(October 1987)

Archie, 1977 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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Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library; Archie Comics 45th Anniversary
Barcode
027100069584 52
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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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Pencils
Dan De Carlo (signed)
Inks
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Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow, Archie, they look real scrumptious!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Keywords
ice cream

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie #245

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Tips and All (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth (credited)
Pencils
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Inks
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited); Nanci Dakesian (credited); Ginny Sykora (credited)
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Stan Karlin; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
When Archie hears that one of the guys in town used to play major league baseball, he asks him for some tips.
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Keywords
baseball

[Betcha Bite a Chip] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Chips Ahoy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fore-Warned (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica explains to Betty why golfers yell "fore".
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Keywords
golf

Pun Fun (Table of Contents: 5)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead is full of puns.
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[Betty and Veronica Double Digest] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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Triple Threat (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Smithers
Synopsis
Veronica knows that Reggie has a new sports car so she schemes to get him to ask her out.
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Attention Please --- (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
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Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Pop Tate is going to name a sundae after Archie if he hits a home run in the game.
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Keywords
baseball; ice cream sundae

Cab Tab (Table of Contents: 9)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
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Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Moose doesn't have enough to pay the cab.

Late Date (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is so late for his date with Veronica that she is almost dressed.

[Pineapple Stickers] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Pineapple / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I told you I could lift it, Coach!
Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews
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Indexer Notes

Three two-panel strips. The first is Jughead lifting weights for Coach Kleats.

Clothes Out Sale (Table of Contents: 13)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica doesn't like the dress she purchased.

[Archie Fan Club] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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Bully for You (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie offers to stand up to Moose for Reggie, but he backs down at the last minute.
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Indexer Notes

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

Summer Simmer (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz
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Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Miss Beazly
Synopsis
As summer winds down, Archie and the gang are secretly ready for school to begin but unable to actually admit it.
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Here's Health (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica falls for a muscular life guard, only to find out that he lives a very healthy life and she can't keep up.
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Growing 'Panes'! (Table of Contents: 18)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg; Jinx's father
Synopsis
Jinx breaks a window while playing catch with Greg.
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[Archie's Double Digest] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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The Baby Sitter (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hot Dog; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie agrees to look after Hot Dog while Jughead runs to the store. But Hot Dog ends up being the one looking out for the accident-prone Andrews boy.
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Indexer Notes

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

Plant Life (Table of Contents: 21)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Harvey; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Sabrina and Harvey catch Hilda talking to her plants. What they don't know is the plant can talk back.
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Indexer Notes

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

It's Magic! (Table of Contents: 22)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
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Letters
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Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Halliday; Greg; Gigi; Chuck
Synopsis
Hap teaches Li'l Jinx a magic trick.
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Indexer Notes

This may be the story from Archie Comics Digest (Archie, 1973 series) #43 but needs confirmation.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, Betty --- We're so glad you could come along on this picnic ---
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty goes on a picnic with Archie and Veronica.
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[The New Archies on NBC TV] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie Pin Up / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, Arch, now that Betty and Veronica are going away on vacation...
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
What will Archie do with Betty and Veronica both gone?
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Yelp for Help (Table of Contents: 26)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty calls for help from Archie, but she's in the kiddie pool.

Candid Comment (Table of Contents: 27)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Ethel asks Veronica if she is getting any interest.

[Checklist] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

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Treasure Trove (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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teen
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Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Archie uses a metal detector at the beach to find lost items.
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The Bawl Game (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
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Letters
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Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg; Gigi; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx is the best arguer on the baseball team.
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Keywords
baseball

Topsy Turvy (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie has his campers standing on their heads.

Stunt Stint (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie watch the wildest stunt ever performed on a skateboard.
Keywords
skateboard

[The New Archies] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

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

Floaters (Table of Contents: 34)

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; Marty
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica struggle to find a place on the beach to work on "the perfect tan" where they won't be bothered by boys.
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Nothing Like a Pal (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
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Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Moose is monopolizing all of Archie's time on the beach and Betty and Veronica scheme to find some way to get more time with Archie.
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It's No Picnic (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie wants to float in the pool but Veronica insists they drive into the country on a picnic.
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[Katy Keene Fan Club] (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

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Shell Shenanigans (Table of Contents: 38)

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

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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica go shell hunting on the beach.

Ms Biz (Table of Contents: 39)

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

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Genre
teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Nancy Woods; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Some girls are more equal than others.

