(January 1988)

Archie, 1984 Series
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Price
2.25 USD
Pages
260
Indicia Frequency
6 times a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library; Archie Comics 45th Anniversary
Barcode
027100069164 32
Editing
Victor Gorelick

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty got nine rebounds tonight!!
Genre
teen
Characters
Coach Kleats; Dilton Doily; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Reggie Mantle

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Laugh Comics #314.

Real Cool! (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth
Pencils
Nate Butler
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman; Nanci Dakesian; Ginny Sykora
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen

Mail Tale (Table of Contents: 2)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A birthday card from my aunt Harriett!
Genre
humor; teen
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Prime Time (Table of Contents: 3)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
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The Son Also Rises (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Characters
Archie; Mr. Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
Mrs. Andrews has a virus so Archie and his dad help around the house.
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Cold Day in July (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, a beautiful, delicate creature like you shouldn't be carrying those heavy books!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Even Veronica becomes incensed by the cavalier manner in which Archie treats Betty and insists he take her out. But when Archie shows up for the date, Betty is so ecstatic that she becomes her own worst enemy.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from reprint.

Finder's Fee (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hartley
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?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, now!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Big Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie finds a five dollar bill on the ground, but Reggie tricks him out of getting it.
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Indexer Notes

formerly a Reggie and Me story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I think I'll get a candy bar before we get on the bus!
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints
  • from Archie daily (King Features Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX

Brake Flake (Table of Contents: 8)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen

Learn Turn (Table of Contents: 9)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen

First Aid! (Table of Contents: 10)

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
Jinx scrapes her knee and her crying leads Hap to stuff cotton in his ears while he's tending to her.
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Keywords
cotton; crying; first aid; iodine

Young in Heart (Table of Contents: 11)

Miss Grundy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor
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The Case of the Hesitant Hero (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jack Slade
Synopsis
A mysterious man Jack Slade rescues Betty from near death twice and then asks her out on a date. Veronica gets jealous and hires fake talent scouts to take Betty away from Jack. Veronica takes Jack over to her mansion and Jack plots to steal Mr. Lodge's riches.
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Keywords
car; tape recorder

Indexer Notes

Formerly an Archie story.

The Cooking Lesson (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Svenson; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Someone has been stealing the cookies that Little Betty has been leaving in Little Archie's secret hiding place.
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Tale of the Tiger (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Farley Barnswallow; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Farley Barnswallow is a new kid who has caught Veronica's fancy. Archie wants to thrash him but is unable to do so. When the football team accidentally runs over Farley on the field, Archie sees his chance.
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Keywords
acrobatics; artist's model; football; painting; weight-lifting

Sweat for the Sweet (Table of Contents: 15)

Wilbur / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Characters
Wilbur; Laurie; Linda; Slats
Synopsis
Wilbur asks Linda to wrap a box of chocolates for Laurie, which she does, after stuffing the chocolates with hot peppers. Wilbur then asks Slats to deliver the chocolates, which he does, and Slats takes credit for the gift to Laurie, then he gets all the blame.
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Clown of Renown (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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Genre
humor; teen

Cut Rate Art (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead thinks people want smaller paintings.
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Who Screams Last... Screams Best! (Table of Contents: 18)

B.E.T.T.Y. as The Girl from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
?
Letters
Mario Acquaviva

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Super Spy
Synopsis
Super Spy returns and kidnaps B.E.T.T.Y., who manages to defeat C.R.U.S.H. and save her fellow P.O.P. agents by using her power of supersonic screaming.
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Indexer Notes

The splash page is the same image as used on the cover. The characters drive by stores called "Dick's" and "Vic's," a reference to editor Richard Goldwater and his assistant Victor Gorelick.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You gave Miss Beazly a book on 'Proper Place Setting'?
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints
  • from Archie daily (King Features Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX

Mystery Mania (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I didn't know your dad was a mystery fan!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie asks Mr. Lodge what he thinks is he greatest mystery of all time.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of World of Archie Double Digest #49.

