(May 1988)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Editing
Victor Gorelick (editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty, do you know an eight letter word that means rival?
Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie Comics #84.

A Code in the Head! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited as Jimmy DeCarlo)
Colors
Barry Grossman; Nanci Dakesian; Ginny Sykora
Letters
Barry Grossman

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie is upset over Veronica's little black book and is amazed when she throws it in the fire.
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Wait Fate (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Gus Lemoine
Inks
Gus Lemoine
Colors
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is waiting for Veronica to come out of the phone booth when it starts snowing.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie (Jumbo Comics) Double Digest (2011 series) #317, no credits listed in this digest.

Droll Role (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
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Report Retort (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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Dick Malmgren ?
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Dick Malmgren ?
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Barry Grossman ?
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Bill Yoshida ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And that concludes our report on the devastating effect of inflation on today's teen-agers!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Fred Andrews; Forsythe Jones; Gladys Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
The teens get together and make a video about inflation to try and get an increase in allowance from their parents.
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The Write Note! (Table of Contents: 5)

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; Hap Holiday; Greg
Synopsis
Jinx has trouble writing a thank-you note to Aunt Bertha.
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ESP Spree (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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Genre
humor
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Frail Male (Table of Contents: 7)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie argues with Betty and Veronica about how the English language proves male superiority.
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Shelter Skelter (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
With everything rented in the ski resort, Betty and Veronica join Ethel in an igloo.
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Keywords
igloo

Birthday Suit (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie and Mr. Lodge both buy birthday presents for Veronica. But the deliveries get mixed up and she thinks the expensive coat is from Archie.
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Uptight Sight (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
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Face Farce (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Reggie Mantle
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Opal of Mine (Table of Contents: 12)

Nancy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Chuck! It is gorgeous!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Nancy wants Chuck to buy her a fancy opal ring.
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Keywords
opal

Indexer Notes

Credits from reprint.

Hi, Neighbor (Table of Contents: 13)

Betty [Archie] / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
The woman Archie almost ran down with his car turns out to be Betty's new neighbor.
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Wiper Griper (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Pie Reply (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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Genre
humor
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Quiz Fizz (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's been ages since I saw Betty!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are contestants on a game show called Let's Make a Price where contestants have to wear weird outfits and guess the prices of items.
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The Injured Party (Table of Contents: 17)

Josie / 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
Josie James; Alexander Cabot III; Alan Mayberry
Synopsis
When Alexander can't take Josie to a cabaret because of a sprained foot, he brings the cabaret to Josie.
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Beau Row (Table of Contents: 18)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
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Door Chore (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones
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Sprawl Fall (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
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Mind Over Matter (Table of Contents: 21)

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; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Hap's constant criticism doesn't allow Jinx to enjoy her dinner.
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Scope Scoop (Table of Contents: 22)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Svenson; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty's horoscope says someone will sweep her off her feet.
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Keywords
horoscope

Boobology (Table of Contents: 23)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Moose puts an ostrich egg on his head.
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Cool Rule (Table of Contents: 24)

Svenson the Janitor / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Svenson; unnamed janitor
Synopsis
Svenson cautions another janitor to stay away from the school doors at dismissal time.
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Shopper Chopper (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica makes it a point to shop for clothes somewhere Betty doesn't.
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Plate Plight (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Pencils
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, gang! Wait till you see what I got for my sports car!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie gets a personalized license plate.
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Short Retort (Table of Contents: 27)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie insults Archie while ice skating.
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Call Brawl (Table of Contents: 28)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For you, Miss L.!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Smithers; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie calls Veronica for a date while Archie is at Veronica's house.
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Neat Feat (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, look! I was awarded this bowling alley souvenir!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
The bowling alley gives Veronica a bowling pin, the only one she knocked over during 8 games.
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Keywords
bowling

The Man Who Never Was!! (Table of Contents: 30)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie my boy, think nothing of it! It's merely a priceless heirloom! Egad! It could happen to anybody! Don't you give it a second thought!
Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Hawkins
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge is kidnapped by the general manager of his corporation and replaced with a robotic double, who fools everyone, including Mr. Lodge's own daughter. But the robot can't fool Archie, who suspects that the real Mr. Lodge could never be so nice to him.
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Keywords
robot

Indexer Notes

Story is told in two parts.

