(1983-84)

Archie, 1975 Series
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Pages
128
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twice a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Radio Comics, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
0271000699243
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Listed as "1983-84 edition" in the indicia.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But, Pop, you advertised lower prices!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Keywords
inflation

Indexer Notes

Cover is re-drawn from the cover of Archie (Archie, 1959 series) #272 (July 1978).

Show Biz (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll take these stool tops in the back of the store, Pops! I can clean them faster in there!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie takes off the tops of the stools at Pop's to have them cleaned and he places a plank of wood in its place but it leads to people getting hurt.
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The Blackmoor Emerald (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Sir Winthrop Throgbottom
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge's dying friend Sir Winthorp Throgbottom leaves him the Blackmoor Emerald, a magnificent jewel that is cursed to bring disaster to anyone who possesses it.
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Indexer Notes

An unusually high death count for an Archie story: both Sir Winthorp and a jewel thief are killed due to possessing the emerald.
Formerly a Life With Archie story.

The Switch (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie gets a lecture from his father on economizing.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencil/Ink credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #49.

Archie Puzzles (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Word find puzzle with a sports and activity theme.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ooh, it's county tax time, again!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Archie newspaper strip (King Features Syndicate, XX-XX-19XX).

Girls, Girls, Girls (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
An examination of how Betty and Veronica's different attitudes shape their lives.
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Isn't Nature Grand? (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Jinx is happy for what the spring rains have brought. Hap, not so much.
Reprints

Beam Scheme (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Bob Bolling
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bob Bolling

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Reggie imitates Archie's voice over a short-wave radio to sabotage Archie's relationship with both Veronica and Betty.
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Any Questions? (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is teaching Betty how to play ping-pong.
Reprints
Keywords
ping-pong; table tennis

Indexer Notes

formerly a Betty and Me story.

Easy Visit (Table of Contents: 10)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aren't you nervous?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
At the dentist's office, Betty wonders why Archie is so calm.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

formerly a Betty and Me story.

Momma's Boy (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie rebels against his mother's over-dictating his life.
Reprints

Run Fun (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Gus Lemoine
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie gets called out by Moose.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
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Inks
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've been going over our budget, Mary!
Genre
humor
Reprints

Kung-fu to You, Too (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?
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Inks
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Letters
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Genre
humor; martial arts
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Archie thinks he's an expert in kung-fu because he's watched all of the movies twice.
Reprints

Reconsider Kidder (Table of Contents: 15)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica dumps Archie, then reconsiders when he attracts the attention of other girls.
Reprints

Dilton Doiley Maze (Table of Contents: 16)

Dilton Doiley / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A maze in the shape of Dilton's head.

Animal, Vegetable or Mineral (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Jinx asks Charley what genus he is.
Reprints

News Blues (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hubert Smithers
Synopsis
Newspaper reporters are going to do a story on Veronica but bump into Betty doing recycling and decide to do a story on her instead.
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Poster Paster (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

The Mountain Goat (Table of Contents: 20)

Reggie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Midge's demand that Moose not touch Reggie gives Reggie the chance to move in on Midge.
Reprints

Swift Rift (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica reunite after an absence.
Reprints

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

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

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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm studying economics, Dad!
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

The School Scoop (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor ?
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Dexter Taylor
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Dexter Taylor

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Dilton Doiley; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
The kids go to Mr. Lodge to get the money to repair the school paper's broken printing press.
Reprints

Bowl Toll (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie gets intimidated by his new date's father.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, I'm all ready for Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Giving In (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Isn't it something the way Betty is always chasing after me?
Genre
humor; teen

Uneasy Rider (Table of Contents: 27)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Greg soon tires of Jinx's back seat driving.
Reprints

Mad Fad (Table of Contents: 28)

Big Ethel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Big Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

I Dream of Betty (Table of Contents: 29)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews (in dream); Jughead Jones (in dream); Veronica Lodge (in dream)
Synopsis
Betty dreams that she's Archie's genie and does whatever he wants, except when it involves Veronica.
Reprints
Keywords
bottle; clown; dream; genie; hamburgers

Indexer Notes

A parody of the "I Dream of Jeannie" television series. Betty's outfit is almost identical to that worn by Barbara Eden in the TV show.

Formerly a Betty and Me story.

Snap Shots From Betty's Album (Table of Contents: 30)

Betty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Inks
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mom and Dad hear my first word!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Five two-panel gags comprised of photos from Betty's album.
Reprints

The Rescuer (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is a lifeguard.
Reprints

Wishing Well (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
A hysterical young man rushes over to Veronica's house saying that a kid has fallen in an old well. Veronica and Archie run over to help, but while Veronica slaps the guy to cure his hysterics, Archie thinks there's something fishy about his story.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits changed to match the credits printed in Archie Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1984 series) #231.

