(January 1997)

Archie, 1983 Series
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1.79 USD
Pages
100
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6 times a year in Jan., April, July, Sept., Oct., and Dec.
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Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
071896468557 85
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

[Riverdale Pet Contest] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews

[Cap'n Crunch] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Clueless in Seattle (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay, Betty! I'm here! Let's hit the mall!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Paul Atkins; Hermione Lodge; Mrs. Atkins; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica flies to Seattle to steal Betty's hot pen pal.
Reprints
Keywords
Mount Rainier; pen pal; Seattle; Space Needle

[Kids UPN] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Trick or Treat (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
fashion
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fashions by Lisa Campbell.

For Your Information (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Veronica! I'm exhausted! May we leave now?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica find an information booth guy attractive, but he's not interested.
Reprints

Fashionable Friends (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Phew My dress for the Fall Dance at school is finally finished!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Mrs. Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica have the same dress they plan to wear to the Fall Dance at school.
Reprints

Heart Art (Table of Contents: 7)

Sabrina The Teenage Witch / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How was your date last night, Aunt Hilda?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Aunt Hilda had a date last night.
Reprints

Rad Ride (Table of Contents: 8)

Aunt Hilda / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yiiiiiii!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Hilda is flying her broom and nearly gets hit by a skateboarder.
Reprints
Keywords
skateboard

[Sprinklin' Dannon Magic Crystals] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Serenity (Table of Contents: 10)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whoooo!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Cousin Ambrose; Harvey Kinkle
Synopsis
Aunt Hilda reads a book on finding serenity.
Reprints

[Sonic Checklist] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

I Want to Be Alone (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Diary... Did you ever have one of those days where privacy is at a minimum?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Mrs. Cooper; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty describes how hard it can be to be alone.
Reprints

[Archie's Subscriptions Offer] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Tape Scrape (Table of Contents: 14)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I got some authentic barnyard sounds on my tape recorder!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead is listening to some tape recorded barnyard sounds.
Reprints

Vengeance of the Ancients Part I (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An emerald goddess who demands human sacrifices! Remnants of a lost civilization high in the mountains of Peru! Danger and daring mix in a yarn of high adventure and chilling suspense!
Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Delgado
Synopsis
Visiting Mr. Lodge's mine in Peru the gang are captured by Incas.
Reprints

Vengeance of the Ancients Part II (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, that thing shattered like the silence at a rock concert! Chunks of green glass flew all over the place!
Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge; Mr. Delgado
Synopsis
The gang escapes from the Incas.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Editor's Notebook / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Victor Gorelick
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The time is drawing near, ghouls and guys.
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Melissa Joan Hart; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Talking about Sabrina the Teenage Witch #1 and Archie's Christmas Stocking #4.

Lifestyles of the Famously Rich (Table of Contents: 18)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopolus
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Veronica! I forgot to mention! Robin Lurch wants to feature Lodge mansion on his "Lifestyles of the Famously Rich" show!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Robin Lurch
Synopsis
Robin Lurch of the TV show "Lifestyles of the Famously Rich" will be filming at the Lodge mansion and Veronica doesn't have a thing to wear.
Reprints
Keywords
Big Ben; Eiffel Tower; Fifth Avenue; London; New York City; Paris

Indexer Notes

Parody of Robin Leach and his show "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous".

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #261, no credits listed in this digest.

Research Riot (Table of Contents: 19)

Sabrina The Teenage Witch / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Old Salem! Just the place to help me brush up on my witchcraft!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman
Synopsis
Sabrina goes to the Salem library to find a book on Advanced Witchcraft.
Reprints

[Archie's "Volleyball" T-shirt Offer] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Sneak Peak (Table of Contents: 21)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I told Cousin Esmeralda she could play in your room!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Cousin Esmeralda
Synopsis
Sabrina worries Cousin Esmeralda might read her diary.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Veronica / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The boys know I'm free on Saturday night!
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the letters to get the names of the boys.

