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Arriving in comic shops next week are Archie & Friends #128, Betty & Veronica #240, Betty & Veronica Double Digest #168, and Sonic the Hedgehog #197.  Archie Comics has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the issues, that you can check out, after the jump.

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #128
“The Cartoon Life of Chuck Clayton, Part 3: Waaay Back in the Day”: A history teacher at Riverdale Middle School wants to do something new and exciting for her next lesson, so she decides to bring Chuck’s comic book workshop in for her class. At first Chuck is overwhelmed, and not just by the kids. Can Chuck overcome his own academic weakness and make history come alive? It’s fast-paced sketching, wacky role-playing, and a few trips through time in this third comical tale of “The Cartoon Life of Chuck Clayton.”
SCRIPT: Alex Simmons.
ART: Fernando Ruiz.
Shipping Date: February 4th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: February 11th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: February 24th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

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BETTY & VERONICA #240
“The Face in the Mirror”: A poignant tale that asks the question, does Veronica have a conscience after all?
SCRIPT: Craig Boldman.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
“She Just Can’t Win”: Veronica simply cannot… will not… believe her brand new designer dress was designed by… Betty!
SCRIPT: Kathleen Webb.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
“Economizing”: When it comes to saving money, it’s all a matter of perspective… and in Veronica’s case, the amount of “zeros” in the final figure!
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
“It Takes a Thief”: Mr. Lodge gives Veronica an ultimatum: improve her grades or kiss her social life and credit cards goodbye!  Will Betty agree to tutor her even after Veronica’s stolen yet another date with Archie from her?
SCRIPT: Kathleen Webb.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
Shipping Date: February 4th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: February 11th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: February 24th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

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BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #168
“Cool Rule”: A mall owner with dwindling sales hopes the Archies will be pied pipers… but instead of mice, he’s hoping the rockers lure teens with cash to spend!
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
“Calendar Gal”: Little Veronica’s vanity remains constant from day-to-day… especially when she ends up the subject of her very own photo calendar!
SCRIPT AND ART: Dexter Taylor.
“A Battle Royal”: To get Jughead’s mind off of food and onto her, Ethel takes a job as a chili dog vendor’s mascot – complete with hot dog costume!
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: February 4th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: February 11th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: February 24th, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.69 US.

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #197
“Consequences”: Sonic is traversing the Cosmic Highway to the Multiverse with Scourge the Hedgehog in custody, but he doesn’t get far before he learns that all the zones are in lockdown.  What threat has caused such drastic measures, and can Sonic defeat it?  Meanwhile, a hearing is underway to determine whether Princess Sally is guilty of treason.  All this, plus a development of cataclysmic proportions that could well mark the beginning of the end as the countdown to issue #200 continues!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn.
ART: Tracy Yardley! and Matt Herms.
Cosmically cool cover by Tracy Yardley!
Shipping Date: February 4th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: February 11th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: February 24th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

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via Archie Comics

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