B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine #224 [Direct Edition]
(June 2012)

Archie, 2011 Series
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3.99 USD
Pages
164
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10 times a year (monthly except Apr. and Oct.)
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie 70th Anniversary Classic; The Archie Library
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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" Pena (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The blue jeans I decorate are a work of art!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; street vendor
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica model psychedelic embroidered jeans while everyone admires them.
Reprints
Keywords
clothing; fashion; psychedelia

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

The Mod Hatter (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Ethel; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Ethel decides she will start wearing hats as a way to get noticed.
Reprints

Personal Best (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Nancy Woods; Ethel Muggs; Melanie; Archie Andrews (cameo); Reggie Mantle (cameo); Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis
The girls on the softball team work to improve their individual skills and strengths for the coming season.
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Keywords
softball

Hoppy Days (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Mr. Weatherbee; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews; Professor Flutesnoot; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee holds a contest to raise money for the school and the person with the most votes has to kiss a frog.
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Comic Conned (Table of Contents: 5)

Chuck & Nancy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
John Workman (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Ryan
Synopsis
Nancy attends the Riverdale Comic Convention to help Chuck with his table.
Reprints
Keywords
comic convention

Turn About (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty imagines herself as the lead character in Treasure Island, Pied Piper and The Three Musketeers.
Reprints
Keywords
pirate

In the Mood (Table of Contents: 7)

Ethel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
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

Quick Trip (Table of Contents: 8)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty just wants to take a ride with Archie in his car.
Reprints

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

Sheesh! (Table of Contents: 10)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Cross out certain letters to reveal the phrase.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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 and the Pussycats reprints.

What Price Failure (Table of Contents: 12)

Josie and the Pussycats / 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
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alex Cabot; Alexandra Cabot; Mr. Cabot
Synopsis
Mr. Cabot books the Pussycats at his country club hoping it will be a disaster so he can use it as a tax write-off.
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That Takes the Cake (Table of Contents: 13)

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
Characters
Josie; Alexandra Cabot; Alex Cabot; Alan M; Mr. Cabot
Synopsis
Alexandra and Josie make a cake for her father's birthday while Alex and Alan M try to wallpaper his den.
Reprints

Forgotten Melody (Table of Contents: 14)

Josie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Melody; Josie; Valerie; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis
Melody mangles a few more old sayings, but disagrees when Valerie says she's "incomprehensible."
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No credits printed in this digest, the credits here come from the index of the original printing.

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

No Common Scents (Table of Contents: 16)

Betty and 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
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Cheryl Blossom; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica has a perfume smelling party.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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
Have you heard there is a pretty new girl in school?
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Alice
Synopsis
Archie is thinking about the pretty new girl in school.

Some Crust (Table of Contents: 18)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee; Svenson the janitor; The River Rat Gang (villains); Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Betty tries to solve the on-going problem of car radio thefts from the Riverdale High parking lot while baking pizzas at the same time.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Index of original printing indicates the inker was "Harvey Mercadoocasio [as Harvey M]" which seems to indicate that it was actually credited to Harvey M. there.

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Target Tactics (Table of Contents: 20)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie suggests Archie throw a dart to determine who he will take out on a date.
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promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Fate Mate (Table of Contents: 22)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper
Synopsis
Betty is mad with Archie.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Sabrina / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Sabrina reprints.

I Go To Trio (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Harvey; Gem; Mr. Jackson; Salem; Aunt Hilda Spellman; Aunt Zelda Spellman; Uncle Quigley
Synopsis
Gem has signed Sabrina up for multiple duties at the school dance.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit from the index of the original printing, no credit listed in this digest.

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

Pizza My Mind (Table of Contents: 26)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate; Cheryl Blossom
Synopsis
Pop Tate hires Betty to deliver pizzas.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

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
Your place looks great for the gala tonight!
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead can't attend the gala unless he wears something appropriate.

Oh, Nanny Boy! (Table of Contents: 28)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 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
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Jellybean Jones; Gladys Jones; Brad
Synopsis
Veronica tries to use Jellybean to meet a cute Nanny.
Reprints

It's My Party (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Doug Crane (credited)
Inks
Doug Crane (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
With Betty's folks gone for the weekend, Veronica tells everyone there is a party at Betty's house.
Reprints

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musicskins.com / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Smell Spell (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
George Gladir [As Glad]
Pencils
Kennedy
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Nancy; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Veronica makes an irresistible perfume in lab class.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

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 of the next section featuring Li'l Jinx reprints.

