(December 2005)

Archie, 1997 Series
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Pages:
100
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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 01011
Editing:
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Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Digest size
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Squarebound

["Archie! Turn in your bell!!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Santa Claus; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Keywords:
Christmas

[Titan of Hope] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Bionicle; Lego / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews

The Job! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie has a job at the mall playing Santa Claus.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas; orphanage; Santa Claus

[Eye Toy Play 2] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Playstation 2 / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Sly3] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Playstation 2 / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Days Daze (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis:
Charley laments the wait until Christmas.
Reprints:

Mistletoe Time (Table of Contents)

Ethel / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Ethel Muggs
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Find the mystery phrase puzzle.

Archie's Shopping List (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Regina Curro
Pencils:
Rudy Lapick
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Match shopping list item with the person it is for.

Credits from the index of the original printing, signatures removed in this digest.

[You could be drawn into a Batman comic book!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Campbells Soup / advertisement / 3 pages (report information)

The Christmas Shoppers (Table of Contents)

Betty And Veronica / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Dick Malmgren
Inks:
Dick Malmgren
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica whittle down their Christmas shopping lists while Archie plays pack mule for them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Personalized Christmas Ornaments (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Reprints:

[Ed, Edd n Eddy the Mis-Edventures] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Playstation 2 / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Ghost Host (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Dick Malmgren
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters:
Sabrina Spellman; Hilda Spellman; Cousin Ambrose; Della (the head witch); The Spirit of Christmas Future; Zelda Spellman
Synopsis:
Sabrina teaches Della the meaning of Christmas.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[Make it yours] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Game Boy Micro / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Sweet like cherries...] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Hubba Bubba Max / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Ride Guide (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie is carrying so many packages he can't see where he's going.
Reprints:

Beazly's Yuletide Message (Table of Contents)

Miss Beazly / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Miss Beazly
Synopsis:
Connect the dots to see who's visiting tonight.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Christmas Chaos! (Table of Contents)

Moose / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Moose Mason

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the phrase to find out why Moose is fuming.

[Where's Gary?] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Nickelodeon / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Scientific Santa (Table of Contents)

Dilton's Strange Science / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction; teen
Characters:
Dilton Doiley; Dexter Doiley; Danni Malloy; Santa Claus (an android)
Synopsis:
Dilton's young cousin Dexter doesn't believe in Santa Claus, so Dilton and Danni devise a plan to convince him using an android Santa and elves.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Alaska; android; Christmas; elves; microscope; polar bear; robot; Santa's Workshop; teleportation

[Live like a star in your own Hollywood mansion!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Campbells Soup / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Nightmare Troubador] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Yu-Gi-Oh / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Darkest Faerie] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Neopets / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Batman vs Dracula] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Warner Video / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Fruit Cake (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Dick Malmgren
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Sabrina; Harvey; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis:
Hilda's on the warpath because nobody likes her holiday fruitcake.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest (Archie, 1987 series) #218, inks are credited to Jon D'Agostino.

[The Adventures of Little Archie] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

In the Dark (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; Hap Holiday
Synopsis:
Jinx turns on every light in the house so Santa Claus won't miss their house.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas

[Sonic Checklist] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Christmas Presents Puzzle (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the words to discover what each person wants for Christmas.

Afterthoughts (Table of Contents)

Reggie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Reggie Mantle
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas wreath

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the phrase puzzle.

The Big Hang-Up (Table of Contents)

Mister Weatherbee / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis:
Ethel is hanging up mistletoe.
Reprints:
Keywords:
mistletoe

[Betty & Veronica 2006 calendar] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Greatest Gift (Table of Contents)

Archie / 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:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Butler
Synopsis:
Archie and the girls think everybody is happy at Christmastime until they meet an angry, bitter old shopkeeper who hates Christmas. Archie realizes that the real test of whether they enjoy Christmas or just live it is whether they're willing to do something nice for this mean old man.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[Archie's Collector's Sets] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Archie's Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Kissless Christmas (Table of Contents)

Archie & His Friends / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
In order to help Ethel out, Veronica proposes a kissing game during the gang's Christmas celebration. But the plan doesn't proceed as she hoped it would.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[Archie's Cartoon Collection] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

And a Zappy New Year (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Lisa Goldwater
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters:
Sabrina; Ambrose; Della; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis:
Sabrina and Ambrose teach Della the meaning of Christmas.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #207, no credits listed in this digest.

[Look at the time!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Kiss of the Year (Table of Contents)

Cheryl Blossom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Cheryl Blossom; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mary Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Jason
Synopsis:
Archie promises Cheryl, Veronica and Betty all the first kiss of the New Year.
Reprints:
Keywords:
New Year's Eve

[Archie's Digest Subscription Offeer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Experience the Extra Dimension] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Pokemon / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Cranium Big Book of Outrageous Fun!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

LBKids / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie! Turn in your bell!!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [Titan of Hope]
    Bionicle; Lego
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. The Job!
    Archie
  5. 4. [Eye Toy Play 2]
    Playstation 2
  6. 5. [Sly3]
    Playstation 2
  7. 6. Days Daze
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. Mistletoe Time
    Ethel
  9. 8. Archie's Shopping List
  10. 9. [You could be drawn into a Batman comic book!]
    Campbells Soup
  11. 10. The Christmas Shoppers
    Betty And Veronica
  12. 11. Personalized Christmas Ornaments
    Archie and the Gang
  13. 12. [Ed, Edd n Eddy the Mis-Edventures]
    Playstation 2
  14. 13. A Ghost Host
    Sabrina
  15. 14. [Make it yours]
    Game Boy Micro
  16. 15. [Sweet like cherries...]
    Hubba Bubba Max
  17. 16. Ride Guide
    Jughead
  18. 17. Beazly's Yuletide Message
    Miss Beazly
  19. 18. Christmas Chaos!
    Moose
  20. 19. [Where's Gary?]
    Nickelodeon
  21. 20. Scientific Santa
    Dilton's Strange Science
  22. 21. [Live like a star in your own Hollywood mansion!]
    Campbells Soup
  23. 22. [Nightmare Troubador]
    Yu-Gi-Oh
  24. 23. [The Darkest Faerie]
    Neopets
  25. 24. [Batman vs Dracula]
    Warner Video
  26. 25. The Fruit Cake
    Sabrina
  27. 26. [The Adventures of Little Archie]
  28. 27. In the Dark
    Li'l Jinx
  29. 28. [Sonic Checklist]
  30. 29. Christmas Presents Puzzle
  31. 30. Afterthoughts
    Reggie
  32. 31. The Big Hang-Up
    Mister Weatherbee
  33. 32. [Betty & Veronica 2006 calendar]
  34. 33. The Greatest Gift
    Archie
  35. 34. [Archie's Collector's Sets]
  36. 35. [Archie's Subscription Offer]
  37. 36. Kissless Christmas
    Archie & His Friends
  38. 37. [Archie's Cartoon Collection]
  39. 38. And a Zappy New Year
    Sabrina
  40. 39. [Look at the time!]
  41. 40. Kiss of the Year
    Cheryl Blossom
  42. 41. [Archie's Digest Subscription Offeer]
  43. 42. [Experience the Extra Dimension]
    Pokemon
  44. 43. [The Cranium Big Book of Outrageous Fun!]
    LBKids
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregg Whitmore