B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine #231 [Direct Edition]
(March 2013)

Archie, 2011 Series
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3.99 USD
Pages
164
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year (monthly except Apr. and Oct.)
On-sale date
2013-01-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816468558 23111
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Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Digest Size U. S.
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo [as DD] (signed)
Inks
Alison Flood [as AMF] (signed)
Colors
Rosario Pena (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, do you need something to warm you up?
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Reprints

[Double the Double] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Testy Trip (Table of Contents: 2)

Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Barbara Slate (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Mrs. Lodge; Betty Cooper; Nancy Woods; Midge Klump; Cameos: Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
When Veronica's parents tell Veronica they are going to Hawaii for a business trip, Veronica is less than impressed. To help with her boredom, the Lodges suggest she invite one friend to go with them. Unable to choose between Betty, Nancy and Midge, Veronica decides to hold a contest: whoever gains the most points by doing nice things for Veronica will be declared the winner of the trip.
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Looney Lovers (Table of Contents: 3)

Ethel / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Nancy Woods; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Ethel fantasizes that Jughead is various literary characters.

The Treatment (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods (cameo); Madame Sophie
Synopsis
Veronica treats Betty to a day at a spa for a full treatment.
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The Old Stuff Roadshow (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Ginger Lopez; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Ginger's father gives Betty an old teapot that she then has appraised for $5000.
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Don't Miss This! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Pop Tate; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Moose is in the doghouse when he forgets Midge's birthday.
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[Prom Princesses] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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Winter Style with Betty, Veronica & Bridgette (Table of Contents: 8)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Bridgette; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper

Indexer Notes

Reader submitted fashions.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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.

Terror In the Park (Table of Contents: 10)

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
Characters
Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine; Mr. Milksop
Synopsis
While cutting through the park on the way home from seeing a movie, the girls fear they are being followed by someone who means them harm.
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A New View (Table of Contents: 11)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie
Synopsis
Melody gets glasses.
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[Double Digest Sample Pack] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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It's Got a Ring To It! (Table of Contents: 13)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica is looking for a new phone.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Sabrina / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Characters
Sabrina Spellman

Indexer Notes

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

Pet Show Down (Table of Contents: 15)

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)

Characters
Salem; Sabrina Spellman; Gem Stone; Ruby; Jenkins; Harvey; Stripe
Synopsis
Salem has entered himself into the Greendale Pet Show.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 1, pp 1-6, Part 2, pp 7-11

[The Art of Betty and Veronica] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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Dream Demon (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie tells Betty and Veronica about a bad dream he had.
Reprints

[Comic Book Fair] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Shook Up! (Table of Contents: 19)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the phrase puzzle.

Turf War (Table of Contents: 20)

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
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
After Betty and Ethel win first and second in a snowboarding contest, Veronica decides she wants to learn to snowboard.
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Keywords
snowboard

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

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
What do you want to do?
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica knows Archie so well she can predict what he is going to say.

The Goodwill Girls (Table of Contents: 22)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Tomoko; Juanita; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Dilton Doiley; Hiram Lodge; John (Betty's uncle); Adam; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis
The girls decide to use pink snowballs with candy inside to throw at the boys for Valentines day.
Keywords
Valentines Day

Cookie Monster (Table of Contents: 23)

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; Cheryl Blossom; Jason Blossom; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica tries to draw Archie's attention away from Cheryl with some homemade cookies. However, Cheryl intercepts them, to her everlasting regret.
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It's All an Act (Table of Contents: 24)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Morgan; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Morgan tries to help Veronica with her acting skills before the big play.

The Write-Off (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Kathleen Webb
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica address writer Kathleen Webb from the comic page, complaining about recycled plots. They proceed to write their own story.
Reprints

Romance Perchance? (Table of Contents: 26)

Ethel / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Ethel Muggs

Indexer Notes

Transform the word "kiss" to "love" one letter at a time.

Scent Assent (Table of Contents: 27)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica shy away from an expensive perfume, until the clerk gives them a unique sales pitch.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this book.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

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
Hey, Leroy, is that me?
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Leroy; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Leroy builds snowmen that look like Archie, Jughead and Veronica.

Weather Tether (Table of Contents: 29)

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
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Alice Cooper; Svenson; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Betty tells about the weather in Riverdale over the past year and how it has affected her dates with Archie.
Reprints

The Truth ... Is It Out There? (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty believes that the paranormal is nothing compared to the mysteries at Riverdale High.
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Romantic Plot (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews (fantasies only)
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica set out to write a romance novel together, but find it difficult to collaborate.
Reprints

Trophy Triumph (Table of Contents: 32)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Erika Shusser; Midge Klump
Synopsis
A champion skier pretends to be a beginner to get Archie's attention but Betty discovers what is up.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

Teacher's Pests! (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jenny Johnson; Moose Mason; Chuck Clayton; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica imagine that some of their classmates might be future teachers at Riverdale.

