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Preview: Betty & Veronica #2

BETTY & VERONICA #2

Script: Adam Hughes
Art: Adam Hughes, José Villarrubia, Jack Morelli
Cover: Adam Hughes
Variant Covers: David Mack, Allison Sohn, Rachael Stott, Kevin Wada
On Sale Date: 11/9
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The latest hit New Riverdale series continues to defy expectations with some major surprises: including besties turning into enemies! The battle no one expected hits its peak as Betty and Veronica declare all-out war on each other! It’s a battle of benefits as Betty tries to raise money to save Pop’s, while Ronnie’s staging her own competing fundraisers in move destroy Betty’s efforts. All bets are off as the girls go from best pals to cutthroat competitors. You’ve never seen a car wash like this! Will the two icons find their way back to friendship, or is this the end of one of the longest-running partnerships in history?

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Around the Tubes

JUSTL_Cv1_dsPreview night at San Diego Comic-Con is over, and it’s on to the first day! Check out our Facebook and Twitter to get more updates, photos, and live video!

While you await that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

Comics Alliance – ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ Reveals First Look at LEGO Joker and LEGO Robin – Nice!

ICv2 – Batman: The Killing Joke Screening Adds Second Night – Not too surprising.

The Beat – Comics blog death watch: The Hooded Utilitarian goes into the long hiatus of unknown length – Sad to see it go.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Newsarama – Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: Rebirth #1

Nothing But Comics – Batman #3

Nerdist – Betty & Veronica #1

Comic Vine – Betty & Veronica #1

Newsarama – Deadpool and the Mercs for Money #1

Newsarama – Justice League #1

The Outhousers – Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #5

Talking Comics – Snotgirl #1

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

FAITH_ONGOING_001_COVER-A_WADAWednesdays 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: Faith #1 (Valiant) – You’re going to hear a lot about this series in the coming weeks and months, and after the critically and commercially successful miniseries from the same creative team earlier in the year, the buzz will be massive. Whether the first issue will live up to expectations is tough to say; not because the comic will be sub-par, but because the hype will be massive. I’m rooting for you, Faith.

A&A: The Adventures Of Archer And Armstrong #5 (Valiant Entertainment)  – An underappreciated gem, this series is one of the most effortlessly entertaining comics on the racks today.Batman #3 (DC Comics) – I’m perhaps more cautious about this than I should be; the first two issues have been good, but there was a couple

Batman #3 (DC Comics) – I’m perhaps more cautious about this than I should be; the first two issues have been good, but there was a couple things in the second issue that turned me off a little bit. Although with only two issues down, there’s still a ton of potential here, so I’m not willing to give up on the series yet.Rai #15 (Valiant) – Another tie-in comic to what is, frankly, the best summer event this year: 4001 A.D., makes this a

Rai #15 (Valiant) – Another tie-in comic to what is, frankly, the best summer event this year: 4001 A.D., makes this a must-read for me.

Superman #3 (DC Comics) – I was never the biggest fan of Superman, but after having read the past two issues, I may be converted.

 

Anthony

Top Pick: Island #9 (Image Comics)Island has consistently been a treat from Image that boasts a very impressive line of creators. Anthologies like this are always great at featuring a wide array of individuals that are potentially fairly unheard of and open the floodgates of material that these eclectic creators have done or are in the midst of doing.

Black Hammer #1 (Dark Horse) – Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston and Dave Stewart are looking to dive into the superhero genre but with a focus on a group of individuals trying to live an ordinary life. Jeff Lemire has continued to spark a lively, poetic script, no matter the genre he works in, so it is always interesting to see what he has up his sleeve. Visually, this series will be in good hands with the imaginative art of Dean Ormston and the always impressive colouring of Dave Stewart.

The Cloud (OGN) (Archaia/BOOM! Studios) – This looks like a very imaginative and beautifully illustrated release by Archaia. Featuring the graphic novel debut of writer K.I. Zachopoulos and illustrator Vincenzo Balzano, The Cloud has a very Neverending Story sort of vibe with quite the striking visuals.

Faith #1 (Valiant) – Faith is back with her own ongoing series! Having just recently written the mini-series of Faith and the excellent one shot of Shadowman for the 4001 event, Jody Houser looks to continue her winning streak for Valiant. Also having the one-two punch of Pere Perez and Marguerite Sauvage provide the reality and fantasies of Faith respectively on art is a wonderful thing.

Sombra #1 (BOOM! Studios)Sombra sounds like a very intriguing tale on the mysterious and terrifying reality of the Mexican cartel. What elevates this series is the fact that the story is being drawn from the actual experiences of the artist for the series, Raul Trevino. Writer Justin Jordan looks to continue his winning streak with BOOM! Studios after the excellent mini-series John Flood and will also feature, alongside Trevino’s art, the expressive colouring of Juan Useche and letterer Jim Campbell to round out the team.

