B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine #223 [Direct Edition]
(May 2012)

Archie, 2011 Series
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Price
3.99 USD
Pages
164
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year (monthly except Apr. and Oct.)
On-sale date
2012-03-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie 70th Anniversary Classic; The Archie Library
Barcode
762816468558 22311
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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)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (signed)
Colors
Rosario "Tito" Peña (signed)
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dig Veronica! She's all silver!
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Midge; Madhouse Mads [Dick Didit; Drippy Didit; Dan Didit]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

May We Have This Dance? (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Brigette; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Cheryl Blossom; Renee
Synopsis
Betty, Veronica, Cheryl and Archie are on a taping of the tv show American Dance-a-thon.
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Indexer Notes

American Dance-a-thon is a parody of American Bandstand.

Second-Hand Anna (Table of Contents: 3)

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
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Anna; Chuck Clayton; Dilton Doiley; Ethel
Synopsis
Betty interviews Anna for the school paper. Anna makes a living turning junk into something useful.
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Cater to Your Needs (Table of Contents: 4)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Dan Nakrosis (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Marcy (Veronica's cousin)
Synopsis
When her cousin is sick, Veronica decides to make Marcy's catering delivery for her.
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Now for a Really Super Story! (Table of Contents: 5)

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
Pretty Game Star Deluxe [Betty Cooper]; Pure Fashion Diva Supreme [Veronica Lodge]; Cheryl Blossom; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
When Cheryl eyes Archie again, the girls become super-heroes and double team the unsuspecting romantic rival.
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A Mall for All Seasons (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Betty has a solution for the local mall's flagging sales.
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promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Big Wish (Table of Contents: 8)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Betty and Nancy wonder what Veronica will wish for at the wishing well.
Reprints
Keywords
wishing well

[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 of the next section featuring Josie reprints.

Something To Flip Over (Table of Contents: 10)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie; Melody; Alexander Cabot; Valerie
Synopsis
Alexander thinks Melody has lost a priceless coin he gave her.
Reprints

It's Amazing (Table of Contents: 11)

Alan M / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Alexandra Cabot; Alan M.; Valerie; Alexander Cabot; Bozo (Alan's dog)
Synopsis
Alexandra tries using a love potion on Alan M.
Reprints

Card Bard (Table of Contents: 12)

Josie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie; Alan M.; Alexander Cabot
Synopsis
Josie and Alexander visit Alan at his job at a greeting card store.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Distress Over A Dress (Table of Contents: 14)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
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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Indexer Notes

Color/Letters credits are not printed in this digest and are taken from the index of the original printing.

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

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
Betty's filled a scrapbook...
Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie doesn't remember any of the photos in Betty's scrapbook.

Indexer Notes

Comic strip reprint.

Perfectly Ridiculous (Table of Contents: 16)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Betty and Midge use a computer and scanner to make an image of the perfect guy.
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musicskins.com / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Extra Baggage (Table of Contents: 18)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Fifi (the Lodge maid)
Synopsis
Veronica agrees she has packed too much luggage for a trip.
Reprints

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Betty Pin Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, Betty -- How about you and I taking in a movie?
Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Sabrina / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Characters
Sabrina

Indexer Notes

Illustration used a the title page of the next section featuring Sabrina reprints.

Just A Green With You! (Table of Contents: 22)

Sabrina / comic story / 11 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; Salem; Aunt Zelda; Harvey; Cernunnos; Llandra; Ant'ny
Synopsis
Cernunnos kidnaps Zelda and forces her to stay with him or he will withhold spring from the world.
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Indexer Notes

Two-part story.

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

All Dolled Up! (Table of Contents: 24)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Brigitte; Betty Cooper; Nancy Woods; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica has a giant doll-house built for the hospital's children's ward.
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
Ha! Look at me being a slob!
Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Did Betty forget she had a date with Archie, or did Archie forget he was supposed to be somewhere else?

Indexer Notes

Comic strip reprint.

Veronica Lodge, P.I. (Table of Contents: 26)

Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Betty Cooper; Marcy (Veronica's cousin)
Synopsis
Veronica gets security conscious when a rash of robberies begin occurring in her neighborhood.
Reprints

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

Rejection Dejection (Table of Contents: 28)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Sean Murphey
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie consoles Betty after she gets another publisher rejection slip.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

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.

Now Fear This! (Table of Contents: 30)

Mort the Worry Wart / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards (signed)
Pencils
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
children
Characters
Mort; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Mort gets listed in the McGenius Book of World Records as the person having the most different kinds of phobias.
Reprints

Give In (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx will give in when Greg admits he's wrong.
Reprints

A Rain-Know (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Jinx questions her small part of the universe.
Reprints

High and Low! (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx and Charley compare test scores.
Reprints

Choices (Table of Contents: 34)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Halliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx doesn't want meatloaf.
Reprints

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

The Trend to Be Trendy (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Veronica wants a tattoo for her birthday.
Reprints

Accept No Substitutes (Table of Contents: 37)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Betty accidentally dyes her hair black.
Reprints

Money Problems (Table of Contents: 38)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Frederick; Hiram Lodge; Cash Morgan; Melanie Morgan; Betsy Trumpet; Cindy Kerner; Teddy Hilton; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Veronica and her father attend a party of billionaires.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

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

Rainy Day Blues (Table of Contents: 40)

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
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
When Archie and Betty are quarantined together at school because of the colds they're sporting, Veronica decides to make herself sick as well so she can horn in.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

Cheryl Blossom / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

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

Party Crasher (Table of Contents: 42)

Cheryl Blossom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Cheryl has a party while her parents are away.
Reprints

How Crafty! (Table of Contents: 43)

Cheryl Blossom / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Martina Stewrich
Synopsis
When Martina Stewrich decorates Cheryl's bedroom without her permission Cheryl gets even.
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Indexer Notes

Martina Stewrich is a parody of the celebrity Martha Stewart.

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

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

The New Rival (Table of Contents: 45)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Nancy Woods; Archie Andrews; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Betty has a new rival for Archie's time.
Reprints

Instant Chemistry (Table of Contents: 46)

Wendy Weatherbee / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Wendy Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Dilton Doiley; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee is misled into believing Dilton is dating his niece Wendy Weatherbee.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

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

Little Jinx Grows Up (Table of Contents: 48)

Jinx / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
J Torres
Pencils
Rich Burchett
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
Martin McNabb
Letters
John Workman

Genre
humor
Reprints

[no title indexed] (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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 51) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Dig Veronica! She's all silver!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. ["Archie Meets KISS"]
  3. 2. May We Have This Dance?
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Second-Hand Anna
    Betty
  5. 4. Cater to Your Needs
    Veronica
  6. 5. Now for a Really Super Story!
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. A Mall for All Seasons
    Betty
  8. 7. ["Archie the Married Life"]
  9. 8. The Big Wish
    Veronica
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Josie and the Pussycats
  11. 10. Something To Flip Over
    Josie
  12. 11. It's Amazing
    Alan M
  13. 12. Card Bard
    Josie
  14. 13. ["Archie & Valerie Are Back!"]
  15. 14. Distress Over A Dress
    Veronica
  16. 15. ["Betty's filled a scrapbook..."]
    Archie
  17. 16. Perfectly Ridiculous
    Betty
  18. 17. ["Get your Archie skins"]
    musicskins.com
  19. 18. Extra Baggage
    Veronica
  20. 19. ["Kevin Keller in Hardcover"]
  21. 20. ["Say, Betty -- How about you and I taking in a movie?"]
    Betty Pin Up
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina
  23. 22. Just A Green With You!
    Sabrina
  24. 23. ["Sabrina the Animated Series Graphic Novel"]
  25. 24. All Dolled Up!
    Veronica
  26. 25. ["Ha! Look at me being a slob!"]
    Archie
  27. 26. Veronica Lodge, P.I.
    Veronica
  28. 27. ["Archie Marries Betty & Veronica"]
  29. 28. Rejection Dejection
    Betty
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    Li'l Jinx
  31. 30. Now Fear This!
    Mort the Worry Wart
  32. 31. Give In
    Li'l Jinx
  33. 32. A Rain-Know
    Li'l Jinx
  34. 33. High and Low!
    Li'l Jinx's Pal Charley
  35. 34. Choices
    Li'l Jinx
  36. 35. ["The Best of Archie Comics"]
  37. 36. The Trend to Be Trendy
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. Accept No Substitutes
    Betty
  39. 38. Money Problems
    Veronica
  40. 39. ["Betty and Veronica Best Friends Forever"]
  41. 40. Rainy Day Blues
    Betty and Veronica
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
    Cheryl Blossom
  43. 42. Party Crasher
    Cheryl Blossom
  44. 43. How Crafty!
    Cheryl Blossom
  45. 44. ["Subscribe Today"]
  46. 45. The New Rival
    Betty
  47. 46. Instant Chemistry
    Wendy Weatherbee
  48. 47. ["Jinx"]
  49. 48. Little Jinx Grows Up
    Jinx
  50. 49. ["Jinx"]
  51. 50. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  52. 51. ["Get your Archie Swag!"]
  53. 52. ["The Archie App. Download It For Free!"]
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