(December 1978)

Archie, 1954 Series
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Volume:
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Price:
0.35 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
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Brand:
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Barcode:
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Editing:
Richard H. Goldwater
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US; later Standard Modern Age US
Binding:
Perfect Bound; later Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Betty and Veronica Christmas Spectacular (Table of Contents)

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

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Genre:
Teen; Humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; un-named carolers
Keywords:
Christmas

Cartons of Joy (Table of Contents)

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

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Genre:
Teen; Humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; un-named family; un-named kids
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica are out enjoying the sights when they see a young boy longingly looking at a train set in a store window. Seeing that he looks poor, they feel sorry for him and follow him to an old shack where he lives with his mom and siblings. Even though the family seems happy, Veronica decides she's going to bring happiness into their lives. The next day, she and Betty go on a shopping spree - buying a refrigerator and washer for the mom, and toys for the kids. To make sure the kids think it's from Santa, they have everything delivered after the kids will be in bed. The next day, which is apparently Christmas, the two go back to the shack to see the happiness on the kids' faces once they open their toys - only to find that the kids are having too much fun playing in the washer and refrigerator boxes to open their toys.
Keywords:
Christmas

Art Critic (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx's Pal, Roz / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
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Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
Children; Humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Roz; Greg
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx asks Roz for her opinion on the snowman she just built. Roz gives her opinion - like she was an art critic judging a painting. When Greg asks Li'l Jinx whether or not Roz liked it, Li'l Jinx says "Beats me!"

Yule Yochs (Table of Contents)

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

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Genre:
Teen; Humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Three two-panel gags. First gag - Betty believes that it's better to give than to receive, so she gives Archie a gift certificate good for a dozen kisses from her. Second gag - Veronica is out shopping and says she wants to get something for Archie, so Betty asks how much she wants for him. Third gag - Veronica admires her bowling ball-shaped gift, saying that she's always wanted a bowling ball. Betty whispers to Jughead that she thinks she used too much wrapping paper on the golf ball.
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Keywords:
Christmas; Gag

Package Deal (Table of Contents)

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

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Genre:
Teen; Humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty decides to go into the gift-wrapping business for the holidays, and sends Jughead out to show off her sample boxes. Jughead decides to start with Archie. Veronica sees him and asks if those are Betty's and where he's taking them. When Jughead tells her that they are Betty's and he's taking them to Archie's, Veronica assumes that Betty has purchased all those gifts for Archie, and that she's trying to make her look cheap by buying Archie more gifts. On Christmas, Jughead goes to visit Archie, and see what he got. Archie says that he hasn't unwrapped all of Veronica's gifts yet and points to a huge pile of presents, saying that Veronica really went all out this year.
Keywords:
Christmas

Santa Claws (Table of Contents)

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

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Genre:
Teen; Humor
Characters:
Miss Geraldine Grundy; Mr. Waldo Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy and Mr. Weatherbee agree to let the girls be in charge of the school's Christmas decorations. Betty and Veronica decide to start with boxes of Christmas decorations in the old storeroom in the basement. As they're unloading, they come across some mistletoe, so they hang some above the door to Study Hall, and pounce on Archie with smooches when he walks under it. A little while later, Veronica finds a Santa suit and puts it on, only to have Betty show up in an identical suit. They then get into an argument and start fighting one another about who will take their suit off. Mr. Weatherbee gives the girls detention for this, saying that he supposes this will be a lump of coal in his stocking on Christmas
Keywords:
Christmas

Dear Betty and Veronica (Table of Contents)

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

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Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
A regular feature where readers write letters to Betty and Veronica asking for advice, and Betty and Veronica "answer" the letters.

["Think Small"] (Table of Contents)

Dilton / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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Characters:
Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
An ad encouraging readers to order Archie Comics Digest #34 for $1.00 (including shipping)

Indexer Notes

Offer expired on April 30th, 1979. Occupies the top half of a page. The bottom half is the standard "3 for $1.00 Checklist".

3 for $1.00 Checklist (Table of Contents)

Archie / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Readers can check off their favorite titles and return the order form with their payments to get three titles for $1.00 or individual titles for $0.35 each.

Indexer Notes

This month's titles: Archie's Joke Book #253; Betty & Veronica #278; Laugh #335; Pep #346; Life With Archie #202; Jughead #285; Little Archie #139; Archie #277; Archie At Riverdale High #60; Archie's Pals 'N' Gals #129; Everything's Archie #72; World of Archie #480. The last one was part of the "Giant Series". Offer expired April 30th, 1979. Top half of the page was the "Think Small" offer.

Archie Christmas Specials (Table of Contents)

Archie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Characters:
Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
An offer allowing readers to send in for the current year's Christmas specials.

Indexer Notes

Issues available: Archie's Christmas Stocking #476; Betty and Veronica Christmas Spectacular #477; Archie's Christmas Love-in #478; Sabrina's Christmas Magic #479. All four issues were part of the Giant Series. Prices were 35 cents each, 3 for $1 or 4 for $1.25. Offer expired April 30, 1979. Postage and handling included.

From The Heart (Table of Contents)

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

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Genre:
Teen; Humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; un-named "La Snobbe Shoppe" owner
Synopsis:
Veronica and her dad discuss how Archie always likes Betty's (cheaper) gifts better than Veronica's gift. Veronica is unable to bring herself to buy anything in Betty's price range, and promptly buys a diamond-studded platinum knife ("for spreading caviar") at La Snobbe Shoppe. Veronica then stops by Betty's and convinces her to switch gifts, so she ends up giving Archie the more expensive gift. Jughead, unaware of what happened (he went to raid the fridge), is given the two gifts to deliver to Archie. He thinks they got the tags switched, so he changes them. Archie then ends up telling Betty that he loves her gift, and tells Veronica that he doesn't have much use for her gift, but it's the thought that counts.
Keywords:
Christmas

Discovers Pie Appeal (Table of Contents)

Josie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Characters:
Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Alan M. Mayberry; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis:
Valerie tells Josie that Alan M has just received an invitation to go on Alexandra's yacht. Josie talks to Alan and asks him to give up going on the yacht. When he asks for one good reason, Josie whispers something in his ear. Pleased with that reason, he asks for another, and Josie says Hostess Cherry Pies. When Valerie asks what the first reason was, Josie says that it was Hostess Apple Pies. Sometime later, Alan, Josie and Valerie are seen enjoying a picnic with one another, and Alan is happily munching on a fruit pie. Another panel shows Alexandra on her yacht, wondering what Josie had that her yacht didn't. In the last panel, Josie and Valerie say that they hope Alexandra doesn't discover the irresistible appeal of Hostess Fruit Pies.

Indexer Notes

Ad appears on the back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Betty and Veronica Christmas Spectacular
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Cartons of Joy
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Art Critic
    Li'l Jinx's Pal, Roz
  4. 3. Yule Yochs
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Package Deal
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Santa Claws
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Dear Betty and Veronica
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. ["Think Small"]
    Dilton
  9. 8. 3 for $1.00 Checklist
    Archie
  10. 9. Archie Christmas Specials
    Archie
  11. 10. From The Heart
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. Discovers Pie Appeal
    Josie
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