(December 1981)

Archie, 1954 Series
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Price
0.60 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Twice in Jan., Sept., Oct., and Dec.; 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
Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief); Victor Gorelick (art director)
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

This is the second of two issues cover dated December, 1981. The title of this issue is Betty and Veronica Christmas Spectacular.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What the world needs this Christmas is peace and love!..
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty reflects on the traditional aspects of Christmas, while Veronica laments the more modern aspects.
Reprints

Bucolic Frolic (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Dog Who Saved the Day (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Smithers the butler; Gaston the chef; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Veronica gets a cursed doll for Christmas.
Reprints

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

Betty and Veronica / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

No story; Betty and Veronica model fashion designs submitted by readers.

The Man in the Red Suit (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica gets the urge to sculpt a Santa statue out of snow and thinks nothing of using a gallon of food coloring to achieve the proper effect.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Dear Betty & 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
My Younger Brother
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
"Betty" and "Veronica" answer reader letters.

Pursuit of Pleasure (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Through a charity she's working with, Veronica gets a letter to Santa from a poor child who neglects to put his address on the envelope. Using Betty's deductive skills, the girls track the child's mother down and provide the child with a merry Christmas.
Reprints

Days Daze (Table of Contents: 7)

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; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Charley laments the wait until Christmas.
Reprints

Branch Line (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
The necessary pruning of the giant fir on the Lodge Estate has Mr. Lodge depressed over the upcoming holiday season. But Betty's father unintentionally gives her an inspiration as to how to cheer Mr. Lodge up.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas tree

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from the printing of this story in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #44.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["What the world needs this Christmas is peace and love!.."]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Bucolic Frolic
    Josie; Hostess
  3. 2. The Dog Who Saved the Day
    Betty & Veronica
  4. 3. Betty and Veronica's Christmas Fashions
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. The Man in the Red Suit
    Betty & Veronica
  6. 5. ["My Younger Brother"]
    Dear Betty & Veronica
  7. 6. Pursuit of Pleasure
    Betty & Veronica
  8. 7. Days Daze
    Li'l Jinx
  9. 8. Branch Line
    Betty & Veronica
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