(August 2008)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Price:
2.49 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
ten times per year
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode:
?
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

["Past Meets Present"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jeff Shultz (signed)
Inks:
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper (50s version); Veronica Lodge (50s version); Veronica Lodge (current version); Archie Andrews (50s version); Betty Cooper (current version)
Synopsis:
The fifties versions of Betty and Veronica peer angrily over a stage proscenium as the current Betty and Veronica cuddle up to the fifties version of Archie.

Did You Know ... (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeffrey Branch
Pencils:
? (clip art)
Inks:
? (clip art)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Jeffrey Branch gives readers an overview of Archie Comics publishing history during the era of the fifties.

Indexer Notes

Clip art is various images culled from fifties era Archie Comics.

["Boys Think They're The Greatest Things"] (Table of Contents)

Betty And Veronica / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten ?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Bill Vigoda
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica manipulate Jughead, Archie and Reggie marionettes.
Reprints:

Circus Daze (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils:
George Frese (signed)
Inks:
George Frese (signed)
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Oscar The Clown (Betty's Uncle); traffic police officer
Synopsis:
Betty's Uncle Oscar gives her his clown car, which he can no longer afford. Veronica offers to drive Betty home in it, but the car proves unmanageable on the road.
Reprints:

The Rainmaker (Table of Contents)

Betty And Veronica / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils:
George Frese (signed)
Inks:
George Frese (signed)
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead think Betty wants to shoot them, because she is carrying her father's shotgun home from the repair shop. Betty schemes to make it rain, so Archie doesn't have to paint his father's house and can go on a date with her. And Fred just wants to take a bath in peace.
Reprints:

What's Cookin'? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils:
George Frese (signed)
Inks:
George Frese (signed)
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Betty has been leaving pastries for Archie in a fire bucket. Mr. Weatherbee finds the pastry and takes them. Miss Grundy discovers the empty bucket and has it filled with water.
Reprints:

Poor Little Rich Girl! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils:
George Frese (signed)
Inks:
George Frese (signed)
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jenkins the butler; Marie the maid; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Veronica breaks a date with Archie to spend the evening with Betty at the mansion. Later that night, Veronica confesses her loneliness due to inattentive parents and the barrier her wealth and privilege puts between her and the other Riverdale students. Betty and Veronica become closer friends because of this.
Reprints:

You Can't Win! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils:
George Frese (signed)
Inks:
George Frese (signed)
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Gypsy Rose
Synopsis:
Tired of losing out to Veronica for Archie's affections, Betty buys an enchanted bracelet hoping to win Archie through sorcery.
Reprints:

["If You Enjoy Great Classic Stories"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Advertisement for the Archie Americana Series.

["You'll Love Each Of These Great DVDs"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (clip art)
Inks:
? (clip art)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Advertisement for various Archie animated series on DVD.

Indexer Notes

Clip art is the covers of the DVDs.

Sail Tale (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty finds Archie's invitation to go sailing wasn't what she thought it would be.

The Competative Edge (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Parent
Inks:
?
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Chuck Clayton; Hiram Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty, Veronica and Nancy are increasingly frustrated that the boys spend all their time playing video games. But after Mr. Lodge asks them to test a new video game for his company, the girls become even more addicted than the boys were.

Betty's Paper Doll Book (Table of Contents)

Betty / illustration / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Scott McRae ?
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Series of paper doll illustrations of Betty and her friends, with humorous accessories.

Betty's Assorted Fashions (Table of Contents)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
No story; Betty models fashion designs sent in by readers.

["Great Summer Reading"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (clip art)
Inks:
? (clip art)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Advertisement for Archie's Camp Tales Volume 1 trade paperback.

Indexer Notes

Clip art is the cover for the book.

["On Sale Now"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (clip art)
Inks:
? (clip art)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Little Archie
Synopsis:
Advertisement for The Adventures Of Little Archie volumes one and two.

Indexer Notes

Clip art is the covers for the two volumes.

Comic Relief (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Parent
Inks:
?
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Chuck Clayton; Cousin Marcy; Boris; Powertween
Synopsis:
Chuck asks Veronica to make appearances at comic shops dressed as Powerteen to promote the comic book they've developed. At the comic shop her cousin Marcy works at, Veronica becomes suspicious of the intentions of Marcy's boyfriend.
Reprints:

["2007 Collector sets"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Advertisement for Archie collector sets and Archie Digest collector sets.

