(February 1989)

Archie, 1977 Series
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132
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
076956145430 60
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)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Miss Grundy, who is your hardest working algebra student?
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Geraldine Grundy; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie #206.

Boys Will Be Boys (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Rich Margopoulos
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen

Tap Flap (Table of Contents: 2)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead is making a sculpture of Archie.
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Down Memory Lame (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie! Come back!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is very forgetful but can remember every detail of the outfit Veronica wore on their date weeks ago.
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Split Fit (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Uh, oh! Here comes Dilton!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie keeps running away when he sees someone he knows.
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Christmas Miss (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty finds a sweater she wants to give Archie for Christmas, but she doesn't have enough money with her. Veronica has seen this and, when Betty leaves to get more funds, swoops in and buys up the remaining two sweaters. When Mr. Lodge finds out, he takes matters into his own hands.
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Keywords
Christmas

Party Smarty (Table of Contents: 6)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Moon Goon (Table of Contents: 7)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Sigh! Moose, look! It's a new moon!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Midge sees a new moon.
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Bite Sprite (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Betty and Veronica had some nice things to say about my apple pie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica said good things about Archie's apple pie.
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Hang Loose (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie get detention on the Friday before Christmas vacation for excess celebration. So Betty and Veronica try to sneak some cookies to them past Mr. Weatherbee.
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The Surprised Party (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
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Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sigh! Christmas is a great time of year - but not for everyone!
Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Pop Tate; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Dilton tells Betty and Veronica that it's not easy for people who have their birthday three days before Christmas. They decide to throw him a surprise party to cheer him up.
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Class Gas (Table of Contents: 11)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Mr. Baker; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Jughead has to make his own school schedule, and assigns himself to four periods of lunch.
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Keywords
High school

Small Change (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Humph! That's the last time I go into that candy store!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Charley got his change in pennies.
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The Rubies of Karamel (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Cricket O'Dell; Pachv
Synopsis
Cricket's nose for money discovers that the rubies on display at the museum are fakes.
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The Christmas Spirit (Table of Contents: 14)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Harvey
Synopsis
Hilda scoffs at Sabrina's efforts to finish her Christmas shopping without using magic, until Harvey puts her in dire need of a last minute gift herself.
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Keywords
Christmas

Button Up Your Lip (Table of Contents: 15)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Miss Beazly
Synopsis
Jughead finds a button in his soup.
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Wag Gag (Table of Contents: 16)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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I serve my Clarence, only the best food!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Clarence; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica's dog Clarence comes from a very distinguished canine family.
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Triple Ripple (Table of Contents: 17)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Tsk! Tsk! That's the third oil spill this week!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie notices that bad things seem to happen in threes.
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Everything Is Beautiful (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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So you're new around here! Right, doll!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
To get out of trouble, Archie tells Veronica she's beautiful when she's angry.
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Bright Sprite (Table of Contents: 19)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee; Archie Andrews

Job Jibe (Table of Contents: 20)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge

A Real Wack! (Table of Contents: 21)

Dilton / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Duh! I'm going to teach you the art of self-defense! Throw a punch as hard as you can and don't worry! I'll handle it!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Teaching Dilton self-defense, Moose tells him to hit him as hard as he can.
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Skate Estate (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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We hope to be rolling in the money! Get it? Yuk! Yuk!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead are renting roller skates to people.
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Muscle Bustle (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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You won't believe the terrible violence I saw at the movie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie talks about some terrible violence he saw at the movies.
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Chore Score (Table of Contents: 24)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
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Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman
Synopsis
Being a training witch, Sabrina has double-duty homework.
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Brew Rue (Table of Contents: 25)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg ?
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Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Sabrina has a remedy for Aunt Hilda's noxious witch's brews.
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The Knit Pickers (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica decide to knit Archie some Christmas gifts.
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Indexer Notes

No inker is credited in the story. The digest reprint credits Mike Esposito.

