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Archie Comics has sent the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in September 2009.  Those who are following the main title get to see Archie marry Veronica in Archie #601.

a601.600.jpgARCHIE #601
THE ARCHIE STORY OF THE CENTURY CONTINUES AS ARCHIE MARRIES VERONICA!!!
“Archie Marries Veronica Part 2: The Wedding”: This is it – the issue where Archie fans all over the world pinch themselves to see if they only dreamt last issue’s tale about Archie proposing to Veronica!  Well, all we can say is prepare to be shell-shocked, because not only did he propose, but in this issue, wedding bells are
ringing!  This is the unforgettable epic that hurtles readers into Archie’s future… and it’s a future where Riverdale’s favorite rich girl wins his hand in marriage!  With Mr. Lodge footing the bill, it’s proving to be the most spectacular wedding ever to hit Riverdale… and perhaps the country!  The guys all look spiffy in their tuxes, and the girls are gorgeous in their gowns… but just who is Betty’s date, Henry?  This emotionally-charged tale will tug at your heartstrings as you witness Archie’s poignant heart-to-heart talk with Betty before the nuptials, the choked-up parents of the betrothed, and a surprise ending that will leave you speechless!  Don’t miss the biggest Archie Comics story since the famous “Love Showdown,” written by acclaimed superhero movie producer Michael Uslan and rendered by legendary Archie Comics artist Stan Goldberg!  You are cordially invited to witness the Archie story of the century, so RSVP by ordering your copy today!
SCRIPT: Michael Uslan
ART: Stan Goldberg
Shipping Date: September 9th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: September 16th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: September 29th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

af135.600.jpgARCHIE & FRIENDS #135
Things are getting spooky in Riverdale again, just in time for another Halloween adventure.  As Archie and his friends get ready for the big party, they experience a shocking change – literally!  This year, the costume shop has a magical effect on Archie, Betty, Veronica, Chuck and Moose… and even makes Reggie more monstrous than usual!  Can boy genius Dilton work up his usual wizardry and get the gang out of this blood-curdling conundrum, or will we have to change the title of this comic to “Archie & FIENDS”?!
SCRIPT: Fernando Ruiz
ART: Fernando Ruiz
Shipping Date: September 2nd, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: September 9th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: September 22nd, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

afas1.600.jpgARCHIE & FRIENDS ALL-STARS – Volume #1 “VERONICA’S PASSPORT”
Pack your bags and renew your passport – it’s time to take a trip with Veronica!  Several, in fact!  Traveling is a way of life for this jet-setting rich girl, and now you can relive some of Veronica’s most memorable journeys in this trade paperback collection.  Just make sure you’re ready for anything – in addition to seeing all the great historical sites and tourist attractions, Veronica’s been known to get involved with mysteries and adventures…not to mention a local boy or two!  It’s worldwide romance and intrigue with Veronica, Mr. Lodge, family friend Lady Smitty and special guest stars.  Thrill to the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre museum in France!  Marvel at the Pantheon and Colosseum in Rome!  Tour a Bollywood
studio and the city of Bombay in India!  Scale the heights of the
Empire State Building and cross the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City!  These are just a few of the marvelous landmarks you’ll learn about as you share hilarious travels with Veronica!  Includes fabulous pin-ups of fashions from each destination!
SCRIPTS: Hal Smith, George Gladir, Kathleen Webb, Chris Allan and Mark Waid
ART: Dan Parent
Shipping Date: September 16th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: September 23rd, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: October 6th, 2009
96-page, full color trade paperback
$9.95 US

