Archie Comics has once again sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of titles arriving next week. Among the this week’s selection of Pals-n-Gals Digest #121 and Veronica #188, we also have a look at two of the Archie Comics Free Comic Book Day titles arriving this weekend.

Also, if you want your comics signed by Archie Comics creators, you can find the following at various locations across the nation this Saturday.

Craig Boldman, writer for ARCHIE COMICS, will be available to meet with fans and sign autographs from 10:00am to 12:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm

166 Mt. Zion Road
Florence, Kentucky, 41042

Fernando Ruiz, artist and writer for ARCHIE COMICS, and a Joe Kubert school instructor, will be providing sketches and signing autographs from 1:30pm until 3:30pm. Fernando has been a part of FREE COMIC BOOK DAY at Dewey’s Comic City every year since it began.

13 Park Ave.
Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 593-0042

and one week later on Saturday, May 10th
Dan Parent
, artist and writer for ARCHIE COMICS, will be available to meet with fans and sign autographs from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

157 Dolson Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 342-0458

“Sunny Daze”: When it comes to keeping the students’ attention spans from wandering, the faculty is no match for a beautiful day!
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 30th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: May 7th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: May 20th, 2008
Full color digest format
$3.69 US.


“Prom Showdown!”: Remembering all the lumps he’s taken over the years by choosing one girl over another, Archie decides to cut his losses by asking Betty, Veronica AND Cheryl to the prom all at once! Of course, with two deviously determined rich girls in the mix, this will be one prom Archie and Betty will never forget!
“That Takes the Cake”: Veronica decides to bake her mother a cake for her birthday. At least the gesture is “sweet!”
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski. ART: Dan Parent.
“Keen Competition”: To lure Archie over, Veronica ramps up her home theater with the latest movies (before they hit the theaters) and automated treats… but that just leaves Archie with more of his allowance to spend on Betty!
SCRIPT: George Gladir. ART: Dan Parent.
Shipping Date: April 30th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: May 7th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: May 20th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.


by Mike Gallagher & Dave Manak

Sonic the Hedgehog has been speeding his way through video games, TV, and comic books since 1992! He is undoubtedly one of the biggest cultural icons throughout the world. Now, Archie Comics is paying homage to the blue blur by taking us back to where it all began. With the overwhelming success and popularity of the Sonic Archives reprint series, we are proud to bring you a reprint of the first-ever Sonic comic from the ongoing series: Sonic The Hedgehog #1! In honor of this year’s Free Comic Book Day, Archie is re-releasing the classic stories from this prized issue, but with a special bonus: the cover will be completely re-imagined with a modern “spin” by current Sonic artist, SPAZ!
32-page, full color comic


by Craig Boldman & Stan Goldberg
“Night At The Entertainment Museum!”—Jughead lands his dream job as a night watchman at the famous Geppi’s Entertainment Museum in Baltimore, but some of the exhibits are not what they seem. Mysterious things happen after hours! And when the museum’s one-of-a-kind items are replaced with identical look-alikes, it’s up to Archie and friends to unravel the clues and set things right! Especially since one of those items is Jughead!
32-page, full color comic


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Stephen Schleicher

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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