B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine #232 [Direct Edition]
(May 2013)

Archie, 2011 Series
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164
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On-sale Date
2013-03-20
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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The Archie Library
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Bill Galvan (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
Rosario Pena (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here it is, girls! The double platinum gold-plated chromium credit card! Let the shopping begin!
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Nancy Woods; Ginger Lopez
Keywords
credit card

[The Best of Archie Comics Book Two] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

A Battle Royal (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
George Gladir (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; Nancy Woods; Ethel Muggs; Pop Tate (cameo); Polly Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle (flashback); Hermione Lodge; Willow (Veronica's pet cockapoo); Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty writes an article in the paper about the 10 most fashionable girls at school but leaves Veronica's name out of the list. That makes Veronica angry and she talks about Betty behind her back -- and Betty finds out. Both are hurt, and they angrily decide to terminate their friendship. Only Polly and Mrs. Lodge remind them of why they were friends in the first place.
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Shirting the Issue (Table of Contents: 3)

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
Betty Cooper; Nancy Woods; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Nancy are out looking for deals at garage sales.
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Fashions out to Pasture (Table of Contents: 4)

Ginger Lopez / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Ginger Lopez; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mrs. Lopez; Don (Ginger's uncle); Anna (Ginger's aunt); Jake; Sophie
Synopsis
Ginger spends time on the farm.
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Poet's Corner (Table of Contents: 5)

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; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Betty has everybody talking in rhyme.
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[Free Comic Book Day] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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Veronica's Rockin' Style (Table of Contents: 7)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Parent (signed)
Inks
Dan Parent (signed)
Colors
?

Characters
Veronica Lodge
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Indexer Notes

Fashion page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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.

The Injured Party (Table of Contents: 9)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie; Alexander Cabot; Alan M; Kenilworth; Louise; Chafey Boots and the Blisters (rock band)
Synopsis
When Alex breaks his leg he has his date with Josie moved into the mansion, complete with a rock band and an audience, until the police show up and shut down his party.
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How To Hold A Man (Table of Contents: 10)

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
teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Alan Mayberry; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown
Synopsis
Josie and Melody compare strategies on how to keep a man.
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[Double Digest Sample Packs!] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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Fantastic Fashions and Sensational Hair Styles (Table of Contents: 12)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Nancy Woods; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
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Indexer Notes

Reader submitted fashions and hair styles by Riana M. (NY), Alexandra H. (NV), Kari V. (WA), Emily H. (Canada) and Bridge Doyle G. (NY).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Sabrina / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Colors
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Characters
Sabrina Spellman

The Old Sod (Table of Contents: 14)

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
Jon D'Agostino (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Uncle Quigley; Aunt Zelda; Seamus Quigley; Brendan Callahan; Helen Callahan; Aunt Hilda; Salem
Synopsis
Uncle Quigley inherits a castle in Ireland and travels there with Sabrina.
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Keywords
Ireland

[Sabrina the Teenage Witch] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Veronica's Pin-Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, I don't mind kissing Reggie...
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
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[Prom Princesses] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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Spring Fashions (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
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Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Reader submitted fashions from Tashia J. (Hong Kong), Desiree R. (GA), Carolyn S. (WA) and Chelsea C (MO).

Grill Thrill (Table of Contents: 19)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Betty decides to get the grill out of storage and clean it up so she can have a barbecue for Archie.
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Keywords
barbecue

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

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
I wonder if Archie could get some use out of that memory book?
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge is studying a book to improve his memory.
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Media Manipulation (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Michael Gallagher (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Smithers the butler; Hiram Lodge; Ken Reeves
Synopsis
Veronica is livid when a pledge drive appearance by Betty on the local PBS station draws bigger ratings than her appearance on a cable "famous lifestyles" show.
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Story Fury! (Table of Contents: 22)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Coach Kleats; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Chuck Clayton; Ethel Muggs; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie catches Midge when she falls in class but by the time the story gets to Moose it has been turned around to Midge had fallen for Reggie and was leaving Moose.
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Double Crossed Date (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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

Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Brad; Matt
Synopsis
Nancy sets up Betty and Veronica on a blind double date with two of her friends from another school. When nobody can agree on what to do the dates are changed around several times.
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Model Student (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Michael Pellowski (credited as Mike Pellowski)
Pencils
? [as Kennedy] (credited)
Inks
Al Nickerson (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Ms. Greene; Chuck Clayton; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie agrees to pose for Betty and Veronica's art class.
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Call Ball (Table of Contents: 25)

Ethel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Ethel practices talking to Jughead on the telephone.
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Good Riddance (Table of Contents: 26)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
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Colors
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Genre
teen
Characters
Nancy Woods; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty does some spring cleaning, including getting rid of Archie.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