The Changeling (Table of Contents: 40)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty tries to use Veronica's underhanded tactics, but she just can't do it.
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Indexer Notes

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

Lack O'Luck (Table of Contents: 41)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Jughead finds the five dollars that Archie lost.

[Subscribe and Save] (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

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

Kick Shtick (Table of Contents: 43)

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

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Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Gladys Jones
Synopsis
Archie fixes the TV by kicking it, so Moose thinks he'll use the same process to fix Jughead.

Serve Verve (Table of Contents: 44)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie demonstrates his sky high serve.
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Keywords
volleyball

[Subscribe to Katy Keene] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

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

Thanks a Heap (Table of Contents: 46)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica is tired of riding in Archie's clunker.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the printed credits in Archie & Friends Double Digest #17.

Vacation Tribulation (Table of Contents: 47)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
With Betty and Veronica away at a cheerleading course, Archie hangs out with a new girl, but she's an exercise nut and Archie can't keep up.
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Keywords
calisthenics; scuba diving; volleyball; water skiing

Play Ball (Table of Contents: 48)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
A. Gayle
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
When Archie loses the beach ball to a bully, Jughead goes to get it back.
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Indexer Notes

credits from the story's original printing

[Discount 32 page comic subsctiptions] (Table of Contents: 49) (Expand) /

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You Don't Need Drugs (Table of Contents: 50)

Archie / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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Indexer Notes

Anti-drug abuse PSA.

Swim Chump (Table of Contents: 51)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Smithers; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica is "training" Betty for a swim meet.
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Keywords
swimming

Indexer Notes

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

[Prizes or Cash] (Table of Contents: 52) (Expand) /

Olympic Sales Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 53)

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[Chocolate fun for everyone] (Table of Contents: 54) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Wow, Archie, they look real scrumptious!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Tips and All
    Archie
  4. 3. [Betcha Bite a Chip]
    Chips Ahoy
  5. 4. Fore-Warned
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Pun Fun
    Jughead
  7. 6. [Betty and Veronica Double Digest]
  8. 7. Triple Threat
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Attention Please ---
    Archie
  10. 9. Cab Tab
    Moose
  11. 10. Late Date
    Archie
  12. 11. [Pineapple Stickers]
    Pineapple
  13. 12. ["I told you I could lift it, Coach!"]
    The World of Jughead
  14. 13. Clothes Out Sale
    Veronica
  15. 14. [Archie Fan Club]
  16. 15. Bully for You
    Archie
  17. 16. Summer Simmer
    Archie and the Gang
  18. 17. Here's Health
    Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. Growing 'Panes'!
    Li'l Jinx
  20. 19. [Archie's Double Digest]
  21. 20. The Baby Sitter
    Archie
  22. 21. Plant Life
    Sabrina
  23. 22. It's Magic!
    Li'l Jinx
  24. 23. ["Gee, Betty --- We're so glad you could come along on this picnic ---"]
    Betty and Veronica Pin-Up
  25. 24. [The New Archies on NBC TV]
  26. 25. ["Well, Arch, now that Betty and Veronica are going away on vacation..."]
    Archie Pin Up
  27. 26. Yelp for Help
    Betty
  28. 27. Candid Comment
    Veronica
  29. 28. [Checklist]
  30. 29. Treasure Trove
    Archie
  31. 30. The Bawl Game
    Li'l Jinx
  32. 31. Topsy Turvy
    Mr. Weatherbee
  33. 32. Stunt Stint
    Archie
  34. 33. [The New Archies]
  35. 34. Floaters
    Betty and Veronica
  36. 35. Nothing Like a Pal
    Archie
  37. 36. It's No Picnic
    Archie
  38. 37. [Katy Keene Fan Club]
  39. 38. Shell Shenanigans
    Betty and Veronica
  40. 39. Ms Biz
    Big Ethel
  41. 40. The Changeling
    Betty and Veronica
  42. 41. Lack O'Luck
    Archie
  43. 42. [Subscribe and Save]
  44. 43. Kick Shtick
    Big Moose
  45. 44. Serve Verve
    Archie
  46. 45. [Subscribe to Katy Keene]
  47. 46. Thanks a Heap
    Archie
  48. 47. Vacation Tribulation
    Archie
  49. 48. Play Ball
    Archie
  50. 49. [Discount 32 page comic subsctiptions]
  51. 50. You Don't Need Drugs
    Archie
  52. 51. Swim Chump
    Betty and Veronica
  53. 52. [Prizes or Cash]
    Olympic Sales Club
  54. 53. [no title indexed]
  55. 54. [Chocolate fun for everyone]
    M&M's
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