(August 1973)

Archie, 1973 Series
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0.50 USD
Pages
164
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6 times a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie; Jughead (inset); Betty and Veronica (inset); Li'l Jinx (inset) / cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Moose!! C'mon, jump in!! We're all going to the rock revival in the park!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Big Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Li'l Jinx

[Blank Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

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Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Clock (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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I want it back!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Prof. Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Reggie lent Archie an old alarm for a science experiment, but Archie objects to what Reggie wants in return.
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Color Blind (Table of Contents: 3)

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Y'know, Arch! These adult coloring books are fun!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie thinks he should be colored blue.
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Stop, Book and Listen! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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Joe Edward
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Daddy...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx Holliday; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx's dad gets upset when Li'l Jinx interrupts him while reading a book.
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Canned Happiness! (Table of Contents: 5)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Arch! What would you guess is the most frequently used sentence in my vocabulary?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead keeps trying to warn Archie of danger, but he doesn't listen.
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Cave Man Casanova (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle
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Harry Lucey
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Harry Lucey
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Harry Lucey

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hit the trail, you stone age hussy! He saw me first and he's going to clobber me first!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews [Archie I]; Betty I; Veronica I; Jughead I; Reggie I
Synopsis
Archie dreams he's a caveman, but doesn't understand why the guys with funny shapes (Betty and Veronica) want him to catch them.
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Keywords
caveman

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the gang as cavemen, which would later become the "Archie I" series.

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

Sign In Please! (Table of Contents: 7)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yipee!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx Holliday; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Hap lost his voice and has to write messages.
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Li'l Jinx Puzzlers (Table of Contents: 8)

Li'l Jinx / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Classroom Crossword Puzzle
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx Holliday
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Indexer Notes

Puzzle page with a classroom crossword puzzle and rebus puzzle where you have to figure out the names of the states.

Who Me? (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Okay, Archiekins! Here's a tough one for you!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge asks Veronica what she sees in Archie and she can't think of anything to say.
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Practice Makes Perfect (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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Dick Malmgren
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Dan DeCarlo
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Rudy Lapick
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Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Screeeeeee!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Music instructor
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge wants Veronica to learn to play an instrument. Veronica doesn't want to, and the surrounding area is suffering from the titanic battle of wills.
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Francis Scott Key (Table of Contents: 11)

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"Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light..." familiar words to every American for they are the beginning of our national anthem.
Genre
biography
Characters
Francis Scott Key
Synopsis
Biography of Francis Scott Key.
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Trouble Spot (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Harry Lucey
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It wasn't my fault, sir! It just fell off the wall whilst I was reading it!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Resenting the teachers' belief that accidents naturally happen when he's around, Archie tries to prove that trouble can happen when he's not around.
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Jughead's Puzzle Page (Table of Contents: 13)

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Archie would like some milk! With path should he take?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
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Indexer Notes

Jughead does not appear in this story, despite having his name in the title.

A series of gags in the form of puzzles, but the answers are jokes, not anything a reader could reasonably answer.

Disc Disaster (Table of Contents: 14)

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Archiekins, darling! Why don't you latch onto a fistful of your fab record collection and fall by my pad in about a half hour?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica wants Archie to bring some records to her house but insists he doesn't bring Jughead.
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Swamp Buggy (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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Frank Doyle
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Dan DeCarlo
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Rudy Lapick
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Archie! Betty! Wait'll I tell you what happened to me?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
To bust up Betty's date with Archie, Veronica handcuffs herself to Archie's wrist. Then she finds out Betty and Archie's "date" was a trip through the local swamp.
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The House That Lodge Built (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle
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Harry Lucey
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This is the house that Lodge built!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
In a story mostly told in narrative captions, Archie gets a chance to redeem himself in Mr. Lodge's eyes when he notices a fire in the Lodge mansion.
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Pirate Prose (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle
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Bob Bolling
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Mario Acquaviva
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Mario Acquaviva

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Shiver me timbers, I'll belay the son of a sea cook if the swab isn't keelhauled by sunup!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews [Cap'n Kidd]; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Arrr! Archie, aka Cap'n Kidd, tries to be the scurviest swine on the high seas with the help of a book that teaches him how to talk pirate. Meanwhile, Betty, the booty, shoots the cap'n in the behind with a pistol.
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License Plate Quiz (Table of Contents: 18)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Coach Kleats; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doily; Reggie Mantle
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Indexer Notes

Puzzle page.

Match up the person with their personalized license plate.

Thunder Head (Table of Contents: 19)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle
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Bill Vigoda
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Mario Acquaviva
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Mario Acquaviva

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh no! No, sir! Not me! If you want to know, you ask!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead learns to control the weather and uses his newfound power to unleash the elements on Reggie.
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Small Success (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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Frank Doyle
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Dan DeCarlo
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Rudy Lapick
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Barry Grossman
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Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beautiful? Eh, Betty? Is that beautiful? How can they pack so much appeal into such a tiny frame?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
In order to tease Archie, Betty and Veronica claim Dilton is a chick-magnet. Through a series of coincidences, Archie comes to believe them.
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Canoe Capers (Table of Contents: 21)

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One thing about Betty.
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty calls Archie and asks him for a canoe ride.
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Woman Scorned (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle
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Harry Lucey
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Mario Acquaviva
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Mario Acquaviva

