Get Set For Hi-Tech Hilarity From Archie Comics This March

by Jeff

Ever since Archie’s first appearance in 1941, Archie Comics has prided itself with keeping up with the fads and fashions of the times. That includes technology. Photocopiers, fax machines, microwaves, video players, compact music players, the internet… you name it. Archie Comics has been there through every innovation, exploring each with hilarious humor as the classic cast of characters both utilize and wrestle with modern technology. This March, several stories highlight the latest gadgets in goofy fashion, as only Archie Comics can!

ARCHIE #595

“Home Insecurity”: After robbers break into his safe, Mr. Lodge upgrades his security system to protect his property… but who will protect him from the ever-pervasive new system?!
SCRIPT: Arie Kaplan.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
Shipping Date: March 18th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: March 25th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: April 7th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US.

ARCHIE’S DOUBLE DIGEST #197

“Write on, Dude!”: For Archie, modern homework is more about text messaging than text books!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Tim Kennedy.
Shipping Date: March 18th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: March 25th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: April 7th, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US.

BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #88

“Geeks Rule”: Betty and Archie get jobs on the “Geek Patrol,” a group of computer tech-sperts seen in last month’s VERONICA #193. To keep Betty from spending so much time with Archie, Veronica joins the squad, too… and it isn’t long before she inadvertently unleashes a vicious computer virus! Co-starring computer gurus Dilton and Veronica’s cousin, Marcy, this “geek-tacular” issue also features a “techie” quiz, internet tips, geek-chic fashions, and more!
SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent.
Shipping Date: March 11th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: March 18th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: March 31st, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US.

PALS-N-GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #130

“Snap Decision”: Riverdale’s resident prankster Reggie takes center stage in this hilarious tale of vanity, camera phones and text messages gone awry!
SCRIPT AND ART: Fernando Ruiz.
Shipping Date: March 25th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: April 41st, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: April 14th, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US.

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