(February 1984)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Pages
132
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Close-Up, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
0271000691407
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your ski outfits look similar! What's the difference?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
skiing; snow

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #232

Wedded Bliss (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
romance; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Ethel overhears Archie and Betty exchanging marriage what-ifs, assumes they're married and starts spreading the news around.
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Indexer Notes

rumors; gossip

Ring-a-Ding (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie finds an abandoned engagement ring and puts it on Betty's finger. Betty hopes this will lead Veronica to think she's engaged to Archie, but Veronica isn't buying it no matter how often Betty shoves the ring in her face.
Reprints
Keywords
bridge; diamond ring; engagement

Christmas List Maze (Table of Contents: 3)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Maze puzzle.

Itch Pitch (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie; Betty; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Betty recommends giving Hot Dog a bath for Christmas.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; dog

Surprise Story (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Smithers the butler
Synopsis
To get Archie away from Betty, Veronica promises him a home-cooked meal. Then she has to come up with a home-cooked meal.
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That's the Breaks (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty [Archie] / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; romance; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Doc; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Batty's excitement at the prospect of a roller skating date with Archie results in her being injured.
Reprints
Keywords
dates; injuries; roller skates

Indexer Notes

Betty is wearing a body stocking in the first part of the story.

Hello Dere! (Table of Contents: 7)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Uh! Oh!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charlie Hawse
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx tries to avoid Charlie Hawse so she won't have to buy him a Christmas gift.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Veronica's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
How did your double date turn out last night, Veronica?
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Midge asks Veronica about her double date.
Reprints

Bats In the Belfry (Table of Contents: 9)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie pranks Archie and Veronica after a scary movie and Jughead pranks him back.
Reprints
Keywords
pranks; scary movies

A Gal of Gas (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Charlie
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica stop at Love Gas and Archie becomes infatuated with the pretty attendant.
Reprints
Keywords
gas station; love

Indexer Notes

Art credits from http://joesinnott.com

Groan Ups (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica decide to stop wasting their time with boys.
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I Believe In You (Table of Contents: 12)

Sabrina / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Sabrina and Aunt Hilda teach a lesson to a kid who doesn't believe in Santa Claus.
Reprints
Keywords
belief; Christmas

Love and Stitches (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Smithers the butler
Synopsis
Betty gets up close and personal with Archie, using the excuse that she's measuring him for a sweater. Veronica decides two can play that game.
Reprints

Think Big (Table of Contents: 14)

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; Li'l Jinx's father
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx debates what to get her dad for a Christmas present.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas presents

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

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

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Characters
Berry; Veronica

Christmas Cheer! (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Leroy
Synopsis
3 two panel gags
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Stitch Pitch (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; "Hunk" Cooper
Synopsis
Reggie is dismayed that the other guys are into needlepoint, until Betty introduces him to her cousin, a pro football player who is also into it.
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Tree Triumph (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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Inks
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Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty manages to outdo Veronica's earrings, with a little help from the Christmas tree.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas tree; earrings

That Happy Feeling (Table of Contents: 19)

Sabrina / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Harvey
Synopsis
Sabrina wants to give her old toys away to children for Christmas but Aunt Hilda refuses to let her.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Sabrina Pin-Up / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I tried to use my magic to trim the tree ---
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Sabrina's magic causes Mr. Weatherbee to switch decorations with a Christmas tree.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas tree; goofs; magic

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Jughead's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, I'd like you to meet my cousin Norwood.
Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Cousin Norwood
Synopsis
Archie meets Jughead's cousin, a greeting card writer.
Reprints

If the Spirit Moves You (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie; Reggie; Moose; Coach Kleats; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie and the rest of the basketball team celebrate both flower power and the spirit of Christmas by handing out flowers and being ultra-polite. Coach Kleats wants to see more aggressiveness, and assumes that Riverdale will lose the next game. Despite his fears, the team plays better than ever and wins.
Reprints
Keywords
basketball; Christmas; flower power

Indexer Notes

Designated in title block as a Coach Kleats story.

At the end, the opposing team seems to have caught on.

