, 2016 Series
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Pages
228
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On-sale Date
2016-12-07
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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The Archie Library
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Lucey (signed)
Inks
Harry Lucey (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

[The New Riverdale] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Welcome back for the latest...
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Michael Allred; Jill Thompson
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introductions to the next two stories.

Going, Going, Gown (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
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica refuses to wear a three hundred dollar gown her father bought her to the formal because Betty is going to wear a $12.98 copy.
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The Peacemaker (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Sheldon Brodsky (credited)
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are spotted having a heated argument. Archie assumes they're fighting over him and doesn't mind telling anyone who will listen.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gisele
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the next two stories.

Pick Me Up (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica compare cheesy pick-up lines while fending off cheesy pick-up lines from various guys.
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Indexer Notes

flirt; flirting; pick up

Summer Help (Table of Contents: 8)

Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers the butler; Mi-Mi
Synopsis
Tiring of Veronica's indolence, Hermione decrees that the girl will prepare her own meals and clean her own room and clothes for the remainder of the summer.
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[Betty and Veronica by Rachel Antonoff] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jamie Lee Rotante; Dan Parent
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the next two stories.

Double Take (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica show up to school wearing the same outfit.
Reprints

Where The Action Is... (Table of Contents: 12)

B&V / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Rosario Peña (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Agent B [Betty Cooper]; Agent V [Veronica Lodge]; Evelyn Evernever; Smithers; Hiram Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Mary Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Cheryl Blossom; Bunny
Synopsis
When Archie's tracking chip stops working, Agents B & V set out to rescue him.
Reprints
Keywords
secret agent

Indexer Notes

Story continues directly in Betty and Veronica Comic Digest Magazine (Archie, 1980 series) #196.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alex Segura
Letters
typeset

Dare To Be Bare (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jason Blossom
Synopsis
Sexy redheaded bombshell Cheryl Blossom shocks Betty and Veronica by arriving on the beach in a bikini that barely covers anything. Cheryl then tries go topless like people do on European beaches. Meanwhile, Cheryl's brother Jason tries to smuggle a beer onto the beach.
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Indexer Notes

The first appearance of Cheryl and Jason Blossom (though they also appeared in "Jughead" that same month).

[Batphone Vinyl Bank] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Diamond Select / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fast and Loose (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Cheryl Blossom; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Jason Blossom; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty introduces new-girl-in-town Cheryl Blossom to Archie and Reggie. Cheryl immediately lets the guys know she is available for anything they might have in mind and lets Betty know that she is serious about it. Veronica catches Archie and Cheryl in a mildly compromising situation and is outraged until Jason Blossom arrives and sweeps her off her feet. Jughead arrives and uses his "magic pin that makes him irresistible to women" to save Archie from Cheryl. Cheryl and Jughead walk off arm in arm.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jamie Lee Rotante
Letters
typeset

Melvin's Angels (Table of Contents: 18)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 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; Archie Andrews; Olga
Synopsis
A parody of "Charlie's Angels", with Betty and Veronica as the angels.
Reprints
Keywords
health spa

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dan Parent; Grace Randolph
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Vamp It Up (Table of Contents: 20)

B&V / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Tom Chu (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Nancy; Midge Klump; Lucas; Charlotte; Nathaniel; Ashton: Mr. Lodge; Mrs. Lodge; Lucifcus Gang [Damien; Naddy]; Pop Tate; Moose Mason; Vampironica
Synopsis
Betty & Veronica are at the beach, and as the sun goes down they meet teenage vampires.
Reprints
Keywords
vampires

Indexer Notes

Story divided in 2 parts, part 1 from page 1-12, and part 2 from 13-24. Story continues into next issue.

Taking Care of Business (Table of Contents: 21)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
drama; humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
When their car goes off the road in a blizzard and Betty is injured, Veronica must save them both.
Reprints
Keywords
blizzard; camping; car crash; snowstorm

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Norton; Stephen Oswald
Letters
typeset

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

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Sahle (credited)
Pencils
Harry Sahle (credited)
Inks
Janice Valleau (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No, no, Veronica!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Mr. Smudge (introduction)
Synopsis
Betty & Veronica try to avoid a weird man named Mr. Smudge while flying to the Lodge estate.
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Indexer Notes

Phrase "sex maniac" used possibly for first time in a comic!
Reprint credit is Harry Sahle but Sahle did not sign the story and Betty & Veronica look different than last issue's story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (credited)
Inks
Terry Szenics (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty, did you see the article about life-masks?
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hy Preshir (introduction)
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica make life masks.
Reprints
Keywords
life mask

Indexer Notes

This story was titled "The Plastic Mask" on the contents page in the original issue.

