(February 1983)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
1.00 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., and Dec.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
0271000699458
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Cover and indicia title are both "Archie Comics Digest Magazine".


[Christmas Carols] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Chuck Clayton; Hot Dog
Synopsis
The Archies sing christmas carols
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas carols; wreath

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Happy Holidaze (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; little girl
Synopsis
Archie decorates his jalopy for Christmas but winds up giving it to a little girl.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas decorations

Wrap Session (Table of Contents: 3)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead wants advice on how to wrap a Christmas gift.
Reprints

Archie Wreath Maze (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Archie Andrews
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Tree Spree (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughea and Archie try to decorate Veronica's Christmas tree.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas tree

A Little Recitation (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Dilton Doily
Synopsis
Archie tries to practice his lines in a play but keeps being interrupted.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Jughead eats wax fruit.

Decoration Elation (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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?
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?
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?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Reprints

Card Regard (Table of Contents: 8)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Reprints

The Early Type (Table of Contents: 9)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Jinx tries to type a Christmas letter to Santa
Reprints
Keywords
typewriters

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

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

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?
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?
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?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Archie! I'm selling cookies for the Riverdale Girls' Club!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper

Past and Present (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie imagines what Christmas was like in the "good old days".
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Archie's father in his imagining has brown hair and a mustache with a goatee.

Image Maker (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy
Reprints

Pop Tate's Christmas Sundae (Table of Contents: 13)

Pop Tate / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Pop Tate
Reprints

Nip and Buck! (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie accidentally warms his jalopy up with hot rum sauce.
Reprints
Keywords
rum

Blizzard Wizard (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Christmas Angels
Synopsis
The Archies experience a Christmas miracle while stranded and waiting out a winter storm.
Reprints

That's the Ticket (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Ferd
Synopsis
Moose sells tickets for the Dance Committee.
Reprints

Dig Gig (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy
Reprints

Sale Tale (Table of Contents: 18)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews
Reprints

A Shattering Experience (Table of Contents: 19)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie; Betty; Veronica
Synopsis
Archie breaks one of Mr. Weatherbee's office windows and tries to fix it, with predictable results.
Reprints
Keywords
clumsiness

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Mr. Svenson Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's a proposal to build cities on space satellites...
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Svenson; Mr. Flutesnoot; Mr. Weatherbee

Tragic Magic (Table of Contents: 21)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Salem; Aunt Hilda; Genie; Comet Isar
Synopsis
Sabrina tries to use magic to help her through the Christmas season.
Reprints

Miss Grundy's Gifts (Table of Contents: 22)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints

Sabrina Keeps in Christmas Trim (Table of Contents: 23)

Sabrina / activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Sabrina
Synopsis
Sabrina demonstrates exercises in a black leotard.
Reprints

List-ful Miss (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Jinx sends off a followup letter to Santa with an addendum for her wishlist.

Stunt Stint (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
The Archies each preform winter stunts to win $500.
Reprints

Seasons Greetings (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg; Charlie Hawse; Rocky; Chuck
Reprints

The Missing Ingredient (Table of Contents: 27)

Miss Beazley / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Miss Beazley; Miss Grundy, Miss Haggly; Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Svenson; Mr. Flutesnoot; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Betty convinces Miss Beazley to add an extra ingredient to her holiday fruitcake.
Reprints
Keywords
fruitcake; love

Jingle Belles (Table of Contents: 28)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Reprints

Give Till it Hurts (Table of Contents: 29)

Sabrina / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Sabrina does some Christmas magic for Archie and arranges to have the characters from the "12 days of Christmas" sent to Veronica.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is a two-part story.

Popcorn Poopsie (Table of Contents: 30)

Sabrina / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Sabrina demonstrates how to make popcorn ball ornaments.
Reprints

Last Minute Shopping (Table of Contents: 31)

Jughead / activity / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Jughead Jones
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A maze.

Well, Come! (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Jinx digs out her welcome mat.
Reprints

Jingle Jangled (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Mr. Weatherbee; Jingles
Synopsis
Jingles tries to help Archie win against Reggie in a Christmas contest.
Reprints

Fill 'Er Up (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
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Dad
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

Christmas Pin-Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, Big Ethel!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Miss Grundy; Archie
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Christmas Carols]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Happy Holidaze
    Archie
  4. 3. Wrap Session
    Jughead
  5. 4. Archie Wreath Maze
    Archie
  6. 5. Tree Spree
    Archie
  7. 6. A Little Recitation
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Decoration Elation
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Card Regard
    Jughead
  10. 9. The Early Type
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. ["Hi, Archie! I'm selling cookies for the Riverdale Girls' Club!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  12. 11. Past and Present
    Archie
  13. 12. Image Maker
    Archie
  14. 13. Pop Tate's Christmas Sundae
    Pop Tate
  15. 14. Nip and Buck!
    Archie
  16. 15. Blizzard Wizard
    Archie
  17. 16. That's the Ticket
    Archie
  18. 17. Dig Gig
    Archie
  19. 18. Sale Tale
    Mr. Weatherbee
  20. 19. A Shattering Experience
    Mr. Weatherbee
  21. 20. ["There's a proposal to build cities on space satellites..."]
    Mr. Svenson Gag Bag
  22. 21. Tragic Magic
    Sabrina
  23. 22. Miss Grundy's Gifts
  24. 23. Sabrina Keeps in Christmas Trim
    Sabrina
  25. 24. List-ful Miss
    Li'l Jinx
  26. 25. Stunt Stint
    Archie and the Gang
  27. 26. Seasons Greetings
    Li'l Jinx
  28. 27. The Missing Ingredient
    Miss Beazley
  29. 28. Jingle Belles
    Jughead
  30. 29. Give Till it Hurts
    Sabrina
  31. 30. Popcorn Poopsie
    Sabrina
  32. 31. Last Minute Shopping
    Jughead
  33. 32. Well, Come!
    Li'l Jinx
  34. 33. Jingle Jangled
    Archie
  35. 34. Fill 'Er Up
    Li'l Jinx
  36. 35. ["Gosh, Big Ethel!"]
    Christmas Pin-Up
  37. 36. ["Get Your Act Together with Jughead Jones Comics Digest #24"]
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
  39. 38. ["Free When You Subscribe to Archie's Double Digest Quarterly Magazine!"]
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