(December 2006)

Archie, 1997 Series
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Price
2.49 USD; 2.99 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale Date
2006-10-25
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
009128468662 11
Editing
Nelson Ribeiro; Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Archie's Pals 'n' Gals Double Digest (Archie, 1992 series) #107


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, I'm afraid I broke the bank on your Christmas present!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge

Holiday Rush (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica discuss how early Christmas comes each year from the sales and vendors.
Reprints

Wrap It Up (Table of Contents: 2)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Finding the odd wrapped package.

Santa's Helper (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Archie gets a job as a mall Santa, but has to learn the job correctly from a real-life Santa.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story is told in 2 parts. Creator credits from Archie 1000 Page Comics Jamboree. Archie # 517 (apparently the original publication) credits Greg Crosby for script and Bob Smith for inking.

Decoration Daze (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Dilton Doiley; Waldo Weatherbee; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Archie and the gang are told by Mr. Weatherbee that holiday decorations are not allowed at school. Determined to celebrate the season, the gang decides to decorate themselves as an expression of Christmas.
Reprints

The Gifted (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor; drama
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Sugar Plum; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Both Betty and Veronica feel badly about their presents to each other: Betty, because hers to Veronica are homemade and inexpensive, and Veronica because hers to Betty are so expensive. Betty feels she should spend more money and Veronica feels she should make something homemade and from the heart. Sugar Plum makes them realize that they love their gifts from each other.
Reprints
Keywords
soap opera

Turnabout (Table of Contents: 6)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Smithers; Oscar (Veronica's dog); Cameos: Nancy Woods; Chuck Clayton; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Jughead doesn't want to go caroling with the gang, but they force him to anyway-- for his own good!
Reprints

Stocking Stuffers (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie's Friends / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton; Pop Tate
Synopsis
While at Pop's, the gang remembers some of their favorite stocking stuffers.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Mr. Fixit (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Jingles (a magical elf)
Synopsis
Archie and the gang are over at Veronica's decorating her Christmas tree when Jingles shows up. He and Jughead shatter a priceless vase owned by Mr. Lodge. Jingles then fixes the vase with his magic.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas Tree

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprinting in Jughead's Double Digest (Archie, 1989 series) #186.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jug wraps up Archie as a present for Veronica.
Reprints

A Couple Of Fruitcakes (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Gaston (the Lodges' chef); Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
The secret of Gaston's fruitcake is revealed when Jughead has the same secret recipe.
Reprints
Keywords
fruitcake

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprinting in Jughead's Double Digest (Archie, 1989 series) #187.

The Christmas Turkeys (Table of Contents: 11)

Jughead; Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman
Pencils
Rex Lindsey
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Fed up with the Anti-Santa -- namely Reggie Mantle -- Jughead decides to give the prankster a special Christmas present, much to the dismay of the rest of the gang.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Jughead's Double Digest (Archie, 1989 series) #186.

Santa's Little Helper (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
John Lowe
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Helping out a store Santa, Betty realizes that this man has little Christmas spirit and decides to help him see the true meaning of Christmas.
Reprints

And A High Tech Yule To One And All (Table of Contents: 13)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Hiram Lodge has Dilton invent for the Lodges the perfect Christmas servant -- a Santa-bot!
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Credits from the printed credits in Betty and Veronica Double Digest (Archie, 1987 series) #207.

Family Affair (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Forsythe P. Jones; Gladys Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead watch as their fathers purchase trip tickets, not realizing the tickets are for the boys as a Christmas present.
Reprints

Gift Exchange (Table of Contents: 15)

Chuck and Moose / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
? [as Kennedy]
Inks
Al Nickerson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Moose Mason; Nancy Woods; Midge Klump
Synopsis
After agonizing over gifts for their girlfriends, Chuck and Moose discover that they got the wrong items.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the printing in Archie & Friends Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #21.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, I'm afraid I broke the bank on your Christmas present!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Holiday Rush
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Wrap It Up
    Veronica
  4. 3. Santa's Helper
    Archie
  5. 4. Decoration Daze
    Archie
  6. 5. The Gifted
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Turnabout
    Jughead
  8. 7. Stocking Stuffers
    Archie's Friends
  9. 8. Mr. Fixit
    Archie
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  11. 10. A Couple Of Fruitcakes
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. The Christmas Turkeys
    Jughead; Reggie
  13. 12. Santa's Little Helper
    Betty
  14. 13. And A High Tech Yule To One And All
    Veronica
  15. 14. Family Affair
    Archie
  16. 15. Gift Exchange
    Chuck and Moose
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Peter Croome
  • Kirk House
  • Keith Alan Morgan
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregg Whitmore