(September 2015)

Archie, 1987 Series
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Price
4.99 USD
Pages
164
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year
On-sale date
2015-07-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816469500 23511
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Cover title: Betty and Veronica Comics Double Digest
Indicia title: Betty and Veronica (Comics) Double Digest


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
Rosario Peña (signed)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

[Free Archie Comics App!] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

A Tale of Mail (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Polly Cooper; Nancy Woods; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Pop Tate; Trev Smith
Synopsis
Betty asks Archie to send her postcards while he is on a trip.

Nice Try (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Barbara Slate (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Veronica asks Betty's advice on being liked, but gets it wrong.
Reprints

Sight Unseen (Table of Contents: 4)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Theresa Davidson (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Tony (a lifeguard); Rebecca (Tony's girlfirend)
Synopsis
Veronica helps out a near-sighted lifeguard who broke his glasses until his replacement glasses arrive.
Reprints

All Washed Up (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (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; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
To raise money for the football team, Veronica auctions off the car-washing services of both herself and Betty. Then comes the day to pay up and Betty finds herself doing most of the work.
Reprints

Two of Clubs (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica invites Betty to her exclusive beach club, except Betty has to act like Veronica in order to be accepted. At this health club though, the girls don't swim or exercise and are all on a diet, much to Betty's dismay.
Reprints

Spy Saga (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica and Betty pretend they are spies.

[Now featuring new stories in every comics double digest.] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Stormy Weather Pin-Up (Table of Contents: 9)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Veronica Lodge

Applause for Paws (Table of Contents: 10)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Archie and Betty want to enter Hot Dog in a dog surfing contest to win $1000 for the Riverdale School System.
Reprints
Keywords
surfing

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

Sabrina / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Sabrina

Indexer Notes

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

To Catch a Thief (Table of Contents: 12)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Harvey; Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Sabrina helps Ethel catch Jughead at the beach.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In a rare departure from current Archie policy, Ethel is referred to as "Big Ethel" in this story. The term "Big" is usually removed from reprints during this time.

I Wanna Hold Your Hand (Table of Contents: 13)

Jughead and Ethel with Sabrina / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Pencils
Gus LeMoine (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs; Sabrina Spellman; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Cousin Ambrose
Synopsis
Sabrina tries to use her magic to get Jughead to like Ethel.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In a rare departure from current Archie policy, Ethel is referred to as "Big Ethel" and Moose is referred to as "Big Moose" in this story. The term "Big" is usually removed from reprints during this time.

Beauty and the Beast (Table of Contents: 14)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Harvey
Synopsis
Hilda is back from the beauty parlor.
Reprints

[The Best of Archie Comics] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Excuse me, miss. Would you like a free sample of our new suntan lotion?
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty gets a sample of suntan lotion at the beach.

[Overstreet celebrates 45 years!] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Overstreet Price Guide / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Reconsider Kidder (Table of Contents: 18)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica never wants to see Archie again.
Reprints

The Dream Job? (Table of Contents: 19)

Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Monica Bogart; Hermione Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge gets Veronica a job as an intern working for "Trend" magazine. But the dream job turns into a nightmare when Veronica meets her shrew of a boss, Monica Bogart.
Reprints

Life is no Picnic! (Table of Contents: 20)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Archie and Betty go on a picnic but everything goes wrong.
Reprints

From Bland to Grand (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
After Veronica makes fun of the sandwiches that Betty brought to the beach, Jughead helps Betty get revenge.
Reprints

Dream Vacation! (Table of Contents: 22)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica has a Wizard of Oz themed dream.
Reprints

The Last Word (Table of Contents: 23)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Doug Crane (credited)
Inks
Mark Brewer (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Betty scrambles for all the cash she can lay her hands on in order to buy some fashionable new sandals.
Reprints

The Diva Wore Yada (Table of Contents: 24)

Betty / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Lipson (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Amanda Beastly; Chad; Gigi; Veronica Lodge; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty wins an internship at the publishers of Harmon's Bazaar, a national fashion magazine, and travels to New York to fill it. But she isn't on the job long before the chief editor of the magazine chooses her to model their new pink-based fashion trend.
Reprints

Storm Warning (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Griffith

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Smithers; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Veronica overheard others talking about "Hurricane Ron" and thinks they are talking about her instead of a real hurricane.
Reprints

No Contest! (Table of Contents: 26)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica can't hang out with Archie because she is being honored by her country club, so Archie asks Betty to accompany him to his skateboard competition.
Reprints
Keywords
skateboard

Dry Humor! (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Gil; Sandy
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica meet two boys while on vacation.
Reprints

