(November 1997)

Archie, 1996 Series
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Price
1.79 USD; 1.99 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
once a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
?
Editing
Nanci Dakesian (editor); Victor Gorelick (editor); Richard Goldwater (editor in chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

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)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A person who wears a 'crown' will sweep you off your feet!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews (in fantasy)
Synopsis
Betty gets one idea from reading her fortune in a Chinese restaurant, while reality has a different idea entirely.

A New Twist (Table of Contents: 1)

Betty / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Frank Gagliardo
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen

Haunting Flaunting (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty is tired of Veronica's bragging.
Reprints

Person to Person (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Nate Butler
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Frank Gagliardo ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Archie buys Betty a dozen roses, but kind-hearted Betty ends up giving them away to brighten up the lives of other people.
Reprints

Lend Me Your Era (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty researches the 1950's for a story she is writing.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 2011 series) #255, no credits listed in this digest.

Tricky Business (Table of Contents: 5)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
children
Reprints

A Gymnastic Twist (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Reprints

Betty's Swimsuit Sketches (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Reprints

The Late Show (Table of Contents: 8)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
children
Reprints

Swap Flop (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Reprints

Out of Sight! (Table of Contents: 10)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
children
Reprints

Sew What's New? (Table of Contents: 11)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
children
Reprints

Animals are People Too! Part I (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Gallagher
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Frank Gagliardo ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Mandy Moffet; Ollie Funt; Dexter Howard; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Alice Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Arnold Drake
Synopsis
Promoted to on-air Consumer Affairs Reporter, Betty investigates Skintek cosmetics from a tip from Midge. There she finds secret experimentation on lab animals.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part one of a two-part story.

Animals are People Too! Part II (Table of Contents: 13)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Gallagher
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Frank Gagliardo ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Mandy Moffet; Ollie Funt; Dexter Howard; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Alice Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Arnold Drake
Synopsis
The renegade scientist in charge of the Skintek lab finds Betty snooping and decides to experiment on her.
Reprints

Betty's Funky Fashions (Table of Contents: 14)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Reprints

A Weighty Matter (Table of Contents: 15)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Joe Edwards ?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
Frank Gagliardo ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll mow your lawn for nothing...
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Betty makes Mr. Andrews an offer she hopes he can't refuse.
Reprints

Frame Game (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Both Betty and Veronica pretend to not know how to bowl so Archie will help them but the truth comes out that they are both very good bowlers.
Reprints
Keywords
bowling

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #262.

This Girl For Hire (Table of Contents: 18)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Reprints

Decision Maker (Table of Contents: 19)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Reprints

Reserved for V.I.P. (Table of Contents: 20)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Reprints

Here Comes The Son (Table of Contents: 21)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Reprints

Say It With Flowers (Table of Contents: 22)

Betty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
Frank Gagliardo ?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty tries to make Archie jealous.
Reprints

Sure Lure (Table of Contents: 23)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones
Reprints

Read All About It (Table of Contents: 24)

Betty's Diary / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Frank Gagliardo ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Mr. Patterson; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty finds out that her neighbor, Mr. Patterson, is an illiterate adult and hiding the problem. She wants to help him, but doesn't know how. Discussing the problem with Veronica gets her friend into action on the problem.
Reprints
Keywords
illiteracy

Indexer Notes

Writing credit from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #255.

Shade Parade (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Reprints

It's All In The Cards (Table of Contents: 26)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Gallagher
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Frank Gagliardo ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty offers to give her sister Polly's old collection of baseball cards to Archie and Jughead, but her mom has just thrown them away.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["A person who wears a 'crown' will sweep you off your feet!"]
    Betty
  2. 1. A New Twist
    Betty
  3. 2. Haunting Flaunting
    Betty
  4. 3. Person to Person
    Betty
  5. 4. Lend Me Your Era
    Betty's Diary
  6. 5. Tricky Business
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. A Gymnastic Twist
    Betty
  8. 7. Betty's Swimsuit Sketches
    Betty
  9. 8. The Late Show
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. Swap Flop
    Betty
  11. 10. Out of Sight!
    Li'l Jinx
  12. 11. Sew What's New?
    Li'l Jinx
  13. 12. Animals are People Too! Part I
    Betty
  14. 13. Animals are People Too! Part II
    Betty
  15. 14. Betty's Funky Fashions
    Betty
  16. 15. A Weighty Matter
    Betty
  17. 16. ["I'll mow your lawn for nothing..."]
    Betty's Pin Up
  18. 17. Frame Game
    Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. This Girl For Hire
    Betty
  20. 19. Decision Maker
    Betty
  21. 20. Reserved for V.I.P.
    Reggie
  22. 21. Here Comes The Son
    Betty
  23. 22. Say It With Flowers
    Betty
  24. 23. Sure Lure
    Jughead
  25. 24. Read All About It
    Betty's Diary
  26. 25. Shade Parade
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. It's All In The Cards
    Betty
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