(October 2016)

Archie, 1987 Series
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4.99 USD
Pages
164
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year
On-sale date
2016-08-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library; Archie 75 Years
Barcode
762816469500 24611
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 & Veronica (Comics) Double Digest


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dan Parent (signed)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (signed)
Colors
Rosario Peña (signed)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
cell phone; texting

[Riverdale] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

CW Network / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Lip-Sync Rattled! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Glenn Whitmore (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Jughead accidentally ruins Veronica's Lip Sync performance.
Keywords
lip sync

Poetic Justice! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo, Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie mock the rhymes in the girls' cheerleading routines, and claim that they could do better.
Reprints

Spot Check (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Alison Flood (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty gets a big pimple before a date with Archie and tries everything to cover it up.
Reprints
Keywords
acne; blemish; dance; pimple cream; zit

Tall Tale (Table of Contents: 5)

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; Dilton Doily; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty claims to feel "tall." When Veronica laughs at her, the boys set out to prove Betty right.
Reprints

The Unkindest Cut (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Linda the beautician; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica and Betty decide to cut their hair short, then object when Archie and Reggie start wearing their hair long.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Veronica's new hairstyle resembles the one Dan DeCarlo often draws for Midge Klump.

Habit Foaming (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica argue about breaking bad habits.
Reprints

[Girls Rule] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Salem's Reward (Table of Contents: 9)

Sabrina / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Holly Golightly [as Holly G!] (credited)
Inks
Al Nickerson (credited)
Colors
Jason Jensen (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Salem; Llandra; Lilith; Enchantra
Synopsis
As a reward for saving her daughter's life, Enchantra allows Salem to take his human form for two days each year.
Reprints
Keywords
golf; Mars; Moon; Saturn

Zap Flap (Table of Contents: 10)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Holly Golightly [as Holly G!] (credited)
Inks
Al Nickerson (credited)
Colors
Jason Jensen (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Salem; Scott; Sharon
Synopsis
The position of the planets makes Sabrina's magic make things either too large or too small.
Reprints

Psychic to Me (Table of Contents: 11)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Holly Golightly [as Holly G!] (credited)
Inks
Al Nickerson (credited)
Colors
Jason Jensen (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Salem
Synopsis
Salem exposes a phony pet psychic.
Reprints
Keywords
pet psychic

Ocean Front Property (Table of Contents: 12)

Hilda & Zelda / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Holly Golightly
Inks
Al Nickerson
Colors
Jason Jensen
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
humor
Characters
Hilda; Zelda; Salem
Synopsis
Hilda and Zelda use their magic to find a perfect spot on the beach.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Betty & Veronica #2] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Charmed, I'm Sure (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Rex W. Lindsey
Pencils
Rex W. Lindsey
Inks
Rex W. Lindsey
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Rex W. Lindsey

Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Examples of the various Veronica-specific charms Veronica wears on her charm bracelet.
Reprints
Keywords
charm bracelet

Indexer Notes

Though the logo for the illustration is "Betty And Veronica", Betty Cooper does not appear.

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

[Archie #11] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Handy Dandy (Table of Contents: 16)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bolling ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie and Betty arm wrestle; the winner gets to pick the movie they will see.
Keywords
arm wrestling

[Jughead #8] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Back-Pack Stylin' (Table of Contents: 18)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rex Lindsey
Inks
Rex Lindsey
Colors
?
Letters
Rex Lindsey

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fashion page with Veronica using various back packs.

[75th Anniversary Celebration] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Betty's Fashion Parade (Table of Contents: 20)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fashions submitted by Skyler M. (Indiana), Sharlys L. (New Jersey), Andrea H. (Canada) and Chelsea C (Canada).

Gopher Broke! (Table of Contents: 21)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 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
Synopsis
Veronica becomes a gofer for a theatre company.
Reprints

Rhyme Two-Timer (Table of Contents: 22)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Dexter Dobbs; Hal Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jenny Baxter
Synopsis
Dexter has a crush on Betty... until he meets Jenny.
Reprints

Solid Gold (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge is concerned about how the new mega-mall in the next town will affect his mall, so he sends Betty and Veronica to check it out.

The Search (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Alison Flood (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Hiram Lodge; Miz Klorok
Synopsis
Veronica leads Betty on a wild goose chase when she thinks she's lost her new bracelet.
Reprints
Keywords
swamp

Bear Fare (Table of Contents: 25)

Betty's Diary / 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; Little Betty (flashback); Hal Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
When Archie finds out Betty is baking for someone named "Andy", he becomes jealous and more attentive, not knowing "Andy" is a bear at the Riverdale Zoo.
Reprints
Keywords
bear; zoo

Wheeler Dealer (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Mr. Lodge; Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Betty tries to get a new dress Veronica wanted to wear at the dance, but her plan is thwarted.
Reprints

Creature Comforts (Table of Contents: 27)

Veronica / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Barbara Slate (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Jean-Luc Antioch; Nicole Antioch; Smithers; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jacqueline; Louie
Synopsis
A business partner of Mr. Lodge's invites Veronica to come visit his daughter on their farm in France.
Reprints
Keywords
Eiffel Tower; France; Louvre; mustard; Paris

A Family Affair (Table of Contents: 28)

Betty / comic story / 5 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; Ralph Groch; Gwen Groch
Synopsis
Betty takes over coaching a girls youth soccer team.
Reprints
Keywords
soccer

Your Date With Veronica (Table of Contents: 29)

Veronica / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Angelo DeCesare (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica has a date with a new suitor, but the boys interfere.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story breaks down the fourth wall as "the date" that Veronica has is with the reader. The first page of this story appears on the inside front cover.

