"Fashion Detectives": When big-name designers seek someone to help them expose counterfeit merchandise in stores, they turn to a true expert: Veronica! She's recruited both Betty and Nancy to help her, but what they uncover is more than faux fashion! Don't miss the high-fashion fun and intrigue! "Scenery": The story that proves one person's (Mr. Lodge's) idea of a private, peaceful beach is another's (Veronica's) idea of an isolated, boring beach! "Pets Rule": The beach has gone to the dogs ??? literally ??? as the girls convince the town to reserve a special area of the beach for people's pooches!
"The Study Buddy": To combat sagging grades, Archie makes Dilton his study buddy, hoping his good habits will rub off... but will Archie's bad habits rub off on Dilton instead?! "Dog Daze": Archie's gone to the dogs... literally... when Betty and Veronica ask him to wear Riverdale's mascot costume for a school spirit rally. Naturally, Archie gets stuck in the costume! "Paper Chase": No news is good news, unless it's Mr. Andrews missing out on his morning newspaper!
"Arch is in the House": Archie's literally stuck in a doghouse! "Tricky Triumph": Reggie manages to beat Archie in one water sports competition by lending Archie faulty equipment. Then in "Barbecue Blunder," sometimes it's fun to reminisce about picnics gone by!
"The Far Out Pharaoh": When his "loyal" subjects arrange a boat ride to his afterlife, Pharaoh Arch-Amon calls for his "mummy!" Don't miss the "ancient antics!" "Energy Saver": A dip in Veronica's heated pool is just the thing for Archie and Betty after a hard morning of snow shoveling, but why is Veronica so exhausted? "Alien Invasion": When he wins a satellite radio, Archie expects to get signals from far off... just not as far off as the outer space signals he seems to be picking up!
"That Guy": Confident he's keeping Veronica from getting jealous, Archie insists a girl who recognizes him is mistaking him for someone else... until she reminisces about all the goofy things that "someone else" did! "Modern Marvelous!": Archie's parents complain that modern technology has made them lazy, so Archie takes them to the gym to work out on modern exercise machines! "King For a Day!": Mr. Weatherbee allows Archie to fill his shoes for the day... ? 'nuff said!
"Bear in Mind": The teens learn a lot about bears on a camping trip, and later at the Bronx Zoo! Plus learn some fun facts about grizzly bears! "Crafty Caper": Archie goes to great lengths to replace Veronica's lost corn husk doll - but is it truly gone for good? "Nix on Chicks": Archie is tired of both Betty and Veronica being angry with him so he swears off girls... temporarily, of course!
"The City Library": Archie and his friends visit the famous Salt Lake City library, and the popular "Night Flight" comic book store inside! Along the way, they meet comic shop owner Mimi Cruz, library director Nancy Tessman and other real life folks who teach them the importance of literature and all the arts in their state-of-the-art, multimedia facility! "To Act or Not to Act": When the lead actor in the school play falls ill, both Reggie and Archie claim to be the best actor for the part. To determine who the best actor really is, the drama teacher gives them a tough acting assignment: each must act like the other! Will the curtain fall before our hams even reach the stage?
"A Yelp for Help": Archie, Betty and Jughead decide to make extra money as personal aides, which only leads to romantic misunderstandings, canine chaos, and garage sale mania! "Par for the Course": A golf outing with a potential business partner turns into a golf "ouching" when Archie comes along with club in hand! "Lucklorn": Archie laments the fact that for someone who doesn't believe in "luck," Jughead sure has a lot of "good fortune!"
"The Book Report": It's a familiar chapter in the epic novel that is Archie Andrews' life: with Veronica to distract him and technology to baffle him, can he possibly get his book report finished in time? "A Sour Note": Complication is on the menu when Veronica is taken to dinner by yet another of her father's client's sons... and Archie and Betty are dining at a nearby table! "Blockhead": Just think of all the money Archie and his dad will save by chopping their own firewood... until the doctor bills for their aching backs arrive!
"Zero Hero": Inspired by extreme skateboard star Tony Eagle and looking to help Pop Tate increase business, Archie persuades Pop to open a "skateboard wing" of the Chocklit Shoppe! "A 'Tax'-ing Situation": Cast your vote for hilarity: Mr. Andrews and Mr. Cooper sit on different sides of the fence when a new property tax to fund parks is proposed, so both of them run for town council! "A Trust Thing": Claiming it's trust that keeps him and Veronica together, Archie can't help but be "helpful" to the new girl in school. But can he "trust" the new girl's boyfriend with Veronica?
