(February 1985)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
132
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., and Dec.
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Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode:
0271000699470
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Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Digest size
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

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This issue has variants.

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["Archie knows the spirit of Christmas is giving!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump
Keywords:
Christmas tree; gifts; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie Giant Series Magazine #181

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Shopper Comes a Cropper (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Reprints:

Archie's Season Reasoning Greeting (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Fill in the letters

Breakfast in Bed (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
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?
Inks:
?
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?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead

About Face (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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?
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?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle

The Return of Jingles (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jingles; Jangles; Jughead Jones; Jeeves; Santa Claus
Reprints:

Ski Holidaze (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Reprints:

Flake Off (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
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?
Inks:
?
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?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones

Cleaning Up! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Charlie Hawse;
Reprints:

The Peace Maker (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones

A Crack Skater (Table of Contents)

Archie / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Tom Moore
Pencils:
Tom Moore
Inks:
Tom Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom Moore

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Get Archie through the maze of cracks in the ice to Veronica.

Season's Beatings (Table of Contents)

Leroy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Tom Moore
Pencils:
Tom Moore
Inks:
Tom Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom Moore

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Leroy; Veronica Lodge
Reprints:

["If you can't afford $3.00"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; sales clerk

A Clothes Call (Table of Contents)

Miss Grundy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Hartley
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee
Reprints:

The Show Up (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Reprints:

'twas the night before Christmas (Table of Contents)

Little Archie and His Pals / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Veronica; Little Jughead; Little Archie; Santa Claus; Little Reggie

Veronica's Christmas Card (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews (as a puppet); Betty Cooper (as an tree ornament); Jughead Jones (as a tree ornament); Reggie Mantle (as a tree ornament)
Synopsis:
Veronica is using an puppet of Archie
Reprints:

Betty's Christmas Card (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; snowman
Synopsis:
Betty is sitting on a snowman's lap
Reprints:

The Bare Facts or What's New Mother Hubbard! (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
G. Le Moine
Inks:
G. Le Moine

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Reprints:

Witch Fullfillment (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters:
Sabrina; Cousin Ambrose; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda

Tie Tale (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; sales clerk
Synopsis:
Jughead wants a tie removed from a store window as he can't stand the sight of it.
Reprints:

Uneasy Rider (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; farmer; wife

Cool Yule or Rudolph the Red Knows Rain, Dear (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; children
Reprints:

Snow Job (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Snow causes Archie to be stranded at Betty's when he is supposed to be at Veronica's, much to her annoyance.

Gift Wrapped (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis:
While trying to wrap a present Li'l Jinx wraps herself.
Reprints:

["I'm going steady with a cute boy but my parents don't like him"] (Table of Contents)

Dear Betty and Veronica / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Betty and Veronica]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

["Is pop working late at the office again?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Fred's friend

Love Finds a Way... (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Harley
Pencils:
Al Harley
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Al Hartley

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Mrs. Muggs.
Reprints:

To Each His Own (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Smithers; sales clerks
Reprints:

Saved by the Belle! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Simpson

Inferior Decoration (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; sales clerk
Synopsis:
Jughead asks for a tie to be removed from a store window as it gives him a headache whenever he sees it.

Indexer Notes

This is a different version of the story in 'Tie Tale'.

Loafer Laugher (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Reprints:

Good Skate (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie and Reggie want to learn to skate.
Reprints:

Fit to be Tied (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters:
Sabrina Spellman; Harvey; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Reprints:

Window Pain (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx has to replace some windows broken by her snowballs.

Buss Stop (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Reprints:

Puddle Jumper (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Kid Stuff (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Mr. Cooper; Mrs. Cooper; Santa Claus
Reprints:

A Christmas Story (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Santa Claus [Mr. Weatherbee]; the reindeer keeper [Veronica Lodge]; cook [Jughead Jones]; elf [Moose Malone]; elf's girlfriend [Midge Klump]; elf's rival [Reggie Mantle]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Only Archie is himself in this story.

