(February 2010)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Price
2.69 USD
Pages
92
Indicia Frequency
monthly except for April and October
On-sale Date
2010-01-04
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816468558 20011
Editing
Mike Pellerito (managing editor); Victor Gorelick (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

On-Sale Date from Betty and Veronica Comics Digest (Archie, 1983 series) #199.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Parent (signed)
Inks
Dan Parent (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Are you ready for "the dates of your life"?
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Adam Chisholm; Chuck Clayton; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason

[Free Realms] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Dates of Your Lives! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Teresa Davidson (credited)

Genre
romance; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ginger Lopez; Pop Tate; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Nancy Woods; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Chuck Clayton; Archie (Lady Smitty's nephew); Aaron; Brandon; Cheryl Blossom
Synopsis
Ginger Lopez hosts a game show at the Chok'lit Shoppe in which Betty and Veronica have to answer questions about dates they have been on in the past.
Keywords
dating; game show

Indexer Notes

References Veronica #195, Betty and Veronica Double Digest #160-165

[Archiedigital.com] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[Love & Marriage] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Wishful Thinking (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg ?
Inks
Rod Ollerenshaw
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Tomiko Yoshida; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty makes a wish for Veronica to not show up to a party.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

How Well Do You Know Betty / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Parent ?
Inks
Dan Parent ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Reprints
Keywords
quiz

Indexer Notes

Answers are given upside down in the bottom right corner of the second page.

A Hot Time Tonight (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Barbara Slate
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper; Archie Andrews (fantasy); Reggie Mantle (fantasy)
Synopsis
On a cold winter night Betty and Veronica fantasize about warmer climates.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #240, no credits listed in this digest.

Sweater Girl (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan Decarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy;
Synopsis
Jealous of the attention Betty is getting for earning a letter sweater, Veronica purchases a sweater of her own that just happens to have a large 'R' on it. But she doesn't get the reaction she hoped for.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits taken from Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #267 page, no credits for this story appear in this issue.

B & V Style 2010 (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty and Veronica / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Dan Parent ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fashion; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Ever Wary (Table of Contents: 10)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
? [ as Kennedy]
Inks
John Lowe
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Coach Kleats; Coach Clayton
Synopsis
Betty uses her pom-poms to hide a cute girl from Archie.
Reprints
Keywords
basketball; cheerleader; cheerleading; pom-poms

Indexer Notes

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

The Art of Archie (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

MOCCA / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Veronica #198] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Sabrina / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

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

There Goes The Neighborhood! (Table of Contents: 14)

Sabrina / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dave Manak ?
Inks
Jon D'agostino ?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Gem Stone; Aunt Zelda; Aunt Hilda; Uncle Quigley; Salem; Spookie
Synopsis
Sabrina tries to convince Gem that her neighborhood is haunted.
Reprints

[Sabrina Fans!] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

[Sonic #208 - 212] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Anniversary Blues (Table of Contents: 17)

Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Brigitte Reilly; Archie Andrews; Hermione Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty thinks that Veronica is upset because Archie missed their anniversary, but actually Veronica is upset that Betty forgot their friendship anniversary.
Reprints
Keywords
anniversary; friends

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

How Well Do You Know Veronica / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Dan Parent
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints
Keywords
quiz; trivia

Indexer Notes

Answers are given upside down in the bottom right corner of the second page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Mr. Lodge Pin Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Of course I have no objection to you two going steady---
Genre
teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Reprints

Betty's Be Yourself Fashions (Table of Contents: 20)

Betty's Fashions / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fashion; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fashions submitted by Gil H., Kate A., Katrina G., and Sara C.

Elite Defeat (Table of Contents: 21)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead reminds Veronica that her father is not entirely above everyone else.
Reprints

[Betty's Diary] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

[Breakup Blues] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

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

Josie and the Pussycats / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

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

Ice Princess of the Lost Civilization (Table of Contents: 25)

Josie & The Pussycats / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Smith; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Alan Mayberry; Oola
Synopsis
While skiing in Alaska, the Pussycats and Alan stumble upon the lost civilization of Icelandia. The people proclaim Melody their lost princess and all want her to stay - - all except Oola, the current leader of the tribe.
Reprints
Keywords
Alaska; skiing

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

Melody's Pin Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Melody, if 2 x 2 is 4 and 4 x 4 is 16, how much is 16 x 16???
Genre
teen
Characters
Melody Valentine; Miss Haggly; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Alan Mayberry; Veronica Lodge
Reprints
Keywords
math

Bow Woe (Table of Contents: 27)

Alex / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Alexander Cabot III; Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Smith
Synopsis
Alex tries to put on a butterfly bow tie.
Reprints

[The Best of Josie and the Pussycats] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

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

[The Cartoon Life of Chuck Clayton] (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

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

Friendly Competition (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mrs. Jenkins; Lara; Susie; Jimmy Roberts; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica volunteer at Riverdale Elementary where they meet two little girls who remind them of themselves.
Reprints
Keywords
rivalry

[Archie Digest Subs!!!] (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

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

[Betty and Veronica Digest #201] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

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

[Powerless] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Kingdom Hearts] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

Nintendo DS / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Are you ready for "the dates of your life"?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [Free Realms]
  3. 2. The Dates of Your Lives!
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. [Archiedigital.com]
  5. 4. [Love & Marriage]
  6. 5. Wishful Thinking
    Betty
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    How Well Do You Know Betty
  8. 7. A Hot Time Tonight
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Sweater Girl
    Betty and Veronica
  10. 9. B & V Style 2010
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. Ever Wary
    Betty
  12. 11. The Art of Archie
    MOCCA
  13. 12. [Veronica #198]
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina
  15. 14. There Goes The Neighborhood!
    Sabrina
  16. 15. [Sabrina Fans!]
  17. 16. [Sonic #208 - 212]
  18. 17. Anniversary Blues
    Veronica
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    How Well Do You Know Veronica
  20. 19. ["Of course I have no objection to you two going steady---"]
    Mr. Lodge Pin Up
  21. 20. Betty's Be Yourself Fashions
    Betty's Fashions
  22. 21. Elite Defeat
    Veronica
  23. 22. [Betty's Diary]
  24. 23. [Breakup Blues]
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Josie and the Pussycats
  26. 25. Ice Princess of the Lost Civilization
    Josie & The Pussycats
  27. 26. ["Melody, if 2 x 2 is 4 and 4 x 4 is 16, how much is 16 x 16???"]
    Melody's Pin Up
  28. 27. Bow Woe
    Alex
  29. 28. [The Best of Josie and the Pussycats]
  30. 29. [The Cartoon Life of Chuck Clayton]
  31. 30. Friendly Competition
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. [Archie Digest Subs!!!]
  33. 32. [Betty and Veronica Digest #201]
  34. 33. [Powerless]
  35. 34. [Kingdom Hearts]
    Nintendo DS
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