Archie Comics: July 2011 Solicitations

Official Press Release

ARCHIE COMICS SOLICITS FOR JULY 2011

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“Cold Cash”

It may be summer, but it’s getting cold! When the Ice Cube and The Witch Doctor to rob Lodge Industries it’s up to Riverdale’s greatest superhero, Pureheart to stop them in their tracks! Can Pureheart save Mr. Lodge’s millions and bring the heat to Ice Cube’s plans?

SCRIPT: FRANK DOYLE

ARTIST: BOB WHITE, MARIO ACQUAVIVA

COVER: FERNANDO RUIZ, BOB SMITH

Shipping Date: 7/6/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 7/20/2011

Newsstands: 7/26/2011

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

$3.99 US

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ARCHIE’S WEIRD MYSTERIES

Collecting some of the best tales from the series based on the hit cartoon, Archie and the gang continue their classic adventures – with a weird, offbeat twist! Archie is working for Riverdale High School’s newspaper, investigating weird phenomena and bizarre happenings. It seems the school’s science department blew a fuse in its hyper sub-molecular quarkinator and all sorts of things are now crawling and slithering through the town. It’s up to Archie to look into the cases and usually he happens to be there when they are resolved as well. All of the gang from the pop television series shows up, including occasional appearances from their own Sabrina the Teenage Witch, popular comic book character of the 1970s and popular television character of the late 1990s.

SCRIPT: PAUL CASTIGLIA

ARTIST: FERNANDO RUIZ

COVER: FERNANDO RUIZ, RICH KOSLOWSKI

Shipping Date: 7/5/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 7/20/2011

6×9, 128 page, softcover trade paperback

$9.95 US / $10.95 CAN

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SONIC UNIVERSE #30

“Inside Job” Part Two

Scourge the “Evil Sonic” is imprisoned in Zone Jail! He’s going to need support to escape, but the mercenary gang of the Destructix aren’t interested. Can Scourge delve into their dark pasts and find a reason to gain their trust? Or will he wind up a green smear on the wall?

SCRIPT: IAN FLYNN

ARTIST: TRACY YARDLEY!, JIM AMASH, PHIL FELIX, STEVE DOWNER

COVER: TRACY YARDLEY! JIM AMASH & BEN HUNZEKER

Shipping Date: 7/6/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 7/20/2011

Newsstands: 7/26/2011

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

$2.99 US

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ARCHIE #623

“Banded Together”

It’s a battle of epic proportions! In “˜Banded Together’ the Archies and Josie and the Pussycats play on the season finales of competing reality shows, All American Idol and The X – Factory! But will the ratings winner be an up and coming reality show showcasing Archie and Veronica’s relationship?

SCRIPT: DAN PARENT

ARTIST: FERNANDO RUIZ, RICH KOSLOWSKI

COVER: DAN PARENT, RICH KOSLOWSKI

Shipping Date: 7/13/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 7/27/2011

Newsstands: 8/2/2011

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

$2.99 US

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B & V DOUBLE DIGEST #193

“Losers Can Be Choosers”
and “Dog Gone It”

In “Losers Can Be Choosers”, Riverdale is home to a new comic book convention. And with comic conventions, comes costume contests. Join in the pageantry as Betty, Veronica and Cheryl Blossom all compete for first place! Then in “Dog Gone It”, Betty spends time as a pet sitter, but is forced to be a dog catcher when he runs away.

SCRIPT: GEORGE GLADIR, JOHN ROSE

ARTIST: STAN GOLDBERG, AL BOLLING, JIM AMASH

COVER: FERNANDO RUIZ, BOB SMITH

Shipping Date: 7/13/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 7/27/2011

Newsstands: 8/2/2011

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

$3.99 US

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B & V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #216

“Teen Spirit”

In “Teen Spirit”, Betty and Veronica are trapped on a yacht with a bunch of sleeping boys. Looking for adventure, they come across an old pirate ship rumored to be haunted by a ghost. When they get on board, they discover there is a ghost, but they don’t realize he’s a teenage ghost who is lovesick!

SCRIPT: ANGELO DECESARE

ARTIST: DAN PARENT, JOHN D’AGOSTINO

COVER: DAN DeCARLO

Shipping Date: 7/13/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 7/27/2011

Newsstands: 8/2/2011

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

$3.99 US

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JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #172

“Treasure Hunt”
and “Tricks and Costume Day”

In “Treasure Hunt”, the gang finds a treasure map in Jughead’s attic and begins to search for riches in the back yard! But will the hunt end with Jughead being buried? Next in “Tricks and Costume Day”, Jughead and Hot Dog help raise money for emergency pet care with cute pet costumes and amazing pet tricks.

SCRIPT: PAUL KUPPERBERG, GEORGE GLADIR

ARTIST: TOD SMITH, STAN GOLDBERG, JIM AMASH

COVER: TOD SMITH, AL MILGROM

Shipping Date: 7/13/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 7/27/2011

Newsstands: 8/2/2011

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

$3.99 US

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BETTY #193

“Fantasy Flair”, “Just Relax”, “Shell Belle”
and “Love the One You’re With”

In “Fantasy Flair”, Betty dreams of Archie being a superhero and sweeping her off her feet literally! Next, In “Just Relax”, Betty and Midge take a vacation with Betty’s parents and find out there is more than one way to relax! Then, in “Shell Belle” Betty takes her brownie troop to the beach to collect shells to make some fun crafts. Finally in “Love the One You’re With” Betty and Dilton find themselves with the same situation.

