(February 1987)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Pages
132
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bimonthly
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
027100069942 82
Editing
Victor Gorelick
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi! Isn't it fun pretending to be Santa?
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Santa Claus; Rudolph

Lucky Me (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Rex Lindsey
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman; Nanci Dakesian; Ginny Sykora
Letters
Barry Grossman

Sad Lad (Table of Contents: 2)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Alisa Merrill
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Jughead laments his Christmas gifts.
Reprints

Proof Spoof (Table of Contents: 3)

Big Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Alisa Merrill
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Moose claims to have a magic amulet that will make people do his bidding.
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School Daze! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx Holliday; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Charley is walking to school half asleep and drops down when Jinx tells him it's Saturday.
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The Spirit is Willing (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee lectures the gang about the true meaning of Christmas --- it's better to give than receive.
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Keywords
Christmas; gift; present

Mad Lad (Table of Contents: 6)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look! Jug is standingunder the misletoe!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs
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Cool Yule (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie and the Gang / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Son, aren't you going to open up your present?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mrs. Jones; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
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Indexer Notes

Three one-panel gags.

Naturally (Table of Contents: 8)

Betty and Veronica / 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
What are you doing, Betty?
Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty wants an old fashioned Christmas with popcorn strings around the tree instead of plastic.
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Attack of the Tiger (Table of Contents: 9)

Little Archie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
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Dexter Taylor
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Dexter Taylor

Genre
humor; children

Carry Tarry (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie starts carrying Veronica's Christmas packages but someone else finishes.
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Keywords
Christmas

The Gift of Giving (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Archie demonstrates to Reggie brotherhood and understanding at Christmas.
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Cook's Tour (Table of Contents: 12)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Alexander Cabot III; Valerie Brown; Alan M. Mayberry; the Cabots' chef
Synopsis
Alan tries to prove he is a gourmet chef, but ruins the food and the kitchen, so Alan takes everyone back to the pizza parlor where he works and impresses the chef with his pizzas.
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Santa Claws (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
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Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Geraldine Grundy; Mr. Waldo Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Miss Grundy and Mr. Weatherbee agree to let the girls be in charge of the school's Christmas decorations. Betty and Veronica decide to start with boxes of Christmas decorations in the old storeroom in the basement. As they're unloading, they come across some mistletoe, so they hang some above the door to Study Hall, and pounce on Archie with smooches when he walks under it. A little while later, Veronica finds a Santa suit and puts it on, only to have Betty show up in an identical suit.
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Keywords
Christmas; mistletoe

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #64.

Hanging Hang-Up (Table of Contents: 14)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Hilda solves the problem Sabrina has with reaching the top of the Christmas tree.
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Foto Fun (Table of Contents: 15)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Sabrina and Hilda reminisce over a photo album.
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Splendid Spirit (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Those carols really make me feel the spirit of Christmas!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Geraldine Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
The Christmas spirit makes people less selfish.
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Looking Up! (Table of Contents: 17)

Li'l Jinx's Pal Russ / comic story / 1 page (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
Wow, Li'l Jinx! Living in the city is interesting!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Russ
Synopsis
Russ never thought a black Christmas was possible.
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Keywords
snow

Merry Christmas (Table of Contents: 18)

Pipsqueak / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pipsqueak; Hot Dog; Pipsqueak's father; Pipsqueak's mother
Synopsis
Pipsqueak helps his dad trim the Christmas tree. Pipsqueak's dad dresses up as Santa.
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Keywords
Christmas

Bill Banter (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
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Hearing Problem (Table of Contents: 20)

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
humor; children

The Outcasts (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie at Riverdale High / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.] (credited)
Inks
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.] (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Professor Flutesnoot; Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Coach Clayton; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Pop Tate; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Professor Flutesnoot thinks Archie and Chuck stole test questions from Miss Grundy's office.
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Indexer Notes

Story split into 2 parts.