 

Jason

She Wolf #2 (Image Comics) – Last month Rich Tommaso’s gorgeously illustrated and written take on the horror genre, She Wolf introduced us to gabby (her of the title) as her life was thrown into turmoil and intrigue when she is involved with the death of her boyfriend on the schools grounds. Reluctantly returning to classes under the cloud of the entire schools suspicion and fear she tries to hide a bigger problem and the truth behind that night, her lycanthropy.
That is if we believe the newly turned teenage shape shifter as issue one delivered a story that blurs the diction between waking and dreaming, truth and lies. Tommaso’s She Wolf has a completely compelling narrative and structure as he begins to tell Gabby’s story through a dreamlike feverish flow of flashbacks and horrifying imagery as soon neither reader nor Gabby can tell between the two. Demonstrated by the beautifully drawn chase scene that incorporates this slip between states effortlessly. Hopefully issue two will build upon the first foundations as we begin to peel away the layers and discover the truth at the heart of the She Wolf‘s Tale.

Rumble #12 (Image Comics) – Arcudia, Harren and Stewarts frenzied tale of the undead barbarian Rathraq rolls on into its third arc with its trademark nonstop action and it’s onslaught of punches both physical and emotional. Rumble is the sleeper hit of the year for sure with its frentic fight scenes and deep mythology, with Rathraq finding the modern world filled with shadows and grey moral areas as he fights on for his body and soul.

 

Mr. H

Batman #3 (DC Comics) – Batman teaming up with the heroes in training is something I’ve enjoyed thus far because we are getting a much softer Bruce here. He’s not putting them through the ringer like most his sidekicks. I have been enjoying the little moments that Tom King has been providing us here and David Finch is doing some of his best work on the art. I want to get a little more backstory on Gotham and Girl though. Plus the specter of Hugo Strange is looming in the background. Bad time to be Batman, good time to be a Batman fan!

Green Lanterns # 3 (DC Comics) – I am really digging the dysfunctional duo of Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz so far. Added in the fact that one of my favorite Lantern villains Attrocitus (who just looks damn cool) is bringing in an interesting story line here, I am stoked. This is certainly a very accessible title and I suggest people hop on and tighten their rings. Beware the RAGE!

Justice League #1 (DC Comics) – After the disappointment that was Justice League Rebirth #1 I wasn’t even sure this would make my cut. I am however willing to give it a shot. Tony Daniel on art (not writing thank God) and Hitch on writing could make this a must see. However, Johns and Co. left huge shoes to fill. I’m looking for something new here and by Rao, I hope we get it.

Darth Vader # 23 (Marvel) – This series is everything a Sith Lord should be. I have been catching up and rifling through back issues. The creative team here has truly found Vader’s voice. For a series that I thought should only be a mini-series, it sure proved me wrong.

 

Paul

Top Pick: A-Force #7 (Marvel) – This is one of my favorite team line-ups in the books I’m reading, and this title never disappoints. I love the writing, with the quips and sarcasm between the ladies, but also seeing them bonding so quickly as a team. Plus anything with Dazzler in it will automatically be a winner with me. Lots of fun and action; I think you should be reading this.

All-New Inhumans #9 (Marvel) – This has been an interesting book, with some highs and lows, but this latest story arc has been good. Flint’s search for his mother has brought us to a new tribe of Inhumans living in secret.  It’s interesting to see the different factions of Inhumans, from Lash’s Tribe, to Medusa and her kingdom in Attilan and now this new group; all Inhuman but living very different lives. Anyway, Flint has found his mother, but Gorgon is in some trouble…and Ana Kravenoff is aboard to cause some mayhem. As I said, a pretty good arc so far.

Batgirl and The Birds of Prey Rebirth #1 (DC Comics) – A lot of DC titles popping up in my picks lately, but this one I am excited about.  I didn’t really follow the Birds of Prey pre-52, but I did know about them and the characters. I did start reading it when the 52 launched, with Black Canary and Starling forming the team, but something just didn’t really click with me on that book. Now we have the original trio back; Batgirl (once Oracle), Black Canary and Huntress.  Don’t know what to expect with this new Rebirth, but I’m sure there will be a lot of ass kicking.  Looking forward to it.

Uncanny X-Men #10 (Marvel) – The “Apocalypse Wars” are coming to an end, and Genocide has unleashed a horde of archangels to see his plans come to light. Magneto and Psylocke are going to have to work overtime to stop this one. Nothing groundbreaking here; good action and I like seeing Magneto and Psylocke working together, but this Apocalypse War story arc has been just ho-hum for me.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Garth Ennis’ Red Team: Double Tap #1 ( Dynamite Entertainment) – If you didn’t read the first volume of Red Team you missed out on an awesome crooked cop crime drama. I’m a sucker for that type of story and the fact we’re getting a second volume has me super excited.

