(July 2018)

Archie, 2011 Series
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Price
6.99 USD
Pages
194
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year
On-sale date
2018-05-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816468558 26111
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Digest Size U. S.
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Cover title: B&V Friends Jumbo Comics Digest.
Indicia title: B*V Friends (Jumbo Comics) Double Digest.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jeff Shultz (signed)
Inks
Jeff Shultz (signed)
Colors
Rosario Peña (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
jogging; springtime

[How to get your free comic] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Where the Buffalo Roam (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Glenn Whitmore (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Kyle
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica go on a college visit to a school that has a buffalo as a mascot.
Keywords
buffalo; college visit

Best Foot Forward (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Michael Pellowski [as Mike Pellowski] (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Betty gets her boot stuck on her foot and has to wear two different shoes all day. She starts a trend at school.
Reprints
Keywords
fad; fashion; trend

Greeting Card (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Pellowski [as Mike Pellowski] (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty takes a job as a greeter at the Megamart discount superstore.
Reprints

Jumping to Conclusions (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Michael Pellowski [as Mike Pellowski] (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Nancy tries to jump rope even though Betty and Veronica both warn her against it.

Video Game Gambit (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Mr. McCann
Synopsis
When the girls brainstorm some ideas for female-centric video games, Archie shows them to a video game manufacturer. The company makes some test mock-ups of the games, but fail to capture the spirit of what Betty and Veronica created.
Reprints

Model Behavior (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Stephanie Vozzo (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Nancy Woods; Seymour Glitz
Synopsis
Betty is asked to be the model for a billboard for Teen Scene Magazine.
Reprints
Keywords
billboard; model

[Spider-Man / Avengers Mini-Mates] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Diamond Select / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Target Tactics (Table of Contents: 9)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie is going to toss a dart to see who his date for tonight will be. Veronica gets to decide the design of the target.
Reprints
Keywords
dart

Archie Americana Silver Age (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Follow the Leader (Table of Contents: 11)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Alan M.; Melody; Valerie
Synopsis
Melody keeps accidentally hurting Alan M.
Reprints

Color Me Pink (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Smith]
Synopsis
The Pussycats play a gig and have to wear all pink outfits for J. Pinky Pinkerton.
Reprints
Keywords
boxing glove; flamingo; gig; girl band; girl group; grapefruit; music; pink

Ban the Blonde (Table of Contents: 13)

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
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alan M.
Synopsis
The Pussycats can't get gigs at a local club because all the female customers are upset about the effect Melody's fabulous figure has on their boyfriends. Women are even protesting outside the Pussycats' pad, with protest signs reading "Ban the Body" and "Restrict Melody's Movement." But Josie and Valerie see a solution to their problem when they realize that Alan M. has the same effect on women that Melody has on men.
Reprints

Concerto in Clout! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie; Valerie; Melody; Alex Cabot III
Synopsis
The Pussycats help Alex foil a burglary at the Cabot mansion.
Reprints

Study Buddy (Table of Contents: 15)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie; Valerie; Melody; Alex; Alexandra
Synopsis
Alex can't get the Pussycats to study when they are on the road.
Reprints

[Archie's Big Book Volume Three] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

[Betty & Veronica Vixens #6] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Veronica's Wacky Cousin Marcy's Fashions (Table of Contents: 18)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Marcy Lodge

Indexer Notes

Reader submitted fashions.

[Archie Volume Five] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

In the Mood (Table of Contents: 20)

Ethel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Ethel is in the mood for romance but Jughead is not.
Reprints

[Archie Comics] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

Betty's Fashions (Table of Contents: 22)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?

Characters
Betty Cooper

Run For Glory (Table of Contents: 23)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (layouts; credited); Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats; Greta Grapple (girl's track coach); Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge; Randy the motivational coach
Synopsis
In anticipation of the big track meet, Veronica struggles to find a track event she excels at, while Moose is convinced someone is making a play for Midge and all evidence points to Archie.
Reprints
Keywords
hurdles; track

Dumb Waiters! (Table of Contents: 24)

Nancy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Nancy waits in line at the grocery store.
Reprints

Perfectly Ridiculous (Table of Contents: 25)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Pellowski [as Mike Pellowski] (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Geraldine Grundy; Nancy Woods; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Moose Mason; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
All Betty's friends think she is perfect at everything but her parents know the truth.
Reprints

Buddy, Can You Spare a Buddy? (Table of Contents: 26)

Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Gallagher (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Hiram Lodge; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Terrified that she'll lose the vote for Miss Popular in the school yearbook to Betty, Veronica mounts an all-out campaign for the title, no expense spared.
Reprints

Basebrawl (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (credited)
Inks
Mario Acquaviva (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Mario Acquaviva (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, our regular coach is sick! Would you like to coach us today?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Archie coaches the girl's baseball team.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball

Party Animal (Table of Contents: 28)

Betty's Diary / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Betty throws a party for her friends.
Reprints

Scent of Success (Table of Contents: 29)

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
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Betty sells cinnamon rolls to raise money for some expensive perfume.
Reprints
Keywords
fragrance

Triangle Trouble (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (layouts; credited); Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Alison Flood (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Smithers the butler; Ochre Wintery; Hiram Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason, Midge Klump
Synopsis
A local talk show solicits people involved in love triangles to appear on the show. Archie, Betty and Veronica all sign up to appear, not knowing the others have also signed up.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ochre Wintery is a parody of Oprah Winfrey.

