(January 1975)

Archie, 1974 Series
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0.60 USD
Pages
164
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Bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard US digest size
Paper Stock
glossy cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, what did you give Jughead for Christmas?
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

I Pine Fir You and Balsam! (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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?
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Harry Lucey ?
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?
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?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mrs. Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge lets Archie help him get a Christmas tree.
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Missed List (Table of Contents: 3)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz ?
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?
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?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie pay Jughead to find out what Betty and Veronica want for Christmas.
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Mistle Warfare (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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?
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Dan DeCarlo ?
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?
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?
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?

Genre
teen
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Letter Perfect (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx has finished a letter, but needs to know one thing to send it.
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Christmas Ideas (Table of Contents: 6)

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Synopsis
How to make a space helmet, a ring toss game, an easy way to paint a flower pot, catch drips from a paint can, hang a paint can from a ladder and use a thimble to press thumb tacks.

Loafer Laugher (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie is upset that Jughead is taking a coffee break.
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Good Skate (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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?
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Dan DeCarlo ?
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?
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?
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?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is taking a skating lesson.
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Go for Broke (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Gertrude
Synopsis
Reggie pulls a prank on Archie and it causes Archie's gift to Veronica to break.
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Keywords
prank

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #294, no credits listed in this digest.

Dress Mess (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Greg; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx arrives at Greg's house all bundled up because of the snow.
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Snow Woe (Table of Contents: 11)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Big Ethel; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead tries to escape from Big Ethel on the ski slopes.
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Weight and See (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Harry Lucey ?
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Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica has to lose some weight to fit into a gown for the Christmas ball and Archie helps her exercise.

Finders Weepers! (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Harry Lucey ?
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?
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie and Betty have been Christmas shopping when they come across a poor kid.

A New Claus (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx liked Santa when he was old-fashioned.
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The Salad (Table of Contents: 15)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee tastes a salad made by Jughead, but Veronica tells him that Betty made it since Jughead and Archie could get in trouble for being in the Home Economics room.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the printing in Jughead and Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #7, no credits listed in this digest.

Snow Job (Table of Contents: 16)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica remembers she was supposed to have met Archie two and a half hours earlier.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Pip of a Dip (Table of Contents: 17)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
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?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Cooper; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty is taking a bath and her father wants to use the bathroom.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Bear Facts (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
Nanci Tsetsekas
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie has converted his jalopy into a sleigh-mobile.
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Nip and Buck! (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Harry Lucey
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Genre
teen
Characters
Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie needs some hot water in his jalopy's radiator.
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Indexer Notes

Credit from the index to the original printing.

Perfectly Sooted (Table of Contents: 20)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Harry Lucey ?
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?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
When Archie earns Mr. Lodge's ire, Reggie tries to butter up the old boy by helping him with Christmas decorating.
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The Spoilers (Table of Contents: 21)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge; Mrs. Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
The gang are dancing at Archie's when they see Jughead coming and vamoose. Archie's parents think that's disgraceful and treat Jughead nice.
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Indexer Notes

Bottom of the first page has an advertisement for the Archie's restaurant in Merrillville, Indiana.

Speech Deficiency (Table of Contents: 22)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Harry Lucey ?
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Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Moose; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee gets locked in a portable clothes closet before he has to give a speech.
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The Return of Jingles (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
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?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
teen
Characters
Jingles; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jangles; Jughead Jones; Jeeves; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Jingles is back, but some other brownies decided to come to Riverdale as well.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Ring Around (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica shows Betty a ring she got from "you know who" and Betty thinks Archie and Veronica are engaged.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Substitute Santa (Table of Contents: 25)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie is to play Santa for some kids at the Lodge lodge, but Reggie sabotages Archie's jalopy.
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Christmas Fun Page (Table of Contents: 26)

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Synopsis
Guess what the picture is, solve the rebus to find out what Betty gave Archie, make a Santa decoration, find the route that equals 64, make an aluminum foil ornament, and candy canes from pipe cleaners.

The Flight Before Christmas! (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Harry Lucey
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?
Letters
Harry Lucey

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie wears an inflatable Santa suit and Reggie blows him up.
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One Touch of Magic (Table of Contents: 28)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
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?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Mysto; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead is working as a waiter and he serves a famous magician.
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Sticky Business (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Veronica is cursed with a sticky touch when she tells a lie.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest (Archie, 1987 series) #221.

