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March 2017 Solicitations

bv1fcbdBETTY & VERONICA FREE COMIC BOOK DAY IT’S BETTY VS. VERONICA! Betty and Veronica are America’s sweethearts… until they turn on each other! “Pops’ Chocklit Shoppe is being taken over by a huge coffee company. When Betty and Veronica go head-to-head over the issue, all bets are off! Friendships will shatter. Cities will burn. Nails will be broken. Betty and Veronica are back in this ALL-NEW #1 from comics legend Adam Hughes (Wonder Woman, Catwoman)! Script: Adam Hughes Art: Adam Hughes and Jose Villarrubia FCBD B&V #1 CVR A: Adam Hughes

 

fcbdsonic2017SONIC THE HEDGEHOG FREE COMIC BOOK DAY SONIC is BACK for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Turn back time and witness the “Genesis of a Hero” as Sonic enters his first climactic show-down with the evil Dr. Eggman! When the mad doctor takes over South Island, there’s only one hedgehog who can set things right! Jump right into the excitement, action and fun in this retro romp celebrating 25 years of Sonic! Script: Ian Flynn Art: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, John Workman, Gabriel Cassata FCBD B&V #1 CVR A: Jamal Peppers, Gary Martin and Matt Herms

 

ARCHIE #18 NEW STORY ARC! The Blossom Twins have found out their father has been lying to them about why they moved to Riverdale. It’s up to Detective Jughead to learn the dark truth behind the Blossom Family! Join us as we welcome new Archie series artist Pete Woods (Deadpool, Robin). Script: Mark Waid Art: Pete Woods, Andre Szymanowicz, Jack Morelli Archie #18 CVR A Reg: Pete Woods Archie #18 CVR B Var: Elsa Charretier Archie #18 CVR C Var: Robert Hack with Kelly Fitzpatrick Ship Date: 3/1 On Sale Date: 3/15 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.

 

THE ARCHIES ONE-SHOT BRAND NEW ONE-SHOT SPECIAL! Follow Archie’s quest to make his songwriting dreams a reality, and see what happens when the rock ‘n’ roll dream starts affecting his relationships with his closest friends. Join co-writers Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg (Archie Meets Ramones) and artist Joe Eisma (Archie) for a power-pop one-shot that goes loud on the music, fun and friendship. Script: Alex Segura and Matt Rosenberg Art:  Joe Eisma The Archies One-Shot CVR A Reg: Jaime Hernandez The Archies One-Shot CVR B Var: David Mack The Archies One-Shot CVR C Var: Audrey Mok Ship Date: 3/1 On Sale Date: 3/15 48-page, full color comic $4.99 U.S.

 

JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS #5 Josie and the Pussycats play at a State Fair! Josie has her sights set on recording with famous country star Cheri Overwood—but a newcomer to the music scene, Felicity Mountain, has stolen the Pussycats’ spotlight. The girls might just miss their chance at the big time, unless Josie, Valerie and Melody can unearth the shocking truth about the Felicity! Script: Marguerite Bennett, Cameron DeOrdio Art: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli Josie and the Pussycats #5 CVR A Reg: Audrey Mok Josie and the Pussycats #5 CVR B Var: Asami Matsumura Josie and the Pussycats #5 CVR C Var: Jenn St. Onge Ship Date: 2/22 On Sale Date: 3/8 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.

 

JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER ONE-SHOT BRAND NEW ONE-SHOT SPECIAL! Jughead Jones has always had an insatiable appetite… but what if his hunger came from a sinister place? When a murderous menace is on the prowl, taking the lives of some of the most well-known and esteemed inhabitants of Riverdale, Jughead and his family’s dark legacy comes to light. Join writer Frank Tieri (Wolverine) and artist Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers) for this horrifying one-shot for TEEN+ readers. Script: Frank Tieri Art:  Michael Walsh Jughead: The Hunger One-Shot CVR A Reg: Michael Walsh Jughead: The Hunger One-Shot CVR B Var:  Francesco Francavilla Jughead: The Hunger One-Shot CVR C Var:  Robert Hack Ship Date: 3/15 On Sale Date: 3/29 48-page, full color comic $4.99 U.S.

 

LITTLE ARCHIE ONE-SHOT BRAND NEW ONE-SHOT SPECIAL! Archie’s wildest day ever starts with a cat eating his homework—and things just get crazier from there! But this isn’t just an ordinary cat, and this certainly won’t be an ordinary day for Little Archie and his friends. Join in on the fun adventure from the superstar comics team Art Baltazar and Franco (Tiny Titans, Action Cat and Adventure Bug)! Script: Art Baltazar and Franco Art:  Art Baltazar Little Archie One-Shot CVR A Reg: Art Baltazar Little Archie One-Shot CVR B Var: Ryan Jampole Little Archie One-Shot CVR C Var: Asami Matsumura Ship Date: 2/22 On Sale Date: 3/8 48-page, full color comic $4.99 U.S.

