(August 2004)

Archie, 1987 Series
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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The Archie Digest Library
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Digest
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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
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I believe money can't buy happiness!
Genre
teen
Characters
Nancy Woods; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Play Fare (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Fernando Ruiz
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Al Nickerson
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams

Synopsis
Betty is chosen to play the part of Cinderella, much to Veronica’s dismay.

No Soap (Table of Contents: 2)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Angelo DeCesare
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Pat Kennedy
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
A retired soap opera author moves to Riverdale seeking more normal and less drama. But the first person he runs into, unfortunately, is Veronica.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the original printing.

Fresh Air Funds (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge forbids Veronica from going to the mall hoping it will curb her spending, but she goes to a flea market instead.
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Sun-N'-Fun (Table of Contents: 4)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the phrase puzzle.

Deliverance (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis
The new pizza parlor in town is getting lots of business by using pretty delivery girls, so Betty and Veronica offer to deliver food orders for Pop Tate.
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It's a Wicket World (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge (cameo); Smithers (cameo)
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica challenge Archie and Jughead to a game of croquet, which quickly turns into chaos.
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Keywords
croquet

Out of Sight (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Ken Selig
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Betty and Midge go out together because they feel they're seeing too much of Archie and Moose. But they each seem to see Archie and Moose wherever they go.
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The Party Favor (Table of Contents: 8)

Veronica / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Ethel Muggs; Dilton Doiley; Rumpston Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge takes the gang to Paris to celebrate Veronica's birthday. Rumpston Lodge, Veronica's cousin, tries to get even with Archie for Archie getting him in trouble when they were kids. At first Reggie is his accomplice but Rumpston is too evil for Reggie and Reggie turns the tables.
Reprints
Keywords
Paris

Indexer Notes

Two part story, part two titled: "Arch Enemies".

Credits from the reprint in B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 2011 series) #248, no credits listed in this digest.

Follow the Girls (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
The girls go to a local island for the day to get some privacy, and the boys follow them, only to discover that the island abounds in rockslides and wild goats.
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Keywords
goat

Now Ear This (Table of Contents: 10)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 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; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead tips Archie off that Veronica knows his mind is straying to a beautiful girl by reading his body language. Then he tips Archie off to one of Veronica's non-verbal cues so he can exact some payback.
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Go With the Flow (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica try out various activities sponsored by the Park and Rec department over the summer.
Reprints
Keywords
bird watching; canoeing; tubing

Super Sleuther (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Police Detective Parker; Pop Tate; Veronica Lodge; Smithers the butler; Hiram Lodge; Count Claude DeWitt DeFourth; Colonel Pittstop; Madam Monica Megabucks
Synopsis
Using her skills learned from every criminology book in the Riverdale library, Betty masquerades as a maid at Veronica's posh party to catch a jewel thief working Riverdale high society.
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Indexer Notes

This is the beginning of the "Betty Cooper, Super-Sleuther" sub-series that ran for a time in this title.

She Saw Seashore (Table of Contents: 13)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Tom Moore
Colors
Barry Grossman; Nanci Dakesian
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie has forgotten to bring everything for his trip to the beach with Veronica.
Reprints

Read All About It (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Frank Gagliardo ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Mr. Patterson; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty finds out that her neighbor, Mr. Patterson, is an illiterate adult and hiding the problem. She wants to help him, but doesn't know how. Discussing the problem with Veronica gets her friend into action on the problem.
Reprints
Keywords
illiteracy

Indexer Notes

Writing credit from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #255.

Guide Deride (Table of Contents: 15)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Keywords
Guide; sixth sense; trail

Runner Up (Table of Contents: 16)

Betty and Veronica / 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
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; George
Synopsis
Veronica dates a champion runner, who doesn't want to eat sundaes or dance while he's in training.
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Shopping Daze (Table of Contents: 17)

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; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hermione Lodge; Reggie Mantle (virtual image only)
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge lets Veronica test out his Department Store of the future.
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Indexer Notes

Dan DeCarlo draws Melody Valentine from Josie & The Pussycats into the background of page 2, panel 1.

