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Monday, May 23, 2005

ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #94

Written by Scott Cunningham, art by Stan Goldberg.

"Get Lost": It could be "Aloha" forever for the Archies, when Mr. Lodge makes an emergency landing as the group flies to a gig in Hawaii. Stranded on a mysterious island, the group feels more "lost" than the cast of a hit TV drama ... but are as determined to "survive" like the contestants on a reality show!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 10.

ARCHIE DIGEST #219

Written by Mike Pellowski and others, art by Pat Kennedy and others. Archie plans a date with the new girl in town. When she decides to bring along another couple, Archie's double date turns to, "Double Trouble." When Archie finds a quarter he thinks it's his lucky day. However, the only luck that quarter brings is bad... or is it? Find out if Archie can make cents of the situation in, "Money Problems." Then the adventures of America's favorite teen continue with new stories and classic tales.

Digest format, $2.39, in stores on Aug. 10.

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #164

Written by Mike Pellowski, Bill Golliher and others, art by Pat Kennedy, Fernando Ruiz and others.

When Archie & the boys get together for a boys' night, they plan for non-stop action. But will they be party animals or party poopers? Find out in,"Guys Night Out". After being driven to his wits end by Archie, Mr. Weatherbee enrolls in a Tai Chi class to relax. Will it work? Read, "Tai-Chi Trouble" and chi for yourself! Then it's double your pages, double your Archie and double your fun in this double digest full of new stories and classic tales! Bonus: Puzzles, games and your chance to "Find Your Name in Print"!

Digest format, $3.59, in stores on Aug. 31.

BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #71

Written and art by Dan Parent.

It's a back-to-school fashion blowout! "Fashion 101": A new school year is starting, so why not introduce new fashions, too? That's what the girls decide when Ms. Grundy admires a poncho of Betty's. They make one for her, she loves it, and before you know it, the girls are designing clothes for the whole faculty! That leads to a fashion layout for the school newspaper featuring both students AND teachers... but some of Ginger's fashions are pretty far out there, and some of the teachers wish they could take back their extreme makeovers! PLUS: "Going Solo": What every band fears: two members of "The Archies" have decided to break off on their own and form an acoustic duo. Can you guess who from the title of the comic? It's another colossal collection of stories, plus the usual assortment of fashions, fun facts, trivia pages and a cool back to school quiz!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 3.

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #159

Written by Kathleen Webb and others, art by Tim Kennedy, Dan Parent and others.

When a new school year starts, Betty takes it upon herself to make everyone feel welcome. But can Veronica handle Betty spending time with her new friends? Find out in, "She's All That". When Veronica catches Betty buying fabric to make a dress for the big dance, Veronica refusing to be outdone buys some fabric of her own. Will she make a big debut or will it be curtains for her? Find out in, "Curtain Call". Bright and brassy, bold and beautiful, blonde and brunette-- teen dream queens Betty & Veronica romp through the rest of this digest in a collection of new stories and classic tales!

Digest format, $2.39, in stores on Aug. 3.

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #136

Written by George Gladir, Mary Kay McDermott and others, art by Pat Kennedy, Dan Parent and others.

The big dance is almost here and Archie still hasn't decided on whom to take, Betty or Veronica. When even Dilton's inventions can't help Archie decides to flip a coin. But will the girls flip when they find out his choice? Find out in, "Betty or Veronica". Then to help herself get through a boring ancient civilizations class, Veronica decides to throw a Toga. But will it be a historical success or a ĆGreek tragedy'? Find out in, "History Buff". What's better than a digest full of those teen dream queens Betty & Veronica? A double digest full of them! Featuring new stories and classic tales. Bonus: Puzzles, games and your chance to "Find Your Name in Print"!

Digest format, $3.59, in stores on Aug. 17.

JUGHEAD #168

Written by Craig Boldman, art by Rex Lindsey.

"How Low contests, will it be flying feet or hurtin' hips? Can You Go?": When Jug and his pals compete in dueling limbo and hula dance

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 24.

JUGHEAD'S DOUBLE DIGEST #115

Written by George Gladir, Dan Parent and others, art by Fernando Ruiz, Parent and others.

