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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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Archie Comics in June 2014

ARCHIE #657

Veronica’s falling in love – with windsurfing! Jealous Archie is determined to learn the sport as well, but given that he might possibly be the clumsiest person that ever walked the face of the planet, things don’t go very well. Desperate to learn, he takes lessons from the only expert in town: Cheryl Blossom! With variant cover art by Art Baltazar & Franco of Tiny Titans fame, this book will fly off the shelves!

Script: Tom DeFalco
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli
Cover:  Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Tito Pena
“Little Archie & his Pals”  Variant Cover:  Art Baltazar & Franco
Ship Date: 6/18
On Sale Date: 7/2
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #252

Grab your surfboard and hang ten with Archie and the gang! Well, at very least watch Archie try to hang ten! But he’s not the only Riverdale teen who’s having some tough luck on sand and in surf! See what happens in “The Usual Crowd,” the hilarious lead story to another great fun-filled double digest.

Script: Frank Doyle
Art: Harry Lucey
Cover:  Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Tito Pena
Ship Date: 6/18
On Sale Date: 7/2
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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BETTY & VERONICA: SHOPPING SPREE (TR)

What could Betty & Veronica possibly love more than Archie? That’s easy – shopping! Available for the first time ever as a Graphic Novel, get ready to hit the mall for the shopping spree of the century with America’s favorite BFFs Betty & Veronica! Begin your very own shopping spree with this newest addition  to the Archie graphic novel library, collecting some of the funniest stories in Archie Comics history featuring Riverdale’s  resident super-shoppers! Shop ‘till you drop in this hilarious new collection!

Script: Dan Parent, George Gladir
Art:  Dan Parent, Jeff Shultz
Cover: Bill Galvan
978-1-619889-05-7
$9.99/$10.99CAN
6  x 9”
Trade Paperback
128 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 6/25

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BETTY & VERONICA #272

Goodbye … Betty & Veronica?!  The time has come for Riverdale to say farewell to two of America’s most beloved teens! How will their friends, family, and especially Archie cope?  How will Betty & Veronica handle life when they’re separated from everyone and everything they’ve ever known? Find out what happens in the groundbreaking and tear-jerking “The Beginning of the End…” part 1!

Script: Michael Uslan
Art: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Jack Morelli, Glenn Whitmore
Cover: Dan Parent
Vintage Pin Up Variant Cover: Stephanie Buscema
Ship Date: 6/4
On Sale Date: 6/18
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S

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BETTY AND VERONICA COMICS ANNUAL #224

A day at the beach brings no fun in the sun for Veronica! Will her beach bumming antics cause her to get burned in more ways than one? Find out in “Top Executive,” the fun lead story in this perfect beach read!

Script: Barbara Slate
Art:  Jeff Shultz, Al Milgrom, Vickie Williams, Barry Grossman
Cover:  Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Tito Pena
Ship Date: 6/11
On Sale Date: 6/25
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

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B&V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #239

Girl’s best friend (when it isn’t another girl) is her pet, of course! But what kind of fun can be had when you can’t even bring your best friend to the beach? Betty and Veronica have a big job ahead of them: find out how they can get their pets onto the beach without breaking any rules! Find out if they can pull it off in “Pet’s Rule,” the awesome lead story to this fun-filled double digest!

Script: George Gladir
Art: Jeff Shultz, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, Barry Grossman
Cover:  Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Tito Pena
Ship Date: 6/4
On Sale Date: 6/18
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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DIARY OF A GIRL NEXT DOOR: BETTY (HC)

We are very excited to present Archie Comics’ debut title in the cartoon diary genre!

Betty Cooper is embarking on her first year of high school. It’s sure to be filled with ups and downs, but with her trusty diary by her side, she’ll be able to get through it all. She’s a smart girl with a kind heart, so her freshman year should be easy-peasy, right? Well, throw in some major BFF drama with her longtime pal Veronica Lodge and things get off to a rocky start. Veronica’s rich, ruthless and snobby—the total opposite of Betty. And in high school where social status means EVERYTHING, Betty and Veronica can’t be the same besties they once were. Everyone’s favorite girl-next-door is diving head first into her high school career and extracurricular activities—from dog training to peer mediation to BMX competitions, Betty Cooper can do it all—but can she get by WITHOUT a little help from her friend? Find out in this heartwarming tale of the scariness that is starting high school in Archie’s first-ever venture into the hugely popular journal series, with DIARY OF A GIRL NEXT DOOR: BETTY.

Script: Tania Del Rio
Art:  Bill Galvan, Bob Smith,  Jack Morelli
Cover: Gisele Lagace
978-1-936975-37-2
$13.99/$14.99CAN
5 ½  x 8”
HC
224 pp, Black & White
Direct Market On-sale: 7/16

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JUGHEAD & ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #4

The gang has created a masterpiece: the ULTIMATE sand sculpture to put all boring old sandcastles to shame! Unfortunately, what—or WHO—they discover buried underneath their sculpture threatens to ruin their chances of winning the grand prize in the sand sculpture contest. Find out if they can be the kings and queens of their sandcastle in “Sand Man,” the zany first story in this hilarious double digest!

Script: Craig Boldman
Art:  Rex Lindsey, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, Barry Grossman
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Tito Pena
Ship Date: 6/25
On Sale Date: 7/9
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.
MEGA MAN #38

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Mega Man #38

THE EPIC MEGA MAN/MEGA MAN X CROSSOVER EVENT CONTINUES in DAWN OF X pt2! We travel one hundred years into Mega Man’s future, where an ancient Wily weapon threatens all defenseless humans!  It’s up to X and Zero to combat the lumbering metal monstrosity!  Meanwhile, Emerald Spears terrorist-on-the-run Xander Payne tumbles through time—and sees something that will change him forever! Don’t miss the event that everyone will be talking about, featuring brand new cover art from PATRICK “SPAZ” SPAZIANTE and an extra special character-packed variant cover from BEN BATES!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jamal Peppers, Gary Martin, John Workman, Matt Herms
Cover: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante
Character-Packed Variant Cover: Ben Bates
Shipping Date:  6/4
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 6/18
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

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SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE #12

Celebrate 25 years of the SEGA GENESIS with this extra-special anniversary edition of SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE! Take a look back at the SEGA system that started a revolution with this anniversary issue featuring the origins of such hit games as Golden Axe, Altered Beast, Streets of Rage and more—alongside awesome new pin-up art from the Archie team! The SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE gives you the world of Sonic the Hedgehog comics as you’ve never seen it before, with tons of comic stories, special features and exclusive articles on the latest and greatest in the world of everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog-hero! Plus an interview with Sonic inker supreme Terry Austin and an all-new foil-enhanced cover from the incomparable BEN BATES! This issue is jam-packed with awesomeness!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Patrick Spaziante, Ben Bates, Tracy Yardley
Cover: Ben Bates
Ship Date: 6/18
On Sale Date: 7/2
128-page, full color comic
$9.99 U.S.

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #262

Catch some sun and ride the wave as the aquatic adventure continues in “Waves of Change” Part Three!  Sonic faces a city invasion by the ominous Dark Gaia Monsters!  To make it even worse, the invasion is underwater—and Sonic can’t swim!  As the struggle turns desperate, will it be Amy’s mission to find the key to saving them all, or will Sonic be left to drown?  Then, in “The Light in the Dark” Part Two, the Freedom Fighters find what they’re looking for—but will their own divisions bring them down? Featuring new cover art from Ben Bates and an extra-special “monster movie” variant from artist T.REX!

Script: Ian Flynn, Aleah Baker
Art: Jennifer Hernandez, Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman and Allen Passalaqua
Cover by Ben Bates
Monster Movie Variant Cover by T.REX
Shipping Date: 6/25
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 7/9
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US

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SONIC UNIVERSE #65

Bust out your detective hats and hop on the case in “The Great Chaos Caper” Part Three: Knuckles and the Chaotix are in the heart of the Aquatic Mines—where their only two options are to get crushed by a cave-in, or to drown!  How on earth (and below earth!) can they make it out alive?! And once they do, they’ve got to chase down the unlikely Chaos Emerald thief before Nack’s team of Hooligans beat them to it!  Add in ravenous Dark Gaia Monsters, and there may be too much for our heroes to handle! Featuring new cover art from Sonic comic guru Tracy Yardley and an awesome SEGA game art variant starring the Chaotix!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Variant Cover art provided by SEGA
Shipping Date:   6/11
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 6/25
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US

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WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DOUBLE DIGEST #41

Archie’s weekend trip away has Veronica in bad shape—how will she ever get on without her dear Archiekins? Well, maybe if she has someone to get her mind off him it won’t be too bad! Can she keep her date a secret from her true love, or will she be left completely date-less? Find out in “Foul Bawl,” the fun lead story to a jam-packed double double digest!

Script: Frank Doyle
Art: Dan DeCarlo, Rudy Lapick, Vince DeCarlo, Barry Grossman
Cover:  Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Tito Pena
Ship Date: 6/4
On Sale Date: 6/18
320-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

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SONIC GENESIS: HC & TR
It’s the 25th Anniversary of the Sega Genesis! Cash in by selling your customers this gorgeous trade, designed as a loving tribute to the original Sonic the Hedgehog game packaging and jam-packed with beautiful modern comic book art!

