(February 1995)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
1.75 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
Published 6 times a year in Feb, May, Jun, 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
009128468501 32
Editing
Nanci Dakesian; 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)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I guess this answers my question about Veronica seeing me with Betty!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge

Locket Lunacy (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie accidentally mixes up the Christmas presents he got Veronica and Ethel, giving Ethel an expensive locket meant for Veronica.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Alley Tally (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Miss Grundy sends Archie and Jughead into town on a school project and they went bowling instead.
Reprints

Sneeze Wheeze (Table of Contents: 3)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Jughead's sneeze covers Reggie in ice cream.
Reprints

Scamp Champ (Table of Contents: 4)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead bets Reggie he can jump ten barrels.
Reprints

Swift Drift (Table of Contents: 5)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Moose makes a perfect target!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie throws a snowball at Moose.
Reprints

Snow Drifting (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Pat Kennedy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Moose thinks deeply about snow and discusses it with Dilton.
Reprints
Keywords
icicle; imagination; snow; winter

Shocking Stocking (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie's Pal Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom Moore
Pencils
Tom Moore
Inks
Tom Moore
Colors
?
Letters
Tom Moore

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead wants Betty to knit him a giant stocking.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; fireplace; mantle; stocking

Visions of Sugar Plums (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi Veronica!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Sugar Plum Fairy; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
At a Christmas party, Betty and Veronica both use Sugar Plum to help them get Archie to themselves.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas party; fairy

Door Flaw (Table of Contents: 9)

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, Daddy! Here's your newspaper!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Hap shows Jinx how to deliver a paper.
Reprints

Editor's Notebook (Table of Contents: 10)

Victor Gorelick / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Victor Gorelick
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Monthly letter to Archie readers from editor Victor Gorelick.

Looking for Christmas (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopoulos
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aaghh! This string of lights is shot!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Hubert Smithers; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie's parents are fighting over how much money Christmas is costing them. He goes to all his friends for advice.
Reprints
Keywords
caroling; Christmas; money troubles

Swift Gift (Table of Contents: 12)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Sabrina's attempt to help out Betty backfires.
Reprints

If the Suit Fits! (Table of Contents: 13)

Mister Weatherbee / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Svenson; Ms. Beazly; Jughead Jones; Coach Kleats; Miss Grundy; Miss Haggly
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee tries to lose weight to fit into his Santa suit.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Making Brownie Points (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, men! Are we all here and ready to dig in?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Santa Claus; Jingles the Elf; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Two children steal Veronica's Christmas gifts, but Jingles finds the culprits.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Ace Place (Table of Contents: 15)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead sets up Archie's campaign headquarters in the detention room.
Reprints

Keen Machine (Table of Contents: 16)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Dilton's new computer will help him invent anything.
Reprints

Gift-Rapped (Table of Contents: 17)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Webb
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Smith]; Alexandra Cabot; Alex Cabot III
Synopsis
Alexandra only wants designer wrapped presents under her Christmas tree.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; gift; present; tree

Holiday Prone (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What do you think of my idea, loveboat?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Geraldine Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot; Dilton Doiley; Coach Kleats; Waldo Weatherbee; Miss Beazley
Synopsis
Archie keeps causing accidents at school but he's forgiven when he dresses as Santa and hands out gifts to the school staff.
Reprints

Red and Green Blues (Table of Contents: 19)

Betty's Diary / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Polly Cooper; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Betty is spending so much time preparing for the Christmas holidays that she can't seem to enjoy them.
Reprints
Keywords
baking; Christmas; shopping

The Mechanic (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Doug Crane (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Svenson; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
The furnace is out at the high school but maybe Jughead can fix it.

Christmas in New York (Table of Contents: 21)

Sabrina and Esmeralda / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Esmeralda (Sabrina's cousin); Della
Synopsis
Della puts all the mortals in New York City to sleep for two days so Christmas passes them by.
Reprints
Keywords
gift; present; shopping; suspended animation

Indexer Notes

parodies Macy's as "Lacey's." Features the World Trade Center.

Betty's Christmas Fashions (Table of Contents: 22)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
fashion; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
No story; Betty models fashion designs submitted by readers.

Holiday Hang-Ups (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
The gang discuss how their parents are no good at choosing Christmas presents.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Archie's Christmas Present! (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley
Reprints

Indexer Notes

word scramble puzzle

Skid Row (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
After a snowstorm, Archie tries to ski to Veronica's house.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I guess this answers my question about Veronica seeing me with Betty!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Locket Lunacy
    Archie
  3. 2. Alley Tally
    Archie
  4. 3. Sneeze Wheeze
    Jughead
  5. 4. Scamp Champ
    Jughead
  6. 5. Swift Drift
    Reggie
  7. 6. Snow Drifting
    Big Moose
  8. 7. Shocking Stocking
    Archie's Pal Jughead
  9. 8. Visions of Sugar Plums
    Betty and Veronica
  10. 9. Door Flaw
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. Editor's Notebook
    Victor Gorelick
  12. 11. Looking for Christmas
    Archie
  13. 12. Swift Gift
    Sabrina
  14. 13. If the Suit Fits!
    Mister Weatherbee
  15. 14. Making Brownie Points
    Archie
  16. 15. Ace Place
    Jughead
  17. 16. Keen Machine
    Jughead
  18. 17. Gift-Rapped
    Josie and the Pussycats
  19. 18. Holiday Prone
    Archie
  20. 19. Red and Green Blues
    Betty's Diary
  21. 20. The Mechanic
    Archie
  22. 21. Christmas in New York
    Sabrina and Esmeralda
  23. 22. Betty's Christmas Fashions
    Betty
  24. 23. Holiday Hang-Ups
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. Archie's Christmas Present!
    Archie
  26. 25. Skid Row
    Archie
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