Betty's Diary #17 [Regular Edition]
(June 1988)

Archie, 1986 Series
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Price
0.75 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
8 times a year in Feb., April, June, July, Aug., Sept., Oct. and Dec.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Barcode
076956145065 06
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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Betty / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Holding Hands In Public
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie arm-wrestles Betty for the check after an evening at Pop's.

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

Archie / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. ?
Inks
Dan DeCarlo Jr. ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Health Education
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee gives the class, and the readers, some information on AIDS awareness.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

In Search Of Change (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harold Smith
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty spends more than she thought and only has a dollar to get home on the bus. But getting change proves to be more involved than she imagined.
Reprints

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

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

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

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

The Search for the Fruitasaurus! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Archie; Sunkist / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Betty's Boyfriends (Table of Contents: 6)

Dilton's Puzzle Pals / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rod Ollerenshaw
Pencils
Rod Ollerenshaw
Inks
Rod Ollerenshaw
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Letter coloring code puzzle with a boy's names theme.
Reprints

Fans' Fashions for Archie, Betty and Veronica (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
No story; Betty, Archie and Veronica model fashion designs sent in by readers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

With Friends Like These (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
After being critiqued one time too many by Veronica, Betty begins to wonder why she is friends with the girl.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Stress Struck (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Archie Andrews; Midge Klump; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Betty is concerned with the stress in the lives of her friends and it's giving her stress.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit changed based on the credits printed in B&V Friends Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #228.

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

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

The Night Of Fright (Table of Contents: 14)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda
Synopsis
Sabrina and her Aunts take a pleasant evening walk on an eerie Scottish moor.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Telling It Like It Is (Table of Contents: 16)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Polly Cooper
Synopsis
Betty begins to wonder if all her hard work at school is worth it. Then Polly visits from San Francisco and sets her straight.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest (Archie, 1987 series) #211, the writing is credited to Kathleen Webb.

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

Sincerely Yours / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Betty]
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Mike Esposito
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One Of Our Readers
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
"Betty" presents advice sent in by readers for a problem printed in a previous issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Holding Hands In Public"]
    Betty
  2. 1. ["Health Education"]
    Archie
  3. 2. In Search Of Change
    Betty
  4. 3. ["Discount 32"]
  5. 4. ["Double Your Fun"]
  6. 5. The Search for the Fruitasaurus!
    Archie; Sunkist
  7. 6. Betty's Boyfriends
    Dilton's Puzzle Pals
  8. 7. Fans' Fashions for Archie, Betty and Veronica
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. ["Subscribe And Save"]
  10. 9. With Friends Like These
    Betty
  11. 10. ["Step Right Up!"]
  12. 11. ["See America's #1 Model"]
  13. 12. Stress Struck
    Betty
  14. 13. ["Hang Out With Us!"]
  15. 14. The Night Of Fright
    Sabrina
  16. 15. ["Fans!"]
  17. 16. Telling It Like It Is
    Betty
  18. 17. ["One Of Our Readers"]
    Sincerely Yours
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Thomas Johnson
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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