Archie Comics sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in October 2010.

ARCHIE #614
New Kids Part 2 of 6- “Dippy Diplomat”
Continued from this month’s ARCHIE & FRIENDS #148. Tensions are mounting at Riverdale High and Archie is chosen to play ambassador to ease the transition and help all the students—and staff—get along. Will this role prove to be too hot for Archie to handle?
SCRIPT: Alex Simmons
ART: Dan Parent, Jack Morelli, and Digikore Studios
COVER: Rex Lindsey, Rich Koslowski, and Tito Peña
Shipping Date: October 13th, 2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: October 20th, 2010
Newsstands: November 2nd, 2010
32-page, 40 lb glossy stock, full-color comic
$2.99 US

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #148
New Kids Part 1 of 6 – “New Kids Off the Wall”
An influx of new students at Riverdale High has the whole school bouncing off the walls with more pretty girls, ace athletes and a mysterious jokester able to go prank-to-prank with Reggie. Can Archie and the gang keep out of trouble and keep the new kids from turning the whole school upside down?
SCRIPT: Alex Simmons
ART: Dan Parent, Jack Morelli, and Digikore Studios
COVER: Rex Lindsey, Rich Koslowski, and Tito Peña
Shipping Date: October 6th, 2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: October 13th, 2010
Newsstands: October 26th, 2010
32-page, 40 lb glossy stock, full-color comic
$2.99 US

ARCHIE & FRIENDS ALL-STARS SERIES VOLUME SIX:
ARCHIE’S CHRISTMAS STOCKING

“Have Yourself a Cheryl Little Christmas,” “Playing Santa,” & more!
Deck the halls with lots of laughter with this festive collection of yuletide tales! Join the fun as Archie dons his favorite holiday sweaters, Cheryl Blossom pulls a Scrooge-styled scheme, and Jughead and Mr. Lodge fill in for Santa Claus!
SCRIPTS: Dan Parent, Greg Crosby, Mike Pellowski, and George Gladir
ART: Dan Parent, Stan Goldberg, Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Bob Smith, Al Milgrom, Jon Lowe, Jack Morelli, Vickie Williams, Jon D’Agostino, Tito Peña, Paul Kaminski, Joe Morciglio, and Barry Grossman
COVER: Dan Parent
Shipping Date: October 13th, 2010 On Sale at Comic Shops: October 27th, 2010
6”x9”, glossy stock, full-color graphic novel
$9.95 US

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #213
“The Big Jinx,” “Down Memory Lane,” & “Wait and See”

It’s almost Friday the 13th when Archie and Jughead get grilled by Weatherbee for selling lucky charms, but when Superintendent Hassel grills Weatherbee about luck, it’s a race to find the trashed charms before “The Big Jinx”! Then, Archie goes into exercise overdrive “Down Memory Lane” to try to improve his memory. Lastly, “Wait and See” that when Archie becomes a waiter in a restaurant full of beautiful waitresses, it’s a recipe for disaster!
SCRIPT: Dan Parent, George Gladir
ART: Bill Galvan, Tim Kennedy, Bob Bolling, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, and Barry Grossman
COVER: Bill Galvan, Rich Koslowski, and Tito Peña
Shipping Date: October 20th, 2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: October 27th, 2010
Newsstands: November 9th, 2010
160-page, full-color digest
$3.99 US

BETTY & VERONICA #250
New Kids Part 3 of 6 – “What I Like About … Me”

New students turn Riverdale High into a “Bizarro” world for Betty and Veronica as a new girl with a flair for design puts Veronica’s fashion sense to the test and Betty meets a girl who can go toe to toe in every way. And now, two new gorgeous guys in the student body might just turn the girls’ hearts away from Archie!
SCRIPT: Alex Simmons
ART: Dan Parent, Jack Morelli, and Digikore Studios
COVER: Rex Lindsey, Rich Koslowski, and Tito Peña
Shipping Date: October 20th, 2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: October 27th, 2010
Newsstands: November 9th, 2010
32-page, 40 lb glossy stock, full-color comic
$2.99 US

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #185
“Walk the Walk,” “Hide & Seek,” & “The Plain Truth”

Betty earns a gig on the runway from her modeling class, but will Veronica’s competitive nature leave either of them able to “Walk the Walk”? Then, Veronica plays “Hide & Seek” in an attempt to sneak in on Betty and Archie’s alone time at a horror flick, but who will have the last scream? Finally, the girls meet their favorite TV star, Plain Jane and find out “The Plain Truth”!
SCRIPT: Craig Boldman, Angelo DeCesare, and Mike Pellowski
ART: Jeff Shultz, Jon D’Agostino, Jim Amash, Al Milgrom, Teresa Davidson, Jack Morelli, and Barry Grossman
COVER: Jeff Shultz, Jon D’Agostino, and Tito Peña
Shipping Date: October 13th, 2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: October 20th, 2010
Newsstands: November 2nd, 2010
160-page, full-color digest
$3.99 US

