Sunday, May 24, 2015

Which Is Worse? A Hurricane or a Middle-Aged Cannonball? Find out in "B&V Friends Comics Double Digest #243!"

I finally picked up my copy of B&V FRIENDS COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #243 yesterday. Like all comic book digests published by Archie Comics, it mainly featured classic reprint stories featuring characters such as Betty, Veronica, Josie & the Pussycats, Cheryl Blossom, and even Caramel the Cat! But it also features an original short story featuring Betty, Veronica, and pretty much all of Riverdale High!

The story is pretty fun. It seems that Mr. Lodge is looking forward to an empty house for Spring Break. Veronica and all of her friends are going to be vacationing on some island, so he is hosting a quiet meeting with several conservative businessmen from Italy. Except, it seems that a hurricane has struck Veronica's island-getaway. As a result, she has decided to host Spring Break at Lodge Manor. That way, her friends' holiday week isn't ruined.

Mr. Lodge is freaking out because he'd promised his guests peace and quiet and now there are kids everywhere! Fearing the worst, Mr. Lodge explains to his important guests that their work is going to be disrupted by his daughter's play. That's when he learned that Mr. Garibaldi and his associates like to play -- much to Veronica's dismay!!

Needless to say, Veronica and her friends decided that they would much rather contend with a hurricane as opposed to a middle aged cannonball!

"Spring Broken" is written by Paul Kupperberg, penciled by Jeff Shultz, inked by Rick Koslowski, lettered by Jack Morelli, and colored by Colortek, Inc.

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