(December 1977)

Archie, 1973 Series
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164
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, did your father help you with this problem?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo); Mr. Weatherbee (cameo)
Keywords
homework

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Laugh Comics #231

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

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A Day in the Life Of... (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Would you believe...me?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Betty Cooper; Professor Flutesnoot; Coach Clayton; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
A day in the life of Archie Andrews.
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Indexer Notes

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

The Limit to Loyalty (Table of Contents: 3)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle
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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz

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Jughead
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Jughead isn't willing to risk his neck to avenge insults against Archie.
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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: 4)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! What are you doing?
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Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Fred Andrews; Fred's neighbor
Synopsis
Fred isn't responsible for the wind.

Fair-Haired Boy (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

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Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
When Mr. Lodge's gardener quits, Archie tries to get in good with Veronica's old man by clearing brush and leaves from his yard.
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Indexer Notes

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

Scoop Happy (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie doen't think Betty and Veronica have been doing a very good job at getting scoops for the school paper so he decides to go get a story himself.
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Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Have you seen the latest thing in the kitchen?
Feature Logo
Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Ms. Beazly
Synopsis
Ms. Beazly has a new electric broom.

The Sound of Silence (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob Bolling
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Bob Bolling
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Archie
Genre
drama; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie helps a deaf-mute girl whose parents, thinking her affliction is a "curse," won't let her go to school or learn to communicate with the world.
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Indexer Notes

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

Leaf Me Alone! (Table of Contents: 9)

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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Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx needs a peach tree leaf for a school project and won't settle for any but a perfect one.
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Keywords
leaves; peach tree

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Double Takes! / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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I looked Moose square in the eye and I said, "You'll break whose arm?!"
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Double Takes
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doily
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Indexer Notes

Two two-panel comics.

[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
Arch, you said you wanted to improve your tennis!
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Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie's friend has an invention to help him learn tennis.
Keywords
tennis

Tennis Courting (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Archie! Look at Reggie!
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie gets jealous of Reggie giving tennis lessons to Veronica so he gets Betty to teach him tennis.
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Keywords
tennis

Under Observation (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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George Gladir
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Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Mr. Weatherbee [square letters]
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee attempts to clandestinely observe Archie to figure him out.
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Indexer Notes

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

Mr. Weatherbee's "T" Shirt Message Puzzle (Table of Contents: 14)

Mr. Weatherbee / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee
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Indexer Notes

Word puzzle.

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jughead, you can't wear those pants to the dance!
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Jughead's Gag Bag
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie irons Jughead's pants.

Spotty Gets the Bird (Table of Contents: 16)

Little Archie / comic story / 7 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

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Little Archie
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Spotty; un-named bird; un-named cat
Synopsis
Spotty is jealous of a bird that Little Archie adopts.
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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: 17)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
My office doorknob... it's gone!
Feature Logo
Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
The doorknob to Mr. Weatherbee's office is missing.

The Avenger (Table of Contents: 18)

The Archies / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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The Archies
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
The Archies are lured to a rundown abandoned house (that seems to be haunted) by a club owner who doesn't want them playing for his competition.
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Music for You! (Table of Contents: 19)

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Genre
non-fiction
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Indexer Notes

Article about the benefits of music.

Reggie's Book Look Puzzle (Table of Contents: 20)

Reggie [Archie] / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Joe Edwards ?
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle
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Indexer Notes

Word puzzle.

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

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

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dad, we have a surprise!
Feature Logo
Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead cleaned up Fred's workshop.

Butterfingers (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle ?
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Bill Vigoda
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Marty Epp ?
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Marty Epp ?

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Archie
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Smithers the butler; Fred Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Warned that Archie is coming over, Mr. Lodge and Smithers hide as many priceless heirlooms as they can and set out worthless junk pieces for Archie to accidentally break.
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Indexer Notes

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

The Jesters (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
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Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Betty is terribly depressed, leading her worried friends to do everything in their power to cheer her up.
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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: 24)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mrs. Lodge has a "white elephant" table!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead watches a kissing booth for Veronica.
Keywords
kissing booth

Terror in the Center Ring (Table of Contents: 25)

Pureheart the Powerful / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
Sal Contrera
Letters
Mario Acquaviva

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Archie as Pureheart the Powerful
Genre
humor; superhero; teen
Characters
Pureheart [Archie Andrews]; Evilheart [Reggie Mantle]; Veronica Lodge; The Mad Clown; Lungwort; Hypno the Great (The Mad Clown in disguise)
Synopsis
While at a circus, a mad clown with murder on his mind kidnaps Veronica because she looks like his ex-wife. When Archie and Reggie can't find Veronica, they become Pureheart and Evilheart to save the young socialite.
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Keywords
circus; hypnotism; tiger; trapeze

Indexer Notes

This story is told in 2 parts: Part I (8 pages) and Part II (5 pages).

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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The students must think I'm fair...
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Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
The students nickname Mr. Weatherbee 'superstraight'.

