Betty #44 [Direct Edition]
(December 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 04411
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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Betty / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Mike Esposito [as Espo] (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's only one seat!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; unidentified theater worker; unidentified theater patrons
Synopsis
Betty and Archie don't mind that there's only one seat left up front at the theater. If anything, they prefer it.

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Betty and Me #56.

The Nation's Most Wanted (Table of Contents: 1)

Betty Cooper, Super Sleuther / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Bertie Blabbum; Veronica Lodge; Rob Ruse (villain); Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Mayor Glibb
Synopsis
Betty is certain criminal mastermind and disguise artist Rob Ruse is in Riverdale and planning a job. When no one in authority will take her deductions seriously, she teams with Archie and Dilton to run the crook down herself.
Reprints

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

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

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

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

Script
Sara Algase
Pencils
Ellen Leonforte
Inks
Ellen Leonforte
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm 13 Years Old
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
"Betty" answers reader letters.

Dream Catalog (Table of Contents: 4)

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; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty demonstrates the type of gadgets she'd like to see in a catalog merchandised with teens in mind.

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

Fan Art / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sarah Jackson; Angie Budd; Casey Robins; Megan Scussel; Virginia Gainer; Tuira O'Carroll
Inks
Sarah Jackson; Angie Budd; Casey Robins; Megan Scussel; Virginia Gainer; Tuira O'Carroll
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Published examples of fan art of Betty.

[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)

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

Script
Victor Gorelick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Time Is Drawing Near
Synopsis
Editor Gorelick promotes the new Sabrina comic and Archie's Christmas Stocking #4.

Cowgirl Blues (Table of Contents: 8)

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; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Archie takes Betty to a country and western dance club, both in full western regalia. However, Archie proves to have two left boots when it comes to line dancing.
Reprints
Keywords
line dancing

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

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dig In and Help Jimmy Dean
Characters
Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead tries to enlist readers to purchase Jimmy Dean Frozen breakfast products, a portion of which will go to United Cerebral Palsy Associates.

Indexer Notes

Ad co-sponsored by Archie Comics, Jimmy Dean Foods, and United Cerebral Palsy Associates. It appears on the inside back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["There's only one seat!"]
    Betty
  2. 1. The Nation's Most Wanted
    Betty Cooper, Super Sleuther
  3. 2. ["Don't Miss Out"]
  4. 3. ["I'm 13 Years Old"]
    Dear Betty
  5. 4. Dream Catalog
    Betty
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Fan Art
  7. 6. ["Archie's Digest Offer"]
  8. 7. ["The Time Is Drawing Near"]
    Editor's Notebook
  9. 8. Cowgirl Blues
    Betty
  10. 9. ["Dig In and Help Jimmy Dean"]
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