Script: Jeff Parker and Michael Moreci Art: Dan Parent, J. Bone, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli Cover: Michael and Laura Allred 978-1-68255-847-8 $17.99 US/$19.99 CAN 6 5/8 x 10 3/16” TR 144 pp, Full Color Direct Market On-Sale Date: 3/27
Gotham City meets Riverdale in this crossover graphic novel that brings together some of the most iconic characters in comics and television! A battle in Gotham City extends its reach into Riverdale–and it’s up to the teens of Riverdale to recruit some help and place a call… to the Batcave!
Sabrina The Teenage Witch is back and rebooted with writer Kelly Thompson at the helm. This is exciting for long time fans of the classic character Sabrina as the only recent resurgence of her character has been more or less horror adjacent (i.e. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina). With art by both Veronica Fish and Andy Fish, Sabrina is brought back with a new look but maintaining her signature short, white hair from when she was first introduced in 1962.
This particular reset starts by following Sabrina on her first day at Greendale High. We see a cast a familiar character but are introduced to plenty of new faces. In classic Sabrina fashion, she uses her powers for good, and intends to help those around her without their knowledge.
The writing felt unsure of itself to start, but this could simply be the symptom of navigating how to open a new series, not necessarily a reflection of the writer and what’s to come. The issue also lacked a general humor about it that one comes to expect from a classic Archie character although there were attempts.
The issue is wrapped with a cliffhanger that will surely be interesting to learn more about in the upcoming issues. There is a sense of a potential love triangle looming among the pages as well. While this comeback didn’t feel necessarily compelling, I have hope future issues will be more commanding and charming.
Script: Frank Tieri Art: Joe Eisma, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli Cover: Adam Gorham Variant Covers: Vic Malhotra, Greg Scott On Sale Date: 3/27 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
Where did Bingo take Jughead when he was near death after he was shot by Archie? As the epic first season of JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER comes to a close, that mystery will be resolved—and the answer will only raise even more questions about Jughead and his werewolf legacy! It’s all part of our big finale, leading up into our mind blowing JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER VS VAMPIRONICA crossover!
Script: Kelly Thompson Art: Veronica Fish, Andy Fish, Jack Morelli Cover: Veronica Fish Variant Covers: Stephanie Buscema, Adam Hughes, Victor Ibanez, Sandra Lanz On Sale Date: 3/27 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
BRAND NEW SERIES! Sabrina is a teen witch who’s struggling with balancing the double life of high school and her burgeoning powers. Newly relocated to Greendale with her aunts Hilda and Zelda (also witches), Sabrina is trying to make the best of being the new girl in town which so far includes two intriguing love interests, an instant rivalry, a couple of misfits that could turn into BFFs, and trying to save the high school (and maybe the world) from crazy supernatural events. NBD!
Script: Cullen Bunn Art: Laura Braga, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli Cover: Laura Braga Variant Covers: Marguerite Sauvage, Matthew Taylor On Sale Date: 4/17 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
The Blossom twins have challenged one another to a competition. The challenge: corrupt Betty Cooper! The winner claims the title of Anti-Christ. But a mysterious figure has entered Riverdale, and he wants in on the competition—and the reward—himself!
Script: Bill Golliher, Ian Flynn Art: Jeff Shultz, Pat & Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli Cover: Bill Galvan, Ben Galvan, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 3/20 192-page, full color comic $6.99 U.S.
NEW CLASSIC-STYLE LEAD STORY: “Food for Thought” – Betty and Veronica are fed up with Archie’s noncommittal ways, so Archie decides to embrace the single life. To do it successfully he turns to the master—Jughead Jones. PLUS: A second all-new lead story featuring Bob Phantom by Ian Flynn and Pat & Tim Kennedy!
Script: Greg and Meg Smallwood Art: Greg Smallwood, Greg Scott, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli Cover: Greg Smallwood 978-1-68255-833-1 $17.99 US/$19.99 CAN 6 5/8 x 10 3/16” TR 144 pp, Full Color Direct Market On-Sale Date: 3/13
When Veronica Lodge is bitten by a centuries-old vampire, her thirst for blood threatens to turn Riverdale into a haven for the undead. Will she put an end to the vampire threat or give in to her blood lust? Archie Horror’s latest series paints Riverdale red in the vampiric first collection by siblings Greg & Meg Smallwood! Collects VAMPIRONICA issues 1–5.
Script: Francis Bonnet Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli Cover: Bill Galvan, Ben Galvan, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 3/13 192-page, full color comic $6.99 U.S.
NEW CLASSIC-STYLE LEAD STORY: “Lord of the Games” – Archie has been spending all his time lately playing the new video game “Forknite” and NOT with Veronica. Upset, Veronica decides to see what the big fuss is all about and quickly catches Forknite Fever!