Archie Comics October 2016 Solicitations
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #11 “Betty: RIP” Part 6: It’s finally here! The first wedding of the New World, Archie Andrews and Betty Cooper! But there is a serpent in the garden who wants to disrupt the festivities, Veronica Lodge, and one rather unexpected guest is crashing the reception: Reggie Mantle, and he’s bringing (literally) a hell of a gift… You dare not miss the penultimate chapter of “BETTY: RIP”! For TEEN+ Readers. Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Art: Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli Afterlife with Archie #11 CVR A Reg: Francesco Francavilla Afterlife with Archie #11 CVR B Var: Greg Scott Afterlife with Archie #11 CVR C Var: Greg Scott Ship Date: 10/5 On Sale Date: 10/19 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
ARCHIE #13 Veronica’s out… and Cheryl Blossom is in! Veronica has to adjust to her new settings at Pembrooke Academy, a private school. That shouldn’t be a problem for the rich, affable teen, except for one thing: Pembrooke’s reigning queen, Cheryl, isn’t looking to make any friends. Can Veronica establish her place at the haughty high school? And just how is Archie going to adjust back home in Riverdale? Find out in this can’t-miss issue! Script: Mark Waid Art: Veronica Fish, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli Archie #13 CVR A Reg: Veronica Fish Archie #13 CVR B Variant: Audrey Mok Archie #13 CVRC Variant: Cameron Stewart Ship Date: 10/5 On Sale Date: 10/19 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
ARCHIE MEETS THE RAMONES #1 Hey! Ho! Let’s go! America’s favorite teens cross paths with the original NYC punks in this extra-sized one-shot spectacular that is not to be missed! When the Archies tank at the Riverdale High Battle of the Bands, a magical twist of fate sends them hurtling into the past—and face-to-face with none other than the Ramones! Can the legendary punks get the Archies to realize their own rock ‘n’ roll potential and find their way home? Probably not—but it’ll be a blitzkrieg bop of a journey, as the two bands bounce from 53rd and 3rd to Rockaway Beach in this must-read crossover from the writers of the best-selling ARCHIE MEETS KISS and WE CAN NEVER GO HOME with jaw-droppingly beautiful art from Gisele Lagace (“Occupy Riverdale”)! Script: Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg Art: Gisele Lagace, Shouri Archie Meets The Ramones #1 CVR A Reg: Gisele Lagace Archie Meets The Ramones #1 CVR B Reg: Veronica Fish Archie Meets The Ramones #1 CVR C Reg: Francesco Francavilla Archie Meets The Ramones #1 CVR D Reg: Dan Parent Ship Date: 9/21 On Sale Date: 10/5 48-page, full color comic $4.99 U.S.
BETTY & VERONICA #3 All Heck breaks loose in Riverdale as the final act of BETTY VERSUS VERONICA reaches its combustible conclusion! Divided by Pops’ Chocklit Shoppe being bought out by Big Coffee, the forces of Team Betty and Team Veronica clash at the Halloween dance. It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world as Betty and Veronica finally face off in a street fight that Sonny Chiba would envy. Betty has the strength of 11 small girls but Ronnie has the reach of an NBA All-Star—who will win? Who will lose? Will there be sniffling? The streets of Riverdale run red under the rockets’ red glare (literally; this isn’t just hype to get you to order) and no one will ever be the same (slight use of hyperbole there)! Script: Adam Hughes Art: Adam Hughes, Jose Villarubia, Jack Morelli Betty & Veronica #3 CVR A Reg: Adam Hughes Betty & Veronica #3 CVR B Var: Adam Hughes Betty & Veronica #3 CVR C Var: Bengal Betty & Veronica #3 CVR D Reg: David Mack Betty & Veronica #3 CVR E Var: Paolo Rivera Ship Date: 10/26 On Sale Date: 11/9 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS #2 As the girls look to play their first gig outside Riverdale, they run into some unexpected complications. Can they bust up a crime ring, help the criminals see the error of their ways, and jump-start the band’s music career—all through the power of rock, friendship, and, Melody assures us, entirely legitimate comic book science? You’ll have to read to find out! Script: Marguerite Bennett and Cameron Deordio Art: Audrey Mok Josie & the Pussycats #2 CVR A Reg: Audrey Mok Josie & the Pussycats #2 CVR B Reg: Rebecca Isaacs, Kelly Fitzpatrick Josie & the Pussycats #2 CVR C Reg: Tula Lotay Josie & the Pussycats #2 CVR D Reg: David Mack Josie & the Pussycats #2 CVR E Reg: Allison Sohn Josie & the Pussycats #2 CVR F Reg: Chrissie Zullo Ship Date: 10/19 On Sale Date: 11/2 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
JUGHEAD #10 It’s Jughead vs. Sabrina! Jughead has encountered the magical force known as Sabrina the Teenage Witch—and he doesn’t like it one bit! The feelings are mutual, though, as Sabrina thinks good ol’ Juggy’s kind of a jerk. And how do two teens work out their feelings? By pranking the heck out of each other, of course! Get ready for a prank war the likes not seen in this universe! Script: Ryan North Art: Derek Charm, Jack Morelli Jughead #10 CVR A Reg: Derek Charm Jughead #10 CVR B Var: Paul Renaud Jughead #10 CVR C Reg: Fiona Staples Ship Date: 10/12 On Sale Date: 10/26 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
THE HANGMAN #4 “Damned, Part 4” Mike Minetta has not been the Hangman long but he already faces the hardest decision any Hangman has ever had to make—let his family die… or save them and defy the will of Heaven and Hell itself! Script: Frank Tieri Art: Felix Ruiz The Hangman #4 CVR A Reg: Tim Bradstreet The Hangman #4 CVR B Variant: Greg Smallwood Ship Date: 10/12 On Sale Date: 10/26 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
THE SHIELD #4 “Daughter of the Revolution, Part 4” She has served her country well, fighting for US interests the world over. But when the Shield’s next mission ends in tragedy on American soil—a tragedy televised live to every home in the country—the true nature of Black Seven is revealed as the superhero the world has been waiting generations for becomes… Public Enemy Number 1! Script: Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig Art: Drew Johnson, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick The Shield #4 CVR A Reg: Drew Johnson The Shield #4 CVR B Variant: Andrew Robinson Ship Date: 10/26 On Sale Date: 11/9 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #273 The holidays are here and Archie has already solved his usual Christmas crisis: what to get Betty & Veronica?!? He has settled on two very appropriate gifts for each of the girls—at least that’s what he thinks! When Betty starts feeling like she’s always getting the short end of the stick in terms of presents, her luck begins to change—is it because of a Christmas miracle? Or is it all thanks to a certain S-wearing Christmas elf? Find out in “The Christmas Elf,” the fun and festive new lead story to this comics double digest! Script: Tom DeFalco Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy Cover: Dan Parent Ship Date: 10/5 On Sale Date: 10/19 160-page, full color comic $4.99 U.S.
ARCHIE GIANT COMICS 75TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK (TR) Everyone loves Archie Comics—that’s why it’s been around for 75 years! Now you’ve got EVEN MORE to love with this GIANT paperback comics collection! This fun-packed, laugh-a-minute volume collects 480 pages of the wild humor and teenage tomfoolery that have made Archie comic stories popular for 75 years! You won’t want to miss out on this GIANT ANNIVERSARY collection! Script: Various Art: Various Cover: Various 978-1-68255-980-2 $7.99/$8.99CAN 4 7/8 x 6 9/16 ” TR 480 pp, Full Color Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/9
ARCHIE’S BIG BOOK VOL. 1: MAGIC, MUSIC & MISCHIEF (TR) Good things come in threes, and this is a triple threat of MAGIC, MUSIC & MISCHIEF! This collection of classic stories features three amazing series from three legendary writers and artists: Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Josie and the Pussycats by George Gladir, Frank Doyle and Dan DeCarlo and Little Archie by Bob Bolling! This triple hitter is one no Archie fan will want to miss! Script: Various Art: Various Cover: Dan DeCarlo, Bob Bolling 978-1-68255-982-6 $19.99/$21.99CAN 4 7/8 x 6 9/16 ” TR 480 pp, Full Color Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/16
ARCHIE 75th ANNIVERSARY DIGEST #1 Celebrate Archie’s 75th anniversary in a special way with the first installment of this BRAND NEW commemorative digest series! This issue is jam-packed some of the best Archie stories, bonus art pages and fun intros from writers, artists and fans alike. Each anniversary digest is a special collector’s item for every Archie fan! Script: Various Art: Various Cover: Dan DeCarlo On Sale Date: 9/7 224-page, full color comic $6.99 U.S.
