Script: Bill Golliher, Dan Parent Art: Bill Golliher, Dan Parent Inks: Bob Smith Colors: Glenn Whitmore Letters: Jack Morelli Cover: Bill Golliher, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 6/22 192-page, full color comic $8.99 U.S.
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES: First, in “Put a Cork in it!” Betty and Veronica discover a bottle that washes up on the beach. Thinking there may a note inside, they open it… and a beautiful genie emerges! She doesn’t offer to grant them any wishes but just wants to have a good time after being bottled up for ages. It would be a lot of fun… until she sets her sights on Archie! Can Betty & Veronica successfully get the genie BACK into her bottle?
Then, in “Cheers and Jeers,” Bingo becomes the new critic for the school newspaper, including the student film festival. However, when he gives an anonymous scathing review to a romantic flick that was entered, he finds out it was Samantha’s film! Will she find out who burned her artistic effort, and will Bingo be able to make it up to her without giving away his identity?
Script: Tania Del Rio Art: Bill Golliher, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli Cover: Bill Golliher, Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 5/18 192-page, full color comic $8.99 U.S.
BRAND NEW STORY: “Driving Me Crazy!” Veronica has been gifted a fancy self-driving car by her father and is excited to show it off to Betty. But as soon as she activates the self-driving feature, the car has a mind of its own, taking them on a wacky tour of Riverdale, stopping at unusual stops along the way! Where will this vehicle with a mind of its own take her?
Script: Bill Golliher, Craig Boldman Art: Bill Golliher, Bill Galvan, Jim Amash, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli Cover: Francis Bonnet, Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 4/13 192-page, full color comic $8.99 U.S.
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES: First, “For the Love of Jughead!” It’s springtime and love is in the air… for everyone except Jughead, of course. This inspires Betty and Veronica to come up with an idea—to combine Jughead’s love of food with the world of dating. They plot to send him on a series of dinner dates with a few of their female friends. Will the love bug finally bite Jughead—or have Betty and Veronica bit off more than they can chew?
Then, in “Where’$ the Money?“ Cricket O’Dell, with her unerring nose for money, keeps being drawn to a new visitor to Riverdale who, by all appearances, is virtually a pauper. She can’t figure it out. Veronica notices this and is intrigued. She deduces that the new guy must be a secret billionaire, and makes it her project to win him over. Will Veronica find out his true identity? Or is Cricket’s nose’s losing its secret powers?
Script: Dan Parent Art: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli Cover: Bill Golliher, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 3/9 192-page, full color comic $8.99 U.S.
NEW CLASSIC-STYLE LEAD STORY: “What a Story!” Sabrina the Teenage Witch has landed herself a very important job: as a babysitter! Sabrina, feeling a little under the weather, sneezes and accidentally sends the little girl she’s sitting into the storybook she was reading to her as a bedtime story! Will she and the little girl be able to escape Wonderland?!
Script: Bill Golliher Art: Bill Galvan, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli Cover: Bill Golliher, Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña, Jack Morelli On Sale Date: 2/2 192-page, full color comic $8.99 U.S.
NEW CLASSIC-STYLE STORY: “Breaking the Ice!” When a cute new skating instructor takes a job at the local rink, Veronica quickly signs up for lessons pretending she doesn’t know the first thing about skating. Betty, on the other hand thinks this is a ridiculous approach and sets out to win the instructor’s attention by being his equal. Which one will figure eight their way into his heart?
Script: Dan Parent Art: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli Cover: Francis Bonnet, Pat and Tim Kennedy, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 12/22 192-page, full color comic $7.99 U.S.
NEW CLASSIC-STYLE STORY: “Let’s Have a Ball!” The gang decides to ring in the New Year by breaking the World’s Record for the biggest snowball! They construct it on the school grounds and have the World’s Record Committee come to measure the giant ball. Unfortunately, a bit of warm weather might upend their plans! Can they keep their cool and still make the record books?
Script: Dan Parent, Jamie L. Rotante Art: Dan Parent, Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli Cover: Dan Parent On Sale Date: 11/17 192-page, full color comic $7.99 U.S.
TWO NEW CLASSIC-STYLE STORIES: “Santa Baby!” Santa’s daughter, Noelle, is back in Riverdale on another visit from the North Pole. This time, though, she’s leaving Archie alone—because she’s set her sights on Reggie! One day she makes the mistake of leaving her laptop at Pop’s and Reggie discovers a major piece of intel on her computer… Santa’s Naughty or Nice List! Betty and Veronica want to know where they’ve landed, but Reggie’s got dollar signs in his eyes! What happens when that kind of info falls into the hands of Reggie Mantle?
Then we have another bonus tale from the world of That Wilkin Boy! In “An UpLIFTing Story,” Sampson Smythe couldn’t be prouder of his only daughter when he learns that she’s entering the annual Midville powerlifting competition—that is, of course, until he learns Samantha’s broken his powerlifting records. He tries to deter her from entering the contest, but Samantha has her eyes set on the prize. Sampson recruits Bingo to dissuade her but he disagrees with her father—until he, too, learns that she can bench more than him! Will Samantha heed their advice and retreat, or go for the gold?
Script: Dan Parent Art: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli Cover: Dan Parent, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 10/13 192-page, full color comic $7.99 U.S.
NEW CLASSIC-STYLE STORY: “Tricky Treats!” The girls decide to take it easy by having a quiet night of hosting trick or treaters at Betty’s house, even including Jellybean in on the fun. But their quiet night at home turns into a night of magical mischief—including flying pumpkins, witches in flight, and spooky, scary monsters! What’s causing all this Halloween hijinx, and how can they make it stop?
Script: Bill Golliher Art: Jeff Shultz, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli Cover: Bill Golliher, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 9/8 192-page, full color comic $7.99 U.S.
NEW CLASSIC-STYLE STORY: “Riverdale, Love It or Leaf It!” Inspired by Archie and Jughead’s new leaf-blowing business, Betty decides to go into business for herself. Heading up an all-girls leaf cleaning crew! Will the Leaf Ladies give Archie and the boys a run for their money?
Archie Comics readers are set for an extra magical start to Fall as Sabrina the Teenage Witch will make her presence felt across Archie’s jumbo digests and all-ages comics beginning in September and continuing through early October. A collection of fan-favorite talent will bring Sabrina face-to-face with Betty & Veronica and friends in these stories including Archie Comics mainstays Dan Parent, Bill Galvan, Pat and Tim Kennedy, and more.
The following issues will include a new 5-page lead feature told in the classic Archie Comics art style and include appearances from Sabrina the Teenage Witch:
WORLD OF BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #9 (10/13)
Archie’s all-ages publishing is designed to be accessible and easy to read for anyone, regardless of previous comics reading history, but keen readers who pay close attention to the new stories in the jumbo digests will notice narrative threads that carry across all three titles. These new lead stories in the classic comics come at no extra cost to fans or comic shop retailers as both Betty & Veronica Friends Forever and Archie’s Halloween Spectacular will keep their accessible $2.99 cover price and all-ages rating.
Sabrina Spellman’s comic appearances this Fall won’t be limited to these all-ages tales, as the titular witch will return to the pages of the highly anticipated and critically acclaimed adult horror series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina when issue #9 drops in comic shops October 13th from writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Robert Hack.