(June 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
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
They say in springtime a young man's heart turns to fancy!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of World of Archie Double Digest #38.

Bruised Ego (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Ken Selig
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Keywords
Self esteem

Chances Are... (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Chance Revoir
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica both use their position in the school office to change the schedule of a new exchange student.
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Anger Cliffhanger (Table of Contents: 3)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica is angry with Archie.
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Best Test (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Frank Gagliardo
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Reprints

A Cheap Trick (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica accuse Archie and Reggie of being cheap.
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Who's Sorry Now (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty and 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
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee (cameo)
Synopsis
Everyone is puzzled when Betty's conversation becomes riddled with titles of old popular songs.
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Dream Magic (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty [Archie] / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
When Archie and Veronica dream of marrying one another, Betty convinces Veronica to see a psychic about it, and Veronica realizes dreams aren't always what they mean.
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Keywords
fortune teller; psychic

Betty’s Best Authors (Table of Contents: 8)

Betty Puzzle Funhouse / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Indexer Notes

Word search

Success Story (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica think Miss Grundy is a failure because she has nothing except her "dull teaching job," and compare her unfavorably to Nobel Prize chemist Dr. Mary Hoffman. But it turns out that Miss Grundy was Dr. Hoffman's teacher and inspiration.
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Who Needs Archie? (Table of Contents: 10)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
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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; Ethel Muggs; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
After appearing on a cable TV dating advice show that suggests they dump Archie, Betty and Veronica do just that. But their resulting fame from the appearance soon becomes overwhelming.
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Clothes Woes (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica causes Archie to walk into a lamppost.
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Foto Fun (Table of Contents: 12)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge used to be happy, before he met Archie.
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A Code in the Head! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman; Nanci Dakesian; Ginny Sykora
Letters
Barry Grossman

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie is upset over Veronica's little black book and is amazed when she throws it in the fire.
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Inflation Vexation (Table of Contents: 14)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
The price of movie admissions is up!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Prices are going up, but at least one thing isn't.
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Gig Gala! (Table of Contents: 15)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie; Valerie; Melody; Alex Cabot III
Synopsis
Alex books the girls on a hectic European tour, giving them no time to relax.
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Keywords
Eiffel Tower; London; Paris

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Josie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, no! This happens every time I drive to the mall!
Reprints

Head Count (Table of Contents: 17)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Smith; Melody Valentine]
Synopsis
The Pussycats get shocked on stage and develop punk rock hair.
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Keywords
girl band; hairspray; music; punk rock

Now You See It -- Now You Don't (Table of Contents: 18)

Josie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine
Synopsis
Melody can't decide what to wear to a party.
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The Rivals (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Bob Bolling
Colors
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Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica helps Betty test a new video game.
Reprints
Keywords
competition; dating; girls; video games

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest #283, no credits listed in this digest.

Betty's Manual - The Care and Training of Pet Dogs and Pet Boyfriends (Table of Contents: 20)

Betty [Archie] / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Hy Eisman (credited)
Inks
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Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pet dogs come in many sizes and shapes...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Betty tells us about the similarities of pet dogs and boyfriends.
Reprints

Streak Of Luck (Table of Contents: 21)

Betty and 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; Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica is intentionally wandering into the boy's gym class, disrupting class and driving Coach Kleats' blood pressure up just to boost her ego. So, to teach her a lesson, Betty and Jughead have Archie disrupt the girls' class in nothing but swim trunks.
Reprints
Keywords
P.E. classes

Trying Times (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Rod Ollerenshaw
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Professor Flutesnoot; Ethel Muggs; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty writes in her diary about all the times she almost gave up but instead continued to work hard and reach a goal.
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Keywords
diary

Wanted (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie tries to confess an indiscretion of infidelity to Veronica, but she doesn't believe him.
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The Hero (Table of Contents: 24)

Betty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty tells everyone that Archie can tear a phone book in half.
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A Weighted Problem (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Smithers (cameo)
Synopsis
Veronica is appalled that she has gained five pounds and obsessively tries to lose weight but it turns out that her scale was broken.
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Tale of a Sale (Table of Contents: 26)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty decides to clean out the family attic and sell the items at a yard sale. However, nostalgia soon makes her regret it.
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Sweet Little Fourteen (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica's second cousin, Pamela, has always been a willful, spoiled child. Well, now she's a willful, spoiled well-built fourteen year old girl and she's taken a shine to Archie.
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Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest (Archie, 1987 series) #212, the lettering is credited to Rod Ollerenshaw.