Betty & Veronica #1 (Archie Comics) – Archie has been on a roll with their reboot of their Archie comics and Betty and Veronica are now in the spotlight with their own series. What has me more excited? It’s Adam Hughes writing and doing art. This is one I’ve been looking forward to for quite some time.

Elasticator #5 (Scout Comics) – Not checking out this superhero series? You’re missing out. This is a series and a company that’s on too few radars. Go and check it out from the beginning because you’re in for a treat!

Snotgirl #1 (Image Comics) – Bryan Lee O’Malley is doing an ongoing series. That should be enough to get people to check it out. If you don’t know who that is, he’s behind Scott Pilgrim as well as Seconds. This is a must get and expect a sell-out.

Sombra #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Writer Justin Jordan tackles Mexican Cartels in this new series. BOOM! is also releasing a version in Spanish. This is one to keep your eye on as the combination of the subject and that translation move is very interesting.

Archie Teams with Rachel Antonoff for Betty & Veronica Fashion Line

Archie Comics has announced that they’re partnering with famed designer Rachel Antonoff to launch a fashion line based on Betty & Veronica. Details are scarce, but we’ll post more information as it becomes available.

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Betty & Veronica #1’s 25 Covers Revealed

Betty & Veronica. The posh socialite and the girl next door — two of the most iconic characters in pop culture — return in a major way this July with an all-new Betty & Veronica #1, courtesy of legendary comic book writer/artist Adam Hughes.

The new series follows hot on the heels of two of 2015’s most talked about comic book series: Archie and Jughead. But what happens when Betty and Veronica becomes Betty VS. Veronica?

As Riverdale’s most beloved blonde and brunette find themselves divided over the takeover of the town’s central hangout, Pop’s Chocklit Shoppe, battle lines are drawn and friends have become enemies as the town is enveloped in all-out civil war! Oh, and there will be jokes. Plenty of jokes.

Betty & Veronica #1 will hit comic book shops on July 20th featuring variant covers from some of the industry’s hottest talent and rising stars! Check out the list and gallery of all of the covers below.

Betty & Veronica #1 CVR A Reg: Adam Hughes
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR B Variant: Mahmud Asrar
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR C Variant: Tom Bancroft
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR D Variant: Stephanie Buscema
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR E Variant: Cliff Chiang
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR F Variant: Colleen Coover
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR G Variant: Bilquis Evely
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR H Variant: Veronica Fish
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR I Variant: Francesco Francavilla
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR J Variant: Genevieve F.T.
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR K Variant: Rian Gonzales
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR L Variant: Robert Hack, Steve Downer
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR M Variant: Erica Henderson
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR N Variant: Rebekah Isaacs, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR O Variant: Tula Lotay
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR P Variant: Alitha Martinez, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR Q Variant: Audrey Mok
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR R Variant: Moritat
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR S Variant: Ramon K. Perez
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR T Variant: Andy Price
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR U Variant: Ryan Sook
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR V Variant: Jenn St. Onge
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR W Variant: Chip Zdarsky
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR X Variant: Chrissie Zullo
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR Y Variant: Blank Sketch

Adam Hughes to Script and Illustrate New Betty & Veronica Starting July

We knew it was coming due to their cancelled Kickstarter, but Archie Comics has officially announced Betty & Veronica with Adam Hughes on art as well as scripting in July.

Best friends.

Bitter rivals.

Betty & Veronica. The posh socialite and the girl next door — two of the most iconic characters in pop culture — return this July.

The new series follows hot on the heels of two of 2015’s most talked about comic book series: Archie and Jughead. But what happens when Betty and Veronica becomes Betty VS. Veronica?

As Riverdale’s most beloved blonde and brunette find themselves divided over the takeover of the town’s central hangout, Pop’s Chocklit Shoppe, battle lines are drawn and friends have become enemies as the town is enveloped in all-out civil war! Oh, and there will be jokes. Plenty of jokes.

Betty & Veronica #1 will hit comic book shops on July 20th featuring variant covers from some of the industry’s hottest talent and rising stars including Stephanie Buscema, Cliff Chiang, Veronica Fish, Francesco Francavilla, Chip Zdarsky, and more!

BETTY & VERONICA #1 cover by Adam Hughes

Preview: Betty & Veronica #277

BETTY & VERONICA #277

Script: Michael Uslan
Art: Dan Parent
Betty & Veronica #277 CVR A Reg: Dan Parent
Betty & Veronica #277 CVR B Variant: Brittney Williams
On Sale Date: 8/26
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

This is it, the final leg of Betty & Veronica’s trip around the world! The BFFs are happy to be back to their old selves in The City of Light—Paris! The girls are enjoying the fine foods and even finer looking gentlemen of France—but what they’d really like is to be back in their hometown! Meanwhile, back in Riverdale there’s a new love triangle brewing between foreign exchange student Banni, Dilton and… Jughead?!! Will Betty and Veronica return to their old routines and familiar faces once their trip is over, or will nothing ever be the same again? You won’t want to miss a minute of this exciting conclusion to “Farewell, Betty & Veronica”!

