(January 1961)

Archie, 1954 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
five times yearly, January, June, September, October and December
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Giant Series
Editing:
Richard Goldwater
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US; later Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
Perfect Bound; later Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Archie's Christmas Stocking (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
The lucky Archie gets a simultaneous mistletoe kiss from his two best girls.
Keywords:
Christmas; mistletoe

Those Christmas Blues! (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob White
Inks:
Bob White
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Well, that's it, Archie! She's all ready for trimming!
Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Spotty (in flashback)
Synopsis:
When Archie goes over to Veronica's instead of staying home to trim the tree, his parents think the family Christmases have come to an end, and reminisce about past holiday seasons with Archie.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas

Indexer Notes

In the flashbacks, Fred and Mary are drawn closer to the way they look in the regular Archie comics rather than the versions that appeared in "Little Archie."

Scratch One Disk! (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
You got a record for Ronnie, for Christmas?
Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie buys a record of Veronica's favorite group but Jughead overhears Veronica telling Betty that she wants nightshade for Christmas so Archie returns the record and goes looking for a perfume called nightshade.

[Merry Christmas Everyone] (Table of Contents: 3)

Veronica Pin-Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty and Veronica's Coloring Page / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Not Even a Moose (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Oh, no! Now I've seen everything!
Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis:
When Archie plays Santa for a school charity drive, Moose thinks he's really Santa Claus, and Archie takes advantage of this to let Midge sit on his lap. Reggie tries to convince Moose that if he pulls Santa's beard, he'll find it's just Archie.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas; Santa Claus

Moose's Xmas Daffynitions (Table of Contents: 6)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Moose Mason

Out on a Limb! (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Bill Vigoda
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Perfect! Just the right seasonal touch for in front of the school!
Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis:
Archie helps put up Christmas decorations for Mr. Weatherbee at the school but accidentally breaks the metal deer he is supposed to put in the schoolyard.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Credits from the printing in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) (Archie) #223.

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

Betty and Veronica's Coloring Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

A page to color. Betty and Veronica on a sled.

Code Three (Table of Contents: 9)

Jughead / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Juggie! We want to talk to you!
Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica try to get Jughead to find out what Archie's buying them for Christmas. Jughead agrees and Archie says he's too broke to get them anything. Jughead tries to relay that information to them but he has such a bad head cold that they misinterpret what he's saying.

On Her Toes! (Table of Contents: 10)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
That was a nice 'belly'!
Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx wants to know why ballet dancers stand on their toes when the ballet could just hire taller girls.

Archie's Groan-Up Letters to Santa Claus (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Dear Santa, I ask this without any pride...
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Geraldine Grundy; Fred Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Pop Tate; Coach Kleats
Synopsis:
Adults send their Christmas letters to Santa.

More Pull Than Talent! (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Did you try out for the part in the Xmas play, Arch?
Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis:
The boys all try out for the Christmas play.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Betty's Pin-up Page / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Illustration says "Pin-up suggestion by Dan DeCarlo Jr."

Dan would have been 13 at this time so it was probably illustrated by Dan DeCarlo Sr.

Gift Collection (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
This is one day of school I love! The last day before Christmas!
Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis:
Archie is in charge of collecting gifts for the Christmas grab bag.

A N-ice Thought! (Table of Contents: 15)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards ?
Pencils:
Joe Edwards ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Things look so different in the wintertime!
Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis:
Jinx takes a walk through the park during winter.

Chistmas 'Round the World (Table of Contents: 16)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
The word Christmas is borrowed from the early, English term, Christ's Mass...
Genre:
religious

Beyond Belief (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Bill Vigoda
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Terry Szenics

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
This is the place!
Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge; Clyde; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica wants Archie to play Santa Claus so he tries to get his Santa suit altered.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas

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

Betty and Veronica's Coloring Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Betty and Veronica decorating a tree.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Betty's Pin-up Page / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Betty gets whistled at by a snowman with some help from Reggie and Jughead.

Dishing it Out! (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
What happened, Archie?
Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Fred berates Archie for running away from a fight.

A Hunting We Will Go! (Table of Contents: 21)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Why did we take Juggie along? He's no hunter!
Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Jughead takes a cannon on a hunting trip.
Keywords:
hunting

A Head Start! (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Merry Christmas! I made this for you, Mr. Lodge!
Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge is not impressed by Archie's handmade gift of a bust of himself.

Generous to a Fault! (Table of Contents: 23)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Reggie is generous when buying gifts for himself.

Indexer Notes

No dialogue.

Ill Wind (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Egad! What a blizzard!
Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
A blizzard traps Archie at the Lodge mansion overnight.
Reprints:
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Archie's Christmas Stocking
    Archie
  2. 1. Those Christmas Blues!
    Archie
  3. 2. Scratch One Disk!
    Archie
  4. 3. [Merry Christmas Everyone]
    Veronica Pin-Up
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Betty and Veronica's Coloring Page
  6. 5. Not Even a Moose
    Archie
  7. 6. Moose's Xmas Daffynitions
    Moose
  8. 7. Out on a Limb!
    Archie
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Betty and Veronica's Coloring Page
  10. 9. Code Three
    Jughead
  11. 10. On Her Toes!
    Li'l Jinx
  12. 11. Archie's Groan-Up Letters to Santa Claus
  13. 12. More Pull Than Talent!
    Archie
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Betty's Pin-up Page
  15. 14. Gift Collection
    Archie
  16. 15. A N-ice Thought!
    Li'l Jinx
  17. 16. Chistmas 'Round the World
  18. 17. Beyond Belief
    Archie
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Betty and Veronica's Coloring Page
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Betty's Pin-up Page
  21. 20. Dishing it Out!
    Archie
  22. 21. A Hunting We Will Go!
    Jughead
  23. 22. A Head Start!
    Archie
  24. 23. Generous to a Fault!
    Reggie
  25. 24. Ill Wind
    Archie
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