Archie Comics sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Archie & Friends #144, and Pals ‘n’ Gals Double Digest #142, both arriving in comic book stores next week.

“Freshman Year— the Missing Chapters: Pencilneck G”: 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! In this follow-up series of stories, 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 story, we examine Pencilneck’s circle of friends as they adjust to their own move from middle school to high school. Along the way, Pencilneck’s obsessive nature drives the school’s librarian crazy, his pal Zane develops a crush on Veronica, Penelope considers Betty her new “BFF,” and Connie tries to make Zane jealous by going after Reggie! All this, plus… skateboarding on school grounds? Not if the “Bee” can help it!
SCRIPT: Batton Lash
ART: Bill Galvan
On Sale at Comic Shops: June 9th, 2010
Newsstands: June 22nd, 2010
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US

“Car Crazy”: Archie’s infamous clunker becomes famous when the town newspaper photographs it for a gag shot.
SCRIPT: George Gladir
ART: Fernando Ruiz
“It’s the Pits”: Stand back… Archie and Reggie are entering a watermelon seed spitting contest!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski
ART: Tim Kennedy
“Fashion Sense”: Archie loves summer fashions… as long as they’re being worn by girls!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski
ART: Bill Galvan
On Sale at Comic Shops: June 9th, 2010
Newsstands: June 22nd, 2010
Full color digest format
$3.99 US

via Archie Comics

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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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