(April 2000)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Price
2.19 USD; 2.49 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
8 times a year in Feb, April, May, July, Aug., Oct., 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
071896468557 10
Editing
Nelson Ribeiro (credited) (editor); Victor Gorelick (credited) (editor); Richard Goldwater (credited) (editor-in-chief)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed as Dan DeCarlo)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed as Henry Scarpelli)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
General Pickens' battle cry was "Charge!"
Genre
teen
Characters
General Pickens (painting); Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
art museum

[Lead... Follow... Or Get out of the Way!] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

3 Musketeers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Mess Stress (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

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Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Nancy Woods; Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica both have a problem with clutter in their rooms.
Reprints

[Get caught up in the magic] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Archway / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Looks Like Reindeer (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo; Dan Parent
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica buys two wild reindeer, and they disrupt a fancy party her parents are throwing.
Reprints
Keywords
reindeer

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie's Weird Mysteries on TV] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Watch Out (Table of Contents: 6)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Pellowski (as Mike Pellowski)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie is chronically late for his dates with Veronica so her father gives him a new watch to help keep him on schedule.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie's Christmas Stocking & Holiday Fun Digest] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Winter Fashions Indoors and Outdoors (Table of Contents: 8)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Keys to Adventure (Table of Contents: 9)

Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Pellowski (as Mike Pellowski)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Veronica
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Tate Collins; John Dsala
Synopsis
Veronica is suspicious of the caretaker her father has hired for their house in Florida, but changes her mind when he saves her from sharks.
Reprints
Keywords
Florida Keys; shark; skin diving; sunken treasure

Indexer Notes

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

Dull Doll (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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Betty and Veronica
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica discuss Melissa.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

Digest-ions! / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

Snowfall Guy (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Michael Pellowski (as Mike Pellowski)
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Betty
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Joey Jackson
Synopsis
While shoveling snow, Betty gets into a snowball fight with one of the neighborhood kids.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

A Hair Affair (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Jeff Shultz ?
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Coiffeur
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica get new hair styles from a famed hair stylist, but aren't satisfied with the results.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Katy Keene's Fans Designer Page (Table of Contents: 15)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Katy Keene

Indexer Notes

A page for the reader to create and submit fashions for Katy Keene.

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

Digestions S.O.S. / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Feature Logo
Another Great "Digestions S.O.S" Entry!
Characters
Katy Keene

Indexer Notes

Reader submitted designs.

Remotely Possible (Table of Contents: 17)

Betty [Archie feature] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Ken Selig
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Betty
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Mr. Weatherbee; Hiram Lodge; Smithers the butler; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
When Betty admits jealousy of Veronica's new high-tech universal remote, Dilton tries to cheer her up by inventing one that's even better and more powerful.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Digestions S.O.S. / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Feature Logo
Another Great "Digestions S.O.S" Entry!

Indexer Notes

Reader submitted fashions.

Skate Mates (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

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Betty and Veronica [horizontal]
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica is jealous of Betty's ability to ice skate, and Betty is jealous of Veronica's lack of ability to ice skate.
Reprints
Keywords
ice skating

Indexer Notes

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

Ordinary People (Table of Contents: 20)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica decides to stop being a posh princess and start a new life as an average, ordinary girl. Unfortunately, her friends at school take it the wrong way when she tries her best to sink down to their level.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Juggling the Books (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Michael Pellowski (as Mike Pellowski)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Betty and Veronica
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Morgan
Synopsis
Betty tries to learn how to juggle in order to secure a part in the school play.
Reprints
Keywords
juggling

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

Editor's Notebook / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

The Reading Lesson (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Veronica is suddenly into palmistry and she spends the afternoon telling the fortunes of the Riverdale High bunch.
Reprints
Keywords
palm reading

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie Collector Sets] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

Clownin' Around (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Frank Gagliardo
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
While entertaining hospitalized children, Veronica falls asleep on a gurney in clown makeup and is mistaken for a misplaced corpse.
Reprints
Keywords
clown

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie's Digest Library] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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

Bump 'n' Grind (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo; Dan Parent
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Caryn Antoniuk
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Snoop Kitty Kat; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
The girls want to get on the Bump 'n' Grind dance TV show, and Betty is picked, but Veronica's dancing isn't good enough.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie's Stuff Shop] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

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

Crowning Achievement (Table of Contents: 29)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica gets her father to sponsor a beauty contest that she will most likely win.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Don't MIss an Issue!] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

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

Chore Bore! (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
After losing a bet, Veronica has to do Betty's household chores for a week.
Reprints

[Archie's Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

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

[Prizes or Cash] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

Olympia Sales Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[It's a Jungle in There!] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["General Pickens' battle cry was "Charge!""]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [Lead... Follow... Or Get out of the Way!]
    3 Musketeers
  3. 2. Mess Stress
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. [Get caught up in the magic]
    Archway
  5. 4. Looks Like Reindeer
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. [Archie's Weird Mysteries on TV]
  7. 6. Watch Out
    Veronica
  8. 7. [Archie's Christmas Stocking & Holiday Fun Digest]
  9. 8. Winter Fashions Indoors and Outdoors
  10. 9. Keys to Adventure
    Veronica
  11. 10. Dull Doll
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Digest-ions!
  14. 13. Snowfall Guy
    Betty [Archie feature]
  15. 14. A Hair Affair
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. Katy Keene's Fans Designer Page
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Digestions S.O.S.
  18. 17. Remotely Possible
    Betty [Archie feature]
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Digestions S.O.S.
  20. 19. Skate Mates
    Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. Ordinary People
    Veronica
  22. 21. Juggling the Books
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  24. 23. The Reading Lesson
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. [Archie Collector Sets]
  26. 25. Clownin' Around
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. [Archie's Digest Library]
  28. 27. Bump 'n' Grind
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. [Archie's Stuff Shop]
  30. 29. Crowning Achievement
    Veronica
  31. 30. [Don't MIss an Issue!]
  32. 31. Chore Bore!
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. [Archie's Digest Subscription Offer]
  34. 33. [Prizes or Cash]
    Olympia Sales Club
  35. 34. [It's a Jungle in There!]
This issue was most recently modified by:
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