(2014)

Archie, 2014 Series
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Pages
416
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
ISBN
978-1-936975-88-4 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Victor Gorelick (editor-in-chief)

The Best of Archie Comics Starring Betty & Veronica (Table of Contents)

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

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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Welcome Soldiers (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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Harry Sahle (credited)
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Harry Sahle
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Janice Valleau (credited)
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According to facts and figures there are supposed to be two females for every male in the United States!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Matilda (introduction); Danny Woodwin (introduction)
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica hold a dance and invite soldiers. It turns out that the soldiers are women.
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Indexer Notes

1st Veronica and Betty story

Glamour in White (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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Harry Sahle
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Harry Sahle
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Janice Valleau
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I don't care what you say, Veronica Lodge! Archie is my boyfriend!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Nurse Grady (introduction); Dr. Cueball (introduction); Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones (cameo)
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica take jobs at the same hospital when Archie is there.
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Indexer Notes

Rivalry heats up.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Harry Sahle (credited)
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Harry Sahle (credited)
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Janice Valleau (credited)
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No, no, Veronica!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Leona; Mr. Smudge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica keep encountering a man named Mr. Smudge while flying to the Lodge estate.
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Indexer Notes

Reprint credit is Harry Sahle but Sahle did not sign the story and Betty and Veronica look different than other Sahle work.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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Bill Vigoda (credited)
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Eleanor Woik ?
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Betty, did you see the article about life-masks?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hy Preshir (introduction)
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica make life masks.
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Keywords
life mask

Indexer Notes

This story was titled "The Plastic Mask" on the contents page in the original issue.

Credits are given to Bill Vigoda and Eleanor Woik in The Best of Archie Comics Betty & Veronica (2014)

Of Men and Mermaids (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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Bill Vigoda
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Al McLean
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Betty, did you see this article about life-masks?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; unnamed teacher; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica become lifeguards and attract attention from all the boys. So, Archie pretends to drown to gain attention.
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Keywords
beach; drowning; lifeguards; teaching

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Riverdale Beach. Betty and Veronica get into a girl-fight...in bathing suits!

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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Bill Vigoda (signed)
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Pen Shumaker (signed)
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Some crust!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Betty & Veronica cause some trouble in the boys-only aviation training room.
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Indexer Notes

Mr. Weatherbee's initials (W. W.) revealed.
Titled "Women Flyers" on the introduction page but the story itself has no story title.

Go to the Dogs (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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Bill Woggon ?
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Bill Woggon (signed)
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Bill Woggon (signed)
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Bill Woggon

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Creeps! No homework..no date!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica go to the dog show to get their minds off of exams, but every dog they see reminds them of a teacher.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Betty & Veronica / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Irv Novick (signed)
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Bills! Bills! Nine new dresses amounting to five hundred thirty five dollars and thirty three cents!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Mr. Hufford; Mr. Pallette; Madame Rappascelli
Synopsis
Betty & Veronica get jobs at a modeling agency.
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Poor Little Rich Girl! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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George Frese (signed)
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George Frese (signed)
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Hello - Betty, darling?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Jenkins the butler; Marie the maid
Synopsis
Veronica breaks a date with Archie to spend the night at home with Betty. Later that night, Veronica confesses her loneliness due to inattentive parents and the barrier her wealth and privilege creates between her and the other Riverdale students. She and Betty become closer friends because of it.
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The Rain-Maker (Table of Contents: 10)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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George Frese (signed)
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George Frese (signed)
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Oboy! There's a dandy picture playing at the bijou!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead are afraid that Betty intends to shoot them, because she's carrying her father's shotgun home from the repair shop. Betty, meanwhile, schemes to make it rain so Archie doesn't have to paint his father's house and can go on a date with her. And Fred merely wants to take a bath in peace.
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Indexer Notes

Despite the "Archie's Girls, Betty And Veronica" logo on the story, Veronica Lodge does not appear in this story.

Change Your Partners (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
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Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Joe Edwards (credited)
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Vincent DeCarlo

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Dances, dances, dances! Why not have something you can get your teeth into like a barbeque, or a clambake?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica lets Betty do all the preparations for the up-coming dance, then shoves Betty aside so Archie can take her.
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Keywords
square dance

Indexer Notes

The Best of Archie Comics Betty and Veronica (2014) lists the credits as Frank Doyle, Dan DeCarlo and Joe Edwards.

