Archie Comics Sneak Peek of the Week

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Archie Comics has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Betty & Veronica Digest #189, Archie & Friends #125, Jughead’s Double Digest #145, and Sonic the Hedgehog #194.

BETTY & 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.

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ARCHIE & FRIENDS #125
THE SECOND PART OF A TWO-PART TALE BY POPULAR “WJHC” WRITER JANE SMITH FISHER!
“Battle of the Bands, Part Two”: In the aftermath of their rockin’ contest performance, the Archies face a new challenge: a sponsor who will only cover half their prize travel expenses!  Now the group must get jobs quickly to raise the money… except Reggie and Veronica of course, who are riding on their parents’ dimes.  But will that free ride last?  The rockers learn a valuable lesson about earning their own “fun money”… and the value of good work ethics in the process!  Not to mention how important it is to help those in need.  A longtime advocate for kids’ 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: November 5th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: November 12th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: November 25th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

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JUGHEAD’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.

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #194
“Otherside, Part Two”: Sonic’s plan to find help on the mirror world of Moebius backfired and now he’s fighting for his life!  Back home, the Suppression Squad has had enough – but are two teams enough to stop King Scourge?  All this, plus you won’t believe who makes his big debut this month!  Surprises abound in this issue!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn.
ART: Tracy Yardley! (pencils) and Jim Amash (inks).
Pulse-pounding cover by Tracy Yardley! & Jason Jensen.
Shipping Date: November 5th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: November 12th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: November 25th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

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