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This week, Archie Comics sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Archie & Friends #137, Betty & Veronica Digest #199, and Jughead’s Double Digest #155.

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #137
PART ONE OF A TWO-PART STORY THAT REINTRODUCES SOME OF THE MOST MEMORABLE CHARACTERS ARCHIE EVER PUBLISHED!
“Cosmic Cosmosis Part One”: Working at the Pep Comics shop to get a discount on comics and a place to store his collection, Chuck is visited by his friends as he bags and boards.  Suddenly, glowing meteors from the MLJ Nebula rain down in Riverdale, including one that crashes into the shop and morphs into a door to other dimensions!  This cosmic portal leads to a world that Chuck, Archie and his friends have only ever seen in comics… a world of talking ducks and bears, super-powered heroes and oddball beings from other planets.  It doesn’t take them long to realize they are in the presence of a veritable “who’s who” of some of the greatest comic book characters ever published by Archie and its earlier incarnation, MLJ Comics: Captain Sprocket, Cosmo the Merry Martian, Squoimy the Woim, Gloomy Gus, Judge Owl, Ginger, Suzie and more!  The trouble is, now that the “fantasy world” has invaded the “real world,” the “fictional” characters seek as much a taste of reality as possible: Wilbur and Seymour want to meet “real” girls to date, Pat the Brat realizes there’s a whole new potential audience to pull pranks on, Cubby the Bear wants to see how earth bears live, and more.  On top of it all, Super Duck and Reggie get into a no-holds-barred shouting match!  Realizing the veritable “Pandora’s Box” situation they’re in, Archie decides it would best for the comic book characters to go back through the portal to return to their own worlds… but the characters have other plans. Namely, they plan to stay indefinitely!
SCRIPT AND ART: Fernando Ruiz
Shipping Date: November 4th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Shops: November 11th, 2009
Newsstands: November 24th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #199
“The Fame Game”: The “Goodwill Girls” have become the “Green Girls!” They’ve set their sights on ways to conserve energy at Riverdale High and free up costs for school supplies. But Veronica’s too busy trying to become a star and can’t pitch in. Wait until her friends end up in the spotlight! This timely tale highlights the movement toward “no tray days” at schools across the country.
SCRIPT: George Gladir
ART: Jeff Shultz
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: November 4th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Shops: November 11th, 2009
Newsstands: November 24th, 2009
88-page, full color digest
$2.69 US

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JUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST #155
“The Film Maker”: After his experience in Hollywood last issue, Jughead decides to become a filmmaker. Will audiences “quack up” when they see his “duck-umentary?”
SCRIPT: George Gladir
ART: Jeff Shultz
“Lunch Break”: Everyone knows there’s “no free lunch”… or is there? If anyone can find out, it’s Jughead!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski
ART: Bill Galvan
“Poe Boy”: While writing a report on the macabre bard of Baltimore, Jughead learns that nothing’s im-POE-ssible when it comes to the imagination!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski
ART: Bill Galvan
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: November 4th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Shops: November 11th, 2009
Newsstands: November 24th, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US

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via Archie Comics

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

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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