(June 1976)

Archie, 1973 Series
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164
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Archie Enterprises Inc.
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Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Reggie kissed you when you weren't looking? Didn't you object?
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Moose Mason; Mr. Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; Li'l Jinx; Little Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Pep Comics #134

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

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Royal Dig (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
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Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie have uncovered an archeological treasure on school grounds.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

It's Right To Be Wrong! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica spends $150 on a tie clip for Archie and Betty changes the price to say $1.50 to see if Archie is a gold digger.
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Paid In Fool (Table of Contents: 4)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Midge; Moose
Synopsis
Jughead works as a gigolo.
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Keywords
gigolo

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Me Tarpan, You Jane! (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo
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Dan DeCarlo
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Genre
teen
Characters
Tarpan [Archie Andrews]; Jane [Veronica Lodge]; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Simba
Synopsis
Jane has to deal with Tarpan who thinks he's the king of the jungle.
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Indexer Notes

Part one of two.

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Me Tarpan, You Jane! (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo
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Dan DeCarlo
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Genre
teen
Characters
Tarpan [Archie Andrews]; Jughead Jones; Jane [Veronica Lodge]; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Tarpan goes to get dinner for Jughead and Betty.
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Indexer Notes

Part two of two.

Credits from the index to the original printing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just think! The curtain has come down on your first play for the junior class!
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie wrote a play for the junior class and now the audience wants the author to come out.

Signs Of Spring! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Hap Holiday; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx's dad tries to show her Spring has arrived.
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Car-Rumba (Table of Contents: 9)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Al Hartley ?
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Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
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Jon D'Agostino

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica wants to go with Archie to a swanky dance, but Reggie says she should go with him because he has the better car.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

That Guilty Feeling (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie gets blamed for smashing a potted plant he didn't smash.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Pop Tate's Favorite Flavor Word Puzzle (Table of Contents: 11)

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Pop Tate
Synopsis
Word find.
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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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Bob Montana ?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where did my whole roll of aluminum foil go?
Genre
teen
Characters
Mary Andrews; Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
They're dressing up Jughead as an astronaut.

Sound Off! (Table of Contents: 13)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate; Moose; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead is playing pranks with his ability to mimic various sounds.
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Sonny Daze (Table of Contents: 14)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica overhears her dad on the phone and thinks he's sorry he had a daughter instead of a son.
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Money Problems! (Table of Contents: 15)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4.33 pages (report information)

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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
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Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
children
Characters
Hap Holiday; Li'l Jinx; Greg; Gi Gi Gabmore
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx has a nickel, but she doesn't know what to buy with it.
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Fun Page (Table of Contents: 16)

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Words that can be put together to make six other words, connect the dots, what name does the picture show?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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
It's Jughead! He wants to know if I'd like a pair of mittens!... Probably that pair Betty knitted for him!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie thinks Jughead wants to give him mittens.

The Cup That Cheers (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica falls for Reggie because of an athlete trophy, so Archie tries to be good in the sports that the trophy was for.

Pals (Table of Contents: 19)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie feels he hurt Jughead's feelings.
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Gals 'n' Gags (Table of Contents: 20)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Daffy; Dill; Dumb; Dora
Synopsis
Thirteen jokes with illustrations.

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

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
Ha ha ha!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie gets everyone with his squirting flower.

What's In A Name (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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Dexter Taylor
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Dexter Taylor
Inks
Dexter Taylor
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Letters
Dexter Taylor

Genre
children
Characters
Evelyn Evernever; Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Archie Evernever
Synopsis
Little Archie lets Evelyn wear his raincoat and hat in a downpour after he hears that she named the new baby after him.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Supreme Ruler (Table of Contents: 23)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
After watching Archie do it, Mr. Weatherbee adds "no sliding in the halls" and "no banging yourself against the walls" to the school rules.
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Snap Shots From Betty's Album (Table of Contents: 24)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Pictures of Betty, Archie and Veronica through the years.
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Spring Cleaning! (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
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Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
children
Characters
Hap Holiday; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx's dad makes her clean out her room for spring cleaning.
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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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First Line of Dialogue or Text
As usual! No one around!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
A baseball comes flying through Mr. Weatherbee's window.

Nothing but the Truce (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie decide to split up the town between them.
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Seal of Disapproval (Table of Contents: 28)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Gertrude; Mr. Weatherbee; Professor Flutesnoot; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Jughead is watching Gertrude, his Uncle Hector's trained seal.
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Keywords
monkey; seal

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Spotlight Digest: Archie 75th Anniversary Digest (Archie, 2016 series) #6, no credits listed in this digest.