Formerly a Life With Archie story.

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

Veronica Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I always kiss the stamps of your letters
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie's got a surprise waiting for him.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

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

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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fred, did you bring down the old filing cabinet?
Genre
humor
Reprints

Fright Sight (Table of Contents: 35)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Western Style! (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday (Li'l Jinx's daddy); Mrs. Holliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx's cowboy games are affecting her table manners.
Reprints

Don't Go Near the Water (Table of Contents: 37)

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
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jenkins; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica doesn't want the gang to use her pool.
Reprints

Chore Galore (Table of Contents: 38)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Rudy Lapick ?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Mr. Lodge! I got word you were coming!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
The gang works at Lodge Dairy Products for two weeks to prove to Mr. Lodge that teens can be good workers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from reprint.

Inflation Elation (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sugar, I can't raise enough coin to take you to that concert!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Betty takes Archie on a date which will allow him to not spend any money.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is a different story than the one with the same name, premise and page count as the story in Everything's Archie #33 and World of Archie Double Digest #32.

Hello Dolly! (Table of Contents: 40)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx finds Daddy sleeping.
Reprints

Now See This Puzzle (Table of Contents: 41)

Moose / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen

Anchors Aweigh (Table of Contents: 42)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen

Hire Higher (Table of Contents: 43)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
The boys are going out to look for summer jobs today!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Dilton Doily; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Smith; Pop Tate
Synopsis
The boys are looking for summer work and Reggie thinks a business will just hire him, while Archie goes to work cutting lawns.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

formerly a Reggie and Me story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44)

Mr. Lodge Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Veronica, I've tried everything to keep those morons out of the pool!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Archie newspaper strip (King Features Syndicate, XX-XX-19XX)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["But, Pop, you advertised lower prices!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Show Biz
    Archie
  3. 2. The Blackmoor Emerald
    Archie
  4. 3. The Switch
    Archie
  5. 4. Archie Puzzles
    Archie
  6. 5. ["Ooh, it's county tax time, again!"]
    Archie's Mom's Gag Bag
  7. 6. Girls, Girls, Girls
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Isn't Nature Grand?
    Li'l Jinx
  9. 8. Beam Scheme
    Archie and the Gang
  10. 9. Any Questions?
    Betty
  11. 10. Easy Visit
    Betty
  12. 11. Momma's Boy
    Archie
  13. 12. Run Fun
    Archie
  14. 13. ["I've been going over our budget, Mary!"]
    Archie's Pop's Gag Bag
  15. 14. Kung-fu to You, Too
    Archie
  16. 15. Reconsider Kidder
    Veronica
  17. 16. Dilton Doiley Maze
    Dilton Doiley
  18. 17. Animal, Vegetable or Mineral
    Li'l Jinx
  19. 18. News Blues
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. Poster Paster
    Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. The Mountain Goat
    Reggie
  22. 21. Swift Rift
    Archie
  23. 22. ["I'm studying economics, Dad!"]
    Archie's Pop Gag Bag
  24. 23. The School Scoop
    Little Archie
  25. 24. Bowl Toll
    Archie
  26. 25. ["Well, I'm all ready for Archie!"]
    Veronica's Gag Bag
  27. 26. Giving In
    Archie
  28. 27. Uneasy Rider
    Li'l Jinx
  29. 28. Mad Fad
    Big Ethel
  30. 29. I Dream of Betty
    Betty
  31. 30. Snap Shots From Betty's Album
    Betty
  32. 31. The Rescuer
    Archie
  33. 32. Wishing Well
    Archie
  34. 33. ["I always kiss the stamps of your letters"]
    Veronica Pin Up
  35. 34. ["Fred, did you bring down the old filing cabinet?"]
    Archie's Mom's Gag Bag
  36. 35. Fright Sight
    Mr. Lodge
  37. 36. Western Style!
    Li'l Jinx
  38. 37. Don't Go Near the Water
    Betty and Veronica
  39. 38. Chore Galore
    Archie
  40. 39. Inflation Elation
    Archie
  41. 40. Hello Dolly!
    Li'l Jinx
  42. 41. Now See This Puzzle
    Moose
  43. 42. Anchors Aweigh
    Archie
  44. 43. Hire Higher
    Archie and the Gang
  45. 44. ["Veronica, I've tried everything to keep those morons out of the pool!"]
    Mr. Lodge Gag Bag
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