(October 1985)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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The Archie Digest Library
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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Dan DeCarlo
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Veronica, do you want to listen to this seashell?
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #285.

Loud Crowd (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
To keep Betty from coming between her and Archie on the beach, Veronica gets her hired as a lifeguard.
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The Go Between (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Billy Clare
Synopsis
Betty pays a boy with a bike to carry messages between her and Veronica, and the boy keeps running over Archie.
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Indexer Notes

The title and story are a take-off on the novel "The Go-Between" by L.P. Hartley.

Rescue Miscue (Table of Contents: 3)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz
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Genre
humor; teen
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Better Letter (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
My favorite letter of the alphabet is "M!"
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead's favorite letter is probably Z because he snores.
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Castle Hassle (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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Bill Yoshida ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I hope the ocean doesn't wash away our sand castle!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Archie build a sand castle when Veronica suddenly shows up from her vacation abroad.
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Forget-Me-Not (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday; Greg
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx goes to the candy store and shares a soda with Greg.
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Sheep Skinned (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
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Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
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Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead and the other boys accuse the girls of being "sheep" because they always start wearing the latest fashions, whether or not the boys find those new fashions appealing.
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Indexer Notes

This story incorporates many fashion trends of the late '50s. Betty and Veronica begin the story wearing a combination of short pleated skirts and thick stockings, which were advertised in magazines of the period as a style for college girls. Bermuda shorts and Italian suits for men are among other styles referred to.

Appraise Praise (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Hike Tyke (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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The Champion (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
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Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Coach Kleats; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
A concussed Archie suddenly starts acting like a track and field superstar because Reggie told him he was.
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A Clothes Call (Table of Contents: 11)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Barry Grossman ?
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Joe Edwards

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Combination maze and code puzzle with a clothing theme.
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View Master (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
A telescope!!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge's plan to educate Veronica on astronomy backfires.
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Ump Chump (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Strike one!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Playing baseball, Jinx doesn't think much of the umpiring.
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All It's Got (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Arch, I think that yacht wants us to get out of the way!
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead get 'rescued' by the crew on Mister Lodge's yacht.
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Freebie Jeebies (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
That new hair dryer they're advertising is a dream!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Nancy Woods; Maria Rodriguez; Hubert Smithers; Gaston
Synopsis
Betty convinces Veronica to be thrifty in pursuing a new hair dryer.
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Twin Towers (Table of Contents: 16)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doily; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Betty makes a dress for Ethel using Jughead as the model.
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Roller Coaster Boaster (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Betty's Beach Fashions (Table of Contents: 18)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
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Genre
fashion
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty models reader-designed swimsuits.
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Jealous? (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
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Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
To prove she's not jealous, Veronica insists Archie take Betty to the movies.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
This garden party is in honor of the owners of some great racehorses!
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints
  • from Archie newspaper strip (King Features Syndicate, XX-XX-19XX).

The Devil's Disc (Table of Contents: 21)

Life With Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
While staying at Mr. Lodge's beach house, Archie and Veronica discover that a seemingly innocent frisbee thrower is there to spy on a top-secret government project, and that the frisbee he throws is a deadly steel weapon.
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Split Fit (Table of Contents: 22)

Hot Dog / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor

Shout Bout (Table of Contents: 23)

Big Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Cat Chat (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Crunch Bunch (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Decision Makers (Table of Contents: 26)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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Dick Malmgren
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Dick Malmgren
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Dick Malmgren
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Genre
humor; teen
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Flag Gag (Table of Contents: 27)

Big Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Finger Zinger (Table of Contents: 28)

Big Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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School Of Hard Knocks (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
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Dan DeCarlo
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Rudy Lapick
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Barry Grossman ?
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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty gets hit in the head by a door by Mr. Weatherbee. Later, when she faints in the hall from the concussion, Veronica thinks she's faking it for sympathy.
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Air Flair (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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humor; teen
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Ecology-Whiz (Table of Contents: 31)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
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Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
There's a contest to see which teenager does the most for the environment. Archie seems to be a shoo-in until Jughead offers proof that he does more for the environment by never doing anything.
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Plot Plight (Table of Contents: 32)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
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Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Once more Betty ends up paying for her date with Archie.
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Gentlemen's Agreement (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thank you! You're very chivalrous!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie is helpful to girls in need but only because he thinks it can pay off for him in the end if the girl he helps is from a rich family. Jughead explains there are more poor people in the world and he may end up feeling sorry for her and marrying her and get stuck working four jobs to support her and her family.
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Dig Gig (Table of Contents: 34)

Leroy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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humor; children
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Boy Ploy (Table of Contents: 35)

Big Ethel / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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humor; teen
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Kiss Bliss (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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humor
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Date Straight (Table of Contents: 37)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Donald; Mr. Benson
Synopsis
Veronica has a disastrous date with an Olympic swimmer.
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Jam Jest (Table of Contents: 38)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Marty Epp
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Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica get stuck in a traffic jam on the way to the lake, then get stuck in another traffic jam when they get their boat in the water.
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Keywords
boats; traffic jam

Can You Top This? (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Gripe Type (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Harry Lucey
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Mario Acquaviva
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Mario Acquaviva

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty tells Archie to stop griping about the crummy beach and pretend he's on a luxury beach in Miami.
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Keywords
beach; umbrella

Dandy Dinner (Table of Contents: 41)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Veronica, do you want to listen to this seashell?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Loud Crowd
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. The Go Between
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Rescue Miscue
    Jughead
  5. 4. Better Letter
    Archie
  6. 5. Castle Hassle
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Forget-Me-Not
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. Sheep Skinned
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Appraise Praise
    Archie
  10. 9. Hike Tyke
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. The Champion
    Archie
  12. 11. A Clothes Call
    Veronica
  13. 12. View Master
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. Ump Chump
    Li'l Jinx
  15. 14. All It's Got
    Archie
  16. 15. Freebie Jeebies
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. Twin Towers
    Jughead
  18. 17. Roller Coaster Boaster
    Archie
  19. 18. Betty's Beach Fashions
    Betty
  20. 19. Jealous?
    Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. ["This garden party is in honor of the owners of some great racehorses!"]
    Reggie's Gag Bag
  22. 21. The Devil's Disc
    Life With Archie
  23. 22. Split Fit
    Hot Dog
  24. 23. Shout Bout
    Big Moose
  25. 24. Cat Chat
    Archie
  26. 25. Crunch Bunch
    Archie
  27. 26. Decision Makers
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. Flag Gag
    Big Moose
  29. 28. Finger Zinger
    Big Moose
  30. 29. School Of Hard Knocks
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. Air Flair
    Archie
  32. 31. Ecology-Whiz
    Jughead
  33. 32. Plot Plight
    Betty
  34. 33. Gentlemen's Agreement
    Archie
  35. 34. Dig Gig
    Leroy
  36. 35. Boy Ploy
    Big Ethel
  37. 36. Kiss Bliss
    Archie
  38. 37. Date Straight
    Betty and Veronica
  39. 38. Jam Jest
    Archie
  40. 39. Can You Top This?
    Archie
  41. 40. Gripe Type
    Archie
  42. 41. Dandy Dinner
    Betty
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