(March 2018)

Archie, 1987 Series
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Price
6.99 USD
Pages
196
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year
On-sale date
2018-01-31
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816469500 26011
Editing
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Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

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


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Bill Golliher (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
Rosario Peña (signed)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

[How to get your free comic] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Geeks Unite! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Bill Galvan (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Glenn Whitmore (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Svenson; Reggie Mantle; Marcy Lodge; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
After Marcy has a mishap in the lab at school, the Geeks United club needs a new place to hold their meetings.

The Art of the Heart by a Not-So-Stupid Cupid (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Holly Golightly [as Holly G!] (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Frank Gagliardo (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Carlo (a cupid); Archie Andrews; Mario (a cupid); Cheryl Blossom
Synopsis
Carlo, a cupid, tells the reader about the problems he has with Archie, Betty and Veronica.
Keywords
cupid

Sweet Treat! (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited); Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Mike DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Ms. Nelson; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Betty volunteers at the library.
Reprints

He's a Real Doll (Table of Contents: 5)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty has an idea for a new business, making little dolls that resemble Archie.

Left-Out (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica fakes a twisted ankle while skiing to get attention.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

Purse Strings (Table of Contents: 7)

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 Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Betty tries to convince Veronica that she doesn't need to carry a purse and all these bad and messy things happen to Veronica.
Reprints
Keywords
feminism; feminist; handbag; nail; stain

[Unite the League] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Diamond Select / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fashion Statement (Table of Contents: 9)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Hilda Spellman; Zelda Spellman; Della, the head witch; Kevin Kline (fashion designer)
Synopsis
Della enforces a witch dress code on Sabrina and makes her wear a witch's outfit out to town. Kevin Kline ends up popularizes the witch look among mortals.
Reprints
Keywords
clothing; dress code; fashion

Indexer Notes

Kevin Kline's name is a play on Calvin Klein (another fashion designer).

Food For Thought (Table of Contents: 10)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Harvey Kinkle; Aunt Zelda
Synopsis
Aunt Hilda is on the warpath, angry over Harvey constantly eating their food.
Reprints

The Go For (Table of Contents: 11)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Pencils
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Harvey
Synopsis
Sabrina and Harvey have a fight, forcing Hilda to be a long-distance go-between.
Reprints

[Read it all on the Archie App.] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

The Last Dance (Table of Contents: 13)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Barbara Slate (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty works extra jobs to afford a dress for the dance where she has promised the last dance to Archie, but an exhausted Betty sleeps thru the dance.
Reprints

Fashion Flirt (Table of Contents: 14)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
fashion; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints

[Subscribe Today!] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Games People Play (Table of Contents: 16)

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
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica leaves before Betty can beat her in a game of chess.
Reprints
Keywords
chess

[20% off all Archie Comics] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Midtown Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Unique Critique (Table of Contents: 18)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews (framed picture)
Synopsis
Betty gushes over a photo of Archie, to her mother's dismay.
Reprints

Palm Springs Weekend (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Hal Lifson (credited)
Pencils
Rex Lindsey (credited)
Inks
Rex Lindsey (credited)
Colors
Rex Lindsey (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hal; Britt; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica go with Hiram Lodge for a weekend in Palm Springs.
Reprints
Keywords
Palm Springs

Hair We Go Again (Table of Contents: 20)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jose the stylist; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty fries her hair with an improperly applied home permanent.
Reprints

Stronger Than Fiction! (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica's fabricated diary goes "missing."
Reprints
Keywords
diary; notebook

Thinking of Whom? (Table of Contents: 22)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Doug Crane (credited)
Inks
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews (flashbacks only)
Synopsis
Betty proposes to spend the entire day with her mother, but despite her best intentions just can't get Archie off of her mind.
Reprints

A Well-Urned Reward (Table of Contents: 23)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Smithers (cameo); Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge hates a large ugly vase that he inherited so he hopes that clumsy Archie will break it, but things don't work out as he planned.
Reprints

Shop Till You Drop! (Table of Contents: 24)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate; Archie Andrews; Priscilla
Synopsis
Betty becomes a personal shopper for Veronica and her friends.
Reprints

Butler Bumble! (Table of Contents: 25)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers; Mrs. Smithers; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
When Smithers' mother comes to visit, the Lodges agree to pose as his servants.
Reprints

A Couple Of Problems (Table of Contents: 26)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Mrs. Jones the librarian; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle (dream sequence only)
Synopsis
While in the library, Betty imagines herself and Archie as great literary couples such as Romeo and Juliet, Tarzan and Jane, Samson and Delilah, and Antony and Cleopatra.
Reprints

Prize Fooled (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Rob Parker
Synopsis
Veronica is selected to appear on the game show Guess the Price.
Reprints
Keywords
game show

Indexer Notes

Guess the Price is a parody of the game show The Price is Right.

What's in a Name (Table of Contents: 28)

Betty's Diary / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Betty checks a book out of the library that explains the meaning behind everybody's name.
Reprints

Betty's Puzzle Page! (Table of Contents: 29)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Betty Cooper

Indexer Notes

Find a word puzzle about Archie's favorite type of soup.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Betty and Veronica Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With all your millions...
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge criticizes Veronica's fashion choices.
Reprints

Cold as Ice! (Table of Contents: 31)

Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Chuck Clayton; Veronica Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doily; Yvon Revoir; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica hires an expert to teach her ice sculpture so she can beat Betty in a ice sculpting contest.
Reprints
Keywords
ice sculpture

My Best Friend (Table of Contents: 32)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Barbara Slate (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty agrees to spend the afternoon with Veronica. The two then discover none of the things they want to do are compatible with the other one.
Reprints

Bill Collector (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Bill Mallory; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
When Betty's date Bill is broke, Veronica steals him away with an offer to pay for date for Bill and Veronica. Betty then learns that Bill is just cheap, not broke.
Reprints

Word Weary (Table of Contents: 34)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Pat Owsley (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty volunteers at the library reading stories to children and wears herself out.
Reprints

Swing Shift (Table of Contents: 35)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Cheryl Blossom
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica try to figure out a way to keep Cheryl from dominating the male attention at the nostalgia swing dance.
Reprints
Keywords
swing dancing

[Betty and Veronica by Rachel Antonoff] (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

Rachel Antonoff / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Love is Nasty (Table of Contents: 37)

Cheryl Blossom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Cheryl Blossom; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Mrs. Blossom; Jason Blossom
Synopsis
Cheryl and Reggie team up to get Archie away from Betty and Veronica, so each can be the center of attention of the partner they want.
Reprints

Love is Nasty Part Two (Table of Contents: 38)

Cheryl Blossom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Cheryl BLossom; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Miss Haggly; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Cheryl is elected as queen of the Valentine's Dance and selects Reggie to be her king.
Reprints

How’s Tricks? [Love is Nasty Part 3] (Table of Contents: 39)

Cheryl & Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Cheryl and Reggie prank everyone.
Reprints
Keywords
practical joke

[Graphic Novel Super Store] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

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

[Subscribe Today!] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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

B & V Fashion 101 (Table of Contents: 42)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
?
Colors
?

Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Call Waiting (Table of Contents: 43)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty is waiting for Archie to call and ask her to the dance.
Reprints

[Subscribe Today!] (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

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

A Perfect Specimen (Table of Contents: 45)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Miss Grundy; Dilton Doiley; Nancy Woods; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty overhears Veronica and Midge talking about her.
Reprints

[Build Your Own Comics Double Digests Subscription!] (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

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

[Try these new Archie comics digests!] (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

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

[Riverdale] (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

CW / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Wings of Fire] (Table of Contents: 49) (Expand) /

Scholastic Books / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [How to get your free comic]
  3. 2. Geeks Unite!
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. The Art of the Heart by a Not-So-Stupid Cupid
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Sweet Treat!
    Betty
  6. 5. He's a Real Doll
    Veronica
  7. 6. Left-Out
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Purse Strings
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. [Unite the League]
    Diamond Select
  10. 9. Fashion Statement
    Sabrina
  11. 10. Food For Thought
    Sabrina
  12. 11. The Go For
    Sabrina
  13. 12. [Read it all on the Archie App.]
  14. 13. The Last Dance
    Betty
  15. 14. Fashion Flirt
    Veronica
  16. 15. [Subscribe Today!]
  17. 16. Games People Play
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. [20% off all Archie Comics]
    Midtown Comics
  19. 18. Unique Critique
    Betty
  20. 19. Palm Springs Weekend
    Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. Hair We Go Again
    Betty
  22. 21. Stronger Than Fiction!
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. Thinking of Whom?
    Betty
  24. 23. A Well-Urned Reward
    Veronica
  25. 24. Shop Till You Drop!
    Betty
  26. 25. Butler Bumble!
    Veronica
  27. 26. A Couple Of Problems
    Betty
  28. 27. Prize Fooled
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. What's in a Name
    Betty's Diary
  30. 29. Betty's Puzzle Page!
  31. 30. ["With all your millions..."]
    Betty and Veronica Pin Up
  32. 31. Cold as Ice!
    Veronica
  33. 32. My Best Friend
    Betty
  34. 33. Bill Collector
    Betty and Veronica
  35. 34. Word Weary
    Betty
  36. 35. Swing Shift
    Betty and Veronica
  37. 36. [Betty and Veronica by Rachel Antonoff]
    Rachel Antonoff
  38. 37. Love is Nasty
    Cheryl Blossom
  39. 38. Love is Nasty Part Two
    Cheryl Blossom
  40. 39. How’s Tricks? [Love is Nasty Part 3]
    Cheryl & Reggie
  41. 40. [Graphic Novel Super Store]
  42. 41. [Subscribe Today!]
  43. 42. B & V Fashion 101
  44. 43. Call Waiting
    Betty
  45. 44. [Subscribe Today!]
  46. 45. A Perfect Specimen
    Betty and Veronica
  47. 46. [Build Your Own Comics Double Digests Subscription!]
  48. 47. [Try these new Archie comics digests!]
  49. 48. [Riverdale]
    CW
  50. 49. [Wings of Fire]
    Scholastic Books
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