(October 2005)

Archie, 1987 Series
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3.59 USD
Pages
196
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9 times a year in Feb., Mar., Apr., May, July, Aug, Sept. Oct. and Dec.
On-sale date
2005
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Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
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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
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Heads, you choose me!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Keywords
coin toss

Betty or Veronica? (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
teen
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie can't decide who to take to the dance so he goes to Dilton who has invented a love-meter.

Betty's Favorite Fashions (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
fashion; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Reprints

Tough at the Top (Table of Contents: 3)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Veronica confesses to the readers that she envies Betty.
Reprints
Keywords
fourth wall

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #247, letters are credited to Rod Ollerenshaw.

Fashion Bashin’ (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Harold Smith (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear diary, today I took a trip through my clothes closet! It was gross!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty's denim clothes get ripped and damaged with bleach and she accidentally ends up looking fashionable.
Reprints

Two Trophies (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica compare trophies.
Reprints

Face-Off! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Up and Out (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty knows how to handle a pesky salesman.
Reprints
Keywords
vacuum cleaners

French Bred (Table of Contents: 8)

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; Midge Klump; Nancy Woods; Mr. Dugay
Synopsis
Veronica gets Betty to switch French classes with her so she can be close to a handsome new French teacher.
Reprints

Owls Well That Ends Well (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Ken Selig
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Smithers the butler
Synopsis
Archie refuses to help Veronica recover a rare Zambesia owl that escaped the mansion because he's helping Betty with her marathon run. But Betty spots the owl along the marathon course, just as a massive thunderstorm rolls up.
Reprints
Keywords
marathon

Buying Clothes! (Table of Contents: 10)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rod Ollerenshaw [as RGO] (signed)
Inks
Rod Ollerenshaw [as RGO] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the word puzzle.

Royal Pain (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; Clarence; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Veronica hires a flunky to follow her around school in order to demonstrate her wealth and superiority.
Reprints

Call Waiting (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty is waiting for Archie to call and ask her to the dance.
Reprints

Rummage Rumpus (Table of Contents: 13)

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; Benson the Chauffeur; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica goes to a rummage sale hunting for bargains and ends up spending more for her "bargains" than she would have if she paid normal retail.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits are listed in this digest.

Good Day (Table of Contents: 14)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Veronica's Fashion Lies (Table of Contents: 15)

Veronica / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Parent (signed)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
fashion; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Ring-a-Ding-Ding (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee catches Betty and Veronica talking on their cell phones during class and bans them from using the phones. Veronica gets both Betty and herself attache cases to disguise their phones.
Reprints

Voice Your Choice (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica rejects Archie for Reggie.
Reprints

Aches & Pains (in the Neck) (Table of Contents: 18)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
When Betty is hospitalized for exhaustion, Veronica needs to prove that she is Betty's best friend so she volunteers as a candy striper, causing havoc at the hospital.
Reprints

Mess Haul (Table of Contents: 19)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo, Jr.
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Hot Dog; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica is upset when no one wants to eat her cooking. Just then, Jughead asks her to make a batch of meatballs she made in home economics the week before.
Reprints

Headphone Hiatus!! (Table of Contents: 20)

Betty / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rod Ollerenshaw [as RGO] (signed)
Pencils
Rod Ollerenshaw [as RGO] (signed)
Inks
Rod Ollerenshaw [as RGO] (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw [as RGO] (signed)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Word scramble puzzle with a theme of radio genres.
Reprints

On the Job (Table of Contents: 21)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica's father thinks she spends too much time on the phone.
Reprints

Quiz Whiz (Table of Contents: 22)

Veronica / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Veronica needs special dispensation from Miss Grundy in order to take the test her way.
Reprints

Distraction Action (Table of Contents: 23)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; John Smith; Pocahontas; Mr. Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Betty tries to study, but keeps day dreaming about Archie.
Reprints

Amazing Eyes! (Table of Contents: 24)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Maze puzzle.

Veronica's on the Town Fashions (Table of Contents: 25)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fashion
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's no fun telling you rumors!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica display their fashionable above-the-knee skirts while discussing rumors.
Reprints
Keywords
secrets

Dear Diary (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Little Betty; Little Archie; Little Veronica; Little Jughead; Mr. Dinkle; Fred Andrews; Spotty
Synopsis
Little Betty helps Archie prepare a picnic for two mistakenly thinking the picnic is for Little Archie and her.
Reprints
Keywords
picnic table

It's a Snap (Table of Contents: 28)

Little Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Little Archie; Little Veronica; Little Reggie
Synopsis
Reggie and his practical jokes keep interfering with Archie's time with Veronica.
Reprints
Keywords
practical joke

Picture Crazy (Table of Contents: 29)

Little Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor ?
Pencils
Dexter Taylor ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Little Archie; Little Veronica; Little Betty
Synopsis
Little Archie gets yet another photo of Little Veronica. Little Betty makes an observation.
Reprints

Good Company (Table of Contents: 30)

Little Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
?
Letters
Mindy Eisman

Genre
children
Characters
Little Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Little Jughead Jones; Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Little Veronica and her friends go to the stockholder meeting for Mr. Lodge's toy company and propose changes to the way they sell toys.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 2011 series) #257, no credits listed in this digest.

