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Archie Comics has provided the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in January 2008. Take the jump for more on the crazy adventures of those kids from Riverdale and beyond.

a581.jpgARCHIE #581
“Forget Me Not”: Miraculously, Archie remembers the anniversary of his first date with Veronica… but can he remember to get her a gift she doesn’t already have?
“MESS-terpiece”: When Mr. Lodge’s favorite artist goes abstract, he suspects Archie of tampering with his paintings!
“Surprise”: Betty keeps slipping little surprises into Archie’s back pockets… leading Archie to wonder if he’s absentmindedly taking things he shouldn’t!
“Just Plain Wrong”: It’s “business” as usual when Veronica has to break a date with Archie to entertain the son of one of her father’s clients… but in the end, it’s Archie who makes the real power play!
SCRIPTS: Craig Boldman. ART: Stan Goldberg
Shipping Date: January 2nd, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: January 9th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: January 22nd, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

ad241.jpgARCHIE DIGEST #241
“Interest Rate”: Archie’s well-meaning new neighbor can’t help but noticing everything he does… and she isn’t shy about saying so! Now Archie is in hot water with his employer and his girlfriends. Archie must find a way to get himself out of the spotlight, but finding her a new hobby… or better yet a new man!
SCRIPT: Angelo DeCesare. ART: Bob Bolling.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: January 23rd, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: January 30th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: February 12th, 2008
Full color digest format
$2.49 US.

add185.jpgARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #185
“Freeze Framed”: Archie hopes the seasonal photos he submitted to the local newspaper’s “Winter Wonderland” competition don’t meet with a frosty reception!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski. ART: Randy Elliott.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: January 2nd, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: January 9th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: January 22nd, 2008
Full color digest format
$3.69 US.

b171.jpgBETTY #171
“Consolation”: The winter blues are that much bluer for Betty when Veronica emails photos of her Hawaiian vacation to Betty.
SCRIPT: George Gladir. ART: Stan Goldberg.
“Hold the Phone”: Archie and Betty mix their cell phones up – which spells big trouble for Veronica when she sends text messages to try to ditch a night out with Betty in favor of a date with Archie!
SCRIPT: Bill Golliher. ART: Stan Goldberg.
“The Treatment”: When stress has Betty utterly exhausted, Veronica introduces her to the pampering pleasures of spa life! SCRIPT: George Gladir. ART: Stan Goldberg.
“Clean Sweep”: Betty cleans the TV room so she and Archie can watch a movie – but with a scary movie and bowl of popcorn on the agenda, can it stay clean for long?
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski. ART: Stan Goldberg.
Shipping Date: January 9th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: January 16th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: January 29th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

bv233.jpgBETTY & VERONICA #233
“The Wild Twenties”: So just what was the relationship between parents and teenagers like in the 1920s? This telling tale is filled with nostalgia for the fads and fashions of yesterday – and parental gripes that still seem strangely familiar!
SCRIPT: George Gladir. ART: Jeff Shultz.
“Royal Flush”: Don’t miss the majestic mayhem when a duke, a prince, a king, a crowned head, some dogs and a duped darling collide in this royal mash-up!
SCRIPT: Kathleen Webb. ART: Jeff Shultz.
“Second World”: When Betty and Veronica get lost in the “virtual reality” of simulated computer worlds, can Archie bring them back to “actual” reality?
SCRIPT: Barbara Slate. ART: Jeff Shultz.
“Enough About Me”: Veronica’s not satisfied with just being self-centered – she wants everyone else to be Veronica-centered, too!
SCRIPT: Barbara & Samantha Slate. ART: Jeff Shultz.
Shipping Date: January 23rd, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: January 30th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: February 12th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US

bvd181.jpgBETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #181
“Be My Valentine …or Else!”: In our previous issue, Cheryl and Reggie formed an alliance – she to figure out how to date Archie without competition from Betty and Veronica; he to date Betty and Veronica without competition from Archie. Their scheming continues this issue, or so it seems… could it be possible that Cheryl and Reggie really DO want to attend the Valentine’s Day parade together? Not according to Archie, Betty and Veronica, who are convinced the duo are just using one another. But Cupid may have something else in mind!
SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales, including the “animated” Sabrina!
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: January 16th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: January 23rd, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: February 5th, 2008
Full color digest format
$2.49 US.

