(August 2008)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Price
2.49 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
ten times per year
On-sale Date
2008-06-30
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
?
Editing
Mike Pellerito (managing editor); Victor Gorelick (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

On-Sale date from the Next Issue promo in the previous issue, listed as "On Sale Week of June 30, 2008".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jeff Shultz (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Past Meets Present
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper (50s version); Veronica Lodge (50s version); Veronica Lodge (current version); Archie Andrews (50s version); Betty Cooper (current version)
Synopsis
The fifties versions of Betty and Veronica peer angrily over a stage proscenium as the current Betty and Veronica cuddle up to the fifties version of Archie.

Did You Know ... (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Jeffrey Branch
Pencils
? (clip art)
Inks
? (clip art)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Jeffrey Branch gives readers an overview of Archie Comics publishing history during the era of the fifties.

Indexer Notes

Clip art is various images culled from fifties era Archie Comics.

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

Betty and Veronica / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten ?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Bill Vigoda
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boys think they're the greatest things
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica manipulate Jughead, Archie and Reggie marionettes.
Reprints

Circus Daze (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
George Frese (signed)
Inks
George Frese (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Oscar The Clown (Betty's Uncle); traffic police officer
Synopsis
Betty's Uncle Oscar gives her his clown car, which he can no longer afford. Veronica offers to drive Betty home in it, but the car proves unmanageable on the road.
Reprints
Keywords
circus; clown

The Rainmaker (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
George Frese (signed)
Inks
George Frese (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead think Betty wants to shoot them, because she is carrying her father's shotgun home from the repair shop. Betty schemes to make it rain, so Archie doesn't have to paint his father's house and can go on a date with her. And Fred just wants to take a bath in peace.
Reprints

What's Cookin'? (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
George Frese (signed)
Inks
George Frese (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty has been leaving pastries for Archie in a fire bucket. Mr. Weatherbee finds the pastries and takes them. Miss Grundy discovers the empty bucket and has it filled with water.
Reprints

Poor Little Rich Girl! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
George Frese (signed)
Inks
George Frese (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jenkins the butler; Marie the maid; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica breaks a date with Archie to spend the evening with Betty at the mansion. Later that night, Veronica confesses her loneliness due to inattentive parents and the barrier her wealth and privilege puts between her and the other Riverdale students. Betty and Veronica become closer friends because of this.
Reprints

You Can't Win! (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
George Frese (signed)
Inks
George Frese (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Gypsy Rose
Synopsis
Tired of losing out to Veronica for Archie's affections, Betty buys an enchanted bracelet hoping to win Archie through sorcery.
Reprints

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

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

Sail Tale (Table of Contents: 10)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty finds Archie's invitation to go sailing wasn't what she thought it would be.
Reprints

The Competitive Edge (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Chuck Clayton; Hiram Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Betty, Veronica and Nancy are increasingly frustrated that the boys spend all their time playing video games. But after Mr. Lodge asks them to test a new video game for his company, the girls become even more addicted than the boys were.
Reprints

Betty's Paper Doll Book (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty / illustration / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Scott McRae ?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Series of paper doll illustrations of Betty and her friends, with humorous accessories.
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Betty's Assorted Fashions (Table of Contents: 13)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
No story; Betty models fashion designs sent in by readers.
Reprints

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

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

Comic Relief (Table of Contents: 16)

Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Chuck Clayton; Cousin Marcy; Boris; Powertween
Synopsis
Chuck asks Veronica to make appearances at comic shops dressed as Powerteen to promote the comic book they've developed. At the comic shop where her cousin Marcy works at, Veronica becomes suspicious of the intentions of Marcy's boyfriend.
Reprints

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

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

Beachy Keen Fashions (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
No story; Betty and Veronica model swimwear designs sent in by readers.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

Heads Up Reggie (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie shaves his head to appear more macho to girls.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art originally attributed to Dan DeCarlo/Alison Flood. Credits changed on 12/15/2012, per credits on original story.

Veronica's Summer Style (Table of Contents: 23)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
No story; Veronica models swimwear designs sent in by readers.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Out of Consideration (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Randy; Adam; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Rather than spend time with their dates, Betty and Veronica spend the entire day watching each other to make sure each one doesn't sneak off and hook up with Archie.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writing credit from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest (Archie, 1987 series) #225.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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

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

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

When Betty and Veronica Meet Betty and Veronica (Table of Contents: 29)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Fernando Ruiz
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper (50s version); Veronica Lodge (50s version); Archie Andrews (50s version); Jughead Jones; Jughead Jones (50s version); Pop Tate
Synopsis
While chasing Archie for talking to another girl, Betty and Veronica travel down Memory Lane, the enchanted street, and are transported back to the 1950s to meet their fifties era counterparts.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is a new story, not a reprint.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Past Meets Present"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Did You Know ...
  3. 2. ["Boys think they're the greatest things"]
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Circus Daze
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. The Rainmaker
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. What's Cookin'?
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Poor Little Rich Girl!
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. You Can't Win!
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. ["If You Enjoy Great Classic Stories"]
  10. 9. ["You'll Love Each Of These Great DVDs"]
  11. 10. Sail Tale
    Betty
  12. 11. The Competitive Edge
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. Betty's Paper Doll Book
    Betty
  14. 13. Betty's Assorted Fashions
    Betty
  15. 14. ["Great Summer Reading"]
  16. 15. ["On Sale Now"]
  17. 16. Comic Relief
    Veronica
  18. 17. ["2007 Collector sets"]
  19. 18. ["Archie Comics Shop"]
  20. 19. Beachy Keen Fashions
    Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. ["Summer Fun"]
  22. 21. ["Subscribe to Archie Double Digest Books"]
  23. 22. Heads Up Reggie
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. Veronica's Summer Style
    Veronica
  25. 24. ["Subscribe To Archie Comics"]
  26. 25. ["Sonic Graphic Novel Checklist"]
  27. 26. Out of Consideration
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. ["A Little Bit Of Sabrina"]
  29. 28. ["Rock Out"]
  30. 29. When Betty and Veronica Meet Betty and Veronica
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. ["Subscribe To Archie Digest Books"]
  32. 31. ["Next Issue"]
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