(June 2017)

Archie, 2016 Series
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228
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2017-05-10
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The Archie Library
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
Rosario Peña (signed)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
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[Read it all on the Archie App] (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
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Cheryl Blossom

[Archie #429] (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica engage in an actual tug-of-war with Archie.
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Love Showdown, Part 1 Chapter 1 (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is entranced by a mysterious letter and Betty and Veronica assume it's another girl.
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Love Showdown, Part 1 Chapter 2 (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie hears about the mystery letter of Archie's. Playing a prank, he tells Betty and Veronica separately that the other wrote the letter. However, the prank erupts in an all-out war between the girls for Archie's affections.
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[Betty #19] (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica whisks Archie off to a formal while Betty is stuck working on Archie's car.
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Love Showdown, Part II (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Doug Crane (credited)
Inks
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper; Smithers the butler; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
In round two of their battle over Archie, Veronica plants tickets to the Lodge Charity Ball with the wrong date on them in Betty's possession, so Betty will ask Archie on the wrong date and leave him free to take Veronica.
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[Betty and Veronica #82] (Table of Contents: 8)

Betty and Veronica / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Archie dance while Veronica weeps.
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Love Showdown, Part III (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Alison Flood (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
In order to get Archie's attention away from the love note he received, Betty decides to change tactics. When she shows up at a party trying to out-glamor Veronica, and succeeds, Veronica tries to out-domestic Betty to compete.
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[The Muppets] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Diamond Select; Muppets / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Veronica #39] (Table of Contents: 11)

Veronica / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Love Showdown Chapter 4 (Table of Contents: 12)

Veronica / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Fresh from her badness training with Reggie, Veronica lures Betty away from Archie at Pops, then shows off a great dress and some killer dance moves. At the end of their ropes, the girls decide to get fresh makeovers and their best clothes for a final showdown the next day-- super soakers at High Noon, winner take all.
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[Archie's Love Showdown Special #1] (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Parent (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Cheryl Blossom; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Love & War (Part 1) (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie's Love Showdown / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Midge Klump; Hermione Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica bring Ethel and Midge up to date on the Archie/Cheryl romance. Then Ethel goes undercover to find out more, but ends up making matters worse.
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Indexer Notes

The reprint in the next sequence appears between pages 3 and 10 of this story.

Fast and Loose (Table of Contents: 15)

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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[Archie 75th Anniversary Digest #10] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Love & War (Part 2) (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie's Love Showdown / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Jason Blossom
Synopsis
In order to break Cheryl and Archie up, Veronica invites them, Jughead, Betty, and Reggie to the Lodges' ski lodge for the weekend. But when Veronica and Reggie fail to get Archie jealous, Jughead plays a trump card: Jason Blossom, Cheryl's brother who has a crush on Betty. This causes Archie to see red, exactly the reaction the girls were hoping for.
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Keywords
skiing

Indexer Notes

The reprint in the next sequence appears between pages 15 and 21 of this story.

It's Friendship (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Cheryl Blossom
Synopsis
Archie gets caught in the middle of an epic bout of catty insults between Betty Cooper and Cheryl Blossom.
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Love and War (Part 3) (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie's Love Showdown / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Bill Golliher (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jason Blossom; Reggie Mantle; Cheryl Blossom; Moose Mason (cameo-flashback); Midge Klump (cameo-flashback); Jughead Jones
Synopsis
After Archie makes a fool of himself, Betty goes off with Jason, Cheryl goes off with Reggie, and Veronica tells Archie to call her when he grows up.
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Love and War (Part Four) (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie's Love Showdown / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Bill Golliher (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs (Jones); Jughead Jones; Cheryl Blossom (Mantle); Reggie Mantle; Queen Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper (Blossom); Jason Blossom (all in a dream sequence); Mary Andrews; Savannah Smythe
Synopsis
Archie has a dream where all of his friends are older and married, and he ended up all alone. He wakes up to find there's still time for him to be with someone. Betty and Jason have broken up, and just as Archie is about to ask Betty something, he is captivated by Savannah Smythe, a new student.
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Indexer Notes

In the character appearances for this story, Ethel is married to Jughead, Cheryl is married to Reggie, and Betty is married to Jason. Hence, the names in the parentheses.

