B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine #233 [Direct Edition]
(June 2013)

Archie, 2011 Series
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164
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2013-04-17
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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The Archie Library
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Standard Digest Size U. S.
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Squarebound
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Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jeff Shultz (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
Rosario Pena (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay, girls... now smile.
Genre
teen
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Veronica Lodge; Tony Topaz; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Kumi Tanura
Reprints
Keywords
IPad

[New Crusaders] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

World Party, Part One (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Lady Smitty; Rob; Mika
Synopsis
Veronica's parents let Veronica have her birthday party anywhere in the world, so Veronica begins to scout locations for her party.
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Keywords
Barbados; London; Picadilly Circus; Tokyo

World Party, Part 2 (Table of Contents: 3)

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
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Ethel Muggs; Midge Klump
Reprints

Big Apple Daze (Table of Contents: 4)

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; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Ginger is homesick for New York.
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Fantasy Girl (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Betty imagines how life with Archie would be different if she had superpowers.
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Yankee Doodle Darling (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Miss Beazley; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
The Riverdale students and staff dress up as famous American symbols and historic figures.
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A Cheap Trick (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica accuse Archie and Reggie of being cheap.
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[Free Comic Book Day 2013] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Seeing Red (Table of Contents: 9)

Nancy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Nancy Woods; Mrs. Wilson
Synopsis
Nancy gets a job coming up with new names for red.
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.

A Singular Idea (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Rex Lindsey (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alex
Synopsis
Alex gets the new Pussycats album ready. The girls love all his decisions, until he creates outfits for their store signings.
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Star Bright (Table of Contents: 12)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie; Alex Cabot
Synopsis
Josie tries to convince Alex that astrology works.
Reprints
Keywords
astrology

[Overstreet 43] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Overstreet / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Ethel Pin Up / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
A red rose in your hair?!?
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Ethel wears a red rose so her blind date will know who she is.
Reprints

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

Sabrina / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
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Colors
?

Indexer Notes

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

Growing Pains (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
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Chloe; Uncle Quigley; Aunt Zelda; Aunt Hilda; Gem Stone
Synopsis
Sabrina and Chloe accidentally use a plant growing potion as shampoo and begin to grow flowers in their hair.
Reprints

The Write Stuff (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)

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Harvey; Chloe; Aunt Zelda; Salem
Synopsis
Sabrina was caught passing a note and has to write 100 times.
Reprints

[Sabrina the Teenage Witch] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Spring Fashions (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Indexer Notes

Reader submitted fashions from Brenna M., Cindy M., Shauna M. and Megan C.

[Double Digest Sample Packs] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

Cuisine Scene (Table of Contents: 21)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Veronica takes Home Economics.

Gory Story (Table of Contents: 22)

Miss Grundy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Miss Grundy thinks it's a crime what the band has done to Beethoven.

Cheerful Solution! (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
? [as Kennedy] (credited)
Inks
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Tina Tanner; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Veronica comes up with a new routine for the cheerleading squad, but has to learn to let somebody else be the star.
Reprints
Keywords
cheerleader; cheerleading

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

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
Having a bad day? Worse!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie tries to take precautions to not break Mr. Lodge's vase.
Reprints

Virtual Frivolity (Table of Contents: 25)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Nancy Woods; Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
While playing with a virtual reality machine, Betty has a virtual wedding to Archie.
Reprints

The Escort (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Doug Crane (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Tom Crowes; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Nobody believes that Reggie actually knows famous movie star Tom Crowes.
Reprints

Half Way Measures (Table of Contents: 27)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (credited)
Inks
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie doesn't like Betty's new dress.
Reprints

That Old Feline (Table of Contents: 28)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Bob White (credited)
Inks
Bob White (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica takes home a stray kitten.
Reprints

Exercise Scramble (Table of Contents: 29)

Veronica's Puzzle Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rod Ollerenshaw
Pencils
Rod Ollerenshaw
Inks
Rod Ollerenshaw
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the words puzzle.

