(September 1992)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Price
1.50 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
six times a year in Feb., Apr., June, Aug., Oct. and Dec.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
071896468557 57
Editing
Nanci Tsetsekas; Victor Gorelick
Color
color
Dimensions
standard U.S. Digest
Paper Stock
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Indicia title is "THE BETTY AND VERONICA DIGEST MAGAZINE, No. 57."


Special Swimsuit Issue (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Alison Flood (signed)
Colors
Caryn Ambrosio
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews

Clear, Clear Waters (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Caryn Ambrosio
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica prefer swimming in a chemically treated pool to a natural lake, but end up worse for the wear from both.
Reprints

Archie's 50th Anniversary Interview Contest Winner (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Linda Maust
Pencils
Ellen Leonforte [as el] (signed)
Inks
Ellen Leonforte [as el] (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A reader interviews her family to reveal the positive effect Archie Comics has had on them over the generations.

Fun & Games (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty / 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
Synopsis
Betty helps Veronica test a new treasure hunt game on Archie.
Reprints

Sale Tale (Table of Contents: 4)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Gus LeMoine
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Nanci Tsetsekas
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Reprints

Everything's Ducky (Table of Contents: 5)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Al Hartley
Colors
Caryn Ambrosio
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Reprints

The Joker Is Wild (Table of Contents: 6)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Reprints

Is This Drip Necessary? (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Dick Malmgren ?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Al Hartley
Colors
Caryn Ambrosio
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Reprints

Vacation Spell (Table of Contents: 8)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Hilda spoils Sabrina's Caribbean vacation with a videotaped chore list.
Reprints

Down Memory Lane (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Caryn Ambrosio
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Reprints

Critic's Award (Table of Contents: 10)

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
Reprints

Fence Suspense (Table of Contents: 11)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Al Hartley
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie spends his time at the beach trying to keep Veronica and a muscle-bound stud separate.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #245, writing is credited to Al Hartley.

The Party (Table of Contents: 12)

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; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are touched that Archie and Reggie are working overtime, until they find out what they're working overtime on.
Reprints

Drastic Plastic (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley ?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Al Hartley
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Desperate to prove himself to Mr. Lodge, Archie volunteers to take care of Mr. Lodge's prize plants in spite of Lodge's express demand not to touch them.
Reprints

The Buddy System (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Caryn Ambrosio
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Reprints

Betty's Beachwear (Table of Contents: 15)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
fashion
Reprints

The Cat's Meow (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine; Alexandra Cabot; Sebastian; Alan Mayberry
Synopsis
Alexandra sets up a revenge plot against an arrogant lifeguard who insulted her cat.
Reprints

[Archie's Gag Bag] (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
You want to find Veronica at the beach, just follow the trail of staring males.
Reprints
  • from Archie daily (Creator's Syndicate) #?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Veronica's Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, say something!
Genre
teen
Reprints

Night & Day (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
The beach boys have been ignoring Veronica to spend time with the more athletically-inclined Betty, and later Betty finds out why.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Special Swimsuit Issue
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Clear, Clear Waters
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Archie's 50th Anniversary Interview Contest Winner
    Archie
  4. 3. Fun & Games
    Betty
  5. 4. Sale Tale
    Veronica
  6. 5. Everything's Ducky
    Veronica
  7. 6. The Joker Is Wild
    Josie
  8. 7. Is This Drip Necessary?
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Vacation Spell
    Sabrina
  10. 9. Down Memory Lane
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. Critic's Award
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. Fence Suspense
    Veronica
  13. 12. The Party
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. Drastic Plastic
    Archie
  15. 14. The Buddy System
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. Betty's Beachwear
    Betty
  17. 16. The Cat's Meow
    Josie and The Pussycats
  18. 17. [Archie's Gag Bag]
    Archie
  19. 18. ["Well, say something!"]
    Veronica's Pin Up
  20. 19. Night & Day
    Betty and Veronica
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Peter Croome
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne