(December 2006)

Archie, 1997 Series
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Price:
2.49 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
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Brand:
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Barcode:
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Editing:
Nelson Ribeiro; Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Digest size
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Squarebound

[Broke The Bank] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
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Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge

Holiday Rush (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mike Pellowski
Pencils:
Tim Kennedy
Inks:
Rich Koslowski
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Jack Morelli

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica discuss how early Christmas comes each year from the sales and vendors.
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Wrap It Up (Table of Contents)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Characters:
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Finding the odd wrapped package.

Santa's Helper (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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Inks:
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Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Santa Claus
Synopsis:
Archie gets a job as a mall Santa, but has to learn the job correctly from a real-life Santa.

Indexer Notes

This story is told in 2 parts.

Decoration Daze (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Dilton Doiley; Waldo Weatherbee; Nancy Woods
Synopsis:
Archie and the gang are told by Mr. Weatherbee that holiday decorations are not allowed at school. Determined to celebrate the season, the gang decides to decorate themselves as an expression of Christmas.
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The Gifted (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
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Pencils:
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Inks:
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Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
teen; humor; drama
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Sugar Plum; Santa Claus
Synopsis:
Both Betty and Veronica feel badly about their presents to each other: Betty, because hers to Veronica are homemade and inexpensive, and Veronica because hers to Betty are so expensive. Betty feels she should spend more money and Veronica feels she should make something homemade and from the heart. Sugar Plum makes them realize that they love their gifts from each other.
Keywords:
soap opera

Turnabout (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Smithers; Oscar (Veronica's dog); Cameos: Nancy Woods; Chuck Clayton; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis:
Jughead doesn't want to go caroling with the gang, but they force him to anyway-- for his own good!

Stocking Stuffers (Table of Contents)

Archie's Friends / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski
Pencils:
Henry Scarpelli
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
While at Pop's, the gang remembers some of their favorite stocking stuffers.
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Mr. Fixit (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Kathleen Webb
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
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Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Jingles (a magical elf)
Synopsis:
Archie and the gang are over at Veronica's decorating her Christmas tree when Jingles shows up. He and Jughead shatter a priceless vase owned by Mr. Lodge. Jingles then fixes the vase with his magic.
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Keywords:
Christmas; Christmas Tree

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprinting in Jughead's Double Digest (Archie, 1989 series) #186.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
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Pencils:
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Inks:
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Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Jug wraps up Archie as a present for Veronica.

A Couple Of Fruitcakes (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mike Pellowski
Pencils:
Jeff Shultz
Inks:
Al Milgrom
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Gaston (the Lodges' chef); Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
The secret of Gaston's fruitcake is revealed when Jughead has the same secret recipe.
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Keywords:
fruitcake

Indexer Notes

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

The Christmas Turkeys (Table of Contents)

Jughead; Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Craig Boldman
Pencils:
Rex Lindsey
Inks:
Rich Koslowski
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Fed up with the Anti-Santa -- namely Reggie Mantle -- Jughead decides to give the prankster a special Christmas present, much to the dismay of the rest of the gang.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Jughead's Double Digest (Archie, 1989 series) #186.

Santa's Little Helper (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Kathleen Webb
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
John Lowe
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Helping out a store Santa, Betty realizes that this man has little Christmas spirit and decides to help him see the true meaning of Christmas.

And A High Tech Yule To One And All (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dan Parent
Pencils:
Dan Parent
Inks:
Rich Koslowski
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Hiram Lodge has Dilton invent for the Lodges the perfect Christmas servant -- a Santa-bot!
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Keywords:
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Credits from the printed credits in Betty and Veronica Double Digest (Archie, 1987 series) #207.

Family Affair (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Forsythe P. Jones; Gladys Jones
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead watch as their fathers purchase trip tickets, not realizing the tickets are for the boys as a Christmas present.

Gift Exchange (Table of Contents)

Chuck and Moose / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski
Pencils:
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Inks:
Al Nickerson
Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Chuck Clayton; Moose Mason; Nancy Woods; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
After agonizing over gifts for their girlfriends, Chuck and Moose discover that they got the wrong items.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the printing in Archie & Friends Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #21.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Broke The Bank]
    Archie
  2. 1. Holiday Rush
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Wrap It Up
    Veronica
  4. 3. Santa's Helper
    Archie
  5. 4. Decoration Daze
    Archie
  6. 5. The Gifted
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Turnabout
    Jughead
  8. 7. Stocking Stuffers
    Archie's Friends
  9. 8. Mr. Fixit
    Archie
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  11. 10. A Couple Of Fruitcakes
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. The Christmas Turkeys
    Jughead; Reggie
  13. 12. Santa's Little Helper
    Betty
  14. 13. And A High Tech Yule To One And All
    Veronica
  15. 14. Family Affair
    Archie
  16. 15. Gift Exchange
    Chuck and Moose
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