(August 2005)

Archie, 1984 Series
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Price
3.59 USD; 4.29 CAD
Pages
196
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10 times a year in Jan., Feb., Mar., May, June, July, Aug., Oct., Nov. and Dec.
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Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
762816469517 16211
Editing
Nelson Ribeiro; Victor Gorelick
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
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I fell asleep on the beach with my mesh shirt on!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews
Keywords
sunburn

Inspired Performance (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Ronald Birdwillow
Synopsis
Archie and Chuck help Ronald Birdwillow, a children's author, clean out his garage.
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Pain Strain (Table of Contents: 2)

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Genre
humor; teen

Wish Dish (Table of Contents: 3)

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Genre
humor; teen

The Love of My Lifeguard! (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Jim Amash
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Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Lisa; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Jughead Jones; Jellybean Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie try to impress the gorgeous lifeguard Lisa by helping enforce beach rules.
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Beach Beseech (Table of Contents: 5)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Jog Clog (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Archie goes jogging alone for some solitude and and gets joined by Betty, Veronica, Reggie, Dilton and Moose.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What kind of ice cream do you want in your root beer float?
Characters
Archie Andrews
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Indexer Notes

Word find puzzle.

Steer Jeer (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Look, daddy, Archie brought our boat right into the marina!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie drives Mr. Lodge's boat to the wrong marina.
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Divine Canine (Table of Contents: 9)

Hot Dog / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dig the new blonde chick!
Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Archie and Hot Dog both like blondes.
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Double Takes (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica gets some juicy gossip; Archie and Veronica at the beach; Leroy spies on Archie and Veronica.
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Indexer Notes

Three two-panel gags.

Kidding Around (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Archie is babysitting a kid named Hector at the beach while Reggie and Chuck go looking for girls.
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Flip Quips (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty, your infatuation with Archie is just puppy love!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Reggie Mantle
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Indexer Notes

Three two-panel gags.

Laugh Gaff (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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When I retire from being a principal, I think I'll run for Congress!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee thinks he will run for Congress after retiring as a principal.
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Keywords
beach; swimsuits

Short Retort (Table of Contents: 14)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mr. Lodge, can I borrow one of your cars?
Genre
humor
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie asks to borrow a car from Mr. Lodge.
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Bury Me Not (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito ?
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's it! That's it! We've found it!
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Pop Tate; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Perry's Merchandise Mart has a treasure hunt where the winner of the contest gets $500 in free merchandise if they can find the hidden treasure chest using the clues that they provide. Reggie creates a fake set of clues to give to Archie, Betty and Chuck and gets Dilton to help him with the real clues.
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Can't Be Trusted (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yahoo!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Smithers the butler
Synopsis
Archie has a singular talent for infuriating members of the Lodge family in different ways.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mom! Did you wash the shirt I asked you to?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie asks his mom if she washed his shirt.
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That's Amour (Table of Contents: 18)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
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Indexer Notes

Translate the English words to French puzzle.

Kite Delight (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Dig the size of Archie's kite!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie's large home-made kite lifts him off the ground.
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Rare Pair (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Dilton uses psychology to help Archie and Jughead play better at volleyball.
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Shout Bout (Table of Contents: 21)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead tries to warn Archie about a hole.
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Slip Quip! (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie always has an excuse.
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Keywords
surfing

Summer Sale Daze (Table of Contents: 23)

Little Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Teresa Davidson (credited)

Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Moose Mason; Little Ambrose Pipps; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Little Ambrose starts a lemonade stand but it is soon taken over by the boys and in competition against a rival lemonade stand run by the girls.
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The Joker (Table of Contents: 24)

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

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Genre
humor
Characters
Little Betty Cooper; Little Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie makes jokes while Betty gets ready for a picnic.
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Beach Daze! (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre
humor; children
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Vacation Dude (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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Genre
humor; teen

Rad Pad (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie needs a check pad after Veronica slaps him.
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Wealth of Ignorance (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie fixes his fence and Betty helps but Veronica says she just hires people to fix things for her.
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The Right Spirit! (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Old Man Dundee; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Tug; unknown thug
Synopsis
Archie gets help against two thugs from the Ghost Of Old Man Dundee.
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Keywords
ghost

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #252, inking is credited to Rudy Lapick.