The credits in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #233 list Joe Edwards as the inker.

Rhyme Nor Reason (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 3.75 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
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Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Vince DeCarlo (credited)
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Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

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Sending Archie a "Dear John", Ronnie?
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Following Reggie's inspiration, Veronica sends in an entry to a soap jingle contest under Betty's name so she'll be disqualified and Veronica's entry will win.
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Keywords
jingle

Indexer Notes

The Best of Archie Comics Betty and Veronica (2014) lists the credits as Frank Doyle, Dan DeCarlo and Vince DeCarlo.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Reggie / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo
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Vincent DeCarlo
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Vincent DeCarlo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jughead's a great half-back
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Reggie disrespects Jughead to Betty.
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Skip, Hop, and Thump (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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George Frese (credited)
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A 'sock hop'! What's that?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Neither Betty or Veronica get to take Archie to the sock hop.
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Rage Before Beauty (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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George Frese (credited)
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Archie, you look bluer than an Eskimo in a bikini! What's up?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica schemes to get the boys to each buy one part of an outfit Betty hates for Betty's birthday.
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Going, Going, Gown (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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Frank Doyle (credited)
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Dan DeCarlo (credited)
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Rudy Lapick (credited)
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Hi, Ronnie! You going to put in an appearance at the soph swing tonight?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica refuses to wear a three hundred dollar gown her father bought her to the formal because Betty is going to wear a $12.98 copy.
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The Peacemaker (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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Frank Doyle (credited)
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Dan DeCarlo (credited)
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Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Sheldon Brodsky (credited)
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)

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Step over that line, you bleached blonde bubblebrain, and I'll snatch you bald-headed!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are spotted having a heated argument. Archie assumes they're fighting over him and doesn't mind telling anyone who will listen.
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Sweet Sorrow (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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Bob Montana ?
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Bob Montana ?
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Rudy Lapick ?
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Victor Gorelick ?
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Vincent DeCarlo ?

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Hurry, Betty! I promise you'll simply shrivel when you see what I've got!!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
When Veronica shows Betty a new dress she bought, Betty becomes despondent because Veronica has so much more than she does.
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Indexer Notes

The credits in The Best of Archie Comics Betty & Veronica list only Bob Montana.

The Kiss-Off (Table of Contents: 19)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Bob Montana ?
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Bob Montana ?
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Rudy Lapick ?
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Victor Gorelick ?
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Vincent DeCarlo ?

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Betty Cooper, I still protest your action at the party last night!!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Betty has won a prize of ten kisses from Archie, which she can collect one at a time at any time she wants. Every time she collects a kiss, she turns into a drooling moron, so that some of her teachers think she's smart and others think she's stupid. This complicates matters when she's selected to represent Riverdale High in an inter-school debate.
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Indexer Notes

A later digest reprint deleted Mr. Weatherbee's line "Professor Flutesnoot has been sniffing too many chemicals."

The credits in The Best of Archie Comics Betty & Veronica lists Bob Montana as the only credit.

Sight for Sore Eyes (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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Frank Doyle (credited)
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Dan DeCarlo (credited)
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Rudy Lapick (credited)
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Letters
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)

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Do you think Archie will like this new hair style?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica tries a peek-a-boo hairstyle. Archie likes it, so Betty does the same. The fad sweeps the school, much to Mr. Weatherbee's displeasure.
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Keywords
black eye; fad; hairstyle

Too Close for Comfort (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle (credited)
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Dan DeCarlo (credited)
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Rudy Lapick (credited)
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Letters
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good morning, Betty! You may nod your head in answer!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica get caught up in the fad for "Slim Jims," very skinny pants.
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Clothes Make the Man (Table of Contents: 22)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Samm Schwartz (credited)
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Samm Schwartz
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Tsk! Tsk! How disgraceful!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica judge Jughead by his clothes, so Archie decides to dress just like him, but it makes him crave hamburgers. Veronica asks Reggie to borrow Jughead's clothes, and it makes him crave hamburgers too. Betty and Veronica decide to dress like Jughead (except they wear skirts) and it makes them crave hamburgers too. This is good business for Pop Tate.
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Guess Again (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle (credited)
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Harry Lucey (credited)
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Terry Szenics (credited)
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Grrrr!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie fight over who will take Veronica to a dance, and eventually decide to let a handsome stranger decide. But if we think we know how this story will end, we're mistaken.
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Keywords
Fourth Wall

