(March 2013)

Archie, 1987 Series
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (signed)
Colors
Rosario Peña (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ronnie, I just found a real ice-grabber!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
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[Double the Double] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Kissing Up! (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Randolph; Dilton Doiley; Chuck Clayton; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
The girls go through a list of boys they've kissed to determine which guy is the best kisser.
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Valentine's Day Dilemma (Table of Contents: 3)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Crosby (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mrs. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie ponders what to get Veronica for Valentine's Day.
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Skate Checkmate (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica thinks Betty made a mistake giving up figure skating for hockey.
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Keywords
figure skating; hockey; ice skating

The Answer is Blowin' in the Wind (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty [Archie feature] / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Betty uses a butterfly net to catch hats people lose on a windy day.
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Up for Grabs (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica both scheme to get Archie to invite one of them to a dance, but he finally tells them he'll be out of town that day.
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Cold Symptoms (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty has a case of the winter doldrums, so to cheer her up Veronica throws a pool party at her indoor, heated pool.
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[Prom Princesses] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Sleek Style (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty and Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
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Indexer Notes

Fashion page. All fashions submitted by Danielle M of Ontario Canada.

How Do I Love Me? (Table of Contents: 10)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
A self-help book convinces Veronica that she needs to learn to love herself more than anybody else.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Which 2 Are Alike / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
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Indexer Notes

Two of the four drawings are identical.

[Double Digest Sample Pack] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Faux Snow (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Alf Abett (credited)
Letters
Jon D'Agostino (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Gaston
Synopsis
Veronica hires Jughead to create a snow sculpture in front of the Lodge mansion to win a contest.
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[A Gal for All Seasons] (Table of Contents: 14)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Put the letters in numerical order to read the mystery phrase.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Sabrina / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page of the next section featuring Sabrina reprints.

Winter Wonderland (Table of Contents: 16)

Sabrina / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley (credited)
Pencils
Al Hartley (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Salem; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Sabrina and the gang try several winter activities, including sledding and snow sculpture.
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Swift Gift (Table of Contents: 17)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Sabrina helps speed Betty's note to Archie magically.
Reprints

Second-Aid (Table of Contents: 18)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sabrina; unidentified skier
Synopsis
Sabrina conjures up a little preventative medicine for a fellow skier.
Reprints
Keywords
ski jump

Indexer Notes

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

[The Art of Betty and Veronica] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Dream Girl Fashions (Table of Contents: 20)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fashion page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On one hand...
Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Reggie wants Archie to have strong opinions.
Reprints
  • from Archie Sunday (Creators Syndicate) ????.??.??

Winner's Lament (Table of Contents: 22)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Archie win a snow-mobile race.
Reprints

Teacher's Pet (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli ? (credited); Jim DeCarlo ?
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge [Mr. Lodge]; Unnamed hypnotist; Madame Scramski; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica tries to get better grades than Betty but by other methods rather than study.
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Indexer Notes

The original printing of this story lists credits James DeCarlo for inks.

Let Her Eat Cake (Table of Contents: 24)

Betty [Archie feature] / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Betty tries to resist the pastries her father brought home while she is studying.
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Story Bored (Table of Contents: 25)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty acts out the parts while Veronica reads a story to children.
Reprints

Young at Heart (Table of Contents: 26)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Smithers the butler; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica cons her father and Smithers into a snowball fight.
Reprints
Keywords
snowball fight

Romance Is in the Air (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
Barbara Slate (credited)
Pencils
? [as Kennedy] (credited)
Inks
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jeff; Jacque
Synopsis
Veronica wishes there was more romance in her life.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Betty's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do you have any bread...
Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty is looking for bread with no artificial preservatives.
Reprints

Fill in the Blanks (Table of Contents: 29)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Crossword puzzle.

Weight Watching (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica can't decide what to order because of her diet.
Reprints

Pay T.V. (Table of Contents: 31)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Pellowski (credited as Mike Pellowski)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Betty Cooper; Nancy Woods; Ethel; Smithers
Synopsis
Veronica has the girls over on a Friday night and they shop using the shopping channel on the TV.
Reprints

Pitcher's Battle (Table of Contents: 32)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers the butler; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica engage in a snowball fight. But Veronica can't hit the broadside of a barn without some coaching from her father.
Reprints
Keywords
snowball fight

Bedside Manner (Table of Contents: 33)

Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hermione Lodge; Vicki; Barbara; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
When Betty gets sick, Veronica fills in for her volunteering at a nursing home.
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Old Habits Die Hard (Table of Contents: 34)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica go shopping and Veronica tries to focus on the shopping and not boy watching.
Reprints

Act Natural (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Script
Michael Pellowski (credited as Mike Pellowski)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Al Nickerson (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Alice Cooper; Matt Lablotto
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica meet famous actor Matt Lablotto and learn that Betty's mom used to babysit him.
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Indexer Notes

Matt Lablotto is a parody of Matt LaBlanc and his character Joey from the sitcom "Friends".

