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MONDAY, JULY 16, 2007

ARCHIE COMICS FOR OCTOBER

ARCHIE #579

Written by Angelo DeCesare, Kathleen Webb and Barbara Slate, art by Stan Goldberg.

"Phone-y Problem": With yet another of his speeches interrupted by ringing, Mr. Weatherbee declares a ban on students' cell phones! Is the ban a good "call," or is the Bee just dialing a "wrong number?" "Take Your Time": Archie struggles to figure out the difference between real time and "Veronica time!" "Double Trouble": A visit with a senior gives Archie a peek into his popular future -- Archie's retired friend has two girlfriends, too! Not only that, once again he's double-booked dates with the duo!

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

ARCHIE DIGEST #239

Written and art by Pat Kennedy.

"That Old Buggy": In this poignant tale, Archie's grandpa Artie comes to town to see the classic Model T Mr. Lodge is restoring. This leads to an adventurous and funny trip down memory lane, with a surprise twist ending that could only happen in Riverdale!

Digest format, $2.49, in stores on Nov. 7.

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #183

Written and art by Fernando Ruiz and various.

"High-Scoring Hijinks": Raj Patel takes Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica on a trip to India to visit his uncle's video game company! Will Archie's ever-prominent clumsiness lead to a premature "game over" for the tour, or could it possibly inspire the 3-D animators to come up with a brand-new game? It's a "high score" of an issue you won't want to miss! Plus: Other new and classic tales! Bonus: Puzzles, games and pin-ups.

Digest format, $3.69, in stores on Oct. 17.

BETTY #169

Written by George Gladir, Barbara Slate and Kathleen Webb, art by Stan Goldberg.

"In the Mood": Lamenting the lack of an atmospheric restaurant that teens can afford, Betty suggests Pop Tate make a few "romantic" changes. "Why oh Why?": Betty asks the question, "Why do I love Archie?" The question is, what's her answer? "Just an Ordinary Day": Betty has just had one of those days... which is why she's having so much trouble entering it in her diary!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 23.

BETTY & VERONICA #231

Written by George Gladir, Kathleen Webb and Mike Pellowski, art by Jeff Shultz.

"The Shoppers": Veronica thinks she's gotten around the hectic shopping season by staying at home and shopping online, until she remembers a gift she forgot... on Christmas Eve, of course! "Are You Sure?": Here it is, the story that proves once and for all that Archie is the man of Betty and Veronica's dreams - literally! "Santa Shortage": A Christmas party for needy kids without a Santa Claus? Better find a replacement... or two... or three... quick!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 7.

BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #80

Written and art by Dan Parent.

"'Tis the Season for Extreme Decorating": A contest for the "most inspiring holiday display" inevitably inspires Veronica to break out all the bells and whistles... and lights... and ornaments... and tinsel... and you get the idea! When compared to more tasteful displays, it looks like Veronica's over-the-top extravaganza may only inspire a high power bill... but little does Veronica suspect it could actually lead to a very personal holiday miracle, too!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 31.

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #179

Written and art by Pat Kennedy and others.

"Westward, Huh?": Yee-ha! Mr. Lodge sends Betty and Veronica to visit famed western writer Charlie Chuck's ranch in hopes that it will break him out of his writer's block. The girls soon learn of a series of strange accidents that have unnerved Charlie and his clan, but what's more mysterious is the question of who is behind the mishaps... and more mysterious still is the answer to the question of who will save our heroes? Saddle up your horse and don't miss the bronco-busting fun! Plus: Other new and classic tales! Bonus: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Digest format, $2.49, in stores on Oct. 31.

HOLIDAY FUN DIGEST #12

Written and art by Dan Parent and various.

'Tis the season to be jolly as Archie and his friends celebrate in true holiday style! Archie and crew have long displayed their holiday spirit, and now through the magic of this digest series, many of the Christmas classics of old are re-presented along with new yuletide tales.

"Archie's Holiday Scrapbook": Relive the cherished holiday memories of Archie and his friends as you pour through their festive "scrapbook" filled with their first Christmas photos and other memorabilia they've collected through the years. Along the way, you'll witness many firsts: Archie's discovery of mistletoe, Betty & Veronica's first gift-shopping sprees, Jughead's first holiday buffet and Reggie's first mirror! Plus: Classic yuletide tales!

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

JUGHEAD #185

Written by Craig Boldman, art by Rex Lindsey.

