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Archie Comics First Look: Archie & Friends #159

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ARCHIE & FRIENDS #159
A.R.C.H.I.E. as The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. in “The Thought Control Caper!” – P.O.P. agents A.R.C.H.I.E., V.E.R.O.N.I.C.A. and R.E.G.G.I.E. take on the devious Controller of C.R.U.S.H. in this rousing spy adventure of intrigue and narrow escapes! Using mind control, The Controller lures our heroes into his clutches but will they have enough tricks up their sleeve to thwart the evildoer and bring him to justice?

The spy extravaganza continues with B.E.T.T.Y. as The Girl From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. in “Flame of Fear!” where B.E.T.T.Y. and A.R.C.H.I.E. team up against hot-headed villain The Flamethrower! After the daring duo discover the pyromaniac’s next target is Mr. Lodge’s plant, they must extinguish his scheme before they go up in flames!
Rounding out the issue is Li’l Jinx in “Big Shot!”

Script: Frank Doyle, Joe Edwards
Art: Bob White, Bill Vigoda, Joe Edwards, Jon D’Agostino
Cover by Bob White
Shipping Date: 12/7/2011
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/21/2011
On Sale on Newsstands: 12/27/2011
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.
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Archie Comics First Look: Archie & Friends #159

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ARCHIE & FRIENDS #159
A.R.C.H.I.E. as The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. in “The Thought Control Caper!” – P.O.P. agents A.R.C.H.I.E., V.E.R.O.N.I.C.A. and R.E.G.G.I.E. take on the devious Controller of C.R.U.S.H. in this rousing spy adventure of intrigue and narrow escapes! Using mind control, The Controller lures our heroes into his clutches but will they have enough tricks up their sleeve to thwart the evildoer and bring him to justice?
The spy extravaganza continues with B.E.T.T.Y. as The Girl From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. in “Flame of Fear!” where B.E.T.T.Y. and A.R.C.H.I.E. team up against hot-headed villain The Flamethrower! After the daring duo discover the pyromaniac’s next target is Mr. Lodge’s plant, they must extinguish his scheme before they go up in flames!
Rounding out the issue is Li’l Jinx in “Big Shot!”

Script: Frank Doyle, Joe Edwards
Art: Bob White, Bill Vigoda, Joe Edwards, Jon D’Agostino
Cover by Bob White
Shipping Date: 12/7/2011
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/21/2011
On Sale on Newsstands: 12/27/2011
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.
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Archie Comics First Look: Archie And Friends #158

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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.
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Archie Comics Solicitations for December 2011

Official Press Release

ARCHIE COMICS DECEMBER 2011 SOLICITATIONS

ARCHIE #628

“ARCHIE MEETS KISS PART 2 – Creatures of the Night” – A crew of uninvited monsters have invaded Riverdale, and they’re close to taking over the town! Can the mysterious members of KISS stop them with some help from the Archie gang? What will they order at the Chok’lit Shoppe? Featuring guest star Sabrina, the Teenage Witch!

Script: Alex Segura

Art & Cover by Dan Parent

Variant Cover by Francesco Francavilla

Shipping Date: 12/14/2011

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/28/2011

On Sale on Newsstands: 1/3/2012

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #159

A.R.C.H.I.E. as The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. in “The Thought Control Caper!” – P.O.P. agents A.R.C.H.I.E., V.E.R.O.N.I.C.A. and R.E.G.G.I.E. take on the devious Controller of C.R.U.S.H. in this rousing spy adventure of intrigue and narrow escapes! Using mind control, The Controller lures our heroes into his clutches but will they have enough tricks up their sleeve to thwart the evildoer and bring him to justice?

The spy extravaganza continues with B.E.T.T.Y. as The Girl From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. in “Flame of Fear!” where B.E.T.T.Y. and A.R.C.H.I.E. team up against hot-headed villain The Flamethrower! After the daring duo discover the pyromaniac’s next target is Mr. Lodge’s plant, they must extinguish his scheme before they go up in flames!

Rounding out the issue is Li’l Jinx in “Big Shot!”

