Archie Comics has sent us a sneak peek of issues arriving in your LCS next week. Take the jump for Betty & Veronica Digest #183, Jughead’s Double Digest #139, and Sonic the Hedgehog #187.

JUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST #139
A 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 Matchmakers Part 1”: It’s another tale of the teens from Riverdale High, done in a realistic style! This time, the romantic entanglements are reserved for Jughead, whom Archie, Betty, Reggie and Veronica agree needs a break from his “fifth wheel” status! Can the cunning matchmakers actually find a girl who will interest Jughead more than food and sleep? Another pillar of Archie Comics mythology hangs in the balance in this first installment of a 4-part epic, set to play out over the next few issues! 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 most 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!
Shipping Date: April 2nd, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: April 9th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: April 292nd, 2008
Full color digest format
$3.69 US.

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #183
“Double Take”: Veronica is wearing a brand-new, exclusive, “original” designer dress… wait until she notices Betty is wearing the exact same thing!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski. ART: Jeff Shultz.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: April 2nd, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: April 9th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: April 292nd, 2008
Full color digest format
$2.49 US.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #187
“Mister Popular”: Sonic’s immortal enemy Mammoth Mogul is back and their battle has taken on a whole new twist. Can Sonic find out who or what Mogul is going after? With hordes of villains from today as well as from Sonic’s past emerging to attack the blue blur, does Sonic have a chance of defeating the massive power of Mammoth Mogul? SCRIPT: Ian Flynn. ART: Matt Herms (pencils) & Jim Amash (inks). Mammoth mayhem cover by Tracy Yardley! & Jason Jensen.
Shipping Date: April 2nd, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: April 9th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: April 292nd, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

via Archie Comics

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2 Comments

  1. Mark I.
    April 3, 2008 at 9:32 am — Reply

    Realistic Archie comics? That’s it, America has officially gone to heck in a handbasket. What’s next? Nude hottentots?

  2. MapDark
    April 25, 2008 at 12:45 am — Reply

    Eww at “realistic” Jughead

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