(March 1985)

Archie, 1974 Series
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Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
?
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly in Jan., March, May, July, Sept., and Nov.
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode:
0271000699757
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard US digest size
Paper Stock:
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Indicia says "Single Copies $1.00 U.S. Canada $1.00 plus 25ยข for postage and handling." Covers with $1.25 exist?


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Reggie fractured his arm!
Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Keywords:
broken arm; broken leg; skiing

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals #121

Pocketful of Dreams (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie rips his coat pocket on a doorknob as he and Veronica are going out on a date. Veronica brings him over to Betty's house to get it fixed, and Betty tries to delay their date by taking as long over the sewing as she possibly can.
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Picture Puzzles (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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?
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Letters:
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Thrown for a Loss! (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones [Forsythe Pendleton Jones III]
Synopsis:
Something Veronica said is bothering Archie.
Reprints:

Reel Feet (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones [Forsythe Pendleton Jones III]; Reggie Mantle [Reginald Mantle III]
Synopsis:
Reggie suffers an injury at the movie theater.
Reprints:

Prime Rhyme Time (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Sally Sneeke
Synopsis:
Betty's rival in a poetry contest steals her entry and tries to enter it under her own name.
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Indexer Notes

Originally a Betty and Me story.

Dilton Doiley's T Quiz (Table of Contents: 6)

Dilton / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Voice Your Choice (Table of Contents: 7)

Jughead's Jokes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
G. Le Moine
Inks:
G. Le Moine
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Forsythe Pendleton Jones Jr.
Reprints:

The "Warm Up" (Table of Contents: 8)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Sock
Synopsis:
Sock is disappointed that Pepper is so unemotional towards him. Pepper says she's got to be herself -- until she starts to think that Sock is going for Melody instead. Then she ditches her glasses and tries to become the passionate woman Sock wants.
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Indexer Notes

Dan DeCarlo caricatures himself as the man reacting to Melody in the splash panel.

Initials on the bench in the splash panel include D.D. (Dan Decarlo), R.L. (Rudy Lapick), and R.G. (Richard Goldwater).

Posture Imposter (Table of Contents: 9)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
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?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee gets after Jughead about his posture.
Reprints:

Jolly Folly (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script:
?
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?
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?
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?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Moose needs a simpler algebra book.
Reprints:

How to Succeed Without Trying (Table of Contents: 11)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
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?
Inks:
?
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?
Letters:
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Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Gigi; Greg
Reprints:

A New Broom (Table of Contents: 12)

Aunt Hilda / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Hartley
Pencils:
Al Hartley
Inks:
?
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters:
Aunt Hilda
Synopsis:
A salesman tries to sell Hilda a vacuum cleaner to replace her broom.
Reprints:

A Sign of the Times (Table of Contents: 13)

Little Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
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?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Reprints:

Snow Snickers (Table of Contents: 14)

Jughead's Jokes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
G. Le Moine
Inks:
G. Le Moine
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints:

That's Why (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Reprints:

Sad Dad (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script:
?
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?
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?
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?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen

Space Terms for Winter Sports (Table of Contents: 17)

Reggie Presents / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Reprints:

The Tall Man! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre:
children
Reprints:

To the Rescue (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Reprints:

How Low Can You Get? (Table of Contents: 20)

Jughead / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Flush with cash, Jughead unfortunately runs into one of his many creditors.
Reprints:

It's a Dog's Life (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen

Twig Gig (Table of Contents: 22)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Sabrina Spellman
Synopsis:
Sabrina is a little too literal when she tries to grant the wish of a fellow student.
Reprints:

Spell Bell (Table of Contents: 23)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis:
Sabrina puts a curse on her diary to trap unauthorized snoopers.
Reprints:

Mission Mish-Mash! (Table of Contents: 24)

Professor Transistor / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Kresse
Inks:
Bill Kresse
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Kresse

Genre:
humor; spy
Characters:
Professor Transistor; Archie Andrews (cameo); Jughead Jones (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo)
Synopsis:
Professor Transistor invents spy weapons. The Chief decides to send the Professor on a mission to Pizzarovia.
Reprints:
Keywords:
gadgets; parachute; rocket belt; scooter; spies; trading stamps

Indexer Notes

Professor Transistor is a parody of Bond's "M".

