ARCHIE PREVIEWS: Jughead Double Digest #178 & Betty And Veronica #528

Here’s a fact that I bet many of you don’t know: I’m a huge fan of Jughead. Have been since I was a kid and I was first exposed to the gang in Riverdale in the pages of Archie comics. I mean, the dude loves to eat, what’s not to like? ¬†And Betty and Veronica? Well they pretty much speaks for themselves and in next week’s issue, they take on the current queen of pop culture, Lady Gaga herself.

Next week Archie comics have double the fun with Jughead Double Digest #178 and Betty and Veronica #528 and we’ve got the exclusive preview of both issues right here for you to sample and enjoy below.


Betty in “Gaga for Baba”! – After attending her first Lady Gaga concert, Betty is inspired to start up her own solo act paying homage to the pop star. Armed with her guitar and an array of outlandish costumes, Betty builds a following for her alter ego “B” while keeping her true identity a secret. But what will the real Gaga think of her doppleganger when she attends one of Betty’s shows?

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Jeff Shultz, Jim Amash
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 2/15/12
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.


Jughead in “Revelation” – Pondering his future after graduation, Jughead envisions various career paths but each dream job is interrupted by his biggest passion – food! Will Jughead concoct the perfect job best suited for him or is destined to wind up in the food industry as Miss Beazly predicts?

Following that, Jughead takes us through a collection of his personal photos in hopes of proving that there’s more to him than what his friends perceive on the surface. Is Jughead simply just a lazy, food obsessed teenager or will his slideshow prove otherwise? Decide for yourself in “Pictures Never Lie!”

Script: George Gladir
Art: Tim Kennedy, Stan Goldberg, Ken Selig
Cover: Fernando Ruiz
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 2/15/12
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.


  1. It’s always killed me that Jughead can eat so much yet remain so svelt. It also kills me that now I will have to buy this Gaga-inspired BETTY & VERONICA #258! Who’d’ve thought I’d be spending so much money on Archie Comics in my later years… haha

  2. I always liked Jughead too, the boy can put away a stack of hamburgers. He puts Popeye’s Wimpy to shame with his eating abilities.