(December 1976)

Archie, 1973 Series
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0.60 USD
Pages
164
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bi-monthly
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Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Enterprises Inc.
Barcode
0271000699412
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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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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, I presume you are concentrating on my question, "What's the shortest distance between two points?"
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Veronica Lodge; Li'l Jinx; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Little Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Pep Comics #82

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

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

How to Write Comics (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Harry Lucey
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
The narrator of the story guides the reader thru how to write a comic story.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Miss Grundy! Do you mean Veronica and I must stay after school, too?
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica get Archie and Jughead out of detention.

Lamb Stew (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Betty wins a baby goat in a raffle and brings him to school to keep from getting lonely.
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Indexer Notes

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

Muscle Bound (Table of Contents: 5)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie believe men are superior to women so Miss Grundy tricks them into moving all the heavy items into her classroom.
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You're the Judge! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
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Letters
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Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Gigi; Hap Halliday
Synopsis
The kids organize a flower show with Hap as the judge.
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Superstition (Table of Contents: 7)

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The Believer (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump
Synopsis
A visit to a gypsy fortune-teller leaves Archie completely convinced that fortune-telling is real, and when he accurately predicts that Betty and Veronica will beat him up, he decides he must have psychic powers himself.
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Keywords
fortune teller; gypsy

Foxy Proxy (Table of Contents: 9)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Moore
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie gets the coach to send Archie to a meeting as a proxy for him, so Reggie can take Archie's place with Veronica at a dance. But Veronica is sick, so Jughead chooses Midge to be her proxy for the dance. A terrified Reggie tries to explain to Moose that he's really just dating Midge as a proxy for Archie, and when that doesn't seem to work, he pays Jughead to be his proxy when Moose gets back.
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Indexer Notes

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

Archie Crossword Fun (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie crossword. First clue across is "Advertisement (abbr)".
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good Grief!
Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Beazly
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee questions the name "burning zeal" used for Miss Beazly's newest creation.

The Grand Tour (Table of Contents: 12)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Bob Bolling
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy (cameo)
Synopsis
Mr Weatherbee needs someone to show someone around the school.
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Indexer Notes

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

Civilized Savages (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Caramel; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Jughead Jones; Evelyn Evernever; Ambrose Pipps
Synopsis
After learning that toll booths are part of the price we pay for civilization, Little Archie convinces the good ol' gang to build their own modern civilizations of "bridges, buildings and super-highways," so he can charge people money for using them.
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Keywords
fishing; toll booth

Indexer Notes

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

A Mouthful (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Halliday
Synopsis
Hap tries to tell Jinx she has egg and jam around her mouth.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes! I told Archie he could print calendars on the...
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Phlips
Synopsis
Archie printed calendars with "Miss Riverdale" on the cover.

Water On the Brain (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda ?
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie receives an African rain god totem as a gift, and suddenly he can't avoid getting wet.
Reprints
Keywords
flood; garden hose; rain god; water fountain

Indexer Notes

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

Tee Time (Table of Contents: 17)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
?
Letters
Mario Acquaviva

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead has to carry Reggie's golf bag around school, which gets him in trouble with Mr. Weatherbee.
Reprints
Keywords
golf

Indexer Notes

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

Rain (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee can't figure out why Betty and Veronica are walking through the school halls with raised umbrellas.
Reprints
Keywords
umbrella

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
This will loosen up your hips!
Genre
teen
Characters
Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Archie misses class after football practice.
Keywords
football

Second Time Around (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Harry Lucey
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica abandons Archie to go riding in Reggie's new convertible, until Betty shows interest in Archie.
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The Scent of Forgetfulness! (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie as Captain Pureheart / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
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Letters
Mario Acquaviva

Genre
humor; superhero; teen
Characters
Captain Pureheart [Archie Andrews]; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Unnamed villain; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
An unnamed villain uses specially-scented flowers that cause amnesia to get Mr. Lodge to sign over his empire to him. Archie, as Captain Pureheart, steps in to save the day, in his typical bumbling manner, using a perfume similar to the one used by the villain, and gets the villain to sign the empire back over to him.
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Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Miss Grundy! I will not have you pulling in here late...
Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee wants Miss Grundy to arrive on time.
Keywords
race car

The Advisor (Table of Contents: 23)

Miss Grundy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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John Rosenberger
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Horace Wolfsnaggle
Synopsis
Betty is crying, but Miss Grundy tells her how to get a man.
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Indexer Notes

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

A Game Kid (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Halliday
Synopsis
All Li’l Jinx wants to do all day is play games.
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Badger (Table of Contents: 25)

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Art for Art's Ache (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie is collecting items for a bonfire, Archie donates an old painting, not knowing Fred was secretly stashing cash in the frame.
Reprints
Keywords
bonfire

Indexer Notes

Probably from Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (Archie, 1952 series) #11 but needs confirmation.

