(April 1993)

Archie, 1987 Series
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
009128469508 37
Editing
Nanci Tsetsekas; Victor Gorelick
Color
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Digest
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Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Alison Flood (signed)
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thanks for helping put bows on those hats! Just be careful of the glue!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

A Night to Remember (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman; Nanci Tsetsekas; Caryn Antoniuk
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Cool Tool (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
The girls prepare to play the boys in broom hockey.
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Rube Boob (Table of Contents: 3)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Midge asks Moose to play country music on his guitar.
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Deep Freeze (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Milton
Synopsis
When the gang goes skating, the girls go crazy over a handsome new guy, so Archie and Reggie team up to take him out of commission.
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Money Honey (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica admits that money isn't everything...sort of.
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Work Quirk (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Archie asks Betty to do his French homework for him.
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Something in the Air (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie's allergies have him sneezing all the time until Moose finds the cure.
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Decoy Ploy (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Ethel offers Jughead multiple hamburgers.
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Love Sick (Table of Contents: 9)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Cousin Ambrose; Matilda; the pastry shop clerk
Synopsis
Ambrose is in love. But a case of mistaken identity causes Sabrina to boost the relationship in a way it didn't need boosting.
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Report Support (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie claims that Jughead will eat anything.
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Knee Glee (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie doesn't have to get on both knees to ask Veronica out; one will be enough.
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Making the Grade (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Veronica is mad that Betty scored higher than her, while Betty is mad she didn't score high enough.
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Cool Rule (Table of Contents: 13)

Svenson the Janitor / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Svenson; unnamed janitor
Synopsis
Svenson cautions another janitor to stay away from the school doors at dismissal time.
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Shopper Chopper (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica makes it a point to shop for clothes somewhere Betty doesn't.
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Paper Mates (Table of Contents: 15)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 5 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; Gigi; Hap Holliday; Charley Hawse; Greg
Synopsis
Rather than buy Jinx an expensive Japanese doll to compete with Gigi, Hap shows her the art of origami.
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There's Nothing Like the Present (Table of Contents: 16)

Big Ethel / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll bet you'd never guess who's birthday it is today!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Ethel reminds Archie that it's Betty's birthday.
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You're So Right (Table of Contents: 17)

Reggie / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
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Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; unnamed girl; her father
Synopsis
Reggie can't shake the feeling he's not alone with his date.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

The Man Who Never Was!! (Table of Contents: 19)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers; Hawkins
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge is kidnapped by the general manager of his corporation and replaced with a robotic double, who fools everyone, including Mr. Lodge's own daughter. But the robot can't fool Archie, who suspects that the real Mr. Lodge could never be so nice to him.
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Keywords
robot

Monopoly Mania (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
The gang are playing monopoly, but Betty isn't quite playing by the rules.
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It's No Joke (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, would you take this to Mr. Weatherbee? He's got a terrible cold!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Miss Beazly; Waldo Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Miss Beazly sends Archie to deliver some hot tea and lemon to Mr. Weatherbee.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from reprint.

Sleigh Belles (Table of Contents: 22)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Alisa Merrill
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis
Alex makes a buffoon of himself bragging about his snowmobile.
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Split Bit (Table of Contents: 23)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead think Betty is inviting them over for banana splits, but instead she wants them to split wood.
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The Rappers (Table of Contents: 24)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Smithers; Gaston; Jenson; Thurmgood
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are attracting attention by wearing headphones.
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Scope Scoop (Table of Contents: 25)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Svenson; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty's horoscope says someone will sweep her off her feet.
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Keywords
horoscope

Boobology (Table of Contents: 26)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Moose puts an ostrich egg on his head.

The Injured Party (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Everyone is sympathetic to Reggie when he shows up at school with his arm in a sling, but he's just using it to hide a water pistol.
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A Fast Shovel (Table of Contents: 28)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 5 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; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Charley tries to earn some money by shoveling walks.
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Sub Flub (Table of Contents: 29)

The Archies / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle]
Synopsis
When Reggie and Veronica play hooky and go skiing rather than rehearsing, the remaining Archies end up playing a gig at Reggie and Veronica's resort.
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Keywords
skiing

Stamp of Approval (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty is on a green stamp collecting binge, hoping to trade them all in for a worthy premium. Naturally, Veronica scoffs at the idea...until she sees the handsome young man Betty meets in her quest!
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Saucer Sortie (Table of Contents: 31)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Cousin Ambrose
Synopsis
Aliens land on Earth in the middle of one of Aunt Hilda's parties, and are amazed at what they find.
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Indexer Notes

The original story credits Rudy Lapick with the inking.

