Look Back In Laughter With Archie Comics

by Jeff

Archie Comics have always inspired a sense of nostalgia in their readers. That’s because the company has always strived to keep the stories faithful to the fads and fashions of each decade in which they were published.

It’s also because the stories traded in Americana. By setting the tales in the fabled town of Riverdale, an“everytown” mirror vision of suburbia where everyone knows each other by name, the company cemented Archie Comics as a safe haven for cherished memories. Such memories were made of skinned knees and bee stings, followed by sock hops and drive-ins, and ultimately protests and progress.

Where Archie comics really resonate for readers is in the notion that “the more things change, the more they stay the same.”

This February, a trio of stories examines this notion as only Archie Comics can, with its trademark humor coupled with heartwarming poignancy. You won’t want to miss these hysterical trips down memory lane!

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ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #196
“Big, Big Sleep”: Feeling sleep-deprived, Archie turns to the one person who’s a model of rest and relaxation – Jughead! Will Archie ever wake up now?
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Tim Kennedy.
“The Past Was a Blast”: An 80th birthday party for Archie’s grandfather makes the kids reconsider their attitude that older folks“missed out” on all their modern-day fun.
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Tim Kennedy.
“On the Spot”: Feeling self-conscious over the freckles on his ears, Archie takes to wearing earmuffs… all the time!
SCRIPT AND ART: Tim Kennedy.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: February 11th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: February 18th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: March 3rd, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.69 US.

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PALS-N-GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #129
“The High Cost of GAS”: Archie’s feeling the gas crisis where it hurts – now taking the girls out on dates is even MORE expensive! Dilton’s solutions aren’t cost-effective and Chuck’s cartoon gag didn’t lift Archie’s spirits, so he turns to Jughead to help… and the fun begins!
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Fernando Ruiz.
“Who’s Watching Who?”:“Big Bee is watching” when Mr. Weatherbee installs monitors throughout the school… but how long before the watcher is watched himself?
SCRIPT: Bill Golliher.
ART: Bill Galvan.
“The Big 70″[/i]: A local reporter covering the Chocklit Shoppe’s 70th anniversary gets an earful from Pop Tate about the town teens’ mouthfuls of goodies downed through the years!
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Pat Kennedy.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: February 18th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: February 25th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: March 10th, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.69 US.

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VERONICA #193
“Stuck in the ‘80s”: Break out the spandex and hair spray – the Archies are about to go all-out ‘80s for a special Riverdale High concert and Battle of the Bands contest celebrating the decade! Hopefully Jughead won’t get replaced by a drum machine!
SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent.
“Geek Chic”: When Veronica’s computer dies, she calls the“Geek Patrol” computer experts to help… which brings on Veronica’s cousin Marcy, a double date and the mortification of being seen in the“geek-mobile!” Can Veronica’s ego ever live it down?
SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent.
“Carpool Cool”: Veronica’s going green… because her friend Ethan is the hunkiest environmentalist she’s ever seen!
SCRIPT: Bill Golliher.
ART: Dan Parent
Shipping Date: February 25th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: March 4th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: March 17th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US.

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