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It's almost Thanksgiving here in the United States. For us, that means it's time to think about the holiday gift-giving season. The day after usually marks when people try to do all their shopping for gifts. One place people may forget to shop at for gifts is their local comic shop.

Archie Comics has several digests and magazines with the holiday theme that would fit perfectly in Christmas stockings or wrapped up in whatever holiday themed wrapping paper you believe in. Here's some titles you can find at your local comic shop.

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #234

It's Christmas Eve and the gang is gathered at Pop's comparing their holiday traditions. When it becomes clear that Pop is without a family to celebrate with, Archie and friends are determined to inject some holiday cheer into the Chok'lit Shoppe owner's life in "Pop Goes the Holidays!" Meanwhile, Moose and Dilton debate the existence of a certain jolly man in red in "Not a creature was stirring, not even a... Moose!"

Script: Bill Golliher

Art: Pat Kennedy, Jeff Shultz, Ken Selig, Jim Amash

Cover: Dan DeCarlo

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/24

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.

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ARCHIE AND FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #21

'Tis the season to be jolly, that is unless Mr. Weatherbee has anything to say about it! After a ban on holiday decorations is enforced at Riverdale High, the school halls just aren't very festive. Archie and the gang intend to do something about it, but without breaking any of the school rules in "Decoration Daze!"

Script: Mike Pellowski

Art: Fernando Ruiz, Jon D’Agostino

Cover: Dan DeCarlo

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/31

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.

ARCHIE COMICS SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE #1

Something exciting is happening in Riverdale! Get in on the ground floor with the debut of the all-new quarterly Archie Comic Super Special Magazine! It's Christmas the Archie way with a brand new foil enhanced cover that'll get you in the spirit! The Archie Comic Super Special Magazine features the greatest Christmas stories from the Archie vault, plus an extraordinary story never before seen in print, "Betty and Veronica Save Christmas (or Not!)." All this plus creator spotlights, the latest Archie news and much, much more in this jam-packed magazine!

By various

On Sale: 11/14

121-page, full color

$9.99

BETTY AND VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #206

Do-gooder Betty Cooper is doing what she does best, selling homemade wreaths for charity at the mall. But Veronica is on to her scheme when she realizes who Betty's assistant is: Archie! Veronica must think fast if she's going to get what (or in this case, who) she wants for Christmas! See what the holidays bring in "Wreath Wrath!"

Script: Bill Golliher

Art: Fernando Ruiz, Rudy Lapick

Cover: Dan DeCarlo, Jim DeCarlo

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/17

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.

JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #186

Christmas shopping is hard enough, especially when you've got a grinch like Reggie on your list. Jughead is determined to get the perennial trickster the perfect gift, but what do you get for the guy who puts the "bah" in "humbug"? Only way to find out is to read "The Christmas Turkeys!"

Script: Craig Boldman

Art: Rex Lindsey, Rich Koslowski

Cover: Dan DeCarlo

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/31

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.

SONIC SUPER DIGEST #1

The adventure begins in this monumental first issue! For the first time in Sonic comic history, Sonic the Hedgehog's adventures are now available in the popular magazine digest format, the best Sonic value ever! Where Sonic Super Special Magazine leaves off, this quarterly digest collection picks up with even more classic adventure from the Sonic comic library! Packed with non-stop action, comedy and adventure this digest features tons of heroes and villains from the Sonic The Hedgehog games and cartoons! Perfect for fans new and old, Sonic Super Digest collects tons of comic stories, coloring pages, bonus content, and features an all-new cover by Sonic artist supreme Tracy Yardley!

Script & Art: Various

Cover: Tracy Yardley!

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/7

128-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.

WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #23

Nothing like a visit from Santa himself to get you into the Christmas spirit! The world's most famous gift bearer invites Archie back to his work shop to see what goes on behind the scenes of his busiest time of year, but is it real? See for yourself in "The Visit!"

Script: George Gladir

Art: Stan Goldberg, Bob Smith

Cover: Dan DeCarlo

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/14

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.

ARCHIE #639

'The Naughty Clause.'

It's Christmas Eve in Riverdale and everyone's getting last minute gift shopping in. All signs point to a very merry Christmas, that is, until the gang receive a tip from one of Santa's helpers that Reggie made the naughty list. It's off to the North Pole to exercise the Naughty Clause and hopefully save Christmas for their friend before it's too late. Will they manage to get Reggie off the hook in time or is he doomed to go present-less this year? Hop aboard; this is one wild sleigh ride you're not going to want to miss!

Script: Alex Segura

Art: Gisele, Rich Koslowski

Cover: Gisele

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/28

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #235

Archie landed himself a plum job this Christmas: mall Santa! However, Archie quickly discovers that despite the opportunity to portray the beloved gift bearer and the perks that come with it (free treats!), being jolly for spoiled kids isn't as easy as it may seem. Will Archie's stint as Kris Kringle be a success or will he be in need of his friends bailing him out? The answer lies at the conclusion of 'The Job!'

Script: George Gladir

Art: Pat Kennedy, Jon D’Agostino

Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/28

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.

ARCHIE AND FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #22

This Christmas is starting to look lonely for Veronica! While the gang makes plans to go caroling and enjoy each other's company for the holidays, poor Veronica has been roped into a Caribbean cruise with her parents. Mr. Lodge couldn't be happier to get a break from Archie, but is it really possible to keep him apart from Veronica for Christmas? You'll have to read 'Holiday on the High Seas' and see for yourself!

Script: Bill Golliher

Art: Jeff Shultz, Al Milgrom

Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/5

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.

BETTY AND VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #207

It's that time of year again and the big Christmas dance is upon us. But how is Veronica supposed to celebrate when she's fighting the common cold? It's up to Betty and Sugar Plum the Fairy to come to Ronnie's rescue before she misses the holiday event of the season. Will Mrs. Claus' home remedy do the trick or will the cold go from bad to worse? Find out in 'Tis the Season to be Jolly!'

Script: Kathleen Webb

Art: Dan DeCarlo, Mike Esposito

Cover: Harry Lucey

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/21

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.

JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #187

The gang does their best to spread holiday cheer by caroling door-to-door when they make a startling discovery; Jughead has the voice of an angel! The Archies may have found their new lead singer right under their noses but there's one small catch (isn't there always?) See how Jughead's debut as the band's front man pans out in this holiday classic, 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!'

Script: Craig Boldman
Art: Rex Lindsey, Rich Koslowski

Cover: Dan DeCarlo

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/5

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.

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#1 Posted by yotaman (101 posts) - - Show Bio

i hate Archie

#2 Posted by guttridgeb (4831 posts) - - Show Bio

I still find it surprising how well Archie comics does.

#3 Edited by randalmeister (84 posts) - - Show Bio

This probably doesn't say anything positive about me but I can't think of Archie comics without thinking of the conversation Banky and Hooper have in Chasing Amy. I know, I know...

#4 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

Well now I know what I'm pestering my friends to put in my stocking this Christmas! ^_^

#5 Posted by Trodorne (2569 posts) - - Show Bio

@yotaman said:

i hate Archie

Psycho killer? QUES QUE CES!

You obviously have not read married life with archie which for some reason this site does not even showcase...

#6 Edited by yotaman (101 posts) - - Show Bio

@Trodorne: i kinda was kidding. just remembered a joke from malcolm in the middle, when reese wish for reggie (or maybe it was jughead?) to take over the comic and have betty and veronica.

true is i never read the comic, but as i a child i loved the cartoon show =]