JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE COMICS ANNUAL #6
Script: Craig Boldman
Cover: Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña?
On Sale Date: 10/22
192-page, full color comic
The Riverdale Fall Festival is here, and Jughead’s unable to partake in the one activity he loves most—enjoying his food! Falling leaves provide a scenic backdrop and who doesn’t love jumping into piles of them—but there’s one disadvantage—getting them in your food! Will autumn finally leave Jughead alone and let him eat in peace? Find out in “The Fall of Jughead and Archie,” the hilarious, NEW first story to this fall-flavored Comics Annual!
Archie Comics has announced Riverdale, a one-hour drama based on the iconic Archie comic book characters, has landed at Fox. Warner Brothers Studios is producing along with studio-based Berlanti Productions.
Riverdale offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring the surrealistic twists of small-town life plus the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade. Set in the present in the small fictional town of Riverdale, New York. The show will focus on the eternal love triangle of Archie Andrews, girl-next-door Betty Cooper, and rich socialite Veronica Lodge, and will include the entire cast of characters from the comic books—including Archie’s rival, Reggie Mantle, and his slacker best friend, Jughead Jones. Popular gay character Kevin Keller will also play a pivotal role. In addition to the core cast, Riverdale will introduce other characters from Archie Comics’ expansive library, including Josie and the Pussycats.
The show will be produced by Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Productions, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
After the company’s successful twisted take Afterlife With Archie, we’ve wanted something like this in comics for quite some time. It being on television instead? We’ll take!
WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DIGEST #44
Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Jack Morelli
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 10/22
160-page, full color comic
The holidays are in full swing at Riverdale High, and 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—it turns out a lot of people wish they had picked someone else, and it sets off a chain-reaction of switching names! Will he ever find out who is the mystery person who picked Veronica’s name? Find out in “Secret Santa Secret Swap,” the brand new lead story to this Christmas comics digest!
SONIC SAGA SERIES 6: MOGUL RISING
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley!, Matt Herms, Jim Amash, John Workman, Josh Ray
Cover: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash and Jason Jensen
Direct Market On-sale: 10/22
It’s SONIC VERSUS EVERYBODY! Blast into the action at Sonic speed with the continuation of the all-new Sonic Saga graphic novel series! In this volume, Sonic battles the ancient, evil Mammoth Mogul—who has lost his Chaos Emerald and been imprisoned, but backing him into such a corner only made him more dangerous! Mogul uses his remaining powers to summon a new Fearsome Foursome—and Sonic is forced to be one of them! Every mercenary and cut-throat is hired to take Sonic’s shoes—feet being optional! It’s Sonic versus everyone else while the malicious mammoth laughs from the shadows! How can Sonic overcome all the odds? Find out inside! SONIC SAGA VOL. 6 collects selected stories from Sonic the Hedgehog#185-189.
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE MAGAZINE #1
Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Vicente Alcazar
Art: Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli, Robert Hack, Vicente Alcazar, Jim Mooney & Gray Morrow
“Escape From Riverdale”—This is how the end of the world begins… Harvey Award-winning writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Eisner-winning artist Francesco Francavilla take Archie and the gang where they’ve never been before—to the grave and back! A horrific accident sets off a series of grim events and Sabrina the Teenage Witch must try to repair the unspeakable evil her spell has unleashed. Gasp in horror as Riverdale faces an impending zombie Arch-pocalypse in the first issue of the magazine-size edition of the hugely successful, award-winning AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE series, featuring all new special features. For TEEN+ readers.
ARCHIE’S FAVORITE CHRISTMAS COMICS
Script: George Gladir, Frank Doyle, various
Art: Dan DeCarlo, Dan Parent, various
5 ¼ x 7 ½” TR
416 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/15
It’s never too early to start checking off items on your Christmas list! For the first time, Archie is offering a Christmas book in the tradition of the smash hit Best of Archie Comics series. That’s right, it’s a 416-page fun, full-color collection of the all-time favorite, holliest, jolliest Christmas and holiday stories—lovingly hand-picked by Archie creators, editors, and historians. This is one stocking stuffer you won’t want to miss out on!
ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #255
Script: Bill Golliher
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña?
On Sale Date: 10/15
288-page, full color comic
A night at the museum turns into a nightmare of historic proportions! Archie and Jughead are taking their Adventure Scout troupe on a trip to the Riverdale Museum—where an anonymous donor has gifted the museum with two Egyptian Sarcophagi (or is it Sarcophaguses?). But what‘s hidden inside is sure to surprise everyone! Find out what happens in “Mummy Mayhem!” the spook-tastic NEW lead story kicking off this JUMBO Comics Digest!
ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE COMICS DIGEST #9
Script: George Gladir
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 10/15
160-page, full color comic
Welcome to the year 2037, where Archie’s your tour guide of futuristic Riverdale, U.S.A! Meet “rob”—he’s not a new student at Riverdale High, “rob” is actually a kind of humanoid robot that has completely changed the world as we know it. “The Robot Millennium” is a BRAND NEW sci-fi story that kicks off this comics digest!
Archie Comics has revealed new artwork from the upcoming Sonic Boom ongoing series launching October 2014!
Sonic Boom is a major multimedia event spanning across video games, television, toys, and is now a brand-new monthly comic book series from the Archie Action line of comics! Featuring new characters, new designs, and thrill-a-minute adventure stories, Sonic Boom is unlike any Sonic series you’ve read before!
While Archie’s other Sonic titles are more super hero action-drama, the Sonic Boom comic is geared around self-contained, accessible stories that are both action-packed and hilarious. Sonic Boom is filled with tons of gags, 4th-wall-breaking commentary and physical comedy like you’ve never seen before in a modern Sonic comic series!
Sonic Boom #1 hits shelves just in time for the TV series premiere on Cartoon Network of Sonic Boom on November 8th, and the video game releases for the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS systems on November 11th!
America’s favorite teen meets the galaxy’s fiercest hunter! Archie Comics and Dark Horse Comics are proud to bring you spring 2015’s hottest crossover: Archie Meets Predator.
With writer Alex de Campi at the helm, and artist Fernando Ruiz, things are going to get wild quickly.
Archie and friends hit Costa Rica for spring break, where party and beach games soon get replaced by the most dangerous game! What mysterious attraction does the gang hold for the trophy-collecting Predator, and will the kids even realize they’re in danger before it claims them all?