Betty and Veronica #26 [Newsstand]
(January 1990)

Archie, 1987 Series
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Volume
2
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year in Jan., Feb., Mar., 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
Barcode
076956145058 12
Editing
Victor Gorelick; 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 and Veronica / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Veronica, is this one of the dolls you had when you were little?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
dolls

Indexer Notes

Blurb for "The New Archies" TV cartoon series on cover.

Bedrock Bowl (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Post Pebbles Cereals; The Flintstones / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Inner Voices (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica observe each other at the mall and each is jealous of the other's advantages. Archie makes the mistake of trying to be a peacemaker.
Reprints
Keywords
fountain; jealousy; mall

Sugar Bear and Bird Brain (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Subscribe and Save $2.50 (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Letters from Lorraine Nutley (Racine, Wis.) and Ethel S. (Jacksonville, Fla.).

Double Your Fun! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

3 Issues for $2.00 (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Archie's Checklist / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Double Date (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica catches her new dress in the door and tears it while leaving on a formal date with Archie. She finds herself locked out and decides to go to the mall to buy a new dress. While Archie is waiting on Veronica to try on a pile of dresses, Betty happens by and the two go to a movie together. Veronica finally decides on a new dress and goes to the dance with Archie.
Reprints
Keywords
dress; mall; movie; shopping

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

Archie's New Title Subscriptions / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Victor Gorelick
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When I first started this column..

Indexer Notes

A promo for the appearance of Archie personnel at the Great Eastern Comic Convention at the Penta Hotel in New York City on January 6-7, 1990. Also a letter from Kirsten Elliott (Waterford, Conn.).

Bow Wow! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Archie Dolls! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Bop City Comics / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Wind in the Wheelies (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
When Betty and Veronica go roller-skating outdoors, a girl plays a mean trick on Betty. Jughead brings a new invention, a sail for skating, and Betty lets the mean girl be the first to try it.
Keywords
invention; roller-skates; sail

Indexer Notes

The title is a play on "The Wind in the Willows."

Join the Chase (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

DuckTales; Capcom USA / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

At Last, My Own Double Digest! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Jughead's Double Digest / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

You Don't Need Drugs.. (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie; Say "No" to Drugs / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge: Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
You don't need drugs...to deal with stress! To enjoy a party! To be a winner!
Keywords
drugs

Indexer Notes

Part of Say "No" to Drugs! campaign.

Fans! Now You Can Join the Exciting Archie Fan Club (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Pretty Handy (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica doesn't think Betty's hands can be as soft and smooth as hers, so she engages Archie to do a blindfolded test to see who has the softest hands.
Reprints
Keywords
blindfold; manicure; soap

It's the Most! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

The Archie 1990 Calendar / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Are You Quick Enough for Mappy-Land? (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Mappy-Land; Taxan / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Jordan vs. Bird One on One (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Milton Bradley; Nintendo / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Veronica, is this one of the dolls you had when you were little?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Bedrock Bowl
    Post Pebbles Cereals; The Flintstones
  3. 2. Inner Voices
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Sugar Bear and Bird Brain
    Sugar Bear; Post Super Golden Crisp
  5. 4. Subscribe and Save $2.50
    Archie Comics
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Dear Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Double Your Fun!
    Archie Double Digests
  8. 7. 3 Issues for $2.00
    Archie's Checklist
  9. 8. Double Date
    Betty and Veronica
  10. 9. ["Don't Miss These Brand New Block-Buster TItles"]
    Archie's New Title Subscriptions
  11. 10. ["When I first started this column.."]
    Editor's Notebook
  12. 11. Bow Wow!
    Hot Dog
  13. 12. Archie Dolls!
    Bop City Comics
  14. 13. The Wind in the Wheelies
    Betty and Veronica
  15. 14. Join the Chase
    DuckTales; Capcom USA
  16. 15. Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions!
    Archie Comics
  17. 16. At Last, My Own Double Digest!
    Jughead's Double Digest
  18. 17. You Don't Need Drugs..
    Archie; Say "No" to Drugs
  19. 18. Fans! Now You Can Join the Exciting Archie Fan Club
    Archie Fan Club
  20. 19. Pretty Handy
    Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. It's the Most!
    The Archie 1990 Calendar
  22. 21. Are You Quick Enough for Mappy-Land?
    Mappy-Land; Taxan
  23. 22. Jordan vs. Bird One on One
    Milton Bradley; Nintendo
This issue was most recently modified by:
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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