(December 2002)

Archie, 1987 Series
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196
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library; Archie 60th Anniversary
Barcode
762816469500 11011
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
Jeff Shultz (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What do you think of my collection?
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Keywords
shoes

Chatter Matter (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ms. Morton; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are not speaking to each other.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty and Veronica's Pin-Up / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
None of these modern singers do it for me...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty says she prefers old singers like New Kids on the Block to the younger generation.
Reprints
Keywords
birch tree; wind

Family Friends (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Allison Flood (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica doesn't understand how Betty and her mom can be friends.
Reprints

Smart Cookie! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Roz; Li'l Jinx; Jinx's dad
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Veronica Pin-Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, come on, one more little kiss...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie wants another kiss from Veronica, but Mr. Lodge isn't happy.
Reprints
Keywords
allowance; kissing; records

Beauty and the Beast (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ssh! Don't breath a word!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Thinking the man taking pictures around the school is a fashion photographer, Betty and Veronica stalk him in order to be his subjects.
Reprints

Gym Trim (Table of Contents: 7)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Kurt Schaffenberger

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica takes advantage of her father's preoccupation with his personal trainer.
Reprints
Keywords
exercise; personal trainer

Print Hint! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Honest, Li'l Jinx! This is a picture of a stamp that is worth thousands of dollars!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Hap shows Li'l Jinx a picture of a rare misprinted stamp.
Reprints
Keywords
stamp collecting

Gentlemen Prefer (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Geraldine Grundy; Kimberly
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are determined to make Archie express his preference between them. Archie is just as determined to dodge the question.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest (Archie, 1987 series) #218, writing is credited to Frank Doyle.

[Vacancy Upstairs] (Table of Contents: 10)

Veronica Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie picks a poor spot to wait for Veronica.
Reprints

Fashions of the World (Table of Contents: 11)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Parent (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?

Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints

The Homecoming (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Waldo Weatherbee (cameo); Geraldine Grundy (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo); Reggie Mantle (cameo)
Synopsis
Betty and Archie experience the sights and sounds of homecoming day at Riverdale High.
Reprints
Keywords
homecoming

Weather Vain (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
When Betty gets caught in a light sprinkle, the kids at school think her outfit looks cute slightly damp. Jealous of the attention her friend is getting, Veronica goes out the next day in a downpour to try to get the same effect.
Reprints

Pedal Patter (Table of Contents: 14)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Archie go cycling, but Betty has a hard time keeping Archie's eyes off of other girls.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Given Betty's odd hairstyle, for her, and occasionally odd behavior in this story, it may have originally been a Veronica story, with Veronica redrawn to be Betty.

Lessons in Love (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Even Veronica is upset at the way Archie takes Betty for granted, and she convinces him to "try a little tenderness."
Reprints

Generation Flap (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty's parents act like teenagers to teach her a lesson on her recent behavior.
Reprints

The Love Notes (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Geraldine Grundy; Barney Baxter
Synopsis
Someone is leaving propositioning notes to both Betty and Veronica and they're determined to track the culprit down.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest (Archie, 1987 series) #216, writing is credited to Kathleen Webb.

No Comment (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Reprints

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

Betty and Veronica's Pin-Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So I said to him "I never kiss a boy on our first date!"
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Running Mate (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Midge Klump; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Ethel and Midge talk Betty into running for class president. Veronica then decides she wants to be president and runs against her.
Reprints

Executive Session (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo, Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica decides that she is ready to start taking over her father's business.
Reprints
Keywords
Lodge Industries

Please Be Patient (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Birthday in Utopia (Table of Contents: 23)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Betty's parents give Archie money to treat Betty to a carnival on her birthday and hire a photographer to make a photo album of the date.
Reprints
Keywords
amusement park; birthday; roller coaster

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Betty and Veronica Pin-Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is such a pretty outfit!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty has a dress with a loose flyaway skirt; she only wears it on windy days.
Reprints
Keywords
autumn; fashion

Art Official Ingredients (Table of Contents: 25)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Gallagher ?
Pencils
Dave Manak
Inks
Dave Manak
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Boris Aurorealis
Synopsis
Veronica demands that a famous impressionist paint her yearly portrait and quickly comes to regret the choice.
Reprints

Artistic License (Table of Contents: 26)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Ms. Glass; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica is assigned to research famous female painters for her art class.
Reprints

Video Victim (Table of Contents: 27)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Betty tries to get Archie to notice her during a football telecast.
Reprints

The Doggie Bag (Table of Contents: 28)

Betty / 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
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty befriends a mistreated dog which leads to the arrest of a burglar.
Reprints

Loaf Oaf (Table of Contents: 29)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Invented Servitude (Table of Contents: 30)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Gallagher
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Smithers the butler
Synopsis
Veronica suggests Archie be taught the social graces of the elite. Mr. Lodge agrees, conspiring to use those lessons as a wedge to break Archie and Veronica up.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest (Archie, 1987 series) #226, pencils are credited to Dave Manak.