Caress Cut In (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
May I cut in?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doily
Synopsis
Archie tries to cut in on somebody dancing with Veronica.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Sabrina Tricks / activity / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This trick is a real party starter, it's called the wet coin!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Harvey; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Sabrina shows us the "Wet Coin" trick.
Reprints
Keywords
stage magic

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Sabrina the Teenage Witch Complete Collection (Archie, 2017 series) #1.

An Evening To Remember (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's see now,...I had the cheeseburger and you had the Swiss steak...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
After embarrassing Veronica by asking her to split the check at a restaurant, Archie finds himself on the outs but he tries to make up for it by getting a job cleaning up a hardware store so he can take her to the country club dinner dance.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Big Moose Pinup / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are you doin', Moose?
Genre
humor; teen

Scoop Happy (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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Genre
humor
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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Torrid Text (Table of Contents: 26)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis
Alex has gotten hold of a notebook with all the reports from the girls' sorority meetings, and the girls split up and try to get it back before he reads it. Josie and Pepper's attempts just make things worse, but Melody's unsubtle approach works like a charm.
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Indexer Notes

When reprinted in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #33, inks are credited to Vincent DeCarlo.

My Gain Is Your Loss (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Miss Beazly
Synopsis
Miss Grundy invites Mr. Weatherbee over for dinner, but the dishes may prove to be tempting to the dieting principal.
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Polar Playmates (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie is bored as he spends his Saturday night at the North Pole.
Reprints
Keywords
furs; ice floe; igloos; kissing; North Pole; polar bear; snow

Indexer Notes

Parody story of Archie and the gang as eskimos at the North Pole.

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

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

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mr. Vedderbee, I--
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Archie daily (King Features Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX

Write Subject (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Reprints

Good And Bad (Table of Contents: 31)

Sabrina The Teenage Witch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Gus LeMoine
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hlida; Harvey; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Hilda is after Sabrina to stop using her magic to help people.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie, Free Comic Book Day Edition (Archie, 2013) #1.

Tower of Trouble (Chapter One) (Table of Contents: 32)

Josie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; June July; August September
Synopsis
The girls notice that there's a light on in an old abandoned mansion. They go to investigate and find that the place is inhabited by two middle-aged people, June July and August "Augie" September. June knocks the girls out with drugged sodas and has Augie lock them in the tower room.
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Indexer Notes

Part one of a four-part, issue-length story.
Script identifiable as Doyle by his distinctive style as well as DeCarlo's statement that Doyle did "all the writing" for the early Josie issues (http://www.the-trades.com/article.php?id=1645).

Pipe Dream (Chapter Two) (Table of Contents: 33)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; June July; August September
Synopsis
The girls discover that there's a network of secret passages and hidden entrances in the house. They escape from the tower room and discover that June and Augie are looking for the jewels stolen by June's late husband, the gangster Johnny July. Pepper comes up with a way to scare the crooks by convincing them that Johnny has come back from the dead.
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Indexer Notes

Part two of a four-part, issue-length story.

Oh, Johnny, Oh! (Chapter Three) (Table of Contents: 34)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; June July; August September
Synopsis
Using the secret passages, the girls make June and Augie believe that Johnny July has come back as a ghost.
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Indexer Notes

Part one of a four-part, issue-length story.

September Song (Chapter Four) (Table of Contents: 35)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; June July; August September; un-named cop
Synopsis
After Melody gives away their scheme, the girls have to split up to try and escape from June and Augie.
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Indexer Notes

Part four of a four-part, issue-length story.
Pepper says that the only law June and Augie broke was trespassing, which isn't true (drugging people and kidnapping them is also a crime).

