(December 2003)

Archie, 1997 Series
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Price
2.39 USD; 2.89 CAD
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 08
Editing
Nelson Ribeiro; Victor Gorelick
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)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our new Santa isn't attracting many kids! But we're sure getting a lot of teen boys!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Reggie Mantle
Keywords
lap; mall; Santa

Here We Come A-Caroling (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Crosby
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The gang sing Christmas Carols around town and end up at the children's hospital.
Reprints
Keywords
caroling; Christmas

Cheryl Blossom's Fashions (Table of Contents: 2)

Cheryl Blossom / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
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Colors
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Characters
Cheryl Blossom
Synopsis
Christmas themed fashion spread.
Keywords
bells; boughs of holly; candy cane; Christmas

The Holiday Spirit (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty has cooked Archie a meal for Christmas and Jughead crashes the party.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; dinner; meal

Santa's Little Helper (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica writes a huge Christmas list and has a nightmare where she has to do chores.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; cleaning; dish washing; dream; gift; laundry; leotard; nightmare; present; vacuuming; wish list

Spectacular Christmas Fashions (Table of Contents: 5)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Moose Mason; Nancy Woods; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Fashion spread
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

One-of-a-Kind (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Barbara Slate
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
In an effort to compete with Veronica's expensive gifts for Archie, Betty sets out to make a unique gift crafted from her own imagination that will capture Archie's heart and get her an invitation to the Christmas dance.
Reprints
Keywords
angel; Christmas; gift; ornament; present

Root of the Problem (Table of Contents: 7)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Zelda Spellman; Hilda Spellman
Synopsis
Sabrina's aunts won't plan ahead for Christmas because they use their magic to do everything at the last minute. Sabrina tricks them into losing their powers so that they have to do everything like mortals.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas party

Not Even a Moose (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
When Archie plays Santa for a school charity drive, Moose thinks he's really Santa Claus, and Archie takes advantage of this to let Midge sit on his lap. Reggie tries to convince Moose that if he pulls Santa's beard, he'll find it's just Archie.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Santa Claus

'Tis the Season part 1 and 2 (Table of Contents: 9)

Cheryl Blossom / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; satire-parody; teen
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Jason Blossom; Clifford Blossom; Betty Cooper; Cedric; Penelope Blossom
Synopsis
Mr. Blossom decides that Cheryl and Jason must each give something up in order to give each other a Christmas present.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; gift; present

Indexer Notes

A parody of "The Gift of the Magi."

Jason is watching "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" on TV.

The Dirty Dozen (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
After watching a commercial, Veronica dreams that there's a special offer to take away Christmas and replace it with twelve assorted holidays of equal value.
Reprints
Keywords
advertisement; Christmas; dream; holiday; nap; nightmare; tanning bed; TV commercial

Tree to Get Ready (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Mario Acquaviva

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Archie breaks the Christmas tree decorations, so the gang makes new decorations out of food. But Jughead promptly eats them.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; ornaments

Nifty Gifty (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie doesn't know what to get Veronica for Christmas and enlists Betty's help.
Reprints
Keywords
cheap; Christmas; gift; present

A Caroling We Will Go part 1 and 2 (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie & Friends / comic story / 11 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; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Pop Tate; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Jughead Jones; Leroy (Veronica's cousin)
Synopsis
Betty organizes a Christmas caroling group for charity. Veronica and Reggie create a rival singing group using high tech equipment hoping to become famous.
Reprints
Keywords
caroling; Christmas; music; singing; song

Indexer Notes

Reindeer is misspelled as "reigndeer."

References "American Idol" and "Home Depot."

Treed (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge; Jingles
Synopsis
After Reggie ties Archie up as a prank, Jingles appears to help Archie get revenge.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; forest; snow; tree; woods; wrapping paper

Editor's Notebook (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Victor Gorelick
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

In My Father's House (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge lectures Veronica on being grateful for their family's advantage, particularly around the holidays.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
To All Our Super Fans...Merry Christmas
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Christmas portrait of the gang. Jughead is dressed as Santa Claus.
Reprints
Keywords
cheeseburger; Christmas; Santa
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Our new Santa isn't attracting many kids! But we're sure getting a lot of teen boys!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Here We Come A-Caroling
    Archie
  3. 2. Cheryl Blossom's Fashions
    Cheryl Blossom
  4. 3. The Holiday Spirit
    Archie
  5. 4. Santa's Little Helper
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Spectacular Christmas Fashions
  7. 6. One-of-a-Kind
    Betty
  8. 7. Root of the Problem
    Sabrina
  9. 8. Not Even a Moose
    Archie
  10. 9. 'Tis the Season part 1 and 2
    Cheryl Blossom
  11. 10. The Dirty Dozen
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. Tree to Get Ready
    Archie
  13. 12. Nifty Gifty
    Archie
  14. 13. A Caroling We Will Go part 1 and 2
    Archie & Friends
  15. 14. Treed
    Archie
  16. 15. Editor's Notebook
    Editor's Notebook
  17. 16. In My Father's House
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. ["To All Our Super Fans...Merry Christmas"]
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