(January 1989)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Issue Notes

Indicia title is "Betty & Veronica Comics Digest Magazine".
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ronnie, why didn't you tackle Archie?
Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #277.

Snob Appeal (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Harry Dunn
Reprints

Space Spoof (Table of Contents: 2)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
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Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead drinks a Space Cola and blasts off like a rocket.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wha..?!
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica brings home empty boxes from shopping.
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Guest Nest (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Cousin Albert; Lillian; Randy; Andy; Aunt Kitty
Synopsis
Fred's cousin Albert and his family show up unexpectedly for a visit.
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Test Dressed (Table of Contents: 5)

Ethel / comic story / 1 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
I don’t know! Don’t you have anything else?
Genre
teen

Inside Cheerleading (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Rudy Lapick
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Genre
humor; teen
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Inspiration Situation (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Moose, all your teammates are counting on you!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Coach Kleats; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Coach gives Moose a pep talk.
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The Blue Blahs (Table of Contents: 8)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
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Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie doesn't like 'blue Mondays'. Jughead doesn't like any blue days of the week.
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Chess Chatter (Table of Contents: 9)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
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Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Dilton thinks Jughead has no moves left in their chess game, but Jughead's favorite move is to go to the fridge.
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The Invitation (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Nancy Woods; Hal Cooper; Archie Andrews; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Nancy convinces Betty to become more aggressive concerning Archie, and her father isn't certain he likes the idea.
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Indexer Notes

Despite the logo at the beginning of the story, Veronica Lodge does not appear.

The ending of this story, where Mrs. Cooper says that Betty's aggressive behavior will give her "a lot more fun than I ever had," has been changed in recent digest reprints. In the '90s, the final balloon was re-lettered to read "that kind of behavior landed me a husband!" Another reprint, in the '00s, not only changed the final line but re-drew Mr. Cooper to remove the pipe he smokes in the final panel.

The Old Refrain (Table of Contents: 11)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Sabrina is angry when she goes out because Aunt Hilda doesn't tell her to be careful.
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Champ Scamp (Table of Contents: 12)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wrote lies to Ronnie about Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
After spreading rumors about Archie, Reggie is upset that Veronica still took him to the dance.
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You Know You're Lazy If... (Table of Contents: 13)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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God Bless the Working Girl (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Adolph Squint; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge forces Veronica to get a waitress job at a restaurant to earn her clothing money.
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Indexer Notes

Writing originally credited to Frank Doyle; actually one of the early '80s stories written by his daughter Claire.

Skin Game (Table of Contents: 15)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Melody; Alexandra Cabot; Alexander Cabot II
Synopsis
Unable to understand the concept of fake fur, Melody accuses Josie and Alexandra of killing endangered species like "orlons, dynels and nylons" to make their furs. Melody goes to Mr. Cabot and makes a plea for the right of synthetic animals to live.
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Bully for You (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Prof. Flutesnoot; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Archie plays with a bullhorn in the halls of the school.
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Date Strait (Table of Contents: 17)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I got a date with that new chick, Gladys!
Genre
humor; teen
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Camera Angles (Table of Contents: 18)

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
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Veronica brings her video camera to school. Fearful that she won't be in any of the shots, she lets Betty use it.
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Sprinkle Wrinkle (Table of Contents: 19)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Rare Ware (Table of Contents: 20)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Monkey Seize (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An organ grinder and a monkey! Gee! I didn't think there were any of them around anymore!
Genre
adventure; humor; detective-mystery; teen
Characters
Uncle George; Jocko; Clancy
Synopsis
Archie and Betty see an organ-grinder's monkey go into a woman's room, and soon after, the woman says that her jewelry has been stolen.
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Follow the Leader (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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Genre
teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica must figure out why everybody is running.
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The Moose Is Loose (Table of Contents: 23)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Big Moose; Pop Tate; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Midge
Synopsis
Pop Tate warns Moose he doesn't serve rowdies.
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C.B. Spree (Table of Contents: 24)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Big Moose; Midge
Synopsis
Moose buys Midge a C.B. radio.
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Heap Cheap (Table of Contents: 25)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead bought a steering wheel for a yacht because it was a great bargain.
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Work Turk (Table of Contents: 26)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie can tell Jughead didn't get a job because he's in a good mood.
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Compulsion (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Bob Bolling
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
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Barry Grossman
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Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
In an attempt to cure Archie's compulsive destructiveness, Mr. Lodge brings home a vase that is completely indestructible and orders Archie to try and break it.
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Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #250, writing is credited to Frank Doyle.

