Archie Comics sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of titles arriving in stores on October 19, 2011.  Take the jump for Archie and Friends #158, Obama & Palin in Riverdale, Betty and Veronica Double Digest #195, and Life with Archie Magazine #14.

“The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. in Undercurrent!”: In the middle of a top secret mission, P.O.P. spies A.r.c.h.i.e. and V.e.r.o.n.i.c.a. are apprehended at the hands of C.R.U.S.H. Agents and taken to Super Spy’s lair!  Can B.e.t.t.y. and R.e.g.g.i.e. rescue their friends before Super Spy extracts all of P.O.P.’s secrets from his captives? And in “Who Screams Last… Screams Best!”, it’s B.e.t.t.y.’s turn to get taken hostage by Super Spy but he wasn’t counting on her secret weapon… All that and Li’l Jinx in “Fight Sight”!
Script: Frank Doyle.
Art: Bob White, Mario Acquaviva, Joe Edwards
Cover by Bill Vigoda
Shipping Date: 10/5/11
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/19/11
On Sale on Newsstands: 10/26/11
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

What happens when two of the most polarizing figures in modern American politics cross paths in Riverdale High? That’s right – President Barack Obama and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin make a campaign pit stop in one of America’s most visible and vibrant locales: Riverdale, USA!
When Archie and Reggie’s dueling student government campaigns spiral out of control, their hijinks and machinations ensnare the two visiting politicos which leads to a heavy dose of high school hilarity.
Archie: Obama & Palin in Riverdale is a large-format volume best suited to present this larger-than-life adventure from the creative minds of writer/educator Alex Simmons and longtime artist Dan Parent. The iconic cover says it all – Obama and Palin sharing a milkshake. As Archie himself says, “Anything’s possible in Riverdale!”
This story has already garnered extensive media attention and awareness and makes for a light-hearted, positive tale with a message of cooperation, civility and friendship. A must-have for the holidays.
Script: Alex Simmons
Art: Dan Parent
8 x 10 ¾”
Trade Paperback
96 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 10/19/2011


“Saving the Monster Museum”:  After several exhibits at the Monster Museum are revealed to be bogus, Archie and the gang are commissioned with the task of bailing out the floundering business by hunting down authentic artifacts with investigations leading to witchcraft, a ghost ship and more! Plus, in “Romantic Times!”, by trading stories with an elderly couple, Archie and Betty discover what true love is all about.
Script: George Gladir, Mike Pellowski
Art: Stan Goldberg, Jim Amash, Barry Grossman and Bob Bolling
Cover by Dan Parent
Shipping Date: 10/5/11
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/19/11
On Sale on Newsstands: 10/26/11
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

“Archie Loves Veronica”: It’s Halloween so Veronica gets into the swing of things by hosting a spook-tacular bash at the Lodge Estate to celebrate and everyone’s invited!   Everyone, that is, except for her estranged husband Archie. Left to fend for himself, Archie takes a trip down Memory Lane examining his life with Ronnie and imagining another with Betty.  The night’s only getting started as things take a turn for the weird with Archie catching a glimpse of events that could have been and others that never were!  The madcap adventure continues in “Archie Loves Betty” as Archie’s universe is turned upside down upon catching sight of Mr. Lodge conducting a secret rendezvous with… Mr. Lodge?! And who is the masked stranger who seems to be guiding this evening’s events?  Discover the answers here as mysteries are revealed in this groundbreaking cross-over event that’s only just getting started!
Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Tim Kennedy and Pat Kennedy
Cover by Norm Breyfogle
Shipping Date: 10/5/11
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/19/11
On Sale on Newsstands: 10/26/11
64-page, full color comic
$4.99 US.

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  1. I’m more taken with the cover of Life With Archie, wherein Veronica seems to be fully decked out in Suicide Girl fetish wear. I’ll say this for Archie Comics, they’re willing to take artistic chances…

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