(August 1983)

Archie, 1983 Series
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1.00 USD
Pages
132
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4 times a year in Feb., May, Aug., and Nov.
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Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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Close-Up, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
0271000691405
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Color
color
Dimensions
standard U.S. Digest
Paper Stock
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty, do you have anything special to recommend?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Keywords
ice cream

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #247.

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

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

The Talkers (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Tony Farthington
Synopsis
Veronica makes a play for the wealthy Tony Farthington and Archie is so jealous that he doesn't hear Betty's repeated entreaties toward him. But when Tony throws Veronica over for Betty, it's Veronica who can't seem to hear Archie's entreaties toward her.
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Indexer Notes

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

Remember Me (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jon D'Agostino ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
All of a sudden Betty doesn't remember who Archie is.
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Indexer Notes

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

New Look Few Look (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Pat Ficara
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica replaces her entire wardrobe because her old clothes are out of style.
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Indexer Notes

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

For the Birds Puzzle (Table of Contents: 5)

Miss Grundy / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Miss Grundy

Indexer Notes

Connect the dots puzzle.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sometimes I think I'm fighting a losing battle!
Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Miss Grundy asked her class to bring in something marked down.

Detour (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
Al Hartley
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty suggest that she and Archie cross the street to avoid some tough-looking guys. Archie says he can handle anything, but when Betty agrees, Archie suddenly has the desire to carry Betty across the street.
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Lip Service (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Greg has a mustache from drinking chocolate milk.
Reprints
Keywords
milk

New Boyfriend (Table of Contents: 9)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica ditches Archie for a new boy, who turns out to be too attractive to too many other girls.
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Indexer Notes

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

Wisdom Tooth! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx is going to the dentist by herself.
Reprints
Keywords
dentist; tooth fairy

Hide and Seek (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica tries to avoid Archie so he can't ask her to the dance before a handsome college man does.
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Indexer Notes

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

Frame Game (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica finds the perfect pair of glasses, but she wants them without lenses.
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How Do I Love Thee? (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Al Hartley
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Al Hartley

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty tries to explain love to a little girl.
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Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, isn't that where Jughead said he's working?
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead is working as a D.J.
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Reggie's Liberation (Table of Contents: 15)

Reggie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie tricks Archie into creating a Men's Liberation march asking for equal rights for men when it comes to dating, hoping that Veronica will cancel her date with Archie.
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Keywords
women's liberation

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
This article points out an interesting statistic, Betty!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Hal knows why the government is having trouble getting the census numbers.
Keywords
census

Perfect Spot (Table of Contents: 17)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie and Betty find a secluded spot on a small island. Betty makes sure they won't be disturbed.
Reprints
Keywords
island; rowboat

Surprise (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is taking Veronica out to an expensive dinner. As they walk into the restuarant, Veronica sees a girl wearing the same dress she has on. She then forces Archie to buy her a new dress before dinner, but he doesn't have enough money to pay for both.
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Indexer Notes

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

Laugh-In (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Jinx finds the inaccurate weather forecast very funny.
Reprints
Keywords
television; weather

Danger at the Top (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica climb Robin's Roost to pick flowers, but Archie and Jughead learn that a demolition team is preparing to blow the top off the mountain.
Reprints
Keywords
dynamite

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

Dear Betty / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Betty and Veronica Pin-Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, Betty --- We're so glad you could come along on this picnic ---
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty goes on a picnic with Archie and Veronica.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Betty and Veronica Pinup / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whew! I'm hot! I've got to cool off!
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica is too hot on the beach and needs to cool off.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Great old movie, isn't it?
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and Fred watch an old movie.

Transistor Trouble (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica wants some music at the beach, but Archie's transistor radio doesn't work.
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Betty's Diary (Table of Contents: 26)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty is writing in her diary how Archie did not ignore her today.
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The Surprise (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
When Veronica surprises the boys with a picnic lunch, Archie and Jughead have to choose between risking hurting her feelings or risking food poisoning.
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Indexer Notes

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

Does Not Compute (Table of Contents: 28)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What do you mean you're not going?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Ethel backs out of a computer-arranged date.
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Indexer Notes

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

Flight of the Fiend! (Table of Contents: 29)

B.E.T.T.Y. as the Girl from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; spy; teen
Characters
B.E.T.T.Y. [Betty Cooper]; A.R.C.H.I.E. [Archie Andrews]; V.E.R.O.N.I.C.A. [Veronica Lodge]; R.E.G.G.I.E. [Reggie Mantle]; Birdman
Synopsis
C.R.U.S.H. villain, the Birdman, hypnotizes P.O.P. agent B.E.T.T.Y. to steal plans from Lodge Enterprises.
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Indexer Notes

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

Archie U.S.A. Trivia (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Characters
Archie Andrews
Reprints
Keywords
trivia

Indexer Notes

Trivia question. First question: Which U.S. state flag features a bear?

