The Washington Times - June 11, 2008, 03:27PM

Check this spot to find colorful nuggets on upcoming comics, video games and super hero themed products well suited for the Zadzooks Community. Also, click on the images to further appreciate the colorful masterpieces. Synopsis are usually provided by the companies but I may add a few lines just to spice things up …



Story: “The Matchmakers Part 3”: After “setting up” Jughead and Sandy, matchmakers Archie, Betty, Reggie and Veronica are surprised at how well their plan is working.  Especially when studious, athletic Sandy starts neglecting both her studies and her girls’ softball team in favor of spending time with Jughead.  Make that Forsythe, as he now prefers to be called.  Exchanging his trademark “crown” hat for a typical baseball cap, it seems like Sandy is having quite the influence on the once unique soul.  Unless of course it’s all a big put-on.  The gang isn’t so sure when they see how well Jughead and Sandy interact as partners in the couples’ competition at the school picnic!  It’s another intriguing chapter in this 4-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 (All-Star Squadron, Sccoby Doo) 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! 

Zadzooks says: Notice the new look for the gang, a more realistic, less 1950s style orchestrated by comic book legends Joe (All-Star Squadron, Sccoby Doo) Staton and Al (Firestorm, Secret Wars II, Peter Parker: the Spectacular Spider-Man) Milgrom. Especially dig the Wolfmother sideburns on Archie and his mesmerizing dark eyebrows.


Script: Melanie Morgan.
Art: Joe Staton.
Shipping Date: June 11th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: June 18th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: July 1st, 2008
Full color digest format
$3.69 U.S.