This October Get A Double Dose Of “New Look” Stories

by Jeff

add203_600 This October Get A Double Dose Of "New Look" StoriesMedia Release — Back in the spring of 2007, the world of Archie Comics was rocked by the publication of BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #151, featuring the first installment of “Bad Boy Trouble,” an epic tale that ran through issue #154 and found Riverdale’s favorite teens rendered in a realistic style!

The “New Look” inspired months and months of debate and media coverage… and was so intriguing to fans that it led to further “New Look” sagas, including Jughead dealing with a bunch of “Matchmakers” in JUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST #139-142, and Moose and Midge’s tried-and-true romance put to the test in “Breakup Blues,” chronicled in PALS ‘N’ GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #125-128. The “New Look” then returned to its roots, with the “My Father’s Betrayal” story in the pages of BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST. Pitting Veronica against her father in a town-wide debate of environmental proportions, it was one of the most explosive “New Look” stories ever!

“New Look” fans were recently treated to another classic-in-the-making in the pages of ARCHIE’S DOUBLE DIGEST, as Archie got the news of his father’s promotion… and with it, the family’s move to another state. Will all their friends have to say “Goodbye Forever?” The saga comes to its thrilling conclusion this October in issue #203.

Meanwhile, over in PALS ‘N’ GALS DOUBLE DIGEST, Reggie continues to get the “New Look” treatment in a story that shows new levels to his personality… and plenty of old ones, too! What will happen when Reggie experiences “A Funny Kind of Love?” It’s a double dose of “reality pie,” served up in grand Archie Comics fashion!

ARCHIE’S DOUBLE DIGEST #203

THE THRILLING CONCLUSION TO THE LATEST, POIGNANT “NEW LOOK” TALE! “Goodbye Forever Part Four”: Archie’s dad’s promotion requires the Andrews to move out of town… and all of Archie’s friends are distraught to see him go! But a fortuitous trip to a hamburger joint in their new home town seems eerily like Pop Tate’s… right down to the teens who hang out there! This slice of reality pie has Archie and his family thinking… is this move the right move? Will they tough it out and try out life in a new town after all, or reconsider and move back to Riverdale? It’s the most poignant “New Look” story yet , rendered in the “realistic” art style that made Betty and Veronica’s “Bad Boy Trouble” and “My Father’s Betrayal,” Jughead’s “Matchmakers,” and Moose and Midge’s “Break-up Blues” some of the most-talked about Archie stories in recent years! Multiple award-winning and -nominated artist Norm Breyfogle brings his fine-tuned talents to this heart-tugging tale, with “New Look” scribe Melanie J. Morgan.

SCRIPT: Melanie J. Morgan
ART: Norm Breyfogle
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: October 21st, 2009
On Sale at Comic Shops: October 28th, 2009
Newsstands: November 11th, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US

PALS ‘N’ GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #136

DON’T MISS PART TWO OF THE LATEST “NEW LOOK” SAGA THAT TRANSFORMS REGGIE FROM WISE GUY TO ROMEO!

“A Funny Kind of Love Part Two”: Bernadette Brownlee is the new girl in school… and not only is she gorgeous and intelligent, but she laughs at Reggie’s jokes, too! But Reggie’s goal is to become a professional comedian, and while Bernadette finds his class-clowning cute, she has no love for stand-up comics. Furthermore, Bernadette wants to be President of the United States, but Reggie has little regard for politicians. Can Cupid’s arrow slice through their differences… and what about Dilton and Archie, who have also caught Bernadette’s eye? It’s the most unexpected “New Look” story yet, rendered in the “realistic” art style that made Betty and Veronica’s “Bad Boy Trouble” and “My Father’s Betrayal,” Jughead’s “Matchmakers,” Moose and Midge’s “Break-up Blues,” and Archie and his friend’s “Goodbye Forever” some of the most talked-about Archie stories in recent years!

SCRIPT: Melanie J. Morgan
ART: Tod Smith and Al Milgrom
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: October 28th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Shops: November 4th, 2009
Newsstands: November 17th, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US

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