(February 1992)

Archie, 1977 Series
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Price
1.50 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
6 times a year 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
071896468533 78
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In heaven!
Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Cheryl Blossom

The Tiny Tree Trimmer (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Jingles; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Jingles, Santa's problem elf, is back to help the gang trim the Christmas Tree.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree

Blade Aid (Table of Contents: 2)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Carry Tarry (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Season's Greetings (Table of Contents: 4)

Moose / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Duh! I saw that
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Midge; 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.

Pay Dismay (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Alisa Merrill
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie gets a job at a food place but spends almost his whole paycheck giving out freebies.
Reprints

Phone Frenzy (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie's Dad / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Reprints

A Fair Shake (Table of Contents: 7)

The Archies / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper]
Synopsis
The Archies' van breaks down in a snowstorm and the abominable snowman destroys Reggie's guitar.
Reprints
Keywords
abominable snowman

What a Revolting Development (Table of Contents: 8)

Pop Tate / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Pop Tate; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Pop cuts Archie and Jughead off until they settle their tabs.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inking credit taken from reprint in Jughead's Double Digest #134.

The Error of His Ways (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Pop Tate; Geraldine Grundy; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie has his trip to school timed so that he can arrive at the precise moment the bell rings.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the digest reprint.

Hanging Hang-Up (Table of Contents: 10)

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.
Reprints

Foto Fun (Table of Contents: 11)

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.
Reprints

Disaster Area (Table of Contents: 12)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Woodrow "Bingo" Wilkin
Synopsis
Bingo's clumsiness decimates a department store.
Reprints

First Lesson (Table of Contents: 13)

Moose / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Archie agrees to teach Moose how to roller skate.
Reprints

Not Quite (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling ?
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Rudy Lapick ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
There's been a big snow in Riverdale, but Archie thinks his car can get Mr. Lodge to work.
Reprints

And a Zappy New Year (Table of Contents: 15)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oops! It's Dell the head witch!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Della the Head Witch; Cousin Ambrose
Synopsis
Della wants to play pranks on people for Christmas but Ambrose and Sabrina change her mind.
Reprints

Christmas Present? (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
The boys don't want to sing the same old Christmas carols with the girls, so they go off on their own, but the people of Riverdale don't respond well to their modern lyrics.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas carols

Indexer Notes

Credits from the printing in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #256.

Race Ace (Table of Contents: 17)

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.
Reprints

The Beast! (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie 1 / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Man! Look at the size of those prints! That beast must be some size!!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie 1; Reggie 1; Jughead 1; Betty 1; Veronica 1
Synopsis
Jughead 1 has taken to wearing a bearskin and is mistaken for a bear by Archie 1 and Reggie 1.
Reprints
Keywords
caveman; pre-historic; snow

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie's Holiday Fun Digest.

Tumble Fumble (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Reprints

Treasure and Treachery! (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
While skiing in the Swiss Alps, Archie, Betty, and Veronica stumble across a cave filled with stolen treasures.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story is told in 2 parts.

The Cut Up (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie demonstrates his figure skating ability.
Reprints
Keywords
figure skating

Power Struggle (Table of Contents: 22)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hoo, boy! Sometimes the old guy isn't as jolly as he's cracked up to be!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Jingles; Hilda Spellman; Cousin Ambrose
Synopsis
Sabrina and Jingles have a competition.
Reprints

Leader of the Pack (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Tony
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are working at a day care center when the children they should be watching mysteriously disappear.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #265, writing is credited to George Gladir and inks to Jon D'Agostino.

Mad Lad (Table of Contents: 24)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look! Jug is standing under the misletoe!
Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Reprints

Bullseye (Table of Contents: 25)

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; Gregory
Reprints

Naturally (Table of Contents: 26)

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.
Reprints

Bright Sight (Table of Contents: 27)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm gonna outshine everyone on the slopes tonight!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie is going to outshine everyone on the ski slopes.
Reprints

Merry Christmas (Table of Contents: 28)

Pipsqueak / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Never Too Late (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Alisa Merrill
Letters
Bill Yoshida [as Saburo Y.]

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie's Christmas shopping plans fall through at the last minute, leaving him without any gifts to give.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["In heaven!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Tiny Tree Trimmer
    Archie
  3. 2. Blade Aid
    Jughead
  4. 3. Carry Tarry
    Archie
  5. 4. Season's Greetings
    Moose
  6. 5. Pay Dismay
    Archie and the Gang
  7. 6. Phone Frenzy
    Archie's Dad
  8. 7. A Fair Shake
    The Archies
  9. 8. What a Revolting Development
    Pop Tate
  10. 9. The Error of His Ways
    Archie
  11. 10. Hanging Hang-Up
    Sabrina
  12. 11. Foto Fun
    Sabrina
  13. 12. Disaster Area
    That Wilkin Boy
  14. 13. First Lesson
    Moose
  15. 14. Not Quite
    Archie
  16. 15. And a Zappy New Year
    Sabrina
  17. 16. Christmas Present?
    Archie
  18. 17. Race Ace
    Archie
  19. 18. The Beast!
    Archie 1
  20. 19. Tumble Fumble
    Archie
  21. 20. Treasure and Treachery!
    Archie
  22. 21. The Cut Up
    Archie
  23. 22. Power Struggle
    Sabrina
  24. 23. Leader of the Pack
    Archie
  25. 24. Mad Lad
    Jughead
  26. 25. Bullseye
    Li'l Jinx
  27. 26. Naturally
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. Bright Sight
    Reggie
  29. 28. Merry Christmas
    Pipsqueak
  30. 29. Never Too Late
    Archie
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