Script: Frank Doyle, Joe Edwards

Art: Bob White, Bill Vigoda, Joe Edwards, Jon D’Agostino

Cover by Bob White

Shipping Date: 12/7/2011

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/21/2011

On Sale on Newsstands: 12/27/2011

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #225

Archie in “Picture Perfect” – Archie is just one stray hair away from publishing the perfect photo of Jughead for the school paper! With Dilton’s technical wizardry, they manage to spruce up the photo beyond the initial blemish but will Jughead factor in to their various improvements?

Archie in “Remote Possibility” – It’s Mr. Andrews’ birthday and knowing his love of movies, Archie took the liberty of upgrading his father’s TV service to include movies-on-demand! His intentions are good, however Archie’s gift may cause more stress than joy when the tech challenged Mr. Andrews gets a load of the new remote!

Script: Craig Boldman, Mike Pellowski

Art: Stan Goldberg, Bob Bolling, Bob Smith, Jim Amash

Cover by Fernando Ruiz

Shipping Date: 12/28/2011

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/11/2011

On Sale on Newsstands: 1/17/2012

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.

BETTY & VERONICA #257

Betty and Veronica in “Taking Care of Business!” – On the road home from Veronica’s winter lodge, a car accident leaves the girls stranded in the middle of a snowstorm with no reception and limited provisions! With Betty recovering from a concussion, Veronica takes it upon herself to ensure their survival until they can be rescued by applying her business knowhow to the wilderness. Will Ronnie’s knowledge of how to make it in the world of business be enough to withstand the harsh elements?

Script: Paul Kupperberg

Art: Jeff Schultz, Jim Amash

Cover by Jeff Schultz

Shipping Date: 12/7/2011

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/21/2011

On Sale on Newsstands: 12/27/2011

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.

BETTY AND VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #197

Betty and Veronica in “Text Evasion!” – Mr. Lodge is determined to put a stop to Veronica and Betty’s texting addiction by taking them on vacation and banning the use of their cell phones. It would have been the perfect plan had Mr. Lodge realized there’s more than one way to text!

Betty in “Word Weary” chronicles Betty volunteering at the library for story time with her unique brand of story telling. As nice as it is for Betty to offer her services, you’ll see why it also saves her a trip to the gym!

Script: Angelo DeCesare, Mike Pellowski

Art: Jeff Shultz, Bob Bolling, Ken Selig, Jim Amash

Cover by Dan Parent

Shipping Date: 12/21/2011

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/4/2011

On Sale on Newsstands: 1/10/2012

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.

BETTY & VERONICA: BATTLE OF THE BFFS

Betty & Veronica’s very first full-length graphic novel story is a follow-up to the successful Betty & Veronica: Storybook graphic novel collection of fun fairy-tale sendups – Best Friends Forever should continue to gain ground with girl readers in bookstores and libraries.

Betty and Veronica, the most famous BFFs in all of comics, team up for a Battle of the BFFs realisty show to prove that their friendship will survive under any hardship. Betty & Veronica: Best Friends Forever is a fun and engaging full-color story celebrating the power of friendship.

Also includes fun bonus trivia quiz pages. Full color.

Script & Art: Dan Parent

Cover by Dan Parent

Direct Market On-sale: 1/4/2012

978-1-879794-76-1

128-pages, 6 x 9″ Trade Paperback

$9.99/$10.99CAN

B&V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #220

Betty and Veronica in “The Dream Team!” – Best gal pals Betty and Veronica have shopping for clothes down to a science. When it comes to sales, fashion, and timing, these seasoned fashionistas are on top of their game with their stellar teamwork! But what could possibly spilt up the dream team?

Script: George Gladir

Art: Dan Parent

Cover by Dan DeCarlo

Shipping Date: 12/7/2011

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/21/2011

On Sale on Newsstands: 12/27/2011

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #16

“Archie Marries Veronica” – Kevin returns from battle a war hero and the whole gang have assembled to watch him tie the knot! However it’s not wedded bliss for all in attendance as the sting of separation from Veronica continues to pain Archie. Working class couple Reggie and Betty field an offer to star in a reality program showcasing their entrepreneurial nature while Dilton hatches a scheme with Mr. Lodge!

