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Preview: Archie’s Even Funnier Kids’ Joke Book

Brigid Alverson
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What’s funnier than Archie’s Joke Book? Archie’s Even Funnier Joke Book! Like its predecessors, this fat (almost 200 pages) book focuses on one-page gags, jokes, and puzzles, all featuring the Riverdale crowd. It’s a nice diversion and would be a great holiday gift. Here’s a sneak peek; it’s out in comics shops today and bookstores [...]

Preview: Betty and Veronica Double Digest #216

Brigid Alverson
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Halloween is coming, and the Riverdale crowd is ready! Check our our preview of Betty and Veronica Double Digest #216, which will be out in comics shops tomorrow; catalog info follows after the preview. BETTY AND VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #216 Things are about to get very spooooky for The Archies when they plan to shoot [...]

Preview: Betty & Veronica Double Digest #215

Brigid Alverson
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It’s beauty vs. the budget in this month’s issue of Betty & Veronica Double Digest, which went on sale yesterday in finer comics shops everywhere. Check out our preview (and that lovely cover by Gisele Lagace and Tito Pena); there’s more information at the end of the post. BETTY AND VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #215 When [...]

Preview: Betty & Veronica Friends Double Digest #235

Brigid Alverson
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It’s time for some Betty & Veronica goodness! Here’s a peek at their latest digest, Betty & Veronica Friends Double Digest #235, due out in comics shops today and in the rest of the world in about two weeks. Enjoy the preview; there’s more info at the end of the post. B&V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST [...]

Preview: Archie Comics Spectacular: School Daze

Brigid Alverson
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Just in time for summer vacation, Archie has another big comics collection, this one about school—well, it’s much more fun to read about it than to actually be there, right? Archie Comics Spectacular: School Daze is on sale in comics shops today and will pop up everywhere else in the next two weeks. (Do they [...]

Preview: Betty & Veronica Double Digest #213

Brigid Alverson
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Here’s a quick look at the comic the kids will be nagging you to buy at the supermarket checkout this week: Betty & Veronica Double Digest #213, with the usual mix of newer and classic stories. Check out the preview; catalog info follows if you want to know more. BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #213 [...]

Preview: Archie Fun ‘n’ Games Activity Book

Brigid Alverson
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One of the great delights of summer, back when I was a kid, was sprawling out somewhere with a Big Book o’Fun that was filled with comics, coloring pages, and pencil puzzles. Archie Comics is bringing that back with the Archie Fun ‘n’ Games Activity Book, almost 200 pages of puzzles and activities, all featuring [...]

Review: Sabrina, The Teenage Witch The Magic Within Vol. 1

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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Sabrina The Teenage Witch: The Magic Within Vol. 1 Written and penciled by Tania del Rio, inked by Jim Amash Archie Comics, $10.99 In 2004 Archie Comics hired up-and-coming artist Tania del Rio to reinvent their Sabrina character, who at that point had been appearing in comics for over 40 years and had already generated [...]

Preview: Jughead Double Digest #193

Brigid Alverson
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Hey Jughead fans, this one’s for you! Jughead Double Digest #193 is out in comics shops tomorrow (and everywhere else in two weeks) but we have the first few pages here! Here’s a preview, and the issue info is at the bottom of the post. Enjoy! JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #193 Thump! Jughead has a hidden [...]

Preview: Jinx, vol. 2: Little Miss Steps

Brigid Alverson
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Li’l Jinx started out as a gag comic that ran in different Archie Comics publications; the one-page stories revolved around the rather strong-willed Jinx, her father, and a small coterie of friends. The comics were funny but not particularly deep. In writing the teen-age Jinx stories, J. Torres has kept the humor but given the [...]