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Another week almost gone, which means another dose of Archie Comics from those fine folk at – well, Archie Comics.  In this installment Major Spoilers brings you a sneak peek of Betty & Veronica #237, Sonic X #36, Betty & Veronica Digest #187, Jughead’s Double Digest #143, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch #96.

BETTY & VERONICA #237
“Welcome Back to Riverdale”: Last issue, the memory of “bad boy” Nick St. Clair was evoked by a lothario lifeguard… and lingered like the crumb of a fish sandwich Jughead left behind!  This issue, Nick himself is back for sure… but for how long?  The seemingly “new and improved” Nick makes sure to apologize to everyone he wronged in the popular “Bad Boy Trouble” story, but not everyone is convinced that he’s changed…  Until he saves Betty from a rough gang of bikers!  Will this lead to a brand-new romance for Betty?
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
Shipping Date: August 20th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: August 27th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: September 9th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

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BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #187

“Bright Idea”: Betty and Veronica are content to lounge pool side, but Mrs. Lodge comes up with plenty of alternatives.  Will the girls soak up the possibilities or merely continue to soak up the sun?
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Bob Bolling.
“The Surfing Whirl”: Archie would love to make waves with Betty, but she keeps postponing his dates to surf the waves!
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Tim Kennedy.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: August 20th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: August 27th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: September 9th, 2008
Full color digest format
$2.49 US.

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JUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST #143
“Mow Money”: Jughead’s dad insists he take a job mowing a neighbor’s lawn, but Jughead just isn’t “cut” out for work!
SCRIPT AND ART: Fernando Ruiz.
“The Passionate Rival”: After an ineffectual picnic date with Jughead on the beach, Ethel decides she’d be better off dating a robot… and Dilton’s robot obliges!
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Tim Kennedy.
“The Paws that Refresh”: When Jughead enters Hot Dog in a dog surfing contest, Reggie ends up “all wet!”
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Bill Galvan.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: August 20th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: August 27th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: September 9th, 2008
Full color digest format
$3.69 US.

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SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #96
“Remebrance”: A trip back to the lagoon Sabrina discovered back in issue #90 leaves her and Llandra with flying carpets and masks that transform the wearer into different creatures!  Perhaps this will come in handy for facing the monsters that are terrorizing the Magic Realm.  Something must be done… the monsters are running so rampant that a mandatory curfew has been enacted.  This means bad news for Sabrina, as the nightly Charm School shuts down, and Sabrina isn’t allowed to visit Batty Bartholomew for evening tutoring. She knows she could use her powerful wands to destroy the monsters that are in the realm, but she dares not – especially knowing that using that wand too much will make her evil again.  As if that weren’t enough, the Magic Council has gotten wind of the new Four Blades movement and is posting signs everywhere warning people to be vigilant and urging people to report suspicious behavior… where will this all lead?  It’s adventure and intrigue as only Sabrina can deliver!
SCRIPT AND ART: Tania del Rio.
Shipping Date: August 20th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: August 27th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: September 9th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

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SONIC X #36
“Pet-astrophe”: If Sonic thinks he has a hard time with Eggman, wait until he sees the trouble Chris’ rival Milan Ramada dishes out!  This spoiled daughter of a rich businessman could give Veronica Lodge a run for her money (literally)!  Determined to win the title of “richest kid in town,” Milan travels in style in a souped-up limo made of special components her father’s company dreamt up.  Eggman promptly steals those components to build a new robot, but still needs a chaos emerald to complete the task.  Lucky for him, first prize in the pet show is chaos emerald-encrusted collar!  Can Bokkun dressed as a cat really win the judges’ hearts in any category other than “worst in show?!”
SCRIPT: Joe Edkin.
ART: David Hutchison (pencils) and Terry Austin (inks).
“Fine furry friends” cover by Pat “I brake for fuzzy animals” Spaziante!
Shipping Date: August 20th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: August 27th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: September 9th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

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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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