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It’s mid-week already, and that means another roundup of comics from the good people at Archie Comics.  This week the company sent sneak peeks of Betty & Veronica Digest #192, Jughead’s Double Digest #148, Sonic the Hedgehog Archives #10 and Veronica #193.

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #192
ANOTHER STORY FEATURING RIVERDALE’S LATEST SUPERSTAR, KUMI!
“Culture Shock”: Archie, Betty and Jughead get a crash course in Japanese culture at Kumi’s house… and we do mean “crash!”
SCRIPT: Misako Rocks.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
“Fizzed”: Veronica and her friends are “bubbling” over with excitement when Mr. Lodge has them taste-test his new “Fizzy Fresh” soda!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Pat Kennedy.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: February 25th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: March 4th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: March 17th, 2009
88-page, full color digest
$2.69 US.

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JUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST #148
“A Tip of the Hat”: Jughead begins to think his trademark crown cap may be too recognizable and decides he’d like a change of pace in his headwear.  Will Jughead’s look be changed forever, or is this merely a detour for Riverdale’s “crown” prince of mirth?
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Tim Kennedy.
“The Fame Game”: Despite advice from the famous snowboarder known as “the Zooming Carrot,” Archie continues to be “the Klutzy Carrot!”
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Tim Kennedy.
“Problems and Solutions”: Jughead offers solutions to some of the problems faced today… but the biggest problem may be getting people to take him seriously!
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 25th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: March 4th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: March 17th, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US.

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES #10
The thrilling new series that lets fans relive classic Sonic stories continues!  Volume 10 presents issues #37 through #40 of Sonic’s ongoing comic book series in a special 5 x 7 & ½ inch edition.  These stories continue the artistic change to a more “dramatic” tone, better aligning the series to the hit Saturday morning animated series then on the air.  The emphasis is on the chaos that ensues in the wake of a cataclysmic earthquake, with Robotnik trying to cope with the compromised security of Robotropolis and continue his reign of terror.  An even greater threat looms with the rise of Mecha Sonic during the epic “Mecha Madness” story arc, which leads to court martial proceedings for wrongfully accused Sonic!  Each story is meticulously restored and printed on high-grade paper, so you can feel like you’re zipping right alongside the cobalt champion as he saves Knothole Village!  Stories include: “The Day Robotropolis Fell” and “Bunnie’s Worst Nightmare” (issue #37), “The Rise of Robotropolis…The Fall of Sonic” and “Bedtime Tails” (issue #38), “Rage Against the Machine” (issue #39), and “Court Martial” (issue #40).
SCRIPTS: Angelo DeCesare, Rich Koslowski, Kent Taylor, Mike Gallagher, Ken Penders & Mike Kanterovich.
ART: Brian Thomas, Rich Koslowski, Manny Galán, Patrick “Spaz!” Spaziante, Ken Penders & Dave Manak.
Colossal cover by Patrick “Spaz!” Spaziante
Shipping Date: February 25th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: March 4th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: March 17th, 2009
112-page, full color paperback
ISBN #: 978-1-879794-39-9
$7.95 US.

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VERONICA #193
“Stuck in the ‘80s”: Break out the spandex and hair spray – the Archies are about to go all-out ‘80s for a special Riverdale High concert and Battle of the Bands contest celebrating the decade!  Hopefully Jughead won’t get replaced by a drum machine!
SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent.
“Geek Chic”: When Veronica’s computer dies, she calls the “Geek Patrol” computer experts to help… which brings on Veronica’s cousin Marcy, a double date and the mortification of being seen in the “geek-mobile!”  Can Veronica’s ego ever live it down?
SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent.
“Carpool Cool”: Veronica’s going green… because her friend Ethan is the hunkiest environmentalist she’s ever seen!
SCRIPT: Bill Golliher.
ART: Dan Parent
Shipping Date: February 25th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: March 4th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: March 17th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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via Archie Comics

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