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MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2009

ARCHIE COMICS FOR SEPTEMBER

ARCHIE #601

Written by Michael Uslan, art by Stan Goldberg.

"Archie Marries Veronica Part 2: The Wedding": This is the epic that hurtles readers into Archie's future... and it's a future where Riverdale's favorite rich girl wins his hand in marriage! With Mr. Lodge footing the bill, it's proving to be the most spectacular wedding ever to hit Riverdale... and perhaps the country! The guys all look spiffy in their tuxes, and the girls are gorgeous in their gowns... but just who is Betty's date, Henry? This emotionally charged tale will tug at heartstrings as readers witness Archie's poignant heart-to-heart talk with Betty before the nuptials, the choked-up parents of the betrothed, and a surprise ending!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 16.

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #135

Written and art by Fernando Ruiz.

Things are getting spooky in Riverdale again, just in time for another Halloween adventure. As Archie and his friends get ready for the big party, they experience a shocking change literally! This year, the costume shop has a magical effect on Archie, Betty, Veronica, Chuck and Moose... and even makes Reggie more monstrous than usual! Can boy genius Dilton work up his usual wizardry and get the gang out of this blood-curdling conundrum, or will we have to change the title of this comic to "Archie & Fiends"?!

32 pages, $2.50, in store on Sept. 9.

ARCHIE & FRIENDS ALL-STARS VOLUME #1 "VERONICA'S PASSPORT"

Written by Hal Smith, George Gladir, Kathleen Webb, Chris Allan and Mark Waid.

Traveling is a way of life for this jet-setting rich girl, and now readers can relive some of Veronica's most memorable journeys in this trade paperback collection. In addition to seeing all the great historical sites and tourist attractions, Veronica's been known to get involved with mysteries and adventures...not to mention a local boy or two! It's worldwide romance and intrigue with Veronica, Mr. Lodge, family friend Lady Smitty and special guest stars. Thrill to the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre museum in France! Marvel at the Pantheon and Colosseum in Rome! Tour a Bollywood studio and the city of Bombay in India! Scale the heights of the Empire State Building and cross the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City! These are just a few of the marvelous landmarks to learn about as readers share hilarious travels with Veronica! Includes pin-ups of fashions from each destination!

96 pages, $9.95, in stores on Sept. 23.

ARCHIE DIGEST #257

Written by Hal Lifson, Mike Pellowski and various, art by Rex Lindsey, Bob Bolling and various.

"The Archies in London": This song-ful sequel to last issue's "The Archies in New York" finds Riverdale's famous rock band on a jaunt across the pond to follow in the footsteps of their idols, The BeatBoys! Along the way, they encounter all the sites befitting rock royalty, including Abbey Road Studios, Carnaby Street, the Dorchester Hotel and more. They also partake in British pop culture, including riding on a double-decker bus, visiting a vintage UK fashion boutique, and dancing away at an authentic 60s discotheque! Betty and Veronica even become chic fashion models and the group gets to perform live on the BBC! It's a "Hard Deja vu's Night" for bubblegum's premiere popsters! It's from pop music authority Hal Lifson, author of the swingin' sixties coffee table tome, "Hal Lifson's 1966!" "Closed Book": Archie teaches Reggie the value of reading... and the value of first editions! Plus: Other new and classic tales! Bonus: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

88 pages, $2.69, in stores on Sept. 9.

ARCHIE'S DOUBLE DIGEST #202

Written by Melanie J. Morgan and various, art by Norm Breyfogle and various.

"Goodbye Forever Part Three": When Archie's dad gets a new job, the Andrews have to leave town... and all of his friends are distraught to see him go! Longing to spend quality time with Archie before he departs, his friends help Archie oversee his Boy Scout troop as they clean the park and do their part for the environment. It becomes a trip down memory lane as they recount one tale after another of their times together. Later, as the Andrews family goes house-hunting, the memories continue between Archie and his parents. It becomes more and more apparent how much the fabric of Riverdale has been woven into the family's life. With emotions running high, can they go through with the move? Plus: Other new and classic tales! bonus: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

176 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 23.

BETTY #182

Written by Kathleen Webb, art by Stan Goldberg.

"Frazzled First Day": Betty worries that the first day of school will be the worst day of school! "Dog Days": Betty has a case of puppy love literally when she finds a stray dog! "Appearances are Deceiving": When Betty retrieves Archie's missing class ring Veronica assumes he's made his final choice... and the love triangle goes on and on!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 30.

