(October 1995)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Price
1.75 USD; 1.90 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
six times a year in January, April, June, August, October, and November
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
762816468558 07711; 009128468556 77
Editing
Nanci Dakesian; Victor Gorelick

Issue Notes

Indicia title is Betty and Veronica Digest Magazine. Different barcodes for Direct Edition and retail sales.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty, all sorts of interesting things get washed up on the beach!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #202

Misadventures in Baby-Sitting! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman; Nanci Dakesian
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Mrs. Thompson; Mr. Thompson; Tom Thompson; Lisa Thompson
Synopsis
Veronica fills in for Betty at baby-sitting.
Reprints
Keywords
clown

Shrewd Dude (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Reprints

That Funny Feeling (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
children
Reprints

Auto Magic (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Thieves keep stealing Veronica's fancy Ultra-Romero sports cars. Betty comes up with an idea to fool the thieves.
Reprints
Keywords
auto theft; sports car

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

Betty [Archie] / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty and Archie's date was going just perfectly until now!
Genre
teen
Reprints

Wardrobe Consultant (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty's Diary / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica helps Betty with her wardrobe choices but soon stops when Betty starts attracting more attention from Archie.
Reprints

Capricious Caper (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The girls chide the boys for lying around all day doing nothing, and insist on going to the beach.
Reprints
Keywords
beach

Sailor Beware (Table of Contents: 8)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Valerie; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis
Alex takes Josie and Valerie out in his special speedboat, which also sprouts wheels and drives on land.
Reprints

Drop-In, Drop-Outs (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hal Holliday
Synopsis
To rid her wading pool of friends, Li'l Jinx throws in a bar of soap.
Reprints
Keywords
wading pool

Match Play (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ferdie Von Pelf; Smithers; Johnnie Grifter; Flex Foster; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Dilton's computer dating service finds the perfect dates for Veronica and Betty.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits differ in reprint.

Big Splash (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie is surfing in a pool.
Reprints

Seal of Approval (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Man, they sure don't use their beaches much along this part of the coast!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Snively; Cradbilge
Synopsis
When the Archies stop for a picnic on the beach they help capture two burglars.
Reprints
Keywords
seal

Double Takes (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
Jon D'Agostino ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You laughed when my horoscope predicted today would bring me ups and downs!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Reprints
Keywords
fishing; roller coasters

Indexer Notes

three two-panel gag cartoons

Trivial Pursuit! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Megan Stewart (Mr. Lodge's client's daughter); Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Mr. Stewart (Megan's dad)
Synopsis
Veronica has to babysit her dad's client's daughter and pushes her off onto Betty. Betty ends up impressing Megan with her trivia knowledge and Megan's dad offers her a spot on his TV show "Top Trivia."
Reprints

Put a Cap on It (Table of Contents: 15)

Betty [Archie] / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Reggie Mantle; Zach
Synopsis
Star pitcher Zach tells Betty she's his lucky charm after he hits a home run. It turns out that Zach is fickle and just uses flattery to hook the girls. Betty is not amused.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball; cap; flattery; good luck

An Exercise in Finance (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers the butler
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge wants Veronica to join Betty's exercise class so he can fire Veronica's expensive personal trainer.
Reprints
Keywords
exercise; personal trainer

Nice Advice (Table of Contents: 17)

Betty [Archie] / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty follows the five steps from Ethel's book "Fanning Love Flames" to try to win Archie over from Veronica.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Formerly a Betty and Me story.

Consider It Done! (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Smithers; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge makes arrangements for Archie, Betty and Veronica to appear in the circus.
Reprints

Optical Delusion (Table of Contents: 19)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Rebecca Frump
Synopsis
Archie and Betty save a little girl from drowning, who turns out to be the daughter of one of the richest men in the world, Ronald Frump. They are invited to visit the Frump yacht, which is the largest privately owned ship in the world.
Reprints
Keywords
swim team; yacht

Indexer Notes

Formerly a Betty and Me story.

Hoop Scoop (Table of Contents: 20)

Reggie / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle

Indexer Notes

Sponsored by Archie Comics and United Cerebral Palsy Associations.

Typically Different! (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Karen Szczuka (credited as Karen A. Szczuka)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Betty challenges Veronica that she can't get to the mall by 12 noon on a Saturday.
Reprints
Keywords
getting ready; mall; morning; shopping; sleeping in

Betty's Play Things (Table of Contents: 22)

Betty [Archie] / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

I Wish You Well (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited) (layouts); Dan Parent (credited) (finished pencils)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Pop Tate; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle (cameo)
Synopsis
After overhearing Betty make a wish at a wishing well to attend a concert with Archie, Archie does odd jobs to raise the money to make the wish come true.
Reprints
Keywords
wishing well
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Betty, all sorts of interesting things get washed up on the beach!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Misadventures in Baby-Sitting!
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Shrewd Dude
    Archie
  4. 3. That Funny Feeling
    Li'l Jinx
  5. 4. Auto Magic
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. ["Betty and Archie's date was going just perfectly until now!"]
    Betty [Archie]
  7. 6. Wardrobe Consultant
    Betty's Diary
  8. 7. Capricious Caper
    Archie
  9. 8. Sailor Beware
    Josie
  10. 9. Drop-In, Drop-Outs
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. Match Play
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. Big Splash
    Archie
  13. 12. Seal of Approval
    The Archies
  14. 13. Double Takes
    Archie
  15. 14. Trivial Pursuit!
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. Put a Cap on It
    Betty [Archie]
  17. 16. An Exercise in Finance
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. Nice Advice
    Betty [Archie]
  19. 18. Consider It Done!
    Archie
  20. 19. Optical Delusion
    Veronica
  21. 20. Hoop Scoop
    Reggie
  22. 21. Typically Different!
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. Betty's Play Things
    Betty [Archie]
  24. 23. I Wish You Well
    Betty and Veronica
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