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Preview: Archie #1

ARCHIE #1

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Fiona Staples, Andre Szymanowicz with Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli
Regular Cover: Fiona Staples
SDCC Exclusive Covers: Fiona Staples
Variant Covers: J. Scott Campbell, Colleen Coover, Tania del Rio, Joe Eisma, Francesco Francavilla, Genevieve F.T., Michael Gaydos, Sanford Greene, Robert Hack & Steve Downer, Dean Haspiel, David Mack, Moritat, Mike Norton, Jerry Ordway & Jose Villarubia, Ramon K. Perez, Ron Salas, Greg Scott & Steve Downer, T. Rex & Andre Szymanowicz, Brittney Williams, Chip Zdarsky
Blank Sketch Cover Also Available
On Sale Date: 7/8
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

COMIC SUPERSTARS MARK WAID AND FIONA STAPLES REIMAGINE AN ICON! Change is coming to Riverdale in this can’t-miss kick-off to Archie’s new ongoing series! Familiar faces return in new and unexpected ways in this must-have #1 issue! As the new school year approaches, you’d think Archie Andrews would be looking forward to classes and fun—but nothing is as it seems in the little town of Riverdale. But is this a one-off or a sign of bigger changes awaiting for America’s favorite teens—and the entire town? Find out in this exciting and remarkable first issue!

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Archie Comics in September 2015

THE SHIELD #3

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

CVR A Reg: David Williams
CVR B Variant: Joe Eisma
CVR C Variant: Ron Salas
CVR D Variant: Wilfredo Torres
On Sale Date: 9/16
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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JUGHEAD #1

IN THE GRAND TRADITION OF COMIC BOOK REBOOTS LIKE ARCHIE #1, ARCHIE COMICS PROUDLY PRESENTS… JUGHEAD #1—FROM THE COMICS DREAM TEAM OF CHIP ZDARSKY (Howard the Duck) AND ERICA HENDERSON (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl)!

Riverdale High provides a quality education and quality hot lunches, but when one of those is tampered with, JUGHEAD JONES swears vengeance! Well, I mean, he doesn’t “swear.” This is still Archie Comics after all.

Script: Chip Zdarsky
Art: Erica Henderson
CVR A Reg Cover: Erica Henderson
CVR B Variant: Anton Emdin
CVR C Variant: Francesco Francavilla
CVR D Variant: Robert Hack
CVR E Variant: Ramon K. Perez
CVR F Variant: Chip Zdarsky
On Sale Date: 10/7
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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Jughead variant cover for Archie Comics

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ARCHIE #3

COMIC SUPERSTARS MARK WAID AND FIONA STAPLES ARE BACK FOR ANOTHER INSTALLMENT OF THEIR REMARKABLE REIMAGINING OF AN ICON! Something strange is looming over Riverdale—and it’s taking the shape of a giant mega-mansion owned by an elusive mogul. Why has he chosen the quaint town of Riverdale, USA as his base of operations? And how is he going to use the teens of Riverdale High to further his political aspirations? Big questions and challenges await the teens and townsfolk—meanwhile, a new student has graced the halls of Riverdale High and she’s turning heads in a BIG way! Find out all the answers to these important questions in the third issue of the biggest comics sensation of the season!
Script: Mark Waid

Art: Fiona Staples
CVR A Reg Cover: Fiona Staples
CVR B Variant: Ben Caldwell
CVR C Variant: Cliff Chiang
CVR D Variant: Stuart Immonen
CVR E Variant: Andrew Robinson
On Sale Date: 9/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #265

Archie and Chuck are decorating Chuck’s house for Halloween with the cutest decorations in all of Riverdale… wait a minute, cutest?! Halloween is supposed to be about spooky decorations and thrills behind every corner! Archie and Chuck set to take back Halloween as the scariest holiday of them all—with a little help from a bewitching friend. Will Archie, Chuck and Sabrina be able to successfully mark the first feast of the witching year, or is Halloween doomed to be boring? Find out in “The Fright Side,” the fun new lead story, filled with double the tricks and treats, in this JUMBO comics digest!

Script: J. Torres
Art: Fernando Ruiz
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 10/7
288-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #18

The spooky season is here again, and the gang is ready to throw an unforgettable Halloween kids charity event—and what better place to host a haunted house party than at the Lodge mansion? But once the kids’ party is over, it’s time for the real Halloween fun to begin! But what happens when the teens start experiencing some spooky occurrences that they don’t remember coordinating for the event? See who can brave this haunted house adventure in “Giving up the Ghost,” the frighteningly fun brand new lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy
Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 9/30
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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THE BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS BOOK 1: DELUXE EDITION (HC)

Archie’s most popular graphic novel gets the deluxe treatment in this full-sized, remastered hardcover edition collecting over 50 iconic favorite stories from across Archie’s over 70-year history. The bestselling retrospective of this essential piece of Americana finally gets the treatment its due in this keepsake bookshelf edition.

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
978-1-61988-955-2
$19.99/$21.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10”
HC
416 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/7

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THE BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS: 75 YEARS, 75 STORIES (TR)

Celebrate 75 years of Archie and friends with this fun, full-color commemorative collection of high school hijinks! Contains over 600 pages of classic, much-loved comic book stories—one from each of the 75 illustrious years of Archie Comics publishing. Each of the comics in THE BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS: 75 YEARS, 75 STORIES has been personally chosen by creators, fans and contributors alike. Featuring special behind-the-scenes anecdotes, this is a must-have for all Archie—and comic book—fans everywhere!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Harry Lucey
978-1-62738-992-1
$14.99/$15.99CAN
5 1/4 x 7 ½”
TR
640 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/7

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BETTY & VERONICA COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #237

Archie has received notice that he’s been entered in a “Best Boyfriend of the Year” contest. This may seem like a great thing for Riverdale’s resident Romeo, but there’s one problem: he’s been entered by eight different girls—including Betty and Veronica! And here’s the real kicker—every girl is aware of every other girl’s involvement in this contest! Meet each one of Archie’s dates one by one in the part one of this 10-part series, “The Many Loves of Archie Andrews”! And that’s only the beginning of a fun-filled comics double digest!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 9/23
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #16

When Archie offers to forgo any fun plans on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon in order to help his parents plant their garden, he doesn’t realize how his good deed will snowball into something bigger… or was it all orchestrated from the start? Find out in “How Does Your Garden Grow?” the brand new lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: James Gartler
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 10/14
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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ART OF SONIC THE HEDGEHOG COMICS (TR)

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is the single longest-running video game-inspired comic book series ever! With over 400 issues and over 20 years of adventures, the artists on Sonic comic books have created thousands of pages of show-stopping artwork. Join us in a parade of visual splendor as we revisit the finest pieces of art to come from SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, SONIC UNIVERSE, SONIC BOOM and all the other Sonic titles you’ve come to know and love over the years, featuring an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the artists and their work, including sketches, pencils and stage-by-stage break-downs of your favorite true blue artwork, plus an extensive variant cover gallery! No Sonic fan will want to be without the dazzling works of PATRICK “SPAZ” SPAZIANTE, TRACY YARDLEY, BEN BATES, JAMAL PEPPERS, JENNIFER HERNANDEZ and many, many more!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Patrick Spaziante, Ben Hunzeker and various
978-1-62738-936-5
$39.99/$45.00CAN
8 1/4 x 11 1/4″
TR
304 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/7

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MEGA MAN #53

The BLUE BOMBER is BACK from the events of “Worlds Unite” and is ready to fight for justice! That’s all well and good, if there was actually someone to fight! In “Blue Shift,” peace has finally come to Mega Man’s life—but is that a bad thing?  Could it be possible that our super fighting robot has come to actually love the battles he was once so opposed to?  Meanwhile, Dr. Wily plots something sinister from the shadows, reaching an even newer low for the mad doctor!  It’s an extended curtain call as we come to the end of the Mega Man series! Featuring cover art from Jason Piperberg and a BOT UNDER FIRE variant from superstar Thomas Pitilli!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Ryan Jampole, Gary Martin, John Workman and Elaina Unger
CVR A Reg: Jason Piperberg
CVR B Variant: Thomas Pitilli
On Sale Date: 9/16
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 4: CONTROL (TR)

Things are about to get a little HAIRY! Moving at the speed of sound, keeping the world free from robotic tyranny—it’s SONIC THE HEDGEHOG! One of the most beloved video game icons speeds into brand new comic book stories with new friends, new foes and new adventures! It’s Sonic—UNLEASHED! The corrupting energies of Dark Gaia have infected our heroic hedgehog, transforming him into the fearsome WEREHOG! It’s up to his old buddies Mighty and Ray to tame the savage beast! And the race for the Chaos Emeralds grows direr as the Freedom Fighters fight for their lives against the fearsome E-100 killer robots! SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 4: CONTROL collects SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #264-267.

Script: Ian Flynn, Benjamin Bailey, Joey Esposito, Eric Esquivel
Art: Tyson Hesse, James Fry, Jamal Peppers, Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata
Cover: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante
978-1-62738-955-6
$12.99/$14.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16″
TR
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 9/30

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #277

SONIC TAKES THE LEAD in the race to fix the planet! “Thunder, Rain and Lightning”: Sonic and the team link up with Lupe to destroy one of Dr. Eggman’s super badniks!  How does this tie into fixing the shattered world?  And just what secrets does Lupe keep?  Then, in “Hidden Costs” Part One, Sally and Bunnie hunt down the final Chaos Emerald—which is in the heart of Egg Boss Clove’s forbidden territory! Featuring cover art from jammin’ Jamal Peppers and a “BATTLE!” variant from Sonic comics all-star Tyson Hesse!

