(July 2008)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Price:
2.49 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
monthly except for April and November
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode:
762816468558 18411
Editing:
Mike Pellerito (managing editor); Victor Gorelick (editor-in-chief)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard U.S. Digest
Paper Stock:
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["Text messaging is getting out of hand!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks:
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica objects to Betty and Archie's new t-shirts.

[It Only Takes a Spark] (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Down Memory Lane (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks:
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Nancy Woods; Little Archie Andrews (flashback only); Little Veronica Lodge (flashback only); Little Betty Cooper (flashback only)
Synopsis:
While cleaning out her room, Betty reminisces about the memories attached to the items - - memories of her losing Archie to Veronica every time.
Keywords:
garage sale

[Speed Racer the Videogame] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

WB Games / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Fashion Footnotes (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Jeff Shultz
Inks:
Jeff Shultz
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty has trouble balancing on her new six inch platform shoes.
Reprints:

The List (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Polly Cooper; Archie Andrews; Caramel
Synopsis:
Betty is dateless for the prom, so she tries to fill the time.
Reprints:
Keywords:
prom

Copy This (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Kathleen Webb
Pencils:
Jeff Shultz
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Miss Grundy; Ralph Boring
Synopsis:
A disgruntled employee of Veronica's designer sells his designs to a mass market clothier, meaning Veronica's new fall wardrobe can be bought off the rack at common department stores.
Reprints:

Movie Mayhem (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty revolts against Archie's sudden obsession with martial arts films.
Reprints:

[Subscribe to Archie Comics Today and Save!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Archie & Friends and Sabrina DVD's] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Best of Friends (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Kathleen Webb ?
Pencils:
Jeff Shultz
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica have a spat, and Betty goes in search of a new best friend.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Romance Throughout History (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs; Dilton Doiley; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods
Synopsis:
An examination of how romance has evolved through the centuries and how it's stayed the same.
Reprints:
Keywords:
American Revolution; cavemen; World War I; World War II

[Subscribe to Archie Double Digest Books Today and Save!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Cheryl's Back] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Characters:
Sabrina

Indexer Notes

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

We Are Not Amused (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Michael Gallagher
Pencils:
Dave Manak
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Vickie Williams

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sabrina Spellman; Harvey; Chloe; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Salem; Gem Stone
Synopsis:
Salem uses magic to sabotage Gem's attempts to sabotage Sabrina and Harvey's amusement park outing.
Reprints:
Keywords:
amusement park; roller coaster

Indexer Notes

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

[She's no ordinary girl...] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Americana Series] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Howdy, Neighhh-Bor (Table of Contents)

Salem / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Angelo DeCesare
Pencils:
Dave Manak
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Salem; Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda
Synopsis:
When the Spellmans leave Salem behind for their vacation trip to a dude ranch, the cat teleports ahead and transforms into a ranch horse.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dude ranch

Indexer Notes

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

Wearing Me Out (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda
Synopsis:
Hilda and Zelda can't decide what Sabrina should wear to the prom.
Reprints:
  • from ?

A Taste For Success (Table of Contents)

Salem / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Angelo DeCesare
Pencils:
Dave Manak
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Vickie Williams

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sabrina Spellman; Salem; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda
Synopsis:
Disgusted by the cat foods on the market, Salem markets his own brand.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Read On, MacDuff (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sabrina Spellman; Salem; William Shakespeare
Synopsis:
Salem relates an anecdote from when he was advising William Shakespeare.
Reprints:
  • from ?

[Sabrina For Everyone] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[The Best of Josie and the Pussycats] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Cost of Loving (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty and Archie both get jobs working together at a local grocery store. Both are using the earned money for the Prom, but Archie's is for taking Veronica to the Prom, not Betty.
Reprints:

[The Adventures of Little Archie] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[B & V Summer Fun] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Just Married! (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Hartley
Inks:
Al Hartley
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Al Hartley

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty and Archie have very different ideas about what marriage is like.
Reprints:

A Vacation From Archie (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Parent
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Bridgette; Ginger
Synopsis:
Realizing that they're obsessing on Archie too much, Betty and Veronica decide to pursue activities that don't involve Mr. Andrews.
Keywords:
disc jockey; painting; photography

Sizzlin' Fashions (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Dan DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
fashion
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica model fashion designs submitted by reader Nivedita A. India.

Downsizing Dilemma (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks:
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Jack Morelli

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
Dilton explains the potential benefits of the formula he's developed that will shrink living tissue.

[Subscribe to Archie Digest Books and save!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Next Issue #185] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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

Laffy Taffy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Ben 10 Alien Force] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Cartoon Network / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Text messaging is getting out of hand!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [It Only Takes a Spark]
  3. 2. Down Memory Lane
    Betty
  4. 3. [Speed Racer the Videogame]
    WB Games
  5. 4. Fashion Footnotes
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. The List
    Betty
  7. 6. Copy This
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Movie Mayhem
    Betty
  9. 8. [Subscribe to Archie Comics Today and Save!]
  10. 9. [Archie & Friends and Sabrina DVD's]
  11. 10. The Best of Friends
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. Romance Throughout History
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. [Subscribe to Archie Double Digest Books Today and Save!]
  14. 13. [Cheryl's Back]
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina
  16. 15. We Are Not Amused
    Sabrina
  17. 16. [She's no ordinary girl...]
  18. 17. [Archie Americana Series]
  19. 18. Howdy, Neighhh-Bor
    Salem
  20. 19. Wearing Me Out
    Sabrina
  21. 20. A Taste For Success
    Salem
  22. 21. Read On, MacDuff
    Sabrina
  23. 22. [Sabrina For Everyone]
  24. 23. [The Best of Josie and the Pussycats]
  25. 24. The Cost of Loving
    Betty
  26. 25. [The Adventures of Little Archie]
  27. 26. [B & V Summer Fun]
  28. 27. Just Married!
    Betty
  29. 28. A Vacation From Archie
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. Sizzlin' Fashions
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. Downsizing Dilemma
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. [Subscribe to Archie Digest Books and save!]
  33. 32. [Next Issue #185]
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Laffy Taffy
  35. 34. [Ben 10 Alien Force]
    Cartoon Network
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne