(February 1990)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price:
1.50 USD
Pages:
132
Indicia frequency:
6 times a year in Feb., Apr., June, Aug., Oct. and Dec.
On-sale date:
1989-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Victor Gorelick
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Digest size
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date from Betty and Veronica Annual Comics Digest Magazine #2.


Merry Christmas (Table of Contents)

Archie Andrews / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Ethel Muggs

We're Getting Santa Mental! (Table of Contents)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Hartley
Pencils:
Al Hartley
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
Barry Grossman; Nanci Dakesian
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Professor Flutesnoot; Miss Grundy; Miss Beazly; Betty Cooper; Ethel; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Svenson
Synopsis:
The Archie gang celebrate Christmas and the 100th issue of Archie's Comics Digest.

New View (Table of Contents)

Archie Andrews / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee decides to be more friendly to the students and try some new techniques in his job.
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Hot Shot (Table of Contents)

Archie Andrews / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead get shots at school but Archie's has a delayed reaction.
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Slick Pick (Table of Contents)

Archie Andrews / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Ethel
Synopsis:
Archie insults Reggie and Big Ethel takes it as a compliment.
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Twinkle Toes (Table of Contents)

Dilton Doiley / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Dilton builds a pair of shoes that can make him a great dancer.
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Earthquake (Table of Contents)

Chuck Clayton / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; adventure
Characters:
Chuck Clayton; Archie Andrews; Mr. Mason; Harold Mason
Synopsis:
Chuck is fired from his job and arrested when $100 goes missing. Chuck and Archie save Mr. Mason after his store collapses in an earthquake and then prove that Mason's son Harold is the one who stole the money.
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Party Smarty (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead attends a French fashion show for the pastries.
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Devine Sign (Table of Contents)

Jughead Jones / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy tries to get Jughead to think.
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Late Date (Table of Contents)

Archie Andrews / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie is late for his dinner with Veronica.
Reprints:
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The Android Maneuver (Table of Contents)

Jughead Jones / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Ethel; Stacy (android)
Synopsis:
Dilton builds an android named Stacy to keep Ethel away from Jughead during a skiing trip.
Reprints:
Keywords:
android; robot; skiing

Season's Greetings (Table of Contents)

Moose Mason / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Midge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Reggie kisses Midge in front of Moose claiming that it's in the Christmas spirit but Moose gets even with his present to Reggie.
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Word Games (Table of Contents)

Archie Andrews / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee is convinced that all the students are talking about is Christmas.
Reprints:
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Scenes From Christmas Past (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Sabrina
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead spot Santa taking a large bag into an unexpected place.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sabrina only appears in the title masthead.

Wrap Session (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:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie does such a bad job wrapping Christmas presents that he gets Veronica to wrap the present he is giving Betty and vice versa.
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Keywords:
Christmas; Christmas presents

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprinting in Jughead's Double Digest (Archie, 1989 series) #187.

The Yule Fool (Table of Contents)

Archie Andrews / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie wants to cut down a real tree for Christmas, while Reggie and Veronica prefer the greater convenience of store-bought artificial trees.
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Deer Deer! (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; Charley
Synopsis:
Charley tries to name all Santa's reindeer.
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Prize Package (Table of Contents)

Archie Andrews / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Reggie doesn't have a costume for the Christmas party but Archie has a solution.
Reprints:
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A Spell of Trouble (Table of Contents)

Moose Mason / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Moose Mason; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Reggie and another student frame Moose by misspelling graffiti on the side of the school.
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The Truant Officer (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dawson (Truant Officer); Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica learn that the school's truant officer isn't a bad guy.
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Auto Suggestion (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie; Valerie; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis:
Alex refuses to drive more slowly: the energy crisis doesn't affect the Cabots because they don't have shortages of oil, and safety issues don't affect Cabot cars.
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Double Takes (Table of Contents)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

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

3 two-panel strips.

The Good Side of Evil (Table of Contents)

Sabrina the Teenage Witch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Samm Schwartz ?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Sabrina the Teenage Witch; Cousin Ambrose; Della
Synopsis:
Della forbids Sabrina to do any good deeds during Christmastime but Sabrina finds a way to be "evil" while helping those who need it.
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Season Reason (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis:
Charley explains why he's suddenly nice to his sister.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Editor's Notebook / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Price Control (Table of Contents)

Archie Andrews / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie makes a hand-made pendant for Jughead for Christmas and it's such a hit that everybody wants one.
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The Little Darlings (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Emmylou Baxter; Tommy Baxter; Jimmy Baxter; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Veronica fills in for Santa Claus at her father's department store and then Betty plays Santa at the Christmas party for the orphanage.
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Bottle Battle (Table of Contents)

Jughead Jones / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Jughead doesn't need a coat in the cold weather.
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Feast Fiesta (Table of Contents)

Jughead Jones / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
The Ice Cream Man makes deliveries to Jughead's house in the middle of winter.
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Hotsy Totsy (Table of Contents)

Jughead Jones / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
When the fireplace at the ski lodge is crowded Jughead finds a way to stay warm.
Reprints:
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You Don't Need Drugs... (Table of Contents)

Archie Andrews / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews

What are Friends For (Table of Contents)

Archie Andrews / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead get all their friends to pay off their tabs at Pop's shop for his Christmas present.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Merry Christmas
    Archie Andrews
  2. 1. We're Getting Santa Mental!
    Archie and the Gang
  3. 2. New View
    Archie Andrews
  4. 3. Hot Shot
    Archie Andrews
  5. 4. Slick Pick
    Archie Andrews
  6. 5. Twinkle Toes
    Dilton Doiley
  7. 6. Earthquake
    Chuck Clayton
  8. 7. Party Smarty
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Devine Sign
    Jughead Jones
  10. 9. Late Date
    Archie Andrews
  11. 10. The Android Maneuver
    Jughead Jones
  12. 11. Season's Greetings
    Moose Mason
  13. 12. Word Games
    Archie Andrews
  14. 13. Scenes From Christmas Past
    Sabrina
  15. 14. Wrap Session
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. The Yule Fool
    Archie Andrews
  17. 16. Deer Deer!
    Li'l Jinx
  18. 17. Prize Package
    Archie Andrews
  19. 18. A Spell of Trouble
    Moose Mason
  20. 19. The Truant Officer
    Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. Auto Suggestion
    Josie
  22. 21. Double Takes
    Archie and the Gang
  23. 22. The Good Side of Evil
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  24. 23. Season Reason
    Li'l Jinx
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  26. 25. Price Control
    Archie Andrews
  27. 26. The Little Darlings
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. Bottle Battle
    Jughead Jones
  29. 28. Feast Fiesta
    Jughead Jones
  30. 29. Hotsy Totsy
    Jughead Jones
  31. 30. You Don't Need Drugs...
    Archie Andrews
  32. 31. What are Friends For
    Archie Andrews
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Peter Croome
  • Dwayne Best
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Peter Croome