(April 2004)

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

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

Pencils
Jeff Shultz (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
How good are you at knocking 'em down?
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
bowling

Dancing Fool (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors
Frank Gagliardo
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is working on the drum beat of a new slow song he is writing.
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Chat Frat (Table of Contents: 2)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica tells Betty about her holiday vacation.
Reprints

Here Comes the Judge (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Judge Julie; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica decide to go on Judge Julie, a reality tv show, to settle their differences.
Reprints
Keywords
courtroom

Indexer Notes

Judge Julie is a parody of the TV show Judge Judy.

Multiple Image (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica secretly take photos of Mr. Weatherbee to help them paint his portrait.
Reprints
Keywords
art class; artist; camera

Indexer Notes

Jughead does not wear his crown in this story.

Ski-Capade! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Bill Golliher (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Inge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Veronica is jealous of Inge, who works at a ski resort.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

Fun Fan (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Downhill skiing is the most fun form of skiing!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty argues that cross country skiing is better than downhill skiing or ski jumping.
Reprints

Snowed Under (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are snowed in at a mall.
Reprints

Helping Hands (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Rod Ollerenshaw
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Hot Dog; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Veronica Lodge (cameo); Chuck Clayton (cameo); Moose Mason (cameo); Midge Klump (cameo); Ethel Muggs (cameo)
Synopsis
Betty has been so busy helping other people that she plans a night all to herself, but there's a surprise in store.
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Frozen Out (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 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; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica's attempts at winter sports on the local frozen pond prove to be a menace to the life and limb of all.
Reprints
Keywords
ice skating

It's Great to Ice Skate (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Pencils
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Inks
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Rex W. Lindsey

Genre
fashion
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The "Archie & Friends" logo was replaced for this reprinting by a "Betty and Veronica" logo.

The Switcheroo! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Al Nickerson (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica switch hair styles.
Reprints

Material Girl (Table of Contents: 12)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints

Going To Extremes (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; Mr. Weatherbee; Svenson the janitor; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
The furnace at Riverdale High breaks down, causing the school to become as frigid inside as the weather outside.
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Bird Ladies of Riverdale (Table of Contents: 14)

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; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jealous of the praise Betty garners when she spreads bird seed on the school grounds to feed hungry birds, Veronica decides to do the same. But naturally she can't settle for just spreading common bird seed.
Reprints

A Symbol Problem (Table of Contents: 15)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica arrives in Norway and disobeys all the signs in the airport.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wordless story.

Maid to Be Rich (Table of Contents: 16)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers the butler
Synopsis
Veronica's maid quits and before Mr. Lodge will hire a replacement he forces Veronica to clean up after herself to give her a taste of what she puts others through.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #240.

You Can't Always Get What You Want! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Betty is sick of cold weather, so Veronica offers to fly her to Hawaii.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #36, writing is credited to Frank Doyle and inks are credited to Rudy Lapick.

It's a Natural (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
The girls learn that the "natural look" is in. Betty goes entirely without makeup, while Veronica buys tons of natural-looking cosmetics. When Archie sees them, he praises Veronica's natural look and tells Betty to go easy on the makeup.
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Writer’s Cramp (Table of Contents: 19)

Veronica / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Alien (Table of Contents: 20)

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; Cousin Mimsy (Lodge?); Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
After viewing a horror film with Betty and Veronica, Veronica's cousin Mimsy thinks she's seen an alien land by the back gardening shed of the estate.
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The Task (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Miss Grundy wants Betty to tutor Archie, which makes Veronica jealous at the thought of all the time Betty and Archie will spend together.
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Gown with Cloak and Dagger (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! Do I really look that beautiful?
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica is overly impressed with Archie's portrait of her.
Reprints

Food Feud (Table of Contents: 24)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty finds out that Archie moved their dinner date up so he could meet Veronica later on, so she makes a gastronomic nightmare for his dinner with her.
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Bargain Hunters (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica stage a shopping contest to see who can find the biggest bargain.
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Indexer Notes

The bargain Betty finds in the remaindered book section of a store is a novel called "Sole Mates: Fish In Love" by Mike Pellowski, the story's author. It's unknown whether the in-joke was inserted by Pellowski or artist Dan DeCarlo.

When reprinted in Archie's Funhouse Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #17, writing is credited to George Gladir and inks are credited to Jimmy DeCarlo.

