Script: Frank Doyle Art: Bob White Cover: Bob White 978-1-68255-845-4 $10.99 US/$11.99 CAN 5 1/4 x 8” TR 224 pp, Full Color Direct Market On-Sale Date: 3/20
The villainous Mad Doctor Doom and his organization C.R.U.S.H. have targeted the students of Riverdale High with a devious plan to turn them into the Walking Dazed! Now it’s up to special agent Archie Andrews and his team at R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. to stop them in this chronological collection of the classic MAN FROM R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. series!
Script/Art: Dan DeCarlo, Jim DeCarlo, Vincent DeCarlo, Frank Doyle, George Frese, Victor Gorelick, Barry Grossman, Rudy Lapick, Bob Montana, Jack Morelli, Dan Parent, Barbara Slate, Glenn Whitmore & Bill Yoshida
Cover: Bob Montana
On Sale Date: 5/11
75 page digital comic
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Archie Comics with this special retrospective presentation! Best frenemies Betty and Veronica have been fighting over Archie in their own series since 1950. Getting a fresh #1 in 1987, they’ve had their own series for 625 issues! In this collection, we present some of Betty and Veronica’s best and funniest adventures.
Script/Art: Dan DeCarlo, Frank Doyle, Rudy Lapick, Vincent DeCarlo, Dick Malmgren, Stan Goldberg, Mario Acquaviva, Barry Grossman & Bill Yoshida
Cover: Dan DeCarlo
On Sale Date: 3/18
75-page digital exclusive comic
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Archie Comics with this special retrospective presentation! When Josie first got her own title, she and Melody hadn’t started the famous band yet! It wasn’t until #45 of the series that they met Valerie and donned their long tails and ears for hats. From there, the all-girl rock band catapulted into super-stardom, becoming one of the most beloved Archie franchises of all time! In this collection, we’ll take a look at the entire 106-issue series and their lives both on and off the stage!
Script/Art: John Albano, Carlos Antunes, Jon D’Agostino, Frank Doyle, Marty Epp, George Frese, George Gladir, Stan Goldberg, Bill Golliher, Barry Grossman, Rudy Lapick, Harry Lucey, Dick Malmgren, Al Milgrom, Jack Morelli, Dan Parent, John Rose, Fernando Ruiz, Jim Ruth, Henry Scarpelli, Bill Vigoda, Vickie Williams, Bill Yoshida
Cover: Harry Lucey, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 3/11
107-page, digital exclusive comic
This means WAR! Archie and long-time rival Reggie have been on good terms lately, but that’s about to change! The constant double-crosses and sabotages have taken their toll, and the two teens are ready for the ultimate prank battle! Can Archie withstand Reggie’s dirty tricks? Will Reggie ruin Archie’s reputation once and for all? Will their friendship ever be the same?
Script/Art: Harry Lucey, Terry Szenics, Frank Doyle, Dan DeCarlo, Rudy Lapick, Vince DeCarlo, Joe Sinnott, Stan Goldberg, Barry Grossman, George Gladir, Mike Pellowski, Bill Yoshida, Jim DeCarlo, Joe Edwards & Bill Vigoda
On Sale Date: 3/4
75-page, digital exclusive comic
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Archie Comics with this special retrospective presentation! Starting out as a seasonal magazine, Archie Giant Series evolved into a wide branding for one-shot specials — a little bit like Pep Digital. Archie Giant Series is a bit of a mysterious entry in the Archie Library — the numbering goes up to #632, but there are only 332 issues! In this collection, we’ll look through the series history and show you some of the highlights.
Script/Art: Samm Schwartz, Frank Doyle, George Gladir, Marty Epp, Vince DeCarlo, Barry Grossman, Al Hartley, Stan Goldberg, Mike Esposito, Craig Boldman, Bill Golliher, Rex Lindsey, Rich Koslowski, Bill Yoshida, Jack Morelli, Chip Zdarsky, Erica Henderson
On Sale Date: 2/19
75-page, digital comic
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Archie Comics with this special retrospective presentation! Starting WAY back in 1949, Archie’s weird pal Jughead ventured out in his own series. Getting a new #1 in 1987, Riverdale’s human vacuum cleaner has starred in over 560 issues! In this collection, we’ll check out some of the funniest stories of the series, and get a look at his NEW series! Dig in!
