Archie 02/20/2008 First Look

by Jeff

This week as part of Archie Comics First Look program, we have a look at ARCHIE #582, ARCHIE’S DOUBLE DIGEST #186 and VERONICA #187.

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Archie #582

“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.

SCRIPT: Angelo DeCesare. ART: Stan Goldberg.

Shipping Date: February 13th, 2008

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: February 20th, 2008

On Sale on Newsstands: March 4th, 2008

32-page, full color comic

$2.25 US.

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Archie Double Digest #186

“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!”

SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski. ART: Pat Kennedy.

“Company Picnic”: Archie and Betty finally have a picnic all to themselves… or do they?

SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski. ART: Henry Scarpelli.

PLUS: Other new and classic tales!

SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.

BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Shipping Date: February 13th, 2008

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: February 20th, 2008

On Sale on Newsstands: March 4th, 2008

Full color digest format

$3.69 US.

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Veronica #187

“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!

SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent.

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

SCRIPT: George Gladir. ART: Dan Parent.

“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!

SCRIPT: Barbara and Samantha Slate. ART: Dan Parent.

Shipping Date: February 13th, 2008

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: February 20th, 2008

On Sale on Newsstands: March 4th, 2008

32-page, full color comic

$2.25 US.

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