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Preview: Betty & Veronica #270

BETTY & VERONICA #270

Script: Angelo DeCesare, George Gladir
Art: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Jack Morelli, Digikore Studios
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Pena
Chibi Tea Party Variant Cover: Ryan Jampole, Gary Martin, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale: 4/23
32-page, full-color comic
$2.99 US.

Excited for a new Betty & Veronica story? How about FOUR new B&V tales? First, in “The Minds of Betty and Veronica,” we get an inside look at what the two BFFs REALLY think of each other—and their thoughts may surprise you! Then in “The Wish,” find out what happens when Betty FINALLY gets Archie all to herself! Next in “The Shopping Scene,” can Veronica turn her shopping haul into profit? This time her spending spree may just help Daddykins’ wallet! Finally, in “The Winning Float,” it’s girls vs. boys! Find out if the gals of Riverdale have what it takes to make the best float at the Homecoming game!

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Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #259

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #259

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman and Steve Downer
Cover: Tracy Yardley
Game Art Variant Cover art provided by SEGA with Vincent Lovallo
On Sale: 4/23
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

The brand new world of Sonic the Hedgehog barrels ahead at breakneck speed with “The Chase” Part Two: Sonic fights for his life against a NEW terrifying super-badnik!  Just to make matters worse, they’re battling on an out-of-control train!  With Dr. Eggman waiting at the depot, Sonic’s in a fight against time – and killer robots! Featuring high-speed cover art from Sonic artist supreme TRACY YARDLEY plus an exclusive SEGA game art variant!

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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. There’s also been some comings and goings for apps since last week as well.

iOS

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Google

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Amazon

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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 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

ios 4.9.14

Google

google 4.9.14

Amazon

amazon 4.9.14

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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