Snow Go Go (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Lil Jinx
Reprints:

Flour Child (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Gaston; Chuck Clayton; Moose Malone; Hiram Lodge
Reprints:

Christmas Fun Page (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Guess the picture, solve the rebus, Christmas decoration to make, finding the correct route, making tinfoil ornaments and making candy canes from pipe cleaners

Treasonable Facsimile (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Because they went to the same place Jughead's composition is identical to Archie's.

Time On My Hands (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Moose; Clock repairman

The Giving Game (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Reprints:

Bill Chill (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Nanci Tsetsekas
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Reprints:

Archie's Official Checklist (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

A Miss Miss (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx wake up to find she has missed Santa Claus again.

["I'm deeply touched Miss Grundy!"] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee Pin-Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy

Betty's Christmas Card (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Betty is painting a Christmas message with headshots of friends and family in the background (seven out of twenty visible)

["Is the mike all hooked up for my speech to the assembly?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle

[Keep Up With the Jones] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[Double the Pages! Double the Fun!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie knows the spirit of Christmas is giving!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Shopper Comes a Cropper
    Archie
  4. 3. Archie's Season Reasoning Greeting
  5. 4. Breakfast in Bed
    Jughead
  6. 5. About Face
    Archie
  7. 6. The Return of Jingles
    Archie
  8. 7. Ski Holidaze
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Flake Off
    Archie
  10. 9. Cleaning Up!
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. The Peace Maker
    Archie
  12. 11. A Crack Skater
    Archie
  13. 12. Season's Beatings
    Leroy
  14. 13. ["If you can't afford $3.00"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  15. 14. A Clothes Call
    Miss Grundy
  16. 15. The Show Up
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. 'twas the night before Christmas
    Little Archie and His Pals
  18. 17. Veronica's Christmas Card
  19. 18. Betty's Christmas Card
  20. 19. The Bare Facts or What's New Mother Hubbard!
    Jughead
  21. 20. Witch Fullfillment
    Sabrina
  22. 21. Tie Tale
    Jughead
  23. 22. Uneasy Rider
    Mr. Weatherbee
  24. 23. Cool Yule or Rudolph the Red Knows Rain, Dear
    Jughead
  25. 24. Snow Job
    Archie
  26. 25. Gift Wrapped
    Li'l Jinx
  27. 26. ["I'm going steady with a cute boy but my parents don't like him"]
    Dear Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. ["Is pop working late at the office again?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  29. 28. Love Finds a Way...
    Jughead
  30. 29. To Each His Own
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. Saved by the Belle!
    Mr. Weatherbee
  32. 31. Inferior Decoration
    Jughead
  33. 32. Loafer Laugher
    Archie
  34. 33. Good Skate
    Archie
  35. 34. Fit to be Tied
    Sabrina
  36. 35. Window Pain
    Li'l Jinx
  37. 36. Buss Stop
    Archie
  38. 37. Puddle Jumper
    Reggie
  39. 38. Kid Stuff
    Betty
  40. 39. A Christmas Story
    Archie
  41. 40. Snow Go Go
    Li'l Jinx
  42. 41. Flour Child
    Betty and Veronica
  43. 42. Christmas Fun Page
  44. 43. Treasonable Facsimile
    Jughead
  45. 44. Time On My Hands
    Moose
  46. 45. The Giving Game
    Archie
  47. 46. Bill Chill
    Jughead
  48. 47. Archie's Official Checklist
  49. 48. A Miss Miss
    Li'l Jinx
  50. 49. ["I'm deeply touched Miss Grundy!"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Pin-Up
  51. 50. Betty's Christmas Card
  52. 51. ["Is the mike all hooked up for my speech to the assembly?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  53. 52. [Keep Up With the Jones]
  54. 53. [no title indexed]
  55. 54. [Double the Pages! Double the Fun!]
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