(December 2006)

Archie, 1987 Series
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Pages
196
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Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
071896469509 46
Editing
Nelson Ribeiro; Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
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
Al Milgrom (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look at the picture Archie gave me!
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews

Fashionably Lame (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Fernando Ruiz
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Jon D’Agostino
Colors
Harriet Upp
Letters
Jon D’Agostino

Reprints

Cheer Up! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Jim Amash
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Ethel Muggs; Nancy Woods; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica and the other cheerleaders are amused when Archie proclaims that guys need to be tough to play sports.
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Enjoying the Eighties (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Chuck Clayton; Dilton Doiley; Jellybean Jones; Moose Mason; Professor Flutesnoot; Miss Grundy; Mr. Grundy
Synopsis
The kids decide to throw an 80's themed party.
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The Cruelest Cut (Table of Contents: 4)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Marsha; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Alberts; Claire
Synopsis
Veronica's hairdresser moves to Minnesota and she can't find a suitable replacement.
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My Secret Wish!! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Betty stays at the Lodge mansion to care for Veronica's dog while Veronica goes away for the weekend with her family, but life in the mansion is not what Betty expected.
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Pick Kick (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty want's Archie's opinion on which lipstick looks the best.
Reprints
Keywords
lipstick

Campaign in the Neck (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Ode to the Phone (Table of Contents: 8)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Pat Kennedy
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty is waiting for a call from Archie.
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The Outstanding Job (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Reprints

Impressionable Type (Table of Contents: 10)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
?
Letters
Mario Acquaviva

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Smithers the butler; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie's attempt to rescue a squirrel from a kid with a slingshot makes him late and unpresentable for a party at the Lodge Mansion.
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On With the Dance (Table of Contents: 11)

Little Betty and Veronica / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Little Jughead Jones; Geraldine Grundy; Lottie Clump; Bubbles McBounce; Evelyn Evernever; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Miss Grundy makes the boys help with the girls dance show.
Reprints
Keywords
dance

A Friend to the End (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Little Veronica Lodge; Hubert Smithers [the Lodges' butler]; Mr. Richbucks
Synopsis
Everything goes wrong when Little Archie visits Veronica just as her father is meeting Mr. Richbucks to sign important contracts.
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Don't Mention Detention (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Professor Flutesnoot; Little Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
After Little Archie gets detention, Little Betty tries to get detention so she can walk home from school with Little Archie.
Reprints
Keywords
detention

The School Scoop (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Dilton Doiley; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
The kids go to Mr. Lodge to get the money to repair the school paper's broken printing press.
Reprints

Cheers for the Team (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Little Betty; Little Veronica; Little Archie; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper; Wilkins (chauffeur); Smithers; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Everybody's parents come to the pee wee football games to cheer on their kids except for Veronica's parents.
Reprints
Keywords
cheerleader; football

Match Play (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ferdie Von Pelf; Smithers; Johnnie Grifter; Flex Foster; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Dilton's computer dating service finds the perfect dates for Veronica and Betty.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits differ in reprint.

Just a Quiet Place to Call Home (Table of Contents: 17)

Betty's Diary / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Cousin Becky
Synopsis
Betty's cousin needs someone to watch her apartment while she's away, but Betty and Veronica's enthusiasm to take on the job soon dies when they realize the responsibilities that go with it.
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Camera Angle (Table of Contents: 18)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Coach Clayton; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Veronica offers to video tape Archie's basketball game so he can figure out why he misses so many shots.
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Voice Your Choice (Table of Contents: 19)

The Archies / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Inks
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie sign the band up to work at a beauty contest.
Reprints

Running Gag (Table of Contents: 20)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Mrs. Benson; Lucifer (Mrs. Benson's cat)
Synopsis
Betty's morning run is interrupted when she stops to retrieve an old lady's cat.
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Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #195 and Laugh Comics Digest (Archie, 1974 series) #166, the cat's name is changed to "Luci!".

High Noon (Table of Contents: 21)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mary Andrews; Hubert Smithers
Synopsis
Veronica is tired of Archie being late so tells him to meet her at exactly 12 pm tomorrow to pick her up or she'll go without him.
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Book 'Em! (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica joins Betty's book club.
Reprints
Keywords
book club

Luck Be A Lady (Table of Contents: 23)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?; Kathleen Webb ?
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Mark Brewer ?; Mike Esposito ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Svenson the janitor; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Betty's Aunt Lydia gives Betty a puppy named "Lucky Guy". Betty makes the mistake of taking the pup to school.
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Indexer Notes

The credits printed in Betty and Veronica Double Digest (Archie, 1987 series) #205 list Kathleen Webb as the writer and Mike Esposito as the inker of this story.

Sleight Of Mind (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Veronica has been studying magic and shows off her skills until she is scared by finding a frog in her secret pocket.
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Doll Face! (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mrs. Smith
Synopsis
Betty donates here Bebe doll collection to a charity sale and then regrets her decision.
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Indexer Notes

Bebe doll is a parody of the Barbie doll.

Gender Bender (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen

Sporting Chance (Table of Contents: 27)

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; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Nate "The Great" Tait; Hermione Lodge; Mr. Flutesnoot; Miss Cartwheel; Nancy Woods; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
When Veronica hears that Archie will be the trainer for the girl's basketball team, she goes into overdrive to maneuver herself onto the team and Betty off the team and onto the school paper.
Reprints
Keywords
basketball

Dollars & Sense (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty tries to explain the concept of the "dollar store" to Veronica.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Look at the picture Archie gave me!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Fashionably Lame
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Cheer Up!
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Enjoying the Eighties
    Betty & Veronica
  5. 4. The Cruelest Cut
    Veronica
  6. 5. My Secret Wish!!
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Pick Kick
    Betty
  8. 7. Campaign in the Neck
    Betty & Veronica
  9. 8. Ode to the Phone
    Betty
  10. 9. The Outstanding Job
    Archie
  11. 10. Impressionable Type
    Betty
  12. 11. On With the Dance
    Little Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. A Friend to the End
    Little Veronica
  14. 13. Don't Mention Detention
    Little Betty
  15. 14. The School Scoop
    Little Veronica
  16. 15. Cheers for the Team
    Little Betty & Veronica
  17. 16. Match Play
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. Just a Quiet Place to Call Home
    Betty's Diary
  19. 18. Camera Angle
    Veronica
  20. 19. Voice Your Choice
    The Archies
  21. 20. Running Gag
    Betty
  22. 21. High Noon
    Veronica
  23. 22. Book 'Em!
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. Luck Be A Lady
    Betty
  25. 24. Sleight Of Mind
    Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. Doll Face!
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. Gender Bender
    Betty & Veronica
  28. 27. Sporting Chance
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. Dollars & Sense
    Betty and Veronica
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