(December 1978)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Pages
148
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And just where do all you kids think you're going piled in that way?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hot Dog
Reprints
Keywords
baseball; motorcycle policeman

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals #28

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

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


The Natural Thing (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

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Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge has become so used to seeing Archie have accidents that he doesn't even notice when Archie is writhing in pain on the floor.
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Indexer Notes

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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
Does Archie have F.M. in his car?
Feature Logo
Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica asks if Archie has FM Radio in his car.

And Everywhere That Juggie Went... (Table of Contents: 4)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

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Jughead
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Hot Dog; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Hot Dog follows Jughead to school and won't leave. The teachers chalk it up to the dog's loyalty, but Archie, who says that "Hot Dog's got as much sentiment as a wet sock," suspects there's another reason.
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Indexer Notes

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The Show Up (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
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Betty and Veronica
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
After a hot and sweaty game of tennis, Veronica goes inside to get cleaned up so that she'll look fresh and clean when Archie arrives.
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Keywords
tennis

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Dad, there's a model moving in on our block.
Feature Logo
Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Fred looks at a model home.

Making the Scene (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Archie
Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie sells his car, buys a motorcycle, and declares that he's going to join the swinging biker scene. Veronica hires a group of actors to pretend to be a tough biker gang and scare Archie into getting rid of the bike.
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Keywords
motorcycle; motorcycle gang

Indexer Notes

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
You mean you haven't gotten rid of Miss Haggly?!
Feature Logo
Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
The school board wants Mr. Weatherbee to fire Miss Haggly.

Making a Big Splash (Table of Contents: 9)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Jughead
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Mrs. Jones; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Jughead's mom forces him to take Big Ethel to a ball game for her birthday. At the game, Ethel is constantly worried that someone will spill something on her new dress, so Jughead spills his drink on her to shut her up.
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Indexer Notes

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

Net Nutty (Table of Contents: 10)

Reggie [Archie] / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Reggie
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Reggie makes fun of Dilton for hunting for butterflies with Betty and Veronica.
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Indexer Notes

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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
I think Mister Garoo is groovy!
Feature Logo
Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Svenson; Mister Garoo
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica discuss their new teacher.

Solitary Confinement (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Al Hartley ?
Pencils
Al Hartley ?
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie sets up a date with a girl he met on a pen pal list. Then Veronica finds out.
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Indexer Notes

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

Penny Wise (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg; Gaga; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Jinx tests one of her father's theories.
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Hang in There, Svenson! (Table of Contents: 14)

Svenson / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor
Characters
Svenson
Synopsis
Trace the path to learn what Svenson heard.
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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: 15)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
You've really gone all-out for this dance!
Feature Logo
Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead rolls out the red carpet for Veronica.
Keywords
red carpet

Fast Finish (Table of Contents: 16)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
You wouldn't!
Feature Logo
Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Chimp Czowalski; Speed Stanley; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica offers to date the winner of a drag race.
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Indexer Notes

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

A New Broom (Table of Contents: 17)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Al Hartley
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Bill Yoshida

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Mr. Weatherbee
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead clean Mr. Weatherbee's house as one of their summer jobs.
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Indexer Notes

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's the trouble.
Feature Logo
Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Beazly
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee's fish sticks keep disappearing.

The Visit (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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Dexter Taylor
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Dexter Taylor
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Little Archie
Genre
children
Characters
Little Jughead Jones; Andy Andrews (Archie's cousin); Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Little Reggie Mantle; Mr. Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
Little Archie gets a visit from his rural cousin, Andy Andrews.
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Indexer Notes

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What the Haight-Ashbury is this?!
Feature Logo
Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee doesn't like the students artwork.

Dixie Pixie (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie tries to bring back the fashion and the chivalry of the Old South.
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Strange Buddies (Table of Contents: 22)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

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Jughead
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
After trying his best to avoid Big Ethel, Jughead is horrified to discover that she's been hired to work at Pop Tate's.
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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: 23)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aren't you going to talk to the three applicants for secretary?
Feature Logo
Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Phlips
Synopsis
The School Psychologist interviews three applicants for secretary.

Cat's Night Out (Table of Contents: 24)

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

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

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Betty & Veronica
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Betty temporarily leaves her cat, Caramel, with Veronica, as her father's boss is terrified of cats. But Veronica is an inattentive host and Caramel gets out.
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Indexer Notes

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

Like Cats and Dogs (Table of Contents: 25)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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typeset

Genre
non-fiction; nature
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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
I want you to go out there in the second half and win this ball game!
Feature Logo
Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Coach Kleats tries to get the team fired up at halftime.
Keywords
football

Gopher Broke (Table of Contents: 27)

Dilton / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

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Dilton [block letters, uppercase]
Genre
teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Short a player for a pick-up football game, Reggie is forced to recruit Dilton for his squad.
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Indexer Notes

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

One of the Bunch! (Table of Contents: 28)

Jughead Teach-In / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Jughead Teach-In
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Jughead lectures on the subject of bananas.
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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: 29)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wonder if the principal will let me take these play props home...
Feature Logo
Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Miss Grundy wants to take the props for the play home.

