Best of Archie Americana #1 - Golden Age 1940s-1950s
(2017)

Archie, 2017 Series
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Price
9.99 USD
Pages
420
On-sale date
2017-11-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
An Archie Magazine
ISBN
978-1-68255-932-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781682559321 50999
Editing
?
Color
color
Binding
squarebound; trade paperback
Publishing Format
Was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
The best comics from the 1940s and the 1950s.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 8 pages (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Room 603 (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Victor Gorelick
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Foreword by Victor Gorelick, editor-in-chief of Archie Comics

Happy Accidents (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Castiglia
Pencils
?
Inks
?
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?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction of the 1940s by Paul Castiglia.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Bloom (signed)
Pencils
Bob Montana (signed)
Inks
Bob Montana (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just a matter of skill, that's all!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews [Archibald Andrews; Chick]; Betty Cooper; Sam Cooper; Mildred Cooper; Fred Andrews; Edna Andrews; Gramps Andrews; Jughead Jones [Forsythe P. Jones] (introduction for all)
Synopsis
Archie meets Betty, a girl who has just moved into the neighborhood. He shows off for her, claiming he can do anything. At a carnival that weekend, Betty meets a man who needs a tight rope walker. Betty, remembering that Archie can do anything, volunteers Archie with humorous results.
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Indexer Notes

First comic story of Archie. First appearance of Betty and Jughead.

[Archie's Taxi Service] (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mrs. Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; The Riverdale High principal (probably NOT Mr. Weatherbee)
Synopsis
Archie's jalopy is costing too much, so Archie offers to make it a taxi service. He picks up a man at the train station and while trying to shortcut, ends up on a road to the country. Bad things happen to the man and when Archie's jalopy is hit by a train, they end up walking 17 miles to Riverdale. When Archie goes to school the next day, he finds out that the man is the new principal.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Archie's jalopy.

[Veronica Makes the Scene] (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge (introduction); Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Penny Reems; Betty Cooper (cameo)
Synopsis
Archie meets Veronica and asks her out, not knowing that she's a rich girl with expensive tastes. He gets a job at the El Crocadero to get money for the date, but that is where Veronica ends up wanting to go. Since Archie wore his work uniform for the date, he has to juggle working and dating Veronica.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Veronica Lodge.

[Trip to Bear Mountain] (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Scotty; Streaky Shore
Synopsis
Archie gets initiated into the Philomathian club but hurts Mr. Weatherbee in the process. As a result, Archie is banned from the class boat ride. Jughead persuades Archie to go because Mr. Weatherbee never goes on the boat rides. However, he does and Archie has to avoid him.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Mr. Weatherbee. Also contains the first "glimpse" of Reggie Mantle.

[The Jalopy Race] (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo)
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead compete with Reggie Mantle in a jalopy race to win a new roadster.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Reggie Mantle. The first tale in which Reggie takes an active role.

[Archie Goes to Congress] (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Burton K. Lodge (introduction)
Synopsis
Veronica takes Archie to the airport to meet her father, and through a series of mixups Archie winds up representing his state on a congressional committee.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Mr. Lodge. His first name would later be changed from Burton to Hiram.

Who's Who In Riverdale (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Introduction to the main cast of characters.
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Indexer Notes

A single page biography of the Archie characters.

Prom Pranks (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Mrs. Lodge; Mrs. Andrews; Mr. McQuiggan; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie fantasizes as he writes Veronica an invitation to the prom. After asking Betty to the prom ,he learns that Jughead mailed the letter. Veronica accepts the invitation and Archie has to juggle two dates at the prom.
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Indexer Notes

This story details the reasons behind Veronica's move to Riverdale.

Double Date (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Goggin
Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
Janice Valleau
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones (cameo)
Synopsis
Archie accidentally ends up with two dates on the same night and he tries to keep them both.
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Indexer Notes

This story established the eternal love triangle between Archie, Betty, and Veronica.

The Evolution of... Pop Tate (Table of Contents: 13)

Pop Tate / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
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?
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Colors
?
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?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Pop Tate; Archie Andrews
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Indexer Notes

Montage of appearances of Pop Tate with images reprinted from Pep Comics (Archie, 1940 series) #46 and Archie Comics (Archie, 1942 series) #12

Pop Tate first appears in Pep Comics #46. "Pop Tate Soda" would later be changed to the "Chok'lit Shoppe."

