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A plethora of comics are headed your way next week from Archie Comics.  The company sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Betty & Veronica Spectacular #89, Betty & Veronica Digest #194, Jughead’s Double Digest #150, Sabrina The Teenage Witch #107, Sonic The Hedgehog #200, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume One: Heroes in a Half Shell.

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #194
“Class Action!”: The girls think summer means a break from education, but little do they realize just how educational their recreational plans are!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski
ART: Jeff Shultz
“All at Sea”: Veronica is happy to have Archie to herself for the maiden voyage of her dad’s new cruise ship, but when circumstances cause Archie to stay behind with Betty, he’s cruising for a bruising!
SCRIPT: George Gladir
ART: Jeff Shultz
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: May 6th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: May 13th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: May 26th, 2009
88-page, full color digest
$2.69 US

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BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #89
GET SET TO WAX UP YOUR BOARD AND RIDE THE WAVES IN THIS SURF-TACULAR ISSUE!

“Surf’s Up”: When a reality show about a hunky surfer hits Riverdale, guess which rich girl is first in line to be an extra?  “Catch the Wave!”: Rainy days don’t put a damper on Betty and Veronica’s surfing – not when they can “surf indoors” with their interactive “Whee” gaming system!
SCRIPTS AND ART: Dan Parent
PLUS: Summer fun fashions and quizzes!
Shipping Date: May 6th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: May 13th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: May 26th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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JUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST #150
150th ISSUE SPECTACULAR

“Rip Van Juggie”: After gorging himself in a hot dog eating contest, Jughead falls into a deep sleep…and envisions a future that can cause more nightmares than even too many hot dogs!
SCRIPT: George Gladir
ART: Pat Kennedy
“Meat of Champions”: Reggie is certain that Jughead’s choppers have finally met their match when Jughead accepts the new steakhouse’s “eat a 72 ounce steak in 60 seconds” challenge!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski
ART: Fernando Ruiz
“Family Resemblance”: Put on your hazard gear – it’s an Andrews family reunion, and clumsiness runs in the family!
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: May 6th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: May 13th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: May 26th, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US

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SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #102
“Finders Keepers, Part Two”: The thrills and spills continue as we look back on Salem’s life as a young wizard!  Salem and his Uncle Mort are deep inside the cavern fortress of the evil Lizarmyn in search of treasure – and nothing is going right!  Can Salem change the frog-wizard Todicus back to normal, or will they wind up on a Lizarmyn dinner table?!  This dilemma is more than the pair can “digest,” but they’re determined to be removed from the menu!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
PENCILS: Chad Thomas
INKS: Jim Amash
Massively magical cover by Chad Thomas!
Shipping Date: May 6th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: May 13th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: May 26th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #200
200th ISSUE SPECTACULAR

“Turnabout is Fair Play”: The epic anniversary issue you’ve been waiting for is finally here!  Back in Sonic #50, Sonic managed to win against his arch-rival, Dr. Robotnik.  In Sonic #175, the doctor got his revenge!  Now they duel for the fate of the world!  Will freedom come to Mobius?  Or will the Eggman Empire rule forever more?  Place your bets – but be ready for the startling conclusion!  Don’t miss this cranium-creasing, brain-bending, mind-blowing saga!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
PENCILES Tracy Yardley!
INKS: Jim Amash
Dimension-crossing cover by Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante
Shipping Date: May 6th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: May 13th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: May 26th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES VOLUME ONE: HEROES IN A HALF SHELL
25th ANNIVERSARY SHELL-EBRATION

Cowabunga!  It’s the 25th anniversary “Shell-ebration” of the fabulous phenomenon that changed comics forever!  Almost single-handedly kicking off the independent comic book boom of the mid ‘80s, the titanic Turtles went on to become pop culture megastars with a hit animated series, a long-running line of action figures, box office-smashing feature films and of course, their very own Archie comic book series based on their TV show.  Now you can relive the very first Archie Turtles comic, a 3-issue adaptation of the original television mini-series, “Heroes in a Half Shell!”  This thrilling story has it all: the origins of the Turtles, Splinter, Bebop and Rocksteady; the first Archie appearances of April O’Neil, Shredder and Krang; plus Krang’s robot army, the Neutrinos from Dimension X, and the Technodrome!  Thrill as the reptilian quartet uses all their “turtle power” to stop Shredder from getting a body for Krang!  Watch Shredder’s attempts to entice the Turtles to join the Foot Clan fail because “Turtles fight with honor!”  Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are anxious to reacquaint themselves with you, so what are you waiting for?  Order this turtle-riffic graphic novel today!
SCRIPT AND ART: Michael Dooney
Shipping Date: May 6th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: May 13th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: May 26th, 2009
104-page, full color trade paperback
$11.95 US

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via Archie Comics

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