(October 1987)

Archie, 1987 Series
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Price
2.25 USD
Pages
260
Indicia Frequency
6 times a year in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct. and Dec.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library; Archie Comics 45th Anniversary
Barcode
027100069171 03
Editing
Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Did you panic, Veronica?
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #166

That's the Ticket (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman; Ginny Sykora
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Willy Cole
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica plan to go to a rock concert, but Betty is only able to get one ticket.

How to Barbecue (Table of Contents: 2)

Jughead / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
?
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Professor Jughead gives safe barbecuing advice.
Reprints

Trouble Maker (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica unwittingly cause disaster after disaster for Mr. Lodge, while he assumes that Archie is behind it all.
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The Name of the Game (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Bob Bolling
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Smithers; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge and Smithers get a phone call from Veronica saying that she can't come home because "Archie and Reggie have me captured," and assume that she's being held for ransom.
Reprints

Veronica's Pin-Up (Table of Contents: 5)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
No, Archie, it's getting very late!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie wants one more kiss from Veronica.

Screen Scream (Table of Contents: 6)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie thinks he's so handsome that he should be doing screen work. Jughead introduces him to a man who repairs screen doors and windows.
Reprints

Stop, Look, and Listen! (Table of Contents: 7)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Jinx complains that her father is ignoring her.
Reprints

Out-Boxed! (Table of Contents: 8)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse; Greg; Gigi
Synopsis
Charley tricks Greg into losing a bet.
Reprints

All the Same (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie flee in terror when they see Betty and Veronica arriving at the beach in identical bathing suits.
Reprints

Water on the Brain (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie receives an African rain god totem as a gift, and suddenly he can't avoid getting wet.
Reprints
Keywords
flood; garden hose; rain god; water fountain

Volley Folly (Table of Contents: 11)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie! What a nice surprise!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty tries to run Archie around on the tennis court so he'll be too tired to take Veronica to a concert.
Reprints

Big Boom! (Table of Contents: 12)

The Archies / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge]
Synopsis
The Archies are looking for a special sound, like Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.
Reprints
Keywords
music

Indexer Notes

Archies play "Bang-Shang-a-Lang" their 1968 song that reached #22 on the charts.

Caddy On (Table of Contents: 13)

Veronica / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica's planned alone time with Archie on the golf course is foiled when Archie asks Jughead to caddy for him.
Reprints
Keywords
caddy; golf; jigsaw puzzle; rain

Gas Guess! (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Fred asks Archie to estimate his jalopy's miles-per-gallon.
Reprints

Childhood Daze (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is taking his old baby blanket to the cleaners at his mother's request. He pricks his thumb on the way so Betty and Veronica see him holding his blanket and sucking his thumb. They think he's having a second childhood but Veronica wants nothing to do with him if he's regressing.
Reprints

The Driving Lesson (Table of Contents: 16)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Ruth ?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Vincent DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie tries to teach Betty to drive.
Reprints

V.I.P. (Table of Contents: 17)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Jinx lays down the law to a new kid on the block.
Reprints

A Beachnik Poem (Table of Contents: 18)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom Moore ?
Pencils
Tom Moore
Inks
Tom Moore
Colors
?
Letters
Tom Moore

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie takes Veronica to a secluded spot on the beach. But Veronica wants to be in the crowd so she can show off her new swimming suit.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; swimming suit

Indexer Notes

Text and illustration. Text is in rhyme. "Beachnik" is a take-off on "beatnik."

It Pays to Advertise (Table of Contents: 19)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Leroy (Veronica's cousin)
Synopsis
Betty uses Leroy's kite to meet a new boy.

Spare That Strike (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
After the boys suggest that bowling is a great way to get in shape, the girls decide to come along to the bowling alley and take up the game themselves.
Reprints
Keywords
bowling; camera

Who's to No? (Table of Contents: 21)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Tom Moore ?
Pencils
Tom Moore
Inks
Tom Moore
Colors
?
Letters
Tom Moore

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty has some juicy gossip, but can't tell anyone.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; gossip

Wire Trap! (Table of Contents: 22)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Tom Moore ?
Pencils
Tom Moore
Inks
Tom Moore
Colors
?
Letters
Tom Moore

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
A girl on the phone wants to tell Betty some gossip from Veronica.
Reprints
Keywords
gossip; telephone

Indexer Notes

Veronica is referenced, but does not appear.

Winner and Loser (Table of Contents: 23)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I bet I can keep my eyes closed longer than you!
Genre
humor; children

Stretching Things (Table of Contents: 24)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay! Okay! You can have one potato chip!
Genre
humor; children

Mind over Matter (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Even though her father had forbid her to buy any more clothes, Veronica buys a bunch of new clothes.
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Going to the Dogs (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay, Archie! You're hired for the weekend!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie takes a temporary weekend job at Karter's Kennels to be able to afford to take Veronica to the prom.
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Much Ado About Nothing (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Ethel Muggs; Midge Klump
Synopsis
The girls don't have anything to gossip about.
Reprints

Birthday Presence (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Huh? --- What do you mean you're already going to ask Reggie to take you, Ron?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hubert Smithers
Synopsis
Archie overhears his parents talking about his birthday present and thinks they have gotten him a new car.
Reprints

Lucky Peace (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica thinks she's lost her good luck charm and keeps waiting for something bad to happen. The gang tries to give her some bad luck so she'll quit worrying, but their tactics all backfire.
Reprints
Keywords
good luck charm

The Birth of the What? (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie the First / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
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Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whatcha doin'? Playin' my guitar!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie 1; Betty 1; Veronica 1; Jughead 1; Reggie 1
Synopsis
The prehistoric Archie gang invents music and decides to form the world's first rock group, "The Archies."
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Did you panic, Veronica?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. That's the Ticket
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. How to Barbecue
    Jughead
  4. 3. Trouble Maker
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. The Name of the Game
    Archie
  6. 5. Veronica's Pin-Up
    Veronica
  7. 6. Screen Scream
    Jughead
  8. 7. Stop, Look, and Listen!
    Li'l Jinx
  9. 8. Out-Boxed!
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. All the Same
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. Water on the Brain
    Archie
  12. 11. Volley Folly
    Betty
  13. 12. Big Boom!
    The Archies
  14. 13. Caddy On
    Veronica
  15. 14. Gas Guess!
    Archie
  16. 15. Childhood Daze
    Archie
  17. 16. The Driving Lesson
    Betty
  18. 17. V.I.P.
    Li'l Jinx
  19. 18. A Beachnik Poem
    Veronica
  20. 19. It Pays to Advertise
    Betty
  21. 20. Spare That Strike
    Archie
  22. 21. Who's to No?
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. Wire Trap!
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. Winner and Loser
    Shrimpy
  25. 24. Stretching Things
    Shrimpy
  26. 25. Mind over Matter
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. Going to the Dogs
    Archie
  28. 27. Much Ado About Nothing
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. Birthday Presence
    Archie
  30. 29. Lucky Peace
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. The Birth of the What?
    Archie the First
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