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Batman: The Adventures Continue (2020-) #1

Just because new physical comics aren’t being released doesn’t mean new digital comics are on hold. Your reading habit has something new to enjoy on comiXology. Check out below for the full list of what you can find and a link to each digital comic.

AAM – Markosia

Action Lab

AHOY Comics

Archie

comiXology Originals

comiXology Submit

Dark Horse

DC

DC Thomson

Dynamite

Harlequin

Humanoids

IDW Publishing

Keenspot

Marvel

Scholastic – Graphix

Th3rd World Studios

Top Shelf

Vault Comics

Zenescope


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Preview: Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #282

BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #282

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 4/1
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

NEW CLASSIC-STYLE STORY: “Clothes-Minded!” Betty and Veronica are racking up community service hours sorting donated clothing at the local thrift store, but you can’t expect Veronica to be surrounded by clothing and not bring her keen fashion sense into the mix!

BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #282

Preview: The New Archies

THE NEW ARCHIES (TP)

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Henry Scarpelli, Rosario “Tito” Peña
978-1-68255-809-6
$10.99 US/$13.99 CAN
5 1/4 x 8”
TR
224 pp, Full Color
Digital On-Sale Date: 4/1

Take a trip back in time to Riverdale Middle School with The New Archies! Archie, Betty, Veronica and the whole gang were just as goofy then as they are now as high school students! Can Ms. Grundy keep her class under control? Revisit these fun tales in this graphic novel collection featuring select stories.

THE NEW ARCHIES (TP)

Preview: Cosmo the Mighty Martian #5 (of 5)

COSMO THE MIGHTY MARTIAN #5 (OF 5)

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Tracy Yardley
Variant Covers: Eva Cabrera, Matt Herms
On Sale Date: 4/1
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The Martian crew has been captured by the Venusian Queen Hesper and her Battle Princesses! Cosmo is faced with a difficult choice when Hesper offers him a position of power as her loyal King in exchange for the release of his friends! Will Cosmo prove himself to be the mightiest Martian?! The confrontation on Venus ends here!

COSMO THE MIGHTY MARTIAN #5 (OF 5)

Preview: Sabrina: Something Wicked #1 (of 5)

SABRINA: SOMETHING WICKED #1 (OF 5)

Script: Kelly Thompson
Art: Veronica Fish, Andy Fish, Jack Morelli
Cover: Veronica Fish
Variant Covers: Sweeney Boo, Rebekah Isaacs, Marguerite Sauvage, Cameron Stewart
On Sale Date: 4/1
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

BRAND NEW SERIES! Because you demanded it: Volume Two of the critically acclaimed Sabrina the Teenage Witch series by Kelly Thompson and Veronica & Andy Fish! Sabrina saved the day—saved her friends, her family—the whole town of Greendale really, and she should be riding high. But things are never quite that simple. She’s trapped in a love triangle, she’s having trouble balancing the mortal and witch parts of herself, oh yeah, and she’s being blackmailed. As if all that wasn’t enough, while trying to help Radka and Ren with their…supernatural problem, her aunts suddenly starting to look like people she can’t trust. What’s a teen witch to do?!

SABRINA: SOMETHING WICKED #1 (OF 5)

Archie Will Release Some April Titles But Delay Future Titles and Offers Returnability

Archie Comics

Comic publishers are scrambling as to what to do with releases with COVID-19 spreading. Some have stopped releases while others are offering returnability as well. Archie Comics has released the below statement to retailers.

In it, the publisher has three titles that are too far in release to stop and will be done so physically and digitally. Other titles will be delayed into the future. The publisher is also offering returnability for a limited time.

You can read the full statement to retailers below:

It is an understatement to say that these are challenging and uncertain times for everyone. We want to be as transparent and communicative as possible in regards to what we plan to do with our products over the coming weeks and months.

As noted in an earlier statement, we do not want to put an undue burden on retailers already facing shutdowns and limited-to-no distribution from Diamond. Some of the early steps we’ve taken to accomplish this include, but are not limited to, offering returnability on all of our products originally scheduled for release in March & April. We are now extending that to cover releases in the month of May.

We are also indefinitely delaying all of our planned releases for new direct-market focused comic book projects originally scheduled to launch in late-April through July. This includes our recently announced Betty Cooper: Superteen and Archie Meets Flash Gordon one-shots as well as future issues of Archie & Katy Keene, Sabrina: Something Wicked, Super Duck, and the Betty & Veronica: The Bond of Friendship OGN, as well as other, yet-to-be announced titles. The release schedules for these titles are fluid and will be re-evaluated at a later date.

With that said, we have three titles already in the pipeline that are too far down the path to pull back completely. This small selection of titles has already been printed, with copies mailed to our subscribers as well as select direct market retailers who have ordered custom variant covers. This includes Sabrina: Something Wicked #1 (on sale 4/1), Cosmo the Mighty Martian #5 (on sale 4/1, final issue) and Vampironica: New Blood #4 (on sale 4/15, also a final issue).

As such, we will be releasing our full slate of 4/1 titles via our direct sale channels and digitally. These books are returnable via Diamond and we are able to service your backlist needs as well as provide limited front-list ordering directly from our warehouse if you wish to offer them to your customers. Please reach out directly to us via the usual communication channels and we can coordinate any orders as time and stock allows. Vampironica: New Blood #4, the final issue in the series, will be the last of our direct market-focused titles available digitally when it releases on 4/15.