Script” Ian Flynn
Art: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante, Tracy Yardley, Ben Bates, Terry Austin, Matt Herms, John Workman
Cover: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante

GENESIS HC:  978-1-879794-89-4, 6 5/8 X 10 3/16, $24.99 US/$27.99 CAN, 144pp, Full Color
GENESIS TR: 978-1-936975-08-2, 6 5/8 X 10 3/16, $14.99 US/$16.99 CAN, 144pp, Full Color

ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE BOOKS 1 – 4  (TR)
The Eisner Award-nominated series The Married Life series is the most critically acclaimed storyline in Archie’s more than 70-year publishing history. The series explores Archie Andrews’ life down two paths–if he had married girl-next-door Betty Cooper or wealthy socialite Veronica Lodge, with our favorite characters from Riverdale dealing with more realistic, mature circumstances with the humor and heart Archie fans expect. These four volumes collect Life With Archie magazine issues # 1 – 24.

Script: Paul Kupperberg, Michael Uslan
Art: Norm Breyfogle, Fernando Ruiz, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Tim Levins, Andrew Pepoy, Jim Amash, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore
Covers: Norm Breyfogle, Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore

VOLUME 1:  978-1-936975-01-3, 6 5/8 x 10 3/16, $19.99 US/ $23.99 CAN, 320 pp, Full Color
VOLUME 2:  978-1-879794-99-3, 6 5/8 x 10 3/16, $19.99 US/ $22.99 CAN, 320 pp, Full Color
VOLUME 3:  978-1-936975-35-8, 6 5/8 x 10 3/16, $19.99 US/ $23.99 CAN, 320 pp, Full Color
VOLUME 4:  978-1-936975-69-3, 6 5/8 x 10 3/16, $19.99 US/ $23.99 CAN, 272 pp, Full Color

Preview: Archie #653

ARCHIE #653

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski and Digikore Studios
Cover: Dan Parent
Sugar, Sugar Spectacular Variant Cover: Ramon K. Perez
On Sale at Specialty Comic Shops Date: 3/12
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

Archie’s Rockin’ World Tour Part 4: “Close to the Borderline”

The Archies, Bingos, Pussycats and Madhouse Glads’ tour concludes in the great white north, Canada! The bands enjoy the end of their time together as they trek across the country from Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.  What will happen to the bands once the tour is over? Will the Bingos and the Glads use their newfound fame from the Archies tour, or will they go the smaller, indie route?  What will become of Archie’s relationship with Valerie? And his relationship with Amisha? And, of course, his relationship with Betty and Veronica? There’s still a few surprises left as Archie and the gang return to school… Riverdale High, watch out!

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Archie Comics in May 2014

 alwa7v.150alwa7.150AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #7

“BETTY RIP” Part 1 (of 6): “Thanksgiving” THE SMASH HORROR HIT CONTINUES! It’s been weeks since Archie and his friends left Riverdale. Now, they are wandering the deserted highways of America, one step ahead of the ever-pursuing vicious zombie horde. When they decide to set down roots to observe their first post-apocalypse Thanksgiving, Mr. Lodge leads a team into the forests of Pennsylvania to find dinner, but the hunters soon become the hunted, and not all of the gang will make it out of the woods alive…

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Reality TV Variant Cover: Andrew Pepoy, Jason Millet
Ship Date: 5/28
On Sale Date: 6/11
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

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“Let’s Hear it for Harper” Veronica’s cousin Harper is coming to Riverdale, where she’s considering attending Riverdale High. When she arrives, they see something they weren’t expecting: she is physically disabled.  However it doesn’t take long to see that her disabilities don’t hold her back, but instead add to her dynamic personality! Harper teaches the gang how something that you think can hold you back can make you that much stronger—all while being decked out in the most fashion forward wheelchair ever seen!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski
Cover: Dan Parent
Roses Are Red Variant Cover: Ramon K. Perez
Ship Date: 5/21
On Sale Date: 6/4
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

acs-sd.150ARCHIE COMICS SPECTACULAR: SUMMER DAZE (TR)

School’s out for the summer in Riverdale, and the fun is just beginning! Join Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and friends as they go on vacation, go to the beach, work summer jobs . . . and avoid working entirely!  This fun, pocket-sized collection features 128 pages of hand-picked, favorite fun in the sun stories, presented in high-quality, bright white paper with a cardstock cover. It’s the perfect book for any summer road trip!

Script: George Gladir, Frank Doyle
Art:  Dan Parent, Dan DeCarlo
Cover: Fernando Ruiz
978-1-619889-00-2
$5.99/$6.99CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16”
Trade Paperback
128 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 5/28

add251.150ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #251

Archie’s excited for a day at the carnival with his two best gals… but are they in for a fun ride? Or does Archie’s over-eagerness take the enjoyment out of their summer excursion? It’s no love rollercoaster in “Rights and Wrongs,” the hilarious lead story to a fun-filled double digest!

Script: Frank Doyle
Art: Harry Lucey, Bill Yoshida, Barry Grossman
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 5/14
On Sale Date: 5/28
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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The warm weather’s finally here and Archie and Reggie are looking for some fun in the sun! They’re ready to hit the beach for surfing and some very special sights! However when the girls suggest attending their fashion show instead the boys have to choose whether they want to be outdoors digging the new summer sights or stuck inside at a boring fashion show! Can they choose without hurting anyone’s feelings? Or will they get burned—and not just from the sun? See what happens in “Sea View!” the fun first story in this jam-packed double DOUBLE digest!

Script: Mike Pellowski
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Barry Grossman and Bill Yoshida
Cover: Gisele Lagace, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 5/21
On Sale Date: 6/4
320-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

ambv5.150ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE BOOK 5 (TR)

The fifth volume of Archie’s highly acclaimed graphic novel series features celebrated writer Paul Kupperberg’s tight-knit ongoing romantic storyline of Archie as a young newlywed in two very different universes—one where he marries wealthy socialite Veronica Lodge and the other where he marries girl-next-door Betty Cooper.
This volume follows Betty and Reggie’s time in the reality TV spotlight, where their every move is documented for all of America to see. That kind of fame may be fine for attention-seeker Reggie, but will Betty be able to adapt to it? Meanwhile, Kevin sets his sights on the ambitious arena of politics while husband Clay recovers from his gunshot wound. And Cheryl Blossom continues her fight against breast cancer, while also inspiring women struggling to do the same! Plus all the romantic ups and downs that Riverdale is famous for! Archie: The Married Life Book 5 collects issues 25-30 of the Eisner-nominated Life With Archie magazine.

Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art:  Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Tim Kennedy, Pat Kennedy, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore
Cover: Norm Breyfogle, Glenn Whitmore
978-1-619889-02-6
$19.99/$23.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
Trade Paperback
272 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 6/18

jadd3.150JUGHEAD & ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #3

Jughead’s pining for the coveted “Steadiest Customer Award” spot at Pop’s until he finds out some unfortunate news—he’s NOT Pop’s VIP customer! The mysterious Mr. Milkweed has been visiting the Shoppe by one day more than ol’ Juggie. Now Jughead’s determined to win the top spot any way he can. What will he do? And just who is this Mr. Milkweed? The answers lie in “The Milkweed Lament,” the zany lead story to a hilarious double digest!

Script: Craig Boldman
Art: Rex Lindsey, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, Barry Grossman
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 5/28
On Sale Date: 6/11
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

kk14.150 kk14v.150KEVIN KELLER #14

“That’s Really SUPER, Kevin!” Kevin’s world takes a surprising new twist when he becomes the masked crime fighter called “The Equalizer!” Of course, this doesn’t just happen overnight. When he saves someone’s life and becomes a media sensation, Veronica’s wheels start turning and with her drive, determination (and unlimited cash!) she molds a new career for Kevin! Somewhat apprehensive, will Kevin move forward as a superhero? And what will happen to his everyday teenage life? Find out in the first part of this exciting new storyline!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski
Cover: Dan Parent
Dark Knight Returns Variant Cover: Phil Jimenez, Steve Downer
Shipping Date:  5/7
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/21
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

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THE MEGA MAN / MEGA MAN X Crossover is here! The next big video game event from Archie Comics has at last arrived in DAWN OF X Part One! It’s a brand new adventure so MEGA-EPIC that it would be impossible to contain it in just one time period!  Witness a struggle that spans across time as both the original Mega Man AND Mega Man X battle a long-lost Wily weapon for the safety of all mankind! Featuring heroes and villains from both hit Capcom franchises, plus the surprise return of a character that will affect the very course of time and space as we know it! Get in on the ground floor of this century-spanning special event that features a cover and variant from Mega Man art legend Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, as well as a special “Villain Variant” cover featuring SIGMA and VILE by painter Erik Ly! “X” Marks the spot!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jamal Peppers, Gary Martin, John Workman and Matt Herms
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
“Relics of the Past” Variant Cover: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante
Villain Variant Cover by Erik Ly
Shipping Date:  5/7
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/21
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

sss6.150SONIC SAGA SERIES 6: MOGUL RISING (TR)

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.

