(December 1984)

Archie, 1977 Series
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1.00 USD
Pages
132
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct. and Dec.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
0271000695835
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Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Dan Decarlo (signed)
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Dan Decarlo (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is there any cure for Monday morning blues?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Midge Klump

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals #137

[Blank Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

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Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Who's Pushing? (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Tom Bennet
Synopsis
Veronica falls for Tom Bennet, an efficiency expert at her father's company, until he plans to tell her father how much he can save if he cuts off some of Veronica's extravagant ways.

A Fine Mess (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
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Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Andrews
Synopsis
Archie gets a parking ticket and has to tell his father.
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Way Out (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx doesn't want to go to the doctor.
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A Wig and a Wiggle (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty buys a black wig and Archie mistakes her for Veronica.
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Less is Best! (Table of Contents: 6)

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A cryptography section and a dot-to-dot puzzle.
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Classy Lassie (Table of Contents: 7)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Gladys
Synopsis
Archie asks Reggie if he'd ever date Gladys.

That Guilty Feeling (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle
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Harry Lucey
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Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
After Miss Grundy accidentally drops a potted plant that Betty gave her, circumstances keep making it look to everyone else like Archie is trying to destroy the plant.
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Cover Up (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Professor Flutesnoot; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee is almost conned into buying bad top soil for the school's lawn.
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Archie and Blowouts! (Table of Contents: 10)

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How many words can be made with the letters of "blowout"?
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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It's a Washington Rocker!
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee

The Destroyer (Table of Contents: 12)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Smithers
Synopsis
Veronica wants her father to apologize to Archie but he refuses.
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The Inferior Decorators (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie convinces Mr. Lodge to let them paint graffitti on the walls since the walls are going to be repainted the next day anyway.
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Keywords
graffiti

Indexer Notes

One of the messages on the wall is "Rudy Loves Mary," referring to inker Rudy Lapick and his wife. Other names include "Vic" (art director Victor Gorelick) and "Barry Baby" (colorist Barry Grossman).

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

Hot 'n' Cold (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx is running away from home, until she hears the ice cream truck.
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Capturing Archie's Heart (Table of Contents: 15)

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Indexer Notes

A game with dice and markers allowing the players to chase Archie to the end of the game.

Money Happy Returns (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
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Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Andrews
Synopsis
Archie gets a check for $100 for his birthday.
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It's a Ball (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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George Gladir
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Chic Stone
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Rudy Lapick
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Barry Grossman
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Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Slim; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Coach Kleats makes Archie try to get the new 7 foot tall student, Slim, to try out for the basketball team.
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Indexer Notes

Credits confirmed against the credits printed in Archie's Double Digest (Archie, 1984 series) #233.

It's a Bet! (Table of Contents: 18)

Dilton / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Dilton and Archie make some bets and Dilton comes out ahead.
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Know How (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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Genre
humor
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Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Miss Grundy explains her teaching technique to a new teacher.

Pay-Off (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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humor; teen
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Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Mrs. Grover; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie finds $80 while cleaning his yard. Does he return the money to it's rightful owner or does he take Veronica on a date?
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Careers for Teens Medical Technologists (Table of Contents: 21)

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Indexer Notes

Illustration on the top 1/3 of the page is not done in the Archie style, but more of a regular comic book style.

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

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

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Genre
humor; teen
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Archie Andrews; Miss Haggly; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead don't like parsnips.

Uneasy Rider (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle
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Harry Lucey
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
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Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge is thinking of manufacturing ATV's and wants to ride passenger in one while Archie drives.
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Another Way to Go (Table of Contents: 24)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Reggie has a new foreign sports car and Archie is jealous.
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Indexer Notes

Probably reprinted from Reggie's Wise Guy Jokes #5 but needs confirmation.

Pest Control (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
While trying to swat a fly, Archie accidentally hits Veronica again.
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Just Add Water... (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
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Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx invents instant mud pies.
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Paper Caper (Table of Contents: 27)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Jughead and Archie get their tests back from Miss Grundy.
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Raceway Rhythm (Table of Contents: 28)

The Archies / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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The Archies [Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle]; Spike Hanlon; Gil Joyce
Synopsis
The Archies stop over in a town to see a local car race. They help injured racer Gil Joyce rebuild his car and Reggie drives it in the race.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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Miss Beazly, don't you know how to cook a three-minute egg?
Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Beazly; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee tries to have Miss Beazly make a three-minute egg.

