(March 1996)

Archie, 1987 Series
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Pages
196
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six times a year in January, March, April, August, September, and November
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Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
071896469509 56
Editing
Nanci Dakesian; Victor Gorelick
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Parent [as Parent] (signed)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino [as D'Agostino] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
This helps keep my body tight and fit!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
exercise

Shovel This! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty's handsome new neighbor offers to help her shovel the snow. Once Veronica shows up, they both compete for his attention.

The Sellout (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Veronica gives up a quiet evening at home to prevent Betty from making time with Archie.
Reprints

Carry On (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica is outraged when she runs into Archie carrying Betty in his arms.
Reprints

Let's Dance (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Berdej
Pencils
Hy Eisman
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie convinces Archie not to accept an invitation to the Sadie Hawkins Dance right away and instead enjoy their sudden popularity.
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Keywords
Sadie Hawkins dance

Look Out (Table of Contents: 5)

Mort / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mort; Greg; Fat Charley
Synopsis
The gang builds a snow fort, with Mort being on the lookout.
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Ski Spree (Table of Contents: 6)

Sabrina The Teenage Witch / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Dick Malmgren ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Cousin Ambrose; Aunt Zelda
Synopsis
With the temperature below zero on their ski trip, Sabrina and her guardians are faced with the reality of having only enough magic to cast one spell in a twenty-four hour period.
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Whine And Dine (Table of Contents: 7)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead is not a very good waiter.
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What Does She Want? (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica seems to always have her eyes on other guys, so Archie goes out of his way to impress her.
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Sport Report (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mrs. Cooper; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
To keep Betty from spending time with Archie, Veronica convinces her to tryout for the girl's basketball team.
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A Change For The Better (Table of Contents: 10)

Ethel / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Professor Flutesnoot; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
As a science project for school, Reggie begins showering Ethel with affection to see if he can alter her behavior.
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For the Record (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Halliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx frantically looks for her favorite record.
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The Lost City (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper;
Synopsis
Archie and the gang go on a hunt for Mayan treasures but run into thieves.
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The Cold Shoulder (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie allows Betty to join him on an ice fishing trip, which turns out to be a bad idea for Archie.
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Vampire Ire (Table of Contents: 14)

Sabrina The Teenage Witch / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Salem; Aunt Hilda; Cousin Ambrose
Synopsis
A vampire stops by Sabrina's house trying to scare the family but they frighten him off instead.
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The Dead Line (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie agrees to work with Betty on the school newspaper after school, until Veronica invites him to go ice skating. When Archie declines her invitation, Veronica threatens to invite Reggie instead, so Archie tries to ditch Betty.
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Memories (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty sends Archie to the store for some paprika and crosses her fingers that he'll remember.
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Rainy Daze (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie 1 / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie 1; Reggie 1; Betty 1; Veronica 1; Jughead 1
Synopsis
When the guys invite the ladies to share their cave during a rain storm, the ladies decide to decorate.
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A Mod Mod World (Table of Contents: 18)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Miss Grundy orders Veronica to remove the mod stickers from her locker.
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Snow Snafu (Table of Contents: 19)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Reggie shows off his ski-bob on the slopes.

Date Strait (Table of Contents: 20)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs; Alice Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason; Smithers
Synopsis
Betty thinks everyone is avoiding her but they are all planning a surprise party for her.
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Prof. Lovett, Prof. Lovett, Wherefore Art Thou, Prof. Lovett...?!! (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Monet; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Miss Lovett
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee hires a new drama teacher and the gang goes out of their way to impress him...or is it her??
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Misunderstood (Table of Contents: 22)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Betty decides to buy her father's birthday present with trading stamps but things don't work out for her.
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Money Power! (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Jinx finds a fifty-cent piece on the sidewalk.
Reprints

Attraction Action (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Midge Klump; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
It seems the harder Betty tries to attract Archie, the more he pulls away. Finally, Betty gives up.
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Indexer Notes

Originally printed in Betty and Me (Archie, 1965 series) #121 with Betty and Me appearing in the title block instead of Archie.

Hot Stuff (Table of Contents: 25)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Harvey
Synopsis
Aunt Hilda attempts to sabotage Harvey's Christmas cheer with a bowl of Christmas candy laced with hot peppers.
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Betty's Pin Up (Table of Contents: 26)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty asks Archie to watch soap operas with her.

