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Scheduled to arrive in stores next week are Betty & Veronica #239, Betty & Veronica Digest #190, and Jughead’s Double Digest #146.  I’m particularly interested in Betty and Veronica Digest #190 as it features a back story/origin of Riverdale’s most recent new character Kumi.

BETTY & VERONICA #239
“Good Bye Paparazzi!”: The paparazzi follow Veronica home to Riverdale from a movie premiere, and it isn’t long before most of her friends are vogue-ing for the cameras, too!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
“Scrap Flap”: Veronica has no interest whatsoever in Betty’s new scrapbook hobby… until she meets the hunky scrapbook expert at the craft shop!
SCRIPT: Craig Boldman.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
“Dancing Fool”: Inspired by a classic beach party movie, Veronica comes up with her own dance step guaranteed to make you flip… literally!
SCRIPT: Kathleen Webb.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
Shipping Date: December 10th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 17th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 30th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

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BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #190
“Coming to the U.S.A.”: This poignant tale details Kumi and her family’s arrival in the United States and their introduction to American life and culture.  Not to mention Kumi’s first day at Riverdale High and how she met Archie and his friends.  It’s a very special day for Archie Comics’ newest superstar!
SCRIPT: Misako Rocks!
ART: Jeff Shultz.
“Bedtime Story”: A boy’s camping trip leaves the girls without plans for the weekend… until they decide to have a slumber party!  Of course, true to form, the party will involve every activity but “slumbering!”
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: December 10th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 17th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 30th, 2008
88-page, full color digest
$2.49 US.

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JUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST #146
“Worry Flurry”: Mrs. Jones worries that her husband and Jughead aren’t getting enough physical activity… and then worries some more over all the injuries and trouble such activity could cause!
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
“Dishing It Out”: A competition between school cafeteria managers allows Jughead to see Miss Beazly in action.  Can her rival take the heat, or will she get out of the kitchen?
SCRIPT: Bill Golliher.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
“The Recycling Game”: The gang figures out the perfect way to battle the recession and help the environment at the same time: recycle their cans and bottles for cash!
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Randy Elliott.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: December 10th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 17th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 30th, 2008
176-page, full color digest
$3.69 US.

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via Archie Comics

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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