(October 2012)

Archie, 1987 Series
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164
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On-sale date
2012-08-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
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762816469500 20411
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Color
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Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
Rosario Pena [as Tito Pena] (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Did you panic, Veronica?
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Reprints

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promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Body Image (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Bruce Blast
Synopsis
Veronica dates a weight lifter but decides she likes Archie better.
Reprints

On the Wings of a Butterfly (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Hiram Lodge; Smithers; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Dilton has captured a butterfly.
Reprints

Triangle Angle (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 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; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
To answer Archie's need for a summer job, and to get him away from Veronica, Betty offers to coach him so they can become lifeguards together.
Reprints
Keywords
lifeguard

Indexer Notes

Feature changed from "Betty and Me" to "Betty and Veronica" for this printing.

Screen Time (Table of Contents: 5)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
After seeing Betty and Archie on the jumbotron at the local ballpark Veronica insists that Archie take her and get her on the screen also.
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Feed Frenzy (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Betty tries to prevent the local squirrels from eating the birdseed she puts out for the birds.
Reprints

A Stranger In Paradise (Table of Contents: 7)

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
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica claims that Betty is crazy and dumb because she constantly fawns over Archie. Even Archie has to acknowledge Betty's insanity when she appears, seemingly out of nowhere, to fuss over him when he gets a slight injury.
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Indexer Notes

Feature changed from "Betty and Me" to "Betty and Veronica" with this printing.

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promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Swimsuit Fashions (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?

Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman (signed)
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're lucky to know somebody who has a private pool!
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge

Indexer Notes

Comic strip reprint.

Bitter Lemon (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge; Gloria
Synopsis
When Betty minds the neighbor girl's lemonade stand Archie and Reggie end up buying all the lemonade.
Reprints

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promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Happy Hiker (Table of Contents: 13)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ? (credited); Bob Bolling ?
Pencils
Doug Crane (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Betty joins Veronica and Mr. Lodge on a nature hike through the woods. But the hike is interrupted by a rapidly spreading forest fire.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In the original printing of this issue, Bob Bolling is credited as the writer of this story. In this digest the credits list George Gladir.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let’s see… Which beach should I go to this weekend?
Characters
Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the phrase puzzle.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Sabrina / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors
?

Characters
Sabrina

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Sabrina reprints.

A Fish Called Esmeralda (Table of Contents: 16)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Gallagher (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina; Esmeralda
Synopsis
Esmeralda changes into a mermaid and Sabrina is forced to save her from the dangers of the ocean.
Reprints
Keywords
hammer-head shark; mermaid

Jurassic Perch (Table of Contents: 17)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Gallagher (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina; Salem; Aunt Zelda; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Sabrina tries to teach Salem to stop chasing the birds away from the bird feeder.
Reprints

Suits Me Fine (Table of Contents: 18)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina; Salem
Synopsis
Sabrina's bikini is magically changed to something less revealing.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

There is a story with the same name in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (Archie, 1971 series) #48 with a similar synopsis, but that story indicates that both of Sabrina's aunts appear, they do not in this story. Unclear if it is a reprint or just a similar story at this time.

Beach Botch (Table of Contents: 19)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina; Salem
Synopsis
Sabrina tries to use magic to get to the beach but ends up in the Sahara desert instead.
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promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Island Fashions (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Pencils
Dan Parent (signed)
Inks
Dan Parent (signed)
Colors
?

Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fashion page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Betty and Veronica's Coloring Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Did you get Bobby Barren’s autograph at his personal appearance show last night, Betty?
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A page to color.

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

Veronica Pin-Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How do you like it, Archie?
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica shows off her new "western" look.
Reprints

The Bonzer Land (Table of Contents: 24)

Veronica in Australia / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Hy Eisman (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Sheila Benson; Karen; Teddy; Jamison Ginga
Reprints
Keywords
Australia; dingo; kangaroo; koala bear; Sydney Opera House

Flower Power (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Smithers
Synopsis
When Veronica accidentally destroys Betty's flower garden she panics and transplants flowers from the nearby woods.
Reprints
Keywords
poison ivy

Pool Clue (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Smithers; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Midge invite Veronica to go to the beach but Veronica asks why should they go to the beach when she has a private pool.
Reprints

Cloud 9 (Table of Contents: 27)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
After Betty fixes Archie's car, Archie gives her a kiss. The kiss sends her to the clouds, practically flying over Riverdale. The feeling and the flying only last until she sees Archie with Veronica, when she gets a sinking feeling and comes back to earth.
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My Dad... the Supermodel! (Table of Contents: 28)

Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Smithers; Lucy Dubois; Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
When Veronica applies to a TV show "Fashion Victim" she gets her father a makeover.
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Indexer Notes

The show "Fashion Victim" is very similar to the reality show "What Not to Wear".

