Archie & Friends All Stars #23 - Betty & Veronica: Shopping Spree!
(2014)

Archie, 2009 Series
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Volume
23
Price
9.99 USD; 10.99 CAD
Pages
129
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
A
ISBN
978-1-61988-904-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781619889040 50999
Editing
Victor Gorelick
Color
Color
Dimensions
6 inches x 8 3/4 inches most issues; #14 (8 inches by 11 inches)
Binding
Trade Paperback

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Distress over a Dress (Table of Contents: 1)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Jim Amash
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Teresa Davidson

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Tomoko; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
It's a fashion disaster when Mr. Lodge refuses Veronica any more money for her unique fashions. Veronica then goes shopping at Fjordstroms and buys a dress that - she learns later-- was also bought by Betty, Midge, and Tomoko.
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Boomerang Back Talk (Table of Contents: 2)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Veronica's rudeness to a mall store clerk sets off a chain reaction of ill-will through the entire mall.
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A Clothes Call (Table of Contents: 3)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
A shopping trip for more wardrobe and a chance encounter with Archie leads to a broken leg for Veronica.
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Keywords
skiing

Indexer Notes

Credits from the printing in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #217, no credits listed in this digest.

Bag It (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica takes Betty shopping for a Trendi handbag. Betty finds a handbag in another store that looks like Veronica's but isn't as expensive. But when the bags get accidentally mixed up, Veronica's social standing is in peril!
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Affluenza (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Miss Gordon
Synopsis
Veronica goes to a therapist to get cured of her shopping sprees.
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A Wise Shopper (Table of Contents: 6)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Jim Amash
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica impresses a new sales clerk by secretly helping out another shopper looking to purchase a birthday dress for her little girl.
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Bless the Child (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Bonnie Jo; Timmy
Synopsis
Betty whines and begs some money out of her father to buy a new outfit at the mall, then spots a girl in even poorer circumstances than she's in.
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Indexer Notes

Credits confirmed with the credits printed in the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #208.

Buy Buy Baby (Table of Contents: 8)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Jim Amash
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Reprints

Common Bond! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jon D'Agostino (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Rob Carter
Synopsis
Ethel has a crush on a salesman at the mall.
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Cybersavvy (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica go on a virtual shopping tour.
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Mothers and Daughters Day (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Greg Crosby
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Alice Cooper; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
The girls take a break from doing their thing at the mall to show their appreciation for their mothers - - by taking them along while they do their thing at the mall.
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Face the Music (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Frank Gagliardo (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica try to get on camera while in the crowd of a TV show.
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Identity Crisis (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Needing a challenge, Veronica decides to change roles with Betty. The girls change clothes and Veronica goes on a nature hike with Archie while Betty goes shopping. The change doesn't last past the afternoon, however.
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For Your Information (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Veronica! I'm exhausted! May we leave now?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica find an information booth guy attractive, but he's not interested.
Reprints

High Impact Shopping! (Table of Contents: 15)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
? [as Kennedy] (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica goes on a shopping spree for clothes for her new aerobic class, but becomes too tired to actually go.
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No Sale (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica boasts that she can go twenty-four hours without shopping and Betty decides to make sure her friend lives up to her boast.
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Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #214, writing is credited to Kathleen Webb and inks are credited to Jim DeCarlo.

Old Habits Die Hard (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Helga and Sven (sales assistants); Midge Klump
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica go shopping and Veronica tries to focus on the shopping and not boy watching.
Reprints
Keywords
boy crazy; mall; shopping

Indexer Notes

No credits for Colors and Letters which are taken from reprint.

A sign saying "Archie Comics are Goooood Comics" is seen in the background.

Pay T.V. (Table of Contents: 18)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers; Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Nancy Woods; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Veronica has the girls over on a Friday night and they shop using the shopping channel on the TV.
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What's in Store? (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Angelo DeCesare
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Rogers (the Lodges' chauffeur)
Synopsis
At Mr. Lodge's suggestion to make Veronica a wiser shopper, Betty takes her grocery shopping.
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Quick Change Artist (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mrs. Dunlop; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
A shoplifter slips her stolen merchandise into Veronica's bag, causing store security to detain Veronica for the crime.
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Something Serious (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica and Betty go shoe shopping.
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Time Lapse (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eeee! The fall clothes, Betty!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead think Betty and Veronica are strange for shopping for winter coats in the middle of the summer.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 2011 series) #226.

Daddy & Daughter Day (Table of Contents: 23)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Trying to spend more time with his daughter, Mr. Lodge agrees to accompany Veronica on a trip to the mall.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Distress over a Dress
    Veronica
  3. 2. Boomerang Back Talk
    Veronica
  4. 3. A Clothes Call
    Veronica
  5. 4. Bag It
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Affluenza
    Betty & Veronica
  7. 6. A Wise Shopper
    Veronica
  8. 7. Bless the Child
    Betty
  9. 8. Buy Buy Baby
    Veronica
  10. 9. Common Bond!
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. Cybersavvy
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. Mothers and Daughters Day
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. Face the Music
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. Identity Crisis
    Betty and Veronica
  15. 14. For Your Information
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. High Impact Shopping!
    Veronica
  17. 16. No Sale
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. Old Habits Die Hard
    Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. Pay T.V.
    Veronica
  20. 19. What's in Store?
    Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. Quick Change Artist
    Betty and Veronica
  22. 21. Something Serious
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. Time Lapse
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. Daddy & Daughter Day
    Veronica
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