(January 1970)

Archie, 1954 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
eleven times per year
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Giant Series
Editing
John L. Goldwater (editor); Richard H. Goldwater (managing editor)
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And I want an Archie doll, and all the Archies record albums, and I want an Archie sweat shirt, and... oh, yes,... most of all I want Archie!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty keeps a line of kids waiting while she asks a department store Santa for everything Archie, including Archie himself.
Reprints

I'll Take the Wrap (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
At the gang's Christmas gift exchange, Betty and Veronica drive the boys nuts by insisting that they not tear the wrapping paper in order to get to the gift inside.
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Indexer Notes

When reprinted in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #34, writing is credited to Al Hartley.

Yule-Tide Fool Time (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Dick Malmgren ?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Miss Beazly; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
While decorating the school auditorium for the Christmas party, Betty and Veronica observe the Christmas spirit begin to intoxicate the school staff.
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It's In the Cards (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica goes out of her way to make Betty feel inadequate over the inexpensive Christmas cards she mailed out.
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Old-Fashioned Christmas (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
The gang leaf through old photo albums to see how Christmas was celebrated at the turn of the century.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Dear Betty and Veronica / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Eda Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There is a boy

It's About Time (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Jinx leaves her father a message on the bathroom mirror.
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Holiday Joy-Boy (Table of Contents: 7)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge nearly induces a stroke in himself worrying about what accident Archie will have during his visit to the mansion.
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Shopping Daze Till Christmas (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Al Hartley ?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
While shopping for Christmas presents for herself, Veronica runs across a destitute woman unable to purchase any gifts for the season.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Isn't this a groovy outfit
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica has a less-than-kind opinion of Betty's new outfit.

Love and Stitches (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Smithers the butler
Synopsis
Betty gets up close and personal with Archie, using the excuse that she's measuring him for a sweater. Veronica decides two can play that game.
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[Repossessed Gifts] (Table of Contents: 11)

Veronica Pin-up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
After a fight with Archie, Veronica takes back some very personal gifts she gave to Archie.

Modern Smart (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Jinx adjusts her snowman to have a more impressionist feel.
Reprints

A Christmas Story or What the Dickens??? (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
After refusing to join the gang in singing Christmas carols, Veronica is visited by a ghostly spirit and shown what's in store for her if she doesn't change her ways.
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Indexer Notes

Parts of this story were adapted from "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["And I want an Archie doll, and all the Archies record albums, and I want an Archie sweat shirt, and... oh, yes,... most of all I want Archie!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. I'll Take the Wrap
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Yule-Tide Fool Time
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. It's In the Cards
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Old-Fashioned Christmas
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. ["There is a boy"]
    Dear Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. It's About Time
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. Holiday Joy-Boy
    Veronica
  9. 8. Shopping Daze Till Christmas
    Betty and Veronica
  10. 9. ["Isn't this a groovy outfit"]
    Betty and Veronica Pin-up
  11. 10. Love and Stitches
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. [Repossessed Gifts]
    Veronica Pin-up
  13. 12. Modern Smart
    Li'l Jinx
  14. 13. A Christmas Story or What the Dickens???
    Betty and Veronica
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