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Preview: Sonic Super Digest #13

SONIC SUPER DIGEST #13

Script: Ian Flynn & Various
Art: Various
Cover art provided by Sega
On Sale Date: 8/26
128-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

Get ready for fun & adventure—it’s Sonic Super Digest! Don’t miss all the classic fun and adventure you love in stories from the comics’ 20+ year history as Sonic and his friends embark on daring adventures, face evil villains and save the day one chili dog at a time! Spin into the fun that only Archie Comics and Sonic Super Digest can bring! Featuring awesome cover art from Sega and story & art from the biggest names in Sonic comics history!

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Preview: Betty & Veronica #277

BETTY & VERONICA #277

Script: Michael Uslan
Art: Dan Parent
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Betty & Veronica #277 CVR B Variant: Brittney Williams
On Sale Date: 8/26
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

This is it, the final leg of Betty & Veronica’s trip around the world! The BFFs are happy to be back to their old selves in The City of Light—Paris! The girls are enjoying the fine foods and even finer looking gentlemen of France—but what they’d really like is to be back in their hometown! Meanwhile, back in Riverdale there’s a new love triangle brewing between foreign exchange student Banni, Dilton and… Jughead?!! Will Betty and Veronica return to their old routines and familiar faces once their trip is over, or will nothing ever be the same again? You won’t want to miss a minute of this exciting conclusion to “Farewell, Betty & Veronica”!

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Preview: Sonic Universe #79

SONIC UNIVERSE #79

Script: Evan Stanley
Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
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Sonic Universe #79 CVR B Variant: SEGA
On Sale Date: 8/26
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

SILVER THE HEDGEHOG RETURNS in an ALL-NEW adventure! Enter:”The Silver
Age”: Part One – Silver the Hedgehog’s future may no longer be a terrible burning ruin, but it certainly is far from safe!  Mystery and danger abounds as Silver is dragged into a dangerous conspiracy linked to the reality-warping menaces known as the Genesis Portals! Featuring cover art by Sonic comic extraordinaire Evan Stanley plus a “HERO” variant with art provided by SEGA!

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Archie Comics in November 2015

THE BLACK HOOD #7

“The Lonely Crusade, Part 1” Greg Hettinger returns to Philadelphia and promises his closest friend, Jessie Dupree, that his hood-wearing vigilante days are over. But it’s a promise he’s going to struggle to keep—especially when a gang calling themselves “The Crusaders” are prowling the City of Brotherly Love, scooping up “undesirables” and asking if they want to be saved…    The second action-packed arc of The Black Hood begins here!

Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Michael Gaydos, Jesus Aburto, Rachel Deering
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Variant Cover: David Mack
On Sale Date: 11/25
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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THE HANGMAN #2

Join us as we embark on the highway to Hell—and a meet and greet with its overlord, the devil himself! Who will be the one ultimately taking this horrifying trip? Find out as we learn the truth about who and what the Hangman actually is… and the shocking legacy that accompanies him.

Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Felix Ruiz
Cover: Tim Bradstreet
Variant Cover: Mike Huddleston
On Sale Date: 12/2
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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THE SHIELD #3

NEW ONGOING SERIES FROM DARK CIRCLE! “Daughter of the Revolution, Part 3”
Captured by Walter Chase, the Shield is made a surprising offer—an invitation to join his government organization, protecting the country as she was born to do. But as her new missions take her well beyond national borders, the truth slowly dawns and the Shield must face the ultimate question: does she serve the United States of America… or its people?

Script: Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig
Art: Drew Johnson, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Cover: David Williams
Variant Covers: Joe Eisma, Ron Salas, Wilfredo Torres
On Sale Date: 11/18
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE #4

The biggest comic series of the year continues! What was the “lipstick incident” that pushed Archie and Betty apart? And can the smartest boy in Riverdale fix it? The spotlight is on Dilton and Moose as, together, they show what friendship is really all about! We’re pleased to welcome ANNIE WU (BLACK CANARY, HAWKEYE) to Riverdale, as she takes over art duties in this brand new issue!

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Annie Wu
Cover: Annie Wu
Variant Covers: Mahmud Asrar, Francesco Francavilla, Jaime Hernandez with Rosario “Tito” Peña, Joe Quinones, Paul Renaud
On Sale Date: 11/25
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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JUGHEAD #2

Zdarsky and Henderson return with the next issue of the all-new Jughead! Things continue to be amiss at Riverdale High as Coach Clayton gets replaced by a tough-as-nails, take-no-prisoner Phys-Ed teacher! Can he be stopped or will Jughead have to become… physically active? The answer lies in the far future…

Script: Chip Zdarsky
Art: Erica Henderson
Cover: Erica Henderson
Variant Covers: Veronica Fish, Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack with Steve Downer, Les McClaine with Steve Downer
On Sale Date: 11/18
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #266

The town leaders are planning a dazzling holiday show right in the center of Riverdale Square! Unfortunately, the Christmas spectacular turns into holiday havoc when they experience unforeseen technical difficulties! It’s up to Archie and his friends to revive this merry meltdown—and quick! Can they turn the show around and get everyone back into the holiday spirit in time? Find out in “Holiday Light,” the fun, new lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Alex Simmons
Art: Fernando Ruiz
Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 12/2
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #20

Betty has surprised everyone with a new tradition for the Christmas season: a low-budget Secret Santa! Ok, that’s not that surprising, but here’s the twist… all of the gifts have to be hand-made! There’s nothing more heartfelt than a gift made by hand—unless, of course, if you’re all-thumbs! How will some of our not-so-crafty pals ‘n’ gals fare in this new holiday tradition? Find out in “Not-So-Secret Santas,” the all-new fun and festive lead story to this JUMBO-sized comics digest!

Script: Tania Del Rio
Art: Fernando Ruiz
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 11/25
256-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

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B&V FRIENDS COMICS ANNUAL #246

While holiday shopping, Betty and Veronica spot a store Santa who has been abandoned by his elves at the last minute—right before a “Take Your Photo with Santa” event! Betty convinces Veronica that they should get into the spirit and help out—but when they do, Santa’s joy turns quickly to panic as his well-meaning helpers unintentionally cause some Christmas chaos! “Naughty or Nice” is a brand new hilarious holiday story you won’t want to miss—kicking off a laugh-filled comics annual featuring even more pages of fun!

Script: James Gartler
Art: Bill Galvan
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 12/9
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

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JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #18

In order to squirm out of getting in trouble with Mr. Weatherbee for their latest shenanigans, Archie and Jughead volunteer to head up the Riverdale High School Holiday Decorating Committee. Unfortunately, neither of them is very talented at decorating! Will they get some special holiday help to clean up their mess and turn Riverdale High into a winter wonderland? Or are they doomed to spend Christmas in detention? Find out in “Santa’s Little Helpers!” the brand new lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 12/9
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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MEGA MAN #55

THE MEGA-EPIC, MEGA-MOMENTOUS LAST ISSUE OF MEGA MAN BEFORE HIATUS IS HERE! “Everlasting Peace”: When an experiment at the Chronos Institute goes awry, Dr. Light is sent on a journey through time and space! Join us as we follow Mega Man across the ages and learn what it really means to be “Mega Man”! What legacy will the Blue Bomber leave and what will Dr. Light gain from this epic journey? Find out as we take a historic glimpse into the legendary adventures of Mega Man featuring the worlds of Mega Man, Mega Man X and even further beyond for the FIRST TIME EVER with the worlds of Mega Man Zero, Mega Man ZX and Mega Man Legends! Featuring cover art by the legendary Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante and a really rocking “ROCK MAN” variant cover by long-time Mega Man artist Ryan Jampole!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jamal Peppers
Cover: Patrick Spaziante
Variant Cover: Ryan Jampole
On Sale Date: 11/18
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #279

SONIC is in the FIGHT FOR HIS LIFE in—”Face of the Enemy” Part Two: Sonic and his friends are at the mercy of Egg Boss Nephthys and her Egg Army! They came to rescue a Gaia Key Guardian-but can they manage to escape with their lives?! Then, in the finale to “Hidden Costs,” revelations abound! Sally and Clove both think their plans have succeeded-but at what cost? Featuring cover art by jamming Jamal Peppers and Sonic CG artist supreme Rafa Knight!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman & Gabriel Cassata
Cover: Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin & Ben Hunzeker
Variant Cover: Rafa Knight
On Sale Date: 12/9
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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SONIC UNIVERSE #82

ENTER THE FINAL FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE! “The Silver Age” part four: The finale to Silver’s latest adventure! Silver simply doesn’t have the might to stop the creature menacing his time. Maybe the combined brain power of Gold and Prof. von Schlemmer can help! It’s a knock-down, drag-out fight for the fate of the future with a shocking ending you’ll never see coming-even if you’re psychic! Featuring cover art by the “Silver Age” writer herself, Evan Stanley, plus a special “Movie Poster Variant” by the terrific T. Rex!

Script: Evan Stanley
Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli & Matt Herms
Cover: Evan Stanley
Variant Cover: T. Rex
On Sale Date: 11/25
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

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WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #55

Archie, desperate for money to buy Christmas gifts, decides to lower himself in the worst possible way for a little Christmas cash: he’s going to rent himself out to his friends—at least, they WERE his friends, until they decide to take advantage of Archie’s situation by making him to do all the holiday chores they don’t want to! Will they remember the true meaning of the holiday before it’s too late? Find out in “All Worked Up!” the fun, festive new lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Angelo DeCesare
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 11/18
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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Preview: Little Archie & Friends Vol. 2: Playdates

LITTLE ARCHIE & FRIENDS VOL. 2: PLAYDATES

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Fernando Ruiz
On Sale Date: 8/21
150-page, full color comic
$4.99

Little Archie and the gang are back! Get ready for more adventures with the pint-size kids from Riverdale in this value-sized second volume. Be prepared for anything—these kids have met aliens, mad scientists and monsters! Who will they meet next?

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Review: Archie #2

archie002When it was announced that Archie would be rebooted, probably a lot of comic readers did not really know what to expect.  First among there reactions was likely that they were keen to check out the new series, at least as is evident by its critical success, but also some probably questioned just how it would be possible to reimagine the characters that have been playing the same gag more or less for several decades.  The first issue detailed a little bit exactly how the series would go about doing so, essentially with a mild makeover of several characters, still mostly their old selves, but plunked into a world much more like our own.  Milton is still cartoonishly eggheaded and Moose is still a little slow on the uptake, but mostly the characters felt like they might fit in the real world.  While change was somewhat expected for the characters, it felt less like an overhaul though and more like an update.

While the first issue threw the reader into this updated world, it did so with a lot of tricks that won might expect from a teen movie, with a breakup of the school’s favorite couple, a rigged vote for homecoming king and queen, and various other little details that one would expect from something sticking close to the script.  It was a fresh reboot, but still something that has been seen before.  This betty001second issue continues with much of the same to some degree, Archie’s hijinks while trying for employment, a common characteristic of the old Archie, is still here, as are other factors which might have played out in the old Archie.  While there is some of the old, there is actually a lot more of the new that one might not expect from this series, and specifically as it relates to two of the main characters, Jughead and Betty.  Jughead’s back story, and the story of how he got his name, is one which adds a surprising amount of depth to this new story, but is is Betty’s that really elevates this story even farther.  The tomboyish “girl-next-door” is forced into getting ready for her birthday party, in a montage which allows the reader to truly empathize with her.  Whether or not any of the readers have ever really put on false eyelashes or not or other facets of getting made up, the reader still feels the same discomfort that Betty does being forced out of her comfort zone.  Later as she is putting the finishing touches on her nails, her true nature comes out as well, in what essentially becomes one of the most defining moments for the character in her entire publication history.

betty002Indeed, part of the problem of the series has always been that of Betty and Veronica, best friends that fight over the single boy.  It is an anachronistic idea which while it is true to the character’s backgrounds, is also a bit demeaning to them.  This issue gives a fresh take on the characters and updates them not only to modern day, but actually makes the female characters into real people in a way that is revitalizing other series and female characters across the medium.  With just the hint of a look at Veronica it is promising that this new Archie is not only something old, or something recycled, but also something new for the medium, and not only something new, but even something progressive, with a message stronger than teenagers need to have fun, but that they can also be presented as humans with their own intricate problems.

Story: Mark Waid Art: Fiona Staple
Story: 9.6 Art: 9.6 Overall: 9.6 Recommendation: Buy

Annie Wu and Veronica Fish Join Mark Waid’s Critically Acclaimed Archie Reboot in November

Following the mega-successful and beloved launch of the new Archie book from the legendary team of Mark Waid and Fiona Staples, superstar artist Annie Wu and rising star Veronica Fish join the series in November.

Wu, known for her stellar work on hit series Hawkeye and Black Canary, will handle the art for #4 while Veronica Fish will take on issues #5 and #6.

Fans got their first glimpse at Veronica Fish’s vibrant take on the Archie gang with her promotional image for the new Riverdale series in development at The CW.

Fiona Staples, with colorists Andrew Szymanowicz and Jen Vaughn, will continue her character defining run on Archie through September’s issue #3, introducing new faces and fan favorites to the town of Riverdale.

Archie #2 by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples is on sale Wednesday at comic book stores and digitally. Archie #4 by Mark Waid and Annie Wu is available in comic book stores and digitally this November.

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Preview: Mega Man #52

MEGA MAN #52

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tyson Hesse, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover: T. Rex
Variant Cover: Reilly Brown
Covers Unite Variant (12 of 12): Ben Bates
On Sale Date: 8/19
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

The ALL-NEW Sonic/Mega Man Crossover sequel comes to a chaotic close with “Worlds Unite” Part Twelve: The grand finale to “Worlds Unite” sees our super-powered heroes Sonic and Mega Man face off against the evil Sigma in his final, most lethal form! If that wasn’t enough, the Genesis Portal-ravaged reality is falling apart and time is running out to fix it! You don’t want to miss the stunning conclusion to the biggest crossover event of the year! Featuring the worlds of STREET FIGHTER, SKIES OF ARCADIA, NiGHTS INTO DREAMS, OKAMI, GHOSTS ‘N’ GOBLINS, ALEX KIDD and more! Featuring cover art from the legendary T.Rex, a special “SUPER-POWERED” variant by Reilly Brown and the final part of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!

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Preview: Archie #2

ARCHIE #2

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Fiona Staples, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli
Cover: Fiona Staples
Variant Covers: Howard Chaykin with Jesus Aburto, Erica Henderson, Paul Renaud, Paolo Rivera, Chrissie Zullo
On Sale Date: 8/19
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

COMIC SUPERSTARS MARK WAID AND FIONA STAPLES CONTINUE THEIR REIMAGINING OF AN ICON! The new school year continues to bring with it daunting new challenges and interesting changes for the teens of Riverdale High. But there’s one thing that remains constant: Archie’s car is still a piece of garbage! With car problems comes money problems, which means that Archie’s on the hunt for a new job. Fortunately, a mysterious new building in Riverdale is offering some career opportunities for Archie and his friends. Who’s behind this new conglomerate and what are their intentions for Riverdale? Find out in the second issue of this all-new Archie series!

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Preview: Jughead’s Baby Tales

JUGHEAD’S BABY TALES

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent, Henry Scarpelli, Pat Woodruff
On Sale Date: 8/14
100-page, full color ocmic
$3.99

Jughead’s baby sister Jellybean may be small, but she sure can get into some big trouble! What’s a big brother to do? Join Jughead, Jellybean and the Riverdale gang as we learn all about what makes that bond between brother and sister so special.

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