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“Musclebound Madness.” Veronica’s cousin plans on making Archie’s date the worst one yet! Oswald Van Dyke III is refusing to let the lovely couple spend any time together, and his tough exterior is keeping Arch from speaking up. It seems the only way to compete with the muscular jerk is to hit the gym! Archie looks to build his body in time for the next date, and hopefully show dear Ozzie a thing or two! How will this showdown end? DISCLAIMER: The stories, characters, and incidents in this publication are entirely fictional. This publication contains material that was originally created in a less racially and socially sensitive time in our society and reflects attitudes that may be represented as offensive today. The stories are represented here without alteration for historical reference.
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“The Lifeguard.” Reggie Mantle is a big hit with the ladies at the beach. Seeking an opportunity to get noticed, Archie decides to take over the position and become a hero! First step: rescuing a little boy for all to see! Will this bratty kid be worth the trouble? Is Reggie really the one that needs saving? Which teenager will get the girls in the end? The answer might surprise you! DISCLAIMER: The stories, characters, and incidents in this publication are entirely fictional. This publication contains material that was originally created in a less racially and socially sensitive time in our society and reflects attitudes that may be represented as offensive today. The stories are represented here without alteration for historical reference.
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“Just Plain Trouble.” Ronnie’s Uncle Bumble has come to visit his niece despite his jumpy nerves. The last thing he needs is time with Archie – but the redhead is his only way back to the airport! Bumble can only avoid Arch for so long, and once the two find themselves on a plane, there’s nowhere to run! It’s survival of the fittest thousands of feet in the air! Will Veronica’s Uncle make it off in one piece? DISCLAIMER: The stories, characters, and incidents in this publication are entirely fictional. This publication contains material that was originally created in a less racially and socially sensitive time in our society and reflects attitudes that may be represented as offensive today. The stories are represented here without alteration for historical reference.
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“Patch As Catch Can.” It’s the return of Patch Day! The girls are practicing their sewing skills and getting ready to run! Betty hopes to catch Archie this year, but another girl may nab him first! Barely escaping their grasps, Arch finds himself without a proper pair of pants. He must rely on the “help” of his best pal Jughead to get out of Riverdale High unbranded and still available for the dance! Can he survive the various seamstresses? DISCLAIMER: The stories, characters, and incidents in this publication are entirely fictional. This publication contains material that was originally created in a less racially and socially sensitive time in our society and reflects attitudes that may be represented as offensive today. The stories are represented here without alteration for historical reference.
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“My Heart Belongs to Lizzie.” Mr. Andrews is eyeing a brand new car, but the dealership will only allow him to have it in a trade. Archie’s prized jalopy “Lizzie” is the best chance for the deal to go through – but only Jughead can get the car to start. Once the trade is complete, the entire Andrews household seems a little less bright. Now Archie’s father must race to gather Lizzie’s parts and put the beloved automobile back together! Is this the last we’ve seen of the jalopy? DISCLAIMER: The stories, characters, and incidents in this publication are entirely fictional. This publication contains material that was originally created in a less racially and socially sensitive time in our society and reflects attitudes that may be represented as offensive today. The stories are represented here without alteration for historical reference.
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  • Archie #32
  • Publisher: Archie Comics
  • Written by:
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  • Digital Release Date:
    December 26th, 2012
  • Language: English
  • Middle Grades (ages 9+)
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This classic comic collects OVER 40 PAGES of content, some of which has NEVER been reprinted! “Archie Gets the Bird.” A special birthday celebration has snuck up on Arch, and the teen has no money for a gift. Luckily his best pal Jughead is working at a pet shop – and reluctantly agrees to loan Archie a parrot. The mouthy bird soon gets him into trouble, and Mr. Andrews is tasked with bringing the animal to Betty. There’s only one problem: it’s Veronica’s birthday! Will he intercept the present, or face the wrath of Ronnie? DISCLAIMER: The stories, characters, and incidents in this publication are entirely fictional. This publication contains material that was originally created in a less racially and socially sensitive time in our society and reflects attitudes that may be represented as offensive today. The stories are represented here without alteration for historical reference.
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“Watch The Birdie.” Jughead plans to get rid of his father’s old camera, but Archie has other ideas! To impress Veronica, the boys pretend the contraption works. Ronnie is excited enough to tell Mr. Weatherbee – who vehemently requests his portrait be taken as well! Now with his lie catching up to him, Archie must convince his principal that the photo exists! Can a quick switcheroo keep him out of trouble? DISCLAIMER: The stories, characters, and incidents in this publication are entirely fictional. This publication contains material that was originally created in a less racially and socially sensitive time in our society and reflects attitudes that may be represented as offensive today. The stories are represented here without alteration for historical reference.