[Betty and Veronica Spectacular #64] (Table of Contents: 21)

Betty and Veronica / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Cheryl Blossom
Reprints

"She's Ba-a-ack!" Love Showdown II (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Cheryl Blossom; Archie Andrews; Midge Klump; Pop Tate; Michelle Williams
Synopsis
Cheryl returns to Riverdale after having sold the story of the Betty, Veronica, Archie love triangle to a movie studio who wants to film right in Riverdale.
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[Archie & Friends #79] (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie & Friends / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Cheryl Blossom
Reprints

Lights, Camera, Action! Love Showdown 2 (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie & Friends / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Brigitte; Miss Grundy; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Brigitte discovers that the "movie" that is being shot in Riverdale is really a reality TV show starring Cheryl.
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Keywords
reality tv

Indexer Notes

Page one is a recap. Story is in two parts.

The Trophy (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Cheryl Blossom; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Cheryl continues to beat Betty and Veronica's time with Archie at the ski lodge.
Reprints
Keywords
snowboarding

Indexer Notes

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

[Betty and Veronica by Rachel Antonoff] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

Rachel Antonoff / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Graphic Novel Super Store] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo ?
Colors
?

Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Cheryl Blossom

Indexer Notes

Variation on the classic "Three on a soda" with Cheryl added to the situation.

[Betty #187] (Table of Contents: 29)

Betty / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Parent (signed)
Inks
Dan Parent (signed)
Colors
Rosario Peña (signed)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Cricket O'Dell; Maria Rodriguez; Midge Klump; Ginger Lopez; Marcy McDermott; Nancy Woods; Tomoko Yoshida; Bridgitte Reilly
Reprints

Battle of the BFFs! Part One (Table of Contents: 30)

Betty / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited); Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Mike DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Caramel; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Ethel Muggs; Marcy McDermott; Midge Klump; Ginger Lopez; Trula Twyst; Jason Blossom; Cheryl Blossom; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Hermione Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Maria Rodriguez; Brigitte Reilly; Tomoko Yoshida
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica win a reality TV show called "Battle of the BFFs".
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Keywords
reality TV

Indexer Notes

Continued in Betty and Veronica #249.

[20% off all Archie Comics] (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

Midtown Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Welcome to the New Archie Comics] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

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

[Betty and Veronica #249] (Table of Contents: 33)

Betty and Veronica / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Parent (signed)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (signed)
Colors
Rosario Peña (signed)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Ethel Muggs; Ginger Lopez; Cheryl Blossom; Midge Klump
Reprints
Keywords
blocks; portrait

Battle of the BFFs Part 2 (Table of Contents: 34)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited); Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Mike DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Tom Chu (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Cheryl Blossom; Trya Binks; Jason Blossom; Ginger Lopez; Marcy; Lottie Little; Cricket O'Dell; Ethel Muggs; Maria Rodriguez; Evelyn Evernever; Wendy Weatherbee; Bella Beazly
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are interviewed on a TV talk show after being crowned World's #1 BFFs. Cheryl Blossom wants to win next round's competition with Ginger as her best friend.
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Keywords
competition; contest; friendship; party; shopping

Indexer Notes

Continued from Betty #187 and continued in Betty #188.

Tyra Banks is spoofed as Trya Binks. Snookie and J-Wow are spoofed as Snackums and J-Pow. Rachael Ray is spoofed as Raylene Ray.

