Archie Comics has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of titles arriving next week. Take the jump for Archie Double Digest #189, Betty #174, and Sonic the Hedgehog Archives #7.

“Gadgets Galore”: Archie learns that “geek is chic” when he dons glasses and offers to help all the technologically-challenged damsels in distress he can!
SCRIPT: George Gladir. ART: Pat Kennedy.
“Mad Fad!”: Waking up in a sleepy haze leaves Archie a mismatched mess – and an unlikely fad-starter, much to Veronica’s chagrin!
SCRIPT: George Gladir. ART: Bob Bolling.
“Them’s Fighting Words”: When Archie finds himself in the middle of a feud between Jughead and Veronica, each person tries to convince Archie that the other is a bad influence on him. How will Archie decide between his best friend and his best girl?!
SCRIPT: Kathleen Webb. ART: Randy Elliott.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales! SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: May 28th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: June 4th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: June 17th, 2008
Full color digest format,
$3.69 US.


BETTY #174
“Curious Color Choice”: Everyone has an opinion on what color Betty should paint her room, but does she really only have to choose only one spectrum of the rainbow?
SCRIPT: Barbara Slate. ART: Stan Goldberg.
“The Late, Late Show”: Those lazy, hazy days of summer find Betty especially hazy – because she’s finding new ways to stay up later each night!
SCRIPT: Kathleen Webb. ART:: Stan Goldberg.
“Weather Tether”: A inaccurate weather forecast leaves Archie and Betty with a whole beach to themselves… and enough sun rays to get a tan 10 times over!
SCRIPT: George Gladir. ART: Stan Goldberg.
Shipping Date: May 28th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: June 4th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: June 17th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.


The thrilling new series that lets fans relive classic Sonic stories continues! Volume 7 presents issues #25 through #28 of Sonic’s ongoing comic book series in a special 5 x 7 & ½ inch edition. Each story is meticulously restored and printed on high-grade paper-so you can feel like you’re zipping right alongside the cobalt champion as he saves Knothole Village! This action-packed edition features the first comic book appearances of Metal Sonic, Amy Rose, Sonic’s betrayal of the Freedom Fighters and the solo story that led to Tails’ own mini-series! Stories include:
“Go Ahead, Mecha My Day” (issue #25): Robotnik
kidnaps Amy Rose so he can lure Sonic into a duel with his newest
creation, Metal Sonic! First appearance of both Amy and Metal!
“Way, Way, Way Past Cool!” (issue #26): Robotnik attempts to put Knothole into a deep freeze, but luckily the Arctic Freedom Fighters arrive to thaw… and thwart… his chilling scheme!
“Fortified” (issue #26): A twisted ankle for the blue blur leads Sonic and the Freedom Fighters to refuge in an abandoned fort. Will it be enough to protect them from Robotnik’s rampaging onslaught?
“Scrambled Hedgehog” (issue #27): A case of amnesia makes Sonic an easy mark for Robotnik, who convinces our hero to almost give away Knothole’s secret location! Will Sonic’s memory return, or will his betrayal be permanent?
“Saturday Night’s All Right for a Fight” (issue #28): Sonic continues his traitorous ways due to his memory loss, and the Freedom Fighters need all the firepower they can muster to defeat their once-great champion!
“Growing Pains Part 1” (issue #28): In the aftermath of Sonic’s betrayal, Tails sets course in his Sea Fox for an uncharted island. There he meets and must save Fiona Fox, who the dastardly Robonik
kidnapped, in this prelude to Tails’ mini-series.
SCRIPTS: Mike Gallagher, Angelo DeCesare, Mike Kanterovich & Ken Penders.
ART: Dave Manak, Jon D’agostino, Harvey Mercadoocasio, Rich Koslowksi & Art Mawhinney. Colossal cover by Spaz!
Shipping Date: May 28th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: June 4th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: June 17th, 2008
112-page, full color paperback
$7.49 US.


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