City Limits (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg; Nu Nu; Yuck
Synopsis
Two martians visit Li'l Jinx and Greg.
Reprints
Keywords
flying saucer

Hello Dolly! (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx finds Daddy sleeping.
Reprints

The Hard Way! (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Greg; Charley Hawse; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Greg's homemade car gets great mileage.
Reprints

Book Look (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley
Synopsis
Charley sneaks up on Li'l Jinx while she is reading.
Reprints

Down to Earth! (Table of Contents: 37)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx is amazed by the night sky.
Reprints

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

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

I've Got a Secret (Table of Contents: 39)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Midge Klump; Nancy Woods; Jughead Jones; Ethel
Synopsis
Betty has a secret about the upcoming school dance and it's driving Veronica crazy.
Reprints

Language of Love (Table of Contents: 40)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Denise; Ethel; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Denise study Jughead's body language while he talks with Ethel.
Reprints

The Green-Eyed Monster (Table of Contents: 41)

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

Script
Barbara Slate (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Veronica thinks she might be jealous of Betty.
Reprints

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

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

Wedded Blitz (Table of Contents: 43)

Betty's Diary / comic story / 5 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; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Midge Klump
Synopsis
After catching the bouquet at her cousin's wedding, Betty meets Archie at Pop's and drops several dozen marriage hints on the eternally oblivious teen.
Reprints

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

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.

One Good Deed (Table of Contents: 45)

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

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Dan Parent (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
John Workman (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Betty Cooper; Mrs. Jenkins; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jenny
Synopsis
Cheryl tries to be nice to people because it gets Betty attention but Cheryl's attempts at kindness don't work out well.

What a Doll! (Table of Contents: 46)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Madge
Synopsis
Cheryl goes on the Home Buying Network to market a doll that looks like her.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

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

Frankie's Back! (Table of Contents: 48)

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
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Brigitte; Maria; Frankie Valdez; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Frankie Valdez has moved back to town but Betty and Veronica think he's seeing Brigitte.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 49) (Expand) /

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

Riverdale Rock City (Table of Contents: 50)

Archie; Kiss / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Alex Segura (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Sabrina Spellman; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Kiss [Demon [Gene Simmons]; Starchild [Paul Stanley]; Spaceman [Ace Frehley]; Catman [Peter Criss]]
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 51) (Expand) /

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 52) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 53) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The blue jeans I decorate are a work of art!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. ["Archie Meets KISS"]
  3. 2. The Mod Hatter
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Personal Best
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Hoppy Days
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Comic Conned
    Chuck & Nancy
  7. 6. Turn About
    Betty
  8. 7. In the Mood
    Ethel
  9. 8. Quick Trip
    Betty
  10. 9. ["Archie the Married Life"]
  11. 10. Sheesh!
    Veronica
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Josie and the Pussycats
  13. 12. What Price Failure
    Josie and the Pussycats
  14. 13. That Takes the Cake
    Josie
  15. 14. Forgotten Melody
    Josie
  16. 15. ["Kevin Keller in Hardcover"]
  17. 16. No Common Scents
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. ["Have you heard there is a pretty new girl in school?"]
    Archie
  19. 18. Some Crust
    Betty
  20. 19. ["Archie Marries Betty & Veronica"]
  21. 20. Target Tactics
    Veronica
  22. 21. ["Get your Archie swag!"]
  23. 22. Fate Mate
    Betty
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina
  25. 24. I Go To Trio
    Sabrina
  26. 25. ["Sabrina the Animated Series Graphic Novel"]
  27. 26. Pizza My Mind
    Veronica
  28. 27. ["Your place looks great for the gala tonight!"]
    Archie
  29. 28. Oh, Nanny Boy!
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. It's My Party
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. ["Get your Archie skins"]
    musicskins.com
  32. 31. Smell Spell
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
    Li'l Jinx
  34. 33. City Limits
    Li'l Jinx
  35. 34. Hello Dolly!
    Li'l Jinx
  36. 35. The Hard Way!
    Li'l Jinx's Pal Greg
  37. 36. Book Look
    Li'l Jinx
  38. 37. Down to Earth!
    Li'l Jinx
  39. 38. ["Jinx"]
  40. 39. I've Got a Secret
    Betty and Veronica
  41. 40. Language of Love
    Betty
  42. 41. The Green-Eyed Monster
    Betty and Veronica
  43. 42. ["Betty and Veronica Friends Forever"]
  44. 43. Wedded Blitz
    Betty's Diary
  45. 44. [no title indexed]
    Cheryl Blossom
  46. 45. One Good Deed
    Cheryl Blossom
  47. 46. What a Doll!
    Cheryl Blossom
  48. 47. ["Subscribe Today"]
  49. 48. Frankie's Back!
    Betty and Veronica
  50. 49. ["Archie Meets KISS"]
  51. 50. Riverdale Rock City
    Archie; Kiss
  52. 51. ["Archie Meets KISS"]
  53. 52. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  54. 53. ["Best of Sonic the Hedgehog"]
  55. 54. ["Download the Archie Comics App for free"]
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