(April 1986)

Archie, 1983 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
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:
0271000691418
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard U.S. Digest
Paper Stock:
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["In the first half, Betty, I went zero for ten!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy
Keywords:
basketball; littering

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #267

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

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

Meow Mix (Table of Contents: 2)

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; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Betty is imitating the movements of a cat as a new exercise program and both Veronica and Reggie just think it's too funny.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Disneyland Birthday Party / Uncle Scrooge Goes to Disneyland] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Demonstration (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Archie and Betty show Mr. Weatherbee how they communicate.

Wind Chill Factor (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Betty is the object of ridicule from her friends for buying a down-filled thermal expedition parka and pants to protect her from the cold.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Four Equals Five?] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Paper Caper (Table of Contents: 7)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
Tired of listening to her father praise Betty for her willingness to work for her money, Veronica agrees to earn her clothing money through a paper route.
Reprints:
Keywords:
paper route

Indexer Notes

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

Footwear Frolic (Table of Contents: 8)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
When the snow is higher than their boots, Archie and Jughead try to think of a remedy.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Prime Problem (Table of Contents: 9)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica confides in her father that she has a love problem.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

There's Always a Catch (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Coach Clayton; Chuck Clayton; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie accidentally destroys a prized Riverdale "lucky" football.
Keywords:
football

Is Statue Love? (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; George
Synopsis:
To fulfill a boast she made to Betty, Veronica hires a sculptor to fashion a truly elegant snowman in the Lodge Mansion front yard.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions!] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Dinner Dither (Table of Contents: 13)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Mary Andrews; Benson (chauffeur); Betty Cooper; Alice (maid); Gaston; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Smithers
Synopsis:
Veronica has a scheme to prevent Archie from having supper with Betty.
Reprints:

[Subscribe and Get 1 Free] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Jest Quest (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie has to stay home for two weeks with a football injury so Mr. Weatherbee tapes his classes and brings them for him to watch on the VCR.

When the Truth Hurts (Table of Contents: 16)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Josie; Valerie; Alexandra; Alan M.
Synopsis:
During a cold winter day, Josie and Valerie visit Alexandra and enjoy the Cabot solarium and pool.
Reprints:

The Wet Blanket (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty can't wait to show Veronica her new stadium blanket, and Veronica can't wait to burst her bubble.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Gone to the Dogs (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie's Pals 'n' Gals / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Sally Glutz
Reprints:
Keywords:
dogs

Indexer Notes

Various one, two and three panel gags, all with a dog theme.

[Archie Annual Digest #48] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Long Ago and Fur Away (Table of Contents: 20)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
How Jughead converted a twenties-era raccoon coat into five hundred dollars.
Reprints:
Keywords:
fur coat

Indexer Notes

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

Temptation (Table of Contents: 21)

The Archies / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
The Archies have been keeping their instruments in the school gym but Coach Kleats wants them to store them somewhere else.
Reprints:

Fashion Passion (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Vitteloni
Synopsis:
Veronica sweet talks her father into having fashion photographer Vitteloni photograph Veronica in hopes of her being discovered. Instead, Vitteloni discovers that Betty is a great photographer.

Date Line! (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie doesn't know if he has a date or not.
Reprints:

["Really, Betty - You wouldn't have trouble..."] (Table of Contents: 24)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica tells Betty she should let boys think they are smarter than she is.
Reprints:

[Archie's Checklist] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

Arf Arf (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie has a "baseball" dog.
Reprints:

Ear Acre (Table of Contents: 27)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica's singing reached a thousand ears.
Reprints:

On the Fence! (Table of Contents: 28)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Greg; Gigi; Charley Hawse
Synopsis:
Greg shows Jinx "Fat Charley loves H.F.S." written on a fence, and she tries to figure out who H.F.S. is.
Reprints:

Odd Order (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie meets some odd people while working as a soda jerk.
Keywords:
soda jerk

Miss-Direction (Table of Contents: 30)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Moose gives a lady on the bus directions.

