B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine #235 [Direct Edition]
(September 2013)

Archie, 2011 Series
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Price
3.99 USD
Pages
164
Indicia Frequency
7 times a year
On-sale date
2013-07-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816468558 23511
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
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (signed)
Colors
Rosario Pena (signed)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

[Archie: Betty or Veronica?] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Really Gifted (Table of Contents: 2)

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
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Nancy Woods; Hiram Lodge; Geraldine Grundy (cameo); Smithers
Synopsis
While Veronica is looking through a catalog for fall school fashions, Betty is looking through a catalog of needed items by poor countries. Betty decides to organize the kids in order to help a needy family, while Veronica is upset because she hates following people. Mr. Lodge sets her straight and the charity takes off.
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Fab Job (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
George Gladir (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; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge; Fifi the maid; Ethel Muggs; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
When Betty gets picked at random to model for an ad agency, Veronica starts scheming to ease her out of the picture.
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The Competitive Edge (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
When they can't get the boys out of the arcade, Betty and Veronica talk Mr. Lodge into getting the newest home video game console so they can play against the boys, but the girls competitive nature gets the best of them.
Reprints
Keywords
video games

Ring That Belle (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
George Gladir (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; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica throws a lawn party where everybody dresses up in the styles of the late 1800's.
Reprints

Heads Up, Reggie (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
To change his image, Reggie shaves his head.
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Indexer Notes

The credits in this book list pencils by Dan DeCarlo and inks by Allison Flood. Judging by the note when this was reprinted in Betty and Veronica Comics Digest Magazine (Archie, 1983 series) #185, the original story credited Jeff Shultz and Henry Scarpelli.

Surfing Saga (Table of Contents: 7)

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; Roger; Ethel Muggs; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica head for the beach to do some surfing. But primarily on Veronica's mind is trying to impress Roger the handsome lifeguard.
Reprints
Keywords
surfing

Overstreet 43 (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Gemstone Publishing / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Shade Parade (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica want a shady spot on the beach.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possibly from Betty's Digest (Archie, 1996 series) #2 but needs confirmation.

[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.

Think Jinx (Table of Contents: 11)

Josie and the Pussycats with the Archies / 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; teen
Characters
Valerie; Melody; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
When Valerie and Melody come to the Chok'lit Shoppe to ask the Archies to play on a Pussycats record, Reggie is so smitten with Melody that he doesn't mind all the accidents she causes him to have.
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Scratch One Clown (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
teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Alexander Cabot III; Alan Mayberry; Valerie Brown
Synopsis
Alexander spends all of his time at the class picnic playing pranks on everyone else.
Reprints

[Sabrina: The Magic Within] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Summer Settings (Table of Contents: 14)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Inks
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fashion page.

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

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.

A Weighty Problem (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Mort; Charley
Synopsis
Mort helps Charley with his diet.
Reprints

The Cool Fool! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Halliday; Gigi
Synopsis
Jinx has her father try to inflate her backyard swimming pool.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The original is 4 and 2/3rd pages so there is probably 2/3rd of a page cut here.

Water Order! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Jinx knows the formula for water.
Reprints

Drop-in, Drop-outs (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Halliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx has to many friends in her wading pool.
Reprints

[Jinx] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

Weary Query (Table of Contents: 21)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Nancy Woods; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty can't figure out why she doesn't finish well in races.
Reprints
Keywords
marathon

[Archie Meets Glee] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

Betty, Veronica and Bridgette's Do's for Summer (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Rudy Lapick ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
fashion
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Bridgette
Synopsis
Betty, Veronica and Bridgette model hair styles submitted by readers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reader submitted hair styles.

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

The Problem Is the Solution (Table of Contents: 24)

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; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Ethel Muggs; Tomoko; Baxter twins; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and her friends volunteer to help charities around town and find creative solutions for their problems.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

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
It's a beautiful day to get out...
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica go fly kites in the park.
Reprints
  • from Archie Sunday (Creators Syndicate) ????.??.??

Sisters Are Forever Friends (Table of Contents: 26)

Betty / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Polly Cooper; Gary Grover (young Polly's boyfriend); Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty travels to San Francisco to visit her older sister, Polly. While she's excited to see her sister, Betty wonders if they still have a relationship, due to the gulf in their ages and Polly's big city experience.
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Team Esteem (Table of Contents: 27)

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
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Midge Klump; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
The girls try to raise money for the summer youth program by getting a local mall to sponsor their sand volleyball team.
Keywords
sand volleyball

Royal Treatment (Table of Contents: 28)

Betty and Veronica / 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
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
While canoeing, Betty and Veronica find a note in a bottle and convince themselves that it was written by royalty.
Reprints

Ye Ol' Swimmin' Hole! (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Pencils
Rex W. Lindsey
Inks
Rex W. Lindsey
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump
Reprints

Furry Fury (Table of Contents: 30)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica shows up to the beach in a mink bikini.

