Archie Comics sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Betty #181, Betty & Veronica Double Digest #173, and Sonic the Hedgehog Archives #11.

BETTY #181
“The Diva Wore Yada”: A summer internship at “Harmon’s Bazzar” fashion magazine brings Betty face-to-face with a demanding diva of a boss.  Imagine Betty’s surprise when the boss demands she model for the magazine’s spring fashion spectacular!  Celebrity news columnist Hal Lifson brings his fashionable first-hand perspective to this “tongue-in-chic” tale!
SCRIPT: Hal Lifson
ART: Stan Goldberg
“The Big Pitch”: The “Good Will Girls” are back and their charity baseball game is a grand-slam success… especially with Betty pitching strikes from the mound and Archie pitching snacks in the stands!
SCRIPT: George Gladir
ART: Stan Goldberg
“Applause for Paws”: Hot Dog makes a “splash”… by “catching a wave”… at the dog surfing contest!
SCRIPT: George Gladir
ART: Stan Goldberg
Shipping Date: July 29th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: August 5th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: August 18th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US


“My Father’s Betrayal Part 4”: 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 reaches a fever pitch, and someone may just get hurt!  Can the two sides resolve their differences peacefully and constructively?  Is there a compromise yet to be considered or will the opponents stay deadlocked forever?  It’s the explosive conclusion you just can’t miss, served up in the “realistic” art style that made Betty and Veronica’s “Bad Boy Trouble” Jughead’s “Match Makers,” and Moose and Midge’s “Break-up 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: July 29th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: August 5th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: August 18th, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US


The Sonic Archives series has emerged as one of Archie’s best-selling trade paperbacks, as fans both new and old can relive the glory days of Sonic the Hedgehog in these high-quality, digitally-restored graphic novels, complete with all the classic Sonic stories from the 1990’s! Now with Sonic Archives Volume 11, Sonic lovers can add to their collections issues 41-44, stories which are almost impossible to come across now. And best of all, the colors are completely re-mastered to give the issues a brand-new look!  Stories include: “…And One Shall Save Him” – Sally, Sonic and Geoffrey attempt to save King Acorn, but will they survive the Zone of Silence as past and future collide?  “In Every Kingdom There Must Exist a Little Chaos” – the epic “Sword of Acorns” storyline begins here, as Knuckles searches for the fabled sword against staggering odds!  “The Dream Zone” – the story that introduces the “Dream Watcher” device that will play a major role in the “Endgame” saga!  “Black & Blue & Red All Over” – Evil Sonic is back… and it looks like Knuckles is helping him!
SCRIPT: Ken Penders, Kent Taylor
ART: Kyle Hunter, Art Mawhinney, Manny Galan, Patrick Spaziante, Harvey Mercadoocasio, Andrew Pepoy
Shipping Date: July 29th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: August 5th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: August 18th, 2009
122-page, full color graphic novel
$7.49 US


via Archie Comics

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  1. July 29, 2009 at 4:23 pm — Reply

    Thanks for the date on the B&V DD! “My Father’s Betrayal” has been a little preachy, and there have been time I wished I could reach in the comic and slap some sense into those darn kids, but it has been an decent read.

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