B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine #230 [Direct Edition]
(February 2013)

Archie, 2011 Series
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Pages
164
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year (monthly except Apr. and Oct.)
On-sale date
2012-12-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816468558 23011
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Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Digest Size U. S.
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
Rosario Pena (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archiekins! You must be exhausted from all this hard work!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Reprints
Keywords
Valentine Day

[The Art of Betty and Veronica] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pairing Off (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
When Archie is late for school again, the girls offer some suggestions to him, including riding the bus and getting a ride from Veronica. Archie chooses to ride with Veronica. But they both end up late when Archie loses his homework and Veronica loses a heel while running, forcing Archie to carry her.
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Cold Comfort (Table of Contents: 3)

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
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Svenson the janitor; Mr. Weatherbee; Dilton Doiley; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
The high school's new computerized furnace is on the blink and beyond Svenson's ability to repair. So Dilton is sent in to see if he can make the thing work.
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The Big Opportunity (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews; Adam; Danny Morgan; Emil
Synopsis
Veronica dumps Archie to go to the dance with Danny, but she arranges for Archie to go with Betty. Betty already had a date, but soon both Archie and Adam can't go to the dance so Betty ends up with Dilton.
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Action Girl (Table of Contents: 5)

Nancy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Nancy Woods; Betty Cooper; "Super Sonia" (a character in a movie); Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
After watching the new "Super Sonia" movie, Nancy reveals to Betty that she's been taking karate classes in order to impress Chuck. She gets to practice her lesson when a group of local bullies are picking on Jughead. Chuck watches her and is very impressed.
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Keywords
karate

Cheer Chore (Table of Contents: 6)

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
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Cheryl Blossom; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica's loyalties are torn when they overhear Cheryl agree to date Archie if Riverdale wins the big football game.
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Keywords
football

Whatever-! (Table of Contents: 7)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Midge Klump; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Nancy Woods; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Veronica is answering every question with "whatever".
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[Archie Comics Super Special Magazine] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Fabulous Fan Fashions for Betty (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
?
Colors
?

Characters
Betty Cooper
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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 reprints.

Power Shortage (Table of Contents: 11)

Josie / 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
teen; humor
Characters
Josie McCoy; Alexander Cabot; Alexandra Cabot; Valerie Brown; Omar the Genie; Mr. Cabot
Synopsis
Alexandra rubs a Middle Eastern flashlight and out pops Omar, a funky, groovy, finger-snappin' magic genie who does Alexandra's bidding... until he falls in love with Valerie.
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Out of Print (Table of Contents: 12)

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; Valerie; Melody; Alexander Cabot
Synopsis
Alexander gets a printing press and decides to go into the printing business.
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[The Art of Betty and Veronica] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Betty and Veronica Maze (Table of Contents: 14)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

A maze in the shape of Archie's head.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Sabrina / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Characters
Sabrina

Indexer Notes

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

You Had to Be There! (Table of Contents: 16)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Angelo Decesare (credited)
Pencils
Dave Manak (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina; Zelda; Hilda; Salem
Synopsis
Salem attempts to take Sabrina to the rainforest but his spells are not reliable.
Reprints

When the Chips Are Down (Table of Contents: 17)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Sabrina; Salem; Chloe; Uncle Quigley
Synopsis
Sabrina accidentally serves her friends Uncle Quigley's prize potato chip collection.
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[Double Digest Sample Pack] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Anything Goes (Table of Contents: 19)

Veronica's Fashions / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
No story; Veronica models fashion designs submitted by readers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No credits in this digest, credits from the index of the original printing.

[Archie's Giant Kids' Joke Book] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Veronica Exercising] (Table of Contents: 21)

Which 2 Are Alike? / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Four pictures of Betty and Veronica exercising, but only two are alike.

Well Spent (Table of Contents: 22)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers; Mrs. Goodbody
Synopsis
When Veronica becomes tired of spending money on herself, Betty talks her into volunteering at an organization that helps low income women find productive jobs.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's funny! The whole staff just asked for the afternoon off.
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie has written a new song for Veronica.
Reprints
  • from Archie dailies (Creators Syndicate ?) ??.??.????

Undercover (Table of Contents: 24)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Veronica is avoiding everybody at school and the reason is revealed in Miss Grundy's classroom.
Reprints

Secondhand Sitter (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Allison Flood (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Melanie
Synopsis
Betty is called away from her baby-sitting job, leaving Veronica in charge.
Reprints

Beyond Compare (Table of Contents: 26)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Hiram Lodge; Smithers; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica is tired of being compared to Betty by everyone.
Reprints

Mess Stress (Table of Contents: 27)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Nancy Woods; Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica both have a problem with clutter in their rooms.

Here's Looking at You (Table of Contents: 28)

Ethel / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Ethel

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the mystery phrase puzzle.

The Believer (Table of Contents: 29)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Jughead won't pick up the flour he dropped because it's "self-rising".
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look at all that snow!
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Leroy
Synopsis
Archie and Leroy build a giant snowman.
Reprints
  • from Archie dailies (Creators Syndicate ?) ??.??.????
Keywords
snowman

Addition Problem (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Inks
Al Nickerson (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
John Workman (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Roger; Luke; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica have completely different taste in boys, except for Archie.

