Archie Sneak Peek of the Week

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Arriving next week are three titles from Archie Comics; Betty & Veronica #238, Betty & Veronica Double Digest #165, and Sonic X #38.  Archie Comics has once again sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek at the issue, that you can read after the jump.

BETTY & VERONICA #238
“My Parrot is Gone”: Veronica decides to train a parrot to do tricks so they can audition for the “People & Their Pets” TV competition… but it seems the parrot’s best trick is a disappearing act!  Can Betty, in her guise of “Nancy Clue, Girl Detective”, track down the “fowl felon” who perpetrated the parrot purloining?!
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
“Red Carpet Ready”: The N-TV awards are the hottest ticket in town, so naturally the girls need to be at their stylish best when they attend the show!
SCRIPT: Barbara and Samantha Slate.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
“In on the Game?”: Three cheers for girly-girls – in Veronica’s world, all a cheerleader really needs to do is physically show up!
SCRIPT: Kathleen Webb.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
Shipping Date: October 15th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: October 22nd, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: November 4th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

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BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #165
THE THRILLING CONCLUSION TO THE 5-PART, INTERACTIVE STORY WHERE CHERYL BLOSSOM’S NEW BOYFRIEND – AS VOTED BY THE READERS OF ARCHIE COMICS – WILL FINALLY BE REVEALED!
“And the Winner Is… Part 5 of 5”: Well, the election results are in and the United States is about to have its first… oh wait, that’s that other election!  This election is the one where you the readers pick Cheryl Blossom’s new boyfriend… and the results are in!  Four issues ago, Reggie and Cheryl broke up, and Cheryl wound up on the TV show “The Lonely Hearts Club” in search of a new beau.  Three hot contestants stepped up for the challenge, and you the reader witnessed each of their dates with Cheryl and placed your votes for who you thought Cheryl should choose online at www.archiecomics.com!  This issue, the new man in Cheryl’s life is finally revealed… but not before the host of the show treats all the participants to a wacky recap of clips featuring all their foul-ups and blunders!  Where will this latest shake-up in the Archie-verse lead?  It’s the craziest, kookiest conclusion that you simply can’t miss!
SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent.
“The Pledge”: Betty and Veronica vow to go through an entire day without thinking about, mentioning, or talking to Archie… yep, that’ll work!
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Pat Kennedy.
“Movie Magic”: In a modern-day twist on the classic 1940’s story “Double Trouble,” Archie once again finds himself entangled in the eternal love triangle while trying to enjoy a night at the movies!
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: October 15th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: October 22nd, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: November 4th, 2008
176-page, full color digest
$3.69 US.

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SONIC X #38
“Big Trouble in Little Station Square, Part One”:  S.O.N.I.C.X. – the secret Sonic-hating organization – is at it again!  They have a special serum that will turn Sonic into the monster they think he “really is.”  The problem now is: how do you catch the fastest thing alive?!  It’s a high-speed chase through the city with a special guest appearance by the Chaotix and an ending so big you won’t believe it!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn.
ART: Steven Butler (pencils) and Terry Austin (inks).
Monster mayhem cover by spooky Pat “Spaz” Spazinate!
Shipping Date: October 15th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: October 22nd, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: November 4th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

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via Archie Comics