(November 1996)

Archie, 1996 Series
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Price
1.79 USD; 1.95 CAD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
once a year
On-sale date
1996-09
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
071896468649 01
Editing
Nanci Dakesian; Victor Gorelick
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is just "Betty's Digest", cover title is "Betty's Digest Magazine."


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Betty / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen

Winner Takes None (Table of Contents: 1)

Betty / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Abra Catastrophe (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
With Betty playing the part of "beautiful assistant", Archie is confident his magic act can win the Riverdale High School Talent Show.
Reprints

Babysitting Blues (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Mr. Turner; Mrs. Turner; Teddy Turner; Eddie Turner
Synopsis
Betty babysits two terrible twins.
Reprints
Keywords
babysitting

Quick Trip (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie! Follow that car!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty tells Archie to "Follow that car!"
Reprints

Never Judge a Book by Its Cover (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie 3000 / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Chris Allen
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Pat Brosseau

Genre
science fiction; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Dexter Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Veronica and Betty get teamed up with Dexter Andrews and Dilton at the school picnic.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #80, no credits listed in this digest.

Choice Channel (Table of Contents: 6)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Jughead
Synopsis
Miss Grundy introduces learning by television. Jughead would like to major in westerns.
Reprints
Keywords
high school; television; TV

Heavy Problem (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty; Veronica
Synopsis
Betty is exercising because she has a split personality (banana splits).
Reprints
Keywords
exercise

Spite Spat (Table of Contents: 8)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty; Veronica
Synopsis
Betty is so angry, she's no longer speaking to Archie. She runs right over to his house to tell him so.
Reprints

Mad Dad (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie; Mr Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Andrews warns Archie that a prospective allowance increase will not become effective until Archie becomes effective.
Reprints

Football Fever (Table of Contents: 10)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Pat Kennedy
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Betty tries to take Archie's mind off football for one night, but everywhere they turn she sees football references that she must block from him.
Reprints
Keywords
football

Indexer Notes

formerly a Betty and Me story.

Seeing Cable TV Stars (Table of Contents: 11)

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; Mr. Morgan; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Dilton Doiley; Midge Klump; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica get a talk show on cable access television, but start dishing a little too much gossip than their friends are comfortable with.
Reprints

What's on Her Mind?! (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards ?
Inks
Joe Edwards ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Word finding puzzle.
Reprints

The Perils of Archie (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Beazly
Synopsis
Betty writes a story about Archie's misadventures at school.
Reprints

Merchant Princess (Table of Contents: 14)

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
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; unnamed woman; store manager; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica is selling her old clothes through her own second hand store, until she discovers that some are being bought by "less than lovely" women.
Reprints

Procrastination Elimination (Table of Contents: 15)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith [as Harold Smith]
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty's decision to do the jobs she's been putting off begin to put a crimp into her social life with Archie.
Reprints

A Very Special Occasion (Table of Contents: 16)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Alice Cooper; Pop Tate; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Betty does everything but hit Archie over the head to remind him that it's the anniversary of their first date.
Reprints

Cuddles and Pookie! (Table of Contents: 17)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Archie stumbles onto an old love letter tucked in Betty's photo album.
Reprints

The Homebody (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Hiram Lodge; Smithers the butler
Synopsis
Betty's enthusiastic descriptions of her summer travels to the countryside outside of Riverdale makes Veronica envious that she was only able to travel to Hawaii and Switzerland.
Reprints

Kick Shtick (Table of Contents: 19)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Coach Kleats; Harry Clayton; Coach Grapple; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Ms. Grundy; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Betty is brought onto the varsity football team as a place kicker because she's so good at soccer.
Reprints

My Diary (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

The Bite (Table of Contents: 21)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hartley ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie for President
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty carries a sign saying "Archie for President".
Reprints

A Date to Remember (Table of Contents: 22)

Betty's Diary / 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; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper; Chad Cole
Synopsis
Betty wins a date with soap opera star Chad Cole, but the conceited actor makes the evening a disaster.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Betty
  2. 1. Winner Takes None
    Betty
  3. 2. Abra Catastrophe
    Betty
  4. 3. Babysitting Blues
    Betty's Diary
  5. 4. Quick Trip
    Betty
  6. 5. Never Judge a Book by Its Cover
    Archie 3000
  7. 6. Choice Channel
    Jughead
  8. 7. Heavy Problem
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Spite Spat
    Betty
  10. 9. Mad Dad
    Archie
  11. 10. Football Fever
    Betty
  12. 11. Seeing Cable TV Stars
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. What's on Her Mind?!
    Betty
  14. 13. The Perils of Archie
    Betty's Diary
  15. 14. Merchant Princess
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. Procrastination Elimination
    Betty
  17. 16. A Very Special Occasion
    Betty
  18. 17. Cuddles and Pookie!
    Betty
  19. 18. The Homebody
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. Kick Shtick
    Betty
  21. 20. My Diary
    Betty Presents
  22. 21. The Bite
    Betty
  23. 22. A Date to Remember
    Betty's Diary
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