Script: Bill Golliher, Ian Flynn Art: Bill Golliher, Bill Galvan, Jim Amash, Ben Galvan Colors: Glenn Whitmore Letters: Jack Morelli Cover: Bill Golliher, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 11/30 192-page, full color comic $8.99 U.S.
THREE BRAND NEW STORIES! Santa sends his favorite elf and fairy on a mission to Riverdale to stir up as much Christmas spirit as possible in “Christmas Spirit Spat.” It’s girls vs. guys in the quest to show off the most Christmas spirit. Sugarplum heads up the girls’ team and Jingles heads up the boys’ one. A rivalry that winds up sending Riverdale into a jolly overload.
Then, it’s a pet show showdown when the nefarious Kennel Kween tries to steal Riverdale’s top pets! Can Captain Flag save the day, or will the Kween win “Best in Show”? The good captain’s own pet may have something to squawk about this!
And finally, in “Safe Space,” Veronica has locked a precious valuable inside an uncrackable safe – this looks like a job for Fireball! The only problem is, he’s not around and they’ll have to call for backup. Enter . . . Inferno the Fire Breather!
Following the announcement of The Archies, an upcoming feature film directed by Zoya Akhtar and set in India, Archie Comics celebrates its longstanding connection to the country with a new member of its iconic cast of comic book characters! InThe Archies in India graphic novel releasing in January, an original story by writer Bill Golliher and Dan Parent will introduce Prasad Arora, a Bollywood star who catches the attention of Betty and Veronica, adding a fun new dynamic to Riverdale’s relationships.
Prasad will be an ongoing addition to new stories in the publisher’s comic books and digest magazines, and his first appearance was inspired by the creators’ experiences visiting the country to meet their many fans. Prasad’s debut leads a collection of every story featuring the Archie characters in India over 80 years of publishing, making it both a collectible first and a retrospective for longtime fans.
Archie and his friends from Riverdale have been globetrotting for decades… but their favorite place to visit by far is India! This special collection includes every story where Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and yes, even Reggie, have travelled to the great country. And what would any great trip be without plenty of romance, special cameo appearances, and TONS of musical moments? Plus, a BRAND-NEW STORY! In “Stars in Their Eyes,” Bollywood star Amisha Mehta has a film lined up to shoot in India and manages to get Betty and Veronica a gig as extras. The girls arrive on the set and Amisha discovers one of the biggest teen heartthrobs, Prasad Arora, is now scheduled to be in the film as well. When she hears this, she’s hopeful she will be in a scene with her crush. Betty and Veronica decide to play matchmaker to get Prasad and Amisha introduced… but will they cause more harm than good?
Written by Bill Golliher with art by Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, and Glenn Whitmore, The Archies in India releases January 25 in comic shops nationwide. It features a cover by Dan Parent and Rosario “Tito” Peña.
Script: Dan Parent Art: Dan Parent, Jim Amash Colors: Glenn Whitmore Letters: Jack Morelli Cover: Bill Golliher, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 11/9 192-page, full color comic $8.99 U.S.
BRAND NEW STORY! “Merry JINXmas!“ – The holiday season has everyone in the festive spirit—that is, until human bad luck charm Jinx Molloy comes to town! Can everyone manage to avoid Jinx’s wave of unfortunate events, or will they all end up on the naughty list?
Script: J. Torres Art: Bill Galvan, Bob Smith Colors: Glenn Whitmore Letters: Jack Morelli Cover: Bill Golliher, Dan Parent, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 11/9 32-page, full color comic $2.99 U.S.
Betty & Veronica are inviting you to a festive fun party, and they’re kicking off the celebration with a BRAND NEW story! Veronica recruits her cousin Harper to help give Betty the perfect Christmas gift, while Betty’s busy with Ginger, trying to get the perfect gift for Veronica. Will they be able to top each other’s gift-giving skills?
Script: Bill Golliher, Tom DeFalco Art: Bill Golliher, Pat & Tim Kennedy, Jim Amash Colors: Glenn Whitmore Letters: Jack Morelli Cover: Bill Golliher, Bill Galvan, Ben Galvan, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 10/26 192-page, full color comic $8.99 U.S.
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES! First, in “More Doom and Gloom,“ Archie can’t shake the feeling that something strange is happening in Riverdale after he and Jughead come across a mysterious lab in the woods. Then it hits Archie: he remembers that lab from childhood—it belongs to the evil Mad Doctor Doom! He also remembers the two children who foiled his plans for world domination in the past—but will they be able to stop him this time?
