B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine #226 [Direct Edition]
(August 2012)

Archie, 2011 Series
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3.99 USD
Pages
164
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year (monthly except Apr. and Oct.)
On-sale date
2012-06-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816468558 22611
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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)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
Rosario Pena [as Tito Pena] (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We girls surf because of the poetic majesty of the cresting waves!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
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promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Job (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Nancy Woods; Josh; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Betty gets a job promoting Lodge's new surfing line and Veronica gets a job teaching surfing to young girls.
Reprints
Keywords
surfing

Trying Not to Get Burned! (Table of Contents: 3)

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
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Dilton Doiley; Brandy; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Nancy Woods; Chuck Clayton; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty is at the beach but has forgetten her sunblock. She asks all of her friends for some but no one has any, or they have some that won't work for her... except Archie.
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Looks Schnooks (Table of Contents: 4)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Hiram Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Veronica tries to prove that Archie likes her no matter what she looks like.
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Time Lapse (Table of Contents: 5)

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
humor
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.
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Barking Up the Wrong Tree! (Table of Contents: 6)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Cousin Leroy; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica decides to renovate the old tree house.
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The Ring (Table of Contents: 7)

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; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump; Brandy; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Every time Betty saves enough money for the ring she wants some emergency comes up and eats up all her money.
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promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Attention Getter (Table of Contents: 9)

Ethel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Ethel; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Ethel hopes her new shirt will attract Jughead's attention.
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 of the next section featuring Josie reprints.

Word to the Wise (Table of Contents: 11)

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
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alan M
Synopsis
Josie, Valerie and Alan make fun of Melody for getting her sayings all mixed up.
Reprints

They're Off (Table of Contents: 12)

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
Characters
Josie; Alan M; Alex Cabot; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis
Alan's new pastime is racing turtles.
Reprints

I'll Bite (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino ?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine
Synopsis
Melody is nervous about seeing the dentist.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

Poor Fish (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
When Archie snubs both Betty and Veronica and selects Jughead has his partner in a fishing derby the girls decide to create their own team, even though neither know how to fish.
Reprints
Keywords
fishing

Mall Mutterings (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Betty models a new outfit for Veronica who's less than impressed.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[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
I've figured out why Archie brings that guitar along!
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Archie annoys Mr. Lodge with his guitar.
Keywords
electric guitar

Four Is a Crowd (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Cheryl Blossom
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica spend their afternoon at the beach trying to keep Archie away from Cheryl.
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promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Hit the Beach Fashions (Table of Contents: 20)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Reader submitted fashions.

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

Classick TeeVee (Table of Contents: 22)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica spoofs classic TV shows.
Reprints

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

Sabrina / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Characters
Sabrina

Indexer Notes

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

Sabrina's Camp Diary (Table of Contents: 24)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Angelo Decesare (credited)
Pencils
Dave Manak (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina; Chloe; Gem Stone
Synopsis
Sabrina and Chloe discover a sea monster while practicing for a canoe race at summer camp.
Reprints
Keywords
canoe; sea monster; summer camp

Shirt Tale (Table of Contents: 25)

Salem / comic story / 5 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; Salem; Harvey
Synopsis
Salem stops an alien invasion.
Reprints
Keywords
flying saucer

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

Summer Ode to Softball (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Midge Klump; Melanie
Synopsis
Archie is the umpire of a softball game and Betty and Veronica are both on the Riverdale team.
Reprints
Keywords
softball

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

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
Veronica's doing the cooking at her house tonight!
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica makes a meal for Archie and Jughead.

The Big Countdown (Table of Contents: 29)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Coach Kleats; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Betty's heavily anticipated summer vacation from school proves to be more stressful than school.
Reprints

Flower Power (Table of Contents: 30)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Ethel; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica sets a new trend by sending flowers to Archie and Reggie.
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promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Frankie & Maria's Romantic Summer Fashions (Table of Contents: 32)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Frankie Valdez; Maria Rodriquez
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fashion page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

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

Prize Catch (Table of Contents: 34)

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; Greg; Gigi
Synopsis
Jinx and Greg catch a fish and Greg puts it in Gigi's fish tank.
Reprints
Keywords
fishing

You're Out (Table of Contents: 35)

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; Mort
Synopsis
The rest of the guys don't want Li'l Jinx on the baseball team because she hits more home runs than they do.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball

A Mind Joggler (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Indexer Notes

This story was also reprinted in the previous issue of B&V Friends Double Digest.

On the Grow (Table of Contents: 37)

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 makes her plant grow by talking to it.

