(August 1984)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Pages
132
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bi-monthly in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., and Dec.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
0271000699467
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Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! It sure pays to advertise!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Keywords
clothesline; laundry

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Everything's Archie #57

Lip Service (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Archie and Mr. Lodge are arguing about whose generation of music is better and Archie throws an electric guitar into the pool electrocuting Mr. Lodge. Archie gives him mouth to mouth resuscitation.
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A-E-I-O-U is Out Puzzle (Table of Contents: 2)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica leaves out the vowels from the all the cities that she visited.
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Miss Beazly's Gag Bag (Table of Contents: 3)

Miss Beazly / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Phlips; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Miss Beazly
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee vows to end tardiness, which impacts Miss Beazly.

The Confidence Game (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is given a briefcase full of money by Mr. Weatherbee to guard until it can be deposited at the bank in the morning.
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Spray Play (Table of Contents: 5)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Miss Grundy orders a lot of seltzer water.
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The Dish (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Pop Tate; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Pop Tate creates a new sundae that acts like a love potion.
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Float Boat (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica brags about her father's new boat.
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Indexer Notes

Although Mr. Lodge is the feature character, he does not appear in this short.

Miss Grundy Gag Bag (Table of Contents: 8)

Miss Grundy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee buys a computer at the surplus store.

Dear Diary (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
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Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty writes about her day in her diary, while we see what actually happened.
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Indexer Notes

Veronica does not appear in this story.

Stinkerism..As a Career (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie speaks directly to the reader about stinkers, using Reggie as an example.
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Indexer Notes

In Reggie and Me (1966 series) #67, Reggie and Me is featured in the title instead of Archie.

Archie - Being a Success (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie has some funny ideas on the subject of how to be successful.

Some Choice! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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Pencils
Joe Edwards
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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx is pondering a choice given to her by Greg.
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Right Down the Line (Table of Contents: 13)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
While Archie and Betty observe protests at the local college, they imagine what life would be like if college students ran the country.
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Indexer Notes

In Betty and Me (Archie, 1965 series) #32, Betty and Me is featured in the title instead of Betty.

The Cockamamie Box (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
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Letters
Mario Acquaviva

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Ethel Muggs; Moose Mason
Synopsis
It's Cockamamie Day, when students can get back all the items that were confiscated from them over the past year. One of the items Mr. Weatherbee finds is a letter addressed to him. Archie asks him not to open it, and tells the story behind it: he wrote it to Mr. Weatherbee when he thought he'd be leaving Riverdale, and when it turned out he wasn't moving, he tried desperately to get it back. When Mr. Weatherbee finally gets a chance to see the letter, it turns out it was Archie's confession that he thinks Mr. Weatherbee is a good man who wants the best for him.
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Indexer Notes

In Archie and Me (1964 series) #11, the story is titled "The Letter" and features Archie and Me instead of Archie.

Race Pace (Table of Contents: 15)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Leroy
Synopsis
Veronica's cousin, Leroy challenges Archie to a race.

Dear Betty and Veronica (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Advice column for readers.

Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee blames Mr. Flutesnoot for the rise in the water bill.

The Sneeze Squeeze! (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
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Letters
Mario Acquaviva

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
The last item from the Cockamamie Box is a lock that was hacksawed off Archie's locker. The story behind that one involves the time Archie felt a sneeze coming on and couldn't open his locker to get a handkerchief.
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Indexer Notes

In Archie and Me (1964 series) #11, Archie and Me is featured in the title instead of Archie.

Help! Help Wanted! (Table of Contents: 19)

Moose / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie helps Moose build a chair in shop class, if that's what you can call it.
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Queen Business (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Smithers (cameo)
Synopsis
Veronica is selected Queen of the Ball and begins to take it too seriously.
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Thereby Hangs A Tail! (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
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Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica advises Archie not to attend an upscale party with a fox tail dangling from his car's radio antennae.
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Clothes Call (Table of Contents: 22)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica comes home from school upset that Betty wore the same dress she did.
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Beach Nut! (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie has a job setting up umbrellas at the beach. He gets in trouble with both Betty and Veronica and another girl's boyfriend.
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Raving with Reggie (Table of Contents: 24)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Three unrelated two-panel gags.
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A Share Package (Table of Contents: 25)

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; Gigi
Synopsis
Gigi tricks Jinx into sharing her candy.
Reprints

Pot Luck (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
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Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Dilton Doiley; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Little Archie tries to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie's Funhouse Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #20, Script and Pencils are credited to Bob Bolling and inks and letters to Marty Epp.

Poisonality Kid (Table of Contents: 27)

Leroy / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Leroy (Veronica's cousin); Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Four separate two-panel gags centered around Leroy.

It's the Law (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty wants to follow all the rules and laws. Veronica and Archie encourage her to live a little.
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My Problems as a Teen-ager (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie's typical day deciding what to do.
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Struck Out (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie talks to Archie about his frustrations with Veronica using baseball metaphors.

Paint in the Neck (Table of Contents: 31)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie decide to go to a modern art show.

The Pageant (Table of Contents: 32)

Little Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Miss Grundy and the students decide to put on a pageant to celebrate the 4th of July. Mr. Weatherbee invites the school superintendent to attend the pageant.
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Too Much (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; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx is the umpire at a baseball game.
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Disc-us (Table of Contents: 34)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Coach Kleats; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica surprises Coach Kleats with her ability to throw the discus.
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The Town Crier (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Veronica tries to keep Archie away from Mr. Lodge while he is entertaining members of the town council.
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Exam Week (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead search for a means to pass their exams without studying.
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Vacation Daze! (Table of Contents: 37)

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Synopsis
A fill in the blanks and connect the dots puzzle.

Turnabout (Table of Contents: 38)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Gigi
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx and Gigi have a conversation about Greg.
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Prime-Time T.V. Satire!! (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

In a Class by Himself! (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
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Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Archie shocks his lazy friends by saying he intends to go to summer school, but his announcement inspires them to sign up for summer school themselves.
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The Reaction! (Table of Contents: 41)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie reacts to Betty's new bikini.
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Archie's Pop Gag Bag (Table of Contents: 42)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Mrs. Andrews sends Archie to pick up meat and Mr. Andrews insists that he hurry.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Wow! It sure pays to advertise!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Lip Service
    Archie
  3. 2. A-E-I-O-U is Out Puzzle
    Veronica
  4. 3. Miss Beazly's Gag Bag
    Miss Beazly
  5. 4. The Confidence Game
    Archie
  6. 5. Spray Play
    Jughead
  7. 6. The Dish
    Pop Tate
  8. 7. Float Boat
    Mr. Lodge
  9. 8. Miss Grundy Gag Bag
    Miss Grundy
  10. 9. Dear Diary
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. Stinkerism..As a Career
    Archie
  12. 11. Archie - Being a Success
    Archie
  13. 12. Some Choice!
    Li'l Jinx
  14. 13. Right Down the Line
    Betty
  15. 14. The Cockamamie Box
    Archie
  16. 15. Race Pace
    Jughead
  17. 16. Dear Betty and Veronica
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
    Mr. Weatherbee
  19. 18. The Sneeze Squeeze!
    Archie
  20. 19. Help! Help Wanted!
    Moose
  21. 20. Queen Business
    Archie
  22. 21. Thereby Hangs A Tail!
    Archie
  23. 22. Clothes Call
    Veronica
  24. 23. Beach Nut!
    Archie
  25. 24. Raving with Reggie
    Reggie
  26. 25. A Share Package
    Li'l Jinx
  27. 26. Pot Luck
    Little Archie
  28. 27. Poisonality Kid
    Leroy
  29. 28. It's the Law
    Archie
  30. 29. My Problems as a Teen-ager
    Archie
  31. 30. Struck Out
    Archie
  32. 31. Paint in the Neck
    Reggie
  33. 32. The Pageant
    Little Archie
  34. 33. Too Much
    Li'l Jinx
  35. 34. Disc-us
    Veronica
  36. 35. The Town Crier
    Archie
  37. 36. Exam Week
    Archie
  38. 37. Vacation Daze!
  39. 38. Turnabout
    Li'l Jinx
  40. 39. Prime-Time T.V. Satire!!
    Archie
  41. 40. In a Class by Himself!
    Archie
  42. 41. The Reaction!
    Archie
  43. 42. Archie's Pop Gag Bag
    Archie's Pop
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