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This week, Archie Comics sends Major Spoilers a look at Archie & Friends #130, Betty & Veronica Digest #193, Jughead’s Double Digest #149, and Sonic The Hedgehog #199.

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #130
“Zero to Rock Hero Part One”: It’s a battle of the bands unlike any seen before, when The Archies and Josie and the Pussycats compete against one another playing the hottest new videogame, Legendary Rock Heroes at Veronica’s swank party!  Can the real rockers excel in the virtual world as well as they rock out in the real world?  And what will happen when the media… specifically a reality show producer friend of Mr. Lodge… and the whole world takes notice?!
SCRIPT: Stephen Oswald.
ART: Bill Galvan.
Shipping Date: April 1st, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: April 8th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: April 21st, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #193
“Palm Springs Weekend”: Join Betty and Veronica as they embark upon the jet-settingest weekend trip of their lives.  Destination: the ultra-ritzy Riviera Resort and Spa in Palm Springs.  It’s all brought to you by famed Hollywood columnist Hal Lifson.  Just like his column, this comic book travelogue is loaded with sizzling celebrities, magnificent homes, breathtaking scenery, and total trendsetters.  Lifson also has a fondness for the sensational ‘60s, on full display here as the Riviera’s design is based on architecture of the decade.  So pack your bags and buy your tix – it’s the hippest trip you’ll ever take!
SCRIPT: Hal Lifson.
ART: Rex Lindsey.
“New Clowns in Town”: Betty’s Uncle Clarence is in town doing his clown act at the circus, but when his two assistants catch colds, Betty and Veronica are enlisted to don makeup they’ve never worn before!
SCRIPT: Bill Golliher.
ART: Pat Kennedy.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: April 1st, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: April 8th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: April 21st, 2009
88-page, full color digest
$2.69 US.

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JUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST #149
“The Gourmet Glutton”: To help boost Pop Tate’s sales, Jughead starts an internet-only show starring himself as a food expert… and the first eatery he reviews is Pop’s, of course!
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Bill Galvan.
“Physical Activity”: Jughead goes for a check up, but he’s so nervous he’s liable to check out before the doctor arrives!
SCRIPT: Bill Golliher.
ART: Tim Kennedy.
“Girl Guile”: With more and more boys coming up with creative ways to ask their prom dates out, Ethel decides to follow suit with a clever ploy to get Jughead to ask her to the prom!
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: April 1st, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: April 8th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: April 21st, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US.

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #199
“Knocking on Eggman’s Door”: Sonic leads the combined might of the Freedom Fighters and the Chaotix in a final push against Dr. Robotnik and his Eggman Empire!  In this climactic battle old friendships and rivalries are revisited, family confronts family, and a treacherous plot is revealed that you won’t believe!  You simply cannot afford to miss this pulse-pounding lead-in to the mega-milestone SONIC #200!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn.
ART: Tracy Yardley!
Shipping Date: April 1st, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: April 8th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: April 21st, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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via Archie Comics

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

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