(October 2014)

Archie, 1987 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price
4.99 USD
Pages
164
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year
On-sale Date
2014-09-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816469500 22611
Editing
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dan Parent (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
Rosario Peña (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Veronica hires a photographer to supervise all her "selfies"!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews

[Diary of a Girl Next Door] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Let the Games Begin (Table of Contents: 2)

Veronica / comic story / 11 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
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica is a contestant on her favorite television game show. But in order to win, she faces having to sacrifice her friendships with her classmates.
Reprints

Time for a Change (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Professor Flutesnoot (cameo); Polly Cooper
Synopsis
Betty returns to school and finds that she and Archie have matching class schedules, have lockers next to each other, and share their lunch hour together.
Reprints

Slow Talker (Table of Contents: 4)

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
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Nancy Woods; Chuck Clayton; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Veronica sees Chuck and Nancy break up but before she can gossip to Betty they are back together.
Reprints

Fitness Fiasco (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited); Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Smithers the butler; Gaston the chef
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica agree to try each others exercise regime for a week to see which one is better.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 5 panel 5 has been altered to change "VHS tape" to "DVD" but Betty is still holding a VHS tape.

[Two Inches of Turtle] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Diamond Selections / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Special Dish (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty [Archie feature] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Nanci Tsetsekas
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty creates a special dish and names it with Archie in mind.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the printing in Betty and Veronica Comics Digest Magazine (Archie, 1983 series) #55, no credits listed in this digest.

Fish Story (Table of Contents: 8)

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
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Miss Grundy asks Betty and Veronica to watch her house and feed her goldfish while she is gone.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Miss Grundy's fish is named Mr. Bee.

[20% off all Archie comics!] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Midtown Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Everyday Fashions (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Sabrina / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sabrina Spellman

Driving Me Crazy! (Table of Contents: 12)

Sabrina / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Harvey Kinkle; Amy
Synopsis
Sabrina wants to get her driver's license and her aunts insist she take the examination in their car: a ninety year old Model T Ford.
Reprints

Animal Attraction (Table of Contents: 13)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Salem; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda
Synopsis
An old flame of Salem's is coming to visit and Salem is worried because she doesn't know he's been transformed into a cat.
Reprints

Occupied (Table of Contents: 14)

Salem / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
humor; teen; anthropomorphic-funny animals; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Zelda; Hilda; Salem
Synopsis
Someone is taking too long in the bathroom.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Sabrina: The Magic Within] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Diet Riot (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Chuck Clayton; Waldo Weatherbee; Ms. Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty is dieting and keeps interpreting everything people say as talking about food.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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
Hmm... Now what's wrong with this picture?
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Reggie finds a way to steal Veronica from Archie.
Reprints
  • from Archie Sunday (Creators Syndicate) ????.??.??

Musical Closets (Table of Contents: 18)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty finds a use for her father's old ties.
Reprints

Psychic Shenanigans (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Bill Golliher (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; Madam Saturn; Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica contacts a psychic to find her missing ring.
Reprints
Keywords
psychic

Decisions, Decisions (Table of Contents: 20)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica goes back to school shopping.
Reprints

Brain Child! (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Bob Bolling (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Alex Quincy; Reggie Mantle; Professor Flutesnoot; Pop Tate; Nancy Woods; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica help a new student to Riverdale, an academically gifted 10 year old.
Reprints

A Gymnastic Twist (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Sylvia; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Betty aces out Veronica for the last spot on the football cheerleading squad, so Veronica talks her into joining the gymnastic squad instead, to get her out of Archie's sight. But Archie injures himself and has to substitute gymnastic squad scorekeeping instead of playing football, so he still ends up spending time with Betty.
Reprints

Five Star Final (Table of Contents: 23)

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; Reggie Mantle; Floyd Clayton
Synopsis
Coach Clayton asks Betty to transcribe a notebook with ratings of the various athletes he coaches. Reggie sneaks a peak at the notebook and jumps to the conclusion that Betty has a book with ratings of different boyfriends she's dated.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Among the athlete ratings in the notebook is "Gorelick - minus one". "Gorelick" is Archie Comics staffer Victor Gorelick. Another ranking is "Doyle - none." "Doyle" is Archie Comics head writer Frank Doyle.