His Just Dessert (Table of Contents: 25)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Big Ethel Muggs; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Big Ethel gets a "sundae" revenge on Reggie after he insults her figure.
Reprints:

Off the Record (Table of Contents: 26)

Jughead / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen

Timely (Table of Contents: 27)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shrimpy; unnamed child
Synopsis:
A boy asks Shrimpy for the time.
Reprints:

Poor Choice! (Table of Contents: 28)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shrimpy; unnamed child
Synopsis:
Someone says the wrong thing in front of Shrimpy's bird.
Reprints:

Cornered (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
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Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Perky
Synopsis:
On a cold day, Veronica leaves Archie standing on the corner for a long time. After Archie has left, Veronica calls from home and pretends to have arrived later. Archie rushes over to apologize.
Reprints:

Some Boner (Table of Contents: 30)

Li'l Jinx / filler / 1 page (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:
Li'l Jinx gets a letter from Greg saying that he broke his leg.
Reprints:

Muscle Bustle (Table of Contents: 31)

Jughead's Jokes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
G. Le Moine
Inks:
G. Le Moine
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Mrs. Gladys Jones
Reprints:

Book Ends (Table of Contents: 32)

Cubby the Bear / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Red Holmdale
Inks:
Red Holmdale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints:

Scent Bent (Table of Contents: 33)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
George Gladir ?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Vincent DeCarlo
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica recommends a perfume to Betty.
Reprints:

Pearl of a Girl (Table of Contents: 34)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Letters:
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Genre:
teen
Characters:
Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones
Reprints:

Miss Mess (Table of Contents: 35)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx is doing her homework on the floor because her desk is too cluttered. Hap makes her clean up.
Reprints:

The Bee and the Tree (Table of Contents: 36)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children

Spy Spoof (Table of Contents: 37)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Series of terms associated with espionage are illustrated with scenes from Archie and the gang's every day life for ironic effect.
Reprints:

Problem Players (Table of Contents: 38)

Coach Kleats / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews; Moose [Malcolm Mason]; Randolph
Synopsis:
Coach talks to a couple of his players about their grades.
Reprints:

The Adorable Snowman (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Chris (snowman)
Synopsis:
Veronica builds a snowman in the shape of a handsome man, and her "fairy godfather" brings it to life.
Reprints:
Keywords:
fairy godfather; snow sculpture; snowman

Film Flam (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie fakes sports photos of himself.
Reprints:
Keywords:
ski jumping

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

Betty Pin-Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
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Inks:
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Letters:
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First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Wow! Another Bulls-eye! ...
Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty is throwing snowballs at Archie for standing her up on a date.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

Veronica's Pin-Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text:
What is this??
Genre:
humor; teen

Party of the First Part (Table of Contents: 43)

Pat the Brat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Raymond Harold Osrin ?; Leon Winik ?
Inks:
Raymond Harold Osrin ?; Leon Winik ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Pat; Oswald (Pat's father)
Synopsis:
Oswald loses sight of Pat at a father/son picnic.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits are artists listed for this feature at http://lambiek.net/.

For the Birds (Table of Contents: 44)

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

Script:
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Little Jughead
Synopsis:
At Little Sabrina's urging, she and her aunts conjure up a deluxe bird feeder for the neighborhood birds.
Reprints:

Goofed (Table of Contents: 45)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Reprints:

The Sunny Side! (Table of Contents: 46)

Shrimpy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Shrimpy
Synopsis:
Shrimpy's snowman doesn't last.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Imitation "Peanuts" strip.