Talk Balk (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Carol
Synopsis
Veronica has been talking to Carol on the phone and ignoring Archie.
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The Groove Tube (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie skips a picnic with his parents to go inner tubing down the river with his friends and Reggie.
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When Rhinos Fly! (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Rex Lindsey
Inks
Rex Lindsey
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Throbb Temple; Moose Mason (cameo); Midge Klump (cameo); Dilton Doiley (cameo)
Synopsis
Movie star Throbb Temple turns out to be a coward when a promotional event turns dangerous for Archie and Veronica.
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A Day to Remember (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sigh! If only there was some way I could convince the town council to approve my new educational project!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Mrs. Rogers; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie ruins Mr. Weatherbee's day at the beach but it actually works out well for Mr. Weatherbee.
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Hoop Scoop (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.] (credited)
Inks
Rod Ollerenshaw (credited)
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie and Betty are playing a basketball-shooting game. Archie wins easily at first, but when the stakes are raised to a date for her instead of Veronica for that evening, Betty makes a series of stunning shots.
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Keywords
basketball

The Sleeper (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Harry Lucey (credited)
Inks
Chic Stone (credited)
Colors
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Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie displays an unexpected talent for surfing... or does he?
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Keywords
surf board; surfing

Forest Feast (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.] (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie takes his campers on a hike in the woods. After falling in a stream and ruining the food, he has to call Jughead on a walkie-talkie for an emergency pizza order.
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Keywords
hike; pizza; walkie-talkie

Weighty Problems (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie buys a weight lifting set.
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Keywords
weight lifting

Dance Chance (Table of Contents: 38)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and the gang find a beach where they can dance.
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Take My Son! Please! (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie seems to be going through a phase of being accident-prone.
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Keywords
basketball; breakfast cereal

Tennis Nut (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Claiming that he's become a tennis expert, Archie asks to team with Veronica against Reggie and Betty in a game of mixed doubles.
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Keywords
tennis

Indexer Notes

No credits in this issue.
When reprinted in Archie & Friends Double Digest, writing is credited to Frank Doyle and inks are credited to Rudy Lapick.

Not a Happy Camper (Table of Contents: 41)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Rex Lindsey (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie camps out to be the first at a Ungrateful Leadheads concert.
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Poetic License (Table of Contents: 42)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look! Isn't that lovely?...Footprints in the sands of time!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
When Veronica accuses him of lacking poetry and romance, Archie brushes up on poetry and starts talking in flowery language all the time.
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Indexer Notes

Poems referred to in the story include Longfellow's "A Psalm of Life" ("Footprints on the sands of time"), Kipling's "The Female of The Species" and Kipling's "The Vampire" ("A rag and a bone and a hank of hair").

Pain in the Neck (Table of Contents: 43)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dr. Dobson
Synopsis
Archie is experiencing neck pains after a day at the beach.
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Keywords
beach vollyball; surfing

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

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

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Relax, Ronnie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie rescues Veronica.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

from the Archie daily newspaper strip

The Professional (Table of Contents: 45)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
? [as Kennedy] (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Leroy; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie tries a succession of summer jobs but all are disasters.
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Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I fell asleep on the beach with my mesh shirt on!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Inspired Performance
    Archie
  3. 2. Pain Strain
    Archie
  4. 3. Wish Dish
    Archie
  5. 4. The Love of My Lifeguard!
    Archie
  6. 5. Beach Beseech
    Archie
  7. 6. Jog Clog
    Archie
  8. 7. ["What kind of ice cream do you want in your root beer float?"]
    Archie
  9. 8. Steer Jeer
    Archie
  10. 9. Divine Canine
    Hot Dog
  11. 10. Double Takes
    Archie Presents
  12. 11. Kidding Around
    Archie
  13. 12. Flip Quips
    Archie and the Gang
  14. 13. Laugh Gaff
    Archie
  15. 14. Short Retort
    Mr. Lodge
  16. 15. Bury Me Not
    Archie
  17. 16. Can't Be Trusted
    Archie
  18. 17. ["Mom! Did you wash the shirt I asked you to?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  19. 18. That's Amour
    Veronica
  20. 19. Kite Delight
    Archie
  21. 20. Rare Pair
    Archie and the Gang
  22. 21. Shout Bout
    Archie
  23. 22. Slip Quip!
    Archie
  24. 23. Summer Sale Daze
    Little Archie
  25. 24. The Joker
    Little Betty
  26. 25. Beach Daze!
    Little Veronica
  27. 26. Vacation Dude
    Little Archie
  28. 27. Rad Pad
    Archie
  29. 28. Wealth of Ignorance
    Archie
  30. 29. The Right Spirit!
    Archie
  31. 30. Talk Balk
    Archie
  32. 31. The Groove Tube
    Archie
  33. 32. When Rhinos Fly!
    Archie
  34. 33. A Day to Remember
    Archie
  35. 34. Hoop Scoop
    Archie
  36. 35. The Sleeper
    Archie
  37. 36. Forest Feast
    Archie
  38. 37. Weighty Problems
    Archie
  39. 38. Dance Chance
    Archie and the Gang
  40. 39. Take My Son! Please!
    Archie
  41. 40. Tennis Nut
    Archie
  42. 41. Not a Happy Camper
    Archie
  43. 42. Poetic License
    Archie
  44. 43. Pain in the Neck
    Archie
  45. 44. ["Relax, Ronnie!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  46. 45. The Professional
    Archie
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