“Archie Marries Betty” – Kevin’s wedding is upon us and you’re on the guest list! But how exactly did Kevin meet his significant other? Discover how right in these pages… Meanwhile Archie juggles teaching responsibilities with his marriage to Betty. Don’t miss out on the wedding event of the year that everyone’s talking about!

Script: Paul Kupperberg

Art: Fernando Ruiz, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Al Milgrom, Bob Smith

Cover by Norm Breyfogle

Shipping Date: 12/21/2011

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/4/2011

On Sale on Newsstands: 1/10/2012

64-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.

LITTLE ARCHIE & THE POWER PETS

As Archie and the gang enter their pets in the Power Pet Pageant, how will they fare against some stiff competition, including Sabrina’s cat Salem? And if you ever wondered what animals thought, thanks to some of Salem’s magic tricks, you’ll find out! Featuring pop sensation Justin Beaver!

This Little Archie collection is Archie’s first full-color $4.99 value-priced digest-sized paperback. This delightfully exuberant spoof of kids’ pop idols has been well-reviewed as an exciting and funny new adventure where the world’s coolest pets become the unlikeliest musical stars, including Lady Arf Arf and the Jonas Barkers! Also feature bonus behind-the-scenes features and comic stories!

Script: Angelo DeCesare

Art: Fernando Ruiz

Cover by Fernando Ruiz

Direct Market On-sale: 12/28/2011

978-1-879794-77-1

80-pages, 5 x 7″ Trade Paperback

$4.99/$5.99CAN

MEGA MAN #9

“Dr. Wily Returns” Part One: With the villainous Dr. Wily gone and no Robot Masters for him to steal, the world seems safe! Mega Man prepares to return to the quiet life of Rock the Helper Robot – until the lightning-fast Quick Man attacks Light Labs! Dr. Wily is back, and this time he’s brought his own Robot Masters in his new bid to conquer the world!

Script: Ian Flynn

Art: Ben Bates, Gary Martin, John Workman, Matt Herms

Cover by Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante

Sketch Variant Cover by Ben Bates

Shipping Date: 12/28/2011

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/11/2011

On Sale on Newsstands: 1/17/2012

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.

SONIC ARCHIVES VOL.17

Sonic Archives, Archie Comics’ most successful graphic novel series ever, is back! Join Sonic and Tails as they travel the world and hunt for the evil wizard Ixis Naugus! As the epic confrontation escalates, Sonic gets more than he bargain for, discovering the original creator of the power rings – Nate Morgan! As an added bonus, this volume also includes the black-and-white noir parody “Sonic Spin City” from Sonic Super Special #15! Blast into the past at Sonic speed with this all-new volume!

Script & Art: Various

Cover by Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante

Direct Market On-sale: 1/18/2012

978-1-879794-90-0

112-pages, 5 x 7″ Trade Paperback

$7.99/$8.99CAN

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #232

“Dark Tidings”: In the fallout of the Death Egg II’s assault, Sonic and Knuckles compare notes. Sally has fallen, Ixis Naugus is king, and more! Answers to old question and new surprises abound in an issue primed for new and old fans alike! Then, in “From the Shadows,” a defiant Elias seeks out his last hope. Who is Harvey Who? And what does he have planned?

Script: Ian Flynn

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

Cover by Ben Bates

Shipping Date: 12/14/2011

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/28/2011

On Sale on Newsstands: 1/3/2012

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.

SONIC UNIVERSE #35

“Babylon” Part Three: The Babylon Rogues and the Battle Bird Armada – united?! And why is this fowl allegiance moving in to attack New Mobotropolis when they’re really searching for the fabled Babylon Garden? The skies erupt in battle as Sonic and Jet finally have their rematch! The surprises keep coming right through to the shocking final assault!

Script: Tracy Yardley!

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

Cover by Tracy Yardley! and Matt Herms

Shipping Date: 12/7/2011

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/21/2011

On Sale on Newsstands: 12/27/2011

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.

WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #13

Jughead in “Bot Fever” – Another rousing season of robotic basketball is underway with Riverdale facing last year’s rival Tech High! Coming off an embarrassing defeat, Jughead, Dilton, and self-proclaimed brainy dweeb Roz, need a secret weapon in order to get their robots to perform to peak performance in the championship game rematch and win the title!

After that, Reggie asks the new girl out but her mixed signals throw the would-be suave suitor for a loop in “Date Debate”!

Script: George Gladir, Fernando Ruiz

Art: Stan Goldberg, Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Jon D’Agostino

Cover by Fernando Ruiz

Shipping Date: 12/14/2011

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/28/2011

On Sale on Newsstands: 1/3/2012

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.

Archie Comics First Look: Archie & Friends #157

Official Press Release

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ARCHIE & FRIENDS #157

“THE MAN FROM R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. – THE NOSE KNOWS!” & “ENTER THE DEMON”

P.O.P. operatives A.R.C.H.I.E., R.E.G.G.I.E., and J.U.G.H.E.A.D. face off against the infamous C.R.U.S.H. agent Dr. Nose after he subdues Pop and captures V.E.R.O.N.I.C.A. In this thrilling story, the gang must battle explosive robots and corporate espionage to save the day! Dr. Demon is up to no good again in “Enter the Demon,” but can he get to Lodge Industries’ secret weapon before P.O.P. does?

SCRIPT: Frank Doyle

ARTIST: Bob White, Mario Acquaviva, Sal Contrera

COVER: Bob White

Shipping Date: 8/3/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 8/17/2011

Newsstands: Week of 8/23/2011

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

$2.99 US
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Archie: August 2011 Solicitations

Official Press Release

ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST 2011

Archie ComicsARCHIE #624

“GEEK FACE-OFF!”

Dilton reunites with his former best friend from tech camp, Mark Zuckerberg, to dispute his right to Facebook in court. Even though the judge rules in Dilton’s favor, the Blossom twins own 99% of the profits. Once the air is cleared, Dilton and Mark are friends again and the tide has turned in their favor.

SCRIPT: Dan Parent

ARTIST: Dan Parent, Jack Morelli

COVER: Dan Parent

Shipping Date: 8/10/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 8/24/2011

Newsstands: Week of 8/30/2011

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

$2.99 US
Archie ComicsARCHIE & FRIENDS #157

“THE MAN FROM R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. – THE NOSE KNOWS!” & “ENTER THE DEMON”

P.O.P. operatives A.R.C.H.I.E., R.E.G.G.I.E., and J.U.G.H.E.A.D. face off against the infamous C.R.U.S.H. agent Dr. Nose after he subdues Pop and captures V.E.R.O.N.I.C.A. In this thrilling story, the gang must battle explosive robots and corporate espionage to save the day! Dr. Demon is up to no good again in “Enter the Demon,” but can he get to Lodge Industries’ secret weapon before P.O.P. does?

SCRIPT: Frank Doyle

ARTIST: Bob White, Mario Acquaviva, Sal Contrera

COVER: Bob White

Shipping Date: 8/3/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 8/17/2011

Newsstands: Week of 8/23/2011

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

$2.99 US
Archie ComicsARCHIE & FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #8

“PUREHEART THE POWERFUL EVILHEART’S REVENGE”

Who would have thought Reggie could get any worse than he already is? Archie’s Pureheart is faced with the battle of his life when Evilheart faces off against him to win the affections of Betty and Veronica.

SCRIPT: Frank Doyle

ARTIST: Bob White, Mario Acquaviva

COVER: Barry Grossman

Shipping Date: 8/10/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 8/24/2010

Newsstands: Week of 8/23/2011

Digest, 160 pages, 30 lb. newsprint, Full-Color

$3.99 US
Archie ComicsARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #221

“BALL IN THE HALL,” “COMP-EATING,” “E-CON-NOMICS,” & “PHONE A FRIEND”

In “Ball in the Hall,” Archie and Sayid search the school for the prankster behind the dangerous bouncing ball. Jughead races through a hotdog contest in “Comp-Eating” only to walk away when he’s almost at the finish line. Even though Archie wants to win, ol’ Jughead is in it for something else entirely. It’s hard to make it in the comics business, and as Chuck and Archie learn in “E-Con-Nomics,” you have to stay away from the merchandise if you hope to profit from your own. Be careful, Archie. With the arrival of his new smart phone/“best friend” in “Phone a Friend,” it might not be long before there’s no one left in Riverdale to call.