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

Double Takes (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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?
Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Three two-panel jokes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

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
Come On!!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie takes Betty to play paintball.
Reprints
Keywords
paintball

Idiomatic Expression (Table of Contents: 32)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Barbara Slate (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Nancy Woods; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Betty seems to be surrounded by idiomatic expressions.
Reprints

Unavoidably Detained (Table of Contents: 33)

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
Synopsis
Betty is sleeping over at Veronica's and they spent half the night talking.
Reprints

It Just Don't Look Right (Table of Contents: 34)

Betty Cooper, Super Sleuther / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling (credited)
Pencils
Doug Crane (credited)
Inks
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Dr. Dippy-Dupe (villain); Mr. Weatherbee: Sgt. Shaughnessy; Svenson the janitor; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Riverdale has been plagued by a series of bank robberies executed by automatons. Her curiosity aroused, Betty begins snooping around the trail, aided by Moose.
Reprints

Coaching Problem (Table of Contents: 35)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Goodbody
Synopsis
Veronica accepts an offer to coach third base for the girls' softball team hoping it will excuse her from the exertion of actually playing.
Reprints
Keywords
softball

Call ‘Em As You See ’Em (Table of Contents: 36)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Alice Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Randy Lewis; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica make up new phrases for old words, and eventually get sent to the principal by Miss Grundy.
Reprints

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

Cheryl Blossom / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Cheryl Blossom

Indexer Notes

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

Highland Spirit (Table of Contents: 38)

Cheryl Blossom / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Mary Andrews; Archie Andrews; Jason Blossom; Brigit; Sharon Blossom; Aubrey Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and his mother travel to Scotland with Cheryl and her mother and brother. While there, Archie and Cheryl help the ghosts of two of their ancestors reunite.
Reprints
Keywords
ghosts; golf; Scotland

[Comic Book Fair] (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

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

A Blast From The Past (Table of Contents: 40)

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
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Nancy Woods; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are set to attend a '70s themed dance, in full era costume, but find themselves enduring one delay after another waiting for Archie and Reggie to pick them up.
Reprints

[Archie Comics Subscriptions] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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

Share & Share Alike (Table of Contents: 42)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Midge tells Moose about all the things Betty and Veronica share in their friendship.
Reprints

Archie: Betty or Veronica? (Table of Contents: 43) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 7 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

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

[Download the Archie App for free!] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

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

Regular Show (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

Cartoon Network / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Okay, girls... now smile."]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [New Crusaders]
  3. 2. World Party, Part One
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. World Party, Part 2
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Big Apple Daze
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Fantasy Girl
    Betty
  7. 6. Yankee Doodle Darling
    Betty
  8. 7. A Cheap Trick
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. [Free Comic Book Day 2013]
  10. 9. Seeing Red
    Nancy
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Josie and the Pussycats
  12. 11. A Singular Idea
    Josie and the Pussycats
  13. 12. Star Bright
    Josie
  14. 13. [Overstreet 43]
    Overstreet
  15. 14. ["A red rose in your hair?!?"]
    Ethel Pin Up
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina
  17. 16. Growing Pains
    Sabrina
  18. 17. The Write Stuff
    Sabrina
  19. 18. [Sabrina the Teenage Witch]
  20. 19. Spring Fashions
    Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. [Double Digest Sample Packs]
  22. 21. Cuisine Scene
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. Gory Story
    Miss Grundy
  24. 23. Cheerful Solution!
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. ["Having a bad day? Worse!"]
    Archie
  26. 25. Virtual Frivolity
    Betty
  27. 26. The Escort
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. Half Way Measures
    Betty
  29. 28. That Old Feline
    Veronica
  30. 29. Exercise Scramble
    Veronica's Puzzle Page
  31. 30. Double Takes
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. ["Come On!!"]
    Archie
  33. 32. Idiomatic Expression
    Betty
  34. 33. Unavoidably Detained
    Betty and Veronica
  35. 34. It Just Don't Look Right
    Betty Cooper, Super Sleuther
  36. 35. Coaching Problem
    Betty and Veronica
  37. 36. Call ‘Em As You See ’Em
    Betty
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
    Cheryl Blossom
  39. 38. Highland Spirit
    Cheryl Blossom
  40. 39. [Comic Book Fair]
  41. 40. A Blast From The Past
    Betty and Veronica
  42. 41. [Archie Comics Subscriptions]
  43. 42. Share & Share Alike
    Betty and Veronica
  44. 43. Archie: Betty or Veronica?
  45. 44. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  46. 45. [Download the Archie App for free!]
  47. 46. Regular Show
    Cartoon Network
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