Celebrate the Holidays with Archie & his Friends

'Tis the season to be jolly as Archie and his friends celebrate in true holiday style!  Since November, 1941 Archie and his friends have delighted readers both young and old with their wholesome brand of family entertainment!  For nearly as long, they have upheld the family traditions of the holiday season.  The first Archie Christmas stories appeared in such flagship titles as ARCHIE, PEP and LAUGH throughout the 1940s.  Response to these stories was so great that soon an entire title was devoted to stories of holiday cheer and good will toward men: ARCHIE'S CHRISTMAS STOCKING #1, released in 1954!  This title not only became a holiday tradition, but was joined by such others as ARCHIE'S CHRISTMAS LOVE-IN, ARCHIE'S CHRISTMAS STOCKING and BETTY & VERONICA CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR.  Yes, Archie and crew have long displayed their holiday spirit throughout the years, and this year is no different.  Last time, we told you about a pair of festive October shipping Archie titles.  In November, the good cheer continues with four more issues featuring hysterical and heartwarming tales of the holidays.  Be sure to stock up these perfect stocking stuffers!


Betty #177

BETTY #177



“The Big Battle”: Betty and her friends compare their energy conserving dates… and how their boyfriends did or didn’t comply!

SCRIPT: George Gladir.

ART: Stan Goldberg.

“Down Memory Lane”: Thumbing through her diary takes Betty back to Christmas when she was 9 years old.

SCRIPT: George Gladir.

ART: Stan Goldberg.

“Secret Shopper”: Tired of all the attention Veronica draws when they go shopping together, Betty decides to make a solo shopping trip… and has all the sales clerks competing to sell something to “Veronica’s friend!”

SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.

ART: Stan Goldberg.

“The Dilemma”: Can Betty find a way to get her boyfriends Archie and Adam to see eye-to-eye?

SCRIPT: George Gladir.

ART: Stan Goldberg.

Shipping Date: November 26th, 2008

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 3rd, 2008

On Sale on Newsstands: December 16th, 2008

32-page, full color comic

$2.25 US.

 










Betty & Veronica Spectacular #86

BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #86



SPECIAL HOLIDAY ISSUE!

“Jingles All the Way”: The Sugar Plum fairy is convinced that Betty and Veronica are being manipulated by Archie; while Jingles the Elf thinks Archie would be better off without the girls.  They each decide to take matters into their diminutive hands – by adopting human forms to distract the teens!  Will their diversions dismantle the love triangle for good, or will there be a merry… and romantic… Christmas for everyone after all?

SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent.    

Shipping Date: November 12th, 2008

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: November 19th, 2008

On Sale on Newsstands: December 2nd, 2008

32-page, full color comic

$2.25 US.

 






























Betty & Veronica Digest #189

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #189



“The Present”: Betty tries to live for the “here and now,” but Veronica is only interested in it “every now and then!”

SCRIPT: Barbara Slate.

ART: Pat Kennedy.

“The Party”: After accidentally gobbling up goodies meant for the Orphanage Christmas party, Jughead finds a way to redeem himself and keep the Christmas spirit alive.

SCRIPT: George Gladir.

ART: Jeff Shultz.

PLUS: Other new and classic tales!

SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.

BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Shipping Date: November 5th, 2008

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: November 12th, 2008

On Sale on Newsstands: November 25th, 2008

88-page, full color digest

$2.49 US.

 

 













Jughead's Double Digest #145

JUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST #145



“Pizza and Good Cheer!”: Take Jughead, some pizza pies, a giving heart, mix it up with good cheer and what have you got?  A yuletide tale that will warm your heart… and your belly!

SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.

ART: Fernando Ruiz.

“Tree Fortified”: Archie searches for the perfect Christmas tree, but the only problem is the perfect Christmas tree is also the perfect cover for woodland creatures!

SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.

ART: Stan Goldberg.

PLUS: Other new and classic tales!

SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.

BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!     

Shipping Date: November 5th, 2008

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: November 12th, 2008

On Sale on Newsstands: November 25th, 2008

176-page, full color digest

$3.69 US.
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