Mr. Blunk Comes To Town (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Blunk; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Mr. Andrews hopes to go from barren land baron to landless baron. Guess what jalopy-driving teen mistook the deed for a road map?
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Car Trouble (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Sam; Mike
Synopsis
It’s a fix-up mix-up when Archie's jalopy ends up in the shop instead of Mr. Andrews' car... which Archie and Jughead try to "fix" themselves!
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Go Fly a Kite (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Forsythe P. Jones II
Synopsis
Fred Andrews and Mr. Jones build a kite together and wreak havoc on Riverdale.
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No Body's Dummy (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Bill Vigoda
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Archie gets a dressmaker's dummy for Veronica's sewing class, but several people mistake the manikin for a real girl, which leads to lots of problems.
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Indexer Notes

In the book Archie: His First 50 Years (Abbeville Press, 1991), author Charles Phillips describes this story as "possibly the funniest (Archie) story to appear during the 1940s."

Pencil credits from World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #51.

Getting Up in the World (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Bill Vigoda
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
When Archie breaks the window of a tuxedo shop, he is forced to walk around town on stilts advertising the shop. This, of course, leads to chaos.
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Patch As Patch Can (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mrs. Cooper; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
It's Patch Day once again, when the girls get their Patch Hop dates by sewing patches on boys' pants. And when Archie rips his pants while escaping from an undesirable girl, he ends up hiding in Riverdale High with ripped pants - and then no pants!
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Keywords
Patch Day; school dance; sewing

Indexer Notes

2nd Patch Day story. An early prototype of Big Ethel appears in the story, but is not mentioned by name.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Battle of the Jitterbugs (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Bill Vigoda
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
When Veronica says that girls are better than boys at dancing, Reggie sets up a jitterbug contest that pits himself and Archie against Betty and Veronica.
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Keywords
cross-dressing; dance; jitterbug

Double Trouble (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Alice Adams; Adele Adams; Pinky; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Identical twins Alice and Adele Adams cause confusion for Archie when he begins to date Alice.
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It's a Dog's Life (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mrs. Lodge; Judkins
Synopsis
Veronica tasks Archie and Jughead with preparing her prize Sealyham for the National Dog Show.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Nevada Jones / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

You're Driving Me Crazy! (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Officer Riley
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead's accident with a truck driver causes a headache for Officer Riley.
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The Lady Killer (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Montana (plot; some dialogue); ?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Bill Vigoda
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead open an escort service so Archie can raise money for a date with Veronica, and their first customer is Miss Grundy.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Shield; Hangman / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield; Dusty; Hangman
Reprints
Keywords
giants; globes; Japanese Imperial Navy ensign; swastikas; World War II

Indexer Notes

Contains the very first Archie story.

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

Archie / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Isn't Archie a wonderful skater?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Reprints
Keywords
ice; ice skating; winter

Indexer Notes

Archie gets his own title. First title to concentrate primarily on Archie and friends.

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

Archie / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Fagaly (signed)
Inks
Al Fagaly (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Arch! I thought you didn't like milkshakes?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Second title specifically created to showcase the exploits of Archie. Numbering system continues from various hero titles.

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

Archie / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Fagaly (signed)
Inks
Al Fagaly (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover is exemplary of the 1940's Americana as it depicts the characters dancing the jitterbug.

The Hair Raiser (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill ?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Ray Gill
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Gable (intro); Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee visits the Andrews household to have a chat with Archie's parents and his toupee becomes the subject of Archie's antics.
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Indexer Notes

Archie Archives reprint credits this story to Harry Lucey, but the pencils do not match anything Lucey had drawn either before or after this story; in fact, the pencils greatly resemble Vigoda's. Pencils previously credited to Ray Gill.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Higher Education (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Gill (signed)
Inks
Ray Gill (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Beaker; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead accidentally switches the labels on tanks of compressed air and helium. Archie takes the tank of helium to the places needing compressed air, causing chaos.
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Keywords
compressed air; flat tires; gym mat; helium; paint sprayer

The Old Home Town (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill (signed)
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Floogle (introduction); Mrs. Floogle
Synopsis
Archie and his parents are in a bad mood because everyone is treating them badly. When Archie's father gets a telegram offering him a job in another city, he sends a telegram accepting it. When word gets out, all of the family's friends get together for a going away party. Archie's father decides to stay in Riverdale and everything reverts to the way it was before.
Reprints
Keywords
party; punch bowl; telegram

Talk of the Town (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Gill (signed)
Inks
Ray Gill (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead decide to get jobs as porters after Archie's dad suggests that he start earning his own way.
Reprints

The Close Shave (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Bill Vigoda
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Jughead Jones; Tony (introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Archie attempts his first shave!

