(February 1986)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
1.25 USD; 1.50 CAD
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
0271000699476
Editing
Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "Archie Comics Digest Magazine."


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Archie, here's your gift from me to you!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
Christmas tree

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie Giant Series Magazine #3

Yule Love It (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman; Lisa Goldwater
Letters
Bill Yoshida
Editing
Victor Gorelick

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate; Mr. Weatherbee; Prof. Flutesnoot; Miss Grundy; Mr. Svenson; Miss Haggly
Synopsis
Archie promises Mr. Weatherbee that the Archies will perform for the faculty Christmas party.
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New Sport (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Russ; Greg
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx comes up with a new sport.
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Cheap But Classy (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica agree to not spend more than five dollars on a gift for Archie, but they both find that to be more difficult than it sounds.
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Dipsy Doodles (Table of Contents: 4)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Artist Jughead is freezing cold, so he paints a fireplace.

Quick Change Artist (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Floyd Clayton
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead horse around in the snow on the way to school, and arrive with their clothes soaking wet.
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Snow How (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse; Greg
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx is excited to ski until she sees her friends on crutches.
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Pin Up (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Reggie is skating on thin ice, and so is Archie!

Tie Score (Table of Contents: 8)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee requires the male students to wear jackets and ties for class picture day, so Jughead, perhaps as a form of protest, spends the day getting his tie caught in things to demonstrate how deadly they are.
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Season's Greetings (Table of Contents: 9)

Moose / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie kisses Midge in front of Moose claiming that it's in the Christmas spirit but Moose gets even with his present to Reggie.
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Keywords
Christmas; mistletoe

Indexer Notes

Frank Doyle and Dan Decarlo, Jr. are credited in Archie Comics Digest (Archie, 1973 series) #76.

Eye See! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx makes the Christmas tree lights blink with her eyes.
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Christmas Gifts We'd Like to Give (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Hot Dog; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Christmas gifts that Betty and Veronica would like give to their family and friends.
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The American Way (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie has trouble getting his car to start after leaving it out on a cold winter night, so he and Jughead come up with a way to keep it warm.
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Small Change (Table of Contents: 13)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Cousin Ambrose; Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Santa Claus; Santa's helper (unnamed)
Synopsis
When one of Santa's helpers shows up to check on Sabrina, Ambrose tries to 'zap' him to normal size.
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A Drop In (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx visualizes Santa coming.
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Memory Lane Refrain (Table of Contents: 15)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Santa Claus's money pot reminds Hilda of a witch's brew.
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The Christmas Caper (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Uriah Scourge
Synopsis
It's the holiday season, and Archie is working at Uriah Scourge's jewelry store to earn some extra money. Archie's boss bears a striking resemblance to Mr. Scrooge from A Christmas Carol. He won't let Archie have time off, and is a skinflint - even donning an old ratty sweater so he can get a free meal at the local rescue mission. When he returns, he chases carolers away from his store. As Archie and his boss are closing up shop for the night, an un-named man walks into the store, flashes a gun and demands money.
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Indexer Notes

This is a two-part story, but it is uninterrupted and continuously numbered.

Wise Surmise (Table of Contents: 17)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Why do some martial artists wear black belts and others wear brown belts?
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Cool Rule (Table of Contents: 18)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Geraldine Grundy; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Miss Grundy explains to Jughead why he needs to turn in his composition.
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Cold Facts (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Russ; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Russ tries to explain to Jinx that no two snowflakes are the same.
Reprints

Cover Up (Table of Contents: 20)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Veronica goes to great pains to make fun of the mohair vest Jughead is wearing. So Jughead exacts a little revenge.
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Dandy Dude (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
The gang show off their new ski fashions.
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The Worry Wart (Table of Contents: 22)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Jughead worried unnecessarily about the history exam.
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Season in the Snow (Table of Contents: 23)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Cousin Ambrose; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Sabrina keeps finding herself covered in snow.
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Veronica's Pin-Up (Table of Contents: 24)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica and Archie talk skiing while skiing.

From the Heart (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica and her dad discuss how Archie always likes Betty's (cheaper) gifts better than Veronica's gift. Veronica is unable to bring herself to buy anything in Betty's price range, and promptly buys a diamond-studded platinum knife ("for spreading caviar") at La Snobbe Shoppe. Veronica then stops by Betty's and convinces her to switch gifts, so she ends up giving Archie the more expensive gift.
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Rap Session (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica is annoyed by Jughead's incessant drumming.
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Cold Strike (Table of Contents: 27)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats; Coach Clayton; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Coach Kleats and Coach Clayton discover that Jughead is a great pitcher-of snowballs.
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The Long and Short of It (Table of Contents: 28)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx ponders department store lines at Christmas.
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The Bee and the Bird (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee wins a turkey in a holiday raffle. Then he finds out it's a live turkey.
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It's a Wrap (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Chuck Clayton; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie doesn't want to wear a scarf that his mother made for him, but is compelled by his father to do so.
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Yule Yochs (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Three two-panel gags. First gag - Betty believes that it's better to give than to receive, so she gives Archie a gift certificate good for a dozen kisses from her. Second gag - Veronica is out shopping and says she wants to get something for Archie, so Betty asks how much she wants for him. Third gag - Veronica admires her bowling ball-shaped gift, saying that she's always wanted a bowling ball. Betty whispers to Jughead that she thinks she used too much wrapping paper on the golf ball.
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The Outsiders (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica decide to throw a Christmas costume party, but wait until the last minute to get their costumes.
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Snow Go Go (Table of Contents: 33)

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
Li'l Jinx makes sure Santa Claus can find her house.
Reprints

Super Santa (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie destroys Archie's snowman.
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Indexer Notes

In Archie Comics Digest (1973 series) #76, Archie is featured instead of Archie's Christmas Stocking.

Nifty Gifty (Table of Contents: 35)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty gives Archie a suggestion box for Christmas, complete with a suggestion in it.
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Christmas Spirit! (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Svenson; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Miss Haggly; Coach Kleats; Professor Flutesnoot; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Mr. Svenson is sad because he has no one to spend Christmas with, but the word gets around the school and he ends up getting too many invites.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Oh, Archie, here's your gift from me to you!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Yule Love It
    Archie
  3. 2. New Sport
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. Cheap But Classy
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Dipsy Doodles
    Jughead
  6. 5. Quick Change Artist
    Archie
  7. 6. Snow How
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. Pin Up
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Tie Score
    Jughead
  10. 9. Season's Greetings
    Moose
  11. 10. Eye See!
    Li'l Jinx
  12. 11. Christmas Gifts We'd Like to Give
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. The American Way
    Archie
  14. 13. Small Change
    Sabrina
  15. 14. A Drop In
    Li'l Jinx
  16. 15. Memory Lane Refrain
    Sabrina
  17. 16. The Christmas Caper
    Archie
  18. 17. Wise Surmise
    Jughead
  19. 18. Cool Rule
    Jughead
  20. 19. Cold Facts
    Li'l Jinx
  21. 20. Cover Up
    Jughead
  22. 21. Dandy Dude
    Archie
  23. 22. The Worry Wart
    Jughead
  24. 23. Season in the Snow
    Sabrina
  25. 24. Veronica's Pin-Up
    Veronica
  26. 25. From the Heart
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. Rap Session
    Archie
  28. 27. Cold Strike
    Jughead
  29. 28. The Long and Short of It
    Li'l Jinx
  30. 29. The Bee and the Bird
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. It's a Wrap
    Archie
  32. 31. Yule Yochs
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. The Outsiders
    Betty and Veronica
  34. 33. Snow Go Go
    Li'l Jinx
  35. 34. Super Santa
    Archie
  36. 35. Nifty Gifty
    Betty
  37. 36. Christmas Spirit!
    Mr. Svenson
This issue was most recently modified by:
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