(February 1989)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
1.35 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
Published bi-monthly in Feb, Apr, Jun, 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 94
Editing
Victor Gorelick
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
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle

Mr. Fixit (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Hy Eisman
Colors
Barry Grossman; Nanci Dakesian
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Jingles (a magical elf)
Synopsis
Archie and the gang are over at Veronica's decorating her Christmas tree when Jingles shows up. He and Jughead shatter a priceless vase owned by Mr. Lodge. Jingles then fixes the vase with his magic.
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Keywords
Christmas; Christmas Tree

Cool Yule (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica spots Archie buying a gift for Betty. Ethel shows Archie her gift from Jughead. Jughead rings for the Salvation Army from a sheltered spot.
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Indexer Notes

This is a collection of three two-panel gags rather than a continuous story.

Name That Tune (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead are having fun making up nonsense lyrics to classic songs.
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Keywords
music

Up-to-Date (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Li'l Jinx, I'm going to Edward's department store to see Santa Claus!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
The department store Santa is replaced by a computer.
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An Odd Way to Get Even (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Veronica and Reggie plan to disrupt Archie and Betty's date.
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Betty and Veronica's Christmas Fashions (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty and Veronica / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fashion; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica model fashion designs submitted by readers.

Voice of Panic (Table of Contents: 7)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg ?
Inks
Jon d'Agostino ?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Gladys Jones; Mary Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Jughead claims to be more relaxed than his friends until something happens to change that.
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Pursuit of Pleasure (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Through a charity she's working with, Veronica gets a letter to Santa from a poor child who neglects to put his address on the envelope. Using Betty's deductive skills, the girls track the child's mother down and provide the child with a merry Christmas.
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Days Daze! (Table of Contents: 9)

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; teen
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Charley laments the wait until Christmas.
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Snow Tableau (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie isn't going to let a little thing like a blizzard stop him from inviting himself over to the Lodge estate.
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Regret Fret (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge is not excited by Archie's latest actions.
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Word Bird (Table of Contents: 12)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tsk! Tsk! Look at all those insults!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie thinks the insults written on a wood fence are about Archie.

Cluck Yuck (Table of Contents: 13)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
We lost because Archie is chicken!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie insults Archie by calling him a chicken.

Nail Nonsense (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie's hangnail drives everybody else crazy.
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Give Till It Hurts (Table of Contents: 15)

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
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Iron Man Ironski
Synopsis
Feigning a back injury, Reggie watches Betty and Veronica put up the Lodge Christmas tree. So Veronica gets him a "special" gift in return.
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Approach Pattern (Table of Contents: 16)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Valerie; Melody
Synopsis
The girls realize that the only worse thing than having boys whistle at them, is when they don't.
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Party Puzzle (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! It's our Christmas tree! Our Christmas tree!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jolly Jim John
Synopsis
Reggie helps a group of children complete a 3000 piece puzzle to win a Christmas party from Jolly Jim John.
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Keywords
Christmas

Brash Brush (Table of Contents: 18)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Miss Grundy asks the students to copy something of rare beauty.

Aid Parade (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Daddy, enjoy yourself! It's the yule season!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge can't enjoy himself because of his business problems.
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Wrap Flap (Table of Contents: 20)

Big Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Hot Dog; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Moose takes gift wrapping a step too far.
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Tale of Travail (Table of Contents: 21)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Jughead tries for a Christmas bonus.
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Race Ace (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the kind of jumpsuit all the big auto racers wear!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie is putting on a fancy racing suit to set a new lap record.
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Here's Lookin' at You (Table of Contents: 23)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 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; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Smithers
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge has a mirror-like film added to the windows around his indoor pool, which gives Archie and Reggie courage to flirt with Midge.
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The Kissing Santa (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Me? You want me to play Santa at your party!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Dilton Doily; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Reggie locks Archie in a tool shed so he can play Santa Claus at Veronica's party.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Extra credits from Archie & Friends Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #22.