Voices of Change (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Read any good books lately?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica argues with Mr. Weatherbee for less homework.
Reprints

[Archie's Christmas Stocking Offer] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Horoscope Happenings (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Libra - The one you love will share his problems with you!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Dilton Doily; Ethel Muggs; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
The gang's horoscopes and how they come true in unexpected ways.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Six two-panel gags.

Test Question (Table of Contents: 26)

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
How did you make out on today's test?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Charley Hawse; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Charley was puzzled about the question on the English Channel.
Reprints

[Sabrina's All-New Offer] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Bowl Game (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For me? Betty, you brought me Chinese food?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Tabby
Synopsis
Betty gives Veronica a pet fish.
Reprints

[Cheryl Blossom Multi Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Recycle Saga (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you use natural shampoo you can then recycle your bath water for use on plants!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Veronica gets a lesson on why to recycle.
Reprints

Take Your Pick (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I hear this ventriloquist is great!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doily; Veronica Lodge; Clark Burg; Miss Grundy; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Dilton becomes a ventriloquist.
Reprints
Keywords
ventriloquism; ventriloquist

The Slippers (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Walk around, miss! See how they feel!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty gets some new shoes, but the soles are very slippery.
Reprints

[Sonic Quest] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Which 2 Are Alike? (Table of Contents: 34)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Circle the two pictures that are exactly alike! Good luck!
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Circle two of the pictures that are alike.
Reprints

Culture Clash (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Archie! Look who just beamed down into Riverdale! Who is he, anyway?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Sundance; Betty Cooper; Chuck Clayton; Moose Mason; Midge; Moondance
Synopsis
Reggie and Archie are worried that Betty and Veronica are falling for the California exchange student, Sundance.
Reprints
Keywords
sushi

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #259, no credits in this digest.

[Archie's Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Riverdale Pet Contest]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [Cap'n Crunch]
  3. 2. Clueless in Seattle
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. [Kids UPN]
  5. 4. Trick or Treat
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. For Your Information
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Fashionable Friends
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Heart Art
    Sabrina The Teenage Witch
  9. 8. Rad Ride
    Aunt Hilda
  10. 9. [Sprinklin' Dannon Magic Crystals]
  11. 10. Serenity
    Sabrina
  12. 11. [Sonic Checklist]
  13. 12. I Want to Be Alone
    Betty's Diary
  14. 13. [Archie's Subscriptions Offer]
  15. 14. Tape Scrape
    Jughead
  16. 15. Vengeance of the Ancients Part I
  17. 16. Vengeance of the Ancients Part II
  18. 17. ["The time is drawing near, ghouls and guys."]
    Editor's Notebook
  19. 18. Lifestyles of the Famously Rich
    Veronica
  20. 19. Research Riot
    Sabrina The Teenage Witch
  21. 20. [Archie's "Volleyball" T-shirt Offer]
  22. 21. Sneak Peak
    Sabrina
  23. 22. ["The boys know I'm free on Saturday night!"]
    Veronica
  24. 23. Voices of Change
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. [Archie's Christmas Stocking Offer]
  26. 25. Horoscope Happenings
    Archie and the Gang
  27. 26. Test Question
    Li'l Jinx
  28. 27. [Sabrina's All-New Offer]
  29. 28. The Bowl Game
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. [Cheryl Blossom Multi Subscription Offer]
  31. 30. Recycle Saga
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. Take Your Pick
    Archie and the Gang
  33. 32. The Slippers
    Betty and Veronica
  34. 33. [Sonic Quest]
  35. 34. Which 2 Are Alike?
  36. 35. Culture Clash
    Betty and Veronica
  37. 36. [Archie's Digest Subscription Offer]
  38. 37. ["Dig in and help Jimmy Dean support United Cerebral Palsy."]
  39. 38. ["Break time!"]
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