Archie (Jumbo Comics) Double Digest #232 [Direct Edition]
(October 2012)

Archie, 2011 Series
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164
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The Archie Library
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
Rosario Pena [as R Pena] (signed)
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I still can't believe our summer vacation is over!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Archie shows up for school in a less than satisfactory manner.
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Out on a Limb! (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Tom Orzechowski (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
While attempting to cut down some branches, Mr. Andrews gets stuck between two limbs of the tree.

Haul Trash! (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and Mr. Andrews clean out the garage and take items to the landfill. On the way, they stop at a flea market where all of their items are sold.

Indexer Notes

Cosmo the Merry Martian appears in this story on a comic book cover and a lunchbox.

With Friends Like These...? (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
An unseen narrator tells how the quote "With friends like these... who needs enemies?" applies to Archie's life.
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The First Week of School (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Howard Bender (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Professor Flutesnoot; Jughead Jones; Svenson; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Veronica Lodge; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
Archie's horrible day at school is turned around by a kiss from Veronica.
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Indexer Notes

Lettering has two different styles as if some dialogue was edited. D'Agostino is credited, but majority of lettering is identified as Bill Yoshida due to his A's.

Euphemistically Speaking (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Reggie Mantle; Svenson; Ethel Muggs; Mr. Weatherbee; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
Archie uses euphemisms to explain to his dad why he was home late from school.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Little Archie / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Long before they...
Genre
children; humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Sabrina Spellman; Spotty
Synopsis
Introduction to the Little Archie reprint section.

Galaxy Ghost (Table of Contents: 7)

Little Archie and Friends / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Spotty; Sparky; Mrs. Scratchlaw; unnamed alien dad; unnamed alien mom; Zeenox; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Zeenox and his parents land on Earth to fix their spaceship. Meanwhile, Zeenox runs off and is taken by Little Archie and Betty to Veronica's Halloween party.

Pot Luck (Table of Contents: 8)

Little Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Dexter Taylor
Colors
?
Letters
Dexter Taylor

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Little Archie and Jughead put a real lobster in their lobster stew.
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Paper Caper (Table of Contents: 9)

Little Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bolling ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie tries to throw out his paper airplane.
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Amusing Bruising (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Cheryl Blossom; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
Archie takes Cheryl to the amusement park, but Reggie comes along and shows him up.
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Sign of the Times (Table of Contents: 11)

The Archies / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle]; Chester Snavely
Synopsis
While putting up flyers in stores, Archie and Jughead run into a man who tries to use them to clean up his shop.
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Quiz Fizz (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge (dream only); Betty Cooper (dream only)
Synopsis
Archie has a dream that he is on a game show, but he can't carry his money home.
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It's 1984 At Riverdale (part 1) (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie at Riverdale / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; drama
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Dilton Doiley; Chuck Clayton; Ms. Beazly
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee installs cameras around the school to watch all of the students at all times and interact with them via intercom. The students become uncomfortable, and Ms. Beazly quits her job when Mr. Weatherbee spies on her. Later, Archie tells the gang about George Orwell's novel "1984", and they realize how similar it is to their situation.
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Indexer Notes

Full title is "It's 1984 At Riverdale...And If You Don't Watch Out, Someone Will Be Watching You!". Story has been updated to take place in 2012 and not 1984.

It's 1984 At Riverdale (part 2) (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie at Riverdale / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Fred Andrews; Mr. Titewadd (bank president)
Synopsis
Archie invites Dilton over to pick up his copy of "1984". Upon arrival, Mr. Andrews tells them the home needs repairs, but the bank won't let him take out a loan. They go to the bank, where they are denied by the bank president because of information in the computer and "computers never make mistakes". Meanwhile, Dilton tinkers with the ATM and causes it to spit out money. The bank president realizes computers can be wrong and gives Mr. Andrews the loan.
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Indexer Notes

Full title is "It's 1984 At Riverdale...And The Computers Have Everything Under Control... -click- Under Control... -click-".

It's 1984 At Riverdale (part 3) (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie at Riverdale / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; drama
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Mr. Lodge's workers
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge tells Veronica about how the government has controlled his factory. Apparently, the Defense Department told him to get ahead of schedule on widget production and to paint the factory pink to cheer up the workers. Then, the Labor Department told him to remove the paint because at above 120 degrees, the paint gives off an odor harmful to lab monkeys. Then, he is told not to wash it off because the chemical could enter the city water supply. Instead, it has to be scraped off by hand and stored in metal drums.
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Indexer Notes

Full title is "It's 1984 At Riverdale...And Uncle Sam Knows What's Best, So Do It--Or Else!!!".

It's 1984 At Riverdale (part 4) (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie at Riverdale / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; drama
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Mr. Mantle; Miss Jones; Judge Bookum
Synopsis
Reggie's dad is thrown in jail by the Pentagon for publishing a article about Mr. Lodge's widget production. Reggie goes to the Riverdale Courthouse and sees Judge Bookum and Miss Jones. Upon request, Judge Bookum looks to see if anything is in Miss Jones's eye. Reggie snaps a picture and threatens to print it if Judge Bookum doesn't release Mr. Mantle. Mr. Mantle is then released.
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Indexer Notes

Full title is "It's 1984 At Riverdale...And No One Dares Talk About Freedom Of Speech!".

