AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #10 BETTY: RIP Pt. 5, “Interlude with the Pussycats” Before the end of the world began, a female pop trio was setting charts on fire. But in a world of TMZ and paparazzi-driven media, somehow these women kept their private lives a secret from everyone—until now. A full-access interview promises to show the tragic and terrifying origin story of Josie and the Pussycats. For TEEN+ Readers. Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Art: Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli Afterlife with Archie #10 CVR A Reg: Francesco Francavilla Afterlife with Archie #10 CVR B Variant: Jim Balent Ship Date: 8/3 On Sale Date: 8/17 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
ARCHIE #11 Archie and Jughead have been playing their instruments in Archie’s garage for a while, but now it’s finally time for them to take their talents elsewhere. Veronica suggests that the two form a band—assuming, of course, that she gets to be their lead singer. This bothers Betty, since music was a deep connection that she had always shared with Archie—so she’ll just have to form her own rival band. Now it’s #TeamArchie vs. #TeamBetty in a battle of the bands that has the whole school picking sides! Script: Mark Waid Art: Veronica Fish, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli Archie #11 CVR A Reg: Veronica Fish Archie #11 CVR B Variant: Sanya Anwar Archie #11 CVRC Variant: Thomas Pitilli Ship Date: 8/10 On Sale Date: 8/24 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
BETTY AND VERONICA #2 The latest hit New Riverdale series continues to defy expectations with some major surprises: including besties turning into enemies! The battle no one expected hits its peak as Betty and Veronica declare all-out war on each other! It’s a battle of benefits as Betty tries to raise money to save Pop’s, while Ronnie’s staging her own competing fundraisers in move destroy Betty’s efforts. All bets are off as the girls go from best pals to cutthroat competitors. You’ve never seen a car wash like this! Will the two icons find their way back to friendship, or is this the end of one of the longest-running partnerships in history? Script: Adam Hughes Art: Adam Hughes Betty & Veronica #2 CVR A Reg: Adam Hughes Betty & Veronica #2 CVR B Variant: David Mack Betty & Veronica #2 CVR C Variant: Allison Sohn Betty & Veronica #2 CVR D Variant: Rachel Stott Betty & Veronica #2 CVR E Variant: Kevin Wada Ship Date: 8/31 On Sale Date: 9/14 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
JUGHEAD #9 (It’s kind of like a) BRAND NEW #1… except it’s issue #9! SABRINA makes her debut in the NEW RIVERDALE and things are about to get INSANE! New story! New arc! New creative team! Pop Tate’s has a new mascot: it’s a lady in a burger costume with a giant burger for a head! And she never takes off that giant burger head! And she and Jughead really hit it off, probably for that very reason! But is it possible Burger Lady is MORE than she appears? Find out what happens when Jughead meets a burger he REALLY likes—and a POWERFUL and unexpected new force in Riverdale is revealed!! P.S.: that powerful and unexpected new force is SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH! SHE’S the Burger Lady! Script: Ryan North Art: Derek Charm Jughead #9 CVR A Reg: Derek Charm Jughead #9 CVR B Variant: Veronica Fish Jughead #9 CVR C Variant: Audrey Mok Ship Date: 8/24 On Sale Date: 9/7 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #22 Archie wants to do something special for Betty’s birthday, so he decides to bake a cake—unfortunately, Archie’s never actually tried to bake a cake before! But how hard can it be? With his good pal Jughead by his side, he should be able to accomplish anything he sets his mind to. Providing, of course, that Jughead doesn’t eat everything before he even gets a chance to start baking! Will Archie give Betty the best birthday gift ever? Or is this plan a cake mistake? Find out in “Caketastrophe,” the fun lead story to this JUMBO-sized comics digest! Script: Francis Bonnet Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Jack Morelli Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña Ship Date: 8/31 On Sale Date: 9/14 256-page, full color comic $6.99 U.S.
BETTY & VERONICA COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #246 Pop is hosting his very own lip sync battle at the Chocklit Shoppe and everyone in Riverdale is invited to compete! All it takes is a little skill and a great memory to get all the lyrics right… right? When it comes to competition, Veronica plays to win. She’s going to put on a full performance with props, sound equipment, costumes, lighting and more. But can showmanship win out over talent in the end? Find out in “Lip Sync Rattled,” the hilarious lead story to this comics double digest! Script: Dan Parent Art: Dan Parent, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña Ship Date: 8/10 On Sale Date: 8/24 160-page, full color comic $4.99 U.S.
JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE COMICS ANNUAL #22 When Reggie impresses Veronica with skilled tricks on his new hoverboard, Archie is determined to learn some moves of his own. Unfortunately, a klutz like Archie lacks the balance to make it work! That is until he notices a new invention of Dilton’s that may be the answer to his problems—can Archie pull of some cool 360s, or will he end up flat on his face? Find out in “Shoe Me What You Can Do,” the brand new story to this comics annual, featuring even more pages of fun! Script: Dan Parent Art: Dan Parent, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña Ship Date: 8/3 On Sale Date: 8/17 192-page, full color comic $5.99 U.S.
SONIC SUPER DIGEST #17 Get ready for supersonic action & adventure—it’s Sonic Super Digest! Don’t miss all the fun and excitement you love in stories from the Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe and Sonic Boom™ comic series! Sonic and his friends embark on daring quests, face epic challenges and run rings around the evil Dr. Eggman! Dash into adventures that only Archie Comics and Sonic Super Digest can bring! Featuring awesome cover art by SEGA and story & art from the biggest names in Sonic comics history! Script: Various Art: Various Cover: SEGA Ship Date: 8/17 On Sale Date: 9/6 128-page, full color comic $4.99 U.S.
SONIC BOOM VOL. 1: THE BIG BOOM (TR) Here comes the BOOM! Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends are back and ready to do battle with the evil DR. EGGMAN! This ground-breaking new branch of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise puts a different “spin” on all your favorite heroes and villains—plus brand new faces and hilarious stories chock-full of action. Written by bestselling Sonic comic scribe Ian Flynn, and based on the hit TV series! Sonic and his friends Tails, Amy, Knuckles and new member Sticks, must come together as a team to explore a new world full of comedy and adventure. SONIC BOOM Vol. 1 collects Sonic Boom #1-4. Script: Ian Flynn Art: Evan Stanley, Ryan Jampole, Jennifer Hernandez, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante 978-1-62738-983-9 $12.99/$14.99CAN 6 5/8 x 10 3/16” TR 104 pp, Full Color Direct Market On-Sale Date: 9/7
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #285 The suspense builds for Sonic in “Panic in the Sky” Part Two: Sonic and the Freedom Fighters have faced a crushing defeat at the hands of Dr. Eggman and his entire evil Eggman Empire! Now it becomes a race against time to get back in the fight and save the day! But when Dr. Eggman uses Chip and the power of the Chaos Emeralds, are our heroes already too late? Featuring the second of four connecting covers by comics pro Dan Schoening plus a “Gaia Colossus” variant by the excellent Evan Stanley! Script: Ian Flynn Art: Diana Skelly, Terry Austin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata Sonic the Hedgehog #285 CVR A Reg: Dan Schoening and Luis Delgado Sonic the Hedgehog #285 CVR B Variant: Evan Stanley Ship Date: 8/3 On Sale Date: 8/17 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #286 “Panic in the Sky” Part Three: The finale to the “Shattered World Saga” is reaching a fevered pitch! Sonic battles Dr. Eggman in a desperate bid to rescue Chip! The Freedom Fighters invade Eggman’s refinery against impossible odds! Rotor flies the Sky Patrol into a no-win battle with the Death Egg! And it only gets more nuts from there! Featuring the third of four connecting covers by comics pro Dan Schoening plus an “Egg Dragoon” variant by Mr. Sonic comics, Tracy Yardley! Script: Ian Flynn Art: Diana Skelly, Terry Austin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata Sonic the Hedgehog #286 CVR A Reg: Dan Schoening and Luis Delgado Sonic the Hedgehog #286 CVR B Variant: Tracy Yardley Ship Date: 8/31 On Sale Date: 9/14 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
SONIC UNIVERSE #89 Knuckles is about to crack in “Shattered” Part Three: Time is running out for Amy, Knuckles and all of Angel Island! As our heroes fight for their lives, the evil wizard Walter Naugus inches closer to completing the Master Emerald and regaining his full power! Can the gang pull through to stop the wacky warlock? Featuring cover art by Sonic comics veteran, Tracy Yardley and an “& Knuckles” variant by jamming Ryan Jampole! Script: Ian Flynn Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms Sonic Universe #89 CVR A Reg: Tracy Yardley & Matt Herms Sonic Universe #89 CVR B Variant: Ryan Jampole Ship Date: 8/17 On Sale Date: 8/31 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS ANNUAL #62 Archie, along with his furry friend Vegas and brainy buddy Dilton, are visiting Denny—a young, shy boy who Dilton has worked with to create his own website. Meanwhile, Vegas helps some shy, young friends of his own when he encounters some abandoned puppies left under a garbage dumpster in a rain storm. Can he find safety for these pups? How can Denny help? Find out in “Happiness is a Wagging Tail!” the heart-warming lead story to this comics annual! Script: Alex Simmons Art: Rex Lindsey Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña Ship Date: 8/24 On Sale Date: 9/7 192-page, full color comic $5.99 U.S.
Archie Comics continues to release good quality books. Which ones will make it to your pull list? Let us know in the comment section below.