Cool Yule (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Three Christmas themed vignettes with Archie and his friends.
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Trick or Treat (Table of Contents: 23)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks
Rudy Lapick ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Harvey
Synopsis
Aunt Hilda is not happy with Sabrina and Harvey because witches do not celebrate Christmas!
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Keywords
Christmas; Christmas carolers

Not Quite (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge can't get his car to move in the bad winter conditions so Veronica gets Archie to take him to an important meeting.
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Indexer Notes

formerly a Mr. Lodge story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie Pin Up / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's tough to buy anything for the girl who has everything!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
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Winter Smarts (Table of Contents: 26)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Gigi; Greg; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Jinx uses her wits to avoid being pelted with snowballs.
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Yule Chuckles (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Three sets of 2 frame gags about Christmas presents and caroling.
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Got It (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie; Betty; Veronica; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee gets photographed in his clown suit.
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Wrap Up (Table of Contents: 29)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie tries to scam some kisses out of Midge.
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Race Ace (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie loses a race to Reggie, but finds a way to brag about it later.
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Meow Row (Table of Contents: 31)

Sabrina's Cat Salem / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
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Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Salem; Clarissa; Sabrina
Synopsis
Salem uses his magic to meet Clarissa, his favorite television ad spokescat.
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Season in the Sun (Table of Contents: 32)

Pop Tate / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's it kids! See you after New Year's Day!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Pop Tate; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Pop Tate goes on vacation to Florida.
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Keywords
beach; Christmas; plane

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie and Me Comics Digest (Archie, 2017 series) #13.

Arty Party (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Hermione Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Veronica hosts a Christmas characters costume party. The gang gives their presents to a group of children carolers.
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Keywords
caroling; Christmas party; gift; music; present; song

Hide and Peek! (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Script
Joe Edwards (signed)
Pencils
Joe Edwards
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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Li'l Jinx's father
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx goes looking for her Christmas presents.
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Keywords
Christmas; gift; hiding place; present

View Cue (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bets! I can't see where I'm going!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
The presents Betty has Archie carrying are blocking his view.
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Hint Stint (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, what important holiday is coming up?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie doesn't know what important holiday is coming up.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Hi! Isn't it fun pretending to be Santa?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Lucky Me
    Archie
  3. 2. Sad Lad
    Jughead
  4. 3. Proof Spoof
    Big Moose
  5. 4. School Daze!
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. The Spirit is Willing
    Archie
  7. 6. Mad Lad
    Jughead
  8. 7. Cool Yule
    Archie and the Gang
  9. 8. Naturally
    Betty and Veronica
  10. 9. Attack of the Tiger
    Little Archie
  11. 10. Carry Tarry
    Archie
  12. 11. The Gift of Giving
    Archie
  13. 12. Cook's Tour
    Josie
  14. 13. Santa Claws
    Betty and Veronica
  15. 14. Hanging Hang-Up
    Sabrina
  16. 15. Foto Fun
    Sabrina
  17. 16. Splendid Spirit
    Archie
  18. 17. Looking Up!
    Li'l Jinx's Pal Russ
  19. 18. Merry Christmas
    Pipsqueak
  20. 19. Bill Banter
    Mr. Lodge
  21. 20. Hearing Problem
    Li'l Jinx
  22. 21. The Outcasts
    Archie at Riverdale High
  23. 22. Cool Yule
    Archie and the Gang
  24. 23. Trick or Treat
    Sabrina
  25. 24. Not Quite
    Archie
  26. 25. ["It's tough to buy anything for the girl who has everything!"]
    Archie Pin Up
  27. 26. Winter Smarts
    Li'l Jinx
  28. 27. Yule Chuckles
    Archie
  29. 28. Got It
    Archie
  30. 29. Wrap Up
    Reggie
  31. 30. Race Ace
    Archie
  32. 31. Meow Row
    Sabrina's Cat Salem
  33. 32. Season in the Sun
    Pop Tate
  34. 33. Arty Party
    Archie
  35. 34. Hide and Peek!
    Li'l Jinx
  36. 35. View Cue
    Archie
  37. 36. Hint Stint
    Archie
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