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley!, Matt Herms, Jim Amash, John Workman, Josh Ray
Cover: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash and Jason Jensen
978-1-936975-99-0
$11.99/$13.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
Trade Paperback
112 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 6/4

ssd7.150SONIC SUPER DIGEST #7

Sonic Super Digest is BACK and featuring a brand new story! Sonic the Hedgehog’s adventures are now available in the popular digest format. Where Sonic Super Special Magazine leaves off, this quarterly digest collection picks up, with even more classic adventure from the Sonic comic library! The secret origin of the new sonic universe is REVEALED in the all-new SONIC ORIGINS mini-feature! Discover a whole new world alongside Sonic the Hedgehog in Sonic Origins, pt2, featuring new story and art from the superstar Archie Sonic team! All this (and Freedom Fighters too) as we give you more classic Sonic comics as only Sonic Super Digest can provide! Featuring an all-new CG cover art from rising Sonic star Rafa Knight!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Lamar Wells, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli, Allen Passalaqua
Cover: Rafa Knight
Ship Date: 5/7
On Sale Date: 5/21
128-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

sa1.150SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES 1 (TR) (New Printing)

Sonic’s comic adventures begin here! See the Sonic comic universe from its very beginning in the first installment of the bestselling SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES series! In 1993, Sonic the Hedgehog sped his way from video games to comic books. Now, over twenty years later the “blue blur” can lay claim to having the most successful comic book career of all video game heroes!  SONIC ARCHIVES VOLUME 1 collects issues #1-4 of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book.

Script & Art: Various
Cover: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante
978-1-879794-20-7
$7.95/$8.95CAN
5 x 7 3/8”
Trade Paperback
112 pp, Full Color

sa2.150SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES 2 (TR) (New Printing)

Sonic’s comic adventures continue in the second installment of the bestselling SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES! Travel back to where it all began with this series that lets you revisit Sonic’s early days. Each story is meticulously restored and printed on high-grade paper-so you can feel like you’re zipping right alongside the blue blur as he saves Knothole Village! SONIC ARCHIVES VOLUME 1 collects issues #5-8 of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book.

Script & Art: Various
Cover: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante
978-1-879794-21-7
$7.95/$8.95CAN
5 x 7 3/8”
Trade Paperback
112 pp, Full Color

 sth261v.150sth261.150SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #261

Dive into the action in “Waves of Change” Part Two! Sonic, Amy, and Rotor—in the deep sea and in deeper trouble!  When their new friend Coral has run afoul of her government, will Sonic and the Freedom Fighters stand by her side? Or will they risk becoming fugitives? Then, in “The Light in the Dark,” Sally’s simple raiding plans take a turn for the worse! Featuring new cover art from Sonic superstar Ben Bates and a hilarious new “Is it Summer Yet??” Variant cover by Tracy Yardley! and Matt Herms!

Script: Ian Flynn, Aleah Baker
Art: Jennifer Hernandez, Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman and Matt Herms
Cover: Ben Bates
“Is it Summer Yet??” Variant Cover by Tracy Yardley! and Matt Herms
Shipping Date: 5/28
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 6/11
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US

su64.150 su64v.150SONIC UNIVERSE #64

Knuckles and the Chaotix are back in action! “The Great Chaos Caper” Part Two: The chaos continues with part two of this insane arc! It’s hijinks and high explosives galore with Knuckles caught in the middle of all the action!  The Chaotix and the Hooligans are falling over each other to get to a Chaos Emerald – the key to saving (or dooming) the world!  It’s up to Knuckles to power through the madness and complete his own mission, and in his travels, you’ll never believe who he finds! Featuring new cover art from Tracy Yardley and a rad red SEGA Variant cover!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover: Tracy Yardley!
Variant Cover art provided by SEGA
Shipping Date:   5/14
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/28
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US

wadd40.150WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #40

Archie’s been commanded from on high (aka his parents) to do some outside chores. This doesn’t go over too well with Veronica, who Archie had to break his plans with. But no chores means no allowance which means no date! When she decides to go out with Reggie instead, will Archie be the better man? Or will he skip out on his responsibilities to win her over? Find out in “Job Well Done” the lead story to this fun-filled double digest!

Script: Frank Doyle
Art: Harry Lucey, Marty Epp, Barry Grossman
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 5/7
On Sale Date: 5/21
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Offered Again:
aml-v1.150ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE BOOKS 1 – 4  (TR)

The Eisner Award-nominated series The Married Life series is the most critically acclaimed storyline in Archie’s more than 70-year publishing history. The series explores Archie Andrews’ life down two paths–if he had married girl-next-door Betty Cooper or wealthy socialite Veronica Lodge, with our favorite characters from Riverdale dealing with more realistic, mature circumstances with the humor and heart Archie fans expect. These four volumes collect Life With Archie magazine issues # 1 – 24.

Script: Paul Kupperberg, Michael Uslan
Art: Norm Breyfogle, Fernando Ruiz, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Tim Levins, Andrew Pepoy, Jim Amash, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore
Covers: Norm Breyfogle, Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore

VOLUME 1:  978-1-936975-01-3, 6 5/8 x 10 3/16, $19.99 US/ $23.99 CAN, 320 pp, Full Color

VOLUME 2:  978-1-879794-99-3, 6 5/8 x 10 3/16, $19.99 US/ $22.99 CAN, 320 pp, Full Color

VOLUME 3:  978-1-936975-35-8, 6 5/8 x 10 3/16, $19.99 US/ $23.99 CAN, 320 pp, Full Color

VOLUME 4:  978-1-936975-69-3, 6 5/8 x 10 3/16, $19.99 US/ $23.99 CAN, 272 pp, Full Color

sss1.150SONIC SAGA SERIES 1 – 5 (TR)

Sonic’s epic adventures aren’t just stories, they’re SAGAS! Blast into the action at Sonic speed with the continuation of the all-new Sonic Saga series! Sonic Saga series is a chronological collection of the modern era of Sonic the Hedgehog story arcs written by popular Sonic scribe Ian Flynn. These volumes collect selected stories from Sonic the Hedgehog #162 – #184.

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, Ian Flynn, Tracy Yardley!, James Fry, Tania Del Rio, Gary Bedell, Jim Amash, Rich Koslowski, John Workman, Josh & Aimee Ray, and Jason Jensen
Covers: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash, Jason Jensen

VOLUME 1:  “Darkest Storm,” 978-1-936975-16-7, 6 5/8 x 10 3/16, $11.99 US/ $12.99 CAN, 112 pp, Full Color

VOLUME 2:  “Order From Chaos” 978-1-936975-40-2, 6 5/8 x 10 3/16, $11.99 US/ $13.99 CAN, 112 pp, Full Color

VOLUME 3:  “Eggman Empire” 978-1-936975-53-2, 6 5/8 x 10 3/16, $11.99 US/ $13.99 CAN, 112 pp, Full Color

VOLUME 4:  “House of Cards” 978-1-936975-64-8, 6 5/8 x 10 3/16, $11.99 US/ $13.99 CAN, 112 pp, Full Color

VOLUME 5:   “Enerjak Reborn” 978-1-936975-82-2, 6 5/8 x 10 3/16, $11.99 US/ $13.99 CAN, 112 pp, Full Color

Theme: Manga Month
Suggested Backlist Titles:
stmw1.150SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH: THE MAGIC WITHIN 1 (TR)
stmw2.150SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH: THE MAGIC WITHIN 2 (TR)
stmw3.150SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH: THE MAGIC WITHIN 3 (TR)
stmw4.150SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH: THE MAGIC WITHIN 4 (TR)

Archie Comics in April 2014

alwa6alwa6vAFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #6

“The Nether-Realm”: The unthinkable has happened: Riverdale has become ground-zero for the zombie apocalypse, and the surviving members of our gang have been forced to flee their beloved home. However terrible things have been for Archie and friends, they’ve been MUCH worse for Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Banished to witches’ purgatory after using the dreaded Necronomicon, she’s now fighting for her immortal soul! The award winning team of writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Francesco Francavilla continue their celebrated run on the critically acclaimed series. A perfect entry-point for new readers as the smash horror TEEN+ hit of the season continues! Definitely NOT for all ages!

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Variant Cover: Andrew Pepoy
Ship Date: 4/23 On Sale Date: 5/7
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

Offered Again: 2nd printing of AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1 and 2nd printing of AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #2

alwa-gn1AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE: ESCAPE FROM RIVERDALE (TR)

When Jughead’s beloved pet Hot Dog is killed in a hit and run, Jughead turns to the only person he knows who can help bring back his canine companion—Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Using dark, forbidden magic, Sabrina is successful and Hot Dog returns to the land of the living. But he’s not the same… and soon, the darkness he brings back with him from beyond the grave begins to spread, forcing Archie and the gang to try to escape Riverdale! Collects issues 1-5 featuring the first storyline “Escape from Riverdale” from the new ongoing TEEN+ comic book horror series Afterlife with Archie.

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
978-1-619889-08-8
$17.99/$19.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
Trade Paperback
160 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 4/23

a655va655ARCHIE #655

An unexpected day off from school turns into the adventure of a lifetime! When a flying saucer crash-lands in Riverdale, Archie and Jughead come face-to-face with the one and only Cosmo the Merry Martian! His now-damaged space ship is threatening to make him late for a very important meeting at the Diner at the Center of the Universe—and without Cosmo there, the fate of the entire galaxy could be at risk! Archie is prepared to save the day, and you can bet that if a diner’s involved, Jughead’s on board! Get ready for intergalactic adventure and classic Archie Comics characters galore in an out-of-this-world story by comics great Tom DeFalco!

