The advent calendar began last night!  Did you unwrap your first gift? Pop the first chocolate in the box into your mouth?  Are you ready for the second day’s gift?  We hope so, because we’ve got a special preview of World of Archie Jumbo Comics #55, which clocks in at a whopping 256 pages!!!  Now that’s a present.


It’s time for the Riverdale High School Winter Dance and Archie needs a date! Unfortunately for him, every girl in school has already been wooed by different guys’ over-the-top ways of asking their dates to the dance! Archie decides he’s going to ask Betty to the dance and he’s going to do it in the biggest, most elaborate way EVER—he’s going to build a giant cake that he can jump out of with his guitar and play Betty a song inviting her to the dance! Will Archie’s pastry plan work, or will his sophisticated scheme have him going stag to the biggest event of the season? Find out in “Take Your Cake and Beat It Too!” the hilarious lead story to this JUMBO-SIZED comics digest!

Script: Fernando Ruiz

Art: Fernando Ruiz

Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña

On Sale Date: 12/16

256-page, full color comic

$6.99 U.S.

Poor ol’ Archie: slippin’ on ice and slippin’ on his chance to ask Veronica to the dance! Check out The Comics Beat’s exclusive preview after the jump:



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