(January 2002)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Pages
100
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8 times a year in Jan., April, May, June, Sept., 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
009128468556 25
Editing
Nelson Ribeiro; Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jeff Shultz (signed as Jeff Shultz)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed as Henry Scarpelli)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, do you have a favorite part?
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Some Change (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Feature Logo
Betty & Veronica
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Aunt Blatty
Synopsis
Desperate for a change of routine, Betty and Veronica reluctantly consent to attend the fashion show being put on by Veronica's Aunt Blatty.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty Pin Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, Betty -- How about you and I taking in a movie?
Feature Logo
Betty Pin Up
Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie asks Betty to a movie.
Reprints

[Love Showdown] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Pip of a Slip (Table of Contents: 5)

Ethel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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Ethel
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead is going to give Ethel the slip on her birthday.
Reprints

Fair Exchange (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Attending the fair with the girls, Archie and Reggie begin competing at the midway games to see who can win the biggest prizes for the ladies.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie's Holiday Fun Digest #6] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Betty Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh Archie! This is the most beautiful view I've ever seen!
Feature Logo
Betty Pin Up
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie takes Betty to see a majestic view of the ocean to gauge her reaction, in order to see if it would be good to take Veronica there.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Climb Every Mountain (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo; Dan Parent
Inks
Mark Brewer
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Betty and Veronica
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty tries to interest Veronica in rock climbing, but Veronica is resistant until she sees the type of buff guys the sport attracts.
Reprints
Keywords
rock climbing

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie's Stuff Shop] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

[The Best of Josie and the Pussycats] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Rejection Dejection (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty [Archie feature] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harold Smith (as Hal Smith)
Pencils
Sean Murphey
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Betty
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie consoles Betty after she gets another publisher rejection slip.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

School Frenzy (Table of Contents: 13)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Veronica
Characters
Veronica Lodge

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

Betty's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mind if I watch "City Hospital" on TV?
Feature Logo
Betty Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty wants to watch her soap opera.
Reprints

Archie's Collector Sets (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

[This Month's Digests Are Off the Hook] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Future Shock (Table of Contents: 17)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harold Smith (as Hal Smith)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica buys a crystal ball that can see into the future but has problems interpreting what the future actually holds.
Reprints
Keywords
crystal ball

Indexer Notes

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

The Nation's Most Wanted (Table of Contents: 18)

Betty Cooper, Super Sleuther / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

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Betty Cooper Super Sleuther
Genre
teen; adventure
Characters
Betty Cooper; Bertie Blabbum; Veronica Lodge; Rob Ruse (villain); Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Mayor Glibb
Synopsis
Betty is certain criminal mastermind and disguise artist Rob Ruse is in Riverdale and planning a job. When no one in authority will take her deductions seriously, she teams with Archie and Dilton to run the crook down herself.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Sabrina Back Issues] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Talk Isn’t Cheap (Table of Contents: 20)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harold Smith (as Hal Smith)
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; Archie Andrews; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Furious over charges on Veronica's phone, Mr. Lodge takes her phone away.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Service with a Smile (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Ken Penders
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Betty
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Mister Bainbridge; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty agrees to work overtime at her job at Mall-Mart, forcing her to miss a date she had with Archie.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie Americana Series] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

Queen for a Week (Table of Contents: 23)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harold Smith (as Hal Smith)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Veronica, this is the ambassador from Snoozlevania!
Feature Logo
Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica becomes Queen for a month in Snoozlevania but because their economy crashed they make her pay for everything during her trip.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Original title "Queen for a Month".

It's in the Bag (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica take elaborate precautions to make sure a sudden rain storm doesn't spoil their new designer hair-dos.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie's Subscription Offer of the Century!] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

Game Gambit (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Betty
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; two unidentified corporate executives
Synopsis
Betty is asked by two executives of Zapco Video Games to test the appeal of some video games specially oriented for teenage girls.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie's Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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

Hold the Phone (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Cheryl Blossom; Unnamed phone operator
Synopsis
Veronica, Betty and Archie play the call waiting game.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

A Promise Kept (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited as Webb)
Pencils
? [as Kennedy] (credited)
Inks
Ken Selig (credited as Selig)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Betty & Veronica
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Betty promises not to tell Archie that Veronica plans to ditch him on Saturday night to go out with Reggie instead.

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

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

[Get Caught Up In the Magic] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

Archway / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Chocolate Food Pyramid] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

Pop Tarts / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, do you have a favorite part?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. ["Visit Archie and all his friends in Riverdale."]
  3. 2. Some Change
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. ["Say, Betty -- How about you and I taking in a movie?"]
    Betty Pin Up
  5. 4. [Love Showdown]
  6. 5. Pip of a Slip
    Ethel
  7. 6. Fair Exchange
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. [Archie's Holiday Fun Digest #6]
  9. 8. ["Oh Archie! This is the most beautiful view I've ever seen!"]
    Betty Pin Up
  10. 9. Climb Every Mountain
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. [Archie's Stuff Shop]
  12. 11. [The Best of Josie and the Pussycats]
  13. 12. Rejection Dejection
    Betty [Archie feature]
  14. 13. School Frenzy
    Veronica
  15. 14. ["Mind if I watch "City Hospital" on TV?"]
    Betty's Gag Bag
  16. 15. Archie's Collector Sets
  17. 16. [This Month's Digests Are Off the Hook]
  18. 17. Future Shock
    Veronica
  19. 18. The Nation's Most Wanted
    Betty Cooper, Super Sleuther
  20. 19. [Sabrina Back Issues]
  21. 20. Talk Isn’t Cheap
    Veronica
  22. 21. Service with a Smile
    Betty [Archie feature]
  23. 22. [Archie Americana Series]
    Archie Americana Series
  24. 23. Queen for a Week
    Veronica
  25. 24. It's in the Bag
    Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. [Archie's Subscription Offer of the Century!]
  27. 26. Game Gambit
    Betty [Archie feature]
  28. 27. [Archie's Digest Subscription Offer]
  29. 28. Hold the Phone
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  31. 30. A Promise Kept
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. [Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  33. 32. [Get Caught Up In the Magic]
    Archway
  34. 33. [Chocolate Food Pyramid]
    Pop Tarts
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