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Comics releases for the last couple of weeks have been skewed thanks to the Thanksgiving holiday, but fear not, as Major Spoilers brings you another dose of Archie Comics arriving in stores next week.  Take the jump for a look at Archie & Friends #126, Double Digest #127, Sonic the Hedgehog #195, and Tales from Riverdale Digest #31.

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #126
FAN-FAVORITE WRITER ALEX SIMMONS RETURNS FOR A FUN-FILLED, FOUR-PART TALE!

“The Cartoon Life of Chuck Clayton, Part One: Gnomes & Stick Figure Funnies”: Chuck Clayton takes center stage in this special storyline.  Chuck is asked to teach an after-school program in cartooning to elementary school kids… and it isn’t long before he learns the kids can be more hyperactive than his doodles!  Can Chuck ultimately connect with the kids and help them create the next comic book classics?  Will his temporary teaching gig lead to bigger and better things, or is his tenure soon to be terminated?  The answer’s just a splash panel away!  This new multi-part epic comes courtesy of someone who knows his way around both creating and teaching comics, namely acclaimed writer, children’s art advocate, and organizer of the world’s only “Kids’ Comics” convention, Alex Simmons.
SCRIPT: Alex Simmons.
ART: Fernando Ruiz.
Shipping Date: December 3rd, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 10th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 23rd, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

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PALS-N-GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #127
THE THIRD PART OF A NEW FOUR-PART STORY IN THE “REALISTIC STYLE” – AND THIS TIME, MOOSE & MIDGE’S ROMANCE HANGS IN THE BALANCE!
“Breakup Blues, Part 3”: The unbelievable has happened: Midge and Moose have broken up!  Now Midge is seeing Reggie while Moose is dating Judy Johnson.  Needless to say, the status quo of Riverdale High’s circle of friends has been shaken, but the former couple’s friends aren’t giving up hope.  In this latest installment, Betty and Archie have a plan to get Midge and Moose talking again.  Will it bring the former lovebirds back together or drive a further wedge between them?  They say the road to regret is paved with good intentions… are Betty and Archie just what the doctor ordered or have they gone too far?  Now the stakes are higher, as not just romantic relationships but lifelong friendships hang in the balance!  It’s romantic intrigue served up in the “realistic” art style that made both Betty and Veronica’s “Bad Boy Trouble” and Jughead’s “Matchmakers” some of the most-talked about Archie stories in recent years!  Veteran penciller Tod Smith and journeyman inker Al Milgrom carry on that popular style 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: December 3rd, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 10th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 23rd, 2008
176-page, full color digest
$3.69 US.

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #195
“Hedgehog Havoc, Part One”: It’s the story fans have wished for for years: all your favorite hedgehogs together in one pulse-pounding epic that spans New Mobotropolis, Moebius, New Megaopolis and more!  You’ll thrill to the excitement as Shadow, Amy Rose, Rob O’ the Hedge, King Scourge, Metal Sonic, and of course, Sonic the Hedgehog collide in this explosive tale that finds Scourge accelerating his assault against the Freedom Fighters and his hated enemy, Sonic.  You simply cannot afford to miss this—after all, the outcome could result in long-lasting ramifications that could change everything forever!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn.
ART: Tracy Yardley! (pencils) and Jim Amash (inks).
Hedgehogs-a-plenty cover by Tracy Yardley! & Jason Jensen.
Shipping Date: December 3rd, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 10th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 23rd, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

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TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #31
“Not Home Alone”: Mr. Andrews can’t wait to start working from home… but his work won’t start until his distractions stop!
SCRIPT AND ART: Fernando Ruiz.
“Money Matters”: Archie, Reggie and Moose fantasize what it would be like to be rich… but after observing Mr. Lodge they soon learn that the reality (namely, hard work) outweighs the fantasy!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Tim Kennedy.
Shipping Date: December 3rd, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 10th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 23rd, 2008
88-page, full color digest
$2.49 US.

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via Archie Comics

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