Script: Ian Flynn & Aleah Baker
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, Gabriel Cassata and John Workman
CVR A Reg: Jamal Peppers, Rick Bryant and Ben Hunzeker
CVR B Variant: Tyson Hesse
On Sale Date: 10/14
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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SONIC UNIVERSE #80

The FUTURE is in DANGER, and only Silver the Hedgehog can make things right! “The Silver Age” Part Two: Silver has teamed up with Prof. von Schlemmer and they have a plan for stopping the Genesis Portals!  This seems like the solution everyone’s been waiting for—but why doesn’t the Council want to hear it?  The mystery deepens as a voice calls out to Silver—a voice that only he can hear!  Will our unlikely heroes uncover the conspiracy, or die trying? Featuring cover art from the Sonic comic master Tracy Yardley and a CHAOS CRISIS variant by Rafa Knight!
Script: Evan Stanley

Art: Tracey Yardley, Jim Amash, Matt Herms and Jack Morelli
CVR A Reg: Tracy Yardley and Matt Herms
CVR B Variant: Rafa Knight
On Sale Date: 9/23
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

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WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #53

Archie, Betty, Jughead and Ethel are excited for another fun Halloween bash that Veronica’s throwing—and this time, she’s pulled out all the stops to make it a memorable one! From a secret location with creepy dolls and clowns, the gang is sure to be frightened… just one question: where is the woman of the hour? And why do those dolls seem to be following them wherever they go? Find out in the frightfully fun “Scary, Scary Doooo,” the brand new lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Alex Simmons
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy
Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 9/16
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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SDCC 2015: Archie’s Convention Exclusives

Archie Comics has revealed the full line-up of exclusives for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con!

These must-have limited edition exclusives are available at the Archie Comics Booth #1829 from July 9-12 while supplies last! Stay tuned for more announcements including their full line-up of panels, signing schedules, and more in the coming weeks!

ARCHIE #1 SDCC Exclusive Variant A

Get in on the ground floor of this summer’s most-talked about comic book relaunch from the superstar creative team of Mark Waid and Fiona Staples with this Comic-Con International: San Diego exclusive ARCHIE #1 variant cover! Featuring brand-new cover artwork from series artist Fiona Staples depicting Archie, Betty, and Jughead enjoying the outdoors, this variant is extremely limited and a must-have for all attendees!

Price: $20.00

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ARCHIE #1 SDCC Exclusive Variant B

Get in on the ground floor of this summer’s most-talked about comic book relaunch from the superstar creative team of Mark Waid and Fiona Staples with this additional Comic-Con International: San Diego exclusive ARCHIE #1 variant cover! Featuring cover artwork from series artist Fiona Staples depicting the gang outside of Riverdale High, this variant is extremely limited and a must-have for all attendees!

Price: $20.00

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Also available at the Archie Comics Booth:

ARCHIE #1 Fiona Staples Regular Cover

ARCHIE #1 Blank Sketch Cover

MEGA MAN #50 “Worlds Unite” SDCC Exclusive Sketch Variant

Celebrate 50 issues of Mega Man with the latest chapter in the globe-smashing Sonic/Mega Man crossover event featuring a Comic-Con International: San Diego exclusive cover! This special edition anniversary comic showcases in-progress cover artwork by Archie Action Legend Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante! Don’t miss out on this limited edition comic featuring everyone’s favorite super fighting robot!

Price: $10.00

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SDCC Exclusive Dark Circle Comics Poster

Featuring a stunning pin-up of 2015’s hottest new comic book series THE BLACK HOOD, THE FOX, THE SHIELD and THE HANGMAN by THE SHIELD artist Drew Johnson!

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Archie Comics Teams with Retailers for Exclusive Archie #1 Variant Covers

Archie Comics is proud to reveal the full line-up of retailer exclusive variant covers for this summer’s blockbuster Archie relaunch by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples! After teaming with retailers for exclusive variant covers for the debut issues of the hit-series Afterlife with Archie and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, they knew it was time to do something even more special with the release of Archie #1 on July 8.

Featuring an all new story from comics legend Mark Waid and stunning artwork from superstar Fiona Staples, these Archie #1 retailer exclusive variant covers are by the best and brightest talents in the industry including Jae Lee, Terry Moore, Cameron Stewart, and many more!

Take a look at the full assortment of retailer exclusive covers below and pre-order the covers you want with these great retailers!

 

 

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here! What’s everyone doing now that the weather’s warm? While you figure that out, here’s some news to keep you busy.

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The Hollywood Reporter – ‘Walking Dead’ Creator Inks Overall Deal at AMC – Not too shocking considering the success he’s had for them.

CBS News – Inside “Fun Home,” graphic novel turned Broadway musical – Can’t wait to see this.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – Archie #666

CBR – Bizarro #1

The Beat – Nonplayer #2

Talking Comics – Secret Wars #3

CBR – Spider-Woman #8

CBR – X-Tinction Agenda #1

Review: Archie #666

archie666The importance of Archie Andrews to comics is often understated, even if it shouldn’t be.  For a long while in the history of the medium, it was the romance genre which ruled, and although most of them have come and gone (or changed into something else) Archie is still here from a time and place that makes him almost an anachronism.  Those that know of Archie most likely know of him from comics that they read when they were young, and while people look for edgier comics when they get older, the creative teams behind Archie have tried to keep the character modern and relevant.  A lot of this has to do with updating the character, putting phones and computers into the somewhat similar formula from issue to issue.  The next big change for Archie comes following this issue, as there will be no #667, but rather a new reboot into a new #1.