["Archie Comics Shop"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Advertisement for Archie logo related merchandise and the Archie Online Comics Shop.

Beachy Keen Fashions (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
No story; Betty and Veronica model swimwear designs sent in by readers.

["Summer Fun"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (clip art)
Inks:
? (clip art)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Advertisement for Betty And Veronica Summer Fun trade paperback.

Indexer Notes

Clip art is the cover of the book.

["Subscribe to Archie Double Digest Books"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Parent
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Subscription solicitation for Archie's Double Digest.

Heads Up Reggie (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mike Pellowski
Pencils:
Jeff Schultz
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Reggie shaves his head to appear more macho to girls.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art originally attributed to Dan DeCarlo/Alison Flood. Credits changed on 12/15/2012, per credits on original story.

Veronica's Summer Style (Table of Contents)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan Parent
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
No story; Veronica models swimwear designs sent in by readers.

["Subscribe To Archie Comics"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Subscription solicitation to the Archie Comics line.

["Sonic Graphic Novel Checklist"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Advertisement for the backlist of Sonic The Hedgehog trade paperbacks.

Out Of Consideration (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Alison Flood
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Randy; Adam
Synopsis:
Rather than spend time with their dates, Betty and Veronica spend the entire day watching each other to make sure each one doesn't sneak off and hook up with Archie.
Reprints:

["A Little Bit Of Sabrina"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Advertisement for various Sabrina related merchandise.

["Rock Out"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Advertisement for The Best Of Josie & The Pussycats trade paperback.

When Betty And Veronica Meet Betty And Veronica (Table of Contents)

Betty And Veronica / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Fernando Ruiz
Pencils:
Jeff Shultz
Inks:
Rich Koslowski
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Jack Morelli

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper (50s version); Veronica Lodge (50s version); Archie Andrews (50s version); Jughead Jones; Jughead Jones (50s version); Pop Tate
Synopsis:
While chasing Archie for talking to another girl, Betty and Veronica travel down Memory Lane, the enchanted street, and are transported back to the 1950s to meet their fifties era counterparts.

Indexer Notes

This is a new story, not a reprint.

["Subscribe To Archie Digest Books"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Subscription solicitation for the Archie Digest line.

["Next Issue"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Advertisement for Betty And Veronica Comics Digest #187.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Past Meets Present"]
    Betty And Veronica
  2. 1. Did You Know ...
  3. 2. ["Boys Think They're The Greatest Things"]
    Betty And Veronica
  4. 3. Circus Daze
    Betty And Veronica
  5. 4. The Rainmaker
    Betty And Veronica
  6. 5. What's Cookin'?
    Betty And Veronica
  7. 6. Poor Little Rich Girl!
    Betty And Veronica
  8. 7. You Can't Win!
    Betty And Veronica
  9. 8. ["If You Enjoy Great Classic Stories"]
  10. 9. ["You'll Love Each Of These Great DVDs"]
  11. 10. Sail Tale
    Betty
  12. 11. The Competative Edge
    Betty And Veronica
  13. 12. Betty's Paper Doll Book
    Betty
  14. 13. Betty's Assorted Fashions
    Betty
  15. 14. ["Great Summer Reading"]
  16. 15. ["On Sale Now"]
  17. 16. Comic Relief
    Veronica
  18. 17. ["2007 Collector sets"]
  19. 18. ["Archie Comics Shop"]
  20. 19. Beachy Keen Fashions
    Betty And Veronica
  21. 20. ["Summer Fun"]
  22. 21. ["Subscribe to Archie Double Digest Books"]
  23. 22. Heads Up Reggie
    Betty And Veronica
  24. 23. Veronica's Summer Style
    Veronica
  25. 24. ["Subscribe To Archie Comics"]
  26. 25. ["Sonic Graphic Novel Checklist"]
  27. 26. Out Of Consideration
    Betty And Veronica
  28. 27. ["A Little Bit Of Sabrina"]
  29. 28. ["Rock Out"]
  30. 29. When Betty And Veronica Meet Betty And Veronica
    Betty And Veronica
  31. 30. ["Subscribe To Archie Digest Books"]
  32. 31. ["Next Issue"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Peter Croome
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne