(October 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
They really rough it out here, daddykins!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
dude ranch; horses

Indexer Notes

Cover pencils corrected by Katy Hayhurst via the GCD Error Tracker.

Wild Western Ways (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica visit a dude ranch for girls only.
Reprints
Keywords
dude ranch

A Jarring Note (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Unnamed Lifeguard
Synopsis
Veronica uses a jar to meet a new lifeguard.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No credits given for gag. Stan Goldberg's art credit based on his distinctive style.

The Kindest Cut (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
To help Betty with her yard work, Archie borrows the Lodge riding tractor, and then loses control of it.
Reprints

Hats 'r' Hot (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty's Fashions / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
fashion
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Concept and fashions by Lisa Ollerenshaw, New Port Richey, Fla.

Cover Girls (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis
Photographers want to use Betty or Veronica's swimsuit photo on the cover of Sportsman magazine. Veronica gets her father to use his influence to have Betty hired as a lifeguard, so Veronica would be the only choice. Later Veronica falls off a jet ski and has to be rescued by Betty, leading to an unexpected cover photo for the magazine.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; jet ski; lifeguard; photographers; swimsuits

Indexer Notes

The Sportsman Magazine swimsuit issue is a parody of the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

Dive In! (Table of Contents: 6)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica posing on a tropical island in four different swim suits.
Reprints

Betty's Maze Page (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Betty Cooper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

maze

Summer Simmer (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Rodney; Desmond
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge takes Betty and Veronica on a business trip to Death Valley to meet an associate and his two sons.
Reprints
Keywords
Death Valley

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty and Veronica's Pinup / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! This boat is fast!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty drives Veronica's new power boat so fast that Archie, on water skies, becomes airborne.
Reprints
Keywords
water skiing

Indexer Notes

The plot for this cartoon was suggested by a reader, Joe Scudera of Brooklyn, New York.

Paid In Fool (Table of Contents: 10)

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; Hiram Lodge; Smithers the butler
Synopsis
Archie, Jughead and Betty are gung ho about recycling old newspapers and Veronica feels left out.
Reprints
Keywords
environmentalism; recycling

Rain Dance (Table of Contents: 11)

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; Dilton Doiley; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica agree to try Dilton's new rain repellent gas.
Reprints

Nicey Nice! (Table of Contents: 12)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rod Ollerenshaw [As RGO]
Pencils
Rod Ollerenshaw [As RGO]
Inks
Rod Ollerenshaw [As RGO]
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Word scramble puzzle featuring Veronica and a nice people theme.
Reprints

Swimsuit Issue (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica try to one-up each other for the beach party and end up buying the exact same bikini.
Reprints

The Way the Ball Bounces (Table of Contents: 14)

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; Jughead Jones; Vic; Danny
Synopsis
Errant beach balls keep bouncing off of the heads of the gang as they try to enjoy the beach.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The boys possessing one of the errant beach balls are named Vic and Danny, after Archie Comics production manager Victor Gorelick and artist Dan DeCarlo, though neither is drawn to resemble them.

Writer credit from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #253.

The Mind Reader (Table of Contents: 15)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Reprints

Surfing Saga (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Roger; Ethel Muggs; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica head for the beach to do some surfing. But primarily on Veronica's mind is trying to impress Roger the handsome lifeguard.
Reprints
Keywords
surfing

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 2011 series) #235, the inking is credited to Rudy Lapick.

Leroy Was Here (Table of Contents: 17)

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
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Smithers
Synopsis
Cousin Leroy is visiting and makes life heck for Archie by putting green dye in the suntan lotion.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

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
I just can't understand it, Archie…
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie has a special beach umbrella made to protect them from beach wolves.
Reprints

Wardrobe Blues (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica go shopping.
Reprints

Dolly Volley (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica beats Betty at tennis by following the instructions in a book on how to psych out your opponent.
Reprints
Keywords
tennis

Indexer Notes

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

Fashion - Not! (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Cover Story (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica spend the afternoon sniping at each other, until Veronica runs into some trouble.
Reprints

Betty's Mixed Bag Fashion (Table of Contents: 23)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo [Dan De Carlo]
Inks
Dan DeCarlo [Dan De Carlo]
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Various Betty fashion pics wearing designs sent in by a fan.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Concepts & fashions by Julie Klausner of Scarsdale, N.Y.

Royal Treatment (Table of Contents: 24)

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; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
While canoeing, Betty and Veronica find a note in a bottle and convince themselves that it was written by royalty.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 2011 series) #235, inks are credited to Rudy Lapick.

The Play's the Thing (Table of Contents: 25)

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; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
After working all day supervising the children at an indoor play park, Betty goes on a date with Archie - - to an indoor play park.
Reprints

Cutting Costs (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; various unidentified models
Synopsis
Archie is picked to appear on a billboard with six gorgeous models and it goes to his head.
Reprints

Pinch Hit Date (Table of Contents: 27)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Caramel
Synopsis
Archie can't take Betty to the carnival as promised, due to a case of poison ivy. So he sends Jughead in his place.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest (Archie, 1987 series) #225 writing is credited to George Gladir.

Read Between the Lines (Table of Contents: 28)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica can't believe that Betty is going to read at the beach instead of swimming and other activities.
Reprints

Barely Covered (Table of Contents: 29)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Alice Cooper; Jughead Jones
Reprints

Sail Tale (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica is determined to make a big splash at the local windsurfing contest after hearing everyone praise Betty's entry.
Reprints

The Disorganizer (Table of Contents: 31)

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
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Reprints

Don't Go Near the Water (Table of Contents: 32)

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
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Smithers; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica doesn't want the gang to use her pool.
Reprints

Fossil Fun (Table of Contents: 33)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

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

Run for Fun (Table of Contents: 34)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Reggie grabs Veronica and convinces her to stay out later than she is suppose to. Archie tracks in an effort to let her know her father said it is okay if she stays out later than normal.
Reprints

One Good Turn (Table of Contents: 35)

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
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica is determined to prove Betty is faking a sprained ankle just so she can hang on Archie.
Reprints

That's for Shore (Table of Contents: 36)

Betty’s Fashions / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Doug Crane (signed)
Inks
Doug Crane (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No story; Betty models swimsuit designs submitted by readers.

Cold Cash Customers (Table of Contents: 37)

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
Synopsis
Betty's selling ice cream novelties again. When she finds the kids' business insufficient to make a profit from, she seeks out a new customer source.
Reprints

S'more Trouble (Table of Contents: 38)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Betty may have lost her ring in the s'mores she prepared for the gang. And Jughead may have already ingested it.
Reprints

Tennis Love Match (Table of Contents: 39)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica is Betty's equal playing tennis, but when she plays Archie she mysteriously loses her game.
Reprints

No Date? Great! (Table of Contents: 40)

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; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Betty goes to the beach without a date, but runs into several pleasant young males while she's there.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Veronica, as women we equal rights to work right alongside men!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews

Wet and Wild (Table of Contents: 42)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Veronica gets dunked repeatedly at the beach, ruining her hairdo.
Reprints
Keywords
surfing; water skiing
Editing
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["They really rough it out here, daddykins!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Wild Western Ways
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. A Jarring Note
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. The Kindest Cut
    Betty
  5. 4. Hats 'r' Hot
    Betty's Fashions
  6. 5. Cover Girls
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Dive In!
    Veronica
  8. 7. Betty's Maze Page
    Betty
  9. 8. Summer Simmer
    Betty and Veronica
  10. 9. ["Wow! This boat is fast!"]
    Betty and Veronica's Pinup
  11. 10. Paid In Fool
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. Rain Dance
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. Nicey Nice!
    Veronica
  14. 13. Swimsuit Issue
    Betty and Veronica
  15. 14. The Way the Ball Bounces
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. The Mind Reader
    Betty
  17. 16. Surfing Saga
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. Leroy Was Here
    Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. ["I just can't understand it, Archie…"]
    Veronica Pin Up
  20. 19. Wardrobe Blues
    Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. Dolly Volley
    Betty and Veronica
  22. 21. Fashion - Not!
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. Cover Story
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. Betty's Mixed Bag Fashion
    Betty
  25. 24. Royal Treatment
    Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. The Play's the Thing
    Betty
  27. 26. Cutting Costs
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. Pinch Hit Date
    Betty
  29. 28. Read Between the Lines
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. Barely Covered
    Betty
  31. 30. Sail Tale
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. The Disorganizer
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. Don't Go Near the Water
    Betty and Veronica
  34. 33. Fossil Fun
  35. 34. Run for Fun
    Veronica
  36. 35. One Good Turn
    Betty and Veronica
  37. 36. That's for Shore
    Betty’s Fashions
  38. 37. Cold Cash Customers
    Betty
  39. 38. S'more Trouble
    Betty and Veronica
  40. 39. Tennis Love Match
    Betty and Veronica
  41. 40. No Date? Great!
    Betty
  42. 41. ["Veronica, as women we equal rights to work right alongside men!"]
    Betty and Veronica Gag Bag
  43. 42. Wet and Wild
    Betty and Veronica
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