Fight Fright (Table of Contents: 30)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie doesn't want to box Moose.
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Indexer Notes

This may be a reprinted from Reggie's Wise Guy Jokes #5 but needs confirmation.

Romance Trance (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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George Gladir
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Al Hartley
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie is in a daze over his love for Veronica which leads him to mix up a love letter and his class composition.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (Archie, 1952 series) #67, no credits listed in this digest.

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Archie Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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Oh, Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie takes Betty to see a romantic view.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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We've been requesting a raise for years and no one paid any attention!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Haggly
Synopsis
Some teachers want a raise, but Miss Haggly wants a pay cut.

Solo Flight (Table of Contents: 34)

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

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Frank Doyle
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Dan DeCarlo
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Rudy Lapick
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Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica is suspicious when Betty claims she's going out on a date alone and sends Archie to stick as close as possible to her.
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The Smile (Table of Contents: 35)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie asks Archie to take his picture, but Archie has no intention of doing so.
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Indexer Notes

Could be reprinted from Reggie's Wise Guy Jokes (Archie, 1968 series) #5 but needs confirmation.

Truce Talks (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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humor; teen
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Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee tries to be the mediator between Archie and Reggie.
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The Lodge's Status Symbol Word Puzzle (Table of Contents: 37)

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Word search puzzle.

The Right Notes (Table of Contents: 38)

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

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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx's father calls her but she never comes until he uses the chimes from the ice cream truck.
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Dog Tagged (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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humor; teen
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Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie keeps accidentally letting Veronica's new puppy out of the house.
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Flip Slip (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Archie Andrews
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While laughing at Archie, the best player on the other football team accidentally knocks himself out.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

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

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Veronica always gets cold at the football games!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead and Archie come up with a plan to keep Veronica warm during the football game.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Is there any cure for Monday morning blues?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [Blank Page]
  3. 2. Who's Pushing?
    Archie
  4. 3. A Fine Mess
    Archie
  5. 4. Way Out
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. A Wig and a Wiggle
    Betty
  7. 6. Less is Best!
  8. 7. Classy Lassie
    Reggie
  9. 8. That Guilty Feeling
    Archie
  10. 9. Cover Up
    Archie
  11. 10. Archie and Blowouts!
  12. 11. ["It's a Washington Rocker!"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  13. 12. The Destroyer
    Mr. Lodge
  14. 13. The Inferior Decorators
    Archie
  15. 14. Hot 'n' Cold
    Li'l Jinx
  16. 15. Capturing Archie's Heart
  17. 16. Money Happy Returns
    Archie
  18. 17. It's a Ball
    Archie
  19. 18. It's a Bet!
    Dilton
  20. 19. Know How
    Miss Grundy
  21. 20. Pay-Off
    Archie
  22. 21. Careers for Teens Medical Technologists
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  24. 23. Uneasy Rider
    Archie
  25. 24. Another Way to Go
    Reggie
  26. 25. Pest Control
    Archie
  27. 26. Just Add Water...
    Li'l Jinx
  28. 27. Paper Caper
    Jughead
  29. 28. Raceway Rhythm
    The Archies
  30. 29. ["Miss Beazly, don't you know how to cook a three-minute egg?"]
    Miss Beazly's Gag Bag
  31. 30. Fight Fright
    Reggie
  32. 31. Romance Trance
    Archie
  33. 32. ["Oh, Archie!"]
    Archie Pin Up
  34. 33. ["We've been requesting a raise for years and no one paid any attention!"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  35. 34. Solo Flight
    Betty and Veronica
  36. 35. The Smile
    Reggie
  37. 36. Truce Talks
    Archie
  38. 37. The Lodge's Status Symbol Word Puzzle
  39. 38. The Right Notes
    Li'l Jinx
  40. 39. Dog Tagged
    Archie
  41. 40. Flip Slip
    Archie
  42. 41. ["Veronica always gets cold at the football games!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
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