Archie Comics: June 2011 Solicitations

Official Press Release

ARCHIE COMICS FOR JUNE 2011

ARCHIE #622

“The Lost Land” Part 2

The gang’s “Lost Land” adventure continues, but can they survive some dinosaur danger? Watch as Archie and Co. cross paths with a myriad assortment of creatures that shouldn’t even be around anymore! From the all-star team of writer Tom DeFalco (Thor) and artist Fernando Ruiz!

SCRIPT: Tom DeFalco

ARTIST: Fernando Ruiz

COVER: Fernando Ruiz

Shipping Date: 6/8/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 6/22/2011

Newsstands: Week of 6/28/2011

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

$2.99 US
ARCHIE BABIES

Archie unveils its first-ever original graphic novel in style, as the award-winning creative team of writer Mike Kunkel and artist Art Mawhinney kick off ARCHIE BABIES. Go back to the beginning – before Riverdale High, before Little Archie and discover how the Archie gang was before they could even enter pre-school. From the sandbox to the jungle gym, cross paths with some familiar faces and new friends in this lovable, all-ages romp that’s sure to engage fans old and new.

SCRIPT: Mike Kunkel

ART AND COVER: Art Mawhinney

Shipping Date: 6/6/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 6/22/2011

Newsstands: Week of //2011

6×9 graphic novel, 128 pages

$9.95 US /
$10.95 CAN
ARCHIE & FRIENDS #156

“The Great Riverdale Comic CON”

The gang converges at the first-ever Riverdale Sci-Fi Convention and find themselves entered in an epic costume contest – but who’s the mysterious robot trailing them? And can Veronica win the top prize when an old rival shows up in the same costume? It’s a pop culture explosion of fun as the Archies, Sabrina, Josie and more cross paths at the biggest entertainment event Riverdale’s ever seen.

SCRIPT: Alex Segura

ART AND COVER: Bill Galvan

Shipping Date: 6/1/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 6/15/2011

Newsstands: Week of 6/21/2011

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

$2.99 US
ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #220

“Follow The Bouncing Ball” and “It’s Just Your Imagination”

When you “Follow The Bouncing Boy,” expect to be ready with bandages and ice packs! Archie invents pogo shoes hoping to make millions of dollars, but will the only one making money be Archie’s doctors? Next, in “It’s Just Your Imagination,” how does a relaxing day at the beach with Betty end up in an incredible pirate adventure?

SCRIPT: Tom Defalco, Bob Bolling

ARTIST: Stan Goldberg, Bob Bolling, Al Milgrom, Jim Amash

COVER: Fernado Ruiz

Shipping Date: 6/29/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 7/13/2011

Newsstands: Week of 7/19/2011

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

$3.99 US
ARCHIE & FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #6

“Water Park Lark” and “Hiss-tory Lesson”

In “Water Park Lark,” an incredible discovery at the site of Mr. Lodge’s amusement part not only impacts progress of the construction, but thanks to Dilton, it changes the very theme of the park! Next, Reggie learns a valuable and very expensive “Hiss-tory Lesson” thanks to Jughead and an over-aggressive toy snake!

SCRIPT: Bill Golliher, Mike Pellowski

ARTIST: Stan Goldberg, Tim Kennedy, Jon D’Aguostino

COVER: Fernado Ruiz

Shipping Date: 6/1/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 6/15/2011

Newsstands: Week of 6/21/2011

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

$3.99 US
ARCHIE’S WORLD TOUR

When Archie and friends embark on a whirlwind world tour, their first stop is London, where they soon find themselves embroiled in an international spy mystery! This is the first Archie Comics story by acclaimed writer and children’s art advocate Alex Simmons and features the art of Archie veteran Rex Lindsey!

SCRIPT: Alex Simmons.

ART AND COVER: Rex Lindsey

Shipping Date: 6/17/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 7/6/2011

6×9 graphic novel, 128 pages

$9.95 US /
$10.95 CAN
BETTY & VERONICA #254

“Disinterested Parties” and “Party Smarties”

Two parties on the same day! In “Party Smarties”, a lack of communication between Veronica and Mr. Lodge causes both to schedule parties on the same date and in the same place! How will high society mix with the common teenager? Then, in “Disinterested Parties,” Dilton “scientifically” tells Betty the reason Veronica likes Archie so much! So why does this information cause Betty to ignore Archie?

SCRIPT: Criag Boldman

ARTIST: Jeff Shultz

COVER: Jeff Shultz

Shipping Date: 6/15/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 6/29/2011

Newsstands: Week of 7/5/2011

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

$2.99 US
BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #192

“Luck Struck” and “Testing The Atmosphere”

In “Luck Struck,” Betty and Veronica are told by a fortune teller that after three strokes of good luck, expect one bit of bad luck! But somehow, Betty turns it all into good luck. Then in “Testing The Atmosphere,” the girls try to find a quiet spot on the beach and wait until you see where they end up!

