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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2006

ARCHIE COMICS FOR DECEMBER

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #106

Written by George Gladir and Andrew Pepoy, art by Stan Goldberg and Pepoy.

"The Monster Museum." Seeking inspiration for Chuck's comic books, Archie and Chuck visit the town's new "Monster Museum." It is filled with monster movie memorabilia... or at least it was, as the boys find out when they arrive to find a real live crime scene there! Meanwhile, Nancy feels so neglected she starts wearing "goth" outfits! Can Chuck help recover the museum's missing merchandise... and will he recover his original, non-goth girlfriend, too? Plus: Supermodel Katy Keene in another all-new tale! "May I Have This Dance?": Katy's sister MacKenzie has a crush, but her crush has designs on Katy! Can MacKenzie find a way to swing the subject back around to herself? It's love in the "fashion lane" as only Archie Comics can deliver!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 4.

ARCHIE DIGEST #231

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, $2.49, in stores on Dec. 28.

BETTY & VERONICA #223

Written by Kathleen Webb, art by Jeff Shultz.

"Working Hand in Glove" A famous designer asks Veronica to give him a hand... as a hand model modeling his high-fashion gloves! "Instrumental to the Story": Veronica would rather listen to classic rock than classical music... but the hunky new Riverdale High tenor may have her singing a different tune! "Offering Lip Service": Archie refuses a kiss from Veronica because of his chapped lips, but Betty offers to share the last of her lip balm with Archie. Problem is, it happens to be on her lips, and when Veronica finds out they're smooching, guess who might get a fat lip?! "Don't Miss This": Could it be true an all-new love triangle between Midge, Moose, and... BETTY?! You'll have to read this story to find out!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Dec. 28.

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #171

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, $2.49, in stores on Dec. 20.

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #148

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 Jan. 4.

JUGHEAD #178

Written by Craig Boldman, art by Rex Lindsey.

"The Competition": Fed up with their feuding, rival restauranteurs Pop Tate and Segarini each take a break... and put Archie and Jughead respectively in charge! Will the teens bring new marketing strategies and less tension to the neighboring eateries, or will the fast food wars be as fierce as ever? "The Jughead Zone": Five years ago, Jughead agreed to spend one whole day with Ethel in exchange for a piece of her homemade pie. That one day is today! Will Jughead be able to go through with it, or did he bite off more pie than he can chew? "One Step Beyond": Jughead owes Reggie money, and it's payback time. Only Jughead is broke! His solution: tail Reggie before Reggie can tail him!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Dec. 20.

JUGHEAD'S DOUBLE DIGEST #127

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, $3.69, in stores on Dec. 20.

SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #81

Written and art by Tania del Rio.

"Mortal Decision": After being imprisoned last issue for her unusual magical abilities, Sabrina decides to give up magic completely and live life as a normal mortal. Her decision causes quite a stir... from her aunts who believe her magic is something to be proud of and should be nurtured; to Llandra, who doesn't believe Sabrina will go through with it; and especially Shinji, concerned that Sabrina's anti-magic stance will put The Four Blades movement in jeapady! All this opposition simply strengthens Sabrina's resolve... but will she be happy with the results?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Dec. 20.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES VOLUME #2

Written by Mike Gallagher and Angelo DeCesare, art by Dave Manak.

The thrilling new series that lets fans relive classic Sonic stories continues! Volume 2 presents issues #5 through #8 of Sonic's ongoing comic book series in a special 5 x 7 inch edition. Each story is meticulously restored and printed on high-grade paper-so you can feel like you're zipping right alongside the cobalt crusader as he saves Knothole Village! Stories include: "Olympic Trials & Error" and "Chomp on This, Chump!" (issue #5), "The Spin Doctor" (issue #6) and "Sonic's Christmas Carol" (issue #6), "Uncle Chuck's Treasure" and "Sorceress in Distress" (issue #7), "Bots All Folks!" and "A Little Music Goes a Long Way" (issue #8).

112 pages, $7.49, in stores on Dec. 20.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #170

Written by Ian Flynn and Mike Gallagher, art by Tracy Yardley and Dave Manak, cover by Yardley and Jim Amash.

"Comings & Goings": The countdown to the milestone 175th issue kicks off in royal style. In recent battles, Sonic and the Freedom Fighters have suffered some devastating losses... but how can they possibly withstand much more? As the King lies at death's door, Sonic, Knuckles and Tails go to the farthest reaches of the universe on a mission to save the day. Can anyone prepare them for the surprises they find there? Not to mention the new threat of diabolical tyrant Robotnik and the mysterious Shadow joining forces! Will evil rule the day, or will this new alliance simply pit Shadow and Eggman at each other's throats?! Plus: "Island of Misfit Badniks": In a story inspired as supplemental to the new "Sonic Archives" paperback reprint series, original series writer Mike Gallagher and artist Dave Manak finally explain what happened to all of Robotnik's old robots and Badniks... and inadvertently re-awaken some of the deadliest villains from Sonic's early days, a mistake that may spell out Sonic's doom!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Dec. 28.

TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #17

Written and art by Fernando Ruiz and others.

"Monster-piece Theatre": It's a "comedy of terrors" for Chuck when he accidentally mixes up a monster drawing done for art school with the flattering portrait he intended to give Nancy for Valentine's Day! Plus: Other new and classic tales! Bonus: Puzzles, games and your chance to "Find Your Name in Print!"

Digest format, $2.49 , in stores on Jan. 10.

VERONICA #177

Written by Dan Parent, George Gladir and Kathleen Webb, art by Parent.

"The Secret of Veronica's Diary": When Veronica's diary accidentally ends up in Reggie's hands, Veronica has a lot of explaining... and apologizing to do! "The Art of Doing Nothing": Tired of being overscheduled, Veronica will do everything she can to do nothing! "Payback Time": The status quo of Veronica and Jughead's tense relationship is upended, as Jughead rescues Veronica from a boorish boy, and Veronica feels obligated to return the favor!

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




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