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Preview: World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #71

WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #71

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Jeff Shultz, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Galvan
On Sale Date: 8/16
256-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL for our DOUBLE DIGESTS! In the BRAND NEW story “Hitting a SOUR Note,” Archie’s musicianship lands him the opportunity to go to a private music school. When he realizes that his skills are not up to par with his peers, is it too late to go back to RHS?

Preview: Archie Comics Double Digest #281

ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #281

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy
On Sale Date: 8/16
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL for our DOUBLE DIGESTS! In the BRAND NEW story “It’s All Relative,” Archie’s Uncle Roy is a business success story—despite never finishing high school! He decides to go back and get his diploma at Riverdale High, and puts a cramp in Archie’s style!

Preview: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #8

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #8

Script: Roberto Aguire-Sacasa
Art: Robert Hack, Jack Morelli
Cover: Robert Hack
Variant Cover: Matthew Southworth
On Sale Date: 8/16
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

“WITCH-WAR” Part Two, “Burnt Offerings”: Edward Spellman, trapped in Harvey’s body, has been reunited with Sabrina, and is ready to enact his dark agenda!

Archie Announces Three New Series B&V Vixens, The Mighty Crusaders, and Cosmo

Get ready for daring new additions to the world of Archie Comics featuring a new superhero team, an all-girl biker gang, and aliens from outer space in three new ongoing series: B&V Vixens, The Mighty Crusaders, and Cosmo!

The world’s most famous BFFs return with a vengeance this November! Betty and Veronica are the leaders of the toughest gang in Riverdale, the Vixens, in the new ongoing series from writer Jamie L. Rotante, artist Eva Cabrera, colorist Elaina Unger and letter Rachel Deering. An intense and action-packed journey alongside the girls of Riverdale High begins on November 15 in B&V Vixens #1.

 

Archie Comics returns to the world of superheroes with a new ongoing series from the Dark Circle Comics imprint, The Mighty Crusaders, launching in December from fan-favorite writer Ian Flynn and artist Kelsey Shannon.

Two generations of heroes including The Shield, The Comet, The Web, Jaguar, Darkling, Firefly, and Steel Sterling must learn how to work together as they join forces to battle deadly new threats.

The Mighty Crusaders #1 launches this December.

In space, no one can hear you laugh! Writer Ian Flynn will revitalize Cosmo as part of the Archie Action line-up, bringing the classic 1950s space alien into the present day (alongside some new friends) in a new ongoing series!

 

Cosmo‘s new adventures begin in early 2018

Advance Review: Your Pal Archie #2

YourPalArchie2.jpgYour Pal Archie #2 continues to tell retro style Archie stories that are equal parts weird, funny, and utterly mundane. In the first story, Ty Templeton, Dan Parent, and Andre Szymanowicz show what All-American ginger Archie Andrews does after winning 15 million dollars in the lottery while the second one focuses on Reggie Mantle, who is behaving a bit differently than his jerk-ish self. It’s a fun reading perfect for catching the last few rays of the summer by the pool or with a milkshake that will probably pale in comparison to one of Pop Tate’s.

Unlike his portrayal in Riverdale and to a lesser extent in the Archie reboot, Templeton writes Archie as morally exemplary in the lead story of Your Pal Archie #2. Unlike his supporting cast, including Principal Weatherbee and his parents, Archie doesn’t blow his big payday on a shiny new sports car or Les Paul, but buys everyone sodas at Pop’s and just wants to chill with his friends. He seems happier to sit at a booth with Jughead, Kevin, and Betty than to come into great wealth and definitely has his life priorities in order. However, Templeton and Parent give him just a bit of neurosis when it comes to his relationship with Veronica, which he is insecure about because he think she’s only dating The main story of Your Pal Archie #2 is mostly broad, wish fulfillment comedy, but it has some class consciousness to go with its slapstick, especially in Archie and Veronica’s interactions.

Ty Templeton and Dan Parent switch things up a little bit in the second story of Your Pal Archie #2 and have Reggie be the lead character of sorts as he bullies Dilton Doiley and makes everyone even the badass mohawk sporting Moose super angry at him.  I laughed out loud at Betty’s sass face when she tries to hit on him. Betty is super underutilized in the first two issues of Your Pal Archie, and I hope she has a showcase story down the road because Templeton writes her as both independent and having feelings for Archie.

Except for some hilarious events at the end of the story, Templeton’s plot seems truncated, but it’s just a part of Your Pal Archie‘s formula of a full length lead story and a shorter second story with a cliffhanger. It’s the ultimate win win situation because you get both a serialization and closure plus a throwback story to top things off. Plus Parent and Templeton’s art is cute as hell with super memorable faces.

In Your Pal Archie #2, Ty Templeton and Dan Parent go full wacky with plots centered around millions of dollars, gourmet dining with Veronica, and a strange football injury while grounding them in a redhead who just wants to hang out with his friends and eat hot dogs with ballpark mustard. And that’s why I love Archie and the company that bears his name.

Story: Ty Templeton Art: Dan Parent
Inks: Ty Templeton Colors: Andre Szymanowicz
Story: 7.7 Art: 8.3 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

 Archie Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Riverdale #5

RIVERDALE #5

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Tessa Leigh Williams, Brian E. Paterson
Art: Thomas Pitilli, Andre Szymanowicz, Janice Chiang
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Variant Cover: Matthew Dow Smith
On Sale Date: 8/9
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Set in the same universe as the hit CW series, this issue gives us a peek into what makes Riverdale High hot-shots Reggie Mantle and Josie McCoy tick. Reggie’s used to getting what he wants, and sets his romantic sights on the lead singer of the Pussycats. But when Josie turns him down, just how far will Reggie go to convince her he’s worth an audition?

Archie wins the lottery in Your Pal Archie #2! An Early Preview.

ALL-NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE: YOUR PAL, ARCHIE #2

Script: Ty Templeton
Art: Dan Parent, Ty Templeton, Andre Szymanowicz, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Cover: Les McClaine
On Sale Date: 8/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Classic-style Archie makes his return in this ALL-NEW, ALL-AGES comic! Now that Archie’s won the lottery, how will his life change? ALSO: Something’s wrong with Reggie. He’s being nice to EVERYBODY…

Preview: Archie’s Funhouse Back to School Annual #27

ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE BACK TO SCHOOL ANNUAL #27

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Bill Galvan, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy
On Sale Date: 8/2
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL for our DOUBLE DIGESTS! In the ALL-NEW story “How Shocking,” one of Dilton’s lab experiments goes awry (thanks to Archie), and things get REALLY weird!

Preview: Marvel Comics Digest #2 The Avengers

MARVEL COMICS DIGEST #2 THE AVENGERS

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: John Cassaday, Laura Martin
On Sale Date: 8/2
224-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

Marvel Comics’ best-selling heroes are back in the ever-popular digest format! This second issue spotlights the blockbuster superhero team The Avengers! This is a can’t-miss collector’s item that will only be printed once!

Avengers (1963) #1-2, #235-237
Marvel Adventures The Avengers #9, #16
Marvel Universe Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (2012) #6
Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble #1-2

Archie Comics in October 2017

MARVEL DIGEST

MARVEL COMICS DIGEST #3

Marvel Comics’ best-selling heroes are back in the ever-popular digest format! This third issue spotlights THOR, just in time for Thor: Ragnarok! This is a can’t-miss collector’s item that will only be printed once!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Olivier Coipel
On Sale Date: 10/11
224-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

ARCHIE HORROR

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #9

“WITCH WAR” Part 3: “The Sacrificial Lamb” – Sabrina has brought Harvey’s body back to life (along with her father’s soul). But there is a cost to everything. Unless she wants the Gates of Hell to open, Sabrina must find a person to sacrifice in Harvey’s place. But wait…Sabrina would never kill someone, would she? For TEEN+ Readers.

Script: Roberto Aguire-Sacasa
Art: Robert Hack, Jack Morelli
Cover: Robert Hack
Variant Cover: Djibril Morrissette-Phan
On Sale Date: 10/4
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

ARCHIE

THE ARCHIES #1

What’s next for the teenage rockers The Archies? When someone makes a decision that leaves the rest of the band scrambling, can the group keep it together? It’s friendship vs. fame in this must-read #1 issue to the new, ongoing THE ARCHIES series!

Script: Alex Segura and Matt Rosenberg
Art: Joe Eisma, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Joe Eisma
Variant Covers: Matthew Dow Smith, Sandy Jarrell with Kelly Fitzpatrick, Thomas Pitilli
On Sale Date: 10/4
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER #1

BRAND NEW SERIES!  Jughead Jones is a werewolf, and Reggie Mantle has fallen victim to Jughead’s monstrous ways. Now Betty Cooper: Werewolf Hunter along with Archie Andrews are hot on the trail of Jughead. For TEEN+ readers.

Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Variant Covers: Robert Hack, Michael Walsh
On Sale Date: 10/25
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

JUGHEAD VOL. 3 (TR)

It’s magic, music, mayhem and ZOMBIES (oh yeah, and hamburgers—plenty of hamburgers!) in this third volume of the Eisner-nominated Jughead series, collecting issues #12-16.

Script: Ryan North, Mark Waid, Ian Flynn
Art: Derek Charm, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Derek Charm
978-1-68255-956-7
$17.99/$19.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
144 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/25

RIVERDALE #7

Dilton Doiley has always been a little…borderline, but when his science teacher tells the class about an astronomical event they’ll be observing, Dilton’s worst fears are confirmed—the end of the world is nigh! As he takes drastic steps to prepare, Jughead is caught in a dilemma—should he humor Dilton or try to stop him? And what if Dilton’s right…?

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Various
Art: Joe Eisma, Andre Szymanowicz, Janice Chiang, John Workman
Cover: CW Photo Cover
Variant Cover: Francesco Francavilla
On Sale Date: 10/18
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

RIVERDALE DIGEST #3

See how everything led to the CW’s Riverdale TV show with this digest-sized collection featuring stories from our relaunched titles as well as classic Archie stories!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: CW Photo Cover
On Sale Date: 10/4
128-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

RIVERDALE VOL. 1 (TR)

From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the CW’s Riverdale comes the first collection of the comic book set in the universe of the SMASH HIT TV series. RIVERDALE VOL. 1 collects the Riverdale One-Shot and issues 1-4 of the ongoing series.

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Brian E. Paterson, Britta Lundin, James DeWille, Will Ewing, Michael Grassi, Greg Murray, Daniel King,
Art: Elliot Fernandez, Jim Towe, Thomas Pitilli, Alitha Martinez, Joe Eisma, Bob Smith, Andre Szymanowicz, Thomas Chu, Glenn Whitmore, John Workman, Janice Chiang
Cover: CW Photo Cover
978-1-68255-958-1
$17.99/$19.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
144 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/11

ARCHIE CLASSIC

ALL-NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE: YOUR PAL, ARCHIE! #3

Your pal Archie meets his new best pal, Reggie.  Find out why Riverdale’s most famous jerk is being so nice to everyone in town! Plus, get the third part of the connecting variant cover series!

Script: Ty Templeton
Art:  Dan Parent, Ty Templeton, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
Connecting Variant Cover: Les McClaine
On Sale Date: 10/11
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

ARCHIE AND ME COMICS DIGEST #1

BRAND NEW DIGEST SERIES! In “Sick Day,” everyone’s caught the flu that’s been going around, except for Jughead. He decides to help out the Andrews family—but his unconventional methods don’t go over too well!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 10/18
128-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

ARCHIE HALLOWEEN SPECTACULAR #1

Get ready for a Halloween SCARETACULAR featuring some of Archie’s most frighteningly fun stories!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
On Sale Date: 10/11
24-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

ARCHIE HOLIDAY ANNUAL #283

NEW CHRISTMAS LEAD STORY! In “One Person’s Trash…” Archie and Jughead notice some high-quality trash in the Lodge’s neighborhood, so they scout the area for items they can recycle as Christmas gifts! However, their thrifty idea doesn’t win everybody over…

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Bill Galvan, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 10/25
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

ARCHIE 1000 PAGE COMICS FESTIVAL (TR)

Get ready for a fun-filled FESTIVAL of over 1000 pages of Archie’s best and brightest stories!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
978-1-68255-958-1
$14.99/$16.99 CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16”
TR
1000 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/18

THE BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS 2: DELUXE EDITION (HC)

This beautifully remastered hardcover version of the best-selling THE BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS BOOK 2 contains over 400 pages of the most iconic Archie stories, hand-selected by Archie creators, editors and historians.

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan DeCarlo
978-1-68255-938-3
$19.99/$21.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
HC
416 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/4

BETTY & VERONICA HALLOWEEN ANNUAL #257

BRAND NEW HALLOWEEN STORY! In “A Bewitching Tale,” Betty and Veronica are in the elementary school’s Halloween play, and Veronica’s got a few tricks up her sleeve to get the part she wants…

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Bill Galvan, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 10/11
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #72

BRAND NEW HALLOWEEN STORY! In “Something Is Missing…” the gang takes Jellybean trick or treating. Unfortunately, when they get back to Jughead’s they realize they have the wrong kid! Where is Jellybean? Is this a trick?

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Bill Golliher, Bob Smith, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 10/4
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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