It's 1984 At Riverdale: Epilogue (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie at Riverdale / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
drama; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Chuck Clayton; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
While passing The Bee's control room, the camera system shorts out and is destroyed. Mr. Weatherbee decides to remove the system altogether-and to get Ms. Beazly back.
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Indexer Notes

Technically part of previous story, but indexer split it up due to different topics and characters than the previous story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Scarpelli (signed); Craig Boldman (signed)
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli (signed); Craig Boldman (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed); Craig Boldman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The school year...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie gets a job as hall monitor.
Reprints
  • from Archie newspaper strip from unknown date

Forget Me...Not! (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie forgets to turn off the TV.
Reprints

Quick Feat (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie cleans up his room in record time.
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Book Mark (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mrs. Andrews; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica take Archie's books to the library so he doesn't see the attractive new librarian.
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The Ol' Pigskin Ploy (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Mr. Lodge; Betty Cooper; Lucy VanPelt (cameo); Charlie Brown (cameo)
Synopsis
Archie enlists Veronica to aid him in place kicks, but Veronica always pulls the ball away before he kicks it.
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The Game of the Name (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie has Archie drive his car Gertrude every night to check for car problems. Then, Reggie spreads a rumor about Archie being with Gertrude every night.
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To Act or Not To Act (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Ophelia Hammly; Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones; Svenson; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
To audition for the school play, Archie and Reggie must act like the other for 2 days.
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Bird Brainer (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Rock; Goldie (a talking parrot); Mrs. Rogers; Jena
Synopsis
A talking parrot with a gift for mimicry gets Archie into trouble.
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Indexer Notes

Archie # 515 (apparently the original publication) credits inks to Al Milgrom.

Special Delivery (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead try to do a simple task for Mr. Andrews, but it doesn't go as planned.
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Come Blow Your Horn (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Archie causes chaos at Veronica's house when he and Jughead start messing with Mr. Lodge's alphorn.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Wilbur / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can you name...
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Linda Moore
Synopsis
Introduction to the Wilbur reprint section.

Indexer Notes

Features cover to Wilbur Comics (Archie, 1944 series) #89.

The Wolf Man (Table of Contents: 29)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Alec; Sheldon Broadbeam
Synopsis
Alec has the girls in town act like they know Wilbur when Laurie is around. Wilbur then gets his revenge on Alec.
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Gentlemen To the End (Table of Contents: 30)

Wilbur / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards (signed)
Pencils
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Slats; Laurie Lake; Linda Moore
Synopsis
Wilbur and Slats hold a contest. The first to lose their temper has to pay the dinner bill.
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A Few Arrangements (Table of Contents: 31)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Laurie Lake; Mr. Lake
Synopsis
Laurie prepares for Wilbur's visit.
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Indexer Notes

Weirdly, this story appeared in this series 5 issues ago.
Formerly a Laurie story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You've got to be kidding me!
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Cross out the odd-numbered boxes to discover what Veronica doesn't want to do with Archie.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Scarpelli (signed); Craig Boldman (signed)
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli (signed); Craig Boldman (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed); Craig Boldman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Veronica double-booked...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie accuses Veronica of having dates with him and Reggie at the same time, so she dumps Archie for Reggie.
Reprints
  • from Archie newspaper strip from unknown date

The Pose (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie makes Moose hold his punching pose.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes!
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Word search for words related to a party.
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Prize Surprise (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Mrs. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie takes Betty on a thrifty date. Betty submits the idea to a thrifty idea contest and Archie wins.

Everything's Archie (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I still can't believe our summer vacation is over!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Out on a Limb!
    Archie
  3. 2. Haul Trash!
    Archie
  4. 3. With Friends Like These...?
    Archie
  5. 4. The First Week of School
    Archie
  6. 5. Euphemistically Speaking
    Archie
  7. 6. ["Long before they..."]
    Little Archie
  8. 7. Galaxy Ghost
    Little Archie and Friends
  9. 8. Pot Luck
    Little Archie
  10. 9. Paper Caper
    Little Archie
  11. 10. Amusing Bruising
    Archie
  12. 11. Sign of the Times
    The Archies
  13. 12. Quiz Fizz
    Archie
  14. 13. It's 1984 At Riverdale (part 1)
    Archie at Riverdale
  15. 14. It's 1984 At Riverdale (part 2)
    Archie at Riverdale
  16. 15. It's 1984 At Riverdale (part 3)
    Archie at Riverdale
  17. 16. It's 1984 At Riverdale (part 4)
    Archie at Riverdale
  18. 17. It's 1984 At Riverdale: Epilogue
    Archie at Riverdale
  19. 18. ["The school year..."]
    Archie
  20. 19. Forget Me...Not!
    Archie
  21. 20. Quick Feat
    Archie
  22. 21. Book Mark
    Archie
  23. 22. The Ol' Pigskin Ploy
    Archie
  24. 23. The Game of the Name
    Archie
  25. 24. To Act or Not To Act
    Archie
  26. 25. Bird Brainer
    Archie
  27. 26. Special Delivery
    Archie
  28. 27. Come Blow Your Horn
    Archie
  29. 28. ["Can you name..."]
    Wilbur
  30. 29. The Wolf Man
    Wilbur
  31. 30. Gentlemen To the End
    Wilbur
  32. 31. A Few Arrangements
    Wilbur
  33. 32. ["You've got to be kidding me!"]
    Archie
  34. 33. ["Veronica double-booked..."]
    Archie
  35. 34. The Pose
    Archie
  36. 35. ["Yes!"]
    Archie
  37. 36. Prize Surprise
    Archie
  38. 37. Everything's Archie
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