ad257.600.jpgARCHIE DIGEST #257
“The Archies in London”: This song-ful sequel to last issue’s “The Archies in New York” finds Riverdale’s famous rock band on a jaunt across the pond to follow in the footsteps of their idols, The BeatBoys!  Along the way, they encounter all the sites befitting rock royalty, including Abbey Road Studios, Carnaby Street, the Dorchester Hotel and more.  They also partake in British pop culture, including riding on a double-decker bus, visiting a vintage UK fashion boutique, and dancing away at an authentic ‘60s discotheque!  Betty and Veronica even become chic fashion models and the group gets to perform live on the BBC!  It’s a “Hard Déjà vu’s Night” for bubblegum’s premiere popsters!  It’s all brought to you by no less a pop music authority than Hal Lifson, author of the swingin’ sixties coffee table tome, “Hal Lifson’s 1966!”
SCRIPT: Hal Lifson
ART: Rex Lindsey
“Closed Book”: Archie teaches Reggie the value of reading… and the value of first editions!
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: September 2nd, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: September 9th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: September 22nd, 2009
88-page, full color digest
$2.69 US

add202.600.jpgARCHIE’S DOUBLE DIGEST #202
PART THREE OF THE LATEST, POIGNANT “NEW LOOK” TALE!
“Goodbye Forever Part Three”: When Archie’s dad gets a new job, the Andrews have to leave town… and all of his friends are distraught to see him go!  Longing to spend quality time with Archie before he departs, his friends help Archie oversee his Boy Scout troop as they clean the park and do their part for the environment.  It becomes a trip down memory lane as they recount one tale after another of their times together.  Later, as the Andrews family goes house-hunting, the memories continue between Archie and his
parents.  It becomes more and more apparent how much the fabric of Riverdale has been woven into the family’s life.  With emotions running high, can they go through with the move?   It’s the most poignant “New Look” story yet , rendered in the “realistic” art style that made Betty and Veronica’s “Bad Boy Trouble” and “My Father’s Betrayal,” Jughead’s “Match Makers,” and Moose and Midge’s “Break-up Blues” some of the most-talked about Archie stories in recent years!  Multiple award-winning and nominated artist Norm Breyfogle brings his fine-tuned talents to this heart-tugging tale, brought to you by “New Look” scribe Melanie J. Morgan.
SCRIPT: Melanie J. Morgan
ART: Norm Breyfogle
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: September 16th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: September 23rd, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: October 6th, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US

b182.600.jpgBETTY #182
“Frazzled First Day”: Betty worries that the first day of school will
be the worst day of school!  “Dog Days”: Betty has a case of puppy love – literally – when she finds a stray dog!  “Appearances are Deceiving”: When Betty retrieves Archie’s missing class ring Veronica assumes he’s made his final choice… and the love triangle goes on and on…!
SCRIPTS: Kathleen Webb
ART: Stan Goldberg
Shipping Date: September 23rd, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: September 30th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: October 13th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

bvd198.600.jpgBETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #198
“Party Poopers”: Halloween’s a scream for Archie and his friends… but can they find a place to hold their party before All Hallow’s Eve?  “The Tattoo Scene”: Betty and Ethel consider getting tattoos, and soon realize they must really “think” before getting permanent “ink!”
SCRIPTS: George Gladir
ART: Pat Kennedy
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: September 30th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: October 7th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: October 20th, 2009
88-page, full color digest
$2.69 US

bvdd174.600.jpgBETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #153
“The Bake Mistake”: Betty takes solace in the one contest in which she’s sure to beat Veronica: a bake-off!  But… what if that’s not the way the cookie crumbles?
SCRIPT: Barbara Slate
ART: Jeff Shultz
“Cabin Fever”: Roughing it isn’t so rough when you’re staying at Mr. Lodge’s cabin!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski
ART: Dan Parent
“Touchdowner Football”: With the annual picnic just days away, Veronica worries that she doesn’t have the “right touch” for the traditional touch football game!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski
ART: Jeff Shultz
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: September 9th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: September 16th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: September 29th, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US

