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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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Talking Comics – Venture #1

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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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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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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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Archie2015_01-0Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Brett

Top Pick: Princeless: Raven, the Pirate Princess #1 (Action Lab Entertainment) – The excellent series Princeless gets its first spin-off series focused on Raven, the Pirate Princess. The fundamentals are here, this time looking at swashbuckling tales. Raven must seek revenge against her brothers who have stolen her rightful place out from under her.

Archie #1 (Archie Comics) – This is huge! Archie is kicking off a whole new era with Mark Waid and Fiona Staples at the helm. This is one folks will be talking about.

Invader Zim #1 (Oni Press) – Jhonen Vasquez’s creation is back in a new comic. This is one I’ve been waiting for ever since it was announced. It’s kind of hard to not like the cartoon it’s based on, and expect this to be a hit.

Star Wars: Lando #1 (Marvel) – Everyone’s favorite scoundrel is back and in his own mini-series. Marvel has been killing it when its come to their Star Wars comics, and I expect no difference here.

Transference #1 (Black Mask Studios) – This is an interesting time travel series that is a hell of a mind bender in the first issue alone. There’s subtle things throughout the first issue that makes it stand out from the other special teams as time travelers story. A solid first issue.

 

Alex

Top pick: The Fox #4 (Dark Circle Comics) – If you’re not reading The Fox, you’re missing out. Plain and simple, this is one of the best comics on  the rack every month.

Batman #42 (DC Comics) – Although I’m not a big fan (yet) of the Bat-bunny-mech suit, I’ve got more than enough faith to see how Snyder plays this out.

 

Edward

Top Pick: Wonderland #37 (Zenescope) – There has hardly been a misstep in this series since the change of direction under the new creative team.  The series never fails to impress and surprise and that will continue here with a new story.

Archie #1 (Archie Comics) – There is finally a lot of buzz for this publisher, and it comes in the form of a revamped Archie.  No one quite knows what that means yet, but we will know soon.

Bloodstrike #1 (Image Comics) – Rob Liefeld causes a riot any time he works on comics, as he has fans and others who are pretty much the opposite of fans.  This is his best setting though, with nothing to prove and his imagination to fuel him.  How will the new sci-fi series work out for him?

Civil War #1 (Marvel) – One of Marvel’s most contentious crossovers meets the Secret Wars world.  The mix is not an obvious one, but neither have a lot of crossovers that have involved strange mixes thus far.

Gotham Academy #8 (DC Comics) – Olive returns to Gotham’s most interesting school.  A one issue break (plus the break for Convergence) means that she has been gone for a while, and it will be interesting to see what her return means for this series.

 

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Constantine the Hellblazer #2 (DC Comics) – Funny, pretty, creepy, creative and hey everyone— it stars a bisexual character who’s not treated as a joke or fetishized!  More please!

Also props on the diverse creative team behind the comic, which may have something to do with the diversity inside the comic. PS, co-writer Ming Doyle was one of our podcast’s all time best guests. Go listen to her!

Gotham Academy #8 (DC Comics) – This book is one of the most creative things coming from DC. This issue is Olive’s mysterious Mother’s funeral. I’m gonna say it’s all Batman’s fault because he has a terrible track record with people with mental health issues.

Princeless: Raven, the Pirate Princess #1 (Action Lab Entertainment) – The name says it all. Charming, feminist, racially diverse. The number one book for kids of all ages including kids with mortgages. The new art is stronger then ever!

Storm TPB Vol. 2 (Marvel) – Storm’s first solo series was groundbreaking. If you like Storm at all, or just want to see more comics featuring women of color buy this! The story explores her personality, playing her off against some interesting foes and even more interesting friends. And the Gambit team-up is so much fun it’s criminal!

 

Paul

Top Pick: Age of Apocalypse #1 (Marvel) – I collected every issue of Age of Apocalypse when this storyline came out a million years ago.  This, to me, was one of the best X-Men runs ever released.  And I cannot wait to see the AoA region of Battleworld.  I know it won’t be exactly like the original run…but I am so excited to see these versions of the X-Men again.

Civil War #1 (Marvel) – Another storyline given a region in Battleworld, and I’m looking forward to it.  So much happened in the original run of Civil War, so I’m looking forward to reading a story where the war never ended; see what allegiances were formed, which fell apart…and who survives to see it end.

Runaways #2 (Marvel) – I really enjoyed the first issue of this series.  I’ve always enjoyed books focusing on the younger heroes of the MU (New Warriors, Young Avengers, Runaways), and I liked how this tie-in to Secret Wars took  some of my favourite heroes (Cloak and Dagger especially) and took them back to school, literally, to find their way in this new Battleworld.

 

Mr. H

Top Pick: Batman #42 – Capullo. Snyder. Every issue in this run has been white hot. I have no reason to believe the train will slow down. I don’t even want to buckle in!

Batman/ Superman #22 (DC Comics) – Gordon vs. Kent round 2. Can these two get on the same page so the World can have a Finest again?

Civil War #1 (Marvel Comics) – Where it all went wrong the first time, I’d like to see how they try to correct their mistakes or are they doomed to repeat themselves?

Spider-Man: Renew your Vows #2 (Marvel Comics) – This is the Spider-Man that I have waited for since the return of Norman Osborn wayyy back in the pages of Spider-Man #75. Last issue was very disappointing. I’m hoping Slott gives Peter the reunion with his daughter he deserves. Give him a happy ending for once!

TMNT Color Classics Series 3 #47 (IDW) – Classic Eastman/ Laird in color? Hell yeah. Loving this trip down memory lane!

 

Pharoah

Star Wars: Lando #1 (Marvel) Definitely had my interest piqued when I saw it in Previews for this month’s solicitations. He is probably one of the coolest characters within the Star Wars Expanded Universe, and now he gets his own graphic treatment, the only thing I can say truly, it is about time!!!

1872 #1 (Marvel) I love the exploration of alternate universes with familiar characters, and this is definitely one to watch out for, as they got the Avengers living in the Wild Wild West

Archie #1 (Archie) – When you have the top talents of Mark Waid of Empire fame and Fiona Staples of Saga fame, working on one of comics’ most iconic characters, it is more than worth a look.

Providence #2 (Avatar)Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows, are reviving Lovecraft in the most exciting way possible, as he has made the mythology scary again for all of us. I have not loved a Moore series as much as I loved this one, definitely his best work yet.

Star Trek/Green Lantern #1 (DC Comics/IDW Publishing) – This team up has been creating a huge amount of buzz since it was first announced and as a fan of both franchises, it reminds me of the Batman/Spawn crossover.

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.

Jughead variant cover for Archie Comics

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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