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This week, Archie Comics sent us a sneak peek at Archie & Friends #129, Archie Digest #252, and Sonic the Hedgehog #198.

ARCHIE DIGEST #252
“A Cheap Date Contest”: The local paper is sponsoring a contest to see who can go out on the most frugal date – don’t they realize “cheap dates” are a fact of life for Archie?
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Tim Kennedy.
“Mow Me Down”: Archie enters his modified lawn mower in a special race for former clippers – after all, they get great “grass mileage!”
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: March 4th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: March 11th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: March 24th, 2009
88-page, full color digest
$2.69 US.

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ARCHIE & FRIENDS #129
“The Cartoon Life of Chuck Clayton” concludes with this latest installment.  Tony Messina is a troubled kid, always getting into mischief.  When he gets caught spreading graffiti in his neighborhood, his mother decides it would be best if Tony learned how to use his artistic abilities in a more positive way and enrolls him in Chuck’s class.  But there’s a reason Tony’s painted the walls in his town, and when Chuck finds out why, he decides to take action.  What reason could Tony possibly have to deface property?  Can Chuck find a solution beneficial to everyone?  It’s a poignant tale you won’t want to miss, brought to you by children’s educator Alex Simmons.
SCRIPT: Alex Simmons.
ART: Fernando Ruiz.
Shipping Date: March 4th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: March 11th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: March 24th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #198
“Egg Phoenix Down”: The countdown to the epic Sonic the Hedgehog #200 continues!  Sonic leads the fully assembled Freedom Fighters and Chaotix on an invasion of Dr. Robotnik’s city, but the doctor unleashes a terrifying new weapon that may make their fight a short one!  Don’t miss all the egg-plosive action!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn.
ART: Renae De Liz.
Scorching hot cover by Tracy Yardley!
Shipping Date: March 4th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: March 11th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: March 24th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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via Archie Comics

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

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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