Scents-ation (Table of Contents: 31)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty gives Archie some expensive cologne for his birthday but gets angry when he can only talk about how much Veronica will like it.
Reprints

Cast of Characters (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Professor Flutesnoot (cameo); Geraldine Grundy; Svenson (cameo); Reggie Mantle (cameo); Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica think about the cast of characters they hang out with.
Reprints

Top This (Table of Contents: 33)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Betty searches for a gift for Archie's birthday that Veronica can't top with her millions.
Reprints

Deal Spiel (Table of Contents: 34)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Honest Eddie; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie accidentally gets $500 from the ATM.
Reprints

Taste Thrill (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
After hearing Veronica rag on Archie's new jacket just because Betty helped him select it, Mr. Lodge sets a trap for his snobbish daughter.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #241, inks are credited to Jim DeCarlo.

Dare to Be Different (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. ?
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Nanci Tsetsekas
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty declines to audition for a spot in a punk rock band since she only plays the cello.
Reprints

Button Hooked (Table of Contents: 37)

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

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

Genre
teen
Reprints

Fairy Tale (Table of Contents: 38)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
A fairy godmother gives Betty a dress for the school dance and ends up being crowned teen queen along with teen king Archie.
Reprints

Oui, Mon Ami (Table of Contents: 39)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica is impressed by a Frenchman her father brought home to dinner. Archie decides to take a class in French to impress Veronica, but when he becomes fluent in French, Veronica is now impressed by an Italian from the Rome office.
Reprints
Keywords
French; Italian

Trick or Treat (Table of Contents: 40)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
fashion
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Meow Row (Table of Contents: 41)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper (as Tiger Girl); Veronica Lodge (as Meow Girl); Archie Andrews (as Cape Man)
Synopsis
Meow Girl, Appletown's only female super-hero, is jealous of the press Cape Man gets. She sets a trap to snare the hero, forcing his downtrodden assistant to assume the identity of Tiger Girl and come to his rescue.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Meow Girl's costume is highly reminiscent of DC Comics' Catwoman, particularly the version portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer in the film "Batman Returns". Cape Man is also very reminiscent of DC Comics' Batman, while Tiger Girl is just a version of Meow Girl's costume with orange and black tiger stripes.

Kiss Twist (Table of Contents: 42)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly, it was a fab flick, Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Mush Mason (on movie poster); Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Archie goes through a lot to get a goodnight kiss from Betty.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["What do you think of my collection?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Chatter Matter
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. ["None of these modern singers do it for me..."]
    Betty and Veronica's Pin-Up
  4. 3. Family Friends
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Smart Cookie!
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. ["Oh, come on, one more little kiss..."]
    Veronica Pin-Up
  7. 6. Beauty and the Beast
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Gym Trim
    Veronica
  9. 8. Print Hint!
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. Gentlemen Prefer
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. [Vacancy Upstairs]
    Veronica Pin Up
  12. 11. Fashions of the World
    Veronica
  13. 12. The Homecoming
    Betty
  14. 13. Weather Vain
    Betty and Veronica
  15. 14. Pedal Patter
    Betty
  16. 15. Lessons in Love
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. Generation Flap
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. The Love Notes
    Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. No Comment
    Li’l Jinx
  20. 19. ["So I said to him "I never kiss a boy on our first date!""]
    Betty and Veronica's Pin-Up
  21. 20. Running Mate
    Betty's Diary
  22. 21. Executive Session
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. Please Be Patient
    Archie
  24. 23. Birthday in Utopia
    Betty
  25. 24. ["This is such a pretty outfit!"]
    Betty and Veronica Pin-Up
  26. 25. Art Official Ingredients
    Veronica
  27. 26. Artistic License
    Veronica
  28. 27. Video Victim
    Betty
  29. 28. The Doggie Bag
    Betty
  30. 29. Loaf Oaf
    Betty
  31. 30. Invented Servitude
    Veronica
  32. 31. Scents-ation
    Betty
  33. 32. Cast of Characters
    Betty and Veronica
  34. 33. Top This
    Betty
  35. 34. Deal Spiel
    Veronica
  36. 35. Taste Thrill
    Betty and Veronica
  37. 36. Dare to Be Different
    Betty's Diary
  38. 37. Button Hooked
    Betty and Veronica
  39. 38. Fairy Tale
    Betty and Veronica
  40. 39. Oui, Mon Ami
    Veronica
  41. 40. Trick or Treat
    Betty and Veronica
  42. 41. Meow Row
    Betty and Veronica
  43. 42. Kiss Twist
    Betty
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