(December 1990)

Archie, 1977 Series
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1.50 USD
Pages
132
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6 times a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
071896468533 71
Editing
Nanci Dakesian; Victor Gorelick
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
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton

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

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

Take Me to the Cleaners (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How's the job going, Arch? You like working here?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Mrs. Baxter; Mary Andrews; Mrs. Faye; Flo Goode; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie hires himself out as a house cleaner to make money.

[Disney Adventures] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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Switch Hitch (Table of Contents: 4)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie and Jug came as a ventriloquist act!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead go to a masquerade party as a ventriloquist act.
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Snap Flap (Table of Contents: 5)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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I'm a whiz at photography!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie is a whiz at photography.
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Top Level (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, I have a top level assignment for you!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee gives Archie a top level assignment.
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[Join the Cause, Join the Fight] (Table of Contents: 7)

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The Wizard; The Web; The Black Hood; Bob Phantom; Mr. Justice; Fly Girl; The Jaguar; The Fly; The Shield; The Comet; Captain Flag; Firefly; Black Jack; The Hangman; Fireball; Steel Sterling; The Fox; Inferno

Indexer Notes

Knock out illiteracy by reading a comic book.

Safe Keeping (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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I couldn't get my car started today, so I decided to skate to school!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee confiscates Archie's skates.
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[New Archies Digest #12] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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[The Great Cap'n Crunch Caper] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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Hunger for History (Table of Contents: 11)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jughead? Right now?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Jughead gives a history report on Napoleon.
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[The Ultimate Game Club] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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Sign Up! (Table of Contents: 13)

Li'l Jinx / 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
Ahem! Li'l Jinx! Don't you have to do homework?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Hap Holiday; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx is having trouble with her homework.
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Indexer Notes

Fashions by Ile Cure-Trottier.

A Helping Hand (Table of Contents: 14)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ring!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Melody
Synopsis
Melody shows back up at Josie's.
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Digest Writer's Contest (Table of Contents: 15)

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Pencils
Ellen Leonforte [as El]
Inks
Ellen Leonforte [as El]
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Letters
Ellen Leonforte; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, mom! My story's been published!

Indexer Notes

Inviting readers to submit a 300 word story.

The Sleeper (Table of Contents: 16)

Sabrina the Teenage Witch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aunt Hilda looks like she's in a trance!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Zelda; Aunt Hilda; The Great Nodoze
Synopsis
Aunt Hilda hasn't slept in weeks so Sabrina summons a hypnotist, The Great Nodoze, to put her to sleep.
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[Archie Bendables] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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Pajama Drama (Table of Contents: 18)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mom, why are you throwing away my pajamas?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Mrs. Jones
Synopsis
Jughead's mom is throwing away his pajamas.
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Cream Scream (Table of Contents: 19)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look what I found! A quart of ice cream!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie found a quart of ice cream.
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Time Warp Part I (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
She was a sweet little kid --- selling flowers on the street -- to help out the family, no doubt! I don't know what made me look up, but what I saw made my blood run cold!
Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary; Fred Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie saves a girl and her grandfather gives him tomorrow's newspaper.
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Time Warp Part II (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I guess it was some time after midnight that my lonely vigil paid off! A scrambling across the shingles, the creak of a tree limb, and two small forms dropped not far from my hiding place---
Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; the Parker twins; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Mary
Synopsis
Archie tries to help the kids that tomorrow's newspaper said would be lost.
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Meal Spiel (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Here, Archie! I've prepared a meal fit for a king!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; King
Synopsis
Veronica has cooked Archie a meal fit for a king.
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Femme Strategy (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh! Ronnie, I envy you with all your possessions!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica each envy the other over their possessions.
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[Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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A Hairy Story (Table of Contents: 25)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gad! Each one is worse than the next!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Veronica Lodge; Rudy; Dilton Doily; Moose Mason
Synopsis
All the girls are being different by wearing New Age haircuts.
Reprints

Once Upon a Time (Table of Contents: 26)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Al Hartley ?
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This Garden of Eden -- this utopia -- this paradise called Riverdale! Ah, yes! A proud history this ol' town of ours has! Proud!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Reggie tells a different version of how Riverdale got its name.
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Cents of Value (Table of Contents: 27)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, this is going to be fun!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Pop Tate has raised the price of his Super Bowl of ice cream.
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[Archie's Checklist] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

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Yap Flap (Table of Contents: 29)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; "Toot" D. Kaye
Synopsis
Dialogue free comic where Reggie won't shut his mouth.
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[Riverdale High #3] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

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[Archie Fan Club] (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

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Change of Heart (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ronnie! Have you seen D.G.?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Denny George; Dolly
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are flipping out over D.G.
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Just Routine (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wouldn't do that, Arch!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot; Mr. Johnson; Coach Kleats; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie runs into, and angers, the teachers.
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[Betty & Veronica Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

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You Guest It (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's about time you got here, Archie! Everything is cooked and just waiting for you!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie had to ditch Jughead before getting Betty's homecooked meal.
Reprints

[Betty and Veronica Annual Digest #4] (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

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

[Archie's 3 for 2 Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

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The Protectors (Table of Contents: 38)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
You remember in the story "Oliver Twist" that awful man, "Fagin," taught little kids to steal for him?
Genre
teen
Characters
Josie; Valerie; Melody; Joey
Synopsis
Josie thinks she's spotted a modern day Fagin and Oliver Twist.
Reprints

Plane Facts (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mr. Vedderbee, ve got big trouble! Piano von't fit in stairvay!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Svenson; Professor Flutesnoot; Mr. Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doily; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Archie gets in trouble for throwing a paper airplane.
Reprints

[Jughead's Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

Dipsy Doodles / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lunch Time
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead paints a flying saucer.
Reprints

[Jughead's Diner #5] (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

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Move Over, George! (Table of Contents: 43)

Gigi / comic story / 5 pages (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
Ha! Ha! What's the big idea of wearing a white wig, Greg?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Gigi; George Washington; Greg; Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse; Russ
Synopsis
Gigi gets a small part in a school play and rewrites it to give her a bigger part.
Reprints

[Archie's Special Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

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

What's My Line? (Table of Contents: 45)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Students, this electronic computer will tell you, in picture form, the job you're best qualified for!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Prfoessor Flutesnoot; Dilton Doily; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Professor Flutesnoot has a machine that will show the students what they'll become.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46)

Editor's Notebook / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Victor Gorelick
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Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Many of the letters that I receive have very similar questions, suggestions, criticisms, etc.

Minding A Star (Table of Contents: 47)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Arch! Hi, Jughead!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Zappy; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie is minding Zappy, a chimp TV star.
Reprints

[Archie Presents Previews!] (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

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Score Bore (Table of Contents: 49)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Reggie, do you think you'll score 20 points in tonight's game?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Sue; Alice
Synopsis
The opposing team has two men guarding Reggie and he's upset no one is feeding him the ball.
Reprints

[Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 50) (Expand) /

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

[Say No To Drugs] (Table of Contents: 51)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones

The Real Thing (Table of Contents: 52)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie McQueen slipped his shirt over his rippling shoulder muscles and smiled briefly at the thought of the evening of danger that lay ahead--
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is narrating what he plans to do this evening.
Reprints

The Taste of Adventure (Table of Contents: 53) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 54)

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[Captain Planet] (Table of Contents: 55) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Take Me to the Cleaners
    Archie
  4. 3. [Disney Adventures]
  5. 4. Switch Hitch
    Reggie
  6. 5. Snap Flap
    Reggie
  7. 6. Top Level
    Archie
  8. 7. [Join the Cause, Join the Fight]
  9. 8. Safe Keeping
    Archie
  10. 9. [New Archies Digest #12]
  11. 10. [The Great Cap'n Crunch Caper]
  12. 11. Hunger for History
    Jughead
  13. 12. [The Ultimate Game Club]
  14. 13. Sign Up!
    Li'l Jinx
  15. 14. A Helping Hand
    Josie and the Pussycats
  16. 15. Digest Writer's Contest
  17. 16. The Sleeper
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  18. 17. [Archie Bendables]
  19. 18. Pajama Drama
    Jughead
  20. 19. Cream Scream
    Jughead
  21. 20. Time Warp Part I
  22. 21. Time Warp Part II
  23. 22. Meal Spiel
    Archie
  24. 23. Femme Strategy
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. [Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions]
  26. 25. A Hairy Story
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. Once Upon a Time
    Reggie
  28. 27. Cents of Value
    Jughead
  29. 28. [Archie's Checklist]
  30. 29. Yap Flap
    Reggie
  31. 30. [Riverdale High #3]
  32. 31. [Archie Fan Club]
  33. 32. Change of Heart
    Betty and Veronica
  34. 33. Just Routine
    Archie
  35. 34. [Betty & Veronica Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  36. 35. You Guest It
    Archie
  37. 36. [Betty and Veronica Annual Digest #4]
  38. 37. [Archie's 3 for 2 Subscription Offer]
  39. 38. The Protectors
    Josie
  40. 39. Plane Facts
    Archie
  41. 40. [Jughead's Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  42. 41. ["Lunch Time"]
  43. 42. [Jughead's Diner #5]
  44. 43. Move Over, George!
    Gigi
  45. 44. [Archie's Special Digest Subscription Offer]
  46. 45. What's My Line?
    Archie
  47. 46. ["Many of the letters that I receive have very similar questions, suggestions, criticisms, etc."]
    Editor's Notebook
  48. 47. Minding A Star
    Archie
  49. 48. [Archie Presents Previews!]
  50. 49. Score Bore
    Reggie
  51. 50. [Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  52. 51. [Say No To Drugs]
  53. 52. The Real Thing
    Archie
  54. 53. The Taste of Adventure
    Archie and His Friends; Capri Sun
  55. 54. [no title indexed]
  56. 55. [Captain Planet]
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