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Archie Comics in June 2015

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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Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Cover: Sanford Greene
On Sale Date: 3/11
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Harper Lodge returns to Riverdale and she’s in the process of writing a new book.  She only shares details of the book with her cousin Veronica, but Veronica lets it be known that the book is semi-autobiographical. When it turns out to be a romance featuring someone inspired by one of the boys from Riverdale, everybody wonders who the male love interest is based on!  But the more the gang thinks they’ve got it figured out… the more wrong they realize they are! Who is Harper’s tale about? Will the gang solve the mystery? Find out in “Writer’s Blockheads”!

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Archie Comics in May 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 face two difficult questions: why is the Shield back now… and whose side is she really on?

Script: Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig
Art: David Williams, Gary Martin, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Cover: David Williams
Variant Cover: Wilfredo Torres
Variant Cover: Evan Shaner
Variant Cover: Steve Rude
On Sale Date: 5/20
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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THE BLACK HOOD #4

NEW ONGOING SERIES FROM DARK CIRCLE! “Bullet’s Kiss, Part 4” The Connection’s lieutenants have discovered the identity of the new Black Hood. And now Greg Hettinger has only 24 hours to unmask their boss—the man who set Greg up!  As the badly-injured Black Hood struggles to piece together the puzzle, he’s forced to put his faith in a woman who could end up saving him… or sending him straight to the slammer!

Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Michael Gaydos, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Variant Cover: David Mack
Variant Cover: Howard Chaykin
Variant Cover: Bill Sienkiewicz
On Sale Date: 5/27
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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THE FOX #3

NEW ONGOING SERIES FROM DARK CIRCLE! “Fox Hunt, Part 3—The Devil You Know”: Just as The Fox was through being a superhero, his son was putting the final touches on a gift for his dad—a sidekick. Enter: Kitsune—the Ghost Fox! But unbeknownst to father and son, a criminal mastermind has just put a million dollar bounty on the Fox’s head. Now our hero must make sure his son isn’t killed by an entire city filled with villains, including some familiar faces out for vengeance! Emmy award-winning artist Dean Haspiel and Eisner Award-winning writer Mark Waid bring you the next chapter in Dark Circle’s most twisted tale yet! Featuring variant cover art from Chris Samnee and Steve Rude!

Plot: Dean Haspiel
Art: Dean Haspiel, John Workman and Jose Villarubia
Script: Mark Waid
Cover: Dean Haspiel
Fox-Hunted Variant Cover: Steve Rude
Prowling Variant Cover: Chris Samnee
Hunter and Prey Variant Cover: T.Rex
On Sale Date: 6/10
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE #666

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.

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.

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ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #261

Summer’s here and that means it’s time for some summer camp adventures! Archie and his friends are all counselors at Camp Witwicky—but Archie’s determined to be the BEST one this year! Of course, Archie can only be as good as his campers—and they’re not nearly as excited about summer camp as Archie is! Will Archie impress all his campers and be the best counselor Camp Witwicky has ever seen—or will his summer be a wash out? Find out in “All Camped Out!” the all-new, all-fun lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Gorf
Art: Fernando Ruiz
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 6/3
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE GIANT COMICS COLLECTION (TR)

Expand your Archie collection with the 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
978-1-62738-949-5
$7.99/$8.99CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16”
TR
480 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 6/10

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ARCHIE COMICS SPECTACULAR: ROCK ON! (TR)

Are you ready to ROCK? Well party on down to the concert of the century with The Archies as they create musical memories and mayhem in this melodic collection! This fun, pocket-sized collection features 128 pages of hand-picked, favorite music-themed stories, presented on high-quality, bright white paper with a cardstock cover.

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
978-1-62738-947-1
$5.99/$6.99CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16”
TR
128 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 5/20

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ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #15

It’s a perfect summer day: Archie and Betty are on a date at the amusement park while Jughead is prepping for a pie-eating contest. What could possibly ruin this fun day? Throw in a furious female, a fanatical funhouse and you’ve got the recipe for a fun-filled day turned upside down! Get ready for wacky adventures in “Funhouse Frolic!” the crazy new lead story to this JUMBO comics digest!

Script: Tom DeFalco
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 5/27
288-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

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JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #13

At a garage sale, Jughead and Archie make an interesting purchase: a large statue of an elephant! But Archie hasn’t decided to give his room a circus-style revamping: he knows that Mr. Lodge has started collecting vintage carousel horses and Archie believes this elephant would be a perfect addition to that collection. The problem now is getting this heavy beast to the Lodge Estate. Will they get it there in one piece? And just what will Mr. Lodge think of this new addition to his collection? Find out in “The Crass Menagerie,” this hilarious new lead story to a fun-filled comics double digest!