Haxi (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
A parody of the TV show "Taxi" starring the Archie gang.
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Saucer Sortie (Table of Contents: 32)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Cousin Ambrose
Synopsis
Aliens land on Earth in the middle of one of Aunt Hilda's parties, and are amazed at what they find.
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Dull Skull (Table of Contents: 33)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz
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Letters
Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Anything I treasure I have bronzed... like my baby shoes!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Moose wants to get his gold track medal bronzed.
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Purse Curse (Table of Contents: 34)

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

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Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! Prices keep going higher and higher!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty points out one thing in the store that's not going up.
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The Injured Party (Table of Contents: 35)

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

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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz ?
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Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz ?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Everyone is sympathetic to Reggie when he shows up at school with his arm in a sling, but he's just using it to hide a water pistol.
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Tape Jape (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
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The Big Apple (Table of Contents: 37)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Cousin Ambrose; Harvey
Synopsis
Harvey is watching highbrow culture for all the wrong reasons.
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Wheels of Fortune (Table of Contents: 38)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie! It's poor Mrs. Trimble! She's being dispossessed! Put out in the street!!
Genre
drama; humor; teen
Characters
Mrs. Trimble; Orson Wales
Synopsis
An old woman is being kicked out of her home by her landlord, Orson Wales. Archie manages to turn the table on Wales when it turns out that one of her few possessions is his beloved childhood wagon, "Thunderbolt."
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Indexer Notes

A take-off on the movie "Citizen Kane."

Love Sick (Table of Contents: 39)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Cousin Ambrose; Matilda; the pastry shop clerk
Synopsis
Ambrose is in love. But a case of mistaken identity causes Sabrina to boost the relationship in a way it didn't need boosting.
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Coming Up! (Table of Contents: 40)

Reggie [Archie] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's taking so long with that beef stew, Miss Beazly? I haven't got all day, I have to get on to my next class and I need my nourishment!
Feature Logo
Reggie
Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
Reggie bawls out Miss Beazly in the cafeteria, but she gets the last laugh.
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Report Support (Table of Contents: 41)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie claims that Jughead will eat anything.
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Knee Glee (Table of Contents: 42)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie doesn't have to get on both knees to ask Veronica out; one will be enough.
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Serf Turf (Table of Contents: 43)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your flunky idea is a neat way to raise money for student activities!
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie organizes a 'flunky' day at the school to raise money. Students volunteer to become someone's flunky in exchange for a donation to the school. Betty and Archie are convinced by Veronica and Reggie to participate. They then place bids on Archie and Betty to be their flunkies for the day to run errands.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Betty, do you know an eight letter word that means rival?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. A Code in the Head!
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Wait Fate
    Archie
  4. 3. Droll Role
    Archie
  5. 4. Report Retort
    Mr. Lodge
  6. 5. The Write Note!
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. ESP Spree
    Mr. Weatherbee
  8. 7. Frail Male
    Reggie
  9. 8. Shelter Skelter
    Betty and Veronica
  10. 9. Birthday Suit
    Archie
  11. 10. Uptight Sight
    Archie
  12. 11. Face Farce
    Archie
  13. 12. Opal of Mine
    Nancy
  14. 13. Hi, Neighbor
    Betty [Archie]
  15. 14. Wiper Griper
    Archie
  16. 15. Pie Reply
    Mr. Weatherbee
  17. 16. Quiz Fizz
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. The Injured Party
    Josie
  19. 18. Beau Row
    Veronica
  20. 19. Door Chore
    Mr. Lodge
  21. 20. Sprawl Fall
    Archie
  22. 21. Mind Over Matter
    Li'l Jinx
  23. 22. Scope Scoop
    Betty
  24. 23. Boobology
    Moose
  25. 24. Cool Rule
    Svenson the Janitor
  26. 25. Shopper Chopper
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. Plate Plight
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. Short Retort
    Reggie
  29. 28. Call Brawl
    Veronica
  30. 29. Neat Feat
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. The Man Who Never Was!!
    Mr. Lodge
  32. 31. Haxi
    Archie
  33. 32. Saucer Sortie
    Sabrina
  34. 33. Dull Skull
    Moose
  35. 34. Purse Curse
    Betty and Veronica
  36. 35. The Injured Party
    Betty and Veronica
  37. 36. Tape Jape
    Archie
  38. 37. The Big Apple
    Sabrina
  39. 38. Wheels of Fortune
    Archie
  40. 39. Love Sick
    Sabrina
  41. 40. Coming Up!
    Reggie [Archie]
  42. 41. Report Support
    Archie
  43. 42. Knee Glee
    Archie
  44. 43. Serf Turf
    Archie
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