(September 1995)

Archie, 1987 Series
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Veronica, what do you draw best?
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie Giant Series Magazine #496.

Sock it to Me! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman; Kelly Fleming
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Cheryl Blossom; Zelda [The Terminatress]

Indexer Notes

The TV show American Exterminators is a direct parody of American Gladiators.

Relief Beef (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica says it's a relief to get away from boys.
Reprints

Tan Plan (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Reprints

The Best of the West (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie and The Gang / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan Decarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
James Decarlo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints
Keywords
old west

Tale of Travail (Table of Contents: 5)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Cousin Hagatha
Synopsis
Civilization is encroaching on Hilda's cousin Hagatha and it may force her to move out of her gingerbread cottage in the woods.
Reprints
Keywords
bald eagle; gingerbread house

Lucky Story (Table of Contents: 6)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley (credited)
Pencils
Al Hartley (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
A pantomime story about Archie finding a lucky horseshoe at the carnival.
Reprints

Nothing to Fear (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Reprints

Fill Her Up! (Table of Contents: 8)

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; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx wants a snack before dinner but her dad objects to every suggestion.
Reprints

Clean Defeat (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Clayton
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica compete to impress a handsome professional cleaner getting the Lodge Mansion in shape for Veronica's party.
Reprints

A Day to Remember (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty has a bad day at the beach because of Archie's cluelessness, but eventually he makes it up to her.
Reprints

Shower Power (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica intentionally rain out the boys' table tennis match.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of Archie's TV Laugh-Out #16.

Gift Horse Laugh: Part 1 (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D’Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of story.

Gift Horse Laugh: Part 2 (Table of Contents: 13)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley ?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D’Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Reprints

The Equalizer (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica decides to start dressing slovenly in order to better fit in with the common folk.
Reprints

Election Selection (Table of Contents: 15)

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; Gigi; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Jinx is elected president of her club.

Bad Breaks on Bongo Beach (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Spotty; Dilton Doiley; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Mr. McJitters
Synopsis
Archie, Mr. Weatherbee and Archie's dog Spotty are out on Bongo Beach fishing at night, while Mr. Lodge is out on his fishing boat with Veronica and an important client. Dilton arrives to show Archie a special rocket that will enable his fishing lure to reach farther out, and the rocket winds up taking Archie into the air and, eventually, into Mr. Lodge's boat.
Reprints
Keywords
dune buggy; fishing

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Fright Plight (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie offers to pay for everyone to ride the roller coaster.
Reprints
Keywords
carnival

Where the Boys Are (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
James DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are camp counselors at a girls' summer camp and try in vain to meet the boys across the lake.
Reprints
Keywords
canoe; flat tire; skunk

Three Little Words (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica get into an argument over whose fault a sailing accident was.
Reprints

Kitty Ditty (Table of Contents: 20)

Sabrina's Cat Salem / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Salem (her cat); Aunt Hilda Spellman; Abigail (cat); Missy (cat); Buster (dog)
Synopsis
Salem dips his tail in some witches' brew and gets magic powers. He uses them to impress a girl cat Abigail. His magic runs out and sends him running from some of Abigail's cat suitors.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Different story than "Kitty Ditty" in Sabrina, the Teen-Age Witch #75.

Split Bit (Table of Contents: 21)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
A mistaken impression causes Archie and Jughead to suddenly lose their appetites.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

The Persuader (Table of Contents: 22)

The Archies / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge]
Synopsis
Criminals steal The Archies' van while Jughead is asleep in the back.
Reprints

I'm in the Mood: For Food (Table of Contents: 23)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Ethel tries to turn Jughead's thoughts from food to love.
Reprints

Saving Face (Table of Contents: 24)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie comes to the mistaken impression that Mr. Lodge is beating Veronica and struggles to come to her rescue.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Half Time (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Jinx finds a four-leaf clover.
Reprints
Keywords
four leaf clover

Power Shortage (Table of Contents: 26)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Cousin Ambrose
Synopsis
Sabrina uses her powers to the point that she runs out of magic.
Reprints

Going to Pot (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg ?
Inks
Rudy Lapick ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie gets a job selling a new kind of cooking pot, but since his first prospective customer is Mr. Lodge things don't work out well.
Reprints

The Financial Advisor (Table of Contents: 28)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited); Nanci Dakesian (credited); Gregg Suchow (credited)
Letters
Victor Gorelick (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge learns there is money to be made in old comic books.
Reprints

Getting to the Bottom (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Greg
Synopsis
Greg builds a soapbox racer that needs just one more thing to make it perfect.
Reprints
Keywords
soapbox racer

Date Straight (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Donald; Mr. Benson
Synopsis
Veronica has a disastrous date with an Olympic swimmer.
Reprints

Chime to Retire (Table of Contents: 31)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida [as Bill Y.]

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Harvey; Adelaide
Synopsis
Sabrina uses magic to cut off another woman leading Harvey on.
Reprints

Witchcraft (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Max
Synopsis
Archie thinks Veronica is driving Mr. Lodge's new racing boat.
Reprints

The Hostess with the Mostest (Table of Contents: 33)

Josie / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alan M.; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis
Alexandra is upset that the Pussycats are going to play at a clambake on a public beach instead of accepting her offer to play at her own beach. When the clambake is rained out, she tries to get revenge by inviting everyone over to the Cabots' private island and leaving them stranded there.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story tries out bikini-style costumes for the Pussycats, with the same pattern as usual but even less material.

My Aluminum Chum (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Randy (robot); Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Hiram Lodge
Reprints

Domestic Help! (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie and Betty help Archie's mom around the house but that keeps her from her other "duties" like watching soap operas and talking to her friends on the phone during the day.
Reprints

Cover Up (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Frankie Valdez; Maria Rodriguez; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Frankie doesn't have any problem seeing the other girls on the beach in revealing swimwear. However, the sight of Maria in swimwear drives him to possessively try to cover her up.
Reprints

Kitty Ditty (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Linda; Buttons the cat
Synopsis
While working as counselors at the Camp Pocahontas girls camp, Betty and Veronica encounter two problems: Getting one of the girls to relinquish her cat, and meeting the two handsome forestry recruits at the forestry station.
Reprints

The Journey (Table of Contents: 38)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Sabrina and Hilda travel to the Witch's Supermarket.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Wet N' Wonderful (Table of Contents: 39)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Charlie Bass
Synopsis
The Lodges get an obnoxious new neighbor who thinks nothing of inviting himself over to share the Lodge pool.
Reprints

Nose for News (Table of Contents: 40)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Veronica's news makes Betty's news seem trivial.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Veronica, what do you draw best?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Sock it to Me!
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Relief Beef
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Tan Plan
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. The Best of the West
    Archie and The Gang
  6. 5. Tale of Travail
    Sabrina
  7. 6. Lucky Story
    Veronica
  8. 7. Nothing to Fear
    Betty
  9. 8. Fill Her Up!
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. Clean Defeat
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. A Day to Remember
    Betty's Diary
  12. 11. Shower Power
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. Gift Horse Laugh: Part 1
    Betty
  14. 13. Gift Horse Laugh: Part 2
    Betty
  15. 14. The Equalizer
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. Election Selection
    Li'l Jinx
  17. 16. Bad Breaks on Bongo Beach
    Archie
  18. 17. Fright Plight
    Archie
  19. 18. Where the Boys Are
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. Three Little Words
    Archie
  21. 20. Kitty Ditty
    Sabrina's Cat Salem
  22. 21. Split Bit
    Betty
  23. 22. The Persuader
    The Archies
  24. 23. I'm in the Mood: For Food
    Jughead
  25. 24. Saving Face
    Veronica
  26. 25. Half Time
    Li'l Jinx
  27. 26. Power Shortage
    Sabrina
  28. 27. Going to Pot
    Archie
  29. 28. The Financial Advisor
    Mr. Lodge
  30. 29. Getting to the Bottom
    Li'l Jinx's Pal Greg
  31. 30. Date Straight
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. Chime to Retire
    Sabrina
  33. 32. Witchcraft
    Archie
  34. 33. The Hostess with the Mostest
    Josie
  35. 34. My Aluminum Chum
    Betty and Veronica
  36. 35. Domestic Help!
    Archie
  37. 36. Cover Up
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. Kitty Ditty
    Betty and Veronica
  39. 38. The Journey
    Sabrina
  40. 39. Wet N' Wonderful
    Betty and Veronica
  41. 40. Nose for News
    Betty
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