(February 1997)

Archie, 1997 Series
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Price
1.79 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
once a year
On-sale date
1996-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
071896468663 01
Editing
Nanci Dakesian; Victor Gorelick
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing

Issue Notes

Keywords
Christmas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dilton does not fight fair!
Genre
teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Keywords
cannon ball; fight; snow; snowball

This'll Sleigh Ya (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Agatha Thirkel
Synopsis
A fake Santa tries to rob the Lodge family but Christmas spirit makes him give himself up to the police.
Reprints
Keywords
bracelet; Christmas; diamond; jewelry; Santa; sleigh; stick up; thief

Ho-Ho-Humm (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Smithers; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie plays Santa Claus at a department store for extra cash for the Christmas party.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; kiss; Santa

Season's Greetings (Table of Contents: 3)

Moose / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

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
boxing glove; Christmas; jack in the box; kiss; mistletoe; punch

The Heat's On! (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie shines up his car and goes over to see Veronica.
Reprints
Keywords
car; snow drift; snowed in

A Drop In (Table of Contents: 5)

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; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx visualizes Santa coming.
Reprints
Keywords
fork; Santa; superstition

Season in the Sun (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Pop Tate; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Pop Tate goes to Florida for Christmas but he misses home.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; Christmas; plane

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie and Me Comics Digest (Archie, 2017 series) #13, no credits listed in this digest.

Read All About It (Table of Contents: 7)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Geraldine Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Jughead doesn't just watch TV, he reads the program guide.
Keywords
TV

Oh Christmas Tree! (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; unnamed kids; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; S. Claus
Synopsis
Archie's car breaks down after he buys a Christmas tree outside of town. He trades his tree with some needy kids and gets a ride from Santa Claus who gives him a new tree.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas tree; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #274, no credits listed in this digest.

New Sport (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
Wheeee
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Russ; Greg
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx comes up with a new sport.
Reprints
Keywords
sled; sledding; snow; surfing

Christmas Miracle (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Sugar Plum
Synopsis
Betty and Sugar Plum try to get Veronica to do one good deed for Christmas, so she can make the nice list.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; fairy

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Mr. Weatherbee / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
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Inks
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Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've decided to let Mr. Weatherbee help us decorate
Genre
humor
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee is falling off a ladder decorating the Christmas tree. Pin up.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; ladder; tree

Kiss Bliss (Table of Contents: 12)

Ethel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Ethel tricks Jughead into kissing her under mistletoe hanging from a door.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; kiss; mistletoe

Power Struggle (Table of Contents: 13)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Jingles; Hilda Spellman; Cousin Ambrose
Synopsis
Sabrina and Jingles get in a magic contest, trying to out do each other.
Reprints
Keywords
balloons; Christmas; magic

The Beast! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie 1; Betty 1; Veronica 1; Reggie 1; Jughead 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

Christmas Greetings (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie and His Friends! / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Hot Dog; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Fashion ideas from fans.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas tree; gift; present

Indexer Notes

Fashion ideas from: Dawn Cleaver (Ontario, Canada); Tracy Knopp (Kamloops, B.C.); Julie Dupuis (Ottawa, Ontario); Sunny Joyce (Greensboro, NC); Tristan Lane (Baltimore, MD); Shana Shipman (Cordova, AK); Lisa Keinanen (Barnum, MN); Laura Graff (Boston, MA); Sarah Hog (Port Lincoln, AU).

Editor's Notebook (Table of Contents: 16)

Editor's Notebook / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Victor Gorelick
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Blade Aid (Table of Contents: 17)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead wears a skate on his head.
Reprints
Keywords
hockey

Merry Christmas (Table of Contents: 18)

Pipsqueak / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
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Inks
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Letters
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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.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Veronica / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
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?
Inks
?
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?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Home Improvement

Voice Your Choice (Table of Contents: 20)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Cora
Synopsis
Reggie tries to show Dilton how to succeed with the girls, but Cora turns him down.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

Lights Out! (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
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Inks
?
Colors
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Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
What will Archie and Betty do when the lights go out?
Reprints
Keywords
blackout; fireplace; TV

Mr. Lodge's Christmas Adventure part 1 and 2 (Table of Contents: 22)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; satire-parody; teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge's father; Mr. Lodge's grandchildren; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Smithers
Synopsis
A parody of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Mr. Lodge is visited by the ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.
Reprints
Keywords
bicycle; Christmas; ghost; gift; present

Bite Delight (Table of Contents: 23)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead feels a kinship with the shark the gang is watching at the aquarium.
Reprints
Keywords
shark

Exchanging Times (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie keeps imagining he gave the wrong Christmas gifts to the wrong people.
Keywords
Christmas; gift; present
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Dilton does not fight fair!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. This'll Sleigh Ya
    Archie and the Gang
  3. 2. Ho-Ho-Humm
    Archie
  4. 3. Season's Greetings
    Moose
  5. 4. The Heat's On!
    Archie
  6. 5. A Drop In
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. Season in the Sun
    Pop Tate
  8. 7. Read All About It
    Jughead
  9. 8. Oh Christmas Tree!
    Archie
  10. 9. New Sport
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. Christmas Miracle
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. ["I've decided to let Mr. Weatherbee help us decorate"]
    Mr. Weatherbee
  13. 12. Kiss Bliss
    Ethel
  14. 13. Power Struggle
    Sabrina
  15. 14. The Beast!
    Archie 1
  16. 15. Christmas Greetings
    Archie and His Friends!
  17. 16. Editor's Notebook
    Editor's Notebook
  18. 17. Blade Aid
    Jughead
  19. 18. Merry Christmas
    Pipsqueak
  20. 19. ["Home Improvement"]
    Veronica
  21. 20. Voice Your Choice
    Reggie
  22. 21. Lights Out!
    Archie
  23. 22. Mr. Lodge's Christmas Adventure part 1 and 2
    Mr. Lodge
  24. 23. Bite Delight
    Jughead
  25. 24. Exchanging Times
    Archie
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