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Preview: Sonic Super Digest #17

SONIC SUPER DIGEST #17

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: SEGA
On Sale Date: 8/31
128-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

Get ready for supersonic action & adventure—it’s Sonic Super Digest! Don’t miss all the fun and excitement you love in stories from the Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe and Sonic Boom™ comic series! Sonic and his friends embark on daring quests, face epic challenges and run rings around the evil Dr. Eggman! Dash into adventures that only Archie Comics and Sonic Super Digest can bring! Featuring awesome cover art by SEGA and story & art from the biggest names in Sonic comics history!

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Preview: Sonic Universe #89

SONIC UNIVERSE #89

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #89 CVR A Reg: Tracy Yardley & Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #89 CVR B Variant: Ryan Jampole
On Sale Date: 8/31
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Knuckles is about to crack in “Shattered” Part Three: Time is running out for Amy, Knuckles and all of Angel Island!  As our heroes fight for their lives, the evil wizard Walter Naugus inches closer to completing the Master Emerald and regaining his full power! Can the gang pull through to stop the wacky warlock? Featuring cover art by Sonic comics veteran, Tracy Yardley and an “& Knuckles” variant by jamming Ryan Jampole!

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

The Paybacks #2Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Alex

Top Pick: The Paybacks #2 (Heavy Metal) – If you read nothing else this week, read The Paybacks. It’s a brilliantly written series that should be on your pull list.

4001 A.D. #4 (Valiant) – Valiant’s summer event comes to a close with this issue, and having already read it, it’s a very satisfying conclusion. Every bit as good as I wanted it to be.

Bloodshot Reborn #16 (Valiant) – This is one of the best-looking comics around right now, and is worth reading just for the art. Fortunately, Jeff Lemire’s Groundhog Days meets Survivor story is violently captivating.

Howard The Duck #10 (Marvel)  – It’s a shame this series is coming to an end, and while I’m not sure when that’ll happen exactly, I’m going to enjoy each issue we get until the series is no more. Howard the Duck has been a brilliant read each month partly because of Chip Zdarsky’s jab at almost everybody, and partly because of the way the comic pokes fun at itself.

Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens #2 (Dark Horse) – A concept that’s as jaw dropping as having peanut butter on a hamburger – and just as delicious. No, don’t eat the comic. Read the comic, eat the peanut butter burger, love both.

 

Jason

Top Pick: Art Ops #11 (Vertigo) – Guest artist Rob Davis pits the Art Ops team against a centuries old monster, from a legendary artist rumoured to have painted deaths very essence into a painting in “The Boy Who Painted Death”.

My interest in Vertigo’s Art Ops waned for a few issues when Mike Allred’s art was restricted to him contributing covers, and this month’s inclusion of Warhol’s Silver Clouds means two of my favourite pop artists in one. This might not be a problem for everyone, but I’m a sucker for Allred’s insane pop art style so the change was slightly jarring at first. Even with Brundage taking over full-time art duties, bringing a much rougher hewn style to the page, Art Ops continues to be inventive both in its storytelling and visuals to bring us a true sleeper hit.

Howard The Duck #10 (Marvel) – The penultimate issue before we have to say goodbye again to the avian detective and Zdarksy’s hilarious run before he heads off to more cosmic affairs with Star Lord later this year. Last issue saw Howard deep in full meta commentary territory, with ratings chaser Mojo addressing his sporadic appearances in the Marvel Universe over the years. Issue ten promises the reveal of the mastermind behind the ducks most recent series of misadventures. A series that’s continued to be both hilarious and subversive, so let’s hope we aren’t waiting as long for another writer to realise Howard’s potential.

All-New Wolverine Annual #1 (Marvel) – In the wake of Logan’s death  readers saw Laura Kinney, formerly X-23 taking on the mantle of Wolverine, seeking out clones of herself and aiming to help them whenever possible. An exciting series from the start, Marvel have cemented her as the new Wolverine by embedding her deep into the post Secret Wars landscape with Laura joined by a number of allies this year from Doctor Strange, The Wasp and even Old Man Logan as she unravels the mystery behind her “sisters”. The first Wolverine Annual is no exception, with fan favourite Spider-Gwen swinging in for an all new story with the character find of the year, Jonathan: Actual Wolverine.

