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Archie Comics has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Archie #599, Betty & Veronica Digest #196, Jughead’s Double Digest #152, and Sonic Universe #6.

ARCHIE #599
“Return to Riverstock”: It’s peace, love and rock ‘n roll as Archie Comics commemorates the 40th anniversary of the original Woodstock concert/cultural happening!  Join The Archies and all their friends as they enjoy the “Riverstock Festival!”  When those friends include Riverdale’s resident “flower child” Mustang Sally, you know you’re in for a groovy time!  The kids use their concert as an opportunity to promote environmental issues, and their parents see the event as a chance to relive and reminisce about their own experiences at the original Riverstock.  In addition to all the music, fun and positive vibes, this story is filled with the best the ‘60s had to offer – from peace symbols to colorful fashions to the favored rock instruments of the decade, it’s all here in this tuneful tale!  It’s all brought to you by no less an authority than Hal Lifson, author of the swingin’ sixties pop culture tome, “Hal Lifson’s 1966!”
SCRIPT: Hal Lifson
ART: Stan Goldberg
“Mower Madness”: Archie cuts lawns to raise the entry fee for the big go-kart race, but can he “cut it” against his speedy competitors?
SCRIPT: John Rose
ART: Stan Goldberg
“Beach Brouhaha”: Archie learns summer jobs are no day at the beach, even when those jobs are ON the beach!
SCRIPT: George Gladir
ART: Stan Goldberg
Shipping Date: July 15th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: July 22nd, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: August 4th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #196
“The Past Will Haunt You”: By popular demand, secret agents Betty & Veronica (last seen in BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #87) return!  Last time, those super secret spies with the chic mystique, Betty and Veronica saved Archie with the help of some high tech gadgets from Dilton, not to mention a mystery operative.  Just who was she, and what is her connection to Archie?  Don’t miss the mysterious answer!
SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent
“A Bad Attitude”: The gang learns if there’s one thing that spreads faster than bad news, it’s a bad attitude!
SCRIPT: Kathleen Webb
ART: Bob Bolling
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: July 15th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: July 22nd, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: August 4th, 2009
88-page, full color digest
$2.69 US

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JUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST #152
“Theme Park Lark”: Mr. Lodge asks Jughead for suggestions on his new amusement park… and is highly amused by all of those suggestions!  But are those suggestions really just in jest?
SCRIPT: George Gladir
ART: Jeff Shultz
“Beach Bot”: It’s sand, surf and circuitry when Dilton unveils his amazing new robot at Riverdale beach!
SCRIPT: George Gladir
ART: Bob Bolling
“Picture Perfect”: Can Jughead shift his “focus” from food long enough to enter the photo contest?
SCRIPT AND ART: Jeff Shultz
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: July 15th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: July 22nd, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: August 4th, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US

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SONIC UNIVERSE #6
THE LATEST CHAPTER IN THE EPIC “SONIC 30 YEARS LATER” SAGA!
“Dark Seige”: In this second installment of “Mobius: 30 Years Later,” the stakes are raised to pulse-pounding proportions!    King Sonic has received dire news from Silver: something that will doom the future is right around the bend!  Things go from bad to worse when Lien-Da and her Dark Presence invades the castle!  Who will escape, and who will be the first to fall?  All this, plus another surprise returning character revealed!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Tracy Yardley
Shipping Date: July 15th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: July 22nd, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: August 4th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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via Archie Comics

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