Archie Comics Solicitations for October 2011

Official Press Release

ARCHIE COMICS SOLICITS OCTOBER 2011

ARCHIE #626

“The Sack-rifice”: Moose Mason is having a stellar football season with the Riverdale High School Bull Dogs and is on the verge of breaking the all-time high school record for most sacks in a single season! Hesitations arise when Moose discovers that by doing so he would be breaking his hero’s record and refuses to play in the league championship against their biggest rival. It’s up to Arch and the gang to convince the big galoot to put his doubts aside and lead his team to glory! Guest-starring football superstar Michael Strahan!

Script: Angelo Decesare.

Art: Dan Parent

Cover by Dan Parent

Shipping Date: 10/12/11

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/26/11

On Sale on Newsstands: 11/2/11

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.
ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #223

“An Old School Yule”: With many families hit by the recession in Riverdale, Archie and friends get into the Christmas spirit and do their part to spread holiday cheer to the less fortunate. In “Holidaze” Jughead just wants to relax for winter vacation but it’s not working out as planned… Also, in “Dreamland Drama”, Archie gets an unexpected visitor while staying up on Christmas Eve. Finally, in “Kissing Game”, the success of Archie’s Christmas hinges on one crucial detail – where to hang the mistletoe!

Script: Hal Litson, George Gladir

Art: Bill Galvan, Jim Amash, Barry Grossman, Fernando Ruiz and Al Nickerson

Cover by Fernando Ruiz

Shipping Date: 10/12/11

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/26/11

On Sale on Newsstands: 11/2/11

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.
ARCHIE AND FRIENDS #158

“The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. in Undercurrent!”: In the middle of a top secret mission, P.O.P. spies A.r.c.h.i.e. and V.e.r.o.n.i.c.a. are apprehended at the hands of C.R.U.S.H. Agents and taken to Super Spy’s lair! Can B.e.t.t.y. and R.e.g.g.i.e. rescue their friends before Super Spy extracts all of P.O.P.’s secrets from his captives? And in “Who Screams Last… Screams Best!”, it’s B.e.t.t.y.’s turn to get taken hostage by Super Spy but he wasn’t counting on her secret weapon… All that and Li’l Jinx in “Fight Sight”!

Script: Frank Doyle.

Art: Bob White, Mario Acquaviva, Joe Edwards

Cover by Bill Vigoda

Shipping Date: 10/5/11

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/19/11

On Sale on Newsstands: 10/26/11

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.
ARCHIE AND FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #10

“Mad Doctor Doom’s Dupe!”: Pureheart the Powerful returns in this heroic adventure when Archie’s date with Veronica is threatened by the dastardly Evilheart! Pureheart may have had no trouble in the past thwarting his Arch-nemesis but how will he withstand the combined force of Evilheart and Mad Doctor Doom’s robot Computo?

Script: Frank Doyle

Art: Bob White, Marty Epp

Cover by Fernando Ruiz

Shipping Date: 10/1911

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/2/11

On Sale on Newsstands: 11/9/11

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.
BETTY AND VERONICA #256

“Camp Out Clout!”: Archie and the boys head to their favorite camp site leaving Betty and Veronica behind. Out to prove they can hack it in the rugged outdoors, the girls aim to demonstrate their own method of camping – the Lodge Way! However, feeling slighted by their lack of invitation, Cheryl and Ginger scheme to put a kink in the girls’ plans… And in “Thinking Positive”, Betty may not lead the luxurious life-style that Veronica enjoys to reel Archie in but is there more than glitz and glamour to earn Archie’s attention? And that’s not all as Veronica offers to participate in Betty’s pirate themed fundraiser but Veronica may be at risk of having more than her loot stolen in “Festive Time!”

Script: Tom DeFalco, George Gladir

Art: Jeff Shultz, Jim Amesh

Cover by Fernando Ruiz

Shipping Date: 10/12/11

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/26/11

On Sale on Newsstands: 11/2/11

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.
BETTY AND VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #195

“Saving the Monster Museum”: After several exhibits at the Monster Museum are revealed to be bogus, Archie and the gang are commissioned with the task of bailing out the floundering business by hunting down authentic artifacts with investigations leading to witchcraft, a ghost ship and more! Plus, in “Romantic Times!”, by trading stories with an elderly couple, Archie and Betty discover what true love is all about.

Script: George Gladir, Mike Pellowski

Art: Stan Goldberg, Jim Amash, Barry Grossman and Bob Bolling

Cover by Dan Parent

Shipping Date: 10/5/11

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/19/11

On Sale on Newsstands: 10/26/11

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.
JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #175

“The Rampaging REBOUND!”: Jughead takes on the villain Rebound as his super hero alter ego, Captain Hero in this action-packed issue! Surmising that Captain Hero is in need of a side-kick, Jughead’s devotee Ethel makes it her mission to fill the role as her super persona, Big Ethel. Meanwhile, Archie competes in the Fall Skateboard Classic where anything can and will happen!

