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Archie Comics sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Archie & Friends #138 and Pals ‘n’ Gals Double Digest #137.

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #138
THE THRILLING CONCLUSION TO A TWO-PART STORY REINTRODUCING SOME OF THE MOST MEMORABLE CHARACTERS ARCHIE EVER PUBLISHED!
“Cosmic Cosmosis Part Two”: The comic book characters unleashed through the inter-dimensional portal in the previous issue have moved out of the Pep Comics shop and into Archie’s world!  It’s up to Chuck, Archie and their friends to retrieve the characters before they cause too much havoc… but it’s not easy to contain a comic book character!  However, the comic characters soon realize they aren’t a perfect fit for the world of Riverdale. Cubby the Bear finds that the bears of Riverdale are kept in a zoo and don’t talk.  Cosmo and Orbi discover that most people either don’t believe in life on Mars or fear the idea of extraterrestrials.  The various monsters of Mad House cause a panic. Captain Sprocket gets in trouble for interfering in police business.  And on and on it goes… Will these classic characters from comics’ past ever go home, or will they lay down permanent roots in Riverdale?  Will Archie and his friends manage to control the four color frenzy, or find themselves trapped in another dimension as well?  The answers await you in this thrilling conclusion!  And remember: anything can happen in a comic book… especially a comic book about comic books!  SCRIPT AND ART: Fernando Ruiz
Shipping Date: December 2nd, 2009
On Sale at Comic Shops: December 9th, 2009
Newsstands: December 22nd, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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PALS ‘N’ GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #137
DON’T MISS PART THREE OF THE LATEST “NEW LOOK” SAGA THAT TRANSFORMS REGGIE FROM WISE GUY TO ROMEO!
“A Funny Kind of Love Part Three”: The gorgeous new girl in town has Reggie’s eye… but for how long?  Bernadette Brownlee is beautiful and bright, and finds Reggie amusing despite her dislike of comedians.  She promises to go to Reggie’s performance as he competes in a major stand-up comic search… if he promises to try out for the debate team in return!  No one is surprised at how Reggie’s comedy act goes over… but are they prepared for seriously effective debating from the master prankster?  It all leads to a dramatic turning point… and a decision that’s neither a laughing matter nor up for debate, as far as Reggie is concerned!  It’s the most unexpected “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 “The Matchmakers,”  Moose and Midge’s “Break-up 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: December 2nd, 2009
On Sale at Comic Shops: December 9th, 2009
Newsstands: December 22nd, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US

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via Archie Comics

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2 Comments

  1. December 3, 2009 at 10:34 am — Reply

    Heh. It’s funny to see that even Archie has succumbed to giant retro crossover fever.

  2. December 3, 2009 at 9:19 pm — Reply

    The Reggie story didn’t sell at all at our store. The different art style stories have been flopping! The first part of the Archie and Friends story sold well for us. Archie comics sales in general have been up at our store ever since the wedding stories started!

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