(July 1990)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Price:
1.50 USD
Pages:
132
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly in Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., and Nov.
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode:
071896468557 43
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard U.S. Digest
Paper Stock:
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["Why of course I'm giving them away! I wore them all last month!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Shop Till You Drop (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Rich Margopoulos (credited)
Pencils:
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited); Nanci Tsetsekas (credited); Gregg Suchow (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Ginger
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica go shopping separately and end up buying the same outfit.

Eat Treat (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Sabrina; Aunt Zelda
Synopsis:
Aunt Zelda offers a homeless man some food.

[Special Subscription Offer!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo, Jr. (credited)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Mary Alice Blossom; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
The other students begin to believe that Betty has become psychic.

[Join the cause...] (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Keywords:
literacy

Indexer Notes

Literacy PSA featuring many of the Archie superheroes.

Stop the Music (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge hasn't complained about Archie's guitar playing all week.
Keywords:
electric guitar

Channel Chaser (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie's tv picks up channels from all over the world.

[Archie Fan Club] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Plain 'n' Fancy (Table of Contents)

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
Synopsis:
Betty is selling magazine subscriptions. Veronica tries to prove to her that you have to dress up to make sales.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #212, no credits listed in this digest.

[The Ultimate Game Club] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Ultimate Game Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Yearbook (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo, Jr. (credited)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee; Joel; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee tries to convince the students to do a video yearbook rather than a traditional yearbook.

[Katy Keene Fan Club] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Culinary Art (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Jughead admires a painting of a hamburger.

Parlez Vous? (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Yvonne
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy gives Reggie a reason to study French.
Keywords:
French

[Archie has a new comic book!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Secret of Soho (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jimbo; Giorgio; Dexter; Gustav; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
While the Archies are in New York City for a concert, Betty and Veronica visit Soho and their fashion designer friend Dexter.
Keywords:
break dancing; fashion designer; Fulton Fish Market; New York City; Soho

Solution Resolution (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Stan Goldberg
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Cousin Ambrose; Salem
Synopsis:
Sabrina and Hilda try to use witchcraft to solve society's ills, with unexpected results.
Reprints:
Keywords:
energy crisis; inflation; pollution

Indexer Notes

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

[Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Close Encounters (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
Veronica wants Archie to stay away from Betty all day but Archie and Betty keep running into each other and Veronica keeps catching them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie's Funhouse Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #6, no credits listed in this digest.

The King is Back (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Professor Svengali
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge hires Professor Svengali to hypnotize the girls so they will quit listening to Robert Capp records.
Keywords:
hypnosis

[Betty and Veronica Annual Digest #3] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Love-ly Thoughts (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; Charley Hawse
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx asks Charley if he has ever been in love.

Seed Deed (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Gladys Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead dreams of a garden of hot dogs, burgers and other items.
Keywords:
gardening

[New Kids on the Block T-Shirts] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Westward Ho (Table of Contents)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
The kids go on a trip to a dude ranch and Mr. Lodge and Fred Andrews are the chaperones.
Keywords:
chaperone; dude ranch; rattlesnake

You Know You're a TV Freak When... (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones

[Betty & Veronica Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Close Call! (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; Charley Hawse
Synopsis:
Jinx has an unusual dilemma at the horror movie.
Reprints:

Slumber Number (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Stan Goldberg
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Sabrina; Esmeralda; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Sarah the Witch
Synopsis:
Sabrina gets stuck baby-sitting a bratty young witch on the night of an important slumber party with her friends.
Reprints:
Keywords:
slumber party

Indexer Notes

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

Something Borrowed, Something Blue (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty has to appear at her father's Beaver Lodge dance and she needs to borrow something from Veronica - - namely Archie.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Graduation Cap Capers (Table of Contents)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Funny graduation caps for various Archie characters.

It's a Draw! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Charley; Russ
Synopsis:
Charley paints an apple core.
Keywords:
painting

[Jughead's Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Photo Fare (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Sabrina; Rat Face Rhoda; Camilla the Gorilla; Gruesome Gretie
Synopsis:
Why is a photographer taking pictures of the ugly witches.

The Taste of Adventure (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Capri Sun / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bowled Over (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Hot Dog; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Reggie finds that Hot Dog ate part of his ice cream.

It Smarts (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo, Jr.
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge; Nanette
Synopsis:
Veronica persuades her father to hire a maid for her so she will have more time for studying, but she doesn't like it when the maid gets all the boys' attention.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Subscribe and Save $2.50] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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

Editor's Notebook / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Dear Diary (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
On Ethel's advice, Betty records a fantasy date with Archie in her diary. Veronica manages to see it and accuses Archie of two-timing her.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Digest Writers' Contest] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Turtles Movie Comic Book Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Hollow Hero (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
A kitten is stuck in a tree.

Canine Caper (Table of Contents)

Archie's Dad / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Fred takes a phone call for Archie.

The Best Part (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica wants to switch scripts with Betty in their acting class because she thinks Betty's part is better.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Say No to Drugs (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

The Rivals (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica asks Betty to help her figure out exactly why she's dating Archie in the first place.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Veronica's New Summer Styles! (Table of Contents)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge

Indexer Notes

Reader submitted fashion page.

[To Riverdale and Back Again] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

[Do you have the stomach to battle in the belly of the beast?] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Nintendo / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Why of course I'm giving them away! I wore them all last month!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Shop Till You Drop
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Eat Treat
    Sabrina
  5. 4. [Special Subscription Offer!]
  6. 5. The Girl Who Knew Too Much
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. [Join the cause...]
  8. 7. Stop the Music
    Archie
  9. 8. Channel Chaser
    Archie
  10. 9. [Archie Fan Club]
  11. 10. [Archie's Checklist]
  12. 11. Plain 'n' Fancy
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. [The Ultimate Game Club]
    Ultimate Game Club
  14. 13. The Yearbook
    Archie
  15. 14. [Katy Keene Fan Club]
  16. 15. Culinary Art
    Jughead
  17. 16. Parlez Vous?
    Reggie
  18. 17. [Archie has a new comic book!]
  19. 18. The Secret of Soho
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. Solution Resolution
    Sabrina
  21. 20. [Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions!]
  22. 21. Close Encounters
    Archie
  23. 22. The King is Back
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. [Betty and Veronica Annual Digest #3]
  25. 24. Love-ly Thoughts
    Li'l Jinx
  26. 25. Seed Deed
    Jughead
  27. 26. [New Kids on the Block T-Shirts]
  28. 27. Westward Ho
  29. 28. You Know You're a TV Freak When...
  30. 29. [Betty & Veronica Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  31. 30. Close Call!
    Li'l Jinx
  32. 31. Slumber Number
    Sabrina
  33. 32. Something Borrowed, Something Blue
    Betty and Veronica
  34. 33. Graduation Cap Capers
    Archie and the Gang
  35. 34. It's a Draw!
    Li'l Jinx's Chum Charley
  36. 35. [Jughead's Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  37. 36. Photo Fare
    Sabrina
  38. 37. The Taste of Adventure
    Capri Sun
  39. 38. Bowled Over
    Jughead
  40. 39. It Smarts
    Betty and Veronica
  41. 40. [Subscribe and Save $2.50]
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  43. 42. Dear Diary
    Betty and Veronica
  44. 43. [Digest Writers' Contest]
  45. 44. [Turtles Movie Comic Book Offer]
  46. 45. Hollow Hero
    Reggie, Betty and Veronica
  47. 46. Canine Caper
    Archie's Dad
  48. 47. The Best Part
    Betty and Veronica
  49. 48. [Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  50. 49. Say No to Drugs
  51. 50. The Rivals
    Betty and Veronica
  52. 51. Veronica's New Summer Styles!
    Veronica
  53. 52. [To Riverdale and Back Again]
  54. 53. [no title indexed]
  55. 54. [Do you have the stomach to battle in the belly of the beast?]
    Nintendo
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  • Mike Nielsen
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