While we will have already hit pause on all new direct-market focused titles, we will continue to publish our newsstand & subscriber-focused Classic Archie titles such as Archie Jumbo Comics Digest, Archie Milestones Jumbo Comics Digest, Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest, B&V Friends Jumbo Comics Digest, and World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest as long as this option remains available to us. Our graphic novels and book market releases such as Archie Comics Presents, our Giant Comics Series, and reprint titles such as Archie & Friends and Betty & Veronica: Friends Forever will continue as digital titles, with print releases depending on printer and distribution channel availability. These are titles that primarily serve channels outside of the direct market, which are currently still operating, just at a reduced capacity.

We are aiming to strike a delicate balance between meeting the needs of our subscriber and digital customers while also reducing the burden on our partners in the direct market. Our goal here is to make sure that the direct market is not left out of our core titles while also maintaining a steady stream of content and material for our other audiences – as well as keeping our own business needs and operational requirements in mind.

As many of you know, Archie is a unique publisher in that we serve a number of channels. We will update our comic shop partners each week with any new information and are taking a close look at what we can move into the later part of the year to lessen the stress on comic shops during the pandemic, and to ensure notable releases for when things return to some semblance of normal.

Please be safe and stay healthy. Do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or suggestions on how we can help you through these difficult times. This is a conversation and we want to remain in contact with you.

Preview: Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #308

ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #308

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Galvan, Ben Galvan, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 3/25
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

NEW CLASSIC-STYLE STORY: “Garage Barrage!” Archie and his dad have an important mission to complete: cleaning the garage! Will they get the job done in time or will memories and nostalgia get the best of them?

ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #308

Preview: Archie by Nick Spencer Vol. 2: Archie & Sabrina

ARCHIE BY NICK SPENCER VOL. 2: ARCHIE & SABRINA (TP)

Script: Nick Spencer and Mariko Tamaki
Art: Sandy Jarrell, Jenn St. Onge, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Veronica Fish
978-1-64576-979-8
$17.99 US/$20.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
144 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 3/25

Riverdale’s been abuzz with rumors of the town’s hottest couple: Archie and… who? While everyone tries to discover the identity of Archie’s new girlfriend, learn how Archie and Sabrina Spellman’s whirlwind romance came to be—and what that means for everyone else in Archie’s life. Meanwhile, Jughead and Reggie are busy solving a mystery of their own—one that could have life-altering consequences! Writer Nick Spencer (Spider-Man) teams up with co-writer Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer, Lumberjanes) and artists Sandy Jarrell (DC’s Bombshells) and Jenn St-Onge (Bingo Love, Jem and the Holograms). Collects ARCHIE issues #705 – #709.

ARCHIE BY NICK SPENCER VOL. 2: ARCHIE & SABRINA (TP)

Preview: Super Duck #1 (of 4)

SUPER DUCK #1 (OF 4)

Script: Frank Tieri, Ian Flynn
Art: Ryan Jampole, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Ryan Jampole
Variant Covers: Derek Charm, Andy Fish, Adam Gorham, Erica Henderson
On Sale Date: 3/25
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

BRAND NEW SERIES! Super Duck is the greatest hero of Ducktropolis. Brash, arrogant and virtually unbeatable, he’s defeated all threats to the city and routinely foils the schemes of his greatest rival, criminal genius and corporate billionaire Dapper Duck. But now, three years later, Super Duck has fallen on hard times. Down on his luck and with his superheroing days a distant memory, he is reduced to appearing at comic conventions for measly appearance fees. So when he’s approached by a rival of Dapper to be his personal bodyguard/accompany him on his many adventures, Supe has to decide if he’s ready to don his cape once more in this series for mature readers!

SUPER DUCK #1 (OF 4)

A classic Archie superhero returns to duty in Betty Cooper: Superteen #1 by Danielle Paige and Brittney Williams!

Riverdale’s favorite girl-next-door is upgrading her already impressive power set this June as she takes the lead in a super-fun, super-exciting, super-powered one-shot comic book, Betty Cooper: Superteen!

Based on the classic superpowered versions of the Riverdale gang dating back to 1965, known as “Archie’s Super Teens,” this modern update of Betty’s super alter ego is written by YA fantasy phenom Danielle Paige, and features an updated stylistic look by artist Brittney WilliamsBetty’s modernized costume was redesigned by Robbi Rodriguez of Spider-Gwen fame.

In this fresh starting point for new Superteen fans, Betty is gifted with superpowers and takes the opportunity to level up her constant efforts to help people. But a new villain is on the scene, as well, and it looks like it might be her BFF, Veronica!

Betty Cooper is always trying her best. To be the best student. The best friend. The best person she can be. She’s not perfect – but she’s always willing to help. But when she finds herself gifted with out-of-this-world powers can Betty still do good without it affecting the low-key life she’s come to love? Also, what’s up with that villain looking a lot like . . . Veronica? BETTY COOPER: SUPERTEEN is a fun, action-adventure exploration of what it means to be a hero, set firmly in the familiar and modern world of Archie Comics.

Written by Daniel Paige, the comic features art by Brittney Williams, Matt Herms, and Jack Morelli. It features a main cover by Williams with variants by Michael Allred, Emanuela Luppacchino, Marguerite Sauvage, and Michael Walsh. Betty Cooper: Superteen arrives in comic shops on June 10, 2020.

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