This is an interesting development in itself, as Archie has been published almost as long as some of the other greats of the genre, with other long running series like Detective Comics and Action Comics getting just past 700 issue before being rebooted.  In this case it is a chance to reminisce as Archie is facing his 666th detention and Weatherbee debates whether or not to expel him (as a side note most high school students don’t have 600 days of class in high school, so when Weatherbee says it is a Guiness record, he might be right.)  This allows his friends to commiserate and to figure out why Archie has been so important to them over the years, which is a bit of meta-writing to describe what the fans themselves might think.

While this issue does not have the same weight as other issues might which have ended a long run, it still manages to get right what it must.  At the same time, this is still very much an Archie story, and those looking for something more will likely be disappointed here.  All the same this represents a little piece of comic history and one that probably won’t get its due.

Story:  Tom DeFalco Art: Dan Parent, Fernando Ruiz, Tim Kennedy, and Pat Kennedy 
Story: 7.8 Art: 7.8  Overall: 7.8  Recommendation: Read  

Archie Comics provided Graphic Policy with a free copy for review.

Preview: Archie #666

ARCHIE #666

Script: Tom DeFalco
Art: Dan Parent, Fernando Ruiz, Pat and Tim Kennedy
Cover: Dan Parent
Connecting Variant Cover Part 1 (Betty): Dan Parent
Connecting Variant Cover Part 2 (Veronica): Dan Parent
Connecting Variant Cover Part 3 (Jughead): Dan Parent
Connecting Variant Cover Part 4 (Kevin): Dan Parent
Connecting Variant Cover Part 5 (Reggie): Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 6/3
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

On the eve of the game-changing ARCHIE #1, an all-star cast of Riverdale’s finest creators join forces to celebrate one of the longest-running comic series ever in the much-loved Archie style! Take a look back at Archie’s wonderful life and the many lives he’s lived in a zany, heartfelt and hilarious adventure that will be a must-have for fans old and new—and a can’t-miss, one-of-a-kind collector’s item. A dazzling journey through the world of Archie with plenty of winks and nods to what’s come before, ARCHIE #666 caps off a legendary run of comic excellence while opening the door to the next thrilling chapter—featuring six covers celebrating Archie’s vibrant history.

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Archie Comics in August 2015

THE SHIELD #2

NEW ONGOING SERIES FROM DARK CIRCLE!  “Daughter of the Revolution, Part 2” Running out of places to hide, the Shield discovers she is not without allies. Detective Nicole Simmons seems to know exactly who—and what—the Shield is, but with the enigmatic government agent Walter Chase closing the noose, the pair faces two difficult questions: why is the Shield back now… and whose side is she really on?

Script: Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig
Art: Drew Johnson, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick
The Shield #2 CVR A Reg: David Williams
The Shield #2 CVR B Variant: Steve Rude
The Shield #2 CVR C Variant: Evan Shaner
The Shield #2 CVR D Variant: Wilfredo Torres
On Sale Date: 8/19
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE #2

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

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Fiona Staples
Archie #2 CVR A Reg Cover: Fiona Staples
Archie #2 CVR B Variant: Howard Chaykin with Jesus Aburto
Archie #2 CVR C Variant: Erica Henderson
Archie #2 CVR D Variant: Paul Renaud
Archie #2 CVR E Variant: Paolo Rivera
Archie #2 CVR F Variant: Chrissie Zullo
On Sale Date: 8/19
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #264

Archie, along with his furry friend Vegas and brainy buddy Dilton, are visiting Denny—a young, shy boy who Dilton has worked with to create his own website. Meanwhile, Vegas helps some shy, young friends of his own when he encounters some abandoned puppies left under a garbage dumpster in a rain storm. Can he find safety for these pups? How can Denny help? Find out in “Happiness is a Wagging Tail!” the heart-warming lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Alex Simmons
Art: Rex Lindsey
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 9/2
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #17

Archie wants to do something special for Betty’s birthday, so he decides to bake her a cake—unfortunately, Archie’s never actually tried to bake a cake before! But how hard can it be? With his good pal Jughead by his side, he should be able to accomplish anything he sets his mind to. Providing, of course, that Jughead doesn’t eat everything before he even gets a chance to start baking! Will Archie give Betty the best birthday gift ever? Or is this plan a cake mistake? Find out in “Caketastrophe,” the fun lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Francis Bonnet
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 8/26
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE GIANT COMICS SPOTLIGHT (TR)

We’re shining a spotlight on some of the best and brightest stories Archie has to offer in this newest installment of our Giant series! This fun-packed, laugh-a-minute volume collects 480 pages of the wild humor and teenage tomfoolery that have made Archie comic stories popular for over 70 years!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
978-1-62738-991-4
$7.99/$8.99CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16”
TR
480 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 9/9

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BETTY & VERONICA #277

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

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

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BETTY & VERONICA COMICS ANNUAL #236

The BFFs are back with even more pages of fun! Veronica’s upset—her father plans on buying a robot for their mansion. Wait—what’s so bad about that?! Veronica’s convinced this new robot will cause nothing but turmoil in her family’s home, but Betty disagrees. Will this robot be a help or a hindrance? Find out in “Nice Advice1” the fun ALL-NEW lead story to this comics annual!

