May is going to be a crazy month for Archie Comics as Jughead gets an all new look, the beginning of an all new Betty and Veronica story arc, and plenty of Sabrina: The Teenage Witch.
Archie Comics has sent us cover images and solicitation information for titles shipping in May 2008.
BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #161
Full color digest format, $3.69
FEATURING PART 1 OF A 5-PART, INTERACTIVE STORY WHERE THE READERS DECIDE THE OUTCOME! “And the Winner Is… Part 1 of 5”: 2008 is an election year, and Archie Comics is no exception as we present a special election of our own: your chance to vote for Cheryl Blossom’s new boyfriend! Ever since her return, Cheryl has been the bane of Betty and Veronica’s existence, complicating their “eternal love triangle” with Archie into an awkward quadrangle! Even though Cheryl has been seeing Reggie lately, the girls would love nothing more than to see Cheryl completely preoccupied with someone other than a Riverdale high hunk! They get their chance when Reggie takes a nonchalant attitude toward his relationship with Cheryl – prompting the red-headed vixen to seek a new boyfriend on the TV show, “The Lonely Hearts Club!” Wait until you see the hot contestants vying for the title! Best yet, over the next few months readers will have a chance to both witness each date in this digest series AND vote on who they think Cheryl should choose online at www.archiecomics.com! It’s the Archie Comics event of the summer, and you don’t want to miss it! SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent. PLUS: Other new and classic tales! SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents. BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
JUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST #140
Full color digest format, $3.69
CONTINUING THE FOLLOW-UP TO LAST YEAR’S MOST TALKED-ABOUT BETTY & VERONICA STORY, “BAD BOY TROUBLE” – FEATURING RIVERDALE’S FAMOUS TEENS IN A REALISTIC STYLE! “The Match Makers Part 2”: Picking up where last issue left off, Archie, Betty, Reggie and Veronica carry out their plan to play “matchmaker” for Jughead and break him free of his “fifth wheel” status! The boys bring Jughead to the movies and the girls bring Sandy Sanchez in an elaborate scheme to have them “accidentally” run into one another! When Jughead and Sandy catch on to the scheme, they decide to turn the tables and pretend to be in love… or are they?! It’s another intriguing chapter in this 4-part epic! Last year’s “Bad Boy Trouble” set the comics world on its ear as the teens were depicted in a realistic style. Comic book legends Joe Staton and Al Milgrom carry on that look, handling pencils and inks respectively, in what is sure to be one of the more intriguing Archie stories of the year! SCRIPT: Melanie Morgan. ART: Joe Staton. PLUS: Other new and classic tales! SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents. BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #94
32-page, full color comic, $2.25
“Salem’s Secret Part 2”: In one of the most intriguing Sabrina stories yet, the secret of Salem’s past life is given the spotlight. Witness as Salem and Nocturna quest for the fallen unicorn horn on the Island of Elves. With selfish intent, Salem uses Queen Seles’ magic to find the horn, and once in possession of the great power the wand brings, his motives come to light, leaving Nocturna only one choice, and lives that are changed forever! SCRIPT: Tania Del Rio. ART: Chad Thomas (pencils) & Jim Amash (inks). Star-crossed cover by Tania Del Rio & Jim Amash!