[Comic Book Fair] (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

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

On the Track of a Fortune (Table of Contents: 37)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Pellowski (credited as Mike Pellowski)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge thinks Archie knows the president of a railroad and want to arrange a business meeting only to find out it's a model railroad.
Reprints
Keywords
model railroading

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average copies of each issue last 12 months: 173,057. Issue closest to filing date: 160,488.

[Download the Archie Comics App for free!] (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Encourager (Table of Contents: 40)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty spends the day encouraging Veronica to ask out the boy she wants to be with Saturday night only to find out the boy is Archie.
Reprints

[Archie Comics Subscriptions] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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

Queen of Hearts (Table of Contents: 42)

Betty [Archie feature] / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
drama; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty dreams of what Valentine's Day might be like if Archie showered her with tokens of affection instead of Veronica.
Reprints
Keywords
Valentine's Day

Second World (Table of Contents: 43)

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

Script
Barbara Slate
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; "Betterina" (Betty's avatar); "Veronikka" (Veronica's avatar); "Archikino" (Archie's avatar)
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica discover the virtual reality of "Second World" and create avatars there to have fun. But Archie is perplexed when neither girl wants to go out on a date, preferring instead to stay at home and play their computer game.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Second World is a parody of the online community Second Life.

[Archie: The Married Life] (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

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

Lodge -- A Complaint! (Table of Contents: 45)

Archie Loves Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Uslan
Pencils
Norm Breyfogle; Stan Goldberg (flashback, 3 panels on page 1)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; Bob Smith (flashback, 3 panels on page 1)
Colors
Glenn Whitmore
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
drama; humor
Reprints

[Archie: The Married Life] (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

Everything's Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Battle Beasts] (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

Battle Beasts / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Betty or Veronica?] (Table of Contents: 49) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Ronnie, I just found a real ice-grabber!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [Double the Double]
  3. 2. Kissing Up!
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Valentine's Day Dilemma
    Veronica
  5. 4. Skate Checkmate
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. The Answer is Blowin' in the Wind
    Betty [Archie feature]
  7. 6. Up for Grabs
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Cold Symptoms
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. [Prom Princesses]
  10. 9. Sleek Style
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. How Do I Love Me?
    Veronica
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Which 2 Are Alike
  13. 12. [Double Digest Sample Pack]
  14. 13. Faux Snow
    Betty and Veronica
  15. 14. [A Gal for All Seasons]
    Veronica
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina
  17. 16. Winter Wonderland
    Sabrina
  18. 17. Swift Gift
    Sabrina
  19. 18. Second-Aid
    Sabrina
  20. 19. [The Art of Betty and Veronica]
  21. 20. Dream Girl Fashions
  22. 21. ["On one hand..."]
    Archie
  23. 22. Winner's Lament
    Betty
  24. 23. Teacher's Pet
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. Let Her Eat Cake
    Betty [Archie feature]
  26. 25. Story Bored
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. Young at Heart
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. Romance Is in the Air
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. ["Do you have any bread..."]
    Betty's Gag Bag
  30. 29. Fill in the Blanks
    Veronica
  31. 30. Weight Watching
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. Pay T.V.
    Veronica
  33. 32. Pitcher's Battle
    Betty and Veronica
  34. 33. Bedside Manner
    Veronica
  35. 34. Old Habits Die Hard
    Betty and Veronica
  36. 35. Act Natural
    Betty and Veronica
  37. 36. [Comic Book Fair]
  38. 37. On the Track of a Fortune
    Mr. Lodge
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
  40. 39. [Download the Archie Comics App for free!]
  41. 40. The Encourager
    Betty and Veronica
  42. 41. [Archie Comics Subscriptions]
  43. 42. Queen of Hearts
    Betty [Archie feature]
  44. 43. Second World
    Betty and Veronica
  45. 44. [Archie: The Married Life]
  46. 45. Lodge -- A Complaint!
    Archie Loves Veronica
  47. 46. [Archie: The Married Life]
  48. 47. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  49. 48. [Battle Beasts]
    Battle Beasts
  50. 49. [Betty or Veronica?]
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