(January 2017)

Archie, 2012 Series
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Price
9.99 USD
Pages
118
Indicia Frequency
4 times a year
On-sale Date
2016-11-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Comics
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Editing
Victor Gorelick

Issue Notes

Christmas Spectacular
Keywords
Christmas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Parent (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Christmas Spectacular
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Keywords
Christmas tree; elf; gift; present; snowflake

Archie's Christmas Card (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie dressed as Santa and the gang as dolls in stockings.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; dolls; fireplace; sack; Santa; stockings

Christmas Socking! (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Midge Klump; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
The girls are hanging mistletoe and Midge reveals she's never been kissed because Moose thinks kissing is sissy.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; kiss; mistletoe

Christmas Spirit (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie helps the Lodges put up their Christmas tree, and sells his video game system to buy presents for them.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas tree

More Pull Than Talent! (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
The boys all try out for the Christmas play.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Nursery Rhyme Time (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica updates Betty's book of nursery rhymes for the 1990's.
Reprints
Keywords
feminism; nursery rhymes

All For the Birds (Table of Contents: 6)

Josie / 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
Josie; Alex; Alexandra; Mr. Cabot
Synopsis
Josie finds a wounded bird stuck in the snow, and takes it to the Cabot estate to nurse it back to health.
Reprints
Keywords
bird; fly south for winter

Indexer Notes

Alexandra plays an Elton John record.

Spread the Cheer (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Moose Mason; Little Jughead Jones; Little Ambrose
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee takes the gang to the orphanage to put on a Christmas play for the orphans.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie Pin Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Are you sure this is the present you want to give to Ronnie?!?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie is giving himself to Veronica for a Christmas present.
Reprints
Keywords
bow; box; Christmas present; gift

Snow Mistake! (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Big Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge; Charley Gillis; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
When Veronica has a date with another boy, Reggie and Archie plot to sic Big Moose on him.
Reprints
Keywords
date; snow; snowman

Do No Evil (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Vincent DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie try to get revenge on the girls for calling them slobs.
Reprints
Keywords
clothes; snow; snowball

Hot Stuff (Table of Contents: 11)

Cheryl Blossom / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Cheryl Blossom; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Feeling threatened by Cheryl's apparent ability to generate a great deal of heat when kissing a boy, Veronica and Betty both try to match her power on Archie.
Reprints
Keywords
kiss; melt; snow; winter

Snow Drifting (Table of Contents: 12)

Moose / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Moose thinks deeply about snow and discusses it with Dilton.
Reprints
Keywords
icicle; imagination; snow; winter

Indexer Notes

Inker and Penciller credits from the reprint in Archie's Funhouse Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #23.

The Fruit Cake (Table of Contents: 13)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Harvey; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Hilda's on the warpath because nobody likes her holiday fruitcake.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; gift; present

A Symbol Problem (Table of Contents: 14)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica arrives in Norway and disobeys all the signs in the airport.
Reprints
Keywords
gum; littering; Norway; skis; tourist

Indexer Notes

Wordless story.

Wanted: Santa Claus (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie and Me / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Moose; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Lodge; Coach Kleats; Dilton Doily; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee is in a bad mood when he figures Archie is planning to ask him to play Santa Claus.
Reprints
Keywords
costume; orphanage; Santa

Guile Style (Table of Contents: 16)

Ethel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Ethel asks Jughead to walk her home.
Reprints
Keywords
kiss; mistletoe

Wrap Flap (Table of Contents: 17)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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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
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Hot Dog uses ribbon to tie up Archie and Betty.
Reprints
Keywords
bow; gift; present; ribbon; tie

Gift Rapped (Table of Contents: 18)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Smith]; Alexandra Cabot; Alexander Cabot
Synopsis
Alexandra only wants designer wrapped presents under her Christmas tree.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; gift; present; tree

Ice Folly (Table of Contents: 19)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Harvey; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Sabrina, Harvey and Aunt Hilda go ice skating but it is hard to stay warm on the ice.
Reprints
Keywords
fire pit; ice skating

Red and Green Blues (Table of Contents: 20)

Betty's Diary / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Polly Cooper; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Betty is spending so much time preparing for the Christmas holidays that she can't seem to enjoy them.
Reprints
Keywords
baking; Christmas; shopping

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Mr. Weatherbee Pin Up / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I’ve decided to let Mr. Weatherbee help us decorate the tree ---
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee helps decorate a Christmas tree.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas tree; decorations; fall; ladder; ornaments

Seasonal Smooch (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie's Rival Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vince DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Reggie uses parsley and hedge clippings as "mistletoe" to kiss all the girls, much to the boys' jealousy.
Reprints
Keywords
kiss; mistletoe

Ho-Ho-Humm (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Smithers; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie plays Santa Claus at a department store for extra cash for the Christmas party.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; costume; Santa

The Santa Spirit (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Spotty; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Mr. Jones; Mr. Cooper; Mrs. Cooper; Mrs. Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Hot Dog
Synopsis
The gang decorates Spotty's doghouse in an attempt to win a decorating contest.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Appeal Zeal (Table of Contents: 25)

Ethel / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Ethel asks Santa for 52 dates.
Reprints
Keywords
Santa

Yule Fool (Table of Contents: 26)

Big Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Moose dresses up as Santa.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Santa; costume; cue card

Close Shave (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Al; Veronica Lodge; Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie works as a mall Santa and accidentally attaches his beard with super glue.
Reprints
Keywords
beard; party; Santa
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Christmas Spectacular"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Archie's Christmas Card
    Archie
  3. 2. Christmas Socking!
    Archie
  4. 3. Christmas Spirit
    Archie
  5. 4. More Pull Than Talent!
    Archie
  6. 5. Nursery Rhyme Time
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. All For the Birds
    Josie
  8. 7. Spread the Cheer
    Little Archie
  9. 8. ["Are you sure this is the present you want to give to Ronnie?!?"]
    Archie Pin Up
  10. 9. Snow Mistake!
    Archie
  11. 10. Do No Evil
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. Hot Stuff
    Cheryl Blossom
  13. 12. Snow Drifting
    Moose
  14. 13. The Fruit Cake
    Sabrina
  15. 14. A Symbol Problem
    Veronica
  16. 15. Wanted: Santa Claus
    Archie and Me
  17. 16. Guile Style
    Ethel
  18. 17. Wrap Flap
    Betty
  19. 18. Gift Rapped
    Josie and the Pussycats
  20. 19. Ice Folly
    Sabrina
  21. 20. Red and Green Blues
    Betty's Diary
  22. 21. ["I’ve decided to let Mr. Weatherbee help us decorate the tree ---"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Pin Up
  23. 22. Seasonal Smooch
    Archie's Rival Reggie
  24. 23. Ho-Ho-Humm
    Archie
  25. 24. The Santa Spirit
    Little Archie
  26. 25. Appeal Zeal
    Ethel
  27. 26. Yule Fool
    Big Moose
  28. 27. Close Shave
    Archie
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