bvdd158.jpgBETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #158
“Cheering Section”: Three cheers for Riverdale’s cheerleading team – they are guaranteed to “cheer” you “up” when you’re feeling “down!”
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski. ART: Pat Kennedy.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: January 30th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: February 6th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: February 19th, 2008
Full color digest format
$3.69 US.

j187.jpgJUGHEAD #187
“Give Me a Sign”: Mr. Lodge drives another competitor’s business out of town, but not before Jughead claims its “coming soon” sign. Now as Jughead tries to get the sign home, Mr. Lodge sees it all over town and is convinced his rival is planning a major takeover!
“Advices Times Twice”: Archie is always coming to Jughead for advice, but now that he needs advice on winning over a certain girl, Jughead is shocked to find he’s consulting Trula Twyst! Will Trula’s advice on the girl prove successful… or will Jughead’s unheeded warnings about Trula end in disaster?!
“Vocal Yokel”: Jughead decides to sing for his supper – and those who hear him are glad to stuff his mouth with food!
“Make Your Own Kind of Music”: The Archies have a new “big idea”: custom instruments designed to match the personalities of each of the band members!
SCRIPTS: Craig Boldman. ART: Rex Lindsey.
Shipping Date: January 23rd, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: January 30th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: February 12th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US

jfd26.jpgJUGHEAD & FRIENDS DIGEST #26
“Nut of This Earth”: When a local eatery goes out of business and auctions off its wares, Jughead is the first in line. Unfortunately, he lets his taste buds do the bidding instead of his common sense – how else would he end up with 500 pounds of nuts? Jughead has really cracked his shell this time… and there are still 499 to go!
SCRIPT AND ART: Fernando Ruiz.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: January 9th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: January 16th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: January 29th, 2008
Full color digest format
$2.49 US.

jdd137.jpgJUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST #137
“Cold Hard Facts”: Normally, a day off due to snow would make Jughead ecstatic, but this time there’s one complication too many and that’s got Jughead… and his stomach… grumbling!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski. ART: Henry Scarpelli.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: January 16th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: January 23rd, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: February 5th, 2008
Full color digest format
$3.69 US.

pngdd118.jpgPALS-N-GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #118
“Dueling Dummies”: It’s the battle of the ventriloquists when Reggie and Archie compete to see who can throw their voices… and their insults of one another… further! Lucky for them, Mr. Lodge is throwing a bash just for ventriloquists… and their dummies, too! Unknown to Mr. Lodge, however, a pint-sized pilferer and his hefty henchman are crashing the party – masquerading as a man and his dummy, of course! Can Reggie and Archie stop their feud long enough to stop the tiny terror and his tiny-brained lackey from making off with the Lodge family jewels?!
SCRIPT: George Gladir. ART: Fernando Ruiz.
Shipping Date: January 9th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: January 16th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: January 29th, 2008
Full color digest format
$3.69 US.

stw91.jpgSABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #91
“The Turning”: The “Duality Wands” have raised the gauntlet for Sabrina, giving her even more abilities than the considerable powers granted her before. But this substantial new power comes at a steep price. Now that she has the power to set things right and even destroy her enemies, is Sabrina in danger of succumbing to a far more dangerous threat?!
SCRIPT: Tania del Rio. ART: Tania del Rio & Jim Amash.
COVER: Tania del Rio & Jim Amash
Shipping Date: January 16th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: January 23rd, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: February 5th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

sth184.jpgSONIC THE HEDGEHOG #184
“Chaos Angel”: The thrilling conclusion to “Enerjak: Reborn!” The world has been ravaged by Enerjak, and now it’s up to Super Sonic to stop his onslaught! But when even Super Sonic isn’t enough, who will make the ultimate sacrifice to stop Enerjak and save Knuckles? The exciting answer lies within!
“Anything”: Witness Lien-Da at her most desperate, making a dark deal to regain her power! But… will there be a dastardly catch?
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn. ART: Tracy Yardley & Jim Amash.
COVER: Tracy Yardley & Ben Hunzeker.
Shipping Date: January 9th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: January 16th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: January 29th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

sx29.jpgSONIC X #29
“Green Eyed Monster! Part 2” By combining the power of three “green” energy bots – wind, solar, and water – Dr. Eggman has created the most devastating monster robot ever! This unstoppable robot is rampaging through the city, and it appears Sonic is powerless to stop it… unless he tries something “super!”
SCRIPT: Tracy Yardley. ART: Steven Butler.
Monster Mash-up cover by spooky Spaz!
Shipping Date: January 23rd, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: January 30th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: February 12th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US

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