Archie Comics: March 2011 Solicitations

Official Press Release

ARCHIE COMICS FOR MARCH 2011

ARCHIE #619

“Robbing Arch” – Part Two: “On the Run with Robbing Arch”

The trap has been set! The medieval adventures continue as Arch and his Merry Band of Teens attempt to rescue Princess Veronica from the clutches of the Duke of Doom and the fiendish jester, Chester! But has Robbing Arch just made himself a date… with the Hangman?

SCRIPT: Tom DeFalco

ARTIST: Fernando Ruiz and Jack Morelli

COVER: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith and Tito Pena

Shipping Date: 3/16/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 3/23/2011

Newsstands: 4/5/2011

Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color

$2.99 US
ARCHIE AMERICANA SERIES: BEST OF THE 90s BOOK 2

“Ratman,” “Duggy Wuggy, M.D.,” “Skate Date” and more!

“Ratman” cleans up Megapolis on his way to a showdown with The Punster! Archie takes on the roll of a teen doctor as

“Duggy Wuggy, M.D.” whose biggest challenge is being serious! Then, Archie tries to impress the girls with a

“Skate Date,” but as soon as he puts on the skates, Archie’s not so impressive! Plus, way more of the best Archie Comics from the 90s which, like, totally make this collection the bomb!

SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski, Frank Doyle, George Gladir, Hal Lifson, Dan Parent, Angelo DeCesare, Hal Smith and Kathleen Webb

ARTIST: Stan Golberg, Dan DeCarlo, Rex Linsey, Fernando Ruiz, Jeff Shultz, Harry Scarpelli, Alison Flood, Michael Esposito, Rudy Lapick and Bob Smith

COVER: Rex Lindsey and Tito Pena

ISBN #: 978-1-879794-66-5

Shipping Date: 3/7/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 4/6/2011

Soft Cover, 7″x10″, 96 pgs, glossy stock, Full-Color

$11.95 US
ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #217

“It’s a Steal,” “Career Sphere” and “Sore Loser”

In “It’s a Steal” robbers have the residents of Riverdale terrified, but Archie and Jughead create more fear as they help! Next, in “Career Sphere”, Archie tries to decide his future vocation, but they all end in disaster! Finally, “Sore Loser” finds Archie’s dad following Archie in an attempt to lose weight and write a diet book. Will he lose his mind before he loses any weight?

SCRIPT: Bill Golliher, George Gladir, Angelo DeCesare

ARTIST: Stan Golberg, Al Milgrom, Tim Kennedy, Ken Selig, Bob Bolling, Jim Amash,
COVER: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith and Tito Pena

Shipping Date: 3/16/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 3/23/2011

Newsstands: 4/5/2011
Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color

$3.99 US
ARCHIE & FRIENDS #153

“The April Fool,” “Noon Too Soon,” “King of Fools” and more!

This April Fools Day it’s Reggie’s Revenge! The King of Pranks will be pranked when four brand new teams of writers and artists take on Reggie and the gang! Comic book legends join forces with Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Sonic the Hedgehog superstar comic writers for foolishly good fun!

SCRIPT: Tom DeFalco, J. Torres, Tania del Rio, and Ian Flynn

ARTIST: Ron Frenz, Tim Levins, Tania del Rio, and Giselle

COVER: Fernando Ruiz, Mike DeCarlo and Tito Pena

Shipping Date: 3/2/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 3/9/2011

Newsstands: 3/22/11

Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color

$2.99 US
ARCHIE & FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #4

“Adventures in the Wonder Realm” Part 4

“Adventures in the Wonder Realm” continue as Archie, Jughead and Betty fight for their lives against angry food and rock creatures standing between them and freedom! Will Veronica and their new friend Cheroby help the team in completing all the different levels? Or will they be lost in the Wonder Realm forever?

