Archie Comics Digest #248 [Newsstand]
(December 2008)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
2.49 USD
Pages
92
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year (monthly except Mar. and Oct.)
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
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Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[Christmas Special] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Parent (signed)
Inks
Dan Parent (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree

[Star Wars Clone Wars] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Cartoon Network / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Surprise Presents (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie & Friends / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Santa Claus; Lisa (elf); Mrs. Claus; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Herman (elf); Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Santa uses Riverdale to test out a new web page where people can send him their wish lists directly.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Hubba Bubba / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Archie One Year Subscriptions] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Sing Fling (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie answers the phone when Archie calls Veronica.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #245.

Santa Claws (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie has a job as Santa Claus and Betty is the photographer taking pictures of Santa with peoples pets.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Party Smarty (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Nancy Woods; Ethel Muggs; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Veronica throws a party to give presents to disadvantaged youth and shows up in a skimpy Santa costume.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Script, pencil, and inking credits from Betty and Veronica (1987 series) # 195.

Jingles All the Way (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jim Amash
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jingles; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; Mrs. Claus
Synopsis
Jingles gives more grief than joy to Riverdale's residents when he makes a visit.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #245, no credits listed in this digest.

Santa Dog! (Table of Contents: 9)

Hot Dog / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman
Pencils
Rex W. Lindsey
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Hot Dog; Jughead Jones; Scruff; Mrs. Wessel
Synopsis
Hot Dog decides to share some of his extra toys with other pets in the neighborhood and also finds a good home for a stray.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

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

[De Blob] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Nintendo Wii / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Archie Freshman Year] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Little Archie and Friends / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Little Archie reprints.

Is There Or Isn't There? (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Scott Shaw
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
adventure; humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Little Archie goes after the River Rat gang when they steal the presents from the Christmas party for the homeless.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

The River Rat gang first appeared in Archie and Me # 145, also written and drawn by Bolling. These are younger versions of the same characters.

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

The Christmas Tree (Table of Contents: 14)

Little Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Little Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Sabrina and her aunts help Santa Claus after his sled collides with a meteor.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree; reindeer

Indexer Notes

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

[The Adventures of Little Archie] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Comics and Digests 2007 Collectors Sets] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Shadow Play (Table of Contents: 17)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
John Lowe
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Leroy
Synopsis
Archie's shadow and Betty's shadow try to spend time together while Archie and Betty are helping the Lodge's decorate the mansion.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #258, no credits listed in this digest.

Carry Tarry (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie starts carrying Veronica's Christmas packages but someone else finishes.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

The Little Thinker (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Archie helps Mr. Lodge convince Veronica into taking back all the clothes she bought.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #259, no credits listed in this digest.

Aid Charade (Table of Contents: 20)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Jughead helps Midge tie a Christmas ribbon with his nose.
Reprints

[Archie & Friends and Sabrina DVD's!] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Hey Guys / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Price Clubbed (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Randy Elliott (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Fred searches for the perfect Christmas Tree.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas Tree

Gift Horse Laugh! (Table of Contents: 24)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Mr. Martin; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Reggie spends his Christmas bonus buying toys for the United States Marines toy drive.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

The Night Before Christmas (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Crosby
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Santa Claus
Synopsis
It is the night before Christmas and Archie hears a noise from downstairs.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

A spoof of the poem The Night Before Christmas.

Credits from the printing in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #256.

[Archie One Year Subscriptions] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Digest #249] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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

[Playstation 2 bundle] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

Playstation / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Sonic Chronicles] (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

Sega / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Christmas Special]
    Archie
  2. 1. [Star Wars Clone Wars]
    Cartoon Network
  3. 2. The Surprise Presents
    Archie & Friends
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Hubba Bubba
  5. 4. [Archie One Year Subscriptions]
  6. 5. Sing Fling
    Archie
  7. 6. Santa Claws
    Archie
  8. 7. Party Smarty
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Jingles All the Way
    Archie
  10. 9. Santa Dog!
    Hot Dog
  11. 10. [De Blob]
    Nintendo Wii
  12. 11. [Archie Freshman Year]
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Little Archie and Friends
  14. 13. Is There Or Isn't There?
    Little Archie
  15. 14. The Christmas Tree
    Little Sabrina
  16. 15. [The Adventures of Little Archie]
  17. 16. [Archie Comics and Digests 2007 Collectors Sets]
  18. 17. Shadow Play
    Betty
  19. 18. Carry Tarry
    Archie
  20. 19. The Little Thinker
    Archie
  21. 20. Aid Charade
    Jughead
  22. 21. [Archie & Friends and Sabrina DVD's!]
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Hey Guys
  24. 23. Price Clubbed
    Archie
  25. 24. Gift Horse Laugh!
    Reggie
  26. 25. The Night Before Christmas
    Archie
  27. 26. [Archie One Year Subscriptions]
  28. 27. [Archie Digest #249]
  29. 28. [Playstation 2 bundle]
    Playstation
  30. 29. [Sonic Chronicles]
    Sega
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