By George! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Sally; Mrs. Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty is upset when Veronica breaks up the girls' weekly backgammon game for a date with her new boyfriend George. She explains to her mother that she and Veronica are friendly rivals for Archie, but this new boys is disrupting the routine.
Reprints
Keywords
backgammon; jealous; rivalry; tradition

Snap, Crackle and Pop (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
After seeing Betty's collapsible umbrella, Veronica is inspired to invent (with the help of the Lodge Industries engineering staff) the collapsible cabana for their beach trip.
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Indexer Notes

Writing credit from the credits printed in B&V Friends Double Digest (Archie, 1989 series) #235. The same credits list the inks as Rudy Lapick.

Ssssh (Table of Contents: 20)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
On Friday the 13th, Betty tries to take extra precautions to avoid bad luck, but winds up causing bad luck to everyone except herself.
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Keywords
bad luck; four-leaf clover; Friday the 13th; good luck; horseshoe; mud; rabbit's foot

Indexer Notes

There is no dialogue in this story. There is a Josie comic on the floor by Betty's bed in the splash panel. Characters break Fourth Wall on page three by looking into other panels.

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #214.

Raving Beauties (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica enter a beauty contest to determine Miss Teenager 2004.
Reprints
Keywords
beauty contest

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #255, no credits listed in this digest.

Ride Like the Wind (Table of Contents: 22)

Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman; Nanci Dakesian
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Tate; Julie
Synopsis
Veronica is visiting some relatives on a wheat farm in Kansas.
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Idolize That Prize (Table of Contents: 23)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie feels bad when he can't win any prizes for Betty on the carnival midway.
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Switch Pitch (Table of Contents: 24)

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

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

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

To Grunge Or Not To Grunge (Table of Contents: 25)

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; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Suzy Miller
Synopsis
After enduring another loud lecture from her father, Veronica gets the idea to save money by doing her fashion shopping at the local thrift store.
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Baseball Bonus Babe (Table of Contents: 26)

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; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica is desperate to keep Archie and Betty from practicing baseball together.
Reprints

Hole Role (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Veronica mistakes a rip in Betty's swimsuit for a fashion statement.
Reprints

Maim That Tune (Table of Contents: 28)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Angelo Decesare
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Rade
Synopsis
Veronica wakes up to a song she continues to hear all day.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The boys are so into their volleyball game that they don’t even notice our new mini bikinis!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Reprints

Who's Sorry Now? (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Exchange letters for symbols to find out how Archie mollifies Veronica's feelings.
Reprints

Spotted Fever (Table of Contents: 31)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty is alarmed when she notices freckles on her face.
Reprints
Keywords
freckles

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #274, no credits printed in this digest.

Roughing It (Table of Contents: 32)

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; Hiram Lodge; Smithers the butler
Synopsis
After going camping with Betty and detesting it, Veronica decides to take Betty camping her way.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #214, writing is credited to Mike Pellowski and inks are credited to Rudy Lapick.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I believe money can't buy happiness!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Play Fare
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. No Soap
    Veronica
  4. 3. Fresh Air Funds
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Sun-N'-Fun
    Veronica
  6. 5. Deliverance
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. It's a Wicket World
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Out of Sight
    Betty
  9. 8. The Party Favor
    Veronica
  10. 9. Follow the Girls
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. Now Ear This
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. Go With the Flow
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. Super Sleuther
    Betty
  14. 13. She Saw Seashore
    Veronica
  15. 14. Read All About It
    Betty's Diary
  16. 15. Guide Deride
    Reggie
  17. 16. Runner Up
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. Shopping Daze
    Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. By George!
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. Snap, Crackle and Pop
    Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. Ssssh
    Betty
  22. 21. Raving Beauties
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. Ride Like the Wind
    Veronica
  24. 23. Idolize That Prize
    Betty
  25. 24. Switch Pitch
    Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. To Grunge Or Not To Grunge
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. Baseball Bonus Babe
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. Hole Role
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. Maim That Tune
    Veronica
  30. 29. ["The boys are so into their volleyball game that they don’t even notice our new mini bikinis!"]
    Betty and Veronica Pin-Up
  31. 30. Who's Sorry Now?
    Archie
  32. 31. Spotted Fever
    Betty
  33. 32. Roughing It
    Betty and Veronica
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