(February 1999)

Archie, 1997 Series
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Price
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Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
once a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
071896468663 03
Editing
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Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Homemade holiday coasters! How creative!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
Christmas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Kit Kat / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Toy Joy (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Smithers
Synopsis
Veronica buys meals from Burger Queen to collect the Teeny Toys figures for her collection and Betty talks her into donating the meals to the homeless shelter.
Reprints

Archie's Christmas Stocking (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Wrapped Up In Christmas (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie buys a book so he can learn to neatly wrap his Christmas presents.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas presents

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #273, no credits listed in this digest.

The Hat (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Santa Claus; Svenson the janitor; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Ms. Beazly
Synopsis
Betty helps up a man dressed as Santa who has fallen on a patch of ice. He gives her his hat as a reward. After that, peculiar accidents begin happening to everyone around Betty, but not to her.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Digest-ions! / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

For Today Only (Table of Contents: 7)

Little Ambrose / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Ambrose; Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Since it's Christmas time Little Archie and Little Reggie let Little Ambrose play with them.

Sweet Feet (Table of Contents: 8)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hot Dog; Miss Beazly; Svenson; Pop Tate; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Jughead discusses the Christmas spirit with his friends.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas cards; Christmas stockings

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #73, no credits listed in this digest.

Tragic Magic (Table of Contents: 9)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Ambrose; Horace B. Rotten; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Horace B. Rotten stops bye for Christmas.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

[Here's your chance to save!!!] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

More or Less... (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Halliday
Synopsis
Jinx and her father pick out a Christmas tree.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas tree

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Archie's Hometown Heroes / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Perfect Gift (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
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Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Veronica throws a Christmas costume party and Moose finds Reggie and Midge under the mistletoe.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; mistletoe

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Editor's Notebook / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Christmas Gift (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Dexter Taylor

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Spotty; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Little Archie buys Christmas presents for Veronica and Betty.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

A Crash Course (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Holly Golightly [as Holly G!] (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie thinks he can pretend to be a snowboarding pro since there is no snow on the slopes but some artificial snow makes him prove he can do the tricks he claimed he can do.
Reprints
Keywords
snowboarding

[Archie Americana Series] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

All I Want for Christmas (Table of Contents: 18)

Ethel / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
?
Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Ethel's mother; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Ethel can't think of anything she wants for Christmas.
Reprints

He Who Laffs Last Has a Blast (Table of Contents: 19)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie gets even with Reggie during a snowball fight.

Home Style (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Archie learns the importance of celebrating Christmas with his family.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #273, no credits listed in this digest.

The Greenhouse Effect (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica hangs a sprig of mistletoe over the doorway of one of the classrooms to see who takes the invitation.
Reprints
Keywords
mistletoe

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[Archie's T-Shirt Offer] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Snow Job (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie and his Pals / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards (credited)
Pencils
Holly Golightly [as Holly G!] (credited)
Inks
Holly Golightly [as Holly G!] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
The boy's snowballs cause Veronica to break her new computer lamp.
Reprints
Keywords
snowball

[Cheryl Blossom Special Offer] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Holiday Mix (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica hire two local kids to destroy Archie and Jughead's snow sculpture of the Easter Bunny.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits printed in this digest.

Shopworn (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie's Christmas Stocking / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Ms. Sweetly
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge explains how he does his Christmas shopping without ever going to the store.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits are listed in this digest.

[Nights Into Dreams Mini-series] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Snow Go Go (Table of Contents: 28)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx makes sure Santa Claus can find her house.
Reprints

The Unsung Hero (Table of Contents: 29)

Hot Dog / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Betty agrees to babysit Hot Dog for a few days. While he's there, Hot Dog surreptitiously gives Betty low-cost gift-giving hints.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits are printed in this digest.

Feature changed from Betty to Hot Dog for this printing.

Rash Crash (Table of Contents: 30)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie is running over snowmen with his snowmobile.
Keywords
snowmen; snowmobile

Ho-Ho! Oh! No! (Table of Contents: 31)

Jughead With Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Bill Golliher (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Gladys Jones; Jughead Jones; Jellybean Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead and his mom are trying to convince Jellybean to sit on Santa's lap for a picture but she is terrified of Santa Claus.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Santa Claus

[Archie's Digest Subscriptions Offer] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Sabrina the teenage witch can help you put a little magic in your life!] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Movies Every Night] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

Fox Family / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Homemade holiday coasters! How creative!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Kit Kat
  3. 2. Toy Joy
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Archie's Christmas Stocking
  5. 4. Wrapped Up In Christmas
    Archie
  6. 5. The Hat
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Digest-ions!
  8. 7. For Today Only
    Little Ambrose
  9. 8. Sweet Feet
    Jughead
  10. 9. Tragic Magic
    Sabrina
  11. 10. [Here's your chance to save!!!]
  12. 11. More or Less...
    Li'l Jinx
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Archie's Hometown Heroes
  14. 13. The Perfect Gift
    Betty's Diary
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  16. 15. The Christmas Gift
    Little Archie
  17. 16. A Crash Course
    Archie
  18. 17. [Archie Americana Series]
  19. 18. All I Want for Christmas
    Ethel
  20. 19. He Who Laffs Last Has a Blast
    Reggie
  21. 20. Home Style
    Archie
  22. 21. The Greenhouse Effect
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. [Archie's T-Shirt Offer]
  24. 23. Snow Job
    Archie and his Pals
  25. 24. [Cheryl Blossom Special Offer]
  26. 25. Holiday Mix
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. Shopworn
    Archie's Christmas Stocking
  28. 27. [Nights Into Dreams Mini-series]
  29. 28. Snow Go Go
    Li'l Jinx
  30. 29. The Unsung Hero
    Hot Dog
  31. 30. Rash Crash
    Reggie
  32. 31. Ho-Ho! Oh! No!
    Jughead With Archie
  33. 32. [Archie's Digest Subscriptions Offer]
  34. 33. [Sabrina the teenage witch can help you put a little magic in your life!]
  35. 34. [Movies Every Night]
    Fox Family
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Katy Hayhurst
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