j197.600.jpgJUGHEAD #197
“The Money Grab”: Money’s tight, and Jughead is critical of the way his parents manage his allowance, but he’ll gain a new appreciation for money management after being put in charge of Veronica’s purse strings!
SCRIPT: Craig Boldman
ART: Rex Lindsey
Shipping Date: September 16th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: September 23rd, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: October 6th, 2009
Shipping Date: September 16th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: September 23rd, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: October 6th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

jfd34.600.jpgJUGHEAD & FRIENDS DIGEST #34
“Car Crazy”: The auto industry is seeking suggestions to attract younger buyers… and Riverdale High’s teens are “racing” with ideas!
SCRIPT: George Gladir
ART: Fernando Ruiz
“Ballad Buster”: Archie hits a sour note when he shares the title of his song about Veronica with his friends!
SCRIPT AND ART: Tim Kennedy
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: September 9th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: September 16th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: September 29th, 2009
88-page, full color digest
$2.69 US

jdd154.600.jpgJUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST #154
“Movie Madness”: Picking up where the story “The Screen Test” from JUGHEAD & FRIENDS DIGEST #33 left off, Veronica’s dog Mitzy and Jughead’s dog Hot Dog head to Hollywood in hopes of achieving doggy stardom.  But can the canine
cut-ups cut it with the big dogs?
SCRIPT: George Gladir
ART: Jeff Shultz
“The Good Life”: Jughead proves that over-scheduled, over-worked kids are a “sign” of the times – literally!
SCRIPT: George Gladir
ART: Tim Kennedy
“Wordplay”: Question: who makes endless word associations?  Answer: Jughead after cramming for a test!
SCRIPT AND ART: Tim Kennedy
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: September 30th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: October 7th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: October 20th, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US

pngdd135.600.jpgPALS ‘N’ GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #135
GET SET FOR THE LATEST “NEW LOOK” SAGA AS LOVE TRANSFORMS REGGIE FROM WISE GUY TO ROMEO!
“A Funny Kind of Love Part One”: Just who could make Riverdale’s resident prankster lighten up on the practical jokes?  Just one person, and her name’s Bernadette Brownlee – the new girl in school.  Bernadette goes toe-to-toe with Reggie, providing clever come-backs to would-be comic Reggie’s corny jokes. Trouble is, this beauty also has brains, and has already become fast friends with fellow science club member Dilton!  And she seems to get along nicely with Archie as well.  This has all the makings of a romantic ruckus, but Reggie is determined to be the last Romeo standing!  Can Reggie be a sensitive boyfriend type and pursue his dreams of comedy stardom at the same time?  It’s the most unexpected “New Look” story yet, rendered in the “realistic” art style that made Betty and Veronica’s “Bad Boy Trouble” and “My Father’s Betrayal,” Jughead’s “Match Makers,”  Moose and Midge’s “Break-up Blues,” and Archie and his friend’s “Goodbye Forever” some of the most-talked about Archie stories in recent years!
SCRIPT: Melanie J. Morgan
ART: Tod Smith and Al Milgrom
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: September 23rd, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: September 30th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: October 13th, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US

su8.600.jpgSONIC UNIVERSE #8
THE PULSE-POUNDING CONCLUSION TO THE “MOBIUS: 30 YEARS LATER” EPIC!
“The Future Freedom Fighters”: Our look at Mobius: 30 Years Later wraps up in this titanic issue!  An unstoppable force threatens to destroy Angel Island and the world.  It’s up to a new generation of Freedom Fighters to save the day!  Is this the triumphant return of the legendary heroes, or will their first mission be their last?  Don’t miss the grand finale as we go back to the future!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Tracy Yardley
TIME-WARPING COVER BY TRACY YARDLEY & BEN HUNZEKER!
Shipping Date: September 16th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: September 23rd, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: October 6th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

