(January 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.
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

[Love Is the Answer] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The gift of love... to everyone this year for peace on Earth.. Santa..
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Santa Claus
Keywords
Christmas; skywriting

Love Is the Answer (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie's Christmas Love-In / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Santa Claus
Synopsis
After seeing how greedy everyone is about presents, Archie has a dream where he convinces Santa Claus to give the gift of love and peace at Christmas time.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Blizzard Wizard (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; religious; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Stuck on a country road during a blizzard, the gang takes refuge in an old barn where three angels appear to teach them the true religious meaning of Christmas.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit confirmed at http://www.joesinnott.com.

Soup Spooning (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor; religious
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Ethel Muggs; Geraldine Grundy; Miss Beazly; Waldo Weatherbee; Miss Haggly; Professor Flutesnoot; Mr. Svensen
Synopsis
A twig of mistletoe falls into Miss Beazly's soup, making it an aphrodisiac that causes anyone who tastes it to become passionate and loving. Soon everyone is trying to get the romantic thrills induced by the soup. But when it runs out, Betty explains to Ethel that God can give her a high that she can't get from any artificial stimulant.

Ice Scream (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 Holliday; Greg
Reprints

Trouble Shooter (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Bob Bolling
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jingles
Synopsis
Jingles magically arranges for an out-of-work actor working as a street-corner Santa to meet the famous Broadway producer David Kerrick.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

David Kerrick is based on the real-life theatre impresario David Merrick.

Bolling's design for Jingles is almost completely different from the usual one, much older-looking and with no beard.

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Lynda Susan Blake, Cindy Rorison, Michael Gogo, Stacie Robins;
page also includes membership application for the Archie Club.

Solomon's Child (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor; religious
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie, Jughead and Betty meet a young man who left home searching for meaning in his life. By quoting from the book of Ecclesiastes, Betty shows him that the only way to find meaning is to look to God. The man sees the light and decides to go back to his parents and pray with them.

Indexer Notes

A case of Hartley proselytizing openly in a mainstream Archie comic. He even has Betty state that the message is directed to young people (i.e. the readers).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Love Is the Answer]
    Archie
  2. 1. Love Is the Answer
    Archie's Christmas Love-In
  3. 2. Blizzard Wizard
    Archie
  4. 3. Soup Spooning
    Archie and the Gang
  5. 4. Ice Scream
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. Trouble Shooter
    Archie
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  8. 7. Solomon's Child
    Archie
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