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Preview: Archie Showcase Digest #15: Freshman Year

Archie Showcase Digest #15: Freshman Year

Script: Batton Lash, Various
Pencils: Bill Galvan, Various
Inks: Bob Smith, Various
Colors: Glenn Whitmore, Various
Letters: Jack Morelli, Various
Cover: Bill Galvan, Bob Smith
On Sale Date: 9/20
192-page, full color digest
$9.99 U.S.

Collected for the first time in digest format… travel back in time to Archie Andrews’ freshman year of high school! See how the gang first met, the beginnings of the eternal love triangle, the introduction of Mr. Weatherbee as principal of Riverdale High, the formation of Moose and Midge’s relationship (and Reggie’s subsequent schemes to split them up), and other Archie staples!

Archie Showcase Digest #15: Freshman Year

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Batman #62 variant

The weekend has come and gone and we’re buried in snow here at GP HQ. We’ll be spending some of our day digging out (and hopefully sledding) but that doesn’t mean we won’t be delivering the latest news! So, kick off your day with some news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

ICv2 – RIP Batton Lash, Proudly Independent Creator and ‘First Gentleman of Comics’ – Out thoughts are with his friends and family.

KJZZ – Comic Book-Themed Restaurant ComicX Picks Phoenix For First U.S. Location – This could be cool. We want to go! Hopefully the food is good.


Talking Comics – Batman #62
Atomic Junk Shop –
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The Beat –
Monkeys Fighting Robots –
Kismet: Man of Fate
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Aces Weekly Asks You to Pick a Card, Any Card

Aces Weekly, the on-line comic magazine, founded in 2012 by David Lloyd and Bambos Georgiou, has announced the release of a set of collectible “trading cards”, which give purchasers access to volumes of the award-winning publication.

Each of the ten cards features an image from a specific volume on one side and a unique code on the other, which allows access to that volume. Volumes feature at least six different stories spanning seven issues and are often over 200 pages in length.

The cards are limited editions of 100 per volume, and are available from direct sales comic shops retailing for £6.99 for one card.

The first ten volumes feature a stellar line-up of established talent such as David Lloyd,  Herb Trimpe, Marc Hempel, Henry Flint, James Hudnall, Val Mayerik, JC Vaughn, Mark Wheatley, Phil Hester, John McCrea, Yishan Li, Algesiras, Alain Mauricet, Alexandre Tefenkgi, Roger Langridge, Dan Christensen, Kev Hopgood, Ferg Handley, Dave Hine, Shaky Kane, Keith Burns, Lew Stringer, Carl Critchlow, Phil Elliott, Lew Stringer, Stephen Baskerville, Jim Hansen, Mychailo Kazybrid, David Leach, Batton Lash, Jimmy Broxton and Bambos Georgiou.

Aces Weekly has also managed to launch plenty of breakout creators during those first ten volumes, including Paul McCaffrey, David Hitchcock, Ben Dickson, Gavin Mitchell, Esteban Hernandez, Kathryn Layno, Jok, Santullo, Rachael Smith and Lawrence Beveridge of the Fearless Vampire Killers, to name but a few.

The cards feature the following artist;

Volume 1 David Lloyd
Volume 2 Henry Flint
Volume 3 Marc Hempel
Volume 4 Herb Trimpe
Volume 5 Shaky Kane
Volume 6 Roger Langridge
Volume 7 Nardo Conforti
Volume 8 Paul McCaffrey
Volume 9 Val Mayerik
Volume 10 Keith Burns

Comic shops can obtain wholesale prices and order sets of cards by contacting Bambos Georgiou at info@acesweekly.co.uk

Preview: B&V Friends Comics Digest #241


Script: Batton Lash
Art: Bill Galvan, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
160-page, Full Color
$4.99 U.S.

