(June 1990)

Archie, 1973 Series
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132
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
071896468502 02
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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
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's your father listening to?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

A Date with a Dummy (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harold Smith (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited); Gregg Suchow (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Sellers; Charlie McGee; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie's boss asks him to run some errands, including delivering a store mannequin and Veronica sees him and thinks he's seeing another girl.
Keywords
mannequin

[Archie's 3 for 2 Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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The Deal (Table of Contents: 4)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie proposes that he and Archie split the nights they can date Veronica each week, but he knows she's already committed on the nights he suggests for Archie.
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Wile Style (Table of Contents: 5)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica buys a dress for a special occasion.
Reprints

Talk Balk (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Betty has laryngitis.
Reprints

[Improved Reading Skils] (Table of Contents: 7)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Literacy PSA featuring many of the Archie super heroes.

Losing Your Marbles (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie buys a bag of marbles.
Reprints
Keywords
marbles

[Archie Fan Club] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[Archie's Checklist] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

What a Seat-uation (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Svenson the janitor
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee asks Svenson to repair his office chair before the Superintendent's inspection.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie Annual Digest #56] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Veronica's New Glamour Fashions (Table of Contents: 13)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Veronica Lodge

Sick! Sick! Sick! (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead get sick eating too much ice cream.
Reprints

[Katy Keene Fan Club] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Strings Attached (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty gets mad at Veronica to the point where she hides out when Veronica comes calling.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Ace Place (Table of Contents: 17)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead puts up a hammock between two parking meters.
Reprints

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

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gulp. You girls better take over the judging...
Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee gets seasick judging paintings featuring water.
Reprints

Crash Dash (Table of Contents: 19)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie crashes Midge's party, and says he'll leave when he's good and ready. When Moose starts chasing him, he decides he's ready.
Reprints
Keywords
party

Two Times Trouble (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Sam Johnson; Jughead Jones; Mr. Dabney
Synopsis
When Sam Johnson, a diamond courier, goes missing it is assumed he has stolen the diamonds he was to deliver to Mr. Lodge.
Reprints
Keywords
amnesia; identical twin

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #68, no credits listed in this digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Jughead Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Xtzik Zonk Gubglop Zoodoozee Gazink...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Some aliens find a sleeping Jughead.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; flying saucer

[Discount 32 Page Comics Subscriptions] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

Paper Caper (Table of Contents: 23)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Reggie has a headline for the school paper.

Star Makers (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Basil Von Retread
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead accidentally roll out the red carpet for an old silent movie actor.
Reprints
Keywords
red carpet

The Executive (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie has a job carrying a sandwich board sign but Veronica thinks he needs a more prestigious job.
Reprints
Keywords
sandwich board

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #274, no credits listed in this digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Big Ethel Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Am I late for the 'Clean Up Riverdale' project?
Genre
teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Even during a charitable exercise, Jughead has to get a shot in at Ethel.
Reprints

Party Smarty (Table of Contents: 27)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie attends a costume party as a caterpillar.
Keywords
costume party

[Jughead's Time Police] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

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

Nag Gag (Table of Contents: 29)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Moose rented a horse for an hour but all it does is buck.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie Pin-Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, that's a wonderful picture!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
A battered Archie wins first prize with a photo of Veronica in shock; he fell out of the tree while taking the picture.
Reprints
Keywords
art show; photography

Sniff Tiff (Table of Contents: 31)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Big Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Ethel is explaining all the things she can do with her nose, but Jughead tells her one thing she can't do.
Reprints

Shaping Up (Table of Contents: 32)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica has to decide between Archie and Reggie on who will she play a tennis match with.
Keywords
tennis

A Matter of Taste (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica sends Archie to the department store to buy her a sweater and Archie returns with the worst sweater possible.

[Betty and Veronica Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

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

Comes the Dawning (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Miss Grudy; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie doesn't realize he got up for school three hours early.
Reprints

Lunch Room! (Table of Contents: 36)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Charley eats all the snacks, then goes home for lunch.

Swing Sting (Table of Contents: 37)

Dilton / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Coach Clayton
Synopsis
Dilton is off the baseball team for being a weak batter.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball

It's Ornamental (Table of Contents: 38)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
?
Letters
Mario Acquaviva

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
After Mr. Lodge kicks him out, Archie sneaks back in and hides in Mr. Lodge's precious artifacts just as people from the museum are coming over to inspect them.
Reprints

[Jughead's Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

Jughead Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jughead, didn't I tell you to change the water in the fish tank?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Gladys Jones
Reprints

Color Coded (Table of Contents: 41)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Cedric; Jason Blossom; Cheryl Blossom
Synopsis
Jason schemes to get a mechanic to spray paint polka dots on Archie's car.
Reprints
Keywords
polka dot

[Subscribe and Save $2.50] (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

