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This week, Archie Comics has provided Major Spoilers with a sneak peek of Betty & Veronica #236, Betty & Veronica Double Digest #185, and Jughead’s Double Digest #141.

JUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST #141
THE EPIC SAGA OF JUGHEAD’S NEW LOVE LIFE… AND NEW, REALISTIC LOOK… CONTINUES!
“The Matchmakers Part 3”: After “setting up” Jughead and Sandy, matchmakers Archie, Betty, Reggie and Veronica are surprised at how well their plan is working. Especially when studious, athletic Sandy starts neglecting both her studies and her girls’ softball team in favor of spending time with Jughead. Make that Forsythe, as he now prefers to be called. Exchanging his trademark “crown” hat for a typical baseball cap, it seems like Sandy is having quite the influence on the once unique soul. Unless of course it’s all a big put-on. The gang isn’t so sure when they see how well Jughead and Sandy interact as partners in the couples’ competition at the school picnic! 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!
Shipping Date: June 11th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: June 18th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: July 1st, 2008
Full color digest format
$3.69 US.

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BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #185
A VERY SPECIAL ISSUE CELEBRATING BETTY & VERONICA’S VERY FIRST ISSUE!
First, Archie reprinted PEP COMICS #22 and ARCHIE COMICS #1 to celebrate Archie’s 65th anniversary in ARCHIE DIGEST #236. Then, Jughead got the same treatment in JUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST #138. Now, to commemorate the anniversary of ARCHIE’S GIRLS BETTY & VERONICA #1 from 1950, Archie is pleased to present this very special issue that reprints that first issue in its entirety. And just like in the ARCHIE and JUGHEAD issues, it also includes a brand-new tale that finds the girls facing the past in a way they never expected! Yes, in “Betty & Veronica Meet Betty & Veronica,” the Betty & Veronica of 2008 find themselves face to face to face to face with the Betty & Veronica of the 1950s!
SCRIPT: Fernando Ruiz. ART: Jeff Shultz!
PLUS: Classic stories! SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
It’s one historic issue you just don’t want to miss!
Shipping Date: June 11th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: June 18th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: July 1st, 2008
Full color digest format
$2.49 US.

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BETTY & VERONICA #236
“Past Problem”: It’s déjà vu all over again for Veronica when she flirts with a lifeguard only to find he’s interested in Betty! It’s shades of Nick St. Clair, the mysterious stranger who caused so much “bad boy trouble” for Veronica in last year’s epic story of the same name. And speaking of Nick, wait until you read the surprise ending of this story!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski. ART: Jeff Shultz.
“The Switch”: When pretty exchange students from Norway invite Betty and Veronica to their country, Veronica turns the girls down to avoid all the mountain climbing… until she learns they’ve asked Archie and Jughead to go in their place!
SCRIPT: George Gladir. ART: Jeff Shultz.
“On the Outs”: When the gang congregates in the Lodge’s entertainment room to play the latest video game, Mr. Lodge enlists Betty to use her smarts… and her knowledge of her friends… to lure them all outside!
SCRIPT: Kathleen Webb. ART: Jeff Shultz.
Shipping Date: June 11th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: June 18th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: July 1st, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

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