(February 1990)

Archie, 1987 Series
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Price
2.25 USD
Pages
260
Indicia Frequency
6 times a year in Feb., Apr., June, Aug., Oct. and Dec.
On-sale Date
1989-11 ?
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
071896469509 17

Issue Notes

Cardstock covers, blank on the inside. Many stories have Christmas themes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed as DD)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (signed as RL)
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's it, Betty Cooper! I'm going to burst your bubble!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Keywords
Christmas stocking; Christmas tree

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside cover.

A Glass of Sass (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited); Nanci Dakesian (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I know you told me it was an estate sale, Ron!
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Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica buys an enchanted mirror at an estate sale.
Keywords
Christmas

Money Honey (Table of Contents: 3)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Betty, is Ronnie really very rich?
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Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Linda; Betty Cooper; Hubert Smithers; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty tells Linda just how rich Veronica is.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The Flintstones; Post Cereals; Fruity Pebbles / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Candid Comment (Table of Contents: 5)

Ethel / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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I've got to be the most unpopular girl in town!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Ethel laments the inactivity of her telephone.
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Eat Treat (Table of Contents: 6)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
At the movies, Jughead saves his popcorn for the proper moment.
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Dynamic Duo (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie; Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Matching outfits! You two are on a real togetherness kick!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica are on a togetherness kick, including a togetherness skateboard.
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Archie Dolls (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Archie; Bop City Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

And Now a Word From... (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty! Betty! Wait till you hear what -- oops!
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Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
The gang uses a variety of as-seen-on-TV products with disastrous results.
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Indexer Notes

This story contains references to many commercial slogans of the era, including "the quicker picker upper" and "ring around the collar."

Archie Fan Club (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Archie's Checklist (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Archie; Betty and Veronica / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

To the Rescue (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What do I have to do to get some privacy in my own house - lock myself in my vault?
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Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica mishear Mr. Lodge and think he's accidentally locked himself in his airtight vault.
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Mickey Mousecapade (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Mickey Mouse; Capcom / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Taking Stock (Table of Contents: 14)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look at these stocks!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge worries about inflation.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's ask Mr. Weatherbee to be Santa again this year!
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Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead and Archie discuss Mr. Weatherbee's similarities to Santa.
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  • from ?
Keywords
Christmas

Katy Keene Fan Club (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Kid Stuff (Table of Contents: 17)

Betty [Archie feature] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Al Hartley
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You be a good girl, Betty, and drink all of your milk, or Santa won't pay you a visit this year!
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Betty
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Betty no longer believes in Santa, but changes her mind after a realistic dream.
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Keywords
Christmas

It's in the Cards (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ronnie, do you like the Christmas cards I picked out this year?
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Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica tries to make Betty feel inadequate over her inexpensive Christmas cards.
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Keywords
Christmas; Christmas cards

Love Is the Answer (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Never again!
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Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Santa Claus; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is upset by his friends' greediness at Christmastime.
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Keywords
Christmas

The Snow Queen (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eeeeee!! Are you mad? That's snow!
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Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hubert Smithers
Synopsis
Veronica is afraid of the snow until her new winter clothes arrive.
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Oodles of Noodles (Table of Contents: 21)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No! I won't do it! You can't make me!!!
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Jughead
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Geraldine Grundy; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead has to be bribed with spaghetti to star in Romeo and Juliet opposite Ethel.
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If the Spirit Moves You (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sheldon, if you don't behave yourself, Santa's not going to come to our house for Christmas!
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Santa Claus (mentioned)
Synopsis
The gang doesn't believe in Santa Claus and thinks it's a cruel prank the older generation is playing on the younger generation.
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Keywords
Christmas

Take a Message! (Table of Contents: 23)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Li'l Jinx! Come back!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx forgets an envelope that her dad wanted her to mail for him.
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Betty and Veronica Double Digest (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

Christmas Color (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
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Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
To Mr. Weatherbee's horror, everything at school is red and green during the Christmas season.
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Old Stand-By (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Samm Schwartz ?
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Samm Schwartz ?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
This Christmas I'm going to get something different for Jughead!
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Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo)
Synopsis
Archie tries his best to come up with a novel gift for Jughead, but none of his ideas work out.
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Keywords
Christmas

That Happy Feeling (Table of Contents: 27)

Sabrina / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Sabrina
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Harvey
Synopsis
Sabrina wants to give her old toys away to children for Christmas but Aunt Hilda refuses to let her.
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Keywords
Christmas

The Santa Switch (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
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Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No kidding now! Level with us! Do you girls believe in Santa Claus?
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Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica insist that Santa Claus is a woman.
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Keywords
Christmas; Santa Claus