Then, in “The Power Pets Return!” Archie’s dog Vader has noticed that while the Superteens often work together, Evilheart (Reggie) enjoys playing practical jokes on Pureheart (Archie). Trying to steer Reggie in the right direction, Vader enlists the other Power Pets to help him prevent these practical jokes once and for all!
Script: Bill Golliher, Ian Flynn Pencils: Bill Golliher, Bill Galvan Inks: Jim Amash, Ben Galvan Colors: Glenn Whitmore Letters: Jack Morelli Cover: Bill Golliher, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 9/21 192-page, full color comic $8.99 U.S.
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES! First, in “”Doom, Back from the Tomb,” while the gang is on a hike, Jughead steps into an opening in a hollow tree and then disappears. The gang begins to investigate and promptly disappear one by one as they follow each other. It turns out to be an elevator to an underground lair! What will they unearth there?
Then, in “Case of the Party Crasher,” Archie gets meta in this party on the Archie Comics lot! Your favorite characters are all letting loose in between making comics—but when Archie finds out a supervillain is threatening to crash their celebration, it’s time for Detective Sam Hill to stop the break-in before it happens!
Script: Francis Bonnet Art & Letters: Rex Lindsey Colors: Glenn Whitmore Cover: Bill Golliher, Dan Parent, Jack Morelli, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 9/14 192-page, full color comic $8.99 U.S.
BRAND NEW STORY! “Cemetery Situation,” Betty, Veronica, Archie, Jughead, and a few of their friends are walking together on their way to the Halloween Dance After Party. Shrill suggests that they take a shortcut through the graveyard. What could possibly go wrong? They soon find themselves in for a night of spooky shenanigans!
Script: Ron Robbins, Tom DeFalco Art: Jeff Shultz, Pat & Tim Kennedy, Jim Amash Colors: Glenn Whitmore Letters: Jack Morelli Cover: Bill Golliher, Dan Parent On Sale Date: 8/31 192-page, full color comic $8.99 U.S.
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES: First, in “Wooden it Be Nice,” while the gang is at the annual Riverdale Fall Carnival, a loud noise transforms Betty into a wooden puppet, hoping to become a real girl! Will her wish be granted in this fun take on the classic Pinocchio story?
Then, in “Only the Strong Survive,” Pepper decides to help Melody become more self-reliant by taking her on a camping trip. Pepper’s plan is to have Melody take copious notes on how to set up a camping site and survive off the land. Melody proves to be inept at everything… except attracting teenage boys!
Script: Francis Bonnet, Craig Boldman Art: Bill Golliher, Rex Lindsey, Bob Smith, Rich Koslowski Colors: Glenn Whitmore Letters: Jack Morelli Cover: Dan Parent On Sale Date: 8/17 192-page, full color comic $8.99 U.S.
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES! First, in “LODGEstacle Course,” Mr. Lodge is sponsoring the Riverdale Summer Obstacle Course Race. When Archie promises to take Veronica on a date if he wins, Mr. Lodge does everything he can to make sure Archie loses!
Then, in “The Different Drummer,” Archie finds Trula Twyst, of all people, playing drums with a band in a local club! Even more, Trula is playing the kit in Jughead’s own distinctive style! Archie knows that Trula often uses her considerable brains and talents to try to get under Jughead’s skin, so now it’s up to him to stop her from encountering Jughead. Will Trula finally allow Jughead to march to the beat of his own drum?
Script: Tania Del Rio, Tom DeFalco Art: Jeff Shultz, Bill Galvan, Jim Amash, Bob Smith Colors: Glenn Whitmore Letters: Jack Morelli Cover: Bill Golliher, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 8/10 192-page, full color comic $8.99 U.S.
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES!!! First, in “Sunny with a Chance of Rescue,” Betty and Veronica meet up for their favorite summer activity, scoping out the annual lifeguard trials on the beach and checking out the cute guys training to become lifeguards for the season! This year, they get a mischievous idea… why not take some action instead of just spectating like they always do? Will they catch the eye of a cute lifeguard, or end up in deep water?
Then, in “Mall Madness,“ Pepper and Josie are shopping for new bathing suits in a local mall. All is going relatively well (better for Josie than Pepper) until Melody shows up. As soon as the local boys hear that Melody is trying on bathing suits, the store and mall are soon overwhelmed by thousands of teenage boys!