Betty and Me #185 [Direct]
(August 1990)

Archie, 1965 Series
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Price
1.00 USD; 1.20 CAD; 0.75 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
8 times a year in Jan., Mar., May, June, July, Aug., Sept., and Oct.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Editing
Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age US; then 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 Me / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie! Isn't biking fun?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Reprints
Keywords
biking

I'm On My Way (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Dick Tracy movie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fit to Be Tired (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.] (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie goes with Betty to the health club, but Betty's workout leaves Archie too tired to go out with her on a date that night.
Reprints
Keywords
aerobics; exercise; health club; jogging; weight lifting

Betty's Favorite Fashions (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
fashion; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fashions by Kathy Kendal (Carmel, N.Y.), Susan Mason (Toronto, Canada), Julia Bush (Orlando, Fla.), Jay Mille (El Paso, Texas), and Kelly Crudele (Newburg, N.Y.).

The Ultimate Game Club (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The Ultimate Game Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

3 Issues for $2.00 (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
Victor Gorelick
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Victor Gorelick says Archie Comics will be at the Great Eastern Comic Book Convention and 21st San Diego Comic-Con. He also gives tips on submissions to the Archie Club reporters.

Check Out Archie's Special Subscription Offer! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Taste Treat (Table of Contents: 8)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir [as Gladir]
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Goldberg]
Inks
Rod Ollerenshaw ? [as Ollerenshaw]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Ambrose
Synopsis
Aunt Hilda discovers peanut butter.
Keywords
bat wings; peanut butter

Indexer Notes

Credits are "by Gladir, Goldberg, & Ollerenshaw".

Over $8,000 in Prizes Awarded Monthly (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Art Instruction School / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Donation Flirtation (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rod Ollerenshaw (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty takes a box of items to a charity flea market. Archie goes along and unknowingly ends up buying all of Betty donations to give to her.
Reprints
Keywords
autograph; flea market; magazines; teddy bear

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest (Archie, 1987 series) #225, writing is credited to Frank Doyle, pencils are credited to Doug Crane and inks are credited to Mike Esposito.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

New Kids on the Block T-Shirts (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Double Your Fun! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Take Me to the Prom (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.] (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones (cameo); Betty's mother; Veronica Lodge (dream image)
Synopsis
When Betty overhears Archie saying he's going to check out Veronica's prom dress, she thinks Archie is taking Veronica to the prom. Betty sits in her room and makes a list of things she could do instead of going to the prom.
Reprints
Keywords
crying; prom; voodoo doll

Subscribe and Save $2.50 (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I like school and get good marks...
Characters
Betty Cooper (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Letters from Carole N. (Los Angeles, Calif.) and "Pretty Lonely" (Honolulu, Ha.) asking for advice.

Suddenly It's Summer! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty and Archie go for a walk and enjoy summer by engaging in childish activities.
Reprints
Keywords
dogs; playground; skateboard; teeter-totter

Indexer Notes

In a panel on page one, Betty sings some modified lyrics to the 1947 song "It's a Good Day." ("Great day" instead of "good day", but the lyrics are obvious to anyone who's heard the song.)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Archie Fan Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Prizes or Cash! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Sales Leadership Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Taste of Adventure (Part 1) (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Archie and his Friends; Capri Sun Fruit Drinks / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Cool Rule #73 (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Chester Cheetah's Cool Rules; Chee-tos / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie! Isn't biking fun?"]
    Betty and Me
  2. 1. I'm On My Way
    Dick Tracy movie
  3. 2. Fit to Be Tired
    Betty and Me
  4. 3. Betty's Favorite Fashions
    Betty
  5. 4. The Ultimate Game Club
    The Ultimate Game Club
  6. 5. 3 Issues for $2.00
    Archie's Checklist
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  8. 7. Check Out Archie's Special Subscription Offer!
    Archie comics
  9. 8. Taste Treat
    Sabrina
  10. 9. Over $8,000 in Prizes Awarded Monthly
    Art Instruction School
  11. 10. Donation Flirtation
    Betty and Me
  12. 11. ["Full of color...full of fun!"]
    Archie Annual Digest
  13. 12. New Kids on the Block T-Shirts
    Bop City Comics
  14. 13. Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions
    Archie Comics
  15. 14. Double Your Fun!
    Archie Double Digests
  16. 15. Take Me to the Prom
    Betty and Me
  17. 16. Subscribe and Save $2.50
    Archie digests
  18. 17. ["I like school and get good marks..."]
    Dear Betty
  19. 18. Suddenly It's Summer!
    Betty and Me
  20. 19. ["Fans! Now you can join the exciting Archie Fan Club"]
    Archie Fan Club
  21. 20. Prizes or Cash!
    Sales Leadership Club
  22. 21. The Taste of Adventure (Part 1)
    Archie and his Friends; Capri Sun Fruit Drinks
  23. 22. Cool Rule #73
    Chester Cheetah's Cool Rules; Chee-tos
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