Archie: May 2011 Solicitations

Official Press Release

ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2011

ARCHIE #621

“The Lost Land” Part 1

What is the secret of San Mantana? In the “Lost Land,” the gang heads south of the equator for an archeological expedition. On a routine hike, the gang discovers dinosaur bones that are only a few months old! And then discover dinosaur bones… on a hungry live dinosaur!

SCRIPT: Tom DeFalco

ARTIST: Fernando Ruiz

COVER: Fernando Ruiz

Shipping Date: 5/11/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 5/25/2011

Newsstands: Week of 5/31/2011

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

$2.99 US
ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #219

“Tow Wow” and “Wet Behind the Ears”

In “Tow Wow,” Archie’s frustration with his car forces him to join the Motor Club. But Archie doesn’t get his car fixed! He just gets towed everywhere: school, home and even dates! Next, in “Wet Behind the Ears,” Archie can’t seem to keep himself dry! Sprinklers, rain and even water balloons don’t slow him down on his way to a party at Veronica’s.

SCRIPT: Bill Golliher, Mike Pellowski

ARTIST: Pat Kennedy, Jim Amash, Bob Bolling

COVER: Pat Kennedy

Shipping Date: 5/25/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 6/8/2011

Newsstands: Week of 6/14/2011

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

$3.99 US
ARCHIE & FRIENDS #155

“Little Archie Pets” Part 2 – “EEEE-Ger Beaver”

The pet adventure concludes! Sabrina’s cat Salem has given all the gang’s pets the power to communicate with one another. As the Power Pets enjoy a day at the zoo they are treated to a concert featuring Justin Beaver who is an instant sensation for both pets and owners alike!

SCRIPT: Angelo DeCesare

ARTIST: Fernando Ruiz

COVER: Fernando Ruiz

Shipping Date: 5/4/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 5/18/2011

Newsstands: Week of 5/24/2011

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

$2.99 US
WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #7

“Cafeteria Cook Showdown” and “The Gig”

Riverdale High is in for a culinary treat! In “Cafeteria Cook Showdown,” Ms. Beazley has been selected to compete in the Regional Cafeteria Cook-off…and wait to you see what she makes! Next, “The Gig” finds the Archies competing to be in a movie about a struggling band. But the film is being shot in Alaska!

SCRIPT: Bill Golliher, George Gladir

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

COVER: Fernando Ruiz

Shipping Date: 5/11/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 5/25/2011

Newsstands: Week of 5/31/2011

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

$3.99 US
BETTY #192

“Spy Girls – Back in Action,” Part 2

The conclusion of a two-part spy crossover! Pranks and bad behavior are running wild in Riverdale! Agents Betty and Veronica soon discover the problems could be caused by coded messages hidden on the popular kids show Funtime USA! And the main culprit appears to be a lovable clown named Klutzy. Things look to get worse when Funtime USA makes a live stop in Riverdale! Continues from last month’s VERONICA #206.

SCRIPT: Dan Parent

ARTIST: Dan Parent

COVER: Dan Parent

Shipping Date: 5/18/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 6/1/2011

Newsstands: Week of 6/7/2011

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

$2.99 US
BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #191

“Going Green”

When Mr. Lodge introduces his environmentally friendly homes, he agrees to let the gang live in one to try it out! But how will they react to being watched 24/7? In the end, they not only show how the house saves the environment, but they get a song out of it.

SCRIPT: Bill Golliher

ARTIST: Stan Goldberg, Jim Amash

COVER: Fernando Ruiz

Shipping Date: 5/18/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 6/1/2011

Newsstands: Week of 6/7/2011

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

$3.99 US
B&V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #214

“Librarians on the Loose” and “Jumping to Conclusions”

Did you ever think librarians were boring people? In “Librarians on the Loose,” Betty discovers it’s not just about checking in and out books! Join Betty and Dilton as they take on a globe trotting mission to collect old and valuable books! Finally in “Jumping to Conclusions,” Betty, Veronica and their friend Nancy find out all the cool stuff they did as kids isn’t as easy when you’re a teenager. In fact, it could be dangerous!

SCRIPT: Bill Golliher, Mike Pellowski

ARTIST: Stan Goldberg, Jeff Shultz, Rich Koslowski

COVER: Pat Kennedy

Shipping Date: 5/4/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 5/18/2011

Newsstands: Week of 5/24/2011

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

$2.99 US
JUGHEAD #207

“In the Family” – Part 1

When Jughead moves in with Archie, he not only brings Hot Dog but he brings all the problems that made him leave his own home! How will Mr. Andrews react to losing his favorite chair to a dog and having a freezer full of dog treats that he accidentally eats?

