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Ah Thursday.  The one day of the week that sees a lot of sneak peeks and previews coming from companies.  As has become a regular Thursday feature, Archie Comics steps up this morning with a sneak peek of titles arriving soon.

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #134
“The Archies in New York”: Not since the Beatles first landed in America has a rock band’s trip to Manhattan caused such excitement!  The Archies have touched down in the Big Apple for a gig in Central Park.  Of course, when in the big city be sure to partake of the big sights… and partake the group does!  From the Plaza Royal Hotel to the swank shops at Central Park West and the world famous Tavern on the Green, the band makes the most of their stay.  They even meet famous New York “celebrities” like late night talk show host David Betterman, gossip columnist Liz Smythe and real estate mogul Donald Stump!  Best of all, their concert benefits the New York Homeless Shelter!  Archie, rock ‘n’ roll and the greatest city on earth – has there ever been a more perfect combination?  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: Dan Parent
“Fair Time”: Its time for rides, games, contests and more when Archie and his friends enjoy one last summer at the Riverdale County Fair!
SCRIPT: John Rose
ART: Dan Parent
“Archie’s Guide to Body Language”: The story that proves every “body” has something to say!
SCRIPT: Angelo DeCesare
ART: Dan Parent
Shipping Date: August 5th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: August 12th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: August 25th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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ARCHIE’S DOUBLE DIGEST #201
PART TWO OF THE LATEST, POIGNANT “NEW LOOK” TALE!
“Goodbye Forever Part Two”:  A promotion for Mr. Andrews means a new hometown for Archie… and his closest friends are crushed!  So far, only Betty and Jughead know, but Veronica is about to find out, along with the rest of the gang having snacks at Pop’s Chok’lit Shoppe.  That tremor running through Riverdale isn’t an earthquake, but the collective shock of all of Archie’s friends as they hear the news!  Can Riverdale ever be the same?  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 “Matchmakers,” 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: August 5th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: August 12th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: August 25th, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #203
“Heavy is the Head Part One”: Sonic learned last issue that the villains of the Iron Dominion were no push-overs.  Now the fight gets personal!  And when the Iron Queen arrives to show just how powerful she is, the life of a Freedom Fighter hangs in the balance!  PLUS: “Friend in Deed”: Knuckles must fight the fight everyone dreads, as he faces off against a former colleague-turned-traitor within the Chaotix!
SCRIPTS: Ian Flynn
ART: Steven Butler
Shipping Date: August 5th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: August 12th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: August 25th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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1 Comment

  1. August 6, 2009 at 9:52 am — Reply

    Love having a sneak at the Goodbye Forver storyline! I’ve enjoyed Breyfogle’s art since the days of Batman and the Prime comics.

    I hate that they are discontinuing this style art. It gave a chance for some great artists to shine.
    Archie Double Digest – Goodbye Forever – art by Norm Breyfogle
    Jughead Double Digest – Matchmaker – art by Joe Staton and Al Milgrom
    Betty and Veronic Double Digest – Father’s Betrayal – art by Rick Burchett and Terry Austin
    Pal’s & Gal’s Double Digest – Break Up Blues – art by Tod Smith and Al Milgrom
    Betty & Veronica Double Digest – art by Steven Butler & Al Milgrom

    and the upcoming Pals n Gals, A Funny Kinda Love featuring Reggie with art by Tod Smith and Al Milgrom!

    Maybe it will come back at some point.

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