(December 1985)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Price:
1.25 USD
Pages:
132
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., and Dec.
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode:
0271000691416
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard U.S. Digest
Paper Stock:
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["It's difficult to believe our little Veronica is a teenager!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Mrs. Lodge
Keywords:
photo album; telephone

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Royal Flush (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Alice Cooper; Cousin Albert (Cooper?); The King Of Baldonia
Synopsis:
Veronica brags to Betty about how she'll be able to meet Baldonian royalty at the country club. But a twist of fate allows Betty to meet him first.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

["Fifi, how about taking a short catnap?"] (Table of Contents)

Jughead's Good Deed Book / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead's good deed book helps Veronica with her dog Fifi.

Billion Dollar Taste (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Ruth
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Gladys Jones; Pop Tate; Smithers the butler; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Everyone is so impressed with Jughead's new soup that they envision it has mass-market potential.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Cornered (Table of Contents)

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; Charley Hawse
Synopsis:
Jinx and Charley disagree about whether the Earth is round.
Reprints:

[Where's Cap''n Crunch?] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Captain Crunch / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Delightful Eyeful (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie is a great gymnast until a girl walks bye.
Keywords:
gymnastics; pommel horse

Inspiration (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Gregg Suchow
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Archie is hiding from Betty and Veronica so he can prepare for an important debate.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #18, no credits listed in this digest.

The Exile (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
When Mr. Lodge demands that Veronica not see Archie anymore, Archie decides to get a message to her disguised as junk mail.

[Archie's Christmas Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Fill 'er up!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie's Pin Up / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie tells the gas station attendant to fill his car up, but after he pays for the gas, he doesn't have enough money left to go on a date.
Reprints:
Keywords:
gas

Indexer Notes

Though it's labeled a "pin up," it's is really a three-panel story.

Bored to Tears (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Veronica decides to practice to become the best darts player in town, so that she can surprise the boys with her skill. While practicing, she keeps throwing out her old dart boards and buying new ones.
Reprints:
Keywords:
darts

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Speed Trap (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Coach Kleats; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Coach Kleats is frustrated by Jughead's lack of effort in running. Mr. Weatherbee suggests coaxing him to go faster by offering a free pizza as a prize.
Reprints:
Keywords:
track

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

["Archie, you can't make water disappear."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Archie shows Miss Grundy how to make water disappear.

Two for the Money (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Dilton Doily; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
After seeing Betty kick herself for seeing a terrible film, Dilton uses reverse psychology and tells her it was great, hoping she'll convince herself that it wasn't as big a waste of time as she thought.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

The Back and Blues (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie mishears a private conversation between Mr. Weatherbee and Miss Grundy, then spreads the rumor that Mr. Weatherbee is retiring.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Jesting with Jughead (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
First gag, Archie and Reggie find a way to keep Jughead from eating. Second gag, Archie asks Jughead if he would like to be an astronaut. Third gag, Jughead splits a cake.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Three two-panel gags.

The Knitpicker (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
When Betty shows off her knitting skills by knitting herself a scarf and Archie a sweater, Veronica decides that she has to master knitting as well.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

A Mouthful (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Halliday
Synopsis:
Hap tries to tell Jinx she has egg and jam around her mouth.

Nothing Doin' (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Archie has to learn to control his temper.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dear Betty and Veronica / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

A Small Problem (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica are jealous of the new girl in town who uses her small size to wrap all the boys around her little finger.

Persuasion (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Moose keeps clobbering Reggie. Jughead scares Moose off by claiming he's got a rare disease.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bullying

[Four Equals Five] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Kick Trick (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Moose made a 15 yard kick.
Keywords:
football

Phone Fun (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Mr. Brown has a switchboard in his house.

Wooden You Know (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo ?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; unidentified Riverdale coed
Synopsis:
When Veronica finds out that Archie has been attending woodworking in order to make a play for a gorgeous redhead, she secretly sabotages his project and hers.
Reprints:
Keywords:
woodworking

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Page 5 is missing from this reprint, page numbering goes from 4 to 6.

A Game Kid (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Halliday
Synopsis:
All Jinx wants to do all day is play games.

Indexer Notes

Probably the story from Life With Archie (Archie, 1958 series) #21 but needs confirmation.