Script: Tom DeFalco
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, Digikore Studios
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Cosmo the Merry Martian Variant Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 4/16 On Sale Date: 4/30
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

ass6ARCHIE COMICS SUPER SPECIAL #6

Something amazing is happening in Riverdale! The quarterly Archie Comic Super Special Magazine rolls on with this spring fling edition! Spring is in the air, flowers are in bloom, and Archie’s probably missing all of it because he’s stuck in detention! It’s classic fun from the Archie vault. All this plus creator spotlights, the latest Archie news, a brand new multi-color foil-enhanced cover and much, much more in this jam-packed magazine!

Script: George Gladir, Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Fernando Ruiz
Cover: Dan Parent
Ship Date: 4/30
On Sale Date: 5/14
128-page, full color comic
$9.99 U.S.

a1000b1ARCHIE 1000 PAGE COMICS BONANZA (TR)

Didn’t think we could manage 1000 MORE pages of classic fun from Archie & the gang? Guess again! From classroom calamities to dating disasters, Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and the rest of the pals ‘n’ gals of Riverdale know how to make everyone laugh—and they’ve been doing a spectacular job of it for over seven decades! Celebrate everything Archie with the largest Archie collection series EVER offered at an incredible value price!

Script: George Gladir, Frank Doyle
Art:  Dan Parent, Dan DeCarlo
Cover: Harry Lucey, Dan DeCarlo, Fernando Ruiz
978-1-619889-03-3
$14.99/$15.99CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16”
Trade Paperback
192 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 5/7

afdd5ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE DOUBLE DIGEST #5

When Reggie selflessly gives Archie two gift certificates to a fancy restaurant, Archie’s not convinced that Reggie’s not up to something. Could it be possible that Riverdale’s infamous trickster is genuinely being kind, or is it part of a thicker plot? Find out in “Eat, Drink and Be Crazy” the hilarious lead story to a fun-filled double digest!

Script: Greg Ehrbar
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Rudy Lapick, Barry Grossman and Bill Yoshida
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 4/23
On Sale Date: 5/7
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

bv271bv271vBETTY & VERONICA #271

Betty and Veronica jet off to fabulous New York City for a runway event hosted by an old friend of Mrs. Lodge’s. It promises to be the hottest fashion affair of the season… until a mysterious ailment befalls all of the models and threatens to doom the entire production! Betty and Veronica may end up as more than just purveyors of the show if it’s to go on! Featuring special guest appearances from Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Josie and the Pussycats, Katy Keene, Ginger Snapp, and more classic characters!

Script: Tom DeFalco
Art: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Jack Morelli, Glenn Whitmore
Cover: Dan Parent
Marilyns Variant Cover: Jeff Shultz and Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 4/2
On Sale Date: 4/16
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

bvdd223BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DOUBLE DIGEST #223

It’s time for Archie to make one of the most important decisions in his teenage life: who should he take to prom? With Betty, Veronica AND Cheryl Blossom all clamoring to be his date, the decision won’t be an easy one!  When he makes the bold choice to take all of them—all bets are off! Find out who wins the “Prom Showdown,” the lead story to a fun and fashionable double double digest, featuring a fancy fifth ink cover!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Teresa Davidson, Barry Grossman
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 4/16
On Sale Date: 4/30
320-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

bvfdd238B&V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #238

Betty and Veronica are two beautiful brides—but wait, brides? In high school?! And who exactly are they marrying? Get an early look at the married lives of our two favorite BFFs before Life With Archie and see what happens when Archie’s faced with the decision of a lifetime in “Archie’s Choice,” the 4-part story that leads the way in this jam-packed double digest!

Script: Frank Doyle
Art: Dan DeCarlo, Jimmy DeCarlo, Bill Yoshida, and Barry Grossman
Cover: Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 4/9
On Sale Date: 4/23
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

stw1THE COMPLETE SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH: 1962 – 1971

Get ready to be spellbound by the one and only SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH in this classic compendium of supernatural stories! The Complete Sabrina the Teenage Witch is a black and white chronological collection of the history of the magical teen, starting with her first appearance in Archie’s Madhouse in 1962. It’s the perfect book for comic collectors, pop culture aficionados and fans of comic book history.

Script: George Gladir
Art:  Dan DeCarlo
Cover: Dan DeCarlo
978-1-936975-94-5
$9.99/$10.99CAN
5 1/4 x 7 1/2”
Trade Paperback
512 pp, Black and White
Direct Market On-sale: 5/14

jadd2JUGHEAD & ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #2

A trip to the mall turns what would be the best day of Jughead’s life into a day of turmoil! And it’s all because of corn dogs and teddy bears! Sounds weird? You couldn’t even begin to imagine it! Find out what the “Wrong Stuff” is in this fun lead story to a hilarious double digest!

Script: Craig Boldman
Art: Rex Lindsey, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, and Barry Grossman
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 4/30
On Sale Date: 5/14
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

lwa35 lwa35vLIFE WITH ARCHIE #35

Archie Marries Veronica—Life has been rather tumultuous in Riverdale as of late, and everyone has plenty on their minds! Big things are about to happen to some of our favorite pals ‘n’ gals, but it seems as though everyone’s own personal problems might cause them to neglect the ones they love. Will Veronica’s legal issues continue to pull her away from her friends and family, or will super-detective Sam Hill save the day and allow her to be free from the shackles of house arrest? Can Archie finally put an end to his unemployment streak? Can these issues be solved in the days leading up to two good friends’ big day? No matter what the circumstances, through the good and the bad, the people of Riverdale always manage to stand together as a community—find out if that remains true in “Dearly Beloved” Part 1!

Archie Marries Betty— The dramedy continues in the Archie Marries Betty universe. After a long and stressful nine months (for Jughead, at least!), could Midge finally be ready to bring the newest member of the Jones family to Riverdale? Meanwhile, Archie and Betty haven’t been on the best of terms lately—will they be together to celebrate this happy occasion? And in the midst of impending birth and marital woes, another relationship is ready to enter a new stage. Guess who’s tying the knot next in “And Baby Makes Three” Part 1!

Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, Glenn Whitmore
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Pena
Burger Beast Variant Cover: Chad Thomas, Rosario “Tito” Pena
Ship Date: 4/16
On Sale Date: 4/30
48-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

mm-gn7MEGA MAN 7: BLACKOUT – THE CURSE OF RA MOON (TR)

Fresh from the history-making crossover with Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man is back with an all-new adventure! The world has gone dark. Robots have collapsed in the streets. Mega Man awakes to a world without electricity—and a crumbling civilization! With the help of the brilliant Dr. Light, Mega Man and a handful of Robot Masters are sent to the Amazon to stop the source of the world’s power failure. But their mission is not an easy one. The malevolent Ra Moon has awoken, and it’s out to destroy the world. At its command is the unwitting Dr. Wily and his army of Wily-bots and Robot Masters. Can Mega Man and his friends overcome the odds and save the world? Or is this the end of an era? MEGA MAN VOL. 7 collects MEGA MAN #29-32 plus exclusive bonus features!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Mike Cavallaro, Gary Martin, Matt Herms, John Workman
Cover: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante
978-1-936975-95-2
$11.99/$13.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
Trade Paperback
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 4/30

mm36mm36vMEGA MAN #36

On the eve of the MEGA MAN/MEGA MAN X Crossover comes the TWISTED tale that could only be called “A Chance at Redemption”! Dr. Wily is a free man, cleared of wrongdoing, and it’s all thanks to–Mega Man?! Can even an evil villain like himself live with a lie of that magnitude? Can he enjoy a life of robotics research next to his “frenemy” Dr. Light?  Will the promise of power in Gamma be far too tempting? The answer to all your burning questions lie in this mega-fun issue! Plus, be sure to pick up both regular and variant editions to read both SHOCKING “post-credits” alternate endings! Includes cover art by Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante and a stunning “TRIAL OF DR. WILY” variant cover from rising MEGA-star Brent McCarthy!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: POWREE, Gary Martin, John Workman and Matt Herms
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
Trial of Dr. Wily Variant Cover: Brent McCarthy
Shipping Date:  4/2 On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 4/16
32-page, full color comic

wc-gn3SONIC/MEGA MAN: WORLDS COLLIDE 3 (TR)

The BIGGEST video game crossover event of all time ends here with the stunning conclusion to SONIC/MEGA MAN: Worlds Collide! Dr. Eggman and Dr. Wily are locked inside their flying fortress–the Wily Egg! Inside are all manner of powerful defenses, including Metal Sonic and Bass! Outside is an army–almost every Robot Master ever made! Dr. Light’s life is on the line, and two worlds teeter on the edge of destruction! Enter Sonic, Mega Man and an army of their own! Sonic’s friends join Proto Man, Rush and Duo in an epic all-out battle to break through to the evil doctors, rewrite two realities, and save their home worlds! Don’t miss the third and final act of this epic 12-part Sonic the Hedgehog / Mega Man crossover event–”CHAOS CLASH!” WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE VOLUME THREE collects: Mega Man #27, Sonic the Hedgehog #250-251, and Sonic Universe #54 plus exclusive bonus features you won’t find anywhere else!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Ben Bates, Gary Martin, Steve Downer, Matt Herms, and Jack Morelli
Cover: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante and Ben Hunzeker
978-1-936975-97-6
$11.99/$13.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
Trade Paperback
104 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 4/23

sth260sth260vSONIC THE HEDGEHOG #260

Journey under the sea with Sonic the Hedgehog in the first chapter of an EPIC new SAGA! “Waves of Change”: Part One – What could be worse than a world shattered to pieces?  How about dark monsters rising from the abyss?!  While Sonic and the Freedom Fighters race to find the Chaos Emeralds and Gaia Temples, Sonic ends up discovering a whole new world of adventure deep beneath the waves! But will those he encounters prove to be friend or foe? Then, in “Light in the Dark: Part one”, Sally, Nicole, Tails and Antoine venture into the Eggman’s latest grab for power to retrieve a desperatly-needed Chaos Emerald! Featuring all-new cover art from superstar Ben Bates and a special SONIC VERSUS variant cover from Sonic artist Evan Stanley!

