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ARCHIE COMICS AUGUST 2013 SOLICITS

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ARCHIE COMICS AUGUST 2013 SOLICITS

ARCHIE #647
Archie in “Welcome to Mirrordale”—a date night with Betty turns into an inter-universe collision when the Madhouse Carnival comes to Riverdale! Archie has a lot to reflect on when he takes a trip to the House of Mirrors, but little does he know those mirrors are more than they appear! He’s catapulted into a world where everything seems familiar to home—just a bit different! Can Archie make it back to his date in Riverdale, or is he doomed to switch places with his mirror-world counterpart forever? There’s only one way to find out!
Script: Steven Duvall Scott
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, and Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Cover: Jeff Shultz, and Tito Peña
Shipping Date: 8/21
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 9/4
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

ARCHIE COMICS SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE #4
Something amazing is happening in Riverdale! The quarterly Archie Comic Super Special Magazine rolls on with this awesomely autumn-themed edition! School is back in session, the leaves are changing colors and Halloween is approaching with its promises of tricks and treats!
Get ready for colors, classes and costumes galore from the Archie vault. All this plus creator spotlights, the latest Archie news, a brand new multi-color foil-enhanced cover and much, much more in this jam-packed magazine! Featuring stories with Archie, Betty and Veronica, Jughead, Sabrina the teenage Witch, Josie and the Pussycats and more!
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, and Tito Peña
Shipping Date: 8/28
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 9/11
128-page, full color comic
$9.99 US.

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #243
Archie imagines what it would be like if he were a private eye, donning the fedora of Detective Sam Scooper! When socialite Veronica Lodge is robbed for the third time in one month, she believes it’s an inside job and calls on Scooper to find out which of her mansion staff has been snagging her swag! But the mystery of the missing mansion merch won’t be a mystery for long! Find out who’s the thief in “The Ocelot Caper,” the lead story in this fun-filled double digest!
Script: George Gladir
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, and Bill Yoshida
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, and Tito Peña
Shipping Date: 8/21
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 9/4
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

ARCHIE & FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #31
Archie and the Gang head west—the Wild, Wild West, that is! When Mr. Lodge plans on opening a Western theme park, he brings along Veronica, Betty, Archie and Jughead for some insights to make the park teen-friendly. But their trip to the quiet town of Silverton soon turns into more than they bargained for when they’re met with resistance—and not just from the townsfolk! Could the quaint town be hiding a dark secret? Find out in the lead story, “A Change of Plans”! Then, Veronica sets out to save the world—one shop at a time! After learning of the positive effects on the environment in Rwanda because a nation-wide ban of plastic bags, she bans plastic from her own life—and tries to do the same in Riverdale! Will Riverdale be plastic-free? Or is Veronica in over her head? Find out in “Getting Drastic with Plastic”!
Script: George Gladir, Batton Lash
Art: Rex Lindsey, Rich Koslowksi, Bill Yoshida, Bill Galvan, Jim Amash, and Jack Morelli
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, and Tito Peña
Shipping Date: 8/28
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 9/11
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

ARCHIE 1000 PAGE COMICS EXTRAVAGANZA (TPB)
Archie 1000 Page Comics Extravaganza is the latest volume of our biggest-ever collections, featuring over 100 full-color stories in a format similar to the hugely popular Archie Digest series at an amazing price! 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. Features the same mix of wild humor, awkward charm and genuine relatability that has kept Archie and the gang relevant for kids and adults alike for over 70 years. It’s 1000 pages of Archie fun at one low price!
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan DeCarlo, Tito Peña
978-1-936975-74-7
$14.99/$15.99CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16”
Trade Paperback
1000pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 8/7

THE ART OF ARCHIE: THE COVERS (HC)
From the team that brought you the highly acclaimed The Art of Betty and Veronica hardcover comes the all new prestige collection The Art of Archie: The Covers. Discover America's favorite teenager as never before with this beautifully-designed celebration of over 70 years of the funniest, most classic and iconic Archie Comics covers as selected by fans and creators alike. The Art of Archie: The Covers goes behind the scenes of the all-time best comic book covers in Archie’s history with an insider’s look at their inspiration, creation and ongoing cultural legacy, featuring its own gorgeous foil and spot UV-enhanced cover.
Script: Craig Yoe and Victor Gorelick
Art: Cover: Harry Lucey
978-1-936975-79-2
$29.99/$34.99CAN
9 x 12”
Trade Paperback
160pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 10/29

THE BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS BOOK 3 (TPB)
The third volume of the bestselling BEST OF ARCHIE series is here! This fun, full-color collection features over 400 pages of all-time favorite stories, hand-picked and introduced by Archie creators, editors, historians and famous fans from over 200,000 pages of material. A must-have edition for anyone who’s ever enjoyed Archie Comics, or a great introduction to a new generation of Archie fans!
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent
978-1-936975-61-7
$9.99/$10.99CAN
5 1/4 x 7 1/2”
Trade Paperback
416pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 9/3

