Archie Solicitations for the Holidays

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If you are sitting alone at home this holiday season, cheer yourself up with your friends from Riverdale.  In November, Archie Comics will release four titles with a holiday twist.

b177.jpgBETTY #177
“The Big Battle”: Betty and her friends compare their energy conserving dates… and how their boyfriends did or didn’t comply!
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
“Down Memory Lane”: Thumbing through her diary takes Betty back to Christmas when she was 9 years old.
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
“Secret Shopper”: Tired of all the attention Veronica draws when they go shopping together, Betty decides to make a solo shopping trip… and has all the sales clerks competing to sell something to “Veronica’s friend!”
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
“The Dilemma”: Can Betty find a way to get her boyfriends Archie and Adam to see eye-to-eye?
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
Shipping Date: November 26th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 3rd, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 16th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

bvs86.jpgBETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #86
SPECIAL HOLIDAY ISSUE!

“Jingles All the Way”: The Sugar Plum fairy is convinced that Betty and Veronica are being manipulated by Archie; while Jingles the Elf thinks Archie would be better off without the girls.  They each decide to take matters into their diminutive hands – by adopting human forms to distract the teens!  Will their diversions dismantle the love triangle for good, or will there be a merry… and romantic… Christmas for everyone after all?
SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent.
Shipping Date: November 12th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: November 19th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 2nd, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

bvd189.jpgBETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #189
“The Present”: Betty tries to live for the “here and now,” but Veronica is only interested in it “every now and then!”
SCRIPT: Barbara Slate.
ART: Pat Kennedy.
“The Party”: After accidentally gobbling up goodies meant for the Orphanage Christmas party, Jughead finds a way to redeem himself and keep the Christmas spirit alive.
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: November 5th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: November 12th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: November 25th, 2008
88-page, full color digest
$2.49 US.

jdd145.jpgJUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST #145
“Pizza and Good Cheer!”: Take Jughead, some pizza pies, a giving heart, mix it up with good cheer and what have you got?  A yuletide tale that will warm your heart… and your belly!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Fernando Ruiz.
“Tree Fortified”: Archie searches for the perfect Christmas tree, but the only problem is the perfect Christmas tree is also the perfect cover for woodland creatures!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: November 5th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: November 12th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: November 25th, 2008
176-page, full color digest
$3.69 US.