(January 1989)

Archie, 1954 Series
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Price
0.75 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
13 times a year: once in July and Nov., three times in Jan. and Sept., and five times in Oct.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Giant Series
Editing
Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
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 issue has variants.

Cover title is Betty and Veronica Christmas Spectacular.

Keywords
Christmas; holiday

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Reprints
Keywords
snowman; winter

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Stitch for Time! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
When Betty gives Mrs. Lodge an embroidered handkerchief as a thank-you gift, Veronica is jealous, and struggles to embroider a similar gift herself. Mrs. Lodge recognizes that she's been so busy that she's been neglecting Veronica, and commits herself to spend more time with her daughter.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; holiday

Surprise Ending! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Archie and His Friends / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
? [as Betty and Veronica]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear readers -
Characters
Betty; Veronica

Indexer Notes

Letters from fans Reynate Bolivar and "S.M."

Christmas List (Table of Contents: 5)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley

Indexer Notes

Word puzzle

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Veronica's Helper!! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Sugar Plum Faery
Synopsis
When Betty and Veronica set to bickering, Sugar Plum Faery helps them regain peace and good will.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; fairy; holiday

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

Katy Keene / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Gift Goof (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; unnamed sales clerk
Synopsis
Knowing that Archie wants a certain fishing rod and reel combination, Betty and Veronica each surreptitiously buy him one. Meanwhile, Archie buys one for himself. The sales clerk is thrilled by all this activity.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; fishing; holiday

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

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

[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)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty and Veronica's Christmas Fashions
Characters
Betty; Veronica

Indexer Notes

Fashions suggested by fans Dan Kendall and Ann Varrone.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Archie Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Gullible Gift (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; auctioneer; Mr. Kelly (locksmith)
Synopsis
Betty bids $10 for a locked trunk at an auction, then finds out that the contents are worthless. The locksmith, however, gives her $1500 for the trunk, suggesting to Archie and Jughead that at Christmas good things happen to good people.
Reprints
Keywords
Auction; Christmas; holiday

Indexer Notes

GCD record at Archie's Super Comics Digest (2012 series) #2 credits Rudy Lapick (inks), Barry Grossman (colors), and Bill Yoshida (letters).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A public service message from Archie Comics
Genre
advocacy
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie; Jughead; Betty; Veronica; Chuck
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee promotes education as the only defense against AIDS.
Keywords
A.I.D.S.; AIDS

Cocoa Pebbles BMX Bike Race (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

The Flintstones / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. ["Jump Back"]
  3. 2. A Stitch for Time!
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Surprise Ending!
    Archie and His Friends
  5. 4. ["Dear readers -"]
    Dear Betty & Veronica
  6. 5. Christmas List
    Veronica
  7. 6. ["Hang out with us!"]
  8. 7. Veronica's Helper!!
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. ["Fans!"]
    Katy Keene
  10. 9. ["Discount 32 page comic subscriptions!"]
  11. 10. ["Katy Keene subscription spectacular!"]
    Katy Keene
  12. 11. Gift Goof
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. ["Double your fun!"]
  14. 13. ["Step right up!"]
  15. 14. ["Betty and Veronica's Christmas Fashions"]
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. ["Fans!"]
    Archie Club
  17. 16. Gullible Gift
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. ["Subscribe and save $1.75 on each five-issue subscription!"]
  19. 18. ["A public service message from Archie Comics"]
  20. 19. Cocoa Pebbles BMX Bike Race
    The Flintstones
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