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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007

ARCHIE COMICS FIRST LOOKS

ARCHIE #582

Written by Angelo DeCesare, art by Stan Goldberg.

"A Calculated Risk": The timely topics of feeling pressured to excel academically and cheating to do so are addressed in this issue-length epic, filled with drama, intrigue, and of course the warmth and humor Archie Comics fans have come to expect. Which students will succumb to temptation? Will honesty and integrity triumph? There's a lesson to be learned for everyone in this important yet entertaining tale.

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

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #116

Written by George Gladir and Mike Pellowski, art by Fernando Ruiz and Stan Goldberg.

"Teen Paparazzi": When a big-budget movie shoots on location in Riverdale, Reggie, ever seeing dollar signs, is determined to be the prince of paparazzi photographers. His big break comes when Veronica reveals her mansion is being used for the movie. Little does he know he has competition from Archie! Who will win this battle of the shutterbugs?

"Back on Track": Get set for more racing action as Riverdale's #1 female race-car driver, Betty Cooper, gets behind the wheel once more!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Feb. 13.

ARCHIE'S DOUBLE DIGEST #186

Written by Mike Pellowski and various, art by Pat Kennedy, Henry Scarpelli and various.

"Bird Brainer": Archie installs a birdbath near his bedroom window so he can hear their delightful singing -- until a viewing of a vintage horror film casting his feathered friends as fiends leads to a nightmare most "fowl!"

"Company Picnic": Archie and Betty finally have a picnic all to themselves... or do they?

Plus: Other new and classic tales! Bonus: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Digest format, $3.69, in stores on Feb. 20.

BETTY #172

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

"The Green Scene": The girls decide to give a trophy to the boy who does the most to help reduce global warming, in this amusing tale filled with useful environmental tips.

"Let Them Eat Cake": Betty has the perfect recipe to cheer everyone up on a gloomy day bake a cake!

"A Friend Indeed": When Betty demos a robo-dog, Carmel the cat does everything she can to remind her owner she's "the cat's meow!"

"Idiomatic Expression": You'll "bust a gut" reading this "mad as a March hare" tale where ridiculous thoughts are used to express everyone's feelings!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Feb. 27.

BETTY & VERONICA #234

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

"A Battle Royal": This time, it really looks like the damage is irreparable and Betty and Veronica's friendship is over for good. But then again, appearances can be deceiving! Is this really the end?

"On the Trail of the Scent": It's the return of Cricket O'Dell, the girl who can sniff out money and just in time! Veronica has lost her first-ever $100 bill. With Cricket on the trail, it literally has "scent"-imental value!

"Ads That Add Up": And now, let's pause for a word from Riverdale's teens, as the girls enter a homemade commercial contest!

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

BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #81

Written and art by Dan Parent.

"How Green Can You Go?": Led by Tomoko and her brother Akira, the kids at Riverdale High decide to "go green" in a big way, by having an eco-friendly winter dance. But the only "green" Veronica is willing to commit to is money! Will she change her mind when her father offers to host the dance in the new solar-powered wing of his estate? Or will it take one hunky enviro-boy to make her see the light?

32 pages, $2.25, in stors on Feb. 13.

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #182

Written and art by Dan Parent.

"Love Is Nasty, part 3: How's Tricks?" Riverdale's newest couple, Cheryl Blossom and Reggie, are drawing more and more attention as Archie and company wonder if the two lovebirds sappy for each other, or if they're just playing everybody else for saps!

"That's News to Me": Taking a job at the Riverdale Gazette as a second-string reporter, Betty's friend Tomoko makes her bid for first string by searching for the human stories behind thrilling headlines.

Diget formart, $2.49, in stores on March 5.

JUGHEAD & FRIENDS DIGEST #27

Written by George Gladir and various, art by Bill Galvan and various.

"A Sign of the Times": Fresh from subbing for Archie as a sign twirler (back in Jughead & Friends Digest #24), Jughead gives a new "spin" to the business by becoming a recruiter. But how long will Riverdale High's cheerleaders stand for the school's star athletes being too busy twirling signs to date them? Plus: Other new and classic tales! Bonus: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Digest format, $2.49, in stores on Feb. 27.