[Betty #188] (Table of Contents: 35)

Betty / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Parent (signed)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (signed)
Colors
Tito Pena (signed)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Ginger Lopez; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Reprints

Battle of the BFFs Part 3 (Table of Contents: 36)

Betty / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited); Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Mike DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ginger Lopez; Cheryl Blossom; Henna Montage; Dallas Hilton; Perez Thompson; Pop Tate; Bridgette; Kumi; Jughead Jones; Marcy; Lottie; Crickett O'Dell; Wendy Weatherbee; Bella Beazly; Nancy Woods; Midge Klump; Dilton Doily; Maria Rodriguez; Evelyn Evernever; Ethel Muggs; Jason
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are the judges of the local BFFs.
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Indexer Notes

Continued from Betty and Veronica #249 and continues in Veronica #203.
Evelyn Evernever states she is back in Riverdale.

[Veronica #203] (Table of Contents: 37)

Veronica / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Parent (signed)
Inks
Dan Parent (signed)
Colors
Rosario Peña (signed)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Nancy Woods; Cheryl Blossom; Ginger Lopez; Kumi Tanura
Reprints

Battle of the BFFs, Part Four (Table of Contents: 38)

Veronica / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited); Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Mike DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Cheryl Blossom; Ginger Lopez; Midge Klump; Nancy Woods; Ethel Muggs; Lottie Little; Cricket O'Dell; Brigitte Reilly; Kumi Tanura; Maria Rodriguez; Evelyn Evernever; Jason Blossom
Synopsis
If Cheryl and Ginger are going to win the BFF contest, Cheryl may have to resort to a new tactic: sincerity.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues from Betty #188.

[Subscribe to all your favorite Archie comic books today!] (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

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

[Try these new Archie Comics Digests!] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

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

[Road to Riverdale] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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

[Riverdale] (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

CW / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  2. 1. [Read it all on the Archie App]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [Archie #429]
    Archie
  5. 4. Love Showdown, Part 1 Chapter 1
    Archie
  6. 5. Love Showdown, Part 1 Chapter 2
    Archie
  7. 6. [Betty #19]
    Betty
  8. 7. Love Showdown, Part II
    Betty
  9. 8. [Betty and Veronica #82]
    Betty and Veronica
  10. 9. Love Showdown, Part III
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. [The Muppets]
    Diamond Select; Muppets
  12. 11. [Veronica #39]
    Veronica
  13. 12. Love Showdown Chapter 4
    Veronica
  14. 13. [Archie's Love Showdown Special #1]
    Archie
  15. 14. Love & War (Part 1)
    Archie's Love Showdown
  16. 15. Fast and Loose
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. [Archie 75th Anniversary Digest #10]
  18. 17. Love & War (Part 2)
    Archie's Love Showdown
  19. 18. It's Friendship
    Archie
  20. 19. Love and War (Part 3)
    Archie's Love Showdown
  21. 20. Love and War (Part Four)
    Archie's Love Showdown
  22. 21. [Betty and Veronica Spectacular #64]
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. "She's Ba-a-ack!" Love Showdown II
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. [Archie & Friends #79]
    Archie & Friends
  25. 24. Lights, Camera, Action! Love Showdown 2
    Archie & Friends
  26. 25. The Trophy
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. [Betty and Veronica by Rachel Antonoff]
    Rachel Antonoff
  28. 27. [Graphic Novel Super Store]
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
  30. 29. [Betty #187]
    Betty
  31. 30. Battle of the BFFs! Part One
    Betty
  32. 31. [20% off all Archie Comics]
    Midtown Comics
  33. 32. [Welcome to the New Archie Comics]
  34. 33. [Betty and Veronica #249]
    Betty and Veronica
  35. 34. Battle of the BFFs Part 2
    Betty and Veronica
  36. 35. [Betty #188]
    Betty
  37. 36. Battle of the BFFs Part 3
    Betty
  38. 37. [Veronica #203]
    Veronica
  39. 38. Battle of the BFFs, Part Four
    Veronica
  40. 39. [Subscribe to all your favorite Archie comic books today!]
  41. 40. [Try these new Archie Comics Digests!]
  42. 41. [Road to Riverdale]
  43. 42. [Riverdale]
    CW
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