(April 1975)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Pages
164
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bi-monthly
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Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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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

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Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Juggie, why don't you share your sled with Ethel?!?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge (cameo); Li'l Jinx (cameo); Reggie Mantle (cameo); Little Archie (cameo)
Keywords
sled; snow

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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Leave It To Dad (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Fred takes a phone message for Archie but he can't remember if it is from Betty or from Veronica.
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Spot Remover (Table of Contents: 3)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
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Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Jughead helps Betty start a fad where every girl wears a fake beauty mark.
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Sports Shorts (Table of Contents: 4)

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Genre
humor
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Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
First gag: Two people follow Archie around with a stretcher.
Second gag: Betty forgot her skis.
Third gag: Jughead ice fishes in a bad spot.
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Keywords
ice fishing; skiing

Indexer Notes

Three two-panel gags.

Dyeing to Live (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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Genre
teen
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Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Veronica asks Betty if it is true that blondes have more fun.
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Cooking with Gags (Table of Contents: 6)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
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Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Moose buys bread before the price goes up in the first gag, in the second gag he doesn't like Midge's cooking.
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Open and Shut Case (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
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Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee tries to teach Archie to close a door correctly.
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Fun Page (Table of Contents: 8)

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Mud Wise! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx tells Greg to be like Sir Walter Raleigh and put his coat over mud for a lady.
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Veronica's New Dress (Table of Contents: 10)

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Genre
teen
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Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
How everyone sees Veronica's new dress.

Devil to Pay (Table of Contents: 11)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Ethel Muggs; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Big Ethel agrees to let Reggie help her lay a trap for Jughead so she can smother him with kisses, but Jughead and Archie come up with a plan of their own.
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Fashion Frenzies (Table of Contents: 12)

Life With Archie / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

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Sy Reit
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Bob White
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Bob White
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Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doily; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Dilton Doily; Patty Pringle
Synopsis
Archie is put in charge of organizing the school's big fashion show, and winds up promising three different girls -- Veronica, Betty and Midge -- that she can be the star of the show. Meanwhile, a new student, aspiring designer Patty Pringle, tries to get her work in the show, but her sketches are rejected by the snobbish designer Monsieur Andre.
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Indexer Notes

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

Archie and His Gang in B. C. (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
An imaginary story of how things would have been if the gang had lived in caveman days, complete with dinosaurs.
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Keywords
cavemen; club; dinosaurs; stegosaurus; television; triceratops

Indexer Notes

Possibly a forerunner of the Archie I series.

Eye Lose (Table of Contents: 14)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie bets Archie that he can give him a black eye without touching him.
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Mirror, Mirror (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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Dan DeCarlo
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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Veronica buys a carnival fun-house mirror at an auction. The mirror has supernatural abilities which turn Betty and Veronica into the distorted images they see in the mirror. The mirror has a different effect on Mr. Weatherbee and Miss Grundy, changing them into young and attractive adults.
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Keywords
fun-house mirror; supernatural

Indexer Notes

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

Business Bungle (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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Bob Bolling
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Bob Bolling
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Bob Bolling
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Bob Bolling

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Ambrose Pipps; Little Moose Mason; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Evelyn Evernever
Synopsis
Inspired by all the advice-givers in TV and newspapers, Little Archie starts "Little Archie's Good Advice Business," offering advice to anyone who can pay him in jellybeans. All the kids are disgusted by his greed and stop liking him, except Evelyn, who becomes his secretary, and Ambrose, who Little Archie tells to "go jump in the lake." And it's that bit of advice that leads to Ambrose becoming the most popular kid on the West Side. An act of generosity by Ambrose then makes Little Archie realize that friends are more important than jellybeans any day.
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Indexer Notes

The first story to show a closer friendship between Little Archie and Ambrose.

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Little Archie's Fun Page (Table of Contents: 17)

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Betty's Diary (Table of Contents: 18)

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Noun Sense (Table of Contents: 19)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Reggie tells Miss Grundy that the direct object of telling her she's very attractive is to get a passing mark in English.
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Cane and Unable (Table of Contents: 20)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
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Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Jughead gives Mr. Weatherbee a cane.
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Indexer Notes

Probably from Archie Giant Series Magazine (Archie, 1954 series) #149 but needs confirmation.

Mooses Daffynitions (Table of Contents: 21)

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Genre
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Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Funny definitions to various phrases.

Indexer Notes

First phrase is "Can Opener".

The Bad Penny (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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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Every time Mr. Lodge tries to spend some quality time with his daughter, Archie turns up and ruins everything. So Mr. Lodge tells Archie he's taking Veronica to New Orleans, then takes her somewhere else.
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Indexer Notes

In the splash panel, the sign "Edwards Furniture Store" is a reference to Joe Edwards, while the names of the stars on the marquee are all based on diseases: Ginger Vitas (Gingivitis), Sy Cozis (Psychosis), Gan Green (Gangrene).

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Dream Car (Table of Contents: 23)

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Genre
teen
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Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead's father has a new convertible.

Fun Page (Table of Contents: 24)

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Steady Study (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
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Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie goes to Veronica's house to avoid studying.
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Indexer Notes

Wordless story.

A Course for a Horse (Table of Contents: 26)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
A horse orders a hamburger.

