Script: Ian Flynn, Tom DeFalco Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Bob Smith Colors: Glenn Whitmore Letters: Jack Morelli Cover: Francis Bonnet, Pat and Tim Kennedy, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 3/22 192-page, full color digest $9.99 U.S.
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES! First, in “Roam on the Range,” Archie is excited—Mr. Lodge said that if he helped out with his cattle drive, he’ll pay for Archie’s next date with Veronica. Nevada Jones points out these drives take months. That’s news to Archie. Nevada agrees to let him out of his contract if he helps him get as far as the next town. Does Archie have what it takes to brave the rain and wind, burning day and freezing nights?
Then, in “Presenting Pow-Girl,” Pureheart is in battle with the Rampaging Rebound! Pow-Girl appears on the scene and attempts to aid Pureheart and prove her worth as a future Mighty Crusader. Unfortunately, due to her inexperience, chaos ensues!
Script: Ian Flynn Art: Steven Butler, Lily Butler, Jim Amash Colors: Glenn Whitmore Letters: Jack Morelli Cover: Francis Bonnet, Rex Lindsey, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 2/15 192-page, full color digest $9.99 U.S.
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES! First, in “Commando & Conquer,” Archie’s signed up the guys for a “boot camp” exercise program to prep for beach season. Unfortunately, he missed that it’s run by Cpt. Commando, who promises to make them into the next generation of Boy Buddies. Can the guys keep up with the Captain’s military-grade workouts?
Finally, in “Snap(shot) Decision,” Jughead is taking a photo-journalism class from Paul Patton when they’re ambushed by a super-villain who’s mad that Paul did an unflattering expose about them. It’s time for Paul Patton to don his costume as The Fox and save the day—but will this change Jughead’s mind about his passion for photo-journalism, or will it make him want to spring into action?
Script: Bill Golliher, Ian Flynn Art: Bill Golliher, Bill Galvan, Jim Amash, Ben Galvan Colors: Glenn Whitmore Letters: Jack Morelli Cover: Bill Golliher, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 11/30 192-page, full color comic $8.99 U.S.
THREE BRAND NEW STORIES! Santa sends his favorite elf and fairy on a mission to Riverdale to stir up as much Christmas spirit as possible in “Christmas Spirit Spat.” It’s girls vs. guys in the quest to show off the most Christmas spirit. Sugarplum heads up the girls’ team and Jingles heads up the boys’ one. A rivalry that winds up sending Riverdale into a jolly overload.
Then, it’s a pet show showdown when the nefarious Kennel Kween tries to steal Riverdale’s top pets! Can Captain Flag save the day, or will the Kween win “Best in Show”? The good captain’s own pet may have something to squawk about this!
And finally, in “Safe Space,” Veronica has locked a precious valuable inside an uncrackable safe – this looks like a job for Fireball! The only problem is, he’s not around and they’ll have to call for backup. Enter . . . Inferno the Fire Breather!
Script: Bill Golliher, Ian Flynn Pencils: Bill Golliher, Bill Galvan Inks: Jim Amash, Ben Galvan Colors: Glenn Whitmore Letters: Jack Morelli Cover: Bill Golliher, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 9/21 192-page, full color comic $8.99 U.S.
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES! First, in “”Doom, Back from the Tomb,” while the gang is on a hike, Jughead steps into an opening in a hollow tree and then disappears. The gang begins to investigate and promptly disappear one by one as they follow each other. It turns out to be an elevator to an underground lair! What will they unearth there?
Then, in “Case of the Party Crasher,” Archie gets meta in this party on the Archie Comics lot! Your favorite characters are all letting loose in between making comics—but when Archie finds out a supervillain is threatening to crash their celebration, it’s time for Detective Sam Hill to stop the break-in before it happens!
Script: Francis Bonnet, Craig Boldman Art: Bill Golliher, Rex Lindsey, Bob Smith, Rich Koslowski Colors: Glenn Whitmore Letters: Jack Morelli Cover: Dan Parent On Sale Date: 8/17 192-page, full color comic $8.99 U.S.
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES! First, in “LODGEstacle Course,” Mr. Lodge is sponsoring the Riverdale Summer Obstacle Course Race. When Archie promises to take Veronica on a date if he wins, Mr. Lodge does everything he can to make sure Archie loses!
Then, in “The Different Drummer,” Archie finds Trula Twyst, of all people, playing drums with a band in a local club! Even more, Trula is playing the kit in Jughead’s own distinctive style! Archie knows that Trula often uses her considerable brains and talents to try to get under Jughead’s skin, so now it’s up to him to stop her from encountering Jughead. Will Trula finally allow Jughead to march to the beat of his own drum?