Script: Ian Flynn, Aleah Baker
Art: Evan Stanley, Jennifer Hernandez, Terry Austin, John Workman and Matt Herms
Cover: Ben Bates
“SONIC VERSUS” Variant Cover by Evan Stanley and Jack Morelli
Shipping Date: 4/30
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/14
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG PRESENTS KNUCKLES THE ECHIDNA ARCHIVES 5 (TR)ka5

Knuckles, Sonic’s original “friendly nemesis” and the last guardian of the Floating Island, finds himself embroiled in a political thriller, all the while continuing his quest to uncover his family’s secret origin! Featuring the team of detective heroes known as the Chaotix in some of their earliest adventures, and tying directly into the top-selling Sonic Archives series, Knuckles Archives 5 is full of the action, intrigue and adventure that Sonic and Knuckles fans have come to expect from the Archives series! Knuckles Archives Volume 5 collects issues #22-27 of the Knuckles the Echidna comic book.

Script: Ken Penders
Art: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, Jim Valentino, Manny Galan, Chris Allan, Andrew Pepoy, Harvo, Barry Grossman, Mark Bernardo, Vickie Williams
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
978-1-936975-96-9
$9.99/$10.99CAN
5 x 7 3/8”
Trade Paperback
160 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 5/7

su63su63vSONIC UNIVERSE #63

BRAND NEW STORY ARC! Fly high above the clouds with Knuckles and the Chaotix in “THE GREAT CHAOS CAPER: Part One”! Knuckles the Echidna has been tasked by a mysterious force to fix the shattered planet – but when the Dark Gaia monsters emerge from the word’s core, our hero finds himself in a fight for his very life! Luckily the ever-adventuring Chaotix are around to lend a hand, hired by Princess Sally to gather the all-important Chaos Emeralds. But wait, who’s that lurking in the dark? New characters, new lands, and the return of some familiar faces await you in this new storyline with interior and cover art from Sonic artist supreme Tracy Yardley! Plus a special CHIBI variant cover from Ryan Jampole!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover:  Tracy Yardley!
Chibi Variant Cover: Ryan Jampole
Shipping Date:  4/9
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 4/23
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US

Offered Again: 2nd printing of THE FOX #1

woadd39WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #39

Archie and Dilton are embarking on a new business venture—aerial photography! The boys are ready to make history, but what happens when their new invention lands in a no-fly zone? Find out in “In Plane View,” the lead story to an entertaining double digest!

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Al Nickerson, Bill Yoshida, and Barry Grossman
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 4/2
On Sale Date: 4/16
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Preview: Archie #650

ARCHIE #650

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, Digikore Studios
Cover: Dan Parent
World Tour Variant Cover: Fiona Staples
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/8
48-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

“The Archies World Tour Part One- Bollywood Love!”: Celebrate the 650th issue of Archie with this star-studded 4-part series, featuring all of your favorite faces from the Archie universe! Raj Patel films the event of the year—The Archies on world tour! Joining the tour are Josie and the Pussycats, the Bingoes, and the Madhouse Glads! But Archie is thrown for a loop on the first leg of the tour in India, where he romances Bollywood superstar Amisha Mehta! Archie’s going to have some explaining to do to Valerie… and Betty… and Veronica… Features variant cover art by the amazingly talented Fiona Staples (Saga)!

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Archie Comics in March 2014

ALWArchie#5 ALWArchie5varAFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #5

Escape from Riverdale, Part 5 [of 5]: The do or die moment has arrived! With Lodge Manor under siege by flesh-eating zombies, and the rest of Riverdale in flames, the surviving members of our beloved gang must make a fateful decision: Do they stay in the only home they’ve ever known, or take their (slim) chances in the outside world? And if they go, where will they go? And does that mean they leave their undead pals ‘n gals behind forever? The most earth-shattering decisions will be made in Riverdale history in the newest installment of this TEEN + series! Definitely NOT for all ages!

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Francesco Francavilla
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
SCREAM Variant Cover: Andrew Pepoy, Jason Millet
Ship Date: 3/12
On Sale Date: 3/26
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

Archie#654 Archie#654varARCHIE #654

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!

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
Ship Date: 3/19
On Sale Date: 4/2
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

ARCHIEDDDIGEST#250revARCHIE DOUBLE DOUBLE DIGEST #250

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!

Script: Greg Crosby
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Rudy Lapick, Vickie Williams, Barry Grossman
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 3/19
On Sale Date: 4/2
320-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

FunNGamesActivityBook2_SolicitARCHIE’S FUN ‘N’ GAMES ACTIVITY BOOK 2

Get ready for even more fun with Archie and the gang in Archie’s Fun ‘n’ Games Activity Book 2! You’ll be entertained for days with nearly 200 more pages of puzzles and games featuring America’s favorite teenager and all his friends. Filled to the brim with full-color games, riddles, puzzles, plus coloring pages and all sorts of activities, Archie’s Fun ‘n’ Games Activity Book 2 will provide tons of fun for young fans of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and the rest of the gang!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
978-1-936975-92-1
$6.99/$7.99CAN
5 1/4 x 7 1/2”
Trade Paperback
192 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 4/9

FunhouseDDig#4ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE DOUBLE DIGEST #4

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—just in time for April Fool’s!

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Rudy Lapick, Bill Yoshida, Barry Grossman
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 3/19
On Sale Date: 4/2
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

B&VDDigest#222BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #222

Veronica’s had enough with her parents overbearing ways and demands some freedom! This time she really means it—so much so that she leaves home and moves into her own apartment! She’s ready to prove to her mom and dad that she can make it on her own without their help. Can she manage to live on her own, take on a part time job and succeed in school? Or will she come crying home to Daddykins? Find out in “Runaway Ronnie,” this entertaining lead story to a fun and fashionable double digest!

Script: Angelo DeCesare
Art: Jeff Shultz, Al Milgrom, Jack Morelli, Barry Grossman
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito”Peña
Ship Date: 3/12
On Sale Date: 3/26
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

ArchieFCBD2014FCBD ARCHIE DIGEST #1

Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead! The world’s most famous teenagers for over seven decades are all here in this FREE digest! Packed with non-stop laughs and gaffs that the Riverdale gang is known for, we challenge you to find a Free Comic Book Day offering with more pages than this! The perfect introduction to the world of Archie and his friends, this digest is a great primer to the double digests that Archie Comics are known for. Filled with stories from some of the best creators in the business, this is the one to pick up on Free Comic Book Day!

Script: George Gladir & Various
Art: Fernando Ruiz & Various
Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Shipping Date: TBD
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/3
96-page, full color comic

MegamanFCBD2014 SonicFCBD2014FCBD SONIC THE HEDGEHOG/MEGA MAN #1

“Sonic Comic Origins”/”The X-Factor” – It’s TWO free comic books in ONE! Hot off the heels of the ultra-successful Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man “Worlds Collide” crossover event, comes a showcase issue of the hottest new storylines in both characters’ universes exclusively for Free Comic Book Day! First it’s a BLAST TO THE PAST as we see the exciting origin of Sonic’s FREEDOM FIGHTERS! It’s a new comic universe with lots to explore, and what better way than with this great jumping-on point for new readers! Then journey to the future with the most anticipated story of the summer: MEGA MAN X!  The fan favorite series has finally arrived in the pages of Archie’s MEGA MAN comic series with this primer story that leads directly into the MEGA MAN X crossover event! This is the must-have primer for the biggest video game comics of 2014!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, Jennifer Hernandez, Lamar Wells, Rick Bryant, Gary Martin, John Workman, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Mega Man X Cover: Ben Bates
Sonic the Hedgehog Cover: Ben Bates
Shipping Date: TBD
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/3
32-page, full color comic

JugandArchieDDigest#1JUGHEAD & ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #1

Get ready for fun in this BRAND NEW double digest series! Could a goofy image of Archie in a not-so-flattering sweater from Veronica be the key to an opportunity of a lifetime for Jughead? That’s right—Jughead could be on the receiving end of free soda for a lifetime! If Jughead wins, will Archie be a sore loser (literally!) when Veronica sees the photo? Find out in “Label Fable,” this fun lead story to a hilarious NEW #1 double digest!

Script: Craig Boldman
Art: Rex Lindsey, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, Barry Grossman
Cover: Rex Lindsey, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 3/26
On Sale Date: 4/9
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

KevinKeller#13 KevinKeller#13varKEVIN KELLER #13

When everyone at Riverdale High is fascinated by an online gossip site written by someone under the moniker the “WHISPERER,” Kevin makes it his mission to unmask the writer who is spreading rumors about his fellow students. But when he finds himself the center of an ugly gossip piece, he ups his game to solve the mystery of the secret gossiper. Can he find out who the rumor-spreader is and save the day (and everyone’s reputations)? Or will the Whisperer live on? Find out in “Elementary, My Dear Kevin!” a fun, Sherlock Holmes-style spoof!