Dance, Dance, Dance (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle; Nancy Woods; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
The kids hold a dance contest for charity.

Mother Hen-Pecked (Table of Contents: 32)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
John Lowe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Nancy Woods; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
A couple of robins build a nest and have babies outside Betty's window.
Reprints

All at Sea (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Cooper
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge invites Veronica's friends on a cruise on his new cruise ship, but Archie and Jughead miss the boat.

Hi-Tech Selection (Table of Contents: 34)

Betty / comic story / 6 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; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Dilton invents a computer program that scans pictures of fashions, then superimposes them over the body of a model, in this case Betty. This allows her to shop for fashions without having to fight crowds at department stores.
Reprints
Keywords
virtual reality

Fashion Takes a Bashin' (Table of Contents: 35)

Ginger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Ginger Lopez; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie, Veronica and Betty offer to help Ginger with her fashion show in the city.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Unscramble the words that mean "walk" or "walking!" the answers are given below!
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Find the words puzzle.

Caution (Table of Contents: 37)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica asks Reggie if he wishes he were an artist.
Reprints

[Graphic Novel Super Store] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

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

Foreign Exchange (Table of Contents: 39)

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

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

Characters
Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Fangs Fogarty; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Archie Andrews; Fifi; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
The boys go gaga over the new foreign exchange student.
Reprints
Keywords
exchange student

Weather or Not (Table of Contents: 40)

Little Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
children
Characters
Little Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Little Archie; Little Jughead; Little Reggie; Little Veronica; Little Betty; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Little Sabrina's aunts try to control the weather for Little Sabrina's picnic.
Reprints
Keywords
picnic; weather

[Double Digest Bundle Pack] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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

Nice Advice (Table of Contents: 42)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (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
Synopsis
The girls talk about Veronica's interest in yoga.
Reprints
Keywords
yoga

[Subscribe Today!] (Table of Contents: 43) (Expand) /

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

Girl Guile (Table of Contents: 44)

Ethel / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Tomoko; Sean; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Ethel's over the top Prom invitation gets Jughead to take her to the Prom.
Keywords
Prom; tuxedo

[20% off all Archie comics!] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

Midtown Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Subscribe Today!] (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

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

Buzz Word (Table of Contents: 47)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Nancy Woods; Moose Mason
Synopsis
The halls of Riverdale High are terrorized by a rogue bee.
Reprints

[Build Your Own Comics Double Digest Subscription!] (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

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

[Try these new Archie comics digests!] (Table of Contents: 49) (Expand) /

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

[Read it all on the Archie App] (Table of Contents: 50) (Expand) /

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

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

CW / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    B&V Friends
  2. 1. [How to get your free comic]
  3. 2. Where the Buffalo Roam
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Best Foot Forward
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Greeting Card
    Betty
  6. 5. Jumping to Conclusions
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Video Game Gambit
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Model Behavior
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. [Spider-Man / Avengers Mini-Mates]
    Diamond Select
  10. 9. Target Tactics
    Veronica
  11. 10. Archie Americana Silver Age
  12. 11. Follow the Leader
    Josie
  13. 12. Color Me Pink
    Josie and the Pussycats
  14. 13. Ban the Blonde
    Josie
  15. 14. Concerto in Clout!
    Josie and the Pussycats
  16. 15. Study Buddy
    Josie and the Pussycats
  17. 16. [Archie's Big Book Volume Three]
  18. 17. [Betty & Veronica Vixens #6]
  19. 18. Veronica's Wacky Cousin Marcy's Fashions
  20. 19. [Archie Volume Five]
  21. 20. In the Mood
    Ethel
  22. 21. [Archie Comics]
  23. 22. Betty's Fashions
  24. 23. Run For Glory
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. Dumb Waiters!
    Nancy
  26. 25. Perfectly Ridiculous
    Betty
  27. 26. Buddy, Can You Spare a Buddy?
    Veronica
  28. 27. Basebrawl
    Archie
  29. 28. Party Animal
    Betty's Diary
  30. 29. Scent of Success
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. Triangle Trouble
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. Dance, Dance, Dance
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. Mother Hen-Pecked
    Betty
  34. 33. All at Sea
    Betty and Veronica
  35. 34. Hi-Tech Selection
    Betty
  36. 35. Fashion Takes a Bashin'
    Ginger
  37. 36. ["Unscramble the words that mean "walk" or "walking!" the answers are given below!"]
    Veronica
  38. 37. Caution
    Veronica
  39. 38. [Graphic Novel Super Store]
  40. 39. Foreign Exchange
    Little Betty and Veronica
  41. 40. Weather or Not
    Little Sabrina
  42. 41. [Double Digest Bundle Pack]
  43. 42. Nice Advice
    Betty and Veronica
  44. 43. [Subscribe Today!]
  45. 44. Girl Guile
    Ethel
  46. 45. [20% off all Archie comics!]
    Midtown Comics
  47. 46. [Subscribe Today!]
  48. 47. Buzz Word
    Betty and Veronica
  49. 48. [Build Your Own Comics Double Digest Subscription!]
  50. 49. [Try these new Archie comics digests!]
  51. 50. [Read it all on the Archie App]
  52. 51. [Riverdale]
    CW
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