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #198

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

"Party Poopers": Halloween's a scream for Archie and his friends... but can they find a place to hold their party before All Hallow's Eve? "The Tattoo Scene": Betty and Ethel consider getting tattoos, and soon realize they must really "think" before getting permanent "ink!" Plus: Other new and classic tales! Bonus: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

88 pages, $2.69, in sotres on Oct. 7.

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #153

Written by Barbara Slate, Mike Pellowski and various, art by Jeff Shultz, Dan Parent and various.

"The Bake Mistake": Betty takes solace in the one contest in which she's sure to beat Veronica: a bake-off! But... what if that's not the way the cookie crumbles? "Cabin Fever": Roughing it isn't so rough when you're staying at Mr. Lodge's cabin! "Touchdowner Football": With the annual picnic just days away, Veronica worries that she doesn't have the "right touch" for the traditional touch football game! Plus: Other new and classic tales! Bonus: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

176 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 16.

JUGHEAD #197

Written by Craig Boldman, art by Rex Lindsey.

"The Money Grab": Money's tight, and Jughead is critical of the way his parents manage his allowance, but he'll gain a new appreciation for money management after being put in charge of Veronica's purse strings!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 23.

JUGHEAD & FRIENDS DIGEST #34

Written by George Gladir, Tim Kennedy and various, art by Fernando Ruiz, Kennedy and various.

"Car Crazy": The auto industry is seeking suggestions to attract younger buyers... and Riverdale High's teens are "racing" with ideas! "Ballad Buster": Archie hits a sour note when he shares the title of his song about Veronica with his friends! Plus: Other new and classic tales! Bonus: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

88 pages, $2.69, in stores on Sept. 16.

JUGHEAD'S DOUBLE DIGEST #154

Written by George Gladir, Tim Kennedy and various, art by Jeff Shultz, Kennedy and various.

"Movie Madness": Picking up where the story "The Screen Test" from Jughead & Friends Digest #33 left off, Veronica's dog Mitzy and Jughead's dog Hot Dog head to Hollywood in hopes of achieving doggy stardom. But can the canine cut-ups cut it with the big dogs? "The Good Life": Jughead proves that over-scheduled, over-worked kids are a "sign" of the times literally! "Wordplay": Question: who makes endless word associations? Answer: Jughead after cramming for a test! Bonus: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

176 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 7.

PALS 'N' GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #135

Written by Melanie J. Morgan and various, art by Tod Smith, Al Milgrom and various.

"A Funny Kind of Love Part One": Just who could make Riverdale's resident prankster lighten up on the practical jokes? Just one person, and her name's Bernadette Brownlee the new girl in school. Bernadette goes toe-to-toe with Reggie, providing clever come-backs to would-be comic Reggie's corny jokes. Trouble is, this beauty also has brains, and has already become fast friends with fellow science club member Dilton! And she seems to get along nicely with Archie as well. This has all the makings of a romantic ruckus, but Reggie is determined to be the last Romeo standing! Can Reggie be a sensitive boyfriend type and pursue his dreams of comedy stardom at the same time? Plus: Other new and classic tales! Bonus: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

176 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 30.

SONIC UNIVERSE #8

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Tracy Yardley, cover by Yardley and Ben Hunzeker.

"The Future Freedom Fighters": Archie's look at Mobius: 30 Years Later wraps up in this titanic issue! An unstoppable force threatens to destroy Angel Island and the world. It's up to a new generation of Freedom Fighters to save the day! Is this the triumphant return of the legendary heroes, or will their first mission be their last?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 23.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #204

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Steven Butler, cover by Patrick Spaziante.

"Heavy is the Head Part Two": It's Sonic vs. Monkey Khan yet again! But it's more than hot-headedness this time as Sonic fights not just for his city, but to save the very cybernetic-simian he's forced to fight! Even if Sonic can save his friend, will Khan's dark secret destroy him anyway? Plus: "Friend in Deed Part 2": Knuckles' melee against a surprise traitor continues... and as the brawl rages on, so do the emotions within, as Knuckles realizes that he can win the battle but lose so much more!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 9.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #205

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Steven Butler, cover by Patrick Spaziante.

"On the Run Part One": Bunnie is back, but worse for wear with her wounds being tended in the hospital. Luckily, her friends are by her side... but not for long, as a less-than-lucid Eggman attacks in his Egg-Tortoise walker! Sonic and Tails spring into action, while Iron Queen and crew watch with wide eyes. Why are they so interested in seeing Eggman captured? It's the start of a new pulse-pounding tale guest-starring Nicole, Antoine, Monkey Khan, Espio and more! Plus: "Birthright Part One": Now it can be revealed: the long-held secret of the disappearance of Lien-Da's father!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 7.



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