Archie Comics has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in January 2010.

ARCHIE COMICS SHIPPING JANUARY 2010

ARCHIE #605

THE ARCHIE STORY OF THE CENTURY CONCLUDES WITH A VERY SPECIAL BIRTH!

“Archie Marries Betty: Happily Ever After”: Now that you’ve witnessed the engagement and wedding of Archie and Betty, prepare for the next stage of married life: parenthood! Of course, you haven’t really had a taste of parenthood until you’ve seen it done Archie-style! Can Archie get through Lamaze class without causing a commotion? Never mind that – can he make it through the actual birth without full scale panic? Mixed in with the patented Archie humor is the heartwarming reaction among the new grandparents, friends and faculty. And let’s just say there’s a big surprise in store for the happy couple! But that’s not the only surprise in Riverdale – just wait until you see the job Archie gets, and who ends up with whom among Archie and Betty’s friends… not to mention yet another surprise wedding! When it comes to Riverdale, the surprises never end! With a script by famed movie producer Michael Uslan and art by legendary artist Stan Goldberg, this is sure to be one of the most talked-about Archie issues of all time. Don’t miss this thrilling conclusion to the Archie saga of the century!

SCRIPT: Michael Uslan

ART: Stan Goldberg

Shipping Date: January 20th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: January 27th, 2010

On Sale at Newsstands: February 9th, 2010

32-page, full color comic

$2.50 US

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #139

FEATURING THE WINNER OF THE SPECIAL KIDS’ COMIC CON/TIME OUT NEW YORK COMPETITION!

“Summer Spring Show”: When Betty and Veronica babysit a girl named Summer, they’re in for a really big show… and they’re the stars! Summer is a “showbiz kid” with a flair for the theatrical, and she literally shines the spotlight on Betty and Veronica as she engages them in interactive skits, songs and more! Summer was the winner of the special contest at this year’s Kids’ Comic Con. Time Out New York Magazine’s Time Out Kids web page held a poll where kids were asked who their favorite comic book characters are, with the grand prize being the chance to be drawn into an Archie comic book! Summer chose Betty and Veronica… and now, just like her faves, Summer is a part of comic book history!

PLUS: “Moose & Me”: When the gal pals get together for some girl talk, they compare each others’ boyfriends, leading Midge to introduce her friends to “the REAL Moose!”

SCRIPTS: Alex Simmons

ART: Dan Parent

Shipping Date: January 6th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: January 13th, 2010

On Sale at Newsstands: January 26th, 2010

32-page, full color comic

$2.50 US

ARCHIE DIGEST #261

“Snow Woe”: A snow day means no school, but Archie’s cheers soon turn to chills when his dad turns down the thermostat!

SCRIPT: George Gladir

ART: Tim Kennedy

“Blood Line”: Everyone knows Archie is a good sport… but is he as good an athlete as his dad was?

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: January 27th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: February 3rd, 2010

On Sale at Newsstands: February 16th, 2010

88-page, full color digest

$2.69 US

ARCHIE’S DOUBLE DIGEST #205

IT’S ANOTHER BLAST FROM THE PAST, AS MADHOUSE’S RONALD THE RUBBER BOY MAKES A BIG AND BOUNCY COMEBACK!

“The Return of Ronald the Rubber Boy”: Originally seen in the pages of ARCHIE’S MADHOUSE, Ronald had the bad habit of swallowing chewing gum. He swallowed so much gum that he began to take on its elastic properties, making him the goofy teenage equivalent of some famous super-stretchy guys! Now he’s back and bouncier than ever, in a tale that’s sure to stretch your funny bone!

SCRIPT: Tim Kennedy

ART: Pat Kennedy

“The Pro”: Archie looks just like a famous snowboarder who’s popular with the ladies… and he aims to meet those ladies by pretending to be that snowboarder!

SCRIPT: George Gladir

ART: Jeff Shultz

“Down Memory Lane”: Archie reminisces about the love triangle throughout the years and how Betty & Veronica have always competed for him!

SCRIPT: George Gladir

ART: Bob Bolling

PLUS: Other new and classic tales!

SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents

BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Shipping Date: January 6th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: January 13th, 2010

On Sale at Newsstands: January 26th, 2010

176-page, full color digest

$3.99 US

BETTY #184

“Betty at Beverly Hills High School”: Betty gets an opportunity to see how students in “The Golden State” live when a student exchange program sends her to California! Unlike Riverdale High, glitzy Beverly Hills High feels more like a movie than a high school, with students decked out in the latest fashions, shades and accessories. Betty also loves the focus on athleticism and competition, and trains for the track team with her new friend Olympia. She also gets to see some of the sights, including Rodeo Drive. All we can say is: Veronica Lodge, eat your heart out!

SCRIPT: Hal Lifson

ART: Stan Goldberg

“No Room to Talk”: When Betty and Jughead spend the weekend helping Archie organize his room, they learn the true meaning of “organized chaos!”

SCRIPT: Bill Golliher

ART: Stan Goldberg

“Kidding Around!”: Betty babysits a girl named Emily, but with Emily’s energy and imagination, Betty does anything but “sit”!

SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski

ART: Stan Goldberg.

Shipping Date: January 27th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: February 3rd, 2010

On Sale at Newsstands: February 16th, 2010

32-page, full color comic

$2.50 US

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #201

“Green Machine”: Veronica decides to “go green” – as long as it means she can spend “green” on new eco-accessories! “Famous Name Game”: The girls contemplate what it would be like to be pro athletes… except Veronica, who sees pro sports in a more monetary light!

SCRIPTS: Mike Pellowski

ART: Jeff Shultz

PLUS: Other new and classic tales!

SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents

BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Shipping Date: January 20th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: January 27th, 2010

On Sale at Newsstands: February 9th, 2010

88-page, full color digest

$2.69 US

JUGHEAD #199

TRULA TWYST RETURNS WITH HER MOST CLEVER SCHEME EVER!

Jughead’s nemesis Trula Twyst sets out to prove her thesis that there’s only room for one Jughead in Riverdale – by becoming another Jughead! Who will be the last Jug standing? Trula’s unique fascination with and conflicted feelings toward Jughead come to the fore in this tale that threatens to spin the Jughead mythos on its crowned beanie!

SCRIPT: Craig Boldman

ART: Rex Lindsey

Shipping Date: January 13th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: January 20th, 2010

On Sale at Newsstands: February 2nd, 2010

32-page, full color comic

$2.50 US

JUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST #157

“Ugly Dog Contest”: Things are about to get ugly… really ugly… when an ugly dog contest hits Riverdale!

SCRIPT: George Gladir

ART: Pat Kennedy

“Cold Case”: An ice skating outing gets a “chilly” reception from Jughead, who is freezing from crown to toes!

SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski

ART: Tim Kennedy

PLUS: Other new and classic tales!

SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents

BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Shipping Date: January 20th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: January 27th, 2010

On Sale at Newsstands: February 9th, 2010

176-page, full color digest

$3.99 US

PALS ‘N’ GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #138

DON’T MISS THE THRILLING CONCLUSION OF THE LATEST “NEW LOOK” SAGA THAT TRANSFORMS REGGIE FROM WISE GUY TO ROMEO!

“A Funny Kind of Love Part Four”: Beautiful and bright Bernadette Brownlee has had a rocky romance with Riverdale’s resident wise guy, Reggie! Bernadette has seen another side of Reggie – as a charismatic, convincing orator. She would much prefer Reggie to pursue a spot on the debating team instead of fame, glory and laughs at the national stand-up comic search. But Reggie is committed to comedy, and this leads to a highly volatile breakup between the two! But Archie isn’t convinced that Bernadette and Reggie are really through with one another, and he’s determined to reach at least one of them. Will Archie’s influence bring the pair back together, or will Reggie have the last laugh? Is Reggie’s future with Bernadette truly open for debate? There’s only one way to find out: reserve your copy of this thrilling conclusion to the most unexpected “New Look” yet! Rendered in the “realistic” art style that made Betty and Veronica’s “Bad Boy Trouble” and “My Father’s Betrayal,” Jughead’s “The Matchmakers,” Moose and Midge’s “Breakup Blues,” and Archie and his friends’ “Goodbye Forever” some of the most talked about Archie stories in recent years!

