Wednesday, May 07, 2008

May stands for Mayhem, when Cheryl Blossom is in the house

From Archie Comics

MAMARONECK , NY – The year 2008 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting years ever for Archie and his friends! It’s all due to our writers, who in recent months have concocted some intrepid tales that threaten to dismantle the status quo forever! The comfort readers take in the consistency of the Archie characters has been shaken with one twist and turn after another. In the spotlight this month are Jughead, whose blossoming love life may or may not be the con of the century; and Cheryl, who has chosen to kiss Riverdale’s boys goodbye in favor of the handsome contestants on a TV dating show. Will everything ultimately return to normal for these three Archie Comics icons?

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #161, ships May 21. FEATURING PART 1 OF A 5-PART, INTERACTIVE STORY WHERE THE READERS DECIDE THE OUTCOME! “And the Winner Is … Part 1 of 5”: 2008 is an election year, and Archie Comics is no exception as we present a special election of our own: your chance to vote for Cheryl Blossom’s new boyfriend! Ever since her return, Cheryl has been the bane of Betty and Veronica’s existence, complicating their “eternal love triangle” with Archie into an awkward quadrangle! Even though Cheryl has been seeing Reggie lately, the girls would love nothing more than to see Cheryl completely preoccupied with someone other than a Riverdale High hunk! They get their chance when Reggie takes a nonchalant attitude toward his relationship with Cheryl – prompting the redheaded vixen to seek a new boyfriend on the TV show, “The Lonely Hearts Club!” Wait until you see the hot contestants vying for the title! Best yet, over the next few months readers will have a chance to both witness each date in this digest series AND vote on who they think Cheryl should choose online at! It’s the Archie Comics event of the summer, and you don’t want to miss it!

JUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST #140, ships May 7. CONTINUING THE FOLLOW-UP TO LAST YEAR’S MOST TALKED-ABOUT BETTY & VERONICA STORY, “BAD BOY TROUBLE” – FEATURING RIVERDALE’S FAMOUS TEENS IN A REALISTIC STYLE! “The Match Makers Part 2”: Picking up where last issue left off, Archie, Betty, Reggie and Veronica carry out their plan to play “matchmaker” for Jughead and break him free of his “fifth wheel” status! The boys bring Jughead to the movies and the girls bring Sandy Sanchez in an elaborate scheme to have them “accidentally” run into one another! When Jughead and Sandy catch on to the scheme, they decide to turn the tables and pretend to be in love … or are they?! It’s another intriguing chapter in this four-part epic! 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!

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