(July 2008)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Price
2.49 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
monthly except for April and November
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
762816468558 18411
Editing
Mike Pellerito (managing editor); Victor Gorelick (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
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Text messaging is getting out of hand!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica objects to Betty and Archie's new t-shirts.

[It Only Takes a Spark] (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Down Memory Lane (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Nancy Woods; Little Archie Andrews (flashback only); Little Veronica Lodge (flashback only); Little Betty Cooper (flashback only)
Synopsis
While cleaning out her room, Betty reminisces about the memories attached to the items - - memories of her losing Archie to Veronica every time.
Reprints
Keywords
garage sale

[Speed Racer the Videogame] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

WB Games / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Fashion Footnotes (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Jeff Shultz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty has trouble balancing on her new six inch platform shoes.
Reprints

The List (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Polly Cooper; Archie Andrews; Caramel
Synopsis
Betty is dateless for the prom, so she tries to fill the time.
Reprints
Keywords
prom

Copy This (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Miss Grundy; Ralph Boring
Synopsis
A disgruntled employee of Veronica's designer sells his designs to a mass market clothier, meaning Veronica's new fall wardrobe can be bought off the rack at common department stores.
Reprints

Movie Mayhem (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Stan Goldberg
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty revolts against Archie's sudden obsession with martial arts films.
Reprints

[Subscribe to Archie Comics Today and Save!] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

[Archie & Friends and Sabrina DVD's] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

The Best of Friends (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica have a spat, and Betty goes in search of a new best friend.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit confirmed with credits from B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 2011 series) #248.

Romance Throughout History (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs; Dilton Doiley; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
An examination of how romance has evolved through the centuries and how it's stayed the same.
Reprints
Keywords
American Revolution; cavemen; World War I; World War II

[Subscribe to Archie Double Digest Books Today and Save!] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

[Cheryl's Back] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

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

Sabrina / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Characters
Sabrina

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Sabrina reprints.

We Are Not Amused (Table of Contents: 15)

Sabrina / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Gallagher
Pencils
Dave Manak
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Harvey; Chloe; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Salem; Gem Stone
Synopsis
Salem uses magic to sabotage Gem's attempts to sabotage Sabrina and Harvey's amusement park outing.
Reprints
Keywords
amusement park; roller coaster

Indexer Notes

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

[She's no ordinary girl...] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Americana Series] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Howdy, Neighhh-Bor (Table of Contents: 18)

Salem / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Angelo DeCesare
Pencils
Dave Manak
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
humor
Characters
Salem; Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda
Synopsis
When the Spellmans leave Salem behind for their vacation trip to a dude ranch, the cat teleports ahead and transforms into a ranch horse.
Reprints
Keywords
dude ranch

Indexer Notes

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

Wearing Me Out (Table of Contents: 19)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda
Synopsis
Hilda and Zelda can't decide what Sabrina should wear to the prom.
Reprints

A Taste For Success (Table of Contents: 20)

Salem / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Angelo DeCesare
Pencils
Dave Manak
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Salem; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda
Synopsis
Disgusted by the cat foods on the market, Salem markets his own brand.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Read On, MacDuff (Table of Contents: 21)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Salem; William Shakespeare
Synopsis
Salem relates an anecdote from when he was advising William Shakespeare.
Reprints

[Sabrina For Everyone] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

[The Best of Josie and the Pussycats] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

The Cost of Loving (Table of Contents: 24)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley ?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Al Hartley

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Archie both get jobs working together at a local grocery store. Both are using the earned money for the Prom, but Archie's is for taking Veronica to the Prom, not Betty.
Reprints

[The Adventures of Little Archie] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

[B & V Summer Fun] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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

Just Married! (Table of Contents: 27)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Al Hartley
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Al Hartley

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Archie have very different ideas about what marriage is like.
Reprints

A Vacation From Archie (Table of Contents: 28)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Bridgette; Ginger
Synopsis
Realizing that they're obsessing on Archie too much, Betty and Veronica decide to pursue activities that don't involve Mr. Andrews.
Reprints
Keywords
disc jockey; painting; photography

Sizzlin' Fashions (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
fashion
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica model fashion designs submitted by reader Nivedita A. India.
Reprints

Downsizing Dilemma (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Dilton explains the potential benefits of the formula he's developed that will shrink living tissue.

[Subscribe to Archie Digest Books and save!] (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

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

[Next Issue #185] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

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

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

Laffy Taffy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Ben 10 Alien Force] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

Cartoon Network / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Text messaging is getting out of hand!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [It Only Takes a Spark]
  3. 2. Down Memory Lane
    Betty
  4. 3. [Speed Racer the Videogame]
    WB Games
  5. 4. Fashion Footnotes
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. The List
    Betty
  7. 6. Copy This
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Movie Mayhem
    Betty
  9. 8. [Subscribe to Archie Comics Today and Save!]
  10. 9. [Archie & Friends and Sabrina DVD's]
  11. 10. The Best of Friends
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. Romance Throughout History
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. [Subscribe to Archie Double Digest Books Today and Save!]
  14. 13. [Cheryl's Back]
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina
  16. 15. We Are Not Amused
    Sabrina
  17. 16. [She's no ordinary girl...]
  18. 17. [Archie Americana Series]
  19. 18. Howdy, Neighhh-Bor
    Salem
  20. 19. Wearing Me Out
    Sabrina
  21. 20. A Taste For Success
    Salem
  22. 21. Read On, MacDuff
    Sabrina
  23. 22. [Sabrina For Everyone]
  24. 23. [The Best of Josie and the Pussycats]
  25. 24. The Cost of Loving
    Betty
  26. 25. [The Adventures of Little Archie]
  27. 26. [B & V Summer Fun]
  28. 27. Just Married!
    Betty
  29. 28. A Vacation From Archie
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. Sizzlin' Fashions
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. Downsizing Dilemma
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. [Subscribe to Archie Digest Books and save!]
  33. 32. [Next Issue #185]
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Laffy Taffy
  35. 34. [Ben 10 Alien Force]
    Cartoon Network
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Katy Hayhurst
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne