(October 1975)

Archie, 1973 Series
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164
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Moose, what are you doing to my jalopy?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Keywords
car wash

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Pep #222

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Patch Work (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
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Harry Lucey
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's with the king-size slingshot, Arch?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie needs to fix an inner tube from his car in order to run an errand for his mom, provided he doesn't kill himself in the process.
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Keywords
fire hydrant; gas station; inner tube; telephone booth

Disaster Design (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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George Gladir
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Dan DeCarlo
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Rudy Lapick
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Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Robinson Crusoe Lives!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge is frustrated by Veronica's new "ghetto garb" fashion trend.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 2011 series) #271, no credits listed in this digest.

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

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Bob Montana
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Bob Montana
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Bob Montana
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now, Archie don't you breathe a word.... because you're the only one I've told......
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty tells Archie a secret over the phone that's just for him but he has all the fellas listening in.
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  • from Archie newspaper strip (King Features Syndicate, 9/28/1960)

The Final Test! (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Harry Lucey
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Terry Szenics
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Terry Szenics

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Congratulate me, dear! Your daddy has a new line!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge takes Veronica and Archie on a tour of the toy factory he's just acquired. Archie manages to break everything he comes in contact with.
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Keywords
factory; toys; welding

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Archie's Fun Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What kind of dates did these girls have?
Genre
humor; teen

A Weighty Problem (Table of Contents: 7)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 3.33 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
Daddy!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Hap has to stick to a diet while Jinx eats lots of treats.
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Bag Gag (Table of Contents: 8)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Echh! This show is terrible!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead sells Reggie a device that eliminates watching bad TV programs.

Row Woe (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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George Gladir
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Dan DeCarlo
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Rudy Lapick
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The girls watch Jughead participate in a team rowing race.
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Keywords
rowing

Checkmate (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle ?
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Dan DeCarlo
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Vincent DeCarlo
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Vincent DeCarlo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll punch him right in the nose!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mervin
Synopsis
Another guy is making time with Veronica and Jughead convinces Archie to challenge the guy to a chess match for Veronica, rather than hit him.
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Hissing Cousins (Table of Contents: 11)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Fellows!... I want you to meet Orville!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Orville P. Weatherbright; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge [Hiram Lodge]
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Troubles with Bubbles (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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Bob Bolling
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Bob Bolling (signed)
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Bob Bolling (signed)
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Bob Bolling

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Everybody in favor?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Bubbles McBounce; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Evelyn Evernever
Synopsis
The girls' club decides to try and get Little Archie interested in girls by treating him to a movie with one of their members. Bubbles McBounce is chosen draw names from a bowl to see who will get the date with Little Archie. Bubbles decides to cheat: she pretends that her hand is stuck in the bowl, and gets the date by default. But after the girls force Little Archie to go to the movie, Betty tags along to make sure that Bubbles' hand is really stuck.
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Fun Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

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humor; teen

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Reach! I've got you covered for this dance!
Genre
humor; teen

Keep Cool (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Bill Vigoda
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Marty Epp
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Marty Epp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What a scorcher!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
When Fred decides to invest in a room air conditioner, Archie convinces him to get a second-hand unit so they can use the left-over money to buy a color TV.
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Keywords
air-conditioner; color television; junkyard

Hi-Jinks and Deep Divers! (Table of Contents: 16)

Life with Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Sy Reit
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Bob White (credited)
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Bob White (credited)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am Neptune, King of the Seas.
Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie go scuba-diving and are sucked down a tube into the secret underwater kingdom of Neptunia, where visitors from the outside world are fed to a giant clam. The boys have to find a way back to the surface before they become clam food.
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Keywords
giant clam; scuba diving

Welcome to Neptunia! (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 5 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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Oof! This door's rusted tight!
Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Oceania; Venusia
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie find themselves in the secret underwater kingdom of Neptunia, where they discover they will be fed to a giant clam.
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The Runaways! (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 5 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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Attention all Neptunians!
Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
On the run from the Neptunians, Archie and Reggie must find a way to escape their fate with the giant clam.
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Back to Reality! (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 5 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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This looks like the end for us, Reggie!
Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie escape Neptunia after defeating the giant clam.
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Dilton's Poetry Corner / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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No matter how grouchy you're feeling...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
A set of humorous limericks
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Betty and Veronica's Coloring Page (Table of Contents: 21)

Betty and Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo
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Genre
teen
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Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty in slacks, sitting on a short brick wall. Veronica in sweater and skirt.
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Indexer Notes

Page to color. The flesh tones have already been added.

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Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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But I invited Jughead over... to cool off!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead is unaware that Archie has been careless with where he tied the water hose for cooling off.

Write and Wrong! (Table of Contents: 23)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4.33 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
Waaaa!... I lost my favorite book somewhere in the street!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Hap teaches Jinx how to write her name.
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Keywords
writing

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Archie Puzzle Fun / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

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Amazing color wheel
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Puzzle with Amazing Color Wheel and Crow's Word Crossword Puzzle

Never Count on a Dame! (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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typeset

Genre
humor; teen
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Reel Anglers (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Tom Moore
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Tom Moore
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Tom Moore
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Tom Moore

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Attention Kids!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
In a fishing competition, Archie uses heavy fishing equipment, while Reggie uses scuba gear to dive in after the fish.
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Keywords
contest; fishing; scuba diving

Flaw Plan (Table of Contents: 27)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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R-A-G-G-M-O-P-P.. Raggmoppp
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Uncle Herman; John Jones; Mary Jones
Synopsis
Uncle Herman helps Jughead install a rolling kitchen floor to reduce the need for mopping. However, as they test the device, it keeps tossing Jughead's father out of the house!
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Spell of Trouble! (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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--Death mask of a voodoo chieftan!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie tries to use the threat of voodoo to keep Archie away from Veronica.
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Room with a View (Table of Contents: 29)

Betty and Me / comic story / 12 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

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Drifting and dreaming on a summer's day.
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Behind a waterfall Archie and Betty find cave drawings that they think are by real cavemen but it turns out to just be Jughead doodling.
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Keywords
cave; cave paintings

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 2011 series) #263.

