Betty and Veronica #20 [Direct]
(May 1989)

Archie, 1987 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year in Jan., Feb., Apr., May, July, Aug., Sept., Oct., and Nov.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Editing
Victor Gorelick (editor); Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty, to stay in shape you have to stretch, reach, pull and bend!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty watches Veronica work out.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Ralston Morning Funnies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Get the Drift (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Winter is ganging up on Veronica, so she decides to grab a little revenge for herself.
Reprints
Keywords
doctor; snow

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whenever I Meet A Girl
Synopsis
Readers write in seeking advice.

Indexer Notes

The illustrations of Betty and Veronica are stats taken from the first story.

Dance Card (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty [Archie feature] / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rod Ollerenshaw
Pencils
Rod Ollerenshaw
Inks
Rod Ollerenshaw
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Word find puzzle with a theme of boys' names.

The Triangle (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
The author and artist speculate on how life would be if both Betty and Veronica could have Archie at the same time.
Reprints
Keywords
fourth wall

Indexer Notes

Dan DeCarlo draws himself as the artist of the story. Among the items around his drawing board are a pencil cup shaped like Jughead's head and a small figurine that resembles George Baker's character Sad Sack, wearing a Riverdale sweater.

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest (Archie, 1987 series) #222, inks are credited to Rudy Lapick.

The Rivalry (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Smithers the butler; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica's attempts to upstage Betty on the group's ski trip inevitably backfire on her.
Reprints
Keywords
helicopter; skiing

Bejeweled, Bedazzled, Beguilding (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty [Archie feature] / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Dan DeCarlo Jr. ?

Genre
fashion; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
No story; Betty models fashion designs submitted by readers.

Indexer Notes

The published title of the picture misspells the word "beguiling", the mistake possibly the work of artist Dan DeCarlo Jr. Fashions and concept by Angela St. John (Ontario, Canada).

Baubles, Bangles, Beads (Table of Contents: 8)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Dan DeCarlo Jr. ?

Genre
fashion; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
No story; Veronica models fashion designs submitted by readers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fashions by Marie Dijuro (West Palm, Fla.).

Streak of Luck (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica is intentionally wandering into the boy's gym class, disrupting class and driving Coach Kleats' blood pressure up just to boost her ego. So, to teach her a lesson, Betty and Jughead have Archie disrupt the girls' class in nothing but swim trunks.
Reprints
Keywords
P.E. classes

Sugar Bear and the Bumbling Bees (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Post Super Golden Crisp; Sugar Bear / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Cocoa Pebbles BMX Bike Race (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Post Cocoa Pebbles; The Flintstones / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Betty, to stay in shape you have to stretch, reach, pull and bend!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. ["When you ask for Morning Funnies..."]
    Ralston Morning Funnies
  3. 2. Get the Drift
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. ["Whenever I Meet A Girl"]
    Dear Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Dance Card
    Betty [Archie feature]
  6. 5. The Triangle
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. The Rivalry
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Bejeweled, Bedazzled, Beguilding
    Betty [Archie feature]
  9. 8. Baubles, Bangles, Beads
    Veronica
  10. 9. Streak of Luck
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. Sugar Bear and the Bumbling Bees
    Post Super Golden Crisp; Sugar Bear
  12. 11. Cocoa Pebbles BMX Bike Race
    Post Cocoa Pebbles; The Flintstones
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