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Preview: Archie Comics Spectacular: Sports Time

ARCHIE COMICS SPECTACULAR: SPORTS TIME

Script: Various
Art:  Various
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña
978-1-936975-84-6
$5.99/$6.99 CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16”
Trade Paperback
128 pp
On Sale Date: 4/16

It’s Sports Time at Riverdale High, and that can mean only one thing—slapstick cartoon sports comedy galore featuring Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and friends, all in a great pocket-size edition! This collection features 128 pages of hand-picked, favorite stories about the romantic ups and downs of Riverdale, presented in high-quality, bright white paper with a cardstock cover!

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Preview: Archie’s Funhouse Double Digest #4

ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE DOUBLE DIGEST #4

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Rudy Lapick, Bill Yoshida, Barry Grossman
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 4/16
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

Reggie and Archie—actually having fun together?! That’s all thanks to Archie’s voice distorter toy, assisting the troublemaking duo in their shenanigans. When they discover a setting on it that sounds exactly like Mr. Weatherbee’s voice, they have the chance to pull off some of the best pranks Riverdale High School has ever witnessed! Find out what kind of calamity ensues in “Principal Prank” the zany lead story to a fun-filled double digest!

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Preview: Archie #654

ARCHIE #654

Script: Steven Duvall Scott
Art: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Jack Morelli, Digikore Studios
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, and Rosario “Tito” Peña
Casablanca Variant Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 4/16
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

There’s a Speed Dating event at Pop’s and everyone is invited! Love is in the air as new relationships blossom in true Riverdale fashion! It’s like a dream come true for Archie—the chance to date every girl in Riverdale (and Jughead’s worst nightmare!). With more than just two girls to choose between, who on earth will Archie pick?! Find out in this fun-filled story featuring special guest appearances!

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Preview: Sonic Universe #62

SONIC UNIVERSE #62

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash and Steve Downer
CGI Variant Cover: Rafa Knight
On Sale Date: 4/16
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

The EPIC CONCLUSION to the alien-smashing saga starring Shadow the Hedgehog IS HERE! “Shadow Fall” Part Four: Shadow vs. Black Death – for the fate of the world!  Who will walk away alive?  Who won’t make it to see a new day? Meanwhile, Rouge and Omega desperately try to save their G.U.N. comrades as Eclipse hunts them down!  All this with a ticking nuclear time-bomb in the background!  Don’t miss the pulse-pounding conclusion! Featuring new cover art from Tracy Yardley and a special “CGI” variant by newcomer Sonic superstar Rafa Knight!

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Preview: Mega Man #35

MEGA MAN #35

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tyson Hesse, Patrick Spaziante, Gary Martin, Rick Bryant, John Workman and Matt Herms
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
Mega Man X Variant Cover: Ben Bates
On Sale Date: 4/16
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

The world of MEGA MAN X returns! Blast from the deadly jungle to the ferocious future in the Mega Man issue everyone is talking about! “Shadow of Ra Moon” Part Two: Mega Man leads his fellow robots into the mysterious ruins of the Temple of the Moon. What horrors will they uncover hidden in the shadows?  MEANWHILE, halfway around the world, Break Man finally confronts Tempo!  Then, in “The X Factor” Part Two – Maverick incidents are on the rise!  Dr. Cain organizes the Hunters, but will X stand for their violent ways? Find out in this stunning story featuring all new cover and interior art by PATRICK “SPAZ” SPAZIANTE and a sweet MEGA MAN X variant from BEN BATES!

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Marketing Monday: Top Comic Apps

It’s Marketing Monday here at Graphic Policy and we’re still tracking various comic apps, how they rank up against each other, and the general app population.

For this report, I felt it best to focus on Wednesday of the previous week, since that should be the busiest day of the week for apps since its new comic day. This report also focuses on the ranks in the United States. I’ll eventually look at the entire week down the road and expand the location. I also wanted to look at the gross income for the apps, so apps included are those where you’d purchase books. So apps like comiXology’s offerings would be included, but Marvel’s AR app isn’t. Marvel Unlimited is included on the list too, though isn’t measured by revenue like the rest of the apps. I’ve also separated the apps based on their platform as best I could.

