(June 1996)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Price
1.75 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
6 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
009128468556 81
Editing
Nanci Dakesian; 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
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Veronica, your dad will never wear a shirt like that!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

When Girls Collide (Table of Contents: 1)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Smeed; Archie Andrews; Greta; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are shopping at the Fetch and Retch where Archie is working as a bag boy.
Reprints

Live and Learn (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica tries to soften the competitive relationship between Archie and Reggie by introducing them to a more refined sport.
Reprints
Keywords
croquet; hockey

Initially Yours (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Somebody is carving "Archie Loves Betty" in area trees - - and it isn't Archie.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest (Archie, 1987 series) #223, writing is credited to Mike Pellowski and inks to John Lowe.
Formerly a Betty and Me story.

A Pat Hand (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica thinks Reggie is double-jointed.
Reprints

Subject to Failing (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
The good news is that Veronica didn't fail Algebra.
Reprints

Lest We Forget (Table of Contents: 6)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie chides Veronica for constantly forgetting things: her shoes, words, and -- apparently -- her purse.
Reprints
Keywords
department store; memory; purse

Veronica's Traditional Kimonos (Table of Contents: 7)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kathleen Webb (signed)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
fashion
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica models decorative kimonos.
Reprints

The First Dance (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Hy Eisman
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Mindy Eisman

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Betty recalls the time Archie was in a full panic because she'd asked him to a junior high dance and he couldn't dance.
Reprints

Sign Up! (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ahem! Li'l Jinx! Don't you have to do homework?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx is having trouble with her homework.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fashions by Ile Cure-Trottier.

Does Not Compute (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Al Hartley ?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What do you mean you're not going?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Ethel backs out of a computer-arranged date.
Reprints

A Helping Hand (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren ?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jon D'Agostino ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty tries to help Archie out on his first day as a door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

formerly a Betty and Me story.

You Gotta Hand It To Him! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Russ; Greg
Reprints

Kitchen Crisis (Table of Contents: 13)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Gaston the chef; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica decides she's going to bake muffins, which sends everyone into a panic.
Reprints
Keywords
baking; compliments; gun; kitchen; muffins; telephone

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (1987 series) #212.

Wheel Deal (Table of Contents: 14)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen

Energy Crisis (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Joe Edwards ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty convinces Veronica to walk rather than drive, in order to aid the energy crisis.
Reprints

Just A Pal (Table of Contents: 16)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
The eternal triangle, from Archie's perspective.
Reprints

Paint Restraint (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie; Betty; Veronica; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Veronica grows jealous when Betty coaxes Archie into helping her paint fire hydrants.
Reprints

As Soon as Possible (Table of Contents: 18)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty convinces her father to get an answering machine for the phone so she won't miss calls from Archie.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

formerly a Betty and Me story.

Track Yak (Table of Contents: 19)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen

Home Improvement (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Della; Hiriam Lodge
Synopsis
Information on making your home more accessible for handicapped people.

Indexer Notes

PSA from the United Cerebral Palsy Association.

Veronica's Fashions Of Africa (Table of Contents: 21)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Parent (signed)
Inks
Hy Eisman (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Mindy Eisman

Genre
fashion
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica models fashion designs specific to Africa.
Reprints

Friend-er Bender! (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
?
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica appear on a TV game show "Best Friends or Not!"
Reprints
Keywords
pie in the face

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #250.

Green Scene (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Betty gives Moose advice on Midge's birthday present.
Reprints

Hit or Ms. (Table of Contents: 24)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica challenge Archie and Jughead to a boys versus girls game of baseball.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball; softball; spring; springtime

Shake Ache (Table of Contents: 25)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Down Frown (Table of Contents: 26)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Veronica Pin Up / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But, Ronnie, I've already apologized...
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica makes Archie apologize again.
Reprints

Betty and Veronica's Rolling Fashions... (Table of Contents: 28)

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

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

Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Fashion spread depicting Betty and Veronica in roller blade fashions. Fashions inspired by "Dandy Dan D."
Reprints
Keywords
roller blades; roller skates; rollerblading; rollerskating

It's My Party (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Doug Crane (credited)
Inks
Doug Crane (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
With Betty's folks gone for the weekend, Veronica tells everyone there is a party at Betty's house.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Veronica, your dad will never wear a shirt like that!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. When Girls Collide
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Live and Learn
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Initially Yours
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. A Pat Hand
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Subject to Failing
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Lest We Forget
    Veronica
  8. 7. Veronica's Traditional Kimonos
    Veronica
  9. 8. The First Dance
    Betty's Diary
  10. 9. Sign Up!
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. Does Not Compute
    Big Ethel
  12. 11. A Helping Hand
    Archie
  13. 12. You Gotta Hand It To Him!
    Li'l Jinx
  14. 13. Kitchen Crisis
    Veronica
  15. 14. Wheel Deal
    Jughead
  16. 15. Energy Crisis
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. Just A Pal
    Betty
  18. 17. Paint Restraint
    Archie
  19. 18. As Soon as Possible
    Betty
  20. 19. Track Yak
    Jughead
  21. 20. Home Improvement
    Veronica
  22. 21. Veronica's Fashions Of Africa
    Veronica
  23. 22. Friend-er Bender!
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. Green Scene
    Big Moose
  25. 24. Hit or Ms.
    Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. Shake Ache
    Jughead
  27. 26. Down Frown
    Jughead
  28. 27. ["But, Ronnie, I've already apologized..."]
    Veronica Pin Up
  29. 28. Betty and Veronica's Rolling Fashions...
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. It's My Party
    Betty and Veronica
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