SABRINA’S CHRISTMAS MAGIC
The snow is falling, the carolers are caroling, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch is zapping up some Christmas magic for all her family and friends! The Spellman family does Christmas a little differently—for example, decorating the tree with the powers of levitation is much easier! We’ll bet you’ve never gotten a new magic broom as a gift or shared a glass of eggnog with a werewolf, either! See how magical the holidays can be with this 100-page collection of Sabrina’s best Christmas stories
BEST OF JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS: GREATEST HITS
By popular demand, Archie Comics is proud to present a collection of Josie and the Pussycats’ greatest hits! Following in the tradition of Sabrina the Teenage Witch: 50 Magical Stories and The Best of Cheryl Blossom, this super-sized book features some of The Pussycats’ most famous and iconic adventures. Follow their rise to stardom from garage band to international superstars, with over 300 pages of stories, pin-ups, and more!
WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #46
Script: Craig Boldman
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Jack Morelli,
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
288-page, Full Color
Archie and Jughead are spending their weekend at—school?! No, it’s not some kind of massive detention torture, they’ve been hired to do some repairs and paint the walls of Riverdale High School. They’re ready to do a job well done, but each crack and tear reminds them of a special memory they associate with it. Will they be too distracted to get the job done? Find out in “Between the Cracks,” the hilarious new lead story to this JUMBO comics digest!
JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #8
Script: Fernando Ruiz
Art: Fernando Ruiz
Cover: Tim Levins, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
160-page, Full Color
It’s a winter wonderland in Riverdale—and that means that Reggie’s got an open playing field for snowball fights! But when his relentless snowball attacks finally get the best of Jughead and Archie, it’s an all-out winter WAR! Will the best (snow) man win, or will they all be left out in the cold? Find out in “Snow Brawl!” the frosty fun lead story to this comics digest!
SONIC SUPER DIGEST #10
Script: Ian Flynn & Various
128-page, Full Color
Get ready for fun & adventure—it’s Sonic Super Digest! Featuring classic stories from the comic’s 20+ year history! Join Sonic and his friends as they embark on daring adventures, face evil villains and save the day one chili dog at a time!
This month features a special spotlight on the newest Sonic comic series from Archie Action — Sonic Boom! Check out awesome BOOM cover art, features and a special preview of the anticipated new series! Plus stories featuring Shadow and Knuckles in the wake of the epic “DARK TRILOGY,” and everyone’s favorite FF leader Sally Acorn! Spin into the fun that only Archie Comics and Sonic Super Digest can bring! Featuring bonus content you can only find in this exclusive digest collection!
MEGA MAN #44
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: POWREE, Gary Martin, John Workman and Matt Herms
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
Variant Cover: Ben Bates
32-page, Full Color
The blue-BOMBastic conclusion to LEGENDS OF THE BLUE BOMBER is here! The battle is about to reach its shocking conclusion—or will it? Based on the legendary game Mega Man 3 comes “Legends of the Blue Bomber” part 4! Hard Man is all set to destroy Mega Man—so why is he offering his enemy a free recharge? Spark Man won’t hold back as he sets out to avenge his fallen brothers! Meanwhile, Dr. Wily puts the finishing touches on his greatest creation to date, meaning this isn’t the end of Mega Man’s battles!
Announced over the weekend, Archie Comics announced that the company will relaunch one of the longest-running comic series in history with a new direction spearheaded by two of the most acclaimed and best-selling creators in comics today. Next year, Archie #1 hits the shelves from the creative team of Mark Waid and Fiona Staples.
The launch will reenergize the story of Archie and his friends, presenting for the first time ever the origins of everyone’s favorite redheaded teen and his friends while showcasing the beginnings of the historic love triangle between Archie, Betty and Veronica.
The new series will focus on the strengths of the popular characters, their world and “harken back to the comic’s humorous and edgier roots.”
In a release Archie Comics Publisher/CEO Jon Goldwater said:
The Archie characters aren’t in need of a tune-up, ‘shocking change,’ or revision. These characters have stood the test of time and resonate to this day – we’ve proven that over the last six years. What Archie #1 will do, though, is bring together two of the most talented creators in comics in Mark Waid and Fiona Staples and create a surprising and definitive take on Archie’s origin – a story that has never been. The book will bring back some of the bite of Archie’s original tales in a modern, forward-looking manner, while still retaining the character’s all-ages appeal. What better way to celebrate 75 years of Archie Andrews?
