(September 1989)

Archie, 1954 Series
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Price
0.95 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
13 times a year; once in July and Nov., three times in Jan. and Sept., and five times in Oct.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Giant Series
Editing
Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age US; later Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound; later Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie said our new swimsuits remind him of his allowance!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Reprints
Keywords
beach; bikinis; swimsuits

Cover Girls (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis
Photographers want to use Betty or Veronica's swimsuit photo on the cover of Sportsman magazine. Veronica gets her father to use his influence to have Betty hired as a lifeguard, so Veronica would be the only choice. Later Veronica falls off a jet ski and has to be rescued by Betty, leading to an unexpected cover photo for the magazine.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; jet ski; lifeguard; photographers; swimsuits

Indexer Notes

The Sportsman Magazine swimsuit issue is a parody of the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ? (all hand-lettered)

Characters
Betty Cooper (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jamie O. (St. Louis, Mo.) and Roberta T. (Philadelphia, Pa.). Also "thanks to these letter-writers" with a list of 16 names. Part of second panel of page two of "Cover Girls" in this issue is used as a spot illustration.

Together Beach Weather (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo [as James DeCarlo]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Sandy
Synopsis
Archie takes Veronica to the beach, but when Veronica doesn't want to do anything but work on her tan, he ends up spending most of the day with Betty.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; frisbee; volleyball

It's a Wicket World (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge (cameo); Smithers (cameo)
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica challenge Archie and Jughead to a game of croquet, which quickly turns into chaos.
Reprints
Keywords
croquet

Hats 'r' Hot (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty's Fashions / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
fashion
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Concept and fashions by Lisa Ollerenshaw, New Port Richey, Fla.

Board Game (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
After Veronica's father orders her to do her skateboarding outside, Smithers and Mr. Lodge take a shot at riding the skateboard themselves.
Reprints
Keywords
skateboard; swimming pool

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

Editor's Notebook / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Victor Gorelick
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Victor Gorelick explains the process of pencilling a page of comic art. Part of a series on how a comic book is produced.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Bedrock Bowl (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie said our new swimsuits remind him of his allowance!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Cover Girls
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Dear Betty & Veronica
  4. 3. Together Beach Weather
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. It's a Wicket World
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Hats 'r' Hot
    Betty's Fashions
  7. 6. Board Game
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  9. 8. Bedrock Bowl
    Post Pebbles Cereals; The Flintstones
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Merlin Haas
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