Archie 01/30/2008 First Look

by Jeff

This week as part of Archie Comics First Look program, we have a look at ARCHIE DIGEST #241, BETTY & VERONICA #233, BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #158, JUGHEAD #187, and SONIC X #29.

ARCHIE DIGEST #241

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“Interest Rate”: Archie’s well-meaning new neighbor can’t help but noticing everything he does… and she isn’t shy about saying so! Now Archie is in hot water with his employer and his girlfriends. Archie must find a way to get himself out of the spotlight, but finding her a new hobby… or better yet a new man!

SCRIPT: Angelo DeCesare. ART: Bob Bolling.

PLUS: Other new and classic tales!

BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Shipping Date: January 23rd, 2008

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: January 30th, 2008

On Sale on Newsstands: February 12th, 2008

Full color digest format

$2.49 US.

BETTY & VERONICA #233

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“The Wild Twenties”: So just what was the relationship between parents and teenagers like in the 1920s? This telling tale is filled with nostalgia for the fads and fashions of yesterday – and parental gripes that still seem strangely familiar!

SCRIPT: George Gladir. ART: Jeff Shultz.

“Royal Flush”: Don’t miss the majestic mayhem when a duke, a prince, a king, a crowned head, some dogs and a duped darling collide in this royal mash-up!

SCRIPT: Kathleen Webb. ART: Jeff Shultz.

“Second World”: When Betty and Veronica get lost in the “virtual reality” of simulated computer worlds, can Archie bring them back to “actual” reality?

SCRIPT: Barbara Slate. ART: Jeff Shultz.

“Enough About Me”: Veronica’s not satisfied with just being self-centered – she wants everyone else to be Veronica-centered, too!

SCRIPT: Barbara & Samantha Slate. ART: Jeff Shultz.

Shipping Date: January 23rd, 2008

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: January 30th, 2008

On Sale on Newsstands: February 12th, 2008

32-page, full color comic

$2.25 US

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #158

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“Cheering Section”: Three cheers for Riverdale’s cheerleading team – they are guaranteed to “cheer” you “up” when you’re feeling “down!”

SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski. ART: Pat Kennedy.

PLUS: Other new and classic tales!

BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Shipping Date: January 30th, 2008

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: February 6th, 2008

On Sale on Newsstands: February 19th, 2008

Full color digest format

$3.69 US.

JUGHEAD #187

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“Give Me a Sign”: Mr. Lodge drives another competitor’s business out of town, but not before Jughead claims its “coming soon” sign. Now as Jughead tries to get the sign home, Mr. Lodge sees it all over town and is convinced his rival is planning a major takeover!

“Advices Times Twice”: Archie is always coming to Jughead for advice, but now that he needs advice on winning over a certain girl, Jughead is shocked to find he’s consulting Trula Twyst! Will Trula’s advice on the girl prove successful… or will Jughead’s unheeded warnings about Trula end in disaster?!

“Vocal Yokel”: Jughead decides to sing for his supper – and those who hear him are glad to stuff his mouth with food!

“Make Your Own Kind of Music”: The Archies have a new “big idea”: custom instruments designed to match the personalities of each of the band members!

SCRIPTS: Craig Boldman. ART: Rex Lindsey.

Shipping Date: January 23rd, 2008

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: January 30th, 2008

On Sale on Newsstands: February 12th, 2008

32-page, full color comic

$2.25 US

SONIC X #29

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“Green Eyed Monster! Part 2” By combining the power of three “green” energy bots – wind, solar, and water – Dr. Eggman has created the most devastating monster robot ever! This unstoppable robot is rampaging through the city, and it appears Sonic is powerless to stop it… unless he tries something “super!”

SCRIPT: Tracy Yardley. ART: Steven Butler.

Monster Mash-up cover by spooky Spaz!
Shipping Date: January 23rd, 2008

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: January 30th, 2008

On Sale on Newsstands: February 12th, 2008

32-page, full color comic

$2.25 US

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