 

Anthony

Tokyo Ghost #10 (Image Comics) – It’s bittersweet that this will be the final issue of Tokyo Ghost for the foreseeable future. This series has done a great job at tackling and questioning a lot of present day problems, even with the futuristic setting. The creative team have been showing us a very terrifying and perhaps more overtly technologically hypnotized society that still parallels in many ways to the present day. The drama is greatly balanced with comedic moments and a truly emotional relationship between Debbie and Led.

Saga #37 (Image Comics)Saga is back! The gorgeous wraparound cover by Fiona Staples just elevates the hype for this arc in what sounds like will be an even more escalated situation after Hazel was finally reunited with her parents.

Afterlife with Archie #10 (Archie Comics/Archie Horror) – It’s always a good week when there is a new issue of Afterlife with Archie. Afterlife appeals to both fans and non-fans of Archie with its more dramatic, darker tone that is filled with surprises each and every issue. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has been scripting some great character pieces that heighten the relationships between each of the teens and adults of Riverdale unlike ever before. It’s also pretty hard to say no to Francesco Francavilla’s art that is just perfect in the horror setting. This issue looks to focus on the origin story of Josie and Pussycats.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Secret Coders Vol. 2: Paths & Portals (First Second) – Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes’ graphic novel series that teaches people to code while being entertained returns! The second volume is just as fantastic as the first, upping the mystery but more importantly it also includes multiple instances where it teaches you to code. Yes, even my 30 something self learned some skills! A perfect blend of entertainment and education.

Rough Riders #5 (Aftershock Comics) – The series that blends history and weirdness continues in its fun ways and I can’t wait. The comic is really entertaining and this issue has Teddy Roosevelt fighting the infamous Battle of San Juan Hill, but there’s also Thomas Edison, Annie Oakley, Harry Houdini, and Jack Johnson, all on their secret mission.

The Paybacks #2 (Heavy Metal Comics) – One of my favorite comics of the last year. The first volume was hillarious and this second volume looks to be just as good. This is superhero comedy at its best.

Skip to the End #1 (Heavy Metal Comics) – Jonny Wells desperately wants to relive his grunge rock royalty past. As bassist of Samsara, he craved the Rock’n’Roll lifestyle that eventually claimed the life of the band’s visionary lead singer and his best friend. Now a VH1 cautionary tale of drug addiction and self-loathing, Wells trades his smack for an old battered guitar, and discovers that returning to his former glory days are only a few chords away. Literally.

Tomboy #7 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – This series is under the radar unfortunately and people need to find out about it! It’s a mix of superhero/manga/Japanese horror with a teenage girl at the center of it all as a vigilante out for revenge to kill the people who killed her friend.

Preview: Afterlife With Archie #10

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #10

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Variant Cover: Jim Balent
On Sale Date: 8/31
40-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

BETTY: RIP Pt. 5, “Interlude with the Pussycats” Before the end of the world began, a female pop trio was setting charts on fire. But in a world of TMZ and paparazzi-driven media, somehow these women kept their private lives a secret from everyone—until now. A full-access interview promises to show the tragic and terrifying origin story of Josie and the Pussycats. For TEEN+ Readers.

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Archie Comics in November 2016

ARCHIE #14

Once, Veronica Lodge was the Princess of Riverdale, flowers strewn at her feet everywhere she walked. Now she’s a just regular student at a private school full of Mean Girls who’ve made her their Betty, led by their Queen Bee, the alluring and diabolical Cheryl Blossom.

