(July 2007)

Archie, 1987 Series
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Pages
196
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9 times a year in Jan., Mar., Apr., May, July, Aug., Sept., Oct. and Dec.
On-sale date
2007-05-14
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
762816469500 15111
Editing
Nelson Ribeiro; Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

On-sale date from Betty and Veronica Digest Magazine #173.


Bad Boy Trouble (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Steven Butler (signed)
Inks
Al Milgrom (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

New Look art.

Bad Boy Trouble Part 1 (Table of Contents: 1)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Melanie J. Morgan
Pencils
Steven Butler
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Stephanie Vozzo
Letters
John Workman

Genre
drama; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Angelina (the maid); Midge Klump; Nick St. Clair; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
During a girls' night out, Veronica, Betty and Midge meet Nick St. Clair, who sneaked into the movie without paying. Nick has recently moved to Riverdale. Veronica is immediately smitten with the tough, motorcycle-riding loner. She ditches her friends and goes riding with Nick. Hours later, she returns home to a frantic father and her friends. Rather than explaining their lateness, Nick merely drops Veronica off and rides away. Mr. Lodge forbids her to see the teenage thug again.
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Indexer Notes

This is the first story of the "new-look" for the Archie characters.

Quiz Fizz (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Fifi the maid
Synopsis
Betty takes a magazine quiz to see how well she knows her best friend, and Veronica feels her friend's answers are way off.
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Clueless (Table of Contents: 3)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge

Veronica's Party Fashions (Table of Contents: 4)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
fashion page
Reprints

Indexer Notes

fashions submitted by John Hunter

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty's Pin Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beauty and her Bears
Characters
Betty Cooper
Reprints

Let It Rain (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Hal Cooper (flashback); Alice Cooper (flashback)
Synopsis
Trapped inside on a rainy day, Betty curls up with her diary and recalls other storms and the events they inspired.
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Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest (Archie, 1987 series) #212 the inks are credited to Bob Smith.

It's in the Stars (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Mr. Svenson; Miss Rogers; Miss Grundy; Ethel Muggs; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty's horoscope says it will be her lucky day, but (almost) everything goes wrong.
Reprints
Keywords
cooking; detention; horoscope

Madwoman of Riverdale (Table of Contents: 8)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Smithers the butler; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica is having "one of those days" and she's ready to tear someone a new one.
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Happy Mirthday To You (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty / 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; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doily; Chuck Clayton; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The gang plans a roller skating surprise birthday party for Betty.
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No Problem (Table of Contents: 10)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge tries to put his foot down, but only ends up putting it in his mouth.
Reprints

Dream Dilemma (Table of Contents: 11)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty dreams she rejects Archie and is so shaken by the dream that it takes Veronica to talk her down from her agitated state.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest (Archie, 1987 series) #212, the writing is credited to George Gladir.

Comfort Zone (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Smithers; Hiram Lodge
Keywords
Spring cleaning

That Certain Something (Table of Contents: 13)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 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; Mr. Bedell; Mrs. Bedell
Synopsis
Veronica does everything she can to impress the handsome new teacher, until she finds out he's married.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest (Archie, 1987 series) #212, writer is credited to Mike Pellowski.

Sheer Fear (Table of Contents: 14)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

Chore Score (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Gaston
Synopsis
Veronica's dad wants her to start saving money, but her economical ideas cause more trouble than they're worth.
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Fashions of Fancy (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Pencils
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Inks
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Rex W. Lindsey

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica model ethnic costume designs submitted by readers.
Reprints

Classick TeeVee (Table of Contents: 17)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Inks
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)

Genre
fashion
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica wears fashions that pay tribute to sixties television shows "That Girl", "The Avengers", "The Addams Family", and seventies show "The Bionic Woman".
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Point of View (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica think spring is "girl's weather" but have their mind changed by a spring storm.
Reprints
Keywords
spring

Yee-Hah! (Table of Contents: 19)

Betty / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Put the letters in numerical order.

Law of the Land (Table of Contents: 20)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie shows up as a cowboy to take Veronica to a masquerade party.
Reprints

Fashion Flirt (Table of Contents: 21)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
fashion; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Queen for a Week (Table of Contents: 22)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Veronica, this is the ambassador from Snoozlevania!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica becomes Queen for a week in Snoozlevania but because their economy crashed they make her pay for everything during her trip.
Reprints

Fashion Don’ts (Table of Contents: 23)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Characters
Betty Cooper
Reprints

Editor-In-Grief (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are too busy bickering about who gets to do their school newspaper assignment first to actually do their school newspaper assignments.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bawww!
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica doesn't like her measurements using the metric system.
Reprints
Keywords
metric system

Missed List (Table of Contents: 26)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica goes into a deep depression when she doesn't make a ten best dressed list.
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The Competitive Edge (Table of Contents: 27)

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; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Smithers the butler; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Envious of all the sports trophies Betty has won, Veronica buys a trophy case and fills it with trophies she purchased on her own.
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Worst Date Fate (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica both discover that their worst dates have been with Archie.

