Betty's Diary #20 [Newsstand]
(September 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 09
Editing
Victor Gorelick; 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’s Diary / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear diary, Archie said today’s date with me was like walking on air!
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews

A Public Service Message from Archie Comics (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton; Waldo Weatherbee

Indexer Notes

AIDS awareness.

Reggie’s Gift (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty’s Diary / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sam Kujava (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear diary, I love Grandma Cooper, but shopping for her birthday gift is the absolute pits!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty sees Reggie go into a retirement home and follows him in there. She learns that he goes there twice a month to visit an elderly woman who used to babysit him as a child.
Reprints

Surprise Ending! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Archie and his friends; Sunkist Fun Fruits / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Diary Dilemma (Table of Contents: 4)

Ethel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ethel, I'm so glad you could stay overnight!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Betty and Ethel compare diaries.
Reprints
Keywords
diary

T is for Tanning (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear diary, finally I've gotten a sunshiny day to work on my tan!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty tries to get a tan.

Fashion Bashin’ (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty’s Diary / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harold Smith (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear diary, today I took a trip through my clothes closet! It was gross!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty's denim clothes get ripped and damaged with bleach and she accidentally ends up looking fashionable.
Reprints

Let's Do the FruitSlush Mush! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

The Archies; FruitSlush / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Find a College! (Table of Contents: 8)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Betty Cooper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Find a Word puzzle.

Psych-Out (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harold Smith (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear diary, there's an old saying: "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing"...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Betty's psychoanalysis of her friend's behaviors makes them all avoid her.

Sincerely Yours (Table of Contents: 10)

Betty / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty gives advice to readers on a variety of issues.
Keywords
advice

Indexer Notes

Located on the inside back cover.

Bedrockin' Shakedown (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Dear diary, Archie said today’s date with me was like walking on air!"]
    Betty’s Diary
  2. 1. A Public Service Message from Archie Comics
  3. 2. Reggie’s Gift
    Betty’s Diary
  4. 3. Surprise Ending!
    Archie and his friends; Sunkist Fun Fruits
  5. 4. Diary Dilemma
    Ethel
  6. 5. T is for Tanning
    Betty
  7. 6. Fashion Bashin’
    Betty’s Diary
  8. 7. Let's Do the FruitSlush Mush!
    The Archies; FruitSlush
  9. 8. Find a College!
  10. 9. Psych-Out
    Betty
  11. 10. Sincerely Yours
    Betty
  12. 11. Bedrockin' Shakedown
    Post Pebbles Cereal; The Flintstones
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