Santa is reviewing his gift list and his elves are working overtime to supply him with spreadsheets regarding the behavior of kids of all ages. But he notices a discrepancy in one of his Riverdale spreadsheets: Betty Cooper—naughty? Veronica Lodge—nice?? Santa’s puzzled—usually it’s the other way around! He decides to find out what caused this change and travels to Riverdale to see what happened to the girls. Santa goes undercover to learn what is behind the Betty and Veronica turn around in the best possible disguise—as a shopping mall Santa! Find out what caused this merry mix-up in “Naughty or Nice?” the fun lead story to this comics digest!


Aces Weekly Volume 5 Begins Now

The latest volume of Aces Weekly has launched. The fifth volume features even more great strips from great creators. This volume includes:

  • Slash Moron – Slash Moron, and company, embark on a perilous journey to a strange, new world discovered by Professor Essor… Pencils by Jim Hansen Colours by John Burns Script/inks/letters by Bambos.
  • The First Gentleman of the Apocalypse – Looking for a little class in a world shot to hell? ACES WEEKLY has the great pleasure of formally introducing you to The First Gentleman of the Apocalypse by Mister Batton Lash.
  • Cowboys & Insects – The creators of the astonishing Bulletproof Coffin join ACES WEEKLY with a deeply odd new strip… Prepare yourself for the unmistakeable writing of David Hine and the eyeball-searing artwork of Shaky Kane. You like cowboys? You like insects? You’re gonna LOVE Cowboys & Insects!
  • Fawkes – London, 1952. There’s a real pea-souper outside and aliens are destroying Blighty’s freighters. James Fawkes has a lot on his plate defending the earth – but he’s no longer working alone. Welcome to The Air Ministry: Special Operations, Miss Devlin. Script by Martin Cater, art by Paul McCaffrey.
  • Run – Welcome aboard, Dan Christensen creator of ‘Red Hands’, ‘Duels’ and ‘4th Avenue’ with a tense new adventure story. There’s not a word spoken in this first chapter, but you’ll feel compelled to… Run!
  • Blue Cat – Cindy Sparks and her ghost cat, last seen in ACES WEEKLY Volume 2, are back – and things are about to get seriously weird! Script: James Hudnall Art: Val Mayerik Letters: Tom Orzechowski.

Each volume runs 7 issues and runs just $9.99 for the volume. That’s a hell of a deal for some great work by some of the best creators out there today! You can order the latest volume now.

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Archie Comics First Look: Archie Freshman Year Book 2

Official Press Release

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Archie and his friends have forever been chronicled in the latter portion of their high school journey, but after many long years, the story of how “the gang” all met up was finally told in the first volume of Archie Freshman Year Book 1: The High School Chronicles. But that wasn’t the whole story!

In this second volume, Eisner-winning writer Batton Lash answers more questions that fans have been asking for decades about the early years of life at Riverdale High. See what happens when Jughead and his family move, Betty and Veronica become internet celebrities, and Reggie breaks out and finds himself a new group of “Pals ‘n’ Gals.” Catch Chuck’s first real foray into the world of comics and find out whatever happened to Pencilneck G.

SCRIPT: Batton Lash

ARTIST: Bill Galvan, Al Milgrom
COLORS: Glenn Whitmore

Direct Market On-sale: 9/7/2011

6 x 9” Trade Paperback 128 pgs


$9.95 US
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It’s that week and we’re just days away from San Diego Comic Con 2011.  That is all….

Around the Blogs:

The State – The case for comic books An interesting article about movies, comics and education.

Kotaku – Sunday Comics – Each week Kotaku brings some of the week’s best web comics.

USA Today – ‘Graphic Elvis’ illustrates The King’s love of comics – Will Elvis be the next Obama when it comes to comics?

Con Coverage:

Bleeding Cool – San Diego Debut: Supernatural Law: The Life Partner Of Frankenstein by Batton Lash

ITP – Darkness II playable at Comic Con

WDBJ7 – 14th Annual Comic Book Show comes to Salem Civic Center

Bleeding Cool – San Diego Debut: A Zoo In Winter by Jiro Taniguchi

I Am Rogue – SDCC 2011: Sunday Schedule

I Am Rogue – SDCC 2011: Friday Schedule

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Seattle PI – The Griff

Archie Comics At The San Diego Comic-Con

Official Press Release


New York, NY (July 15, 2011): It’s been a busy and important year for Archie Comics, and there’s plenty more to unveil and discuss.

