(January 1970)

Archie, 1954 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
eleven times a year
On-sale date:
1969
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Giant Series
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US; later Standard Modern Age US
Binding:
Perfect Bound; later Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Cover title is Archie's Christmas Love-In

Keywords:
Christmas; teen

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Veronica; Betty; Reggie; Midge; Moose; Big Ethel; Jughead; Santa Claus
Synopsis:
Archie's gang is seated on the floor holding hands in a circle "hippie" style, while guru Santa Claus instructs them in the meaning of Christmas.
Keywords:
Christmas; flower power; hippie; teen

"Perfect for lovers... and music box collectors" (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ad, with order coupon, for music box (playing "Lara's Theme") from Colonial Studios

Dig the Decorator (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Betty; Veronica; Dick Hall; Dan Hall; Moose; Midge
Synopsis:
The pesky Hall twins fool around as Archie's gang decorates the gym for a Christmas party. When they try to trap Midge under the mistletoe, Moose decks the Halls.
Keywords:
Christmas; mistletoe

Keen Scene (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Jughead; Dilton; pretty girls
Synopsis:
Dilton rhapsodizes at the natural beauty of the ski area, but Archie only has eyes for girls.
Keywords:
ski; skiing

Archie Giant Size Freakout (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Archie
Synopsis:
Promo, with order coupon, for any or all of six titles from Archie Giant Series

Indexer Notes

Thumbnails of five covers

Itch Pitch (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Betty; Hot Dog
Synopsis:
Betty recommends giving Hot Dog a bath for Christmas.
Keywords:
Christmas; dog

For the Present (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; department store Santa
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx quizzes the Santa.
Keywords:
Christmas

["Fantastic no risk offer!!!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ad, with order coupon, for flash-cube cartridge camera from Best-Cam Co.

Understanding Candy (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Reggie; Betty; Veronica; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Reggie gives Archie candy laced with pepper, but Archie passes it on to Mr. Weatherbee in the spirit of Christmas. Reggie gulps the entire bagful before Mr. Weatherbee has a chance to taste them.
Keywords:
candy; Christmas

["Sorry, we only hire high school graduates."] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ad, with order coupon, for high school completion courses from Wayne School

["10 Way Hair Piece"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ad, with order coupon, for a variable hairpiece from Beauty Aids Co.

["Football fans are crazy about this true-to-life football game"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ad, with order coupon, for a game from Strat-o-matic football game co., inc.

A Clothes Call (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Betty; Veronica; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy tries new mod hair style and clothing, then is terrified to face her students. They like it, though, and Mr. Weatherbee invites her to dinner.
Keywords:
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Designated in title block as a Miss Grundy story

["Amazing $1 Art Offer"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (painting)
Inks:
? (painting)
Colors:
? (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ad, with order coupon, for art prints from Colonial Studios
Keywords:
dog

Love Finds a Way (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Jughead; Big Ethel; Betty
Synopsis:
Shamed by a large Christmas present from Big Ethel, Jughead asks her on a date. In her enthusiasm she gets drenched in snow and starts a cold, so Jughead is spared the date after all.
Keywords:
Christmas

["Just a few comic book shopping days until Christmas!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Archie; Veronica; Betty; Reggie
Synopsis:
Promo, with order coupon, for Archie Giant Series #167 (Archie's Christmas Stocking)

Indexer Notes

Thumbnail of cover

["Never look short again!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ad, with order coupon, for shoe lift pads from The Liftee Company

["Coin grab bag free!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ad, with order coupon, for coin grab bag from Matt Numiss.
Keywords:
coin; coin collecting; numismatics

If the Sprit Moves You (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Reggie; Moose; Coach Kleats; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Archie and the rest of the basketball team celebrate both flower power and the spirit of Christmas by handing out flowers and being ultra-polite. Coach Kleats wants to see more aggressiveness, and assumes that Riverdale will lose the next game. Despite his fears, the team plays better than ever and wins.
Keywords:
basketball; Christmas; flower power

