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Preview: Archie 1941 #1 (of 5)

ARCHIE 1941 #1 (of 5)

Script: Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn
Art: Peter Krause, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Peter Krause
Variant Covers: Sanya Anwar, Francesco Francavilla, Dave Johnson, Aaron Lopresti
On Sale Date: 9/12
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

THE HISTORIC, GROUND-BREAKING MINI-SERIES STARTS HERE! Archie has been around for over 75 years and has been through many significant moments in time, but never before have we seen the characters take on real-world events as they unfold. WWII is looming and Archie and many young men from Riverdale are close to enlistment age. If you’re a Riverdale teen, how would you cope with a looming world-changing event? Join the writing team of MARK WAID and BRIAN AUGUSTYN along with artist PETER KRAUSE for the all-new mini-series that is sure to have everyone talking!

Catch Up on the Saga so Far in this Advance Preview of Archie #699!

ARCHIE #699

Script: Mark Waid, Ian Flynn
Art: Fiona Staples, Veronica Fish, Joe Eisma, Pete Woods, Annie Wu, Audrey Mok, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Cover: Marguerite Sauvage
On Sale Date: 10/3
32-page, full color comic
$1.00 U.S.

CATCH UP ON THE BEST-SELLING ARCHIE SAGA BEFORE ISSUE #700! As the Riverdale gang heads toward major changes in the pages of the monumental ARCHIE #700 next month, we follow Archie as he reflects back on past storylines including: the #LipstickIncident, the arrival of the Lodge family, the machinations of the Blossom Twins, the near-tragedy of “Over the Edge” and more! This special issue sets the stage for next month’s landmark 700th issue of ARCHIE by Nick Spencer and Marguerite Sauvage! Based on stories by Mark Waid and Ian Flynn and featuring art by an assortment of Archie talents, this recap issue is the perfect primer for new readers and returning fans to the Archie universe.

FrankenMoose rises in this early preview of Jughead: The Hunger #9!

JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER #9

Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Joe Eisma, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Adam Gorham
Variant Covers: Thomas Pitilli, Marguerite Sauvage
On Sale Date: 10/3
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Marmaduke “Moose” Mason is dead, having been executed by the Cooper clan after turning into a werewolf. Then who… or what… is FrankenMoose? Find out as Jughead the Hunger goes classic movie monster with “FrankenMoose Meets the Wolf Jug” Part 1!

Preview: Vampironica #3

VAMPIRONICA #3 

Script: Greg and Megan Smallwood
Art:  Greg Smallwood, Jack Morelli
Cover: Greg Smallwood
Variant Covers: Francesco Francavilla, Audrey Mok
On Sale Date: 9/5
32-page, full color comic

NEW ONGOING SERIES! You can’t go home again… or can you? Veronica’s search for answers leads to a deadly confrontation at Lodge Mansion.

Pop’s is overrun by Gotham’s villains in this early preview of Archie Meets Batman ’66 #3!

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN ’66 #3

Script: Jeff Parker, Michael Moreci
Art: Dan Parent, J. Bone, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Michael Allred, Laura Allred
Variant Covers: Art Baltazar, Howard Chaykin, Veronica Fish, Franco Aureliani, David Mack
On Sale Date: 9/26
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The historic crossover mini-series rolls on! Gotham’s villains have infiltrated Pop’s Chocklit Shoppe to enact their plans of mind control! But when one of Pop’s best customers sees the action taking place, will he be able to let the others know, or will the joke be on him?

The Vixens go global in this early preview of Betty & Veronica: Vixens #10!

BETTY & VERONICA: VIXENS #10

Script: Jamie Lee Rotante
Art: Sanya Anwar, Elaina Unger, Rachel Deering
Cover: Sanya Anwar
Variant Covers: Laura Braga, Genevieve F.T.
On Sale Date: 9/26
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The Vixens—forced to flee Riverdale! But with their work done in their hometown the ladies are ready to expand their reach and help out women all over the globe. *FINAL ISSUE*

Archie Comics’ Releases in November 2018

THE BLACK HOOD VOL. 3

A ruthless assassin known as The Nobody considers the Black Hood a loose end, and he’s willing to slaughter dozens of innocent people to flush him out of hiding. How high must the body count rise before Philadelphia’s former vigilante Greg Hettinger steps forward to face an opponent he can’t possibly beat? THE BLACK HOOD VOL. 3 collects THE BLACK HOOD SEASON 2 #1-5.

Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Greg Scott, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Rachel Deering
Cover: Greg Smallwood
978-1-68255-883-6
$14.99 US/$16.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
136 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/28

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #1 **REPRINT**

Relive the horror in this special reprinting of CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #1, to celebrate the brand new NETFLIX series, at a new low price! Terror is born anew in this dark reimagining of Sabrina the Teenage Witch’s origin. On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young sorceress finds herself at a crossroads, having to choose between an unearthly destiny and her mortal boyfriend, Harvey. But a foe from her family’s past has arrived in Greendale, Madame Satan, and she has her own deadly agenda. For TEEN+ readers.

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Robert Hack, Jack Morelli
Cover: Provided by Netflix
On Sale Date: 11/7
32-page, full color comic
$1.00 U.S.

ARCHIE #700

A brand new era of ARCHIE begins in this landmark 700th issue of our flagship series! Join the new creative team of writer Nick Spencer (The Amazing Spider-Man) and artist Marguerite Sauvage (DC’s Bombshells) as they take a trip to Riverdale and bring Archie, Betty & Veronica, Jughead, and the rest of the town along for a wild ride complete with new mysteries, new relationships, and much more!

Script: Nick Spencer
Art: Marguerite Sauvage, Jack Morelli
ARCHIE #700 CVR A Reg: Marguerite Sauvage
ARCHIE #700 CVR B Var: Mike Allred, Laura Allred
ARCHIE #700 CVR C Var: Matthew Dow Smith
ARCHIE #700 CVR D Var: Francesco Francavilla
ARCHIE #700 CVR E Var: Robert Hack
ARCHIE #700 CVR F Var: David Mack
ARCHIE #700 CVR G Var: Audrey Mok
ARCHIE #700 CVR H Var: Thomas Pitilli
ARCHIE #700 CVR I Var: Paul Renaud
ARCHIE #700 CVR J Var: Michael Walsh
On Sale Date: 11/21
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

ARCHIE: 1941 #3 (of 5)

Basic training has begun and Archie’s surprised with a familiar face—Reggie Mantle! Meanwhile, the teens back in Riverdale that haven’t enlisted are dealing with different woes on the Homefront—from anxiety worrying about their friends and families, to feelings of inadequacy and racial tensions in a changing world.

Script: Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn
Art: Peter Krause, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
ARCHIE: 1941 #3 CVR A Reg: Peter Krause, Rosario “Tito” Peña
ARCHIE: 1941 #3 CVR B Var: Derek Charm
ARCHIE: 1941 #3 CVR C Var: Ray Anthony Height, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 11/28
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

BETTY & VERONICA: VIXENS VOL. 2 (TR)

The Vixens are being followed by a sinister former foe, but he claims to come in peace—can he be trusted? Meanwhile, a young woman’s mysterious disappearance has the Vixens’ questioning if their actions are having unintended consequences. BETTY & VERONICA: VIXENS VOL. 2 collects BETTY & VERONICA: VIXENS issues #6 – #10.

Script: Jamie L. Rotante
Art: Sanya Anwar, Jen Vaughn, Eva Cabrera, Elaina Unger, Matt Herms, Rachel Deering
Cover: Sanya Anwar
978-1-68255-879-9
$14.99 US/$16.99 CAN
6 x 9”
TR
136 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/14

JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #10

Who—or what—is behind the creation of FrankenMoose? Whatever it is, it may pose the greatest threat to Jughead Jones yet– and considering this is a guy who’s fought bloodthirsty werewolves and armed to the teeth werewolf hunters, that’s saying something!

Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Joe Eisma, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Jughead the Hunger #10 CVR A Reg: Adam Gorham
Jughead the Hunger #10 CVR B Var: Matthew Dow Smith
Jughead the Hunger #10 CVR C Var: Tracy Yardley
On Sale Date: 11/14
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

ARCHIE AND ME COMICS DIGEST #12

BRAND NEW LEAD STORY:   “Santa Sleighed!” When Santa’s sleigh breaks down on Christmas Eve, the only place big enough to harbor Santa and all his reindeer is the Lodge mansion! How will this affect Christmas? And more importantly, will the gang get their gifts on time?

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Jeff Shultz, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 11/7
128-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

ARCHIE GIANT COMICS BASH (TR)

Archie and his pals ‘n’ gals are throwing GIANT-SIZED PARTY—and you’re invited to laugh along with the gang with some of Archie’s best and brightest stories!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent
978-1-68255-877-5
$9.99 US/$10.99 CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16”
TR
416 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/7

ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #294

BRAND NEW LEAD STORY:  “Holi-dazed!” With Betty and Veronica both busy on the night of the school’s Christmas ball, Archie accepts a date from Sugarplum the fairy—AND with Noelle, Santa’s daughter! Archie’s made this mistake before, but never with two of the North Pole’s most popular girls! He’ll need some Christmas magic to get out of this jam!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Galvan, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 11/28
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #268

BRAND NEW LEAD STORY: “Who’s Chicken Now?” When Veronica’s nervous about her new job at her father’s chicken fast food franchise, Betty offers to be her wing woman—but even with Betty’s help, can Veronica make it, or will she get fried?

