(April 2012)

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Price:
3.99 USD
Pages:
164
Indicia frequency:
10 times a year (monthly except Apr. and Oct.)
On-sale date:
2012-02-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie 70th Anniversary Classic; The Archie Library
Barcode:
76281646855822211
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Digest Size U. S.
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

B&V Friends / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors:
Rosario "Tito" Peña (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Reprints:

"Download the Archie App for free!" (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for the Archie Comics Digital Comics Download App.

Inside front cover.

Peace of Mind (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils:
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks:
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Ginger; Darlene; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Veronica takes yoga lessons to help with her anger issues.
Keywords:
yoga

Catch Phrase (Table of Contents)

Chuck & Nancy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Jeff Schultz (credited)
Inks:
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chuck Clayton; Nancy; Donna; Karen
Synopsis:
Nancy brags about her boyfriend during hockey practice
Keywords:
baseball; football; ice hockey

["It's my little red riding hood look!"] (Table of Contents)

Veronica Pin Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper

Slippin' and Slidin' (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils:
Jeff Schultz (credited)
Inks:
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Ethel; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Betty and Jughead are sliding on the icy sidewalk for fun.

The Rivalry (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks:
Jim Decarlo (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Smithers the butler; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica's attempts to upstage Betty on the group's ski trip inevitably backfire on her.
Reprints:
Keywords:
skiing

She's Got Bad Taste (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
John Lowe (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews; Ethel; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Everything Betty tries to eat tastes terrible.

["Betty and Veronica Best Friends Forever"] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for the Betty and Veronica Best Friends Forever collection.

Free Spirit Fashions (Table of Contents)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors:
?

Characters:
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Fashion page

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Josie and the Pussycats / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks:
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors:
?

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Josie and the Pussycats reprints.

Cover Story (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Harold Dinglehoffer; Beatrice
Synopsis:
Melody goes ice skating for the first time.
Keywords:
ice skating

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Alex / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Indexer Notes

Circle the letters to find out what Alex did.

The Swingers (Table of Contents)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown; Alexander Cabot; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis:
Alex and Alexandra decide to video tape a Pussycats song to show potential candidates.

Indexer Notes

This could be from Archie's TV Laugh-Out #97 but needs confirmation.

Give a Girl a Break (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
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Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine
Synopsis:
Josie has a solution to Melody's case of the dropsies.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits printed in this digest.

["Get your Archie swag!"] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

Ad for the Archie Comics website and the things that can be purchased there.

Good Skates (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Jeff Schultz (credited)
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie challenges Reggie to an ice skating race across the pond.
Keywords:
ice skating

["It's supershopper, off to the stores again!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Craig Boldman (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica buys herself a red carpet.

Indexer Notes

Comic strip reprint.

Party Pooped (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks:
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Chuck Clayton; Nancy; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Veronica has a party at her house but Mr. Lodge can't wait until the teenagers leave.

["Archie Marries Betty & Veronica"] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

Subscription form for Life With Archie magazine.

Betty's Dream Fashions (Table of Contents)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors:
?

Characters:
Betty Cooper

["Archie the Married Life"] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for the Archie the Married Life collection.

Make-Up Word Find (Table of Contents)

Betty / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Indexer Notes

Find the words puzzle.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
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Inks:
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Colors:
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Characters:
Sabrina

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Sabrina reprints.

Tooth or Consequences (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Gallagher (credited)
Pencils:
Dave Manak (credited)
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sabrina; Salem; Aunt Hilda; Tooth Fairy; Slugloaf
Synopsis:
Sabrina becomes a tooth fairy for a night.

["Sabrina the Animated Series Graphic Novel"] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for the Sabrina the Animated Series collection.

Reflect on This! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Jeff Schultz (credited)
Inks:
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mangle; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Reggie scoffs at Betty and Jughead's apparent belief that Betty's compact mirror has magical abilities.
Reprints:

["What do you want to do today?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Craig Boldman (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pop Tate; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica gets Archie to give the girls a ride.

Indexer Notes

Comic strip reprint.

Keep It In the Family (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils:
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks:
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Gladys (Hermione's sister); Smithers; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Dilton Doily; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Veronica is embarrassed by her Aunt Gladys who is a truck driver.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Two-part story.

"The Magic of Sabrina the Teenage Witch" (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for The Magic of Sabrina the Teenage Witch collection.

Ball Brawl (Table of Contents)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hiram Lodge; Smithers; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Smithers brings Mr. Lodge a platter of snowballs to use on Archie.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Li'l Jinx reprints.

Quick on the Draw (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks:
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Greg; Gigi; Russ; Roz; Charley Hawse
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx dreams she's a character in a comic book.

Think Spring (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks:
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis:
In the middle of winter, Greg has his mind on baseball.
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Think Thank (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis:
Charley gets a call thanking him for a party he never attended.

Indexer Notes

Probably from Archie's TV Laugh-Out #19 but needs confirmation.

Only Thing To Do! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks:
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx is having one of those days, so she goes back to bed.

["Little Archie and the Power Pets"] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for the digital edition of Little Archie and the Power Pets.

No Big Deal (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Holly Golightly [as Holly G] (credited)
Pencils:
? [as Costanza] (credited)
Inks:
? [as Costanza] (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Nancy; Midge Klump; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty plans to get the upper hand with Veronica at her latest sleep-over.

Ordinary People (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Veronica wants to change her ways and be an ordinary person.

Sweet Switch (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Brian Blade (Canadian figure skater)
Synopsis:
Veronica switches her school paper assignment with Betty's assignment because she wants to interview Brian Blade.
Reprints:
Keywords:
figure skating; hockey

Indexer Notes

Jim DeCarlo is credited with inks in the original.

["Archie Freshman Year"] (Table of Contents)

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House ad for the Archie Freshman Year collection.

The Big Surprise! (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
John Lowe (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Ethel; Nancy; Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Cheryl Blossom; Ms. Beazly
Synopsis:
The girls are discussing what their boyfriends could do to surprise them.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Cheryl Blossom / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Paul Oswald (signed)
Inks:
Paul Oswald (signed)
Colors:
?

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Cheryl Blossom reprints.

Don't Rain On My Parade! (Table of Contents)

Cheryl Blossom / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
Dan Parent (credited); Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cheryl Blossom; Jason Blossom; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Birdie Birdwell; The Governor; Miss Brown
Synopsis:
Cheryl and her brother Jason plan to upstage the Archies at a local parade, and think back to the last time they tried a similar plan.

Indexer Notes

This appears to be two stories combined into one. Pages 5 thru 15 are titled "The Governor's Gig" and may come from a stand-alone story of that name with the rest of this story a new sequence added before and after.

["The Best of Archie Comics"] (Table of Contents)

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House ad for The Best of Archie Comics collection.

Keep 'Em Guessing (Table of Contents)

Betty / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Letters:
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Characters:
Betty Cooper

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the code puzzle.

["Betty and Veronica Storybook"] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for the Betty and Veronica Storybook collection.

Betty in Wonderland (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils:
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks:
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Teresa Davidson (credited)

Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; The Andersons; The Anderson kids
Synopsis:
While babysitting for the Andersons, Betty tells the children a variation of "Alice in Wonderland", casting herself as Alice and her friends in various roles.
Reprints:

["Betty and Veronica Storybook"] (Table of Contents)

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House ad for the Betty and Veronica Storybook collection.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Everything's Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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["Download the Archie Comics App for free!"] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for the Archie Comics digital comics app.

Inside back cover.

["Stan Lee's Mighty 7"] (Table of Contents)

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House ad for Stan Lee's Mighty 7 comic.

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    B&V Friends
  2. 1. "Download the Archie App for free!"
  3. 2. Peace of Mind
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Catch Phrase
    Chuck & Nancy
  5. 4. ["It's my little red riding hood look!"]
    Veronica Pin Up
  6. 5. Slippin' and Slidin'
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. The Rivalry
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. She's Got Bad Taste
    Betty
  9. 8. ["Betty and Veronica Best Friends Forever"]
  10. 9. Free Spirit Fashions
    Veronica
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Josie and the Pussycats
  12. 11. Cover Story
    Josie
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Alex
  14. 13. The Swingers
    Josie and the Pussycats
  15. 14. Give a Girl a Break
    Josie
  16. 15. ["Get your Archie swag!"]
  17. 16. Good Skates
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. ["It's supershopper, off to the stores again!"]
    Archie
  19. 18. Party Pooped
    Veronica
  20. 19. ["Archie Marries Betty & Veronica"]
  21. 20. Betty's Dream Fashions
    Betty
  22. 21. ["Archie the Married Life"]
  23. 22. Make-Up Word Find
    Betty
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina
  25. 24. Tooth or Consequences
    Sabrina
  26. 25. ["Sabrina the Animated Series Graphic Novel"]
  27. 26. Reflect on This!
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. ["What do you want to do today?"]
    Archie
  29. 28. Keep It In the Family
    Veronica
  30. 29. "The Magic of Sabrina the Teenage Witch"
  31. 30. Ball Brawl
    Mr. Lodge
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
    Li'l Jinx
  33. 32. Quick on the Draw
    Li'l Jinx
  34. 33. Think Spring
    Li'l Jinx
  35. 34. Think Thank
    Li'l Jinx
  36. 35. Only Thing To Do!
    Li'l Jinx
  37. 36. ["Little Archie and the Power Pets"]
  38. 37. No Big Deal
    Betty & Veronica
  39. 38. Ordinary People
    Veronica
  40. 39. Sweet Switch
    Betty and Veronica
  41. 40. ["Archie Freshman Year"]
  42. 41. The Big Surprise!
    Betty
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
    Cheryl Blossom
  44. 43. Don't Rain On My Parade!
    Cheryl Blossom
  45. 44. ["The Best of Archie Comics"]
  46. 45. Keep 'Em Guessing
    Betty
  47. 46. ["Betty and Veronica Storybook"]
  48. 47. Betty in Wonderland
  49. 48. ["Betty and Veronica Storybook"]
  50. 49. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  51. 50. ["Download the Archie Comics App for free!"]
  52. 51. ["Stan Lee's Mighty 7"]
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