Art Official Ingredients (Table of Contents: 24)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Gallagher (credited)
Pencils
Dave Manak (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Boris Aurorealis
Synopsis
Veronica demands that a famous impressionist paint her yearly portrait and quickly comes to regret the choice.
Reprints

Good Taste Treat (Table of Contents: 25)

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
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica makes fun of Betty's taste in clothes, until a fashion editor arrives and likes Betty's outfit.
Reprints

Invented Servitude (Table of Contents: 26)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Gallagher (credited)
Pencils
Dave Manak (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Smithers the butler
Synopsis
Veronica suggests Archie be taught the social graces of the elite. Mr. Lodge agrees, conspiring to use those lessons as a wedge to break Archie and Veronica up.
Reprints

Royal Flush (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Alice Cooper; Jughead Jones (dream)
Synopsis
While doing research for a school report on Princess Diana, Betty falls asleep and dreams of being a titled lady about to marry Prince Archibald, until Veronica gets in the way, as usual.
Reprints

Whale of a Sale (Table of Contents: 28)

Betty [Archie feature] / comic story / 6 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
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty is pet sitting to earn money for a new dress.
Reprints

Goodbye Ol' Paint... (Table of Contents: 29)

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
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica sabotages Betty's date with Archie by using a sabotaged can of paint. So Jughead decides to sabotage Veronica's plans to replace Betty.
Reprints

B&V Classy Looks (Table of Contents: 30)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fashion idea by Katie K from Ohio.

Chore Score! (Table of Contents: 31)

Betty [Archie feature] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty has to postpone cheerleader duty for chores.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie 1000 Page Comics Explosion] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

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

Miss Lodge Steps Out (Table of Contents: 33)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rex Lindsey ?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

Little Archie / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
children

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as title page for the next section featuring Little Archie reprints.

Thrill Hill Blues (Table of Contents: 35)

Little Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Dexter Taylor (credited)

Genre
children; teen
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Little Archie's soapbox racer is the fastest in town until Reggie's father buys him a light-weight plastic one.
Reprints
Keywords
soapbox racing

Little Sabrina and the Three Dwarfs (Table of Contents: 36)

Little Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Dexter Taylor

Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Little Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Sabrina's aunts re-tell the story of Snow White.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits list Bill Yoshida as the letterer but it appears that Dexter Taylor is the actual letterer. Dexter Taylor lettered a lot of his Little Archie work and the credits in the digests from this time are known to be suspect.

[Double Digest Sample Pack!] (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

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

Deep Thinker (Table of Contents: 38)

Betty [Archie feature] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Michael Pellowski (as Mike Pellowski)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie helps Betty study philosophy while she's baby-sitting.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Everybody Ought to Have a Maid (Table of Contents: 39)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge demands Veronica do housework for a specific period of time to teach her what her maids have to go through. Unfortunately for him, her efforts impact an important dinner with an important prospective business partner.
Reprints

[Get your free digital comic now!] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

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

Phone Fare (Table of Contents: 41)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica is wanted on the phone.
Reprints

The Grand Tour (Table of Contents: 42)

Betty [Archie feature] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty gives the reader a tour of Riverdale.
Reprints

[Subscribe & Save Now!] (Table of Contents: 43) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

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

[The Best of Archie Comics] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

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

[Free Archie App!] (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Veronica hires a photographer to supervise all her "selfies"!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [Diary of a Girl Next Door]
  3. 2. Let the Games Begin
    Veronica
  4. 3. Time for a Change
    Betty [Archie feature]
  5. 4. Slow Talker
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Fitness Fiasco
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. [Two Inches of Turtle]
    Diamond Selections
  8. 7. Special Dish
    Betty [Archie feature]
  9. 8. Fish Story
    Betty and Veronica
  10. 9. [20% off all Archie comics!]
    Midtown Comics
  11. 10. Everyday Fashions
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina
  13. 12. Driving Me Crazy!
    Sabrina
  14. 13. Animal Attraction
    Sabrina
  15. 14. Occupied
    Salem
  16. 15. [Sabrina: The Magic Within]
  17. 16. Diet Riot
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. ["Hmm... Now what's wrong with this picture?"]
    Archie
  19. 18. Musical Closets
    Betty
  20. 19. Psychic Shenanigans
    Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. Decisions, Decisions
    Veronica
  22. 21. Brain Child!
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. A Gymnastic Twist
    Betty [Archie feature]
  24. 23. Five Star Final
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. Art Official Ingredients
    Veronica
  26. 25. Good Taste Treat
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. Invented Servitude
    Veronica
  28. 27. Royal Flush
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. Whale of a Sale
    Betty [Archie feature]
  30. 29. Goodbye Ol' Paint...
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. B&V Classy Looks
  32. 31. Chore Score!
    Betty [Archie feature]
  33. 32. [Archie 1000 Page Comics Explosion]
  34. 33. Miss Lodge Steps Out
    Veronica
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
    Little Archie
  36. 35. Thrill Hill Blues
    Little Veronica
  37. 36. Little Sabrina and the Three Dwarfs
    Little Sabrina
  38. 37. [Double Digest Sample Pack!]
  39. 38. Deep Thinker
    Betty [Archie feature]
  40. 39. Everybody Ought to Have a Maid
    Betty and Veronica
  41. 40. [Get your free digital comic now!]
  42. 41. Phone Fare
    Betty and Veronica
  43. 42. The Grand Tour
    Betty [Archie feature]
  44. 43. [Subscribe & Save Now!]
  45. 44. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  46. 45. [The Best of Archie Comics]
  47. 46. [Free Archie App!]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Keith Alan Morgan