(February 1973)

Archie, 1954 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Published in Jan., Feb., March, April, June, Aug., Sept., Nov., Dec. and twice in Oct.
On-sale date
1972
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
Stan Goldberg; Jon D'Agostino
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh Archie, here's your gift, from me to you!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Reprints
  • Redrawn from the cover of Archie Giant Series Magazine #3

Longer Nails in Minutes! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Conover House / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

From the Heart (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
The girls are out delivering Christmas gifts to Jughead and Archie.

Never Finished High School? (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wayne School / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Betty's Christmas Card (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Keywords
mistletoe

[Monster Ghost] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Special Delivery Male (Table of Contents: 6)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Smithers; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica is furious because everyone except her received a Christmas card from Archie.

Columbia Bikes Are Right On! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Columbia Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

1000 Day-Glo Decals (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Mirobar Sales Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Never Trust a Skinny Santa (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Bunky; George (Veronica's uncle); Hiram Lodge; unnamed character [as department store Santa Claus]
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica go to Riverdale's skid row to find a derelict that they can rehabilitate by getting him a job as a department store Santa Claus.

Enjoy an Exciting, Romantic, Impressive Look Anytime! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Masculiner Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Join Now! America's Only Monster Fan Club (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Monster Fan Club / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Reward $11,750.00 For This Coin! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Best Values Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Free! 40 Red China Stamps (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Kenmore Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Venus Fly Trap (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Mirobar Sales Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

In a Straight Line (Table of Contents: 15)

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; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Gigi
Synopsis
Jinx and Gigi are ice skating.
Reprints

Get in the groove for a Giant Fun-in! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Nifty Gifty (Table of Contents: 17)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The gang exchanges Christmas gifts.
Reprints

Prize Present (Table of Contents: 18)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge receives a set of golf clubs from Veronica.
Reprints

Amazing $1 Art Offer (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Cadence-Castle Ltd. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here I am 15 years old
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Dating advice with five letters from readers with only their initials given.

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

Veronica Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, Ron, we'd like to give you a lift
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica needs a ride to the ski lodge dance.
Keywords
snow machine; snow mobile

Monster S-I-Z-E Monsters (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Honor House / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Sea-Monkeys (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Sales Unlimited / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Write On! (Table of Contents: 24)

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; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Jinx and Greg are throwing snow balls.
Reprints

Veronica's Christmas Card (Table of Contents: 25)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Characters
Veronica Lodge

16 Miniature Posters Free! (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

16 Posters / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Santa Switch (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica insist that Santa Claus is a woman.
Reprints
Keywords
; Santa Claus; Supreme Being; women's lib

High School Diploma (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

United Schools and Services / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Don't Be Half a Man! (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

100 Little Dolls (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

The 100 Doll Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Oh Archie, here's your gift, from me to you!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Longer Nails in Minutes!
    Conover House
  3. 2. From the Heart
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Never Finished High School?
    Wayne School
  5. 4. Betty's Christmas Card
    Betty
  6. 5. [Monster Ghost]
    Honor House Products Corp.
  7. 6. Special Delivery Male
    Veronica
  8. 7. Columbia Bikes Are Right On!
    Columbia Bicycles
  9. 8. 1000 Day-Glo Decals
    Mirobar Sales Corp.
  10. 9. Never Trust a Skinny Santa
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. Enjoy an Exciting, Romantic, Impressive Look Anytime!
    Masculiner Company
  12. 11. Join Now! America's Only Monster Fan Club
    Monster Fan Club
  13. 12. Reward $11,750.00 For This Coin!
    Best Values Company
  14. 13. Free! 40 Red China Stamps
    Kenmore Company
  15. 14. The Venus Fly Trap
    Mirobar Sales Corp.
  16. 15. In a Straight Line
    Li'l Jinx
  17. 16. Get in the groove for a Giant Fun-in!
    Archie Quarter Comics
  18. 17. Nifty Gifty
    Veronica
  19. 18. Prize Present
    Veronica
  20. 19. Amazing $1 Art Offer
    Cadence-Castle Ltd.
  21. 20. ["Here I am 15 years old"]
    Dear Betty 'n' Veronica
  22. 21. ["Gee, Ron, we'd like to give you a lift"]
    Veronica Pin Up
  23. 22. Monster S-I-Z-E Monsters
    Honor House
  24. 23. Sea-Monkeys
    Sales Unlimited
  25. 24. Write On!
    Li'l Jinx
  26. 25. Veronica's Christmas Card
    Veronica
  27. 26. 16 Miniature Posters Free!
    16 Posters
  28. 27. The Santa Switch
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. High School Diploma
    United Schools and Services
  30. 29. Don't Be Half a Man!
    Charles Atlas
  31. 30. 100 Little Dolls
    The 100 Doll Company
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