(July 2018)

Archie, 1987 Series
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Price
6.99 USD
Pages
196
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year
On-sale date
2018-05-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816469500 26311
Editing
?
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 and Veronica (Jumbo Comics) Double Digest


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Bill Galvan (signed)
Inks
Bill Galvan (signed)
Colors
Rosario Peña (signed)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Keywords
tunnel of love

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

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

Now You 'Sea' Me! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Glenn Whitmore (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Amazing Waldo; Ingrid; Erin
Synopsis
While on a cruise for spring break, Betty and Veronica help a stage magician improve his act.
Reprints
Keywords
cruise; spring break; stage magic

Close Call! (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Pellowski [as Mike Pellowski] (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty is the umpire for a Little League game but neither side likes her calls.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball; Little League

Dinner For Who? (Table of Contents: 4)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie takes Veronica out to eat to a fancy restaurant after promising that she won't be stuck paying the bill again.
Reprints

Assert Yourself! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica tries to teach Betty to be assertive.
Reprints

Net Loss (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Doug Crane (credited)
Inks
Scott McRae (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Terrence V. Worthing III
Synopsis
Betty and Archie agree to play doubles tennis with Veronica and the club tennis pro. The pro proceeds to humiliate Archie at tennis, provoking Betty to teach the pro a lesson.
Reprints
Keywords
tennis

Voluntary Effort (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Bored out of her mind, Veronica stoops to helping Betty out at the local retirement community.
Reprints

[Spider-Man / Avengers Mini-Mates] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Diamond Select / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Madrigal Mystery Tour (Table of Contents: 9)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Gallagher (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Amy; Harvey; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda
Synopsis
Sabrina is in charge of the Madrigal dinner.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The title is a pun of The Beatles' record album, "Magical Mystery Tour."

Delivery Dilemma (Table of Contents: 10)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Salem; Sabrina; Esmeralda; Mr. Winchester
Synopsis
Sabrina is substituting for the day on the Other Realm paper route.
Reprints

Cop Collars Collarless Cat (Table of Contents: 11)

Salem the Cat / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Gallagher (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Salem, the Cat; Bruiser, the Bulldog; Sabrina Spellman
Synopsis
Salem is caught by the dogcatcher after losing his collar.
Reprints
Keywords
dogcatcher

Just Desserts (Table of Contents: 12)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda
Synopsis
Sabrina uses magic to help out the school cafeteria cook, without realizing the spell's consequences.
Reprints

Park Lark (Table of Contents: 13)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Harvey Kinkle; Amy
Synopsis
When Sabrina discovers Amy didn't invite her to the picnic so she could get Harvey to herself, she magically adds something to Amy's picnic basket.
Reprints
Keywords
picnic; skunk

Indexer Notes

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

It's Magic! (Table of Contents: 14)

Salem / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Salem

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the words puzzle.

[Archie Volume Five] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

[Cosmo] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Wishful Thinking (Table of Contents: 17)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm granting you three wishes, Betty!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty is granted three wishes by what appears to be a gnome.
Reprints
Keywords
dream; wishes

Archie Americana Silver Age (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Veronica's Classic Style (Table of Contents: 19)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Parent (signed)
Inks
Dan Parent (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pin-up page.

How Trashy (Table of Contents: 20)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Unscramble the words showing things Veronica should not throw away.
Reprints

Dress Drama (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica loves the new dress she is trying on until she realizes it is cheap enough that even Betty can afford it.
Reprints

[Archie's Big Book Volume Three] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

Gym-Tastic (Table of Contents: 23)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Inks
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No story; Betty is depicted in different gymnastics leotards performing various gymnastic routines.

Cross Stitch (Table of Contents: 24)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Smithers the butler
Synopsis
Veronica's attempt to sabotage the dress Betty made herself backfires when Archie prefers it with the stain.
Reprints

A Helping Hand (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Betty tries enthusiastically, and sometimes destructively, to help Archie get ready for a big speech at the town council meeting.
Reprints

Poor Little Rich Girl! (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
Hal Smith (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica pretends to be poor to see if people still like her. She meets a nice boy but when he finds out she has been lying about being poor he tells her to get lost.
Reprints

Team Support! (Table of Contents: 27)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Pellowski [as Mike Pellowski] (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Teresa Davidson (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Hiram Lodge considers becoming a part owner of a minor league baseball team.
Reprints

An Ugly Win (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
Michael Pellowski [as Mike Pellowski] (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis
When Veronica hears that Betty and Archie plan to run together on the Woodland Nature Trail, she invites herself along to make sure all they do is run.
Reprints

Don't Make Waves (Table of Contents: 29)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Smithers the butler
Synopsis
Veronica puts her first work of impressionist art up for sale in a gallery and her parents are afraid she'll be crushed if it doesn't sell.
Reprints

Gaga for Baba (Table of Contents: 30)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Lady Gaga; Pop Tate; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Inspired by viewing Lady Gaga at a concert, Betty begins playing local venues in flamboyant costumes, going only by the name "B". She becomes enough of a local sensation that she's booked to open for The Archies at a local concert.
Reprints

The Perils of Archie (Table of Contents: 31)

Betty's Diary / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Beazly
Synopsis
Betty writes a story about Archie's misadventures at school.
Reprints

Better Late (Table of Contents: 32)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Johnson; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Beazly; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Veronica tries not to be late for school but a series of mishaps, including accidentally being trapped in a helicopter, cause her to be late.
Reprints
Keywords
helicopter