[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
Jug, why don't you make a run to the snack bar?
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead goes to the snack bar.
Reprints
  • from Archie Sunday (Creators Syndicate) ????.??.??

Nature Calls (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Tired of Veronica monopolizing the male attention because of her name and status, Betty talks her into going on an environmental hike where nobody will know who she is.
Reprints

Just Say Cheese (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Bill Golliher (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica get jobs selling cheese at the mall.
Reprints

Snap, Crackle and Pop (Table of Contents: 34)

Betty and Veronica / 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
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
After seeing Betty's collapsible umbrella, Veronica is inspired to invent (with the help of the Lodge Industries engineering staff) the collapsible cabana for their beach trip.
Reprints

Remotely Wealthy (Table of Contents: 35)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge takes the kids to his remote mountain cabin which has been outfitted with all the comforts of home.
Reprints

Comfort Zone (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
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Horseplay erupts by the Lodge swimming pool on a hot summer day.
Reprints

The Peacemaker (Table of Contents: 37)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty volunteers at the Senior Citizen's Center where she gets two old men to agree on something for the first time.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

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.

Crocodile Rock (Table of Contents: 39)

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

Script
Holly Golightly [as Holly G!] (credited)
Pencils
Holly Golightly [as Holly G!] (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Stephanie Vozzo (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; The Crocodile Catcher
Synopsis
Cheryl Blossom books the Archies to play a show at Ayer's Rock in Australia.
Reprints
Keywords
Australia; Ayer's Rock; kangaroo

[Double Digest Sample Pack] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

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

Job Snob! (Table of Contents: 41)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica contemplates taking a summer job, because all the other kids have summer jobs and she's been left alone with no one to hang out with.
Reprints

Archie's Fun 'n' Games Activity Book (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

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

Thing-A-Ling (Table of Contents: 43)

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

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Vince DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge has a phone installed by the pool to keep the kids out of his office.
Reprints

Master of Disaster (Table of Contents: 44)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica quickly tire of the steady diet of disaster movies Archie keeps subjecting them to on dates.
Reprints

[Archie Comics Subscriptions] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

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

[Archie's Fun 'n' Games Activity Book] (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

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

[11 Million Downloads] (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    B&V Friends
  2. 1. [Archie: Betty or Veronica?]
  3. 2. Really Gifted
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Fab Job
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. The Competitive Edge
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Ring That Belle
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Heads Up, Reggie
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Surfing Saga
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Overstreet 43
    Gemstone Publishing
  10. 9. Shade Parade
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Josie and the Pussycats
  12. 11. Think Jinx
    Josie and the Pussycats with the Archies
  13. 12. Scratch One Clown
    Josie
  14. 13. [Sabrina: The Magic Within]
  15. 14. Summer Settings
    Veronica
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Li'l Jinx
  17. 16. A Weighty Problem
    Li'l Jinx
  18. 17. The Cool Fool!
    Li'l Jinx
  19. 18. Water Order!
    Li'l Jinx
  20. 19. Drop-in, Drop-outs
    Li'l Jinx
  21. 20. [Jinx]
  22. 21. Weary Query
    Betty
  23. 22. [Archie Meets Glee]
  24. 23. Betty, Veronica and Bridgette's Do's for Summer
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. The Problem Is the Solution
    Betty
  26. 25. ["It's a beautiful day to get out..."]
    Archie
  27. 26. Sisters Are Forever Friends
    Betty
  28. 27. Team Esteem
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. Royal Treatment
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. Ye Ol' Swimmin' Hole!
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. Furry Fury
    Betty
  32. 31. ["Jug, why don't you make a run to the snack bar?"]
    Archie
  33. 32. Nature Calls
    Betty and Veronica
  34. 33. Just Say Cheese
    Betty and Veronica
  35. 34. Snap, Crackle and Pop
    Betty and Veronica
  36. 35. Remotely Wealthy
    Veronica
  37. 36. Comfort Zone
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. The Peacemaker
    Betty
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
    Cheryl Blossom
  40. 39. Crocodile Rock
    Cheryl Blossom
  41. 40. [Double Digest Sample Pack]
  42. 41. Job Snob!
    Betty and Veronica
  43. 42. Archie's Fun 'n' Games Activity Book
  44. 43. Thing-A-Ling
    Betty and Veronica
  45. 44. Master of Disaster
    Betty and Veronica
  46. 45. [Archie Comics Subscriptions]
  47. 46. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  48. 47. [Archie's Fun 'n' Games Activity Book]
  49. 48. [11 Million Downloads]
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