 

REGGIE AND ME #4 As Reggie kicks his master plan to pit Moose against Archie Andrews into high gear—a plan to get them both expelled from Riverdale High—Vader questions his master’s fascination with Midge Klump. What is Reggie so fascinated by her? What is it that makes her so special? Find out in the penultimate chapter of this 5-issue miniseries! Script: Tom DeFalco Art: Sandy Jarrell, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli Reggie and Me #3 CVR A Reg: Sandy Jarrell, Kelly Fitzpatrick Reggie and Me #3 CVR B Var: Aaron Lopresti Reggie and Me #3 CVR C Reg: Andy Price Ship Date: 2/8 On Sale Date:  2/22 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.

 

RIVERDALE #1 From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the new CW series Riverdale comes the first issue of the MUST-READ, brand new, ongoing comic series. Set in the universe of the TV series, the Riverdale comic offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, Josie & the Pussycats and their friends, exploring small-town life and the darkness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade. Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Various Art: Alitha Martinez Riverdale #1 CVR A Reg: Alitha Martinez Riverdale #1 CVR B Var: Elliott Fernandez Riverdale #1 CVR C Var: Francesco Francavilla Riverdale #1 CVR D Var: Peter Krause Riverdale #1 CVR E Var: Djibril Morissette-Phan Riverdale #1 CVR F Var: Ron Salas Ship Date: 2/15 On Sale Date:  3/1 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.

 

SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH ONE-SHOT BRAND NEW ONE-SHOT SPECIAL! Sabrina is off to college for her first foray into “the real world.” After years of being protectively home schooled by her aunts, she is ready to experience friends, boys, and parties—but a shocking revelation will rock her world in a way she never expected! From writers Franco (Tiny Titans) and Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) and art by Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)! Script: Katie Cook and Franco Art: Thomas Pitilli Sabrina the Teenage Witch One-Shot CVR A Reg: Sandra Lanz Sabrina the Teenage Witch One-Shot CVR B Var:  Adam Hughes Sabrina the Teenage Witch One-Shot CVR C Var:  Paul Renaud Ship Date: 3/8 On Sale Date: 3/22 48-page, full color comic $4.99 U.S.

 

archiecomdig277ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #277 It’s STORYBOOK MONTH for the Archie digest line! In “PinARCHIo,” Mr. Lodge creates a puppet, PinARCHIo, that comes to life. But the new boy is so girl crazy and so disobedient, he tries to get him back into puppet form! Script: Dan Parent Art:  Dan Parent Cover: Dan Parent Ship Date: 3/15 On Sale Date: 3/29 160-page, full color comic $4.99 U.S.

 

funhousecomdig25ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #25 STORYBOOK MONTH continues! In “Hansel and Gretel.Inc,” Hansel (Archie) and Gretel (Betty) run a smooth delivery service in the Enchanted Forest—until they come across the glutton known as “Sir Jughead”! He’ll eat anything that’s not nailed down… including them! Script: Dan Parent Art:  Dan Parent Cover: Dan Parent Ship Date: 2/22 On Sale Date: 3/8 160-page, full color comic $4.99 U.S.

 

archiegiantcomicsmedleyARCHIE GIANT COMICS MEDLEY (TR) ARCHIE GIANT COMICS MEDLEY collects 480 pages of iconic Archie tales in one amazing volume! Follow America’s favorite red-head as he navigates the pressures of the American teenager in the awkward, charming, and hilarious way you’ve come to know and love. Script: Various Art: Various Cover:  Various 978-1-68255-987-1 $7.99/$8.99CAN TR pp, Full Color Direct Market On-Sale Date: 3/22

 

archie75thanndig7ARCHIE’S 75th ANNIVERSARY DIGEST #7 Celebrate Archie’s 75th anniversary in a special way with this commemorative digest! Get ready for a whole lot of hilarious stories featuring Archie, Jughead, B&V and the whole extended Archie gang as well as bonus art pages and fun intros from writers, artists and fans alike. Script: Various Art:  Various Cover: Various Ship Date: 2/15 On Sale Date: 3/1 224-page, full color comic $6.99 U.S.

 

archie75thanndig8ARCHIE’S 75th ANNIVERSARY DIGEST #8 Celebrate Archie’s 75th anniversary in a special way with this commemorative digest! Get ready for a whole lot of hilarious stories featuring America’s red-headed hero, as well as 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: Various Ship Date: 3/15 On Sale Date: 3/29 224-page, full color comic $6.99 U.S.

 

bvcomicsann252BETTY & VERONICA COMICS ANNUAL #252 STORYBOOK MONTH rolls on! In “Thumbelonica,” Princess Betty finds a little girl living between the petals of a rose. But the tiny creature’s bothersome ways drive the princess crazy, especially when it’s discovered that the little one also has magical powers! Script: Dan Parent Art:  Dan Parent Cover: Dan Parent Ship Date: 3/1 On Sale Date: 3/15 192-page, full color comic $5.99 U.S.