My Best Friend! (Table of Contents: 30)

Betty / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Discover who Betty's best friend is by crossing out the boxes with odd numbers.

Saddle Up! (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Pencils
Rex Lindsey ?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
horse; horseback riding

Indexer Notes

Horse themed illustration.

[Shakespeare Vinyl Bust] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

Diamond Select / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Vanishing Cat! (Table of Contents: 33)

Little Betty / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Chic Stone (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Victor Gorelick (credited)

Genre
children
Characters
Polly Cooper; Danny; Poppy; Red; Lance; Little Betty
Synopsis
Polly leaves Betty behind when she goes to see the new pop sensation the Blemishes, but cat-loving Betty is determined to see the prize Burmese cat owned by the group's lead singer.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Bolling's signature appears in a box in the splash panel.

Bolling himself owned several Burmese cats, and according to an article in the Miami Herald, even entered one in a cat show.

News Views (Table of Contents: 34)

Little Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dexter Taylor ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
The town paper publishes Archie's poem.
Reprints

Picture Crazy (Table of Contents: 35)

Little Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor ?
Pencils
Dexter Taylor ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Little Archie; Little Veronica; Little Betty
Synopsis
Little Archie gets yet another photo of Little Veronica. Little Betty makes an observation.
Reprints

[20% of all Archie Comics] (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

Midtown Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Betty's Romantic Fashions (Table of Contents: 37)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Andres George
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Betty models fashions submitted by Andres George, who also got credited in the original for the page concept. All credits removed in this printing.

[Graphic Novel Library Sale] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

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

This Girl For Hire (Table of Contents: 39)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Gladys Jones; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty will do anything to make some spending money.
Reprints

[Double Digest Bundle Pack] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

Mr. Lodge Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mother, you have aphids in your gladiolas.
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge removes the pests from the garden.
Reprints

[Welcome to the New Riverdale] (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

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

Tire Trouble (Table of Contents: 43)

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

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Pat Kennedy
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica has a flat tire.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Red Carpet Ready! (Table of Contents: 44)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica invites Betty to go on the red carpet with her at the N-TV music awards.
Reprints
Keywords
red carpet

[Subscribe to all your favorite comics double digests...] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

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

[Try these new Archie comics digests!] (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

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

[Download the All New App] (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

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

[Jedi Academy A New Class] (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

Scholastic / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [Riverdale]
    CW Network
  3. 2. Lip-Sync Rattled!
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Poetic Justice!
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Spot Check
    Betty
  6. 5. Tall Tale
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. The Unkindest Cut
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Habit Foaming
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. [Girls Rule]
  10. 9. Salem's Reward
    Sabrina
  11. 10. Zap Flap
    Sabrina
  12. 11. Psychic to Me
    Sabrina
  13. 12. Ocean Front Property
    Hilda & Zelda
  14. 13. [Betty & Veronica #2]
  15. 14. Charmed, I'm Sure
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. [Archie #11]
  17. 16. Handy Dandy
    Betty
  18. 17. [Jughead #8]
  19. 18. Back-Pack Stylin'
    Veronica
  20. 19. [75th Anniversary Celebration]
  21. 20. Betty's Fashion Parade
    Betty
  22. 21. Gopher Broke!
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. Rhyme Two-Timer
    Betty
  24. 23. Solid Gold
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. The Search
    Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. Bear Fare
    Betty's Diary
  27. 26. Wheeler Dealer
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. Creature Comforts
    Veronica
  29. 28. A Family Affair
    Betty
  30. 29. Your Date With Veronica
    Veronica
  31. 30. My Best Friend!
    Betty
  32. 31. Saddle Up!
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. [Shakespeare Vinyl Bust]
    Diamond Select
  34. 33. The Vanishing Cat!
    Little Betty
  35. 34. News Views
    Little Archie
  36. 35. Picture Crazy
    Little Archie
  37. 36. [20% of all Archie Comics]
    Midtown Comics
  38. 37. Betty's Romantic Fashions
    Betty
  39. 38. [Graphic Novel Library Sale]
  40. 39. This Girl For Hire
    Betty
  41. 40. [Double Digest Bundle Pack]
  42. 41. ["Mother, you have aphids in your gladiolas."]
    Mr. Lodge Gag Bag
  43. 42. [Welcome to the New Riverdale]
  44. 43. Tire Trouble
    Betty and Veronica
  45. 44. Red Carpet Ready!
    Betty and Veronica
  46. 45. [Subscribe to all your favorite comics double digests...]
  47. 46. [Try these new Archie comics digests!]
  48. 47. [Download the All New App]
  49. 48. [Jedi Academy A New Class]
    Scholastic
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