SCRIPT: Craig Boldman

ARTIST: Rex Lindsey

COVER: Fernando Ruiz

Shipping Date: 5/4/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 5/18/2011

Newsstands: Week of 5/24/2011

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

$2.99 US
JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #170

“Food for Thought” and “A Matter of Taste”

In “Food for Thought,” Jughead tries to decide what he wants to do for a career. How does his decision bring together two business rivals? Finally in a “Matter of Taste” Jughead accompanies Betty and Archie to the county fair. While he was there he decides the food booths are much more fun than the games, until he finds a way to combine the two.

SCRIPT: George Gladir, Mike Pellowski

ARTIST: Pat Kennedy, Mike DeCarlo, Bob Bolling, Jim Amash,

COVER: Pat Kennedy

Shipping Date: 5/4/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 5/18/2011

Newsstands: Week of: 5/24/2011

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

$2.99 US
LIFE WITH ARCHIE #11

Special Harry Potter issue! Featuring quizzes, features and much more.

“Archie Loves Betty: Freshman Year–The First Semester” Part 5,

“Archie Loves Veronica: The Trial of Reggie Mantle” Part 5, &

“Li’l Jinx Grows Up” Part 5

NOW WITH 80 PAGES AND MORE NEW STORIES!

In “Archie Loves Veronica,” Ronnie makes a surprise discovery that could affect her finances with Archie. Plus, where’s Jughead? In “Archie Loves Betty,” Archie takes a more hardline approach to his students – but will it work? How will Veronica and Jason Blossom’s relationship…well, blossom? Also, writer J. Torres and artist Rick Burchett continue their acclaimed “JINX” series, telling the high school adventures of the classic Archie character.

SCRIPT: Paul Kupperberg, J. Torres

ARTIST: Norm Breyfogle, Rick Burchett

COVER: Norm Breyfogle

Shipping Date: 5/18/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 6/1/2011

Newsstands: Week of 6/7/2011

Magazine, 80 pgs, glossy stock, Full-Color

$3.99 US
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #225

“One Step Forward . . .”: Sonic’s 25th Anniversary begins HERE with a double-sized Gatefold cover! Dr. Eggman’s newest creation threatens all of Mobius, forcing Sonic to team up with the evil Ixis Naugus. It’s a race against time with a world-changing ending you won’t believe! The prelude to “Genesis” starts here with this anniversary issue!

SCRIPT: Ian Flynn

ARTIST:Tracy Yardley!, Terry Austin, John Workman & Matt Herms

Gatefold Cover by Patrick Spaziante

Shipping Date: 5/18/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 6/1/2011

Newsstands: Week of 6/7/2011

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

$2.99 US
SONIC UNIVERSE #28

“Fractured Mirror” Part Four: The Freedom Fighters have fallen! Now the only one left to save this dark world is Silver the Hedgehog! It’s psychic power versus chaos power as our hero from the future goes all-out against the terrifying Enerjak! Don’t miss the cataclysmic conclusion to the Silver Saga!

SCRIPT: Ian Flynn

ARTIST: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash, Phil Felix, Ray Dillon

COVER: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash & Ben Hunzeker

Shipping Date: 5/4/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 5/18/2011

Newsstands: Week of 5/24/2011

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

$2.99 US
MEGA MAN #2

“Let the Games Begin!” Part Two: Rock was just a simple helper-robot. Now he’s the world-saving Mega Man! Armed with only his Mega Buster, can Mega Man face down the Robot Masters? More importantly, can he face his own reservations about fighting his own kind?

SCRIPT: Ian Flynn

ARTIST: Patrick Spaziante, John Workman & Matt Herms

COVER: Patrick “SPAZ!” Spaziante

Villain Variant Cover by Patrick Spaziante

Shipping Date: 5/25/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 6/8/2011

Newsstands: Week of 6/14/2011

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

$2.99 US
SONIC ARCHIVES Vol.15

Let the WORLD TOUR begin! Dr. Robotnik may still be missing, but that doesn’t mean life is easy for Sonic the Hedgehog! It’s adventures and mysteries galore as Sonic has his first encounter with the cyborg simian – Monkey Khan! Also featuring the beginning of the epic “World Tour” saga as Sonic and Tails take off to find the vile wizard Ixis Naugus! You can’t pass up on this volume full of first appearances and major turning points for hero and villain alike!

SCRIPT & ARTIST: Various

Cover by Patrick Spaziante

Soft Cover, 5″x 7 3/8″, glossy stock, Full-Color

112 pages. $7.95 US / $8.95 CAN