(April 1986)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Pages
132
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bi-monthly in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., and Dec.
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Close-Up, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
0271000691418
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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
In the first half, Betty, I went zero for ten!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy
Keywords
basketball; littering

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #267.

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

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

Meow Mix (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
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Betty is imitating the movements of a cat as a new exercise program and both Veronica and Reggie just think it's too funny.
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Indexer Notes

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

[Disneyland Birthday Party / Uncle Scrooge Goes to Disneyland] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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Demonstration (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie and Betty show Mr. Weatherbee how they communicate.
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Wind Chill Factor (Table of Contents: 5)

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
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty is the object of ridicule from her friends for buying a down-filled thermal expedition parka and pants to protect her from the cold.
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Indexer Notes

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

[Four Equals Five?] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Paper Caper (Table of Contents: 7)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Tired of listening to her father praise Betty for her willingness to work for her money, Veronica agrees to earn her clothing money through a paper route.
Reprints
Keywords
paper route

Indexer Notes

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

Footwear Frolic (Table of Contents: 8)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
When the snow is higher than their boots, Archie and Jughead try to think of a remedy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Prime Problem (Table of Contents: 9)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica confides in her father that she has a love problem.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

There's Always a Catch (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / 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
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Coach Clayton; Chuck Clayton; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie accidentally destroys a prized Riverdale "lucky" football.
Reprints
Keywords
football

Is Statue Love? (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; George
Synopsis
To fulfill a boast she made to Betty, Veronica hires a sculptor to fashion a truly elegant snowman in the Lodge Mansion front yard.
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Indexer Notes

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

[Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions!] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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Dinner Dither (Table of Contents: 13)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Inks
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Colors
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Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Mary Andrews; Benson (chauffeur); Betty Cooper; Alice (maid); Gaston; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Smithers
Synopsis
Veronica has a scheme to prevent Archie from having supper with Betty.
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[Subscribe and Get 1 Free] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Jest Quest (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie has to stay home for two weeks with a football injury so Mr. Weatherbee tapes his classes and brings them for him to watch on the VCR.

When the Truth Hurts (Table of Contents: 16)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Colors
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Genre
teen
Characters
Josie; Valerie; Alexandra; Alan M.
Synopsis
During a cold winter day, Josie and Valerie visit Alexandra and enjoy the Cabot solarium and pool.
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The Wet Blanket (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty can't wait to show Veronica her new stadium blanket, and Veronica can't wait to burst her bubble.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Gone to the Dogs (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie's Pals 'n' Gals / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Sally Glutz
Reprints
Keywords
dogs

Indexer Notes

Various one, two and three panel gags, all with a dog theme.

[Archie Annual Digest #48] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Long Ago and Fur Away (Table of Contents: 20)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
How Jughead converted a twenties-era raccoon coat into five hundred dollars.
Reprints
Keywords
fur coat

Indexer Notes

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

Temptation (Table of Contents: 21)

The Archies / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
The Archies have been keeping their instruments in the school gym but Coach Kleats wants them to store them somewhere else.
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Fashion Passion (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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Inks
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Vitteloni
Synopsis
Veronica sweet talks her father into having fashion photographer Vitteloni photograph Veronica in hopes of her being discovered. Instead, Vitteloni discovers that Betty is a great photographer.
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Date Line! (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie doesn't know if he has a date or not.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Really, Betty - You wouldn't have trouble...
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica tells Betty she should let boys think they are smarter than she is.
Reprints

[Archie's Checklist] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

Arf Arf (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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?
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Inks
?
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie has a "baseball" dog.
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Ear Acre (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica's singing reached a thousand ears.
Reprints

On the Fence! (Table of Contents: 28)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg; Gigi; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Greg shows Jinx "Fat Charley loves H.F.S." written on a fence, and she tries to figure out who H.F.S. is.
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Odd Order (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie meets some odd people while working as a soda jerk.
Reprints
Keywords
soda jerk

Miss-Direction (Table of Contents: 30)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason
Synopsis
Moose gives a lady on the bus directions.
Reprints

Strung Out (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers the butler; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica has some early success at macrame, something Betty doesn't do, and soon she's filling the mansion with macrame.
Reprints
Keywords
macrame

