Archie Comics for June 2009

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Archie Comics has sent Major Spoilers the solicitation and cover images for titles arriving in June 2009.

a598.jpgARCHIE #598
“The Volunteer”: Archie volunteers to spend time with an elderly man at the seniors’ home, and learns he’s not the only one caught in the middle of an eternal love triangle!
SCRIPT: Barbara Slate
ART: Stan Goldberg
“Tree’s Company”: Archie enjoys the tree in his backyard… until Reggie reminds him how much work it will bring come fall!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski
ART: Stan Goldberg
Shipping Date: June 17th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: June 24th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: July 7th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

af132.jpgARCHIE & FRIENDS #132
“One Nation, Under Archie, Part 1 of 2”: Archie and his friends head for Washington, D.C. to take part in a living history festival – where everyone dons costumes of their favorite historical figures!  Does Archie have what it takes to portray a Revolutionary War hero?  Will Betty and Veronica fight over who will wear the Medieval Princess gown?  Can Jughead rustle up some grub as a wild west cowboy?  What kind of scoundrel will Reggie dress as?  It’s a trip through history filled with laughter and learning, as only the Archie gang can deliver!
SCRIPT: Arie Kaplan
ART: Pat Kennedy
Shipping Date: June 3rd, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: June 10th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: June 23rd, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

ad255.jpgARCHIE DIGEST #255
“Double ‘W’ Date”: When Mr. Weatherbee’s away, the boys will play…and their game of choice is “who will ask Wendy Weatherbee out first?!”
SCRIPT AND ART: Fernando Ruiz
“Wave Rave”: Archie rides the waves on a surftastic day…but will he keep his eyes on the foamy waves or wavy forms of the bikini babes watching?
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: June 17th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: June 24th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: July 7th, 2009
88-page, full color digest
$2.69 US

bv242.jpgBETTY & VERONICA #242
“Fashion Detectives”: When big-name designers seek someone to help them expose counterfeit merchandise in stores, they turn to a true expert: Veronica!  She’s recruited both Betty and Nancy to help her, but what they uncover is more than faux fashion!  Don’t miss the high-fashion fun and intrigue!
SCRIPT: George Gladir
ART: Jeff Shultz
“Scenery”: The story that proves one person’s (Mr. Lodge’s) idea of a private, peaceful beach is another’s (Veronica’s) idea of an isolated, boring beach!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski
ART: Jeff Shultz
“Pets Rule”: The beach has gone to the dogs – literally – as the girls convince the town to reserve a special area of the beach for people’s pooches!
SCRIPT: George Gladir
ART: Jeff Shultz
Shipping Date: June 10th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: June 17th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: June 30th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

bvd195.jpgBETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #195
“Betty in Wonderland”: Betty reads “Alice in Wonderland” to the kids she’s babysitting and realizes the characters are just like her friends in Riverdale.  Deciding to tell the story from her point of view, she casts Veronica as “The Queen of Hearts” and offers Archie readers a chance to watch the whole Archie gang “through the looking glass!”
SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent
“Growing Pains”: Betty and Veronica reminisce about how Veronica just had to have all the best, most expensive toys as a child…so what’s changed?!  Features “Little Archie” flashbacks from fan-favorite Bob Bolling.
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski
ART: Bob Bolling
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: June 10th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: June 17th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: June 30th, 2009
88-page, full color digest
$2.69 US

bvdd172.jpgBETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #172
“My Father’s Betrayal, Part 3”: The latest “New Look” saga has rocked Riverdale, with Veronica and her friends facing off against Mr. Lodge and his constituents as the teens try to keep a beloved nature preserve from becoming an industrial park!  This issue, the debate rages on.  Factory or forest?  New jobs and low taxes or clear streams and tall trees?  Now the protest hits the pavement as both sides hit the streets to march and counter-march.  What will happen when both sides meet in front of Lodge industries?   It’s the story you just can’t afford to miss, served up in the “realistic” art style that made Betty and Veronica’s “Bad Boy Trouble,” Jughead’s “Matchmakers,” and Moose and Midge’s “Breakup Blues” some of the most talked-about Archie stories in recent years!  Famous superhero art team and Eisner Award nominees Rick Burchett and Terry Austin lend their formidable penciling and inking talents to this intriguing tale, brought to you by “New Look” scribe Melanie J. Morgan.
SCRIPT: Melanie J. Morgan
ART: Rick Burchett and Terry Austin
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: June 24th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: July 8th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: July 14th, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US

jfd33.jpgJUGHEAD & FRIENDS DIGEST #33
“The Screen Test”: Bow wows mean big box office, so when a film crew scouts Riverdale for pooches with personality, Jughead and Hot Dog make the “scene”…and plan to stay as long as craft services keeps dishing out yummy chow!
SCRIPT: George Gladir
ART: Jeff Shultz
“A Reel Pain”: When a “reality” show crew comes to Riverdale, the gang learns that things aren’t always as “real” as they look!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski
ART: Fernando Ruiz
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: June 24th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: July 8th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: July 14th, 2009
88-page, full color digest
$2.69 US