Of Men and Mermaids (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (credited)
Inks
Al McLean (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; unnamed teacher; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica become lifeguards and attract attention from all the boys. So, Archie pretends to drown to gain attention.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; drowning; lifeguards; teaching

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Riverdale Beach.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Angelo DeCesare; Tim Seeley
Letters
typeset

Change Your Partners (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Joe Edwards (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica lets Betty do all the preparations for the up-coming dance, then shoves Betty aside so Archie can take her.
Reprints
Keywords
square dance

Rhyme Nor Reason (Table of Contents: 28)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 3.75 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Following Reggie's inspiration, Veronica sends in an entry to a soap jingle contest under Betty's name so she'll be disqualified and Veronica's entry will win.
Reprints
Keywords
jingle

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

Reggie / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Vincent DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jughead's A Great Half-Back
Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Reggie disrespects Jughead to Betty.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Waid; Paul Castiglia
Letters
typeset

Moose! (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid (credited)
Pencils
Chris Allen (credited)
Inks
Chris Allen (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
After Midge breaks up with him, Moose is on the rampage.
Reprints

[Experience the New Riverdale] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

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

For One Brief Moment (Table of Contents: 33)

Betty / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
After Reggie saves Betty from being struck by an oncoming truck, the two begin seeing more of each other, and liking it, to the consternation of Archie and Veronica.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jonathan Betancourt; Victor Gorelick
Letters
typeset

Sight for Sore Eyes (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica tries a peek-a-boo hairstyle. Archie likes it, so Betty does the same. The fad sweeps the school, much to Mr. Weatherbee's displeasure.
Reprints
Keywords
black eye; fad; hairstyle

[Archie 75th Anniversary Digest #5] (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

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

Too Close for Comfort (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica get caught up in the fad for "Slim Jims," very skinny pants.
Reprints

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

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
J. Torres; Sina Tahmi
Letters
typeset

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chee! Lookit! (Sigh) They're lovers!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Mrs. Lodge; Caramel
Synopsis
Betty and Ronnie compete for Little Archie's affections by cooking for him.
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Indexer Notes

Betty's cat, introduced in the first issue of "Little Archie," gets her name of "Caramel" in this story.

Titled "The Cook-Off" in the text article before this story.

The Rainmaker (Table of Contents: 40)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Frese (signed)
Inks
George Frese (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead are afraid that Betty intends to shoot them, because she's carrying her father's shotgun home from the repair shop. Betty, meanwhile, schemes to make it rain so Archie doesn't have to paint his father's house and can go on a date with her. And Fred merely wants to take a bath in peace.
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Indexer Notes

Despite the "Archie's Girls, Betty And Veronica" logo on the story, Veronica Lodge does not appear in this story.

[Graphic Novel Library Sale] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Cummins
Letters
typeset

Rice and Shine (Table of Contents: 43)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
George Frese ?
Pencils
George Frese (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
When Betty and Veronica overhear Archie and Jughead discussing how girls can't cook anymore, the girls invite them over for a dinner of chop suey to prove them wrong.
Reprints

Bigger and Bitter (Table of Contents: 44)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Vigoda (credited)
Pencils
George Frese (credited)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones (cameo); Reggie Mantle (cameo); Adrian (photographer)
Synopsis
Betty is going to give Archie a professional photo of herself for his birthday. Veronica finds out and goes to the same photographer and has a much larger photo made of herself. The sympathetic photographer finds a way for Betty to come out ahead.
Reprints
Keywords
birthday party; photograph

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #242.

[20% off all Archie Comics] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

Midtown Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Tobin
Letters
typeset

The Disinterested Parties! (Table of Contents: 47)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Dilton Doiley; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Betty pretends to not be interested in Archie, which makes Veronica no longer interested in him either.
Reprints
Keywords
bicycle; biking; carnival; kiss; theme park

[Welcome to the New Riverdale] (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

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[Subscribe to all your favorite comics double digests...] (Table of Contents: 49) (Expand) /

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[Try these new Archie comics digests!] (Table of Contents: 50) (Expand) /

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[The Best of Archie Comics Deluxe Edition] (Table of Contents: 51) (Expand) /

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Riverdale (Table of Contents: 52) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  2. 1. [The New Riverdale]
  3. 2. ["Welcome back for the latest..."]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Going, Going, Gown
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. The Peacemaker
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. Pick Me Up
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Summer Help
    Veronica
  10. 9. [Betty and Veronica by Rachel Antonoff]
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. Double Take
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. Where The Action Is...
    B&V
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. Dare To Be Bare
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. [Batphone Vinyl Bank]
    Diamond Select
  17. 16. Fast and Loose
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. Melvin's Angels
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
  21. 20. Vamp It Up
    B&V
  22. 21. Taking Care of Business
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
  24. 23. ["No, no, Veronica!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. ["Betty, did you see the article about life-masks?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. Of Men and Mermaids
    Betty & Veronica
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
  28. 27. Change Your Partners
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. Rhyme Nor Reason
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. ["Jughead's A Great Half-Back"]
    Reggie
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
  32. 31. Moose!
    Archie and the Gang
  33. 32. [Experience the New Riverdale]
  34. 33. For One Brief Moment
    Betty
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
  36. 35. Sight for Sore Eyes
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  37. 36. [Archie 75th Anniversary Digest #5]
  38. 37. Too Close for Comfort
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
  40. 39. ["Chee! Lookit! (Sigh) They're lovers!"]
    Little Archie
  41. 40. The Rainmaker
    Betty and Veronica
  42. 41. [Graphic Novel Library Sale]
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
  44. 43. Rice and Shine
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  45. 44. Bigger and Bitter
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  46. 45. [20% off all Archie Comics]
    Midtown Comics
  47. 46. [no title indexed]
  48. 47. The Disinterested Parties!
    Betty and Veronica
  49. 48. [Welcome to the New Riverdale]
  50. 49. [Subscribe to all your favorite comics double digests...]
  51. 50. [Try these new Archie comics digests!]
  52. 51. [The Best of Archie Comics Deluxe Edition]
  53. 52. Riverdale
    CW
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