This week, the fine people at Archie Comics have sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Archie Digest #253 and Betty & Veronica #241.

“Class Act”: Happy days are here again as the gang takes readers on a trip through the fabulous ‘50s, staging a musical set in the days of greasers, bobby sox and sock hops!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
“A Model Teen”: A teen products marketing company decides to study the “typical teen” – and end up in Riverdale, naturally!
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 8th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: April 15th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: April 28th, 2009
88-page, full color digest
$2.69 US.

“What’s it All About?” Even as a wedding guest, Veronica manages to make someone else’s special day all about herself!
SCRIPT: Kathleen Webb.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
“Shoe Coup”: While Veronica breaks the bank for her fancy footwear, Betty’s bargain shoes help usher in a new era for vintage designs.
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
“The Smell Test”: Archie decides to give both Betty and Veronica wildflowers to show how much he appreciates them… but allergies and buzzing bees may send a different message!
SCRIPT: Craig Boldman.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
“Video Game Gambit”: Tired of countless action-packed video games turning their boyfriends into joystick zombies, Betty and Veronica come up with ideas for video games that will appeal to girls.
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
Shipping Date: April 8th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: April 15th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: April 28th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US


via Archie Comics

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