Generation Gasp (Table of Contents: 47)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Uncle Herman; Charlie Whitaker
Synopsis:
Uncle Herman gets a visit from his fun-loving old buddy Charlie, an obnoxious jerk who won't stop talking.
Reprints:

Archie Fun Page (Table of Contents: 48)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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?
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Inks:
?
Colors:
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Letters:
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Lesson Learned (Table of Contents: 49)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo); Jughead Jones (cameo)
Synopsis:
After Miss Grundy takes her class to a TV studio where they see the announcer using cue cards, Archie decides he should use cue cards for his classroom speech.
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Keywords:
cue cards; TV broadcasting

Rewards (Table of Contents: 50)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty saves Archie from injury. He insists on rewarding her, but it isn't the reward she was hoping for.
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Indexer Notes

formerly a Betty and Me story.

Cool Rule (Table of Contents: 51)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Gus Lemoine
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica get some ski instruction.
Reprints:

The Bill (Table of Contents: 52)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen

It's "Toot" Much! (Table of Contents: 53)

Li'l Jinx / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx plays the trumpet.
Reprints:
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Reggie fractured his arm!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Pocketful of Dreams
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Picture Puzzles
    Archie
  4. 3. Thrown for a Loss!
    Archie
  5. 4. Reel Feet
    Archie
  6. 5. Prime Rhyme Time
    Betty
  7. 6. Dilton Doiley's T Quiz
    Dilton
  8. 7. Voice Your Choice
    Jughead's Jokes
  9. 8. The "Warm Up"
    Josie
  10. 9. Posture Imposter
    Jughead
  11. 10. Jolly Folly
    Big Moose
  12. 11. How to Succeed Without Trying
    Li'l Jinx
  13. 12. A New Broom
    Aunt Hilda
  14. 13. A Sign of the Times
    Little Archie
  15. 14. Snow Snickers
    Jughead's Jokes
  16. 15. That's Why
    Archie
  17. 16. Sad Dad
    Jughead's Pop
  18. 17. Space Terms for Winter Sports
    Reggie Presents
  19. 18. The Tall Man!
    Li'l Jinx
  20. 19. To the Rescue
    Little Archie
  21. 20. How Low Can You Get?
    Jughead
  22. 21. It's a Dog's Life
    Archie
  23. 22. Twig Gig
    Sabrina
  24. 23. Spell Bell
    Sabrina
  25. 24. Mission Mish-Mash!
    Professor Transistor
  26. 25. His Just Dessert
    Reggie
  27. 26. Off the Record
    Jughead
  28. 27. Timely
    Shrimpy
  29. 28. Poor Choice!
    Shrimpy
  30. 29. Cornered
    Archie
  31. 30. Some Boner
    Li'l Jinx
  32. 31. Muscle Bustle
    Jughead's Jokes
  33. 32. Book Ends
    Cubby the Bear
  34. 33. Scent Bent
    Betty and Veronica
  35. 34. Pearl of a Girl
    Jughead
  36. 35. Miss Mess
    Li'l Jinx
  37. 36. The Bee and the Tree
    Mr. Weatherbee
  38. 37. Spy Spoof
  39. 38. Problem Players
    Coach Kleats
  40. 39. The Adorable Snowman
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  41. 40. Film Flam
    Archie
  42. 41. ["Wow! Another Bulls-eye! ..."]
    Betty Pin-Up
  43. 42. ["What is this??"]
    Veronica's Pin-Up
  44. 43. Party of the First Part
    Pat the Brat
  45. 44. For the Birds
    Little Sabrina
  46. 45. Goofed
    Reggie
  47. 46. The Sunny Side!
    Shrimpy
  48. 47. Generation Gasp
    That Wilkin Boy
  49. 48. Archie Fun Page
  50. 49. Lesson Learned
    Archie
  51. 50. Rewards
    Archie
  52. 51. Cool Rule
    Betty and Veronica
  53. 52. The Bill
    Jughead
  54. 53. It's "Toot" Much!
    Li'l Jinx
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