Personality Plus (Table of Contents: 26)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie offends Betty, then tries to get back in her good graces.
Reprints

Diary X 3 (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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

Genre
drama; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Caramel; Archie Andrews (flashback cameo; flash forward cameo)
Synopsis
Betty catches Veronica reading her diary. But Betty really has three diaries that she writes in, each more personal than the last.
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Dilton's Date (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Dilton is dateless for the Junior Scientists Of America Dinner Dance, so both Betty and Veronica separately get the idea of surprising Dilton by being his date - - without telling the other.
Reprints

Jersey City 07303 (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty wins a contest securing her and Veronica bit parts on their favorite television show. But when Veronica learns that Betty gets a speaking line in the show and she doesn't, she becomes determined to upstage Betty any way possible.
Reprints

The Invitation (Table of Contents: 30)

Betty / 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; Nancy Woods; Hal Cooper; Archie Andrews; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Nancy convinces Betty to become more aggressive concerning Archie, and her father isn't certain he likes the idea.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The ending of this story, where Mrs. Cooper says that Betty's aggressive behavior will give her "a lot more fun than I ever had," has been changed in recent digest reprints. In the '90s, the final balloon was re-lettered to read "that kind of behavior landed me a husband!" Another reprint, in the '00s, not only changed the final line but re-drew Mr. Cooper to remove the pipe he smokes in the final panel.

Pet Puzzler (Table of Contents: 31)

Betty's Cat Caramel / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Betty Cooper; Caramel
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the code puzzle.

Tuff Times (Table of Contents: 32)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Everyone in the gang is having to make do with less.
Reprints

Scoop Hoop (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty must drive one of her rec center girls to the hospital, leaving Veronica in charge of a hostile group of ten year old tomboys.
Reprints
Keywords
basketball

The Game Plan! (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Reprints

Cowbaby Sitter (Table of Contents: 35)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Teddy Turner; Eddie Turner
Synopsis
Betty has to babysit the "Terrible Turner Twins".
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #231, inks are credited to Mike Esposito.

Too Much Infomercial (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty invents a hair styling tool from a bent coat hanger. When Veronica spots it, she takes the idea to her father and Mr. Lodge markets it. The product starts out a success for Betty, until Veronica starts micro-managing things.
Reprints

Hold the Phone (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (layouts); Dan Parent
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
A wrong number left on Betty's answering machine leads her to think she's stumbled onto a mob hit.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

Veronica's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, I’m all ready for Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica shows off her jeans for a date with Archie.
Reprints

Same Game (Table of Contents: 39)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
To keep from accidentally matching outfits, Betty and Veronica each stash a change of clothing in their school lockers.
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Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["How good are you at knocking 'em down?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Dancing Fool
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Chat Frat
    Veronica
  4. 3. Here Comes the Judge
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Multiple Image
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Ski-Capade!
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Fun Fan
    Betty
  8. 7. Snowed Under
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Helping Hands
    Betty's Diary
  10. 9. Frozen Out
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. It's Great to Ice Skate
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. The Switcheroo!
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. Material Girl
    Veronica
  14. 13. Going To Extremes
    Betty and Veronica
  15. 14. Bird Ladies of Riverdale
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. A Symbol Problem
    Veronica
  17. 16. Maid to Be Rich
    Veronica
  18. 17. You Can't Always Get What You Want!
    Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. It's a Natural
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. Writer’s Cramp
    Veronica
  21. 20. Alien
    Betty and Veronica
  22. 21. The Task
    Betty's Diary
  23. 22. Gown with Cloak and Dagger
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. ["Wow! Do I really look that beautiful?"]
    Veronica Pin Up
  25. 24. Food Feud
    Betty
  26. 25. Bargain Hunters
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. Personality Plus
    Betty
  28. 27. Diary X 3
    Betty’s Diary
  29. 28. Dilton's Date
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. Jersey City 07303
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. The Invitation
    Betty
  32. 31. Pet Puzzler
    Betty's Cat Caramel
  33. 32. Tuff Times
    Betty
  34. 33. Scoop Hoop
    Betty and Veronica
  35. 34. The Game Plan!
    Betty and Veronica
  36. 35. Cowbaby Sitter
    Betty
  37. 36. Too Much Infomercial
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. Hold the Phone
    Betty and Veronica
  39. 38. ["Well, I’m all ready for Archie!"]
    Veronica's Gag Bag
  40. 39. Same Game
    Betty and Veronica
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