The Truth About Veronica Lodge (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica decides to prove that she's not an irresponsible, boy-crazed shopaholic by helping her father build homes for homeless people.
Reprints

70’s Scramble (Table of Contents: 32)

Betty / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Betty Cooper

Baubles, Bangles, Beads (Table of Contents: 33)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Dan DeCarlo Jr. ?

Genre
fashion; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
No story; Veronica models fashion designs submitted by readers.
Reprints

Museum Musings (Table of Contents: 34)

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; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Betty wanders the museum, speaking observations into a tape recorder. But she finds it difficult to convert those observations into a report due for Miss Grundy.
Reprints

Name Game (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Don Jellway is a parody of John Elway.

For Whom the Ball Tolls (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty finally gets Archie to herself when Veronica goes on vacation, but Archie is obsessed with winning a bowling tournament.
Reprints
Keywords
bowling; movies

Indexer Notes

Title is a parody of the title of Ernest Hemingway's novel "For Whom the Bell Tolls."

Camera Close-Up (Table of Contents: 37)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty is assigned to get photos of the big basketball game with Hasselhead High for the Riverdale school paper.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In one sequence, Betty tells Archie to "score a lot of touchdowns" in the basketball game, even though she's been on the girl's team for years and knows the game inside and out.

Shape Up! (Table of Contents: 38)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the words puzzle with an exercise theme.

Betty's Designs for Good Times (Table of Contents: 39)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty models fashion designs submitted by readers.
Reprints

Sweatering It Out (Table of Contents: 40)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Oprah Winfrey; Mary Andrews; Monroe
Synopsis
Veronica knits Archie a sweater.
Reprints

Try and Come in from the Rain (Table of Contents: 41)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are caught out in the rain but with every friend they go to, there's a problem with staying there.
Reprints

Prize Project (Table of Contents: 42)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica do a science project on the speed that rumors fly and manage to beat Dilton at the science fair.
Reprints

Gopher Broke! (Table of Contents: 43)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica becomes a gofer for a theatre company.
Reprints

Car Tunes (Table of Contents: 44)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Ken Selig
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Betty teaches Miss Grundy that a good auto mechanic is invaluable. Miss Grundy teaches Betty that it isn't improper to profit from your talent. And they both teach Mr. Weatherbee not to underestimate women.
Reprints

History Buff (Table of Contents: 45)

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

Script
? [as McDermott] (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica is inspired to throw a toga party during her Greek history class.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Heads, you choose me!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Betty or Veronica?
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Betty's Favorite Fashions
    Betty
  4. 3. Tough at the Top
    Veronica
  5. 4. Fashion Bashin’
    Betty’s Diary
  6. 5. Two Trophies
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Face-Off!
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Up and Out
    Betty
  9. 8. French Bred
    Betty and Veronica
  10. 9. Owls Well That Ends Well
    Betty
  11. 10. Buying Clothes!
    Veronica
  12. 11. Royal Pain
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. Call Waiting
    Betty
  14. 13. Rummage Rumpus
    Betty and Veronica
  15. 14. Good Day
    Reggie
  16. 15. Veronica's Fashion Lies
    Veronica
  17. 16. Ring-a-Ding-Ding
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. Voice Your Choice
    Archie
  19. 18. Aches & Pains (in the Neck)
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. Mess Haul
    Veronica
  21. 20. Headphone Hiatus!!
    Betty
  22. 21. On the Job
    Veronica
  23. 22. Quiz Whiz
    Veronica
  24. 23. Distraction Action
    Betty
  25. 24. Amazing Eyes!
    Veronica
  26. 25. Veronica's on the Town Fashions
    Veronica
  27. 26. ["It's no fun telling you rumors!"]
    Betty and Veronica's Pin-Up
  28. 27. Dear Diary
    Little Betty
  29. 28. It's a Snap
    Little Veronica
  30. 29. Picture Crazy
    Little Betty
  31. 30. Good Company
    Little Veronica
  32. 31. The Truth About Veronica Lodge
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. 70’s Scramble
    Betty
  34. 33. Baubles, Bangles, Beads
    Veronica
  35. 34. Museum Musings
    Betty
  36. 35. Name Game
    Betty and Veronica
  37. 36. For Whom the Ball Tolls
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. Camera Close-Up
    Betty
  39. 38. Shape Up!
    Veronica
  40. 39. Betty's Designs for Good Times
    Betty
  41. 40. Sweatering It Out
    Betty and Veronica
  42. 41. Try and Come in from the Rain
    Betty and Veronica
  43. 42. Prize Project
    Betty and Veronica
  44. 43. Gopher Broke!
    Betty and Veronica
  45. 44. Car Tunes
    Betty
  46. 45. History Buff
    Betty and Veronica
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