(February 1976)

Archie, 1973 Series
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0.60 USD
Pages
164
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Bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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Color
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 / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Never mind the decorations for Archie's Christmas tree, Reggie! He has all the decorations he needs!
Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie Giant Series Magazine #4

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

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

Ill Wind (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
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?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Smithers
Synopsis
A blizzard traps Archie at the Lodge mansion.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Do No Evil (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Annoyed at being called slobs Reggie and Archie try to pull pranks on Betty and Veronica.
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Indexer Notes

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Santa Mantle (Table of Contents: 4)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie plans to outdo Archie on his gift for Veronica.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Xmas Fun Page (Table of Contents: 5)

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Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Cross off the even numbers to find out what Archie gave Veronica, tricks with pine cones, draw a line from the base of the tree to the top that equals 87, holiday doors.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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Pencils
Bob Montana
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
We have to run out and pick up our glasses!
Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Miss Grundy and another teacher need to pick up their glasses.

Slay Ride (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Dobbin; Betty Cooper; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Sam
Synopsis
Archie rents a horse and sleigh to deliver presents to Veronica's Christmas party.
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Indexer Notes

Credit from the index to the original printing.

Snow Go (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
School is closed because of the snow and Li'l Jinx wastes no time playing in the snow.
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Gift Wrapped (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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?
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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty has a magic rope from India.
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Go Power (Table of Contents: 10)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Harry Lucey
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Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Frenchy
Synopsis
Reggie mocks Jughead for riding a bike when he's got a car.
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Indexer Notes

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Mother Glows Best (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
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?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie has seventeen dollars and he wants to spend it on a gift for Veronica.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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?
Pencils
Bob Montana
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jughead, do you ever notice Miss Grundy acting odd?
Genre
teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee wants to know if Miss Grundy talks to herself when alone.

Substitute Santa... (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Tom Smithers; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Smithers; Veronica Lodge; Moose
Synopsis
School janitor, Mr. Smithers, needs to earn some money for his daughters medical problem, however he's sprained his ankle and can't be a department store Santa, but Archie decides to take his place.
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Indexer Notes

Part one of four.

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Trouble, Trouble, Everywhere! (Table of Contents: 14)

Life With Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mrs. Smithers; Tom Smithers
Synopsis
Filling in for Mr. Smithers as Santa is hard on Archie.
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Indexer Notes

Part two of four.

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Christmas Crisis! (Table of Contents: 15)

Life With Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Dilton Doily; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews; Cousin Leroy; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
People are talking about Archie's strange behavior.
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Indexer Notes

Part three of four.

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Happily Ever After! (Table of Contents: 16)

Life With Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Cousin Leroy; Tom Smithers; Ed; John; Alice; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Moose; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Leroy has pulled off Archie's Santa beard and Archie runs through the store trying to hide his face.
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Indexer Notes

Part four of four.

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Gift Of Gab (Table of Contents: 17)

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Bob White ?
Inks
Bob White ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie doesn't have money for Christmas gifts, but Veronica expects a gift.
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She Skiers (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
The girls are at a meet with top female skiers.
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Indexer Notes

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All The Trimmings (Table of Contents: 19)

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Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Match up the ornaments with who they were designed for.

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

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
Archie has new safety binders on his skis!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie has safety binders on his skis so if he falls his foot comes out and he won't get hurt.

Christmas Socking! (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Midge; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Moose; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
The girls are hanging mistletoe and Midge reveals she's never been kissed because Moose thinks kissing is sissy.
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Sled With A Mission (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Bob Bolling
Colors
?
Letters
Bob Bolling

Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Midas Mudge; Bobby Stringly; Sue Stringly; Jimmy Lee
Synopsis
Little Archie is working as a delivery boy for Midas Mudge so he can buy some new skates.
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Indexer Notes

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Wanted: Santa Claus (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie and Me / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Moose; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Lodge; Coach Kleats; Dilton Doily; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee is in a bad mood when he figures Archie is planning to ask him to play Santa Claus.
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Keywords
Christmas; Santa Claus

Two Lost Souls (Table of Contents: 24)

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

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?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks
?
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?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Bertha
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are spending the weekend at Veronica's cabin in the woods, but as they are also Riverdale Girl Guides they hope to get called to do some rescue work and Archie and Reggie decide to play victims.
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Christmas Fashions...for Betty and Veronica (Table of Contents: 25)

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
The girls in different outfits.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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?
Pencils
Bob Montana
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm going to give Jughead a lesson in skating backwards!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie teaches Jughead a valuable lesson about skating backwards.