SCRIPT: Criag Boldman

ARTIST: Jeff Shultz, Jim Amash

COVER: Jeff Shultz

Shipping Date: 6/22/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 7/6/2011

Newsstands: Week of 7/12/2011

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

$3.99 US
B & V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #215

“Rivals Forever” and “Just Hot Foot It”

Betty and Veronica have been “Rivals Forever,” but see how they both end up losing out on a date with Archie. Finally, in “Just Hot Foot It,” Reggie decides to help the girls while on a hot beach, but ends up getting himself in trouble with a muscle head.

SCRIPT: Geroge Gladir

ARTIST: Stan Goldberg, Jim Amash

COVER: Stan Goldberg

Shipping Date: 6/8/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 6/22/2011

Newsstands: Week of 6/28/2011

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

$3.99 US
JUGHEAD #208

“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Jughead”

We all know Jughead is known for one thing and one thing only, and that’s food! But in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Jughead,” we soon find out that the guys want other information from Jughead! Since he’s moving in to a house with all women, the guys want to know everything about girls!

SCRIPT: Criag Boldman

ARTIST: Rex Linsey

COVER: Fernado Ruiz

Shipping Date: 6/29 /2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 7/13/2011

Newsstands: Week of 7/19/2011

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

$2.99 US
JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #171

“Nets To You” and “Bird”

In “Nets To You” the Roman Empire gets some unexpected fun when Archo, Juggo and Mooseius are brought in to help open the new Roman Coliseum…as gladiators! But when Juggo becomes champion, is the prize worth it? Then in “Bird,” Jughead and Archie enter a commercial-making contest for a product they don’t even eat! This will not end well…or will it?

SCRIPT: Geroge Gladir, Mike Pellowski

ARTIST: Tod Smith, Bill Galvan, Jon D’Aguostino

COVER: Fernado Ruiz

Shipping Date: 6/8/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 6/22/2011

Newsstands: Week of 6/28/2011

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

$3.99 US
KEVIN KELLER #1

VERONICA #207

Kevin Keller returns to Riverdale in the pages of his own mini-series, from superstar writer/artist Dan Parent. Learn more about Kevin’s background and story before he arrived in Riverdale and met the Archie gang, and pick up the comic that people are already buzzing about. Featuring one of the most popular new characters in Archie history, this series will be a must-have for fans of Archie Comics, Kevin and great comics.

SCRIPT/ART/COVER: Dan Parent

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
LIFE WITH ARCHIE #11

Special Summer Swimsuit Issue!

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

“Archie Marries Veronica: The Trial of Reggie Mantle” Part 5

In “Archie Marries Veronica,” Ronnie makes a surprise discovery that could affect her finances with Archie. Plus, where’s Jughead? In “Archie Marries Betty,” Archie takes a more hard-line approach to his students – but will it work? How will Veronica and Jason Blossom’s relationship…well, blossom?

SCRIPT: Paul Kupperberg

ARTIST: Norm Breyfogle

COVER: Norm Breyfogle

Shipping Date: 6/22/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 7/6/2011

Newsstands: Week of 7/12/2011

Magazine, 80 pgs, Full-Color

$3.99 US
MEGA MAN #3

“Let the Games Begin!” Part Three: Dr. Wily is trying to take over the world with his stolen Robot Masters, but he didn’t count on Mega Man! The young hero is tearing through the would-be world-conquering robots – but is the power going to his head?

SCRIPT: Ian Flynn.

ARTIST: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, John Workman & Matt Herms

COVER: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante

Special “Villain Variant” Cover by Ben Bates!

Shipping Date: 6/22/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 7/6/2011

Newsstands: Week of 7/12/2011

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

$2.99 US
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #226

“Genesis” Part One: You know the hero, you know the villain, but you haven’t seen anything like this! Celebrate Sonic’s 20th anniversary! It’s a brand new adventure as Sonic the Hedgehog investigates the disappearance of many woodland creatures, a sudden army of badniks, and the strange sinister man behind it all. It’s an all new beginning!

SCRIPT: Ian Flynn.

ARTIST: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, John Workman & Matt Herms

COVER: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante

Shipping Date: 6/15/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 6/29/2011

Newsstands: Week of 7/5/2011

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

$2.99 US
SONIC UNIVERSE #29

“Inside Job” Part One: Step aside, Sonic – this arc is starring Scourge! The vicious “Evil Sonic” is under heavy lock-down in Zone Jail. Can it be that the would-be world conqueror has been beaten into submission? And when some unlikely allies arrive, will his ego allow him to accept their help?

SCRIPT: Ian Flynn

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

COVER: Tracy Yardley! & Ben Hunzeker

Shipping Date: 6/1/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 6/15/2011

Newsstands: Week of 6/21/2011

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

$2.99 US
WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #8

“The Archies In Nashville”

Yeeee-Haw! In “The Archies In Nashville,” the band travel to the Country Music Capital to try their hand at a different style of music. With the help of superstar Jessica Simmers, the only way for them to go is up! Then, in “In No Condition To Work,” not even working for an air conditioning company can cool off Archie’s love of the ladies.

SCRIPT: Hal Lifson

ARTIST: Tod Smith

COVER: Tod Smith

Shipping Date: 6/15/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 6/29/2011

Newsstands: Week of 7/5/2011

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

$3.99 US