(February 2004)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
2.19 USD; 2.59 CAD
Pages:
?
Indicia frequency:
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Archie Comics
Barcode:
071896467475 43
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.; then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


["The holiday greenery is going fast!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks:
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Christmas tree shoppers
Synopsis:
Holiday greenery is going fast, especially the bills from Archie's wallet.
Keywords:
Christmas tree; holiday

["Put on the hat and play as The Cat."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Night Before Christmas (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Greg Crosby (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doily; Moose Mason; Mr. Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Santa Claus
Synopsis:
The Andrews family raids the refrigerator late Christmas Eve. While they're in the kitchen, Santa Claus leaves their presents.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas; holiday

Indexer Notes

Two-part story, complete in this issue. Imitates the poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas," attributed to Clement Moore.

["Laughter is your best weapon."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Another excellent A-files page submitted by readers like you."] (Table of Contents)

A-Files / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; bird; man

Indexer Notes

Reports from fans Eleni Stephanides and Jeremy Elkins.

["Dear Archie Readers"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Editor's Notebook / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

["96 pages of the best Archie daily newspaper strips!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["The wacky wobbler is here!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Fan Art (Table of Contents)

Fan Art / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Willy Yoder; Cheryl Elliott
Inks:
Willy Yoder; Cheryl Elliott
Colors:
Willy Yoder; Cheryl Elliott
Letters:
?; typeset; Willy Yoder; Cheryl Elliott

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper

Indexer Notes

Fan art

["The Official Archie 2004 16 month calendar"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Archie's Holiday Fun Digest # 8"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Same Game (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie makes a fool of himself at the ice rink, showing off for Veronica.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Ice skating; winter

Windows Pain (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? Smith (credited) [as Smith]
Pencils:
? Kennedy (credited) [as Kennedy]
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited) [as Lapick]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Reggie is having trouble with Windows on his computer. He consults Jughead at the electronics store, but all Jughead does is wash the windows.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Computer

Indexer Notes

GCD record at Archie & Friends Double Digest Magazine # 4 cites Hal Smith as writer and Pat Kennedy as inker.

["Archie Comics' Riverdale Stars Talent Search"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Hot Doggin' It (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? Smith (credited) [as Smith]
Pencils:
? Kennedy (credited) [as Kennedy]
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited) [as Lapick]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis:
The boys rush through the kitchen so quickly that Mrs. Andrews feels like she's in a drive-thru window.

Jingles All the Way (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Hot Dog; Jingles; Mrs. Claus
Synopsis:
Jingles is disappointed that he can't bring Christmas cheer to his friends in Riverdale. Instead he brings cheer to Mrs. Claus, who's always alone on Christmas Eve.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas; elf; holiday; North Pole

Indexer Notes

GCD record at Archie Double Digest # 245 credits Script Kathleen Webb; Pencils Stan Goldberg; Inks Jim Amash; Colors Barry Grossman; Letters Vickie Williams.

["Bigger world."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Who are you?"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The holiday greenery is going fast!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["Put on the hat and play as The Cat."]
  3. 2. The Night Before Christmas
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Laughter is your best weapon."]
  5. 4. ["Another excellent A-files page submitted by readers like you."]
    A-Files
  6. 5. ["Dear Archie Readers"]
    Editor's Notebook
  7. 6. ["96 pages of the best Archie daily newspaper strips!"]
  8. 7. ["The wacky wobbler is here!"]
  9. 8. Fan Art
    Fan Art
  10. 9. ["The Official Archie 2004 16 month calendar"]
  11. 10. ["Archie's Holiday Fun Digest # 8"]
  12. 11. The Same Game
    Archie
  13. 12. Windows Pain
    Reggie
  14. 13. ["Archie Comics' Riverdale Stars Talent Search"]
  15. 14. Hot Doggin' It
    Archie
  16. 15. Jingles All the Way
    Archie
  17. 16. ["Bigger world."]
  18. 17. ["Who are you?"]
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