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“The Hair Raiser.” Keeping a “close eye” on the new female teacher, Mr. Weatherbee accidently falls into a prank meant for Archie! Quick to blame the poor teen, Riverdale High’s principal pays a visit to the Andrews residence to discuss his behavior issues. Arch makes matters worse by catching the Bee’s toupee in his vacuum! The odds are stacked against him more than ever, but Archie must clean and return the hairpiece without Weatherbee realizing! How can he pull this off? DISCLAIMER: The stories, characters, and incidents in this publication are entirely fictional. This publication contains material that was originally created in a less racially and socially sensitive time in our society and reflects attitudes that may be represented as offensive today. The stories are represented here without alteration for historical reference.
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“The Old Home Town.” Time to say goodbye to Riverdale! The Andrews family is tired of their hometown and look to move ASAP! Archie and Reggie bury the hatchet as Mr. Andrews takes a new job in Little City! Will the people of Riverdale simply let them go? It’s a heartwarming and hilarious tale of what Archie’s family means to their tiny town! DISCLAIMER: The stories, characters, and incidents in this publication are entirely fictional. This publication contains material that was originally created in a less racially and socially sensitive time in our society and reflects attitudes that may be represented as offensive today. The stories are represented here without alteration for historical reference.
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Points of Interest: Archie's brought home a hunting dog--a pointer, to be exact! To celebrate, Archie's dad drags him out on a hunting trip. But as usual, things don't go as they hope! IS this dog more trouble than he's worth? DISCLAIMER: The stories, characters, and incidents in this publication are entirely fictional. This publication contains material that was originally created in a less racially and socially sensitive time in our society and reflects attitudes that may be represented as offensive today. The stories are represented here without alteration for historical reference.
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The Trouble Shooter: Archie has broken Betty's handheld radio! He promises to get it fixed, but that means he has to carry it with him all day. Normally, that wouldn't be a problem, but the power button is on the fritz, and it's turning on and off on its own! Can he make it through the day without getting booted out of school? DISCLAIMER: The stories, characters, and incidents in this publication are entirely fictional. This publication contains material that was originally created in a less racially and socially sensitive time in our society and reflects attitudes that may be represented as offensive today. The stories are represented here without alteration for historical reference.
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Room and Bored: Mr. Andrews is used to bringing stray animals home as pets! But when a mix-up leads to Archie accepting a displaced French refugee into their home, will he have a heart, or send her away? DISCLAIMER: The stories, characters, and incidents in this publication are entirely fictional. This publication contains material that was originally created in a less racially and socially sensitive time in our society and reflects attitudes that may be represented as offensive today. The stories are represented here without alteration for historical reference.
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The Talent Scout: Archie's trying to win a big contest that'll land Veronica the part of Cinderella in a new movie! But the director has his eye on someone else for the part... DISCLAIMER: The stories, characters, and incidents in this publication are entirely fictional. This publication contains material that was originally created in a less racially and socially sensitive time in our society and reflects attitudes that may be represented as offensive today. The stories are represented here without alteration for historical reference.
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The Renting Agent: When Archie gets denied an advance on his allowance, he's told to go make the money himself! Archie decides to rent out his car, but with that 'For Rent' sign in front of the house, it's not too clear that it's the CAR that's for rent, is it? How will he explain it to his father when a stranger starts moving his furniture into the Andrews household? DISCLAIMER: The stories, characters, and incidents in this publication are entirely fictional. This publication contains material that was originally created in a less racially and socially sensitive time in our society and reflects attitudes that may be represented as offensive today. The stories are represented here without alteration for historical reference.
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Asleep in the Deep: Veronica's having a shipwreck-themed party at her place tonight, and the whole gang is invited! Archie doesn't have a costume yet, so he goes down to the docks to see if he can find a diving suit to rent. But an attempt to trick the dockworker into letting it go ends in disaster! Can Archie and Jughead keep their heads above water? DISCLAIMER: The stories, characters, and incidents in this publication are entirely fictional. This publication contains material that was originally created in a less racially and socially sensitive time in our society and reflects attitudes that may be represented as offensive today. The stories are represented here without alteration for historical reference.
