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This week, we get a look at Archie & Friends #135, Archie Digest #257, and Sonic the Hedgehog #204.  Of course, you’ll need to take the jump to see all the fun, but then again, you knew that already.

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ARCHIE & 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

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ARCHIE 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

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SONIC 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

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via Archie Comics

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Stephen Schleicher

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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