(June 1990)

Archie, 1977 Series
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1.50 USD
Pages
132
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
071896468533 68
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
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
You can have that allowance increase on one condition, Archie!
Genre
teen
Characters
Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews

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

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

The Financial Advisor (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited); Nanci Dakesian (credited); Gregg Suchow (credited)
Letters
Victor Gorelick (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge learns there is money to be made in old comic books.
Reprints

Earth Mirth (Table of Contents: 3)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Moose tries to make his money grow.
Reprints
Keywords
gardening

Bump Chump (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie has a phrenologist read the bumps on his head.
Reprints
Keywords
phrenology

[Archie's 3 for 2 Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Pitch Hitch (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Archie strikes out.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball

Scratch Match (Table of Contents: 7)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Jughead gives Hot Dog a bath to get rid of fleas.
Reprints
Keywords
fleas

[Knockout Illiteracy] (Table of Contents: 8)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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Indexer Notes

Literacy PSA featuring many of the Archie superhero characters.

The Wind Bag (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica has to cancel a date with Archie so she can help her father at the office, but Archie, expecting to be bored on his own, soon finds his car filled with girls.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie Fan Club] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

[Archie's Checklist] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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Pop's Sundae Punch (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Pop Tate; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
On doctor's orders, Pop closes the shop for a few hours in order to try to rest.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie Annual Digest #56] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Forget Regret (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie goes back into a restaurant because he forgot something.
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Female Travail (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is swept off his feet by a girl.
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Nerve Verve (Table of Contents: 16)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie asks to borrow Mr. Lodge's sports car, but not for a date with Veronica -- he wants to take another girl.
Reprints

[Katy Keene Fan Club] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Clothes Call (Table of Contents: 18)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Tired of Veronica's spending, Mr. Lodge makes her get a job.
Reprints

Curb Service (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Veronica promises to give Archie a ride to school, then doesn't show.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Cassette Fret (Table of Contents: 20)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Betty and Archie have trouble finding a movie to rent so they can use the Coopers' new video cassette recorder.
Reprints
Keywords
VCR

Indexer Notes

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

Emote Control (Table of Contents: 21)

Reggie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee is diagnosed with high blood pressure and advised to curtail bursts of anger.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Discount 32 Page Comics Subscriptions] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

Strings Attached (Table of Contents: 23)

Veronica / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica literally drags Reggie kicking and screaming to a classical music concert.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (1987 series) #223, no credits listed in this digest.

Bad Breaks On Bongo Beach (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Spotty; Dilton Doily; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Mr. McJitters
Synopsis
Archie, Mr. Weatherbee and Archie's dog Spotty are out on Bongo Beach fishing at night, while Mr. Lodge is out on his fishing boat with Veronica and an important client. Dilton arrives to show Archie a special rocket that will enable his fishing lure to reach farther out, and the rocket winds up taking Archie into the air and, eventually, into Mr. Lodge's boat.
Reprints
Keywords
dune buggy; fishing

Indexer Notes

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

[Jughead's Time Police] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

Crochet Crack (Table of Contents: 26)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Archie likes to tell jokes as he crochets.
Reprints
Keywords
crochet

Moan 'n' Groan (Table of Contents: 27)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Reggie played parcheesi with Jughead.
Reprints

Mutton Madness (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie the Barbarian / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
John Albano
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Stan Goldberg ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Archie the Barbarian; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ivan the Terror
Synopsis
Archie and his barbarian horde want to retrieve the cartloads of mutton that were stolen by Ivan the Terror's men.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The World On a String (Table of Contents: 29)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Harvey; Wendy
Synopsis
Sabrina uses magic to help a little girl win a yo-yo contest and boost her self-esteem.
Reprints
Keywords
yo-yo

Snap Flap (Table of Contents: 30)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty won't take Reggie's picture because he is wearing a shirt with an image of his face on it.
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He's a Good Skate (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Fred wants Archie to paint the fence.
Reprints

Record High! (Table of Contents: 32)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Moose hit a hundred.
Reprints

[Betty and Veronica Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

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

Jumbo Jaunt (Table of Contents: 34)

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

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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump
Synopsis
The new girl from India upstages Veronica.
Reprints
Keywords
elephant

Pizza from Heaven (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Chic Stone (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
drama; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie loses his job delivering pizzas when he accidentally delivers a load of pizza's to an orphanage.
Reprints
Keywords
orphan; orphanage

Indexer Notes

This is the last story from Bob Bolling's memorable run as writer-artist on Archie and Me (though he would draw, but not write, some later stories for the title).

The unseen but hard-driving boss "Kindly Mother Kelly" was first mentioned in Bolling's Little Archie Mystery Comics # 1. Here she has become a corporation, complete with guards and attack dogs outside her building.

The central plot device of the story is reminiscent of Bolling's Little Archie story "Sled With a Mission," where Little Archie is a delivery boy and accidentally delivers food to poor kids.