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Archie Comics in October 2015

THE HANGMAN #1

NEW ONGOING SERIES FROM DARK CIRCLE!

They say the Hangman is nothing more than an urban legend. A spook story told to scare criminals straight. But those who encounter him—like hitman “Mad Dog” Mike Minetta—know different. They know that when he comes for you… you’re dead already. Join fan-favorite writer Frank Tieri (WOLVERINE, BATMAN) and artist extraordinaire Felix Ruiz (WOLVERINE MAX, HALO) for an ongoing tale of horror, the supernatural and violence… and learn why some men may never be redeemed.

Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Felix Ruiz
CVR A Reg: Felix Ruiz
CVR B Variant: Timothy Bradstreet
CVR C Variant: Francesco Francavilla
CVR D Variant: Robert Hack
On Sale Date: 11/4
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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THE BLACK HOOD #6

THE ACCLAIMED DARK CIRCLE SERIES RETURNS! “Flor de Muerto” After the soul-crushing events of “Bullet’s Kiss,” disfigured cop Greg Hettinger leaves Philly and checks into a Southern California rehab clinic. But a plane ride can’t separate Greg from his troubles. A fellow patient believes her former drug dealer (and lover) has sent someone to kill her, and it’s up to Greg to figure out which member of their circle is preparing to pull the trigger…

New to the dark, twisted world of The Black Hood? Then check yourself in for this thrilling one-shot from novelist Duane Swierczynski and superstar artist Howard Chaykin.

Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Howard Chaykin, Jesus Aburto, Rachel Deering
CVR A Reg: Francesco Francavilla
CVR B Variant: Howard Chaykin
CVR C Variant: David Mack
CVR D Variant: Greg Smallwood
On Sale Date: 10/28
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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THE BLACK HOOD VOLUME 1: THE BULLET’S KISS (TR)

COLLECTING THE BESTSELLING DEBUT ARC FROM THE ACCLAIMED TEAM OF SWIERCZYNSKI AND GAYDOS! A man driven to the brink, blacklisted and left brutally changed must crawl through the wreckage of his life to defeat a gang of deadly criminals hell-bent on setting the streets of Philadelphia aflame. Fueled by rage and empowered by years of experience upholding the law, the new Black Hood is a visceral, conflicted and flawed urban vigilante—but he’s also the city’s last hope. A modern crime noir tale introducing readers to the newest—and deadliest—hero in the Dark Circle Comics lineup.

Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Michael Gaydos, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Cover: Michael Gaydos
978-1-61988-962-0
$14.99/$16.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
144 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/7

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ARCHIE COMICS 1000 PAGE COMICS GALA (TR)

In this edition of the ARCHIE 1000 PAGE COMICS series, you’re invited to a GALA featuring hilarious stories from Archie & his pals ‘n’ gals! For over seven decades, Archie and his friends have been making everyone laugh, with their dating hijinx and misadventures at Riverdale High School! Everything’s Archie in the largest Archie collection series EVER—offered at an incredible value price!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
978-1-62738-999-0
$14.99/$15.99 CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16”
TR
1000 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/4

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ARCHIE COMICS SPECTACULAR: BLOCK PARTY (TR)

Get ready to PARTY with all of your favorite friendly neighbors of Riverdale! This collection is a celebration of the best parties and shindigs Archie and his friends have thrown over the years! This fun, pocket-sized collection features 128 pages of hand-picked, favorite music-themed stories, presented in high-quality, bright white paper with a cardstock cover.

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
978-1-62738-800-9
$5.99/$6.99 CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16”
TR
128 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/28

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ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #19

The holidays are here and Archie has already solved his usual Christmas crisis: what to get Betty & Veronica?!? He has settled on two very appropriate gifts for each of the girls—at least that’s what he thinks! When Betty starts feeling like she’s always getting the short end of the stick in terms of presents, her luck begins to change—is it because of a Christmas miracle? Or is it all thanks to a certain S-wearing Christmas elf? Find out in “The Christmas Elf,” the fun and festive new lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Tom DeFalco
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy
Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 10/28
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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BETTY & VERONICA #278

It’s the dawn of a new beginning for Betty and Veronica! Go to one final prom with Betty and Veronica before the Riverdale High School gym is torn down! The girls commemorate this momentous occasion with a magical trip down Memory Lane, where they reminisce about past dances—the romance, the tears, the laughter, all of Archie’s awkward dance moves, all the times he made a date for the same night with both girls… wait a minute, maybe it wasn’t all that great! This time the girls turn it around on Archie for one “Last Dance” in this monumental issue of Betty and Veronica!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
CVR A Reg: Dan Parent
CVR B 90s Variant: Dan Parent
CVR C 80s Variant: Dan Parent
CVR D 70s Variant: Dan Parent
CVR E 60s Variant: Dan Parent
CVR F 50s Variant: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 10/21
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #238

