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I know you have been anxiously awaiting this week’s sneak peeks from Archie Comics, and here it is.  Take the jump for a peek at Archie & Friends #124, Betty & Veronica Digest #188, Jughead’s Double Digest #144, and Sonic The Hedgehog #193.

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #124
THE FIRST PART OF A TWO-PART TALE BY POPULAR “WJHC” WRITER JANE SMITH FISHER!
“Battle of the Bands, Part One”: The greatest comic book band in the world is out to prove its supremacy in the most decisive fashion possible: by winning a “Battle of the Bands” competition.  This isn’t just any contest – at stake is a first prize Tropical Island vacation!  But two sour notes threaten their presumed victory: Veronica’s selfishness and Reggie’s mysterious disappearances.  Can the band recover and end on a high note?  A longtime advocate for kid’s comics, writer Jane Smith Fisher has devoted her career to telling age-appropriate stories in series such as “Cybernauts” and the highly popular “WJHC,” about a group of teens who start their own high school radio station.  Jane has been embraced by librarians and schools across the nation.  Now she brings her special voice for both young and female characters to Archie Comics in this rock ‘n’ rollin’ storyline.
SCRIPT: Jane Smith Fisher.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
Shipping Date: October 1st, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: October 8th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: October 21st, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

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BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #188
“There’s No Place Like Riverdale”: After reading her favorite “Oz” books once again, a bump on the head sends Betty traveling down the “yellow brick road” for real… sort of.  Before too long she’s running into witches that look like Veronica, tin men that look like Jughead and scarecrows that look like Archie!
SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent.
“Window of Opportunity”: Staring out the window during class sends Betty’s imagination soaring… but will it send her grades sinking?
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Tim Kennedy.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: October 1st, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: October 8th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: October 21st, 2008
88-page, full color digest
$2.49 US.

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JUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST #144
“Fool Pigeon”: In an attempt to swing Veronica’s attention away from Reggie’s flashiness and back to him, Archie hopes to romance her with love notes from a homing pigeon.  Of course, there’s no guarantee the bird will deliver the message to the intended recipient!
SCRIPT AND ART: Fernando Ruiz.
“The Expert Supreme”: In order to not be noticed making multiple trips to the food sample area of the discount warehouse store, Jughead does the unthinkable: he appears in public without his trademark crown cap!
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Fernando Ruiz.
“Too Much is Not Enough”: Both Jughead and Archie plan to indulge themselves this weekend – Jughead with a smorgasbord of food, and Archie with a bevy of beauties to date!
SCRIPT: Kathleen Webb.
ART: Pat Kennedy.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: October 1st, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: October 8th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: October 21st, 2008
176-page, full color digest
$3.69 US.

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #193
“Otherside Part One”: Good comes face-to-face with evil… and it’s just like looking in a mirror as Sonic and the Freedom Fighters square off against their evil doppelgangers from another world!  With King Scourge (the evil anti-Sonic from another dimension) and the Suppression Squad controlling Freedom HQ, Sonic and Amy are sent across time and space to Moebius… the Anti-Mobius, that is!  They run into some familiar faces in this topsy-turvy world, but who is friend and who is foe? And back home, what sinister scheme is Miles hatching?
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn.
ART: Tracy Yardley! (pencils) and Jim Amash (inks).
Double-trouble cover by Tracy Yardley! & Jason Jensen.
Shipping Date: October 1st, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: October 8th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: October 21st, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

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via Archie Comics

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