Let's Face It! (Table of Contents: 38)

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
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx makes funny faces.
Reprints

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

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

The Private Beach (Table of Contents: 40)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica fix up one of Mr. Lodge's properties so they can have their own private beach.
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Date Fate (Table of Contents: 41)

Veronica / comic story / 5 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
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Mel Gifford
Synopsis
Veronica has a date with the movie star Mel Gifford but it doesn't turn out as she hoped.
Reprints

Doll Dance (Table of Contents: 42)

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

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Victor Gorelick (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Maria Rodriguez; Frankie Valdez; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica and Betty give Maria a glamorous makeover so Frankie's attention won't drift at the dance. But the girls do their work too well.
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Double Trouble (Table of Contents: 44)

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; Archie Andrews; Adam; Nancy
Synopsis
Betty wins a surfing contest no thanks to Archie and Adam.
Reprints
Keywords
surfing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45)

Cheryl Blossom / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

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

Helping Hand (Table of Contents: 46)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Madge Reynolds; Estelle
Synopsis
Cheryl rushes to help volunteer at a local nursing home just to get on TV.

The Reel World (Table of Contents: 47)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Sandy; Monica; Lesley; Candy
Synopsis
Cheryl is selected to be on the reality show The Reel World.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Reel World is a spoof of the MTV show The Real World.

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

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

Summer or Later (Table of Contents: 49)

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; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee; Maria Rodriguez; Superintendant Hassle
Synopsis
Veronica bemoans going to summer school, but makes the best of it by convincing Ms. Grundy to hold classes outside.
Reprints

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

New Kids Off the Wall Part One (Table of Contents: 51)

New Kids Off The Wall / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Alex Simmons
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Digikore Studios
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

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

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

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["We girls surf because of the poetic majesty of the cresting waves!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. ["Hot Summer Reads"]
  3. 2. The Job
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Trying Not to Get Burned!
    Betty
  5. 4. Looks Schnooks
    Veronica
  6. 5. Time Lapse
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Barking Up the Wrong Tree!
    Veronica
  8. 7. The Ring
    Betty
  9. 8. ["Archie the Married Life"]
  10. 9. Attention Getter
    Ethel
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Josie and the Pussycats
  12. 11. Word to the Wise
    Josie
  13. 12. They're Off
    Josie
  14. 13. I'll Bite
    Josie and the Pussycats
  15. 14. ["Archie Meets KISS"]
  16. 15. Poor Fish
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. Mall Mutterings
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. ["I've figured out why Archie brings that guitar along!"]
    Archie
  19. 18. Four Is a Crowd
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. ["Kevin Keller in Hardcover"]
  21. 20. Hit the Beach Fashions
  22. 21. ["Archie Meets KISS"]
  23. 22. Classick TeeVee
    Veronica
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina
  25. 24. Sabrina's Camp Diary
    Sabrina
  26. 25. Shirt Tale
    Salem
  27. 26. ["Sabrina the Animated Series Graphic Novel"]
  28. 27. Summer Ode to Softball
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. ["Veronica's doing the cooking at her house tonight!"]
    Archie
  30. 29. The Big Countdown
    Betty
  31. 30. Flower Power
    Veronica
  32. 31. ["Betty and Veronica: Best Friends Forever"]
  33. 32. Frankie & Maria's Romantic Summer Fashions
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Li'l Jinx
  35. 34. Prize Catch
    Li'l Jinx
  36. 35. You're Out
    Li'l Jinx
  37. 36. A Mind Joggler
    Charley
  38. 37. On the Grow
    Li'l Jinx
  39. 38. Let's Face It!
    Li'l Jinx
  40. 39. ["Jinx"]
  41. 40. The Private Beach
    Betty and Veronica
  42. 41. Date Fate
    Veronica
  43. 42. Doll Dance
    Betty and Veronica
  44. 43. ["Get your Archie swag!"]
  45. 44. Double Trouble
    Betty
  46. 45. [no title indexed]
    Cheryl Blossom
  47. 46. Helping Hand
    Cheryl Blossom
  48. 47. The Reel World
    Cheryl Blossom
  49. 48. ["Subscribe Today"]
  50. 49. Summer or Later
    Veronica
  51. 50. ["Archie: Clash of the New Kids"]
  52. 51. New Kids Off the Wall Part One
    New Kids Off The Wall
  53. 52. ["Archie: Clash of the New Kids"]
  54. 53. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  55. 54. ["The Voyage Home"]
  56. 55. ["New Crusaders - Rise of the Heroes"]
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