Archie Comics sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Archie, Will You, Archie & Friends #141, and Archie Digest #262.



This is it ñ the Archie story of the century, now compiled in one collectible volume! For nearly 70 years, the eternal love triangle has been the bane of Archieís existence. Not to mention fans, who have forever wondered, ìWho will Archie choose, Betty or Veronica?î This year, the fans received an answerÖ not once, but twice! First came the announcement that Archie would marry VeronicaÖ and the reaction was deafening! While some fans rejoiced, others were stunned, and one even sold his rare first issue of Archie! But just as it seemed Archie would forever settle into a life of wedded and parental bliss, a new twist was revealed, as the New York Times announced that Archieís life with Veronica was merely one of two possible paths he could takeÖ and for an encore, he decided to walk down the aisle with Betty! Relive the entire saga from beginning to end with every chapter under one cover. Includes all six installments from ARCHIE #600 through #605, plus the follow-up epilogue in ARCHIE #606. The landmark tale was written by acclaimed superhero movie producer Michael Uslan and rendered by legendary Archie Comics artist Stan Goldberg. Reserve your copy today!

SCRIPT: Michael Uslan

ART: Stan Goldberg

On Sale at Comic Shops: March 10th, 2010

Newsstands: March 23rd, 2010

168-page, full color tradpaperback

$14.95 US


ìFreshman Year ñ the Missing Chapters: Betty & Veronicaî: 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 Archieís friends always live in Riverdale? Just when did the ìeternal love triangleî first start? In the ìFreshman Yearî saga, originally presented in the pages of ARCHIE #587-591, readers finally learned the back-story behind Riverdaleís fabled cast of characters. But that wasnít the whole story! Starting the previous 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 Betty and Veronica through their freshman year, solidifying their friendship as they bond over their love of the Young Broz boy band. Just wait until they bondóor NOTóover their love for Archie!

SCRIPT: Batton Lash

ART: Bill Galvan

On Sale at Comic Shops: March 10th, 2010

Newsstands: March 23rd, 2010

32-page, full color comic

$2.50 US


ìThe Ultra Cool Schoolî: When school budget cuts hit, Archie is forced to home school via computer. Will he be late for class in his own home?

SCRIPT: George Gladir

ART: Pat Kennedy

ìDressing Downerî: A snow day brings out the adventurous side of ArchieÖ and the warm side of his wardrobe!

SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski

ART: Jeff Shultz

PLUS: Other new and classic tales!

SCRIPTS AND ART: Various talents

BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

On Sale at Comic Shops: March 10th, 2010

Newsstands: March 23rd, 2010

88-page, full color digest

$2.69 US

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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