The Kisser Strikes! (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle (credited)
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Harry Lucey (credited)
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Terry Szenics (credited)
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With the stealth of a stalking leopard...in the gathering darkness, a new menace slinks into Riverdale, spreading terror and smearing lipstick as....the kisser strikes!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
A mysterious unseen person is jumping out of the shadows and kissing all the girls. Archie and Reggie try to find out the identity of the Kisser by sending a girl out in the dark as bait. But the mystery deepens when Archie himself is kissed by the Kisser, and realizes that the Kisser might actually be a girl.
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Indexer Notes

The infamous "kissing bandit" story. When told about the story and its twist ending in his interview in the Comics Journal, a shocked Dan DeCarlo said: "I didn't draw _that_, did I!?" (He didn't; it was Harry Lucey, who was dead by the time that interview was conducted.)

The story is divided into two chapters; Chapter 2 is called "Strike One Kisser!"

Miniskirt Madness (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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Frank Doyle (credited)
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Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
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Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well boys, what do you think of this drapery?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie are too obsessed with their new Carnaby Street clothes to pay attention to the girls and their latest London-inspired fashions: miniskirts.
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The Time of Your Life (Table of Contents: 26)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

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Daddy, our crowd is going to picnic at those lovely public gardens on route two!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and the gang want to tour of a public garden, but the over-zealous security force spoils the tour.
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Archie's Gift (Table of Contents: 27)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle (credited)
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Dan DeCarlo (credited)
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Hey! Aren't you Archie's girl?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis
A big tough guy tells Betty that he's going to beat up "her boyfriend" Archie. Betty is upset at this but overjoyed that people think Archie is her boyfriend.
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The Steering Committee (Table of Contents: 28)

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

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

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Betty! Quick! Get over to the century hotel! Guess who's there?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
When the singer Tom Grones is in town, Veronica knows where he's going to be staying, so naturally she tells Betty he's somewhere else.
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Star Struck (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Stan Goldberg (credited)
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Jon D'Agostino (credited)
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Tom Jonah? Eeee! You're talking about the heavenliest of the heavenly!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
The girls are swooning over singer Tom Jonah but the boys are not impressed.
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Indexer Notes

Pencil/Ink credits from the reprint in B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 2011 series) #245.

Riverdale Rock (Table of Contents: 30)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo (credited)
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Gee, Ron, I can't wait to see LeeLee and the All Night Dogs.
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Lee Lee (a famous rock singer)
Synopsis
Veronica tries to get a date with Lee Lee, a famous rock star, but he is more interested in Betty.
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Video Vexation (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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George Gladir (credited)
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Dan DeCarlo (credited)
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Barry Grossman (credited)
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Video Games! Bah!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Pop Tate; Dilton Doily
Synopsis
All the boys are more interested in video games than girls. The girls decide to become experts at video games and beat the boys, in the hope that it'll kill their interest in the games.
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Indexer Notes

The script for this story is a partial remake of the story "Speed Deed" from Betty and Veronica # 126, also by Gladir and DeCarlo. In that story, the girls and boys took up model car racing; here that's replaced by video games.

Health Nuts (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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Frank Doyle (credited)
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Dan DeCarlo (credited)
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Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida [as Bill Y.]

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You - Veronica Lodge? You are joining a health club?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Despite having a fully stocked gym at home, Veronica joins a health club to be trendy.
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Fleeting Meeting (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Girls! My father has just arranged for me to meet John Revolta!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; John Revolta; Linda Revolta
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge arranges for Veronica to meet her favorite movie star, but Betty gets a better gift through a simple act of kindness.
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Indexer Notes

John Revolta is a parody of actor John Travolta.

Test Zest (Table of Contents: 34)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! Look at me zap those spaceships!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica is losing Archie to video games and she's not happy about it.
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[Flash Dance] (Table of Contents: 35)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee; Mr. Flutesnoot; Floyd Clayton; Miss Beazley; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Veronica spares no expense to produce a "Flash Dance" video that will win the school competition. But Betty, Archie and Chuck put a video together on the fly using nothing more than Chuck's camera and Betty's charisma, and they beat Veronica's video out.
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Nile Memories!! (Table of Contents: 36)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo, Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's hard to explain, Archie, but I have this feeling that I've seen all this before --somewhere!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
A story that takes place in ancient Egypt with people who look like Archie and his friends.
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Wheel of Loot (Table of Contents: 37)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I was the letter flipper of the greatest TV game show of all - "Wheel of Loot"!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is the host and Betty is the letter-turner on the show Wheel of Loot, until Veronica is a contestant and wins Archie for her prize.
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Keywords
game shows

We, the Jury (Table of Contents: 38)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your honor, I intend to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
In a mock trial, Betty accuses Veronica of trying to steal Archie's affections. The jury of girls decides in favor of neither girl because they all want their own chance with Archie.
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Keywords
jury; trial

I Ratings! (Table of Contents: 39)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
..And I think you're vulgar, boorish, disgusting, childishand a gabage mouth!
Genre
humor; satire-parody; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hal; Roberta; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Veronica becomes the target of a radio/tv talk show host.
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Indexer Notes

Parody of Howard Stern Show with Hal as Stern and Roberta as Robin Quivers.

Generation Gasp (Table of Contents: 40)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Drat! Everything I've got is so neat, so clean, so well-pressed, I'll start with the oldest thing I've got or Mom will have a fit!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty comes down in old, worn clothing as part of her new "grunge" look. However, her parents assume that she's dressed to help paint the living room and hand her a paintbrush.
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The Alternative Whirl (Table of Contents: 41)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
C'mon, Jug! You're not pedaling hard enough!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Ben Gamble
Synopsis
At the "Persistent Pain" concert, Betty and Veronica compete for the title of "Miss Alternative Girl".
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The Trend Setters (Table of Contents: 42)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty, dear! You look so tired!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Alice Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Betty accidentally wears mismatched socks to school and accidentally starts a fashion trend.
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Swing Time (Table of Contents: 43)

Betty and 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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Go, Daddy-o! Do that candlestick dance!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Miss Grundy; Mr. Ziegler; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
With the kids into "swing" music, Mr. Ziegler holds a dance competition.
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Keywords
big band; dance; swing music; zoot suit

Ginger Adds Spice (Table of Contents: 44)

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

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Dan Parent
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't you just love nice days like this?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Ginger Lopez (first appearance); Eduardo Lopez (first appearance); Gloria Lopez (first appearance); Teresa (first appearance); Eliza (first appearance)
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica befriend new girl Ginger, but ask her to leave Archie to them. Ginger tricks them, and starts pursuing Archie herself.
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Indexer Notes

Two-part story, complete in this issue.

Fashion Victims (Table of Contents: 45)

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

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are you working on, Ginger?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ginger Lopez; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Cheryl Blossom; Ethel Muggs; Maria Rodriguez; Hilary Doof; The Veronicas; Misty McCabe; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Ginger is drawing a blank for new fashion ideas when inspiration hits her: a fashion show based on Betty's and Veronica's styles called: "Are You a Betty or a Veronica?"
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Double Take (Table of Contents: 46)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are angered when they find out that they both wore the same outfit to school.
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Where the Action Is... (Table of Contents: 47)

B&V / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Rosario Peña (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There they are agent "V"!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Agent B [Betty Cooper]; Agent V [Veronica Lodge]; Evelyn Evernever; Smithers; Hiram Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Mary Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Cheryl Blossom; Bunny
Synopsis
When Archie's tracking chip stops working, Agents B & V set out to rescue him.
Reprints
Keywords
secret agent

Indexer Notes

Mentions Veronica #192 and "Little Archie" stories.
Story continues directly in Betty and Veronica Comic Digest Magazine (Archie, 1980 series) #196.

Not So Clothes-Minded! (Table of Contents: 48)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Janice Chiang (credited)
Editing
Carlos Antunes

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lodge? Veronica Lodge?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Professor Flutesnoot; Waldo Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Frank; Lisa; Cheryl Blossom
Synopsis
When Veronica is continually late to class Mr. Weatherbee decides instead of detention he is going to send her to work at a local non-profit thrift store.
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Buy the Book (Table of Contents: 49)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My book club is meeting here today, Veronica. Would you care to join us?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hermione Lodge; Hubert Smithers
Synopsis
Mrs. Lodge isn't happy that Veronica is going to a flea market with Betty as it might ruin the Lodge "reputation" to be seen there.
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Vamp It Up (Table of Contents: 50)

B&V / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Tom Chu (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah! Nothing beats cold ice cream on a hot day!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Nancy; Midge Klump; Lucas; Charlotte; Nathaniel; Ashton: Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Lucifcus Gang [Damien; Naddy]; Pop Tate; Moose Mason; Vampironica
Synopsis
Betty & Veronica are at the beach, and as the sun goes down they meet teenage vampires.
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Keywords
vampires

Indexer Notes

Story divided in 2 parts, part 1 from page 1-12, and part 2 from 13-24.

