B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine #236 [Direct Edition]
(December 2013)

Archie, 2011 Series
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3.99 USD
Pages
164
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7 times a year
On-sale date
2013-10-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816468558 23611
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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 Parent (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
Rosario Pena (signed)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper

[The Art of Archie: The Covers] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Doghouse (Table of Contents: 2)

Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Theresa Davidson (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Caramel (Betty's cat); Fifi (Veronica's dog); Hermione Lodge; Madeline (Veronica's cousin); Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
There's trouble brewing when Veronica's cousin Madeline comes over and brags about the designer house she had built for her dog. Not to be outdone, Veronica has an even bigger one built in her room for Fifi. But what happens when her father finds out?
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Fit as a Fiddle (Table of Contents: 3)

Ginger Lopez / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Ginger Lopez; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Ginger had been doing isometric exercises to get read for a fashion show.
Reprints

Lock Shock (Table of Contents: 4)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Susan Solomon (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Alison Flood (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; unnamed hairdressers; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones (cameo); Mr. Jimmy; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica gets a new hairstyle but hates it, so she covers it up with a wig only to find Betty looks great in the same style.
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A Cat's Tale (Table of Contents: 5)

Nancy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Nancy Woods; Pumpkin (Nancy's cat)
Synopsis
Nancy tries to do her homework, but her cat Pumpkin won't leave her alone.
Reprints

Money Mania (Table of Contents: 6)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge [Mr. Lodge]; Mrs. Lodge; Smithers; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Gaston
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge bets Veronica fifty dollars if one of her friends doesn't mention money for five minutes.
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[The Munsters Action Figures] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Diamond Selections; NBCUniversal / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Number Cruncher (Table of Contents: 8)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Veronica cheers that the Riverdale team is #4.
Reprints
Keywords
cheerleader; cheerleading

[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.

Skin Game (Table of Contents: 10)

Josie / comic story / 6 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
Josie; Valerie; Alexandra Cabot; Alexander Cabot II
Synopsis
Alexandra insists on wearing fur coats, much to the disapproval of Mr. Cabot and Josie. Josie and Valerie come up with a way to get Alexandra to voluntarily switch to synthetic fur.
Reprints

The Perfect Gig (Table of Contents: 11)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alex; Arturo
Synopsis
Alex tries to get the Pussycats a perfect gig, first at an auto show and then for a millionaire, but the Pussycats end up playing for free for a local group.
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Indexer Notes

Story altered to change the dates to 2013.

[Halloween Comicfest 2013] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Rope Rap (Table of Contents: 13)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty tries jumping rope as a way to stay in shape.

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

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

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

Genre
children

Indexer Notes

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

Top Secret (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Li'l Jinx's dad
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx is now the treasurer.
Reprints

Book Squirm (Table of Contents: 16)

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; Hap Halliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx tries to do her homework and watch TV at the same time.
Reprints

Nothing But the Truth! (Table of Contents: 17)

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; Gigi
Synopsis
Gigi will not tell a lie.
Reprints

Scents-ible (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
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx writes Greg a letter.
Reprints

Once Is Enough (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley
Synopsis
Charley is only going to tell Jinx a secret once.
Reprints

Getting an Eyeful! (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx needs an umbrella while eating grapefruit with Greg.
Reprints

Lose Views! (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley
Synopsis
Charley's football team lost again.
Reprints

Feet Feat (Table of Contents: 22)

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; Hap Halliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx walked home from school backwards.
Reprints

[Princess Party Pack] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

Veronica Wigs Out (Table of Contents: 24)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
fashion
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica models different hair styles.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Double Digest Sample Pack] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

Full Color (Table of Contents: 26)

Betty / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Betty Cooper

Indexer Notes

Reader submitted fashions.

The Art Lesson (Table of Contents: 27)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty creates a life-size statue of Archie out of macaroni and enters a state-wide art contest.
Reprints

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

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman (signed)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty! Nice to hear from you!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica spends the whole date on her phone.
Reprints

Surprise (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica plans her own surprise party for her birthday.
Reprints

The Many Charms of Luck (Table of Contents: 30)

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
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Professor Flutesnoot; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Midge Klump; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty explains her various lucky charms.
Reprints

Standard Procedure (Table of Contents: 31)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 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
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Ethel tries to get Veronica to go out with her cousin on a blind-date.
Reprints

Beauties and the Beasts (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
Frank Doyle (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; Jughead Jones; Nancy Woods; Midge Klump; Ethel Muggs; Smithers (cameo)
Synopsis
The boys crash Veronica's slumber party and get thrown out.
Reprints

Veronica's Fashions Day or Night (Table of Contents: 33)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reader submitted fashions.

