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Archie Comics #601 lands in stores today, and with the increased interest in Archie, now might be a good time to check out the company’s other offerings including Jughead #197, Archie & Friends All-Star Volume #1: Veronica’s Passport, Archie’s Double Digest #202, and Sonic Universe #8, all of which arrive next week.

JUGHEAD #197
“The Money Grab”: Money’s tight, and Jughead is critical of the way his parents manage his allowance, but he’ll gain a new appreciation for money management after being put in charge of Veronica’s purse strings!
SCRIPT: Craig Boldman
ART: Rex Lindsey
Shipping Date: September 16th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: September 23rd, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: October 6th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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ARCHIE & FRIENDS ALL-STARS – Volume #1 “VERONICA’S PASSPORT”
Pack your bags and renew your passport – it’s time to take a trip with Veronica! Several, in fact! Traveling is a way of life for this jet-setting rich girl, and now you can relive some of Veronica’s most memorable journeys in this trade paperback collection. Just make sure you’re ready for anything – in addition to seeing all the great historical sites and tourist attractions, Veronica’s been known to get involved with mysteries and adventures…not to mention a local boy or two! It’s worldwide romance and intrigue with Veronica, Mr. Lodge, family friend Lady Smitty and special guest stars. Thrill to the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre museum in France! Marvel at the Pantheon and Colosseum in Rome! Tour a Bollywood studio and the city of Bombay in India! Scale the heights of the Empire State Building and cross the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City! These are just a few of the marvelous landmarks you’ll learn about as you share hilarious travels with Veronica! Includes fabulous pin-ups of fashions from each destination!
SCRIPTS: Hal Smith, George Gladir, Kathleen Webb, Chris Allan and Mark Waid
ART: Dan Parent
Shipping Date: September 16th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: September 23rd, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: October 6th, 2009
96-page, full color trade paperback
$9.95 US

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ARCHIE’S DOUBLE DIGEST #202
PART THREE OF THE LATEST, POIGNANT “NEW LOOK” TALE!
“Goodbye Forever Part Three”: When Archie’s dad gets a new job, the Andrews have to leave town… and all of his friends are distraught to see him go! Longing to spend quality time with Archie before he departs, his friends help Archie oversee his Boy Scout troop as they clean the park and do their part for the environment. It becomes a trip down memory lane as they recount one tale after another of their times together. Later, as the Andrews family goes house-hunting, the memories continue between Archie and his parents. It becomes more and more apparent how much the fabric of Riverdale has been woven into the family’s life. With emotions running high, can they go through with the move? 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
Shipping Date: September 16th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: September 23rd, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: October 6th, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US

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SONIC UNIVERSE #8
THE PULSE-POUNDING CONCLUSION TO THE “MOBIUS: 30 YEARS LATER” EPIC!
“The Future Freedom Fighters”: Our look at Mobius: 30 Years Later wraps up in this titanic issue! An unstoppable force threatens to destroy Angel Island and the world. It’s up to a new generation of Freedom Fighters to save the day! Is this the triumphant return of the legendary heroes, or will their first mission be their last? Don’t miss the grand finale as we go back to the future!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Tracy Yardley
TIME-WARPING COVER BY TRACY YARDLEY & BEN HUNZEKER!
Shipping Date: September 16th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: September 23rd, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: October 6th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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3 Comments

  1. Brent
    September 17, 2009 at 7:04 am — Reply

    The new look and storm clouds on the cover seem like a DC “Crisis” tie-in: “The Archie of Two Riverdales” or “Infinite Archie”.

    • September 17, 2009 at 11:45 am — Reply

      Personally, I had a flashback to the Archie Legion trying to do the Death and Resurrection of Lightning Lad story.

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