SCRIPT: Tom DeFalco, J. Torres

ARTIST: Gisele, Pat Kennedy

COVER: Pat Kennedy

Shipping Date: 8/3/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 8/17/2011

Newsstands: Week of 8/23/2011

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

$3.99 US
Archie ComicsB&V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #217

“That Suits Me Fine!”

A day at the beach for Betty and Veronica quickly turns into a fashion competition when Betty’s homemade swimsuit grabs all the attention. With Veronica left in the shadows, she decides to reverse the situation and creates a bathing suit of her own. Too bad no one told Ronnie glue is not an acceptable substitute for needle and thread before she ran into the ocean.

SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski

ARTIST: Fernando Ruiz, Jim Amash, Barry Grossman

COVER: Dan DeCarlo

Shipping Date: 8/17/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 8/31/2011

Newsstands: Week of 9/6/2011

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

$3.99 US
Archie ComicsBETTY & VERONICA #255

“BEACH BLANKET BASH-UP,” “CHISEL FIZZLE,” & “THE BEST OF BUDS”

The heat is on! Betty and Veronica go head to head in a contest that will decide who wins Archie’s fiery affections. Round after round the girls battle it out to find that sometimes working against each other has worse consequences than a volleyball loss. Sometimes, the best art is created when you least expect it. In “Chisel Fizzle,” Betty and Veronica help ‘the next Michelangelo’ with his craft. Finally, in “The Best of Buds,” Archie’s #1 girls take a trip down memory lane and recall what makes them the best of friends.

SCRIPT: Paul Kupperberg, Craig Boldman, George Gladir

ARTIST: Jeff Shultz, Jim Amash

COVER: Fernando Ruiz

Shipping Date: 8/10/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 8/24/2011

Newsstands: Week of 8/30/2011

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

$2.99 US
Archie ComicsBETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #194

“THE BIG PUZZLE” & “RUNNING GAG”

While Veronica is away fundraising for her country club’s charity, Betty will try for all the time she can with Archie. But poor Betty is alone again once Veronica sees photographs of their adventures and steals him back for an event honoring her. In “RUNNING GAG,” Betty and Veronica take some much needed nature time to hike and stay fit but after learning of a bear sighting, their walk is anything but relaxing.

SCRIPT: George Gladir, Mike Pellowski

ARTIST: Pat Kennedy

COVER: Fernando Ruiz

Shipping Date: 8/31/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 9/14/2011

Newsstands: Week of 9/20/2011

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

$3.99 US
Archie ComicsJUGHEAD #209

“BUILDING A BETTER JUGHEAD”

Jughead and Moose make an unlikely team, but when Jughead needs a place to stay, he finds a soft bed, and some hard exercise at Moose’s house. It’s too bad sharing their conflicting routines means bruises and weight gain.

SCRIPT: Craig Boldman

ARTIST: Rex Lindsey

COVER: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski

Shipping Date: 8/31/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 9/14/2011

Newsstands: Week of 9/20/2011

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

$2.99 US
Archie ComicsJUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #173

“BFFs…NOT!” and “Food for Thought”

Jughead and Veronica are at it again. In “BFFs…NOT,” they learn that the most turbulent friendships can find a common ground – even if it’s by insulting each other. In “Food for Thought,” Jughead tries to decide what he wants to do for a career. How does his decision bring together two business rivals?