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Fagaly (signed)
Inks
Al Fagaly (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why, Betty! You know I don't care anything about Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper (on phone only); Archie Andrews (in pictures only)
Reprints
Keywords
beds; photographs; telephones

Indexer Notes

Cover depicts the "Veronica side" of the Archie/Veronica/Betty love triangle.

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

Archie / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now put yourself in Robinson Crusoe's place, Betty!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints
Keywords
books; classrooms; daydreaming; reading; Robinson Crusoe; student desks

Indexer Notes

Cover depicts the "Betty side" of the Archie/Veronica/Betty love triangle.

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

Archie / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Bill Vigoda
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmm -- something tells me you've got something on your mind, Archie.
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Reprints
Keywords
coffee; daydreaming; ice cream soda; ketchup; salt shakers

Indexer Notes

Cover depicts the "Archie side" of the Archie/Veronica/Betty love triangle.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Fagaly (signed)
Inks
Al Fagaly (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's still raining, Veronica! I guess you'll have to stay longer!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Archie #120

The Dangerous Sex (Table of Contents: 41)

Jughead / comic story / 6.33 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Lottie Little [Midge Klump]; Moose McGee [Moose Mason] (first appearance); Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Jughead tutors Lottie, even though Moose will punch out any other boy who even LOOKS at Lottie.
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Indexer Notes

Samm Schwartz is credited for this story in The Best of Archie book by Archie Comics.

If the Hat Fits (Table of Contents: 42)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Samm Schwartz (signed)
Pencils
Ray Gill (signed)
Inks
Ray Gill (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie laments to Jughead about how bad Veronica treats him. Jughead reminds Archie that he treats Betty the same way.
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Nature Boy (Table of Contents: 43)

Jughead / comic story / 6.33 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie, Jughead, Veronica and Betty go on a picnic and everything goes wrong.
Reprints

Disposable Income (Table of Contents: 44)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Castiglia
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the 1950's by Paul Castiglia.

A Model Date (Table of Contents: 45)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Frese
Inks
George Frese
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Harry Shorten

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty, have you noticed that Archie seems to take us for granted, lately?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead's cousin
Synopsis
Veronica persuades Archie to take Betty to a dance so she can go with Jughead's visiting cousin, who works as a model.
Reprints

Heat-Waif (Table of Contents: 46)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate
Synopsis
A local policeman won't allow Jughead to wear shorts on a sweltering day, so Jughead dresses in drag to get away with it.
Reprints

Change Your Partners (Table of Contents: 47)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Writing credit from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #233.

The credits in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #233 list Joe Edwards as the inker.

Winner Lose (Table of Contents: 48)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
After Veronica spends all of her time with Reggie in his boat, Archie buys a boat of his own to compete for Veronica's attention.
Reprints

Safe at Home (Table of Contents: 49)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
After watching crime shows about a safe cracker Archie is worried that someone in breaking into Mr. Lodge's safe and calls the police.
Reprints

A Classic 1950s Archie Ad! (Table of Contents: 50) (Expand) /

Archie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

There Oughta Be a Law (Table of Contents: 51)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie thinks there should be a law where kids run things instead of parents. He gets hit on the head with a baseball and has a dream about what that would be like.
Reprints

Coat of Alms (Table of Contents: 52)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Frese
Inks
George Frese
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty talks Jughead into going on a quiz show to win her a mink cape.
Reprints
Keywords
fur coat; quiz show

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Riverdale Digest (Archie, 2017 series) #6.

Guided Fizzle (Table of Contents: 53)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica invites Archie over to her house, but her little cousin is visiting and he enjoys playing tricks on Archie.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Listed on cover.

Skip, Hop, and Thump (Table of Contents: 54)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
George Frese (credited)
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Neither Betty or Veronica get to take Archie to the sock hop.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #233.

Kiss and Kill (Table of Contents: 55)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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?
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?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
When Betty and Veronica find out that they are both going steady with Archie, they decide to confront him with violence.
Reprints

Rhyme Nor Reason (Table of Contents: 56)

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

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

Genre
humor; 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: 57)

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
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Reggie disrespects Jughead to Betty.
Reprints

Going, Going, Gown (Table of Contents: 58)

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

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
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.
Reprints

Call to Arms (Table of Contents: 59)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie teaches Moose an object lesson about allowing his temper and brute strength to run wild.
Reprints

Fancy That (Table of Contents: 60)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's super of you to take these pics of my entry in the high school dress-making contest, Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Veronica tries to sabotage Betty's entry in the dress-making contest by making it more plain but the simplicity of the design impresses the judges and Betty ends up winning.
Reprints

Rage Before Beauty (Table of Contents: 61)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Frese
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, you look bluer than an Eskimo in a bikini! What's up?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica schemes to get the boys to each buy one part of an outfit Betty hates for Betty's birthday.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #233.