jdd151.jpgJUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST #151
“The Big Meltdown”: Jughead pretends to date Ethel to keep himself stuffed with her delicious homemade cookies, but he’s mortified when photos of Ethel feeding him spread across the internet.  Will his pride lead to a “breakup,” or are his cravings for sweets too strong?
SCRIPT:  George Gladir
ART: Pat Kennedy
“The Flip is a Flop”: When Archie asks Jughead how to choose between Betty and Veronica, Jughead suggests he flip a coin…and flip some burgers in exchange for the advice!
SCRIPT: George Gladir
ART: Bob Bolling
“Fish Food”: Jughead and his dad go on a fishing trip, and manage to catch a lot of snack food along the way!
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: June 10th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: June 17th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: June 30th, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US

pngdd132.jpgPALS-N-GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #132

“The Collectors”: Dust off that knick-knack shelf – the gang is “collecting” their thoughts on the things they like to collect!
SCRIPT: George Gladir
ART: Jeff Shultz
“Test of Characters”: Chuck and Nancy set out on a nice, peaceful stroll where they can be all alone…if only their friends didn’t turn up around every corner!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski
ART: Jeff Shultz
“Pop Goes the Ringtone”: Frankie, Maria and Brigitte record a catchy jingle for Pop’s Chocklit Shoppe…and the burger biz has never been better!
SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: June 3rd, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: June 10th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: June 23rd, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US

stw103.jpgSABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #103
“Finders Keepers, Part Three”: THE SALEM SAGA CONTINUES!  Things have gone from bad to worse for young Salem and his scruffy Uncle Mort.  The wizard Todicus has been restored, but that spells even more trouble for our heroes!  It’s a race against time as Salem and Mort try to escape the Lizarmyn army.  The question is – does everyone make it out?  The answer may surprise you!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Chad Thomas
Massively magical cover by Chad Thomas!
Shipping Date: June 10th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: June 17th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: June 30th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

sth201.jpgSONIC THE HEDGEHOG #201
“Change in Management”: Sonic and his friends are ready to relax after the series-shaking events of #200, but their plans soon change with the explosive arrival of an old villain!  A villain who brings grim tidings of a new threat that’s claimed the world!  Who are the new faces of evil?  Will Sonic rise to the occasion, or will he be busy fighting a mystery guest star?  “Devotion”: Espio the Chameleon gets a visitor of his own, and news that will change his standing in the Chaotix forever!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Tracy Yardley!
Shipping Date: June 3rd, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: June 10th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: June 23rd, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

su5.jpgSONIC UNIVERSE #5
THE LATEST HIT SONIC SERIES RETURNS WITH THE BEGINNING OF AN EPIC
“MOBIUS: 30 YEARS LATER” TALE!: “Five Years of Peace”: By popular demand, we’re going back to the future!  It’s now thirty years down the line and King Sonic is on the throne.  He has his hands full with the tiny royal twins, but fan-favorite Lara-Su is there to help.  As the world prepares to celebrate the new royal family, a deadly plot is hatched from the shadows…and you’ll never guess who shows up at the end!  It’s the action and adventure you’ve come to expect from “Mobius: 25 Years Later” tales…not to mention all your favorite good guys and bad guys!  The future has never been more frantic…and it’s up to Sonic to make sure it’s infinite!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Tracy Yardley!
Shipping Date: June 17th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: June 24th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: July 7th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

v195.jpgVERONICA #195
“Archie or Archie”: Veronica jets off to Paris on a month-long trip and is reunited with Lady Smitty, a family friend who accompanied Veronica on several trips over the years.  It isn’t long before Veronica meets Lady Smitty’s nephew who just happens to be a hunk named Archie!  The French Archie shows Veronica all the sights – the shops along the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, the Moulin Rouge, the Louvre museum and more!  But what will happen when the Archie back in the U.S. finds out about Veronica’s new friend?  It’s a tale of international love and adventure as only Veronica can get into, and the perfect lead-in to this month’s VERONICA’S PASSPORT trade paperback collection spotlighting Veronica’s most famous trips with her friend Lady Smitty!
SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent
Shipping Date: June 24th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: July 8th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: July 14th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

vptpb.jpgVERONICA’S PASSPORT VOLUME ONE

Pack your bags and renew your passport – it’s time to take a trip with Veronica!  Several, in fact!  Traveling is a way of life for this jet-setting rich girl, and now you can relive some of Veronica’s most memorable journeys in this trade paperback collection.  Just make sure you’re ready for anything – in addition to seeing all the great historical sites and tourist attractions, Veronica’s been known to get involved with mysteries and adventures…not to mention a local boy or two!  It’s worldwide romance and intrigue with Veronica, Mr. Lodge, family friend Lady Smitty and special guest stars.  Thrill to the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre museum in France!  Marvel at the Pantheon and Colosseum in Rome!  Tour a Bollywood studio and the city of Bombay in India!  Scale the heights of the Empire State Building and cross the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City!  These are just a few of the marvelous landmarks you’ll learn about as you share hilarious travels with Veronica!  Includes fabulous pin-ups of fashions from each destination!
SCRIPTS: Hal Smith, George Gladir, Kathleen Webb, Chris Allan and Mark Waid
ART: Dan Parent.
Shipping Date: June 17th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: June 24th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: July 7th, 2009
96-page, full color trade paperback
$9.95 US

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