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ARCHIE COMICS SOLICITS FOR DECEMBER 2012

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ARCHIE #640
The good news is Veronica’s favorite music group Tickled Blue is coming to Riverdale and playing a show for her birthday! The bad news is, Tickled Blue is coming to Riverdale and Archie gave Veronica a jacket with fake signatures from the band! Now it’s a race against the clock for Archie to get a replacement jacket with authentic autographs before she wears it to the show and the jacket is exposed as a fraud! Can Archie track down the musicians before the candles are blown out? See for yourself in “Full Muddle Jacket!” That story, plus Mr. Lodge offends a famous artist in “A Hanging Offense” and Moose has trouble defending his teammates from getting tackled when he’s too busy defending Midge against Reggie in “Date n’ Tackle!”
Script: Chuck Dixon, Craig Boldman, J. Torres
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Jeff Shultz, Bill Galvan, Rich Koslowski
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith
Shipping Date: 12/12
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/26
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #236
Archie’s planned the perfect date night for him and Veronica involving dinner and a romantic movie. Despite coming down with a cold, Archie is determined not to break their date but he doesn’t dare kiss her! Veronica is also hiding a secret of her own and is keeping her distance. Will the love birds bond over their hesitancy to get close or will the lack of romance tear them apart in “Cold Comfort”?
Script: Kathleen Webb
Art: Stan Goldberg, Bob Smith
Cover: Dan DeCarlo, Alison Flood
Shipping Date: 12/12
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/26
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

ARCHIE & FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #23
Chuck’s been ignoring Nancy to the point of her breaking it off, but she still cares enough to try and help him achieve his cartooning dreams. But does helping Chuck hurt the relationship even further? Check out the twist ending to “Monster Musings!”
Chuck continues to clash with the ladies over comics when all of his suggestions to Carol for a new character end up ruining any chance of her creations avoiding typical stereotypes. Can Carol combat the tired clichés and turn out an original heroine worthy enough in “’Toon Turnoff”?
Script: George Gladir
Art: Pat Kennedy, Stan Goldberg, Rich Koslowski, Mike DeCarlo
Cover: Dan DeCarlo
Shipping Date: 12/26
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/9
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

BEST OF SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
After nearly twenty years of comics, specials and mini-series, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG has told hundreds of stories! Through the laughs and thrills, the action and adventure, the highs and lows, some stories stand out among the rest – presented here in this thematic graphic novel collection! From the titanic clash of “Mecha Madness” to the universe-shattering epic “Order from Chaos,” join us as the Archie Comics Sonic team picks their favorite stories from the history of the series! Don’t miss out on this deluxe collection available for the first time in soft cover – a must-have for any Sonic fan! Plus all-new cover art from Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante and insights from the Sonic creative team!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, Tracy Yardley, Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin, Jim Amash, John Workman,and Matt Herms
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
978-1-936975-29-7
$14.99/$16.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
Trade Paperback
144 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 12/26

BETTY & VERONICA: PROM PRINCESSES
The prettiest girls, the prettiest dresses, and plenty of fun at the prom--sparks fly as Betty & Veronica work to protect their friendship despite their rivalry over Archie! This graphic novel collection contains all the ingredients of Archie's perennial bestselling comic stories.
This fun full-color graphic novel anthology of favorite comic stories captures the magic of the high school prom and celebrates the powerful and constantly-tested friendship between Betty, everybody's favorite girl next door, and Veronica, Riverdale High's richest and classiest student.
Script: Dan Parent
Art: Stan Goldberg
Cover: Dan Parent
978-1-936975-30-3
$9.99/$10.99CAN
6 x 9”
Trade Paperback
128 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 1/2

