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Preview: World of Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #17

World of Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #17

Script: Tee Franklin, David Gallaher
Art: Dan Parent, Bill Galvan
Inks: Bob Smith, Ben Galvan
Colors: Glenn Whitmore
Letters: Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Golliher, Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 7/27
192-page, full color comic
$8.99 U.S.

TWO BRAND NEW STORIES: First, in “National Best Friends Day,” it’s Riverdale Best Friends Day and a local radio station is throwing a town-wide scavenger hunt and giving away a $100 gift certificate to Pop’s for the first 10 winners. Betty & Veronica decide this is the perfect thing to do on Riverdale Best Friends Day! Join them on their adventures all over Riverdale in their quest to win—and have a fun BFF day in the process!

Then, in “Book Smarts,” Jake Chang, with special guest-stars Betty and Veronica, are in a real page-turner of a mystery when they find themselves face to face with the villainous Bookworm at the Riverdale BookExpo!

World of Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #17

Preview: Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #305

Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #305

Script: Dan Parent, David Gallaher, Ian Flynn
Art: Dan Parent, Bill Galvan, Jeff Shultz,
Inks: Bob Smith, Ben Galvan, Jim Amash
Colors: Glenn Whitmore
Letters: Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Golliher, Dan Parent, Jack Morelli
On Sale Date: 7/6
192-page, full color comic
$8.99 U.S.

THREE BRAND NEW STORIES: You read that right, this jumbo comics digest is jam-packed with not two, but THREE brand new stories! First, in “Endless Summer,” Betty & Veronica are excited that Brigitte is back in town, and she’s getting ready to put on a summer concert at Riverdale Beach. The only trouble is, she develops a leg injury and can’t perform. So, she calls on her friend (and huge superstar!) Coco Perry to take her place!

Then, in “Toadally Washed Up,“ when Hawaii is overrun by the villainous Bullfrog, international detective Jake Chang is on the case! With some surprise help from Betty and Veronica, the three must hop to the rescue to stop potential disaster!

Finally, in “The Doctor is In Vogue,“ Betty and Veronica are engaging in their favorite pastime on the beach—watching their new favorite online celebrity, Dr. Masters, livestream his international adventures on his travel vlog! Things get a lot more exciting when they learn that Dr. Masters newest excursion is in… Riverdale, USA!

Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #305

Preview: World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #120

World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #120

Script: Francis Bonnet, David Gallaher
Pencils: Jeff Shultz, Bill Galvan
Inks: Jim Amash, Bob Smith
Colors: Glenn Whitmore
Letters: Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Golliher, Jack Morelli, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 6/8
192-page, full color comic
$8.99 U.S.

TWO BRAND NEW STORIES: First, in “Beach Party Mystery!” Veronica has invited all of Riverdale High to a party on her father’s private island. Everyone is enjoying the summer fun—until Raj notices that Toni has gone missing! Archie puts on his detective hat and tries to solve the mystery of his missing friend, but will he be able to solve the whodunit?

Then, in “Heat of the Moment,” superhero Fireball finds himself in hot water when the Eliminators come to town—but he’s not alone! Alongside him are the teen superheroes Pureheart the Powerful, Superteen, Powerteen, Captain Hero, and the Equalizer! They must somehow, despite their different personalities and powers, work together to muster up their wits and defeat the evil villains!

World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #120

Preview: Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #328

Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #328

Script: Ron Robbins. David Gallaher
Art: Rex Lindsey, Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Golliher, Dan Parent, Jack Morelli
On Sale Date: 3/16
192-page, full color comic
$8.99 U.S.

TWO NEW CLASSIC-STYLE LEAD STORIES: First, in “History Repeating” it’s time for the annual Riverdale Spring Dance and everyone’s getting into the spirit of the season—aka stressing out big time for the dance! Betty & Veronica discover they’ve bought the same exact dress thanks to the influence of Cheryl Blossom! Kevin’s trying to make sure Cheryl doesn’t ruin the entire engagement and Jughead is . . . well, being Jughead. While everyone’s spring fling is turning into a spring disaster, can Archie swoop in to save the day?

Then, we have “Breaking the Ice”, a brand-new Steel Sterling story that sees the hero taking on one of the most difficult tasks he’s had to yet—mentoring a new, young hero. Namely, Pureheart the Powerful! Can Pureheart prove to Sterling that he’s more than just sidekick material, and has what it takes to be a full-fledged superhero all his own?

Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #328

The SHIELD by Rob Liefeld and David Gallaher has Sold Out at Diamond

The star-spangled action-packed Archie Comics one-shot starring The Mighty Crusaders: The SHIELD has officially sold out at Diamond Comic Distributors.

The SHIELD, originally introduced in 1941’s Pep Comics #1, months ahead of Captain America’s debut, is the first superhero to feature elements of the American flag in its costume design. Various iterations of the character have appeared over the years under the Red Circle Comics imprint and the character’s costume even made an appearance in The CW’s Riverdale TV series.

The Mighty Crusaders: The SHIELD One-Shot is a high-octane adventure filled with intrigue and mystery. The issue is by artist Rob Liefeld, writer David Gallaher, and letterer Jack Morelli. You can read our review.

Review: The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield

The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield

Archie Comics latest attempt at making the Mighty Crusaders characters work has brought Rob Liefeld into the fold to try and launch this into something that sticks around. If The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield is any indication of how it’ll fare, I doubt Rob or this attempt will be on long.

