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Archie Comics in November 2015

THE BLACK HOOD #7

“The Lonely Crusade, Part 1” Greg Hettinger returns to Philadelphia and promises his closest friend, Jessie Dupree, that his hood-wearing vigilante days are over. But it’s a promise he’s going to struggle to keep—especially when a gang calling themselves “The Crusaders” are prowling the City of Brotherly Love, scooping up “undesirables” and asking if they want to be saved…    The second action-packed arc of The Black Hood begins here!

Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Michael Gaydos, Jesus Aburto, Rachel Deering
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Variant Cover: David Mack
On Sale Date: 11/25
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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THE HANGMAN #2

Join us as we embark on the highway to Hell—and a meet and greet with its overlord, the devil himself! Who will be the one ultimately taking this horrifying trip? Find out as we learn the truth about who and what the Hangman actually is… and the shocking legacy that accompanies him.

Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Felix Ruiz
Cover: Tim Bradstreet
Variant Cover: Mike Huddleston
On Sale Date: 12/2
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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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
Cover: David Williams
Variant Covers: Joe Eisma, Ron Salas, Wilfredo Torres
On Sale Date: 11/18
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE #4

The biggest comic series of the year continues! What was the “lipstick incident” that pushed Archie and Betty apart? And can the smartest boy in Riverdale fix it? The spotlight is on Dilton and Moose as, together, they show what friendship is really all about! We’re pleased to welcome ANNIE WU (BLACK CANARY, HAWKEYE) to Riverdale, as she takes over art duties in this brand new issue!

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Annie Wu
Cover: Annie Wu
Variant Covers: Mahmud Asrar, Francesco Francavilla, Jaime Hernandez with Rosario “Tito” Peña, Joe Quinones, Paul Renaud
On Sale Date: 11/25
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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JUGHEAD #2

Zdarsky and Henderson return with the next issue of the all-new Jughead! Things continue to be amiss at Riverdale High as Coach Clayton gets replaced by a tough-as-nails, take-no-prisoner Phys-Ed teacher! Can he be stopped or will Jughead have to become… physically active? The answer lies in the far future…

Script: Chip Zdarsky
Art: Erica Henderson
Cover: Erica Henderson
Variant Covers: Veronica Fish, Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack with Steve Downer, Les McClaine with Steve Downer
On Sale Date: 11/18
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #266

The town leaders are planning a dazzling holiday show right in the center of Riverdale Square! Unfortunately, the Christmas spectacular turns into holiday havoc when they experience unforeseen technical difficulties! It’s up to Archie and his friends to revive this merry meltdown—and quick! Can they turn the show around and get everyone back into the holiday spirit in time? Find out in “Holiday Light,” the fun, new lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Alex Simmons
Art: Fernando Ruiz
Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 12/2
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #20

Betty has surprised everyone with a new tradition for the Christmas season: a low-budget Secret Santa! Ok, that’s not that surprising, but here’s the twist… all of the gifts have to be hand-made! There’s nothing more heartfelt than a gift made by hand—unless, of course, if you’re all-thumbs! How will some of our not-so-crafty pals ‘n’ gals fare in this new holiday tradition? Find out in “Not-So-Secret Santas,” the all-new fun and festive lead story to this JUMBO-sized comics digest!

Script: Tania Del Rio
Art: Fernando Ruiz
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 11/25
256-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

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B&V FRIENDS COMICS ANNUAL #246

While holiday shopping, Betty and Veronica spot a store Santa who has been abandoned by his elves at the last minute—right before a “Take Your Photo with Santa” event! Betty convinces Veronica that they should get into the spirit and help out—but when they do, Santa’s joy turns quickly to panic as his well-meaning helpers unintentionally cause some Christmas chaos! “Naughty or Nice” is a brand new hilarious holiday story you won’t want to miss—kicking off a laugh-filled comics annual featuring even more pages of fun!

Script: James Gartler
Art: Bill Galvan
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 12/9
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

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JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #18

In order to squirm out of getting in trouble with Mr. Weatherbee for their latest shenanigans, Archie and Jughead volunteer to head up the Riverdale High School Holiday Decorating Committee. Unfortunately, neither of them is very talented at decorating! Will they get some special holiday help to clean up their mess and turn Riverdale High into a winter wonderland? Or are they doomed to spend Christmas in detention? Find out in “Santa’s Little Helpers!” the brand new lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 12/9
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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MEGA MAN #55

THE MEGA-EPIC, MEGA-MOMENTOUS LAST ISSUE OF MEGA MAN BEFORE HIATUS IS HERE! “Everlasting Peace”: When an experiment at the Chronos Institute goes awry, Dr. Light is sent on a journey through time and space! Join us as we follow Mega Man across the ages and learn what it really means to be “Mega Man”! What legacy will the Blue Bomber leave and what will Dr. Light gain from this epic journey? Find out as we take a historic glimpse into the legendary adventures of Mega Man featuring the worlds of Mega Man, Mega Man X and even further beyond for the FIRST TIME EVER with the worlds of Mega Man Zero, Mega Man ZX and Mega Man Legends! Featuring cover art by the legendary Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante and a really rocking “ROCK MAN” variant cover by long-time Mega Man artist Ryan Jampole!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jamal Peppers
Cover: Patrick Spaziante
Variant Cover: Ryan Jampole
On Sale Date: 11/18
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #279

SONIC is in the FIGHT FOR HIS LIFE in—”Face of the Enemy” Part Two: Sonic and his friends are at the mercy of Egg Boss Nephthys and her Egg Army! They came to rescue a Gaia Key Guardian-but can they manage to escape with their lives?! Then, in the finale to “Hidden Costs,” revelations abound! Sally and Clove both think their plans have succeeded-but at what cost? Featuring cover art by jamming Jamal Peppers and Sonic CG artist supreme Rafa Knight!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman & Gabriel Cassata
Cover: Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin & Ben Hunzeker
Variant Cover: Rafa Knight
On Sale Date: 12/9
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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SONIC UNIVERSE #82

ENTER THE FINAL FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE! “The Silver Age” part four: The finale to Silver’s latest adventure! Silver simply doesn’t have the might to stop the creature menacing his time. Maybe the combined brain power of Gold and Prof. von Schlemmer can help! It’s a knock-down, drag-out fight for the fate of the future with a shocking ending you’ll never see coming-even if you’re psychic! Featuring cover art by the “Silver Age” writer herself, Evan Stanley, plus a special “Movie Poster Variant” by the terrific T. Rex!

Script: Evan Stanley
Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli & Matt Herms
Cover: Evan Stanley
Variant Cover: T. Rex
On Sale Date: 11/25
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

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WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #55

Archie, desperate for money to buy Christmas gifts, decides to lower himself in the worst possible way for a little Christmas cash: he’s going to rent himself out to his friends—at least, they WERE his friends, until they decide to take advantage of Archie’s situation by making him to do all the holiday chores they don’t want to! Will they remember the true meaning of the holiday before it’s too late? Find out in “All Worked Up!” the fun, festive new lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Angelo DeCesare
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 11/18
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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Annie Wu and Veronica Fish Join Mark Waid’s Critically Acclaimed Archie Reboot in November

Following the mega-successful and beloved launch of the new Archie book from the legendary team of Mark Waid and Fiona Staples, superstar artist Annie Wu and rising star Veronica Fish join the series in November.

Wu, known for her stellar work on hit series Hawkeye and Black Canary, will handle the art for #4 while Veronica Fish will take on issues #5 and #6.

Fans got their first glimpse at Veronica Fish’s vibrant take on the Archie gang with her promotional image for the new Riverdale series in development at The CW.

Fiona Staples, with colorists Andrew Szymanowicz and Jen Vaughn, will continue her character defining run on Archie through September’s issue #3, introducing new faces and fan favorites to the town of Riverdale.

Archie #2 by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples is on sale Wednesday at comic book stores and digitally. Archie #4 by Mark Waid and Annie Wu is available in comic book stores and digitally this November.

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Preview: Archie #2

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Script: Mark Waid
Art: Fiona Staples, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli
Cover: Fiona Staples
Variant Covers: Howard Chaykin with Jesus Aburto, Erica Henderson, Paul Renaud, Paolo Rivera, Chrissie Zullo
On Sale Date: 8/19
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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!

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Archie Renews on ComiXology and Expands to Kindle

Archie KindleArchie Comics, comiXology and Amazon have announced an expanded and renewed distribution agreement to sell Archie’s digital comic books and graphic novels across the comiXology platform and bring Archie single issues to the Amazon Kindle Store. More than 1,700 single issues are now available for sale in the Kindle Store, including the newly re-launched Archie series by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples, the upcoming New Riverdale titles as well as Archie Horror and Dark Circle comic series.

While Archie’s graphic novels have long been available in the Kindle Store, their 1,700 single issues available today include many popular series and characters from the Archie Comics catalog, including Archie, Josie And The Pussycats, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Afterlife with Archie, and a variety of Dark Circle titles.  Kindle readers will also have same day as print access to new releases, including the new Archie series by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples and the upcoming Jughead by Chip Zdarsky, Betty and Veronica by Adam Hughes and Life with Kevin by Dan Parent and J. Bone.

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San Diego Comic-Con is over, and while I make my way back to the East coast and recover, here’s some news to keep you busy.

Make sure to come back throughout the day too for tons of news and reviews. SDCC is over, but we’re not slowing down!

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Paste Magazine – Matt Kindt Announces Dept. H, A Deep Sea Survivalist Murder Mystery – This sounds awesome.

Press Telegram – Comic-Con 2015: Long Beach mayor is a nerd — and it’s awesome – Cool!

Newsarama – Barnes & Noble To Double Size of Graphic Novel/Manga Section – This could be good news.

Comics Alliance – CBS ‘Supergirl’ Adds Peter Facinelli as DC’s Maxwell Lord, Livewire and Reactron to Come – Cool.

ICv2 – Milestone Returns to DC – Woo hoo!