BETTY & VERONICA #263
Riverdale High’s basketball team is on the verge of winning a division title but with Archie benched due to injury, they’re going to need all the support they can get! Veronica will do what it takes to get the crowd pumped enough to propel the boys to victory, even if it means pulling off a death defying stunt! What will the score read when the clock runs out in “Taking a Tumble”? After that, Chuck envisions what the gang’s life would be life with robot assistants through drawings in “Personal Assistants, Inc.” and it’s not what you might expect.
Script: George Gladir
Art: Pat Kennedy, Stan Goldberg, Ken Selig
Cover: Dan Parent
Shipping Date: 12/5
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/19
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #208
Betty’s having a lovely day, that is, until Veronica shows up to spoil it with news of her engagement to Archie! It’s Betty’s worst nightmare come true! But is it for real? Someone better pinch Betty quick and double check in “Are You Sure?”
Script: Kathleen Webb
Art: Jeff Shultz, Al Milgrom
Cover: Dan DeCarlo, Rudy Lapick
Shipping Date: 12/5
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/19
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #188
Just when it looks like winter is going to pass Riverdale by, Jughead gets an unexpected visit from Jackie Frost in his backyard! After freeing her from entanglement in Hot Dog’s chain (don’t ask!), Jackie takes a liking to her unlikely hero. But there’s more to this damsel in distress than meets the eye. See if this cool chick can woo Jughead in “Chilly Reception!”
Script: Craig Boldman
Art: Rex Lindsey, Rich Koslowski
Cover: Samm Schwartz
Shipping Date: 12/19
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/2
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #26
“Archie Marries Veronica” – Archie settles in as president of Mirth Records but is soon disillusioned when he discovers that the “talent” may not be so talented after all. Recovering from his gunshot wound, Clay discovers what it’s like to be on the other side of physical therapy. Meanwhile, Reggie is given a choice by his reality show producer: up the drama with fake fighting between him and Betty or face cancellation. How will Betty take this?
“Archie Marries Betty” – A series of robberies continue to hit Riverdale and Jughead is worried the Chok’lit Shoppe could be next. Will the robber be caught before it’s too late? Reggie’s head is still spinning from the suddenness of his father’s heart attack and to top it off he’s been saddled with the responsibility of overseeing the family business. Can he make his father proud? But not everyone is filled with worry as Cheryl recovers from cancer and may have just met a potential mate. Is love in the air?
Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Jim Amash, Bob Smith
Cover: Fernando Ruiz
Variant Cover: Jamal Igle
Shipping Date: 12/26
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/9
48-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

MEGA MAN #21
“Countdown”: It's almost New Year's Day, and Mega Man is ready to celebrate in style! Rock, Roll and Dr. Light are amongst the crowd waiting to watch the ceremonial light-ball drop at midnight, but the celebration is short-lived as the Emerald Spears return to exact their revenge on our heroes! The epic grudge match between Mega Man and Xander Payne begins now, so grab a front row seat and prepare for the battle royale!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Ryan Jampole, Gary Martin, John Workman, and Matt Herms
Cover: Chad Thomas, Gary Martin, and Matt Herms
Variant Cover: Alice Meichi Li
Shipping Date: 12/26
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/9
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

NEW CRUSADERS #5
“Trial by Fire” Part One: The Brain Emperor has invaded the Z.I.P. prison and unleashed a massive riot! The only ones who can act in time are the untested, untrained New Crusaders. Do they have what it takes to contain the chaos? And what sinister old foes does the Brain Emperor seek to awaken?
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Alitha Martinez, Gary Martin, John Workman, and Matt Herms
Cover by Martinez, Martin, Workman, and Herms
Variant Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Character Variant Cover: Ben Bates
Shipping Date: 12/5
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/2
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #244
“Endangered Species” Part Two: Sonic and Team Fighters can't retake Albion on their own. Who can help turn the tide? Knuckles – that's who! Knuckles confronts old enemies and old hardships all at once to save the last of his people. And is it a good or a bad thing the mysterious Thrash the Tasmanian Devil has arrived?
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Steven Butler, Terry Austin, John Workman, and Matt Herms
Cover: Yardley!, Austin, and Herms
Shipping Date: 12/19
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/2
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

SONIC UNIVERSE #47
“All For One” Part Two: The Chaotix are on the hunt for the missing Mighty and Ray, and their investigation takes them to the heart of enemy territory! With the Mercian Freedom Fighters at their side, will they find the vital clue they need? Or will Lord Hood claim more prisoners for his dungeon?
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, and Steve Downer
Cover: Yardley!, Amash, and Downer
Shipping Date: 12/5
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/19
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.


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