(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

Issue Notes

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


["I'm getting Betty and Veronica theirs!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Bob Smith
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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.
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)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Hot Dog; Santa Claus
Synopsis:
List of gifts for the residents of Riverdale.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

money; i.o.u.; trap; bones; tree; Christmas; present; gift

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:
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Pencils:
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Inks:
?
Colors:
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Letters:
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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.
Keywords:
Christmas; elf; kiss

Looking For Christmas (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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.
Keywords:
caroling; Christmas; money troubles

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.
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.

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.

["Season's Greetings"] (Table of Contents: 20)

Katy Keene / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

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.
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
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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
  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
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