(May 2002)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Price
2.19 USD; 2.69 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
9 times a year in Jan., Mar., Apr., May, June, Aug., 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; Archie 60th Anniversary
Barcode
762816468558 12811
Editing
Nelson Ribeiro; Victor Gorelick

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I always bring Archie along when I'm buying clothes...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews

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

Sour Smackers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Affluenza (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Miss Gordon
Synopsis
Veronica goes to a therapist to get cured of her shopping sprees.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Meet and Greet (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jen; Midge Klump; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Betty's new job at the Cartoon Collectibles store is as a greeter. But the public manages to wear down even Betty's deep wellspring of perky.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

Model Daughter (Table of Contents: 6)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge learns that his daughter is not as bad as the children of the other members of the Riverdale Executives Club.
Reprints

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

Family Reunion (Table of Contents: 8)

Betty's Diary / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Polly Cooper; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Grannie Cooper; Uncle Jake
Synopsis
Polly helps her little sister find the good in a family reunion.
Reprints
Keywords
family reunion

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #271, no credits listed in this digest.

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

Repeat Performance (Table of Contents: 10)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie cures Veronica's hiccups.
Reprints
Keywords
hiccups

Don't Make Me Sick! (Table of Contents: 11)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Smithers
Synopsis
Veronica goes to extreme measures to not get sick before she goes on vacation.
Reprints

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

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

The Sculpture Vultures (Table of Contents: 14)

Betty / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Barbara Slate
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Ethel Muggs; Phylis Raff
Synopsis
Everyone is incensed by the way Betty's sculptures portray them, until the sculptures are praised by a local art critic.
Reprints
Keywords
sculpture

Indexer Notes

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

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

Digest Fan Art / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Perfection Affection (Table of Contents: 16)

Ethel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Ethel explains why Jughead is almost the perfect boyfriend.
Reprints

Betty Cooper, Medicine Woman (Table of Contents: 17)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
With her parents out of town, Veronica stays over at the Cooper house. Then she comes down with the flu. When Betty leaves for school the next day, Veronica gives her a pager, then isn't shy about using it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

When Swing Was King (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Veronica's Maternal Grandmother; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Cleaning out the old clothes and memorabilia in the attic of Veronica's grandmother allows Veronica and the gang to attend Riverdale's newest hot spot, a Swing-era theme club, in costume.
Reprints
Keywords
swing music; zoot suit

Indexer Notes

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

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

Movie Magic (Table of Contents: 21)

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
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie's competitive spirit proves to be too tough for Veronica to overcome.
Reprints
Keywords
arcade; darts; ping pong; pool

Indexer Notes

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

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

Spring Into '02 with Betty (Table of Contents: 23)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
5 fashion designs.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The '02 in the title appears to be modified from the original.

Scents of Humor (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Alice Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty creates a perfume that makes her irresistible and she shares it with Veronica.
Reprints
Keywords
perfume

Indexer Notes

2 part story

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

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

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
You don't need drugs to...

Indexer Notes

Anti-drug PSA.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie Pin-Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's very nice Archie...
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Archie shows off his art project.
Reprints

Sale Tale (Table of Contents: 27)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie changes the sign for Archie's garage sale.
Reprints

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

Space Case! (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
When Betty gets stuck in a science fiction costume, Veronica gives her a ride and rumors start that an alien has kidnapped Veronica.
Reprints

Veronica's Spectacular Spring Looks (Table of Contents: 30)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
5 fashion designs.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

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

Know Win Situation (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
? [as Kennedy] (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica convince Mr. Lodge to have his TV station create a game show with Mr. Lodge as the host.
Reprints
Keywords
quiz show

Indexer Notes

Credits are on the roof of the house in page 1 panel 3.

The game show is a parody of the game show "Win Ben Stein's Money".

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

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Simon and Schuster / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Oscar Mayer / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I always bring Archie along when I'm buying clothes..."]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. ["Be prepared to pucker"]
    Sour Smackers
  3. 2. Affluenza
    Betty & Veronica
  4. 3. ["Best of Josie and the Pussycats"]
  5. 4. Meet and Greet
    Betty
  6. 5. ["Sabrina Subscription and Back Issue Offer"]
  7. 6. Model Daughter
    Veronica
  8. 7. ["The Love Showdown Collection"]
  9. 8. Family Reunion
    Betty's Diary
  10. 9. ["Archie's Weird Mysteries"]
  11. 10. Repeat Performance
    Veronica
  12. 11. Don't Make Me Sick!
    Veronica
  13. 12. ["Five issue digest subscriptions"]
  14. 13. ["Who ordered the bacon double digest with cheese?"]
  15. 14. The Sculpture Vultures
    Betty
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Digest Fan Art
  17. 16. Perfection Affection
    Ethel
  18. 17. Betty Cooper, Medicine Woman
    Betty
  19. 18. ["Archie's Subscription Offer"]
  20. 19. When Swing Was King
    Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. ["Archie's Collector Sets"]
  22. 21. Movie Magic
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. ["Archie Americana Series"]
  24. 23. Spring Into '02 with Betty
    Betty
  25. 24. Scents of Humor
    Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. ["You don't need drugs to..."]
    Archie
  27. 26. ["It's very nice Archie..."]
    Archie Pin-Up
  28. 27. Sale Tale
    Reggie
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  30. 29. Space Case!
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. Veronica's Spectacular Spring Looks
    Veronica
  32. 31. ["Order a five issue subscription to any double digest magazine for only $10.00"]
  33. 32. Know Win Situation
    Betty & Veronica
  34. 33. ["Send us your e-mail we want to hear from you!!!"]
  35. 34. ["Get caught up in the magic..."]
    Simon and Schuster
  36. 35. ["Make your own fun"]
    Oscar Mayer
This issue was most recently modified by:
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