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Archie Comics’ Releases in June 2021

ARCHIE 80th ANNIVERSARY ONE-SHOT: EVERYTHING’S ARCHIE #1

FIRST ISSUE IN AN ALL-NEW SERIES OF 80TH ANNIVERSARY ONE-SHOTS! Finally Archie declares his TRUE LOVE, and its a very expensive guitar! So Archie picks up a few extra jobs to make some cash, what could go wrong?! Spies, TV Execs, tech warfare, nothing in Riverdale will be the same! No place is safe when Everything’s Archie!

Script: Fred Van Lente
Art: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Everything’s Archie #1 CVR A Main Cover: Dan Parent
Everything’s Archie #1 CVR B Var: Ben Caldwell
Everything’s Archie #1 CVR C Var: Rian Gonzales
Everything’s Archie #1 CVR D Var: Aaron Lopresti
On Sale Date: 6/9
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS: THE SHIELD #1

FIRST ISSUE IN AN ALL-NEW SERIES OF MIGHTY CRUSADERS ONE-SHOTS BY ROB LIEFELD! Legendary, best-selling author and comic creator Rob Liefeld reimagines Archie’s iconic Mighty Crusaders library of characters in this new comic book series, starting with America’s first patriotic superhero: The Shield! *Retailer orders for all covers placed by FOC date will be 100% returnable (no minimum)*

Script: Rob Liefeld
Art: Rob Liefeld, Jack Morelli
The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield #1 CVR A Main Cover: Rob Liefeld
The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield #1 CVR B Var: Francesco Francavilla
The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield #1 CVR C Var: Aaron Lopresti
The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield #1 CVR D Var: David Mack
The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield #1 CVR E Var: Jerry Ordway
The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield #1 CVR F Var: Top Secret Rob Liefeld
The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield #1 CVR G Var: Sketch Variant
The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield #1 CVR H Var: Blank Variant
On Sale Date: 6/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

ARCHIE AT RIVERDALE HIGH VOL. 3 (TR)

Take a trip back to the best-known period in Archie history, and see all the lessons learned and memories made from Archie and his friends as well as the faculty and staff at Riverdale High! ARCHIE AT RIVERDALE HIGH VOL. 3 is the third in a chronological collection of titles featuring the 1970s series.

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Stan Goldberg
978-1-64576-999-6
$10.99 US
5 1/4 x 8”
TR
224 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 6/23

ARCHIE AT RIVERDALE HIGH VOL. 3 (TR)

ARCHIE 80TH ANNIVERSARY JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #3

BRAND NEW STORY: “Happy MANYversary!”  Betty has a habit of keeping track of and mentioning every type of minor anniversary, such as the anniversary of the first time she and Archie watched a certain movie, played a certain video game, visited a particular comics shop, etc. Archie finds it charming, but could there be such a thing as too much celebrating?

Script: Craig Boldman
Art: Bill Golliher, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Vincent Lovallo, Bill Galvan, Ben Galvan, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 6/23
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

ARCHIE 80TH ANNIVERSARY JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #3

ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #320

BRAND NEW STORY: “It’s Who You Mow!” When Archie lands a summer gig mowing lawns, Reggie’s determined to steal his business away! But is the grass greener on Reggie’s side of the street?

Script: Bill Bettwy
Art: Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Golliher, Bill Galvan, Ben Galvan, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 6/2
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #320

B&V FRIENDS FOREVER: SUMMER #1

It’s time for some FUN IN THE SUN with BFFs Betty & Veronica! From beach parties to tropical island getaways, summer days are always a lot brighter with Betty & Veronica!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 6/23
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

B&V FRIENDS FOREVER: SUMMER #1

BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #294

BRAND NEW STORY: “The Best Summer Ever!” Betty & Veronica, along with Archie and Jughead, decide to make this summer the best summer ever—which definitely seems like a tall order! Everyone comes up with an item they want to do, and they combine their individual lists to pursue them together. It’s an outside summer that involves camping, cycling, rafting, and many other things. Will they be able to accomplish them all before summer ends?