Most apps are on the iOS platform, which isn’t surprising at all. The Comics app by comiXology is the juggernaut in every category. This week saw the various rankings increase and decrease with no rhyme or reason. It’ll be interesting to see how comiXology’s rank might change on Amazon over time with the announced purchase by the tech company.

iOS

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Google

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And that wraps up this week’s breakdown. I’m still thinking through a good name for this feature, so if you have suggestions, let me know!

Preview: Archie Double Digest #250

ARCHIE DOUBLE DOUBLE DIGEST #250

Script: Greg Crosby
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Rudy Lapick, Vickie Williams, Barry Grossman
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale: 4/9
320-page, full color comic
$5.99 US.

Ol’ Archie’s got himself in a familiar predicament—he’s asked both Betty and Veronica out on the same night! But this time he’s got a foolproof plan to keep everyone complacent… just take both girls out to dinner! What could possibly go wrong?! Find out how Archie’s “Double Date” goes in this hilarious lead story to a jam-packed double double digest! Features a special 5th ink-enhanced cover!

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Preview: Archie Comics Super Special #5

ARCHIE COMICS SUPER SPECIAL #5

Script & Art: Various
Cover: Harry Lucey
On Sale: 4/9
128-page, full color comic
$9.99 US.

Something exciting is happening in Riverdale! Love is in the air and Archie and the Gang have a special surprise for you: a new issue of Archie Comics Super Special Magazine! Featuring a dazzling new cover that’ll make your heart flutter, this jam-packed issue of the Archie Comics Super Special Magazine features the most fun and romantic stories in Riverdale history! You’ll also find awesome creator spotlights, the latest Archie news and much, much more! Join in the fun and catch the love bug!

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Preview: Sonic Select Book 9: The Games

SONIC SELECT BOOK 9: THE GAMES

Script & Art: Various
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
978-1-936975-85-3
$11.99/$13.99 CAN
6 x 9”
Trade Paperback
128 pp
On-sale: 4/9

Sonic the Hedgehog’s most popular graphic novel series is BACK!

Grab your controller and play along with this game-themed edition of Sonic Select! Sonic the Hedgehog raced into the world in video games first, and his digital birthright still holds true today. Many of Sonic’s game adventures have followed him onto the printed page, sometimes with new and exciting twists. Join Sonic in a race with all-stars on a star-studded track! Meet the newest villains in the Sonic game pantheon: the deadly six! Thrill as our hero gets entangled in Blaze’s search for the Sol Emeralds! Knuckles and Tails prepare for the Marauders while Sonic aids the wizard Merlina! All this and more await you inside these pages of the latest and greatest volume in the SONIC SELECT series! Bringing you the finest in Sonic stories from throughout the comics’ 20 year history!

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Archie Kills Archie Andrews in July

Archie Comics has announced they are killing Archie Andrews to conclude the Life With Archie comic series.

The iconic comic book character, beloved by millions around the globe for over 70 years, will sacrifice himself heroically while saving the life of a friend in the pages of July’s Life With Archie #36, the final issue in the flash-forward series, which spotlights Archie’s adventures after high school and college.

 

The story will be available in multiple formats, including an extra-large magazine-size Life With Archie #36, two comic-sized issues—Life With Archie #36 and #37—and a trade paperback collecting the entire story, written by regular Life With Archie writer Paul Kupperberg, with art by Pat & Tim Kennedy and Fernando Ruiz.

While Life With Archie #36 shows readers Archie’s final moments, #37 leaps a year into the future, showcasing how the remaining members of the Riverdale gang—including Jughead, Betty & Veronica and Reggie—have honored the legacy of their dear friend.

An impressive list of creators with be providing covers to the historic issue, including Francesco Francavilla, Fiona Staples, Ramon Perez, Walt Simonson, Jill Thompson, Mike Allred, Cliff Chiang, Adam Hughes, Tommy Lee Edwards, Jeff Schultz, Pat & Tim Kennedy, and Alex Ross.

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