Westward, Huh? (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Script
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
T. J. Kirsch (credited)
Letters
Phil Felix (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Charlie Chuck; Sly; Lenora; Zane Grubb; The Stranger
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica travel to the ranch of Charlie Chuck, a writer of western novels in hopes of helping him with his writer's block. While at the ranch they discover who had been causing all the accidents around the ranch.
Reprints
Keywords
ranch; writer's block

Cleaning Daze (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Script
Michael Pellowski [as Mike Pellowski] (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Andrew Pepoy (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Alice Cooper; Betty Cooper; Hermione Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Ada; Smithers; Janice
Synopsis
The difference in how Betty and Veronica clean their rooms.
Reprints

Trivial Pursuit! (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Megan Stewart (Mr. Lodge's client's daughter); Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Mr. Stewart (Megan's dad)
Synopsis
Veronica has to babysit her dad's client's daughter and pushes her off onto Betty. Betty ends up impressing Megan with her trivia knowledge and Megan's dad offers her a spot on his TV show "Top Trivia."
Reprints

One Track Mind! (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty thinks Archie is working on a land development deal with Mr. Lodge but actually they are working on a model railroad.
Keywords
model railroading

2 For 1 Sale! (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Script
Michael Pellowski [as Mike Pellowski] (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; BJ Johnson; Barney Johnson
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica think they both have a date with the same boy at the mall but it turns out they are cousins.
Reprints

[Graphic Novel Super Store] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

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

And the Winner Is... Part One (Table of Contents: 39)

Cheryl Blossom / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ooooh! "Lonely Hearts Club" is on! This is the best reality dating show on television!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Cheryl Blossom; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jason Blossom; Cindy; Tony; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Austin; Brandon; George
Synopsis
Cheryl decides to go on the reality show the Lonely Hearts Club.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page count includes a one page "cover" which lists the credits and might be missing from reprints.

[Official Betty and Veronica Merch!] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fashion Passion (Table of Contents: 41)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

[Double Digest Bundle Pack] (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

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

Talkathon (Table of Contents: 43)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Selma Rogers; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica can't stop talking.
Reprints
Keywords
tennis

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

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

The Long and Short of It!! (Table of Contents: 45)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Polly Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Betty is thinking of getting a new hairstyle.
Reprints

[20% off all Archie comics!] (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

Midtown Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Subscribe Today!] (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

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

A Tale of Two Proms (Table of Contents: 48)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Alfredo; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica tries to upstage everyone by going to the prom in a helicopter but fog causes her and her date to land at the wrong prom.
Reprints
Keywords
helicopter; prom

[Build Your Own Comics Double Digest Subscription!] (Table of Contents: 49) (Expand) /

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

[Try these new Archie comics digests!] (Table of Contents: 50) (Expand) /

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

[Read it all on the Archie App] (Table of Contents: 51) (Expand) /

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

[Riverdale] (Table of Contents: 52) (Expand) /

CW / 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. Now You 'Sea' Me!
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Close Call!
    Betty
  5. 4. Dinner For Who?
    Veronica
  6. 5. Assert Yourself!
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Net Loss
    Betty
  8. 7. Voluntary Effort
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. [Spider-Man / Avengers Mini-Mates]
    Diamond Select
  10. 9. Madrigal Mystery Tour
    Sabrina
  11. 10. Delivery Dilemma
    Sabrina
  12. 11. Cop Collars Collarless Cat
    Salem the Cat
  13. 12. Just Desserts
    Sabrina
  14. 13. Park Lark
    Sabrina
  15. 14. It's Magic!
    Salem
  16. 15. [Archie Volume Five]
  17. 16. [Cosmo]
  18. 17. Wishful Thinking
    Betty
  19. 18. Archie Americana Silver Age
  20. 19. Veronica's Classic Style
    Veronica
  21. 20. How Trashy
    Veronica
  22. 21. Dress Drama
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. [Archie's Big Book Volume Three]
  24. 23. Gym-Tastic
    Betty
  25. 24. Cross Stitch
    Betty and Me
  26. 25. A Helping Hand
    Betty and Me
  27. 26. Poor Little Rich Girl!
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. Team Support!
    Veronica
  29. 28. An Ugly Win
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. Don't Make Waves
    Veronica
  31. 30. Gaga for Baba
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. The Perils of Archie
    Betty's Diary
  33. 32. Better Late
    Veronica
  34. 33. Westward, Huh?
    Betty and Veronica
  35. 34. Cleaning Daze
    Betty and Veronica
  36. 35. Trivial Pursuit!
    Betty and Veronica
  37. 36. One Track Mind!
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. 2 For 1 Sale!
    Betty and Veronica
  39. 38. [Graphic Novel Super Store]
  40. 39. And the Winner Is... Part One
    Cheryl Blossom
  41. 40. [Official Betty and Veronica Merch!]
  42. 41. Fashion Passion
    Betty and Veronica
  43. 42. [Double Digest Bundle Pack]
  44. 43. Talkathon
    Veronica
  45. 44. [Subscribe Today!]
  46. 45. The Long and Short of It!!
    Betty
  47. 46. [20% off all Archie comics!]
    Midtown Comics
  48. 47. [Subscribe Today!]
  49. 48. A Tale of Two Proms
    Veronica
  50. 49. [Build Your Own Comics Double Digest Subscription!]
  51. 50. [Try these new Archie comics digests!]
  52. 51. [Read it all on the Archie App]
  53. 52. [Riverdale]
    CW
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