“The Many Loves of Archie Andrews” part 2! Eight girls have entered Archie in the “Best Boyfriend of the Year” contest—but wait until you see who Archie has nominated! Let’s just say, she’s a seasonal love interest. And she’s not the only Christmas gal to spice things up! But just how long will Betty & Veronica stay merry before they start getting mad? Archie’s usual love triangle gets a festive twist in this fun, brand new ongoing lead story to this JUMBO comics digest!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 10/28
288-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

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JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE COMICS ANNUAL #17

Christmas is coming to Riverdale! Archie and Jughead decide to score points with their principal, Mr. Weatherbee, by generously donating a Christmas tree to Riverdale High. They choose the best—and biggest—tree the Christmas tree farm has to offer. But when the boys run into some issues with transporting the gigantic fur, their generous idea may turn into more trouble than it’s worth! Find out if they can get on Mr. Weatherbee’s good side and spread some Christmas cheer—or if they’ll be spending their holidays in detention in “Trees are the Times,” the hilarious holiday brand new story that starts off this Comics Annual!

Script: Fernando Ruiz
Art: Fernando Ruiz
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 11/11
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

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MEGA MAN #54

MEGA MAN’s long lost brother RETURNS in “Red Shift”: Break Man answers the call of… a ghost?! How is it possible that Dr. Wily is STILL alive?! And what haunting secret will he use to keep Break Man under his control? It’s up to Blues to do some soul-searching! Will he remain broken, or will he finally become a hero like his brother? Featuring cover art by long-time Mega Man artist Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante and a Proto Man variant cover by comics superstar Brent McCarthy!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Ryan Jampole, Gary Martin, John Workman & Matt Herms
Mega Man #54 CVR A Reg: Patrick Spaziante
Mega Man #54 CVR B Variant: Brent McCarthy
On Sale Date: 10/21
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

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SONIC BOOM VOL. 2: BOOM SHAKA-LAKA (TR)

Brace yourself for the SONIC BOOM! The hit multimedia Sonic experience comes to you in the action-packed, laugh-a-minute comic book series! Sonic and his friends Tails, Amy, Knuckles and Sticks find themselves caught up in more zany adventures! Dr. Eggman asks the question: “Where does a one ton, fearsome gorilla sit?” The answer: “Wherever he politely asks to!”—wait, what?! Dr. Eggman has a problem-how can he betray the trust of the villagers when they don’t trust him to begin with? The mad mechanic pulls out all the stops to woo the wary would-be victims, but he gets more than he counted for when Sonic and his pals decide to become his staff! Then it’s off to the races as Dr. Eggman goads Sonic into competing in a go-kart race! Sonic puts the pedal to the metal-because if he put his feet to the track, he’d win without question! But there’s no way Dr. Eggman will run a clean race! This volume collects SONIC BOOM #5-7 and #11.

Script: Ian Flynn, Bill Freiberger & Sam Sandak Freiberger
Art: Steven Butler, Ryan Jampole, Jennifer Hernandez, Diana Skelly, Rick
Bryant, Jack Morelli & Matt Herms
Cover: Tracy Yardley, Rick Bryant & Matt Herms
978-1-62738-994-5
$12.99/$14.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/11

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SONIC/MEGA MAN: WORLDS UNITE VOL. 1: DEADLY FUSION (TR)

The sequel to the record-shattering Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man crossover is here! You saw what happened when “Worlds Collide,” now brace yourself for when WORLDS UNITE! Dark forces have come together in the far future! The vicious conqueror, Sigma, has cheated death again and escaped the justice of X and the Maverick Hunters. He’s crossed space and time to join forces with Zavok and the malicious Deadly Six of Lost Hex! Sonic and Mega Man could save us-but they’ve gone missing! Now the Freedom Fighters of Sonic’s world and the Robot Masters of Mega Man’s world must take up the fight to save their heroes and stop the coming tide of darkness! WORLDS UNITE features guest appearances by the cast of SONIC BOOM, MEGA MAN X and some of CAPCOM and SEGA’s biggest stars! This volume collects WORLDS UNITE parts 1-4 from Sonic Universe #76, Sonic Boom #8, Sonic the Hedgehog #273, Mega Man #50 and selections from Mega Man: Worlds Unite Battles #1.

