(March 2010)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Price
2.69 USD
Pages
92
Indicia Frequency
Published 10 times a year except Apr and Oct
On-sale date
2010-02-08
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816468558 20111
Color
color
Dimensions
standard U.S. Digest
Paper Stock
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

On-Sale date from the house ad in Betty and Veronica Comics Digest Magazine #200.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're right! Going green is the way to go!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews

[Lunch Lady] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Green Machine (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Al Nickerson (credited)
Colors
Paul Kaminski (credited)
Letters
Phil Felix (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica decides to go green, but the things she needs to do so run up her credit card.

Fresh Style (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Pencils
Dan Parent ?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ginger
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reader submitted fashions.

[The Art of Archie] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Archie in "Will You Marry Me?"] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

2 Many Shoes (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Barbara Slate
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Jacque
Synopsis
Veronica decides she has too many shoes and asks Betty to help her decide which to get rid of.
Reprints
Keywords
closet; fashion; shoes

Indexer Notes

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

A Simple Story (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
John Lowe
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ever wonder how our artists and writers come up with the Archie stories?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Victor Gorelick; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Gaston; Ethel Muggs; Brendan (saint bernard); George Gladir (unnamed)
Synopsis
Victor Gorelick tells a writer to come up with a "simple" story, but the writer's imagination leads to a very complicated story.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The writer is unnamed but George Gladir is credited as the writer on this story and the initials on his briefcase are GG so the assumption is that it is George Gladir in the story.

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

Cell Mates (Table of Contents: 8)

Miss Grundy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Phlips
Synopsis
Miss Grundy catches Betty and Veronica talking to each other on cell phones in class.
Reprints

Betty's Time Travel Fashion Parade (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Bill Yoshida
Editing
Victor Gorelick

Genre
teen
Reprints

Diary Dear (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica sneaks a look at Betty's diary and finds some very steamy entries that couldn't possibly be true.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Fashion Passion (Table of Contents: 11)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica gives her opinion on whether a fashion is "in or out" to a fashion magazine.
Reprints
Keywords
clothes; fashion; magazine

Indexer Notes

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

Toughen Up! (Table of Contents: 12)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Al Nickerson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Beazly
Synopsis
The kids discuss what it would be like to be on the reality show "Terror Total".
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Terror Total is a parody of the show Fear Factor.

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

[3 New Look Four Issue Story Arcs!] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

[Betty #184] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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.

A Feline Fairy Tale (Table of Contents: 16)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman [as herself and as Sabrinarella]; Salem [as himself and as the Hairy Godmother]; The Wicked Stepmothers [Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda]; Harvey Kinkle [as Harvey Prince]
Synopsis
Salem tells Sabrina the story of Cinderella his way.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Bed Bugs (Table of Contents: 17)

Sabrina / 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; Gem Stone (dream only)
Synopsis
Sabrina dreams she's bitten by a radioactive ladybug and gains superhuman powers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Same Old Same Old (Table of Contents: 18)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sabrina; Hilda; Zelda
Synopsis
Sabrina isn't reading the new Harry Plodder novel.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Harry Plodder is a parody of Harry Potter.

[Sabrina Fans] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

[Young Salem] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Iverse Media / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tonight's Special! (Table of Contents: 21)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
John Lowe
Colors
?
Letters
Mindy Eisman

Genre
teen
Characters
Hal Cooper; Polly Cooper; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Polly and Betty are both trying to get ready for dates at the same time.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Ski Saga (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo, Jr.
Inks
Dan DeCarlo, Jr.
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
R. G. O'Shaw

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Betty tries to take Veronica cross-country skiing.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Veronica Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I have to start watching my figure!
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica needs to start watching her figure.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

Ball Brawl (Table of Contents: 24)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Splat
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Lodge; Archie Andrews; Smithers
Synopsis
Archie hits Mr. Lodge with a snowball.
Reprints

Basket Brawl (Table of Contents: 25)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
John Lowe
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Point guard Betty can't keep her eye on the ball if she's got one eye on Veronica and Archie.
Reprints
Keywords
basketball

Indexer Notes

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

[You & your Valentine will love these graphic novels.] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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

[Love Showdown] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Characters
Josie

Indexer Notes

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

Sound Deffects! (Table of Contents: 29)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Angelo Decesare
Pencils
Rex Lindsey
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
humor
Characters
The Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Smith; Melody Valentine]; Alex Cabot III; Stacy (opening act)
Synopsis
The Pussycats and Alex hold auditions for the opening act slot on their tour. They find a great guitarist but she is not a great singer.
Reprints
Keywords
band; gig; girl group; guitarist; music; show; snoring; tone deaf

Indexer Notes

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

A Bad Sit-uation (Table of Contents: 30)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Angelo Decesare
Pencils
Al Bigley
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown]; Alexander Cabot III; Dilton Hazzelot III; Mrs. Hazzelot; Kurt Hazzelot; Gert Hazzelot
Synopsis
The Pussycats think they are booked to play a gig for Mr. Hazzelot, one of the richest dudes in the world, at his house. But unfortunately, they end up babysitting his two kids and playing hide and seek.
Reprints
Keywords
babysitting; band; girl group; golf cart; hide and seek

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Josie / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly, Josie --- I know I promised
Genre
humor
Characters
Josie; Alan M.
Synopsis
Alan doesn't take Josie out on her birthday so they can watch the Superbowl.
Reprints

[Best of Josie and the Pussycats] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Digest Subs!!!] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

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

Fee Glee (Table of Contents: 34)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge decides to start charging a "parking fee" at the mansion.
Reprints

Famous Name Game (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Al Nickerson (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Nancy Woods; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
The girls discuss what kind of famous athlete they would like to be.
Reprints
Keywords
basketball; golf; tennis

[Archie Digital Comics] (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[Betty and Veronica #202] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

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

[Kingdom Hearts] (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

Nintendo DS / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Free Realms] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

Sony Online / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["You're right! Going green is the way to go!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [Lunch Lady]
  3. 2. Green Machine
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Fresh Style
    Betty and Veronica and Ginger
  5. 4. [The Art of Archie]
    Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
  6. 5. [Archie in "Will You Marry Me?"]
  7. 6. 2 Many Shoes
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. A Simple Story
    Betty
  9. 8. Cell Mates
    Miss Grundy
  10. 9. Betty's Time Travel Fashion Parade
    Betty
  11. 10. Diary Dear
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. Fashion Passion
    Veronica
  13. 12. Toughen Up!
    Reggie
  14. 13. [3 New Look Four Issue Story Arcs!]
  15. 14. [Betty #184]
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina
  17. 16. A Feline Fairy Tale
    Sabrina
  18. 17. Bed Bugs
    Sabrina
  19. 18. Same Old Same Old
    Sabrina
  20. 19. [Sabrina Fans]
  21. 20. [Young Salem]
    Iverse Media
  22. 21. Tonight's Special!
    Betty
  23. 22. Ski Saga
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. ["I have to start watching my figure!"]
    Veronica Pin Up
  25. 24. Ball Brawl
    Mr. Lodge
  26. 25. Basket Brawl
    Betty
  27. 26. [You & your Valentine will love these graphic novels.]
    Archie
  28. 27. [Love Showdown]
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Josie and the Pussycats
  30. 29. Sound Deffects!
    Josie and the Pussycats
  31. 30. A Bad Sit-uation
    Josie and the Pussycats
  32. 31. ["Golly, Josie --- I know I promised"]
    Josie
  33. 32. [Best of Josie and the Pussycats]
  34. 33. [Archie Digest Subs!!!]
  35. 34. Fee Glee
    Mr. Lodge
  36. 35. Famous Name Game
    Betty and Veronica
  37. 36. [Archie Digital Comics]
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
  39. 38. [Betty and Veronica #202]
  40. 39. [Kingdom Hearts]
    Nintendo DS
  41. 40. [Free Realms]
    Sony Online
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Katy Hayhurst
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne