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Preview: Archie Meets Batman ’66 #4

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN ‘66 #4

Script: Jeff Parker, Michael Moreci
Art: Dan Parent, J. Bone, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Michael Allred, Laura Allred
Variant Covers: Rebekah Isaacs, Les McClaine, Joe Quinones, Billy Tucci w/ Paul Mounts, Chip Zdarsky
On Sale Date: 10/31
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

In Gotham, it’s Jughead vs. the Joker! Meanwhile, back in Riverdale, all the boys are under the spell of the mysterious new teacher. With the heroes in the throes of a death trap will Batman be able to save Riverdale before it’s too late?

It’s Jughead vs. Joker in this early preview of Archie Meets Batman ’66 #4!

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN ’66 #4

Script: Jeff Parker, Michael Moreci
Art: Dan Parent, J. Bone, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Michael Allred, Laura Allred
Variant Covers: Rebekah Isaacs, Les McClaine, Joe Quinones, Billy Tucci w/ Paul Mounts, Chip Zdarsky
On Sale Date: 10/31
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

In Gotham, it’s Jughead vs. the Joker! Meanwhile, back in Riverdale, all the boys are under the spell of the mysterious new teacher. With the heroes in the throes of a death trap will Batman be able to save Riverdale before it’s too late?

Preview: Your Pal, Archie #5

ALL-NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE: YOUR PAL, ARCHIE! #5

Script: Ty Templeton
Art:  Dan Parent, Ty Templeton, Jack Morelli, Andre Szymanowicz
Your Pal Archie #5 CVR A Reg: Dan Parent
Your Pal Archie #5 CVR B Var: Les McClaine
Ship Date: 12/6
On Sale Date: 12/20
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Everyone knows Betty Cooper is the sweetest, kindest, most helpful girl in town. At least she USED to be. How will Riverdale react to BAD GIRL BETTY? Plus, part 5 of the connecting variant cover image by Les McClaine!

Preview: Your Pal, Archie! #4

ALL-NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE: YOUR PAL, ARCHIE! #4

Script: Ty Templeton
Art:  Dan Parent, Ty Templeton, Jack Morelli, Andre Szymanowicz
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Cover: Les McClaine
On Sale Date: 11/22
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

After Mr. Lodge permanently bans Archie from the mansion, what happens when he finds Archie behind the wheel of his limousine? Plus, part 4 of the connecting variant cover image!

Preview: Your Pal Archie #3

ALL-NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE: YOUR PAL ARCHIE #3

Script: Ty Templeton
Art: Dan Parent, Ty Templeton, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
Connecting Variant Cover: Les McClaine
On Sale Date: 10/11
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Your pal Archie meets his new best pal, Reggie.  Find out why Riverdale’s most famous jerk is being so nice to everyone in town! Plus, get the third part of the connecting variant cover series!

Review: Head Games

Out of all the writers I have read since I was a kid, there were a few, who blended their personal history with the characters in their books. I guess this is where the term “poetic license” was in its best usage. One of the first ones I came across is, Robert Beck, or as some people now him as, Iceberg Slim. His books, felt like this beautiful fusion of crime noir and allegory, that once you read a page, you wanted to read more, as it felt so effortless.

The way he described characters and even settings made you feel as though they were real, and they were not purely pulled form his imagination, but a caricature of a real person. Another writer, that made you feel like he was giving first person accounts, was Ernest Hemingway. One of his most visceral books, which has been adapted into a movie, is Old Man and The Sea, a stirring tale of a character very much resembling the writer amidst an incredible conflict.  When I heard about Craig McDonald’s Head Games, it very much reminded me of both wordsmiths, in speculation and the spirit of the eternal adventurer.

We are brought to the year of 1957 and are introduced to Hector Lassiter, who with friend, Bud Fiske, are being sold the skull of Poncho Villa, by a mercenary, Bill Wade, that is until the Mexican Army gets involved, a standoff takes place.  Bill gets killed and two men, searching for clues of where Bill has hidden the skull, scouring his notebook, they eventually gain another partner in crime, a starlet, Alicia Vicente, as the skull has many suitors, some from the Mexican revolution, who are still alive. Soon it becomes a race to the death, as they must travel southwest to where the highest bidder resides, but a gallery of shady characters, do their best to take the skull away from the trio.  By book’s end, a final faceoff , occurs, one that leaves the reader wondering who will get out of this in one piece.

Overall, it feels like those old pulp novels that Robert Parker and Dashiell Hamlett used to write, a time capsule of very different men and women. The story by McDonald is engaging, romantic and fearless. The art by Kevin Singles and Les McClaine is stunning. Altogether, a fun pulp graphic novel that romanticizes the characters and the time.

Story: Craig McDonald Art: Kevin Singles and Les McClaine
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Your Pal, Archie #2

ALL-NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE: YOUR PAL, ARCHIE! #2

Script: Ty Templeton
Art: Dan Parent, Ty Templeton, Andre Szymanowicz, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Cover: Les McClaine
On Sale Date: 8/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Classic-style Archie makes his return in this ALL-NEW, ALL-AGES comic! Now that Archie’s won the lottery, how will his life change? ALSO: Something’s wrong with Reggie. He’s being nice to EVERYBODY…

Archie wins the lottery in Your Pal Archie #2! An Early Preview.

ALL-NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE: YOUR PAL, ARCHIE #2

Script: Ty Templeton
Art: Dan Parent, Ty Templeton, Andre Szymanowicz, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Cover: Les McClaine
On Sale Date: 8/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Classic-style Archie makes his return in this ALL-NEW, ALL-AGES comic! Now that Archie’s won the lottery, how will his life change? ALSO: Something’s wrong with Reggie. He’s being nice to EVERYBODY…

Preview: Your Pal, Archie #1

ALL-NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE: YOUR PAL, ARCHIE! #1

Script: Ty Templeton
Art:  Dan Parent, Ty Templeton, Andre Szymanowicz, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
Connecting Variant Cover: Les McClaine
On Sale Date: 7/26
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Classic-style Archie makes his return in this ALL-NEW, ALL-AGES comic from Ty Templeton and Dan Parent! Issue 1 features one of five connecting variant covers by Les McClaine. Collect them all to create one giant image of Pop’s Chock’lit Shop!

Dan Parent & Ty Templeton bring back the classic Archie style with a new twist in Your Pal Archie #1!

ALL-NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE: YOUR PAL, ARCHIE #1

Script: Ty Templeton
Art: Dan Parent, Ty Templeton, Andre Szymanowicz, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
Connecting Variant Cover: Les McClaine
On Sale Date: 7/26
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Classic-style Archie makes his return in this ALL-NEW, ALL-AGES comic from Ty Templeton and Dan Parent! Issue 1 features one of five connecting variant covers by Les McClaine. Collect them all to create one giant image of Pop’s Chock’lit Shop!

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