More or Less ... (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Which Christmas tree do you pick, Li'l Jinx?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx gets to pick out the family Christmas tree.
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Light Sprite (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
How about stringing up Christmas lights around the school?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Svenson
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee asks Svenson to put up some Christmas lights around the school.
Reprints
Keywords
snow

Prize Present (Table of Contents: 27)

Jughead's Parents / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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This present is trickily wrapped to surprise Jughead!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Gladys Jones; Forsythe Jones
Synopsis
One of the presents has been trickily wrapped to surprise Jughead.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas tree

Collision Course (Table of Contents: 28)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Inks
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Mr. Weatherbee; Professor Flutesnoot; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Jughead test drives Dilton's radar-controlled skateboard.
Reprints
Keywords
skateboard

Honest Injun (Table of Contents: 29)

Pussycat Capers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis
Melody spills something on Alexandra.
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Sporty Spender (Table of Contents: 30)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Reggie takes Betty to a very expensive restaurant.
Reprints

A Snow Blow (Table of Contents: 31)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Hap buys a new snow blower, but forgets one important feature.
Reprints

Nifty Gifty (Table of Contents: 32)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Sabrina asks the spirits to give Betty whatever she wants for Christmas.
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Blow the Man Down (Table of Contents: 33)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Duh! You got some nice gifts for Christmas, Jughead!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Hot Dog; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Moose thinks it was dumb of Jughead to buy a dog whistle for Hot Dog.
Reprints

Merry Mayhem (Table of Contents: 34)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, do you think we have everything?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica drop their packages and leave them behind after getting attacked by boys throwing snowballs. The boys deliver the packages to the house after seeing an address on one of them.
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Open and Shut Case (Table of Contents: 35)

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; teen
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Jinx refuses to let a little thing like a "Do Not Open Until X-mas" label put her curiosity in check.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; gift; present; x-ray

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty is selling cookies for her girls club, so Archie agrees to buy a box.

Hobby Lobby (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Congratulate me, gang!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Midge Klump; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie thinks that being a collector is nutty.
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Hide and Peek! (Table of Contents: 38)

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

Script
Joe Edwards (signed)
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx goes looking for her Christmas presents.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; gift; hiding place; present

The Poor Tycoon (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, how about it? Have we touched all bases? Handled all our Christmas projects?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Mr. Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
The gang tries to decide what underpriviliged person, or group, they should do something nice for Christmas.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Credits from later reprint.

One Last Gift (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, if it isn't number one son! I wonder who he's shopping for, and isn't that a silly question?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews; Sam Hargreave; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Andrews underestimates his son's gift-giving priorities.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  2. 1. Mr. Fixit
    Archie
  3. 2. Cool Yule
    Archie and the Gang
  4. 3. Name That Tune
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Up-to-Date
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. An Odd Way to Get Even
    Archie
  7. 6. Betty and Veronica's Christmas Fashions
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Voice of Panic
    Jughead
  9. 8. Pursuit of Pleasure
    Betty and Veronica
  10. 9. Days Daze!
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. Snow Tableau
    Archie
  12. 11. Regret Fret
    Mr. Lodge
  13. 12. Word Bird
    Reggie
  14. 13. Cluck Yuck
    Reggie
  15. 14. Nail Nonsense
    Archie
  16. 15. Give Till It Hurts
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. Approach Pattern
    Josie
  18. 17. Party Puzzle
    Archie
  19. 18. Brash Brush
    Jughead
  20. 19. Aid Parade
    Mr. Lodge
  21. 20. Wrap Flap
    Big Moose
  22. 21. Tale of Travail
    Jughead
  23. 22. Race Ace
    Archie
  24. 23. Here's Lookin' at You
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. The Kissing Santa
    Archie
  26. 25. More or Less ...
    Li'l Jinx
  27. 26. Light Sprite
    Mr. Svenson
  28. 27. Prize Present
    Jughead's Parents
  29. 28. Collision Course
    Jughead
  30. 29. Honest Injun
    Pussycat Capers
  31. 30. Sporty Spender
    Reggie
  32. 31. A Snow Blow
    Li'l Jinx
  33. 32. Nifty Gifty
    Sabrina
  34. 33. Blow the Man Down
    Jughead
  35. 34. Merry Mayhem
    Betty and Veronica
  36. 35. Open and Shut Case
    Li'l Jinx
  37. 36. ["Hi, Archie!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  38. 37. Hobby Lobby
    Archie and the Gang
  39. 38. Hide and Peek!
    Li'l Jinx
  40. 39. The Poor Tycoon
    Archie
  41. 40. One Last Gift
    Archie
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