When Jughead has to give up a sleeping on the couch to take Hot Dog out for a walk he thinks his day couldn't get any worse. Little did he know it would be his lucky day, times four! Read all about it in, "Luck is Where You Find It". Then Jughead the joins the, "Riverdale Woodswalkers Club." But not for his love of nature, it's for the love of free food at thheir meetings. Will he stay a member or will he have to leave? Find out in, "Let's Meet Again". It's double-decker sandwiches and double-trouble as the irrepressible Jughead tilts the laugh-o-meter in this uproarious collection of new stories and classic tales! Bonus: Puzzles, games and your chance to "Find Your Name in Print"!

Digest format, $3.59, in stores on Aug. 3.

SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #69

Written and art by Tania del Toro.

"Four Blades Day": The Magic Realm is about to celebrate their version of Independence Day, but Shinji is feeling anything but festive. For one thing, he's obsessing over what he thinks was a "mermaid" who saved his life the previous issue. For another, he's upset with Sabrina taking part in a Four Blades playčis there something about his past that he's not revealing? It's another intriguing, whimsical tale in the manga style!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 3.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #153

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

"Songoose Pt 1": Sonic fan favorites Karl Bollers and Ron Lim team up again for another marvelous adventure! Sonic's day is about to go from dizzying to deadly when he faces off against one of the deadliest assassins on the planet: Nack the Weasel! Can even the combined might of the entire Freedom Fighters stop the Nack attack?! As if that weren't enough, Sonic must race to save his old girlfriend, Mina the Mongoose... but will her new boyfriend's jealousy put Mina and Sonic in even greater danger?! All this, plus Robotnik, too. Plus: Another thrilling Sonic back up feature!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 24.

SONIC X #1-2

Written by Joe Edkin, art by Tim Smith, inked by Andrew Pepoy, colored by Ben Hunzeker, covers by Spaz.

All new stories based on the storylines from the hit Saturday morning cartoon Sonic X and featuring all the most popular characters; Sonic Along With Knuckles, Tails, Amy, Cream and Cheese, Rouge, Chris, Topaz and even an appearance by the mysterious Shadow as well as many more. Things go to the X-treme when Sonic and friends are transplanted and trapped on Earth. With the diabolical DR Eggman planning to conquer the planet with his maniacal mechanical robot menaces! Our heroes set off to protect the Earth from Eggman and find a way back to their home world.

Sonic X starts off with a boom! When an evil plot by Eggman, with sidekicks Decoe and Bocoe putt hundreds in danger attempting to empty the bank vault of all its cash, Dr. Eggman hopes to gain more bucks for bigger, badder bots! Trapped in the bank are Sonic's friend Chris and his family! Only Sonic can save the day with help from Knuckles, Amy, Cheese and Tails! Things go from bad to worse when a strange energy is threatening the entire seaboard, is it a Chaos Emerald? Or is it something much more dangerous? Worst of all the mystery is at the bottom of the ocean, and Sonic can't swim!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on sept. 1 and Sept. 15.

TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #5

Written and art by Fernando Ruiz and Dan Parent.

"Monitor Scream!": The new school year has only just begun, and already Archie is in trouble. Assuming giving Archie some responsibility will help, Mr. Weatherbee makes him a hall monitor. However, the only things Archie is good at monitoring are Veronica and Reggie... and he uses his new authority to keep the latter from the former. Ginger Lopez must design a dress for a class project. But when Ginger gets teamed up with a Sci-Fi loving freshman, can she still make it out of this world? Find out in, "Fashion Emergency". Bonus: Sabrina stories based on the popular animated cartoon series!

Digest format, $2.39, in stores on Aug. 24.

VERONICA #164

Written by Mike Pellowski and Dan Parent, art by Parent.

"The Letter": When a rerouted letter from a secret admirer arrives a year late, Veronica decides to return to where the admirer first spotted herčluckily, the carnival is back in town! But will the reunion have all the bells and whistles that the carnival has? "Work Check Out": When she accompanies her dad to the office on "Take Your Daughter to Work," Veronica is traumatized by just how much "work" work entails!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 17.

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