B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine #225 [Direct Edition]
(July 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.)
On-sale date
2012-05-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816468558 22511
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Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Digest Size U. S.
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, I'm hoping you'll see a lot of me this summer!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

A Ribiting Experience (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (signed)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Midge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie gives Veronica a cement frog for her garden. Veronica hates it and tries to find a way to get rid of it.
Reprints
Keywords
frog

Always On Our Mind (Table of Contents: 3)

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
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Ms. Grundy; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Midge; Moose Mason; Cheryl Blossom; Dilton Doily; Archie Andrews; Nancy; Chuck Clayton; Mr. Weatherbee; Hal Cooper; Mrs. Cooper; Mrs. Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Everyone daydreams of their fantasies.
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A Hair Affair (Table of Contents: 4)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Maurice (a hair dresser); Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones; Jellybean Jones
Synopsis
A hair dresser convinces Veronica that a hideous looking hairstyle is the latest craze in Europe and convinces her to try it.
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Smelling Good! (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Polly Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Betty has a bottle of expensive perfume but she thinks Archie is allergic to it.
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Self-Descriptive Terms! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Nancy Woods; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
The girls describe bad actions by themselves in terms of the guys.
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Process of Elimination (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Alice Cooper; Mary Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Veronica suspects that Betty has taken Archie on a picnic and tracks them down.
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Keywords
fishing

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

Fashions of Fancy (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Pencils
Rex Lindsey (signed)
Inks
Rex Lindsey (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica in various ethnic fashions.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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.

Litter By Litter (Table of Contents: 11)

Josie / comic story / 6 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; humor
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alan M.; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis
When Melody goes on an anti-littering campaign, her friends think she's protested by dumping garbage on the steps of City Hall.
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Control Pattern (Table of Contents: 12)

Josie / comic story / 6 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
Characters
Josie; Valerie; Melody; Alan M; Alex; Mr. Manikin
Synopsis
The gang has a contest to make each other laugh.
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Now You See It -- Now You Don't (Table of Contents: 13)

Josie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie; Melody
Synopsis
Melody can't decide what to wear to a party.
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promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Triangle Trouble (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Ochre Wintery; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Smithers; Hiram Lodge; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle; Great Wando
Synopsis
Betty, Veronica and Archie are asked to be on the Ochre Wintery show about love triangles.
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Indexer Notes

Ochre Wintery is a parody of Oprah Winfrey. Great Wando is a parody of Geraldo Rivera.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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
Archie's on his way over.
Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge has supplies to deal with Archie's clumsiness.

Catching On (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Midge; Betty Cooper; softball coach
Synopsis
Veronica accidently makes the game-winning catch in a softball game.
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Keywords
softball

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

Dream Theme (Table of Contents: 19)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Nancy Woods; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Nancy see Archie sleeping in a hammock. Betty decides to dump a bucket of water on him though when she hears him talking in his sleep about kissing Veronica.
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Keywords
dream

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

Veronica's Party Fashions! (Table of Contents: 21)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Fashion page.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Sabrina / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Sabrina

Indexer Notes

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

Running Mate! (Table of Contents: 23)

Sabrina / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Angelo Decesare (credited)
Pencils
Dave Manak (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Chloe; Gem Stone; Salem
Synopsis
Gem Stone tries to cheat to beat Chloe in a long-distance race.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Two part story.

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Come and Join the Dance (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Nancy Woods; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Midge Klump; Dilton Doiley; Brandy
Synopsis
Veronica discovers that Betty is taking dancing lessons and Veronica decides she needs some also so she can meet the instructors.
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Indexer Notes

This is probably from Betty and Veronica (Archie, 1987 series) #179 but needs confirmation. Story here is 5 pages, story in Betty and Veronica #179 is indexed at 6 pages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (signed)
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I think I'll stop at Archie's house...
Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie can't find his bike.

The Return Of The Elevenaire (Table of Contents: 27)

Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; The Elevenaire; Cricket O'Dell; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
While having sodas, a mysterious man known as the Elevenaire gives Veronica eleven dollars in cash. When Veronica disappears while taking pictures in the country, Archie enlists Cricket O'Dell -- a girl with the ability to sniff out money and accurately determine how much is there-- to help find Veronica.
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Betty's Fashions (Table of Contents: 29)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
?

