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Archie Comics sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Archie’s Double Digest #250, Archie and Friends #139, Betty & Veronica Double Digest #177, and Sonic the Hedgehog #208.

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
Newsstands: January 26th, 2010
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US

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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
Newsstands: January 26th, 2010
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #177
“NOT Second Best” Veronica is unfazed that Betty is better at winter sports – as long as there’s a line of cute boys willing to help her at the ski lodge, she doesn’t mind at all!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski
ART: Pat Kennedy
“Going Around in Circles”: Mr. Weatherbee introduces the new teacher to all the various circles of friends that populate Riverdale High, not to mention its famous triangle of love!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski
ART: Tim Kennedy
“It’s Shoe Time”: If the shoe fits, wear it… but whatever you do, don’t go shoe shopping with Betty & Veronica!
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: December 30th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Shops: January7th, 2010
Newsstands: January 19th, 2010
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #208
“Iron Dominion Part One”: The unthinkable happens as the Iron Queen finds a way around New Mobotropolis’s defenses!  It’s a full-scale invasion by the forces of evil, and it’s up to Sonic and Tails to save the day!  But what hope do they have when yet another of their friends falls prey to the Iron Queen’s powers?
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Steven Butler
Senses-shattering cover by Patrick “Spaz!” Spaziante
Shipping Date: December 30th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Shops: January 7th, 2010
Newsstands: January 19th, 2010
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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via Archie Comics

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