(September 1986)

Archie, 1984 Series
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Price
1.95 USD
Pages
260
Indicia Frequency
6 times a year in Jan., March, May, July, Sept., and Nov.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Enterprises Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
027100069164 24
Editing
Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief); Nanci Dakesian
Color
Four Color
Dimensions
Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[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
Archie! What subjects are you taking next fall?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley
Keywords
frisbee

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie #285

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

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

The inside front cover and inside back cover are blank.

Generation Gasp (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G]
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman; Lisa Goldwater
Letters
Bill Yoshida [as Bill Y]

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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?
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?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen

The Culprit (Table of Contents: 4)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie sets up an elaborate ruse to wrangle a date with Veronica.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

Miss-Taken (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Rudy Lapick ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
When Betty finds out Archie wants her to bring her grill over to his house so he can barbecue for Veronica, she loads it with fuel from Archie's car.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

The Shape of Things to Come (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Josie
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are worried that they're getting "broad in the beam," so they put themselves through various unpleasant experiences to lose weight -- only to discover that the boys prefer girls who aren't skinny.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

How to Write Comics (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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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The Sign (Table of Contents: 8)

Little Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
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Safety Worst! (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Mario Acquaviva ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Mario Acquaviva ?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie repeatedly tempts fate by not obeying traffic and pedestrian safety rules.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

Stomach Trouble (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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?
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?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Betty's Diary / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen

A-Haunting We Will Go! [Chapter 1] (Table of Contents: 12)

Jughead with Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

Calling All Spooks [Chapter 2] (Table of Contents: 13)

Jughead with Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

Ghost Busters! (Table of Contents: 14)

Jughead with Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

Ah-Sweet Mystery! [chapter 4] (Table of Contents: 15)

Jughead with Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

Up in the Air (Table of Contents: 16)

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
Reprints

The Fearless Heart (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Spotty; Fang the wonder dog; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
An escaped boa constrictor has gotten into the Andrews home.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

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

Jughead Pin-Up / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen

Second Chance (Table of Contents: 19)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Who Is Sylvia (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Sylvia Carter; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie makes the mistake of guessing another girl's name when Veronica plays peek-a-boo with him. But her jealousy really ratchets up when a girl actually named Sylvia shows up looking for Archie.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

The Break (Table of Contents: 21)

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
Reprints

Inflation Vexation (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie tries to beat the soaring mid-'70s inflation by going on cheaper dates, but cheap dates with Betty or Veronica just wind up costing him more money.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

The Champ (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Paid in Fool (Table of Contents: 24)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Jughead becomes a gigolo, not only dating any girl who pays him but disguising himself as any type of man they fantasize about. He takes on Reggie as a junior partner in the business, but Reggie can't resist trying to make some trouble for his new boss by signing up Midge for Jughead's services and tipping off Moose about it.
Reprints
Keywords
gigolo

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

Weather or Not (Table of Contents: 25)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Willie Wilkin
Synopsis
Bingo and Samantha laugh at their fathers' belief in old wives tales.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

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

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

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen

Two for Trees (Table of Contents: 27)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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?
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?
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?
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?
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?

Genre
humor; teen
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

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?
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?
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?
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?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
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Farmer's Daughter (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
After a farmer's daughter saves him and Jughead from a bull, Archie sees the opportunity to impress her with his big-city ways.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

Moon Mission (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo, Jr. ?
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
In a tale set in the far future, Betty and Veronica use their small shuttle craft to outwit and defeat an invading alien strike force and protect Earth's moon base.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

A Regal Appetite (Table of Contents: 31)

Little Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Veronica Lodge; Prince Whanu of India; Jeeves; Mrs. Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica reluctantly invites Jughead to her party for a young Indian prince.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

On the Ball (Table of Contents: 32)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; 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 publication.
Writer credit from the reprint in Jughead and Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #20.

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

Archie Beach Pin Up / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
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Sprites for Equal Rights (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doily; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica demand to be hired as lifeguards at the beach.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

Failure to Communicate (Table of Contents: 35)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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?
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?
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?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
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The Worker (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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?
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?
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?
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?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

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

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?
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?
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?
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?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen

Knots to You (Table of Contents: 38)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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?
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?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
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Change - Derange (Table of Contents: 39)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?
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?
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?
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?