Script: George Gladir
Art: Bill Galvan, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 8/26
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

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B&V FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #245

It’s time for a double dose of fun with everyone’s favorite BFFs and their gal pals! The time has come for Ethel to have her moment in the spotlight—when she performs at a comedy club! Betty, Veronica and all of their friends have done all they could to support their friend Ethel—but will they still be laughing when they find out the target of her jokes? Find out in “Make ‘Em Laugh,” this hilarious BRAND NEW lead story to this JUMBO-sized comics digest!

Script: Alex Simmons, Dan Parent
Art: Bill Galvan, Dan Parent
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 9/9
288-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

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MEGA MAN 10: LEGENDS OF THE BLUE BOMBER (TR)

Mega Man is back to make legendary new adventures in an all-new graphic novel! Before, you stood at the Blue Bomber’s side as he fought the impossible odds of Dr. Wily. This time, he’s bringing the fight to you! Join Dr. Wily’s latest team of Robot Masters and see through their eyes as they fight against Mega Man! Get a taste of what it’s like to be on the villains’ side, all while a sinister plot is brewing, leading up to one of the most climactic moments in Mega Man history! MEGA MAN VOL. 10 collects MEGA MAN #41-44.

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Powree, Gary Martin, John Workman, and Matt Herms
Cover: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante
978-1-62738-944-0
$12.99/$14.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16″
TR
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 9/16

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MEGA MAN #52

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

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tyson Hesse, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Mega Man #52 CVR A Reg: T. Rex
Mega Man #52 CVR B Variant: Reilly Brown
Epic Poster Variant (pt 12 of 12): Ben Bates
On Sale Date: 8/19
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

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SONIC BOOM #11

Follow up after the “WORLDS UNITE” crossover with a BOOM in this EXPLOSIVE eleventh issue! “Eggman Gets a Gorilla”: When Dr. Eggman’s regular robotic enforcers just can’t cut the mustard, he hires some additional help! (Because, seriously, how hard is it to cut mustard?) Introducing the mighty, Kyle the Gorilla! Is he really the next APE wonder of the world?  Or will Sonic get yet another reason to point and laugh? You’ll be pointing and laughing too-but in a good way! Featuring cover art by rising star Diana Skelly plus a “BOOMTASTIC” variant with art provided by SEGA!

Script: Sam Sandak Freiberger
Art: Diana Skelly, Rick Bryant, John Workman and Matt Herms
Sonic Boom #11 CVR A Reg: Diana Skelly, Rick Bryant and Matt Herms
Sonic Boom #11 CVR B Variant: SEGA
On Sale Date: 9/2
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #276

The BLUE BLUR IS BACK from the events of “WORLDS UNITE” and ready to save the world! In “Cold Hearted,” Sonic embarks on a quest through the arctic to find and recover the all-important Gaia Keys! Collecting them all is essential for fixing the shattered world. It’s a pretty chill mission until Egg Boss Tundra steps in to put the freeze on Sonic’s plans! Meanwhile, Dr. Eggman is “Back in Business” as he braves the unknown to find his most treasured killing machine Metal Sonic! Featuring cover art by newcomer Adam Bryce Thomas plus a “HERO” variant with art provided by SEGA!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas
Sonic the Hedgehog #276 CVR A Reg: Adam Bryce Thomas, Rick Bryant, Matt Herms
Sonic the Hedgehog #276 CVR B Variant: SEGA
On Sale Date: 9/9
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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SONIC UNIVERSE #79

SILVER THE HEDGEHOG RETURNS in an ALL-NEW adventure! Enter:”The Silver

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

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

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SONIC UNIVERSE 10: SCRAMBLED (TR)

Move over, Sonic—it’s the villainous DR. EGGMAN’s time to shine! For years, Dr. Eggman’s runty underling, Snively, has been sneakily plotting to overthrow him. Now Snively enacts his grandest plan to take over the Eggman Empire—and this time, he might just succeed! It will take all of Dr. Eggman’s cruelty and cunning to maintain his position of power. Is he up to the task? Or will this be the mad scientist’s final defeat? All will be revealed in the egg-celent Sonic Universe vol. 10, collecting stories from Sonic Universe #37-40!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Steve Downer
Cover: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash and Steve Downer
978-1-62738-938-9
$12.99/$14.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16″
TR
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 8/19

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WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #52

It’s the last weekend of summer and Archie has every intention of making the most out of his final day of freedom before school starts! There’s just one problem… The List! Archie’s dad gave him a list of chores at the beginning of the summer that he swore would be done before school started. Well, he’s out of summer and not a single chore has even been started, so Archie’s not going anywhere until he clears that list! Will he complete his chores in time to still have some fun, or will his last day of vacation be a real summer bummer? Find out in “The Endless List of Summer!” the fun lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 8/19
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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THE SHIELD #1

NEW ONGOING SERIES FROM DARK CIRCLE! “Daughter of the Revolution, Part 1” Since the dawn of the republic, whenever her country faces its blackest days, she returns: a spirit of the revolution sent to fight for what is right. But when she reappears for the first time in a generation with no memories—not even of her own identity—and encounters an evil force expecting her arrival, all the Shield can do is… run!

