(January 2015)

Archie, 2012 Series
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Price
9.99 USD; 9.99 CAD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
4 times per year
On-sale Date
2014-11-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Comics
Barcode
762816441667 00611
Editing
Victor Gorelick (editor in chief); Janie Lee Rotante (editorial assistant)

Christmas Spectacular (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Parent (signed)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (signed)
Colors
Rosario "Tito" Peña [as RP]
Letters
typeset

Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
Christmas

Give (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie, dressed as Santa Claus, is being kissed by Betty and Veronica.

Archie Comics Super Special (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes a small illustration from each story.

Archie's Favorite Christmas Comics (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper

Santa Claws (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

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

A Christmas Tale (Table of Contents: 5)

Life With Archie / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Bob White (credited)
Inks
Marty Epp (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
In the spirit of giving, the boys decide to cut down a huge Christmas tree to be filled with presents for the needy. Veronica promises a whole month of exclusive dates to the boy who cuts down the largest tree. Archie and Jughead are working together so Archie can be the winner, while Betty and Reggie work together to stop them and to get the biggest tree so Reggie can be the winner.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

The Surprise Presents (Table of Contents: 6)

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
humor; 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

'Tis the Season For ... Extreme Decorating (Table of Contents: 7)

B & V / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Ginger Lopez; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
All of Riverdale gets involved in an extreme Christmas decorating contest.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

A Job for Jingles (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jingles; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Betty Cooper; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Archie meets Jingles, a magical brownie from Santa's workshop, who can't be seen by adults, only by kids. Archie introduces the visitor to his friends, while Jingles uses his invisibility and magic powers to mess with the grown-ups' minds. After meeting Archie's friends, particularly his gorgeous girlfriends, Jingles returns to the North Pole with a positive report and a new outfit.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; North Pole

Indexer Notes

This story is credited as being from Archie Giant Series Magazine (Archie, 1954 series) #10 but it doesn't appear in that issue. Verified with hard copy of Archie Giant Series Magazine #10.

Veronica's Christmas Card (Table of Contents: 9)

Veronica / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica's Christmas card shows her posing in a green Santa outfit amid doll replicas of her friends
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Archie In India! The Archies Rockin' World Tour! (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Characters
Archie Andrews; Amisha Mehta
Reprints

The Archies Rockin' World Tour Part One! Bollywood Love (Table of Contents: 11)

The Archies / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Digikore (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge]; Raj Patel; Marcy McDermott; Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Smith]; Alexander Cabot III; The Bingos [Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Teddy Tambourine]; The Madhouse Glads [Dan Didit; Drums Didit; Dick Didit; Clyde Didit]; Amisha Mehta; Cheryl Blossom; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis
The Archies, Josie and the Pussycats, the Bingos, and the Madhouse Glads kick off their world tour in India, where Archie's affection for Bollywood actress Amisha Mehta stirs up jealousy in Betty, Veronica, and Valerie.
Reprints

Quiet on the Set (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Harry Lucey (credited)
Inks
Vince DeCarlo (credited) (see note)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee (dream only); Svenson the janitor (dream only); Miss Beazley (dream only); Miss Grundy (dream only)
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead imagine themselves in a slapstick silent comedy set in the halls of Riverdale.
Reprints
Keywords
pie fight

Indexer Notes

Both DeCarlo and Lucey are credited for inks in separate credit listings. In the GCD credits for the original, Chic Stone was identified as inker.

Mr. Inferno (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; the Devil [Mr. Inferno]
Synopsis
Betty sells her soul to the Devil to gain Archie's affections, but it is revealed that Veronica did the same some time ago.
Reprints

The Unkindest Cut (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited) (see note)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica tries to shorten the hem of Betty's skirt, leaving it crooked. Betty has to walk home leaning backwards so the skirt will be parallel to the ground.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art is credited in two places, one states by DeCarlo and Lapick, the other by Samm Schwartz. DeCarlo and Lapick seem the correct credits.

Diary of a Girl Next Door (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Exclusive Interview with Tania del Rio (Table of Contents: 16)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?; Tania del Rio
Pencils
? (photo of Tania del Rio)
Inks
? (photo of Tania del Rio)
Colors
? (photo of Tania del Rio)
Letters
typeset

Season's Greetings (Table of Contents: 17)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Letters
?

Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica, dressed in Christmas Elf costume, is admiring Christmas ornaments with the portraits of her friends on them.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Christmas Spectacular
    Archie
  2. 1. Give
    Archie
  3. 2. Archie Comics Super Special
  4. 3. Archie's Favorite Christmas Comics
  5. 4. Santa Claws
    Archie
  6. 5. A Christmas Tale
    Life With Archie
  7. 6. The Surprise Presents
    Archie & Friends
  8. 7. 'Tis the Season For ... Extreme Decorating
    B & V
  9. 8. A Job for Jingles
    Archie
  10. 9. Veronica's Christmas Card
    Veronica
  11. 10. Archie In India! The Archies Rockin' World Tour!
    Archie
  12. 11. The Archies Rockin' World Tour Part One! Bollywood Love
    The Archies
  13. 12. Quiet on the Set
    Archie
  14. 13. Mr. Inferno
    Betty and Veronica
  15. 14. The Unkindest Cut
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. Diary of a Girl Next Door
    Betty
  17. 16. Exclusive Interview with Tania del Rio
  18. 17. Season's Greetings
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