SCRIPT: Paul Kupperberg, Mike Pellowski

ARTIST: Tod Smith, Jim Amash, & Barry Grossman

COVER: Tod Smith, Fabio Redivo

Shipping Date: 8/17/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 8/31/2011

Newsstands: Week of: 9/6/2011

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

$3.99 US
Archie ComicsLIFE WITH ARCHIE #13

“ARCHIE MARRIES VERONICA” & “ARCHIE MARRIES BETTY”

Dilton’s doctoral thesis reveals the existence of an infinite number of parallel realities while Archie’s reality is slowly crumbling around him. Veronica leaves him to find someone more suitable and Jughead finally finds a way to balance work at the Chocklit Shoppe and his marriage to Midge. An exonerated Reggie begins to think of his future, and it seems to include Betty! In “Archie Loves Betty,” Archie finds comfort in teaching and scouting musical talent for Ambrose’s club, the Chowhouse. All the while, Hiram Lodge’s world is dark when Veronica’s plane to their Paris office goes missing, allowing Fred Mirth to continue his dastardly scheme to take over Lodge Industries. Will Mr. Lodge mobilize fast enough to save his company, his daughter, and maybe the world?

SCRIPT: Craig Boldman

ARTIST: Rex Lindsey

COVER: Norm Breyfogle

Shipping Date: 8/31/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 9/14/2011

Newsstands: Week of 9/20/2011

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

$3.99 US
Archie ComicsArchie ComicsMEGA MAN #5

“Time Keeps Slipping” Part One:

The evil Dr. Wily may be in jail, but that doesn’t mean the adventures are over for Mega Man! Federal agents are investigating Dr. Light for ties to the Robot Masters’ rampage while sinister figures lurk in the shadows. And why does Dr. Wily look so smug in his jail cell? Don’t miss the beginning of the newest Mega Man adventure! Featuring a painted cover by fan favorite artist Greg Horn!

SCRIPT: Ian Flynn

ARTIST: Chad Thomas, Rick Bryant, John Workman and Matt Herms

COVER: Greg Horn

VILLAIN VARIANT
COVER: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante

Shipping Date: 8/24/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 9/7/2011

Newsstands: Week of 9/13/2011

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

$2.99 US
Archie ComicsSONIC THE HEDGEHOG #228

“Genesis” Part Three:

The most talked-about story in Sonic comic history continues as Sonic brings a curious new face into his adventures: Miles Prower, the boy genius! As Sonic and his friends continue the good fight against the evil Dr. Robotnik, the perils get more perilous, old memories begin to resurface, and the Death Egg orbits. Don’t miss the penultimate issue to this anniversary special event!

SCRIPT: Ian Flynn

ARTIST: Tracy Yardley!, Terry Austin, John Workman and Matt Herms

COVER: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante

Shipping Date: 8/17/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 8/31/2011

Newsstands: Week of 9/6/2011

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

$2.99 US
Archie ComicsSONIC UNIVERSE #31

“Inside Job” Part Three:

Scourge the Hedgehog, evil doppelganger to Sonic, is half-way to his goal: put together a gang and bust out of Zone Jail! But first he’ll need to win the loyalty of two of the most dangerous members of the Destructix. If he can survive that, the rest is easy: fighting an army of Zone Cops and rival inmates!

SCRIPT: Ian Flynn.

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

COVER: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash & Matt Herms (After Spaz)

Shipping Date: 8/3/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 8/17/2011

Newsstands: Week of 8/23/2011

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

$2.99 US
Archie ComicsWORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #10

“LOVE ME BABY, MUMBAI” PART 2

In the conclusion of “LOVE ME BABY, MUMBAI,” Archie and the gang call it a wrap on Raj’s movie and learn that there are always two choices to make when it comes to love and compromise. Will Raj and Betty find romance or will their Bollywood flirtations end before they even begin?

SCRIPT: Tania del Rio

ARTIST: Bill Galvan

COVER: Bill Galvan, Al Milgrom

Shipping Date: 8/24/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 9/7/2011

Newsstands: Week of 9/13/2011

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

$3.99 US
GRAPHIC NOVELS:

Archie ComicsThe Best of Archie Comics (softcover)

Various authors/illustrators

978-1-8797-9484-9

$9.99/
$10.99CAN

5 ¼ x7 ½”

Trade Paperback

416 pp

Direct Market On-sale: 7/27/2011

An essential introduction to new readers and a must-have companion for longtime Archie fans – The Best of Archie Comics features the best Archie tales in a stunning 416-page full-color
$9.99 volume.

