(May 2010)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Price
2.69 USD
Pages
92
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year (monthly except Apr. and Oct.)
On-sale date
2010-03-16
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816468558 20211
Editing
Mike Pellerito (managing editor); Victor Gorelick (editor; editor-in-chief)
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 "Next Issue" ad in the previous issue.


Spring Spectacular (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

[Emerald City Comic-Con] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Emerald City Comic-Con / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Writer's Blockhead (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
teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Chuck Clayton; Dilton Doiley; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Miss Grundy's class tells a story with a spring theme. Betty starts the story and then Miss Grundy switches the storyteller to another student on a time interval.
Keywords
spring

[Archie Comics' "Freshman Year" is the #1 most downloaded comic ever!!] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[Will You Marry Me?] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Give Me a Spring Break (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica helps Betty beautify Riverdale while on the "Spring Break for Riverdale" committee.
Reprints
Keywords
flowers; gardening; lawn mower; spring break

Indexer Notes

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

B & V's Top 20 Dating Don'ts! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Cheryl Blossom
Synopsis
Dating tips.

[Free Comic Book Day] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

[Love Showdown] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Sabrina / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Sabrina

Indexer Notes

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

Cruise Control (Table of Contents: 10)

Sabrina / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Salem
Synopsis
Sabrina wins a trip for two on a cruise ship.
Reprints
Keywords
cruise ship; sea cruise

[Sabrina Fans] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

[Got Married?] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Weathering the Weather (Table of Contents: 13)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis
Betty tries to dress for the weather, but it keeps changing on her, forcing her to change as well.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

B&V Spring Style (Table of Contents: 14)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Dan Parent ?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Fashion page.

Spring Break Quiz (Table of Contents: 15)

B&V / activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Quiz about Springtime.
Reprints

Spring Gardening Tips (Table of Contents: 16)

B&V / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica give tips on how to garden.
Reprints
Keywords
gardening

A Blooming Friendship (Table of Contents: 17)

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; Smithers; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty brings Veronica flowers from her garden and puts them in a famous artist's vase.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[My Father's Betrayal] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

[Goodbye Forever] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

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

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.

Sing a Song of Sixpence (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alexander Cabot III; Alexander Cabot II; Alexandra Cabot; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Alex meets Veronica Lodge, who is even snobbier and wealthier than he is. Determined to prove that no one can out-snob a Cabot, Alex hires the Pussycats to accompany him in a sarcastic serenade outside the Lodge mansion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Alex's serenade quotes from the lyrics of the Jerome Kern standard "Lovely To Look At."

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

Dreams (Table of Contents: 22)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Alan Mayberry; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis
Josie and Alan try to have some private time together, but as usual Alexandra horns in.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Writer credit from the reprint in B&V Friends Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #260.

How Unfortunate (Table of Contents: 23)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Melody Valentine; Alex Cabot III
Synopsis
Melody goes to an astrologer.
Reprints
Keywords
fortune teller; psychic

[Battle of the Bands] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

[Two New Graphic Novels] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Er...Where was I, Betty?
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie gets distracted from propositioning Betty when Veronica passes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Memory Lapse (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews; Brenda; Ronda; Alfie
Synopsis
While shopping, the girls encounter another group where two girls are fighting over one guy, similar to Betty and Veronica fighting over Archie.
Reprints

[Archie Digest Subs!!] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

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

[Next Month] (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

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

[It only takes a spark] (Table of Contents: 30)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[Wondercon] (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

Wondercon / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Spring Spectacular
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [Emerald City Comic-Con]
    Emerald City Comic-Con
  3. 2. Writer's Blockhead
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. [Archie Comics' "Freshman Year" is the #1 most downloaded comic ever!!]
  5. 4. [Will You Marry Me?]
  6. 5. Give Me a Spring Break
  7. 6. B & V's Top 20 Dating Don'ts!
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. [Free Comic Book Day]
  9. 8. [Love Showdown]
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina
  11. 10. Cruise Control
    Sabrina
  12. 11. [Sabrina Fans]
  13. 12. [Got Married?]
  14. 13. Weathering the Weather
    Betty
  15. 14. B&V Spring Style
  16. 15. Spring Break Quiz
    B&V
  17. 16. Spring Gardening Tips
    B&V
  18. 17. A Blooming Friendship
    Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. [My Father's Betrayal]
  20. 19. [Goodbye Forever]
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Josie and the Pussycats
  22. 21. Sing a Song of Sixpence
    Josie and the Pussycats
  23. 22. Dreams
    Josie
  24. 23. How Unfortunate
    Josie and the Pussycats
  25. 24. [Battle of the Bands]
  26. 25. [Two New Graphic Novels]
  27. 26. ["Er...Where was I, Betty?"]
    Betty and Veronica Pin Up
  28. 27. Memory Lapse
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. [Archie Digest Subs!!]
  30. 29. [Next Month]
  31. 30. [It only takes a spark]
  32. 31. [Wondercon]
    Wondercon
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne