Archie and Sonic First Looks for 7/23

Archie #587 Freshman Year part 1

ARCHIE #587



THE “FRESHMAN YEAR” SAGA BEGINS HERE!

“The Summer Before”: Travel back in time with this five-issue tale that takes Archie and his friends back to their very first year in high school. It all starts with this poignant prologue which finds the gang wondering just what that first year will be like, while reflecting fondly on the past as well. Along the way, the gang must deal with the pending departure of one of their closest friends, as well as their bickering parents. And while the kids count the days until they enter their new school home, someone else is joining Riverdale High, too: Principal Waldo Weatherbee! All this, plus allusions to Captain Pureheart, The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E., Veronica’s worldwide travels, and more! It’s all brought to you by fan-favorite writer Batton Lash of “Wolff & Byrd” and “Archie Meets the Punisher” fame.

SCRIPT: Batton Lash.
ART: Bill Galvan.

Shipping Date: July 16th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: July 23rd, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: August 5th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.























Jughead's Double Digest #142

JUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST #142



THE THRILLING CONCLUSION TO THE EPIC SAGA OF JUGHEAD’S NEW LOVE LIFE… FEATURING JUGHEAD’S NEW, REALISTIC LOOK!

“The MatchMakers Part 4”: Having “set-up” Jughead and Sandy, matchmakers Archie, Betty, Reggie and Veronica now must face off against them in the couples’ competition at the school picnic. The friends are surprised at how well Jughead and Sandy work together in the contest… especially for a “new couple!” Is their relationship the “real deal,” or have they merely set up those who set them up? Find out for yourself in the thrilling conclusion to this intriguing 4-part tale! Last year’s “Bad Boy Trouble” set the comics world on its ear as the teens were depicted in a realistic style. Comic book legends Joe Staton and Al Milgrom carry on that look, handling pencils and inks respectively, in what is sure to be one of the more intriguing Archie stories of the year!

SCRIPT: Melanie Morgan.
ART: Joe Staton.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.

BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Shipping Date: July 16th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: July 23rd, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: August 5th, 2008
Full color digest format
$3.69 US.






















Sonic #35

SONIC X #35



“Cracking the Eggman”: The city is being ransacked in a series of robberies perpetrated by cowboys, astronauts, pirates, ninjas, knights and more – all who mysteriously look like Eggman! Is it really the work of Sonic’s #1 nemesis, or is someone actually foolish enough to frame the infamous foe? Can Sonic and his friends stop this costumed crime-wave before the town is looted dry?!

SCRIPT: Ian Flynn.
ART: James Fry and Terry Austin.

Masquerade-mayhem cover by Pat “Disguise the Limit” Spaziante!

Shipping Date: July 16th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: July 23rd, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: August 5th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.


























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