(May 1990)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Pages
132
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Color
color
Dimensions
standard U.S. Digest
Paper Stock
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Designer Sneakers Should Reflect the Owner's True Love! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge

The Sacrifice (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman; Nanci Dakesian; Gregg Suchow
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Changing New Year Resolutions (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Curses, Foiled Again (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo, Jr.
Inks
Dan DeCarlo, Jr.
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica accidentally damages one of her pieces of jewelry which she thinks is cursed, and she then mistakes a crew of exterminators for burglars.
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High Toned Tooter (Table of Contents: 4)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Valerie Smith; Melody Valentine; Han
Synopsis
Valerie gets a new boyfriend Hank who is an orchestra musician. But she doesn't know what he does after the performance.
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Keywords
clarinet; Zebra Club

Reflection Objection (Table of Contents: 5)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Stunt Stint (Table of Contents: 6)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog

Jape Scrape (Table of Contents: 7)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs; Manny
Synopsis
Manny thinks Ethel is wearing a Halloween mask early and she gets angry.
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Chore Score (Table of Contents: 8)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Mrs. Jones; Mr. Jones
Synopsis
Jughead is so slow at doing fall chores his mother suggests he start the winter chores.
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The Last Dance (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Ethel Muggs; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
After a long day on the ski slopes, Archie's instructor advises him not to spend the night dancing at the resort, but the girls have other ideas.
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The Big Search (Table of Contents: 10)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
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Economy Run (Table of Contents: 11)

Coach Kleats / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
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Election Selection (Table of Contents: 12)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doily
Synopsis
Reggie is flooding the neighborhood with campaign posters.
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Indexer Notes

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

Crystal Clear (Table of Contents: 13)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Harvey; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Harvey buys a crystal ball at a rummage sale, so Hilda decides to use it to play some mind games on him.
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Royal Flush (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
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Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica and Reggie are elected Queen and King of the spring festival. They spend the rest of the evening trying to make sure they will be above the other one in the yearbook picture.
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Delay Dismay (Table of Contents: 15)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Sacrifice Fly (Table of Contents: 16)

Josie / 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
Josie; Alan M.; Valerie; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis
Alan believes that Josie will eventually be unable to resist Alex and the lure of his wealth, and Valerie starts to agree. So Valerie offers to sacrifice herself for her friend by enjoying Alex's wealth in place of Josie.
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Stranded in Space (Table of Contents: 17)

Betty / comic story / 6 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; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
When Betty confesses a fantasy about being stranded with Archie in an elevator during a blackout, Archie starts preparing for the worst.
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Best Guest (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie tells his parents that Jughead is coming for dinner.
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Clock Yock (Table of Contents: 19)

Big Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Moose has a new watch.
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Party Pals (Table of Contents: 20)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Melissa
Synopsis
The Spellmans celebrate Halloween year round.
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Indexer Notes

No credits given for gag.

Bet Fret (Table of Contents: 21)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead lets Reggie handcuff him to a tree for half an hour.
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Will Skill (Table of Contents: 22)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Mrs. Jones
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Wag Gag (Table of Contents: 23)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Hot Dog; dog show judge
Synopsis
A judge at a dog show hasn't voted for any dog.
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Boat Note (Table of Contents: 24)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; model
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Neat Treat (Table of Contents: 25)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie takes thirty minutes to comb his hair.
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A Passion for Fashion (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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

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

The Cook Look (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Girls, cooking is an art!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Geraldine Grundy; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
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Kitchen Aid (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica's latest craze is collecting antique kitchen utensils.
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Bird Word (Table of Contents: 29)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
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Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie never misses an opportunity to insult Archie -- even by accident.
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Tree Trauma (Table of Contents: 30)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Each of the boys looks at a tree and thinks different things.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

The World of Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Colors
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Letters
Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How long has Jug had the desire to return to the “good old days?”
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Gladys Jones
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Indexer Notes

Three two-panel strips.