 

bvfriendscomann253B&V FRIENDS COMICS ANNUAL #253 STORYBOOK MONTH gains momentum! In “The Princesses and the Pea-brain,” the girls are put to the test to see who will be a suitable wife for Prince Archie. But when their mattresses are out to the pea test, it’s anybody’s guess who will be lucky (or unlucky) enough to win over the prince! Script: Dan Parent Art:  Dan Parent Cover: Dan Parent Ship Date: 2/15 On Sale Date: 3/1 192-page, full color comic $5.99 U.S.

 

littlearchie-80pageLITTLE ARCHIE 80-PAGE GIANT COMIC #1 This GIANT-SIZED collection features some of the best, classic stories filled with mischief and mayhem, starring Little Archie and his Pals ‘n’ Gals! This is the perfect companion book to the BRAND new Little Archie One-Shot also available! Script: Various Art: Various Little Archie 80-Page Giant Comic #1 CVR A Reg: Various Ship Date: 2/22 On Sale Date: 3/8 80-page, full color comic $4.99 U.S.

 

woarchiejumbo67WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #67 Another STORYBOOK MONTH fun tale! In “The Emperor’s Used Clothes,” Sir Reginald, the vein emperor of Riverdalia, is constantly obsessed with new clothes, mainly to feed his huge ego. When a couple of swindlers come with some worn out clothes, he thinks it’ a joke. Until he discovers the used clothes have mystical powers…. Script: Dan Parent Art:  Dan Parent Cover: Dan Parent Ship Date: 3/8 On Sale Date: 3/22 256-page, full color comic $6.99 U.S.

 

sonicmegadrive3SONIC: MEGA DRIVE – OVERDRIVE SONIC kicks things into “OVERDRIVE”!: The Classic Sonic sensation comes to its startling finale!  Dr. Eggman has managed to gather up all seven of the Ancient Gears which will super-charge his latest creation—the Mega Drive!  Now Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy Rose are in a race against time to gather the Chaos Emeralds and stop Dr. Eggman before the vicious device launches! Featuring cover art by rising star Tyson Hesse! SCRIPT: Ian Flynn ART: Tyson Hesse, Matt Herms & Jack Morelli Cover: SEGA Ship Date: 2/15 On Sale Date: 3/1 48-page, full color comic $4.99 U.S.

 

worlds_unite_3SONIC / MEGA MAN: WORLDS UNITE 3 (TR) Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man team up with heroes from across the SEGA and Capcom universes to battle the monstrous Sigma and stop his relentless assault across multiple universes! Featuring the worlds of STREET FIGHTER, GOLDEN AXE, MONSTER HUNTER, NIGHTS INTO DREAMS and many more! It’s the dream team mash-up of iconic gaming heroes and villains you always hoped for in this frantic, bombastic finale! Script: Ian Flynn, Aleah Baker Art: Tyson Hesse, Jamal Peppers, Diana Skelly, Jim Amash, Terry Austin, Matt Herms, Elaina Unger, Jack Morelli, Rachel Deering and more Cover: T. Rex and Matt Herms 978-1-68255-892-4 $14.99/$16.99CAN TR pp, Full Color Direct Market On-Sale Date: 3/8

 

sonic293sonic293varSONIC THE HEDGEHOG #293 Sonic and Honey are on the set of the latest, greatest(?) super hero show—Sonic Man Heroes!  But when Dr. Eggman crashes the scene, ranting and raving about creative differences, things get very interesting! Featuring cover art by comics extraordinaire Tracy Yardley and a “Arcade” variant by Sonic comics legend Patrick Spaziante! Script: Ian Flynn Art: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, Gabriel Cassata and John Workman Sonic the Hedgehog #293 CVR A Reg: Tracy Yardley and Matt Herms Sonic the Hedgehog #293 CVR B Variant: Patrick Spaziante Ship Date: 3/8 On Sale Date: 3/22 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.

 

sonicuniv96sonicuniv96varSONIC UNIVERSE #96 BUNNIE gets ready for a NEW VENTURE in “Freedom Fighters” Part Two: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire—and  in this case, evil too!  Bunnie is summoned to Blaze’s world in a desperate attempt to repel the invasion of a new, sinister force! Featuring cover art by jammin’ Jamal Peppers and a “Freedom Fighters Forever” variant by the excellent Evan Stanley! Script: Ian Flynn Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Jim Amash, Matt Herms and Jack Morelli Sonic Universe #96 CVR A Reg: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash & Matt  Herms Sonic Universe #96 CVR B Variant: Evan Stanley Ship Date: 2/22 On Sale Date: 3/8 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.

 

Which book makes your PUL LIST this March? Let us know in the comment section below.

 

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