Archie Comics Sneak Peek of the Week

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This week, Archie Comics sends us a look at Archie Digest #248 and Sabrina the Teenage Witch #97.  Both of these titles arrive in stores next week.

ARCHIE DIGEST #248
DECK THE HALLS WITH LOTS OF LAUGHTER IN THIS ALL-CHRISTMAS-THEMED ISSUE!
“The Surprise Present”: When an enterprising elf conceives a website where Christmas lists can be automatically submitted, Santa decides to do a trial run in a little town called Riverdale.
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
“Santa Claws”: Not a creature was stirring – except for all the pets that came to the department store to get their photos taken with Santa Archie!
SCRIPT: Bill Golliher.
ART: Pat Kennedy.
“Price Clubbed”: Nothing can stop Fred Andrews’ quest to find the perfect… and perfectly priced… Christmas tree!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART:  Randy Elliott.
“The Gift Horse Laugh”: In this poignant Christmas tale, Riverdale’s resident prankster Reggie proves he’s not a Scrooge, but has a generous heart after all!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Pat Kennedy.
PLUS: Classic yuletide tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: October 8th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: October 15th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: October 28th, 2008
88-page, full color digest
$2.49 US.

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SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #97
“Remembrance, Part 3”: The countdown to issue #100 continues in this thrilling issue.  With Sabrina and the renegade group The Four Blades under constant pressure, it seems their leader is losing his nerve. But when things seem to get better for the Four Blades and Sabrina, one of its shadowy members leaves the group only to put them in unimaginable danger!  Things go from bad to worse for Sabrina as trouble at home puts her on the edge, not to mention a face-to-face confrontation with the Queen of the Magic Realm, will change everything forever!  A new romance for Zelda with former bad guy Atticus Rex and an excursion to explore the treasure aboard a sunken ship add to the intrigue in true spellbinding fashion!
SCRIPT: Tania del Rio.
ART: Lindsey Cibos (pencils) and Jim Amash (inks).
Shipping Date: October 8th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: October 15th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: October 28th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

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via Archie Comics