(October 1991)

Archie, 1975 Series
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Price
1.50 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
twice a year
On-sale Date
1991-06-25
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library; Archie 50th Anniversary
Barcode
071896468588 59
Editing
Nanci Tsetsekas; Victor Gorelick

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Jughead's Double Digest Magazine #8.
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo [as DeCarlo] (signed)
Inks
Alison Flood [as Flood] (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, we've been sitting on this beach all day! Can we go home now?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
beach; swimsuit

Mermaid Service! (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Bill Golliher (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited); Nanci Tsetsekas (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! Check out the monster wave Archie is riding on!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie is swept underwater and his life is saved by a mermaid.
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Keywords
beach; swimsuits

Worry Flurry (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
The girls lament over Archie knocking down their sand castle.

Open The Door, Dilton (Table of Contents: 3)

Dilton Doiley / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Three two-panel gags about Dilton walking through doors.
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Description Conniption (Table of Contents: 4)

Midge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Duh, you're beautiful, Midge!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Moose describes Midge's beauty.

My Old Pal, Al (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie spends the afternoon with a kid from the Big Pal program.
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Indexer Notes

The Big Pal program is a spoof of the Big Brothers program.

View Crew (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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What a delightful sight!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie admire a beach beauty.
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Ride Chide (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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What a scarey ride!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are scared to ride in Archie's car.
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Bells Are Ringing (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
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Letters
Mario Acquaviva

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie tries to fix a broken door bell at the Lodges' home.
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Limo Rock (Table of Contents: 9)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
James DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis
Alex is straining his brain trying to find a new location that hasn't been done yet for the Pussycats' latest music video. That's when Josie suggests shooting it in his new super-stretch limo.
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Keywords
band; girl group; music video

Indexer Notes

References Cyndi Lauper (as Mindy Looper) and NTV (MTV). Mentions the Go-Go's water skiing music video.

Grin and Bare It! (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie, Jughead and Reggie discover the pitfalls of being barefoot.
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Lifeguard Lament (Table of Contents: 11)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty observes Archie save a swimmer.
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Tall Order (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie wins a prize for most unusual sandwich at the beach.
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Lip Quip (Table of Contents: 13)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm spending too much of my pocket money on food!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead quips about spending too much money on food.

Short Retort (Table of Contents: 14)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Reggie, I'm gonna give you a piece of my mind!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie insults Moose and pays for it.

The Light Touch (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
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Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica want to lay by Veronica's pool at night and stargaze but Archie and Jughead think it is a dumb idea.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #265, no credits listed in this digest.

Misdo Miscue (Table of Contents: 16)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Ethel gave Jughead money to buy hot dogs.
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Chore Score (Table of Contents: 17)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Jughead has to do chores while his mother is away.
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Boat Goat (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
We'll win the race!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica are in a boat race.

Wheel Deal (Table of Contents: 19)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Reggie makes fun of Archie's moped.
Reprints

Perfect Order (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
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Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie is tutoring small children and leaves an envelope of test questions on the hall table. His father has been called in for a tax audit and, of course, takes the wrong envelope.
Reprints
Keywords
apples; tax audit; tutoring

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit from the reprint in Archie Double Digest #241. In that reprint the script is mis-credited to Frank Doyle.

Lass Pass (Table of Contents: 21)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
And how many girls did you wink at while I was away?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Archie spend time at the beach.
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Underwater Find (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Jim Ruth
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Hearing stories from Pop about possible treasure buried at the bottom of Lake Riverdale, the gang take a scuba excursion to the bottom with high hopes.
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Keywords
scuba diving

I Go Ape Over You (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie get jobs at the zoo.
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Diet Riot (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan De Carlo, Jr.
Inks
Jim De Carlo
Colors
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Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie offers to help Mr. Weatherbee lose weight by engaging in some fun pursuits. However, every activity they try ends with Mr. Weatherbee chancing upon an opportunity to eat. Then, poor Mr. Weatherbee gets injured and ends up in the hospital. It's okay, though. Now, he's on a forced diet.
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Aid Charade (Table of Contents: 25)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Veronica Lodge; Will
Synopsis
Miss Grundy tries to make Veronica more self-reliant.
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Strange Change (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica thinks Archie's behavior is disrespectful and she doesn't want to speak to him, at least until Betty shows up.
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Split Bit (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge has a tv monitor at the front gate so he can see who is there.
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Thank Heaven for Little Girls!! (Table of Contents: 28)