Chore Corps (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead paint a hallway.
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News Blues (Table of Contents: 28)

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

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Mr. Lodge, I have some bad news and some good news!
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie phones Mr. Lodge with some bad news and some good news.
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The Quack (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Jughead Jones; Oswald (duck); Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie brings home a live duck for Christmas dinner.
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Room for Improvement (Table of Contents: 30)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Miss Simpkins
Synopsis
Jughead is in detention but wants an ice cream cone.
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Alley Tally (Table of Contents: 31)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Moose bowls a perfect 300 game.
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Keywords
bowling

Standard Procedure (Table of Contents: 32)

Ethel / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
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Proof Spoof (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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I got this great new exercise belt in the mail!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie gets a new exercise belt in the mail which gets endorsed by Mr. Weatherbee.
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Short Report (Table of Contents: 34)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Geraldine Grundy; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Miss Grundy gives a one minute speech assignment.
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The Agreement (Table of Contents: 35)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
The girls agree to only spend five dollars each on Archie's Christmas present, but soon they each suspect the other of having broken the agreement.
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Keywords
Christmas

Sad Lad (Table of Contents: 36)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor

Snow Woe (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
When Archie is snowed in at a mountain cabin with Betty and Veronica, it doesn't prove to be the paradise he anticipates.
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Merry Merchant (Table of Contents: 38)

Pop Tate / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica convince Pop to dress up as Santa as a way to attract business to the Chok'lit Shoppe for the holidays.
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Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Credits from the credits printed in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #23.

Race Pace (Table of Contents: 39)

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

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Ronnie, did Archie enter the four man race, or the two man race?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty wonders if Archie entered the four man, or two man, bobsled race.
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Keywords
snow

Wry Reply (Table of Contents: 40)

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

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Archie hasn't been going on many dates lately!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie hasn't dated much since he lost his little black book.
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Branch Line (Table of Contents: 41)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
The necessary pruning of the giant fir on the Lodge Estate has Mr. Lodge depressed over the upcoming holiday season. But Betty's father unintentionally gives her an inspiration as to how to cheer Mr. Lodge up.
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Keywords
Christmas tree

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from the printing of this story in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #44.

Late Opening (Table of Contents: 42)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie has so many plans to spend parts of Christmas with his friends that he may not have any time left to spend with his parents.
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Borrow Banter (Table of Contents: 43)

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

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Ronnie, can I borrow a dress for the big dance?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty keeps asking Veronica if she can borrow different things for the big dance.
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Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Miss Grundy, who is your hardest working algebra student?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Boys Will Be Boys
    Archie & the Gang
  3. 2. Tap Flap
    Jughead
  4. 3. Down Memory Lame
    Archie
  5. 4. Split Fit
    Archie
  6. 5. Christmas Miss
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Party Smarty
    Jughead
  8. 7. Moon Goon
    Moose
  9. 8. Bite Sprite
    Archie
  10. 9. Hang Loose
    Mr. Weatherbee
  11. 10. The Surprised Party
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. Class Gas
    Jughead
  13. 12. Small Change
    Li'l Jinx's Pal Charley
  14. 13. The Rubies of Karamel
    Archie
  15. 14. The Christmas Spirit
    Sabrina
  16. 15. Button Up Your Lip
    Jughead
  17. 16. Wag Gag
    Veronica
  18. 17. Triple Ripple
    Veronica
  19. 18. Everything Is Beautiful
    Archie
  20. 19. Bright Sprite
    Jughead
  21. 20. Job Jibe
    Jughead
  22. 21. A Real Wack!
    Dilton
  23. 22. Skate Estate
    Archie
  24. 23. Muscle Bustle
    Archie
  25. 24. Chore Score
    Sabrina
  26. 25. Brew Rue
    Sabrina
  27. 26. The Knit Pickers
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. Chore Corps
    Archie
  29. 28. News Blues
    Mr. Lodge
  30. 29. The Quack
    Archie
  31. 30. Room for Improvement
    Jughead
  32. 31. Alley Tally
    Jughead
  33. 32. Standard Procedure
    Ethel
  34. 33. Proof Spoof
    Archie
  35. 34. Short Report
    Jughead
  36. 35. The Agreement
    Betty and Veronica
  37. 36. Sad Lad
    Jughead
  38. 37. Snow Woe
    Archie and the Gang
  39. 38. Merry Merchant
    Pop Tate
  40. 39. Race Pace
    Betty and Veronica
  41. 40. Wry Reply
    Betty and Veronica
  42. 41. Branch Line
    Betty
  43. 42. Late Opening
    Archie
  44. 43. Borrow Banter
    Betty and Veronica
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