Trending in the Opposite Direction (Table of Contents: 28)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Amelia Trent
Synopsis
Veronica wants to avoid a pesky reporter looking for the latest teen trends so she asks Betty to help her pick a thrift-store wardrobe.
Reprints

[20% of all Archie Comics] (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

Midtown Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Veronica's Stripes 'n Fashion! (Table of Contents: 30)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dan DeCarlo's signature removed in this printing, along with names of readers who submitted the fashions.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Little Archie and Friends / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

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

Monkey Business (Table of Contents: 32)

Little Sabrina / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
children
Characters
Little Sabrina Spellman; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Little Betty Cooper; Little Jughead Jones; Little Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Little Sabrina turns Little Reggie into a monkey.
Reprints
Keywords
organ grinder

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

Little Archie Coloring Page / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! There's a bug on your cake, Betty!
Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie; Little Betty
Synopsis
Little Archie swats a bug on Betty's cake.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A page to color.

The Pen Pal (Table of Contents: 34)

Little Betty and Veronica / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
children
Characters
Little Betty; Little Veronica; Pop Tate; Little Archie
Synopsis
Little Betty and Little Veronica answer an ad in the paper asking for pen pals.
Reprints
Keywords
pen pal

[Archie Comics Graphic Novel Library Sale] (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

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

Volleyball Beauties (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Pencils
Rex W. Lindsey
Inks
Rex W. Lindsey
Colors
?
Letters
Rex W. Lindsey?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica model volleyball fashions.
Reprints
Keywords
volleyball

Indexer Notes

Rex Lindsey's signature removed in this reprint.

She Screams for Ice Cream (Table of Contents: 37)

Veronica / comic story / 6 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; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Jughead Jones; Smithers the butler; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Upon hearing that an ice cream manufacturer is discontinuing her favorite novelty, Veronica buys up all of the remaining stock. Then she's faced with two problems: Where to store them and how to keep them away from Jughead.
Reprints

[Double Digest Sample Pack] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

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

Betty and Veronica's Rolling Fashions... (Table of Contents: 39)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints
Keywords
roller skating

Indexer Notes

Roller skating fashion page.

[How to get your free comic] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

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

Alone Time (Table of Contents: 41)

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

Script
Barbara Slate (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty tries to teach Veronica about "alone time".
Reprints

[Subscribe to all your favorite Archie comic books today!] (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43) (Expand) /

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

[Archie #1] (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

Scholastic / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [Free Archie Comics App!]
  3. 2. A Tale of Mail
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Nice Try
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Sight Unseen
    Veronica
  6. 5. All Washed Up
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Two of Clubs
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Spy Saga
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. [Now featuring new stories in every comics double digest.]
  10. 9. Stormy Weather Pin-Up
    Veronica
  11. 10. Applause for Paws
    Betty
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina
  13. 12. To Catch a Thief
    Sabrina
  14. 13. I Wanna Hold Your Hand
    Jughead and Ethel with Sabrina
  15. 14. Beauty and the Beast
    Sabrina
  16. 15. [The Best of Archie Comics]
  17. 16. ["Excuse me, miss. Would you like a free sample of our new suntan lotion?"]
    Betty's Gag Bag
  18. 17. [Overstreet celebrates 45 years!]
    Overstreet Price Guide
  19. 18. Reconsider Kidder
    Veronica
  20. 19. The Dream Job?
    Veronica
  21. 20. Life is no Picnic!
    Betty
  22. 21. From Bland to Grand
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. Dream Vacation!
    Veronica
  24. 23. The Last Word
    Betty
  25. 24. The Diva Wore Yada
    Betty
  26. 25. Storm Warning
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. No Contest!
    Veronica
  28. 27. Dry Humor!
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. Trending in the Opposite Direction
    Veronica
  30. 29. [20% of all Archie Comics]
    Midtown Comics
  31. 30. Veronica's Stripes 'n Fashion!
    Veronica
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
    Little Archie and Friends
  33. 32. Monkey Business
    Little Sabrina
  34. 33. ["Hey! There's a bug on your cake, Betty!"]
    Little Archie Coloring Page
  35. 34. The Pen Pal
    Little Betty and Veronica
  36. 35. [Archie Comics Graphic Novel Library Sale]
  37. 36. Volleyball Beauties
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. She Screams for Ice Cream
    Veronica
  39. 38. [Double Digest Sample Pack]
  40. 39. Betty and Veronica's Rolling Fashions...
    Betty and Veronica
  41. 40. [How to get your free comic]
  42. 41. Alone Time
    Betty and Veronica
  43. 42. [Subscribe to all your favorite Archie comic books today!]
  44. 43. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  45. 44. [Archie #1]
  46. 45. ["I don't know what happens next..."]
    Scholastic
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