It's In the Cards (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica goes out of her way to make Betty feel inadequate over the inexpensive Christmas cards she mailed out.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas Cards

Top Kick (Table of Contents: 24)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
After he sees Miss Grundy talking to the girls like a drill sergeant, Mr. Weatherbee tells her to be a pal to her students.
Reprints
Keywords
dancing; The Twist

Indexer Notes

This title is often seen in War-related comic stories

Archie Ski Maze (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
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Characters
Archie Andrews
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Maze puzzle.

'Tis the Season to be Jolly!! (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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

Shopping Daze Till Christmas (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
While shopping for Christmas presents for herself, Veronica runs across a destitute woman unable to purchase any gifts for the season.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas shopping; kindness; malls

A Run for Your Money (Table of Contents: 28)

Betty [Archie] / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
A simple run in a stocking eventually leads to Betty's date with Archie crashing and burning.
Reprints
Keywords
nylon stockings; telephone

Betty's Holiday Fashions (Table of Contents: 29)

Betty [Archie] / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
fashion; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Unsigned and uncredited in this reprint

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Betty and Veronica Pin up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wonder what I should get for Archie!
Characters
Betty; Veronica
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Betty and Veronica Pin up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Twas the night before Christmas
Characters
Betty; Veronica
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica spot a mouse.
Keywords
Christmas; mice

Nifty Gifty (Table of Contents: 33)

Betty [Archie] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
romance; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty gives Archie a suggestion box for Christmas, complete with a suggestion in it.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas presents

A Christmas Story or What the Dickens??? (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
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; Ghost of Christmas Past; Ghost of Christmas to Come; Old Veronica; Old Betty; Old Archie; Old Jughead; Old Ethel; Old Reggie; Dilton Doiley; Moose; Midge
Synopsis
After refusing to join the gang in singing Christmas carols, Veronica is visited by a ghostly spirit and shown what's in store for her if she doesn't change her ways.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parts of this story were adapted from "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.

In the Future Christmas, Archie has evidently married Betty and Jughead has married Ethel.

You Can Count On It! (Table of Contents: 35)

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; Gigi
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Betty's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just because I'm rich...
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica has built a snowman wearing designer jeans.
Keywords
snowmen; wealth
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Your ski outfits look similar! What's the difference?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Wedded Bliss
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Ring-a-Ding
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Christmas List Maze
    Veronica
  5. 4. Itch Pitch
    Archie
  6. 5. Surprise Story
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. That's the Breaks
    Betty [Archie]
  8. 7. Hello Dere!
    Li'l Jinx
  9. 8. ["How did your double date turn out last night, Veronica?"]
    Veronica's Gag Bag
  10. 9. Bats In the Belfry
    Reggie
  11. 10. A Gal of Gas
    Archie
  12. 11. Groan Ups
    Archie
  13. 12. I Believe In You
    Sabrina
  14. 13. Love and Stitches
    Betty and Veronica
  15. 14. Think Big
    Li'l Jinx
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Dear Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. Christmas Cheer!
    Archie and the Gang
  18. 17. Stitch Pitch
    Archie and the Gang
  19. 18. Tree Triumph
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. That Happy Feeling
    Sabrina
  21. 20. ["I tried to use my magic to trim the tree ---"]
    Sabrina Pin-Up
  22. 21. ["Archie, I'd like you to meet my cousin Norwood."]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  23. 22. If the Spirit Moves You
    Archie
  24. 23. It's In the Cards
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. Top Kick
    Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. Archie Ski Maze
    Archie
  27. 26. 'Tis the Season to be Jolly!!
  28. 27. Shopping Daze Till Christmas
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. A Run for Your Money
    Betty [Archie]
  30. 29. Betty's Holiday Fashions
    Betty [Archie]
  31. 30. ["The future is now!"]
  32. 31. ["I wonder what I should get for Archie!"]
    Betty and Veronica Pin up
  33. 32. ["Twas the night before Christmas"]
    Betty and Veronica Pin up
  34. 33. Nifty Gifty
    Betty [Archie]
  35. 34. A Christmas Story or What the Dickens???
    Betty and Veronica
  36. 35. You Can Count On It!
    Li'l Jinx
  37. 36. ["Just because I'm rich..."]
    Betty's Gag Bag
This issue was most recently modified by:
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