BETTY AND VERONICA #267
Betty and Veronica in “Little Mermaids” – The storybook series rolls on, this time with Betty and Veronica as mermaid princesses in an aquatic adventure! Betty is unhappy with her life under the sea and wishes to be a part of the human world—much to the chagrin of her father, King Tritonkins, and her step-sister Veronica. Things get even more complicated when she and Veronica venture to the surface and save the life of the human Prince Archie—and both fall in love with him! In order to re-connect with their human love interest, they must make a sacrifice. Enter: the evil sea-witch Cheryl. When she gives them an offer they can’t refuse, is it sayonara to the sub-aquatic world and, if so, at what cost? Find out in this Archie-fied take on the classic Little Mermaid story!
Script: Dan Parent
Art: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, and Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Cover: Fiona Staples
Shipping Date: 8/7
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 8/21
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

BETTY AND VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #215
When Veronica insists Betty get a makeover at the mall, Betty ends up loving her new look—but not the price tag that comes with it! Can she manage to stay beautiful on a budget? And what will Archie think of her new style? The answer is sealed with a kiss in “Lip Lock”!
Script: Kathleen Webb
Art: Jeff Shultz, Henry Scarpelli, and Vickie Williams
Cover: Gisele, Tito Peña
Shipping Date: 8/14
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 8/28
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

JUGHEAD DOUBLE DOUBLE DIGEST #196
It's double the Jughead, and double the laughs! When Jughead’s Uncle Clabberhead gives him a palace guard hat as a gift, Reggie challenges him to walk—er, stand—in a guard’s shoes. In order to win a free lunch, Jughead has to remain still for an entire free period. That shouldn’t be too hard—until Archie leaves an important task in Jughead’s hands that could decide whether or not Veronica goes to the dance with him! Will the real challenge be for Jughead, or the distraught Archie? Find out in “All I Can Stand,” the first of many hilarious stories in this Double Double Digest with TWICE the laughs!
Script: Craig Boldman
Art: Rex Lindsey
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koswloski, and Tito Peña
Shipping Date: 8/28
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 9/11
320-page, full color comic
$5.99 US.

MEGA MAN #29
The biggest storyline in Mega Man comic history starts here! "BLACKOUT: Curse of Ra Moon" Part One: The world has shut down! When the power of Ra Moon robs the Earth of all its technology, it’s up to Mega Man and a handful of Robot Masters to set things right. But just how can robots handle the force of a technological meltdown if they’re cut off from the ability to re-charge? Has Mega Man fallen right into Dr. Wily’s trap? Or has Wily underestimated his mysterious new ally? Featuring all-new cover art from Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante, and variant cover by comics-superstar Dean Haspiel!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Mike Cavallaro, Gary Martin, John Workman, and Matt Herms
Cover by Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante
Variant Cover by Dean Haspiel
Shipping Date: 8/28
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 9/11
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH: THE MAGIC WITHIN 3 (TPB)
The popular manga-style take on Sabrina the Teenage Witch returns with a third thrilling installment! Full of romance and the supernatural, Sabrina is torn between two worlds and two boys while attending both a mortal and magical high school. It’s Sabrina as you’ve never seen her before in an enchanted adventure brought to you by super talented writer/artist Tania Del Rio, collecting her acclaimed run on everyone’s favorite teenage witch!
Script: Tania Del Rio
Art: Tania Del Rio
Cover: Tania Del Rio
978-1-936975-60-0
$10.99/$11.99CAN
5 1/4 x 7 1/2”
Trade Paperback
256pp, B&W
Direct Market On-sale: 9/4

SONIC SELECT 8 (TPB)
Sonic the Hedgehog's most popular graphic novel series is BACK! Miles “Tails” Prower is Sonic’s best friend—and now it’s his turn to take to the skies on his very own adventure! Debuting in the video game and appearing in the cartoons, Tails now continues his quests in the comic series. In this volume, you’ll catch Tails on a journey that takes him to the mysterious continent of Downunda, a chance meeting with two brand new teams of Freedom Fighters, and an encounter with some really fearsome badniks! This volume of Sonic Select collects all of the stories leading up to as well as the fan-favorite, ultra-rare entire Tails mini-series!
Script & Art: Various
Cover: Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante
978-1-936975-63-1
$11.99/$13.99CAN
6 x 9”
Trade Paperback
128 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 9/11

SONIC SUPER DIGEST #4
Sonic Super Digest is celebrating 20 years of SONIC THE HEDGEHOG COMICS! For the first time in Sonic Comic history, Sonic the Hedgehog's comic book adventures are now available in the popular digest format! Where Sonic Super Special Magazine leaves off, this quarterly digest collection picks up – with even more classic adventure from the Sonic comic library! This issue hosts a special spotlight on some super special family members of Sonic and the Freedom Fighters'! Perfect for fans new and old, Sonic Super Digest collects tons of comic stories, coloring pages, bonus content, and features an all-new cover with pencils by Sonic artist Lamar Wells! Get SUPER!
Script & Art: Various
Cover: Lamar Wells, Jim Amash, and Matt Herms
Shipping Date: 8/7
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 8/21
128-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #252
SONIC IS BACK and facing the HUGE consequences of the mega-hit Sonic/Mega Man crossover story arc in "At All Costs" