(February 2008)

Archie, 1987 Series
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Pages
196
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On-sale date
2007-12-28
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
071896469509 57
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
Dan Parent (signed)
Inks
Jim Amash (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After college, what do you think you'll become?
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

The Tour (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Jim Amash
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Fan Fare (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Joe Kuddly
Synopsis
Archie is proud that Betty loves football as much as he does, until he finds out why she loves it so much.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer and Letterer credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #240.

Cheese Whiz! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Jinx wants Greg to say "cheese" when she takes his picture.
Reprints
Keywords
camera; front teeth; smile

Beware of Aware-ness (Table of Contents: 4)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Barbara Slate
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Dr. Freod; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica reads a book on heightened awareness, then takes the lessons taught to the extreme.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest (Archie, 1987 series) #221, inks are credited to Jim Amash.

Boy Toy (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Alice Cooper; Smithers the butler; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Betty is envious of Veronica's new Tamagachi-like "Virtual Archie".
Reprints

Color Guard! (Table of Contents: 6)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the words puzzle.

Hand Full (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Sean Murphey
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty can't help with the dishes because it would harm her karate.
Reprints

Playing Footsie (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Midge Klump; Ethel Muggs; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee can't quite come to grips with the fervor all the girls have over the latest fashion trend: argyle socks with high heels.
Reprints

Plane Talk (Table of Contents: 9)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx makes a better paper airplane than Greg does.
Reprints
Keywords
paper airplane

Bill Chill (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
?
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie are dumbfounded at the restaurant check for their dates with Veronica and Betty.
Reprints

She Takes the Cake (Table of Contents: 11)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Angelo DeCesare
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Infatuated with a television body builder, Veronica bullies the entire household into a healthy eating regimen.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest (Archie, 1987 series) #218, writing is credited to Mike Pellowski and inks to Al Milgrom.

Family Friends (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mrs. Cooper; Mr. Lodge
Reprints

Funky Fashions (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge

So Long, Baby (Table of Contents: 14)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; "Baby"; unidentified neighbors
Synopsis
Archie offers to stay with Betty while she baby-sits for her neighbors, not realizing that "Baby" is a four foot tall sheep dog.
Reprints

Live 'N' Learn (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Charley learns something in school.
Reprints

Glib Fib (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse; Gigi
Synopsis
Jinx tries to explain diplomacy to Charley.
Reprints

No Wear To Go (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Veronica can't wait to show off her new fur coat and boots. Then it starts snowing and she panics at the thought of them getting wet.
Reprints

Terror In the Park (Table of Contents: 18)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine; Mr. Milksop
Synopsis
While cutting through the park on the way home from seeing a movie, the girls fear they are being followed by someone who means them harm.
Reprints

The Guy Who Came In From the Cold (Table of Contents: 19)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Albert; Josie's dad
Synopsis
When Albert stands outside singing in a snowstorm, the girls think he's been frozen solid.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #36, inks are credited to Rudy Lapick.

Vacation Vexation (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Muffins (Veronica's cat)
Synopsis
Veronica plants a travel brochure near Betty, hoping Betty will go skiing on Mount Royal thinking Veronica is going there. That way, Veronica will have the gang to herself on Snow Valley, where she's really traveling.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

Indexer Notes

Credits confirmed by the credits printed for the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #208.

A Fan's Fan (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Holly Golightly [as Holly G.] (credited)
Pencils
Holly Golightly [as Holly G.] (credited)
Inks
Holly Golightly [as Holly G.] (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica borrows an antique fan from Betty so she can audition for a part in a film.
Reprints

Winter Wonderland (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Salem
Synopsis
Sabrina uses her magic in various ways when she joins her friends for some winter fun.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Diary -- I saw Archie today in the lunchroom...
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty cleans up a story for her diary.
Reprints

Trophy Triumph (Table of Contents: 24)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Erika Shusser; Midge Klump
Synopsis
A champion skier pretends to be a beginner to get Archie's attention but Betty discovers what is up.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

Today's Lesson (Table of Contents: 25)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead answers questions on skiing.
Keywords
skiing

Indexer Notes

This may have originally been a Jughead story.

Betty’s Fan Fashion (Table of Contents: 26)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nelson Ribeiro
Inks
Nelson Ribeiro
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
fashion; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper

Indexer Notes

Fashions submitted by Breanna D. of Georgia.

The Big Put-Down (Table of Contents: 27)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
When Archie's friends are griping about how much they hate school, he shows us what they really think by conjuring up a devilish new student who tries to tempt them into defacing the school.
Reprints

Do No Evil (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie try to get revenge on the girls for calling them slobs.
Reprints

Young at Heart (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Smithers the butler; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica cons her father and Smithers into a snowball fight.
Reprints
Keywords
snowball fight

Indexer Notes

Credits confirmed with the credits printed in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #209.

What Does It Matter? (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen

Snide Aside (Table of Contents: 31)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead puts ski wax on the seat of Archie's pants.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

Indexer Notes

This may be from Jughead's Jokes #4 with a new feature title but needs confirmation.

Learn to Draw Betty (Table of Contents: 32)

Betty / activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
769 D
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Keywords
Cartooning; cheerleader

Up For Grabs (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica both scheme to get Archie to invite one of them to a dance, but he finally tells them he'll be out of town that day.
Reprints

Bowled Over (Table of Contents: 34)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica doesn't like bowling so she tries to convince Betty that skiing is more 'chic'.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

Group Whoop (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan De Carlo Jr.
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle]
Synopsis
Archie struggles to get through a snowstorm and many other obstacles to meet up with the rest of the band in time for a talent competition.
Reprints
Keywords
snow; winter

Weather Vain (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; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
When Betty gets caught in a light sprinkle, the kids at school think her outfit looks cute slightly damp. Jealous of the attention her friend is getting, Veronica goes out the next day in a downpour to try to get the same effect.
Reprints

Messterpiece (Table of Contents: 37)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Caramel; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica is modeling as a living painting and warns Archie not to come near her, knowing his habit of messing things up.
Reprints

Learn to Draw Veronica (Table of Contents: 38)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Letters
typeset

Call of the Wild (Table of Contents: 39)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 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; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica gives Archie a pager so she can keep tabs on him. Jughead takes the pager surreptitiously and gives Veronica something to keep tabs on.
Reprints

You Ain't Got No Elegance (Table of Contents: 40)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
? [as Kennedy] (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Smithers; Pop Tate; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica has a mysterious date and Betty and Archie try to discover who it is with.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["After college, what do you think you'll become?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. The Tour
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Fan Fare
    Betty
  4. 3. Cheese Whiz!
    Li'l Jinx
  5. 4. Beware of Aware-ness
    Veronica
  6. 5. Boy Toy
    Betty
  7. 6. Color Guard!
    Veronica
  8. 7. Hand Full
    Betty
  9. 8. Playing Footsie
    Betty and Veronica
  10. 9. Plane Talk
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. Bill Chill
    Archie
  12. 11. She Takes the Cake
    Veronica
  13. 12. Family Friends
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. Funky Fashions
    Betty & Veronica
  15. 14. So Long, Baby
    Betty
  16. 15. Live 'N' Learn
    Li'l Jinx
  17. 16. Glib Fib
    Li'l Jinx
  18. 17. No Wear To Go
    Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. Terror In the Park
    Josie
  20. 19. The Guy Who Came In From the Cold
    Josie
  21. 20. Vacation Vexation
    Betty and Veronica
  22. 21. A Fan's Fan
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. Winter Wonderland
    Betty & Veronica & Sabrina
  24. 23. ["Dear Diary -- I saw Archie today in the lunchroom..."]
    Betty's Diary
  25. 24. Trophy Triumph
    Betty
  26. 25. Today's Lesson
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. Betty’s Fan Fashion
  28. 27. The Big Put-Down
    Veronica
  29. 28. Do No Evil
    Betty & Veronica
  30. 29. Young at Heart
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. What Does It Matter?
    Archie
  32. 31. Snide Aside
    Betty
  33. 32. Learn to Draw Betty
    Betty
  34. 33. Up For Grabs
    Betty and Veronica
  35. 34. Bowled Over
    Betty & Veronica
  36. 35. Group Whoop
    The Archies
  37. 36. Weather Vain
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. Messterpiece
    Veronica
  39. 38. Learn to Draw Veronica
  40. 39. Call of the Wild
    Betty and Veronica
  41. 40. You Ain't Got No Elegance
    Betty and Veronica
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