(1956)

Archie, 1954 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
once a year
On-sale Date
1956-09-20
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
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Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1956 Books and Pamphlets, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

Archie's Christmas Stocking (Table of Contents)

Archie's Christmas Stocking / cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Archie! My gift to you is here, special delivery!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the covers of Archie Giant Series Magazine #204 and Archie Comics Digest #76

Don't Miss Any of These New King-size Quarter Comics! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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Christmas Socking (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Oh, boy! Mistletoe!
Feature Logo
Archie
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.
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Finders Weepers! (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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It was real swell of you to help me with my Christmas shopping, Betty!
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie and Betty have been Christmas shopping when they come across a poor kid.
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Bear Facts (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Harry Lucey
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Terry Szenics
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Terry Szenics

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Veronica! Look!!
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie replaces the front wheels of his car with skis to turn his car into a sled mobile
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Buss Stop (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archiekins --- would you care to come over to my house for a few minutes, tonight?
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica wants Archie to stop by so she can give him her first Christmas kiss, but Betty figures out a way to kiss Archie first.
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Indexer Notes

The extra S in the title is as it appears in the comic.

Christmas Fun Page (Table of Contents: 6)

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What's this?
Synopsis
Guess what the picture is, solve the rebus to find out what Betty gave Archie, make a Santa decoration, find the route that equals 64, make an aluminum foil ornament, and candy canes from pipe cleaners.
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Trial and Errand (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, I want you to pick up some notebook paper for me
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Moose tells Archie to stop being an errand boy for Veronica and be a man

Rough and Tough (Table of Contents: 8)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mmmboy....
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Archie's Pal Jughead
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Geraldine Grundy; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead helps Moose with a problem with Midge and in return Moose tries to help Jughead with a bully problem by threatening harm to anyone who bullies Jughead.

[This Christmas Give Thousands of Miles of Biking Fun!] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

U.S. Royal Bicycle Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Awards (Table of Contents: 10)

Reggie [Archie] / comic story / 3.75 pages (report information)

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Reggie, if you send that candy to Ronnie and don't sign the card - why she'll think they're from Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie gives Veronica a box of candy anonymously while trying to turn over a new leaf but it backfires on him

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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How'd you make out on the geology test, Reg?
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle

Xmas Fun Page (Table of Contents: 12)

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Archie is bringing these packages to Veronica's house.
Synopsis
Find the path crossing only four hearts, how to make Christmas cards, Christmas don'ts, cross out the three-letter words in the puzzle, two cute sayings.
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Watch Out! (Table of Contents: 13)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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That sport watch is utterly divine!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica hints to Archie that she'd really like for someone to give her an expensive watch that's in the store window

Good Connections (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Grunt!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead practice wrestling and boxing while at school and Mr. Weatherbee wants them to stop

This Is the House That Archie Built! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

The Big Brain (Table of Contents: 16)

Jughead / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee Betty, these outfits are so adorable!
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Archie's Pal Jughead
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica keeps Archie waiting every time they have a date. Jughead devises a way to make sure she shows up on time.

Love's Labor Lost (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Oh Dad, could you.. er.. that is.. I was..er..ah..wondering if..
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie needs money to take somebody to the dance so Betty runs him ragged doing odd chores.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie Fun Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Joe Edwards ?
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Joe Edwards (illustration)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Color these picture frames

Indexer Notes

Collection of games and puzzles.

Buss Ride (Table of Contents: 19)

Reggie [Archie] / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Grrrr! That Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Maryanne
Synopsis
Veronica would rather ride home with Archie than walk home with Reggie, so Reggie figures out a way to get Veronica mad at Archie.
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Indexer Notes

The extra S in the title is as it appears in the comic.

Flood for Thought (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 2.75 pages (report information)

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Man oh man!
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge's basement gets flooded after a storm so Archie and Jughead bring a pump to empty it.

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

Jughead / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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An antique, eh?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge

Xmas Fun Page (Table of Contents: 22)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cross off the even numbers to find out what Archie gave Veronica!
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Tricks with pine cones, draw a line from the base of the tree to the top that equals 87, holiday doors.
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Finders Are Not Keepers (Table of Contents: 23)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Christmas was still quite a ways off.
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
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Nip and Buck! (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty hurry dear!
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie mistakenly pours rum sauce instead of water into his car's radiator.
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Keywords
radiator; rum

The Tender Trap! (Table of Contents: 25)

Jughead / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
How're you feeling Arch?
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Archie's Pal Jughead
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie sends Jughead on a date with Veronica when he becomes too sick to take her
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It’s All in the Game (Table of Contents: 26)

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How thrilling!
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Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica both want Archie to buy them pennants for the college football teams.

