Archie Comics sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of titles arriving in stores this week.  Take the jump for an early look at World of Archie Double Digest #13, Sonic the Hedgehog #232, Betty & Veronica: Battle of the BFFs, and Archie #628.

Jughead in “Bot Fever” – Another rousing season of robotic basketball is underway with Riverdale facing last year’s rival Tech High! Coming off an embarrassing defeat, Jughead, Dilton, and self-proclaimed brainy dweeb Roz, need a secret weapon in order to get their robots to perform to peak performance in the championship game rematch and win the title!

After that, Reggie asks the new girl out but her mixed signals throw the would-be suave suitor for a loop in “Date Debate”!

Script: George Gladir, Fernando Ruiz
Art: Stan Goldberg, Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Jon D’Agostino
Cover by Fernando Ruiz
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

“Dark Tidings”: In the fallout of the Death Egg II’s assault, Sonic and Knuckles compare notes. Sally has fallen, Ixis Naugus is king, and more! Answers to old question and new surprises abound in an issue primed for new and old fans alike! Then, in “From the Shadows,” a defiant Elias seeks out his last hope. Who is Harvey Who? And what does he have planned?

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Ben Bates, Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin, John Workman and Matt Herms
Cover by Ben Bates
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

Betty & Veronica’s very first full-length graphic novel story is a follow-up to the successful Betty & Veronica: Storybook graphic novel collection of fun fairy-tale sendups – Best Friends Forever should continue to gain ground with girl readers in bookstores and libraries.

Betty and Veronica, the most famous BFFs in all of comics, team up for a Battle of the BFFs realisty show to prove that their friendship will survive under any hardship. Betty & Veronica: Best Friends Forever is a fun and engaging full-color story celebrating the power of friendship.

Also includes fun bonus trivia quiz pages. Full color.

Script & Art: Dan Parent
Cover by Dan Parent
128-pages, 6 x 9” Trade Paperback

“ARCHIE MEETS KISS PART 2 – Creatures of the Night” – A crew of uninvited monsters have invaded Riverdale, and they’re close to taking over the town! Can the mysterious members of KISS stop them with some help from the Archie gang? What will they order at the Chok’lit Shoppe? Featuring guest star Sabrina, the Teenage Witch!

Script: Alex Segura
Art & Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Cover by Francesco Francavilla
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

via Archie Comics

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  1. nordberg01
    December 28, 2011 at 11:35 am — Reply

    I never would have pegged Archie as a KISS fan.

  2. John I.G.
    December 28, 2011 at 1:33 pm — Reply

    Using the Francesco Francavilla variant cover as the teaser created severe disappointment once I saw that all the rest was just standard Archie artwork.

    • ~wyntermute~
      December 29, 2011 at 2:53 pm — Reply

      if “F.F.” is the one responsible for that HORRIBLE cover…. I had the opposite reaction to yours: I was horrified that they were going to do another “New Style Archie” that looked like watercolors-on-wet-cardboard, but was relieved to see that it was just a gimmick cover. :)

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