The first Archie comic to be released with a specific holiday theem was Archie’s Christmas Stocking #1 in 1954, since then Archie Comics Holiday specials have been an annual tradition. Archie sent us a rundown of the two holiday themed titles for this year.


ARCHIE DIGEST #258
DECK THE HALLS AND FILL YOUR STOCKINGS WITH THIS SPECIAL HOLIDAY ISSUE FULL OF FESTIVE FUN!
“Give & Take”: Get set for Veronica’s most unusually-themed Christmas party yet, with gifts that come straight from the heart instead of the bank account!
SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent
“All Alone”: Mr. Weatherbee’s Christmas break isn’t so cheery when he ends up a shut-in due to his fractured foot… but it isn’t long before his students show up to restore his holiday spirit in this poignant tale!
SCRIPT: George Gladir
ART: Stan Goldberg
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: October 7th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Shops: October 14th, 2009
Newsstands: October 27th, 2009
88-page, full color digest
$2.69 US

BETTY & VERONICA #244

“Holiday Watch”: It just wouldn’t be the holidays without a visit from Jingles the Elf and the Sugar Plum Fairy, but now that they’re love-struck they need someone to make sure they don’t slack on their duties… and Santa has assigned that task to Betty and Veronica!  “Snuggle Up”: Seeking ideas that will save some money this holiday, the gang decide to do a “Secret Santa” giveaway… but once they see their presents they’ll wish the idea had stayed a “secret!”  “Caramel on Top”: The claws come out when Veronica matches wits with someone even cattier than herself – Betty’s cat Caramel!
SCRIPTS: Dan Parent
ART: Jeff Shultz
Shipping Date: October 21st, 2009
On Sale at Comic Shops: October 28th, 2009
Newsstands: November 11th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

via Archie Comics

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2 Comments

  1. July 28, 2009 at 11:30 am — Reply

    I always get some of the Archie Holiday books to slip into my nieces’ stockings. Glad they are keeping up the holiday books, although that is a little early on the shipping dates!

  2. steviecool
    July 29, 2009 at 12:59 am — Reply

    The cropped photo… is it just me, or?

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