Indexer Notes

Designated in title block as a Coach Kleats story

["Here's a whole treasure chest of fun"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Eighteen small ads, with order coupon, for novelties from Honor House Prod. Corp.
Keywords:
joy buzzer; whoopee cushion; x-ray specs

Flower Children (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Archie celebrates flower power and the spirit of Christmas by handing out flowers. Miss Grundy objects but Mr. Weatherbee supports the idea, until he discovers that the school is entirely contaminated with allergy-inducing pollen.
Keywords:
Christmas; flower power; hippie

Indexer Notes

Designated in title block as a Mr. Weatherbee story

["Get in the groove for a giant fun-in!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Promo, with order coupon, for any of 14 current Archie Comics titles

["Dear Archie, As you can see my name is Suzanne."] (Table of Contents)

Archie Club News / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Archie
Synopsis:
Reports from club members; membership application coupon

Indexer Notes

spot illustrations; letters written by Suzanne Engle; Nancy Cassler; Thomas Schweder; Neal Gentry; Mark Friday; James Levester Jr

Think Big (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Li'l Jinx's father
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx debates what to get her dad for a Christmas present.
Keywords:
Christmas

Looky, Looky, Looky... Here Comes Cookie! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Miss Beasley; Mr. Weatherbee; Betty; Veronica
Synopsis:
Miss Beazley slips and falls on the flowers Archie and his gang are distributing. She wants them punished, but Mr. Weatherbee convinces her that it was accidental, and all done in the spirit of love.
Keywords:
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Designated in the title block as a Miss Beazley story

["Girls! Now you can have a fabulous figure the 6 second way!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ad, with order coupon, for a book on isometrics from Bond Book Co.

De-Lighted (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Veronica; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge is decorating his house and yard for a neighborhood contest. Archie's "help" shorts out all the electricity, but the three of them enjoy a cozy evening by the fire.
Keywords:
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Identified in the title block as a Mr. Lodge story

["You'll find one of these catalogs priceless"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ad, with order coupon, for courses from International Correspondence Schools

["100 Little Dolls"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ad, with order coupon, for dolls from The 100 Doll Co.
Keywords:
doll
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  2. 1. "Perfect for lovers... and music box collectors"
  3. 2. Dig the Decorator
    Archie
  4. 3. Keen Scene
    Archie
  5. 4. Archie Giant Size Freakout
    Archie
  6. 5. Itch Pitch
    Archie
  7. 6. For the Present
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. ["Fantastic no risk offer!!!"]
  9. 8. Understanding Candy
    Archie
  10. 9. ["Sorry, we only hire high school graduates."]
  11. 10. ["10 Way Hair Piece"]
  12. 11. ["Football fans are crazy about this true-to-life football game"]
  13. 12. A Clothes Call
    Archie
  14. 13. ["Amazing $1 Art Offer"]
  15. 14. Love Finds a Way
    Archie
  16. 15. ["Just a few comic book shopping days until Christmas!"]
    Archie
  17. 16. ["Never look short again!"]
  18. 17. ["Coin grab bag free!"]
  19. 18. If the Sprit Moves You
    Archie
  20. 19. ["Here's a whole treasure chest of fun"]
  21. 20. Flower Children
    Archie
  22. 21. ["Get in the groove for a giant fun-in!"]
  23. 22. ["Dear Archie, As you can see my name is Suzanne."]
    Archie Club News
  24. 23. Think Big
    Li'l Jinx
  25. 24. Looky, Looky, Looky... Here Comes Cookie!
    Archie
  26. 25. ["Girls! Now you can have a fabulous figure the 6 second way!"]
  27. 26. De-Lighted
    Archie
  28. 27. ["You'll find one of these catalogs priceless"]
  29. 28. ["100 Little Dolls"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Kirk House
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Terry Watkins
  • Dwayne Best
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Rodney Hinkle
  • Michael Eshom
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Steven Rowe