On The Shelf: Archie Comics Solicitations November 2015



Written by Duane Swierczynski, art by Jesus Aburtov, Michael Gaydos, cover by Francesco Francavilla, variant cover by David Mack.

“The Lonely Crusade”: Part 1–The second action-packed arc of The Black Hood begins here! Greg Hettinger returns to Philadelphia and promises his closest friend, Jessie Dupree, that his hood-wearing vigilante days are over. But it’s a promise he’s going to struggle to keep — especially when a gang calling themselves “The Crusaders” are prowling the City of Brotherly Love, scooping up “undesirables” and asking if they want to be saved!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Nov. 25.


Written by Frank Tieri, art by Felix Ruiz, cover by Tim Bradstreet, variant cover by Mike Huddleston.

Join us as we embark on the highway to Hell — and a meet-and-greet with its overlord, the Devil himself! Who will be the one ultimately taking this horrifying trip? Find out as we learn the truth about who and what the Hangman actually is — and the shocking legacy that accompanies him!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 2.


Written by Adam Christopher, Chuck Wendig, art by Rachel Deering, Drew Johnson, cover by David Williams, variant covers by Joe Eisma, Ron Salas, Wilfredo Torres.

“Daughter of the Revolution,” Part 3. Captured by Walter Chase, the Shield is made a surprising offer-an invitation to join his government organization, protecting the country as she was born to do. But as her new missions take her well beyond national borders, the truth slowly dawns and the Shield must face the ultimate question: does she serve the United States of America — or its people?

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Nov. 18.


Written by Mark Waid, art and cover by Annie Wu, variant covers by Mahmud Asrar, Francesco Francavilla, Jaime Hernandez, Rosario Peña, Joe Quinones, Paul Renaud.

The biggest comic series of the year continues! What was the “lipstick incident” that pushed Archie and Betty apart? And can the smartest boy in Riverdale fix it? The spotlight is on Dilton and Moose as, together, they show what friendship is really all about!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Nov. 25.


Written by Chip Zdarsky, art and cover by Erica Henderson, variant covers by Veronica Fish, Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack, Les McClaine, Steve Downer.

Zdarsky and Henderson return with the next issue of the all-new Jughead! Things continue to be amiss at Riverdale High as Coach Clayton gets replaced by a tough-as-nails, take-no-prisoner Phys-Ed teacher! Can he be stopped or will Jughead have to become physically active? The answer lies in the far future!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Nov. 18.


Written by Alex Simmons and various, art by Fernando Ruiz and various, cover by Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski.

The town leaders are planning a dazzling holiday show right in the center of Riverdale Square! Unfortunately, the Christmas spectacular turns into holiday havoc when they experience unforeseen technical difficulties! It’s up to Archie and his friends to revive this merry meltdown-and quick! Can they turn the show around and get everyone back into the holiday spirit in time? Find out in “Holiday Light,” the fun, new lead story to this comics double digest!

160 pages, $4.99, in stores on Dec. 2.


Written by Tania Del Rio and various, art by Fernando Ruiz and various, cover by Fernando Ruiz.

Betty has surprised everyone with a new tradition for the Christmas season: a low-budget Secret Santa! Ok, that’s not that surprising, but here’s the twist — all of the gifts have to be hand-made! There’s nothing more heartfelt than a gift made by hand-unless, of course, if you’re all-thumbs! How will some of our not-so-crafty pals ‘n’ gals fare in this new holiday tradition? Find out in “Not-So-Secret Santas,” the all-new fun and festive lead story!

256 pages, $6.99, in stores on Nov. 25.


Written by James Gartler and various, art by Bill Galvan and various, cover by Fernando Ruiz.

While holiday shopping, Betty and Veronica spot a store Santa who has been abandoned by his elves at the last minute-right before a “Take Your Photo with Santa” event! Betty convinces Veronica that they should get into the spirit and help out-but when they do, Santa’s joy turns quickly to panic as his well-meaning helpers unintentionally cause some Christmas chaos! “Naughty or Nice” is a brand new hilarious holiday story you won’t want to miss-kicking off a laugh-filled comics annual featuring even more pages of fun!

192 pages, $5.99, in stores on Dec. 9.


Written by Paul Kupperberg and various, art by Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy and various, cover by Fernando Ruiz.

In order to squirm out of getting in trouble with Mr. Weatherbee for their latest shenanigans, Archie and Jughead volunteer to head up the Riverdale High School Holiday Decorating Committee. Unfortunately, neither of them is very talented at decorating! Will they get some special holiday help to clean up their mess and turn Riverdale High into a winter wonderland? Or are they doomed to spend Christmas in detention? Find out in “Santa’s Little Helpers!” the brand-new lead story to this comics double digest

192 pages, $4.99, in stores on Dec. 9.


Written by Angelo DeCesare, art by Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, cover by Tito Pena and various.

Archie, desperate for money to buy Christmas gifts, decides to lower himself in the worst possible way for a little Christmas cash: he’s going to rent himself out to Archie’s situation by making him to do all the holiday chores they don’t want to! Will they remember the true meaning of the holiday before it’s too late?

160 pages, $4.99, in stores on Dec. 9.


Written by Ian Flynn, art by Jamal Peppers, cover by Patrick Spaziante, variant cover by Ryan Jampole.

The mega-epic, mega-momentous last issue of Mega Man before hiatus is here! “Everlasting Peace.” When an experiment at the Chronos Institute goes awry, Dr. Light is sent on a journey through time and space! Join us as we follow Mega Man across the ages and learn what it really means to be “Mega Man”! What legacy will the Blue Bomber leave and what will Dr. Light gain from this epic journey? Find out as we take a historic glimpse into the legendary adventures of Mega Man featuring the worlds of Mega Man, Mega Man X, and even further beyond for the first time ever with the worlds of Mega Man Zero, Mega Man ZX, and Mega Man Legends!

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Ian Flynn, art by Adam Bryce Thomas, cover by Jamal Peppers, variant cover by Rafa Knight.

“Face of the Enemy,” Part 2. Sonic and his friends are at the mercy of Egg Boss Nephthys and her Egg Army! They came to rescue a Gaia Key Guardian — but can they manage to escape with their lives? Then, in the finale to “Hidden Costs,” revelations abound! Sally and Clove both think their plans have succeeded-but at what cost?

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 9.


Written by Evan Stanley, art by Tracy Yardley, cover by Evan Stanley, variant covery T. Rex.

“The Silver Age.” Part 4. The finale to Silver’s latest adventure! Silver simply doesn’t have the might to stop the creature menacing his time. Maybe the combined brain power of Gold and Prof. von Schlemmer can help! It’s a knock-down, drag-out fight for the fate of the future with a shocking ending you’ll never see coming — even if you’re psychic!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Nov. 25.

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