Jughead Asks: Are You a Quiz Whiz or a Quiz Fizz (Table of Contents: 29)

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Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Questions with humorous rhyming answers.
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Desert Madness (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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Genre
teen
Characters
Beta [Betty Cooper]; Veda [Veronica Lodge]; Mustapha Mantle [Reggie Mantle]; Abdul El Andrews [Archie Andrews]
Synopsis
Mustapha Mantle captures Veda to be part of his harem, will Abdul El Andrews rescue her?
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The Guitar Lesson (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Victor Gorelick

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie has an electric guitar he wants to play for Veronica, but when he plugs it in it blows a fuse.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprinting of this story in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #216.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

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
Mom, mom! Pop got us a new dog!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Old Shep
Synopsis
Archie's dad bought a dog from an old farmer.

The Fearless Heart (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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Dexter Taylor
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Dexter Taylor
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Dexter Taylor
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Dexter Taylor

Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Spotty; Fang the wonder dog; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
An escaped boa constrictor has gotten into the Andrews home.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Jughead's Puzzle Page (Table of Contents: 34)

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Genre
humor
Synopsis
Pseudo-activity page.

The Line (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doily; Moose; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The gang reacts to a line that runs through the whole story.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Sweet And Lovely (Table of Contents: 36)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Moose
Synopsis
Sweet, unaffected, trouble-free Betty unintentionally causes trouble for those around her.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

A change from the original printing is Javits is not named as a missing student, but there is the name Killikelly in a different handwriting.

The Last Good Buy (Table of Contents: 37)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
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Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis
The gang thinks Jughead has five days to live.
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The Good Earth (Table of Contents: 38)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
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Mr. Lodge; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie helps Mr. Lodge with his garden.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

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

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If Jughead is coming over to borrow my bike, I'd better fix this bolt that holds the handle bars!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie needs to replace a stripped bolt on his bike.

[It'll be one big laugh after another, when you order Laugh Comics Digest No 5] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Reggie kissed you when you weren't looking? Didn't you object?"]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Royal Dig
    Archie
  4. 3. It's Right To Be Wrong!
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Paid In Fool
    Jughead
  6. 5. Me Tarpan, You Jane!
    Archie
  7. 6. Me Tarpan, You Jane!
    Archie
  8. 7. ["Just think! The curtain has come down on your first play for the junior class!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  9. 8. Signs Of Spring!
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. Car-Rumba
    Reggie
  11. 10. That Guilty Feeling
    Archie
  12. 11. Pop Tate's Favorite Flavor Word Puzzle
  13. 12. ["Where did my whole roll of aluminum foil go?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  14. 13. Sound Off!
    Jughead
  15. 14. Sonny Daze
    Veronica
  16. 15. Money Problems!
    Li'l Jinx
  17. 16. Fun Page
  18. 17. ["It's Jughead! He wants to know if I'd like a pair of mittens!... Probably that pair Betty knitted for him!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  19. 18. The Cup That Cheers
    Archie
  20. 19. Pals
    Jughead
  21. 20. Gals 'n' Gags
  22. 21. ["Ha ha ha!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  23. 22. What's In A Name
    Little Archie
  24. 23. Supreme Ruler
    Reggie
  25. 24. Snap Shots From Betty's Album
  26. 25. Spring Cleaning!
    Li'l Jinx
  27. 26. ["As usual! No one around!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  28. 27. Nothing but the Truce
    Archie
  29. 28. Seal of Disapproval
    Jughead
  30. 29. Jughead Asks: Are You a Quiz Whiz or a Quiz Fizz
  31. 30. Desert Madness
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. The Guitar Lesson
    Archie
  33. 32. ["Mom, mom! Pop got us a new dog!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  34. 33. The Fearless Heart
    Little Archie
  35. 34. Jughead's Puzzle Page
  36. 35. The Line
    Archie
  37. 36. Sweet And Lovely
    Betty
  38. 37. The Last Good Buy
    Jughead
  39. 38. The Good Earth
    Archie
  40. 39. ["If Jughead is coming over to borrow my bike, I'd better fix this bolt that holds the handle bars!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  41. 40. [It'll be one big laugh after another, when you order Laugh Comics Digest No 5]
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
  43. 42. ["Hey, Archie fans! Here's another super comics digest and it's loaded with 160 pages of stories and fun in full color!"]
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