Following the announcement of The Archies, an upcoming feature film directed by Zoya Akhtar and set in India, Archie Comics celebrates its longstanding connection to the country with a new member of its iconic cast of comic book characters! InThe Archies in India graphic novel releasing in January, an original story by writer Bill Golliher and Dan Parent will introduce Prasad Arora, a Bollywood star who catches the attention of Betty and Veronica, adding a fun new dynamic to Riverdale’s relationships.
Prasad will be an ongoing addition to new stories in the publisher’s comic books and digest magazines, and his first appearance was inspired by the creators’ experiences visiting the country to meet their many fans. Prasad’s debut leads a collection of every story featuring the Archie characters in India over 80 years of publishing, making it both a collectible first and a retrospective for longtime fans.
Archie and his friends from Riverdale have been globetrotting for decades… but their favorite place to visit by far is India! This special collection includes every story where Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and yes, even Reggie, have travelled to the great country. And what would any great trip be without plenty of romance, special cameo appearances, and TONS of musical moments? Plus, a BRAND-NEW STORY! In “Stars in Their Eyes,” Bollywood star Amisha Mehta has a film lined up to shoot in India and manages to get Betty and Veronica a gig as extras. The girls arrive on the set and Amisha discovers one of the biggest teen heartthrobs, Prasad Arora, is now scheduled to be in the film as well. When she hears this, she’s hopeful she will be in a scene with her crush. Betty and Veronica decide to play matchmaker to get Prasad and Amisha introduced… but will they cause more harm than good?
Written by Bill Golliher with art by Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, and Glenn Whitmore, The Archies in India releases January 25 in comic shops nationwide. It features a cover by Dan Parent and Rosario “Tito” Peña.
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Collects Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Shapeshifters #1-4.
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With the Decepticons gaining ground and the Autobots at the brink, the war for Cybertron careens to its climax. Before now, the planet had known peace for 2,000 years, but there are those who remember the last war, and would bring that knowledge to bear to end the current one. Arcee, Windblade, and Chromia mount a desperate rescue mission that finally reunites Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, but is it too little too late? Even as the Decepticons lay siege to the last Autobot stronghold, new dangers emerge that threaten the entire world. Insecticlone swarms. Rust worms. And a great evil reborn-Exarchon, the Threefold Spark. Collects Transformers #37-43, Transformers: War’s End #1-4, and Transformers: Fate of Cybertron.
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Turtles vs. frogs! Will Mutant Town crumble when a territorial new group, the Punk Frogs, challenges the boys for control? With tensions climbing in the neighborhood, can they find their way back to the spirit of the season before disaster strikes? Then, a mysterious new figure arises. Who is Dr. Jasper Barlow and what will some of our heroes do when he makes them an offer they may find hard to refuse… and reveals his most prized creation: Venus?! Collects issues #124-130 of IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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A different Vampirella for every thread-for every kind of story-across the Fabric of time and space. A Vampirella of every conceivable notion born to protect her particular reality . . . but now something-someone-is killing them and stealing away their precious life energies and growing in power. It is up to the Vampirella of one of these universes to gather some of her special sisters to stop this growing threat and keep it from destroying the Creator of all things-the Artist-and preventing the unraveling of all reality. Collects all 6 issues of the Vampiverse series as well as a complete cover gallery!