I guess half of you were right when you picked Veronica in Archie’s ball and chain dilemma.  Archie Comics announced today, that the ginger haired high-schooler has popped the question of the brunette socialite. Is it a new direction for Archie Comics, or is this all going to end in a horrible dream sequence six months from now?

I can understand Betty being upset, but why does Jughead look so distressed?

The hijinx begin in Archie #600 arriving in August, 2009.

Archie Marries Veronica Part 1: The Proposal
Shipping Date: August 12th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: August 19th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: September 1st, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

Could it be true?  Has Archie finally decided to take the plunge and propose to comics’ favorite rich girl?  It sure looks that way!  Earlier this year readers got a chance to relive “Freshman Year” with the famous teens of Riverdale High.  Now make way for this special story that takes a look at Archie and his friends after they graduate college!  What careers will they seek?  Will the friends stay in Riverdale or disperse?  What would lead Archie to have marriage on his mind?  And why would he choose Veronica over Betty?  How will Betty react?  Can Archie shake off his klutzy past and hold down a steady job… for more than a month?  Two things are certain: with the Lodges as hosts, this will be the biggest wedding Riverdale has ever seen… and the biggest Archie Comics story since the famous “Love Showdown!”

via Archie Comics

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  1. steviecool
    May 27, 2009 at 10:13 am — Reply

    Because Jughead knows marriage is for suckers.

  2. hermit
    May 27, 2009 at 12:27 pm — Reply

    jughead is gay?

    of course not, he’s loosing his best friend to a witch.

    this is gonna be my first archie purchase in years.

  3. steviecool
    May 27, 2009 at 2:46 pm — Reply

    White shoes? Really? Skrull.

  4. Rowan
    May 27, 2009 at 3:11 pm — Reply

    Well at least Betty will get to bake a cake

  5. ykw
    May 27, 2009 at 3:40 pm — Reply

    No way Ronnie says “Yes!” like that to a “rock” that size. She gets diamonds bigger than that in her breakfast cereal. More to it than meets the eye, methinks…

  6. Kirby
    May 27, 2009 at 8:48 pm — Reply

    Of the whole thing why go for the prissy high-maintaince girl?

  7. May 27, 2009 at 8:53 pm — Reply

    @hermit, looks like you’ll be on the hook for 6 issues.

    It’s been a long time since I read Archie, I thought they were in High School. Are they in college? Or have they graduated? Archie has always seemed to be the same perpetual age, like Charlie Brown (or Batman/Superman/All other comic characters).

  8. hermit
    May 27, 2009 at 9:00 pm — Reply

    i guess i will. that is, if i remember to buy the thing. but i’m curious on how it will go.

  9. Jeff
    May 28, 2009 at 7:48 am — Reply

    The reason for Jughead’s distress can be found in just about any piece of Archie ‘slash ever made…

    • May 28, 2009 at 2:05 pm — Reply

      “He wears that crown because he’s the king of Queen Archie’s world.” – Hooper X.

  10. oraclebop
    May 28, 2009 at 3:58 pm — Reply

    Jughead is distressed cuz’ as explained once, He believes Betty is perfect For Archie. :)

  11. ARCHIE is COO cOO
    July 2, 2009 at 7:32 pm — Reply

    Betty is totally the right one for Archie . Has Archie gone mad

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