Truth and Consequences (Table of Contents: 62)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
When Reggie spills the beans on his friends, they come up with a plan to get even.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 63)

Betty's Diary / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Spoil Sport (Table of Contents: 64)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo
Editing
Harry Shorten ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Uh, oh! The ol' ball and chain is objecting to your baseball practice again, eh?
Genre
humor; sports; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Overhearing that the boys see her as "one of the boys", Betty decides to embrace her tomboy nature and joins the baseball team, outplaying Archie.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 65)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Frese
Inks
George Frese
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Harry Shorten

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is a story about a record party
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Fan Clubbed! (Table of Contents: 66)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Purley Gates
Synopsis
A "famous" singer that is a distant relative of Betty's comes to visit. Betty and Veronica are very excited, while Archie and the gang act as if they never heard of him.
Reprints

Crest-Fallen (Table of Contents: 67)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
After being asked to trace their family histories for a class assignment, Veronica, Reggie and even Archie become insufferable snobs about their high-class lineage. Miss Grundy sets them straight and proves that Betty is the only one with a truly noble family.
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Wiltin' Dilton (Table of Contents: 68)

Betty and Veronica featuring Dilton Doiley / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doyly [Dilton Doiley]
Synopsis
Dilton is frightened by a TV program.
Reprints

Pipe the Bag (Table of Contents: 69)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Archie embraces his Scottish ancestry by wearing a kilt and playing the bag pipes.
Reprints

Award To the Wise (Table of Contents: 70)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Moore
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
There's a prize being offered to the student who's most helpful to the teachers. All the boys try to be helpful, except Jughead, who stands by and watches while all his friends' "help" leads to disaster.
Reprints
Keywords
contest

Peek A Boom (Table of Contents: 71)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Martin Epp ?
Colors
?
Letters
Martin Epp ?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Through a series of mix-ups, Archie thinks Veronica is naked in the school lab.
Reprints

The Good Old Daze (Table of Contents: 72)

Archie's Dad / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo)
Synopsis
Archie's father complains about the current teen fads, then is stunned to find the newest fads are the raccoon coats, ukeleles, and straw hats of his youth.
Reprints
Keywords
raccoon coat; Roaring 20s; slang; straw hats; ukeleles

Jughead's Fashions (Table of Contents: 73)

Jughead / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo
Editing
Richard H. Goldwater ?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead's loony fashions modeled by Betty and Veronica.
Reprints

Never Say Die (Table of Contents: 74)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead convinces Veronica that Archie prefers blondes, so she becomes a blonde.
Reprints

Betty's Pin Up (Table of Contents: 75)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Reprints

Wheels of Progress (Table of Contents: 76)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica volunteer to teach Archie how to roller skate.
Reprints

Circle Sale (Table of Contents: 77)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones [Forsythe P. Jones]; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
When Jughead buys up all of the hula hoops in town, Archie and Reggie want a piece of the action.
Reprints

Love In Gloom (Table of Contents: 78)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Fred explains to Mary that the seemingly hostile expressions boys use with each other ("You ol' hoss thief," "You needle-nosed nitwit") are actually their way of expressing affection. But then something happens that makes the boys genuinely hostile to Archie, and when Mary hears the boys looking for that "carrot-topped creep," she thinks they're talking that way because they love him.
Reprints

Duel in the Sun! (Table of Contents: 79)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
When Mr. Lodge asks Archie to come over for some fencing, Archie dresses in fencing attire, complete with foil. It turns out that Mr. Lodge wanted Archie's help to build a fence around his garden.
Reprints
Keywords
fencing; foil; garden; wire fence

Spinner Winner (Table of Contents: 80)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Pop Tate becomes an expert at "Spin-a-plate" (spinning a plate at the end of a stick).
Reprints

Like Real Gone (Table of Contents: 81)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Mr. Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead become beatniks, and, like, drive everyone crazy with their way-out slang, daddy-o.
Reprints
Keywords
beatnik; slang

