(December 1985)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Price
1.25 USD
Pages
132
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., and Dec.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
0271000691416
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard U.S. Digest
Paper Stock
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's difficult to believe our little Veronica is a teenager!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Keywords
photo album; telephone

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Royal Flush (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Alice Cooper; Cousin Albert (Cooper?); The King Of Baldonia
Synopsis
Veronica brags to Betty about how she'll be able to meet Baldonian royalty at the country club. But a twist of fate allows Betty to meet him first.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Jughead's Good Deed Book / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fifi, how about taking a short catnap?
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead's good deed book helps Veronica with her dog Fifi.

Billion Dollar Taste (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Gladys Jones; Pop Tate; Smithers the butler; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Everyone is so impressed with Jughead's new soup that they envision it has mass-market potential.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Cornered (Table of Contents: 5)

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; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Jinx and Charley disagree about whether the Earth is round.
Reprints

[Where's Cap''n Crunch?] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Captain Crunch / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Delightful Eyeful (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie is a great gymnast until a girl walks by.
Reprints
Keywords
gymnastics; pommel horse

Inspiration (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Gregg Suchow
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Archie is hiding from Betty and Veronica so he can prepare for an important debate.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #18, no credits listed in this digest.

The Exile (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
When Mr. Lodge demands that Veronica not see Archie anymore, Archie decides to get a message to her disguised as junk mail.

[Archie's Christmas Offer] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie's Pin Up / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fill 'er up!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie tells the gas station attendant to fill his car up, but after he pays for the gas, he doesn't have enough money left to go on a date.
Reprints
Keywords
gas

Indexer Notes

Though it's labeled a "pin up," it's is really a three-panel story.

Bored to Tears (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica decides to practice to become the best darts player in town, so that she can surprise the boys with her skill. While practicing, she keeps throwing out her old dart boards and buying new ones.
Reprints
Keywords
darts

Indexer Notes

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

Speed Trap (Table of Contents: 13)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Coach Kleats; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Coach Kleats is frustrated by Jughead's lack of effort in running. Mr. Weatherbee suggests coaxing him to go faster by offering a free pizza as a prize.
Reprints
Keywords
track

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie's Funhouse Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #27, no credits listed in this digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, you can't make water disappear.
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie shows Miss Grundy how to make water disappear.

Two for the Money (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Dilton Doily; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
After seeing Betty kick herself for seeing a terrible film, Dilton uses reverse psychology and tells her it was great, hoping she'll convince herself that it wasn't as big a waste of time as she thought.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Back and Blues (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie mishears a private conversation between Mr. Weatherbee and Miss Grundy, then spreads the rumor that Mr. Weatherbee is retiring.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Jesting with Jughead (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
First gag, Archie and Reggie find a way to keep Jughead from eating. Second gag, Archie asks Jughead if he would like to be an astronaut. Third gag, Jughead splits a cake.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Three two-panel gags.

The Knitpicker (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
When Betty shows off her knitting skills by knitting herself a scarf and Archie a sweater, Veronica decides that she has to master knitting as well.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

A Mouthful (Table of Contents: 19)

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; Hap Halliday
Synopsis
Hap tries to tell Jinx she has egg and jam around her mouth.
Reprints

Nothing Doin' (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie has to learn to control his temper.
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

A Small Problem (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are jealous of the new girl in town who uses her small size to wrap all the boys around her little finger.
Reprints

Persuasion (Table of Contents: 23)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Moose keeps clobbering Reggie. Jughead scares Moose off by claiming he's got a rare disease.
Reprints
Keywords
Bullying

[Four Equals Five] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

Kick Trick (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Moose made a 15 yard kick.
Keywords
football

Phone Fun (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Brown has a switchboard in his house.

Wooden You Know (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; unidentified Riverdale coed
Synopsis
When Veronica finds out that Archie has been attending woodworking in order to make a play for a gorgeous redhead, she secretly sabotages his project and hers.
Reprints
Keywords
woodworking

Indexer Notes

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

Page 5 is missing from this reprint, page numbering goes from 4 to 6.

A Game Kid (Table of Contents: 28)

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; Hap Halliday
Synopsis
All Jinx wants to do all day is play games.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Probably the story from Life With Archie (Archie, 1958 series) #21 but needs confirmation.

