(December 1976)

Archie, 1954 Series
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Price
0.30 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
twice in Jan., Sept., Oct., and Dec., and once in March, April, June and August
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Giant Series
Barcode
0271000698912
Editing
John L. Goldwater (editor); Richard 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)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, do you dig candy stripes?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
While Betty decorates a Christmas tree with candy canes, Archie decorates Veronica with kisses.
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree

Hang Loose (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie get detention on the Friday before Christmas vacation for excess celebration. So Betty and Veronica try to sneak some cookies to them past Mr. Weatherbee.
Reprints

Open and Shut Case (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Feature Logo
Li'l Jinx
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx Holliday
Synopsis
Jinx refuses to let a little thing like a "Do Not Open Until X-mas" label put her curiosity in check.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; gift; present; x-ray

Christmas Miss (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty finds a sweater she wants to give Archie for Christmas, but she doesn't have enough money with her. Veronica has seen this and, when Betty leaves to get more funds, swoops in and buys up the remaining two sweaters. When Mr. Lodge finds out, he takes matters into his own hands.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Cool Yule (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Archie and the Gang
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica spots Archie buying her gift. Ethel shows Archie her gift from Jughead. Jughead rings for the Salvation Army from a sheltered spot.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is a collection of three two-panel gags rather than a continuous story.

Merry Merchant (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica convince Pop to dress up as Santa as a way to attract business to the Chok'lit Shoppe for the holidays.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Credits from the credits printed in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #23.

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

Dear Betty and Veronica / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I have a good friend...
Feature Logo
Dear Betty and Veronica
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

public service announcement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pick A Winner Every Time
Characters
Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Checklist of titles still available from the publisher for twenty-five cents.

Give till It Hurts (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Iron Man Ironski
Synopsis
Feigning a back injury, Reggie watches Betty and Veronica put up the Lodge Christmas tree. So Veronica gets him a "special" gift in return.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree

The Unveiling (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Josie; Hostess / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, do you dig candy stripes?"]
  2. 1. Hang Loose
  3. 2. Open and Shut Case
  4. 3. Christmas Miss
  5. 4. Cool Yule
  6. 5. Merry Merchant
  7. 6. ["I have a good friend..."]
  8. 7. ["Looking For Something Different"]
  9. 8. ["Pick A Winner Every Time"]
  10. 9. Give till It Hurts
  11. 10. The Unveiling
    Josie; Hostess
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