Indexer Notes

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

Heat Treat (Table of Contents: 32)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir; Samm Schwartz (additional dialogue)
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Forsythe P. Jones II; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie tries to convince Jughead that he can brave the cold through psychology.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

You Don't Say! (Table of Contents: 33)

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; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx can keep a secret.
Reprints

[Katy Keene Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

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

Letter Fretter (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
After a long day of spelling class, Archie is distraught by alphabet soup.
Reprints

A Germ of An Idea (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Nurse Bascomb; Dr. Hobbs
Synopsis
Betty comes down with a virus on the day of the concert she was planning to attend with Archie.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The artist dresses Betty and Veronica in fashion designs submitted by two readers.

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

[Little Archie Comics Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

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

Third-Degree Burn (Table of Contents: 38)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie asks Veronica if he is the first boy she ever kissed.
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Tanks a Lot (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The gas tank of Archie's jalopy overflowed.
Reprints

Lady on the Job (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
When Mrs. Andrews gets fed up with being a "brainless house cleaning robot," she decides to get a part-time job, much to the chagrin of Archie and his father.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Betty's Diary] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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

Military Expressions Adapted For Teens! (Table of Contents: 42)

Jughead / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
A series of gags based on alternative meanings for military terms.
Reprints

Ice Scream (Table of Contents: 43)

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's hands are freezing.
Reprints

Games People Play (Table of Contents: 44)

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

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica leaves before Betty can beat her in a game of chess.
Reprints
Keywords
chess

Errant Errand (Table of Contents: 45)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Pop Tate leaves Jughead in charge of the store while he runs to the bank.

Cook's Tour de Force (Table of Contents: 46)

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

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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie use Betty and Veronica's biscuits as hockey pucks.

[Archie's Activity Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 48)

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

[300 Stickers] (Table of Contents: 49) (Expand) /

Pineapple Kids Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["In the first half, Betty, I went zero for ten!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Meow Mix
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. [Disneyland Birthday Party / Uncle Scrooge Goes to Disneyland]
  5. 4. Demonstration
    Archie
  6. 5. Wind Chill Factor
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. [Four Equals Five?]
  8. 7. Paper Caper
    Veronica
  9. 8. Footwear Frolic
    Jughead
  10. 9. Prime Problem
    Veronica
  11. 10. There's Always a Catch
    Archie
  12. 11. Is Statue Love?
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. [Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions!]
  14. 13. Dinner Dither
    Veronica
  15. 14. [Subscribe and Get 1 Free]
  16. 15. Jest Quest
    Archie
  17. 16. When the Truth Hurts
    Josie
  18. 17. The Wet Blanket
    Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. Gone to the Dogs
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  20. 19. [Archie Annual Digest #48]
  21. 20. Long Ago and Fur Away
    Jughead
  22. 21. Temptation
    The Archies
  23. 22. Fashion Passion
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. Date Line!
    Archie
  25. 24. ["Really, Betty - You wouldn't have trouble..."]
    Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. [Archie's Checklist]
  27. 26. Arf Arf
    Archie
  28. 27. Ear Acre
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. On the Fence!
    Li'l Jinx
  30. 29. Odd Order
    Archie
  31. 30. Miss-Direction
    Moose
  32. 31. Strung Out
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. Heat Treat
    Jughead
  34. 33. You Don't Say!
    Li'l Jinx
  35. 34. [Katy Keene Subscription Offer]
  36. 35. Letter Fretter
    Archie
  37. 36. A Germ of An Idea
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. [Little Archie Comics Digest Subscription Offer]
  39. 38. Third-Degree Burn
    Veronica
  40. 39. Tanks a Lot
    Archie
  41. 40. Lady on the Job
    Archie
  42. 41. [Betty's Diary]
  43. 42. Military Expressions Adapted For Teens!
    Jughead
  44. 43. Ice Scream
    Li'l Jinx
  45. 44. Games People Play
    Betty and Veronica
  46. 45. Errant Errand
    Jughead
  47. 46. Cook's Tour de Force
    Betty and Veronica
  48. 47. [Archie's Activity Digest Subscription Offer]
  49. 48. [no title indexed]
  50. 49. [300 Stickers]
    Pineapple Kids Club
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