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Next week (Feb 4, 2009) you will find Archie Digest #251 and Betty #178 on the shelves of your local comic shop.  Until then, Archie Comics has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of both issues.

ARCHIE DIGEST #251
“A Time to Reflect”: The gang meets Dilton’s inventor uncle – and are soon whisked away on a journey to the future in his time machine!  This literally “timely” tale is packed with both laughs and introspection as Archie and his friends explore the fragile nature of the Earth’s environment and effects of global warming.
SCRIPT: George Gladir
ART: Stan Goldberg
“Job Fair Flair”: Obsessed with his new handheld video game, Archie forgets to bring his resume, references, and a proper wardrobe to the Job Fair.  Will he be fired before he’s even hired?
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: January 28th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: February 4th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: February 17th, 2009
88-page, full color digest
$2.49 US.

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BETTY #178
A SPECIAL VALENTINE’S DAY ISSUE!
“My One & Only Valentine”: Betty makes homemade Valentine’s Day cards for Archie and Reggie, one declaring love and the other friendship… but will the cards reach the correct recipients?  It’s a comedy of romantic errors as only Archie Comics could deliver it!
SPECIAL BONUS: Betty shows her readers how to make homemade Valentines of their own!
SCRIPT: Barbara Slate
ART: Stan Goldberg
Shipping Date: January 28th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: February 4th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: February 17th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

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via Archie Comics

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