(July 1997)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Price
1.79 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
7 times a year in Feb., April, June, July, Sept., 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 89
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
My parents give me everything I ask for!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Betty and Veronica Comics Digest Magazine #123.

[Hershey's Cookies 'n' Cream] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Friendly Competition (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mrs. Baker; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica tries to beat Betty at exercising.
Reprints

Real Bad Hair Day (Table of Contents: 3)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Put the letters in numerical order.

[Betty & Veronica Annual Digest #16] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Snooze News (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Greg; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx is hiding in the tall grass to avoid taking a nap.
Reprints

Veronica Takes the Cake! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Gaston; Smithers; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty is making Archie a cake and Veronica tries to outdo her.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from Archie & Friends: Cake Clash, which is a digital exclusive.

Dial Tone (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Smithers
Synopsis
Because Veronica's phone bill was too high, Mr. Lodge removed all but one phone in the house.
Reprints

[Archie's Digest Offer] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Now She Knows (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Charley Hawse; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Charley's nose is swollen.
Reprints

The Prom Part I (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Miss Haggly; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Sean
Synopsis
The prom is coming up and Archie hasn't asked either Betty or Veronica to go to it.
Reprints

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

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

The Prom Part II (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge; Miss Haggly
Synopsis
Veronica has an idea for what kind of prom to have.
Reprints

[Archie's Vacation Special] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

The Mind Jogger (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Charley Hawse; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx and Charley have put on some weight from eating ice cream pops all summer.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Sabrina Pinup / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aunt Hilda, when I asked you to conjure up three boys for our picnic --- they are not the type I had in mind!
Genre
teen
Characters
Aunt Hilda; Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Zelda
Synopsis
Aunt Hilda brings three boys she's attracted to.

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Sabrina, the Teen-Age Witch #9

Fit Bit (Table of Contents: 16)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica is trying on fashions.
Reprints

[Sabrina's Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Fun Daze Together (Table of Contents: 18)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie and Betty have a fun day planned, but other things change those plans.
Reprints

[Archie Americana Series] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Where to Now? (Table of Contents: 20)

Sabrina / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Sabrina Spellman

Indexer Notes

Select the double-bordered letters, and rearrange, to find a location.

Show and Tell (Table of Contents: 21)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Harvey; Aunt Hilda; Sabrina Spellman
Synopsis
Harvey wakes from a nap and rushes to Sabrina's because he's late for their date.
Reprints

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

Josie and the Pussycats / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's time for more fun-filled Josie and the Pussycats stories!
Characters
Melody; Josie; Valerie

Clothes (Table of Contents: 23)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie; Valerie; Alexander Cabot III; Alan M
Synopsis
Alex has a new, fancy, expensive, and ugly jacket made from yak hair.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 2011 series) #271, no credits listed in this digest.

Scents of Danger (Table of Contents: 24)

Josie with Melody / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rod Ollerenshaw
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie; Melody
Synopsis
Josie is smelling perfume guarenteed to attract men.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Victor Gorelick
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Yankee Doodle Darling (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Miss Beazly; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Everyone has come to school dressed as a historical figure.
Reprints

Muddle Red Riding Hood (Table of Contents: 27)

Betty's Bedtime Blooper Tales / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty tells a bedtime story to some kids.
Reprints

[Cheryl Blossom Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

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

Shape Up! (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie 3000! / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Bill Golliher
Inks
Dan Nakrosis
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Dan Nakrosis

Genre
science fiction; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Sputnick [Marvin Zinkleman]; Ethel Muggs [Athena]
Synopsis
Ethel wants to meet a new cute guy and gets a makeover at a body shop.
Reprints

[Archie's Subscriptions Offer] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

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

Sweet Little Fourteen! (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pamela; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica's cousin Pamela is back in town.
Reprints

Footwork Frolic (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Smithers; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie brings a soccer ball to the Lodge mansion.
Reprints

Hoop Scoop (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Randy; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie plays basketball against Randy who is in a wheelchair.

We're in the Money (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (layouts); Dan Parent
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Muffy; Mr. Dinero; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica visit Veronica's friend Muffy at Poshly Academy.
Reprints

Tee Time (Table of Contents: 35)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Cousin Ambrose
Synopsis
Sabrina and Cousin Ambrose are playing miniature golf.
Reprints

[Archie's Beach Patrol Shirts] (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

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

Return Engagement (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; J. Elvis Recksniff
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead are shocked to see Betty and Veronica celebrating the return of Elvis.
Reprints

[Archie's Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

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

[Sabrina T-shirt Offer] (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

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

[Peanut Butter Crunch] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["My parents give me everything I ask for!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [Hershey's Cookies 'n' Cream]
  3. 2. Friendly Competition
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Real Bad Hair Day
    Veronica
  5. 4. [Betty & Veronica Annual Digest #16]
  6. 5. Snooze News
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. Veronica Takes the Cake!
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Dial Tone
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. [Archie's Digest Offer]
  10. 9. Now She Knows
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. The Prom Part I
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. [Sonic Checklist]
  13. 12. The Prom Part II
  14. 13. [Archie's Vacation Special]
  15. 14. The Mind Jogger
    Li'l Jinx
  16. 15. ["Aunt Hilda, when I asked you to conjure up three boys for our picnic --- they are not the type I had in mind!"]
    Sabrina Pinup
  17. 16. Fit Bit
    Veronica
  18. 17. [Sabrina's Subscription Offer]
  19. 18. Fun Daze Together
    Betty
  20. 19. [Archie Americana Series]
  21. 20. Where to Now?
    Sabrina
  22. 21. Show and Tell
    Sabrina
  23. 22. ["It's time for more fun-filled Josie and the Pussycats stories!"]
    Josie and the Pussycats
  24. 23. Clothes
    Josie
  25. 24. Scents of Danger
    Josie with Melody
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  27. 26. Yankee Doodle Darling
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. Muddle Red Riding Hood
    Betty's Bedtime Blooper Tales
  29. 28. [Cheryl Blossom Subscription Offer]
  30. 29. Shape Up!
    Archie 3000!
  31. 30. [Archie's Subscriptions Offer]
  32. 31. Sweet Little Fourteen!
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. Footwork Frolic
    Archie
  34. 33. Hoop Scoop
    Reggie
  35. 34. We're in the Money
    Betty and Veronica
  36. 35. Tee Time
    Sabrina The Teenage Witch
  37. 36. [Archie's Beach Patrol Shirts]
  38. 37. Return Engagement
    Betty and Veronica
  39. 38. [Archie's Digest Subscription Offer]
  40. 39. [Sabrina T-shirt Offer]
  41. 40. [Peanut Butter Crunch]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Thomas Johnson
  • Taylor Rutstein
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Alan Morgan
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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