(January 2001)

Archie, 1997 Series
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Price
2.19 USD; 2.49 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
once a year
On-sale date
2000-10-31
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
762816468664 00511
Editing
Nelson Ribeiro; Victor Gorelick
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing

Issue Notes

On-sale date from promo in Archie's Double Digest # 121.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm getting Betty and Veronica theirs!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Keywords
cheap; Christmas shopping; gift; present

No-No Week (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Frank Gagliardo
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; teen
Characters
Hot Dog; Forsythe Jones; Gladys Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Aunt Clara
Synopsis
Hot Dog is dreading No-No Week, otherwise known as Christmas week, as he gets reprimanded constantly not to do things.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas tree; kiss; mistletoe

Memory Lane Refrain (Table of Contents: 2)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Hilda Spellman; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Santa Claus's money pot reminds Hilda of a witch's brew.
Reprints
Keywords
begging; charity; Christmas

A Jingle for Justice (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jingles; Santa Claus; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge; George
Synopsis
Jingles comes back to Riverdale to bring Christmas joy. Mr. Lodge's financial advisor is out to take all his money. But Jingles will fix that.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; money; North Pole; punching bag

Christmas Gifts We'd Like to Give (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Hot Dog; Santa Claus
Synopsis
List of gifts for the residents of Riverdale.
Reprints
Keywords
bones; Christmas; gift; i.o.u.; money; present; trap; tree

The Dream (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Santa Claus; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is on the slightly naughty list and receives his gift from Santa.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; gift; list; present; robe

Indexer Notes

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

Yule Cool (Table of Contents: 6)

Josie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Josie McCoy
Synopsis
Word scramble. Find Josie's Christmas carol.

Prize Package (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Santa Claus Maze (Table of Contents: 8)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Find your way out of the maze while waiting for Santa to arrive.
Reprints

Catching the Spirit (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica get the impression that Archie is procrastinating about their Christmas gifts.
Reprints
Keywords
charity; Christmas shopping; gift; homemade; kiss; present; senior citizen

What's It All About, Elfie?! (Table of Contents: 10)

Ethel / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Alvin
Synopsis
One of Santa's elves falls in love with Ethel.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; elf; kiss

Looking for Christmas (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 6 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; Reggie Mantle; Reggie's unnamed girlfriend/date; Veronica Lodge; 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

Indexer Notes

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

Visions of Sugar Plums (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Sugar Plum; 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

Editor's Notebook (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Victor Gorelick
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Editorial advertising the Betty and Veronica dolls.

Holiday Prone (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Mr. Flutesnoot; Dilton Doiley; Coach Kleets; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Beazly
Synopsis
Archie is helping Miss Grundy decorate the school for Christmas and wrecks havoc.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas decorations; eggnog; garland; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #64, no credits listed in this digest.

Red and Green Blues (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
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

Kiss Bliss (Table of Contents: 16)

Hot Dog / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; teen
Characters
Hot Dog; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Nancy Woods; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Hot Dog kisses Archie under the mistletoe.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; kiss; mistletoe

Jingles' Jumble! (Table of Contents: 17)

Jingles / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Jingles
Synopsis
Christmas word scramble.
Reprints

Is It Christmas Yet? (Table of Contents: 18)

Melody / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Melody Valentine
Synopsis
Find out what holiday Melody confuses Christmas with.

Jellybean's Midnight Run (Table of Contents: 19)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Jughead Jones; Jellybean Jones; Gladys Jones; Santa Claus; Mrs. Claus; Santa's elves
Synopsis
Jellybean hitches a ride on Santa's sleigh back to the North Pole and gets confused for an elf.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; North Pole; Santa

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Jughead and Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #23, no credits listed in this digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Katy Keene / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Season's Greetings
Characters
Katy Keene; Baron John Von Laren; Lucki Lorelei; John Lucas; Click Lenz; Rock Enroe; Rauron Ramirez; Melissa Keene; Cleo; Santa Claus; Arnold Horsenlegger; Gloria Granbilt; Selena Keene; Hank Keene
Synopsis
Featuring the signatures of Katy Keene and some of her friends wishing you a Merry Christmas for 2001. Black and white Christmas card page for coloring.
Keywords
Christmas card

Sis Wish (Table of Contents: 21)

Katy Keene / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sis; Katy Keene
Synopsis
Katy Keene's sister wishes for a Christmas in space.
Reprints
Keywords
1980's; astronaut; Christmas

Mall Be Home for Christmas part 1 and 2 (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Ethel Muggs; mall manager; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Ethel's parents (cameo); Dilton's parents (cameo); Polly Cooper (cameo); Hal Cooper (cameo); Alice Cooper (cameo); Fred Andrews (cameo); Mary Andrews (cameo); Reggie's parents (cameo); Jughead's parents (cameo); Jellybean Jones (cameo)
Synopsis
Veronica is Christmas shopping at the mall. The rest of the gang have mall jobs to pay for Christmas presents. It starts snowing and the gang are trapped in the mall.
Reprints
Keywords
blizzard; Christmas; mall; snow

A Change in the Weather (Table of Contents: 23)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Polly Cooper; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty spends weeks preparing a New Year's Eve party at her house, only to have Veronica throw a bigger party at the mansion at the same time.
Reprints
Keywords
blizzard; New Year's Eve; party; snow
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I'm getting Betty and Veronica theirs!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. No-No Week
    Hot Dog
  3. 2. Memory Lane Refrain
    Sabrina
  4. 3. A Jingle for Justice
    Archie
  5. 4. Christmas Gifts We'd Like to Give
    Archie
  6. 5. The Dream
    Archie
  7. 6. Yule Cool
    Josie
  8. 7. Prize Package
    Archie
  9. 8. Santa Claus Maze
  10. 9. Catching the Spirit
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. What's It All About, Elfie?!
    Ethel
  12. 11. Looking for Christmas
    Archie
  13. 12. Visions of Sugar Plums
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. Editor's Notebook
    Editor's Notebook
  15. 14. Holiday Prone
    Archie
  16. 15. Red and Green Blues
    Betty's Diary
  17. 16. Kiss Bliss
    Hot Dog
  18. 17. Jingles' Jumble!
    Jingles
  19. 18. Is It Christmas Yet?
    Melody
  20. 19. Jellybean's Midnight Run
    Jughead
  21. 20. ["Season's Greetings"]
    Katy Keene
  22. 21. Sis Wish
    Katy Keene
  23. 22. Mall Be Home for Christmas part 1 and 2
    Archie
  24. 23. A Change in the Weather
    Betty
This issue was most recently modified by:
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