Thursday, June 14, 2007

Archie welcomes a 10-year-old writer

MAMARONECK, NY -- Samantha Slate is Archie Comics newest writer, and certainly its youngest, at only 10 years old! She will be co-writing “Madame President.” The fun-filled story will appear in the pages of Veronica #182. Veronica dreams about becoming president … until Betty fills her in on the facts behind her fantasy! Samantha's writing partner on this project is none other then Archie Comics veteran Barbara Slate; who also happens to be Samantha's mother. Veronica #182 features the art of Dan Parent and is on the newsstand August 14. It's a 32-page, full-color comic for $2.25.

Elsewhere in Archie Comics ...

“Arch and Crafts”: A lanyard making contest at the camp where Archie and his friends are counselors not only brings back memories of a mystery Archie faced as a young camper, but leads to its solution! SCRIPT: Angelo DeCesare. ART: Stan Goldberg. “The Fame Game”: When a beach movie production comes to Riverdale, the teens are called into service as extras, stand-ins and comic relief with a capital Jughead! SCRIPT: George Gladir. ART: Stan Goldberg. “The Wrong Goodbye”: Archie finally gets an invite to Veronica’s beach retreat, but with the send-off Betty gives him he might never arrive! SCRIPT: Kathleen Webb. ART: Stan Goldberg.
On sale newsstand June 26, 2007
32-page, full-color comic


“Out-Raj-ous Behavior”: Archie’s new friend Raj is an aspiring-Spielberg, complete with pose able models that he films for his special effects epics! SCRIPT AND ART: Fernando Ruiz. PLUS: Other new and classic tales! SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents. BONUS: Puzzles, games and your chance to “Find Your Name in Print!”
On sale newsstand June 26, 2007
Full-color digest format

“Chompin’ Champion”: It’s a story so big… about a burger-eating contest so huge… and an appetite so humungous… that it takes half an issue to tell the titanic, tasty tale! Don’t miss a single bite of this delicious delicacy! SCRIPT: Craig Boldman. ART: Rex Lindsey.
On sale newsstand July 3, 2007
32-page, full-color comic

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