(May 1993)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Price
1.50 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
6 times a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
071896468557 61
Editing
Nancy Tsetsekas; Victor Gorelick
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
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mirror, mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all?
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper

Flower Power (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are upset that Archie may be buying flowers for another girl.
Reprints

Cheer Sphere (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty's mom wants her to clean her room.
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Biz Tiz (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Betty tries to run a student council meeting.
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The Big Apple (Table of Contents: 4)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Cousin Ambrose; Harvey
Synopsis
Harvey is watching highbrow culture for all the wrong reasons.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Veronica Pin-Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wha..?!
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica brings home empty boxes from shopping.
Reprints

The Bookworms (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Miss Grundy assigns Betty and Archie to weed out the unusable books from the library stacks. Because they were excused from class to do this, Reggie and Veronica plot a prank out of vengeance.
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Trying (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Charley Hawse; Li'l Jinx
Reprints

Hot Spell (Table of Contents: 8)

Sabrina The Teenage Witch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Della The Head Witch
Synopsis
Della allows Sabrina and her aunts to take a winter vacation to Hawaii, but only if they cause magical mischief while there.
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Phone Groan (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Mrs. Cooper
Synopsis
Betty is upset that no boys were in the list of people who called for her while she was out.
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Water Boy (Table of Contents: 10)

Miss Grundy / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Dan Parent
Colors
?
Letters
?

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Monster Party (Table of Contents: 11)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda
Reprints

Archie, Park It! (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen

Writer's Cramp (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo, Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Reprints

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

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
How do you like Jughead's oil painting, Ethel?
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints
  • from Archie newspaper strip (King Features Syndicate, XX-XX-XXXX)

A Mouthful (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, boy! I just love jawbreakers!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Reprints

Copy Caper (Table of Contents: 16)

Big Ethel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Big Ethel Muggs; Helen; Arthur
Synopsis
Ethel takes Helen's new boyfriend to the copy center.
Reprints

Appreciation Elation (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Indexer Notes

formerly an Archie story.

Ice Scream (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Jinx rescues Charley after he falls thru the ice.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This could be from Archie Giant Series Magazine (Archie, 1954 series) #205 but needs confirmation.

Tell Us About Recycling PET Plastic Containers (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie and the Gang / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, gang!

Pressing Problem (Table of Contents: 20)

Mister Lodge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Genre
teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge tries to figure out how to break Archie's guitar over Archie's head and still make it look like an accident.
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The Big Game (Table of Contents: 21)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Caramel (Betty's cat); Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Mr. Flutesnoot; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
A day in the school life of Betty Cooper, laid out as if it were a board game.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The original printing gave the credits as Stan Goldberg (pencils) and Rudy Lapick (inking).

The Chess Master (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth (credited)
Pencils
Nate Butler (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Isn't tonight your weekly chess game with Mr. Bishop?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Hubert Smithers; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Bishop; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie can't stay quiet while Mr. Lodge plays his weekly chess game against Mr. Bishop.
Reprints
Keywords
chess

The Big Payoff (Table of Contents: 23)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alex
Synopsis
The Pussycats play a bratty kid's birthday party.
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Way to Go (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Charley Hawse; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Jinx is assigned the task of getting Charley to school on time.
Reprints

Tough Enough (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie deride the aerobics workout Veronica and Betty undergo, prompting Veronica to challenge them to do it.
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Taste Disgrace (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge thinks he's caught Archie taking something out of his refrigerator.
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Print Stint (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Ethel enjoys reading Veronica's diary.
Reprints

Turnabout (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
Terry Valle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Keith Roberts; Nurse Doyle
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica volunteer as candy stripers at the local hospital and get to meet rock star Keith Roberts.
Reprints
Keywords
nurse

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #242, pencils are credited to Dan DeCarlo Jr.

Safe and Solid (Table of Contents: 29)

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; Greg
Synopsis
Jinx has a unique way of testing whether a frozen pond is safe for skating.
Reprints

Chicken Courageous (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is very courageous, until Veronica arrives.
Reprints

Dizzy Tizzy (Table of Contents: 31)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead's faint praise is good enough for Ethel.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

formerly a Big Ethel story.

Tear on the Dotted Line (Table of Contents: 32)

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
Synopsis
Livid that Betty is wearing the same style of dress to school that she is, Veronica manages to tear the dress. Undaunted, Betty mends the hem in the sewing room and actually manages to outdo Veronica.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Mirror, mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Flower Power
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Cheer Sphere
    Betty
  4. 3. Biz Tiz
    Betty
  5. 4. The Big Apple
    Sabrina
  6. 5. ["Wha..?!"]
    Veronica Pin-Up
  7. 6. The Bookworms
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Trying
    Li'l Jinx's Chum Charley
  9. 8. Hot Spell
    Sabrina The Teenage Witch
  10. 9. Phone Groan
    Betty
  11. 10. Water Boy
    Miss Grundy
  12. 11. Monster Party
    Sabrina
  13. 12. Archie, Park It!
    Archie
  14. 13. Writer's Cramp
    Archie
  15. 14. ["How do you like Jughead's oil painting, Ethel?"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  16. 15. A Mouthful
    Li'l Jinx
  17. 16. Copy Caper
    Big Ethel
  18. 17. Appreciation Elation
    Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. Ice Scream
    Li'l Jinx
  20. 19. Tell Us About Recycling PET Plastic Containers
    Archie and the Gang
  21. 20. Pressing Problem
    Mister Lodge
  22. 21. The Big Game
    Betty
  23. 22. The Chess Master
    Archie
  24. 23. The Big Payoff
    Josie and the Pussycats
  25. 24. Way to Go
    Charley and Li'l Jinx
  26. 25. Tough Enough
    Archie
  27. 26. Taste Disgrace
    Archie
  28. 27. Print Stint
    Big Ethel
  29. 28. Turnabout
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. Safe and Solid
    Li'l Jinx
  31. 30. Chicken Courageous
    Archie
  32. 31. Dizzy Tizzy
    Jughead
  33. 32. Tear on the Dotted Line
    Betty and Veronica
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Lou Mougin
  • Katy Hayhurst
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