(January 2000)

Archie, 1997 Series
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Price:
1.99 USD; 2.39 CAD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
once a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode:
762816468664 00411
Editing:
Nelson Ribeiro; Victor Gorelick
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Digest size
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Squarebound

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Keywords:
Christmas

["I told you not to pick Archie as your mall Santa!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords:
Christmas; gift; lap; mall; present; Santa Claus

An Old Fashioned Christmas (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Golliher
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Frank Gagliardo
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead, dressed up as Santa and his reindeer, get a flat tire on the way to the Lodges' Christmas party. They stop to use the phone at an orphaned children's home and decide to celebrate there instead.
Keywords:
children; Christmas; flat tire; gift; present; reindeer; Santa Claus

Preparation Elevation (Table of Contents)

Leroy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Leroy
Synopsis:
Leroy moves his welcome mat up on the roof so Santa knows to stop at his house.
Keywords:
Christmas; ladder; roof; welcome mat

All I Want for Xmas Is... Part 1 and 2 (Table of Contents)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Dan Parent
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Jingles; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Santa Claus
Synopsis:
Jingles the magic Christmas elf comes to Riverdale to visit the gang. He shows the kids his new computer that keeps track of everyone's wishes. But he falls asleep while inputing wishes, and the gang get their wishes swapped.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas; computer; elf; gift; present; wish list

The Gambler (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; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
The gang imposes spending limits for their Christmas presents to each other, much to Veronica's dismay.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas; credit card; gambling; gift; present

Fresh Idea (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie wants a fresh cut Christmas tree. Him and Jughead venture out into the country to a Christmas tree farm.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas tree

Yule Wait (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie crashes into Mr. Weatherbee while both of them are carrying Christmas presents and ends up taking one of Mr. Weatherbee's gifts with him. He goes over to his house to return it and wrecks more havoc while trying to help Mr. Weatherbee who has a cold.
Keywords:
accident; caroling; Christmas gift; cold; illness; present

On the Ball (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Svenson
Synopsis:
Reggie gets mad at Archie for telling on him when he was throwing snowballs on school grounds. He makes a giant snowball meant for Archie but it lands on Mr. Weatherbee instead.
Keywords:
roof; snowball

Hanging Hang-Up (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters:
Sabrina Spellman; Hilda Spellman
Synopsis:
Hilda solves the problem Sabrina has with reaching the top of the Christmas tree.
Reprints:
Keywords:
broom; Christmas tree

Photo Fun (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters:
Sabrina Spellman; Hilda Spellman
Synopsis:
Sabrina and Hilda look at a photo album from past winters.
Reprints:
Keywords:
snow; witch

Dis-missile (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Ms. Grundy; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog
Synopsis:
Riverdale High has a toy repair project. Betty and Veronica are handling the letters to Santa so they know who gets what toy, but they find some joke letters from Archie, Jughead and Reggie.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas; gift; letters; present; toy; wish list

Christmas Cheer Up! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
Caryn Antoniuk
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie's dad is having a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit. Archie takes him Christmas shopping at the mall.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas; lights; shopping; tree

Editor's Notebook (Table of Contents)

Editor's Notebook / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Letter Perfect (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Li'l Jinx's father
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx has finished a letter, but needs to know one thing to send it.
Reprints:
Keywords:
letter to Santa; mail box; north pole

Picture Frame (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica have a fight and break up and Archie thinks he's going to save money on Christmas gifts by sending them each a picture of himself.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas; gift; photo; picture frame; present

A No Santa Clause (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Hy Esiman
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Chuck Clayton; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Archie gets stuck being Santa for the annual Christmas party when none of the other guys volunteer.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas party; kiss; lap; Santa Claus

Doggone (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Hot Dog; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Betty and Archie play frisbee in the snow. Hot Dog steals their frisbee.
Keywords:
frisbee; hot chocolate; snow

Dance Fever (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Both Betty and Veronica want to go with Archie to the winter formal. They stay out all day snowmobiling with him, hoping to impress him. The girls both end up getting sick.
Keywords:
cold; dance; ill; snow; snowmobile

Santa Paws (Table of Contents)

Hot Dog / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Hot Dog
Synopsis:
word scramble
Keywords:
Christmas

Slide Ride (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Jughead wants to find an easy slope to ski down.
Reprints:
Keywords:
ski; slide; slope

Present Tense (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Tim Kennedy
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica and Archie work temporary jobs to earn money to buy Christmas presents for each other.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas; doughnut; gift; ice cream; job; present; weight gain

["XMAS-1D"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Sabrina Spellman
Synopsis:
Pin up of Betty and Veronica holding up a snow globe with Archie inside. Sabrina is in the form of a stuffed toy bear on the shelf.
Keywords:
Santa; snow globe; toy

Mr. Cool (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Jeff Shultz
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Pop Tate; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie is smug having bought Veronica and Betty's Christmas presents months ago. But they already have them and he has to buy new presents.
Keywords:
Christmas; gift; present; shopping
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I told you not to pick Archie as your mall Santa!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. An Old Fashioned Christmas
    Archie
  3. 2. Preparation Elevation
    Leroy
  4. 3. All I Want for Xmas Is... Part 1 and 2
    Archie and the Gang
  5. 4. The Gambler
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Fresh Idea
    Archie
  7. 6. Yule Wait
    Archie
  8. 7. On the Ball
    Archie
  9. 8. Hanging Hang-Up
    Sabrina
  10. 9. Photo Fun
    Sabrina
  11. 10. Dis-missile
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. Christmas Cheer Up!
    Archie
  13. 12. Editor's Notebook
    Editor's Notebook
  14. 13. Letter Perfect
    Li'l Jinx
  15. 14. Picture Frame
    Archie
  16. 15. A No Santa Clause
    Archie
  17. 16. Doggone
    Betty
  18. 17. Dance Fever
    Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. Santa Paws
    Hot Dog
  20. 19. Slide Ride
    Jughead
  21. 20. Present Tense
    Veronica
  22. 21. ["XMAS-1D"]
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. Mr. Cool
    Archie
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  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Kristin Kavanagh
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