Strung Out (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers the butler; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica has some early success at macrame, something Betty doesn't do, and soon she's filling the mansion with macrame.
Reprints:
Keywords:
macrame

Indexer Notes

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

Heat Treat (Table of Contents: 32)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir; Samm Schwartz (additional dialogue)
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Forsythe P. Jones II; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie tries to convince Jughead that he can brave the cold through psychology.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

You Don't Say! (Table of Contents: 33)

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; Charley Hawse
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx can keep a secret.

[Katy Keen Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

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

Letter Fretter (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
After a long day of spelling class, Archie is distraught by alphabet soup.
Reprints:

A Germ Of An Idea (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Nurse Bascomb; Dr. Hobbs
Synopsis:
Betty comes down with a virus on the day of the concert she was planning to attend with Archie.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The artist dresses Betty and Veronica in fashion designs submitted by two readers.

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

[Little Archie Comics Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

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

Third-Degree Burn (Table of Contents: 38)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie asks Veronica if he is the first buy she ever kissed.

Tanks a Lot (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
The gas tank of Archie's jalopy overflowed.

Lady on the Job (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
When Mrs. Andrews gets fed up with being a "brainless house cleaning robot," she decides to get a part-time job, much to the chagrin of Archie and his father.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Betty's Diary] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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

Military Expressions Adapted For Teens! (Table of Contents: 42)

Jughead / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
A series of gags based on alternative meanings for military terms.
Reprints:

Ice Scream (Table of Contents: 43)

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; Greg
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx's hands are freezing.
Reprints:

Games People Play (Table of Contents: 44)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica leaves before Betty can beat her in a game of chess.
Reprints:
Keywords:
chess

Errant Errand (Table of Contents: 45)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Pop Tate leaves Jughead in charge of the store while he runs to the bank.

Cook's Tour de Force (Table of Contents: 46)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie and Reggie use Betty and Veronica's biscuits as hockey pucks.

[Archie's Activity Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 48)

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

[300 Stickers] (Table of Contents: 49) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["In the first half, Betty, I went zero for ten!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Meow Mix
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. [Disneyland Birthday Party / Uncle Scrooge Goes to Disneyland]
  5. 4. Demonstration
    Archie
  6. 5. Wind Chill Factor
    Betty And Veronica
  7. 6. [Four Equals Five?]
  8. 7. Paper Caper
    Veronica
  9. 8. Footwear Frolic
    Jughead
  10. 9. Prime Problem
    Veronica
  11. 10. There's Always a Catch
    Archie
  12. 11. Is Statue Love?
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. [Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions!]
  14. 13. Dinner Dither
    Veronica
  15. 14. [Subscribe and Get 1 Free]
  16. 15. Jest Quest
    Archie
  17. 16. When the Truth Hurts
    Josie
  18. 17. The Wet Blanket
    Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. Gone to the Dogs
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  20. 19. [Archie Annual Digest #48]
  21. 20. Long Ago and Fur Away
    Jughead
  22. 21. Temptation
    The Archies
  23. 22. Fashion Passion
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. Date Line!
    Archie
  25. 24. ["Really, Betty - You wouldn't have trouble..."]
    Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. [Archie's Checklist]
  27. 26. Arf Arf
    Archie
  28. 27. Ear Acre
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. On the Fence!
    Li'l Jinx
  30. 29. Odd Order
    Archie
  31. 30. Miss-Direction
    Moose
  32. 31. Strung Out
    Betty And Veronica
  33. 32. Heat Treat
    Jughead
  34. 33. You Don't Say!
    Li'l Jinx
  35. 34. [Katy Keen Subscription Offer]
  36. 35. Letter Fretter
    Archie
  37. 36. A Germ Of An Idea
    Betty And Veronica
  38. 37. [Little Archie Comics Digest Subscription Offer]
  39. 38. Third-Degree Burn
    Veronica
  40. 39. Tanks a Lot
    Archie
  41. 40. Lady on the Job
    Archie
  42. 41. [Betty's Diary]
  43. 42. Military Expressions Adapted For Teens!
    Jughead
  44. 43. Ice Scream
    Li'l Jinx
  45. 44. Games People Play
    Betty And Veronica
  46. 45. Errant Errand
    Jughead
  47. 46. Cook's Tour de Force
    Betty and Veronica
  48. 47. [Archie's Activity Digest Subscription Offer]
  49. 48. [no title indexed]
  50. 49. [300 Stickers]
    Pinapple Kids Club
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne