(February 1990)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
1.50 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
6 times a year in Feb., Apr., June, Aug., Oct. and Dec.
On-sale date
1989-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
071896468502 50
Editing
Victor Gorelick
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date from Betty and Veronica Annual Comics Digest Magazine #2.


Merry Christmas (Table of Contents)

Archie Andrews / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Ethel Muggs

We're Getting Santa Mental! (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman; Nanci Dakesian
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Professor Flutesnoot; Miss Grundy; Miss Beazly; Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Svenson
Synopsis
The Archie gang celebrate Christmas and the 100th issue of Archie's Comics Digest.

New View (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee decides to be more friendly to the students and try some new techniques in his job.
Reprints

Hot Shot (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie Andrews / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
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?
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?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead get shots at school but Archie's has a delayed reaction.
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Slick Pick (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie Andrews / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Archie insults Reggie and Big Ethel takes it as a compliment.
Reprints

Twinkle Toes (Table of Contents: 5)

Dilton Doiley / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Dilton builds a pair of shoes that can make him a great dancer.
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Earthquake (Table of Contents: 6)

Chuck Clayton / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Archie Andrews; Mr. Mason; Harold Mason
Synopsis
Chuck is fired from his job and arrested when $100 goes missing. Chuck and Archie save Mr. Mason after his store collapses in an earthquake and then prove that Mason's son Harold is the one who stole the money.
Reprints

Party Smarty (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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?
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?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead attends a French fashion show for the pastries.
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Devine Sign (Table of Contents: 8)

Jughead Jones / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
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?
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?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Miss Grundy tries to get Jughead to think.
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Late Date (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie Andrews / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
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?
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?
Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is late for his dinner with Veronica.
Reprints

The Android Maneuver (Table of Contents: 10)

Jughead Jones / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Ethel Muggs; Stacy (android)
Synopsis
Dilton builds an android named Stacy to keep Ethel away from Jughead during a skiing trip.
Reprints
Keywords
android; robot; skiing

Season's Greetings (Table of Contents: 11)

Moose Mason / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
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.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; mistletoe

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #12.

Word Games (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee is convinced that all the students are talking about is Christmas.
Reprints

Scenes From Christmas Past (Table of Contents: 13)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Sabrina Spellman
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead spot Santa taking a large bag into an unexpected place.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sabrina only appears in the title masthead.

Wrap Session (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie does such a bad job wrapping Christmas presents that he gets Veronica to wrap the present he is giving Betty and vice versa.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas presents

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprinting in Jughead's Double Digest (Archie, 1989 series) #187.

The Yule Fool (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie Andrews / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie wants to cut down a real tree for Christmas, while Reggie and Veronica prefer the greater convenience of store-bought artificial trees.
Reprints

Deer Deer! (Table of Contents: 16)

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; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Charley tries to name all Santa's reindeer.
Reprints

Prize Package (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie Andrews / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie doesn't have a costume for the Christmas party but Archie has a solution.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; costume party; gift; present

A Spell of Trouble (Table of Contents: 18)

Moose Mason / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Moose Mason; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Reggie and another student frame Moose by misspelling graffiti on the side of the school.
Reprints

The Truant Officer (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dawson (Truant Officer); Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica learn that the school's truant officer isn't a bad guy.
Reprints

Auto Suggestion (Table of Contents: 20)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Josie; Valerie; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis
Alex refuses to drive more slowly: the energy crisis doesn't affect the Cabots because they don't have shortages of oil, and safety issues don't affect Cabot cars.
Reprints

Double Takes (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

Indexer Notes

3 two-panel strips.

The Good Side of Evil (Table of Contents: 22)

Sabrina the Teenage Witch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Cousin Ambrose; Della
Synopsis
Della forbids Sabrina to do any good deeds during Christmastime but Sabrina finds a way to be "evil" while helping those who need it.
Reprints

Season Reason (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Charley explains why he's suddenly nice to his sister.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Editor's Notebook / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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typeset

Price Control (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie Andrews / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie makes a hand-made pendant for Jughead for Christmas and it's such a hit that everybody wants one.
Reprints

The Little Darlings (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Emmylou Baxter; Tommy Baxter; Jimmy Baxter; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Veronica fills in for Santa Claus at her father's department store and then Betty plays Santa at the Christmas party for the orphanage.
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Bottle Battle (Table of Contents: 27)

Jughead Jones / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead doesn't need a coat in the cold weather.
Reprints
  • from ?

Feast Fiesta (Table of Contents: 28)

Jughead Jones / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Letters
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Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
The Ice Cream Man makes deliveries to Jughead's house in the middle of winter.
Reprints
  • from ?

Hotsy Totsy (Table of Contents: 29)

Jughead Jones / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Jughead Jones
Synopsis
When the fireplace at the ski lodge is crowded Jughead finds a way to stay warm.
Reprints
  • from ?

You Don't Need Drugs... (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie Andrews / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews

What are Friends For (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie Andrews / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead get all their friends to pay off their tabs at Pop's shop for his Christmas present.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Merry Christmas
    Archie Andrews
  2. 1. We're Getting Santa Mental!
    Archie and the Gang
  3. 2. New View
    Archie
  4. 3. Hot Shot
    Archie Andrews
  5. 4. Slick Pick
    Archie Andrews
  6. 5. Twinkle Toes
    Dilton Doiley
  7. 6. Earthquake
    Chuck Clayton
  8. 7. Party Smarty
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Devine Sign
    Jughead Jones
  10. 9. Late Date
    Archie Andrews
  11. 10. The Android Maneuver
    Jughead Jones
  12. 11. Season's Greetings
    Moose Mason
  13. 12. Word Games
    Archie
  14. 13. Scenes From Christmas Past
    Sabrina
  15. 14. Wrap Session
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. The Yule Fool
    Archie Andrews
  17. 16. Deer Deer!
    Li'l Jinx
  18. 17. Prize Package
    Archie Andrews
  19. 18. A Spell of Trouble
    Moose Mason
  20. 19. The Truant Officer
    Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. Auto Suggestion
    Josie
  22. 21. Double Takes
    Archie and the Gang
  23. 22. The Good Side of Evil
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  24. 23. Season Reason
    Li'l Jinx
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  26. 25. Price Control
    Archie Andrews
  27. 26. The Little Darlings
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. Bottle Battle
    Jughead Jones
  29. 28. Feast Fiesta
    Jughead Jones
  30. 29. Hotsy Totsy
    Jughead Jones
  31. 30. You Don't Need Drugs...
    Archie Andrews
  32. 31. What are Friends For
    Archie Andrews
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Thomas Johnson
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  • Kristin Kavanagh
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Dwayne Best
  • Joey Beretta
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