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 11/14
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

B&V FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #265

BRAND NEW LEAD STORY: “If the Shoe Fits!” Betty’s new job at a fancy department store has been hard work—but it’s about to get harder when she encounters her toughest customer: Veronica Lodge!

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 11/21
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

EVERYTHING’S ARCHIE VOL. 1 (TR)

Back in the days of Saturday morning cartoons, The Archies ruled both TV and radio. While “Sugar, Sugar” was on the airwaves, you could also read the band’s adventures in this classic series—reprinted here again for fans young and old alike!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan DeCarlo
978-1-68255-881-2
$10.99 US/$11.99 CAN
5 1/4 x 8”
TR
224 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/21

First Impressions Featuring: Spaceships, Pies and Bullets

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s First Impressions where we take a look at a handful of comics in order to discern just how accessible they are for new readers, because every comic could be somebody’s first – and that’s the first question that’ll be answered with this feature. The second is whether youshould  start there because sometimes a book could be accessible to new readers but the quality could be less than average, and so each comic will receive a score out of ten based upon Graphic Policy’s typical ten point scale.

Where possible we’ll also be providing  recap of sorts for the relevant story beats up until the issue in question in order to help you figure out if the series is something you’re interested in, assuming we’ve read any part of the story thus far. All comics were provided for review purposes unless otherwise noted.


Ninja-K #10  (Valiant)
Can a new reader start here? Yup.
Recap & review: A standalone issue featuring a cyborg ninja awaking after decades on ice, and guess who gets to try and stop him? Honestly, there’s a full review here, but you don’t need to know too much about previous event to enjoy this
Rating: 8.9

Archie Meets Batman ’66 #2  (Archie Comic/DC)
Can a new reader start here? Yup.
Recap & review: I have no idea what happened in the issue before, but it doesn’t really matter because this is a very easy t pick up comic that is dripping with 60’s camp and innocence. Not for everybody, but you should know what to expect based on the cover.
Rating: 7.2

Batman #53 (DC)
Can a new reader start here?
Eh… not really.
Recap & review: 
A great conclusion to a different type of Batman story, butt not the best place to start with the series. Grab #54 instead – you’ll probably do better there.
Rating: 
8.1

Star Wars Poe Dameron #30 (Marvel)
Can a new reader start here?
I have never read a Star Wars comic or book before. So why not start with the fifth part of a story in a series that’s hitting its 30th issue? Because you have to start somewhere. And, oddly enough, you can start here.
Recap & review:
I enjoyed this; it was a well written comic that captured the essence of the moves and translated it to the four colour world. I wonder hy I’ve never read these before?
Rating: 
8.3

Extermination #1 (Marvel)
Can a new reader start here?
Uh… yes.
Recap & review: 
The newest big X-Men event starts here, but can you read it without having read any of the recent  X-Men comics? For the most part yes. Obviously, you’ll have some things go over your head, but that’s par for the course whenever you start at an event story.
Rating: 
8.1

Terminator: Sector War #1 (Dark Horse)
Can a new reader start here?
Yes.
Recap & review: 
There’s the assumption here that you are at least passingly familiar with the plot of the first Terminator movie – if so you’ll enjoy this quite a bit. If not, then you need to be aware that n the not too distant future, humans ad machines fought a war, and machines are winning. To ensure victory, they send a machine back in time to kill the leader of the resistance before he is born. They also sent a machine back to kill the mother of another key figure, and that’s where this comic comes in; and it’s well worth reading if you’re a fan or curious about the franchise.
Rating: 7
.8

Veronica and Dilton team up in this early preview of Vampironica #3!

VAMPIRONICA #3

Script: Greg and Megan Smallwood
Art: Greg Smallwood, Jack Morelli
Cover: Greg Smallwood
Variant Covers: Francesco Francavilla, Audrey Mok
On Sale Date: 9/12
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

NEW ONGOING SERIES! You can’t go home again… or can you? Veronica’s search for answers leads to a deadly confrontation at Lodge Mansion.

Riverdale Goes to War in this Early Preview of Archie 1941 #1!

ARCHIE 1941 #1 (OF 5)

Script: Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn
Art: Peter Krause, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Peter Krause
Variant Covers: Sanya Anwar, Francesco Francavilla, Dave Johnson, Aaron Lopresti
On Sale Date: 9/12
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

THE HISTORIC, GROUND-BREAKING MINI-SERIES STARTS HERE! Archie has been around for over 75 years and has been through many significant moments in time, but never before have we seen the characters take on real-world events as they unfold. WWII is looming and Archie and many young men from Riverdale are close to enlistment age. If you’re a Riverdale teen, how would you cope with a looming world-changing event? Join the writing team of MARK WAID and BRIAN AUGUSTYN along with artist PETER KRAUSE for the all-new mini-series that is sure to have everyone talking!

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