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 6/9
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #294

WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #110

BRAND NEW STORY: “Waterparked!” Betty, Veronica, Archie, and Jughead are excited because they are going to a waterpark for the day. Unfortunately when they get there the park is overcrowded and the lines are endless! Will their day at the waterpark be a big splash or will their idea of fun leave them all wet?

Script: Francis Bonnet
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Terry Austin, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 6/16
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #110

WORLD OF BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #6

BRAND NEW STORY: “Getting Antsy!” Betty, Veronica and the rest of the gang are having a picnic and everything is perfect… until they’re invaded by ants! The gang runs off to a new location to have their picnic. Again… ANTS! Everywhere they go they’re followed by the six-legged creatures. Will they ever be able to resume their picnic in peace?

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Golliher, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 6/30
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

WORLD OF BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #6

Archie celebrates the past, present, and future for Free Comic Book Day 2021

Archie Comics is looking to the past, present, and future as it celebrates Archie Andrews’ 80th Anniversary and the return of Free Comic Book Day on August 14th, 2021 with the release of a special one-shot comic in the traditional Archie art style!

Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is an annual tradition at comic shops throughout North America where fans can pick up a wide array of comic books for free, and Archie Comics is proud to be a GOLD sponsor of the event once again with the appropriately titled Archie: Past, Present, and Future Fun! one-shot featuring an all-new cover by legendary artist Dan Parent.

The special FCBD issue will feature stories celebrating the various incarnations of Archie and friends from the past 80 years of comics, television, animation and more, along with a preview of the new Everything’s Archie One-Shot by Fred Van Lente and Dan Parent, hitting shops in June as part of the company’s 80th anniversary publishing plans..

It’s the crisis of infinite Archies! Celebrate 80 years of the Riverdale Gang with this tale featuring a dimension-hopping Archie Andrews in his quest to save the multiverse. Then, witness Archie go toe-to-toe with… himself?! May the best Archie win! Plus, get a preview of the newest Archie One-Shot in shops! This title includes several versions of Archie (from classic to TV to horror) and showcases his evolution as a character over eight decades, all while being a tie-in to the company’s 80th Anniversary plans.

Archie: Past, Present, and Future Fun! features a script by Bill Golliher, Angelo DeCesare, and Fred Van Lente. It features art by Pat and Tim Kennedy, Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, and Jack Morelli.

Archie: Past, Present, and Future Fun!

America’s first patriotic superhero returns in June from Rob Liefeld and Archie Comics

America’s first patriotic superhero The Shield returns this June in a new one-shot comic that kicks off a re-imagined Mighty Crusaders mini-series from Archie Comics and legendary writer/artist Rob Liefeld.

The four-issue series of one-shots spanning the Mighty Crusaders assortment of superhero characters begins on June 30 with the launch of The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield #1, featuring variant covers by Liefeld and a host of renowned industry talent.

This series of action-packed one-shots will shine a spotlight on the deep bench of superhero characters in the Archie Comics library, who share a long and storied history alongside the company’s more familiar teen & romance publications, while remaining open and accessible to new readers.

Archie Comics is working with comic shop retailers to host virtual events, create exclusive variant covers for their stores, and deliver unique one-of-a-kind items timed to The Shield One-Shot’s launch.

The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield #1 features covers by Rob Liefeld, Francesco Francavilla, Aaron Lopresti, David Mack, Jerry Ordway, a Top Secret Rob Liefeld variant, as well as sketch and black variants.

Free Comic Book Day 2021 Gold Sponsor Comic Books Revealed

The Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) Committee has selected the twelve Gold Sponsor comic book titles for the comic book industry’s most anticipated annual event: Free Comic Book Day. FCBD will once again be a single-day event, scheduled to take place Saturday, August 14 at local comic shops. The event, which traditionally takes place on the first Saturday in May, will be celebrated in August in 2021 in the hopes that much of the uncertainty and disruption related to COVID-19 will have passed.

