(December 2004)

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 09
Editing
Nelson Ribeiro; Victor Gorelick

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Christmas tree ornaments with Archie characters faces
Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Dilton Doily; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
Christmas tree; ornaments

Only They Could Appreciate It! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Carlos Antunes
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Pop Tate; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jeeves; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica shows Betty that the hassle of holiday shopping is half the fun.
Keywords
Christmas shopping; gift; mall; present

Confusion (Table of Contents: 2)

Ethel / activity / 1 page (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
teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Word scramble. Ethel doesn't know what to get Jughead for Christmas.
Reprints

Holiday Fashions (Table of Contents: 3)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
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Colors
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Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Three holiday fashions.

Helpless Helpers (Table of Contents: 4)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Hot Dog; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead intends to play Santa (with Hot Dog as his reindeer) for the children at the local hospital. He ends up attracting all the neighborhood dogs.
Reprints
Keywords
charity; Christmas; Santa

Christmas Scandal (Table of Contents: 5)

Sabrina / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman
Synopsis
Decode the symbols to find out Sabrina's Christmas scandal.
Reprints

Open and Shut Case (Table of Contents: 6)

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
Jinx takes her gifts labeled "Do Not Open Until X-mas" to get an x-ray.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; gift; present; x-ray

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Betty and Veronica's Christmas Fashions (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
brick wall; Christmas ornaments; gift; present; Santa

Appeal Zeal (Table of Contents: 9)

Ethel / comic story / 0.5 page (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
Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Ethel asks Santa for 52 dates.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; wish list

Yule Fool (Table of Contents: 10)

Big Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Moose dresses up as Santa.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; costume; cue card; Santa

Holi-daze part 1 and 2 (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Holly G!
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Jason Blossom; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Clifford Blossom; Penelope Blossom; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Cheryl, Veronica, and Betty are all having competing Christmas parties on the same night.
Reprints
Keywords
blackout; caroling; Christmas party; hair salon; robot; sing; song; swan

Holiday Style (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty and Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Parent ?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints
Keywords
candy cane

Hint, Hint (Table of Contents: 13)

Hot Dog / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Letters
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Characters
Hot Dog
Synopsis
Word scramble. Find out what Hot Dog wants for Christmas.

X-Mess (Table of Contents: 14)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
During a school Christmas gift exchange, the tags to two of the gifts get mixed up and Mr. Weatherbee gets the gift Veronica intended for Archie.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas gift exchange; present; Secret Santa

Well, Come! (Table of Contents: 15)

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
Jinx is concerned about Santa finding her house in the snow.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; snow shovel

Christmas Chow! (Table of Contents: 16)

Jughead / activity / 1 page (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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Characters
Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Word search.
Keywords
food; kiss

The Invasion of the Herbees part 1 and 2 (Table of Contents: 17)

Betty and Veronica / 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; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
The gang is excited about the new Herbee toy craze which starts to take over their lives.
Reprints
Keywords
craze; fad; food fight; toy

Indexer Notes

"Herbees" are a parody of the Furby toy.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty please!! It just isn't being done
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Betty wants Archie for Christmas.
Reprints
Keywords
Santa; wish list

Cheryl's Holiday Fashions (Table of Contents: 19)

Cheryl Blossom / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
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Colors
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Characters
Cheryl Blossom
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas ornaments; Christmas tree sweater

A Night to Remember (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Pat Kennedy
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Santa Claus; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Archie has a dream where he becomes one of Santa's elves and helps him deliver Christmas presents.
Keywords
Christmas; gift; present; Santa

Fantasy Frolic (Table of Contents: 21)

Betty / comic story / 5 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; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Santa Claus
Synopsis
After Christmas, Betty makes her Christmas list for next year.
Reprints
Keywords
astronaut; bowling; calendar; clock; deck of cards; gingerbread house; sweater

It's Their Miserable Lives! part 1 and 2 (Table of Contents: 22)

Cheryl Blossom / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
?
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jason Blossom; Cedric; Jughead Jones; Clifford Blossom; Reggie Mantle; Cheryl's guardian angel
Synopsis
Cheryl invites Archie and his friends to her New Year's Eve party because of her New Year's resolution. Features a reprint of the story "Fall Guys" as a flashback within the main story. Cheryl's guardian angel shows her how her friends' lives will turn out in the future if she doesn't meddle with them.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; mayor; model; mud; New Years; party; townie; wrestling match

Indexer Notes

Spoofs Revlon as "Revon", Glamour magazine as "Glamor-us", McCall's magazine as "Macole", YM magazine as "Young and Hip", Seventeen magazine as "Umpteen", Mademoiselle magazine as "Mam'zel", National Inquirer as "National Intruder", Haagen-Dazs as "Hagen does", Pizza Hut as "Pizza Condo", Hostess snacks as "Mostess Snacks", Hershey's chocolate as "Hess's Choco", and Kentucky Fried Chicken as "Colonel Chicken."

Editor's Notebook (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Victor Gorelick
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
typeset

A Good Year! (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx drawn a calendar full of Decembers so that Christmas will come every month.
Reprints
Keywords
calendar; Christmas

New Year's Wishes (Table of Contents: 25)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Harvey Kinkle; Salem
Synopsis
Sabrina learns that on New Year's Eve her power will automatically grant three wishes before midnight, but only to the person who is her true love.
Reprints
Keywords
New Year's; wish

Indexer Notes

A girl's headband and the TV screen both say 1999 which was not corrected when the story was reprinted in this 2003/2004 digest.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Christmas tree ornaments with Archie characters faces"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Only They Could Appreciate It!
    Betty & Veronica
  3. 2. Confusion
    Ethel
  4. 3. Holiday Fashions
    Veronica
  5. 4. Helpless Helpers
    Jughead
  6. 5. Christmas Scandal
    Sabrina
  7. 6. Open and Shut Case
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. ["Archie Comics Entertainment Presents an Exciting New Television Show Coming in 2005"]
  9. 8. Betty and Veronica's Christmas Fashions
    Betty and Veronica
  10. 9. Appeal Zeal
    Ethel
  11. 10. Yule Fool
    Big Moose
  12. 11. Holi-daze part 1 and 2
    Cheryl Blossom
  13. 12. Holiday Style
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. Hint, Hint
    Hot Dog
  15. 14. X-Mess
    Veronica
  16. 15. Well, Come!
    Li'l Jinx
  17. 16. Christmas Chow!
    Jughead
  18. 17. The Invasion of the Herbees part 1 and 2
    Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. ["Betty please!! It just isn't being done"]
    Betty
  20. 19. Cheryl's Holiday Fashions
    Cheryl Blossom
  21. 20. A Night to Remember
    Archie
  22. 21. Fantasy Frolic
    Betty
  23. 22. It's Their Miserable Lives! part 1 and 2
    Cheryl Blossom
  24. 23. Editor's Notebook
    Editor's Notebook
  25. 24. A Good Year!
    Li'l Jinx
  26. 25. New Year's Wishes
    Sabrina
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