SCRIPT: Stephen Oswald

ARTIST: Joe Staton and Bob Smith
COVER: Joe Staton, Bob Smith and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: 3/23/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 3/30/2011

Newsstands: 4/12/11

Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color

$3.99 US
BETTY #191

“A Friend to the End,” “The Big Mess” and “The Birthday Bash”

In “A Friend to the End”, Betty’s imaginary childhood friend returns! How can Betty continue with teen life when Miss Fablo looks to pick up where they left off? Then, in “The Big Mess,” Nancy uses her organizing skills to help Betty clean her room, but may have taken on more she can handle! Finally, “The Birthday Bash”, Betty takes full advantage of getting stuck in the car with Archie to outdo Veronica!
SCRIPT: Bill Galliher

ARTIST: Pat Kennedy and Tim Kennedy

COVER: Dan Parent

Shipping Date: 3/23/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 3/30/2011

Newsstands: 4/12/2011
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color

$2.99
BETTY & VERONICA #253

“Your Prom or Mine”

In “Your Prom or Mine”, Betty and Veronica have the difficult task of finding the perfect prom dress. But getting dresses is an easier task than Archie has! Who will he take to the prom? The wrong choice could mean he’ll end up going to this year’s prom alone!

SCRIPT: Dan Parent

ARTIST: Jeff Schultz and Rich Koslowski

COVER: Dan Parent

Shipping Date: 3/30/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 4/6/2011

Newsstands: 4/19/2011

Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color

$2.99 US
BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #189

“Sign of the Times” and “Concrete”

In “Sign of the Times” Betty’s friend Carol’s cartoons aren’t too popular in the school paper, but when Betty gets her to draw a sign for her bake sale, Carol may get a second chance at drawing a crowd! Then, in “Concrete,” Betty’s traumatized when she hears her and Archie’s initials in the cement are about to be covered up! What ultimate gesture of his affection can Archie make to re-cement his love for Betty?

SCRIPT: George Gladir and Mike Pellowski

ARTIST: Jeff Schultz, Jon D’Agostino, Robert Bolling and Jim Amash

COVER: Jeff Shultz, Al Milgrom and Tito Pena

Shipping Date: 3/9/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 3/16/2011

Newsstands: 3/29/211

Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color

$3.99
B & V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #213

“East Meets West” and “Whale of a Sale”

In “East Meets West”, Betty and Veronica battle in the Wild West to keep the railroad tracks free and clear of the dastardly Rogue Reggie and his gang of train robbers. Before he strikes again, Sheriff Moose must devise a plan to stop the gang for good! Then, in “Whale of a Sale”, Betty didn’t do financially well at her garage sale, but she certainly makes up for it in valuable time spent with Archie!

SCRIPT: George Gladir

ARTIST: Stan Goldberg, Jim Amash, Jeff Schultz, Al Milgrom

COVER: Tim & Pat Kennedy, Mike DeCarlo and Tito Pena

Shipping Date: 3/30/2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: 4/6/2010

Newsstands: 4/19/2011

Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color

$3.99
JUGHEAD #206

“Snug as a Jug in a Rug” and “Information Please”

“Snug as a Jug in a Rug” finds Jughead so comfortable in his new Snuggly Wuggly blanket he wants to sleep forever! Archie finally gets him out to help him on a job, but Jughead falls asleep in the mailroom and ends up being shipped out as bulk mail! Then in “Information Please”, Jughead’s knowledge saves Ms. Beazly by knowing the secret ingredient in her special dish, Fiesta a la Beazly!

SCRIPT: Craig Boldman

ARTIST: Rex Lindsey and Jim Amash

COVER: Rex Lindsey and Tito Pena

Shipping Date: 3/9/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 3/16/2011

Newsstands: 3/29/2011

Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color

$2.99 US
JUGHEAD: CROWNING ACHIEVEMENTS

“Something Ventured, Something Gained,” “All You Can Eat for a Dollar,” “The Hideaway,” “The Right Moves,” “Trula Trap,” “Alias: The Claw,” “All Dressed Up,” “The Expert,” “The Secret of Jughead’s Hat,” and “The Jughead List”

The ultimate dish of Jughead comics is served! The waist-expanding 200th anniversary issue with special guest Sabrina the Teenage Witch begins Jughead’s crowning achievements! Plus more food and fine napping to follow as “The Secret of Jughead’s Hat” is revealed along with the definitive “Jughead List” and much more!