The titles were curated by over twenty comic shop retailers who make up the FCBD Selection Committee. This year’s comic book lineup features something for everyone: from superheroes, to movies and video games, to beloved franchises, and all-ages favorites. The Gold Sponsor titles come from the industry’s top publishers, including Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Archie Comics, BOOM! Studios, Macmillan/First Second Books, Penguin Workshop, AfterShock Comics, Titan Comics, TOKYOPOP, and VIZ Media.

The full line-up of this year’s comic books will be released tomorrow, March 17, when thirty-nine additional FCBD Silver Sponsor titles are announced. A complete listing of all fifty-one FCBD titles can also be found in the April issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at comic book shops on March 24.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2021: GOLD COMICS

AfterShock Comics | WE LIVE: THE LAST DAYS

WE LIVE: THE LAST DAYS

Archie Comics | ARCHIE: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE FUN!

ARCHIE: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE FUN!

BOOM! Studios | ENTER THE HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER

ENTER THE HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER

Dark Horse Comics | CRITICAL ROLE & THE WITCHER

CRITICAL ROLE & THE WITCHER

IDW Publishing | STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC ADVENTURES

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC ADVENTURES

Image Comics | LADY MECHANIKA

LADY MECHANIKA

Macmillan/ First Second Books| INVESTIGATORS: ANTS IN OUR P.A.N.T.S. SNEAK PEEK!

INVESTIGATORS: ANTS IN OUR P.A.N.T.S. SNEAK PEEK!

Marvel Comics | HULK/ VENOM #1

Penguin Workshop | WHO SPARKED THE MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT?

WHO SPARKED THE MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT?

Titan Comics| BLADE RUNNER ONE-SHOT

BLADE RUNNER ONE-SHOT

TOKYOPOP | ASSASSIN’S CREED: VALHALLA & DYNASTY

ASSASSIN’S CREED: VALHALLA & DYNASTY

VIZ Media | ZOM 100: BUCKET LIST OF THE DEAD/ DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA

ZOM 100: BUCKET LIST OF THE DEAD/ DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA

Fred Van Lente and Dan Parent celebrate Archie’s 80th Anniversary with Everything’s Archie

Mixing new trends and pop culture fads while retaining a timeless aesthetic and storytelling style has been a longtime hallmark of Archie Comics and that continues this June in an all-new one-shot comic celebrating Archie’s 80th Anniversary! Everything’s Archie #1 by writer Fred Van Lente and artist Dan Parent presents an all-new story told in the traditional Archie Comics art-style, the perfect treat for longtime fans and new readers.

Van Lente, making his Archie Comics debut, and veteran Archie artist Dan Parent, who is celebrating his 35th year with the company, will be joined by longtime collaborators inker Bob Smith, colorist Glenn Whitmore, and letterer Jack Morelli on the first of this series of classic-styled one-shots comics.

Archie 80th Anniversary One-Shot: Everything’s Archie #1 arrives in comic shops on June 9th, 2021. It features covers by Parent, Ben Caldwell, Rian Gonzales, and Aaron Lopresti.

Preview: Betty & Veronica Friends Forever: Spring Break #1

BETTY & VERONICA FRIENDS FOREVER: SPRING BREAK #1

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 3/10
24-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

Spring is in the air, flowers are in bloom, and the days are getting longer—which means there’s even more time to have some fun with Betty and Veronica! Enjoy this collection of sweet spring stories featuring everyone’s favorite BFFs!

BETTY & VERONICA FRIENDS FOREVER: SPRING BREAK #1

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It’s new comic book day and comiXology has you covered! You can get shopping right now and get all of the new releases or check out the individual releases by the publisher below.

A Wave Blue World

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Ablaze

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AfterShock

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Archie Comics

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BOOM! Studios

comiXology Submit

Dark Horse

DC Comics

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Harlequin

Heroic Publishing

IDW Publishing

Image Comics

Keenspot

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Marvel

Oni Press

Tidalwave Productions

Titan Comics

Valiant

Vault Comics

Zenescope


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Archie Comics’ Releases in May 2021

ARCHIE & FRIENDS: SUPERHEROES #1

Get ready for some super heroics featuring Archie and the Gang… along with some very super appearances by classic Archie characters like Bob Phantom and Blackjack!