Eye Reply (Table of Contents: 34)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie and Midge win a dance marathon.
Reprints

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

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 Betty is writing about Archie on her blog?
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica is reading Betty's blog.
Reprints
Keywords
blog

The Rivalry (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
When Veronica uses her vast resources to once again lure Archie away from Betty, Jughead offers her a way to fight back.
Reprints

Color My World (Table of Contents: 37)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman (signed)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
When Archie does some painting at the Lodge Mansion, Mr. Lodge manages to get paint on himself.
Reprints

Power Failure (Table of Contents: 38)

Betty / 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
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley [Dilton Doily]; Big Ethel Muggs; Geraldine Grundy [Miss Grundy]; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty drops Dilton's unabridged dictionary on her head and develops ESP powers.
Reprints

Date Dotty (Table of Contents: 39)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie spends spring break taking Betty on cheap dates.
Reprints

Make Up Your Mind (Table of Contents: 40)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Midge Klump; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Veronica's father is thinking of moving the family to Europe.
Reprints

Dear Betty & Veronica (Table of Contents: 41)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Janine; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Cheryl Blossom
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica become the advice columnists for the school newspaper.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

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.

Medium Well Done (Table of Contents: 43)

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; Archie Andrews; Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Jason Blossom
Synopsis
After hearing Veronica tell of meeting a ghost, Cheryl holds a seance to prove she can summon ghosts.
Reprints
Keywords
seance

[Sabrina the Magic Within] (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

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

Video Victim (Table of Contents: 45)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty learns why all the girls hate football when Archie comes over and watches football all day.
Reprints

[1000 Page Extravaganza] (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

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

A Kiss Is Just a Kiss (Table of Contents: 47)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs; Moose Mason
Synopsis
While performing a school spirit skit, Veronica is forced to kiss Jughead.
Reprints

Dress Dilemma (Table of Contents: 48)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty buys a dress. She meets Veronica. Veronica drops hints that the dress is a bad purchase without seeing the dress. Betty returns it. Veronica spies on her making her next purchase. And the circle starts again.
Reprints

[Archie Comics Subscriptions] (Table of Contents: 49) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 50) (Expand) /

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

[Archie: Riverdale Rescue] (Table of Contents: 51) (Expand) /

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

[12 Million Downloads] (Table of Contents: 52) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [The Art of Archie: The Covers]
  3. 2. The Doghouse
    Veronica
  4. 3. Fit as a Fiddle
    Ginger Lopez
  5. 4. Lock Shock
    Veronica
  6. 5. A Cat's Tale
    Nancy
  7. 6. Money Mania
    Veronica
  8. 7. [The Munsters Action Figures]
    Diamond Selections; NBCUniversal
  9. 8. Number Cruncher
    Veronica
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Josie and the Pussycats
  11. 10. Skin Game
    Josie
  12. 11. The Perfect Gig
    Josie and the Pussycats
  13. 12. [Halloween Comicfest 2013]
  14. 13. Rope Rap
    Betty
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Li'l Jinx
  16. 15. Top Secret
    Li'l Jinx
  17. 16. Book Squirm
    Li'l Jinx
  18. 17. Nothing But the Truth!
    Li'l Jinx
  19. 18. Scents-ible
    Li'l Jinx
  20. 19. Once Is Enough
    Li'l Jinx's Chum Charley
  21. 20. Getting an Eyeful!
    Li'l Jinx
  22. 21. Lose Views!
    Li'l Jinx's Pal Charley
  23. 22. Feet Feat
    Li'l Jinx
  24. 23. [Princess Party Pack]
  25. 24. Veronica Wigs Out
    Veronica
  26. 25. [Double Digest Sample Pack]
  27. 26. Full Color
    Betty
  28. 27. The Art Lesson
    Betty
  29. 28. ["Betty! Nice to hear from you!"]
    Archie
  30. 29. Surprise
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. The Many Charms of Luck
    Betty
  32. 31. Standard Procedure
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. Beauties and the Beasts
    Betty and Veronica
  34. 33. Veronica's Fashions Day or Night
    Veronica
  35. 34. Eye Reply
    Reggie
  36. 35. ["I wonder if Betty is writing about Archie on her blog?"]
    Archie
  37. 36. The Rivalry
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. Color My World
    Veronica
  39. 38. Power Failure
    Betty
  40. 39. Date Dotty
    Betty and Veronica
  41. 40. Make Up Your Mind
    Betty
  42. 41. Dear Betty & Veronica
    Betty and Veronica
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
    Cheryl Blossom
  44. 43. Medium Well Done
    Cheryl Blossom
  45. 44. [Sabrina the Magic Within]
  46. 45. Video Victim
    Betty
  47. 46. [1000 Page Extravaganza]
  48. 47. A Kiss Is Just a Kiss
    Veronica
  49. 48. Dress Dilemma
    Betty and Veronica
  50. 49. [Archie Comics Subscriptions]
  51. 50. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  52. 51. [Archie: Riverdale Rescue]
  53. 52. [12 Million Downloads]
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