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

Delayed Decision (Table of Contents: 43)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is knocked unconscious by a ball from a kids baseball game and they have to wait for him to come around before they know if it was a home run or not.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball

Wet Fret (Table of Contents: 44)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica agrees to sneak Jughead into a drive-in movie in her trunk, but he gets out prematurely during a car wash.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

Editor's Notebook / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Second Best (Table of Contents: 46)

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

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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Betty wins first place in a contest and is selected to star in a tv show, but she trades the prize to Veronica.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 47)

Archie Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I can't understand why that cop is following me!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie can't figure out why the cop is following his car.
Reprints

[Turtles Movie Comic Book Offer] (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

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

Record Ruckus (Table of Contents: 49)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
When the students try to break different world records, Mr. Weatherbee ends up caught in the middle.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprinting in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #62.

[Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 50) (Expand) /

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

Prize Surprise (Table of Contents: 51)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty wins an Easter outfit in a jingle contest.
Keywords
Easter

Face Fantasy (Table of Contents: 52)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie makes faces at a baby.
Reprints

Drugs Are Uncool! (Table of Contents: 53)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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Characters
Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Anti drug PSA.

Fuel Folly (Table of Contents: 54)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Stan Goldberg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doily; Chuck Clayton; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica is offended by Reggie's gas-guzzling sports car and likes Dilton's newest invention, a tiny fuel efficient car.
Reprints
Keywords
ecology

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie's Funhouse Double Digest (Archie 2014 series) #28, inks are credited to Rudy Lapick.

[The Ultimate Game Club] (Table of Contents: 55) (Expand) /

Ultimate Game Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 56)

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

The Taste of Adventure (Table of Contents: 57) (Expand) /

Archie; Capri Sun / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["What's your father listening to?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. A Date with a Dummy
    Archie
  4. 3. [Archie's 3 for 2 Subscription Offer]
  5. 4. The Deal
    Reggie
  6. 5. Wile Style
    Veronica
  7. 6. Talk Balk
    Betty
  8. 7. [Improved Reading Skils]
  9. 8. Losing Your Marbles
    Archie
  10. 9. [Archie Fan Club]
  11. 10. [Archie's Checklist]
  12. 11. What a Seat-uation
    Mr. Weatherbee
  13. 12. [Archie Annual Digest #56]
  14. 13. Veronica's New Glamour Fashions
    Veronica
  15. 14. Sick! Sick! Sick!
    Archie
  16. 15. [Katy Keene Fan Club]
  17. 16. Strings Attached
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. Ace Place
    Jughead
  19. 18. ["Gulp. You girls better take over the judging..."]
    Mr. Weatherbee Pin Up
  20. 19. Crash Dash
    Reggie
  21. 20. Two Times Trouble
    Archie
  22. 21. ["Xtzik Zonk Gubglop Zoodoozee Gazink..."]
    Jughead Pin Up
  23. 22. [Discount 32 Page Comics Subscriptions]
  24. 23. Paper Caper
    Reggie
  25. 24. Star Makers
    Archie
  26. 25. The Executive
    Archie
  27. 26. ["Am I late for the 'Clean Up Riverdale' project?"]
    Big Ethel Pin Up
  28. 27. Party Smarty
    Reggie
  29. 28. [Jughead's Time Police]
  30. 29. Nag Gag
    Moose
  31. 30. ["Archie, that's a wonderful picture!"]
    Archie Pin-Up
  32. 31. Sniff Tiff
    Jughead
  33. 32. Shaping Up
    Reggie
  34. 33. A Matter of Taste
    Archie
  35. 34. [Betty and Veronica Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  36. 35. Comes the Dawning
    Archie
  37. 36. Lunch Room!
    Li'l Jinx
  38. 37. Swing Sting
    Dilton
  39. 38. It's Ornamental
    Archie
  40. 39. [Jughead's Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  41. 40. ["Jughead, didn't I tell you to change the water in the fish tank?"]
    Jughead Pin Up
  42. 41. Color Coded
    Archie
  43. 42. [Subscribe and Save $2.50]
  44. 43. Delayed Decision
    Archie
  45. 44. Wet Fret
    Jughead
  46. 45. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  47. 46. Second Best
    Betty and Veronica
  48. 47. ["I can't understand why that cop is following me!"]
    Archie Pin Up
  49. 48. [Turtles Movie Comic Book Offer]
  50. 49. Record Ruckus
    Archie
  51. 50. [Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  52. 51. Prize Surprise
    Betty
  53. 52. Face Fantasy
    Archie
  54. 53. Drugs Are Uncool!
  55. 54. Fuel Folly
    Archie
  56. 55. [The Ultimate Game Club]
    Ultimate Game Club
  57. 56. [no title indexed]
  58. 57. The Taste of Adventure
    Archie; Capri Sun
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