Betty's Diary / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Betty wakes up so thankful to be a girl that she decides to pamper herself.
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A Good Exercise (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Coach Kleats suggets Archie get some exercise while at the beach.
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Deep Sleep (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee puts Archie and Jughead to sleep with his lecture.
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Heart Art (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Cynthia
Synopsis
Archie tells Cynthia she is the only girl in the world for him.
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Flame Aim (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead can't start a campfire.
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It's a Mess (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopoulos
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (as James De Carlo)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie's father tells him to clean up his room before he can go on his date with Veronica. He results to the old trick of filling his closet to the bursting point, but then gets distracted by old photos and a video game.
Reprints
Keywords
closet; guitar; photographs; video games

Indexer Notes

Archie has a box of comic books in his room. In the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest #25, the script is mis-credited to George Gladir.

The Jock (Table of Contents: 34)

Dilton / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump; Veronica Lodge; Coach Kleats; Coach Clayton; Coach Flutesnoot; John Hanson; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Dilton tries to join the football and tennis teams but he's not cut out for those sports, but he is noticed by the cross-country coach.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie & Friends Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 2011 series) #29, no credits listed in this digest.

Garden of Delights (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The trouble with this game room, Betty, is that I've played all the games too many times!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica provides skimpy outfits for doing gardening so they can get tanned while they work.
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Cake Flake (Table of Contents: 36)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty offers Jughead a piece of cake.
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Board Bard (Table of Contents: 37)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Jughead thinks his skateboard is beautiful.
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Keywords
skateboard

The Bear Facts (Table of Contents: 38)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
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Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
A bear steals the girls' picnic basket, and then brings it back.
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Everyone into the Pool!! (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo [as James DeCarlo]
Colors
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Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason (cameo); Midge Klump (cameo); Chuck Clayton (cameo); Fred Andrews
Synopsis
On hearing that Archie has a new swimming pool, the whole gang descends on Archie's house to fill his small above-ground pool. Meanwhile, Veronica takes Archie's father, Archie and Jughead back to her pool, where they can swim in peace.
Reprints
Keywords
swimming pool

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from reprint in World of Archie Double Digest #40 reprint. The reprint mis-credits the story to Frank Doyle, pencils to Dan DeCarlo, and inks to Rudy Lapick.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, we've been sitting on this beach all day! Can we go home now?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Mermaid Service!
    Archie
  3. 2. Worry Flurry
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Open The Door, Dilton
    Dilton Doiley
  5. 4. Description Conniption
    Midge
  6. 5. My Old Pal, Al
    Archie
  7. 6. View Crew
    Archie
  8. 7. Ride Chide
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Bells Are Ringing
    Archie
  10. 9. Limo Rock
    Josie and the Pussycats
  11. 10. Grin and Bare It!
    Archie
  12. 11. Lifeguard Lament
    Betty
  13. 12. Tall Order
    Archie
  14. 13. Lip Quip
    Reggie
  15. 14. Short Retort
    Reggie
  16. 15. The Light Touch
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. Misdo Miscue
    Jughead
  18. 17. Chore Score
    Jughead
  19. 18. Boat Goat
    Archie
  20. 19. Wheel Deal
    Reggie
  21. 20. Perfect Order
    Archie
  22. 21. Lass Pass
    Betty
  23. 22. Underwater Find
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. I Go Ape Over You
    Archie
  25. 24. Diet Riot
    Archie
  26. 25. Aid Charade
    Veronica
  27. 26. Strange Change
    Archie
  28. 27. Split Bit
    Mr. Lodge
  29. 28. Thank Heaven for Little Girls!!
    Betty's Diary
  30. 29. A Good Exercise
    Archie
  31. 30. Deep Sleep
    Mr. Weatherbee
  32. 31. Heart Art
    Archie
  33. 32. Flame Aim
    Archie
  34. 33. It's a Mess
    Archie
  35. 34. The Jock
    Dilton
  36. 35. Garden of Delights
    Betty and Veronica
  37. 36. Cake Flake
    Jughead
  38. 37. Board Bard
    Jughead
  39. 38. The Bear Facts
    Betty and Veronica
  40. 39. Everyone into the Pool!!
    Archie
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