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Archie Comics has once again sent Major Spoilers the sneak peeks for titles arriving next week.  Take the jump for Betty #176, Pals-n-Gals Double Digest #125, Sonic the Hedgehog Archives #9 and Tales from Riverdale Digest #30.

BETTY #176
“The Many Charms of Luck”: For someone who claims not to be superstitious, Betty sure has a lot of good luck charms!
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
“Fitness Quiz”: Betty learns the secret of her mother’s physical fitness: being a housewife!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
“Breath Taking”: Everyone loves how Betty’s new cheese dip goes down… it’s just the halitosis aftermath they can do without!
SCRIPT: Bill Golliher.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
“Wedding Blistered”: Attending her cousin’s wedding gives Betty an opportunity to observe several married couples… and witness the “good times and bad” firsthand!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
Shipping Date: September 24th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: October 1st, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: October 14th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

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PALS-N-GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #125

IT’S ANOTHER NEW FOUR-PART STORY IN THE “REALISTIC STYLE” – AND THIS TIME, MOOSE & MIDGE’S ROMANCE HANGS IN THE BALANCE!
“Break-up Blues, Part I”: First came Betty and Veronica’s “Bad Boy Trouble,” followed by Jughead dealing with a bunch of “Matchmakers.”  Now, the latest story to portray the famous Riverdale teens in a realistic style is here… and it may spell the end of one of the longest-running romances in Archie Comics history!  Feeling confined by Moose’s possessive nature, Midge decides to try an experiment – namely, dating Reggie!  We all know this will make Moose fly off the handle, but this time it won’t have an “all’s well that ends well” resolution.  Can Archie and his friends help pick up the pieces of this shattered relationship, or is it better to leave them where they lay?  2007’s “Bad Boy Trouble” set the comics world on its ear as the teens were depicted in a realistic style.  This year’s “Matchmakers” continued the look and kept people talking.  Now veteran penciller Tod Smith and journeyman inker Al Milgrom carry on that look in what is sure to be the most explosive Archie Comics story of the year!
SCRIPT: Melanie J. Morgan.
ART: Tod Smith (pencils) and Al Milgrom (inks).
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: September 24th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: October 1st, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: October 14th, 2008
Full color digest format
$3.69 US.

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES #9
The thrilling new series that lets fans relive classic Sonic stories continues!
Volume 9 presents issues #33 through #36 of Sonic’s ongoing comic book series in a special 5 x 7 & ½ inch edition.  These stories continue the artistic change to a more “dramatic” tone, better aligning the series to the hit Saturday morning animated series then on the air.  The emphasis is on the royal politics of the kingdom, with power plays, self-sacrifice and betrayals galore.  Each story is meticulously restored and printed on high-grade paper-so you can feel like you’re zipping right alongside the cobalt champion as he saves Knothole Village!  This action-packed edition features events like the mystery of the Chaos Emeralds and the return of King Acorn (sort of)!
Stories include:
“Let’s Get Small” (issue #33),
“The Big Picture” (issue #33),
“Sonic Shot” (issue #33),
“To Bot or Not to Bot” (issue #34),
“A Sense of History – Part One” (issue #34),
“Ring of Truth” (issue #35),
“A Sense of History – Part Two” (issue #35),
“Heart of Darkness” (issue #36), and
“A Sense of History Party Three” (issue #36).
SCRIPTS: Mike Gallagher, Ken Penders & Mike Kanterovich.
ART: Art Mawhinney, Dave Manak, & Ken Penders.
Colossal cover by Pat “Spaz” Spazinate!
Shipping Date: September 24th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: October 1st, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: October 14th, 2008
112-page, full color graphic novel
$7.95 US.

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TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #30
“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 Pies Have It”: Move over, Gordon – it’s a real “kitchen nightmare” when cafeteria cook Miss Beazly loses a ring in a pot pie!  SCRIPT: Bill Golliher.  ART: Bob Bolling.  “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!
Shipping Date: September 24th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: October 1st, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: October 14th, 2008
Full color digest format
$2.49 US.

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via Archie Comics

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