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Archie #605, Betty & Veronica Digest #201, Jughead’s Double Digest #157, and SOnic the Hedgehog Archives #12, all arrive in stores next week (January 27, 2010), and Archie Comics sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek.

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
Newsstands: February 9th, 2010
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

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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
Newsstands: February 9th, 2010
88-page, full color digest
$2.69 US

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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
Newsstands: February 9th, 2010
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US

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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 Spaz!
Shipping Date: January 20th, 2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: January 27th, 2010
Newsstands: February 9th, 2010
112-page, full color paperback
$7.95 US

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via Archie Comics

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Stephen Schleicher

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  1. January 20, 2010 at 7:33 pm — Reply

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT NURSE’S HEEEEAD???

  2. Salieri
    January 21, 2010 at 2:46 am — Reply

    BURN THEM ALL WITH FIRE

    IGOR DON’T EVER MESS WITH MY LAB EQUIPMENT AGAIN D’YOU HEAR

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