Archie Comics for February 2010

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

ARCHIE COMICS SHIPPING FEBRUARY 2010

ARCHIE #606

DON’T MISS THE INTROSPECTIVE EPILOGUE TO THE ARCHIE STORY OF THE CENTURY!

“Archie Gets Married: the Epilogue”: The amazing events that occurred in ARCHIE issues #600 through #605 have left Archie in a daze! He doesn’t know how to explain it to his friends… especially Betty and Veronica! Can he readjust to the way things used to be before he walked up Memory Lane?

SCRIPT: Michael Uslan

ART: Stan Goldberg

“Unflappable”: Archie comes up with a new way to break a date with Veronica: he’ll push her buttons until she breaks the date with him!

SCRIPT: Craig Boldman

ART: Stan Goldberg

“Career Weak”: An all-week Career Fair at school has Archie leaping from job to job. If only any of them were paying gigs!

SCRIPT: Angelo DeCesare

ART: Stan Goldberg

Shipping Date: February 17th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: February 24th, 2010

Newsstands: March 9th, 2010

32-page, full color comic

$2.50 US

ARCHIE ALL-STARS VOLUME 3: THE CARTOON LIFE OF CHUCK CLAYTON

RIVERDALE’S RESIDENT CARTOONIST TAKES CENTER STAGE IN THIS SPECIAL STORY!

Originally appearing in the pages of ARCHIE & FRIENDS #126 through #129, “The Cartoon Life of Chuck Clayton” focuses on Chuck’s efforts to share his artistic talents with neighborhood kids, and the special relationships he develops as he teaches cartooning. It all starts when Chuck is asked to teach an after-school program in cartooning to elementary school kids… and it isn’t long before he learns the kids can be more hyperactive than his doodles! But Chuck is determined to connect with the kids and help them create the next comic book classics. Along the way, he gets some help teaching from an unlikely source, and reaches out to a troubled child known for spreading graffiti. Can Chuck’s world of collecting, drawing, and teaching kids how to make their own comics take on new meaning? The answer’s just a splash panel away! This poignant tale comes courtesy of someone who knows their way around both creating and teaching comics, namely acclaimed writer, children’s art advocate, and organizer of the world’s only “Kids’ Comic” convention, Alex Simmons.

SCRIPT: Alex Simmons

ART: Fernando Ruiz

Shipping Date: February 10th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: February 17th, 2010

Newsstands: March 2nd, 2010

96-page, full color tradpaperback

$11.95 US

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #140

“Freshmen Year – The Missing Chapters: Jughead”: For years, fans of Archie Comics have wondered what happened in the years before the fabled teens of Riverdale entered high school. How did everyone meet? Were the teachers always at the high school? Did all of Archie’s friends always live in Riverdale? Just when did the “eternal love triangle” first start? In the “Freshman Year” saga, originally presented in the pages of ARCHIE #587-591, readers finally learned the back-story behind Riverdale’s fabled cast of characters. But that wasn’t the whole story! Starting with this issue and running through four consecutive issues, writer Batton Lash fills in the blanks, giving readers an even bigger glimpse of what went on with Jughead, Betty & Veronica, Reggie, Chuck, and Pencilneck G. In this issue, we follow Jughead as his family moves out of Riverdale. What is life like in his new town? Can he make a friend as loyal as Archie? Who is Sadie – just a friend, or something more? You won’t want to miss the thrilling answers – reserve your copy today!

SCRIPT: Batton Lash

ART: Bill Galvan

Shipping Date: February 3rd, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: February 10th, 2010

Newsstands: February 24th, 2010

32-page, full color comic

$2.50 US

ARCHIE’S DOUBLE DIGEST #206

“The Archies Return to Beverly Hills”: After their first thrilling adventure in Beverly Hills (from December 2008’s ARCHIE’S DIGEST #250), The Archies have returned for more fun in the “Golden State!” This time, they’re playing a gig at the fabled Beverly Hills Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom, where many a movie star, president and other dignitaries have been entertained throughout the years! Of course, they plan to make time for some of the city’s other famous landmarks, too, including the Fountain Coffee room – home of grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches and the famous “Orange Freeze” drink, and the many shops on Rodeo Drive, including Guzzi and Dolsay & Cabana!