T.N.T. Hee (Table of Contents: 82)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle (cameo); Mr. Weatherbee; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee thinks that Jughead has invented an explosive more powerful than the atom bomb and he arranges a meeting at the Pentagon.
Reprints
Keywords
Pentagon; Washington DC
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. Room 603
  4. 3. Happy Accidents
  5. 4. ["Just a matter of skill, that's all!"]
    Archie
  6. 5. [Archie's Taxi Service]
    Archie
  7. 6. [Veronica Makes the Scene]
    Archie
  8. 7. [Trip to Bear Mountain]
    Archie
  9. 8. [The Jalopy Race]
    Archie
  10. 9. [Archie Goes to Congress]
    Archie
  11. 10. Who's Who In Riverdale
    Archie
  12. 11. Prom Pranks
    Archie
  13. 12. Double Date
    Archie
  14. 13. The Evolution of... Pop Tate
    Pop Tate
  15. 14. Mr. Blunk Comes To Town
    Archie
  16. 15. Car Trouble
    Archie
  17. 16. Go Fly a Kite
    Archie
  18. 17. No Body's Dummy
    Archie
  19. 18. Getting Up in the World
    Archie
  20. 19. Patch As Patch Can
    Archie
  21. 20. ["You can't beat him for laughs!"]
    Archie
  22. 21. The Battle of the Jitterbugs
    Archie
  23. 22. Double Trouble
    Archie
  24. 23. It's a Dog's Life
    Archie
  25. 24. ["Yippee yay! Blaze away! Watch for Nevada Jones, the new star in Pep Comics!"]
    Nevada Jones
  26. 25. You're Driving Me Crazy!
    Archie
  27. 26. The Lady Killer
    Archie
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Hangman
  29. 28. ["Isn't Archie a wonderful skater?"]
    Archie
  30. 29. ["Hey, Arch! I thought you didn't like milkshakes?"]
    Archie
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  32. 31. The Hair Raiser
    Archie
  33. 32. ["Archie can draw too!"]
    Archie
  34. 33. Higher Education
    Archie
  35. 34. The Old Home Town
    Archie
  36. 35. Talk of the Town
    Archie
  37. 36. The Close Shave
    Archie
  38. 37. ["Why, Betty! You know I don't care anything about Archie!"]
    Archie
  39. 38. ["Now put yourself in Robinson Crusoe's place, Betty!"]
    Archie
  40. 39. ["Hmm -- something tells me you've got something on your mind, Archie."]
    Archie
  41. 40. ["It's still raining, Veronica! I guess you'll have to stay longer!"]
    Archie
  42. 41. The Dangerous Sex
    Jughead
  43. 42. If the Hat Fits
    Archie
  44. 43. Nature Boy
    Jughead
  45. 44. Disposable Income
  46. 45. A Model Date
    Betty and Veronica
  47. 46. Heat-Waif
    Jughead
  48. 47. Change Your Partners
    Betty and Veronica
  49. 48. Winner Lose
    Archie
  50. 49. Safe at Home
    Archie
  51. 50. A Classic 1950s Archie Ad!
    Archie
  52. 51. There Oughta Be a Law
    Archie
  53. 52. Coat of Alms
    Betty and Veronica
  54. 53. Guided Fizzle
    Archie
  55. 54. Skip, Hop, and Thump
    Betty and Veronica
  56. 55. Kiss and Kill
    Archie
  57. 56. Rhyme Nor Reason
    Betty and Veronica
  58. 57. ["Jughead's A Great Half-Back"]
    Reggie
  59. 58. Going, Going, Gown
    Betty and Veronica
  60. 59. Call to Arms
    Archie
  61. 60. Fancy That
    Betty and Veronica
  62. 61. Rage Before Beauty
    Betty and Veronica
  63. 62. Truth and Consequences
    Archie
  64. 63. [no title indexed]
    Betty's Diary
  65. 64. Spoil Sport
    Archie
  66. 65. ["This is a story about a record party"]
    Betty and Veronica
  67. 66. Fan Clubbed!
    Archie
  68. 67. Crest-Fallen
    Betty and Veronica
  69. 68. Wiltin' Dilton
    Betty and Veronica featuring Dilton Doiley
  70. 69. Pipe the Bag
    Archie
  71. 70. Award To the Wise
    Archie
  72. 71. Peek A Boom
    Archie
  73. 72. The Good Old Daze
    Archie's Dad
  74. 73. Jughead's Fashions
    Jughead
  75. 74. Never Say Die
    Betty and Veronica
  76. 75. Betty's Pin Up
    Betty
  77. 76. Wheels of Progress
    Archie
  78. 77. Circle Sale
    Archie
  79. 78. Love In Gloom
    Archie
  80. 79. Duel in the Sun!
    Archie
  81. 80. Spinner Winner
    Archie
  82. 81. Like Real Gone
    Archie
  83. 82. T.N.T. Hee
    Jughead
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