(February 1999)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Price
1.95 USD; 2.19 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
8 times a year in Feb., April, May, July, Aug., Sept., Nov., 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
762816468558 10111
Editing
?
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)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just yesterday they were learning to talk...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge

[Twizzlers puts you in the major leagues] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Twizzlers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Wreath Wrath (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Archie are selling wreaths for charity.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas wreath; mistletoe

Snow Job (Table of Contents: 3)

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; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica forgets an appointment with Archie.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits are listed in this volume.

Pip of a Dip (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Hal grows impatient to get the bathroom from his daughter.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[Cheryl Blossom Special Offer] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Sundae Punch (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Oswald; Mervin
Synopsis
To help Pop drum up some extra holiday business, Betty and Veronica serve as waitresses wearing just a Santa jacket and boots.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[Sabrina's Subscription and Back Issue Offer] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

The Remembering Tree (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica helps Betty trim her Christmas tree.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree

Yule Yochs (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Three two-panel gags. First gag - Betty believes that it's better to give than to receive, so she gives Archie a gift certificate good for a dozen kisses from her. Second gag - Veronica is out shopping and says she wants to get something for Archie, so Betty asks how much she wants for him. Third gag - Veronica admires her bowling ball-shaped gift, saying that she's always wanted a bowling ball. Betty whispers to Jughead that she thinks she used too much wrapping paper on the golf ball.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Gag

The Christmas Spirit (Table of Contents: 10)

Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Harvey
Synopsis
Aunt Hilda tries to restrain her true feelings when Harvey gives her some Christmas presents.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Veronica's Helper!! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Sugar Plum Faery
Synopsis
Sugar Plum Faery helps Veronica make Christmas cookies.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Script, pencil, and ink credits from Archie Giant Series Magazine (1954 series) #593, which is apparently the first publication of this story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Archie's Hometown Heroes / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Santa Syndrome (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty has so much Christmas spirit that Mr. Lodge asks her to play Santa Claus.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Santa Claus

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

Editor's Notebook / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Personalized Presents (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
John Lucas
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Betty is giving personalized Christmas presents to everyone, including finding Veronica's lost dog.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #218.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Betty and Veronica's Coloring Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?

Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Betty and Veronica in skiing outfits.

On Guard (Table of Contents: 17)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Slade
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge hires a bodyguard to watch over Veronica while Veronica and Betty are out shopping.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprinting in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #38, no credits listed in this digest.

This Land Is My Land (Table of Contents: 18)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie tries to give Betty self-confidence lessons.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits are listed in this digest.

[Get Ready for Another Thrilling Veronica Adventure!] (Table of Contents: 19)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Patriotic Spirit (Table of Contents: 20)

Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Ethan Allen; Tom Allen; Josh Allen; Nathan Hale
Synopsis
Veronica visits Litchfield CT where she meets the spirit of a Revolutionary War soldier, Josh Allen, and learns the history of Nathan Hale and Ethan Alan.
Reprints
Keywords
Fort Ticonderoga; Revolutionary War

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #242, no credits listed in this digest.

[Archies Subscriptions Offer] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

Ice Scream (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Persistence Resistance (Table of Contents: 23)

Betty Cooper / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Uncle Henry Cooper
Synopsis
Betty has trouble with a door-to-door salesman.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Digest-ions! / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Chances Are... (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Chance Revoir
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica both use their position in the school office to change the schedule of a new exchange student.
Reprints

[Archie's Holiday Fun Digest #3] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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

Penny Wise! (Table of Contents: 27)

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
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx follows a trail of pennies.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

There are two other 1 page Li'l Jinx stories with the same title but unclear if they are the same as this one or not.

Shop 'Til You Drop (Table of Contents: 28)

Betty's Diary / 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; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty takes Archie shopping at the mall.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

credits from original story

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

Digest-ions! / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

It's a Wrap (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
When Betty falls ill, Veronica agrees to take over for her Christmas wrapping business, but Veronica forgets to put tags on all the gifts.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

[Archie's Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

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

[Sabrina, the teenage witch books will cast a spell on you!] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

Minstrel Books; Sabrina / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[It's the Bedrock blizzard!] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

Post Cereal; Flintstones / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Just yesterday they were learning to talk..."]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [Twizzlers puts you in the major leagues]
    Twizzlers
  3. 2. Wreath Wrath
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Snow Job
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Pip of a Dip
    Betty
  6. 5. [Cheryl Blossom Special Offer]
  7. 6. Sundae Punch
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. [Sabrina's Subscription and Back Issue Offer]
  9. 8. The Remembering Tree
    Betty and Veronica
  10. 9. Yule Yochs
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. The Christmas Spirit
    Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch
  12. 11. Veronica's Helper!!
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Archie's Hometown Heroes
  14. 13. The Santa Syndrome
    Betty and Veronica
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  16. 15. Personalized Presents
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Betty and Veronica's Coloring Page
  18. 17. On Guard
    Veronica
  19. 18. This Land Is My Land
    Betty
  20. 19. [Get Ready for Another Thrilling Veronica Adventure!]
  21. 20. Patriotic Spirit
    Veronica
  22. 21. [Archies Subscriptions Offer]
  23. 22. Ice Scream
    Li'l Jinx
  24. 23. Persistence Resistance
    Betty Cooper
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Digest-ions!
  26. 25. Chances Are...
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. [Archie's Holiday Fun Digest #3]
  28. 27. Penny Wise!
    Li'l Jinx
  29. 28. Shop 'Til You Drop
    Betty's Diary
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    Digest-ions!
  31. 30. It's a Wrap
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. [Archie's Digest Subscription Offer]
  33. 32. [Sabrina, the teenage witch books will cast a spell on you!]
    Minstrel Books; Sabrina
  34. 33. [It's the Bedrock blizzard!]
    Post Cereal; Flintstones
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Dwayne Best
  • Peter Croome
  • Kirk House
  • Keith Alan Morgan
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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