Archie Comics Digest #93 [Newsstand]
(December 1988)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
1.35 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
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
076956145409 93
Editing
Victor Gorelick (editor); Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo [as DD]
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Jim DeCarlo [as JD]
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look at it as a status symbol, Archie!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Dilton Doiley; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie and Me #40

[blank inside front cover] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Scared Stiff (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Rich Margopoulos
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman; Nani Dakesian
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Krista (Reggie's date)
Synopsis
The gang decides to treat Reggie to a taste of his own medicine after he scares them with his tricks once too often.

Surprise Ending! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Archie and His Friends; Sunkist / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Throughout History with Jughead (Table of Contents: 4)

Jughead / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Big Ethel Muggs; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Various scenes from history, starring the Archie gang.

Here It Is Fans! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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Coach Reproach (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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Genre
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Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats; Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Flutesnoot
Synopsis
The Coach gets tired of Mr. Weatherbee telling him how to coach football, but things change when Mr. Weatherbee suits up for a practice.
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Archie's Super Poster Offer! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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Our Song (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Herbert; Herbert's date
Synopsis
Veronica asks Archie to play their song on the jukebox, but Archie can't remember what the song is.
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Step Right Up! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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Recipe Rap (Table of Contents: 10)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie tries to eat a dessert that Veronica made.

Fetch Wretch (Table of Contents: 11)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Jughead Jones; Mr. Jones; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Jughead asks Hot Dog to fetch him a pair of slippers.

Sit Bit (Table of Contents: 12)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
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Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie sits in a love seat.
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Fans! Join the Exciting Katy Keene Fan Club! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Refresher Course (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Jack Sharpe; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are too tired from school to go bowling with the guys - - until they hear that handsome new student Jack Sharpe will be bowling with them.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from GCD index of original issue.

Cocoa Pebbles BMX Bike Race (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Cocoa Pebbles; The Flintstones / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Brite Sprite (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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Genre
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Big Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Moose answers a football question after being woken up.

The Weakened Warrior Part I (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Chuck Clayton; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Chuck trick some football opponents about Moose's weakness on the field.
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No feature logo on the story.

The Weakened Warrior Part II (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Chuck Clayton; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Chuck trick some football opponents about Moose's weakness on the field.
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No feature logo on the story.

Vidiocy (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica uses her new video camera to capture Archie kissing another girl.
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Subscribe to Archie's Double Digest (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Busy Bee (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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teen
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Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
A rumor starts that Archie is writing a book and everyone wants to have a chapter about them in it.
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Rapid Reward (Table of Contents: 22)

Big Moose / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
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Big Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie takes Moose to a speed-reading course so he can introduce Veronica as the homecoming queen.
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Crack Knack (Table of Contents: 23)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie tells the others how he imitates people.
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Hurt Alert (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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teen
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Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Everyone ignores Archie's cast except Jughead.
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Nothing but a Hound-Dog (Table of Contents: 25)

Dilton / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Dilton sniffs books in the library.
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Tint Stint (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie experiences a new color after eating Veronica's stew.
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Money Honey (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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teen
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Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Veronica spends Archie's allowance increase.
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The Comic-Swap Club (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Book Look (Table of Contents: 29)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
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Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead is so engrossed in his book that he ends up in hospital.
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The Head Shrinkers Part I (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
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Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Archie and Chuck get swelled heads over their abilities in soccer.
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The Head Shrinkers Part II (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Archie and Chuck get swelled heads over their abilities in soccer.
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Tackle Hackle (Table of Contents: 32)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
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Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead does some good tackles at a football practice.
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Rule Tool (Table of Contents: 33)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
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Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Moose introduces a new rule to Monopoly.
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Remark Lark (Table of Contents: 34)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Midge criticizes Moose on his report card.
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No Mood for Food (Table of Contents: 35)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
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Moose Mason; Mr. Mason; Mrs. Mason
Synopsis
Mrs. Mason scales back dinner after Moose brings home his report card.
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Subscribe and Save (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Advice Device (Table of Contents: 37)

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

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Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica recommends that Betty stop dressing and acting like one of the boys if she wants to be taken seriously as a girl.
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It's a Snap (Table of Contents: 38)

Chuck Clayton / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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teen
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Chuck Clayton; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Chuck takes pictures for the school paper but forgets to put film in the camera.
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In a Campaign Vein (Table of Contents: 39)

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

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Genre
teen
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Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie are running against each other for Student President. Mr. Weatherbee suggests to Archie that he should run a flashier campaign.
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Katy Keene Subscription Spectacular! (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Talk Squawk (Table of Contents: 41)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
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Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie compares Veronica's voice to music.
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Tickets to Trouble (Table of Contents: 42)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Archie buys tickets to a concert from Dilton, but Mr. Lodge gives Veronica tickets to give away to the same concert.
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Indexer Notes

Archie speaks directly to the reader, telling them the story.

Archie Fan Club (Table of Contents: 43) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Truth Behind Reggie's Roots (Table of Contents: 44)

Reggie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
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Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Reggie brags about his family tree, but additional panels tell the truth behind his lies.
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Personalized "Sew-On" Patches (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

The Bookworm (Table of Contents: 46)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
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Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Fred wins $20 in a baseball pool. Mary takes half as her share and Fred has to figure out where to stash the rest to keep it from Archie.
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The Choice (Table of Contents: 47)

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

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Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Alma; Alma's little brother
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica come up with a plan to make Archie choose between them, but he ends up taking Alma to a hockey game.
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Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

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The Greeks (Table of Contents: 49)

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

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Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
The school is having a Greek Festival and everyone is dressing up except Reggie.
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Health Education (Table of Contents: 50)

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Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Public service announcement about AIDS.

Indexer Notes

Appears after second page of previous story.

Phrase Phase (Table of Contents: 51)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Jughead Jones; Mrs. Jones
Synopsis
Jughead's mom asks him to "run" an errand.
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Buck Yuck (Table of Contents: 52)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is repaid for a loan and can't decide what to do with the money.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 53) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[blank inside back cover] (Table of Contents: 54)

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Candilicious (Table of Contents: 55) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Look at it as a status symbol, Archie!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [blank inside front cover]
  3. 2. Scared Stiff
    Archie and the Gang
  4. 3. Surprise Ending!
    Archie and His Friends; Sunkist
  5. 4. Throughout History with Jughead
    Jughead
  6. 5. Here It Is Fans!
  7. 6. Coach Reproach
    Mr. Weatherbee
  8. 7. Archie's Super Poster Offer!
  9. 8. Our Song
    Archie
  10. 9. Step Right Up!
  11. 10. Recipe Rap
    Jughead
  12. 11. Fetch Wretch
    Jughead
  13. 12. Sit Bit
    Reggie
  14. 13. Fans! Join the Exciting Katy Keene Fan Club!
  15. 14. Refresher Course
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. Cocoa Pebbles BMX Bike Race
    Cocoa Pebbles; The Flintstones
  17. 16. Brite Sprite
    Big Moose
  18. 17. The Weakened Warrior Part I
    Archie
  19. 18. The Weakened Warrior Part II
    Archie
  20. 19. Vidiocy
    Archie
  21. 20. Subscribe to Archie's Double Digest
  22. 21. Busy Bee
    Archie
  23. 22. Rapid Reward
    Big Moose
  24. 23. Crack Knack
    Reggie
  25. 24. Hurt Alert
    Archie
  26. 25. Nothing but a Hound-Dog
    Dilton
  27. 26. Tint Stint
    Archie
  28. 27. Money Honey
    Archie
  29. 28. The Comic-Swap Club
  30. 29. Book Look
    Jughead
  31. 30. The Head Shrinkers Part I
    Archie
  32. 31. The Head Shrinkers Part II
    Archie
  33. 32. Tackle Hackle
    Jughead
  34. 33. Rule Tool
    Reggie
  35. 34. Remark Lark
    Moose
  36. 35. No Mood for Food
    Moose
  37. 36. Subscribe and Save
  38. 37. Advice Device
    Betty and Veronica
  39. 38. It's a Snap
    Chuck Clayton
  40. 39. In a Campaign Vein
    Mr. Weatherbee
  41. 40. Katy Keene Subscription Spectacular!
  42. 41. Talk Squawk
    Reggie
  43. 42. Tickets to Trouble
    Archie
  44. 43. Archie Fan Club
  45. 44. The Truth Behind Reggie's Roots
    Reggie
  46. 45. Personalized "Sew-On" Patches
  47. 46. The Bookworm
    Archie
  48. 47. The Choice
    Betty and Veronica
  49. 48. Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions
  50. 49. The Greeks
    Betty and Veronica
  51. 50. Health Education
  52. 51. Phrase Phase
    Jughead
  53. 52. Buck Yuck
    Jughead
  54. 53. ["Yum! Fruity marshmellows in my tummy..."]
  55. 54. [blank inside back cover]
  56. 55. Candilicious
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