So I have been buying all of Archie Comics' comic books with original content: ARCHIE, BETTY & VERONICA, KEVIN KELLER, LIFE WITH ARCHIE, and (eventually) their NEW CRUSADERS-related titles. Not only that, but I've really gotten into their current "Worlds Collide" cross-over between SONIC THE HEDGEHOG and MEGA MAN. Soon I'll be getting AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE, too. That's not to say I'm not getting their digests. I get SONIC SUPER DIGEST every quarter and I've been a fan of WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST because it includes fun back-up stories featuring "Bats" and "Cosmo the Merry Martian" and "Pat the Brat." I just prioritize the titles with new material.
So that's the background out of the way...
Last night, I came across a list of Archie Comics' September 2013 solicitations and became very excited. It looks like ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #244 will be leading with a new story featuring Archie Andrews and a new four-legged friend. Check this out:
Meet Archie's new dog Vegas! Vegas is full of personality, but how will he get along with the other pals' and gals' pets of Riverdale? When Veronica hosts a pet soiree with all the most popular pets (including her many poodles!), he'll make some new friends and learn some helpful hints along the way! Get ready for some tail-wagging fun in "Don't Fret My Pets!" the lead story in this laugh-packed digest!It's possible that I am wrong with this assessment. I thought that some of the other lead stories in September's digests were new, but some investigation proved otherwise. But so far, "Don't Fret My Pets!" seems to be a new story. Which is totally exciting!
Assuming that ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #244 does indeed lead with a brand new story, I really, really, really hope that this becomes to returning trend. *Fingers Crossed!*