(December 2001)

Archie, 1997 Series
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Price
2.19 USD; 2.69 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
once a year
On-sale date
2001-10
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
762816468664 00611
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 Betty (1992 series) # 106.


[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
It may look rough and scrappy, but I felt sorry for this one and brought it home!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge: Mr. Lodge
Keywords
Christmas tree

The Simple Life (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica wants to simplify her expensive Christmas after Betty reminds her of all the free Christmas memories they have caroling, working at the soup kitchen, and homemade gifts.
Reprints
Keywords
caroling; Christmas; community center; gift; present; scrapbook

Mad Lad (Table of Contents: 2)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Jughead gets a kiss under the mistletoe from Betty and Veronica.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; kiss; mistletoe

Christmas Time! (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Find out what Archie wants for Christmas.
Reprints
Keywords
Santa

Give Me! Give Me! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Bill Golliher
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hot Dog
Synopsis
The gang have a Secret Santa gift exchange. Reggie stuffs the drawing with his name to get more gifts.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; gift; gift exchange; present; Secret Santa

Indexer Notes

Spoofs Green Day's Dookie album as "Green Night Pookie."

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

It Takes One! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx asks Santa for the entire toy store for Christmas.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Santa; wish list

Witch Fulfillment (Table of Contents: 6)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 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; Aunt Hilda; Cousin Ambrose; Aunt Zelda
Synopsis
Hilda debates the rest of the family on whether Christmas is a better holiday than some of the other witch oriented holidays.
Reprints
Keywords
children; Christmas; toys

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm deeply touched, Miss Grundy! The students insist I play the role of Santa Claus...
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; pin up; Santa

Eye See! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx makes the Christmas tree lights blink with her eyes.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; lights; tree

Come Onna My House (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica argue over whose house Archie will go to on Christmas morning.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Cool Yule Tunes (Table of Contents: 10)

Josie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Josie McCoy
Synopsis
Decode Josie's favorite Christmas songs.

Aid Parade (Table of Contents: 11)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge needs a Christmas miracle from Santa to save his business.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; wish list

Seasons Greetings (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg; Charlie Hawse; Rocky; Chuck
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx says Merry Christmas to all her friends.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; gift; present

Wonder Worker (Table of Contents: 13)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; unnamed elf; Hilda Spellman
Synopsis
Sabrina meets one of Santa's littlest elves who shows her all the work he does for Christmas. Sabrina shrinks down to elf size.
Reprints
Keywords
cat; Christmas; elf; Santa

Ho! Ho! Ho! (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Figure out the secret word.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; lap; Santa

Cool Yule (Table of Contents: 15)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
? [as Kennedy]
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Hot Dog; Jelly Bean Jones; Gladys Jones
Synopsis
Jughead keeps getting fired from all his Christmas jobs.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas tree; lap; Santa Claus; walking advertisement

Indexer Notes

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

Santa's Little Helper (Table of Contents: 16)

Betty / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Find out where Veronica is going on vacation.
Keywords
Christmas

The Good Deed (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Doug Crane (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Santa Claus; Timothy the giant elf; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Santa dispatches an elf to Riverdale to help Reggie do a good deed.
Reprints
Keywords
car; cartoon; Christmas; naughty list; nice list

Indexer Notes

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

Betty and Veronica's Christmas Fashions (Table of Contents: 18)

Betty and Veronica / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Fashion spread
Keywords
Christmas; flowers; gift; present; tree

Truth Time (Table of Contents: 19)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Waldo; Waldo's mother; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Sabrina tries to convince a disillusioned child that there really is Christmas magic and more than one Santa Claus.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; mall; Santa Claus

X-treme X-mas! (Table of Contents: 20)

Alexandra / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis
Word scramble. Figure out Alexandra's prank Christmas gifts.

Shocking Stocking (Table of Contents: 21)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom Moore
Pencils
Tom Moore
Inks
Tom Moore
Colors
?
Letters
Tom Moore

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead wants Betty to knit him a giant stocking.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; fireplace; mantle; stocking

Clean Sweep (Table of Contents: 22)

Mr. Svenson / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Al Hartley

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Svenson; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Svenson is tired of all the cleaning Christmas entails. The gang helps him out and reminds him of the Christmas spirit.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #64.

Penciller and Letters are credited in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #64 to Stan Goldberg and Bill Yoshida but appear to be Al Hartley on pencils and letters. See Betty's hairstyle and Jughead's hat that appears small for his head.

Using the Old Noodle (Table of Contents: 23)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Harvey
Synopsis
When Sabrina attempts to make a Christmas dinner by hand, Hilda interferes and attempts to conjure one up through witchcraft.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; dinner

Editor's Notebook (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Victor Gorelick
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

What Do You Get Someone Who Has Everything? (Table of Contents: 25)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse; Gigi
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx and her friends get Gigi a pair of ice skates for Christmas.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; gift; ice skate; present

Sensible Season (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Gus LeMoine
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie protests the materialism of Christmas but the Andrews still give each other gifts.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; gift; present; surfboard

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #284, no credits listed in this digest.

Nifty Gifty (Table of Contents: 27)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Sabrina asks the spirits to give Betty whatever she wants for Christmas.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; gift; present

Spend Yourself Sick (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Rex Lindsey
Colors
Rex Lindsey
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
After the girls come back from a shopping trip, Mr. Lodge is impressed by Betty's thrifty ways. Veronica gets a credit card and earns money back.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; credit card; shopping
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["It may look rough and scrappy, but I felt sorry for this one and brought it home!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Simple Life
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Mad Lad
    Jughead
  4. 3. Christmas Time!
    Archie
  5. 4. Give Me! Give Me!
    Archie and his Pals
  6. 5. It Takes One!
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. Witch Fulfillment
    Sabrina
  8. 7. ["I'm deeply touched, Miss Grundy! The students insist I play the role of Santa Claus..."]
    Mr. Weatherbee
  9. 8. Eye See!
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. Come Onna My House
    Archie
  11. 10. Cool Yule Tunes
    Josie
  12. 11. Aid Parade
    Mr. Lodge
  13. 12. Seasons Greetings
    Li'l Jinx
  14. 13. Wonder Worker
    Sabrina
  15. 14. Ho! Ho! Ho!
    Archie
  16. 15. Cool Yule
    Jughead
  17. 16. Santa's Little Helper
    Betty
  18. 17. The Good Deed
    Archie
  19. 18. Betty and Veronica's Christmas Fashions
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. Truth Time
    Sabrina
  21. 20. X-treme X-mas!
    Alexandra
  22. 21. Shocking Stocking
    Jughead
  23. 22. Clean Sweep
    Mr. Svenson
  24. 23. Using the Old Noodle
    Sabrina
  25. 24. Editor's Notebook
    Editor's Notebook
  26. 25. What Do You Get Someone Who Has Everything?
    Li'l Jinx
  27. 26. Sensible Season
    Archie
  28. 27. Nifty Gifty
    Sabrina
  29. 28. Spend Yourself Sick
    Betty and Veronica
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