Archie, 1987 Series
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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The Archie Digest Library
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Digest
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Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sigh! My only problem is what do I wish for?
Genre
teen

The Guest (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman; Nanci Tsetsekas; Gregg Suchow
Letters
Barry Grossman

Table Fable (Table of Contents: 2)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie; Jughead
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead play table tennis on a slope.
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Club Pro (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Floyd Clayton; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Betty's mother shows her a unique way to improve her golf game in order to be with Archie on the Riverdale golf team.
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Keywords
golf

Something Sick (Table of Contents: 4)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
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Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica catches a cold and calls her father home from work to take care of her.
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Indexer Notes

Script identifiable as Malmgren by his style.

A Quiet Evening at Home (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
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Crass Brass (Table of Contents: 6)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Nancy
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Jolly Folly (Table of Contents: 7)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
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Volley Dollies (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
sports; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
The boys try to pressure Betty and Veronica into quitting the volleyball team.
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Keywords
volleyball

Indexer Notes

A story with the same name appeared in Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1950 series) #127

Run Fun (Table of Contents: 9)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Veronica; Archie; Reggie; Moose
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Operation Imagination (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Mrs. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is broke, but with Jughead's help and some imagination, he is able to turn a date with Veronica into a night on the town, complete with dinner and dancing at a disco.
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Keywords
basement; chauffeur; disco; hamburgers; imagination

Beyond the Door (Table of Contents: 11)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Melody; Mr. Ulster
Synopsis
Melody takes a job selling nylons at a department store, and her effect on the male customers leads all the female customers to break down the manager's door and complain.
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Keywords
shopping

Unchanging Times (Table of Contents: 12)

Mister Lodge / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Hubert Smithers
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge tells Smithers that he was a lot like Archie when he was young.
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A Small Problem (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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Dan DeCarlo
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Barry Grossman ?
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Bill Yoshida ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hyuk! Man! Look at that! She's as cute as a button!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are jealous of the new girl in town who uses her small size to wrap all the boys around her little finger.
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Flattery (Table of Contents: 14)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty asks Jughead how she looks to him.
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Keywords
flattery

Sports-Minded (Table of Contents: 15)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; sports; teen
Characters
Betty; Archie
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Dog Tagged (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here boy! Come on fellow! Here little poopsie-pie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie keeps accidentally letting Veronica's new puppy out of the house.
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Betty Cooper, Betty Cooper (Part I) (Table of Contents: 17)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Smithers; Albert
Synopsis
An unnamed sea merchant sells Archie a jewel called "The Eye of Howja Du" and Archie starts talking in cryptic prose as long as he holds it. Albert, Betty and Veronica are walking when Betty says Veronica is getting fat, even though Betty swears she didn't say anything. And Jughead gets locked in a freezer when a couple of crooks steal all the frozen lasagna in the grocery store.
Reprints
Keywords
soap opera

Betty Cooper, Betty Cooper (Part II) (Table of Contents: 18)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Sing Lho; Long Ghon; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Smithers; Albert; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Two assassins who are after "the Eye" follow Archie to the Lodges' home and present themselves as representatives from the United Nations. Jughead's wallet is stolen by the 2 crooks who stole the frozen lasagna, and they plant it at the scene of a car crash, hoping the cops will blame him. And Albert causes more trouble with his ventriloquism.
Reprints
Keywords
soap opera

Betty Cooper, Betty Cooper (Part III) (Table of Contents: 19)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Sing Lho; Long Gohn; Hiram Lodge; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Albert; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The two assassins become guests of the Lodges' home. Betty discovers Albert's power and figures out that he was the one that said the horrible things to Veronica, mimicking Betty's voice. Jughead manages to start a small fire in the freezer and uses it to keep warm and cook food, just as the police find him there and take him to jail.
Reprints
Keywords
soap opera

Betty Cooper, Betty Cooper (Part IV) (Table of Contents: 20)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Albert; Sing Lho; Long Gohn; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty gets revenge on Albert by throwing her voice as well. Sing Lho and Long Ghon decide to stay in America rather than kill Archie and return to poverty. Jughead is released from jail when the cops find the real crooks who are stealing all the frozen lasagna, and Jughead throws away the "Eye of Howja Du" and Archie starts talking normally again.
Reprints
Keywords
soap opera

Indexer Notes

The final panel contains Reggie's only appearance in the entire "Betty Cooper, Betty Cooper" arc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Jughead Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
His name is "Buckwheat Pancake"!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Buckwheat Pancake
Keywords
horses; puns

The Write Way! (Table of Contents: 22)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
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Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Jinx is having trouble writing her composition.
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Going to the Dogs (Table of Contents: 23)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm thinking of entering Spot in the dog show this year!
Genre
humor; animal
Characters
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
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Minute Rice (Table of Contents: 24)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I must see Mr. Weatherbee for a few minutes, Betty!
Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Geraldine Grundy
Reprints
Keywords
cooking class; rice

Green with Envy (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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Genre
humor; romance; teen
Characters
Betty; Veronica; Archie; Mr. Green; Mabel Green
Synopsis
A flower-delivery mixup causes romantic chaos.
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Indexer Notes

Betty lives on Oak Street.

Writer Wrong (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge reluctantly agrees to let Archie write his biography.
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Indexer Notes

This was the last new Harry Lucey story to appear in "Archie." Lucey, who had been drawing for MLJ/Archie since the '40s and drew most issues of the Archie flagship title from the late '50s on, retired suddenly due to being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. His first replacement on the title was his inker, Chic Stone.