Script: Mark Waid
Art:  Joe Eisma, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli
Cover: Joe Eisma
Variant Covers: Derek Charm, Alitha Martinez
On Sale Date: 11/16
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE VOL. 2 (TR)

The all-new ARCHIE adventure continues! Superstar writer Mark Waid teams up with rising star artist Veronica Fish to bring a modern take to the legendary Riverdale cast of characters. The elusive, rich Veronica Lodge has taken Riverdale by storm—and it’s caused everyone to take sides, with Archie Andrews stuck in the middle of it all. Relive all the drama, all the romance and all the beautiful art and storytelling once more in this graphic novel that collects ARCHIE #s 7-12. Welcome to the New Riverdale.

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Veronica Fish, Thomas Pitilli, Ryan Jampole, Jack Morelli, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn
Cover: Veronica Fish
978-1-62738-798-9
$19.99/$21.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
176 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/30

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JUGHEAD #11

In our last issue, a disastrous date causes Sabrina to curse Jughead and take her revenge! Guess what? In this issue, this is still a thing! The mysterious Sabrina reveals what her ENTIRE DEAL is! And let’s say the not-at-all mysterious Jughead reveals something too! (It’s whether or not he still likes burgers) (he does) Conflict! Burgers! Jokes! All mixed together in a recipe so delightful that we could only call it… “Conflict Burger Jokes #1”!! Never mind, I just got word we’re calling it “JUGHEAD #11”; that works too.
Script: Ryan North
Art: Derek Charm, Jack Morelli
Cover: Derek Charm
Variant Covers: Joe Eisma, David Williams
On Sale Date: 11/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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SABRINA #8

“WITCH-WAR” Part Two (of Six): “A Serpent’s Tooth”: Edward Spellman, trapped in Harvey’s body, has been reunited with Madame Satan, who is finally realizing her grand plan of revenge. But Edward has his own dark agenda, and with Sabrina cut off from her aunts, the Spellman ladies are more vulnerable than ever as Round Two of the “Witch-War” commences!!
Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Robert Hack, Jack Morelli
Cover: Robert Hack
Variant Cover: Matthew Southworth
On Sale Date: 11/23
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #274

With the pressure on to get holiday shopping done, Archie and Jughead wonder if there isn’t a better way to get into the spirit of the season, especially if getting to the mall first requires moving mountains of snow! Might these two philosophers manage to spread goodwill without losing a dime… or will they be forced to spend in order to celebrate? Find out in “As in Olden Days,” the fun, festive new lead story to this JUMBO-SIZED comics digest!

Script: James Gartler
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 11/16
256-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE CHRISTMAS ANNUAL #23

Pop Tate is anticipating a Christmas rush in his Chocklit Shoppe thanks to his newest idea: fresh, homemade apple pies. He enlists the help of neighborhood kids to work during the holidays. Fortunately, Archie is in need of some spending cash. Unfortunately, so is Jughead. Can the Burgermeister of Riverdale resist the temptation of being surrounded by delicious baked goods long enough for Pop’s to make all of his sales? Find out in “My Deer Archie” the fun and festive new lead story to this Christmas Annual, featuring even more pages of holiday humor!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 11/30
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #289

The SUPER DUPER DUO of SONIC and TAILS unite in “Genesis of a Hero” Part Two: The 25th Anniversary celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog continues in this retro-action adventure!  Sonic has chased Dr. Eggman clear across Westside Island, and now into the skies! Can Sonic and Tails survive a head-on assault of the Wing Fortress? And what sinister secrets lurk beyond the clouds? Featuring cover art by veteran Sonic comic artist Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante and a “High Flying Variant” by jammin’ Jamal Peppers!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, John Workman, Gabriel Cassata
Cover: Patrick Spaziante
Variant Cover: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash, Matt Herms
On Sale Date: 11/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG VOL. 4: CONTROL (TR)

BIG CHANGES are coming for SONIC in “CONTROL” When night falls, things get a little hairy! The corrupting energies of Dark Gaia have infected our heroic hedgehog, transforming him into the fearsome Werehog! With his newfound rage and strength unchecked, it’s up to his old buddies Mighty and Ray to tame the savage beast! The adventures never end in this all-new thrilling installment in the Sonic graphic novel series! SONIC THE HEDGEHOG VOL. 4: CONTROL collects SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #264-267.

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tyson Hesse, Jamal Peppers, Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman, Gabriel Cassata
Cover: Patrick Spaziante
978-1-62738-955-6
$12.99/$14.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/23

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SONIC UNIVERSE #92

ENTER the DEPTHS of DANGER in “The Case of the Pirate Princess” Part Two: The Chaotix have tracked down the princess of Meropis and the pirates that kidnapped her – but now they’re prisoners as well! And Vector’s daring plan to escape… is to join them?! It’s mysteries and revelations galore as the Chaotix hit the high seas! Featuring cover art by Sonic comics veteran Tracy Yardley and a “Shinobi” variant by monster-talent T-Rex!

Script: Aleah Baker & Ian Flynn
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, Matt Herms
Cover: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Ben Hunzeker
Variant Cover: T. Rex
On Sale Date: 11/16
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #64

When Reggie “gifts” Archie with a snow spinner, will Archie and the gang have a blast in the snow, or will someone end up limping home—and most importantly, will Betty still have a date for the holiday dance at the end? Find out in “Spinner Winner!” the hilarious new lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Tom DeFalco
Art:  Pat and Tim Kennedy
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 11/23
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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Preview: Afterlife With Archie #10

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #10

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Variant Cover: Jim Balent
On Sale Date: 8/31
40-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

BETTY: RIP Pt. 5, “Interlude with the Pussycats” Before the end of the world began, a female pop trio was setting charts on fire. But in a world of TMZ and paparazzi-driven media, somehow these women kept their private lives a secret from everyone—until now. A full-access interview promises to show the tragic and terrifying origin story of Josie and the Pussycats. For TEEN+ Readers.

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Preview: Betty & Veronica Girls Rule TP

BETTY & VERONICA GIRLS RULE TP

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 8/24
226 page, full-color collection
$10.99 U.S.

Anything boys can do, girls can do better! The gals are taking center stage and showing the boys who’s boss! Watch the girls as they challenge their male counterparts to a dance-off, show them what’s what on the sports field and even fight crime! It’s not just a battle of the sexes, but also a fun walk through history, highlighting important female figures throughout time standing up for what’s right! This collection spotlights the girls of Riverdale, including Betty, Veronica, Nancy, Cheryl, Ethel, Ginger, Trula Twyst, and Brigitte. In this collection, the girls really do rule!

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Preview: Betty & Veronica Comics Double Digest #246

BETTY & VERONICA COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #246

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 8/24
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

Pop is hosting his very own lip sync battle at the Chocklit Shoppe and everyone in Riverdale is invited to compete! All it takes is a little skill and a great memory to get all the lyrics right… right? When it comes to competition, Veronica plays to win. She’s going to put on a full performance with props, sound equipment, costumes, lighting and more. But can showmanship win out over talent in the end? Find out in “Lip Sync Rattled,” the hilarious lead story to this comics double digest!

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Blindbox Comics’ August 2016 Unboxing

Blindbox Comics is a monthly comic book subscription box that includes five regular monthly releases and one exclusive variant cover. Or, you can order just the variant. Or, you can order just the comics.

We open up and show off the latest box released, going over the comics plus a variant! Find out what’s inside!

You can order your Blindbox Comics now!

Preview: Archie 75 Series: Veronica

ARCHIE 75 SERIES: VERONICA

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent & Dan DeCarlo
On Sale Date: 8/17
112-page, digital exclusive comic
$2.99

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Archie Comics with this special retrospective presentation! Since she made her debut in PEP Comics #26 all the way back in 1942, Veronica Lodge has been an alluring figure. Despite her popularity, it wasn’t until 1989 that she finally got her own series. Veronica started in April 1989 and ended in December 2011, spanning across 210 issues. During this run, Veronica travelled across the globe, made some famous friends, joined a pop supergroup and welcomed a new resident to Riverdale that would make history. This collection will give you a glimpse at some of Veronica’s most memorable moments!

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