Script: Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig
Art: David Williams, Gary Martin, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Cover: David Williams
Variant Cover: Wilfredo Torres
Variant Cover: Andrew Robinson
Variant Cover: Rafael Albuquerque
Dark Circle Movie Throwback Variant Cover: Robert Hack
On Sale Date: 6/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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THE BLACK HOOD #5

CONCLUDING THE FIRST, NOIR ARC OF THE FLAGSHIP DARK CIRCLE COMICS SERIES! “Bullet’s Kiss, Part 5”:The Black Hood finally corners the mysterious “Connection” on the abandoned seventh floor of City Hall. No cops, no witness—just the two of them, ready to throw down. But when the Connection finally reveals his identity, Greg realizes the game was rigged from the beginning. And it’s going to take all of the Black Hood’s strength to walk out of this building alive…

Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Michael Gaydos, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick
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Black Hood #5 CVR B Variant: David Mack
Black Hood #5 CVR C Variant: Howard Chaykin
Black Hood #5 CVR D Variant: Dennis Calero
Black Hood #5 CVR E Variant: Matthew Dow Smith
On Sale Date: 6/24
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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THE FOX #4

NEW ONGOING SERIES FROM DARK CIRCLE! “Fox Hunt, Part 4”: The FOX has been punched, thrown, stabbed, crushed, shot at and smothered by a virtual army of super villains—but nothing is stopping Paul Patton, Jr. from finding his son! But that was just for starters—get ready for intense action and psychedelic paranoia as The Fox straddles the line between reality and a world of NIGHTMARE! Who is behind all of this madness? Will Fox’s son, the Ghost Fox, make it out of the city alive? Find out as the hunt continues! Featuring cover art from Dean Haspiel, Irvin Rodriguez, Dirk Shearer and Jay Shaw!

Plot: Dean Haspiel
Art: Dean Haspiel, John Workman and Allen Passalaqua
Script: Mark Waid
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The Fox #4 CVR B Variant: Irvin Rodriguez
The Fox #4 CVR C Variant: Dirk Shearer
The Fox #4 CVR D Variant: Jay Shaw
On Sale Date: 7/8
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE #1

COMIC SUPERSTARS MARK WAID AND FIONA STAPLES REIMAGINE AN ICON! Change is coming to Riverdale in this can’t-miss kick-off to Archie’s new ongoing series! Familiar faces return in new and unexpected ways in this must-have #1 issue! As the new school year approaches, you’d think Archie Andrews would be looking forward to classes and fun—but nothing is as it seems in the little town of Riverdale. But is this a one-off or a sign of bigger changes awaiting for America’s favorite teens—and the entire town? Find out in this exciting and remarkable first issue!

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Fiona Staples
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Archie #1 CVR B Variant: J. Scott Campbell
Archie #1 CVR C Variant: Colleen Coover
Archie #1 CVR D Variant: Tania del Rio
Archie #1 CVR E Variant: Joe Eisma
Archie #1 CVR F Variant: Francesco Francavilla
Archie #1 CVR G Variant: Genevieve F.T.
Archie #1 CVR H Variant: Michael Gaydos
Archie #1 CVR I Variant: Sanford Greene
Archie #1 CVR J Variant: Robert Hack, Steve Downer
Archie #1 CVR K Variant: Dean Haspiel
Archie #1 CVR L Variant: David Mack
Archie #1 CVR M Variant: Moritat
Archie #1 CVR N Variant: Mike Norton
Archie #1 CVR O Variant: Jerry Ordway, Jose Villarubia
Archie #1 CVR P Variant: Ramon K. Perez
Archie #1 CVR Q Variant: Ron Salas
Archie #1 CVR R Variant: Greg Scott, Steve Downer
Archie #1 CVR S Variant: T. Rex, Andre Szymanowicz
Archie #1 CVR T Variant: Brittney Williams
Archie #1 CVR U Variant: Chip Zdarsky
Archie #1 CVR V Variant: Blank Sketch
On Sale Date: 7/8
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #262

Summer time is here and Archie and Veronica are ready to hit the hot sands of Riverdale Beach! Archie’s looking forward to a relaxing day laying out in the sun, but when Veronica gets too picky about where to set up shop on the beach, Archie’s day of rest turns into a “Beach of Burden”! Enjoy this brand new summer-fun lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Tom DeFalco
Art: Bob Bolling, Jack Morelli, Jim Amash
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 7/1
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE COMICS SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE #7

Something amazing is happening in Riverdale! The Archie Comic Super Special Magazine returns with this summer spectacular-themed edition! School is out and that means Archie and the Gang will be hanging out at the beach, laying pool side, spending time at Pop’s and having tons of fun in the sun! It’s classic summer fun and hi-jinks from the Archie vault. All this plus the latest Archie news, a brand new cover and much, much more in this jam-packed magazine!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 6/24
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE’S FAVORITE HIGH SCHOOL COMICS (TR)

Continuing the tradition of the TOP SELLING Best of Archie series, ARCHIE’S FAVORITE HIGH SCHOOL COMICS takes readers into a world of laughter and discovery with full-color story gems about Archie, Betty, Veronica and friends and their trials and tribulations at Riverdale High School! This title reveals a special treasure trove of over 400 pages of classic hand-selected Archie Comics stories and is designed for both kids and adults to discover and enjoy together. This collection is a must-have for all ages!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
978-1-62738-953-2
$9.99/$10.99CAN
5 1/4 x 7 1/2”
TR
416 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 7/8

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BETTY & VERONICA #276

Betty and Veronica are living life as one another on the next leg of their world tour: Seoul, South Korea! In this new country they discover their voices—literally—when they are approached with the musical offer of a lifetime! Meanwhile, trouble is brewing back at home in Riverdale, USA, as transfer student Violette is ready to call it quits and head back home to France! Will the girls at Riverdale High make their school more welcoming to these new transfers? And just how well will these new girls fit in with everyone in town? All these questions and more will be answered in this exciting, penultimate chapter of “Farewell, Betty & Veronica”!

Script: Michael Uslan
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Cover: Andrew Pepoy, Ben Hunzeker
On Sale Date: 6/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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BETTY & VERONICA: GIRLS RULE! (TR)

Anything boys can do, girls can do better! The gals are taking center stage and showing the boys who’s boss! Watch the girls as they challenge their male counterparts to a dance-off, show them what’s what on the sports field and even fight crime! It’s not just a battle of the sexes, but also a fun walk through history, highlighting important female figures throughout time standing up for what’s right! This collection spotlights the girls of Riverdale, including Betty, Veronica, Nancy, Cheryl, Ethel, Ginger, Trula Twyst and Brigitte, featuring a special introduction by comics legend Gail Simone! In this collection, the girls really do rule!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
978-1-62738-952-5
$10.99/$11.99CAN
5 1/4 x 8”
TR
224 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 7/1

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BETTY & VERONICA COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #234

When Archie and Reggie get into a heated volleyball match with two rivals from Pembrooke High, Betty and Veronica are not happy waiting on the sidelines for their dates to finish up—and they’re especially not happy to watch them lose so miserably! When they offer some solid advice on how to win the game, they guys don’t want to listen—so it’s up to the girls to reclaim Riverdale’s title in “Volley Dollies,” the new lead story to this fun comics double digest!

Script: George Gladir
Art: Jeff Shultz, Jack Morelli, Jim Amash
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 6/24
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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B&V FRIENDS COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #244

Josie and the Pussycats are back and take center stage in this brand new story! When the Pussycats are set to audition for “The Midvale Morning Show” summer concert series, infamous-meddler Alexandra Cabot does everything she can to ruin their chances and snag the spotlight all to herself! Will she succeed, or will she just make a monster out of herself? Find out in “Showstopper,” the hilarious lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: J. Torres
Art: Gisele Lagace, Jack Morelli
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 7/8
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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MEGA MAN #50

Celebrate 50 issues of Mega Man with the latest chapter in the globe-smashing SONIC/MEGA MAN crossover event! “Worlds Unite” Part Four: Act One comes to its mind-blowing conclusion! Sigma’s plan reaches its first stage, and the worlds of Sonic and Mega Man have fused!  It’s definitely going to take more than one hero to stop the threat from the future—maybe even ten!  Sonic, Mega Man, X, Sticks, the Freedom Fighters, Robot Masters and Maverick Hunters—UNITE!  PLUS: Stick around for a special bonus anniversary story as Mega Man and X meet for the first time!  Featuring a wrap-around cover from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante! PLUS 5 variant covers from Edwin Huang, Irvin Rodriguez, Patrick Thomas Parnell, Roger & Idalia Robinson and part 4 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Dan Schoening, POWREE, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli and Luis Delgado
Mega Man #50 Wrap-around CVR A Reg: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
Mega Man #50 CVR B Variant: Roger and Idalia Robinson
Mega Man #50 CVR C Variant: Edwin Huang
Mega Man #50 CVR D Variant: Irvin Rodriguez
Mega Man #50 CVR E Variant: Patrick Thomas Parnell
Epic Poster Variant (pt 4 of 12): Ben Bates
On Sale Date: 6/17
48-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S

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MEGA MAN: WORLDS UNITE BATTLES #1

ALL-NEW DIRECT MARKET-EXCLUSIVE special! There are so many epic battles in the SONIC/MEGA MAN crossover event that the biggest brawls of the bunch have exploded into their very own book! This extra-special bonus issue features exciting duels spilling over from the pages of the much-talked about “Worlds Unite” event, and feature an all-star cast of creators! Watch Mega Man bring the ruckus to the Deadly Six, the Maverick Hunters ultimate showdown with Vile and Dr. Light’s Robot Masters tussle with the unstoppable power of hero-turned-uber-villain Sonic Man! LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE! Also featuring variant art from Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, and a special wrap-around cover and sketch variant by Sonic and Mega Man superstars Evan Stanley & Jamal Peppers!