Tragic Magic (Table of Contents: 28)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz
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Barry Grossman ?
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Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! The prices here are so high!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Hilda Spellman
Synopsis
Sabrina uses her powers to increase the size of the portions at a restaurant.
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Yes Mess (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead objects to the way Archie lets Veronica push him around.
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Number One Guy (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Chuck Clayton; Floyd Clayton
Synopsis
Chuck's recent football success has gone to his head and the girls decide to introduce him to a little humility.
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Keywords
football

Face Farce (Table of Contents: 31)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie wears a mask to a party; Archie always thought he was two-faced.
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Brag Gag (Table of Contents: 32)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
It's easy for Archie to be humble: he has nothing to be conceited about.
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Screen Scene (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Scenes in a movie Archie is watching with Jughead causes him to remember various troubles in his life.
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Ice Advice (Table of Contents: 34)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
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Canine Whine (Table of Contents: 35)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Travel Trauma (Table of Contents: 36)

Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Salem; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Archie Andrews (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo); Reggie Mantle (cameo); Dilton Doiley (cameo)
Synopsis
Sabrina uses Aunt Hilda's magic mirror to travel back in time to Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, where she is accused (accurately!) of being a witch.
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Ever Clever (Table of Contents: 37)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead tricks Reggie into loaning him $1.
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Press Released (Table of Contents: 38)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica offers to jazz up Betty's boring events column in the school paper.
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Canine Conniption (Table of Contents: 39)

Hot Dog / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; animal
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Dog-Gone (Table of Contents: 40)

Hot Dog / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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humor; animal
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Kiss Remiss (Table of Contents: 41)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie wonders why girls close their eyes when they kiss; Reggie has a theory.
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Wordy Birdie (Table of Contents: 42)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica hit Reggie with a dictionary.
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Game Gambit (Table of Contents: 43)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
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Work Shirk (Table of Contents: 44)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Forsythe Jones; Gladys Jones
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Superworm, Little Ole Cupid (Table of Contents: 45)

Mort / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Mort the worry wart; Superworm; Gigi
Synopsis
Superworm tries to encourage Mort to confess his feelings to Gigi.
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Rinse Cycle (Table of Contents: 46)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
When the washing machine quits working, Archie volunteers to go to the laundromat, where he meets several beautiful women.
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News Blues (Table of Contents: 47)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie can't sleep so he wakes up Jughead and tells him some news that makes Jughead unable to sleep also.
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Past Tense (Table of Contents: 48)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor
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Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
They don't build cars like Archie's anymore.
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Best Zest (Table of Contents: 49)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
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Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
After going to a movie, Betty, Archie and Jughead compare their impressions.
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Share the Pain (Table of Contents: 50)

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

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Dan DeCarlo
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Barry Grossman
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Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica develops a toothache and can't attend a concert with Archie, so she guilt-trips Archie into giving up the concert as well to make sure he won't go with Betty or anyone else.
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Indexer Notes

Despite the logo on page one, Betty Cooper does not appear in this story.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Ronnie, why didn't you tackle Archie?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Snob Appeal
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Space Spoof
    Jughead
  4. 3. ["Wha..?!"]
    Veronica Pin-Up
  5. 4. Guest Nest
    Archie
  6. 5. Test Dressed
    Ethel
  7. 6. Inside Cheerleading
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Inspiration Situation
    Big Moose
  9. 8. The Blue Blahs
    Jughead
  10. 9. Chess Chatter
    Jughead
  11. 10. The Invitation
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. The Old Refrain
    Sabrina
  13. 12. Champ Scamp
    Reggie
  14. 13. You Know You're Lazy If...
    Jughead
  15. 14. God Bless the Working Girl
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. Skin Game
    Josie
  17. 16. Bully for You
    Archie
  18. 17. Date Strait
    Reggie
  19. 18. Camera Angles
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. Sprinkle Wrinkle
    Jughead
  21. 20. Rare Ware
    Moose
  22. 21. Monkey Seize
    Archie
  23. 22. Follow the Leader
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. The Moose Is Loose
    Moose
  25. 24. C.B. Spree
    Moose
  26. 25. Heap Cheap
    Jughead
  27. 26. Work Turk
    Jughead
  28. 27. Compulsion
    Archie
  29. 28. Tragic Magic
    Sabrina
  30. 29. Yes Mess
    Archie
  31. 30. Number One Guy
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. Face Farce
    Reggie
  33. 32. Brag Gag
    Reggie
  34. 33. Screen Scene
    Archie
  35. 34. Ice Advice
    Veronica
  36. 35. Canine Whine
    Jughead
  37. 36. Travel Trauma
    Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch
  38. 37. Ever Clever
    Reggie
  39. 38. Press Released
    Betty and Veronica
  40. 39. Canine Conniption
    Hot Dog
  41. 40. Dog-Gone
    Hot Dog
  42. 41. Kiss Remiss
    Reggie
  43. 42. Wordy Birdie
    Reggie
  44. 43. Game Gambit
    Jughead
  45. 44. Work Shirk
    Jughead
  46. 45. Superworm, Little Ole Cupid
    Mort
  47. 46. Rinse Cycle
    Archie
  48. 47. News Blues
    Jughead
  49. 48. Past Tense
    Archie
  50. 49. Best Zest
    Jughead
  51. 50. Share the Pain
    Betty and Veronica
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Peter Croome
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Keith Alan Morgan