B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine #227 [Direct Edition]
(September 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
2012-07-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816468558 22711
Editing
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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 Pena [as Tito Pena] (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I take after my aunt!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones
Reprints
Keywords
swimming pool

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

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

The Big Storm (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 22 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; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump; Smithers; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
A flood forces the Lodge's out of their mansion and they stay at the Andrews house until the water recedes.
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Scent-er Of Attention (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Nancy Woods; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty shops for a new perfume in anticipation of her date that night with Archie.
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Snap Decision (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty tries to take a group picture of the gang.
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Indexer Notes

Betty breaks the fourth wall and talks directly to the reader.

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Pleasant Screams (Table of Contents: 6)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica has a nightmare that she is doing housework.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Josie and the Pussycats / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

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

Love Bug (Table of Contents: 8)

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; Valerie; Alan M.; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis
Alexandra is so pathetically love-struck over Alan M. that she goes into insane ecstasy at the mere mention of his name. Even Josie takes pity on Alexandra and asks Alan to pay a little attention to her. But as soon as he's nice to her, she takes it as a sign that he doesn't love her.
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Indexer Notes

Josie is wearing a Charlie Chaplin t-shirt.

Alexandra acts a lot like Betty Cooper in this story, and it has been speculated that this could be a "Betty acts crazy over Archie" script rewritten for this title.

Film Fare (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis
Josie and the Pussycats take a tour of a movie studio.
Reprints

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Fun in the Sun Fashions (Table of Contents: 11)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
fashion
Characters
Betty Cooper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fashion page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Sabrina / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

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

Sand Dollar$ (Table of Contents: 13)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 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; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Harvey; Gem Stone; Hilda; Zelda; Salem; Pablo Paloma
Synopsis
Sabrina and Gem both enter a sand castle building contest.
Reprints

Kitty Slicker (Table of Contents: 14)

Sabrina / 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; teen
Characters
Salem; Sabrina Spellman; Hilda; Zelda
Synopsis
Salem gets one week to spend as a human and decides to become a cowboy.
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Google-Eyed Ride (Table of Contents: 16)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie has not recovered from a roller coaster ride.
Keywords
roller coaster

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Beauty Secrets (Table of Contents: 18)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Use the clues to find the mystery word.

What's Cooking? (Table of Contents: 19)

Ginger Lopez / comic story / 6 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; teen
Characters
Ginger Lopez; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Chef Lopez
Synopsis
Ginger is designing a cake for her father and uses the Betty/Veronica/Archie love triangle as inspiration.
Reprints

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

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'm determined to write the perfect song!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie wants to write the perfect song.

Shakespeare Beware! (Table of Contents: 21)

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; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Brett; Lars Williams; Archie Andrews; Midge Klump; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
After seeing Betty perform in Shakespeare in the Park, Veronica is inspired to act out Shakespeare on the beach.
Reprints

Polly Wants Some Trouble (Table of Contents: 22)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Junior (a parrot); Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Mr. and Mrs. Fledgling (Junior's owners)
Synopsis
Betty is watching a neighbor's parrot whose talent for mimicry gets everyone in trouble-- including Betty!
Reprints
Keywords
parrot

The Missing Golf Links (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Reggie and Dilton challenge Betty and Veronica to a round of golf. Loser has to jump into the lake.
Keywords
golf

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Ethel Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sigh! I just can't get my mind off that boy!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Even baking doesn't take Ethel's mind of Jughead.
Reprints

Classic Veronica (Table of Contents: 25)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Characters
Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the phrase to find out why Veronica is always on the phone.

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

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'm collecting!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead is collecting donations for a community garage sale.

Soul Mates (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica imagines what it would be like for her and Betty to be pirates.
Reprints
Keywords
pirate

Baseball Error! (Table of Contents: 28)

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
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica suggests that Betty coach the Riverdale Pee Wee baseball team so that she won't have time for Archie, but Betty gets Archie and Jughead to help out as umpires.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball

Robonut (Table of Contents: 29)

Betty and Veronica / 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
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; R2YouToo; Hiram Lodge; Smithers the butler
Synopsis
Dilton's new invention causes havoc at the Lodge Mansion.
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Rest Pests (Table of Contents: 30)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Nancy Woods; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Veronica wants to spend the day at the beach relaxing, but the gang keeps bothering her to play volleyball, chicken fights and football.
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Friends Till the Bitter End (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
Barbara Slate (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump
Synopsis
The girls' discussion about the strong bonds of their friendship soon gets out of hand.
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The Ultimate Power! (Table of Contents: 32)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Midge Klump; Ethel Muggs; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The girls discuss what super power they would like to have.
Reprints

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

Cheryl Blossom / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

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

Phantom of the Funhouse (Table of Contents: 34)

Cheryl Blossom / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jason Blossom
Synopsis
Cheryl and the gang discover an abandoned fun house on the beach.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

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

Beached (Table of Contents: 36)

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; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Betty wants to go to the beach because Archie is a lifeguard there.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

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

An End to Freedom (Table of Contents: 38)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Polly Cooper; Alice Cooper; Nancy Woods; Pop Tate; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty tries to decide how to spend her last remaining days of freedom before school starts.
Reprints

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

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Battle of the BFFs! (Table of Contents: 40)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited); Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Mike Decarlo (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I take after my aunt!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. ["Archie: Clash of the New Kids"]
  3. 2. The Big Storm
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Scent-er Of Attention
    Betty
  5. 4. Snap Decision
    Betty
  6. 5. ["Archie: Clash of the New Kids"]
  7. 6. Pleasant Screams
    Veronica
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Josie and the Pussycats
  9. 8. Love Bug
    Josie
  10. 9. Film Fare
    Josie and the Pussycats
  11. 10. ["Double Digest Sample Pack!"]
  12. 11. Fun in the Sun Fashions
    Betty
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina
  14. 13. Sand Dollar$
    Sabrina
  15. 14. Kitty Slicker
    Sabrina
  16. 15. ["Archie Meets KISS"]
  17. 16. Google-Eyed Ride
    Betty
  18. 17. ["Archie: The Married Life"]
  19. 18. Beauty Secrets
    Veronica
  20. 19. What's Cooking?
    Ginger Lopez
  21. 20. ["I'm determined to write the perfect song!"]
    Archie
  22. 21. Shakespeare Beware!
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. Polly Wants Some Trouble
    Betty
  24. 23. The Missing Golf Links
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. ["Sigh! I just can't get my mind off that boy!"]
    Ethel Gag Bag
  26. 25. Classic Veronica
  27. 26. ["I'm collecting!"]
    Archie
  28. 27. Soul Mates
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. Baseball Error!
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. Robonut
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. Rest Pests
    Veronica
  32. 31. Friends Till the Bitter End
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. The Ultimate Power!
    Betty
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Cheryl Blossom
  35. 34. Phantom of the Funhouse
    Cheryl Blossom
  36. 35. ["Archie Marries Betty & Veronica"]
  37. 36. Beached
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. ["Subscribe Today"]
  39. 38. An End to Freedom
    Betty
  40. 39. ["Betty and Veronica Friends Forever"]
  41. 40. Battle of the BFFs!
    Betty
  42. 41. ["Betty and Veronica Friends Forever"]
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  44. 43. ["Hot Summer Reads"]
  45. 44. ["New Crusaders - Rise of the Heroes"]
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