 

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Comic Vine – Archie #1

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Archie #1 Sells Out

Archie #1 – the much-heralded relaunch of the character from the superstar creative team of writer Mark Waid and artist Fiona Staples – has sold out at the distributor level, via Diamond, days before its release.

Readers can expect a second printing of the comic book to hit in early August with a modified cover.

ARCHIE #1 2nd Printing Cover by Fiona Staples

 

Review: Archie #1

Archie2015_01-0V-PerezIn a time when remakes and reboots are so common place, it seems as though comics have followed the horse to water on this trend, as DC and Marvel, are constantly rebooting their lines through event series and killing off and revival of characters. It was a just a matter of time, that even some of the indie comic lines, would also look to reboot their series, but I did not see this one coming… Archie. Archie has been part of my family as far back as I can remember, as my Dad introduced me to reading through reading my first Archie Digest. Although my taste in comics shifted over the years, I always ended coming back to reading Archie.

I also introduced my daughters to reading through comics, but not through Archie, but eventually one of them did end up picking it up. I also love the Afterlife with Archie series, so when I heard top talents, Mark Waid and Fiona Staples, were hopping on the series for a short run, I definitely wanted to see what they would do with it. The Archie Comics president definitely has a major plan that gives everyone a fresh look at the comics’ line. Suffice to say, these guys deliver in a major way, from the look of the book to the actual storyline, this is a nice concise book.

The story opens up with Archie breaking the third wall, as he introduces himself and Riverdale to the world. You also are introduced to Betty, who as can be seen, has broken up with Archie, who Betty is actually trying to defend to everyone. You are also introduced to Archie’s Dad, who just so happens to have taught him how to play a guitar. This sets him up, as a guitar hero at a school dance.

Waid has portrayed Archie in the most realistic view as possible, as he a teenager with normal adolescent problems and feelings. This is probably the most attractive part of this book, as I cannot remember his story being as effectual as what Waid has put in these pages. Staples definitely has done a great job here, as I am so used to her work on Saga,that I feel like I am cheating on Saga with her on this book but you can tell for her, it is a love for these characters that ring true in her illustrations. Overall, a solid reboot, and one to pick up next time you are at your local comic shop.

Story: Mark Waid Art: Fiona Staples
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Archie Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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San Diego Comic-Con is underway! What has you excited so far?

While you think about that, here’s some news to keep you busy.

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The Beat – Grant Morrison Named Editor of Heavy Metal – Now you have my interest.

The Comichron – June 2015 comics sales estimates online; seven titles over 100,000 copies – Awesome to see!

 

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Review: Archie #1

Archie2015_01-0I have a confession to make.

This was the first normal Archie story I have ever read, and the only other Archie story I have read was the After Life With Archie comic that was released free for Halloween ComicFest last year. This may come as a surprise to many of you who grew up with Archie comics, but they simply weren’t around when I was growing up in England. Only when I crossed the pond did I even hear about them, but they never caught my interest.

Until now, that is.

Archie #1 published by Archie Comics is a perfect introduction for new readers to characters that have been loved by so many for more than seven decades. Written by the fantastically talented Mark Waid (Irredeemable/Incorruptible, The Fox, Daredevil) the reimagined world of Archie #1 is rendered with a vibrant energy by the art team led by Fiona Staples.

Since I’ve never read an issue of Archie before, I have no idea if Archie talking directly to the reader is a hallmark of the comics or not, but in this issue Mark Waid utilizes the technique very well. Never quite seeming to break the fourth wall, it feels more as if you’re just another student at the school. There are also some fantastic touches when it comes to how the art team portray sound that I won’t elaborate on for fear of encroaching too close to spoiler territory.

We really get a feeling for the characters relationships in the comic, and while long time readers may already be aware of many of them, for newer readers like myself Mark Waid and the art team give you just enough to be able to discern what you need to know as the story is happening.

The all new Archie #1 does a fantastic job of bringing Archie and the gang into the 21st century without, I imagine, changing too much from the original comics. As a jumping on point for new readers it’s fantastic. I’m a big supporter of the idea that you should have fun when reading a comic, and I had a blast with Archie #1.  


Script: Mark Waid Art: Fiona Staples, Andre Szymanowicz with Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli
Story: 7.5 Art: 8 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

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

Also posted on Ramblings Of A Comics Fan

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San Diego Comic-Con’s Preview Night kicks off later today, and I’ll be there. You can check this site for news, or follow us on Twitter for updates from the show, as well as some surprises.

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Sktchd – How to Win Fans and Influence Readers: A Guide for Comic Creators on Social Media – Neat!

ICv2 – ‘LEGO Movie’ Helmers to Direct ‘Han Solo’ ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off – Cool.

Kotaku – You Should Take A Closer Look At Arkham Knight‘s Billboards – This is pretty cool.

The Daily Reveille – Hill Memorial Library to feature comic collection – If you’re in the area, check it out!

CBLDF – VICTORY in CA: Crafton Hills College Will Not Require Disclaimer on Graphic Novel Course – Mazel Tov!

 

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