(February 1983)

Archie, 1950 Series
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Price
0.60 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series; Archie Comics Group
Barcode
0271000696002
Editing
Richard Goldwater

Issue Notes

Betty and Veronica half-naked on the cover, the story titles "Fast and Loose," "Heavy Date," and "Moanin' Low," and Cheryl Blossom's aggressive sexuality have led Archie fans to speculate that "something" happened "between the lines" of this issue.

Who Gets to Be Archie's Princess? (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints
Keywords
paper dolls

Ticked Off (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
A package arrives at Riverdale High for Mr. Weatherbee but the delivery boy gives it to Betty who discovers that the package is ticking. Betty rushes the package to school's pool but since it is "boy's day" gives it to Archie who throws it in the pool. Only then does Mr. Weatherbee reveal that he ordered a cuckoo clock. Mr. Weatherbee retrieves the package before the clock is damaged by the water but when the clock is on his office wall the mainspring lets go and the clock explodes.
Keywords
cuckoo clock

A Good Start (Table of Contents: 2)

Gigi / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards (signed as Edwards)
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

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Li'l Jinx's Pal Gigi
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Gigi
Synopsis
Gigi writes a love letter to Santa.

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

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

Script
Richard Goldwater ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Dear Betty & Veronica
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Letters page with incidental artwork.

Fast and Loose (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

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Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Cheryl Blossom; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Jason Blossom; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty introduces new-girl-in-town Cheryl Blossom to Archie and Reggie. Cheryl immediately lets the guys know she is available for anything they might have in mind and lets Betty know that she is serious about it. Veronica catches Archie and Cheryl in a mildly compromising situation and is outraged until Jason Blossom arrives and sweeps her off her feet. Jughead arrives and uses his "magic pin that makes him irresistible to women" to save Archie from Cheryl. Cheryl and Jughead walk off arm in arm.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #233, Rudy Lapick is credited as the inker.

Heavy Date (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie overhears Mr. Lodge chastising Veronica for only dating Archie when she can't get a better date and blows up. Archie turns to Betty for solace but doesn't care for being second choice any more than Archie did. Betty and Veronica, now both without dates, end up going to a jazz concert with each other. Archie, who boasted that there were plenty of girls he could date goes with Jughead.

Christmas Fashions (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica [horizontal]
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Reader submitted fashion designs.

Moanin' Low (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Miss Geraldine Grundy; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty is depressed over the apparent futility of life. Archie and Veronica throw a party to cheer her up but Betty is still depressed. Sick of her attitude, Veronica, Archie, and Jughead dump a punch bowl over Betty's head.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Who Gets to Be Archie's Princess?
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Ticked Off
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. A Good Start
    Gigi
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Dear Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Fast and Loose
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Heavy Date
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Christmas Fashions
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Moanin' Low
    Betty and Veronica
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