SCRIPT: GEORGE GLADIR, MIKE PELLOWSKI, JOHN ROSE

ARTIST: KENNEDY BROS., JACK MORELLI

COVER: FERNANDO RUIZ, BOB SMITH

Shipping Date: 7/20/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 8/3/2011

Newsstands: 8/9/2011

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

$2.99 US

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SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH: ANIMATED

Collecting some of the best stories from the comic series based on the hit animated show, join Sabrina as she faces a flurry of new foes, meets new friends and tries to deal with the trials and tribulations of high school – with the added burden of being a teenage witch! What happens when Sabrina meets Repulsa? Can she handle being transformed from a high-schooler to a 12-year old? That and much more. Featuring the writing of Mike Gallagher and artist Dave Manak, this collects the hit comic for the first time, deftly bringing the world of the popular animated cartoon to comic form.

SCRIPT: MIKE GALLAGHER

ARTIST: DAVE MANAK

COVER: FERNANDO RUIZ, JOHN D’AGOSTINO

Shipping Date: 7/19/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 8/3/2011

6×9, 128 page, softcover trade paperback

$9.95 US / $10.95 CAN

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #227

“Genesis” Part Two
: Sonic’s 20th Anniversary Celebration kicks into high gear as the most talked about Sonic story EVER continues! Sonic joins his new friends Sally, Boomer and Antoine as they brave the treacherous Labyrinth Zone! What perils await them in these dark waters? Even if they do track down this “Dr. Robotnik,” are they up to the challenge of defeating him?!

SCRIPT: IAN FLYNN

ARTIST: PATRICK “SPAZ” SPAZIANTE, TRACY YARDLEY!, TERRY AUSTIN, JOHN WORKMAN, MATT HERMS

COVER: PATRICK “SPAZ” SPAZIANTE

Shipping Date: 7/20/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 8/3/2011

Newsstands: 8/9/2011

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

$2.99 US

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WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #9

“Love Me Baby, Mumbai” Part 1

In “Love Me Baby, Mumbai”, Raj Patel dreams of being a film director! His current ITube movie “˜Love Hate Triangle’ has over 10,000 views and has caught the eye of Kunal Desai, one of the biggest Bollywood producers in India! Can Raj turn Love Hate triangle into an epic film?

SCRIPT: TANIA DEL RIO

ARTIST: BILL GALVAN

COVER: BILL GALVAN, AL MILGROM

Shipping Date: 7/20/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 8/3/2011

Newsstands: 8/9/2011

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

$3.99 US

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KEVIN KELLER #2

“The Write Stuff”

In “The Write Stuff”, Veronica helps Kevin Keller’s family plan a birthday party for his dad. When Kevin and Veronica begin going through pictures and stories from Kevin’s past, she sees and experiences all the incredible things he did. But with all the places Kevin lived, he realizes how much Riverdale has become home for him.

SCRIPT: DAN PARENT

ARTIST: DAN PARENT

COVER: DAN PARENT

VERONICA #208 VARIANT COVER: DAN PARENT

Shipping Date: 7/27/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 8/10/2011

Newsstands: 8/16/2011

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

$2.99 US

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LIFE WITH ARCHIE #12

The best selling magazine continues with all new adventures! In “Archie Loves Veronica” things are not going well! Reggie’s trial is coming to a close and not looking good, Jughead’s Choklit Shop is struggling and Archie and Veronica’s marriage isn’t doing well either. Then in “Archie Loves Betty”, being teachers is beginning to take its toll on the couple and Veronica finds out something unpleasant about the man she’s interested in.

Also, Riverdale Guide to Back-to-School Fashions, the Top 5 shockers in MTV MMA’s, and news on Spy Kids 4! Plus Jughead’s video game reviews and a look at the secret agents and spy books published by Archie Comics.

SCRIPT: PAUL KUPPERBERG

ARTIST: NORM BREYFOGLE

COVER: NORM BREYFOGLE

Shipping Date: 7/27/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 8/10/2011

Newsstands: 8/16/2011

Magazine, 80 pgs, Full-Color

$3.99 US

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MEGA MAN #4

“Let the Games Begin!” Part Four:
This is it! Mega Man has reached Dr. Wily’s stronghold, and now nothing stands between him and the madman! Except the Yellow Devil. And the Copy Robot. And the rebuilt Robot Masters. Good luck, Mega Man! Don’t miss the finale to the first arc to this brand new series!

SCRIPT: IAN FLYNN

ARTIST: PATRICK “SPAZ” SPAZIANTE, RICK BRYANT, JOHN WORKMAN & MATT HERMS

COVER: PATRICK “SPAZ” SPAZIANTE

VILLIAN VARIANT COVER: BEN BATES

Shipping Date: 7/27/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 8/10/2011

Newsstands: 8/16/2011

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

$2.99 US