Script: Fernando Ruiz
Art: Fernando Ruiz
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 6/10
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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MEGA MAN 9: DAWN OF X (TR)

The complete MEGA MAN/MEGA MAN X Crossover is now available in graphic novel form! Set the stage for the upcoming WORLDS UNITE epic with the crossover that kicked things into gear for the blue bomber! Mega Man has dedicated his existence to helping humanity. One hundred years in the future, the super-advanced robot “X” has bridged the gap between man and machine. A weapon built by Dr. Wily, long thought lost, threatens to arise and cause mass chaos! It’s an adventure that spans a century as Mega Man and X struggle to stop the mechanical menace and save the day! Don’t miss the action and adventure in this historic crossover event! MEGA MAN VOL. 9 collects MEGA MAN #37-40.

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jamal Peppers, Ryan Jampole, Gary Martin, John Workman and Matt Herms
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
978-1-61988-965-1
$12.99/$14.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 5/27

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MEGA MAN #49

On the eve of SONIC/MEGA MAN: WORLDS UNITE comes “Prisoners of War”: Dr. Wily built his Robot Masters as tools of war—but when war is over, what happens to these mechanical servants? Mega Man has hopes that they can become tools of peace!  Of course, not everyone agrees with Mega Man’s positive point of view. Will his optimism lead to his destruction?  Meanwhile, who is the mysterious Mr. X, and what connection does he have to the past, present and future of Mega Man?  This story leads into the next mega cross-title crossover “WORLDS UNITE!” so don’t miss a moment of the action! Featuring cover art from Mega Man rising star Edwin Huang and a “Renaissance Man” variant cover from Jason Piperberg!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Ryan Jampole, Gary Martin, John Workman and Evan Stanley
Cover: Edwin Huang
Renaissance Man Variant Cover: Jason Piperberg
On Sale Date: 5/20
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

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SONIC UNIVERSE #76

THE SONIC/MEGA MAN CROSSOVER EVENT BEGINS HERE! It’s the epic first chapter of the biggest story in Sonic/Mega Man comic book history with “Worlds Unite” Part One! Get ready for cross-world treachery as the wicked Sigma escapes the world of Mega Man X and arrives in Dr. Eggman’s secret Lost Hex base!  When Sigma promises new power to the Deadly Six, how long do you think they’ll stay loyal to Dr. Eggman? We’re not betting for long!  And just where exactly are our heroes during all this?  Looks like Sonic and Mega Man are right in the middle of an ambush!  The sense-shattering sequel to “Worlds Collide” starts right now! Featuring cover art from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, Rafa Knight, and part 1 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Dan Schoening, Jack Morelli and Luis Delgado
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
CROSSOVER KICK-OFF Variant Cover: Rafa Knight
Epic Poster Variant (pt1 of 12): Ben Bates
On Sale Date: 5/27
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

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SONIC BOOM #8

It slices! It dices! It joins line-wide crossover events: it’s SONIC BOOM! “Sonic/Mega Man: Worlds Unite” Part Two: It was just another day at the races—y’know, the ones with the giant spider-mechs?  Things start to get weird, even for the lovable, paranoid Sticks, when X and the Maverick Hunters arrived!  Meanwhile, the epic bromance of the century is rekindled as the captured Drs. Eggman and Wily are forced to turn their life-long nemeses—Sonic and Mega Man—into minions for the terrifying Sigma! After the history-making “WORLDS COLLIDE” crossover event, Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man unite once more—and this time Sonic Boom and Mega Man X are joining the fray! Featuring cover art from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, a special “happy fun time crossover” variant by Ryan Jampole and part 2 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Dan Schoening, Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, Jack Morelli and Luis Delgado
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
“Happy fun-time crossover” Variant Cover: Ryan Jampole, Gary Martin and Steve Downer
Epic Poster Variant (pt2 of 12): Ben Bates
On Sale Date: 6/3
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #273

The ALL-NEW Sonic/Mega Man Crossover sequel explodes onto the shelves with “Worlds Unite” Part Three: It’s a cascade of cross-dimensional chaos!  On Sonic’s World, the Freedom Fighters are battling with the terrifying arsenal of M’egga Man!  On Mega Man’s World, the Robot Masters can’t keep up with the super speedy Sonic Man!  Who can possibly save our heroes?  The answer is sure to surprise you! After the history-making “WORLDS COLLIDE” crossover event, Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man unite once more—and this time Sonic Boom and Mega Man X are joining the fray! Featuring cover art from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, villain variant by T.Rex and part 3 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Dan Schoening, Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, Jack Morelli and Luis Delgado
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
Villain Variant Cover: T.Rex
Epic Poster Variant (pt3 of 12): Ben Bates
On Sale Date: 6/10
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

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SONIC BOOM VOL. 1: THE BIG BOOM (TR)

Here comes the BOOM! Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends are back and ready to do battle with the evil DR. EGGMAN and his mechanical minions and diabolical death-machines! This ground-breaking new chapter in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise puts a different “spin” on all your favorite heroes and villains—plus brand new faces and hilarious stories chock-full of action. Written by bestselling Sonic comic scribe Ian Flynn, the comic series will reside in the same story universe as the TV series and games, featuring a different take on the Sonic the Hedgehog universe, with a new look and feel. Sonic and his friends Tails, Amy, Knuckles and new member Sticks, must come together as a team to explore a new world full of comedy and adventure. SONIC BOOM Vol. 1 collects Sonic Boom #1-4.

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Evan Stanley, Ryan Jampole, Jennifer Hernandez, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
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Direct Market On-Sale Date: 6/3

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SONIC SUPER DIGEST #12

Get ready for fun & adventure—it’s Sonic Super Digest! As the Sonic/Mega Man WORLDS UNITE crossover reaches a fever pitch, see how it all began with a look back at Worlds Collide, the story that started it all, in a special Sonic/Mega Man spotlight feature! Also in this issue is an ALL-NEW edition of SONIC COMIC ORIGINS spotlighting the insidious G.U.N scientist (and villain?!) SNIVELY! This new story fills in some crucial and never-before-revealed gaps in the new Sonic comic universe, and you can ONLY scope this exclusive new story in Sonic super Digest! But that’s not all! Don’t miss all the classic fun and adventure you love in stories from the comics’ 20+ year history! Plus new cover art from Sonic comic super-star Jamal Peppers!

Script: Ian Flynn & Various
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli, Matt Herms & Various
Cover: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash and Matt Herms
On Sale Date: 6/10
128-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE #15

Sonic Comic Origins continues this month with an ALL-NEW story featuring Razor the Shark! This special tie-in to the Sonic the Hedgehog vol3 graphic novel showcases EXCLUSIVE back-story to the underwater side of the new Sonic Comic universe with one of the most popular new characters to debut in the series! The SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE gives you the world of Sonic the Hedgehog comics as you’ve never seen it before, with tons of comic stories, special features and exclusive articles on the latest and greatest in the world of everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog-hero! Along with the all-new Sonic Comic Origins mini-feature, this issue also features a special look back at the history-making Sonic/Mega Man crossover “WORLDS COLLIDE” storyline, as the sequel, WORLDS UNITE, heats up across the Archie Action Comics line! All this plus the extra features you love, an interview with Sonic/Mega Man Worlds Unite penciller Edwin Huang AND a super special cover featuring art by Sonic comic superstar Tyson Hesse!

Script: Ian Flynn & Various
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover: Tyson Hesse
On Sale Date: 5/27
128-page, full color comic
$9.99 U.S.

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WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS ANNUAL #50

The Global Teen Pageant has come to Riverdale and no one is more excited about it than… Archie and Reggie? With junior supermodels from all over the globe traversing around Riverdale, the guys take the opportunity to get as many dates as they can—but will these girls give them the time of day? Or will they both be runners-up? Find out in “The World of Archie,” the fun lead story to this comics annual!

Script: Craig Boldman
Art: Various
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 5/20
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

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Archie Comics Ends Long-Running Series With Issue #666

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. Before moving forward into a new era, Archie #666 takes a look back at the wacky and heartfelt adventures that Archie and the gang have gone on over the years by Archie Comics legends Tom DeFalco, Dan Parent, Fernando Ruiz, and Pat & Tim Kennedy!

Archie #666caps off a legendary run of comic book excellence spanning over 70 years of publishing history while opening the door for the next thrilling chapter of Archie Comics. Archie #666 will feature 6 interlocking covers celebrating Archie’s vibrant history and characters by artist Dan Parent.

Archie #666goes on sale 6/3.

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Preview: Archie #664

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Script: Angelo DeCesare
Art: Fernando Ruiz
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Cover: Ben Caldwell
On Sale Date: 2/11
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Archie in “Game of Phones”: Winter is coming… a ten-year long winter—which means ten years of school WITHOUT summer vacation! In a world of many kingdoms, the noble Archie Starch lives with his family and his pal Snowhead in the Kingdom of Riveros. Meanwhile, in the Kingdom of Lodgister, the wealthy princess Veronica Lodgister’s greatest desire is to be this year’s Prom Queen. Her main rival for the throne is a new girl in school, Princess Betty Cooparian. In yet another kingdom dwell the Braggians, with the pompous, sneaky Prince Reggie who is determined to do whatever it takes to become Prom King—even if that means faking his way to the top. Archie is ready to call his bluff and challenges him to a battle of the kingdoms on the Riveros High Football field. Which Kingdom will preside over all?

