(January 1983)

Archie, 1954 Series
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Price
0.60 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year: twice in Jan., Sept., Oct., and once in March, April, June and Aug.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Giant Series
Barcode
0271000698701
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thank goodness some things about Christmas never change!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Santa Claus

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Plain Red Wrapper (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Saburo (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now listen up, folks! What we have here is - we have two (count 'em) two Christmas yarns in the same story!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Officer Clancy; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Officer Clancy wears Archie's Santa suit to Veronica's party.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

It Takes One! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What do you want for Christmas, little girl?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx asks Santa for one thing of everything in toy store for Christmas.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Santa; wish list

Archie - Christmas Maze (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie wants to wish all his readers a "Merry Christmas."
Characters
Archie Andrews
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A maze inside a Christmas wreath.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Christmas Scents (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, I've brought in this old aluminum Christmas tree! Would you mind assembling it in the hall?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead get a Christmas tree for the school hallway.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Burst Your Bubble (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What the heck is going on out there?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie is selling candy at school to raise money to buy Christmas gifts for hospitalized kids.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie Club News / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm writing in to tell you how I made money last summer.
Characters
Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Letters from Terry Roberts, and John Pilmaier.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

[Johnson Smith Company] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tree Travail (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty, your mother and I are snowed in at your Aunt Kitty's! We probably won't be able to drive back until late tomorrow!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Mr. Cooper; Mrs. Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty's parents are stuck at her aunt Kitty's so Betty has to find a Christmas tree for only $10.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 2011 series) #265.

Snake Hunt (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Josie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Thank goodness some things about Christmas never change!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["Look like a big league player."]
    Cracker Jack
  3. 2. Plain Red Wrapper
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Lifesavers circle of flavors!"]
  5. 4. It Takes One!
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. Archie - Christmas Maze
    Archie
  7. 6. ["Reward $3,000.00 for this penny!"]
  8. 7. Christmas Scents
    Archie
  9. 8. ["100 little dolls all for $5.00"]
  10. 9. ["Now Bubble Yum is Super Yum"]
  11. 10. Burst Your Bubble
    Archie
  12. 11. ["New for this Christmas... a letter from Santa mailed to your child! Only $1.00"]
  13. 12. ["I'm writing in to tell you how I made money last summer."]
    Archie Club News
  14. 13. ["It's far out! The Archie Comics Digest #58 in full color!"]
  15. 14. ["$1.80 value for $1.00!"]
  16. 15. [Johnson Smith Company]
  17. 16. Tree Travail
    Archie
  18. 17. Snake Hunt
    Josie
  19. 18. ["A golden opportunity to get free MPC kits is here."]
  20. 19. ["Amazing new life forms are taking over Atari!"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
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