This week, Archie Comics sent us a sneak peek of Archie & Friends All-Stars #4: Betty & Veronica Beach Party, Betty & Veronica Double Digest #182, Jughead & Friends Digest #38, Sonic the Hedgehog #214, and Veronica #201.

ARCHIE & FRIENDS ALL-STARS #4: BETTY & VERONICA BEACH PARTY
Blondes, brunettes, beach balls and bikinis… it can only mean one thing: it’s summertime in Riverdale!  Leading the charge are those leading ladies of comics, Betty and Veronica.  Now you can relive some of the best Betty & Veronica beach stories of the decade in this special collection.  Whether chasing after hunky new lifeguards, modeling the latest swimwear, competing in a volleyball tournament, collecting seashells or holding a tiki party, Betty and Veronica are truly the queens of summer!  This fun-filled, sun-drenched edition also includes fun features like fashion pages, party tips, memory collages and more!  Grab a beach towel, some sunscreen and your sunglasses and enjoy some fun in the sun with this cool collection of sizzling summer fun!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
On Sale at Comic Shops: June 30th, 2010
Newsstands: July 13th, 2010
ISBN-13: 978-1879794504
96-page, full color trade paperback
$9.95 US.

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #182
“No Baseball for Betty Part 3”: Continued from last issue.  Betty has decided to play hard ball instead of softball, and in the process she’s thrown a curve ball to Archie and the other boys on the team!  Now the all-out debate between the boys and girls is being taken to a higher level, with a special school board meeting called to decide Betty’s fate.  Will Betty keep swinging the bat, or be banned from baseball forever?  This is only the seventh inning stretch!
SCRIPT: Melanie J. Morgan
ART: Rod Whigham
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
On Sale at Comic Shops: June 30th, 2010
Newsstands: July 13th, 2010
Full color digest format
$3.99 US

JUGHEAD & FRIENDS DIGEST #38
“The Big Job Hunt”: When it comes to work, Jughead only wants jobs that work for him!
SCRIPT: George Gladir
ART: Fernando Ruiz
“Toe the Line”: Is Jughead as interested in ballet as he is in buffets?
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski
ART: Fernando Ruiz
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
On Sale at Comic Shops: June 30th, 2010
Newsstands: July 13th, 2010
Full color digest format
$2.69 US

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #214
“Reigning Cats and Dogs Part Two”: Sonic, Sally and Big find themselves in the middle of all-out WAR!  It’s mass hysteria as the clash of the Cats and Wolves begins, but what new threat could be pulling their strings?  Get ready for old friends, new faces and much, much more in the cataclysmic conclusion of “Reigning Cats and Dogs”!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Steven Butler, Terry Austin, John Workman and Matt Herms
On Sale at Comic Shops: June 30th, 2010
Newsstands: July 13th, 2010
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US

VERONICA #201
“This and Tat”: A tattoo artist named Arnie falls hard for Veronica, and even gets a tattoo in her image… but just wait until Veronica gets an “inkling” of his other tattoos!
SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent.
On Sale at Comic Shops: June 30th, 2010
Newsstands: July 13th, 2010
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US

via Archie Comics

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  1. June 24, 2010 at 12:42 pm — Reply

    See the writer and artist of this story, Dan Parent, at Captain Blue Hen Comics in Newark, DE this Saturday as he signs and sketches from noon to 4pm. For details go to http://www.captainbluehen.com! Thanks!

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