SCRIPT: Hal Lifson

ART: Rex Lindsey

“Do the Right Thing”: Archie faces his biggest dilemma: do what’s right (keep his date with Betty) or rock ‘n’ roll all night (at a concert with Veronica)!

SCRIPT: Bill Golliher

ART: Tim Kennedy

“Loving the Library”: Girls can read boys like open books – especially when those boys (like Archie) volunteer at the library just to meet girls!

SCRIPT: John Rose

ART: Tim Kennedy

PLUS: Other new and classic tales!

SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents

BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Shipping Date: February 10th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: February 17th, 2010

Newsstands: March 2nd, 2010

176-page, full color digest

$3.99 US

BETTY & VERONICA #246

“The Great Debate”: Riverdale High’s biggest fashion plate squares off against its most practical dresser in a debate on formal school attire versus casual wear… and you’ll never guess which sides Betty and Veronica take!

SCRIPT: Hal Lifson

ART: Jeff Shultz

“Timely Tales”: Veronica grows very impatient with the service at a local restaurant, leading to the question,
“should the customers be called ‘waiters’ instead of the servers?”

SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski

ART: Jeff Shultz

“Same Game”: Veronica gets more than her “share” when she has to share a dorm with Betty and two other girls at a teen fellowship retreat designed to promote cooperation and team-work!

SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski

ART: Jeff Shultz

“Technologically Challenged”: A zapped battery in Veronica’s cell phone cuts off the lines of communication with Betty at a crucial moment: just when a new girl threatens to move in on their Archie!

SCRIPT: Kathleen Webb

ART: Jeff Shultz

Shipping Date: February 10th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: February 17th, 2010

Newsstands: March 2nd, 2010

32-page, full color comic

$2.50 US

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #202

“Writer’s Blockheads”: Ms. Grundy decides to have the class collaborate on a story by having each write a section. The theme is spring, but somewhere along the line the story turns into an adventure about rampaging robots, a romance where Reggie is the lead Romeo, and a quest to find the perfect burger!

SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent

“Memory Lapse”: Betty and Veronica are astonished when they witness a hapless boy caught between two girlfriends in a loopy love triangle… they can’t even imagine such a thing!

SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski

ART: Jeff Shultz

PLUS: Other new and classic tales!

SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents

BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Shipping Date: February 24th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: March 3rd, 2010

Newsstands: March 16th, 2010

88-page, full color digest

$2.69 US

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #178

“Plant One on Me!”: Pop Tate’s Chok’lit Shoppe turns into a little shop of horticulture when Betty & Veronica give him a plant… and it just so happens to be a hungry one!

SCRIPT: Bill Golliher

ART: Dan Parent

“Production Meeting”: Betty and Veronica relive their first steps… via Betty’s parents’ handheld video and Veronica’s parents’ professionally produced video!

SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski

ART: Pat Kennedy

“My Lucky Boyfriend/Worse for Wear”: it’s two stories in one, as both Veronica and Archie offer up accounts of the same event, each from their unique points of view!

SCRIPT: Tim Kennedy

ART: Pat Kennedy (pencils) and Terry Austin (inks)

PLUS: Other new and classic tales!

SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents

BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Shipping Date: February 3rd, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: February 10th, 2010

Newsstands: February 24th, 2010

176-page, full color digest

$3.99 US

JUGHEAD & FRIENDS DIGEST #36

“Tagger’s Delight”: Jughead must clear his name when graffiti artists start painting images of his crown all over Riverdale. When the trail leads to an art gallery, Jughead realizes he’s not the only one who’s being “framed!”

SCRIPT: George Gladir

PENCIL: Bill Galvan

PLUS: Other new and classic tales!

SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents

BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Shipping Date: February 3rd, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: February 10th, 2010

Newsstands: February 24th, 2010

88-page, full color digest

$2.69 US

JUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST #158

“Battle of the Bots”: Jughead doesn’t make the basketball team as his parents hope, but Dilton and Chuck convince Jughead that his imagination would make him a formidable teammate on the robotics team. Can Jughead’s unique intelligence help machines with artificial intelligence score baskets? “A Pair with Flair”: In a follow-up to the previous story, the robotics team takes on various other problems at Riverdale High – like school budget cuts in the maintenance and cafeteria crews, tardy students and more. But have they created a Frankenstein’s monster in the process?