Art Appreciation (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Betty, how do you like my piece of sculpture?
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee likes Archie's sculpture but only to use to prop up his desk.

Heavy Date (Table of Contents: 28)

Reggie [Archie] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Reggie Mantle, Riverdale's answer to a maiden's prayer, speaking!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Hilda
Synopsis
Veronica asks Reggie to take her cousin Hilda out on a date

Christmas Fun Page (Table of Contents: 29)

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Can you tell who sent me this card?
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Who sent Archie this card, unscramble the letters to find out what the merchant is selling, cut out parts to paste on the tree and color.
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Picnic Pals (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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Here they are, Ronnie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie take Betty and Veronica on a picnic but the boys just want to fish.
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High Stepping! (Table of Contents: 31)

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That's funny! Somebody left the latch on!
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Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie gets locked out of the house so he tries to climb into his bedroom window on the clothes line

Fishful Thinking (Table of Contents: 32)

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Aw nuts! Why did you ask Veronica to go fishing with us?
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Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Frank
Synopsis
Veronica wants to go fishing with Archie and Jughead, but the boys don't want her along.
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Squeeze Play (Table of Contents: 33)

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Come on, Ronnie! What's the surprise?
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Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica learns to play the accordion - very badly - but Betty is great at it.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

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Why do redheads always marry meek men?
Genre
humor; teen
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Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones

Don't Miss Any of These New King-size Quarter Comics! (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

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Narrow Escape (Table of Contents: 36)

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This is some party, Ron!
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Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica is enamored with bull fighters after her trip to Mexico

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

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My goodness! Does it always blow this way down here?
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humor; teen
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Veronica Lodge

Weight and See (Table of Contents: 38)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Eek!
Genre
humor; teen
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Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica has to lose some weight to fit into a gown for the Christmas ball and Archie helps her exercise.
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Gift of Gab (Table of Contents: 39)

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Yikes! All the presents I've got to buy!
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Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Archie is broke so he'll have to buy cheap Christmas gifts for everyone.
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Mystery! Magic! Science! Fun! (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

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Fire-Arrow Adds Merry to Christmas! Happy to New Year! (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Archie's Christmas Stocking
    Archie's Christmas Stocking
  2. 1. Don't Miss Any of These New King-size Quarter Comics!
  3. 2. Christmas Socking
    Archie
  4. 3. Finders Weepers!
    Archie
  5. 4. Bear Facts
    Archie
  6. 5. Buss Stop
    Archie
  7. 6. Christmas Fun Page
  8. 7. Trial and Errand
    Archie
  9. 8. Rough and Tough
    Jughead
  10. 9. [This Christmas Give Thousands of Miles of Biking Fun!]
    U.S. Royal Bicycle Tires
  11. 10. Awards
    Reggie [Archie]
  12. 11. ["How'd you make out on the geology test, Reg?"]
  13. 12. Xmas Fun Page
  14. 13. Watch Out!
    Veronica
  15. 14. Good Connections
    Archie
  16. 15. This Is the House That Archie Built!
    Archie
  17. 16. The Big Brain
    Jughead
  18. 17. Love's Labor Lost
    Archie
  19. 18. ["Color these picture frames"]
    Archie Fun Page
  20. 19. Buss Ride
    Reggie [Archie]
  21. 20. Flood for Thought
    Archie
  22. 21. ["An antique, eh?"]
    Jughead
  23. 22. Xmas Fun Page
  24. 23. Finders Are Not Keepers
    Archie
  25. 24. Nip and Buck!
    Archie
  26. 25. The Tender Trap!
    Jughead
  27. 26. It’s All in the Game
    Archie
  28. 27. Art Appreciation
    Archie
  29. 28. Heavy Date
    Reggie [Archie]
  30. 29. Christmas Fun Page
  31. 30. Picnic Pals
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. High Stepping!
    Archie
  33. 32. Fishful Thinking
    Archie
  34. 33. Squeeze Play
    Archie
  35. 34. ["Why do redheads always marry meek men?"]
    Jughead
  36. 35. Don't Miss Any of These New King-size Quarter Comics!
  37. 36. Narrow Escape
    Archie
  38. 37. ["My goodness! Does it always blow this way down here?"]
    Veronica
  39. 38. Weight and See
    Betty and Veronica
  40. 39. Gift of Gab
    Archie
  41. 40. Mystery! Magic! Science! Fun!
  42. 41. Fire-Arrow Adds Merry to Christmas! Happy to New Year!
    Columbia Bicycles
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