ARCHIE 75th ANNIVERSARY DIGEST #2 Celebrate Archie’s 75th anniversary in a special way with this commemorative digest! This issue is jam-packed some of the best Archie stories, bonus art pages and fun intros from writers, artists and fans alike. Each anniversary digest is a special collector’s item for every Archie fan! Script: Various Art: Various Cover: Harry Lucey, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 10/5 224-page, full color comic $6.99 U.S
ARCHIE 75th ANNIVERSARY DIGEST #3 Celebrate Archie’s 75th anniversary in a special way with this commemorative digest! This issue is jam-packed some of the best stories, bonus art pages and fun intros from writers, artists and fans alike. Each anniversary digest is a special collector’s item for every Archie fan! Script: Various Art: Various Cover: George Frese, Rosario “Tito” Peña Ship Date: 10/5 On Sale Date: 10/19 224-page, full color comic $6.99 U.S.
BETTY & VERONICA: FAIRY TALES (TR) Take a magical trip down Storybook Lane with this collection of the best fairy tale stories ever told in Riverdale! From glass slippers to giant beanstalks and yellow brick roads to tales from under the seas, this classic collection will have you entertained for hours! Script: Various Art: Various Cover: Dan Parent 978-1-62738-894-8 $10.99/$11.99 CAN 5 1/4 x 8” TR 256 pp, Full Color Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/16
BETTY & VERONICA HOLIDAY ANNUAL #248 Betty’s been tasked with putting up her family’s tree—a Christmas chore that Veronica finds criminally boring! But when Betty’s annoying new neighbor Holly brags about her family’s elaborately designed house always winning best decorated on the block, a fire so big you could roast chestnuts over it is ignited within Ronnie—and she’s determined to make sure her BFF has the best and brightest house in town. Can they make it happen? Find out in “Ho-Ho-Hopeless!” the fun new lead story to this Holiday Annual featuring even more pages of festive fun! Script: Dan Parent Art: Dan Parent Cover: Dan Parent Ship Date: 10/19 On Sale Date: 11/2 192-page, full color comic $5.99 U.S.
JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #23 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 JUMBO-SIZED comics double digest! Script: Paul Kupperberg Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña Ship Date: 10/12 On Sale Date: 10/26 256-page, full color comic $6.99 U.S.
SONIC: MEGA DRIVE – THE NEXT LEVEL #1 Welcome to “The Next Level”: The sequel to the hit Sonic: Mega Drive is here! Picking up right where things left off Sonic, Tails, Amy Rose and Knuckles are on the hunt for the Ancient Gears and on the move to stop Dr. Eggman’s latest scheme! But not everything runs like clockwork when Sonic breaks away to do his own thing. And Dr. Eggman has a certain high-speed robot up his sleeve. You can’t miss out on this exciting new installment in the Sonic Mega Drive series! Featuring cover art by mega-talent Tyson Hesse! Script: Ian Flynn Art: Tyson Hesse, Matt Herms and Jack Morelli Sonic: Mega Drive – The Next Level #1 CVR A Reg: Tyson Hesse Ship Date: 10/19 On Sale Date: 11/2 48-page, full color comic $4.99 U.S.
