(February 1989)

Archie, 1987 Series
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Price:
2.25 USD
Pages:
256 ?
Indicia frequency:
6 times a year in February, April, June, August, October and December
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode:
076956145614
Editing:
Victor Gorelick (editor); Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Digest
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Ongoing Series

["Betty, is there anything between you and Archie?"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (signed); Jim DeCarlo (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Big Ethel; Betty; Veronica; Archie

Merry Madness (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Jeff Shultz
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman; Nan Chee-Chee
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

The Waiter! (Table of Contents)

Charley / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Scared Happy (Table of Contents)

Sunkist Fun Fruits / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
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Inks:
?
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?
Letters:
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Prof. Jughead's Educational Corner (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Professor Jughead delivers a lecture on "How To Stay Awake In Class."
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Indexer Notes

Art appears to be by DeCarlo.

Script identifiable as Gladir by his distinctive style (he wrote many similar segments for "Cracked" and "Archie's Mad House").

Handwriting on the Wall (Table of Contents)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Harold A. Smith
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

The Haves and Have-Nots.. (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Veronica interrupts Betty and Archie kissing. Veronica ends up switching places with Betty. Archie and Veronica end up getting a pie in the face and their picture taken. The picture is for the cover of the school's humor magazine.

Nip and Buck! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie mistakenly pours rum instead of water into his car's radiator.
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Gift Wrapped! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx is not good at wrapping presents and ends up gettting wrapped.
Reprints:
  • from ?

A Little Recitation (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Betty; Jughead; Archie; Veronica; Reggie; Moose
Reprints:
  • from ?

Fright of the Bumbling Bee (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Superintendent Stone
Synopsis:
Another Archie screw-up somehow leaves Mr. Weatherbee in a Napoleon costume screaming "charge!" against a volley of ping-pong balls, just as the Superintendent arrives to inspect the school.
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Witch New Angle Was That? (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Sabrina Spellman; Della The Head-Witch; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump (cameo)
Synopsis:
Sabrina continuously uses her powers for good instead of evil, and that gets her in trouble with Della, The Head Witch.
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The Middle Man (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Reprints:
  • from ?

Just Be Claus (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Coach Kleats; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Thanks to one too many hits in the head during football practice, Moose is suffering from intermittent memory loss. When Moose temporarily forgets who Midge is, Reggie tries to make time with her while Moose is busy playing Santa Claus .
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Costume Clash (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Louder Please! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Reprints:
  • from ?

The Skater - 1 (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Reggie

Yuck a Puck (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Mr. Lodge; Veronica; Reggie; Archie; Pop; Jughead

A Friend at Court (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie; Reggie; Pop; Prince Dynia; Veronica; Betty; Count Krullhoffen

Merrily Yours (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Professor Flutesnoot; Miss Grundy
Reprints:
  • from ?

Hang Up (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Li'l Jinx

Gag Bag (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee

Block That Signal (Table of Contents)

Archie / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie is on the losing football team.
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Go, Mascot Go! (Table of Contents)

Archie / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie is showing off the school's trophies to his father.
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The Spell of the Season (Table of Contents)

Sabrina's Christmas Magic / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters:
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Della; Harvey; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
After Della and Aunt Hilda read her the riot act over getting the goody-goody Christmas spirit, Sabrina resolves to do her duty as a witch and resist doing good deeds for people at Christmas. But when she's taken hostage by two bank robbers, she sees the opportunity to do good by doing evil.
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Temptation (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
The Christmas season doesn't seem to change Reggie's usual rottenness, but Jughead argues that even Reggie can't resist the compulsion to be nice at Christmas time.
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Wrap Session (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Jughead; Veronica; Betty; Archie; Mr. Lodge

Image Maker (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling ?
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie tries to maintain Mr. Weatherbee's image of a serious, devoted student.
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Ambush (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
The girls try to ambush the boys with snowballs, but they keep missing. Finally they resort to their usual ammunition: sexy outfits.
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Dig Gig (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Miss Grundy; Archie; Jughead; Veronica
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Sale Tale (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie
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Christmas Card (Table of Contents)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Betty; Santa Claus (snowman)

Think Ahead (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Reprints:

Merry Misery (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica becomes sick of the conformist Christmas spirit, and along with Reggie, she hatches a plan to prove that greed is stronger than sickening sweetness.
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The Missing Ingredient (Table of Contents)

Miss Beazley / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Betty; Miss Beazley; Professor Flutesnoot; Mr. Svenson; Coach Kleats

Boots (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Mary Andrews; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Hubert Smithers

Snow Go (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica and Archie outrace Betty's old sled on Veronica's new snowmobile, but they can't hit the brakes.
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Bad Day (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Reggie; Betty; Archie

Jingle Jangled (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Waldo Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Jingles
Synopsis:
Whoever does the most to help out at the school Christmas party will get to play Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. Veronica is the odds-on favorite to be Mrs. Santa Claus because she's paying for the band. After Archie is outdone by Reggie in his attempt to get a tree for the party, Jingles returns, offering to use his Brownie magic to help Archie beat Reggie. But everything Jingles tries just makes Archie lose even more humiliatingly.
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Keywords:
Christmas

Stocking Up (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Li'l Jinx

Tree Spree (Table of Contents)

Archie / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Reprints:

A Shattering Experience (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie; Mr. Weatherbee; Betty; Veronica

The Instructor (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Betty; Veronica; Archie

Man's Best Friend (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Jughead tells Archie that he's planning to buy a transistor radio for himself, to make sure he'll get what he wants for Christmas. Archie decides to buy the same thing for himself, but everyone else winds up buying him the same thing.
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Engage the Enemy (Table of Contents)

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

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?
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?
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Letters:
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Characters:
Veronica; Archie; Jughead; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Betty

Christmas Card (Table of Contents)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Veronica; Archie (doll); Betty (doll); Jughead (doll); Reggie (doll)

Good Timing (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Li'l Jinx

Fire Bugged (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Trying to demonstrate to Mr. Lodge that Christmas trees are fire traps, Archie manages to burn tree after tree to ashes.
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Something Else (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Hartley
Pencils:
Al Hartley
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Sabrina; Harvey; Aunt Hilda; Cousin Ambrose; Aunt Zelda
Synopsis:
Sabrina and her relatives don't like Harvey's gifts, so they use magic to exchange them then and there.
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Money's No Object (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Mrs. Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica go Christmas shopping.
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Decoration Elation (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
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?
Inks:
?
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?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Archie; Veronica; Betty

Card Regard (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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?
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?
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?
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Characters:
Reggie; Jughead

Gag Bag (Table of Contents)

Archie's Mom / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
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?
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?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews

Fill 'er Up (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Li'l Jinx

Santa in Blue (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Uncle Charley; Reggie; Veronica; Mr Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie is reprimanded for speeding (20 mph in a 15 mph zone), but his friends refuse to believe his jalopy could go so fast. Mr. Andrews arranges with his police officer brother to get Archie a ticket for Christmas.
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Keywords:
Christmas; police

Talk Test (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
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Inks:
?
Colors:
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Letters:
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Characters:
Betty; Veronica; Archie; Jughead; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper

The Archie Doll (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Letters:
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Characters:
Archie; Veronica; Betty; Reggie; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper

Christmas Pin-Up (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?
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Letters:
?

Characters:
Veronica; Archie; Miss Grundy; Ethel
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Betty, is there anything between you and Archie?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Merry Madness
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. The Waiter!
    Charley
  4. 3. Scared Happy
    Sunkist Fun Fruits
  5. 4. Prof. Jughead's Educational Corner
    Jughead
  6. 5. Handwriting on the Wall
    Archie and the Gang
  7. 6. The Haves and Have-Nots..
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Nip and Buck!
    Archie
  9. 8. Gift Wrapped!
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. A Little Recitation
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. Fright of the Bumbling Bee
    Archie
  12. 11. Witch New Angle Was That?
    Sabrina
  13. 12. The Middle Man
    Mr. Weatherbee
  14. 13. Just Be Claus
    Archie
  15. 14. Costume Clash
    Betty
  16. 15. Louder Please!
    Li'l Jinx
  17. 16. The Skater - 1
    Reggie
  18. 17. Yuck a Puck
    Archie
  19. 18. A Friend at Court
    Archie
  20. 19. Merrily Yours
    Mr. Weatherbee
  21. 20. Hang Up
    Li'l Jinx
  22. 21. Gag Bag
    Miss Grundy
  23. 22. Block That Signal
    Archie
  24. 23. Go, Mascot Go!
    Archie
  25. 24. The Spell of the Season
    Sabrina's Christmas Magic
  26. 25. Temptation
    Archie
  27. 26. Wrap Session
    Jughead
  28. 27. Image Maker
    Archie
  29. 28. Ambush
    Betty And Veronica
  30. 29. Dig Gig
    Archie
  31. 30. Sale Tale
    Mr. Weatherbee
  32. 31. Christmas Card
    Betty
  33. 32. Think Ahead
    Li'l Jinx
  34. 33. Merry Misery
    Veronica
  35. 34. The Missing Ingredient
    Miss Beazley
  36. 35. Boots
    Archie
  37. 36. Snow Go
    Betty And Veronica
  38. 37. Bad Day
    Archie
  39. 38. Jingle Jangled
    Archie
  40. 39. Stocking Up
    Li'l Jinx
  41. 40. Tree Spree
    Archie
  42. 41. A Shattering Experience
    Mr. Weatherbee
  43. 42. The Instructor
    Betty and Veronica
  44. 43. Man's Best Friend
    Jughead
  45. 44. Engage the Enemy
    Betty and Veronica
  46. 45. Christmas Card
    Veronica
  47. 46. Good Timing
    Li'l Jinx
  48. 47. Fire Bugged
    Archie
  49. 48. Something Else
    Sabrina
  50. 49. Money's No Object
    Betty and Veronica
  51. 50. Decoration Elation
    Betty and Veronica
  52. 51. Card Regard
    Jughead
  53. 52. Gag Bag
    Archie's Mom
  54. 53. Fill 'er Up
    Li'l Jinx
  55. 54. Santa in Blue
    Archie
  56. 55. Talk Test
    Betty and Veronica
  57. 56. The Archie Doll
    Archie
  58. 57. Christmas Pin-Up
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Daniel Thingvold
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