Taking Care of Business (Table of Contents: 51)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...And I'll need the maid to pick up my dry cleaning before I get home...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hubert Smithers
Synopsis
When their car goes off the road in a blizzard and Betty is injured, Veronica must save them both.
Reprints
Keywords
blizzard; camping; car crash; snowstorm

Snow White and the Riverdale Dwarves (Table of Contents: 52)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Snow White was a fair maiden who lived in ye olde kingdom of Riverdale!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper [as Snow White]; Veronica Lodge [as the Evil Queen]; Archie Andrews [as The Prince]; Cheryl Blossom [as the Magic Mirror]; Reggie Mantle [as The Huntsman]; Dilton Doiley [as Dilly]; Jughead Jones [as Jug]; Chuck Clayton [as Chucky]; Pop Tate [as Poppy]; Kevin Keller [as Kev]; Waldo Weatherbee [as Bee]; Moose Mason [as The Moose]; Geraldine Grundy [as the Evil Queen's disguise]
Synopsis
Retelling of the fairy tale "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves"; Veronica the Evil Queen tries to have Snow White killed because Snow White is hotter than she is. But Snow White finds sanctuary with seven eccentric little men.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Best of Archie Comics Starring Betty & Veronica
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Welcome Soldiers
    Veronica and Betty
  3. 2. Glamour in White
    Veronica and Betty
  4. 3. ["No, no, Veronica!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. ["Betty, did you see the article about life-masks?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Of Men and Mermaids
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. ["Some crust!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Go to the Dogs
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. ["Bills! Bills! Nine new dresses amounting to five hundred thirty five dollars and thirty three cents!"]
    Betty & Veronica
  10. 9. Poor Little Rich Girl!
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. The Rain-Maker
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. Change Your Partners
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. Rhyme Nor Reason
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. ["Jughead's a great half-back"]
    Reggie
  15. 14. Skip, Hop, and Thump
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. Rage Before Beauty
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. Going, Going, Gown
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. The Peacemaker
    Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. Sweet Sorrow
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. The Kiss-Off
    Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. Sight for Sore Eyes
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  22. 21. Too Close for Comfort
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. Clothes Make the Man
    Jughead
  24. 23. Guess Again
    Archie
  25. 24. The Kisser Strikes!
    Archie
  26. 25. Miniskirt Madness
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. The Time of Your Life
    Betty
  28. 27. Archie's Gift
    Betty
  29. 28. The Steering Committee
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. Star Struck
    Archie
  31. 30. Riverdale Rock
    Veronica
  32. 31. Video Vexation
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. Health Nuts
    Betty and Veronica
  34. 33. Fleeting Meeting
    Betty and Veronica
  35. 34. Test Zest
    Betty and Veronica
  36. 35. [Flash Dance]
    Betty
  37. 36. Nile Memories!!
    Betty
  38. 37. Wheel of Loot
    Betty and Me
  39. 38. We, the Jury
    Betty and Veronica
  40. 39. I Ratings!
    Veronica
  41. 40. Generation Gasp
    Betty and Veronica
  42. 41. The Alternative Whirl
    Betty
  43. 42. The Trend Setters
    Betty and Veronica
  44. 43. Swing Time
    Betty and Veronica
  45. 44. Ginger Adds Spice
    Betty and Veronica
  46. 45. Fashion Victims
    Betty and Veronica
  47. 46. Double Take
    Betty and Veronica
  48. 47. Where the Action Is...
    B&V
  49. 48. Not So Clothes-Minded!
    Betty and Veronica
  50. 49. Buy the Book
    Betty and Veronica
  51. 50. Vamp It Up
    B&V
  52. 51. Taking Care of Business
    Betty and Veronica
  53. 52. Snow White and the Riverdale Dwarves
    Betty and Veronica
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