SCRIPT: George Gladir

ART: Fernando Ruiz

PLUS: Other new and classic tales!

SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents

BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Shipping Date: February 24th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: March 3rd, 2010

Newsstands: March 16th, 2010

176-page, full color digest

$3.99 US

PALS ‘N’ GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #139

“The Chatty Charioteer”: Archie goes Greek without having to join a college fraternity in this “what if” tale that imagines the teens of Riverdale in Ancient Greece! Can Archio beat Reggio in the big chariot race? Will Bettina and Veronique forever debate which of them is Archio’s biggest fan? One thing’s for certain – this story is one for the history books!

SCRIPT: George Gladir

ART: Pat Kennedy

“Let Your Hair Down”: After a week of science-fact with Professor Flutesnoot, the kids are ready to enjoy the local science fiction convention… but they’re not the only ones!

SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski

ART: Tim Kennedy

“On the Face of It”: The object of Reggie’s affections is compromised… when his own beloved face gets a zit!

SCRIPT AND ART: Tim Kennedy

PLUS: Other new and classic tales!

SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents

BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Shipping Date: February 17th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: February 24th, 2010

Newsstands: March 9th, 2010

176-page, full color digest

$3.99 US

SONIC UNIVERSE #13

“Journey into the East Part One: Endless Reach of Fate”: After a fierce battle with the Spider Ninjas, Sonic rescues Sally, Tails and Monkey Khan from the Gossamer Clan Cave in which they’ve been imprisoned. Things get introspective as Sally blames herself for the recent turn of events, but when they all meet the Bride of the Endless Reach, our heroes realize they are in the middle of a much bigger picture than they thought! Ties into this month’s SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #210

SCRIPT: Ian Flynn

ART: Tracy Yardley.

Shipping Date: February 10th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: February 17th, 2010

Newsstands: March 2nd, 2010

32-page, full color comic

$2.50 US

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #210

“Home Invasion Part One”: In the aftermath of the “Iron Dominion” saga, things are bleaker than ever for our heroes, as one after another is “legionized.” Amy, Geoffrey St. John, Rotor and the others do their best to be brave in the face of impending doom. But Eggman, the Iron Queen and Snively aren’t exactly seeing eye to eye, which may provide hope for our heroes. Not to mention the intrepid team of first-rank heroes waiting for the proper moment to swoop in like the cavalry! Ties into this month’s SONIC UNIVERSE #13

SCRIPT: Ian Flynn

ART: Steven Butler

Shipping Date: February 24th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: March 3rd, 2010

Newsstands: March 16th, 2010

32-page, full color comic

$2.50 US

TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #37

“Bite Plight”: it’s tooth or consequences for Jughead when the tooth fairy undervalues his tooth. Meanwhile, Archie is gaga over the fetching fairy while Betty takes a shine to her hunky supervisor! We promise you, this is one story you’ll love to sink your teeth into!

SCRIPT: Tim Kennedy

ART: Pat Kennedy

“Egology”: Everything you always wanted to know about big egos… straight from that most vain and conceited of wise guys, Reggie!

SCRIPT: Craig Boldman

ART: Fernando Ruiz

PLUS: Other new and classic tales!

SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents

BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Shipping Date: February 17th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: February 24th, 2010

Newsstands: March 9th, 2010

88-page, full color digest

$2.69 US

VERONICA #199

VERONICA MEETS PRESIDENT OBAMA IN THIS VERY SPECIAL ISSUE!

“Ms. Lodge Goes to Washington”: When the teens go to Washington, DC on a class trip, they visit all the historic sites, including the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, National Archives and more! They also have an opportunity to meet President Obama in a question and answer session, and to everyone’s surprise, it’s Veronica who asks the President how to help the economy. Taking the President’s message about job creation to heart, Veronica puts Archie to work at Lodge Mansion… conveniently forgetting to tell her dad! She also gives Betty a job, strictly to keep her away from Archie! Will Veronica help stimulate the economy, or will she merely help stimulate her father’s anger?

SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent.

Shipping Date: February 24th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: March 3rd, 2010

Newsstands: March 16th, 2010

32-page, full color comic

$2.50 US

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