Instrumental to the Story (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dale Whitworth
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica discuss classical music: Betty enjoys it, but Veronica is not impressed.
Reprints

Moose on the Loose (Table of Contents: 33)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pete Perkins
Synopsis
When Moose and Midge split up, Betty and Veronica decide to pretend to flirt with Moose until Midge takes him back.
Reprints

Wish You Could be Here (Table of Contents: 34)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica helps Betty get ready for a big date. When she finds out the date is with Archie she decides to crash the date.
Reprints

The Right Choice (Table of Contents: 35)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Betty tries to figure out which school club to join.
Reprints

Cents of Value (Table of Contents: 36)

Betty and Veronica / 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
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; The Kid; Dilton Doiley; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Betty saves a young boy from a snowball pelting and he rewards her with a lucky penny that proves to be lucky indeed.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

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.

Snow Flaky (Table of Contents: 38)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx and Greg try to get Charley to quit throwing snowballs at them.
Reprints

Pizza Pizza (Table of Contents: 39)

Charley / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor
Characters
Charley Hawse; Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Jinx and Greg decide to teach Charley a lesson for stealing their pizza.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Feature logo changed from "Fat Charley" to just "Charley" in this printing.

Very Well Stated! (Table of Contents: 40)

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; Greg
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx knows the capital of North Carolina.
Reprints

More or Less! (Table of Contents: 41)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley
Synopsis
Charley is delivering a brownie to his mother.
Reprints

[Comic Book Fair] (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

A Ponytail Tale (Table of Contents: 43)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Professor Flutesnoot; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Veronica starts wearing her hair in a ponytail and Betty isn't happy that she is stealing Betty's style.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 2011 series) #267, writing is credited to Bill Golliher.

[Subscribe Today] (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Get the Drift! (Table of Contents: 45)

Betty and Veronica / 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; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica tells Betty and Archie to quit playing in the snow or they will get a cold but it's Veronica that ends up with the cold.
Reprints

[Kevin Keller Welcome to Riverdale] (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

There's a First Time for Everything! (Table of Contents: 47)

Kevin Keller / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Digikore Studios
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
teen
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[Kevin Keller Welcome to Riverdale] (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 49) (Expand) /

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

[The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Comics] (Table of Contents: 50) (Expand) /

Gemstone Publishing / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Archie App. Download it for free!] (Table of Contents: 51) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archiekins! You must be exhausted from all this hard work!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [The Art of Betty and Veronica]
  3. 2. Pairing Off
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Cold Comfort
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. The Big Opportunity
    Betty
  6. 5. Action Girl
    Nancy
  7. 6. Cheer Chore
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Whatever-!
    Veronica
  9. 8. [Archie Comics Super Special Magazine]
  10. 9. Fabulous Fan Fashions for Betty
    Betty
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Josie and the Pussycats
  12. 11. Power Shortage
    Josie
  13. 12. Out of Print
    Josie
  14. 13. [The Art of Betty and Veronica]
  15. 14. Betty and Veronica Maze
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina
  17. 16. You Had to Be There!
    Sabrina
  18. 17. When the Chips Are Down
    Sabrina
  19. 18. [Double Digest Sample Pack]
  20. 19. Anything Goes
    Veronica's Fashions
  21. 20. [Archie's Giant Kids' Joke Book]
  22. 21. [Veronica Exercising]
    Which 2 Are Alike?
  23. 22. Well Spent
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. ["That's funny! The whole staff just asked for the afternoon off."]
    Archie
  25. 24. Undercover
    Veronica
  26. 25. Secondhand Sitter
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. Beyond Compare
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. Mess Stress
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. Here's Looking at You
    Ethel
  30. 29. The Believer
    Jughead
  31. 30. ["Look at all that snow!"]
    Archie
  32. 31. Addition Problem
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. Instrumental to the Story
    Betty and Veronica
  34. 33. Moose on the Loose
    Betty and Veronica
  35. 34. Wish You Could be Here
    Veronica
  36. 35. The Right Choice
    Betty
  37. 36. Cents of Value
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
    Li'l Jinx
  39. 38. Snow Flaky
    Li'l Jinx
  40. 39. Pizza Pizza
    Charley
  41. 40. Very Well Stated!
    Li'l Jinx
  42. 41. More or Less!
    Li'l Jinx's Pal Charley
  43. 42. [Comic Book Fair]
  44. 43. A Ponytail Tale
    Betty
  45. 44. [Subscribe Today]
  46. 45. Get the Drift!
    Betty and Veronica
  47. 46. [Kevin Keller Welcome to Riverdale]
  48. 47. There's a First Time for Everything!
    Kevin Keller
  49. 48. [Kevin Keller Welcome to Riverdale]
  50. 49. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  51. 50. [The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Comics]
    Gemstone Publishing
  52. 51. [The Archie App. Download it for free!]
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