Beware the Pretty Pirate (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Chuck Clayton; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Hiram Lodge; Smithers; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mid-term is a strange time to be having a school party, but that’s when Mr. Weatherbee and Miss Grundy are scheduled to take their leave! What? You thought they were happy here? Well, that was before “Long Jane Silver“ sailed into view! That was just before our young friends learned to--- Beware the Pretty Pirate!
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A Witch In Time (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica tries to teach Archie to dance.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprinted from Pep Comics (Archie, 1940 series) #123 with only three pages. The fourth page appears to be left out.

Confessions of a True Veronica! (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper (also in flashback as five-year-old); Veronica Lodge (also in flashback as five-year-old); Hiram Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews (also in flashback as five-year-old); Reggie Mantle (in flashback as five-year-old); Jughead Jones (in flashback as five-year-old); Moose Mason (in flashback as five-year-old)
Synopsis
Veronica writes her autobiography and shares it with Betty. Veronica imagines how successful she will be when it is published. As Betty reads it, she becomes less convinced. Veronica agrees to allow Betty to write her biography.
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Career Wise (Table of Contents: 30)

Mort the Worry Wart / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Mort; Fat Charley; Li'l Jinx; Gigi; Greg
Synopsis
Mort worries about what he is going to be when he grows up.
Reprints

Near Miss (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Stan Goldberg
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty practically attaches herself to Archie and people begin to notice.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally printed in Betty and Me (Archie, 1965 series) #72 with Betty and Me appearing in the title block instead of Betty and Veronica.

On The Ball (Table of Contents: 32)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Svenson
Synopsis
Reggie gets mad at Archie for telling on him when he was throwing snowballs on school grounds. He makes a giant snowball meant for Archie but it lands on Mr. Weatherbee instead.
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Indexer Notes

Reprinted in Archie's Holiday Fun Digest (Archie, 1997 series) #4 and in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #66 with Archie appearing in the title block instead of Reggie.

Flying High (Table of Contents: 33)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Cousin Ambrose
Synopsis
When one too many people take a skeptical view of Hilda's claim that she saw a flying saucer, she uses magic to make him doubt his own skepticism.
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Ancient History (Table of Contents: 34)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx tries to learn history by watching old movies on television.
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Required Reading (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie resorts to black magic to make Mr. Lodge like him.
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Bag Holders (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
When Archie points out to Veronica that she looks silly carrying a summer beach bag in winter, she orders him to get rid of it. And from there the bag makes the rounds of the high school, passing from person to person.
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Slow Burn Quick Freeze (Table of Contents: 37)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
After berating Betty for sacrificing her dignity to impress a boy, Veronica must figure out how to make a play for the new local hunk without Betty finding out.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["This helps keep my body tight and fit!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Shovel This!
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. The Sellout
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Carry On
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Let's Dance
    Archie
  6. 5. Look Out
    Mort
  7. 6. Ski Spree
    Sabrina The Teenage Witch
  8. 7. Whine And Dine
    Jughead
  9. 8. What Does She Want?
    Archie
  10. 9. Sport Report
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. A Change For The Better
    Ethel
  12. 11. For the Record
    Li'l Jinx
  13. 12. The Lost City
    Archie
  14. 13. The Cold Shoulder
    Archie
  15. 14. Vampire Ire
    Sabrina The Teenage Witch
  16. 15. The Dead Line
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. Memories
    Archie
  18. 17. Rainy Daze
    Archie 1
  19. 18. A Mod Mod World
    Veronica
  20. 19. Snow Snafu
    Reggie
  21. 20. Date Strait
    Betty
  22. 21. Prof. Lovett, Prof. Lovett, Wherefore Art Thou, Prof. Lovett...?!!
    Archie and the Gang
  23. 22. Misunderstood
    Betty
  24. 23. Money Power!
    Li'l Jinx
  25. 24. Attraction Action
    Archie
  26. 25. Hot Stuff
    Sabrina
  27. 26. Betty's Pin Up
    Betty
  28. 27. Beware the Pretty Pirate
  29. 28. A Witch In Time
    Archie
  30. 29. Confessions of a True Veronica!
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. Career Wise
    Mort the Worry Wart
  32. 31. Near Miss
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. On The Ball
    Reggie
  34. 33. Flying High
    Sabrina
  35. 34. Ancient History
    Li'l Jinx
  36. 35. Required Reading
    Archie
  37. 36. Bag Holders
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. Slow Burn Quick Freeze
    Betty and Veronica
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