Characters
Betty Cooper

Indexer Notes

Fashion page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

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

The Love Goat (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse; Greg
Synopsis
Charley tries to sabatoge Greg's date with Li'l Jinx.
Reprints

Like Wise (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
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Greg and Li’l Jinx like the neighbor's new refrigerator.
Reprints

Positively Speaking (Table of Contents: 33)

Mort / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Mort; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Mort thinks they are going to lose the game.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball

Dog Gone! (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; Greg
Synopsis
Greg can't find his dog.
Reprints

A Mind Joggler (Table of Contents: 35)

Li'l Jinx 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 Hawse
Synopsis
Jinx tries to get Charley to jog around the block.
Reprints

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

Fashion Statement (Table of Contents: 37)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Midge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica decides to use her position as a fashion influence at school to mess with the other girls, wearing progressively more outlandish outfits. Jughead points out to the girls how they're being manipulated and they stop following Veronica.
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Dream Come True (Table of Contents: 38)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty dreams about Archie as he might have been like in other times while waiting for him to come home from summer vacation.
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Temptation (Table of Contents: 39)

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; Dilton Doily; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica have heard a rumor that there's a bad boy in town, and they want to meet him and try to reform him.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

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Who Starts These Crazy Rumors Anyway? (Table of Contents: 41)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Mr. Weatherbee; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Betty tracks down the source of a rumor that the Riverdale school is going to close down.
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.

He-Mail (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
? [as Costanza] (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Jason Blossom; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle ; Jughead Jones (cameo); Dilton Doily
Synopsis
Cheryl is e-mailing an anonymous guy and thinks she loves him, when he invites her to the prom where they finally meet.
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Indexer Notes

In two parts, Part 1 is 6 pages.

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

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

A New Leaf (Table of Contents: 45)

Betty and 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
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Cheryl Blossom; Mrs. Smythe; Dilton Doiley; Pop Tate; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica tries to turn over a new leaf and be calm and serene.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

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

The Trial of Reggie Mantle (Table of Contents: 47)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, I'm hoping you'll see a lot of me this summer!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["The Archie App. Download it for free."]
  3. 2. A Ribiting Experience
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Always On Our Mind
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. A Hair Affair
    Veronica
  6. 5. Smelling Good!
    Betty
  7. 6. Self-Descriptive Terms!
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Process of Elimination
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. ["Archie Meets KISS"]
  10. 9. Fashions of Fancy
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Josie and the Pussycats
  12. 11. Litter By Litter
    Josie
  13. 12. Control Pattern
    Josie
  14. 13. Now You See It -- Now You Don't
    Josie
  15. 14. ["Archie: The Married Life"]
  16. 15. Triangle Trouble
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. ["Archie's on his way over."]
    Archie
  18. 17. Catching On
    Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. ["Archie Marries Betty & Veronica"]
  20. 19. Dream Theme
    Betty
  21. 20. ["Kevin Keller in Hardcover"]
  22. 21. Veronica's Party Fashions!
    Veronica
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina
  24. 23. Running Mate!
    Sabrina
  25. 24. ["Sabrina the Animated Series Graphic Novel"]
  26. 25. Come and Join the Dance
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. ["I think I'll stop at Archie's house..."]
    Archie
  28. 27. The Return Of The Elevenaire
    Veronica
  29. 28. ["The Magic of Sabrina the Teenage Witch"]
  30. 29. Betty's Fashions
    Betty
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
    Li'l Jinx
  32. 31. The Love Goat
    Li'l Jinx
  33. 32. Like Wise
    Li'l Jinx
  34. 33. Positively Speaking
    Mort
  35. 34. Dog Gone!
    Li'l Jinx
  36. 35. A Mind Joggler
    Li'l Jinx Pal Charley
  37. 36. ["Jinx"]
  38. 37. Fashion Statement
    Veronica
  39. 38. Dream Come True
    Betty
  40. 39. Temptation
    Betty and Veronica
  41. 40. ["Betty and Veronica Friends Forever"]
  42. 41. Who Starts These Crazy Rumors Anyway?
    Betty
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
    Cheryl Blossom
  44. 43. He-Mail
    Cheryl Blossom
  45. 44. ["Subscribe Today"]
  46. 45. A New Leaf
    Betty and Veronica
  47. 46. ["Archie the Married Life"]
  48. 47. The Trial of Reggie Mantle
    Archie
  49. 48. ["Archie the Married Life"]
  50. 49. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  51. 50. ["Archie the Married Life"]
  52. 51. ["Battles of the Century!"]
    LEGO
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