SCRIPT: Tom Root, Craig Boldman, Fernando Ruiz, and Hal Smith

ARTIST: Rex Lindsey, Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Bob Smith, Jim Amash, John, Costanza, Jack Morelli, Jon D’Agostino, Bill Yoshida, Tito Pena, Stephen Oswald and Barry Grossman

COVER: Rex Lindsey and Tito Pena

ISBN #: 978-1-879794-67-2

Shipping Date: 3/21/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 4/6/2011

Soft Cover, 6″x9″, 96 pgs, glossy stock, Full-Color

$9.95 US
JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #169

“The Ultimate Temptation” and “Pay-Back Fire”

In “The Ultimate Temptation,” Jughead must decide to save his appetite for an all you can eat spread at Veronica’s party or go to work for an agency offering him a job as a food sampler! One choice will make him a hero! Then, in “Pay-Back Fire”, Reggie tries to get the best of Jughead with his over the top practical jokes, but in the end who is it that gets the last laugh?

SCRIPT: George Gladir and Mike Pellowski

ARTIST: Jeff Schultz, Al Milgrom, Tim Kennedy, Jon D’Agostino

COVER: Fernando Ruiz, Jon D’Agostino and Tito Pena

Shipping Date: 3/30/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 4/6/2011

Newsstands: 4/19/2011

Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color

$3.99 US
LIFE WITH ARCHIE #9: MAY 2011

“Archie Loves Betty: Freshman Year—The First Semester” Part 3, “Archie Loves Veronica: The Trial of Reggie Mantle” Part 3, & “Li’l Jinx Grows Up” Part 3

NOW WITH 80 PAGES AND MORE NEW STORIES!

The married life continues in “Archie Loves Betty: Freshman Year—The First Semester” Part 3. Archie and Betty struggle as new teachers to connect with their rowdy and sometimes outrageous students.

In “Archie Loves Veronica: The Trial of Reggie Mantle” Part 3, Archie and Veronica take Lodge Industries to new heights! But it’s not part of Mr. Lodge’s plan. Can the two survive his cunning this time?

“Jinx” continues in “Li’l Jinx Grows Up!” Part 3. Jinx continues her linebacker lesson in friendship as she tackles the school and the whole football team!

SCRIPT: Paul Kupperberg, J. Torres

ART: Norm Breyfogle, Rick Burchett, Andrew Pepoy, Joe Rubinstein, Terry Austin, Janice Chiang, Jack Morelli, John Workman, and Glenn Whitmore

COVER: Norm Breyfogle and Tito Pena

Shipping Date: 3/23/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 3/30/2011

Newsstands: 4/12/2011

Magazine, 80 pgs, glossy stock, Full-Color

$3.99 US
SONIC UNIVERSE #26

“Fractured Mirror” Part Two

Silver the Hedgehog is stranded on a strange, dark version of Mobius and fights stranger, darker versions of heroes you know and love! Perhaps he can get a little help from the all new, all different Freedom Fighters? But will they be enough against the terror of Enerjak?

SCRIPT: Ian Flynn

ART: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash, Phil Felix & Ray Dillon

COVER: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash & Ben Hunzeker

Shipping Date: 3/2/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 3/9/2011

Newsstands: 3/22/2011

Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color

$2.99 US
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #223

“Chaos and the Crown” Part One

The vile wizard Ixis Naugus finally makes his bold move, and the Republic of Acorn will never be the same! As Sonic races to bring the villain down, Dr. Eggman makes the final preparations for his newest scheme in “Special Zone House Call.”

SCRIPT: Ian Flynn

ART: Ben Bates, Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin, John Workman & Matt Herms

COVER: Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin & Matt Herms

Shipping Date: 3/16/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 3/23/2011

Newsstands: 4/5/2011

Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color

$2.99 US
WORLD OF ARCHIE #5

“Little Archie/ Tiny Titans” Parts 1-3

The world of Archie Comics and DC Comics collide in the complete collection of the three-part Little Archie/Tiny Titans crossover! Pandemonium and brand new friendships abound as a simple laundry switch leads to adventures with Robin, Beast Boy, Josie and the Pussycats, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Archie & friends! Plus, is Miss Grundy related to Solomon Grundy?

SCRIPT: Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani

ARTIST: Art Baltazar

COVER: Art-chie Baltazar

Shipping Date: 3/2/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 3/9/2011

Newsstands: 3/22/2011

Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color

$3.99 US