SONIC/MEGA MAN: WORLDS UNITE 2 – BROKEN BONDS (TR) The sequel to the record-shattering Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man crossover is here! You saw what happened when “Worlds Collide!” Now brace yourself for when WORLDS UNITE! Sigma–the brilliant villain from the future—has fused the worlds of Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man together! Now he feeds on the super-planet’s energy to become unstoppable! It’s up to Sonic and Mega Man to raise an army to fight the time-hopping villain. Joining them are the Freedom Fighters, the Robot Masters, X and his Maverick Hunters, Sticks and her friends, and–Dr. Eggman and Dr. Wily?! But it won’t be easy, as Sigma uses his powers to reach across space and time to recruit an army of his own! It’s a battle of epic proportions to save the Unified World! Featuring the introduction of the STREET FIGHTER cast, including Ryu, Chun-Li, Guile and Ken! This volume collects WORLDS UNITE parts 5-8, including SONIC UNIVERSE #77, SONIC BOOM #9, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #274, MEGA MAN #51 and selections from the MEGA MAN: WORLDS UNITE BATTLES and SONIC THE HEDGEHOG: WORLDS UNITE BATTLES one-shots and includes bonus materials such as creator spotlights, production art, and an expansive cover gallery. Featuring cover art by Sonic comics legend, Patrick Spaziante. Script: Ian Flynn, Ryan Jampole Art: Patrick Spaziante, Edwin Haung, Gary Martin, Gabriel Cassata, John Workman, Ryan Jampole, Rick Bryant, Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin, Elaina Unger, Rachel Deering and more! Cover: Patrick Spaziante 978-1-62738-868-9 $14.99/$16.99CAN 6 5/8 x 10 3/16” TR 136 pp, Full Color Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/2
SONIC SUPER DIGEST #18 Gear up for thrills, fun and supersonic speed—it’s Sonic Super Digest! Embark on some of Sonic’s best adventures from the Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe and Sonic Boom™ comic series! Watch as Sonic and his team, the Freedom Fighters protect the world from dastardly villains, wicked wizards and all baddies in-between! Dash into adventures that only Archie Comics and Sonic Super Digest can bring! Featuring awesome cover art by Jamal Peppers and story & art from the biggest names in Sonic comics history! Script: Ian Flynn Art: Various Cover: Jamal Peppers, Gary Martin & Matt Herms Ship Date: 10/26 On Sale Date: 11/9 128-page, full color comic $4.99 U.S.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #288 SONIC is BACK in “Genesis of a Hero” Part One: It’s Sonic’s 25th Anniversary and we’re celebrating in style—retro-style that is! See Sonic in his first climactic show-down with Dr. Eggman, straight from the gameplay of the first Sonic the Hedgehog game! But what happens after the battle? And what new force arises once the dust has settled? It’s the story you know with a new twist! Featuring cover art by the legendary Patrick Spaziante and a “Best Buds” variant by the lovely Genevieve FT! Script: Ian Flynn Art: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, Gabriel Cassata & John Workman Sonic the Hedgehog #288 CVR A Reg: Patrick Spaziante Sonic the Hedgehog #288 CVR B Variant: Genevieve FT Ship Date: 10/26 On Sale Date: 11/9 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
SONIC UNIVERSE #91 Vector, Espio and Charmy are on the job in “The Case of the Pirate Princess” Part One: The Chaotix are back! Our favorite detectives are hired to find a missing princess from the bottom of the ocean! There will be pirates! There will be ninja! (At least one, anyway.) There will be a car that drives underwater! Don’t miss the beginning of a new, wacky adventure! Featuring cover art by Sonic comics veteran Tracy Yardley and a “Super Sleuths” variant by super-talent Jason Piperberg! Script: Ian Flynn Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Jim Amash, Matt Herms & Jack Morelli Sonic Universe #91 CVR A Reg: Tracy Yardley and Ben Hunzeker Sonic Universe #91 CVR B Variant: Jason Piperberg Ship Date: 10/12 On Sale Date: 10/26 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
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