There's No Catch (Table of Contents: 30)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
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?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Coach Kleats; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
In this dialogue-less story, Coach Kleats gets Jughead on the basketball team when he see how good he is at throwing things into baskets.
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Cornered (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Samm Schwartz ?
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Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Perky
Synopsis
Archie is freezing on a street corner waiting for Veronica who is late.
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The Adorable Snowman (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
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?
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?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Chris; Fairy Godfather; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
A fairy godfather makes Veronica's wish that her snowman Chris come to life come true.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Man's Best Friend (Table of Contents: 33)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead is going to buy himself a gift because he knows better what he wants than anyone else.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Gift Wrapped! (Table of Contents: 34)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx is trying to wrap her Christmas presents.
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Santa Cross (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Harry Lucey ?
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose; Veronica Lodge; Midge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Moose was chosen to play Santa in the school Christmas play and to practice being Santa he dresses up like Santa to go around town.
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The Bzz-z and the Bee (Table of Contents: 36)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Jughead has been whistling at school by accident.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Xmas Fun Page (Table of Contents: 37)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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typeset

Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Find the path crossing only four hearts, how to make Christmas cards, Christmas don'ts, cross out the three-letter words in the puzzle, two cute sayings.

Impossible (Table of Contents: 38)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx tries to do something in front of the mirror.
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Cheep Gift (Table of Contents: 39)

Reggie / comic story / 2.75 pages (report information)

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Bob White ?
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Bob White ?
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?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Beauregard; Clarence; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie buys a budgie for Veronica's Christmas present and has Jughead teach the bird a poem.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
(Yawn) Reggie it's getting late!
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica wants Reggie to go home.

Lesson Learned (Table of Contents: 41)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Samm Schwartz ?
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Miss Grundy take the class to a TV studio to see how a TV program is conducted.
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Test Pattern (Table of Contents: 42)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Veronica tells Mr. Weatherbee that Betty is cheating during tests.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

'Can'ts' in his Trance (Table of Contents: 43)

Jughead / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mysto; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead applies to work for Mysto the Great.
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Bearly Freezing (Table of Contents: 44)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
The school furnace isn't working right and everybody is freezing, but Mr. Weatherbee refuses to close school.
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Archie the Football Player (Table of Contents: 45)

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Harry Lucey ?
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Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
How Archie as a football player looks to different people.
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Buss Stop (Table of Contents: 46)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Harry Lucey ?
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Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica wants Archie to stop by so she can give him her first Christmas kiss, but Betty figures out a way to kiss Archie first.
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Having A Ball (Table of Contents: 47)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica arrives at the bowling alley prepared to have some fun.

Dad's Dilemma! (Table of Contents: 48)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Terry Szenics
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?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie's dad is shocked to see Archie give a hundred dollar bill to pay for a bracelet for Veronica.
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Indexer Notes

Bottom of the first page has an advertisement for the Archie's restaurant in Joliet, Illinois.

Credits from the index to the original printing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 49)

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[160 pages of stories and fun in Archie's full color comics digest] (Table of Contents: 50) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, what did you give Jughead for Christmas?"]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. I Pine Fir You and Balsam!
    Archie
  4. 3. Missed List
    Jughead
  5. 4. Mistle Warfare
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Letter Perfect
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. Christmas Ideas
  8. 7. Loafer Laugher
    Archie
  9. 8. Good Skate
    Archie
  10. 9. Go for Broke
    Archie
  11. 10. Dress Mess
    Li'l Jinx
  12. 11. Snow Woe
    Jughead
  13. 12. Weight and See
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. Finders Weepers!
    Archie
  15. 14. A New Claus
    Li'l Jinx
  16. 15. The Salad
    Jughead
  17. 16. Snow Job
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. Pip of a Dip
    Betty
  19. 18. Bear Facts
    Archie
  20. 19. Nip and Buck!
    Archie
  21. 20. Perfectly Sooted
    Reggie
  22. 21. The Spoilers
    Jughead
  23. 22. Speech Deficiency
    Mr. Weatherbee
  24. 23. The Return of Jingles
    Archie
  25. 24. Ring Around
    Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. Substitute Santa
  27. 26. Christmas Fun Page
  28. 27. The Flight Before Christmas!
    Archie
  29. 28. One Touch of Magic
    Jughead
  30. 29. Sticky Business
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. There's No Catch
    Jughead
  32. 31. Cornered
    Archie
  33. 32. The Adorable Snowman
    Betty and Veronica
  34. 33. Man's Best Friend
    Jughead
  35. 34. Gift Wrapped!
    Li'l Jinx
  36. 35. Santa Cross
    Archie
  37. 36. The Bzz-z and the Bee
    Jughead
  38. 37. Xmas Fun Page
  39. 38. Impossible
    Li'l Jinx
  40. 39. Cheep Gift
    Reggie
  41. 40. ["(Yawn) Reggie it's getting late!"]
  42. 41. Lesson Learned
    Archie
  43. 42. Test Pattern
    Betty and Veronica
  44. 43. 'Can'ts' in his Trance
    Jughead
  45. 44. Bearly Freezing
    Archie
  46. 45. Archie the Football Player
  47. 46. Buss Stop
    Archie
  48. 47. Having A Ball
    Betty and Veronica
  49. 48. Dad's Dilemma!
    Archie
  50. 49. [no title indexed]
  51. 50. [160 pages of stories and fun in Archie's full color comics digest]
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