sth204.600.jpgSONIC THE HEDGEHOG #204
“Heavy is the Head Part Two”:  It’s Sonic vs. Monkey Khan yet again!  But it’s more than hot-headedness this time as Sonic fights not just for his city, but to save the very cybernetic-simian he’s forced to fight!  Even if Sonic can save his friend, will Khan’s dark secret destroy him anyway?  Its monkey mayhem as only Archie can deliver!  PLUS: “Friend in Deed Part 2”: Knuckles’ melee against a surprise traitor continues… and as the brawl rages on, so do the emotions within, as Knuckles realizes that he can win the battle but lose so much more!
SCRIPTS: Ian Flynn
ART: Steven Butler
GOING APE COVER BY KING SPAZ!
Shipping Date: September 2nd, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: September 9th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: September 22nd, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

sth205.600.jpgSONIC THE HEDGEHOG #205
“On the Run Part One”: Bunnie is back, but worse for wear with her wounds being tended in the hospital.  Luckily, her friends are by her side… but not for long, as a less-than-lucid Eggman attacks in his Egg-Tortoise walker!  Sonic and Tails spring into action, while Iron Queen and crew watch with wide eyes.  Why are they so interested in seeing Eggman captured?  It’s the start of a new pulse-pounding tale guest-starring Nicole, Antoine, Monkey Khan, Espio and more!
PLUS: “Birthright Part One”: Now it can be revealed: the long-held secret of the disappearance of Lien-Da’s father!
SCRIPTS: Ian Flynn
ART: Steven Butler
SENSES-SHATTERING COVER BY SPAZ!
Shipping Date: September 30th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: October 7th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: October 20th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

BACKLIST
We’re happy to make first four issue of SONIC UNIVERSE available to you once more!

su1.600.jpgSONIC UNIVERSE #1
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT: A THRILLING NEW SONIC SERIES THAT RAISES THE STAKES & EXPANDS THE COMIC BOOK WORLD OF SONIC!
“Living Weapons”:  This is the comic the fans have waited for – an ever-expanding, all-encompassing series revolving around Sonic’s many friends and foes whose continuity aligns with the regular monthly Sonic comic.  Along the way, we’ll deliver some of the popular supporting cast from the many Sonic video games, including many who have never appeared in the comics before!  The first issue of “Sonic Universe” debuts with a story that’s out of this world – literally – as Shadow and Metal Sonic continue their series-spanning fight and wind up in a whole new dimension!  And things are bound to heat up when Blaze the Cat and a Chaos Emerald enter the mix!  Don’t miss the explosive beginning of this universe-spanning series!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn.
ART: Tracy Yardley!
Dimension-defying cover by Patrick “Spaz!” Spaziante
Shipping Date: September 2nd, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: September 9th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: September 22nd, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

su2.600.jpgSONIC UNIVERSE #2
THE LATEST HIT SONIC SERIES RETURNS WITH ITS SECOND ACTION-PACKED ISSUE!
“Time and Again”: The second issue of the new, ever-expanding, all-encompassing series revolving around Sonic’s many friends and foes, with continuity aligning with the regular monthly Sonic comic.  It is the eve of Sonic’s big confrontation with Dr. Robotnik, but Shadow and Rouge have other plans.  As the three of them embark on a crucial midnight raid, readers will have the opportunity to simultaneously look back on a time when Sonic and Shadow weren’t so friendly as they witness the lost tale of their battle for the ARK!  It’s déjà vu all over again as the present and past run parallel in this high-action tale!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn.
ART: Tracy Yardley!
Time-tripping cover by Tracy Yardley!
Shipping Date: September 2nd, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: September 9th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: September 22nd, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

su3.600.jpgSONIC 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: September 2nd, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: September 9th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: September 22nd, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

su4.600.jpgSONIC 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: September 2nd, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: September 9th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: September 22nd, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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3 Comments

  1. hermit
    June 15, 2009 at 9:45 am — Reply

    jughead look happier now.

    btw, since when is there any continuity in Archie?

  2. Jeff
    June 15, 2009 at 6:01 pm — Reply

    Seriously – does anyone really care about Archie?

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