SCRIPT: Paul Kupperberg, Dan Parent
ART: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli
Cover by Dan Parent
CHIBI Variant cover by Ryan Jampole
Shipping Date: 3/5
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 3/19
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

KevinKeller3-GtBM_SolicitKEVIN KELLER: GLAD TO BE ME (TR)

GLAAD Media Award winner Kevin Keller is making a splash at Riverdale High! He’s gone from new kid in town to one of the most well-known and popular students in the school. Struggling to stay on top of his new duties while trying to find time for a social life, Kevin is subject to all the pratfalls and mayhem that have been a staple of high school life in Riverdale for decades. The most popular addition to the Riverdale crowd in years, this heartfelt and humorous third collection of the ongoing Kevin Keller comic book series compiles issues #13-16 of the award-winning series.

Script: Dan Parent, Paul Kupperberg
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
978-1-936975-90-7
$11.99/$13.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
Trade Paperback
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 3/26 

MM#35varMegaman35MEGA MAN #35

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 the 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!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tyson Hesse, Patrick Spaziante, Gary Martin, John Workman and Matt Herms
Cover: PATRICK “SPAZ” SPAZIANTE
Mega Man X Variant Cover: BEN BATES
Shipping Date:  3/5
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 3/19
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

SSS#11 CoverSONIC SUPER SPECIAL #11

The secret origin of the new sonic universe: REVEALED! Discover a whole new world alongside Sonic the Hedgehog in Sonic Origins, pt1, featuring new story and art from the superstar Archie Sonic team!The SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE gives you the world of Sonic the Hedgehog comics as you’ve never seen it before, with tons of comic stories, special features and exclusive articles on the latest and greatest in the world of everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog-hero! Along with the all-new SONIC ORIGINS mini-feature, this issue also features a special encore presentation of the history making “countdown to chaos” storyline, and much much more! All this plus all of the extra features you love, an interview with Sonic newcomer Jennifer Hernandez AND a super special shiny foil-enhanced cover featuring awesome Sonic game art!

SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Jennifer Hernandez, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover art provided by SEGA
Shipping Date: 3/12
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 3/26
128-page, full color comic
$9.99 US.

Sonic#259var Sonic#259SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #259

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!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman and Steve Downer
Cover: Tracy Yardley!
Game Art Variant Cover art provided by SEGA
Shipping Date:  3/26
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 4/9
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US

Sonic-Archives-23_PK-REVSONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES 23 (TR)

It’s adventure and questing galore in this installment in the acclaimed Sonic Archives series! Sonic fights for his life against, not one, but two robot doubles! Is the armor to Silver Sonic II really unbreakable? Is the latest Metal Sonic truly faster than the Blue Blur? Its up to Sonic and Tails to find out for sure! Meanwhile, Rotor makes a dangerous trek home to find the fate of his people. Monkey Khan is forced to relive his tragic past while a village of innocent lives hangs in the balance! And Knuckles begins to recover from the assault on Angel Island with some surprising and familiar faces! Sonic Archives 23 collects Sonic the Hedgehog #85-88

Script: Ken Penders, Karl Bollers, Danny Fingeroth
Art: Steven Butler, Ron Lim, Sam Maxwell, Saleem Crawford, Jim Amash, Vicki Williams, Jeff Powell
Cover: PATRICK “SPAZ” SPAZIANTE
978-1-936975-91-4
$7.99/$8.99CAN
5 x 7 3/8”
Trade Paperback
112 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 4/2

Sonic Universe 7SONIC UNIVERSE 7: THE SILVER SAGA (TR)

Journey to a dark and twisted future with SILVER THE HEDGEHOG! The popular Sonic Graphic Novel series returns with SONIC UNIVERSE 7: SILVER SAGA. Silver the Hedgehog lives in a world of ruin, and he’s been traveling to the past, trying to change the fate of his time. But he’s not prepared when a strange new force travels both space and time to attack him! Silver must journey to a twisted version of his world, join the last handful of rebels, and overthrow the most powerful foe he’s ever encountered. Silver’s psychic power is pushed to its limit against the chaos-fueled fury of a demi-god! The Silver Saga collects Sonic Universe #25-28.
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Phil Felix, Ray Dillon and Steve Downer
Cover: PATRICK “SPAZ” SPAZIANTE
978-1-936975-89-1
$11.99/$13.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
Trade Paperback
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 3/19

SonicUniv#62var SonicUniv#62SONIC UNIVERSE #62

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!

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
Shipping Date:  3/12
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 3/26
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US

the Fox vol 1_PK REVTHE FOX: FREAK MAGNET (TR)

It’s the critically acclaimed debut of the high-flying FOX! Emmy Award winning writer/artist Dean Haspiel (BILLY DOGMA, HBO’S BORED TO DEATH) and Eisner Award winning writer Mark Waid (DAREDEVIL, THRILLBENT) bring the legendary, pulp-style hero The Fox to life in FREAK MAGNET! When photojournalist Paul Patton, Jr. donned a superhero costume, he thought it would be a quick way to make some news–now the strange and unusual just can’t help but be drawn to the freak-magnetism of the fabulous fighting Fox! Then, go back in time for an all-new story featuring the world’s first patriotic superhero, THE SHIELD from acclaimed writer J.M. DeMatteis (ABADAZAD, JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Mike Cavallaro (PARADE WITH FIREWORKS, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28). What connection does the Shield’s top-secret mission in the Arctic have to do with the Fox’s diamond-studded adventure? And what ultra-powerful villains have arrived to wreak havoc?? Read on, dear reader–The Fox and the Shield have their work cut out for them! The Fox: Freak Magnet collects the five-part comic book series of the same name.

Script: Mark Waid, J.M. DeMatteis
Plot/Art: Dean Haspiel, Allen Passalaqua, Mike Cavallaro, Terry Austin, John Workman
Cover: Dean Haspiel
978-1-936975-93-8
$14.99/$16.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
Trade Paperback
144 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 4/16

WOArchieDDig#38revWORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #38

When a new invention of Dilton’s catches Mr. Lodge’s eye, he’s determined to pitch it to his business partners for millions. But will they like it, or will they think he doesn’t have enough sense to come in from the rain? Find out in “When It Rains…” the lead story to this extra-sized double digest!

Script: Bob Rozakis
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Vickie Williams, Barry Grossman
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 3/5
On Sale Date: 3/19
192-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

Digital Deluxe Edition of Milestone Archie 650+

Archie Comics has reached its milestone 650th issue and, to celebrate, a digital exclusive Plus edition is now available, which will provide readers with the fullest experience possible.

Fans can add Archie 650+ to their digital library now and get even more bonus content than before including Dan Parent’s original script, cover sketches, a rocking variant cover by superstar artist Fiona Staples, and more! Archie is even pulling back the curtain on the comic creation process through every stage from pencils to inks to the finished colored pages.

By popular fan demand, the digital-only Archie+ initiative will not only provide fans with the most bang for your buck in terms of bonus features, but is a must-have for comic book enthusiasts and budding cartoonists who want a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making an Archie comic from start to finish.

Archie 650+ is now available exclusively on the official Archie app for $4.99, with over 60 pages of content.  You can download the Archie Comics App for FREE on Apple, Amazon Kindle, Google Play, and the Windows Store.

Get Archie 650+ on Archie Digital or the Archie Comics iOS App.

Archie #650

Archie Comics in February 2014

THE FOX #5

The fantastically-foxy finale IS HERE in Freak Magnet pt 5: “Future’s End”! Emmy Award winning writer/artist Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, HBO’s Bored to Death) is joined by acclaimed writer J.M. DeMatteis (Abadazad, Justice League 3000) to conclude the “Freak Magnet” saga of the pulp-style hero The Fox! Our hero has won the day and defeated his evil adversaries, so why does he now find himself trapped 70 years in the past, side-by-side with the legendary hero of WW2 known as THE SHIELD?! And what does the Shield’s arctic battle-royale have to do with the diamond realm?! And will SOMEONE please tell The Fox, aka Paul Patton Jr., why he can’t just have the simple, freak-free life he wants?? Don’t miss the finale to end-em-all, and don’t miss out on collecting all five “FOX FIVE” Variant Covers to this issue! With art from Dean Haspiel, Howard Chaykin, Mike Cavallaro, Mike Norton and a special ALEX TOTH throwback edition!

Art: Dean Haspiel
Plot/Script: J.M. DeMatteis
Art: Dean Haspiel, Allen Passalaqua, and John Workman
Cover: Dean Haspiel
FOX 5 Variant Cover 1: Dean Haspiel
FOX 5 Variant Cover 2: Howard Chaykin
FOX 5 Variant Cover 3: Mike Norton
FOX 5 Variant Cover 4: Mike Cavallaro
FOX5 Variant Cover 5: Alex Toth Throwback
Shipping Date: 2/19
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US

ARCHIE #653

The Archies’ Rocking World Tour pt 4 – “Close to the Borderline”—The Archies, Bingos, Pussycats and Madhouse Glads’ tour concludes in the great white north, Canada! The bands enjoy the end of their time together as they trek across the country from Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.  What will happen to the bands once the tour is over? Will the Bingos and the Glads use their newfound fame from the Archies tour, or will they go the smaller, indie route?  What will become of Archie’s relationship with Valerie? And his relationship with Amisha? And, of course, his relationship with Betty and Veronica? There’s still a few surprises left as Archie and the gang return to school… Riverdale High, watch out!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski and Digikore Studios
Cover: Dan Parent
Sugar, Sugar Spectacular Variant Cover: Ramon K. Perez
On Sale at Specialty Comic Shops Date: 3/5
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US

ARCHIE COMICS SPECTACULAR: SPORTS TIME (TPB) 

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!