Car-Rumba (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
When Mr. Lodge hears Archie complaining about being tired out, he lectures him on maintaining his body the same way he would a car.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Chore Score (Table of Contents: 30)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Gladys Jones; Forsythe Jones
Synopsis
Jughead always has an alibi for not doing his chores.
Reprints

Shivering Chivalry (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica ask Reggie and Archie to protect them from two kids with pea shooters.
Reprints
Keywords
pea shooter

Double Duty (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead try to help a man who yelled "stop that man" for no reason.
Reprints

[The Razzles Great Race Sweepstakes] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

Razzles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Cooling Pies] (Table of Contents: 34)

Jughead's Dipsy Doodles / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead paints a window with pies cooling on the ledge so he can steal one.

The Payoff (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo ?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica pays Betty to take Archie on a date so she can spend the night with famous entertainer Studs Sanders
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Operation Imagination (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Mrs. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is broke, but with Jughead's help and some imagination, he is able to turn a date with Veronica into a night on the town, complete with dinner and dancing at a disco.
Reprints
Keywords
basement; chauffeur; disco; hamburgers; imagination

Leaf It to Her (Table of Contents: 37)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Making a dollar for raking the leaves inspires Jinx to try to make more.
Reprints

[Little Archie Comics Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

Jughead's Good Deed Book / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What kind of good deed shall I perform today?
Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead buys himself candy for a good deed.

The Plane Truth (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie needs a sticky door fixed. Veronica has a fully-equipped wood-working shop as a hobby, so she comes over and fixes the door, leaving Archie's father a little bewildered.
Reprints
Keywords
door; wood plane; wood-working

Indexer Notes

Fantasy Island joke with a pun on wood plane and airplane on page three. Credits from the index for the digest reprint.

Surprise (Table of Contents: 41)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica cons Miss Grundy into excusing her from class, but winds up making the teacher think Veronica is planning a surprise party for Mr. Weatherbee.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Higher Learning (Table of Contents: 42)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Archie Andrews (cameo on television)
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx borrows her father's dictionary to use as a chair to watch television.
Reprints

[Glow in the dark posters] (Table of Contents: 43) (Expand) /

Pineapple Kids Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44)

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

[Win one of 600 prizes!] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

Starburst Candy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["It's difficult to believe our little Veronica is a teenager!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Royal Flush
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. ["Fifi, how about taking a short catnap?"]
    Jughead's Good Deed Book
  5. 4. Billion Dollar Taste
    Archie
  6. 5. Cornered
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. [Where's Cap''n Crunch?]
    Captain Crunch
  8. 7. Delightful Eyeful
    Archie
  9. 8. Inspiration
    Betty and Veronica
  10. 9. The Exile
    Archie
  11. 10. [Archie's Christmas Offer]
  12. 11. ["Fill 'er up!"]
    Archie's Pin Up
  13. 12. Bored to Tears
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. Speed Trap
    Jughead
  15. 14. ["Archie, you can't make water disappear."]
    Archie Gag Bag
  16. 15. Two for the Money
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. The Back and Blues
    Archie
  18. 17. Jesting with Jughead
  19. 18. The Knitpicker
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. A Mouthful
    Li'l Jinx
  21. 20. Nothing Doin'
    Archie
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Dear Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. A Small Problem
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. Persuasion
    Jughead
  25. 24. [Four Equals Five]
  26. 25. Kick Trick
    Archie
  27. 26. Phone Fun
    Archie
  28. 27. Wooden You Know
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. A Game Kid
    Li'l Jinx
  30. 29. Car-Rumba
    Archie
  31. 30. Chore Score
    Jughead
  32. 31. Shivering Chivalry
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. Double Duty
    Archie
  34. 33. [The Razzles Great Race Sweepstakes]
    Razzles
  35. 34. [Cooling Pies]
    Jughead's Dipsy Doodles
  36. 35. The Payoff
    Betty and Veronica
  37. 36. Operation Imagination
    Archie
  38. 37. Leaf It to Her
    Li'l Jinx
  39. 38. [Little Archie Comics Digest Subscription Offer]
  40. 39. ["What kind of good deed shall I perform today?"]
    Jughead's Good Deed Book
  41. 40. The Plane Truth
    Archie
  42. 41. Surprise
    Betty and Veronica
  43. 42. Higher Learning
    Li'l Jinx
  44. 43. [Glow in the dark posters]
    Pineapple Kids Club
  45. 44. [no title indexed]
  46. 45. [Win one of 600 prizes!]
    Starburst Candy
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