Car-Rumba (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg ?
Inks:
Rudy Lapick ?
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
When Mr. Lodge hears Archie complaining about being tired out, he lectures him on maintaining his body the same way he would a car.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Chore Score (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Gladys Jones; Forsythe Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead always has an alibi for not doing his chores.
Reprints:

Shivering Chivalry (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica ask Reggie and Archie to protect them from two kids with pea shooters.
Keywords:
pea shooter

Double Duty (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead try to help a man who yelled "stop that man" for no reason.

[The Razzles Great Race Sweepstakes] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Razzles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Cooling Pies] (Table of Contents)

Jughead's Dipsy Doodles / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead paints a window with pies cooling on the ledge so he can steal one.

The Payoff (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo ?
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica pays Betty to take Archie on a date so she can spend the night with famous entertainer Studs Sanders
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Operation Imagination (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Mrs. Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie is broke, but with Jughead's help and some imagination, he is able to turn a date with Veronica into a night on the town, complete with dinner and dancing at a disco.
Reprints:
Keywords:
basement; chauffeur; disco; hamburgers; imagination

Leaf It to Her (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis:
Making a dollar for raking the leaves inspires Jinx to try to make more.
Reprints:

[Little Archie Comics Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["What kind of good deed shall I perform today?"] (Table of Contents)

Jughead's Good Deed Book / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead buys himself candy for a good deed.

The Plane Truth (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie needs a sticky door fixed. Veronica has a fully-equipped wood-working shop as a hobby, so she comes over and fixes the door, leaving Archie's father a little bewildered.
Reprints:
Keywords:
door; wood plane; wood-working

Indexer Notes

Fantasy Island joke with a pun on wood plane and airplane on page three. Credits from the index for the digest reprint.

Surprise (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica cons Miss Grundy into excusing her from class, but winds up making the teacher think Veronica is planning a surprise party for Mr. Weatherbee.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Higher Learning (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Archie Andrews (cameo on television)
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx borrows her father's dictionary to use as a chair to watch television.
Reprints:

[Glow in the dark posters] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Pineapple Kids Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[Win one of 600 prizes!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Starburst Candy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["It's difficult to believe our little Veronica is a teenager!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Royal Flush
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. ["Fifi, how about taking a short catnap?"]
    Jughead's Good Deed Book
  5. 4. Billion Dollar Taste
    Archie
  6. 5. Cornered
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. [Where's Cap''n Crunch?]
    Captain Crunch
  8. 7. Delightful Eyeful
    Archie
  9. 8. Inspiration
    Betty And Veronica
  10. 9. The Exile
    Archie
  11. 10. [Archie's Christmas Offer]
  12. 11. ["Fill 'er up!"]
    Archie's Pin Up
  13. 12. Bored to Tears
    Betty And Veronica
  14. 13. Speed Trap
    Jughead
  15. 14. ["Archie, you can't make water disappear."]
    Archie Gag Bag
  16. 15. Two for the Money
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. The Back and Blues
    Archie
  18. 17. Jesting with Jughead
  19. 18. The Knitpicker
    Betty And Veronica
  20. 19. A Mouthful
    Li'l Jinx
  21. 20. Nothing Doin'
    Archie
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Dear Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. A Small Problem
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. Persuasion
    Jughead
  25. 24. [Four Equals Five]
  26. 25. Kick Trick
    Archie
  27. 26. Phone Fun
    Archie
  28. 27. Wooden You Know
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. A Game Kid
    Li'l Jinx
  30. 29. Car-Rumba
    Archie
  31. 30. Chore Score
    Jughead
  32. 31. Shivering Chivalry
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. Double Duty
    Archie
  34. 33. [The Razzles Great Race Sweepstakes]
    Razzles
  35. 34. [Cooling Pies]
    Jughead's Dipsy Doodles
  36. 35. The Payoff
    Betty and Veronica
  37. 36. Operation Imagination
    Archie
  38. 37. Leaf It to Her
    Li'l Jinx
  39. 38. [Little Archie Comics Digest Subscription Offer]
  40. 39. ["What kind of good deed shall I perform today?"]
    Jughead's Good Deed Book
  41. 40. The Plane Truth
    Archie
  42. 41. Surprise
    Betty And Veronica
  43. 42. Higher Learning
    Li'l Jinx
  44. 43. [Glow in the dark posters]
    Pineapple Kids Club
  45. 44. [no title indexed]
  46. 45. [Win one of 600 prizes!]
    Starburst Candy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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