JUGHEAD'S DOUBLE DIGEST #138

By Fernando Ruiz and various.

It's another walk down memory lane, only this time it's Jughead doing the walking! In 2007, fans were thrilled to read the entire first issue of Archie Comics from 1942, reprinted in its entirety in Archie Digest #236. That issue was augmented by Archie's first appearance from Pep Comics #22, as well as a brand-new tale where the Archie of today met the Archie of yesteryear. Now, history repeats itself all over again as we present 1949's Jughead #1 in its entirety... along with a brand-new tale of Jughead meeting his own earlier incarnation! Enjoy the crowned one's antics in hysterical tales as he gets mixed up with weird science experiments, football foul-ups, and his cousin, Souphead! All this, plus the first-ever appearance of Moose, too!

Plus: "When Jughead Meets Jughead ": When Jughead accidentally wanders down "Memory Lane", the same street that Archie found himself meeting himself on in Archie Digest #236, well it's deja vu all over again! The Jug of the past is fascinated by the modern Jug's gadgets, while the Jug of today can't believe how many hours of entertainment a quarter could buy in a 1940s movie theater! And that's just the start of their crazy comparisons and contrasts.

Digest format, $3.69, in stores on March 5.

PALS-N-GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #119

Written and art by Fernando Ruiz and various.

"Filmmaking Frenzy": To show his parents that his interest in filmmaking is a positive thing, Raj offers to film the school play and sell the DVD's as a school fund raiser. With Archie and his friends involved, there are sure to be enough bloopers and outtakes for a special edition! Plus: Other new and classic tales! Bonus: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Digest format, $3.69, in stors on Feb. 27.

SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #92

Written by Tania Del Rio, art and cover by Del Rio and Jim Amash.

"The Turning -- The Finale": Sabrina has turned evil and is running wild! Llandra is so desperate to find a way to get Sabrina back to normal, she's even asked Sabrina's magical tutor Bartholomew for help. Will embracing the dark side of magic be Sabrina's final choice, and if so, can the magic realm and mortal realm combined possibly be strong enough to deal with this new dark power?

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

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #185

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

"Mogul Rising": Life's been good for Sonic and is friends, but as any longtime reader of this series knows, that can't possibly last for long! That's because the once super-powerful villain Mammoth Mogul is threatening to revive the Fearsome Foursome... from behind bars! Just how can he accomplish that... and how will his plan put Sonic's closest friends in the greatest danger? It's a fistful of mystery and shocking revelations as only Sonic can deliver!

Plus: "The Misfit Badniks Salty, Soggy Sequel": The classic Sonic team of Mike Gallagher and Dave Manak are back for a brand-new, modern-day Sonic classic loaded with some of the most popular classic Sonic villains including the original version of Metal Sonic known as Pseudo-Sonic!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Feb. 13.

SONIC X #30

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

"Big Top Terror": Step right up for the scariest show on earth as Sonic and his friends find themselves the unwilling star attractions in Ringmaster Eggman's circus! It's three rings of trouble for our heroes with Chris and his family their (literally) captive audience! Will Sonic's keen sense of showmanship rise to the occasion to help save the day, or can we count on a heroic rescue from offstage?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Feb. 27.

TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #27

Written and art by Fernando Ruiz and various.

"Hair Raising!": When Mr. Weatherbee's niece lets one of her critters loose in school, her uncle gives her detention... where she learns all about how her father and uncle twin brothers were two very different sides of the same coin! Plus: Other new and classic tales! Bonus: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Digest format, $2.49.

VERONICA #187

Written by Dan Parent, George Gladir, Barbara Slate and Samantha Slate, art by Parent.

"Story of My Life": When even Cheryl Blossom takes Veronica to task for being rotten to her, Veronica demands a makeover from the writers and editor. From now on, she wants to be nice... but the editor has something else in mind! Can the writer stall Veronica long enough for her to come back to her senses, or has she exited her own tale halfway through? This story doesn't just break the fourth wall, it obliterates it!

"Over the Top": Break out the props and costumes, there's a new trend in town: theatrical prom proposals!

"The Make-Over": Veronica thinks a change in style is just what Smithers needs to win the girl of his dreams. But true love doesn't always come with a designer logo attached!

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



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