#1 Posted by G-Man (36682 posts) - - Show Bio

I usually get a bunch of Archie Comics Previews.  I get the feeling that the average user isn't exactly into reading about Archie and Jughead.  I know we have had some users add issues to the database and do some character bio info, but the Archie previews in the past never received any comments.  I will still post the Sonic previews but unless people speak up, I don't think I'll be posting too many Archie ones.  I'm posting this because the fine folks at Archie have made it super easy to do so.



ARCHIE COMICS SHIPPING DECEMBER 2008


THE ARCHIES: GREATEST HITS VOLUME ONE
Everyone's heard the hit song "Sugar Sugar" and children of the 1970s remember The Archies band from Saturday morning cartoons, but did you know the band actually started in comic books? Inspired by the runaway success of guitar-and-vocal groups like the Beatles, Byrds and Beach Boys, The Archies made their debut in a 1967 issue of "Life with Archie." But that was only the beginning. Looking for a group to follow-up his mega-successful singing group and TV comedy sensations The Monkees, music producer Don Kirschner found the answer when he spotted The Archies in his child's comic book. It wasn't long before a group of studio musicians became The Archies "for real," and began recording music that would become bubblegum pop standards. Simultaneously, the first series of Saturday morning Archie cartoons was developed and it was decided to have The Archies band in the animation as well. THE ARCHIE SHOW premiered on the CBS network on September 14, 1968. An ARCHIES album followed shortly thereafter and the hit single, "Sugar Sugar," became the top-selling single of 1969. The rest, as they say, is musical history! Now fans can relive that history with some of The Archies' most tuneful tales. Features painstaking restoration from original publishing elements, and a special foreword by Ron Dante, the famed singing voice of Archie and a successful singer-songwriter, musician and producer of such multi-platinum acts as Barry Manilow, Cher and Pat Benatar.
Shipping Date: December 3rd, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 10th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 23rd, 2008
96-page, full color squarebound paperback
ISBN #: 978-1-879794-37-5
Old ISBN #: 1-879-794-37-3
$9.95 US.


ARCHIE #592
"The Demo": A salesmen tries to sell Archie and Jughead an interactive sports video game, but the teens consider acting out the action with the wireless device as just "going through the motions" compared to their real life memories.
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
"Snow Woe": Will Archie and Chuck's entries in the winter photo contest wow the judges or be met with a "chilly" reception?
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
"Trouble by the Foot": Klutzy Archie's clodhoppers have trampled everything in Lodge Mansion... including Mr. Lodge's feet!
SCRIPT: Craig Boldman.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
"A Touchy Subject": The gang contemplates what life would be like if everything could be accessed via touch screen.
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
Shipping Date: December 17th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 24th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: January 6th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.


ARCHIE & FRIENDS #126
FAN-FAVORITE WRITER ALEX SIMMONS RETURNS FOR A FUN-FILLED, FOUR-PART TALE!
"The Cartoon Life of Chuck Clayton, Part One: Gnomes & Stick Figure Funnies": Chuck Clayton takes center stage in this special storyline. Chuck is asked to teach an after-school program in cartooning to elementary school kids... and it isn't long before he learns the kids can be more hyperactive than his doodles! Can Chuck ultimately connect with the kids and help them create the next comic book classics? Will his temporary teaching gig lead to bigger and better things, or is his tenure soon to be terminated? The answer's just a splash panel away! This new multi-part epic comes courtesy of someone who knows his way around both creating and teaching comics, namely acclaimed writer, children's art advocate, and organizer of the world's only "Kids' Comics" convention, Alex Simmons.
SCRIPT: Alex Simmons.
ART: Fernando Ruiz.
Shipping Date: December 3rd, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 10th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 23rd, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.


ARCHIE DIGEST #250
"The Archies in Beverly Hills": When pop star Jessica Simmers asks The Archies to play her high school reunion, the teens are headed for the California sun! While there, they partake of the many Hollywood sights and meet other celebrities, too! This star-studded story comes courtesy of famed "pop archaeologist" and celebrity news columnist Hal Lifson.
SCRIPT: Hal Lifson.
ART: Rex Lindsey.
"Any Port in a Storm": It's a cold winter night, and Archie must choose between the chewy, warm cookies at Betty's house, or the toasty, warm fireplace at Veronica's mansion!
SCRIPT: Kathleen Webb.
ART: Pat Kennedy.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
SCRIPT AND ART: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Cool-ifornia cover by Rex Lindsey, inspired by the famous Beatles' "Abbey Road" album cover!
Shipping Date: December 17th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 24th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: January 6th, 2009
88-page, full color digest
$2.49 US.


BETTY & VERONICA #239
"Good Bye Paparazzi!": The paparazzi follow Veronica home to Riverdale from a movie premiere, and it isn't long before most of her friends are vogue-ing for the cameras, too!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
"Scrap Flap": Veronica has no interest whatsoever in Betty's new scrapbook hobby... until she meets the hunky scrapbook expert at the craft shop!
SCRIPT: Craig Boldman.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
"Dancing Fool": Inspired by a classic beach party movie, Veronica comes up with her own dance step guaranteed to make you flip... literally!
SCRIPT: Kathleen Webb.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
Shipping Date: December 10th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 17th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 30th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.


BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #190
"Coming to the U.S.A.": This poignant tale details Kumi and her family's arrival in the United States and their introduction to American life and culture. Not to mention Kumi's first day at Riverdale High and how she met Archie and his friends. It's a very special day for Archie Comics' newest superstar!
SCRIPT: Misako Rocks!
ART: Jeff Shultz.
"Bedtime Story": A boy's camping trip leaves the girls without plans for the weekend... until they decide to have a slumber party! Of course, true to form, the party will involve every activity but "slumbering!"
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Tim Kennedy.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
SCRIPT AND ART: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: December 10th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 17th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 30th, 2008
88-page, full color digest
$2.49 US.


BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #167
"Get Out of Town": You can take Cheryl out of Riverdale, but you can't take Riverdale out of Cheryl... especially when Archie visits Pembroke to remind her!
SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent.
"Lucky Charmed Life": When Betty removes her "lucky" leprechaun figure from its safe hiding place, will it bring good fortune or misfortune?
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Tim Kennedy.
"The Staff": Veronica has a new chauffeur, and it isn't long before her friends "drive" him crazy!
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Fernando Ruiz.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
SCRIPT AND ART: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: December 31st, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: January 7th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: January 20th, 2009
176-page, full color digest
$3.69 US.


JUGHEAD'S DOUBLE DIGEST #146
"Worry Flurry": Mrs. Jones worries that her husband and Jughead aren't getting enough physical activity... and then worries some more over all the injuries and trouble such activity could cause!
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
"Dishing It Out": A competition between school cafeteria managers allows Jughead to see Miss Beazly in action. Can her rival take the heat, or will she get out of the kitchen?
SCRIPT: Bill Golliher.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
"The Recycling Game": The gang figures out the perfect way to battle the recession and help the environment at the same time: recycle their cans and bottles for cash!
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Randy Elliott.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
SCRIPT AND ART: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: December 10th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 17th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 30th, 2008
176-page, full color digest
$3.69 US.


PALS-N-GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #127
THE THIRD PART OF A NEW FOUR-PART STORY IN THE "REALISTIC STYLE" - AND THIS TIME, MOOSE & MIDGE'S ROMANCE HANGS IN THE BALANCE!
"Breakup Blues, Part 3": The unbelievable has happened: Midge and Moose have broken up! Now Midge is seeing Reggie while Moose is dating Judy Johnson. Needless to say, the status quo of Riverdale High's circle of friends has been shaken, but the former couple's friends aren't giving up hope. In this latest installment, Betty and Archie have a plan to get Midge and Moose talking again. Will it bring the former lovebirds back together or drive a further wedge between them? They say the road to regret is paved with good intentions... are Betty and Archie just what the doctor ordered or have they gone too far? Now the stakes are higher, as not just romantic relationships but lifelong friendships hang in the balance! It's romantic intrigue served up in the "realistic" art style that made both Betty and Veronica's "Bad Boy Trouble" and Jughead's "Matchmakers" some of the most-talked about Archie stories in recent years! Veteran penciller Tod Smith and journeyman inker Al Milgrom carry on that popular style in what is sure to be the most explosive Archie Comics story of the year!
SCRIPT: Melanie J. Morgan.
ART: Tod Smith (pencils) and Al Milgrom (inks).
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
SCRIPT AND ART: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: December 3rd, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 10th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 23rd, 2008
176-page, full color digest
$3.69 US.


SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #99
"The Final Battle, Part 2 of 3": The countdown to issue #100 continues! With the aid of their new allies, the Four Blades, Sabrina and her friends set out to battle the villainous Vosblanc. They journey to the main plaza of the Magic Realm only to find that the source of all magic, the Mana Tree, is dying. Not very good timing as the first wave of Vosblanc's followers attack! And just as he did before, Vosblanc tries to turn the entire Magic Realm against Sabrina and her friends. Their only hope is to convince everyone of the withered Mana Leaf's existence, but Vosblanc has other plans. With the situation more desperate than ever, it's up to Sabrina, now one of the most powerful magic users in the realm, to do the unimaginable to save it. Can she save the day or will life as she knows it be changed forever?
SCRIPT: Tania del Rio.
ART: Lindsey Cibos (pencils) and Jim Amash (inks).
Shipping Date: December 31st, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: January 7th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: January 20th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.


SONIC X #40
"The End": A peaceful gathering of Sonic and his friends remains anything but when Shadow the Hedgehog and Metal Sonic crash the party - literally! Even Dr. Eggman is reeling in horror over the souped-up Metal Sonic, but that doesn't stop him from forming an alliance to attack the blue blur. Meanwhile, Shadow remains inextricably linked to Metal, the only one who can help him find his correct place in the universe. It's a mélange of friends, foes and overlapping alliances... and Sonic and his friends are caught in the middle! This issue's title is only the beginning, as it leads into a brand-new series called SONIC UNIVERSE that promises to chronicle the outcome of the Shadow and Metal Sonic conflict, as well as the further adventures of the entire Sonic-verse!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn.
ART: David Hutchison (pencils) and Terry Austin (inks).
Double trouble cover by man-in-the-mirror Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante!
Shipping Date: December 17th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 24th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: January 6th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.


SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #195
"Hedgehog Havoc, Part One": It's the story fans have wished for for years: all your favorite hedgehogs together in one pulse-pounding epic that spans New Mobotropolis, Moebius, New Megaopolis and more! You'll thrill to the excitement as Shadow, Amy Rose, Rob O' the Hedge, King Scourge, Metal Sonic, and of course, Sonic the Hedgehog collide in this explosive tale that finds Scourge accelerating his assault against the Freedom Fighters and his hated enemy, Sonic. You simply cannot afford to miss this—after all, the outcome could result in long-lasting ramifications that could change everything forever!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn.
ART: Tracy Yardley! (pencils) and Jim Amash (inks).
Hedgehogs-a-plenty cover by Tracy Yardley! & Jason Jensen.
Shipping Date: December 3rd, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 10th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 23rd, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.


TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #31
"Not Home Alone": Mr. Andrews can't wait to start working from home... but his work won't start until his distractions stop!
SCRIPT AND ART: Fernando Ruiz.
"Money Matters": Archie, Reggie and Moose fantasize what it would be like to be rich... but after observing Mr. Lodge they soon learn that the reality (namely, hard work) outweighs the fantasy!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Tim Kennedy.
Shipping Date: December 3rd, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 10th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 23rd, 2008
88-page, full color digest
$2.49 US.


VERONICA #192
"Kiss & Tell": Veronica's Aunt Lily gives her a necklace she claims is charmed... and it isn't long before Veronica is experiencing clairvoyant images while wearing it! Is the necklace merely magical, or is the magic all in Veronica's head?
SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent. "Career Sphere": Career Day at the school leads Veronica to imagine what life in the workplace would be like... with her as the boss, of course!
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Dan Parent.
Shipping Date: December 31st, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: January 7th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: January 20th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

BACK-LIST
RELIVE THE EARLY ADVENTURES OF THE SONIC X UNIVERSE!

Don't miss these early issues of the Sonic comic book series based on the hit Saturday morning cartoon show!


SONIC X #1
Eggman, Decoe and Bocoe are putting the lives of hundreds in danger — including Sonic's friend Chris — as they hatch an "explosive" scheme to empty the bank's vault. Sonic, Knuckles, Amy, Cheese and Tails must save the day...and things go from bad to worse as they attempt to recover a lost Chaos Emerald before Eggman gets his mitts on it. Worst still, the Chaos Emerald is at the bottom of the ocean and Sonic can't swim!
SCRIPT: Joe Edkin
ART: Tim Smith III and Rich Koslowski (inks)
COVER: Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante
Shipping Date: December 3rd, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 10th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 23rd, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.


SONIC X #2
"See Sonic! Sea Battle! See Sonic Sea Battle!": By order of the President, Sonic and his friends embark on a special search and recover mission to retrieve a powerful energy source...and it just may be a Chaos Emerald! The only problem is, it is at the bottom of the ocean, and we all know water is Sonic's greatest weakness. Speaking of weaknesses, Eggman has a weakness for power, so you know he's out to get that Chaos Emerald, too!
SCRIPT: Joe Edkin
ART: Tim Smith III (pencils) and Andrew Pepoy (inks)
COVER: Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante
Shipping Date: December 3rd, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 10th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 23rd, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.


SONIC X #3
"Field Trip of Doom": When a mysterious Doctor invites Chris, Sonic and their friends on a field trip to the space museum, evil goes into orbit! Sonic and crew are left in a dire situation as Eggman's sinister plan unfolds. What could it be?
SCRIPT: Joe Edkin
ART: Tim Smith III (pencils) Jim Amash, Bob Smith, & Aimee Ray (inks)
COVER: Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante
Shipping Date: December 3rd, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 10th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 23rd, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.


SONIC X #4
"Boisterous Bot Battle!": The title says it all: Eggman has been secretly, methodically building the biggest, baddest bots ever! Even the combined might of Sonic, Rogue, Knuckles, Tails and more may falter in the face of this fearsome development. Worst of all, if Sonic succeeds, it could be at the cost of his friends! Jaw-dropping moments in this shocking conclusion!
SCRIPT: Joe Edkin
ART: Tim Smith III (pencils) and Andrew Pepoy (inks)
COVER: Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante
Shipping Date: December 3rd, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 10th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 23rd, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.


SONIC X #5
"I Never Promised You a Chao Garden": The fate of the earth hangs in the balance as the reason behind Eggman's kidnapping of the sweet, peaceful Chao named Cheese is further revealed! Sonic, Tails and their friends face their biggest challenge yet as they struggle to save the planet from mass destruction!
SCRIPT: Joe Edkin
ART: Tracy Yardley (pencils) and Andrew Pepoy (inks)
COVER: Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante
Shipping Date: December 3rd, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 10th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 23rd, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.


SONIC X #6
"I Never Promised You a Chao Garden Chapter 2": Eggman's evil scheme has the usually peaceful Chao going crazy, and chaos reigns! Will Sonic, Tails and Knuckles be swift enough to slow the onslaught? More importantly, is Uncle Chuck smart enough to figure out how to return the Chao to normal? Your one-stop-shop for answers is this senses-shattering issue!
SCRIPT: Joe Edkin
ART: Tracy Yardley (pencils) and Andrew Pepoy (inks)
COVER: Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante
Shipping Date: December 3rd, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 10th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 23rd, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

#2 Posted by SilverZeo (2748 posts) - - Show Bio

They didn't mentioned Zonic in the Sonic the Hedgehog preview.