Betty #56 [Direct Edition]
(December 1997)

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 05611
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.


[Cloning Laboratory] (Table of Contents)

Betty / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty dreams about double-dating with Archie.
Reprints

The Lesson (Table of Contents: 1)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Polly Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Betty goes to her sister Polly for advice on how to snag and keep Archie.
Reprints

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

Fan Art / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jantzen Zink; Maylin Gonzalez; C. J. Stubbs; Arlene Delaney
Inks
Jantzen Zink; Maylin Gonzalez; C. J. Stubbs; Arlene Delaney
Colors
Jantzen Zink; Maylin Gonzalez; C. J. Stubbs; Arlene Delaney
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Reproductions of fan drawings of Betty are published.

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

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

Script
Victor Gorelick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It Seems That
Synopsis
Editor Gorelick promotes a three title crossover storyline, starting in Jughead #100, then moving to Archie #467 and Betty #57. Then he asks for reader opinions on school uniforms and dress codes.

Hand Full (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Sean Murphey
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty can't help with the dishes because it would harm her karate.
Reprints

Novel Job (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Mr. Barney; Howie Severe
Synopsis
Betty's quiet weekend job at a mall bookstore is turned upside down by a book signing by national shock jock Howie Severe.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Howie Severe is based on radio personality Howard Stern. One of the crazed fans at the book signing is a caricature of Archie editor Victor Gorelick.

Get The Message (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty writes the address of a party Archie has invited her to on a box of tissues. Later she finds that her mother has thrown the empty box away.
Reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
None Of The Girls
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
"Betty" answers reader letters.

Ring Sting (Table of Contents: 8)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Reggie pulls a prank on Betty, then offers to show her how to pull the same prank on Veronica.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Cloning Laboratory]
    Betty
  2. 1. The Lesson
    Betty
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Fan Art
  4. 3. ["It Seems That"]
    Editor's Notebook
  5. 4. Hand Full
    Betty
  6. 5. Novel Job
    Betty
  7. 6. Get The Message
    Betty
  8. 7. ["None Of The Girls"]
    Dear Betty
  9. 8. Ring Sting
    Betty
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Alan Morgan
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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