"Plaidness Madness": It's a fashion faux pas when Archie advises Mr. Lodge on which style jacket would make the perfect gift for Veronica! "Big City Blues": Is that laugh track just in Archie's head or are all of his cousin Albert's friends renegades from a sitcom?!
"Archie's Choice": After reading some psychology books, Jughead feels qualified to answer Archie's eternal question: should he choose Betty or Veronica? Is Jughead's advice all it's "quacked" up to be?
"The Stuffed Emissary": Those lovable Bronx Zoo bears named after Archie, Betty, Jughead, and Veronica are back! Due to popular demand, the fuzzy quartet, who first made their appearance in the 550th issue of Archie have returned... and this time, they're helping introduce "Grizzly," the soon-to-be famous stuffed animal who promotes wildlife conservation! "That Certain Sound": Archie is fed up with all the noisy machines that are ruining his nice tranquil summer... until he realizes the leaf blower next door is being operated by the lovely new transfer student!
The Last Straw by Joe Edwards & Stan Goldberg: Archie makes a real 'dummy' of himself when he loses the school play's prop scarecrow-three guesses who the scarecrow's understudy is! Faculty Frolic by George Gladir and Stan Goldberg: the kids get the faculty to teach them fifties dances for a charity oldies contest, but when Weatherbee and Grundy start cutting the rug, it's a case of 'trip, fall and lie,' instead of 'flip, flop and fly!' The Big Sleep by George Gladir and Stan Goldberg: stricken with insomnia at a sleepover, Archie tires himself out trying to fall asleep-and wakes up Jughead in the process! What, Me Worry? by Mike Pellowski & Stan Goldberg: when muscular Mick Strong moves to town, the guys think he'll outshine them on the sports fields. They're relieved to find out he's a cheerleader... until all the girls start paying attention to him instead of them!
"A Super Duper Story" and "Sweet Treats" Betty and Chuck team up to create a new super heroine that will appeal to female readers, but creative differences soon threaten "A Super Duper Story." Then, in "Sweet Treats," the always thoughtful Betty tries helping Archie, but it ends up being Veronica that gets treats from Betty's sweet nature!
At The Drop Of A Hat: Archie's lucky hat turns out to be anything but, when he wears it to the soccer game and it keeps blowing off his head! Running after the hat isn't a good way to stop goals! Tuba Or Not Tuba: It's music to no one's ears when Archie takes up tuba playing! Hocus-Focus: Jughead's headed for cancellation when he decides to fine-tune Mr. Andrews' expensive new TV set!Ê
Yo For It! Archie learns being a yo-yo pro isn't the easy road to fame and fortune-- it has its ups and downs like any job! Once Is Enough: Archie and Reggie put France's love of slapstick comedy to the test when they take Betty and Veronica to a French restaurant for Valentine's Day!
Lighten Up written by Angelo DeCesare: Archie gets a new gadget... the light-filled Blinkie-Box... and it's got Mr. Lodge seeing red! The Setting Son written by DeCesare: Archie is ready to set a world record... but is the world ready for Archie? Meal Deal written by Mike Pellowski: It's a case of hearts and flowers... and maybe even heartburn...when Archie attempts to prepare a romantic dinner for Betty! Hair Peace written by Pellowski: It's a hair-raising story...literally!... when Dilton invents a hair growth cream coveted by the entire male faculty! All stories drawn by Stan Goldberg.
"The Unknown Equation" by George Gladir & Dan DeCarlo: Archie ponders one of the greatest mysteries ever to baffle mankind -- women! "A Weighty Matter" by George Gladir and Stan Goldberg: Jughead tries to help Archie maintain his weight for wrestling, even though he continues to stuff his face in front of Archie! "Summer Jobs, and Some Are Not" by Kathleen Webb & Stan Goldberg: Reggie razzes Archie for getting a summer job at the snack stand, until he realizes how many young, female customers Archie has! "Short Cut" by Mike Pellowski & Stan Goldberg: When Archie borrows Jughead's power mower, he ends up manicuring the neighborhood as he drives it home!
In "Taking The Plunge!" by Mike Pellowski & Stan Goldberg, the gang takes action when they discover the old creek they used to swim in as kids is polluted. Then, Reggie's in more 'hot water' than usual when he challenges Archie to a jet ski race in "The Big Psyche" by George Gladir & Stan Goldberg. And in "Let's All Scream For Ice Cream," by Gladir & Goldberg, Archie finds out being an ice cream man isn't as "cool" as he thought it was when he fills in for the regular guy! Finally, getting your Christmas cards out early is one thing - but July is ridiculous! "It's In The Cards" by Gladir & Goldberg.
"Beach Blanket Babysitters": A day at the beach is no picnic for Veronica - literally - when Betty brings along Jughead's sister Jellybean! Then, tired of hearing about Veronica's exclusive clubs, Betty and Nancy tout an elite (and totally fictitious) club of their own, which Veronica promptly insists on joining! Finally, Veronica never accepts the first apology - not when the second apology comes with so many gifts attached!
"All I Can Stand": The gift of a sentry's hat goes to Jughead's head - literally and figuratively! "Panic on the 13th Floor!": Guess who panics when Jughead gets stuck in a stalled elevator with three glamorous models? "The Suspenders is Killin' Me": Jughead decides to become a "snappy" dresser - with his own pair of flexible suspenders!
"It's All About Mia": Coach Betty must teach her new star soccer player that there's no "I" in team! "The Impossible Dream": Betty dreams... literally... of the perfect solution to the love triangle! "Flip Service": Betty and Veronica "flip" head over heels for their new karate instructor!
"Small is Big": After being outdone by Adam last Valentine's Day, Archie is determined to make his gifts to Betty bigger and better... until he realizes it's all the 'little things' Adam does that wins Betty over! "A Likely Story": Archie's writer's block is made of concrete, but he's determined to smash through it in time to hand in his creative writing assignment!
Archie's best pal Jughead continues his search for a place to call home (at least temporarily) in "Psyche-Out!" After yet another living situation goes awry, Jughead finds shelter with Riverdale High's resident pop psychologist, Trula Twyst! Jughead hopes to use the opportunity for Trula to analyze him and sort out his family issues before he overstays his welcome! However, Jug may not be the only one taking advantage of his stay...
"It's My Life": In the classic tradition of Archie stories that break down the "fourth panel," Archie ponders his existence as the star of comic book misadventures... or rather, what life could be life free from the constraints of the funny pages! Along the way, he imagines himself as a superhero, a manga character, and more! "Mean Girls": Move over, Lindsey - Betty has her own "mean girl" to deal with in the form of Veronica!
"Disinterested Parties" and "Party Smarties" Two parties on the same day! In "Party Smarties", a lack of communication between Veronica and Mr. Lodge causes both to schedule parties on the same date and in the same place! How will high society mix with the common teenager? Then, in "Disinterested Parties," Dilton "scientifically" tells Betty the reason Veronica likes Archie so much! So why does this information cause Betty to ignore Archie?
"The Face in the Mirror": A poignant tale that asks the question, does Veronica have a conscience after all? "She Just Can't Win": Veronica simply cannot... will not... believe her brand new designer dress was designed by... Betty! "Economizing": When it comes to saving money, it's all a matter of perspective... and in Veronica's case, the amount of "zeros" in the final figure! "It Takes a Thief": Mr. Lodge gives Veronica an ultimatum: improve her grades or kiss her social life and credit cards goodbye! Will Betty agree to tutor her even after Veronica's stolen yet another date with Archie from her?
Jughead decides to follow in Mr. Lodge's footsteps by creating a list of goals he simply must accomplish in his lifetime. But can Jughead cram a lifetime of goals into one week the way he's crammed down a lifetime of burgers in one sitting?
Who is Pop Tate's best and steadiest customer? Everyone would say Jughead, of course, but they've somehow overlooked the mysterious Mr. Milkweed! What lengths will Jug go to in order to ensure that he is number one? Then, Jug's pals build a sand sculpture worthy of the big award. They just should have looked more closely before building it on top of Jughead! Finally, Jughead gets more thrills, chills and spills at the theme park's snack stand than the rest of the gang does from the rides!
"Winging It": Jughead and his friends "shuffle off to Buffalo" for the National Buffalo Wing Festival! Along the way, they encounter many famous people and buffalo wing landmarks including festival organizer Drew Cerza and Mayor Brown - birthplace of buffalo wings and Dunn Tire Park, the home of the Buffalo Bisons and host of the Wing Festival. Jughead's entry is sure to be the favorite of the competition...unless a shifty saboteur sours the sauce! Will Jughead's dreams of winning the festival take flight, or will he be grounded? Find out for yourself -- don't miss this special issue-length epic!
"The Great Debate": Riverdale High's biggest fashion plate squares off against its most practical dresser in a debate on formal school attire versus casual wear... and you'll never guess which sides Betty and Veronica take! "Timely Tales": Veronica grows very impatient with the service at a local restaurant, leading to the question, "should the customers be called 'waiters' instead of the servers?" "Same Game": Veronica gets more than her "share" when she has to share a dorm with Betty and two other girls at a teen fellowship retreat designed to promote cooperation and team-work! "Technologically Challenged": A zapped battery in Veronica's cell phone cuts off the lines of communication with Betty at a crucial moment: just when a new girl threatens to move in on their Archie!
The annual ice shuffleboard championship is on, but Riverdale's star player Jughead is in deep hibernation! Will his teammates revive him from "The Big Sleep" before they're "iced?" Also, Jughead discovers how to beat the crowds at the beach - go in the dead of winter! And when a girl gets tangled in Hot Dog's chain, Jughead untangles her and treats her at Pop's. The question is, will their hearts get tangled, too, or will Jughead face a "Chilly Reception?"
"The Cheap Date": A lesson in Archie economics: even when you're out of cash, you can always run out of more! "Giving Orders": Tired of the nickname, "Mister Mess-up," Archie bets Reggie that he can handle any difficult task... and has a difficult time winning that bet! "Let's Get Campy": Spooky campfire stories have Archie spooked as he chaperones campers on a dark and scary night!
When Archie vowed to choose between Betty and Veronica once and for all, the world was shocked to learn Archie's choice was his former flame, Cheryl Blossom. This chapter picks up immediately after Archie's revelation, and goes into detail on Cheryl's past and how she came to meet the Archie teens. Features classic stories by Frank Doyle and Dan DeCarlo, framed by new sequences by Dan Parent and Bill Golliher.
"Arch and Crafts": A lanyard making contest at the camp where Archie and his friends are counselors not only brings back memories of a mystery Archie faced as a young camper, but leads to its solution! "The Fame Game": When a beach movie production comes to Riverdale, the teens are called into service as extras, stand-ins and comic relief with a capital Jughead! "The Wrong Goodbye": Archie finally gets an invite to Veronica's beach retreat, but with the send-off Betty gives him he might never arrive!
So just what was the relationship between parents and teenagers like in "The Wild Twenties" - 1920s, that is? This telling tale is filled with nostalgia for the fads and fashions of yesterday - and parental gripes that still seem strangely familiar! Don't miss the majestic mayhem when a duke, a prince, a king, a crowned head, some dogs and a duped darling collide in this "Royal Flush!" When Betty and Veronica get lost in the "Second World" of simulated computer worlds, can Archie bring them back to "actual" reality? And will Veronica ever say "Enough About Me," or does she want everyone else to be Veronica-centered, too?
"One Click Away": Archie decides to date other girls while Veronica's out of town, but while Archie flirts away, Veronica's spies click away on their camera phones! "Teen Tycoon": Mr. Lodge has a dream... make that a nightmare... about Archie becoming a millionaire! "No Parking Zone": Archie finds the beach has gone to the dogs... especially when a little puppy follows him there. Trouble is, it's a "no dogs allowed" beach!
"What's It All About?" Even as a wedding guest, Veronica manages to make someone else's special day all about herself! "Shoe Coup": While Veronica breaks the bank for her fancy footwear, Betty's bargain shoes help usher in a new era for vintage designs. "The Smell Test": Archie decides to give both Betty and Veronica wildflowers to show how much he appreciates them... but allergies and buzzing bees may send a different message! "Video Game Gambit": Tired of countless action-packed video games turning their boyfriends into joystick zombies, Betty and Veronica come up with ideas for video games that will appeal to girls.
"CAR-AZY": Talk about the "squeaky wheel getting the grease"! When Mr. Lodge complains that his classic car won't be repaired in time for the big car show, Archie makes him a deal - Archie's granddad and his friends will fix the car in exchange for Archie borrowing one of Mr. Lodge's cars for the prom! "Coaster to Coaster": The gang make quite a splash, literally - on the amusement park's new "Soaker Coaster" ride! "The Plot Thickens": It's the oldest plot in the world: boy meets girl! But with Archie as the leading man, you can expect the plot to have lots of twists, turns, thuds and "oops!"
"Winter Bliss" & "The Sales Force". Even a Hawaiian vacation doesn't spell "Winter Bliss" when Betty and Veronica find out that back at home, their beloved Archie could be tempted by Cheryl's winter kiss! Then, when "The Sales Force" of Veronica Lodge overhypes Betty's fundraiser cupcakes, can Jughead bite in and save her baking reputation?