Kite Delight (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie's kite lifts Reggie off the ground.
Reprints

Lost Marbles (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead thinks Archie has lost his marbles.
Reprints

Hunger Pangs (Table of Contents: 38)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie is tired of waiting for Veronica to show up for their date.
Reprints

[Jughead's Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

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

Rash-Splash (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie finds water with a divining rod.
Reprints
Keywords
divining rod

The Battle of the Giants (Table of Contents: 41)

Coach Kleats / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Coach Kleats; Mr. Weatherbee; Floyd Clayton; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Coach Kleats and Mr. Weatherbee engage in a handball game to determine which one is in shape and which one is a big fat slob.
Reprints
Keywords
handball

Indexer Notes

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

[Subscribe and Save $2.50] (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

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

Good Day (Table of Contents: 43)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie reads his horoscope to Veronica.
Reprints
Keywords
horoscope

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie!! That's not what I meant when I said you could play the field!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Archie plays the field.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

Editor's Notebook / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Play's the Thing (Table of Contents: 46)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
adventure
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Glenn Feebly; Benn Feebly
Synopsis
Archie is starring in the school play "Moonsap," written and directed by Veronica and with musical accompaniment by the Feebly twins and their huge bass fiddle. After a rehearsal, Mr. Weatherbee is mugged by members of the River Rat gang, and the Feeblys are the only ones who get a look at the thieves. But afraid of what will happen to them if they inform, the boys tell the police that they didn't see anything.
Reprints
Keywords
mugging; school play; stamp collection

Indexer Notes

Writer/Penciller credits printed in the issue, all other credits from the index of the original printing.

[Turtles Movie Comic Book Offer] (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

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[Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

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Eat Treat (Table of Contents: 49)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Pop has two types of hamburgers, one for a quarter and one for a dollar.

Load Ode (Table of Contents: 50)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
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Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Moose carries a refrigerator.

Digest Writer Contest (Table of Contents: 51) (Expand) /

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

[Drugs Are Uncool!] (Table of Contents: 52)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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Characters
Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Anti-Drug PSA.

Hold the Phone (Table of Contents: 53)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Archie has a beeper and Veronica keeps calling it.
Reprints
Keywords
beeper

[The Ultimate Game Club] (Table of Contents: 54) (Expand) /

Ultimate Game Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 55)

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

[The Taste of Adventure] (Table of Contents: 56) (Expand) /

Archie; Capri Sun / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["You can have that allowance increase on one condition, Archie!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Financial Advisor
    Archie
  4. 3. Earth Mirth
    Moose
  5. 4. Bump Chump
    Archie
  6. 5. [Archie's 3 for 2 Subscription Offer]
  7. 6. Pitch Hitch
    Archie
  8. 7. Scratch Match
    Jughead
  9. 8. [Knockout Illiteracy]
  10. 9. The Wind Bag
    Archie
  11. 10. [Archie Fan Club]
  12. 11. [Archie's Checklist]
  13. 12. Pop's Sundae Punch
    Pop Tate
  14. 13. [Archie Annual Digest #56]
  15. 14. Forget Regret
    Archie
  16. 15. Female Travail
    Archie
  17. 16. Nerve Verve
    Reggie
  18. 17. [Katy Keene Fan Club]
  19. 18. Clothes Call
    Veronica
  20. 19. Curb Service
    Archie
  21. 20. Cassette Fret
    Betty
  22. 21. Emote Control
    Reggie
  23. 22. [Discount 32 Page Comics Subscriptions]
  24. 23. Strings Attached
    Veronica
  25. 24. Bad Breaks On Bongo Beach
    Archie
  26. 25. [Jughead's Time Police]
  27. 26. Crochet Crack
    Reggie
  28. 27. Moan 'n' Groan
    Reggie
  29. 28. Mutton Madness
    Archie the Barbarian
  30. 29. The World On a String
    Sabrina
  31. 30. Snap Flap
    Reggie
  32. 31. He's a Good Skate
    Archie
  33. 32. Record High!
    Moose
  34. 33. [Betty and Veronica Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  35. 34. Jumbo Jaunt
    Betty and Veronica
  36. 35. Pizza from Heaven
    Archie
  37. 36. Kite Delight
    Archie
  38. 37. Lost Marbles
    Archie
  39. 38. Hunger Pangs
    Archie
  40. 39. [Jughead's Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  41. 40. Rash-Splash
    Archie
  42. 41. The Battle of the Giants
    Coach Kleats
  43. 42. [Subscribe and Save $2.50]
  44. 43. Good Day
    Reggie
  45. 44. ["Archie!! That's not what I meant when I said you could play the field!"]
    Archie's Pin Up
  46. 45. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  47. 46. The Play's the Thing
    Archie
  48. 47. [Turtles Movie Comic Book Offer]
  49. 48. [Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  50. 49. Eat Treat
    Jughead
  51. 50. Load Ode
    Jughead
  52. 51. Digest Writer Contest
  53. 52. [Drugs Are Uncool!]
  54. 53. Hold the Phone
    Archie
  55. 54. [The Ultimate Game Club]
    Ultimate Game Club
  56. 55. [no title indexed]
  57. 56. [The Taste of Adventure]
    Archie; Capri Sun
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