Archie Comics sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of titles arriving in stores this week.  Take the jump for Archie: The Married Life trade paperback, Betty & Veronica Double Digest #194, Jughead #209, and Life with Archie #13.

This giant graphic novel collects from Life with Archie Magazine 1-6 the most critically acclaimed storyline in Archie Comics history, following two separate paths for Archie as a newlywed if he had married Betty Cooper or if he had married Veronica Lodge. Archie Marries Betty features the newlyweds as they move to the city to pursue their dreams and are faced with seemingly endless disasters engineered by a sinister figure from the past, and also includes the moving story of the death of their former teacher Miss Grundy. Archie Marries Veronica showcases the newlywed couple struggling to balance business and conscience while trying to keep Mr. Lodge’s sensibilities from destroying their ideals, their hometown – and their marriage. Find out what happens to all of your favorite Riverdale characters! Based on an outline by Emmy® award-winning Batman producer Michael Uslan, written by comic book veteran

Paul Kupperberg and featuring the fluid and lush artwork of longtime Batman artist Norm Breyfogle.
SCRIPT: Michael Uslan, Paul Kupperberg
ARTIST: Norm Breyfogle, Andrew Pepoy, Joe Rubenstein
COLORS: Glenn Whitmore
Direct Market On-sale: 9/14/2011
6 5/8 x 10 3/16” Trade Paperback 320 pgs
$19.99 US


While Veronica is away fundraising for her country club’s charity, Betty will try for all the time she can with Archie. But poor Betty is alone again once Veronica sees photographs of their adventures and steals him back for an event honoring her. In “RUNNING GAG,” Betty and Veronica take some much needed nature time to hike and stay fit but after learning of a bear sighting, their walk is anything but relaxing.
SCRIPT: George Gladir, Mike Pellowski
ARTIST: Pat Kennedy
COVER: Fernando Ruiz
Shipping Date: 8/31/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 9/14/2011
Newsstands: Week of 9/20/2011
Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color
$3.99 US

Jughead and Moose make an unlikely team, but when Jughead needs a place to stay, he finds a soft bed, and some hard exercise at Moose’s house. It’s too bad sharing their conflicting routines means bruises and weight gain.
SCRIPT: Craig Boldman
ARTIST: Rex Lindsey
COVER: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski
Shipping Date: 8/31/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 9/14/2011
Newsstands: Week of 9/20/2011
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

Dilton’s doctoral thesis reveals the existence of an infinite number of parallel realities while Archie’s reality is slowly crumbling around him. Veronica leaves him to find someone more suitable and Jughead finally finds a way to balance work at the Chocklit Shoppe and his marriage to Midge. An exonerated Reggie begins to think of his future, and it seems to include Betty! In “Archie Loves Betty,” Archie finds comfort in teaching and scouting musical talent for Ambrose’s club, the Chowhouse. All the while, Hiram Lodge’s world is dark when Veronica’s plane to their Paris office goes missing, allowing Fred Mirth to continue his dastardly scheme to take over Lodge Industries. Will Mr. Lodge mobilize fast enough to save his company, his daughter, and maybe the world?
SCRIPT: Craig Boldman
ARTIST: Rex Lindsey
COVER: Norm Breyfogle
Shipping Date: 8/31/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 9/14/2011
Newsstands: Week of 9/20/2011
Comic, pgs, lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$3.99 US

via Archie Comics


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