Clean Sweep (Table of Contents: 34)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper; Archie Andrews; Caramel (Betty's cat)
Synopsis
Betty frantically cleans house for Archie, who's coming over to watch movies while Betty's parents go out.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

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

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

Indexer Notes

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

It's Snow Use (Table of Contents: 36)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Halliday; Gigi; Greg
Synopsis
Jinx is upset that Greg is only paying attention to Gigi.
Reprints

Yea, Tigers! (Table of Contents: 37)

Li'l Jinx's Pal Mort the Worry Wart! / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Mort; Charley Hawse; Greg
Synopsis
Mort is such a jinx that he roots for the team he wants to lose, secretly hoping that his jinx will cause the team he really likes to win.
Reprints

Ice Pond-ering (Table of Contents: 38)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Jinx and Charley go ice fishing.
Keywords
ice fishing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average copies preceding 12 months: 156,621. Issue closest to filing date: 156,410.

[Download the Archie App for free!] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

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I Want to Be Alone (Table of Contents: 41)

Betty's Diary / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Her mom chases Betty out of her room to be with her friends.
Reprints

[Archie Comics Subscriptions] (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

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

Object of Affection (Table of Contents: 43)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Jughead has been pranking Veronica more than ever recently and Midge decides it's because Jughead is secretly infatuated with Veronica.
Reprints

[Archie: The Married Life] (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

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

Lodge -- A Complaint! (Table of Contents: 45)

Archie Loves Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Uslan
Pencils
Norm Breyfogle; Stan Goldberg (flashback, 3 panels on page 2)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; Bob Smith (flashback, 3 panels on page 2)
Colors
Glenn Whitmore
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
drama; humor
Reprints

Archie: The Married Life (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

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

[Battle Beasts] (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

Diamond Select / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Betty or Veronica?] (Table of Contents: 49) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, do you need something to warm you up?"]
    B&V Friends
  2. 1. [Double the Double]
  3. 2. The Testy Trip
    Veronica
  4. 3. Looney Lovers
    Ethel
  5. 4. The Treatment
    Betty
  6. 5. The Old Stuff Roadshow
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Don't Miss This!
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. [Prom Princesses]
  9. 8. Winter Style with Betty, Veronica & Bridgette
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Josie and the Pussycats
  11. 10. Terror In the Park
    Josie
  12. 11. A New View
    Josie
  13. 12. [Double Digest Sample Pack]
  14. 13. It's Got a Ring To It!
    Veronica
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina
  16. 15. Pet Show Down
    Sabrina
  17. 16. [The Art of Betty and Veronica]
  18. 17. Dream Demon
    Archie
  19. 18. [Comic Book Fair]
  20. 19. Shook Up!
    Veronica
  21. 20. Turf War
    Betty and Veronica
  22. 21. ["What do you want to do?"]
    Archie
  23. 22. The Goodwill Girls
    Betty
  24. 23. Cookie Monster
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. It's All an Act
    Veronica
  26. 25. The Write-Off
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. Romance Perchance?
    Ethel
  28. 27. Scent Assent
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. ["Hey, Leroy, is that me?"]
    Archie
  30. 29. Weather Tether
    Betty
  31. 30. The Truth ... Is It Out There?
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. Romantic Plot
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. Trophy Triumph
    Betty
  34. 33. Teacher's Pests!
    Betty and Veronica
  35. 34. Clean Sweep
    Betty
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
    Li'l Jinx
  37. 36. It's Snow Use
    Li'l Jinx
  38. 37. Yea, Tigers!
    Li'l Jinx's Pal Mort the Worry Wart!
  39. 38. Ice Pond-ering
    Li'l Jinx
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
  41. 40. [Download the Archie App for free!]
  42. 41. I Want to Be Alone
    Betty's Diary
  43. 42. [Archie Comics Subscriptions]
  44. 43. Object of Affection
    Betty and Veronica
  45. 44. [Archie: The Married Life]
  46. 45. Lodge -- A Complaint!
    Archie Loves Veronica
  47. 46. Archie: The Married Life
  48. 47. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  49. 48. [Battle Beasts]
    Diamond Select
  50. 49. [Betty or Veronica?]
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