Genre
humor; teen
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Mow 'em Down (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty repeatedly hires Archie to mow her lawn, so as to keep him to herself. Veronica trumps her by seizing control of Archie's mower with a remote control device.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

Sense and Nonsense (Table of Contents: 41)

Little Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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?
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?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
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Wing It (Table of Contents: 42)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty impresses the boys with her great throwing arm, but Veronica gets more results by throwing very badly.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

Sticks and Stones (Table of Contents: 43)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie breaks a neighbor's picture window while playing stick ball in the street.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

Borrow Sorrow (Table of Contents: 44)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 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; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx tries to negotiate a loan from her father.
Reprints

Fools Gold (Table of Contents: 45)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
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Tee Time (Table of Contents: 46)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
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Fragile (Table of Contents: 47)

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
Reprints

The Way the Ball Bounces (Table of Contents: 48)

Little Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
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The Scene Stealer (Table of Contents: 49)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Betty helps Veronica to get ready for a fancy ball. But when she borrows one of Veronica's gowns and goes to the ball to give Veronica an important plaque, it's literally a Cinderella story as Betty becomes the hit of the ball and then takes off at midnight.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

Operation Shark (Table of Contents: 50)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
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Change for the Better (Table of Contents: 51)

Miss Beazly / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?
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?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen

Shark Shock (Table of Contents: 52)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 53)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen

Name Drop (Table of Contents: 54)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
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Camp Daze! (Table of Contents: 55)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee is concerned about the campers who aren't eating.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original publication.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie! What subjects are you taking next fall?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Generation Gasp
    Archie
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  5. 4. The Culprit
    Reggie
  6. 5. Miss-Taken
    Archie
  7. 6. The Shape of Things to Come
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. How to Write Comics
    Archie
  9. 8. The Sign
    Little Archie
  10. 9. Safety Worst!
    Archie
  11. 10. Stomach Trouble
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Betty's Diary
  13. 12. A-Haunting We Will Go! [Chapter 1]
    Jughead with Archie
  14. 13. Calling All Spooks [Chapter 2]
    Jughead with Archie
  15. 14. Ghost Busters!
    Jughead with Archie
  16. 15. Ah-Sweet Mystery! [chapter 4]
    Jughead with Archie
  17. 16. Up in the Air
    Li'l Jinx
  18. 17. The Fearless Heart
    Little Archie
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Jughead Pin-Up
  20. 19. Second Chance
    Jughead
  21. 20. Who Is Sylvia
    Archie
  22. 21. The Break
    Li'l Jinx
  23. 22. Inflation Vexation
    Archie
  24. 23. The Champ
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. Paid in Fool
    Jughead
  26. 25. Weather or Not
    That Wilkin Boy
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Archie's Grab Bag
  28. 27. Two for Trees
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. Farmer's Daughter
    Archie
  31. 30. Moon Mission
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. A Regal Appetite
    Little Archie
  33. 32. On the Ball
    Jughead
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Archie Beach Pin Up
  35. 34. Sprites for Equal Rights
    Betty and Veronica
  36. 35. Failure to Communicate
    Jughead
  37. 36. The Worker
    Archie
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
    Mr. Lodge Grab Bag
  39. 38. Knots to You
    Archie
  40. 39. Change - Derange
    Veronica
  41. 40. Mow 'em Down
    Archie
  42. 41. Sense and Nonsense
    Little Archie
  43. 42. Wing It
    Betty and Veronica
  44. 43. Sticks and Stones
    Archie
  45. 44. Borrow Sorrow
    Li'l Jinx
  46. 45. Fools Gold
    Jughead
  47. 46. Tee Time
    Archie
  48. 47. Fragile
    Li'l Jinx
  49. 48. The Way the Ball Bounces
    Little Archie
  50. 49. The Scene Stealer
    Archie
  51. 50. Operation Shark
    Jughead
  52. 51. Change for the Better
    Miss Beazly
  53. 52. Shark Shock
    Archie
  54. 53. [no title indexed]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  55. 54. Name Drop
    Reggie
  56. 55. Camp Daze!
    Archie
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