(June 1972)

Archie, 1954 Series
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Price
0.50 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Double Giant
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

A "double giant" issue running 84 pages (rather than the usual 52 of "giant" issues at this time).


Sabrina's Christmas Magic (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No matter how hard we try to conjure things up we can't match the magic of Christmas!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Cousin Ambrose; Aunt Zelda
Reprints
Keywords
snow

Hidden Claus (Table of Contents: 1)

Sabrina / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Santa Claus; Aku
Synopsis
After Aunt Hilda tells her that Santa Claus isn't real, Sabrina sets off around the world in search of Santa. When she arrives at the North Pole, she meets the real Santa Claus, whose workshop has shut down due to the world's "lack of faith."
Reprints
Keywords
Eskimo; North Pole; Santa's workshop

Indexer Notes

One of many examples of Al Hartley working religious messages into his mainstream comics stories.

Sabrina's Wrap Session (Table of Contents: 2)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Sabrina offers tips on how to wrap presents in a personalized way.
Reprints

Sweet Words (Table of Contents: 3)

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 Holliday; Hap Holliday

Hot Dog With Relish (Table of Contents: 4)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Hot Dog; Ethel Muggs; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Sabrina turns Hot Dog into a human: a long-haired hippie wearing peace symbols. Ethel promptly falls in love with him.
Reprints
Keywords
hippie

Aunt Hilda's Beauty Secrets (Table of Contents: 5)

Aunt Hilda / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Aunt Hilda

The Spell of the Season (Table of Contents: 6)

Sabrina's Xmas Magic / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Della; Harvey Kinkle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
After Della and Aunt Hilda read her the riot act over getting the goody-goody Christmas spirit, Sabrina resolves to do her duty as a witch and resist doing good deeds for people at Christmas. But when she's taken hostage by two bank robbers, she sees the opportunity to do good by doing evil.
Reprints
Keywords
bank robbery; Christmas

What Does Christmas Mean To You? (Table of Contents: 7)

Sabrina / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Hot Dog; Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Everyone says what's most important about Christmas. They all have materialistic answers except Betty, who says "It's not just a holiday -- it's a holy day!"
Reprints

Sabrina's Instant Christmas Decorations (Table of Contents: 8)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman
Synopsis
Sabrina teaches the reader how to make some Christmas decorations.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Sabrina Answers Questions About Christmas (Table of Contents: 9)

Sabrina / text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman
Synopsis
Some facts about Christmas, including the fact that some of its traditions originate in Pagan rites.
Reprints

Picture That! (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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx Holliday; Gigi
Reprints

Mission Possible (Table of Contents: 11)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Sabrina and Aunt Hilda join the Salvation Army and use their magic to get more donations and food for the Sisters. But they learn that there's something the Salvation Army provides poor people that witchcraft can't: "God's love."
Reprints

Popcorn Poopsie (Table of Contents: 12)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Sabrina's recipe for popcorn balls.
Reprints

Animal Crackers (Table of Contents: 13)

Sabrina / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Waldo Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doily
Synopsis
Sabrina shows us what the Archie gang would be like as animals. In the animal kingdom, everyone is having fun at Christmas, until Dilton the Owl reminds them that Christmas should be more than just a "make-believe time."
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Another example of a typical Christian-comics message in Hartley's stories: Dilton argues that the theory of evolution only applies to the pre-Christian world: "It used to be survival of the fittest, but the miracle of Christmas changed all that!"

Sabrina Keeps in Christmas Trim (Table of Contents: 14)

Sabrina / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman
Synopsis
Sabrina demonstrates various exercises.
Reprints

Sabrina's Witch Wisher! (Table of Contents: 15)

Sabrina / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Al Hartley
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee; Pop Tate; Jughead Jones; Geraldine Grundy; Miss Haggly; Mr. Svenson; Dilton Doily
Synopsis
All Sabrina's friends make Christmas wishes, capped by Dilton's wish for mankind to become more religious.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

A Tree Named Obadiah (Table of Contents: 16)

Sabrina's Christmas Magic / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Chuck Clayton; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Cousin Ambrose; Della; Obadiah
Synopsis
Veronica's new Christmas tree is possessed by a spirit that only Sabrina can see: Obadiah, a powerful warlock who was confined to the tree as punishment for showing off his magic to humans.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree

Indexer Notes

The line "She talks to the trees!" and Sabrina's response, "but they don't listen to me," are quoted from the hit song "I Talk To the Trees" from PAINT YOUR WAGON.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Sabrina Pin-Up / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I tried to use my magic to trim the tree ---
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Sabrina's magic causes Mr. Weatherbee to switch decorations with a tree.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas tree
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Sabrina's Christmas Magic
    Sabrina
  2. 1. Hidden Claus
    Sabrina
  3. 2. Sabrina's Wrap Session
    Sabrina
  4. 3. Sweet Words
    Li'l Jinx
  5. 4. Hot Dog With Relish
    Sabrina
  6. 5. Aunt Hilda's Beauty Secrets
    Aunt Hilda
  7. 6. The Spell of the Season
    Sabrina's Xmas Magic
  8. 7. What Does Christmas Mean To You?
    Sabrina
  9. 8. Sabrina's Instant Christmas Decorations
    Sabrina
  10. 9. Sabrina Answers Questions About Christmas
    Sabrina
  11. 10. Picture That!
    Li'l Jinx
  12. 11. Mission Possible
    Sabrina
  13. 12. Popcorn Poopsie
    Sabrina
  14. 13. Animal Crackers
    Sabrina
  15. 14. Sabrina Keeps in Christmas Trim
    Sabrina
  16. 15. Sabrina's Witch Wisher!
    Sabrina
  17. 16. A Tree Named Obadiah
    Sabrina's Christmas Magic
  18. 17. ["I tried to use my magic to trim the tree ---"]
    Sabrina Pin-Up
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