Script: Bill Golliher, Dan Parent Art: Bill Golliher, Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Bob Smith Colors: Glenn Whitmore Letters: Jack Morelli Cover: Francis Bonnet, Rex Lindsey, Rosario “Tito” Peña, Jack Morelli On Sale Date: 7/13 192-page, full color comic $8.99 U.S.
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES! First, in “Go Pound Sand!” Jughead takes his little sister Jellybean to the beach promising to help her make the best sandcastle ever. Unfortunately, one of Jellybean’s friends is there with his big sister and theirs puts the Jones’ version to shame! Archie sees what’s going on and calls in some re-enforcements—enter: Veronica Lodge! Whose sandcastle will be the most royal of them all?
Then, in “The Doctor is In!” When Young Dr. Masters comes to Riverdale after several years of performing medical care around the world, everyone takes notice, especially Betty and Veronica, who admittedly have a crush on him. When an intern program opens up to work with him, both girls go all out to apply!
Script: Francis Bonnet, David Gallaher Pencils: Jeff Shultz, Bill Galvan Inks: Jim Amash, Bob Smith Colors: Glenn Whitmore Letters: Jack Morelli Cover: Bill Golliher, Jack Morelli, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 6/8 192-page, full color comic $8.99 U.S.
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES: First, in “Beach Party Mystery!” Veronica has invited all of Riverdale High to a party on her father’s private island. Everyone is enjoying the summer fun—until Raj notices that Toni has gone missing! Archie puts on his detective hat and tries to solve the mystery of his missing friend, but will he be able to solve the whodunit?
Then, in “Heat of the Moment,” superhero Fireball finds himself in hot water when the Eliminators come to town—but he’s not alone! Alongside him are the teen superheroes Pureheart the Powerful, Superteen, Powerteen, Captain Hero, and the Equalizer! They must somehow, despite their different personalities and powers, work together to muster up their wits and defeat the evil villains!
Script: Dan Parent, Ian Flynn Art: Dan Parent, Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli Cover: Franics Bonnet, Dan Parent On Sale Date: 5/4 192-page, full color comic $8.99 U.S.
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES: First, in “Pepcoin Millionare!” multi-millionaire investor Elon Tusk, an ex-Riverdale High graduate, offers Jughead some financial advice while grabbing a bite at Pop’s: to invest in a crypto currency called Pepcoin! A few days later, Jughead realizes his digital investment has made him a millionaire! One problem, though: Jughead has to access his account, and has forgotten his password. He has only two tries left, what will he do?
Then, in “Chili Con Carnage,” Archie’s got a part-time job as a line-cook at Pop’s, but when his attempt at making Pop’s famous five alarm chili actually sets off fire alarms, the problem is so bad there’s only one person who can handle it: the superhero Fireball! Fireball must get Archie to safety and stop Pop’s from burning into a pile of rubbish—but this might be a problem too big even for him. He may need to call in backup, in the form of a junior hero with an intimate knowledge of Pop’s!
Script: Dan Parent, Ian Flynn Art: Dan Parent, Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli Cover: Francis Bonnet, Pat and Tim Kennedy, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 3/30 192-page, full color comic $8.99 U.S.
TWO NEW CLASSIC-STYLE STORIES: “First, in “The Big Fix!” Jughead’s wacky Uncle Herman has decided to help out with some house repairs on Bingo Wilkin’s parent’s roof. But seeing as he’s older and not in great shape, Bingo offers to help him. But this is a big task, so Herman gets Jughead on the job, too! Can the three of them get the work done?
Then, Archie’s got a new side hustle as a rideshare driver, but business has been slow—that is until he gets an urgent ride request from none other than Steel Sterling himself! Archie’s on superhero sidekick duty yet again as the two work together to stop some crooks on the run!
Script: Tom DeFalco Art: Jeff Shultz, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli Cover: Francis Bonnet, Dan Parent On Sale Date: 2/23 192-page, full color comic $8.99 U.S.
NEW CLASSIC-STYLE STORY: “My Pal PUREHEART!” Pureheart the Powerful might not be the most agile or graceful superhero… but he always beats the bad guys in the end (he also looks A LOT like mild-mannered teen heartthrob Archie Andrews). Though there’s really only one person who notices Archie’s super alter-ego… and it’s not actually a person at all! Could Pureheart be in need of a super-sidekick? And if so, is he open to the four-legged kind?