Archie 08/01/07 FIRST LOOK

by Jeff

This week as part of Archie Comics First Look program, we have a look at BETTY & VERONICA #229, JUGHEAD & FRIENDS DIGEST #22, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #178 and VERONICA #182.

BETTY & VERONICA #229

“Caved In”: Veronica is mortified when Betty takes her cave exploring – until she sees the hunky tour guide! Surprises and dangers await in this thrilling tale!

“Childish Pursuits”: The boys give Betty and Veronica a hard time over their fondness for the hot new anime series, “Fairy Princess Bluebell.”

“Really Gifted”: In this touching tale, the girls learn about a catalog where they can purchase clean water, food and other needs for those living in impoverished countries. SCRIPTS: Kathleen Webb. ART: Jeff Shultz.

Ships July 25th, 2007
On Sale DDC August 1st, 2007
On Sale Newsstand August 14th, 2007
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US

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JUGHEAD & FRIENDS DIGEST #22
“Mission Improbable”: With Jughead helping his mother man their booth at the bake sale, do the delicious desserts stand a chance? That’s a chance Jughead’s Mom would rather not take, so when she has to leave her post, its maximum security lockdown for the cake Jug’s had his eyes on. But with a little help from one of Dilton’s inventions, Jughead just may take the cake… literally! SCRIPT: George Gladir. ART: Bill Galvan. PLUS: Other new and classic tales! SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents. BONUS: Puzzles, games and your chance to “Find Your Name in Print!”

Ships July 25th, 2007
On Sale DDC August 1st, 2007
On Sale Newsstand August 14th, 2007
Full color digest format
$2.49 US

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #178

“House of Cards Part 1 of 2”: Sonic’s hometown of New Mobotropolis has been devastated by unspeakable threats from beyond… but what about those within? There’s talk of revolution, and Sonic will have to choose sides! Will the leaders of the rebellion drive a wedge between Sonic and Tails forever? It’s the fight everyone’s feared but never thought they’d see… mentor vs. protégé, friend vs. friend, , Sonic vs. Tails! SCRIPT: Ian Flynn. ART: Tracy Yardley (pencils) and Jim Amash (inks). Earth-shaking cover by pulverizing Spaz!

Ships July 25th, 2007
On Sale DDC August 1st, 2007
On Sale Newsstand August 14th, 2007
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US

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VERONICA #182

“The Dream Job(?)”: Veronica gets a job interning at Trend Magazine for a very demanding boss reminiscent of a certain Prada-wearing film fatale! SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent.

“Madame President”: Veronica dreams about becoming President… until Betty fills her in on the facts behind her fantasy! SCRIPT: Barbara and Samantha Slate. ART: Dan Parent.

Ships July 25th, 2007
On Sale DDC August 1st, 2007
On Sale Newsstand August 14th, 2007
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US

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