(October 2005)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Price
2.39 USD; 2.89 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
9 times a year in Jan., Feb., Apr., May, June, Aug., Sept., Oct. and Nov.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
071896468557 59
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)

Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty, you look great!
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper

[The Batman Wants You!] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Post Cereals / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Curtain Call (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Alice Cooper; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica overhears Betty looking for fabric for her dance dress and buys the whole bolt to thwart Betty.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits are the bottom of the illustration in the previous sequence.

[Sweet like cherries...] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Hubba Bubba Max / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Summer Settings (Table of Contents: 5)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rex W. Lindsey
Inks
Rex W. Lindsey
Colors
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fashion page.

[Justice League Sugar Free Pops] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Roller Derby Ruckus (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Kyle Clifton; Hulking Heidi; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Spurred by their competitive nature, Betty and Veronica sign on with a local women's roller derby team. Quickly they run afoul of the team's prima donna star, Hulking Heidi.
Reprints
Keywords
inline skating; roller derby

Indexer Notes

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

[Loonatics Unleashed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Kids' WB / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Dive Into a Goldfish Bowl] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Campbell's Soup / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Proud Family Movie] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Disney Channel / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Winners & Losers (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Cheryl Blossom; Archie Andrews; Nancy Woods; Rex Dexter; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Cheryl's presence causes Betty and Veronica's competitive spirit to amp up, improving their beach volleyball skills just in time for a big tournament.
Reprints
Keywords
beach volleyball

Indexer Notes

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

[New Triple Treat] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Bubble Tape / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[A Series of Unfortunate Events] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Lemony Snicket / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[Dino Attack] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Lego / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bugged! (Table of Contents: 16)

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
Synopsis
Betty's attempt to paint a landscape is ruined by mosquitos. Or maybe not.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Betty & Veronica] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Hyperion Books for Children / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Real Workout (Table of Contents: 18)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Smithers
Synopsis
Veronica is worn out from ordering the staff around all day.

[Archie's Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Golf Clubbed (Table of Contents: 20)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Matt; Archie Andrews (cameo)
Synopsis
Veronica agrees to go with her father to the golf course.
Reprints
Keywords
golf; miniature golf

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie's 2004 Collector Sets] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

Archie's Angels (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That movie was so cool!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge [as Hiram Bigbucks]; Jughead Jones; Brigitte Reilly; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Seymour Trump; Cheryl Blossom [as Cheryl Trump
Synopsis
Archie's Angels must rescue Hiram Bigbucks from Seymour Trump.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie's Collector Sets] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

[Love Showdown] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

[Sonic Checklist] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

Feed Frenzy (Table of Contents: 26)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Betty tries to prevent the local squirrels from eating the birdseed she puts out for the birds.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Panning For Goldfish! (Table of Contents: 27)

Salem / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Gallagher
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; animal; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Salem; Sabrina; Finbar
Synopsis
Sabrina buys a goldfish, and tells Salem that the fish is not to be eaten.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

A Happy Ending (Table of Contents: 28)

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
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica reminisce about all the fun things they did over the summer and don't want summer to end until Mrs. Lodge offers to take them shopping for back to school clothes.
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: 29) (Expand) /

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

Back to School Fashions (Table of Contents: 30)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Characters
Veronica Lodge

Back to School Blues (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Veronica misses the first week of school and when she shows up with her designer dress she discovers that everybody else is wearing the same dress.
Reprints
Keywords
dress; fashion; revamp; sewing machine

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie's Collector Sets] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

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

She's All That! (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
? [as Kennedy] (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Betty makes friends with the new kids in school this year.

[Josie / Summer Fun Special Offer] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

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

[New Digests on Sale] (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

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

[You can get a taste of pirate power] (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

vmk.com / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Big League Chew] (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

Big League Chew / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Betty, you look great!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [The Batman Wants You!]
    Post Cereals
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Curtain Call
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. [Sweet like cherries...]
    Hubba Bubba Max
  6. 5. Summer Settings
    Veronica
  7. 6. [Justice League Sugar Free Pops]
  8. 7. Roller Derby Ruckus
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. [Loonatics Unleashed]
    Kids' WB
  10. 9. [Dive Into a Goldfish Bowl]
    Campbell's Soup
  11. 10. [The Proud Family Movie]
    Disney Channel
  12. 11. Winners & Losers
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. [New Triple Treat]
    Bubble Tape
  14. 13. [A Series of Unfortunate Events]
    Lemony Snicket
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  16. 15. [Dino Attack]
    Lego
  17. 16. Bugged!
    Betty
  18. 17. [Betty & Veronica]
    Hyperion Books for Children
  19. 18. A Real Workout
    Veronica
  20. 19. [Archie's Subscription Offer]
  21. 20. Golf Clubbed
    Veronica
  22. 21. [Archie's 2004 Collector Sets]
  23. 22. Archie's Angels
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. [Archie's Collector Sets]
  25. 24. [Love Showdown]
  26. 25. [Sonic Checklist]
  27. 26. Feed Frenzy
    Betty
  28. 27. Panning For Goldfish!
    Salem
  29. 28. A Happy Ending
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. [Archie's Digest Subscription Offer]
  31. 30. Back to School Fashions
  32. 31. Back to School Blues
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. [Archie's Collector Sets]
  34. 33. She's All That!
    Betty and Veronica
  35. 34. [Josie / Summer Fun Special Offer]
  36. 35. [New Digests on Sale]
  37. 36. [You can get a taste of pirate power]
    vmk.com
  38. 37. [Big League Chew]
    Big League Chew
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Katy Hayhurst
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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