(April 2002)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Price
2.19 USD; 2.69 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
8 times a year in Jan., Feb., Apr., 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 27
Editing
Nelson Ribeiro; Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
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
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty, let's see a little more confidence in your lab partner!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Jughead's Double Digest #125.

Their Last Date (Table of Contents: 1)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sid Jacobson (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica wants Archie to pretend they're on their last date ever to see how he would react.
Reprints

Science Friction (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Veronica schemes to make Betty lose her voice so she can assume Betty's part in the school's TV Production Arts teleplay.
Reprints

Pretty In White (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fashion; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
No story; Betty models various white outfits.
Reprints

The Trophy (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Ginger Lopez; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Ginger continues to beat Betty and Veronica's time with Archie at the ski lodge.
Reprints
Keywords
snowboarding

Indexer Notes

This story may be a reprint of Betty and Veronica #110, with Cheryl Blossom being replaced by Ginger Lopez.

Dinosaur Date (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Martin Rogers
Synopsis
On an excursion to the dinosaur exhibit at the local museum, Veronica spends the entire time complaining until something at the museum catches her fancy.
Reprints
Keywords
dinosaur; museum

The Strategist (Table of Contents: 6)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump
Synopsis
While Betty is out of town, Veronica ponders whether to date Archie or Reggie.
Reprints

Making Cents (Table of Contents: 7)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Daddy! Could you change a nickel for me?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx tries to get money from her dad.
Reprints

The Build Up (Table of Contents: 8)

Li'l Jinx's Chum Mort / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mort
Synopsis
Mort's mom wants him to put on another sweater.
Reprints

Happy Anniversary (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper; Josh the delivery man; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty is eagerly awaiting to see if Archie remembers the anniversary of their first kiss.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in B&V Friends Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #237, inks are credited to Al Milgrom.

A Fair Split! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx and Charley find a dime in the street and decide to buy candy with it.
Reprints

No Problem (Table of Contents: 11)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge tries to put his foot down, but only ends up putting it in his mouth.
Reprints

Cities and Their Nicknames (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Regina Curro (signed)
Pencils
Hy Eisman (signed)
Inks
Hy Eisman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Betty Cooper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Match the city with its nickname puzzle.

Downs and Ups! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx jumps up and down in her bed.
Reprints

The Name's The Same (Table of Contents: 14)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Page Turner; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty's poems get accepted by a literary magazine, but Veronica thinks it's a case of mistaken identity.
Reprints

It's in the Bag (Table of Contents: 15)

Li'l Jinx's Pal, Charley / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Alisa Merrill
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Charley Hawse; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Spotting Jinx with a big bag of candy, Charley tries buttering her up with some complimentary street graffiti.
Reprints

Inside Job (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers the butler
Synopsis
An attempt to clear the Lodge mansion of some unexpected incursions of snow devolves into a snowball free-for-all.
Reprints

Bright Night (Table of Contents: 17)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie and his date discuss her dad working at a movie studio.
Reprints

Praise Haze (Table of Contents: 18)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Reggie has nothing good to say about Archie.
Reprints

Sleepless at Betty's (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Unable to stand the paint fumes in the Lodge mansion, Veronica bunks in at the Cooper house. But sleeping there turns out to be little comfort.
Reprints

Birthday Bungle (Table of Contents: 20)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Barbara Slate
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
As a birthday present for her father, Veronica buys an engraved photo album filled with pictures of herself. But the photo shop gets her pictures mixed with someone else's.
Reprints

Name Game (Table of Contents: 21)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Betty stands in line at a sports convention to get an autographed picture of quarterback Roy Bakeman for her father, only to have a gust of wind blow the picture away outside the convention hall.
Reprints

Patches Pals (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Pencils
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Inks
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Rex W. Lindsey

Genre
fashion; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
The girls model fashion designs submitted by readers.
Reprints

Designing Women (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica talks Betty into going into the dressmaking business with her.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest (Archie, 1987 series) #222, writing is credited to George Gladir and inks to Allison Flood.

Editor's Notebook (Table of Contents: 24)

Victor Gorelick / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Victor Gorelick
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Monthly letter to Archie readers from editor Victor Gorelick.

Life Is But a Dream or She Was Spokesperson at a Bicycle Convention (Table of Contents: 25)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty falls asleep on a trip home and dreams she's stranded on an alien planet.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Betty, let's see a little more confidence in your lab partner!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Their Last Date
    Veronica
  3. 2. Science Friction
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Pretty In White
    Betty
  5. 4. The Trophy
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Dinosaur Date
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. The Strategist
    Veronica
  8. 7. Making Cents
    Li'l Jinx
  9. 8. The Build Up
    Li'l Jinx's Chum Mort
  10. 9. Happy Anniversary
    Betty
  11. 10. A Fair Split!
    Li'l Jinx
  12. 11. No Problem
    Veronica
  13. 12. Cities and Their Nicknames
    Betty
  14. 13. Downs and Ups!
    Li'l Jinx
  15. 14. The Name's The Same
    Betty
  16. 15. It's in the Bag
    Li'l Jinx's Pal, Charley
  17. 16. Inside Job
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. Bright Night
    Reggie
  19. 18. Praise Haze
    Reggie
  20. 19. Sleepless at Betty's
    Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. Birthday Bungle
    Veronica
  22. 21. Name Game
    Betty
  23. 22. Patches Pals
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. Designing Women
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. Editor's Notebook
    Victor Gorelick
  26. 25. Life Is But a Dream or She Was Spokesperson at a Bicycle Convention
    Betty
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