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Archie Comics has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Archie and Friends #133, Archie’s Double Digest #200, Betty & Veronica Double Digest #172, Jughead & Friends Digest #33, Sonic the Hedgehog #202, and Veronica #195.

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #133
“Archie is History Part 2 of 2”: Last issue, Archie and his friends went to Washington, D.C. to take part in a living history festival – where everyone dons costumes of their favorite historical figures!  But now Archie’s wallet is history – it’s been mysteriously stolen and everyone’s return bus tickets are inside!  Meanwhile, Reggie tries making political power plays while Veronica tries making a real estate deal of historic proportions – literally!  Before story’s end, a valuable lesson about Honest Abe Lincoln is learned… and just wait until you see who’s disguised as Ben Franklin!  It’s a trip through history filled with laughter and learning, as only the Archie gang can deliver!
SCRIPT: Arie Kaplan
ART: Pat Kennedy
Shipping Date: July 1st, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: July 8th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: August 21st, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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ARCHIE’S DOUBLE DIGEST #200
SPECIAL MILESTONE 200th – AND THE LATEST IN THE “NEW LOOK” SERIES!
“Goodbye Forever”: Archie’s dad finally receives the promotion he’s been working a lifetime for, but it comes at a price: the family must relocate and leave Riverdale!  How will this affect Archie’s two best girls, Betty and Veronica, not to mention his best friend, Jughead?  Who will rise to bedevil Mr. Lodge and Mr. Weatherbee in Archie’s absence?  Can a hamburger and fries really taste the same if Archie isn’t there to share Pop Tate’s delectable dishes?  Why even Reggie will miss having Archie around to play pranks on.  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: July 1st, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: July 8th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: August 21st, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US

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BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #172
“My Father’s Betrayal, Part 3”: 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!  This issue, the debate rages on.  Factory or forest?  New jobs and low taxes or clear streams and tall trees?  Now the protest hits the pavement as both sides hit the streets to march and counter-march.  What will happen when both sides meet in front of Lodge industries?   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: June 24th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: July 8th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: July 14th, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US

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JUGHEAD & FRIENDS DIGEST #33
“The Screen Test”: Bow wows mean big box office, so when a film crew scouts Riverdale for pooches with personality, Jughead and Hot Dog make the “scene”…and plan to stay as long as craft services keeps dishing out yummy chow!
SCRIPT: George Gladir
ART: Jeff Shultz
“A Reel Pain”: When a “reality” show crew comes to Riverdale, the gang learns that things aren’t always as “real” as they look!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski
ART: Fernando Ruiz
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: June 24th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: July 8th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: July 14th, 2009
88-page, full color digest
$2.69 US

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #202
“Dangerous Territory”: Sonic and Monkey Khan storm the city of New Megaopolis to nip an evil invasion in the bud… but have our heroes bitten off more than they can chew?  And will a shocking betrayal save them – or doom them?
“A Lonely Girl’s Story”: Learn the guarded secrets of the Eggman Empire’s new empress in this intriguing tale!
SCRIPTS: Ian Flynn
ART: Steven Butler
Shipping Date: July 1st, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: July 8th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: August 21st, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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VERONICA #195
“Archie or Archie”: Veronica jets off to Paris on a month-long trip and is reunited with Lady Smitty, a family friend who accompanied Veronica on several trips over the years.  It isn’t long before Veronica meets Lady Smitty’s nephew who just happens to be a hunk named Archie!  The French Archie shows Veronica all the sights – the shops along the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, the Moulin Rouge, the Louvre museum and more!  But what will happen when the Archie back in the U.S. finds out about Veronica’s new friend?  It’s a tale of international love and adventure as only Veronica can get into, and the perfect lead-in to this month’s VERONICA’S PASSPORT trade paperback collection spotlighting Veronica’s most famous trips with her friend Lady Smitty!
SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent
Shipping Date: June 24th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: July 8th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: July 14th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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via Archie Comics

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