After months of unprecedented media attention, major initiatives, character debuts and stories and artwork that stand among the best in the company’s history, Archie Comics is ready to storm San Diego – and kick things into even higher gear.

In addition to major topics like Archie’s forward-looking and innovative digital presence, LIFE WITH ARCHIE MAGAZINE, the success of MEGA MAN and SONIC, the sales powerhouse that is KEVIN KELLER’s own series and the company’s first original graphic novel, ARCHIE BABIES, the company is prepared to make a number of major, game-changing announcements in the days leading up to and during the convention, which is the premiere pop culture event of the year. We hope to see you there, or following along with us via our official Facebook page or Twitter.

The San Diego Comic Con takes place Thursday, July 21st, through Sunday, July 24th, at the San Diego Center. Archie Comics will be located at Booth #2547.

Here’s a rundown of the Archie and Archie-related panels happening at the show:

Archie Comics: The Future of Riverdale and Beyond

Saturday, July 23rd, 11:00a.m. -12:00p.m.

Room 23ABC

Archie Comics has continued to be a trailblazing publisher in comics, and there’s much more in store! Join Archie Co-CEO Jon Goldwater, President Mike Pellerito, Editor in Chief Victor Gorelick, iVerse’s Michael Murphey, superstar creators Dan Parent (Kevin Keller), Michael Uslan (Batman, Life with Archie), IDW’s Greg Goldstein and Executive Director of Publicity and Marketing Alex Segura (Archie & Friends) for a look into the future of Archie stories, major announcements, special guest stars, digital and much more! Get a free copy of KEVIN KELLER #1 if in attendance!

Comic Book Fairs: Using Comics as a Literacy Tool

Join a diverse group of panelists from across the comic book, education and nonprofit industries for a frank and educational discussion celebrating and appreciating the role of Archie comics in academia. Archie Comics Co-CEO and former teacher Nancy Silberkleit leads a panel that includes Kimberly Earle (CEO of Mothers Against Drunk Driving), Michael Bitz (ComicBookProject.org) and David Rojas (Archie Education) to discuss how schools can adopt comics in the classroom, how to create comic book-oriented lesson plans, student-created comic book projects and what Archie Education has planned.

Archie Comics: Building a Video Game Comic Legacy with Sonic and Mega Man

Sunday, July 24th, 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

Room 32AB

For years, Archie has crafted a detailed, epic and exciting comic universe around Sonic the Hedgehog and the many wonderful characters that populate the universe of the SEGA character. Now, Archie has added a Mega Man series to the fold – featuring the compelling, detailed universe of the best-selling video game series. Join writer Ian Flynn (Sonic, the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, Mega Man), Editor Paul Kaminski (Sonic, Mega Man), Archie President Mike Pellerito and Executive Director of Publicity and Marketing Alex Segura for a discussion that promises to be full of big Sonic and Mega Man news, teasers, artwork and more!

There will also be daily signing with Archie Creators

Thursday, July 21st
2-3: Dan Parent & Rich Koslowski
3-5: Ian Flynn
Friday, July 22nd
2-3: Dan Parent & Rich Koslowski
3-5: Ian Flynn & Ben Bates
Saturday, July 23rd
11-12: Ian Flynn & Ben Bates
12-1: Joe Staton & Stephen Oswald
1-2: Dan Parent & Rich Koslowski
2-3: Michael Uslan & Batton Lash
3-5: Jon Goldwater, Mike Pellerito, Victor Gorelick & Craig Yoe
5-6: Bill Galvan & Alex Segura
Sunday, July 24th
11-12: Batton Lash & Bill Galvan
12-1: Dan Parent & Rich Koslowski
1-2: Bill Galvan & Alex Segura
2-3: Ian Flynn & Ben Bates
For the latest updates about Archie Comics’ San Diego Comic Con panels and signings, log on to ArchieComics.com!