On the Ball (Table of Contents: 27)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
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Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead tells the guys the story of the invention of basketball.
Reprints
Keywords
basketball

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll pass chemistry if I can work this experiment!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Archie messes up a chemistry experiment.

The Folk Singers! (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty, Veronica and Archie are suddenly obsessed with folk music and their practicing is driving Mr. Lodge up the wall.
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Keywords
folk music

Archie for President (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie and Me / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Geraldine Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Professor Flutesnoot; Mr. Svenson
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee pits Archie and Reggie against each other in the school presidential election.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ssssst... Archie! Where's your mother?
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Fred sneaks off to the golf course.
Keywords
golf

The Little Helper (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday; Merry Holliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx tries to help her parents with their chores.
Reprints

Archie's Notebook Doodles (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

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typeset

Characters
Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Guess what the pictures are of.
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Archie's Road Map Puzzle Puns (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / activity / 0.33 page (report information)

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Synopsis
Guess the directions based on the visual puns.
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The First Dance (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks
Bob Bolling (signed)
Colors
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Letters
Bob Bolling

Genre
humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Mary Andrews; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Ronnie wants Little Archie to take her to a masquerade dance. Little Archie thinks dancing is "sissy stuff" and prefers to spend his time playing with a pigeon he caught. Mary, who wants Little Archie to get interested in girls, encourages Ronnie to take an interest in Little Archie's hobbies, so Ronnie gets her father to buy her a very expensive pigeon.
Reprints
Keywords
homing pigeon; masquerade dance

Indexer Notes

The ending of this story is one of the few times Bolling makes a reference to Little Archie's future; the caption reads "The end... or is it just the beginning?"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Miss Grundy is getting very forgetful!
Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Miss Grundy forgets to buy chalk.

Brain Gain (Table of Contents: 37)

Jughead / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead doesn't want to flunk his business course so he enlists the help of Dilton. Together they build a machine, that for a quarter, will help students with their home work. Intrigued, Mr. Weatherbee takes a closer look and finds out that it's Dilton who is the brains inside the machine.
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Change Of Tune (Table of Contents: 38)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Victor Gorelick
Letters
Victor Gorelick

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews: Larry
Synopsis
Archie gets jealous when Veronica stands him up for a new, handsome baritone in the choral group.
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Indexer Notes

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

Tired Laughing (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andres; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Reggie steals the tires off Archie's jalopy and uses them to prank Archie and Jughead.
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Mr. Weatherbee Puzzle (Table of Contents: 40)

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Mr. Weatherbee

Indexer Notes

A maze puzzle.

[Laugh Comics DIgest #8] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, I presume you are concentrating on my question, "What's the shortest distance between two points?""]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. How to Write Comics
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Miss Grundy! Do you mean Veronica and I must stay after school, too?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  5. 4. Lamb Stew
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Muscle Bound
    Reggie
  7. 6. You're the Judge!
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. Superstition
  9. 8. The Believer
    Archie
  10. 9. Foxy Proxy
    Jughead
  11. 10. Archie Crossword Fun
    Archie
  12. 11. ["Good Grief!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  13. 12. The Grand Tour
    Mr. Weatherbee
  14. 13. Civilized Savages
    Little Archie
  15. 14. A Mouthful
    Li'l Jinx
  16. 15. ["Yes! I told Archie he could print calendars on the..."]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  17. 16. Water On the Brain
    Archie
  18. 17. Tee Time
    Jughead
  19. 18. Rain
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. ["This will loosen up your hips!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  21. 20. Second Time Around
    Archie
  22. 21. The Scent of Forgetfulness!
    Archie as Captain Pureheart
  23. 22. ["Miss Grundy! I will not have you pulling in here late..."]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  24. 23. The Advisor
    Miss Grundy
  25. 24. A Game Kid
    Li'l Jinx
  26. 25. Badger
  27. 26. Art for Art's Ache
    Archie
  28. 27. On the Ball
    Jughead
  29. 28. ["I'll pass chemistry if I can work this experiment!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  30. 29. The Folk Singers!
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. Archie for President
    Archie and Me
  32. 31. ["Ssssst... Archie! Where's your mother?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  33. 32. The Little Helper
    Li'l Jinx
  34. 33. Archie's Notebook Doodles
    Archie
  35. 34. Archie's Road Map Puzzle Puns
    Archie
  36. 35. The First Dance
    Little Archie
  37. 36. ["Miss Grundy is getting very forgetful!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  38. 37. Brain Gain
    Jughead
  39. 38. Change Of Tune
    Betty and Veronica
  40. 39. Tired Laughing
    Archie
  41. 40. Mr. Weatherbee Puzzle
  42. 41. [Laugh Comics DIgest #8]
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
  44. 43. [Jughead with Archie Digest #18]
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