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Next week Archie Comics as it is dropping off four titles for readers; Pals-n-Gals Double Digest #129, Archie #594, Sonic Universe #1 and Tales From Riverdale Digest #32.  Archie Comics has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the titles, that you can see after the jump.

ARCHIE #594
“Running in the Fast Lane”: Betty convinces Archie to do a marathon with her, but can Archie keep from “running on empty”?!
SCRIPT: Hal Lifson.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
“An Egg-Cellent Assignment”: The “yolks” on Archie when Professor Flutesnoot has the students take care of eggs to learn about responsibility.
SCRIPT: Bill Golliher.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
“The Replacement”: Don’t get him wrong – Archie’s not the paranoid type – he’s just absolutely certain Veronica has replaced him!
SCRIPT: Craig Boldman.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
Shipping Date: February 18th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: February 25th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: March 10th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

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PALS-N-GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #129
“The High Cost of GAS”: Archie’s feeling the gas crisis where it hurts – now taking the girls out on dates is even MORE expensive!  Dilton’s solutions aren’t cost-effective and Chuck’s cartoon gag didn’t lift Archie’s spirits, so he turns to Jughead to help… and the fun begins!
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Fernando Ruiz.
“Who’s Watching Who?”: “Big Bee is watching” when Mr. Weatherbee installs monitors throughout the school… but how long before the watcher is watched himself?
SCRIPT: Bill Golliher.
ART: Bill Galvan.
“The Big 70”: A local reporter covering the Chocklit Shoppe’s 70th anniversary gets an earful from Pop Tate about the town teens’ mouthfuls of goodies downed through the years!
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Pat Kennedy.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: February 18th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: February 25th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: March 10th, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.69 US.

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SONIC UNIVERSE #1
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT: A THRILLING NEW SONIC SERIES THAT RAISES THE STAKES & EXPANDS THE COMIC BOOK WORLD OF SONIC!
“Living Weapons”:  This is the comic the fans have waited for – an ever-expanding, all-encompassing series revolving around Sonic’s many friends and foes whose continuity aligns with the regular monthly Sonic comic.  Along the way, we’ll deliver some of the popular supporting cast from the many Sonic video games, including many who have never appeared in the comics before!  The first issue of “Sonic Universe” debuts with a story that’s out of this world – literally – as Shadow and Metal Sonic continue their series-spanning fight and wind up in a whole new dimension!  And things are bound to heat up when Blaze the Cat and a Chaos Emerald enter the mix!  Don’t miss the explosive beginning of this universe-spanning series!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn.
ART: Tracy Yardley!
Dimension-defying cover by Patrick “Spaz!” Spaziante
Shipping Date: February 18th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: February 25th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: March 10th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US.

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TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #32
“The Missing Manhole Covers”: There’s a mystery afoot, and it’s up to Riverdale’s premiere teenage rock band, the Archies, to solve it!  Can they solve the mystery of who is stealing the town’s manhole covers… and the even bigger mystery of “why?!”
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Fernando Ruiz.
“Lunchroom Lament”: Complaining is on the menu when Miss Beazly tells a new café co-worker of the trials and tribulations of slinging hash for teens!  Wait until she gets a load of what’s for dessert!
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Bob Bolling.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: February 18th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: February 25th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: March 10th, 2009
88-page, full color digest
$2.49 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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