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So I said "Sorry Betts, I've gotta call off our date!"
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
When Archie breaks a date with Betty again, she snaps and decides to murder him. After Betty makes several attempts on Archie's life, involving falling trees and wagons full of bricks, Jughead suggests that Archie try to pacify her.
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Gloom Chaser (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle
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Harry Lucey
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Archie, have you seen daddy?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Pop Tate; Smithers; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Everything Archie does brings a little more hilarity into Mr. Lodge's life.
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Faith, Hope and Charity (Table of Contents: 24)

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

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Dick Malmgren
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Dan DeCarlo
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Rudy Lapick
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Barry Grossman
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Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I have cakes over here, fellows!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Ethel Muggs; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Betty's pastries are out-selling Veronica's at the Riverdale High charity bazaar. So Archie bribes Jughead to buy one and eat it.
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Strike Up the Band (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle
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Harry Lucey
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Riverdale High School is unfair to students!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Lone Wolf
Synopsis
The students protest Mr. Weatherbee's cancellation of the school dance class.
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Hate Affair (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle
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Harry Lucey
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Terry Szenics
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Arch!... You're being grossly unfair! I don't hate you just because you get more dates with Veronica!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie isn't too worried when Reggie takes Veronica out driving; she appreciates him more after a date with Reggie.
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That's My Girl (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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Dick Malmgren
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Dan DeCarlo
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Rudy Lapick
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Barry Grossman
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Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No! No! No! And that's final!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge demands that Veronica earn the money for her new formal gown.
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Gamemanship (Table of Contents: 28)

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Archie and Reg are just super fab!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Jughead challenges both Archie and Reggie to beat him at ping-pong on his home table.
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Keywords
ping-pong

Party Line (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Jug, give me a good rhyme for Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie runs against Reggie for student council president.
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The Rich Get Results (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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Frank Doyle
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Dan DeCarlo
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Rudy Lapick
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Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deliver me from the tiresome tedious, poor people!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
To demonstrate to Archie that wealth has its privileges, Veronica has one of her father's assistants perform three out of the ordinary tasks.
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Career Wise! (Table of Contents: 31)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, Earth! I can see it! The planet Mars is right up ahead!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx Holliday; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Jinx dreams of various things she wants to do when she grows up.
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Paper Capers (Table of Contents: 32)

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The Japanese have a paper art form called "Origami."
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx Holliday
Synopsis
Instructions for making a "buck-toothed dragon" origami.
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The Rival (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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Frank Doyle
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Dan DeCarlo
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Barry Grossman
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Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ya whoo! Hee ha! It's gr-reat to be alive!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Luke Cobbley; Hank Cobbley; Anita Brown; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie is scribbling the initials "AA" and "TW" on anything that doesn't move, so Betty and Veronica are determined to find out just who "TW" is.
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Job Well Done (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle
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Harry Lucey
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Marty Epp
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Marty Epp

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Er -- lambie... about this afternoon... something has come up!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie breaks a date with Veronica when he has to tidy up the garden. So Veronica goes searching for Reggie. Betty then comes over to help Archie with the garden.
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The Athlete (Table of Contents: 35)

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

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Dick Malmgren
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Dan DeCarlo
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Rudy Lapick
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Bill Yoshida

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How do you like it? Reggie gave it to me! He won it for swimming!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Veronica shows Archie an athletic medal Reggie gave her, just to make Archie jealous. It spurs the teen to enter and nearly kills himself in the next track and field meet.
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Help Wanted (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle
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Harry Lucey
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Doggone! Where is everybody when you need them?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Big Moose Mason; Jerry the mechanic
Synopsis
As usual, Big Moose takes what people say much too literally!
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Hey, Moose!! C'mon, jump in!! We're all going to the rock revival in the park!"]
    Archie; Jughead (inset); Betty and Veronica (inset); Li'l Jinx (inset)
  2. 1. [Blank Page]
  3. 2. The Clock
    Archie
  4. 3. Color Blind
    Archie
  5. 4. Stop, Book and Listen!
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. Canned Happiness!
    Jughead
  7. 6. Cave Man Casanova
    Archie
  8. 7. Sign In Please!
    Li'l Jinx
  9. 8. Li'l Jinx Puzzlers
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. Who Me?
    Archie
  11. 10. Practice Makes Perfect
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. Francis Scott Key
  13. 12. Trouble Spot
    Archie
  14. 13. Jughead's Puzzle Page
    Archie
  15. 14. Disc Disaster
    Jughead
  16. 15. Swamp Buggy
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. The House That Lodge Built
    Archie
  18. 17. Pirate Prose
    Archie
  19. 18. License Plate Quiz
  20. 19. Thunder Head
    Jughead
  21. 20. Small Success
    Betty and Veronica
  22. 21. Canoe Capers
    Archie
  23. 22. Woman Scorned
    Archie
  24. 23. Gloom Chaser
    Archie
  25. 24. Faith, Hope and Charity
    Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. Strike Up the Band
    Archie
  27. 26. Hate Affair
    Archie
  28. 27. That's My Girl
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. Gamemanship
    Jughead
  30. 29. Party Line
    Archie
  31. 30. The Rich Get Results
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. Career Wise!
    Li'l Jinx
  33. 32. Paper Capers
  34. 33. The Rival
    Betty and Veronica
  35. 34. Job Well Done
    Archie
  36. 35. The Athlete
    Betty and Veronica
  37. 36. Help Wanted
    Archie
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
  39. 38. The Archie Doll
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