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The Good Rumor Man: A game of telephone goes hilariously wrong when Archie mentions that he'd rather not have school tomorrow! Before you know it, the whole town thinks that tomorrow's some unheard of holiday! How far up the ladder will this rumor climb? DISCLAIMER: The stories, characters, and incidents in this publication are entirely fictional. This publication contains material that was originally created in a less racially and socially sensitive time in our society and reflects attitudes that may be represented as offensive today. The stories are represented here without alteration for historical reference.
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"Early to Bed": Archie has a problem with coming to school late, and his father has sent him to bed early as punishment. But things look like they might end up worse than that when the police arrive at the Andrews' door! Is Archie going to prison? DISCLAIMER: The stories, characters, and incidents in this publication are entirely fictional. This publication contains material that was originally created in a less racially and socially sensitive time in our society and reflects attitudes that may be represented as offensive today. The stories are represented here without alteration for historical reference.
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"Swing Your Partner": There's a square dance at Riverdale High tonight, but it's such a new phenomenon that half the kids don't know how to do it! It seems like everyone's partnered off as a teacher or student--except Archie! Will he get a chance to learn before it's too late ?DISCLAIMER: The stories, characters, and incidents in this publication are entirely fictional. This publication contains material that was originally created in a less racially and socially sensitive time in our society and reflects attitudes that may be represented as offensive today. The stories are represented here without alteration for historical reference.
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"Scrambled Canastas": It's Veronica's birthday, and Archie wants to get her a set of Canasta cards! He sends Jughead down to the department store to pick it up for him, but it seems like there was some kind of communication breakdown. Will Jughead manage to get it right in the end? DISCLAIMER: The stories, characters, and incidents in this publication are entirely fictional. This publication contains material that was originally created in a less racially and socially sensitive time in our society and reflects attitudes that may be represented as offensive today. The stories are represented here without alteration for historical reference.
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"Life's No Picnic": A drive home in the rain isn't so bad--unless you're sitting under Archie's ragged car top! The gang takes shelter in an old house until the rain stops, but there are some spooky sounds echoing through the dark hallways. Is this house haunted..? DISCLAIMER: The stories, characters, and incidents in this publication are entirely fictional. This publication contains material that was originally created in a less racially and socially sensitive time in our society and reflects attitudes that may be represented as offensive today. The stories are represented here without alteration for historical reference.
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"The Potent Polka": When Archie and Veronica have a spat, he tries to make it up to her by entering her in a beauty contest! But Betty has invited herself, and the girls have both been admiring the same swimsuit to model! Who will be crowned beauty queen? DISCLAIMER: The stories, characters, and incidents in this publication are entirely fictional. This publication contains material that was originally created in a less racially and socially sensitive time in our society and reflects attitudes that may be represented as offensive today. The stories are represented here without alteration for historical reference.
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"You're Breaking My Art!" Archie's latest attempt to get in good with Ms. Grundy is to enter the school art contest. He's asked Betty to pose for him, but she sure won't like his painting when it's finished! Why? You'll have to read to find out! DISCLAIMER: The stories, characters, and incidents in this publication are entirely fictional. This publication contains material that was originally created in a less racially and socially sensitive time in our society and reflects attitudes that may be represented as offensive today. The stories are represented here without alteration for historical reference.
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"Give Us a Brake": Jughead's finally gotten a car! But it might be the only one on Earth that's WORSE than Archie's! DISCLAIMER: The stories, characters, and incidents in this publication are entirely fictional. This publication contains material that was originally created in a less racially and socially sensitive time in our society and reflects attitudes that may be represented as offensive today. The stories are represented here without alteration for historical reference.
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"That's The Point": Safety is the name of the game! The Riverdale High gang is putting signs up all over town to help drivers and pedestrians observe traffic safety laws. Can Archie propel this safety campaign to success? DISCLAIMER: The stories, characters, and incidents in this publication are entirely fictional. This publication contains material that was originally created in a less racially and socially sensitive time in our society and reflects attitudes that may be represented as offensive today. The stories are represented here without alteration for historical reference.
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"Cops and Ribbers": Archie tries to get in solid with Mr. Lodge by buying him a birthday present--a box of his favorite cigars! But Reggie has tampered with the gift, and let's just say Mr. Lodge is in for an EXPLOSIVE birthday surprise? DISCLAIMER: The stories, characters, and incidents in this publication are entirely fictional. This publication contains material that was originally created in a less racially and socially sensitive time in our society and reflects attitudes that may be represented as offensive today. The stories are represented here without alteration for historical reference.
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