That Old Feline (Table of Contents: 27)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Reggie buys a black cat from Jughead when he learns that it is missing and there is a reward for it.
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Keywords
black cats

Insect Insanity (Table of Contents: 28)

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

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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Smithers (the butler); Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica does battle with a fly that has invaded the Lodge mansion.
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Everybody Loses (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers the Butler
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica prepare to go on a starvation diet. Mr. Lodge buys a book about a diet that allows you to eat lots of healthy food and still stay thin.
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Glorified Ride (Table of Contents: 30)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda
Synopsis
Sabrina makes special arrangements to ride in comfort on a long trip.
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Party Favors (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Angry that the others have left her out of the plans for Archie's surprise party, Betty makes Archie think everyone but her has forgotten the date so she and Archie will celebrate alone.
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Going to Pieces! (Table of Contents: 32)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Russ; Hap Holliday;
Synopsis
Jinx's friends try to get a photo of her to make a birthday present.
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Indexer Notes

The last two panels break the forth wall.

Stormy Weather (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty laughs at Veronica for going out on a sunny day with a raincoat and umbrella, but one thing after another occurs to get Betty wet.
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All Figured Out (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie; Reggie; Dilton; Moose
Synopsis
Dilton uses ESP to help Moose pass a test.
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Keywords
cheating; ESP; tests

Dizzy Tizzy (Table of Contents: 35)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Moose
Synopsis
Moose tries to make a dollar go a long way.
Reprints
Keywords
Cottonport; skateboarding

The Pose (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
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Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie takes a picture of the angry Moose.
Reprints

Hose Down! (Table of Contents: 37)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
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Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Jinx drinks from the hose.
Reprints

The Oath (Table of Contents: 38)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers the butler; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica swear an oath of fidelity to each other, an oath Veronica breaks at the first chance she gets to ace Betty out of a date with Archie.
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The Salesman (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
And now, Sir, I'm sure you want to help get the economy back on its feet and fight inflation and preserve those star spangled things for which America is noted!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Hubert Smithers
Synopsis
Archie gets a job selling magazine subscriptions.
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The Dating Game (Table of Contents: 40)

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

Script
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Dan DeCarlo
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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Cooper; Mrs. Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica goes on a date with a boy named Cedric while Archie studies with Betty, but fate once again conspires to get Archie together with Veronica.
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The Manhunters (Table of Contents: 41)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty tries to explain to a skeptical Veronica why Archie is a problem.
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Drive-in Drama (Table of Contents: 42)

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

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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty doesn't like Archie's choice of a drive-in.
Keywords
Al's Drive-in; drive-in

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dad, I can't take any kind of job!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Keywords
lawnmowers

The Right Change (Table of Contents: 44)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
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Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

Editor's Notebook / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Fish or Foul (Table of Contents: 46)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I say we start this afternoon! They bite like crazy at sundown!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie won't invite Betty and Veronica on their fishing trip because they think the girls are too prim and proper to be around them on a men's fishing party.
Reprints
Keywords
fishing trips

Transportation Tribulation (Table of Contents: 47)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hal Cooper; Freddy
Synopsis
Betty's dad gives her a car.
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The Taste of Adventure Part 2 (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

Archie & Friends; Capri Sun / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Sigh! My only problem is what do I wish for?"]
  2. 1. The Guest
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Table Fable
    Jughead
  4. 3. Club Pro
    Betty
  5. 4. Something Sick
    Veronica
  6. 5. A Quiet Evening at Home
    Archie
  7. 6. Crass Brass
    Reggie
  8. 7. Jolly Folly
    Reggie
  9. 8. Volley Dollies
    Betty and Veronica
  10. 9. Run Fun
    Jughead
  11. 10. Operation Imagination
    Archie
  12. 11. Beyond the Door
    Josie
  13. 12. Unchanging Times
    Mister Lodge
  14. 13. A Small Problem
    Betty and Veronica
  15. 14. Flattery
    Jughead
  16. 15. Sports-Minded
    Betty
  17. 16. Dog Tagged
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. Betty Cooper, Betty Cooper (Part I)
    Betty
  19. 18. Betty Cooper, Betty Cooper (Part II)
    Betty
  20. 19. Betty Cooper, Betty Cooper (Part III)
    Betty
  21. 20. Betty Cooper, Betty Cooper (Part IV)
    Betty
  22. 21. ["His name is "Buckwheat Pancake"!"]
    Jughead Gag Bag
  23. 22. The Write Way!
    Li'l Jinx
  24. 23. Going to the Dogs
    Betty
  25. 24. Minute Rice
    Betty
  26. 25. Green with Envy
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. Writer Wrong
    Archie
  28. 27. That Old Feline
    Jughead
  29. 28. Insect Insanity
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. Everybody Loses
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. Glorified Ride
    Sabrina
  32. 31. Party Favors
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. Going to Pieces!
    Li'l Jinx
  34. 33. Stormy Weather
    Betty and Veronica
  35. 34. All Figured Out
    Archie
  36. 35. Dizzy Tizzy
    Jughead
  37. 36. The Pose
    Archie
  38. 37. Hose Down!
    Li'l Jinx
  39. 38. The Oath
    Betty and Veronica
  40. 39. The Salesman
    Archie
  41. 40. The Dating Game
    Betty and Veronica
  42. 41. The Manhunters
    Betty and Veronica
  43. 42. Drive-in Drama
    Betty and Veronica
  44. 43. ["Dad, I can't take any kind of job!"]
    Archie Pin Up
  45. 44. The Right Change
    Li'l Jinx
  46. 45. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  47. 46. Fish or Foul
    Betty and Veronica
  48. 47. Transportation Tribulation
    Betty and Veronica
  49. 48. The Taste of Adventure Part 2
    Archie & Friends; Capri Sun
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