Script: Frank Doyle, George Gladir, Various
Art: Harry Lucey, Dan DeCarlo, Dan Parent, Various
Cover: George Frese, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 4/15
288-page, full-color comic
Don’t miss this must-have issue of ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST! This jumbo issue is chock-full of the best Archie stories ever told! All from the pages of the best-selling series THE BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS! This collection also includes story introductions by celebrity fans, top writers, awesome artists, and other insights into some of the hilarious and most popular tales from Archie Comics’ 75-year history!
Script & Art: Dan DeCarlo, Carlos Antunes, Bob Bolling, Doug Crane, Jon D’Agostino, Frank Doyle, and more!
Cover: Dan DeCarlo, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 2/20
100-page, full color comic
Duck and cover, Archie’s heading to Chemistry class! Archie’s a pretty average student, except when it comes to working in the laboratory—in there, he’s a pretty average warhead! Luckily, he’s got Dilton and his friends to keep him from blowing up. Check out this collection of scientific stories and let’s hope the only lab Archie visits from now on is his dog Vegas!
Sometimes I get the feeling from Archie Comics like there is some kind of great big inside joke, and that the people behind the comics are all kind of laughing at us. Archie and his friends are after all an anachronism on numerous levels, both inside their stories and in popular culture. They live inside of a world which is a mix of the modern with something from around the 1950s, and they are the last-romance-comic-standing from a time in comics when romance was big. Despite all of that they find a way to be relevant and pertinent in a way that few of us would suspect.
This trade paperback featuring Betty and Veronica is an excellent example. It is nothing more than a loosely tied together compendium of all the relevant stories from over the years about the two girls going to the mall (though focusing more on Veronica than on Betty, due to her in-story riches.) While the volume might be labeled shopping spree, its name does not really relate to the stories inside. Instead the stories deal with a variety of issues, some of them humorous, but others serious enough. For instance, in one story Veronica sees a down-on-their-luck family that wants to buy a dress for their daughter’s birthday, but cannot due to the price. After some surreptitious work with the clerk, Veronica manages to get the dress for the girl after. Or in another, Betty uses saved-up babysitting money to go shopping, only to buy clothes for a down-on-her-luck friend, just as Veronica did. So in a compendium where one might expect a series of goofball adventures fighting over deals and the last designer purse, instead we get a sequence of stories, half of them full of the morality of being generous and sharing, instead of being greedily interested in brand names.
The end result is a pretty fun experience. Of course, those people that are irritated by the antics of the Riverdale gang are not going to enjoy this, but for those that look a little farther past the hijinks associated with this series, they will find a deeper message here. And perhaps the inside joke of the Archie Comics comes out in the end in a different way after all, as a morality tale about shopping, highlighting friendship and generosity, comes out the same week as Black Friday, when we are told by corporations to act the opposite of what we see here.
Story: Dan Parent, Frank Doyle, George Gladir, Angelo DeCesare, Craig Boldman, Joe Edwards, Kathleen Webb, Mike Pellowski, Barbara Slate, Greg Cosby Art: Dan Parent, Dan DeCarlo, Tim Kennedy, Pat Kennedy, Jeff Shultz, Doug Crane
Script: Dan Parent, Frank Doyle, and more
Art: Dan Parent, Dan DeCarlo, and more
Cover: Dan DeCarlo
6 x 9” Trade Paperback
128 pp, Full Color
What could Betty & Veronica possibly love more than Archie? That’s easy – shopping! Available for the first time ever as a Graphic Novel, get ready to hit the mall for the shopping spree of the century with America’s favorite BFFs Betty & Veronica! Begin your very own shopping spree with this newest addition to the Archie graphic novel library, collecting some of the funniest stories in Archie Comics history featuring Riverdale’s resident super-shoppers! Shop ’till you drop in this hilarious new collection!