Betty #106 [Newsstand]
(January 2002)

Archie, 1992 Series
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Price
1.99 USD; 2.39 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Every four weeks, twice in October
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Comics
Barcode
009128467535 06
Editing
Victor Gorelick
Color
Color
Dimensions
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 / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My science project tries to answer life's biggest riddle!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Nancy Woods; Dilton Doiley; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Betty has done a scientific study of why some boys prefer video games to girls.
Keywords
Science fair

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Dinner Date (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Mr. Cooper; Mrs. Cooper
Synopsis
In order to prove to her exasperated parents that Archie is reliable, Betty insists that they invite him over for dinner. He accidentally demolishes everything, but the Coopers agree that he means well, and that things are never dull when he's around.
Reprints

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

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

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

Dear Betty / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Sara Algase (credited) [as Betty]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When you're in need of a friend indeed, she's always here to help.
Characters
Betty Cooper

Indexer Notes

Letters seeking advice, with answers from "Betty." Signed with artist's initials -- may be E L.

Betty's Horoscope for November (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty's Horoscope / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Characters
Sagittarius
Keywords
Astrology; horoscope; superstition

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

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

Sole Power (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Chuck Clayton; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Phlips; Nurse Nelson; Superintendent Hassle
Synopsis
Betty and Chuck create a craze for sneakers hand-decorated by Chuck. Mr. Weatherbee bans the bizarre footwear and sends them to detention. But Superintendent Hassle, who finds girls in other schools getting frostbite due to the fad of wearing sandals in winter, congratulates Weatherbee on shrewdly setting up a healthier counter-fad. The delighted principal frees Chuck and Betty, and embraces the decorated sneakers.
Reprints
Keywords
High school

Indexer Notes

Grossman and Yoshida credits from GCD record at B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine # 221. Same record credits Mike Esposito with inking, rather than Rudy Lapick as credited in this issue.

Editor's Notebook (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Victor Gorelick; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton
Keywords
9-11; September 11

Indexer Notes

Words to patriotic songs, and an invitation to sing along with the Archie website, in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Fan Art (Table of Contents: 9)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Laura Hilliker; Haley Hall; Caity Pinkard
Inks
Laura Hilliker; Haley Hall; Caity Pinkard
Colors
Laura Hilliker; Haley Hall; Caity Pinkard
Letters
?

Characters
Betty Cooper
Keywords
Fan art

Indexer Notes

Fan art

Leaf Grief (Table of Contents: 10)

Ethel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited) [as Gladir]
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited) [as Ruiz]
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited) [as Lapick]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Ethel's perfume is "Autumn Leaves." Instead of attracting Jughead, it makes him rake faster.
Reprints

The Problem (Table of Contents: 11)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Polly Cooper (Betty's sister); Archie Andrews; Adam
Synopsis
Betty explains to her sister how she likes both Archie and Adam, and how the two boys are competing for her attention. She describes it as a problem, but the sister says that Betty doesn't have a problem -- the boys do.
Reprints
Keywords
High school

Indexer Notes

Betty's older sister is unnamed in this story, addressed only as Sis. In The Adventures Of Little Archie # 24 and other 1962-63 issues, the older sister's name is established as Polly, with her own feature.

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #231, inks are credited to Bob Smith.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Learn to Draw Betty (Table of Contents: 14)

Learn to Draw / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters
Betty Cooper

Learn to Draw Archie (Table of Contents: 15)

Learn to Draw / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks
Dan DeCarlo ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews

Santa's Li'l Helpers (Table of Contents: 16)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Santa Claus [Barnaby Lumpkin]; kids
Synopsis
Betty has a job assisting a mall Santa Claus who has grown cynical. Christmas these days, he says, is all about money, and he does the job just for the money. When he loses his wallet, and two kids return it, he sees the error of his ways.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; holiday

Indexer Notes

Color and lettering credits from GCD record at Archie & Friends Double Digest Magazine # 21.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["My science project tries to answer life's biggest riddle!"]
    Betty
  2. 1. ["Visit Archie and all his friends in Riverdale."]
  3. 2. The Dinner Date
    Betty
  4. 3. ["Subscribe today!"]
  5. 4. ["When you're in need of a friend indeed, she's always here to help."]
    Dear Betty
  6. 5. Betty's Horoscope for November
    Betty's Horoscope
  7. 6. ["Uncle Freddie says... check off the issues you need to complete your collection!"]
  8. 7. Sole Power
    Betty
  9. 8. Editor's Notebook
    Editor's Notebook
  10. 9. Fan Art
  11. 10. Leaf Grief
    Ethel
  12. 11. The Problem
    Betty
  13. 12. ["Archie's Holiday Fun"]
  14. 13. ["Best of Josie and the Pussycats"]
  15. 14. Learn to Draw Betty
    Learn to Draw
  16. 15. Learn to Draw Archie
    Learn to Draw
  17. 16. Santa's Li'l Helpers
    Betty
  18. 17. ["Archie Americana Series, now including best of the eighties!"]
  19. 18. ["Get caught up in the magic..."]
    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
  20. 19. ["Coin Collecting, Advanced"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Kirk House
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Katy Hayhurst
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Steven Rowe