Script: Various
Art:  Various
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña
978-1-936975-84-6
$5.99/$6.99CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16”
Trade Paperback
128 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 2/26

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #249

There’s something strange about Archie’s Uncle Albert! What is it about him that’s bugging both Archie and his dad? It could be that he’s a little bit crooked… See what we mean in “On the Level,” the wacky lead story to this fun-filled double digest!

Script: Mike Pellowski
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Rudy Lapick, Bill Yoshida, Barry Grossman
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Shipping Date: 2/19
On Sale at Specialty Comic Shops Date: 3/5
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US

ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE DOUBLE DIGEST #3

Meet Ultra-Teen: Chuck’s new superhero creation. He’s super fast, super strong, and he’s got x-ray vision! He only uses his powers for good—but can too much good be a bad thing? Find out if Ultra-Teen’s goody two shoes behavior can save the day—and save his friendships—in this super lead story!

Script: George Gladir
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Al Nickerson, Jack Morelli, Barry Grossman
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Shipping Date: 2/26
On Sale at Specialty Comic Shops Date:: 3/12
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US

THE BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS: BETTY & VERONICA (TPB)

In the tradition of the smash hits Best of Archie Comics vol. 1, 2 and 3 comes another great full-color volume jam-packed with over 400 pages of the funniest and most iconic stories of the past 70 years featuring Archie’s girl friends Betty and Veronica, hand-selected by Archie creators, editors, fans and historians from 200,000 pages of material. A must-have edition for anyone who has ever enjoyed the Betty and Veronica comics as well as a great introduction to the history of Archie and his gals!

Script: Various!
Art:  Various
Cover: Norm Breyfogle
978-1-936975-88-4
$9.99/$10.99CAN
5 1/4 x 7 1/2”
Trade Paperback
416 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 3/12

BETTY & VERONICA #270

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!

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 at Specialty Comic Shops Date: 2/19
32-page, full-color comic
$2.99 US

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #221

Betty and Veronica are always in competition with one another—but that gets kicked into high gear when the two enter the Miss Riverdale Teen Contest! But there’s another contestant that really steams things up. Enter: Cheryl Blossom! May the best woman win in “She’s a Beauty” !

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Rudy Lapick, Bill Yoshida, Barry Grossman
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale at Specialty Comic Shops Date: 2/26
160-page, full color comic
$3.99

MEGA MAN #34

This is it! The issue every Mega-fan has been demanding! The debut of MEGA MAN X! But first, in “Shadow of the Moon” Part One: Mega Man joins a research team seeking the truth behind Dr. Wily and Ra Moon.  But how far will they get when Shadow Man goes on the attack?! Then, in “The X Factor” Part One – jump 100 years into the future as Dr. Cain discovers Dr. Light’s final, greatest creation – Mega Man X! Featuring pencils by the returning Mega Man art legend PATRICK “SPAZ” SPAZIANTE! The road to the next big mega-crossover starts here, featuring an exclusive MEGA MAN X variant cover by superstar artist Ben Bates!

SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Tyson Hesse, Patrick Spaziante, Gary Martin, John Workman and Matt Herms
Cover by PATRICK “SPAZ” SPAZIANTE
“Mega Man X” Variant cover by Ben Bates
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 2/19
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

BEST OF SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2: VILLAINS (TPB) 

Sonic’s ultimate comic collection is BACK with Best of Sonic the Hedgehog Villains paperback edition! This deluxe new installment to the smash-hit “Best of Sonic” series celebrates twenty years of comics, specials and mini-series with the baddest baddies the Sonic comics have to offer! Heroes are only as good as their villains, and Sonic’s world hosts some of the most fearsome and loathsome characters you love to hate!  Root for the bad guy (just this once) in this Best of Villains collection featuring DR. EGGMAN, IXIS NAUGUS, the BABYLON ROUGES and many more in a must-have for any Sonic fan! Plus all-new cover art from Ben Bates with acclaimed painter Dave DeVries, and insights from the Sonic creative team!

Script: Ian Flynn & various
Art: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, Tracy Yardley!, Steven Butler, Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin, Jim Amash, John Workman and Matt Herms
Cover: Ben Bates and Dave DeVries
978-1-936975-87-7
$14.99/$17.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
Trade Paperback
144 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 3/5

SONIC SUPER-SIZED SUPER DIGEST #6

It’s a special super-sized edition of the Sonic Super digest! Sonic the Hedgehog’s adventures are now available in the popular digest format – but that’s just not enough Sonic for all you hungry Sonic fans out there! By popular demand, get ready for a SUPER-SIZED issue filled with even more Sonic the Hedgehog goodness, stretching back to the beginning of the comics’ 20 year history! Blast through to your local comic store at SONIC SPEED to find out the origins of everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog! Can Sonic and the heroic Freedom Fighters save the world from the evils of Dr. Robtnik? Discover all the thrills, chills and spills for yourself with classic Sonic comics as only Sonic Super Digest can provide! Featuring a special FOIL CARDSTOCK cover with all-new CGI cover art from Rafa Knight inspired by Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante!
SCRIPT and ART: Various
Cover by Rafa Knight
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 2/19
224-page, full color comic
$6.99 US.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #258

The SHATTERED WORLD CRISIS continues! “The Chase” Part One: Uncle Chuck and Professor Pickle–CAPTURED by the nefarious Dr. Eggman! It’s up to Sonic and the Freedom Fighters to secure the precious kidnapped cargo from the Egg Train! But they’re going to be in for the surprise of their lives when they discover that there are more than just badniks guarding it! Featuring a special CGI “Return of Princess Sally” variant cover by Rafa Knight!

SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman and Steve Downer
Cover: Tyson Hesse
Return of Princess Sally Variant cover: Rafa Knight
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 3/12
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

SONIC UNIVERSE #61

“Shadow Fall” Part Three: Shadow – agent of the brutal Black Arms?! It’s up to Rouge and Omega to bring their former friend to his senses – if he doesn’t destroy them all first! Meanwhile, the vicious alien race have stolen G.U.N.’s tactical nuclear device for – and that can only spell trouble! Will Team Dark survive the mission with the deadly and devious ECLIPSE lurking in the shadows? Find out in the penultimate chapter to this expansive space epic, featuring cover art from Tracy Yardley! and a special SEGA variant cover!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover by Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash and Matt Herms
Shadow Variant cover art provided by SEGA
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 2/26
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #37

It’s time for the student-faculty bowling night! It’s teachers vs. students and, while the teachers may be older and have plenty of years of bowling experience on their side, some changes to the game might lean in the kids’ favor!  Find out who gets the most strikes in “For Whom the Bowl Tolls” !

Script: George Gladir
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Rudy Lapick, Bill Yoshida, Barry Grossman
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale at Specialty Comic Shops Date: 2/19
160-page, full color comic
$3.99

Archie Comics in January 2014

THE FOX #4

The battle for the final fate of the diamond realm has begun! Emmy Award winning writer/artist Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, HBO’s Bored to Death) and Eisner Award winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, Thrillbent) continue the saga of the legendary, pulp-style hero The Fox in FREAK MAGNET Part Four: “The Voodoo You Do”! It’s a knock-down drag-out brawl between the Fox and the mad King of Diamonds. Who will win this all-out battle? And where is the Queen? The answer is sure to surprise you! Meanwhile, in “The Face of Hate pt3: A Mind of Shattered Glass,” the Shield is at the brink of defeat at the hands of a mysterious and powerful attacker! Identities are revealed, stories collide and *SPOILER ALERT* “Freaky” reinforcements are on the way in this penultimate chapter! Featuring all-new variant cover art from acclaimed artist David Mack (Daredevil: End of Days, Kabuki)!

Fox Plot/Art: Dean Haspiel
Fox Script: Mark Waid
Fox Art: Dean Haspiel, Allen Passalaqua, and John Workman
Shield Script: J.M. DeMatteis
Shield Art: Mike Cavallaro, Terry Austin, and Steve Downer
Cover: Dean Haspiel and Allen Passalaqua
Mack-daddy Variant: David Mack
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/29
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #4

Escape from Riverdale, Part 4 [of 5]: With two more members of our beloved gang infected by the dreadful zombie-virus, Riverdale’s one sanctuary—Lodge Mansion—has been compromised. The kids are left to make a significant decision—do they stay and fight or flee the only town they’ve ever known? Meanwhile, Archie makes a horrific discovery in his own home, one that may cost him his life! It’s red-headed teen versus gruesomely undead canine in the latest chapter of this ground-breaking TEEN + series! Definitely NOT for all ages!

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Francesco Francavilla
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Jughead’s Beanie Variant Cover: Tim Seeley
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 2/12
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US

ARCHIE #652

“Rockin’ the World, part 3—Blunder Down Under” The Archies continue their world tour in the sunny downunda—Australia! Everyone’s enjoying the sand and surf, until Archie and Valerie get stranded at sea! Will they find their way to land in time for the big fashion expo headlined by none other than supermodel Katy Keene, and featuring Betty, Veronica and Amisha as supermodels? Will Bingo Wilkin steal The Archies’ spotlight? Find out as the Archie’s Rocking Tour rock and rolls on!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
Retro Concert Poster: Stephanie Buscema
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/29
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

ARCHIE COMIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE #6

Something exciting is happening in Riverdale! Spring is in the air, romance is all around and Archie and the Gang have a special spring surprise for you: a new issue of Archie Comic Super Special Magazine! Featuring a brand new multicolor foil-enhanced cover to rival the beauty of the newly blossomed flowers! This jam-packed issue of the Archie Comic Super Special Magazine features the most fun stories in Riverdale history, plus creator spotlights, the latest Archie news and much, much more in this jam-packed magazine! You’re sure to catch spring fever!