"All I Can Stand": The gift of a sentry's hat goes to Jughead's head literally and figuratively! "Panic on the 13th Floor!": Guess who panics when Jughead gets stuck in a stalled elevator with three glamorous models? "The Suspenders is Killin' Me": Jughead decides to become a "snappy" dresser -- with his own pair of flexible suspenders!

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

JUGHEAD & FRIENDS DIGEST #24

Written and art by Bill Galvan and various.

"Chick Magnet": When Jughead's mom buys him cologne "engineered to drive the girls crazy," all the girls in town find Jughead "odorable!" It's going to take a whole lot more than common "scents" to shake the marauding maidens! Plus: Other new and classic tales! Bonus: Puzzles, games and pin-ups.

Digest format, $2.49, in stores on Oct. 23.

JUGHEAD'S DOUBLE DIGEST #135

Written by George Gladir and various, art by Pat Kennedy and various.

"The Gift": Seeking the perfect gift for his sister Jellybean, Jughead turns to Ethel for advice... and before all is said and done, Jellybean, Jughead and Ethel all benefit from the gift of "giving!" Plus: Other new and classic tales! Bonus: Puzzles, games and pin-ups.

Digest format, $3.69, in stores on Oct. 31.

PALS-N-GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #116

Written and art by Dan Parent and various.

"Relax a Bit": Rah rah, sis boom bah! Nancy takes the spotlight when Riverdale's cheerleaders travel to Manhattan for a big competition. But her fellow squad members have little to cheer about when she puts them on a strictly timed regiment! Plus: Other new and classic tales! Bonus: Puzzles, games and pin-ups.

Digest format, $3.69, in stores on Oct. 23.

SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #89

Written by Tania del Rio, art and cover by del Rion and Jim Amash.

"Shattered Lives": It's a bold new direction for Sabrina, just as her life is shattered into a million pieces! Her long time love has had his memories wiped due to her mistake. Tensions are on the rise with her friends and family. The "Four Blades" organization's plan to overthrow the corrupt magic Queen is progressing quicker than anyone expects. Sabrina is devastated by infighting and sabotaged by a traitor. But her seemingly never-ending magical abilities keep improving, making her possibly one of the most powerful magicians ever... and a target of some of the nastiest beings in the Magic Realm! As if that weren't enough, her cat Salem is going out on more dates than Sabrina! How long before real magic is back in Sabrina's life?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 31.

SONIC X #25

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Tracy Yardley and Terry Austin, cover by Spaz.

"The Color Sonic": It's time to fight fire with fire... or more precisely, fight hedgehogs with hedgehogs! And what could be worse than one evil double? How about five?! It's hedgehogs galore in this milestone 25th issue of Sonic X! And just wait until you see what the bad guys have saved for last!

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

SONIC X #26

Written by Ian Flynn, art by James Fry and Terry Austin, cover by Spaz.

"The Legend of El Gran Gordo": The newest heroic sensation to hit the mat is the mighty luchador El Gran Gordo! Why isn't Sonic impressed? Because it's Dr. Eggman! What's his wacky scheme this time? Is this turn to the wrestling ring for real, or will Eggman have Sonic on the ropes soon enough?! And what creepy new threat watches from ringside?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 7.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #181

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Tracy Yardley and Jim Amash, cover by Yardley.

"Rising Evil - Enerjak Reborn!": The demolition starts here, with super-powered villain Enerjak wrecking havoc on Angel Island! Our heroes are readying their defenses while Sonic and Tails race against time to find the still missing Knuckles! Can they find him, or did Enerjak get to him first? Plus: "Undone": You'll shudder at the shocking origin of this new Enerjak... if your nerves are strong enough to handle it!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 23.

TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #24

Written and art by Fernando Ruiz and varioust.

"Civil Chores Part Three": Yes, you read that right Part Three! Originally conceived as a two-issue tale, the ramifications grew so epic that a third part was inevitable! The last two issues have turned Riverdale upside down, with half the town's kids on strike for a better allowance, and the other half opposing them! Of course, the "nays" all have ulterior motives of their own. Now the mysterious figure who claimed they could stop the fighting will be revealed... but will Archie and Jughead's friendship be forever affected? Plus: Other new and classic tales! Bonus: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

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

VERONICA #184

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

"Stuck in the 70s": A glimpse of her parent's home movies gives Veronica a taste of the 1970s, and before you know it, she's dreaming of life in the days of disco and pay phones... but can she do without all her modern conveniences? "Picture This": Everything is less than "picture-perfect" at Riverdale High when the students decide to protest their poorly-shot ID card photos! "Muscle Main Man": Veronica's date has huge muscles... and an ego to match!

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



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