What's Your Story? (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Kathleen
Synopsis
Kathleen has a bad case of writer's block so Betty and Veronica try to help her out with their own stories.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This reads like it might be the first part of a longer story.

Chuting Star (Table of Contents: 30)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Angelo Decesare (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
To get Archie away from Veronica, Betty offers to teach him how to parasail.
Reprints

Frank Talk (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie, Betty and Veronica have a bar-b-que.
Reprints

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promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman (signed)
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I think this tune I'm working on...
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is trying to write a new song.

Betty's Sunny Day Fashions (Table of Contents: 35)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
?

Characters
Betty Cooper

Real Bad Hair Day (Table of Contents: 36)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the letters puzzle.

Claw Awe! (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica judge a spear fishing contest.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Work Check Out (Table of Contents: 39)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Ms. Jenkins; Jack Rollins
Synopsis
Veronica spends the day with her father at his business.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

A Happy Ending (Table of Contents: 41)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are ready for school to start.
Reprints

Back to School Blues (Table of Contents: 42)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Veronica misses the first week of school and when she shows up with her designer dress she discovers that everybody else is wearing the same dress.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Battle of the BFF's! (Table of Contents: 44)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited); Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Mike DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
humor
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

Everything's Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Did you panic, Veronica?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. ["The Archie App. Download it for free."]
  3. 2. Body Image
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. On the Wings of a Butterfly
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Triangle Angle
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Screen Time
    Veronica
  7. 6. Feed Frenzy
    Betty
  8. 7. A Stranger In Paradise
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. ["The Art of Betty and Veronica"]
  10. 9. Swimsuit Fashions
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. ["We're lucky to know somebody who has a private pool!"]
    Archie
  12. 11. Bitter Lemon
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. ["Double Digest Sample Pack!"]
  14. 13. The Happy Hiker
    Betty
  15. 14. ["Let’s see… Which beach should I go to this weekend?"]
    Veronica
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina
  17. 16. A Fish Called Esmeralda
    Sabrina
  18. 17. Jurassic Perch
    Sabrina
  19. 18. Suits Me Fine
    Sabrina
  20. 19. Beach Botch
    Sabrina
  21. 20. ["Archie Meets KISS"]
  22. 21. Island Fashions
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. ["Did you get Bobby Barren’s autograph at his personal appearance show last night, Betty?"]
    Betty and Veronica's Coloring Page
  24. 23. ["How do you like it, Archie?"]
    Veronica Pin-Up
  25. 24. The Bonzer Land
    Veronica in Australia
  26. 25. Flower Power
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. Pool Clue
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. Cloud 9
    Betty
  29. 28. My Dad... the Supermodel!
    Veronica
  30. 29. What's Your Story?
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. Chuting Star
    Betty
  32. 31. Frank Talk
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. ["Archie: Clash of the New Kids"]
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Veronica's Pin-Up
  35. 34. ["I think this tune I'm working on..."]
    Archie
  36. 35. Betty's Sunny Day Fashions
    Betty
  37. 36. Real Bad Hair Day
    Veronica
  38. 37. Claw Awe!
    Betty and Veronica
  39. 38. ["Archie Marries Betty & Veronica"]
  40. 39. Work Check Out
    Veronica
  41. 40. ["Subscribe Today"]
  42. 41. A Happy Ending
    Betty and Veronica
  43. 42. Back to School Blues
    Betty and Veronica
  44. 43. ["Betty and Veronica: Best Friends Forever"]
  45. 44. Battle of the BFF's!
    Betty
  46. 45. ["Betty and Veronica: Best Friends Forever"]
  47. 46. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  48. 47. ["Download the Archie App for Free!"]
  49. 48. ["The Best of Archie Comics Book Two"]
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