Script: Ian Flynn, Various
Art: Dan Schoening, Tracy Yardley, Ben Bates, Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin,
Jack Morelli, Rachel Deering, Luis Antonio Delgado & Elaina Unger
Cover:Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante
978-1-62738-998-3
$14.99/$16.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16″
TR
136 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/4

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SONIC SAGA SERIES 9: THE EGGMAN WARS (TR)

The SONIC SAGA graphic novel series returns! This volume is all out WAR! Dr. Eggman’s forces have grown thin and his city is destroyed. It’s time to strike! Sonic leads the Freedom Fighters and the Chaotix in a high-speed blitz to liberate the world! But Dr. Eggman’s army
won’t go down without a fight-or will they? Even as the dust settles, a new conflict threatens to blaze up out of the ashes! What is the Iron Dominion, and is their fearsome might too much for Sonic to handle? And what role does Dr. Eggman’s lackey, Snively, play in all this? It’s all action and intrigue in this latest installment of the SONIC SAGA SERIES! Collects select stories from Sonic the Hedgehog #s 199-202.

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Renae Deliz, Jim Amash, Tery Austin, John Workman,
Teresa Davidson, Matt Herms, Jason Jensen & Josh Ray
Cover: Tracy Yardley
978-1-62738-996-9
$12.99/$14.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16″
TR
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/18

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SONIC SUPER DIGEST #14

Get ready for fun & adventure—it’s Sonic Super Digest! Don’t miss all the classic fun and adventure you love in stories from the comics’ 20+ year history as Sonic and his friends embark on daring adventures, face evil villains and save the day one chili dog at a time! Spin into the fun that only Archie Comics and Sonic Super Digest can bring! Featuring awesome cover art from Tyson Hesse and story & art from the biggest names in Sonic comics history!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Tyson Hesse
On Sale Date: 11/4
128-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #278

SONIC’s planet-wide chase CONTINUES!”Face of the Enemy” Part One: Sonic, Antoine and Big head to Shamar to rescue another Gaia Key Guardian! They’re calling in the reinforcements and getting some help from the local Freedom Fighters-but will that really be enough to get past the fearsome Egg Army? Then, in “Hidden Costs” Part Two: Get ringside seats to Bunnie vs. Cassia. It’s the can’t-miss Cyborg fight of the century! Featuring cover art by jamming Jamal Peppers and a “Maniacal” variant By CG artist Rafa Knight!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman & Gabriel
Cassata
CVR A Reg: Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin, Elaina Unger
CVR B Variant: Rafa Knight
On Sale Date: 11/11
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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SONIC UNIVERSE #81

SILVER FIGHTS for his FUTURE in “The Silver Age” Part 3: Silver is at the mercy of the heartless council, but their cold nature is nothing compared to the evil then unleash! Gold’s mysterious past is now revealed, as well as how it’s tied to the current calamity. Will it be up to Silver to save his future once again? Featuring cover art by long-time Sonic Comic artist, Tracy Yardley and a “To the Future” variant by newcomer Adam Bryce Thomas!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli & Matt Herms
CVR A Reg: Tracy Yardley & Matt Herms
CVR B Variant: Adam Bryce Thomas, Terry Austin & Steve
Downer
On Sale Date: 10/28
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

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WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #54

“Santa” is making his first-ever visit to the Riverdale Mall, and he’s not sure what to expect from the little kids of Riverdale. They all seem cute and innocent enough, but what they have on their gift lists might turn the big man in red’s hair even whiter! Find out if this mall Santa has what it takes to fulfill the wishes of Little Archie and his friends in “All I Want for Christmas is You!” the holly jolly new lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: J. Torres
Art: Fernando Ruiz
Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 10/21
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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Preview: Betty & Veronica #276

BETTY & VERONICA #276

Script: Michael Uslan
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Cover: Andrew Pepoy, Ben Hunzeker
On Sale Date: 6/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Betty and Veronica are living life as one another on the next leg of their world tour: Seoul, South Korea! In this new country they discover their voices—literally—when they are approached with the musical offer of a lifetime! Meanwhile, trouble is brewing back at home in Riverdale, USA, as transfer student Violette is ready to call it quits and head back home to France! Will the girls at Riverdale High make their school more welcoming to these new transfers? And just how well will these new girls fit in with everyone in town? All these questions and more will be answered in this exciting, penultimate chapter of “Farewell, Betty & Veronica”!

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Archie Comics in August 2015

THE SHIELD #2

NEW ONGOING SERIES FROM DARK CIRCLE!  “Daughter of the Revolution, Part 2” Running out of places to hide, the Shield discovers she is not without allies. Detective Nicole Simmons seems to know exactly who—and what—the Shield is, but with the enigmatic government agent Walter Chase closing the noose, the pair faces two difficult questions: why is the Shield back now… and whose side is she really on?

