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MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2006

ARCHIE COMICS FOR JULY

ARCHIE #568

Written by Kathleen Webb, Mike Pellowski and Greg Crosby, art by Stan Goldberg.

"Why?: Mr. Lodge's landscape is looking rosier when he comes up with this seed of an idea: give Archie so much yard work that he'll be too tired to date Veronica! "Monstrous Thoughts": A trip to a monster truck rally has Archie thinking big thoughts about big wheels! "Summertime Date": Archie's parents reminisce about the "good old days" of drive-in movies... complete with broken speakers, spilled refereshments, and long trips to the concession stand!

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

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #102

Written by Andrew Pepoy and Dan Parent, art by John Workman and Parent.

By popular demand, Katy Keene returns. "Paparazzi Problem": Katy spirits off to a secluded seaside town, hoping to relax and avoid the press... but even there, tabloid shutterbugs lurk! In an effort to go unrecognized, she changes from one outfit to the next, but instead of providing cover it turns into a fashion show on the go! "My Fair Archie": The Archies get a gig at a large amusement park, and that's not the only thing that's large! It seems someone in a giant gorilla suit is following them, and it's not too long before the pseudo simian is scaling the park's mega-coaster in an effort to rescue the musical teens! Just who is beneath that monkey mask?

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

ARCHIE DIGEST #227

By Fernando Ruiz and various.

"Dancing With Famous People": When a famous television dance competition comes to Riverdale, everyone's favorite teens are paired with celebrities and hoof it up over the airwaves! The competition soon turns out to be less about dancing, and as always, more about love triangles, as Archie is paired with a gorgeous teen starlet Lindesy Lowman! In turn, will Betty & Veronica end up dancing with famous hot hunks? Plus: A selection of classic tales by various talents. Bonus: Puzzles, games and your chance to "Find Your Name in Print!"

Digest format, $2.59, in stores on July 5.

ARCHIE'S DOUBLE DIGEST #172

By various.

Double your pages, double your Archie and double your fun in this double digest full of new stories and classic tales! Bonuse: Puzzles, games and your chance to "Find Your Name in Print!"

Digest format, $3.69, in stores on July 19.

BETTY #158

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

"Polly Wants Some Trouble": A night on the town with Archie and Jughead turns into a "fright" on the town when Betty brings the parrot she's babysitting... who promptly insults everyone they meet by mimicking what he's heard on TV! "Dream Come True": While Archie's away, Betty dreams of him all day! "The Ultimate Power": When the girls read about a new super-heroine movie, a beach towel discussion on what powers they'd love to have takes place. Not to mention their super-imaginative costumes!

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

BETTY & VERONICA #220

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

"White Out Conditions": A summer outing with Veronica gets boring fast when she refuses to do anything that would soil her white outfit! "The List": Veronica has made the guest list to the most exclusive, invitation-only party in town... or so she thinks, until she learns all her friends have been invited, too! "Who's the Coolest" Summer fun gets simplified when Veronica's pool filter breaks... but luckily the garden hose still works!

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

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #144

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, $3.69, in stores on July 5.

JUGHEAD #175

Written by Craig Boldman, art by Rex Lindsey.

"We Meet Again": It's a "Twyst" of fate when Trula Twyst returns! Can she and Jughead finally put aside their differences, or will this latest encounter become an outsmarting contest, too? "Behind the Panels": Our hero and his friends decide to break down the fourth wallčliterally, as they explore "behind" the comic book panels to find out why nothing's happening in this story! "The Appealing/Appalling Jughead Jones": Ethel is coming on stronger than ever, so Jughead must step up his game to become as unappealing as possible. Will Ethel see through his ruse?

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

JUGHEAD & FRIENDS DIGEST #13

By Fernando Ruiz and various.

"Triple Feature": Once again, Archie has double-booked himself... this time promising to go out with Veronica and go to the movies with Jughead at the same time! Veronica uses everything in her power... including giving him money for refreshments... to get alone time with Archie! Will this scenario have a happy fade-out, or will it get two thumb's down? Plus: A selection of classic tales by various talents. Bonus: Puzzles, games and your chance to "Find Your Name in Print!"

Digest format, $2.49, in stores on July 25.

PALS-N-GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #105

By various.

The spotlight is on the wonderful cast of Archie supporting characters, in this double digest featuring new stories and classic tales. Bonus: Puzzles, games and your chance to "Find Your Name in Print!"

Digest format, $3.69, in stores on July 26.

SONIC X #11

Written by Joe Edkin, art by Tracy Yardley, cover by Spaz.

"No Thanks for the Memories Part 2 of 2" Sonic's 15th anniversary adventure continues in Sonic X! Sonic, Amy Rose, Knuckles and Tails are trapped in a Virtual Reality universe powered by the Master Emerald. Now our Heroes must battle their way back to their friends who believe they have been left behind forever! Will Sonic be abandoned by his mistaken friends? Will Eggman win and destroy his hated nemesis? Will Bukkun's mad desire for sugary treats be the undoing of everything!

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

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #165 ,

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Tracy Yardley and Steve Butler, cover by Spaz.

"Leak": Its good cop, bad cop as larcenous Rouge The Bat, one of the most popular and deadly characters from the Sonic games and TV shows, seeks Sonic and the Freedom Fighters' help against a diabolical new group: The Destructix! It's a battle that will put Tails' life in mortal danger! Meanwhile, Rouge has her next item to steal, and you will never believe what it is! PLUS: "Call of Duty": Another exciting new Knuckles back up tale-- featuring a decision that will change his life forever!

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

TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #13

By Fernando Ruiz and various.

"The Malted Falcon": Return with us to the days of film noir, when every movie detective wore a fedora and shadows lurked in every corner! Pop Tate plans to kick off a classic movie night at the Choklit Shop with a new drink called "The Malted Falcon," but the recipe is stolen before showtime! It's up to Dilton Doiley, teen detective to solve this dark chocolate mystery! Plus: A selection of classic tales by various talents. Bonus: Puzzles, games and your chance to "Find Your Name in Print!"

Digest format, $2.49, in stores on July 12.

VERONICA #173

Written and art by Dan Parent.

"A New Leaf": Veronica just hasn't been herself... nothing seems to rile or upset her. Until Betty pulls out a ring and announces she's engaged to Archie, that is! Why the sudden change in everyone's favorite rich girl?

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



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