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Preview: Archie #663

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Script: Chuck Dixon
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy
Cover: Dan Parent
Evel Knievel Poster Variant Cover: Ron Salas
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Archie’s car is trusty—you can always count on it to break down! Jughead suggests that Arch trade in his dead beater at the local used car lot, but the best the dealer can offer him is a battered old scooter! It’s walk or ride so Archie has no choice but to take the deal, though he’s not so sure about the “coolness” factor of his underpowered two-wheeler. He’s not looking forward to his new ride being mocked at school—and he’s definitely not looking forward to facing Veronica with his new wheels. Little does he know, Veronica’s having some car trouble of her own. Will Archie’s scooter prove to be cooler than he anticipated? And whose got the crazier ride—Archie or Veronica? The answers await you in this fun new issue of Archie!

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Archie #1 by Waid and Staples is Part of 75th Celebration

Archie promotional artwork by series artist Fiona Staples.Announced over the weekend, Archie Comics announced that the company will relaunch one of the longest-running comic series in history with a new direction spearheaded by two of the most acclaimed and best-selling creators in comics today. Next year, Archie #1 hits the shelves from the creative team of Mark Waid and Fiona Staples.

The launch will reenergize the story of Archie and his friends, presenting for the first time ever the origins of everyone’s favorite redheaded teen and his friends while showcasing the beginnings of the historic love triangle between Archie, Betty and Veronica.

The new series will focus on the strengths of the popular characters, their world and “harken back to the comic’s humorous and edgier roots.”

In a release Archie Comics Publisher/CEO Jon Goldwater said:

The Archie characters aren’t in need of a tune-up, ‘shocking change,’ or revision. These characters have stood the test of time and resonate to this day – we’ve proven that over the last six years. What Archie #1 will do, though, is bring together two of the most talented creators in comics in Mark Waid and Fiona Staples and create a surprising and definitive take on Archie’s origin – a story that has never been. The book will bring back some of the bite of Archie’s original tales in a modern, forward-looking manner, while still retaining the character’s all-ages appeal. What better way to celebrate 75 years of Archie Andrews?

This is just a small part of the companies celebration of 75 years which begins in the latter half of 2015 and into 2016. Some of the news we’ve already heard and reported.

The “Archie 75” celebration will include:

  • Riverdale, a one-hour drama written by Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa based on the iconic Archie comic book characters will debut on Fox, produced in tandem with Warner Brothers Studios and studio-based Berlanti Productions. Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life and the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
  • Marc Eckō, the hugely successful tastemaker and fashion designer, has signed on to design an exclusive line of Archie themed apparel for men, from teens to adults, under the Unlable.ME brand. First becoming a nationwide name in the early 1990s, Marc Eckō’s clothing lines have generated billions of dollars at retail since that time, and Fall 2014 marks the return of Marc Eckō as the Operator and Lead Designer of his eponymous label, Marc Eckō Cut & Sew.
  • A robust and diverse publishing initiative that will feature 75th anniversary-themed periodical, graphic novel, digital and specialty product geared toward new and longtime fans. Editorially, fans can expect to see a targeted digest program retaining the “classic” Archie look and style and the expansion of the world being built in the new ARCHIE series via additional ongoing titles.

Preview: Archie #662

ARCHIE #662

Script: Angelo DeCesare
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, Digikore Studios
Cover: Dan Parent
Chestnuts Roasting Variant Cover: Geneviève F.T.
On Sale: 12/3
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Archie knows that Veronica has a long Christmas list—but what does her dad want for Christmas? Veronica and Archie set out to buy Mr. Lodge, “the man who has everything,” an extra special gift. But when Mr. Lodge notices the two sneaking around and plotting behind his back, he gets the idea that the two are planning to elope—and hijinks are sure to ensue! What will Mr. Lodge do? And most importantly, what will Archie and Veronica get him for Christmas?

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Harper Lodge Returns This March in Archie #665

Following in the tradition of groundbreaking new characters like Kevin Keller, Archie Comics introduced Harper Lodge, Veronica’s cousin, in last June’s Archie #656 to a huge response from fans.

Archie Comics is proud to announce that the fan-favorite character, who happens to have a disability, will be returning in a brand new story by writer/artist Dan Parent!

Harper’s latest venture: writing a romance book about the boys in Riverdale, has everybody trying to figure out the big question: Who is Harper writing about? Will the gang be able to solve the mystery? Find out why people are raving about Harper and how she fits in perfectly with the rest of the gang in Riverdale!

Harper returns in Archie #665, on sale 3/4

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