SCRIPT: Melanie J. Morgan

ART: Tod Smith and Al Milgrom

PLUS: Other new and classic tales!

SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents

BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Shipping Date: January 13th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: January 20th, 2010

On Sale at Newsstands: February 2nd, 2010

176-page, full color digest

$3.99 US

SONIC UNIVERSE #12

“Echoes of the Past Part Four of Four”: This is it – the grand finale! Angel Island is about to be conquered, and our heroes are powerless to stop it, having been captured and at the mercy of the Dark Egg Legion! Will a last minute revelation save or doom our hapless heroes? It all ends with the fight you’ve been waiting for: Knuckles vs. Dr. Finitevus in a knock-down, drag-out, no holds barred ruckus! Don’t miss the explosive final chapter to Knuckles’ return to the spin-off scene!

SCRIPT: Ian Flynn

ART: Tracy Yardley!

Let’s-get-ready-to-rumble cover by Tracy Yardley!

Shipping Date: January 13th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: January 20th, 2010

On Sale at Newsstands: February 2nd, 2010

32-page, full color comic

$2.50 US

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #209

“Iron Dominion Part Two”: The Iron Queen is on the verge of total world domination, and only a handful of heroes are free to quell the threat! Sonic and Sally must brave the unknown to rescue one of their own, but at the risk of total annihilation! Meanwhile, Monkey Khan makes a grim decision, and only Tails can stand in his way to save the life of a Freedom Fighter! The stakes have never been higher in this pulse-pounding tale!

SCRIPT: Ian Flynn

ART: Tracy Yardley!

Cover by Tracy Yardley!

Shipping Date: January 27th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: February 3rd, 2010

On Sale at Newsstands: February 16th, 2010

32-page, full color comic

$2.50 US

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES #12

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 1990s! Now with Sonic Archives Volume 12, Sonic lovers can add issues 45-48 to their collections, stories which are almost impossible to come across now. And best of all, the colors are completely remastered to give the issues a brand new look! Stories include: “Guerilla Thriller”: Everyone’s favorite cave-bear, Mobie, returns… but he’s unsuspectingly making a home for himself in the middle of a Robotnik stronghold! Can the Freedom Fighters warn him before it’s too late? “Countdown to Armageddon”: a sabbatical in the woods to reflect on recent events goes from relaxing to taxing as friendships are strained and loyalties questioned, setting up the dramatic events yet to come in the “Endgame” storyline. Guest-starring Lupe and the Wolf Pack from the animated series! “Endgame: Taking the Fall”: The most talked-about Sonic saga ever unfolds as King Acorn vows to finish the war with Robotnik and regain the kingdom… but could he have predicted the enormous cost? The “death of Princess Sally” sent shockwaves through Sonic fandom, and now you can relive the events leading up to this milestone event. “Sonic the Fugitive”: Not only has Sonic suffered a great loss in the passing of Princess Sally, he’s also been framed for her murder! Now he must battle friend and foe alike as he seeks the real killer to clear his name!
PLUS: The “Knuckles’ Quest” saga continues, with the intrepid red echidna searching for answers to his origin and the mystery behind the Sword of Acorns.

SCRIPTS: Angelo DeCesare, Ken Penders, Kent Taylor

ART: Dave Manak, Art Mawhinney, Ken Penders, Nelson Ortega, Manny Galan

Cover art by Patrick “Spaz!” Spaziante

Shipping Date: January 20th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: January 27th, 2010

On Sale at Newsstands: February 9th, 2010

112-page, full color paperback

$7.95 US

The Author

Robot Overlord

Robot Overlord

Warning: Pregnant women, the elderly, and children under 10 should avoid prolonged exposure to the Robot Overlord. Robot Overlord may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds. The Robot Overlord contains a liquid core, which if exposed due to rupture, should not be touched, inhaled, or looked at. If Robot Overlord begins to smoke, get away immediately. Seek shelter and cover head. Do not taunt the Robot Overlord.

Previous post

Top 300 Comics for September 2009

Next post

New Comic Releases for October 22, 2009

1 Comment

  1. Salieri
    October 19, 2009 at 2:28 pm — Reply

    Oh jeez…they actually went there.

    Stalker cover.

You know you have something to say, say it in the comment section