For 70 years, Archie Comics has been a vital and constant presence in American entertainment and pop culture, selling over 1.5 billion comic books. Archie — the lovable Riverdale teen who constantly finds himself in funny, entertaining and action-packed situations, and his closest friends Betty, Veronica, Jughead and Reggie – continues to be the bestselling kid’s magazine line in North America at retail.

The Best of Archie Comics features classic tales from some of the biggest creative names in the company’s history, including Bob Montana, Harry Lucey, Dan DeCarlo, Sam Schwartz, Stan Goldberg, Dan Parent and more. Hand-picked by Archie historians and experts, the stories collected in The Best of Archie Comics take readers on a veritable pop culture tour of America, from the World War II era to the swingin’ 60s to the present – including anecdotes, memories, historical highlights, exclusive content and more from Archie creators.

The Best of Archie Comics is the flagship title of Archie’s 70th anniversary and will receive intense publicity, marketing and sales support through 2012.
Archie ComicsKnuckles the Echidna Archives Vol. 1

Written by Ian Flynn, Illustrated by Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante

978-1-8797-9481-8

$9.95/
$10.95CAN

5 x 7 3/8″

Trade Paperback

160 pp

Direct Market On-sale: 8/24/2011

Knuckles Archives is Archie’s new SEGA-licensed book series spun off of Archie’s #1 best-selling Sonic Archives line. Knuckles serves as a companion piece to Sonic Archives—each references the other when stories intertwine.

Published in the popular full-color digest format that has done so well in children’s graphic novel sections, this super-sized 160-page title collects comic books Sonic’s Friendly Nemesis: Knuckles #1-3 and Knuckles the Echidna #1-3.

Knuckles is a highly popular character in the Sonic universe. In this volume, dive in as Knuckles investigates the mysteries of his origins and the wonders of the Floating Island and tries to solve the riddle of Archimedes! Brace for the harrowing adventure as Knuckles comes face to face with the dreaded Dark Legion and has his first encounter with Enerjak.

Archie Comics First Look: Archie & Friends #155

Official Press Release

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ARCHIE & FRIENDS #155

“Little Archie Pets” Part 2 – “EEEE-Ger Beaver”

The pet adventure concludes! Sabrina’s cat Salem has given all the gang’s pets the power to communicate with one another. As the Power Pets enjoy a day at the zoo they are treated to a concert featuring Justin Beaver who is an instant sensation for both pets and owners alike!

SCRIPT: Angelo DeCesare

ARTIST: Fernando Ruiz

COVER: Fernando Ruiz

Shipping Date: 5/4/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 5/18/2011

Newsstands: Week of 5/24/2011

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

$2.99 US

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Archie Comics First Look: Archie & Friends #154

Official Press Release

Archie Comics First Look: ARCHIE & FRIENDS #154


ARCHIE & FRIENDS #154

“Buck-bucking the System” Part One

Starring Little Archie and the Power Pets, plus Little Sabrina and Salem! As Archie and the gang enter their pets in the Power Pet Pageant, how will they fare against some stiff competition, including Sabrina’s cat Salem? And if you ever wondered what animals thought, thanks to some of Salem’s magic tricks, you will!

SCRIPT: ANGELO DECESARE

ARTIST: FERNANDO RUIZ

COVER: FERNANDO RUIZ

Shipping Date: 4/6/2011

On Sale at Comic Shops: 4/27/2011

Newsstands: Week of 4/26/2011

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

$2.99 US
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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

Riverdale Comic Con International

Official Press Release

RIVERDALE COMIC CON INTERNATIONAL

In a tale by Alex Segura, Archie and the kids from Riverdale High run into Sabrina and Josie & the Pussycats at the Riverdale Comic-Con. It’s bigger than the San Diego Comic-Con and hitting right in the middle of the busy comic convention season.

What will the kids find at the biggest sci-fi, comic and entertainment event to hit Riverdale? Will Veronica win the costume contest? Find out as superstar Archie artist Bill Galvan draws this wild, wacky tale! Coincidentally, Bill himself was discovered by Archie Comics at a comic book convention. Will Riverdale’s own comic artist Chuck Clayton be as lucky?

ARCHIE AND FRIENDS #156

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
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