A Code in the Head! (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Jim DeCarlo [as Jimmy DeCarlo]
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Barry Grossman

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie is upset over Veronica's little black book and is amazed when she throws it in the fire.
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Mind Over Matter (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Hap's constant criticism doesn't allow Jinx to enjoy her dinner.
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Triangle Wrangle (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie becomes upset when he thinks Betty is seeing another guy.
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Strategy Strain (Table of Contents: 35)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Dilton convinces Betty to introduce Archie to chess in hopes of spending more time with him.
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Beau Row (Table of Contents: 36)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
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Door Chore (Table of Contents: 37)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones
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Sprawl Fall (Table of Contents: 38)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
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Opal of Mine (Table of Contents: 39)

Nancy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Nancy wants Chuck to buy her a fancy opal ring.
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Keywords
opal

Plate Plight (Table of Contents: 40)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
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Color Coded (Table of Contents: 41)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman
Synopsis
Sabrina magically materializes a fur coat from a store window just to try it on, then gets arrested for shoplifting.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from Sabrina, the Teen-Age Witch (Archie, 1971 series) #39.

Goof Gaff (Table of Contents: 42)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Superintendent Hassle

Traveler's Aid (Table of Contents: 43)

Mister Lodge / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Smithers
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge thinks Veronica is moving away with Archie.
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Indexer Notes

No credits are given for story.

Droll Role (Table of Contents: 44)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
After doing odd jobs for Veronica, Archie asks about the fringe benefits.
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Music Hath Charms (Table of Contents: 45)

Josie / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Albert; Socrates [Sock]; Alexander [Alex]
Synopsis
Seeing how Albert's guitar playing drives Josie wild, Sock tries to attract Pepper by playing a variety of different musical instruments. When that doesn't work, Albert tries to arrange for Sock to impress Pepper by being a hero.
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Indexer Notes

Script identifiable as Frank Doyle by his style and by DeCarlo's statement that Doyle wrote all the early Josie comics.

Video Volley (Table of Contents: 46)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica both try to lure Archie to their house for a date. When Archie chooses Veronica, he ends up regretting it.
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Wait Fate (Table of Contents: 47)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is waiting for Veronica to come out of the phone booth when it starts snowing.
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Shelter Skelter (Table of Contents: 48)

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

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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs

Pop That Dream (Table of Contents: 49)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty tells Archie and Veronica that she had a dream that Archie asked her to marry him.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Thanks for helping put bows on those hats! Just be careful of the glue!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. A Night to Remember
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Cool Tool
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Rube Boob
    Moose
  5. 4. Deep Freeze
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Money Honey
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Work Quirk
    Betty
  8. 7. Something in the Air
    Archie
  9. 8. Decoy Ploy
    Big Ethel
  10. 9. Love Sick
    Sabrina
  11. 10. Report Support
    Archie
  12. 11. Knee Glee
    Archie
  13. 12. Making the Grade
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. Cool Rule
    Svenson the Janitor
  15. 14. Shopper Chopper
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. Paper Mates
    Li'l Jinx
  17. 16. There's Nothing Like the Present
    Big Ethel
  18. 17. You're So Right
    Reggie
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
  20. 19. The Man Who Never Was!!
    Mr. Lodge
  21. 20. Monopoly Mania
    Betty and Veronica
  22. 21. It's No Joke
    Archie
  23. 22. Sleigh Belles
    Josie
  24. 23. Split Bit
    Betty
  25. 24. The Rappers
    Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. Scope Scoop
    Betty
  27. 26. Boobology
    Moose
  28. 27. The Injured Party
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. A Fast Shovel
    Li'l Jinx
  30. 29. Sub Flub
    The Archies
  31. 30. Stamp of Approval
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. Saucer Sortie
    Sabrina
  33. 32. A Code in the Head!
    Betty and Veronica
  34. 33. Mind Over Matter
    Li'l Jinx
  35. 34. Triangle Wrangle
    Archie
  36. 35. Strategy Strain
    Betty and Veronica
  37. 36. Beau Row
    Veronica
  38. 37. Door Chore
    Mr. Lodge
  39. 38. Sprawl Fall
    Archie
  40. 39. Opal of Mine
    Nancy
  41. 40. Plate Plight
    Betty and Veronica
  42. 41. Color Coded
    Sabrina
  43. 42. Goof Gaff
    Mr. Weatherbee
  44. 43. Traveler's Aid
    Mister Lodge
  45. 44. Droll Role
    Veronica
  46. 45. Music Hath Charms
    Josie
  47. 46. Video Volley
    Betty and Veronica
  48. 47. Wait Fate
    Archie
  49. 48. Shelter Skelter
    Betty and Veronica
  50. 49. Pop That Dream
    Betty and Veronica
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