The Champion (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Around The Whirl (Table of Contents: 37)

Pop Tate / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Pop Tate; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
A travel agent comes into the Choklit Shop to talk to Pop about vacation plans. He witnesses the antics of all the gang in the store and decides that Pop doesn't need to travel to see strange sights and weird people.
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Dateline Deceit (Table of Contents: 38)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie fools Archie into thinking it's Friday rather than Thursday, and Archie goes running to Veronica's house to keep a Friday date.
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Togetherness? (Table of Contents: 39)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Humph! It's raining! Now I'll be stuck inside all afternoon! I'll watch TV!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Halliday
Synopsis
It's raining outside so Jinx and her dad play checkers.
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Weather Tether (Table of Contents: 40)

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

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Genre
humor; teen

Wail of a Tale (Table of Contents: 41)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica gives Archie a lame excuse for why she's driving off with Reggie.
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A Story from Space (Table of Contents: 42)

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

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Genre
children
Characters
Little Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Mike Manus; Little Jughead Jones
Synopsis
An alien tv show comes to Earth to shoot their monster show because humans are very scary looking to them.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens

Deeper and Deeper (Table of Contents: 43)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee tries to help boost Archie's confidence by finding something he can be better at than Reggie.
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Indexer Notes

formerly an Archie and Me story.

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

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

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow!--What super diamonds!
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints
  • from Archie daily (King Features Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX

Math Wrath (Table of Contents: 45)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Moose feels Miss Grundy isn't fair with the math problems.
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A Man's Intuition (Table of Contents: 46)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
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?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Cousin Leroy
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica are all alone--except for cousin Leroy.
Reprints
Keywords
arrow

Safety First! (Table of Contents: 47)

Archie's Pal Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo)
Synopsis
On Leap Year Day the girls can kiss boys, so Jughead wears a catcher's mask as protection.
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Keywords
catcher's mask; kissing; Leap Year Day

Nervous with a Smile (Table of Contents: 48)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Characters
Betty; Veronica; Mr. Lodge; Archie; Jughead
Synopsis
Betty has a toy flying saucer with spacemen that Mr. Lodge thinks is real.
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What's in a Name (Table of Contents: 49)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica comes up with a way to save Riverdale's crumbling infrastructure: change the name of the town to "Lodgeville" so her father will be willing to pour his money into rebuilding it. Everyone seems to like the idea except Archie.
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Indexer Notes

formerly an Archie at Riverdale story.

Moon Madness (Table of Contents: 50)

Super Duck / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Fagaly (signed)
Pencils
Al Fagaly (signed)
Inks
Al Fagaly (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Super Duck; Fauntleroy Duck; Major Heddache; General Nusanz
Synopsis
Super Duck demonstrates a new jet engine he invented for the military.
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The Loser or Did You Ever Get the Feeling the Whole World Is Against You? (Table of Contents: 51)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
A chance encounter with a new girl after school gets Archie in trouble with Betty, Veronica and Mr. Weatherbee.
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Bad Performance (Table of Contents: 52)

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; Greg
Reprints

Kill or Cure (Table of Contents: 53)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Er...would it be presumptuous if I were to ask...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
The gang tries to straighten out Archie's bad back.
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Brain Gain (Table of Contents: 54)

Jughead / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead doesn't want to flunk his business course so he enlists the help of Dilton. Together they build a machine, that for a quarter, will help students with their home work. Intrigued, Mr. Weatherbee takes a closer look and finds out that it's Dilton who is the brains inside the machine.
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Archie's Hang Up! (Table of Contents: 55)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
tap tap tap
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee gives Archie something to put up on the bulletin board, but of course with Archie it's not so simple.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No dialogue.

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

Formerly an Archie and Me story.

The Callers (Table of Contents: 56)

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; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Mary makes Fred help her clean up the house on the off-chance that The Graingers may stop by.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

From the sound of the dialogue coming from the television, Fred was watching Gunsmoke.

Gift Rapped (Table of Contents: 57)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Reprints

Date Strait (Table of Contents: 58)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cara, I'd like to get to know you!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Cara; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie takes Cara on a get acquainted date.
Reprints

A Coal Goal! (Table of Contents: 59)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's snowing!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
While building a snowman, Hap discovers that Jinx has never seen coal before.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 60)

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

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jug, what's a good movie to take Betty to?
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints
  • from Archie daily (King Features Syndicate) 19XX=XX-XX

The Date (Table of Contents: 61)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie drives his parents crazy with all of his obsessive preparations for a date with Veronica.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in World of Archie (Archie, 2010 series) #62, inking is credited to Henry Scarpelli.

Writer credit from the reprint information in World of Archie (Archie, 2010 series) #62.