Script & Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, and Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/29
128-page, full color comic?
$9.99 US.

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #248

Get ready for a wild ride filled with action and adventure! Journey along with Archie as he embarks on the dangerous task of… watering the plants?! Leave it to Archie to make household chores exciting! Find out if it’s a job well done in “Green Thumb Dumb,” the lead story to a hilarious double digest!

Script: Mike Pellowski
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Jim Amash, Bill Yoshida, and Barry Grossman
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/29
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE DOUBLE DIGEST #2

Archie’s known for being an accident-prone, girl-crazy romantic, but here’s something about Archie we’ll bet you couldn’t guess… he’s also a mind-reader! Dilton’s working on the ultimate science fair experiment and it’s up to Archie to be his dutiful guinea pig. But can Archie’s newfound ESP help out or only cause him more grief? If you’re not a psychic, you’ll need to find out by reading “Mind Games,” the crazy first story to this FUN NEW double digest series!

Script: Mike Pellowski
Art: Rex Lindsey, Rich Koslowski, Dan Nakrosis, and Jason Jensen
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 2/12
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

ARCHIE 1000 PAGE COMICS-PALOOZA (TPB)

Archie 1000 Page Comics-Palooza is the latest volume of our biggest-ever collections, featuring over 100 full-color stories in a format similar to the hugely popular Archie Digest series at an amazing price! Follow America’s favorite red–head as he navigates the pressures of the American teenager in the awkward, charming and hilarious way you’ve come to know and love. Features the same mix of wild humor, awkward charm and genuine relatability that has kept Archie and the gang relevant for kids and adults alike for over 70 years. It’s 1000 pages of Archie fun at one low price!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Fernando Ruiz
978-1-936975-86-0
$14.99/$15.99CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16”
Trade Paperback
1000 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 2/5

BETTY AND VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #220

Clairvoyance is SO in this month! When Veronica receives a necklace from her psychic Aunt Lily, she doesn’t think much of it until she uncovers its secret powers. Now granted with the ability to find out who everyone’s first kiss was, will Veronica use her powers for good or for evil? Find out in “Kiss & Tell!” Features a special bright and sunny 5th color cover!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Teresa Davidson, and Barry Grossman
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/22
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

JUGHEAD DOUBLE DOUBLE DIGEST #200

Celebrate 200 issues with this extra special double DOUBLE digest! While vacationing at an exclusive ski resort, Mr. Lodge confesses that he’s made a “checkout” list of things to do before he, well, “checks out.” Archie and Jughead take that one step further and make a list of things they plan to do before they literally check out of the resort! Leave it to Reggie to raise the stakes and make their challenges even more interesting. Find out how much they can accomplish in “The Jughead List”! Features a 200th milestone 5th color cover!
Script: Craig Boldman
Art: Rex Lindsey, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, and Barry Grossman
Cover: Rex Lindsey, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 2/12
320-page, full color comic
$5.99 US.

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #34

Archie Marries Veronica—“Up in the Air!”: Archie and Veronica are doing their best to not let the tumultuous events of their lives effect the love they have for one another. And they’re doing pretty well, too, but is love enough to keep their legal battles at bay? Speaking of love and battles, Jughead and Ethel have some planning to do… but hopefully their stubbornness won’t get in the way! And Kevin’s trying his best to not let people’s perceptions of him effect his Senate job, perhaps some encouraging words is all he needs. And Clay’s back to work—but things still seem new and strange. Could it just be his imagination?

Archie Marries Betty—“Not So Great Expectations!”: Archie’s finally had enough of Betty’s busy schedule—and he’s not the only one! Will all of her hard work have paid off or has it only made matters worse? And who is it Archie’s really mad at—Betty for neglecting him? Or himself for being selfish and feeling guilty? Meanwhile, Kevin dives head first into the investigation on the nearby mall shooting after discovering that the tragedy hit closer to home than he ever could have imagined. And Jughead’s waiting on bated breath as Midge’s due date draws closer and closer. Oh baby, things are crazy in Riverdale!

SCRIPT: Paul Kupperberg
ART: Fernando Ruiz, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, and Glenn Whitmore
Cover by Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Riverdale Confidential Variant cover by Robert Hack
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/22
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

SONIC/MEGA MAN: WORLDS COLLIDE 2 (TPB)

The year’s most talked-about comic crossover is HERE, continued in graphic novel form! SONIC/MEGA MAN: WORLDS COLLIDE BOOK 2 “Into the Warzone” collects the historic meeting of two of the biggest video game icons in the world! Dr. Eggman and Dr. Wily have crafted a twisted pocket dimension–the Skull Egg Zone! Sonic, Mega Man,Tails, Proto Man and Rush have found their way into the zone, but how will they find the Doctors in this nightmare world? To make matters worse, Sonic’s friends have been turned into the eight menacing Roboticized Masters! Can Sonic and Mega Man overcome these fearsome robot warriors? Can Sonic’s friends be saved? And what new weapons can Mega Man gain from this fusion of Eggman and Wily technology? Featuring all the action, fun and adventure of the next four chapters of the 12-part miniseries, plus exclusive bonus features you can only see in this graphic novel collection!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, Thomas Mason, Jack Morelli and Dustin Evans
Cover: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante
978-1-936975-83-9
$11.99/$13.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
Trade Paperback
112 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 1/29

SONIC SAGA SERIES 5: ENERJAK REBORN (TPB)

Sonic’s epic adventures aren’t just stories—they’re SAGAS! Blast into the action at Sonic speed with the continuation of the all-new Sonic Saga graphic novel series! This volume collects one of the hardest and most dangerous trials Sonic has ever faced. An all-powerful demi-god has returned and reshaped the face of Angel Island in his chaos-fueled fury! It’s all-out war as Shadow the Hedgehog, the Chaotix, Dr. Eggman’s Egg Fleet, the Destructix and more pile on in the fray tosave the world! Knuckles’s life hangs in the balance, and not everyone will walk away from this one! SONIC SAGA VOL. 5 collects selected stories from Sonic the Hedgehog #181-184.

Script & Art: Ian Flynn
Cover: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash and Jason Jensen
978-1-936975-82/2
$11.99/$13.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
Trade Paperback
112 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 1/22

SONIC SELECT 9: THE GAMES (TPB)

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!

Script & Art: Various
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
978-1-936975-85-3
$11.99/$13.99CAN
6 x 9”
Trade Paperback
128 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 2/19

SONIC SUPER SPECIAL #10

Dash along with Sonic on another all-new story featuring the world of the hit SEGA iOS game: SONIC DASH! The SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE gives you the world of Sonic the Hedgehog comics as you’ve never seen it before, with tons of comic stories, special features and exclusive articles on the latest and greatest in the world of everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog-hero! This issue also features a special spotlight on SHADOW THE HEDGEHOG, and what place he and Team Dark have in the NEW Sonic comic universe! All this plus all of the extra features you love, and interview with Sonic colorist Steve Downer AND a super special shiny foil-enhanced cover!

SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Jennifer Hernandez, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli and Dustin Evans
Cover art provided by SEGA
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/15
128-page, full color comic
$9.99 US.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #257

The “COUNTDOWN” is over, the “CHAOS” has just begun! “Damage Control”: The shattered world is causing chaos everywhere, and Station Square is about to implode! Sonic and the Freedom Fighters must spring into action to save the day, unless someone beats them to the punch. Cue: Dr. Eggman. Will the evil doctor be the one to save the world? Or will his newfound power give him ultimate control? If the ending to issue 256 left you breathless, you cannot miss the next chapter in the ALL-NEW saga of Sonic’s comic adventures! Featuring a special wrap-around cover by Rafa Knight and Variant art from Lamar Wells!

SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman, and Steve Downer
Wrap-Around “FREEDOM FIGHTERS” Cover: Rafa knight
“Station Square Rescue” Variant cover: Lamar Wells, Terry Austin, John Workman and Matt Herms
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 2/12
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

SONIC UNIVERSE #60

Shadow and Team Dark versus an invading alien army! “Shadow Fall” Part Two: The mission to save humanity is falling to pieces! With Rouge, Omega and G.U.N. are on the run from murderous aliens and Shadow battling for his life – and his free will – against the malicious Black Death and Eclipse, the world is running out of time! Loyalties are tested, aliens are blasted, and NEW characters make their debut in this space-faring new issue! Featuring cover art from Tracy Yardley and an Alien Invasion Variant from Vincent Riley (Native Drums).

SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash and Matt Herms
“Alien Invasion” Variant cover by Vince Riley
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/22
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #36

For once Archie is excited to go to school—clown school, that is! Archie’s won a contest to become a clown for a day. Does he have what it takes to down the red nose and pie-stained suspenders? Find out in “Clownin’ Around”!

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Tim Kennedy, Ken Selig, Bill Yoshida, and Barry Grossman
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/15
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

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