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Thursday, January 19, 2006

ARCHIE COMICS FOR APRIL

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #100

Written and art by Dan Parent.

"Where in the World are the Veronicas?" Fresh from their comic-book debut in Veronica #167, those real-life singing sensations, The Veronicas are back! The Archies think they've landed their biggest gig ever, only to learn they've been entered in a "battle of the bands" competing against The Veronicas! Unbeknownst to the Archies, their new agent has hired a driver to pick up singing twins Jess and Lisa at the airport and get them "lost"... and ends up picking up Veronica Lodge, too! Will the girls be able to make it back in time to perform? 32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 19.

ARCHIE DIGEST #225

By various.

The adventures of America's favorite teen continue with new stories and classic tales. Bonus: Puzzles, games and your chance to "Find Your Name in Print!"

Digest format, $2.39, in stores on April 19.

BETTY #155

Written by George Gladir, Kathleen Webb and Mike Pellowski, art by Stan Goldberg.

"Family Glee": Researching her family tree, Betty can't help but imagine if there were Archies and Veronicas in her ancestors' lives! "Smelling Good": Betty can't wait to test her latest perfume on Archie, but when he starts to sneeze due to his cold, she thinks he's allergic to it! "Perfectly Ridiculous": Betty has the blues over her "perfectionism"... until she starts making some welcome mistakes.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 5.

BETTY & VERONICA #217

Written by George Gladir, Barbara Slate and Kathleen Webb, art by Jeff Shultz.

"Courting Trouble": The verdict is laughter in this imaginary tale that places Veronica against Betty in small claims court. At issue: Archie's affections, of course! "First Impression": Veronica believes she's above the new kids in school... until she learns how "royally" wrong she is! "Self-Descriptive Terms": Betty and Veronica play the "name game" when they start using the boys' names to describe the things they do... as hungry as Jughead, as vain as Reggie, as klutzy as Archie, as smart as Dilton, etc.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 12.

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #165

By various.

Bright and brassy, bold and beautiful, blonde and brunette-- teen dream queens Betty & Veronica romp through this collection of new stories and classic tales. Bonus: Puzzles, games and your chance to "Find Your Name in Print!"

Digest format, $2.39, in stores on April 12.

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #142

By various.

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 April 26.

JUGHEAD & FRIENDS DIGEST #10

Written and art by Fernando Ruiz and various.

"Fun for the History Books": When a blackout leaves the Jones family without TV, Jughead is bummed... until his father pulls out a book containing the Jones family history! This entertaining look through the ages gives long-time Archie Comics readers a glimpse at some familiar faces...like the "Archie One" version of Jughead and Sir Jugalot... as well as some other clever creations such as Pontius Nosus, a little known Roman senator; and "Mad Dog" Jones, a rough and tumble cowboy in the old west! Plus: Other new stories and classic tales by various talents. Bonus: Puzzles, games and your chance to "Find Your Name in Print!"

Digest format, $2.39, in stores on April 5.

JUGHEAD'S DOUBLE DIGEST #121

By various.

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 April 12.

PALS-N-GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #102

By various.

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 April 5.

SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #75

Written and art by Tania del Rio.

"Monsters Resurfacing": Having learned each other's secret histories, Sabrina and Shinji are closer than ever, and plan to become boyfriend and girlfriend. The only thing they have to do now is break the news to Llandra, but it's not exactly what she'd been hoping to hear. Can Llandra ever be friends with either of them again? To complicate matters even more, the trio's walk in the woods is interrupted by an attack from an evil creature! The three forget their squabbles long enough to band together to fight the monster, but are left shaken and bewildered by the attack. Meanwhile, back in the mortal world, things are about to get rocky for Amy and Harvey!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 12.

SONIC X #8

Written by Joe Edkin, art by Tim Smith and Al Milgrom, cover by Spaz.

"Wicked Sweet Shuttle Shenanigans": A rousing adventure that takes Sonic and friends off to far away lands! The World's Fair in Paris hosts the unveiling of the New Thorndyke Industries space shuttle, and you don't think a little detail like that would escape the eye of Eggman, do you? Agent Topaz and Rouge are on the case, but when it's revealed that Emerl has been following them, will this mean disaster? Look out for Big the Cat and Froggy to finally make a big noise in the Sonic X comic as everything goes wild at the World's Fair! It's more mystery, action and intrigue based on the hit cartoon series!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 19.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #161

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Tracy Yardley, cover by Spaz.

"Birthday Bash - Part Two": Continuing the chaos begun last issue, Sonic's fifteenth anniversary year... and his birthday party... kick into hyperdrive! An attempt to steal the Master Emerald goes wrong... Rouge's new accomplice Evil Sonic is transformed into a souped-up speed demon and renames himself Scourge... and if all that's not enough, things get even worse for Sonic as a long lost badnik from the early days comes back with a dangerous new twist! It's a birthday full of "presents" Sonic would rather return! Plus: Another action-packed back up story featuring some of your favorite Sonic characters!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 5.

VERONICA #170

Written and art by Dan Parent.

"Queen of Denial": A trip to the museum inspires Veronica to imagine herself as "Cleo-ronica." It's not much different from her current life: Instead of just one butler, she has a team of servants... she thinks the Sphinx would be the perfect location to build a mall... and Archie is still the most eligible peasant in town!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 26.



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