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
I'm going to practice my putting!
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie interrupts Mr. Lodge's putting practice.
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Keywords
golf

Country Western Showdown (Table of Contents: 28)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica goes shopping for a country western outfit.
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Birds of a Feather (Table of Contents: 29)

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; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica think it's not fair that it's always the male birds that have colorful plumage, then Reggie and Archie show up with garishly colorful coats.
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Kiddie Time (Table of Contents: 30)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 11 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
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Betty; Archie; Veronica; Mr. Weatherbee; Midge; Bridgett; Frankie; Jughead; Dilton
Synopsis
The Communications Class is going to start a weekly TV show.
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Let Them Eat Cake (Table of Contents: 31)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Chic Cooper; Polly Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle (cameo, in Betty's imagination); Veronica Lodge (cameo, in Betty's imagination)
Synopsis
On a rainy day, Betty tries to decide what kind of cake to make for her family. Each cake choice reminds her of someone, though.
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Safety First (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica is in such a hurry to begin work on a safety poster that she causes a lot of accidents.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

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.

Tied In Knots! (Table of Contents: 34)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Mort the Worry Wart
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx works on Mort's lack of self-confidence by giving him a rope to practice rope jumping and cowboy rope tricks -- none of which work out too well.
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Boxed In (Table of Contents: 35)

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; Hap Halliday
Synopsis
Hap teaches Li'l Jinx how to do a crossword puzzle but she drives him crazy with the questions.
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Wishbone Blunder (Table of Contents: 36)

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; Roz
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx and Roz break the wishbone.
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Attention Getter (Table of Contents: 37)

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; Hap Halliday; Jinx's mother
Synopsis
Jinx wears a top-hat and funny glasses, trying to get noticed by her parents.
Reprints

[Comic Book Fair] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

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

Great Expectations (Table of Contents: 39)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
When the rumor gets started that Archie is going to be the director of the school play everybody starts to be nice to him to get a role.
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Indexer Notes

Original printing credits Frank Doyle with the script.

[Archie Comics Subscriptions] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

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

War of Words (Table of Contents: 41)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
When Jughead starts to insult Veronica by using big words she doesn't know, she researches big words to insult him back with.
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[Little Miss Steps] (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

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

Little Miss Steps (Table of Contents: 43)

Jinx / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
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[Jinx Collections] (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

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

[The Art of Betty and Veronica] (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

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[Download the Archie App for free!] (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Here it is, girls! The double platinum gold-plated chromium credit card! Let the shopping begin!"]
    B&V Friends
  2. 1. [The Best of Archie Comics Book Two]
  3. 2. A Battle Royal
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Shirting the Issue
    Betty
  5. 4. Fashions out to Pasture
    Ginger Lopez
  6. 5. Poet's Corner
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. [Free Comic Book Day]
  8. 7. Veronica's Rockin' Style
    Veronica
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Josie and the Pussycats
  10. 9. The Injured Party
    Josie
  11. 10. How To Hold A Man
    Josie
  12. 11. [Double Digest Sample Packs!]
  13. 12. Fantastic Fashions and Sensational Hair Styles
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina
  15. 14. The Old Sod
    Sabrina
  16. 15. [Sabrina the Teenage Witch]
  17. 16. ["Oh, I don't mind kissing Reggie..."]
    Veronica's Pin-Up
  18. 17. [Prom Princesses]
  19. 18. Spring Fashions
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. Grill Thrill
    Betty
  21. 20. ["I wonder if Archie could get some use out of that memory book?"]
    Archie
  22. 21. Media Manipulation
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. Story Fury!
    Betty
  24. 23. Double Crossed Date
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. Model Student
    Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. Call Ball
    Ethel
  27. 26. Good Riddance
    Betty
  28. 27. ["I'm going to practice my putting!"]
    Archie
  29. 28. Country Western Showdown
    Veronica
  30. 29. Birds of a Feather
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. Kiddie Time
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. Let Them Eat Cake
    Betty
  33. 32. Safety First
    Betty and Veronica
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Li'l Jinx
  35. 34. Tied In Knots!
    Li'l Jinx
  36. 35. Boxed In
    Li'l Jinx
  37. 36. Wishbone Blunder
    Li'l Jinx
  38. 37. Attention Getter
    Li'l Jinx
  39. 38. [Comic Book Fair]
  40. 39. Great Expectations
    Betty and Veronica
  41. 40. [Archie Comics Subscriptions]
  42. 41. War of Words
    Betty and Veronica
  43. 42. [Little Miss Steps]
  44. 43. Little Miss Steps
    Jinx
  45. 44. [Jinx Collections]
  46. 45. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  47. 46. [The Art of Betty and Veronica]
  48. 47. [Download the Archie App for free!]
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