SNEAK PEEK: Archie Comics for March 20, 2013

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Before you head to your local comic book store today, take a sneak peek at the titles Archie Comics is offering up this week.

B&V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #232
A simple misunderstanding leads to Betty and Veronica’s biggest argument ever! This time it’s not even over Archie so you know it’s serious business. Can the BFFs come to a realization that their friendship is worth more than being right or will they not be able to overcome their differences? Find out if the girls can resolve matters in “A Battle Royal,” the opening story in this fun-filled digest!
Script: George Gladir
Art: Jeff Shultz, Al Milgrom
Cover: Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Tito Peña
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 3/20
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

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NEW CRUSADERS: RISE OF THE HEROES (TPB)
Our world demands heroes – a new generation must RISE! For the first time anywhere, the complete, critically acclaimed “NEW CRUSADERS: RISE OF THE HEROES” story arc is collected in a Graphic Novel – featuring special behind-the-scenes features and creator interviews! Over a decade ago, the super hero team known as The Mighty Crusaders did the impossible: they won. Successful in their battle against evil and finding they’d made the world a better place, the heroes moved to the small town of Red Circle to start families, unwind, and take a much-deserved rest. When the town is rocked by the return of the ultimate evil, its super hero residents are obliterated! It’s up to their heirs to fight for justice and crusade against evil. They are our last, best hope. They are: THE NEW CRUSADERS!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Ben Bates, Alitha Martinez, Gary Martin, John Workman, and Matt Herms
Cover: Ben Bates
978-1-936975-31-0
$14.99/$17.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
Trade Paperback
160 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 3/20

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SONIC UNIVERSE #50
“Forged in Fire”: Celebrate 50 issues of Sonic Universe and 20 years of Sonic the Hedgehog comics with this double-sized anniversary spectacular! Metal Sonic has been one of Dr. Eggman’s deadliest creations. But what happens when the fastest robot around has to track down… itself? It’s a clash of metallic titans as Metal Sonic is sent to take down his original model – now known as the Secret Freedom Fighter Shard! All this plus a special bonus presentation of the very first race between Sonic and Metal Sonic! Featuring a brand-new, bone-chilling cover from Sonic artist supreme Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, and special foil cover enhancements available EXCLSUIVLY for comic shops!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, and Matt Herms
Foil-Enhanced Cover: Patrick Spaziante, and Matt Herms
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 3/20
48-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

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WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #27
Archie is prepared to go to any lengths to show his school spirit for Riverdale High’s pep rally, even if it means getting into a high speed chase with the police and the local dog catcher! After agreeing to take on mascot duties as Riverdale’s bulldog, a defective zipper causes Archie to be stuck in the bulldog costume, leading to more hijinks than he bargained for. Will Archie cut it as a mascot or will his adventure end in the doghouse? Check out “Dog Daze!” and find out in this laugh-a-page double digest!
Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Stan Goldberg, Rich Koslowski, Bob Smith
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Tito Peña
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 3/20
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

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via Archie Comics