(April 1970)

Archie, 1965 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
seven times per year: February, April, June, August, September, October, and December
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Editing
John L. Goldwater (editor); Richard Goldwater (managing editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age US; then Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty!! What in the world are you doing in this terrible snowstorm?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Josie (picture)
Synopsis
Betty just "happens" to wander over to the Andrews house - - in waist deep snow.
Reprints
Keywords
blizzard

Indexer Notes

Archie is reading a Josie comic book.

Wedded Bliss (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Ethel overhears Archie and Betty exchanging marriage what-ifs, assumes they're married and starts spreading the news around.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

rumors; gossip

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

Dear Betty / letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Eda Edwards [as Betty]
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To Most Boys, I'm Cute
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
"Betty" answers reader letters.

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

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Louis H. Silberkleit (business manager)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Statement Of Ownership

Indexer Notes

Filed October 1, 1969; Listed owners Close-Up, Inc, and John L. Goldwater, both of 1116 First Avenue, New York, NY, 10021; Publisher Close-Up, Inc; Editor John L. Goldwater; Managing Editor Richard Goldwater; Total Paid Circulation, 12 month average: 306,058.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What a Moon
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Archie are alone under a romantic moonlit sky, so naturally Archie says the least romantic thing he can think of.

Help the Needy (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Hal Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty decides the way to impress Archie is to show him how capable she is at any endeavor.
Reprints
Keywords
arm-wrestling; checkers; chess; guitar

Indexer Notes

Mention is made of The Archies hit song "Sugar Sugar."

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

Betty and Veronica Spectacular / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

That's the Breaks (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty is the epitome of bursting teenage excitement because Archie actually asked her to go roller-skating, in front of Veronica no less.
Reprints
Keywords
roller skates; stairs

Fill 'er Up (Table of Contents: 8)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Hap tries to diagnose why Jinx has an upset stomach. She rattles off a list of goodies she's just eaten.

The Mechanic (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Alice Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty's new prowess with auto mechanics impresses Archie so much that he asks her to the dance over Veronica.
Reprints
Keywords
auto mechanics; auto repair

Indexer Notes

On page 3, panel 2, Betty states that she read some auto manuals to learn auto mechanics so she and Archie would have something in common. This may be the start of Betty's knowledge of auto mechanics that came to characterize her in the eighties and beyond.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Betty!! What in the world are you doing in this terrible snowstorm?"]
    Betty and Me
  2. 1. Wedded Bliss
    Betty and Me
  3. 2. ["To Most Boys, I'm Cute"]
    Dear Betty
  4. 3. ["Statement Of Ownership"]
  5. 4. ["What a Moon"]
    Betty
  6. 5. Help the Needy
    Betty and Me
  7. 6. ["If it's laughter you're after, here's a giant size portion of merriment!"]
    Betty and Veronica Spectacular
  8. 7. That's the Breaks
    Betty and Me
  9. 8. Fill 'er Up
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. The Mechanic
    Betty and Me
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