Betty #43
(November 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 04311
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
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, watch girls if you must!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Cheryl Blossom
Synopsis
Archie has positioned a rear-view mirror on his shoulder so he can girl-watch more efficiently.

Indexer Notes

In addition to the cover scene, there is a blurb for the interior story "For One Brief Moment".

For One Brief Moment (Table of Contents: 1)

Betty / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
C. J. Henderson
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
After Reggie saves Betty from being struck by an oncoming truck, the two begin seeing more of each other, and liking it, to the consternation of Archie and Veronica.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in B&V Friends Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #238, writing is credited to Bob Bolling and inks are credited to Bob Smith.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Editor's Notebook / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Victor Gorelick
Pencils
Ellen Leonforte [as el] (signed)
Inks
Ellen Leonforte [as el] (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It Seems

Indexer Notes

Editor Gorelick plugs the upcoming Sabrina TV series about to premiere on ABC, solicits e-mail from readers, then plugs the upcoming Jughead issue.

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

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

Getting Into The Act (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hildy; Svenson the janitor; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Svenson builds a wheelchair ramp onto the auditorium stage so a wheelchair-bound student can audition for the school play.

Indexer Notes

PSA co-sponsored by United Cerebral Palsy Associations.

Game Gambit (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; two unidentified corporate executives
Synopsis
Betty is asked by two executives of Zapco Video Games to test the appeal of some video games specially oriented for teenage girls.
Reprints

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

Dear Betty / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This Boy In My Class
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
"Betty" answers reader letters.

Archie's Mad Merchandise (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Fan Art / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Chasidy Potts; Shannon Cook; Tammi Payne; Gloria Tong; Erin Rose Draper
Inks
Chasidy Potts; Shannon Cook; Tammi Payne; Gloria Tong; Erin Rose Draper
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Pictures of Betty submitted by readers.

One Girl's Treasure (Table of Contents: 11)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty has to make some tough choices about what to get rid of in order to clear some space in her bedroom.
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, watch girls if you must!"]
    Betty
  2. 1. For One Brief Moment
    Betty
  3. 2. ["It Seems"]
    Editor's Notebook
  4. 3. ["Look For My New TV Series"]
  5. 4. Getting Into The Act
    Archie
  6. 5. Game Gambit
    Betty
  7. 6. ["What Is The Mystery"]
  8. 7. ["Archie's Digest Offer"]
  9. 8. ["This Boy In My Class"]
    Dear Betty
  10. 9. Archie's Mad Merchandise
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Fan Art
  12. 11. One Girl's Treasure
    Betty
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