The Return of Jingles (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's that time of year again, ol' buddy!
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jingles; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Santa Claus; Jangles; Jeeves
Synopsis
Archie and his friends get another Christmas visit from Jingles, Santa's delinquent brownie. This time around, two of Jingles' fellow brownies, Jangles and Jeeves, make an unauthorized visit, and the three magical creatures get into a pier six brawl over who gets Riverdale as his territory.
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Keywords
Christmas

Jingle Belles (Table of Contents: 30)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let me show you my wares, Arch!
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Jughead
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead sells the same one-of-a-kind musical bracelet to everyone in the school. The girls are all mad that the guys gave them the same gift, but once Jughead explains that the profits go to an orphanage, the girls are happy with the guys again.
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Keywords
Christmas

Achievement Award (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
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Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I can get the money for the movie, Ronnie!
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Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Inspired by Betty's example, Mr. Lodge decides to make Veronica do household chores to earn her money.
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Who Needs 'Em (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What do you take me for, Archie?
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Moose Mason
Synopsis
To Jughead's approval, Archie decides he's through with women, until he imagines living in a world without women.
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Feed Deed (Table of Contents: 33)

Hot Dog / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Son, why don't you feed the dog?
Feature Logo
Hot Dog
Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Forsythe Pendleton Jones II; Hot Dog
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Cold and Hot (Table of Contents: 34)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's so cold, Li'l Jinx!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Charlie wants to go sledding, but Jinx has a better idea.
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Keywords
snow; winter

Togetherness (Table of Contents: 35)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Humph! This snow doesn't hold together!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Jinx proves a point.
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Keywords
snow; winter

Rough Stuff (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Archie, I'll repeat the question! What is H2SO4?
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Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Professor Flutesnoot; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie can't come up with an answer in Chemistry class.
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Fear Folly (Table of Contents: 37)

Reggie [Archie] / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Reggie, lately you've been very jittery!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie is nervous about possibly running into Moose.
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Snub Rub (Table of Contents: 38)

The Archies / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Gus Lemoine
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jughead couldn't make it so we have Dr. Livingston on drums!
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The Archies
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper]; Ethel Muggs; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
The group's decision to keep their charity entertaining at the local hospital a secret gets their friends mad at them when the group must decline an invitation to entertain at the school Christmas pageant.
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Keywords
Christmas

What's the Catch (Table of Contents: 39)

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

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, fellows! Where are you going?
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Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica go along on an ice fishing trip with Archie and Jughead.
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Keywords
winter

Tragic Magic (Table of Contents: 40)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The snow is coming down quite heavily!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Hilda Spellman
Synopsis
Sabrina tries to use her magic to do her last minute Christmas preparations.
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Keywords
Christmas

A Christmas Tale (Table of Contents: 41)

Archie / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Marty Epp
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, yes I will, Betty!
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Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
In the spirit of giving, the boys decide to cut down a huge Christmas tree to be filled with presents for the needy. Veronica promises a whole month of exclusive dates to the boy who cuts down the largest tree. Archie and Jughead are working together so Archie can be the winner, while Betty and Reggie work together to stop them and to get the biggest tree so Reggie can be the winner.
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Keywords
Christmas

Dull Skull (Table of Contents: 42)

Moose [Archie feature] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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So he says "National!"
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie tells a joke, and Moose eventually gets it.
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A Clothes Call (Table of Contents: 43)

Miss Grundy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Hello, Miss Grundy! How do you like our new Christmas outfits?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Geraldine Grundy; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Miss Grundy tries new mod hair style and clothing, then is terrified to face her students. They like it, though, and Mr. Weatherbee invites her to dinner.
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Keywords
Christmas

Past and Present (Table of Contents: 44)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ronnie, my back is killing me!
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Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Breaking under the weight of the gifts he's carrying for Veronica, Archie yearns for simpler times.
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Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Art credits from http://www.joesinnott.com

Shopper Comes a Cropper (Table of Contents: 45)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's dreary shopping alone in these big crowds!
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Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie belatedly realizes he made conflicting Christmas shopping dates with Betty and Veronica.
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Keywords
Christmas

The Greater Gift (Table of Contents: 46)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Gus Lemoine
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty and Veronica! Betty and Veronica!
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Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie must be as clandestine as possible in buying gifts for Betty and Veronica when he spots them shopping in the same store he's in.
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Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Script was originally credited to Frank Doyle in Archie Giant Series Magazine #192, but credited to George Gladir when reprinted in World of Archie Double Digest #54.