SCRIPT: Ian Flynn, Howard Mackie, T. Rex
ART: Ben Bates, Jamal Peppers, Brent McCarthy, Rachel Deering and Elaina Unger
Cover: Evan Stanley, Jamal Peppers, Phyllis Novin and Ben Hunzeker
Sketch Variant Cover: Evan Stanley and Jamal Peppers
United Variant Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
On Sale Date: 6/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

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SONIC UNIVERSE #77

The next exciting chapter in the SONIC/MEGA MAN “WORLDS UNITE” crossover event starts here! “Worlds Unite” Part Five: The worlds of Sonic and Mega Man have been joined together by Sigma, and it’s going to take a full-on army of unified heroes to make it right!  Actually—scratch that—it’s going to take some heroes AND some villains! When the mysterious and malicious Xander Payne inexplicably arrives with Drs. Eggman and Wily in tow, our heroes get new insight into Sigma’s plans! Featuring cover art from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante and variant cover art from CLAUS-Justin Harder (Thor: the Dark World, SNL) and part 5 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Edwin Huang, Gary Martin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
Super-group Variant Cover: CLAUS-Justin Harder
Epic Poster Variant (pt5 of 12): Ben Bates
On Sale Date: 6/24
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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SONIC BOOM #9

The SONIC/MEGA MAN crossover event GOES BOOM! “Worlds Unite” Part Six: The war against Sigma has been waged!  Sonic, Mega Man and X lead their unified friends against hordes of mechaniloids led by the armored, super-powered Deadly Six!  That sounds pretty scary and exciting, and now is definitely the time for everyone to work together and pay close attention. Especially Sticks. She tends to do some distracting stuff, like falling off the Sky Patrol and landing into a Genesis Portal or something—wait? Did she really? Well, where did she land?  No way!  Is that – -?! You won’t believe where Sticks lands, but what you BETTER believe is that this issue sports some awesome cover art by Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante and the return of the EVIL FRIENDS FOREVER (E.F.F.) variant by Brent McCarthy! Plus part 6 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Edwin Huang, Gary Martin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
Evil Friends Forever E.F.F. Variant Cover: Brent McCarthy
Epic Poster Variant (pt6 of 12): Ben Bates
On Sale Date: 7/1
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #274

The heroes of the SONIC/MEGA MAN crossover event: AT WAR?! “Worlds Unite” Part Seven: The unified army is not so unified anymore!  What has driven Mega Man, X and their robot companions to attack Sonic and the Freedom Fighters?  Drs. Eggman and Wily may have the answer!  Or a weapon.  Could a weapon be the answer?  Or is it more trademark treachery?  Meanwhile, Sigma grows in power, preparing for the next phase of his master plan! And speaking of masters, this issue features cover art from master-artist Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, a CG-SLUGFEST Variant cover from Rafa Knight and part 7 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Edwin Huang, Gary Martin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
CG-SLUGFEST Variant Cover: Rafa Knight
Epic Poster Variant (pt7 of 12): Ben Bates
On Sale Date: 7/8
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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SONIC ARCHIVES #25 (TR)

Treachery and mystery abound in the next exciting installment of the SONIC ARCHIVES graphic novel series! Sonic finds himself caught in the middle as heroes and villains alike plot and plan their own agendas—what’s a super-speedy hedgehog to do? Dr. Eggman draws his wayward people into a city-sized trap! The power of the kingdom is snuck out from under Princess Sally by a double-sleeper agent! Sonic faces down his super-powerful cyborg rival! SONIC ARCHIVES VOLUME 25 collects SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #92-95.

Script: Ken Penders, Karl Bollers
Art: Ken Penders, Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, James Fry, Ron Lim, Michael Higgins, Jim Amash
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
978-1-61988-964-4
$7.99/$8.99CAN
5 x 7 3/8”
TR
112 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 7/15

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WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #51

In this JUMBO-sized version of World of Archie, we’ve got not one, but TWO new stories for you! First, in “A Knight to Remember,” Archie gets Medieval during a nap on the beach, where he learns how history can help him shape his future! Then, in “Let’s Pretend,” everyone’s favorite little troublemaker Pat the Brat returns and takes a trip up the beanstalk—but he might have worse things to fear than the giant! Enjoy these fun trips into the imaginary world in this jumbo comics digest!

Script: George Gladir, J. Torres
Art: Jeff Shultz, Tim Levins, Jack Morelli
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 6/17
288-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

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Archie Reveals all the Variant Covers for Archie #1

Archie Comics shocked readers across the world with the announcement of this summer’s game-changing Archie #1 featuring the blockbuster creative team of Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. The publisher has revealed the full line-up of covers for Archie #1 which will be available in comic shops July 8th.

Change is coming to Riverdale in this can’t-miss kick-off to Archie’s new ongoing series! Familiar faces return in new and unexpected ways in this must-have #1 issue! As the new school year approaches, you’d think Archie Andrews would be looking forward to classes and fun—but nothing is as it seems in the little town of Riverdale. But is this a one-off or a sign of bigger changes awaiting for America’s favorite teens—and the entire town?

Check out all of the covers below!

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