(August 2006)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Price
2.49 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
9 times a year in Jan., Feb., Apr., May, June, Aug., Sept., Oct. and Nov.
On-sale Date
2006-06-07
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
762816468558 16611
Editing
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Issue Notes

On-sale date from promo page in Betty and Veronica Comics Digest Magazine (Archie, 1983 series) #166.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jeff Shultz (signed)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's this? A new video game?
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Keywords
video game

Do the Volcano Dance! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Lilo & Stitch / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Shoe Enough! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Michael Pellowski (credited as Mike Pellowski)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Feature Logo
Betty & Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica have a totally different experience shopping for shoes than Archie did.
Reprints

Betty's Backyard (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Holly Golightly
Pencils
Holly Golightly
Inks
Holly Golightly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty explains the message that sending a particular flower means.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Superman Brainiac Attacks (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Big Present (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Alice Cooper; Cheryl Blossom; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica both get presents from Cheryl.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[This is the Part Where You Go Somewhere Better] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Super Mario Brothers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Justice League frozen novelties for unlimited adventures!] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Archie's Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

The Big Scene (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty starts her summer job at the library.
Reprints
Keywords
cartoonist; comics; virtual reality

Indexer Notes

A teen is reading a Sonic comicbook.

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

[Josie / Summer Fun Special Offer] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

That's My Life! (Table of Contents: 11)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Jim Amash
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Veronica
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Phil Ripley
Synopsis
Veronica is furious when she is left out of a television biography of her father.
Reprints
Keywords
television

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie Americana Series] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

P.I.P. (Table of Contents: 13)

Cheryl Blossom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Holly Golightly
Pencils
Holly Golightly
Inks
John Costanza [as Costanza]
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Cheryl Blossom
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Chrissy Arugala
Synopsis
Cheryl, Veronica and Betty are hired to protect rock star Chrissy Arugala.
Reprints
Keywords
bodyguard; pop star; singer

Indexer Notes

Chrissy Arugala is a spoof of Christina Aguilera.

Readers' Summer Styles (Table of Contents: 14)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
?
Colors
?

Feature Logo
Veronica
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints

[Archie's 2005 Collector Sets] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Barking Up the Wrong Tree! (Table of Contents: 16)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Jim Amash
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Veronica
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Leroy Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
When Veronica's cousin Leroy finds an old treehouse on the Lodge estate, Veronica decides to remodel it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Archie's Collector Sets] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Help! I'm A Mess! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Angelo De Cesare
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Blahara Shlubb
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica have a TV show where they give change a dull teen into a glamorous teen.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Beach Fashions (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Featuring fashions inspired by readers: Don't Forget the Sunblock! by Donna Fazzio (Columbus, OH); Skirted Two-Piece by P. Dini (Los Angeles, CA); Tankini--Red and Navy by Amanda Taylor (Oakland, CA); Breezy Beach by Jo-Ann Moro (Dallas, TX).
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

It's a Maze Thing Part 1 and 2 (Table of Contents: 20)

Cheryl Blossom / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Holly Golightly
Pencils
Holly Golightly
Inks
John Lowe
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Cheryl Blossom
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Veronica Lodge; Penelope Blossom; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Cheryl and Veronica get lost in a hedge maze and bond.
Reprints
Keywords
bees; bush; charity; fall; fundraiser; hedge maze; puddle; shrub; slip; sprinkler

Indexer Notes

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

[archiecomics.com] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

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

Josie / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
teen

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Josie and the Pussycats reprints.

Tropical Tribulation (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica writes letters to Betty from her vacation, bragging about her exploits, but then she realizes that Betty has Archie all to herself back in Riverdale.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

A Golden Oldie (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Michael Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
John Lowe
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Betty
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Granny Smith; Archie Andrews; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty is hired to watch a rambunctious senior citizen for a weekend.
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: 25) (Expand) /

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

See You in the Funny Papers (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica show each other how they can discern each other's moods by the word balloons and picture effects around them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Jungle Blossom (Table of Contents: 27)

Cheryl Blossom / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Holly Golightly
Pencils
Holly Golightly
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Cheryl Blossom
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Penelope Blossom; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Cheryl saves the day when the models are unable to show up to her mother's fashion show. She has her friends wear jungle themed outfits.
Reprints
Keywords
fashion show; gorilla costume; leopard print

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

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

Cinderella Style (Table of Contents: 29)

Cheryl Blossom / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Cheryl Blossom
Genre
fashion; teen
Characters
Cheryl Blossom
Synopsis
fashion ideas from fans
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Cookie Dough Nuts! (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
Michael Pellowski (credited as Mike Pellowski)
Pencils
? [as Kennedy] (credited)
Inks
Al Nickerson (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Betty & Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ms. Woolf
Synopsis
Veronica brings cookies she made to a bake sale and they become a hit as dog teeth exercisers due to their hardness.
Reprints

[Digest Checklist] (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

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

[Big League Chew] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["What's this? A new video game?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Do the Volcano Dance!
    Lilo & Stitch
  3. 2. Shoe Enough!
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Betty's Backyard
    Betty [Archie]
  5. 4. Superman Brainiac Attacks
  6. 5. The Big Present
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. [This is the Part Where You Go Somewhere Better]
    Super Mario Brothers
  8. 7. [Justice League frozen novelties for unlimited adventures!]
  9. 8. [Archie's Subscription Offer]
  10. 9. The Big Scene
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. [Josie / Summer Fun Special Offer]
  12. 11. That's My Life!
    Veronica
  13. 12. [Archie Americana Series]
  14. 13. P.I.P.
    Cheryl Blossom
  15. 14. Readers' Summer Styles
    Veronica
  16. 15. [Archie's 2005 Collector Sets]
  17. 16. Barking Up the Wrong Tree!
    Veronica
  18. 17. [Archie's Collector Sets]
  19. 18. Help! I'm A Mess!
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. Beach Fashions
    Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. It's a Maze Thing Part 1 and 2
    Cheryl Blossom
  22. 21. [archiecomics.com]
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Josie
  24. 23. Tropical Tribulation
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. A Golden Oldie
    Betty [Archie]
  26. 25. [Archie's Digest Subscription Offer]
  27. 26. See You in the Funny Papers
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. Jungle Blossom
    Cheryl Blossom
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  30. 29. Cinderella Style
    Cheryl Blossom
  31. 30. Cookie Dough Nuts!
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. [Digest Checklist]
  33. 32. [Big League Chew]
    Big League Chew
  34. 33. ["Guess who's behind our new Push-Up treat?"]
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