(January 1965)

Archie, 1954 Series
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Price
0.25 USD; 0.35 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
Six times yearly: January, August, September, December, and semi-monthly in June
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

Issue Notes

Canadian price is from the indicia.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Me, Santa Claus? Gosh! Whatever gave you the idea that I'd make a good Santa?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Waldo Weatherbee
Keywords
Christmas; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Archie Comics Digest #88

Santa Mantle (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie is determined to buy Veronica a more expensive version of everything Archie gets for her.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Christmas Fashions For Betty and Veronica (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty and Veronica / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fashion; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
The girls model winter fashions.

Exchange Student (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Archie buys Veronica a bottle of perfume for Christmas, but accidentally gets it spilled all over him before he can give it to her. When Veronica smells him, she thinks he's been with some other girl.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Gift Wrapped! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx wraps gifts.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Mr. Weatherbee's Dilemma (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie's screw-ups almost ruin Christmas for Mr. Weatherbee and have him saying "Bah, humbug," until he gets a special gift from his students.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty and Veronica Pin-Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're spending all your money on my Christmas presents...
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty gets revenge on Archie for only buying presents for Veronica.

Man's Best Friend (Table of Contents: 7)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead tells Archie that he's planning to buy a transistor radio for himself, to make sure he'll get what he wants for Christmas. Archie decides to buy the same thing for himself, but everyone else winds up buying him the same thing.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

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

Archie Club News / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
? (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters from: Peggy Domengeaux, Colette Kennett, June Miller;
page also includes membership application for the Archie Club

Just Be Claus (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Coach Kleats; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Thanks to one too many hits in the head during football practice, Moose is suffering from intermittent memory loss. When Moose temporarily forgets who Midge is, Reggie tries to make time with her while Moose is busy playing Santa Claus .
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Santa Claus

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Betty's Pin-Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty, please!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Santa won't give Betty Archie for Christmas.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Santa Claus

Well Suited (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie asks Mr. Lodge to play Santa Claus.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Santa Claus

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

Christmas Pin-Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, Big Ethel!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Ethel has her own theories about why Veronica is raising more money for the charity drive than she is.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Santa Claus

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

Veronica's Pin-Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, stop!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie's overdoing the mistletoe bit.
Keywords
Christmas

Spell of Spells (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Jingles
Synopsis
After being humiliated by Jingles, Reggie takes up black magic and starts casting spells on the pudgy brownie. Archie has to work a little magic of his own to stop Reggie from destroying Jingles.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Me, Santa Claus? Gosh! Whatever gave you the idea that I'd make a good Santa?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Santa Mantle
    Archie
  3. 2. Christmas Fashions For Betty and Veronica
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Exchange Student
    Archie
  5. 4. Gift Wrapped!
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. Mr. Weatherbee's Dilemma
    Archie
  7. 6. ["You're spending all your money on my Christmas presents..."]
    Betty and Veronica Pin-Up
  8. 7. Man's Best Friend
    Jughead
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  10. 9. Just Be Claus
    Archie
  11. 10. ["Betty, please!"]
    Betty's Pin-Up
  12. 11. Well Suited
    Archie
  13. 12. ["Gosh, Big Ethel!"]
    Christmas Pin-Up
  14. 13. ["Archie, stop!"]
    Veronica's Pin-Up
  15. 14. Spell of Spells
    Archie
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