The Fly Discovers His Buzz Gun (Table of Contents: 30)

The Fly / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon ?
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

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The Fly
Genre
superhero
Characters
Tommy Troy [The Fly]; Dolly
Synopsis
In the haunted house, the wizard sends Tommy for groceries. He's knocked down by fleeing crooks. He meets Dolly, a girl nearby. He rubs his ring, becomes The Fly, and tests his buzz gun. It fires stingers that put crooks to sleep. The Fly reverts to Tommy and returns to the haunted house, where he's spanked.
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Indexer Notes

1) Kirby pencils per Harry Medryk's Simon and Kirby blog: http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/simonandkirby/archives/2580.

Come into My Parlor (Table of Contents: 31)

The Fly / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fly; Spider Spry (first appearance)
Synopsis
Spider Spry makes nets and lassos, and swings like a spider. He sends a scuba crook to rob jewels from a freighter. Orphan Tommy Troy had read of "Waterfront Thefts". The Fly investigates, but a bright flash "upset his equilibrium" (his weakness). He falls in the water and hitches a boat ride. He battles Spider Spry in his water tower hideout, shooting his buzz gun, escaping a "web" (net). He leaves Spider hanging for the police and returns him to chop wood.
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Indexer Notes

1) Kirby pencils per Harry Medryk's Simon and Kirby blog: http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/simonandkirby/archives/2580

Big Fall Puzzle (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Navigate Archie through the maze and around the rocks.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here comes Archie back from the football game.
Feature Logo
Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie borrowed Betty's boots to wear to the football game.

Goal Finger (Table of Contents: 34)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Inspired by the James Bond films, Jinx uses espionage tactics to conceal the plays for her football team.
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The Silent Woman (Table of Contents: 35)

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

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

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Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; unidentified Riverdale coeds
Synopsis
Archie laughs at a joke Jughead makes at Veronica's expense, so she decides to stop talking to Archie.
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Indexer Notes

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

You Said a Mouthful (Table of Contents: 36)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

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Jughead
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead finds it hard to talk about anything unless his mouth is full.
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Indexer Notes

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

Line Plunge (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats; Mr. Weatherbee; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Coach Kleats tries to motivate Archie by planting a taped distress call from Veronica in his football helmet.
Reprints
Keywords
football; goal posts; phone booth

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Late again! What's your excuse Archie?
Feature Logo
Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie is late for school again.

[Laugh Comics Digest #20] (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

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inside back cover

[Jughead with Archie Digest #30] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["And just where do all you kids think you're going piled in that way?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Natural Thing
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Does Archie have F.M. in his car?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  5. 4. And Everywhere That Juggie Went...
    Jughead
  6. 5. The Show Up
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. ["Hey, Dad, there's a model moving in on our block."]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  8. 7. Making the Scene
    Archie
  9. 8. ["You mean you haven't gotten rid of Miss Haggly?!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  10. 9. Making a Big Splash
    Jughead
  11. 10. Net Nutty
    Reggie [Archie]
  12. 11. ["I think Mister Garoo is groovy!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  13. 12. Solitary Confinement
    Archie
  14. 13. Penny Wise
    Li'l Jinx
  15. 14. Hang in There, Svenson!
    Svenson
  16. 15. ["You've really gone all-out for this dance!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  17. 16. Fast Finish
    Veronica
  18. 17. A New Broom
    Mr. Weatherbee
  19. 18. ["What's the trouble."]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  20. 19. The Visit
    Little Archie
  21. 20. ["What the Haight-Ashbury is this?!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  22. 21. Dixie Pixie
    Archie
  23. 22. Strange Buddies
    Jughead
  24. 23. ["Aren't you going to talk to the three applicants for secretary?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  25. 24. Cat's Night Out
    Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. Like Cats and Dogs
  27. 26. ["I want you to go out there in the second half and win this ball game!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  28. 27. Gopher Broke
    Dilton
  29. 28. One of the Bunch!
    Jughead Teach-In
  30. 29. ["I wonder if the principal will let me take these play props home..."]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  31. 30. The Fly Discovers His Buzz Gun
    The Fly
  32. 31. Come into My Parlor
    The Fly
  33. 32. Big Fall Puzzle
    Archie
  34. 33. ["Here comes Archie back from the football game."]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  35. 34. Goal Finger
    Li'l Jinx
  36. 35. The Silent Woman
    Betty and Veronica
  37. 36. You Said a Mouthful
    Jughead
  38. 37. Line Plunge
    Archie
  39. 38. ["Late again! What's your excuse Archie?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  40. 39. [Laugh Comics Digest #20]
  41. 40. [no title indexed]
  42. 41. [Jughead with Archie Digest #30]
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