Good For Nothing (Table of Contents: 47)

Leroy / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards ?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
No! No! No! You may not go to the movies this afternoon and that's final!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Cousin Leroy; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Leroy decides to be good, hoping reverse psychology will prod Veronica into doing what he wants.
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Jughead's Double Digest Magazine (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

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

Shopping Daze Till Christmas (Table of Contents: 49)

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

Script
Al Hartley ?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ronnie, when you asked me to go shopping with you, I didn't think...
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Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
While shopping for Christmas presents for herself, Veronica runs across a destitute woman unable to purchase any gifts for the season.
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Keywords
Christmas; Christmas shopping; kindness; malls

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 50) (Expand) /

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

Spell of Spells! (Table of Contents: 51)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
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Letters
Terry Szenics

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm going to do very well with Veronica this Christmas, Archie!
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Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Jingles
Synopsis
After being humiliated by Jingles, Reggie takes up black magic and starts casting spells on the pudgy brownie. Archie has to work a little magic of his own to stop Reggie from destroying Jingles.
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Keywords
Christmas

Ski Holidaze (Table of Contents: 52)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Coming to a ski lodge for our Christmas vacation was one of your better ideas, Daddy!
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Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica brings Archie along on a skiing trip and finds Betty working as a waitress at the resort.
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Keywords
Christmas

Santa Mantle (Table of Contents: 53)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There he goes! This is it!
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Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie is determined to buy Veronica a more expensive version of everything Archie gets for her.
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Keywords
Christmas

Christmas Daze (Table of Contents: 54)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mmmmmm...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx Holliday; Gigi; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Jinx invites Gigi to her house to share her Christmas present.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Trouble Shooter (Table of Contents: 55)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Bob Bolling
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Christmas isn't only for kids, no matter what anybody says!
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jingles; David Kerrick (parody of David Merrick)
Synopsis
Jingles magically arranges for an out-of-work actor working as a street-corner Santa to meet the famous Broadway producer David Kerrick.
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Keywords
Christmas

Lap Flap (Table of Contents: 56)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've looked all over for Harvey and I can't seem to find him!
Feature Logo
Sabrina
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Harvey Kinkle
Synopsis
While skiing, Sabrina casts a spell that's a little too literal.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing; snow; winter

Color Conscious (Table of Contents: 57)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'd like to buy my girl some lipstick for her birthday!
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is confused by the array of lipstick colors available.
Reprints

Open Season (Table of Contents: 58)

Moose [Archie feature] / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are you doing with a baseball bat, Moose?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead wonder why Moose has a baseball bat in winter.
Reprints
Keywords
winter

Hi! Why? (Table of Contents: 59)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Li'l Jinx!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse; Russ; Greg; Gigi
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx notices people being especially friendly.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Tree Trim Triumph (Table of Contents: 60)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Gus Lemoine
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ronnie, where are you going for your Christmas vacation this year?
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie spends Christmas Eve helping decorate the Lodge Christmas tree, which Mr. Lodge quickly comes to regret.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas tree

[Archie Digests] (Table of Contents: 61) (Expand) /

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

Gift Rap! (Table of Contents: 62)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Greg notices a bump on Li'l Jinx's head.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Scrap Flap (Table of Contents: 63)

Reggie [Archie] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nelson scores on a slap shot for Marksville as the game ends!
Feature Logo
Reggie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Reggie misses five slap shots during the hockey game.
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Keywords
hockey

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 64) (Expand) /

Editor's Notebook / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Baby, It's Cold Outside (Table of Contents: 65)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cold! Cold! Cold! It's winter! It's cold, and I hate cold!
Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Sheik Ibn Swet
Synopsis
Veronica flies herself and Betty to an Arab kingdom so they can escape the winter cold of Riverdale.
Reprints
Keywords
winter

Archie's Super Poster Offer! (Table of Contents: 66) (Expand) /

Archie; Betty and Veronica; Jughead / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Pop Goes the Weasel (Table of Contents: 67)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Stan Goldberg
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As a witch, I'm not supposed to be affected...
Feature Logo
Sabrina
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman
Synopsis
Sabrina catches a warlock working as a department store Santa sabotaging the balloons he gives to the kids. She decides to teach him a lesson with a spell of her own.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Santa Claus

Archie's Double Digest (Table of Contents: 68) (Expand) /

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

To Each His Own (Table of Contents: 69)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Veronica's gift? No kidding!
Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Hubert Smithers
Synopsis
Betty worries her Christmas gift for Veronica is too big, while Veronica worries her gift for Betty is too small.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

You Don't Need Drugs... (Table of Contents: 70)

Archie & Friends / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...to deal with school problems...
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Bill; Geraldine Grundy; Danny; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley

Indexer Notes

Bill and Danny are presumably fictional versions of Bill Yoshida and Dan DeCarlo.

