(December 1979)

Archie, 1954 Series
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Price
0.40 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Twice in Jan., Sept., Oct., and Dec.; Once in March, April, June and August
On-sale date
1979
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
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've never seen anyone as wrapped up in Christmas as Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Some ribbon and wrapping paper get the better of Archie.

Indexer Notes

This issue title is Betty & Veronica Christmas Spectacular.

Forgive and Forget (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica debate the meaning of the Christmas season.

For the Present (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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx Holliday
Synopsis
Jinx learns the power of positive thinking.

Betty's Christmas Fashions (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
No story; Betty models fashion designs submitted by readers.
Reprints

The Price Is Right (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Smithers (the butler)
Synopsis
To make up for having to fly to Europe on business on Christmas Eve, Mr. Lodge offers to throw a gigantic Christmas Eve party for Veronica and all of her friends.

Treed (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; unidentified tree salesman
Synopsis
Veronica watches all of her friends balance finances with buying a nice tree, knowing that her family has the biggest tree in Riverdale.

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

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

Script
Eda Edwards [as Betty and Veronica]
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I have a tough problem
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
"Betty" and "Veronica" answer reader letters.

The Real Thing (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Joe Edwards ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Florence; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica convinces her father to help fly the mother of a classmate to the special clinic she needs to attend for treatment of her illness.

The Bookworm Turns (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Josie; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I've never seen anyone as wrapped up in Christmas as Archie!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Forgive and Forget
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. For the Present
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. Betty's Christmas Fashions
    Betty
  5. 4. The Price Is Right
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Treed
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. ["I have a tough problem"]
    Dear Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. The Real Thing
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. The Bookworm Turns
    Josie; Hostess Fruit Pies
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