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Archie Comics has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Archie #596, Archie Double Digest #198, The High School Chronicles Volume one: Freshman Year, and Sonic Universe #3, all of which arrive in stores next week.

ARCHIE #596
“The Big Flip”: After nearly 70 years of being indecisive over Betty and Veronica, Jughead offers Archie a simple solution: merely flip a coin!
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
“Teller I Love Her!”: The new bank teller steals Archie’s heart… but that’s not all she pilfers!
SCRIPT: Bill Golliher.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
“Gory Story”: Archie takes on a project he can really sink his “fangs” into – making a documentary about vampires!  Features the “Monster Museum” last seen in ARCHIE & FRIENDS #106.
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
“Changing Times”: Mr. Weatherbee shows the class of ’84 how much things have changed… but for Archie and Jughead, the more things change, the more they stay the same!
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
Shipping Date: April 22nd, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: April 29th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: May 12th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #198
“All Wet”: Archie has a “big fish” story to tell… all about the big mess he made at the new seafood restaurant!
SCRIPT:  John Rose.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
“Roll the Dice”: Waiters on wheels are back in style… but when Archie’s your server you might want to take insurance on your meal!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Bob Bolling.
“Name Games”: A tree by any other name would still rain chestnuts down all over town!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Tim Kennedy.
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: April 22nd, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: April 29th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: May 12th, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US.

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THE HIGH SCHOOL CHRONICLES VOLUME ONE: FRESHMAN YEAR
Archie and his friends have forever been stuck in the latter portion of high school, but now, after many long years, the story of how “the gang” all met up is finally being told in this, the first edition of “The High School Chronicles!”  This pioneering storyline, captured in issues #587-591 of ARCHIE and now again in this graphic novel reprint, brings us the beginning of the “eternal love triangle,” the introduction of Mr. Weatherbee as principal of Riverdale High, the formation of Moose and Midge’s relationship (and Reggie’s subsequent schemes to split them up), and other Archie staples!  It’s all brought to you by fan-favorite writer Batton Lash of “Wolff & Byrd” and “Archie Meets the Punisher” fame, along with popular Archie Comics artist, Bill Galvan.  So get your Homecoming dress, pack your brand-new backpack, and pick up your school map to find your way to the biggest Archie story of the year!
SCRIPT: Batton Lash.
ART: Bill Galvan
Shipping Date: April 22nd, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: April 29th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: May 12th, 2009
112-page, full color trade paperback
$10.95 US.

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SONIC UNIVERSE #3
THE LATEST HIT SONIC SERIES RETURNS WITH ITS THIRD ACTION-PACKED ISSUE!
“Old Soldiers”: Shadow is sent into the remote mountains to find E-102 Gamma.  At the same time, Dr. Robotnik launches the over-powered E-123 Omega to hunt down and destroy the rogue robot!  It’s a race against time to see if Shadow can save Gamma and offer him asylum – if Gamma even wants to be saved!  It’s the latest installment of this exciting new series presenting unifying continuity while spotlighting the many characters from Sonic’s various video games and animated series.
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn.
ART: Tracy Yardley.
Shipping Date: April 22nd, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: April 29th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: May 12th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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via Archie Comics

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