(September 1991)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Price
1.50 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
six times a year in January, March, May, July, September, and November
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library; Archie 50th Anniversary
Barcode
071896468557 50
Editing
Nanci Tsetsekas; Victor Gorelick

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Alison Flood (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, let me know if you need a hand with the umbrella!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews (obscured)

Faultless Behavior (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman; Nancy Tsetsekas
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen

Time Will Tell (Table of Contents: 2)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen

The Promise (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
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Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
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Tale of Travail (Table of Contents: 4)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?

Genre
humor; teen
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The Little Things (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen

A Star Is Named (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I just got this great new telescope!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie has a star named after his mother.
Reprints
Keywords
telescope

Retort Report (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do me a favor, Jug!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead relays a message from Reggie to Archie.
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Indexer Notes

Notes from indexer of reprint: "No credits given for gag. Art credit based on artist's distinctive style."

Fashion Whirl (Table of Contents: 8)

Sabrina / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan De Carlo
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
fashion; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fashions submitted by Sara Algase; Gisele Corinthios; Alka Sood; Margaret Kemp; Bob Shepperd

Repair Flair (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 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; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica gets the inspiration to market Betty's mechanic skills and make them both some money.
Reprints

The Recluse (Table of Contents: 10)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Characters
Josie McCoy; Valerie Smith; Melody Valentine; Alex Cabot III; Uncle Winston
Synopsis
The Pussycats visit Alex's rich and reclusive uncle at his estate to play a gig. His uncle likes the Pussycats so much he decides to go on tour with them.
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Keywords
Eiffel Tower; England; helicopter; mansion; Paris

Disc Whisk (Table of Contents: 11)

Hot Dog / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Hot Dog; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Hot Dog mistakes a pie for his frisbee.
Reprints

A Show No Know! (Table of Contents: 12)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Charley is impressed with a ventriloquist.
Reprints

First Stop (Table of Contents: 13)

Greg / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Greg; Russ
Synopsis
Greg has problems with girls.
Reprints

Taste Buddies (Table of Contents: 14)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Pencils
Samm Schwartz ?
Inks
?
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead is a waiter and the customer thinks the soup tastes funny.
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No Time Like the Present (Table of Contents: 15)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead is a waiter and the customer wants to know the time.
Reprints

Soap Queen (Table of Contents: 16)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopoulos
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Over her father's objections, Veronica allows a soap opera to film in the mansion because they've given her a part in the drama.
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Carry Tarry (Table of Contents: 17)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Gladys Jones
Synopsis
Jughead is asked to help carry in the groceries.
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Spud Bud (Table of Contents: 18)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Mr. Hanson
Synopsis
Sabrina grants her nice neighbor a wish and he becomes a coach potato.
Reprints

Finer Diner (Table of Contents: 19)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Hagatha; Hilda Spellman
Synopsis
Hilda eats bat burgers at a diner and encourages the owner to start a restaurant chain.
Reprints
Keywords
diner

The Lonely Heart of Riverdale (Table of Contents: 20)

Betty's Diary / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Rod Ollerenshaw
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Lydia Wyndham (intro); Declan R. McManus (intro; flashback)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First Lydia Wyndham story.

Meal Zeal (Table of Contents: 21)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
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?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead has to make his own breakfast.
Reprints

Job Jibe (Table of Contents: 22)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's good to have you two back again this year!
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Sling Fling (Table of Contents: 23)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee vents his frustrations on a driving range.
Reprints

Hold the Phone (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. [as D. DeCarlo Jr] (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo [as J. DeCarlo] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie has a fake phone installed in his car so he can improve his status. He has trouble when Veronica hitches a ride and expects the phone to work.
Reprints
Keywords
car phone

What Kind of Hue Am I? (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica's incessant talk about wearing colors that are her "season" get Betty to wondering what "season" she is.
Reprints

A Crashing Bore (Table of Contents: 26)

Sabrina the Teenage Witch / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida [as Bill Y.]

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Harvey Kinkle; Ms. Glumpf
Synopsis
Sabrina uses magic to teach a lesson to an old woman suspicious of young people.
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Star Struck (Table of Contents: 27)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen

Tress Distress (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Nate Butler
Pencils
Nate Butler
Inks
Nate Butler
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
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Neat Feat (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Nate Butler
Pencils
Nate Butler
Inks
Nate Butler
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
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Two for One (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
Jim Ruth
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Could you engrave it, "To my special girl, Ronnie"?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie decides to buy the same engraved charm for both Betty and Veronica, but the salesman gets them mixed up.
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Indexer Notes

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

Cast of Characters (Table of Contents: 31)

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; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty and Reggie try to convince Archie that he has a broken arm to sabotage his date with Veronica.
Reprints

Time After Time! (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Greg!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx, Greg
Reprints

Muscle Madness (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie 1 / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, big fella! Why did you tie those heavy rocks onto those sticks?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Prehistoric versions of Archie, Reggie and Moose lift rocks tied to sticks to get strong but when Archie and Reggie encounter two aggressive cavemen their increased strength doesn't do them any good. Betty and Veronica save the day with their fighting skills.
Reprints
Keywords
Cavemen

Action Faction (Table of Contents: 34)

Dilton / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
humor; teen

Groovy Movies (Table of Contents: 35)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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?
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?
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?
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?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen

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

Mister Weatherbee Pinup / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Er --- Mr. Weatherbee --- I wouldn't go in the water right now...
Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Miss Grundy warns Mr. Weatherbee to stay out of the water because Archie is spear-fishing.
Reprints

The Video Revolution (Table of Contents: 37)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 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; Hermione Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Moose Mason; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica debate the relative merits of video tape.
Reprints

Gag-Gig (Table of Contents: 38)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's Alex!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis
Alex gets a gig for the Pussycats at a magician's club.
Reprints
Keywords
magician

Meal Zeal (Table of Contents: 39)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen

Food Fad (Table of Contents: 40)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Inks
?
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen

Dolly Volley (Table of Contents: 41)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
How long have you been here, Arch?
Genre
humor; teen

Something Special (Table of Contents: 42)

Betty and Veronica / 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
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
The boys take the girls fishing and Veronica offers to barbecue what they catch, fully expecting them not to catch anything.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, let me know if you need a hand with the umbrella!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Faultless Behavior
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Time Will Tell
    Sabrina
  4. 3. The Promise
    Archie
  5. 4. Tale of Travail
    Jughead
  6. 5. The Little Things
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. A Star Is Named
    Archie
  8. 7. Retort Report
    Archie
  9. 8. Fashion Whirl
    Sabrina
  10. 9. Repair Flair
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. The Recluse
    Josie
  12. 11. Disc Whisk
    Hot Dog
  13. 12. A Show No Know!
    Li'l Jinx
  14. 13. First Stop
    Greg
  15. 14. Taste Buddies
    Jughead
  16. 15. No Time Like the Present
    Jughead
  17. 16. Soap Queen
    Veronica
  18. 17. Carry Tarry
    Jughead
  19. 18. Spud Bud
    Sabrina
  20. 19. Finer Diner
    Sabrina
  21. 20. The Lonely Heart of Riverdale
    Betty's Diary
  22. 21. Meal Zeal
    Jughead
  23. 22. Job Jibe
    Jughead
  24. 23. Sling Fling
    Mr. Weatherbee
  25. 24. Hold the Phone
    Archie
  26. 25. What Kind of Hue Am I?
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. A Crashing Bore
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  28. 27. Star Struck
    Jughead
  29. 28. Tress Distress
    Archie
  30. 29. Neat Feat
    Archie
  31. 30. Two for One
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. Cast of Characters
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. Time After Time!
    Li'l Jinx
  34. 33. Muscle Madness
    Archie 1
  35. 34. Action Faction
    Dilton
  36. 35. Groovy Movies
    Sabrina
  37. 36. ["Er --- Mr. Weatherbee --- I wouldn't go in the water right now..."]
    Mister Weatherbee Pinup
  38. 37. The Video Revolution
    Betty and Veronica
  39. 38. Gag-Gig
    Josie and the Pussycats
  40. 39. Meal Zeal
    Sabrina
  41. 40. Food Fad
    Sabrina
  42. 41. Dolly Volley
    Archie
  43. 42. Something Special
    Betty and Veronica
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