This is just a small part of the companies celebration of 75 years which begins in the latter half of 2015 and into 2016. Some of the news we’ve already heard and reported.
The “Archie 75” celebration will include:
- Riverdale, a one-hour drama written by Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa based on the iconic Archie comic book characters will debut on Fox, produced in tandem with Warner Brothers Studios and studio-based Berlanti Productions. Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life and the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
- Marc Eckō, the hugely successful tastemaker and fashion designer, has signed on to design an exclusive line of Archie themed apparel for men, from teens to adults, under the Unlable.ME brand. First becoming a nationwide name in the early 1990s, Marc Eckō’s clothing lines have generated billions of dollars at retail since that time, and Fall 2014 marks the return of Marc Eckō as the Operator and Lead Designer of his eponymous label, Marc Eckō Cut & Sew.
- A robust and diverse publishing initiative that will feature 75th anniversary-themed periodical, graphic novel, digital and specialty product geared toward new and longtime fans. Editorially, fans can expect to see a targeted digest program retaining the “classic” Archie look and style and the expansion of the world being built in the new ARCHIE series via additional ongoing titles.
Saturday, May 2nd is Free Comic Book Day across North America and the world – a day where participating comic shops give away comic books to anyone coming into their stores.
Archie Comics – a Gold Sponsor of the event – is proud to announce one of their offerings: FCBD Dark Circle Comics! Get a sneak peek at the new three all-new series coming from Dark Circle Comics!
THE BLACK HOOD! THE FOX! THE SHIELD!
Get in on the ground floor of Dark Circle Comics and experience the cinematic and creator-driven reinventions of these iconic properties. Who is the new Shield? How did the Black Hood come to be? Can things get more unpredictable for The Fox? Learn the secrets of the Dark Circle universe from the creators themselves via sneak peeks at the new series, creator interviews and a first glance at the next Dark Circle series – all held together by an eye-popping cover from Afterlife with Archie artist Francesco Francavilla!
Script: Duane Swierczynski, Mark Waid, Dean Haspiel, Adam Christopher, Chuck Wendig and more
Art: Michael Gaydos, Dean Haspiel, David Williams, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick, John Workman, Jose Villarubia and more
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
ARCHIE DIGITAL COMICS PRESENTS: BETTY AND VERONICA CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR
Join Betty and Veronica for the jolliest ALL-NEW Christmas stories of the year! Veronica’s got quite a collection of cards — no, not Christmas cards, credit cards! But who knew they could provide more than just a form of payment? Find out the other use of credit in “It’s in the Cards.” Then, Santa is reviewing his gift list and his elves are working overtime to supply him with spreadsheets regarding the behavior of kids of all ages. But something’s weird in one of his Riverdale spreadsheets: Betty Cooper—naughty? Veronica Lodge—nice?? Santa’s puzzled—usually it’s the other way around! St. Nick decides to go undercover to learn what is behind the Betty and Veronica turn-around in the best possible disguise—as a shopping mall Santa! Find out what caused this merry mix-up in “Naughty or Nice?” Unwrap these stories and MORE in this collection of ALL-NEW holiday fun!
ARCHIE DIGITAL COMICS PRESENTS: ARCHIE’S CHRISTMAS STOCKING
Archie and the gang are getting in the holiday spirit with this collection of this year’s ALL-NEW Christmas stories! First, in “Secret Santa Swap”, Archie is determined to be Veronica’s Secret Santa. When he pulls someone else’s name, he has no choice but to find out who has Veronica so he can switch with them. This leads him on a wild goose chase around school, setting off a chain-reaction of switching names! Will he ever find out who is the mystery person who picked Veronica’s name? Then, in “The Christmas App,” Dilton invents a handy Christmas app that’s supposed to help Archie pick out the perfect gift for Veronica—but even modern technology can’t help find something for the girl who has everything! Archie and Jughead manage to get the whole gang in on the search, but has the answer been at the tip of their fingers all along? All of that and MORE in this ALL-NEW holly, jolly collection!