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This week Archie Comics has sent Major Spoilers sneak peeks of Archie Digest #249, Betty & Veronica Spectacular #86, and Sonic Select Volume #2.

ARCHIE DIGEST #249
“Dream Scene”:  What’s the perfect remedy to being stuck in class on a cold winter day?  When you’re Archie, it’s daydreaming of beach balls and bikinis, of course!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Randy Elliott.
“Stop Watch”: Mr. Weatherbee welcomes the inevitable first mishap of the semester – once Archie, Jughead and Reggie get in trouble, the school year can officially begin!
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: November 12th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: November 19th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 2nd, 2008
88-page, full color digest
$2.49 US.

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BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #86
SPECIAL HOLIDAY ISSUE!
“Jingles All the Way”: The Sugar Plum fairy is convinced that Betty and Veronica are being manipulated by Archie; while Jingles the Elf thinks Archie would be better off without the girls.  They each decide to take matters into their diminutive hands – by adopting human forms to distract the teens!  Will their diversions dismantle the love triangle for good, or will there be a merry… and romantic… Christmas for everyone after all?
SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent.
Shipping Date: November 12th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: November 19th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 2nd, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

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SONIC SELECT VOLUME #2
THE NEW SERIES OF SONIC COLLECTIONS FEATURING CLASSIC TALES FROM SONIC SUPER SPECIALS CONTINUES!
Following in the smashing success of the Sonic Archives series, Archie continues the proud tradition of reprints with Sonic Select! These fully restored and re-mastered 6×9 inch graphic novels feature the best stories taken from the original Sonic Super Specials! Volume 2 presents stories from such classic specials as “Knuckles’ Chaotix”, “Super Sonic vs. Hyper Knuckles”, “Mecha Madness”, and “Sonic Live!”   Now these hard-to-find stories are conveniently collected in this handsome volume, allowing fans from today and yesterday to add to their stash of Sonic comics, or start a whole new collection! Join the fun and become a part of Archie-Sonic history!
SCRIPTS: Mike Gallagher, Ken Penders, Kent Taylor and Mike Kanterovich.
ART: Art Mawhinney, Patrick Spaziante, Ken Penders, Harvey Mercadoocasio and Rich Koslowski.  Super-terrific cover by Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante!
ISBN #: 978-1-879794-36-5
Shipping Date: November 12th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: November 19th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 2nd, 2008
128-page, full color graphic novel
$11.95 US.

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via Archie Comics

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