Script: Dan Parent, Tom DeFalco Pencils: Dan Parent, Steven Butler Inks: Bob Smith, Jim Amash Colors: Glenn Whitmore Letters: Jack Morelli Cover: Dan Parent, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 11/22 192-page, full color digest $9.99 U.S.
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES! First, a tunnel of love ride at the Riverdale Winter Carnival allows riders to see their romantic futures, including some surprising couples! Then, a week before Christmas, Pow-Girl and Pureheart the Powerful discover a band of super-villains are gathering supplies for a major caper and race to uncover the sinister scheme before it can threaten the good people of Riverdale.
Script: Sarah Kuhn Art: Carola Borelli Colors: Ellie Wright Letters: Jack Morelli Cover: Maria Sanapo Variant Cover: David Mack On Sale Date: 11/22 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
From the outside, Darla Lang looks like a normal college student—save for the peculiar voluminous black cloak she wears everywhere. Her peers and professors chalk this up to Darla’s eccentric, introverted, slightly creepy persona, but Darla is a young woman with a secret… and a mission. Darla’s cloak is actually a mystical artifact that she can use as a melee weapon, trapping her enemies inside and teleporting them away. Darla’s power and connection to the supernatural world have always been a curse, and now she’s enrolled in Ivy Hollow University which harbors some dark secrets of its own. Will Darla find within its hallowed halls the answers to the questions about herself and her powers that she’s been seeking? Darkling mixes superheroics with dark academia from writer Sarah Kuhn (Shadow of the Batgirl, Girl Taking Over: A Lois Lane Story) and artist Carola Borelli (Spider-Woman).
Script: Tom DeFalco, Ian Flynn Pencils: Stephen Butler, Bill Galvan Inks: Bob Smith, Jim Amash Colors: Glenn Whitmore Letters: Jack Morelli Cover: Dan Parent, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 11/15 192-page, full color digest $9.99 U.S.
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES! First, on the eve of her interview for membership in the Mighty Crusaders, a battle with a new super-villain ruins Pow-Girl’s costume so she must turn to Betty & Veronica to save the day. Then, The Shield is looking for the perfect holiday gift. Lucky for her Betty and Veronica are there to help her shop–and stop some shoplifters!
One of the most dynamic superheroes in the Archie Comics roster—the ferociously powerful Jaguar—returns in a new action-packed one-shot adventure this February! Written by Keryl Brown Ahmed with art by Tango, the comic charts a new direction for Ivette Velez, the most recent hero to assume the mantle of The Jaguar, whose legacy dates back to the Silver Age of comics.
In the new one-shot, Ivette, a zoologist, is called to Peru to investigate a mysterious predator killing off wild cats, but she soon finds herself in its sights instead. The story serves as both an introduction to the character for new readers and a follow-up to Ivette’s adventures chronicled in the 2012 series New Crusaders,where she debuted in a story by writer Ian Flynn and artist Ben Bates.The Jaguar follows last year’s Bob Phantom by writer James IIIand next month’s Darkling by writer Sarah Kuhnin reviving Archie superheroes for a new generation.
Something is killing the Pampas cats of Northern Peru. A group of zoologists has come together to investigate these mysterious slayings. They know the culprit is a bird of prey, but the method of killing is unlike any of the birds local to the region. It’s going to take someone with apex predator abilities to find out who’s causing these murders…someone like Ivette Velez, aka The Jaguar! But will the predator become the prey?
The Jaguar first appeared in 1961’s Adventures of The Jaguar #1 as Ralph Hardy, in a story by writer Robert Bernstein and artist John Rosenberger. Ralph, an archaeologist and zoologist, discovers a magical totem in Peru granting him animalistic powers and senses. In New Crusaders, Ralph passed the mantle to Ivette, and in Ahmed’s new story, her powers are reconciled with her ancestry.
The Jaguar, with a cover by Maria Sanapo, an open-to-order variant cover by Reiko Murakami, colors by Ellie Wright, and lettering by Jack Morelli, releases February 21, 2024 and will be available for pre-order from comics shops starting Friday, November 17.
Script: Ian Flynn, Ron Cacace Pencils: Pat Kennedy, Rex Lindsey Inks: Lily Butler, Rex Lindsey Colors: Glenn Whitmore Letters: Jack Morelli, Rex Lindsey Cover: Francis Bonnet, Dan Parent On Sale Date: 11/8 192-page, full color digest $9.99 U.S.
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES! First, the Shield enlists Archie in finding a dangerous artifact before the winter celebration becomes a disaster! Then, CHRISTMAS IS CANCELED!? When Ethel reads a rumor online that Santa won’t be delivering presents to Riverdale this year, everyone is up in arms! Could this be true or is it just internet misinformation?
Script: Timmy Heague, Danielle Paige, Michael Northrop Art: Ryan Caskey, Tango, Ryan Jampole Colors: Matt Herms Letters: Jack Morelli Cover: Ryan Caskey Variant Cover: Sweeney Boo On Sale Date: 10/18 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
In Riverdale, even the toys are terrifying in this anthology one-shot set in the universe of last year’s Fear the Funhouse comic. Three tales of dolls, robots, and puppets gone awry all thanks to the work of a shadowy toymaker and a young girl intent on revenge, in the vein of the widely successful M3GAN movie and Child’s Play franchise.
Script: Goldie Chan, Bill Golliher Pencils: Holly G!, Bill Golliher Inks: Jim Amash, Bob Smith Colors: Glenn Whitmore Letters: Jack Morelli Cover: Bill Golliher, Dan Parent On Sale Date: 10/18 192-page, full color digest $9.99 U.S.
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES! Ginger Snapp visits Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe on the eve of Halloween to help Betty & Veronica with costume ideas. As different Riverdale folks stop by, they remember a particular Halloween-related incident around Pop’s food item. Then, when Penny’s boxing instructor, Pug, is charged with a gym owner’s disappearance she teams up with Veronica and Archie to prove him innocent. Will the three be victorious or wind up down for the count themselves?
Script: Amy Chase Art: Liana Kangas Colors: Ellie Wright Letters: Jack Morelli Cover: Liana Kangas Variant Cover: Marguerite Sauvage On Sale Date: 10/11 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
When Ginger Snapp finds herself in the town of Riverdale, a town she’s fanatically read about growing up, she’s amazed by how wholesome and welcoming it truly is. But she can’t help but shake the uncanny valley-feeling she has with every new person she meets. How can everyone be THIS nice? And could the kindness drive someone to the brink of madness, if it hasn’t already? Explore toxic positivity gone horror in this one-shot that’s equal parts Pleasantville and The Stepford Wives.
Script: Dan Parent, Ian Flynn Pencils: Dan Parent, Bill Galvan Inks: Bob Smith, Ben Galvan Colors: Glenn Whitmore Letters: Jack Morelli Cover: Bill Golliher, Dan Parent On Sale Date: 10/11 192-page, full color digest $9.99 U.S.
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES! First, Ginger Snapp’s freaked out after watching the new “Melanie” horror movie—even more so when she sees Jellybean dressed up as the Melanie doll for Halloween! Then, Betty and Veronica help the Web unmask criminals on Halloween!