The School Fool (Table of Contents: 62)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Dilton Doiley [Little Dilton Doily]; Unnamed Riverdale kid; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Flutesnoot gets more than he bargained for when he asks Little Archie and Little Jughead to bring insects to school.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No credits given for two page gag. Art is identified as Dexter Taylor's by his distinctive style.

The Accident (Table of Contents: 63)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Betty got nine rebounds tonight!!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Real Cool!
    Archie
  3. 2. Mail Tale
    Jughead
  4. 3. Prime Time
    Jughead
  5. 4. The Son Also Rises
    Archie
  6. 5. Cold Day in July
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Finder's Fee
    Archie
  8. 7. ["I think I'll get a candy bar before we get on the bus!"]
    Big Moose's Gag Bag
  9. 8. Brake Flake
    Jughead
  10. 9. Learn Turn
    Jughead
  11. 10. First Aid!
    Li'l Jinx
  12. 11. Young in Heart
    Miss Grundy
  13. 12. The Case of the Hesitant Hero
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. The Cooking Lesson
    Little Archie
  15. 14. Tale of the Tiger
    Archie
  16. 15. Sweat for the Sweet
    Wilbur
  17. 16. Clown of Renown
    Big Moose
  18. 17. Cut Rate Art
    Archie
  19. 18. Who Screams Last... Screams Best!
    B.E.T.T.Y. as The Girl from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
  20. 19. ["You gave Miss Beazly a book on 'Proper Place Setting'?"]
    Miss Beazly's Gag Bag
  21. 20. Mystery Mania
    Archie
  22. 21. Caress Cut In
    Archie
  23. 22. ["This trick is a real party starter, it's called the wet coin!"]
    Sabrina Tricks
  24. 23. An Evening To Remember
    Archie
  25. 24. ["What are you doin', Moose?"]
    Big Moose Pinup
  26. 25. Scoop Happy
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. Torrid Text
    Josie
  28. 27. My Gain Is Your Loss
    Mr. Weatherbee
  29. 28. Polar Playmates
    Archie
  30. 29. ["Mr. Vedderbee, I--"]
    Mr. Svenson Gag Bag
  31. 30. Write Subject
    Li'l Jinx
  32. 31. Good And Bad
    Sabrina The Teenage Witch
  33. 32. Tower of Trouble (Chapter One)
    Josie
  34. 33. Pipe Dream (Chapter Two)
    Josie
  35. 34. Oh, Johnny, Oh! (Chapter Three)
    Josie
  36. 35. September Song (Chapter Four)
    Josie
  37. 36. The Champion
    Archie
  38. 37. Around The Whirl
    Pop Tate
  39. 38. Dateline Deceit
    Archie
  40. 39. Togetherness?
    Li'l Jinx
  41. 40. Weather Tether
    Big Moose
  42. 41. Wail of a Tale
    Archie
  43. 42. A Story from Space
    Little Sabrina
  44. 43. Deeper and Deeper
    Mr. Weatherbee
  45. 44. ["Wow!--What super diamonds!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  46. 45. Math Wrath
    Big Moose
  47. 46. A Man's Intuition
    Archie
  48. 47. Safety First!
    Archie's Pal Jughead
  49. 48. Nervous with a Smile
    Betty and Veronica
  50. 49. What's in a Name
    Archie
  51. 50. Moon Madness
    Super Duck
  52. 51. The Loser or Did You Ever Get the Feeling the Whole World Is Against You?
    Archie
  53. 52. Bad Performance
    Li'l Jinx
  54. 53. Kill or Cure
    Archie
  55. 54. Brain Gain
    Jughead
  56. 55. Archie's Hang Up!
    Mr. Weatherbee
  57. 56. The Callers
    Archie
  58. 57. Gift Rapped
    Li'l Jinx
  59. 58. Date Strait
    Archie
  60. 59. A Coal Goal!
    Li'l Jinx
  61. 60. ["Jug, what's a good movie to take Betty to?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  62. 61. The Date
    Archie
  63. 62. The School Fool
    Little Archie
  64. 63. The Accident
    Mr. Weatherbee
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