Face Case (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Something to Cheer About (Table of Contents: 29)

Little Betty & Veronica / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
children
Characters
Little Betty; Little Veronica; Little Archie; Chic Cooper; Smithers; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Little Jughead
Synopsis
Little Veronica joins the cheer-leading squad.
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Late Date (Table of Contents: 30)

Little Betty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
children
Characters
Miss Grundy; Little Archie; Little Jughead; Little Betty
Synopsis
Little Archie gets Little Betty to do his homework while he goes out with Little Veronica.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (1987 series) #232.

A Good Sport (Table of Contents: 31)

Little Veronica / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews Jughead Jones; Smithers the butler; Hermione Lodge; Betty Cooper; Gaston the chef
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge gets swept up into coaching Veronica's youth basketball team.
Reprints
Keywords
basketball

Date Fate (Table of Contents: 32)

Little Betty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
children
Characters
Little Betty; Little Archie; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Little Jughead
Synopsis
When Little Archie gets assigned detention, Betty pulls a prank on Mr. Weatherbee to get detention so she can be with Little Archie.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest (Archie, 1987 series) #222, no credits listed in this issue.

The Present (Table of Contents: 33)

Veronica / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
teen
Synopsis
By accident, Veronica comes up with the perfect birthday gift for her father.
Reprints

The Fugitive (Table of Contents: 34)

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

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

Genre
drama; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Caramel
Synopsis
Betty finds an escaped penguin from the zoo and decides to keep it.
Reprints
Keywords
penguin

That Old Feline! (Table of Contents: 35)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie wants to spend the day with Veronica, but she puts him through agony trying to capture a stray kitten. When it causes havoc at home, Mr. Lodge assumes Archie is pretending to pass off his pranks on a mythical cat. Veronica pretends she knows nothing about it, as Daddy detests cats, and lets Archie take the rap.
Reprints
Keywords
cat

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprinting in B&V Friends Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #233.

Sew What? (Table of Contents: 36)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Put the letters in numerical order.
Keywords
Needle threading

A Blast from the Past (Table of Contents: 37)

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; Veronica Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Nancy Woods; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are set to attend a '70s themed dance, in full era costume, but find themselves enduring one delay after another waiting for Archie and Reggie to pick them up.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in B&V Friends Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #233, inks were credited to Rudy Lapick.

Too Many Cooks (Table of Contents: 38)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Taking Jughead's advice, Betty tries to reach Archie's heart with her cooking skills; but Veronica sabotages every dish by adding too much hot seasoning.
Reprints
Keywords
cooking; garlic; onion salt; potatoes; roast beef; salt; tobasco sauce

Dinner for Who? (Table of Contents: 39)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Waiter; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie takes Veronica out to eat to a fancy restaurant after promising that she won't be stuck paying the bill again.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #263, no credits listed in this digest.

Persistence Resistance (Table of Contents: 40)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Uncle Henry Cooper
Synopsis
Betty has trouble with a door-to-door salesman.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["They say in springtime a young man's heart turns to fancy!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Bruised Ego
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Chances Are...
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Anger Cliffhanger
    Veronica
  5. 4. Best Test
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. A Cheap Trick
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Who's Sorry Now
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Dream Magic
    Betty [Archie]
  9. 8. Betty’s Best Authors
    Betty Puzzle Funhouse
  10. 9. Success Story
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. Who Needs Archie?
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. Clothes Woes
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. Foto Fun
    Mr. Lodge
  14. 13. A Code in the Head!
    Betty and Veronica
  15. 14. Inflation Vexation
    Betty
  16. 15. Gig Gala!
    Josie
  17. 16. ["Oh, no! This happens every time I drive to the mall!"]
    Josie
  18. 17. Head Count
    Josie
  19. 18. Now You See It -- Now You Don't
    Josie
  20. 19. The Rivals
    Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. Betty's Manual - The Care and Training of Pet Dogs and Pet Boyfriends
    Betty [Archie]
  22. 21. Streak Of Luck
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. Trying Times
    Betty's Diary
  24. 23. Wanted
    Archie
  25. 24. The Hero
    Betty
  26. 25. A Weighted Problem
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. Tale of a Sale
    Betty
  28. 27. Sweet Little Fourteen
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. Face Case
    Archie
  30. 29. Something to Cheer About
    Little Betty & Veronica
  31. 30. Late Date
    Little Betty
  32. 31. A Good Sport
    Little Veronica
  33. 32. Date Fate
    Little Betty
  34. 33. The Present
    Veronica
  35. 34. The Fugitive
    Betty's Diary
  36. 35. That Old Feline!
    Veronica
  37. 36. Sew What?
    Veronica
  38. 37. A Blast from the Past
    Betty and Veronica
  39. 38. Too Many Cooks
    Betty
  40. 39. Dinner for Who?
    Veronica
  41. 40. Persistence Resistance
    Betty
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