Archie Comics Sneak Peek of the Week

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As a new comic book week looms, Archie Comics sends Major Spoilers another round of sneak peeks arriving next week.  Take the jump for Archie #597, Betty & Veronica Double Digest #171, Sonic Universe #4, and Tales from Riverdale Digest #33.

ARCHIE #597
“A Typical Day”:  In this issue-length epic, a documentary film crew follows Archie and his friends through a “typical” day.  But will the kids really act “typical” when they know they’re being filmed?  Will their true colors come out, or will the crafty film crew conspire to conceive contrivances for the “candid” kids?  Don’t miss this anything-but-typical issue!
SCRIPT: Craig Boldman
ART: Stan Goldberg
Shipping Date: May 2Oth, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: May 27th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: June 9th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #171
“My Father’s Betrayal, Part 2”: 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!  Last issue, the problem came to light.  This issue, it’s time for action!  Petitions…posters…publicity…public meetings…it’s all part of a multi-tiered strategy by the teens to bring the plight of the forest to the public.  They even enlist a botany professor to join their protest!  But when people on both sides of the issue debate, the problem is grayer than ever.  Who will prevail?  Can a compromise be reached before the trees all come down?  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: May 2Oth, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: May 27th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: June 9th, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US

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SONIC UNIVERSE #4
THE LATEST HIT SONIC SERIES RETURNS WITH ITS FOURTH ACTION-PACKED ISSUE!
“The Ultimate Lifeform”: The all-out battle-turned-alliance between Shadow and Rouge takes a new twist… and there may be no turning back!  Transported from G.U.N.’s secret base to the surreal Special Zone, the reluctant allies meet the zone’s mega-powerful master, Feist.  What will Feist require of them?  Can they successfully complete the challenge as well as their other missions and tasks for G.U.N.?  What would failure mean to Shadow, who considers himself the “ultimate lifeform?”  This action-packed issue co-stars Hope Kintobor and Omega, and features the first assembly of “Team Dark.”  It also paves the way for the next intriguing saga, which promises to bring back everyone’s favorite red echidna!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Tracy Yardley!
Shipping Date: May 2Oth, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: May 27th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: June 9th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #33
“A Gig for All Seasons”: When The Archies last-minute gig conflicts with Betty and Veronica’s salon appointment, the group becomes an all-male power trio – which isn’t so bad when the audience consists primarily of teen girls!
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Pat Kennedy.
“Goalie Oriented”: Raj Patel takes center stage as Riverdale High’s latest soccer Goalie.  But it’s going to take more than one player to turn their record around.  Can Dilton’s virtual gaming simulator help the team “kick” their losing habit?
SCRIPT AND ART: Fernando Ruiz.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: May 2Oth, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: May 27th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: June 9th, 2009
88-page, full color digest
$2.69 US

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