Script: Tom DeFalco

Art: Ron Frenz

Cover by Ron Frenz

Shipping Date: 10/26/11

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/9/11

On Sale on Newsstands: 11/16/11

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.
LIFE WITH ARCHIE MAGAZINE #14

“Archie Loves Veronica”: It’s Halloween so Veronica gets into the swing of things by hosting a spook-tacular bash at the Lodge Estate to celebrate and everyone’s invited! Everyone, that is, except for her estranged husband Archie. Left to fend for himself, Archie takes a trip down Memory Lane examining his life with Ronnie and imagining another with Betty. The night’s only getting started as things take a turn for the weird with Archie catching a glimpse of events that could have been and others that never were! The madcap adventure continues in “Archie Loves Betty” as Archie’s universe is turned upside down upon catching sight of Mr. Lodge conducting a secret rendezvous with… Mr. Lodge?! And who is the masked stranger who seems to be guiding this evening’s events? Discover the answers here as mysteries are revealed in this groundbreaking cross-over event that’s only just getting started!

Script: Paul Kupperberg

Art: Fernando Ruiz, Tim Kennedy and Pat Kennedy

Cover by Norm Breyfogle

Shipping Date: 10/5/11

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/19/11

On Sale on Newsstands: 10/26/11

64-page, full color comic

$4.99 US.
MEGA MAN #7

“Time Keeps Slipping” Part Three: Mega Man’s search for his kidnapped sister and clues to clear Dr. Light’s name is coming up with nothing. And Dr. Wily is still at large! Maybe he can save the day with the help of the six Robot Masters! Or are the robots wandering right into Dr. Wily’s latest trap?

Script: Ian Flynn.

Art: Chad Thomas, Gary Martin, Matt Herms and John Workman

Cover by Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante

Shipping Date: 10/26/11

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/9/11

On Sale on Newsstands: 11/16/11

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #230

“…Two Steps Back” & “SONIC GENERATIONS”: “Genesis” may be over, but Sonic’s 20th Anniversary celebration parties on! As the Genesis Epilogue unfolds, the Death Egg II still menaces New Mobotropolis, and Dr. Eggman has one more sinister trick up his sleeve. It’s a desperate race against time as Sonic and Sally try to prevent another world catastrophe, and the ending will leave you speechless. Also featuring a very special SONIC GENERATIONS video game story!

Script: Ian Flynn.

Art: Ben Bates, Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin and Matt Herms

Cover by Ben Bates

Shipping Date: 10/19/11

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/2/11

On Sale on Newsstands: 11/9/11

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.
SONIC UNIVERSE #33

“Babylon Rising” Part One: The Babylon Rogues have been searching for their long-lost ancestral city of Babylon Garden. Now, deep in the forgotten ruins of the Gigan Mountains, they find their first solid lead! But will they survive to put their new-found knowledge to use? And what does the Battle Bird Armada have to say about all this? Don’t miss the beginning of this thrilling saga written by legendary Sonic penciller Tracy Yardley!

Script: Tracy Yardley!

Art: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash, Steve Downer and Phil Felix

Cover by Tracy Yardley! & Ben Hunzeker

Shipping Date: 10/5/11

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/19/11

On Sale on Newsstands: 10/26/11

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.
ARCHIE: OBAMA & PALIN IN RIVERDALE

What happens when two of the most polarizing figures in modern American politics cross paths in Riverdale High? That’s right – President Barack Obama and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin make a campaign pit stop in one of America’s most visible and vibrant locales: Riverdale, USA!

When Archie and Reggie’s dueling student government campaigns spiral out of control, their hijinks and machinations ensnare the two visiting politicos which leads to a heavy dose of high school hilarity.

Archie: Obama & Palin in Riverdale is a large-format volume best suited to present this larger-than-life adventure from the creative minds of writer/educator Alex Simmons and longtime artist Dan Parent. The iconic cover says it all – Obama and Palin sharing a milkshake. As Archie himself says, “Anything’s possible in Riverdale!”

This story has already garnered extensive media attention and awareness and makes for a light-hearted, positive tale with a message of cooperation, civility and friendship. A must-have for the holidays.

Script: Alex Simmons

Art: Dan Parent

978-1-8797-9487-0

$12.95/$14.95CAN

8 x 10 ¾”

Trade Paperback

96 pp

Direct Market On-sale: 10/19/2011
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG: LEGACY VOL. 1

Akin to DC and Marvel Comics’ highly successful Essential and Showcase volumes, this comic-book sized volume collects the first Sonic comic stories as originally printed in book form in Archie’s bestselling Sonic Archives 0-4. It features a gorgeous retro-style
Cover by fan favorite artist Ben Bates.

Sonic Legacy is the best Sonic comics value ever by far: 512 comic book-size pages in a giant phone-book style black and white volume. As Archie’s bestselling book character, expect for this title to perform extremely well in both adult and children’s graphic novel sections.

Script & Art: Various

978-1-8797-9488-7

$14.95/
$16.95CAN

6 5/8 x 10 3/16″

Trade Paperback

512 pp

Direct Market On-sale: 10/26/2011
THE BEST OF SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH

Long before Harry Potter could even pick up a wand, Sabrina the Teenage Witch was at it with a bevy of magic and mayhem.

Sabrina, along with Archie and Josie and the Pussycats, is one of the most popular Archie Comics characters and has been featured on television in a number of live action and animated series. Sabrina the Teenage Witch, the popular Archie-inspired sitcom starring Melissa Joan Hart, can still be viewed on syndicated television worldwide.

These stories collect some of the best, most entertaining tales from the modern Sabrina stories and feature all of her key supporting cast members, including Salem the magical cat. This book features stories by award-winning artist Holly G! and writer Bill Golliher.

Script: Bill Golliher

Art: Holly G!

978-8797-9475-7

$9.95/
$10.95CAN

6 x 9″

Trade Paperback

128 pp

Direct Market On-sale: 11/2/2011