"A Not-So-Cool Yule": Archie is having a stress-free holiday season, until both Betty and Veronica give him “matching sweaters” that they expect him to wear – the only problem is, the designs the girls chose don’t match! "Cold Comfort": Veronica thinks Archie is being chivalrous about her onion breath, when he merely has a cold! "The Fix is In": When Mr. Lodge and Smithers see Archie with a tool kit, an unspeakable horror grips them – is hapless Archie somewhere in the mansion, trying to fix something? "You Never Listen": Veronica laments that Archie never listens, but since he’s not paying attention anyway, are her protests all for naught?
The war between Betty and Veronica reaches a crescendo as the teen queens face off in a super soaker showdown! Wait until they discover that neither of them wrote the incendiary love letter to Archie that started this whole mess! If you’ve never read this story, prepare yourself for a red-hot surprise!
"A Battle Royal": This time, it really looks like the damage is irreparable and Betty and Veronica's friendship is over for good. But then again, appearances can be deceiving! Is this really the end? "On the Trail of the Scent": It's the return of Cricket O'Dell, the girl who can sniff out money ? and just in time! Veronica has lost her first-ever $100 bill. With Cricket on the trail, it literally has "scent"-imental value! "Ads That Add Up": And now, let's pause for a word from Riverdale's teens, as the girls enter a homemade commercial contest!
'The ELFth Day of Christmas': Christmas is just around the corner and here comes 'Snowstorm' Archie, unprepared as usual! With a mountain of last minute gifts, cards, and more, it will take a miracle for Archie to catch up or at least a magical elf named Jingles and a bit of time travel!
"Poor Little Rich Girl": Veronica decides to help Betty by donating her time to charity in this poignant tale. "Now for a Really Super Story": When Cheryl Blossom threatens to steal Archie away, Betty and Veronica become super-heroic protectors of their man in this costumed-crusader fable! "The Pampered Pet Set": High society is going to the dogs... literally... when Veronica hosts a masquerade party for country club pets!
"Pairing Off": With Archie's car problems making him perpetually late and in danger of detention after detention, the girls present alternatives: Betty urges Archie to take the bus in with her, but Veronica offers to pick Archie up in her sports car! Some people get "Lost" in the moment they get behind the wheel of a car, but Veronica doesn't even get that far - she's still working our way out of her labyrinthine closet! When the girls score a "Backstage Pass" to the "Tumbling Boulders" concert, they're surprised to learn that offstage the band is more "mild" than "wild!"
"Welcome Back to Riverdale": Last issue, the memory of "bad boy" Nick St. Clair was evoked by a lothario lifeguard... and lingered like the crumb of a fish sandwich Jughead left behind! This issue, Nick himself is back for sure... but for how long? The seemingly "new and improved" Nick makes sure to apologize to everyone he wronged in the popular "Bad Boy Trouble" story, but not everyone is convinced that he's changed... Until he saves Betty from a rough gang of bikers! Will this lead to a brand-new romance for Betty?
Talk about a bad connection - it's a 'Two Ring Circus' when Veronica gives Archie one of her father's prototype phones, even though the matching phone is Mr. Lodge's! To get out of a jam with Veronica, Archie asks Jughead to take the blame, and 'The Blame Game' begins when the deal is doomed to failure! Mr. Lodge has to think 'Outside the Box' when he enters the toy business and discover kids almost always love the box the toys comes in best! Finally, Dilton tries to give Archie the ink blot test, but when his cards are replaced with photos of Veronica, he thinks Archie is certifiably obsessed!
The gang have all gathered at Veronica's beach house for a summer of fun in the sun! It's not all rest and relaxation though as Betty and her Green Girls go to work cleaning up the polluted beach. They could use some help from the boys though so Betty does what she must to entice attention hungry Veronica to lend a hand - call the media! Then, when Mrs. Cooper's SUV is in need of a serious washing Betty volunteers to help out. But how will anything get cleaned when Archie and Reggie stop by and a water fight ensues?
"How to Survive High School": Archie's got all the answers a teen needs to navigate through the tricky world of high school. It's too bad his answers don't match the teachers' questions! "Feeling Fuelish": Archie and his friends imagine a world without fuel - and it's a "gas"! "Come Blow Your Horn": Deciding a "new sound" is needed for the band, Archie takes up the Alpine shepherd's Alphorn. One note is all it will take to determine if his choice was good or baaaaa-d!