Script: Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig
Art: Drew Johnson, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick
The Shield #2 CVR A Reg: David Williams
The Shield #2 CVR B Variant: Steve Rude
The Shield #2 CVR C Variant: Evan Shaner
The Shield #2 CVR D Variant: Wilfredo Torres
On Sale Date: 8/19
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE #2

COMIC SUPERSTARS MARK WAID AND FIONA STAPLES CONTINUE THEIR REIMAGINING OF AN ICON! The new school year continues to bring with it daunting new challenges and interesting changes for the teens of Riverdale High. But there’s one thing that remains constant: Archie’s car is still a piece of garbage! With car problems comes money problems, which means that Archie’s on the hunt for a new job. Fortunately, a mysterious new building in Riverdale is offering some career opportunities for Archie and his friends. Who’s behind this new conglomerate and what are their intentions for Riverdale? Find out in the second issue of this all-new Archie series!

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Fiona Staples
Archie #2 CVR A Reg Cover: Fiona Staples
Archie #2 CVR B Variant: Howard Chaykin with Jesus Aburto
Archie #2 CVR C Variant: Erica Henderson
Archie #2 CVR D Variant: Paul Renaud
Archie #2 CVR E Variant: Paolo Rivera
Archie #2 CVR F Variant: Chrissie Zullo
On Sale Date: 8/19
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #264

Archie, along with his furry friend Vegas and brainy buddy Dilton, are visiting Denny—a young, shy boy who Dilton has worked with to create his own website. Meanwhile, Vegas helps some shy, young friends of his own when he encounters some abandoned puppies left under a garbage dumpster in a rain storm. Can he find safety for these pups? How can Denny help? Find out in “Happiness is a Wagging Tail!” the heart-warming lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Alex Simmons
Art: Rex Lindsey
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 9/2
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #17

Archie wants to do something special for Betty’s birthday, so he decides to bake her a cake—unfortunately, Archie’s never actually tried to bake a cake before! But how hard can it be? With his good pal Jughead by his side, he should be able to accomplish anything he sets his mind to. Providing, of course, that Jughead doesn’t eat everything before he even gets a chance to start baking! Will Archie give Betty the best birthday gift ever? Or is this plan a cake mistake? Find out in “Caketastrophe,” the fun lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Francis Bonnet
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 8/26
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE GIANT COMICS SPOTLIGHT (TR)

We’re shining a spotlight on some of the best and brightest stories Archie has to offer in this newest installment of our Giant series! This fun-packed, laugh-a-minute volume collects 480 pages of the wild humor and teenage tomfoolery that have made Archie comic stories popular for over 70 years!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
978-1-62738-991-4
$7.99/$8.99CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16”
TR
480 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 9/9

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BETTY & VERONICA #277

This is it, the final leg of Betty & Veronica’s trip around the world! The BFFs are happy to be back to their old selves in The City of Light—Paris! The girls are enjoying the fine foods and even finer looking gentlemen of France—but what they’d really like is to be back in their hometown! Meanwhile, back in Riverdale there’s a new love triangle brewing between foreign exchange student Banni, Dilton and… Jughead?!! Will Betty and Veronica return to their old routines and familiar faces once their trip is over, or will nothing ever be the same again? You won’t want to miss a minute of this exciting conclusion to “Farewell, Betty & Veronica”!

Script: Michael Uslan
Art: Dan Parent
Betty & Veronica #277 CVR A Reg: Dan Parent
Betty & Veronica #277 CVR B Variant: Brittney Williams
On Sale Date: 8/26
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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BETTY & VERONICA COMICS ANNUAL #236

The BFFs are back with even more pages of fun! Veronica’s upset—her father plans on buying a robot for their mansion. Wait—what’s so bad about that?! Veronica’s convinced this new robot will cause nothing but turmoil in her family’s home, but Betty disagrees. Will this robot be a help or a hindrance? Find out in “Nice Advice1” the fun ALL-NEW lead story to this comics annual!

Script: George Gladir
Art: Bill Galvan, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 8/26
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

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B&V FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #245

It’s time for a double dose of fun with everyone’s favorite BFFs and their gal pals! The time has come for Ethel to have her moment in the spotlight—when she performs at a comedy club! Betty, Veronica and all of their friends have done all they could to support their friend Ethel—but will they still be laughing when they find out the target of her jokes? Find out in “Make ‘Em Laugh,” this hilarious BRAND NEW lead story to this JUMBO-sized comics digest!

Script: Alex Simmons, Dan Parent
Art: Bill Galvan, Dan Parent
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 9/9
288-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

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MEGA MAN 10: LEGENDS OF THE BLUE BOMBER (TR)

Mega Man is back to make legendary new adventures in an all-new graphic novel! Before, you stood at the Blue Bomber’s side as he fought the impossible odds of Dr. Wily. This time, he’s bringing the fight to you! Join Dr. Wily’s latest team of Robot Masters and see through their eyes as they fight against Mega Man! Get a taste of what it’s like to be on the villains’ side, all while a sinister plot is brewing, leading up to one of the most climactic moments in Mega Man history! MEGA MAN VOL. 10 collects MEGA MAN #41-44.