Script: Ian Flynn,
Art: Pat & Tim Kennedy, Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pat & Tim Kennedy, Jack Morelli, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 5/19
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

ARCHIE & FRIENDS: SUPERHEROES #1

ARCHIE SHOWCASE DIGEST #3: LOVE SHOWDOWN

As we celebrate Archie Comics’ landmark 80th Anniversary, we’re taking a special look at some of the most notable stories in Archie’s history! First up, we revisit the iconic “Love Showdown” storyline:  Archie decides he is finally going to make up his mind and choose his true love. On hearing this, Betty and Veronica fight for his affections tooth and nail with wits and wiles… who will come out the winner? Fan-favorite “bad girl” Cheryl Blossom returns to the mix as well, ensuring that the romantic hijinx are at an all-time high… and that Archie’s decision is harder than ever!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan DeCarlo, Henry Scarpelli and Vincent Lovallo
On Sale Date: 5/19
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

ARCHIE SHOWCASE DIGEST #3: LOVE SHOWDOWN

ARCHIE GIANT COMICS THRILL (TR)

You’ll be thrilled with this new collection of over 400 pages of iconic Archie comic stories, filled with fun, humor and charm!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
978-1-64576-937-8
$9.99 US
5 1/4 x 8”
TR
224 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 5/26

ARCHIE GIANT COMICS THRILL (TR)

BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #293

BRAND NEW STORY: “What if Betty and Veronica Had Never Met? …Until Now!”  The “What If” series continues with a tale that imagines what life would be like for America’s BFFs Betty and Veronica if they hadn’t met until the present day!

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Francis Bonnet, Pat and Tim Kennedy, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 5/5
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #293

WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #109

BRAND NEW STORY: “Don’t Mask Me Why!” Archie decides to launch a YouTube show based on the popular Masked Singer TV series, but this one isn’t for wannabe singers—it’s about cooking! The one thing Archie didn’t count on is the fact that cooking in a kitchen requires some balance and dexterity, and that’s not even taking into account his outrageous costume choice! Will he make it as a viral cooking star, or will he just make a big mess?

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Golliher, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 5/12
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #109

WORLD OF BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #5

BRAND NEW STORY: “THE BIG DILL!” Jughead asks Betty for a favor. He’s heard about a sport called “Pickleball” which is a cross between tennis and ping pong, and he wants her help in an upcoming tournament, in which the main prize is a “Big Dill.” Jughead loves pickles and wants to win! Betty, who loves any chance to play a new sport, agrees—but will they have what it takes to face-off against the Pickleball masters, Veronica and Hiram Lodge?!

Script: Tania Del Rio
Art: Jeff Shultz, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Golliher, Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 5/26
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

WORLD OF BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #5

Preview: Sabrina: Something Wicked #5 (of 5)

SABRINA: SOMETHING WICKED #5 (OF 5)

Script: Kelly Thompson
Art: Veronica Fish, Andy Fish, Jack Morelli
Cover: Veronica Fish
Variant Covers: Sweeney Boo, Andy Fish
On Sale Date: 2/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The thrilling conclusion of Sabrina: Something Wicked is here, and it’s going to put our magical teen heroine face-to-face in a battle against someone unexpected—will everything Sabrina’s learned about magic help her through this ordeal?

SABRINA: SOMETHING WICKED #5 (OF 5)

Preview: World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #106

WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #106

Script: Jack Morelli
Art: Jeff Shultz, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 1/27
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

NEW CLASSIC-STYLE STORY: “The Snowboard of Education!” When Archie suggests a snowboarding sojourn, the gang forewarns of the predestined pratfalls that obviously await. Undeterred, our maladroit mainstay forges ahead and learns (or not) an important lesson when more than the slope goes downhill fast!

WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #106
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