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Monday, May 7, 2001

ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST

Following are Archie Comics' solicitations for August, with information provided by the company.

ARCHIE #514

Written by Greg Crosby, art by Stan Goldberg.

"Mumps The Word." Archie feigns illness to see whether Betty or Veronica will be more sympathetic - but will ever Archie grow sick of the attention he gets?

32 pages, $1.99, ships on Aug. 31.

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #51

Written by Dan Parent, art by Rex Lindsey.

"I'm Going to Josieland." Last issue, Josie and the Pussycats became the main attraction at an amusement park inherited by the Cabots. Hoping to use ownership of the park as leverage, Alexandra insists on joining the band, but the band refuses. Alexandra fights back by starting her own band - Alexandra and the Alleycats. She doesn't realize she's a Z-ticket attraction. Will the amusement park close early for the season?

32 pages, $1.99, ships on Aug. 10.

ARCHIE'S DOUBLE DIGEST #128

By various.

New stories and reprints.

Digest format, $3.29, ships on Aug. 24.

BETTY #103

Written by Bill Golliher and George Gladir, art by Stan Goldberg.

"It's in the Jeans." Proving once again that one person's garbage is another one's gold, Betty takes a pair of jeans discarded by Veronica and starts a whole new fashion craze by sewing up denim scarves, purses, belts and backpacks. "Strange Change." It's a case of double date dilemma déjà vu when both Betty and Archie make dates with two people for the same night - including each other.

32 pages, $1.99, ships on Aug. 10.

BETTY & VERONICA #166

Written by Craig Boldman and Kathleen Webb, art by Stan Goldberg.

"The Coordinator." It's a makeover takeover when Veronica appoints herself coordinator of back-to-school fashions for her friends at Riverdale High. "To Chad and to Chad Not." After numerous requests, Veronica finally agrees to meet up with Chad, a boy in third grade summer camp who pulled her pigtails. Will memory lane be memory lame? "Taps." When Betty wears a pair of tap shoes to school, the other girls must keep in step and get pairs of their own. Can Veronica handle someone else starting a fad for a change? "Trying to Make Up." After imposing her fashion sense on her friends in the story, "The Coordinator," Veronica runs through town with her new make-up kit, trying to put a pretty face on things.

32 pages, $1.99, ships on Aug. 24.

BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #50

Written and art by Dan Parent.

"Friends Til The End." Betty and Veronica's perfect friendship is put to the test when they win a "Best Friends in America" TV show contest. Unknown to each other, they submitted very different definitions of friendship in their award-winning essays - a fact the TV crew sent to film a typical day in their lives is all too aware of. Can reality TV cancel Betty and Veronica's long-running friendship?

32 pages, $1.99, ships on Aug. 17.

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #100

By various.

New stories and reprints.

Digest format, $3.29, ships on Aug. 10.

JUGHEAD WITH ARCHIE DIGEST #169

By various.

New stories and reprints.

Digest format, $2.19, ships on Aug. 31.

LAUGH DIGEST #169

By various.

New stories and reprints.

Digest format, $2.19, ships on Aug. 17.

PALS-N-GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #61

By various.

New stories and reprints.

Digest format, $3.29, ships on Aug. 31.

SABRINA #23

Written by Mike Gallagher, art by Dave Manak.

Based on the animated series from DIC airing on the ABC and UPN networks.

32 pages, $1.99, ships on Aug. 17.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #101

Written by Karl Bollers and Ken Penders, art by Ron Lim, Jim Amash and Penders.

After the catastrophic events of Sonic #100, Sonic and his friends find themselves living in a world that bears no resemblance to the one they've always known. Who - or - what is responsible? Plus: Knuckles in "Replacing Reality." Can it be so? Has Knuckles aligned himself with Dimitri and the Dark Legion? And can he really be serious about reversing history without considering the repercussions? Could it possible tie into the intrigue Sonic and his friends have recently found themselves in?

32 pages, $1.99, ships on Aug. 24.

VERONICA #118

Written and art by Dan Parent.

New stories.

32 pages, $1.99, ships on Aug. 31.

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