Burn and Learn (Table of Contents: 71)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oops! There goes your pie, Ronnie!
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Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Veronica has a unique attitude toward cooking class.
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The Archie 1990 Calendar (Table of Contents: 72) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 73)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside cover.

Hydlide (Table of Contents: 74) (Expand) /

Hydlide; FCI / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["That's it, Betty Cooper! I'm going to burst your bubble!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. A Glass of Sass
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Money Honey
    Veronica
  5. 4. ["Watch me trick Fred out of his Fruity Pebbles!"]
    The Flintstones; Post Cereals; Fruity Pebbles
  6. 5. Candid Comment
    Ethel
  7. 6. Eat Treat
    Jughead
  8. 7. Dynamic Duo
    Archie; Veronica
  9. 8. Archie Dolls
    Archie; Bop City Comics
  10. 9. And Now a Word From...
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. Archie Fan Club
    Archie
  12. 11. Archie's Checklist
    Archie; Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. To the Rescue
    Archie
  14. 13. Mickey Mousecapade
    Mickey Mouse; Capcom
  15. 14. Taking Stock
    Mr. Lodge
  16. 15. ["Let's ask Mr. Weatherbee to be Santa again this year!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  17. 16. Katy Keene Fan Club
    Katy Keene
  18. 17. Kid Stuff
    Betty [Archie feature]
  19. 18. It's in the Cards
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. Love Is the Answer
    Archie
  21. 20. The Snow Queen
    Betty and Veronica
  22. 21. Oodles of Noodles
    Jughead
  23. 22. If the Spirit Moves You
    Archie
  24. 23. Take a Message!
    Li'l Jinx
  25. 24. Betty and Veronica Double Digest
    Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. Christmas Color
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. Old Stand-By
    Archie
  28. 27. That Happy Feeling
    Sabrina
  29. 28. The Santa Switch
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. The Return of Jingles
    Archie
  31. 30. Jingle Belles
    Jughead
  32. 31. Achievement Award
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. Who Needs 'Em
    Archie
  34. 33. Feed Deed
    Hot Dog
  35. 34. Cold and Hot
    Li'l Jinx
  36. 35. Togetherness
    Li'l Jinx
  37. 36. Rough Stuff
    Archie
  38. 37. Fear Folly
    Reggie [Archie]
  39. 38. Snub Rub
    The Archies
  40. 39. What's the Catch
    Betty and Veronica
  41. 40. Tragic Magic
    Sabrina
  42. 41. A Christmas Tale
    Archie
  43. 42. Dull Skull
    Moose [Archie feature]
  44. 43. A Clothes Call
    Miss Grundy
  45. 44. Past and Present
    Archie
  46. 45. Shopper Comes a Cropper
    Betty and Veronica
  47. 46. The Greater Gift
    Archie
  48. 47. Good For Nothing
    Leroy
  49. 48. Jughead's Double Digest Magazine
    Jughead
  50. 49. Shopping Daze Till Christmas
    Betty and Veronica
  51. 50. ["Discount 32-page comic subscriptions!"]
  52. 51. Spell of Spells!
    Archie
  53. 52. Ski Holidaze
    Betty and Veronica
  54. 53. Santa Mantle
    Archie
  55. 54. Christmas Daze
    Li'l Jinx
  56. 55. Trouble Shooter
    Archie
  57. 56. Lap Flap
    Sabrina
  58. 57. Color Conscious
    Archie
  59. 58. Open Season
    Moose [Archie feature]
  60. 59. Hi! Why?
    Li'l Jinx
  61. 60. Tree Trim Triumph
    Archie
  62. 61. [Archie Digests]
  63. 62. Gift Rap!
    Li'l Jinx
  64. 63. Scrap Flap
    Reggie [Archie]
  65. 64. ["When I first started this column, I said that I would let you know..."]
    Editor's Notebook
  66. 65. Baby, It's Cold Outside
    Betty and Veronica
  67. 66. Archie's Super Poster Offer!
    Archie; Betty and Veronica; Jughead
  68. 67. Pop Goes the Weasel
    Sabrina
  69. 68. Archie's Double Digest
    Archie
  70. 69. To Each His Own
    Betty and Veronica
  71. 70. You Don't Need Drugs...
    Archie & Friends
  72. 71. Burn and Learn
    Betty and Veronica
  73. 72. The Archie 1990 Calendar
    Archie
  74. 73. [no title indexed]
  75. 74. Hydlide
    Hydlide; FCI
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