Christmas Fun Page (Table of Contents: 27)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
typeset

Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Who sent Archie this card, unscramble the letters to find out what the merchant is selling, cut out parts to paste on the tree and color.

Snow Business! (Table of Contents: 28)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
children
Characters
Hap Holiday; Li'l Jinx; Mary Holiday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx wishes it would snow so she can use her new sled.
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Early Christmas (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie 1 / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie 1; Jughead 1; Veronica 1; Betty 1; Santa Claus
Synopsis
The prehistoric Archie gang encounter the first Christmas tree.
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Cool Yule (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie, Jughead and Mr. Lodge are shocked when Betty and Veronica are celebrating Christmas using modern art inspired tree and other decorations.
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Small Change (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Jingles; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Jingles wants to experience some human action so he shrinks Veronica and Betty down to his size.
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Indexer Notes

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Archie's Xmas Xword (Table of Contents: 32)

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Synopsis
Crossword puzzle in the shape of a fireplace.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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?
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
?
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?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, do you always have to fall down?
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats; Eddie; Jim
Synopsis
Coach is making sure everyone knows their position on the next play.

Spotty Takes The Cake (Table of Contents: 34)

Little Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Dexter Taylor
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?
Letters
Dexter Taylor

Genre
children
Characters
Little Reggie Mantle; Little Archie Andrews; Spotty
Synopsis
Little Reggie goes out on the ice and it breaks under him.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

The Gift (Table of Contents: 35)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
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Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Reggie wonders when everyone is going to grow up and stop the phoney gaiety that is Christmas.
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Indexer Notes

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Those Christmas Blues! (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Spotty
Synopsis
Archie's mom and dad reminisce over the good Christmases they had with Archie.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree

Indexer Notes

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Archie's Christmas Card (Table of Contents: 37)

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Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie as Santa, and the gang as dolls.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; stockings

[It'll be one big laugh after another, when you order Laugh Comics Digest No 3] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Never mind the decorations for Archie's Christmas tree, Reggie! He has all the decorations he needs!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Ill Wind
    Archie
  4. 3. Do No Evil
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Santa Mantle
    Reggie
  6. 5. Xmas Fun Page
  7. 6. ["We have to run out and pick up our glasses!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  8. 7. Slay Ride
    Archie
  9. 8. Snow Go
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. Gift Wrapped
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. Go Power
    Jughead
  12. 11. Mother Glows Best
    Archie
  13. 12. ["Jughead, do you ever notice Miss Grundy acting odd?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  14. 13. Substitute Santa...
    Life With Archie
  15. 14. Trouble, Trouble, Everywhere!
    Life With Archie
  16. 15. Christmas Crisis!
    Life With Archie
  17. 16. Happily Ever After!
    Life With Archie
  18. 17. Gift Of Gab
  19. 18. She Skiers
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. All The Trimmings
  21. 20. ["Archie has new safety binders on his skis!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  22. 21. Christmas Socking!
    Archie
  23. 22. Sled With A Mission
    Little Archie
  24. 23. Wanted: Santa Claus
    Archie and Me
  25. 24. Two Lost Souls
    Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. Christmas Fashions...for Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. ["I'm going to give Jughead a lesson in skating backwards!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  28. 27. Christmas Fun Page
  29. 28. Snow Business!
    Li'l Jinx
  30. 29. Early Christmas
    Archie 1
  31. 30. Cool Yule
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. Small Change
    Archie
  33. 32. Archie's Xmas Xword
  34. 33. ["Archie, do you always have to fall down?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  35. 34. Spotty Takes The Cake
    Little Archie
  36. 35. The Gift
    Reggie
  37. 36. Those Christmas Blues!
    Archie
  38. 37. Archie's Christmas Card
  39. 38. [It'll be one big laugh after another, when you order Laugh Comics Digest No 3]
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
  41. 40. ["Hey, Archie fans! Here's another super comics digest and it's loaded with 160 pages of stories and fun in full color!"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
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