Nothing Doing! (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Charley explains to Jinx why things have been quiet all morning.
Reprints

A Change of Ad-Dress (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Th got over here as fast as I could, Ronnie, what's the big emergency?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Veronica drags Archie to a sale at the Bon-Ton Dress Shop.
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Indexer Notes

Archie's license plate on page 2 is D.M. 75, a reference to writer/artist Dick Malmgren and the year the story first appeared.

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

Very Co$tly (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! Veronica's $200 bathing suit is really something!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica has $200 dollar bikini while Betty's only cost $1.98.
Reprints
Keywords
pool; swimsuits

Vandal Scandal (Table of Contents: 34)

Betty / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty, Archie and Jughead are accused of vandalizing the apartment of Betty's grandmother simply because they are teens.
Reprints
Keywords
vandalism

Indexer Notes

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

Miss Beazley's Weighty Puzzle (Table of Contents: 35)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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Joe Edwards ?
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Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the phrase puzzle.

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

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

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do you think political polls are accurate, pop?
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Pop demonstrates his opinion of polling.
Reprints

Mind over Matter (Table of Contents: 37)

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

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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Even though her father had forbid her to buy any more clothes, Veronica buys a bunch of new clothes.
Reprints

On the Head (Table of Contents: 38)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Gigi; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
It's a hot day and Gigi invites Li'l Jinx and Charley to her pool.
Reprints

Much Ado About Nothing (Table of Contents: 39)

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

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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Midge Klump
Synopsis
The girls don't have anything to gossip about.
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Indexer Notes

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

Bat Chat (Table of Contents: 40)

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

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Genre
humor
Characters
Coach Kleats; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty is holding her bat wrong.
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The Waitress (Table of Contents: 41)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Pop Tate hires Betty to be a waitress at the Choc'lit Shoppe. So Veronica takes it upon herself to be the single most abusive customer ever witnessed.
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Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dash it all!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge doesn't like to lose at chess.

[Jughead and Archie Digest #58] (Table of Contents: 43) (Expand) /

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Betty, do you have anything special to recommend?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Talkers
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Remember Me
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. New Look Few Look
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. For the Birds Puzzle
    Miss Grundy
  7. 6. ["Sometimes I think I'm fighting a losing battle!"]
    Miss Grundy Gag Bag
  8. 7. Detour
    Betty
  9. 8. Lip Service
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. New Boyfriend
    Veronica
  11. 10. Wisdom Tooth!
    Li'l Jinx
  12. 11. Hide and Seek
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. Frame Game
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. How Do I Love Thee?
    Betty and Me
  15. 14. ["Say, isn't that where Jughead said he's working?"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  16. 15. Reggie's Liberation
    Reggie
  17. 16. ["This article points out an interesting statistic, Betty!"]
    Betty's Gag Bag
  18. 17. Perfect Spot
    Betty
  19. 18. Surprise
    Archie
  20. 19. Laugh-In
    Li'l Jinx
  21. 20. Danger at the Top
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Dear Betty
  23. 22. ["Gee, Betty --- We're so glad you could come along on this picnic ---"]
    Betty and Veronica Pin-Up
  24. 23. ["Whew! I'm hot! I've got to cool off!"]
    Betty and Veronica Pinup
  25. 24. ["Great old movie, isn't it?"]
    Archie's Pop Gag Bag
  26. 25. Transistor Trouble
    Archie
  27. 26. Betty's Diary
    Betty
  28. 27. The Surprise
    Archie
  29. 28. Does Not Compute
    Big Ethel
  30. 29. Flight of the Fiend!
    B.E.T.T.Y. as the Girl from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
  31. 30. Archie U.S.A. Trivia
    Archie
  32. 31. Nothing Doing!
    Li'l Jinx
  33. 32. A Change of Ad-Dress
    Archie
  34. 33. Very Co$tly
    Archie
  35. 34. Vandal Scandal
    Betty
  36. 35. Miss Beazley's Weighty Puzzle
  37. 36. ["Do you think political polls are accurate, pop?"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  38. 37. Mind over Matter
    Betty and Veronica
  39. 38. On the Head
    Li'l Jinx
  40. 39. Much Ado About Nothing
    Betty and Veronica
  41. 40. Bat Chat
    Coach Kleats
  42. 41. The Waitress
    Betty and Veronica
  43. 42. ["Dash it all!"]
    Veronica's Gag Bag
  44. 43. [Jughead and Archie Digest #58]
  45. 44. [no title indexed]
  46. 45. [Archie's Double Digest]
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