Archie Gets in Spirit of Holiday

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Halloween is not too far off – especially if you have visited one of those large retail chains recently – and Major Spoilers will have another costume contest this year with big prizes. Also getting into the Halloween spirit is Archie Comics, who sent us the cover images and solicitations for two “spooktacular” issues shipping in September.

BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #85
ships 9/10. 32-page, full color comic, $2.25 US.
SPECIAL HALLOWEEN ISSUE! “An Axe to Grind”: It’s a dark and stormy night… a fitting night for Betty and Veronica to stay inside and have a scary movie festival! But things go from “reel” to real when Archie, Jughead and Reggie try to crash the girl’s private party… and come face-to-face with an axe-wielding maniac! Is everything as it seems, or is it just a case of the boys’ imaginations running wild? Guest-starring Veronica’s truck driving aunt, Tessie!
SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent.

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TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #30
ships 9/24. Full color digest format, $2.49 US.
“For Monsters Only”: Can it be true? Have Archie and Jughead really stumbled into a Halloween party where the guests are not in costume but are actual, real-live monsters? Find out for yourself if this tale is a “trick” or a “treat!” SCRIPT: George Gladir. ART: Fernando Ruiz. “The Promise”: Mr. Weatherbee promises to perform as a clown if the students improve their reading averages, leading some to ask, “what else is new?!” SCRIPT: George Gladir. ART: Pat Kennedy. PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

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