The Coin Collector (Table of Contents: 32)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; detective-mystery; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
When Mr. Lodge's rare coin collection is stolen, the prime suspect is a famous guitarist who was playing at the house just before the robbery.
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String Zing (Table of Contents: 33)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
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Worry Flurry (Table of Contents: 34)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
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[The Skateboard] (Table of Contents: 35)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead paints a picture of a skateboard.
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Mouldy Oldie (Table of Contents: 36)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty and Archie are watching an old movie instead of studying.
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Gym Whim (Table of Contents: 37)

Big Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Moose is better at doing calisthenics than at spelling it.
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Big Gig (Table of Contents: 38)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Vacation Elation (Table of Contents: 39)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Bob Bolling (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida [as Bill Yosh] (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Cousin Ambrose; Aunt Hilda; Mathilda; Mr. Grisley
Synopsis
Losing their way in a foggy bayou, Sabrina, Ambrose and Hilda spend the night as guests of a demented couple in a sinister mansion.
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Keywords
swamp

Paper Caper (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I see that you carry quite a few newspapers!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
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Numero Uno (Table of Contents: 41)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Veronica is sure that she will be elected the Finest Female at Riverdale High, but it's Betty who wins the vote.
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The Uncouth Truth (Table of Contents: 42)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Chris Allan
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate

Sleepy Time Gal (Table of Contents: 43)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty's sudden display of narcolepsy has Archie worried, but Veronica thinks it's a scam to get Archie's attention.
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The Imposters (Table of Contents: 44)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Reggie tries to get Archie in trouble with Veronica by faking Archie's voice on the telephone and breaking a date. When the trick is revealed, Betty turns the tables on Reggie.
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Boy Joy (Table of Contents: 45)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; friend
Synopsis
After a friend suggests they discuss bigger things rather than boys, Ethyl suggests football players.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Designer Sneakers Should Reflect the Owner's True Love!
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. The Sacrifice
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Changing New Year Resolutions
    Archie
  4. 3. Curses, Foiled Again
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. High Toned Tooter
    Josie
  6. 5. Reflection Objection
    Reggie
  7. 6. Stunt Stint
    Reggie
  8. 7. Jape Scrape
    Jughead
  9. 8. Chore Score
    Jughead
  10. 9. The Last Dance
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. The Big Search
    Jughead
  12. 11. Economy Run
    Coach Kleats
  13. 12. Election Selection
    Reggie
  14. 13. Crystal Clear
    Sabrina
  15. 14. Royal Flush
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. Delay Dismay
    Reggie
  17. 16. Sacrifice Fly
    Josie
  18. 17. Stranded in Space
    Betty
  19. 18. Best Guest
    Archie
  20. 19. Clock Yock
    Big Moose
  21. 20. Party Pals
    Sabrina
  22. 21. Bet Fret
    Reggie
  23. 22. Will Skill
    Jughead
  24. 23. Wag Gag
    Jughead
  25. 24. Boat Note
    Reggie
  26. 25. Neat Treat
    Reggie
  27. 26. A Passion for Fashion
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. The Cook Look
    Miss Grundy
  29. 28. Kitchen Aid
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. Bird Word
    Reggie
  31. 30. Tree Trauma
    Jughead
  32. 31. ["How long has Jug had the desire to return to the “good old days?”"]
    The World of Jughead
  33. 32. The Coin Collector
  34. 33. String Zing
    Reggie
  35. 34. Worry Flurry
    Reggie
  36. 35. [The Skateboard]
    Jughead's Dipsy Doodles
  37. 36. Mouldy Oldie
    Betty
  38. 37. Gym Whim
    Big Moose
  39. 38. Big Gig
    Reggie
  40. 39. Vacation Elation
    Sabrina
  41. 40. Paper Caper
    Archie
  42. 41. Numero Uno
    Betty and Veronica
  43. 42. The Uncouth Truth
    Betty and Veronica
  44. 43. Sleepy Time Gal
    Betty and Veronica
  45. 44. The Imposters
    Betty and Veronica
  46. 45. Boy Joy
    Big Ethel
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