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Powree, Gary Martin, John Workman, and Matt Herms
Cover: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante
978-1-62738-944-0
$12.99/$14.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16″
TR
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 9/16

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MEGA MAN #52

The ALL-NEW Sonic/Mega Man Crossover sequel comes to a chaotic close with “Worlds Unite” Part Twelve: The grand finale to “Worlds Unite” sees our super-powered heroes Sonic and Mega Man face off against the evil Sigma in his final, most lethal form! If that wasn’t enough, the Genesis Portal-ravaged reality is falling apart and time is running out to fix it! You don’t want to miss the stunning conclusion to the biggest crossover event of the year! Featuring the worlds of STREET FIGHTER, SKIES OF ARCADIA, NiGHTS INTO DREAMS, OKAMI, GHOSTS ‘N’ GOBLINS, ALEX KIDD and more! Featuring cover art from the legendary T.Rex, a special “SUPER-POWERED” variant by Reilly Brown and the final part of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tyson Hesse, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Mega Man #52 CVR A Reg: T. Rex
Mega Man #52 CVR B Variant: Reilly Brown
Epic Poster Variant (pt 12 of 12): Ben Bates
On Sale Date: 8/19
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

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SONIC BOOM #11

Follow up after the “WORLDS UNITE” crossover with a BOOM in this EXPLOSIVE eleventh issue! “Eggman Gets a Gorilla”: When Dr. Eggman’s regular robotic enforcers just can’t cut the mustard, he hires some additional help! (Because, seriously, how hard is it to cut mustard?) Introducing the mighty, Kyle the Gorilla! Is he really the next APE wonder of the world?  Or will Sonic get yet another reason to point and laugh? You’ll be pointing and laughing too-but in a good way! Featuring cover art by rising star Diana Skelly plus a “BOOMTASTIC” variant with art provided by SEGA!

Script: Sam Sandak Freiberger
Art: Diana Skelly, Rick Bryant, John Workman and Matt Herms
Sonic Boom #11 CVR A Reg: Diana Skelly, Rick Bryant and Matt Herms
Sonic Boom #11 CVR B Variant: SEGA
On Sale Date: 9/2
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #276

The BLUE BLUR IS BACK from the events of “WORLDS UNITE” and ready to save the world! In “Cold Hearted,” Sonic embarks on a quest through the arctic to find and recover the all-important Gaia Keys! Collecting them all is essential for fixing the shattered world. It’s a pretty chill mission until Egg Boss Tundra steps in to put the freeze on Sonic’s plans! Meanwhile, Dr. Eggman is “Back in Business” as he braves the unknown to find his most treasured killing machine Metal Sonic! Featuring cover art by newcomer Adam Bryce Thomas plus a “HERO” variant with art provided by SEGA!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas
Sonic the Hedgehog #276 CVR A Reg: Adam Bryce Thomas, Rick Bryant, Matt Herms
Sonic the Hedgehog #276 CVR B Variant: SEGA
On Sale Date: 9/9
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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SONIC UNIVERSE #79

SILVER THE HEDGEHOG RETURNS in an ALL-NEW adventure! Enter:”The Silver

Age”: Part One – Silver the Hedgehog’s future may no longer be a terrible burning ruin, but it certainly is far from safe! Mystery and danger abounds as Silver is dragged into a dangerous conspiracy linked to the reality-warping menaces known as the Genesis Portals! Featuring cover art by Sonic comic extraordinaire Evan Stanley plus a “HERO” variant with art provided by SEGA!

Script: Evan Stanley
Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #79 CVR A Reg: Evan Stanley
Sonic Universe #79 CVR B Variant: SEGA
On Sale Date: 8/26
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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SONIC UNIVERSE 10: SCRAMBLED (TR)

Move over, Sonic—it’s the villainous DR. EGGMAN’s time to shine! For years, Dr. Eggman’s runty underling, Snively, has been sneakily plotting to overthrow him. Now Snively enacts his grandest plan to take over the Eggman Empire—and this time, he might just succeed! It will take all of Dr. Eggman’s cruelty and cunning to maintain his position of power. Is he up to the task? Or will this be the mad scientist’s final defeat? All will be revealed in the egg-celent Sonic Universe vol. 10, collecting stories from Sonic Universe #37-40!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Steve Downer
Cover: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash and Steve Downer
978-1-62738-938-9
$12.99/$14.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16″
TR
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 8/19

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WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #52

It’s the last weekend of summer and Archie has every intention of making the most out of his final day of freedom before school starts! There’s just one problem… The List! Archie’s dad gave him a list of chores at the beginning of the summer that he swore would be done before school started. Well, he’s out of summer and not a single chore has even been started, so Archie’s not going anywhere until he clears that list! Will he complete his chores in time to still have some fun, or will his last day of vacation be a real summer bummer? Find out in “The Endless List of Summer!” the fun lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 8/19
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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