Misfortune Teller (Table of Contents: 27)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Jughead
Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Miss Grundy; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Posing as a fortune teller, Jughead convinces Moose and Miss Grundy not to do the two things he fears most.
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Keywords
crystal ball; fortune teller

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

Daffy-Nitions / activity / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Reggie has a way with words!
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Reggie Daffy-Nitions
Genre
humor
Characters
Reggie Mantle

Indexer Notes

Humorous definitions of archaeologist, rattlesnake, pet shop, astronomer and lawn.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, man! That's my date your dancing with!
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Reggie's Gag Bag
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie reminds Reggie he's on the school boxing team.

Love Thy Neighbor (Table of Contents: 30)

Little Archie / comic story / 8 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

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Little Archie
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Mr. Johnson; Mrs. Johnson; Susan Johnson
Synopsis
A new family moves into Little Archie's neighborhood, and when Little Archie tries to help them carry their things into the house, he drives the father crazy.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Johnson family. Mr. Johnson was Dexter Taylor's attempt to create his own version of Mr. Wilson from "Dennis the Menace."

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Home Work (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Harry Lucey
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Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews; Homer Stimson; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie innocently gets involved in a feud between his dad and a neighbor.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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In my "Girls' Health Class" I'm teaching grace.
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Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Miss Haggly; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Miss Haggly teaches grace.

Playing the Cat and Meows Game (Table of Contents: 33)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
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Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay, Mr. Weatherbee! Remember I'm the boss and you're the dummy!
Feature Logo
Mr. Weatherbee [square letters]
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
By throwing his voice, Archie makes Mr. Weatherbee think there's a cat stuck in the air duct.
Reprints
Keywords
ventriloquism

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #298.

Mr. Flutesnoot Mind Reading Puzzle (Table of Contents: 34)

Professor Flutesnoot / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Professor Flutesnoot
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Indexer Notes

Fill in the letters puzzle.

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's called "phone-etics".
Feature Logo
Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie teaches Jughead and Veronica phone-etics.

Double Trouble (Table of Contents: 36)

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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Jughead
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Dipsy Doodle; Debbie Doodle; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
A pair of twins, the Doodle Sisters, move to Riverdale and set their sights on befriending Jughead.
Reprints
Keywords
twins

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

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

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I just dropped in to see Mr. Lodge and...
Feature Logo
Jughead's Gag Bag
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead drops in to see Mr. Lodge.

Indexer Notes

Mr. Lodge's butler is not Smithers in this story.

The Cheery Query (Table of Contents: 38)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
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Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica annoy Mr. Weatherbee by making up stupid rhyming descriptions for everything ("What do you call a perfumed hobo?" "A fragrant vagrant").
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Indexer Notes

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

One Lump or Two (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

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Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Betty asks Archie why he ran into a tree. His sarcastic reply sets off a chain of even worse accidents.
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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: 40)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty, don't worry!
Feature Logo
Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie helps Betty babysit an infant.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, did your father help you with this problem?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. A Day in the Life Of...
    Archie
  4. 3. The Limit to Loyalty
    Jughead
  5. 4. ["Hey! What are you doing?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  6. 5. Fair-Haired Boy
    Archie
  7. 6. Scoop Happy
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. ["Have you seen the latest thing in the kitchen?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  9. 8. The Sound of Silence
    Archie
  10. 9. Leaf Me Alone!
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. ["I looked Moose square in the eye and I said, "You'll break whose arm?!""]
    Double Takes!
  12. 11. ["Arch, you said you wanted to improve your tennis!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  13. 12. Tennis Courting
    Archie
  14. 13. Under Observation
    Mr. Weatherbee
  15. 14. Mr. Weatherbee's "T" Shirt Message Puzzle
    Mr. Weatherbee
  16. 15. ["Jughead, you can't wear those pants to the dance!"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  17. 16. Spotty Gets the Bird
    Little Archie
  18. 17. ["My office doorknob... it's gone!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  19. 18. The Avenger
    The Archies
  20. 19. Music for You!
  21. 20. Reggie's Book Look Puzzle
    Reggie [Archie]
  22. 21. ["Dad, we have a surprise!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  23. 22. Butterfingers
    Archie
  24. 23. The Jesters
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. ["Mrs. Lodge has a "white elephant" table!"]
  26. 25. Terror in the Center Ring
    Pureheart the Powerful
  27. 26. ["The students must think I'm fair..."]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  28. 27. Misfortune Teller
    Jughead
  29. 28. ["Reggie has a way with words!"]
    Daffy-Nitions
  30. 29. ["Hey, man! That's my date your dancing with!"]
    Reggie's Gag Bag
  31. 30. Love Thy Neighbor
    Little Archie
  32. 31. Home Work
    Archie
  33. 32. ["In my "Girls' Health Class" I'm teaching grace."]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  34. 33. Playing the Cat and Meows Game
    Mr. Weatherbee
  35. 34. Mr. Flutesnoot Mind Reading Puzzle
    Professor Flutesnoot
  36. 35. ["It's called "phone-etics"."]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  37. 36. Double Trouble
    Jughead
  38. 37. ["I just dropped in to see Mr. Lodge and..."]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  39. 38. The Cheery Query
    Betty and Veronica
  40. 39. One Lump or Two
    Archie
  41. 40. ["Betty, don't worry!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  42. 41. [Archie Comics Digest #27]
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
  44. 43. [Jughead with Archie Digest #24]
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