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Archie Puzzle Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why not try coloring this bird with your crayons?
Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
Bird-themed puzzles: Penguin, stork, pelican.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Bob Montana
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Have you got a fire extinguisher?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The coast guard has to tow Archie and Jughead when their boat is stranded.

The Fresh Kid! (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle
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Bill Vigoda
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Martin Epp
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Martin Epp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Morning, Dad!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie insults his mother's cooking and stalks out of the house. Furious, his father goes after him, only to find that it was a ploy for Archie to be able to remind him of his wedding anniversary.
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Keywords
flowers; pancakes; shaving; wedding anniversary

Beach or Bust (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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Go get your swimsuit Betty, and I'll drive you to the beach!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie offers to help Betty with her chores so she can go to the beach with the gang. However, his help leads to several disasters causing a frustrated Betty to kick him out of her house.
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The Strange Case of Crawford Crab (Table of Contents: 34)

Little Archie presents / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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Bob Bolling
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Bob Bolling (signed)
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Bob Bolling (signed)
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Bob Bolling ?

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Gee, Ronnie, it was sure nice of your folks to invite me to your sea-side home!
Genre
humor; children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Crawford Crab; Buster Crab; Taxi Crab; Pearl; un-named shellfish
Synopsis
The story of Crawford, a crab who is shunned by the crab community for having a dull, unattractive shell. When Crawford leaves the sea and tries to seek his fortune on the shore, he is taken in by two giant "monsters," Little Archie and Ronnie. But when they have to put him back in the ocean, Ronnie decides to paint a message on his shell.
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Take Me to Your Meter! (Table of Contents: 35)

Reggie and Me / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle ?
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Bob White
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Mario Acquaviva
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Are you all set, Jughead?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Jughead uses his new miniature walkie-talkie to trick Reggie into conversing with a parking meter.
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The Optimist (Table of Contents: 36)

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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Vincent DeCarlo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hee, hee, ho, ha! Oh, Archie, that's funny!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Nobody else shares Betty's anticipation for the fall start of school.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Bob Montana
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We needed this rain!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Since it's raining, Mary wants Fred to help her clean out the attic, but Fred convinces her he is going to play golf, even in the downpour.

Tumbling Tumble Deeds (Table of Contents: 38)

Jughead / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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See those two fellows that just passed?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
When Archie points out two circus tumblers walking down the street, Jughead says he can show Archie three tumblers right there in Riverdale.
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Keywords
acrobats; bananas; glassware; locks

Knight Must Fall (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Have at ye, varlet!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Smithers; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
While examining Mr. Lodge's ancient medieval weapons, Archie and Jughead cause a series of near-fatal accidents for Mr. Lodge.
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promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Inside back cover.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Moose, what are you doing to my jalopy?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Patch Work
    Archie
  4. 3. Disaster Design
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. ["Now, Archie don't you breathe a word.... because you're the only one I've told......"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  6. 5. The Final Test!
    Archie
  7. 6. ["What kind of dates did these girls have?"]
    Archie's Fun Page
  8. 7. A Weighty Problem
    Li'l Jinx
  9. 8. Bag Gag
    Reggie
  10. 9. Row Woe
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. Checkmate
    Archie
  12. 11. Hissing Cousins
    Reggie
  13. 12. Troubles with Bubbles
    Little Archie
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Fun Page
  15. 14. ["Reach! I've got you covered for this dance!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  16. 15. Keep Cool
    Archie
  17. 16. Hi-Jinks and Deep Divers!
    Life with Archie
  18. 17. Welcome to Neptunia!
    Archie
  19. 18. The Runaways!
    Archie
  20. 19. Back to Reality!
    Archie
  21. 20. ["No matter how grouchy you're feeling..."]
    Dilton's Poetry Corner
  22. 21. Betty and Veronica's Coloring Page
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. ["But I invited Jughead over... to cool off!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  24. 23. Write and Wrong!
    Li'l Jinx
  25. 24. ["Amazing color wheel"]
    Archie Puzzle Fun
  26. 25. Never Count on a Dame!
    Archie
  27. 26. Reel Anglers
    Archie
  28. 27. Flaw Plan
    Jughead
  29. 28. Spell of Trouble!
    Archie
  30. 29. Room with a View
    Betty and Me
  31. 30. ["Why not try coloring this bird with your crayons?"]
    Archie Puzzle Page
  32. 31. ["Have you got a fire extinguisher?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  33. 32. The Fresh Kid!
    Archie
  34. 33. Beach or Bust
    Betty and Me
  35. 34. The Strange Case of Crawford Crab
    Little Archie presents
  36. 35. Take Me to Your Meter!
    Reggie and Me
  37. 36. The Optimist
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. ["We needed this rain!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  39. 38. Tumbling Tumble Deeds
    Jughead
  40. 39. Knight Must Fall
    Archie
  41. 40. ["It's a brand new Archie Annual jam packed with 160 pages in full color"]
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
  43. 42. ["Hey, Archie fans!"]
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