Thursday, November 27, 2014

Nice Becomes Naughty and Naughty Becomes Nice in B&V FRIENDS COMICS DIGEST #241

B&V FRIENDS COMICS DIGEST #241 was published earlier this week. Like all of the recent digests published these days by Archie Comics, this one has a Christmas theme through most of stories, including the new lead-in story.

This was a pretty cute short story featuring, of all characters, Santa Claus! He apparently got over his seasonal depression pretty quickly because he's now rushing to get ready for his Christmas Eve run.

It seems that he has a dilemma though -- otherwise, there wouldn't be much storyline tension. It seems like there is a major discrepancy with his "naughty or nice" list. Basically, Betty is naughty and Veronica is nice. Santa knows better and decides that he needs to go personally to Riverdale to find out what's going on!

"Naughty Or Nice" is written by Batton Lash, penciled by Bill Galvan, inked by Jim Amash, lettered by Jack Morelli, and colored by Color-Tek, Inc. This was a cute story and the solution to Santa's confusion ends up making a lot of sense.

By the way, it was great to see Kevin Keller in this story. I worry about the guy now that his book's been canceled. I'm afraid that he'll slowly fade away. But here he is collecting toys for the needy!

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