Betty #40
(August 1996)

Archie, 1992 Series
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Price
1.50 USD; 1.65 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Comics
Barcode
762816467537 04011
Editing
Victor Gorelick (editor); Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Betty / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Alison Flood (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My new jogging outfit seems to be keeping all the boys in shape!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; unidentified male joggers
Synopsis
Betty jogging through the park in Spandex jogging wear has sparked new interest in the sport among the male population of Riverdale.

Grin And Bear It! (Table of Contents: 1)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Pat Kennedy
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Caramel; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Betty's Aunt Helen sends her a novelty tee saying "I Heart Teddy Bears". Betty wears it only for her Aunt's visit, but the gang see her in it and assume she's an obsessive teddy bear collector. Soon Betty is inundated with teddy bears.

Hoop Scoop (Table of Contents: 2)

Reggie / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Randy
Synopsis
Reggie challenges a wheelchair-bound student to a game of pickup basketball, thinking Randy is an easy mark.

Indexer Notes

PSA co-sponsored by United Cerebral Palsy Associations.

Kid Stuff (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Archie see that one of their old playgrounds has been refurbished. Their nostalgic memories soon have them playing on the equipment along side the preschoolers.
Reprints

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Dear Betty / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sara Algase
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I Have A Kitten
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
"Betty" answers reader letters

The Last Word (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

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

The I Love Archie Photo Contest (Table of Contents: 7)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Synopsis
Three photos of readers demonstrating how much they love Archie are reproduced.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Editor's Notebook / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Victor Gorelick
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
typeset; Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's Nice
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Editor Gorelick explains why the story "Ear Ache" didn't appear in Archie #447 as originally promoted. Part of the splash panel of that story illustrates the article.

The Big Countdown (Table of Contents: 10)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Coach Kleats; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Betty's heavily anticipated summer vacation from school proves to be more stressful than school.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["My new jogging outfit seems to be keeping all the boys in shape!"]
    Betty
  2. 1. Grin And Bear It!
    Betty
  3. 2. Hoop Scoop
    Reggie
  4. 3. Kid Stuff
    Betty
  5. 4. ["Subscribe To Cheryl"]
  6. 5. ["I Have A Kitten"]
    Dear Betty
  7. 6. The Last Word
    Betty
  8. 7. The I Love Archie Photo Contest
  9. 8. ["What Is The Mystery"]
  10. 9. ["It's Nice"]
    Editor's Notebook
  11. 10. The Big Countdown
    Betty
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