The original Shield is lost in time. There are others who have carried the name. The Shield that is leading the Mighty Crusaders is telling the rest of the team of another. The latest is a man with little memory but enough to know he’s a near-invincible hard-ass who can eat bullets like they are nothing and just smash some random people who bust in his house for an unknown reason. And that’s it!

The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield seems to come off as a story drawn out first and then they had to add some story pages and that’s probably being generous. Sadly, I think the visuals are pretty bland. It has the feel of a book of pin-up shots with a story being secondary. Liefeld does some good work explaining all the different people who were The Shield and there’s enough mystery with this current person who has taken up the mantle. I do think the art is decent and the coloring and lettering work well but Rob’s writing isn’t helping this much.

I’m not looking to take shots on someone in the industry but I just don’t feel like The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield is a great comic or really good use of Liefeld’s art. I do think The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield ends up recycling a lot of his poses and typical artistic foibles. Archie Comics just doesn’t stick to anything that’s not the Archie digests and I would not be surprised if this newest launch just disappears. I guess you can just enjoy The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield while it lasts but I doubt this is going to last long at all.

Story: Rob Liefeld Script: David Gallaher Art: Rob Liefeld Letterer: Jack Morelli
Story: 4.0 Art: 6.0 Overall: 5.0

Archie Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield

THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS: THE SHIELD (ONE SHOT)

Script: Rob Liefeld, David Gallaher
Art: Rob Liefeld, Jack Morelli
Cover: Rob Liefeld
Variant Covers: Francesco Francavilla, Aaron Lopresti, David Mack, Jerry Ordway, Rob Liefeld (Top Secret), Sketch Variant
On Sale Date: 6/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

THE SHIELD IS BACK! America’s first patriotic superhero, The Shield, has persevered through countless challenges and always manages to come out on top! But what happens when forces beyond anyone’s control threaten The Shield’s legacy of fighting for truth and justice? Follow Joe Higgins as The Shield (and get ready for some surprises!) in this new one-shot comic featuring art by Rob Liefeld and a story by David Gallaher.

THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS: THE SHIELD

A Hero Returns in this The SHIELD #1 Preview

THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS: THE SHIELD #1 (ONE-SHOT)

Script: Rob Liefeld, David Gallaher
Art: Rob Liefeld, Jack Morelli
Cover: Rob Liefeld
Variant Covers: Francesco Francavilla, Aaron Lopresti, David Mack, Jerry Ordway, Rob Liefeld (Top Secret), Sketch Variant 
On Sale Date: 6/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

THE SHIELD IS BACK! America’s first patriotic superhero, The Shield, has persevered through countless challenges and always manages to come out on top! But what happens when forces beyond anyone’s control threaten The Shield’s legacy of fighting for truth and justice? Follow Joe Higgins as The Shield (and get ready for some surprises!) in this new one-shot comic featuring art by Rob Liefeld and a story by David Gallaher. 

THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS: THE SHIELD #1 (ONE-SHOT)

CANCELED: Comic Creators Come Together to Raise Money for Biden for President on Thursday, October 22

Unfortunately, the event has been canceled. You can still donate to Biden for President and, with less than two weeks to go, there’s still time to volunteer and help get out the vote.


Avengers Assemble!!! Wait, that’s another fundraiser. This Thursday, October 22, comic creators are coming together for a “Virtual Comic Panel” to raise money to benefit Joe Biden for President’s Victory Fund.

The panel will be moderated by Bob Harrison and features Mark Waid, Ron Marz, Greg Pak, Peter Krause, Heather Antos, Chris Sotomayor, Jamal Igle, David Gallaher, Andrew Dalhouse, Bekah Caden, Rich Douek, Richard Clark, Pete Pantazis, Steve Orlando, Cullen Bunn, and Alex Sanchez.

It features panelists from across the comic creation process.

The event takes place October 22 at 6pm EDT/3pm PDT.

The event has five donation tiers ranging from $50 general admission tickets to a $5,600 VIP level that includes a one-on-one video chat with a panel guest, writing critique or portfolio review.

Video conferencing details will be sent to all confirmed participants 24-48 hours prior to the event. Reasonable accommodations, such as closed captioning, will be available at request after RSVP.

Papercutz’s 2018 Free Comic Book Day Offering, A Brand New Only Living Boy Story from David Gallaher and Steve Ellis

Leading graphic novel publisher Papercutz’s Free Comic Book Day 2018 title will be a new, never before published story featuring The Only Living Boy by Harvey-award winning creators David Gallaher and Steve Ellis. Inspired by classic pulp novels, old-time radio broadcasts and Saturday morning cartoons, The Only Living Boy has charmed readers, critics and librarians alike over the course of five critically acclaimed graphic novels. Now, in Papercutz’s Free Comic Book Day title The Only Living Boy: Under the Light of the Broken Moon, Gallaher and Ells will delve into the secrets inside the laboratory of the sinister scientist Doctor Once.

In The Only Living Boy, 12-year old Erik Farrell runs away from home only to find himself without his memory, stranded on a patchwork planet with danger lurking around every corner. Every day is a struggle to survive. Erik quickly allies himself with Morgan, a mermaid warrior and Thea, a teenage princess from a mysterious insect race. He’ll need their help to escape the Dreaded Lord Baalikar and the evil Doctor Once and maybe, one day, find his way back home.

The Only Living Boy: Under the Light of the Broken Moon will be available for free at comic shops on May 5th 2018; check your local comic shops for availability.

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