Talk Balk (Table of Contents: 29)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica thinks she and her father should talk more.
Reprints

Share Flair (Table of Contents: 30)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty overdoes her interest in Archie's sports team.
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Full of Hot Air! (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
Bill Dubay [As Dubay]
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [As Goldberg]
Inks
Stan Goldberg [As Goldberg]
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason (Cameo); Geraldine Grundy (Cameo); Waldo Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley (Cameo); Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate (Cameo); Midge Klump (Cameo); Chuck Clayton (Cameo); Coach Clayton (Cameo)
Synopsis
The line breaks on Reggie's hot air balloon and he and Veronica are headed for doom.
Reprints

[Archie and Veronica kissing] (Table of Contents: 32)

Which 2 Are Alike? / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

An Ugly Win (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis
When Veronica hears that Betty and Archie plan to run together on the Woodland Nature Trail, she invites herself along to make sure all they do is run.
Reprints

Hit or Ms. (Table of Contents: 34)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica challenge Archie and Jughead to a boys versus girls game of baseball.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball; softball; spring; springtime

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

Jug's Jokes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nelson Ribeiro (signed)
Inks
Nelson Ribeiro (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Arch! What do you call a sleeping dinosaur?
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate

Get A Life (Table of Contents: 36)

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; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Watching his daughter and Betty engage in a vigorous badminton game gets Mr. Lodge pining for his youth. So he grabs Smithers and challenges the girls to a doubles match.
Reprints

Fab Job (Table of Contents: 37)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty gets a job as a parking lot attendant, and Veronica gets jealous when she sees how many cute boys visit the booth.
Reprints

On a Roll (Table of Contents: 38)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mayor Glibb
Synopsis
Archie and Betty are working at a fifties-style drive-in restaurant. A local fast food competitor dresses as the mayor to steal their food secrets. Betty saves the day. Features an owl singing Elvis songs throughout.
Reprints
Keywords
drive-in; Elvis; mask; rollerskates; singing owl

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

Betty's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How's your roller skating job, Betty?
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty loses her job as a drive-in waitress.
Reprints

Don't Suit Yourself (Table of Contents: 40)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
? [as Kennedy] (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica discover that shopping for bathing suits is not as much fun without Archie along to give his thoughts.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Bad Boy Trouble
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Bad Boy Trouble Part 1
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Quiz Fizz
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Clueless
    Veronica
  5. 4. Veronica's Party Fashions
    Veronica
  6. 5. ["Beauty and her Bears"]
    Betty's Pin Up
  7. 6. Let It Rain
    Betty’s Diary
  8. 7. It's in the Stars
    Betty
  9. 8. Madwoman of Riverdale
    Veronica
  10. 9. Happy Mirthday To You
    Betty
  11. 10. No Problem
    Veronica
  12. 11. Dream Dilemma
    Betty
  13. 12. Comfort Zone
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. That Certain Something
    Betty and Veronica
  15. 14. Sheer Fear
    Veronica
  16. 15. Chore Score
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. Fashions of Fancy
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. Classick TeeVee
    Veronica
  19. 18. Point of View
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. Yee-Hah!
    Betty
  21. 20. Law of the Land
    Veronica
  22. 21. Fashion Flirt
    Veronica
  23. 22. Queen for a Week
    Veronica
  24. 23. Fashion Don’ts
    Betty
  25. 24. Editor-In-Grief
    Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. ["Bawww!"]
    Veronica Gag Bag
  27. 26. Missed List
    Veronica
  28. 27. The Competitive Edge
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. Worst Date Fate
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. Talk Balk
    Veronica
  31. 30. Share Flair
    Betty
  32. 31. Full of Hot Air!
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. [Archie and Veronica kissing]
    Which 2 Are Alike?
  34. 33. An Ugly Win
    Betty and Veronica
  35. 34. Hit or Ms.
    Betty and Veronica
  36. 35. ["Hey, Arch! What do you call a sleeping dinosaur?"]
    Jug's Jokes
  37. 36. Get A Life
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. Fab Job
    Betty and Veronica
  39. 38. On a Roll
    Betty and Veronica
  40. 39. ["How's your roller skating job, Betty?"]
    Betty's Gag Bag
  41. 40. Don't Suit Yourself
    Betty and Veronica
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