Betty #87
(July 2000)

Archie, 1992 Series
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Price
1.99 USD; 2.19 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 08711
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Betty / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty is so old fashioned!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; unidentified extras
Synopsis
While everybody else is using cell phones, Betty sticks to the old land lines.

Clown Frown (Table of Contents: 1)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty's experience working as "Betzo The Clown" at birthday parties to earn extra money serves her when Archie takes her to the circus and the circus clowns accidentally scare the tots in the audience.
Reprints

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

Fan Art / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Erika Meraz; Michelle Benegas; Ryesha Kanani; Kyle Marie Smith
Inks
Erika Meraz; Michelle Benegas; Ryesha Kanani; Kyle Marie Smith
Colors
Erika Meraz; Michelle Benegas; Ryesha Kanani; Kyle Marie Smith
Letters
typeset

Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Fan submitted drawings of Betty are reproduced.

Absent Mind Over Matter (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
At cheerleader practice, Veronica can tell when Betty is daydreaming of Archie.

Big Bass Blowout or She Went Fishing For Compliments, Part 1 (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
John Lowe
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Hal Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty offers to substitute for an under-the-weather Jughead so Archie can stay entered in the Loon Lake Bass Tournament. Veronica gets wind of it and offers to partner with Reggie so she can keep an eye on them. And a man dressed as a viking steals the Riverdale Ruby from the Museum of Natural History.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Victor Gorelick
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
typeset; Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Countdown To Archie #500
Synopsis
Editor Gorelick promotes the upcoming Archie #500, then promotes Archie's Vacation Special #6 and Archie & Friends #42. A reproduction of the cover of Archie's Vacation Special #6 illustrates the article.

Big Bass Blowout or It Was On A Large Scale, Part 2 (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
John Lowe
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Leon The Chameleon (villain)
Synopsis
Reggie and Veronica interfere with Archie's casting, forcing him to move to a spot near the highway bridge. There he and Betty stumble onto the stashed loot from the Museum heist.
Reprints

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

Dear Betty / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I Have A Lot Of Friends
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
"Betty" answers reader letters.

The Dilemma (Table of Contents: 8)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
John Lowe
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Nancy Woods; Adam; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Nancy points out to Betty that a handsome new student named Adam has a crush on her. She advises Betty that if Archie can date more than one girl, she can date more than one guy. And Betty begins to consider it.
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Indexer Notes

At the end on the story, a survey ballot is printed asking readers if Betty should date Archie, Adam, both or neither.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Betty is so old fashioned!"]
    Betty
  2. 1. Clown Frown
    Betty
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Fan Art
  4. 3. Absent Mind Over Matter
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Big Bass Blowout or She Went Fishing For Compliments, Part 1
    Betty
  6. 5. ["The Countdown To Archie #500"]
    Editor's Notebook
  7. 6. Big Bass Blowout or It Was On A Large Scale, Part 2
    Betty
  8. 7. ["I Have A Lot Of Friends"]
    Dear Betty
  9. 8. The Dilemma
    Betty
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Gregg Whitmore
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