LIFE WITH ARCHIE: DEC 2010
The “Archie Marriage” phenomenon continues in this mega-hit magazine following Archie’s married lives with both Betty and Veronica!
“Archie Loves Betty: You Win Some, You Lose Some”
First, in “Archie Loves Betty: You Win Some, You Lose Some,” Mr. Lodge’s plot to destroy Archie has just begun. Who will the couple turn to when Betty is fired and Ambrose’s Chowder House is in serious danger? Back in Riverdale, a stranger pushes to buy out Pop’s as Reggie and Veronica turn to each other, despite their parents’ fury!
SCRIPT: Paul Kupperberg
ART: Norm Breyfogle, Andrew Pepoy, Janice Chiang and Glenn Whitmore
COVER: Norm Breyfogle and Tito Peña
“Archie Loves Veronica: Taking Care of Business!”
Meanwhile, in “Archie Loves Veronica: Taking Care of Business!” Archie and Veronica fight to fix their marriage miles apart. Veronica must choose between trusting her husband or her father who sends Archie on a business trip as a distraction from secret plans threatening small town Riverdale, but Mr. Lodge might unintentionally guide Archie towards a way to save it!
SCRIPT: Paul Kupperberg
ART: Norm Breyfogle, Joe Rubinstein, Jack Morelli and Glenn Whitmore
COVER: Norm Breyfogle and Tito Peña
Issue: Dec. 2010, Issue #4
Shipping Date: 10/27/2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: 11/3/2010
Newsstands: Week of 11/16/2010
64-page, glossy stock, full-color magazine
$3.99 US

PALS ‘n’ GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #146
“All the Doggone Day,” “Win Din,” & “No Comet”

Archie volunteers to retrieve the Lodge family pooch for the big dog show, and spends
“All the Doggone Day” doing tricks just to keep the pup in one piece! Then, Coaches Kleats and Clayton find a “Win Din” idea to inspire the team as they face their toughest rival. Finally, Pop has it in for Reggie when he mocks Coach Kleats’ jogging. Maybe next time he’ll just say, “No Comet”!
SCRIPT: Paul Kupperberg, George Gladir, and Mike Pellowski
ART: Stan Goldberg, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Rich Koslowski, Jon D’Agostino, Jim Amash, Phil Felix, and Barry Grossman
COVER: Dan Parent
Shipping Date: October 27th, 2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: November 3rd, 2010
Newsstands: November 16th, 2010
160-page, full-color digest
$3.99 US

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #218
“Thicker Than Water: Part Two,” “Hindsight”:

It’s Sonic versus Bunnie in a no-holds-barred battle! The prize: the sprawling Oil Ocean Refinery! Two factions stand poised to attack as hero turns on hero – but is everything as it seems? There will be as many revelations as explosions! Then, in “Hindsight,” Dr. Eggman calls Snively in for questioning. What is the conniving little man up to this time?
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn.
ART: Ben Bates and Jamal Peppers
COVER: Tracy Yardley!, Terry Austin, and Matt HermsShipping Date: October 20th, 2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: October 27th, 2010
Newsstands: November 9th, 2010
32-page, 40 lb glossy stock, full-color comic
$2.99 US

SONIC UNIVERSE #21
“Treasure Team Tango” Part One:

The mysterious and powerful Blaze the Cat has returned to Mobius! In her search for the Sol Emeralds, she comes across many familiar faces – but are they friends or foes? Maybe Amy Rose and Cream the Rabbit can help her decide! The rollicking adventure begins here!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash, Phil Felix, and Jason Jenson
COVER: Tracy Yardley! and Ben Hunzeker
Shipping Date: October 13th, 2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: October 20th, 2010
Newsstands: November 2nd, 2010
32-page, 40 lb glossy stock, full-color comic
$2.99 US

WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #1 “You Sleigh Me,” & “The Presents”
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EDITION! “You Sleigh Me” is no joke when Riverdale’s entire Santa Claus crew falls ill all at once! Can Archie come up with a plan keep the Christmas spirit alive? Then, Miss Grundy ponders over “The Presents” and reminisces about memorable Christmases past with Archie and his friends.
SCRIPT: Dan Parent and George Gladir
ART: Dan Parent, Jeff Shultz, Jim Amash, Teresa Davidson, Jack Morelli, Barry Grossman, and Carlos Antunes
COVER: Dan Parent
Shipping Date: October 6th, 2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: October 13th, 2010
Newsstands: October 26th, 2010
160-page, full-color digest
$3.99

VERONICA #203
“Battle of the BFFs – Part 4”

It’s the final challenge in the battle over the title of “World’s Greatest BFFs”! Conditions on BFF Island are rough, but as the competition thins, Ginger and Cheryl tough it out to face the ultimate obstacles. Big surprises are in store for these faux friends as they continue in their quest to win the BFF trophy!
SCRIPT: Dan Parent
ART: Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Mike DeCarlo, Jack Morelli and Digikore Studios
COVER: Dan Parent and Tito Peña
Shipping Date: October 27th, 2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: November 3rd, 2010
Newsstands: November 16th, 2010
32-page, 40 lb glossy stock, full-color comic
$2.99 US

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