Silence is Golden! (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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teen
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Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Everyone thinks that Betty should be nicer to Veronica.

Soup's On! (Table of Contents: 28)

Jughead / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Through no fault of his own, Jughead mixes up deliveries and soon has Mr. Weatherbee soaking his feet in vegetable soup.
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Keywords
Drug store; high school

That Certain Feeling (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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Joe Edwards ?
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Dan DeCarlo
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Vincent DeCarlo
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Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty's feeling off-balance.
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Indexer Notes

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

Sound Your "A" (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Sy Reit ?
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Dan DeCarlo
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Victor Gorelick

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Professor Flutesnoot; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Professor Flutesnoot asks Archie to deliver some sheet music.
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Indexer Notes

Penciller credit from the reprint in Archie Spotlight Digest: Archie 75th Anniversary Digest (Archie, 2016 series) #2.

Away With Words! (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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday; Greg; Ga Ga
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx tries to make money off her ability to make up stories.
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Keywords
black eyes; exaggeration; writing

Bully for You (Table of Contents: 32)

Big Moose / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Harry Lucey
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Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Archie hurts his hand trying to pick a fight with Moose but nobody will believe Moose that Archie started the fight.

Hiccup Happy (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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teen
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Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie is desperate for a cure for hiccups.
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Indexer Notes

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

Fun Page (Table of Contents: 34)

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Big Shot (Table of Contents: 35)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Samm Schwartz
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead tells Archie about his cousin, who works as a human cannonball.
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Keywords
human cannonball

Quiz Skids (Table of Contents: 36)

Little Archie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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Bob Bolling
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Bob Bolling
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Bob Bolling
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Bob Bolling

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Jughead Jones; Ambrose Pipps; Weasel Williams
Synopsis
Inspired by TV game shows, Little Archie starts the local show "The 64 Jellybean Question," and builds up a huge store of jellybeans when none of the contestants can answer the questions. But the gang has to deal with a plot by the South Side Serpents to steal the jellybeans.
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Indexer Notes

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Mark Time (Table of Contents: 37)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge
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A Good Spell (Table of Contents: 38)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Moose Mason; Archie Andrews
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Watch the Beardie (Table of Contents: 39)

Jughead / comic story / 4.67 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Cousin Leroy; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead babysits Veronica's bratty cousin Leroy, who is drawing facial hair on portraits.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

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Button Up! (Table of Contents: 41)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx won't button her coat.
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Who Shook That Tree? (Table of Contents: 42)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle
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Harry Lucey
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie gets mad at Jughead for saying that Veronica is a lot like her father. Then he makes the mistake of letting Veronica know that he considers this an insult.
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Splinter Group (Table of Contents: 43)

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

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Genre
humor
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Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie gets a splinter in his finger and Veronica takes him to the school nurse. Archie falls for the attractive nurse, causing Veronica to chase him with a chair.
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Keywords
nurse; splinter

Indexer Notes

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

Sculpture Vulture! (Table of Contents: 44)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Harry Lucey
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Genre
teen
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Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie have a bet on who can make a better clay sculpture of Betty's head.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45)

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[Jughead With Archie Digest #8] (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Juggie, why don't you share your sled with Ethel?!?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Leave It To Dad
    Archie
  4. 3. Spot Remover
    Jughead
  5. 4. Sports Shorts
  6. 5. Dyeing to Live
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Cooking with Gags
    Moose
  8. 7. Open and Shut Case
    Archie
  9. 8. Fun Page
  10. 9. Mud Wise!
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. Veronica's New Dress
  12. 11. Devil to Pay
    Jughead
  13. 12. Fashion Frenzies
    Life With Archie
  14. 13. Archie and His Gang in B. C.
    Archie
  15. 14. Eye Lose
    Reggie
  16. 15. Mirror, Mirror
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. Business Bungle
    Little Archie
  18. 17. Little Archie's Fun Page
  19. 18. Betty's Diary
  20. 19. Noun Sense
    Reggie
  21. 20. Cane and Unable
    Jughead
  22. 21. Mooses Daffynitions
  23. 22. The Bad Penny
    Archie
  24. 23. Dream Car
    Archie
  25. 24. Fun Page
  26. 25. Steady Study
    Archie
  27. 26. A Course for a Horse
    Jughead
  28. 27. Silence is Golden!
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. Soup's On!
    Jughead
  30. 29. That Certain Feeling
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. Sound Your "A"
    Archie
  32. 31. Away With Words!
    Li'l Jinx
  33. 32. Bully for You
    Big Moose
  34. 33. Hiccup Happy
    Archie
  35. 34. Fun Page
  36. 35. Big Shot
    Jughead
  37. 36. Quiz Skids
    Little Archie
  38. 37. Mark Time
    Moose
  39. 38. A Good Spell
    Moose
  40. 39. Watch the Beardie
    Jughead
  41. 40. [no title indexed]
  42. 41. Button Up!
    Li'l Jinx
  43. 42. Who Shook That Tree?
    Archie
  44. 43. Splinter Group
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  45. 44. Sculpture Vulture!
    Archie
  46. 45. [no title indexed]
  47. 46. [Jughead With Archie Digest #8]
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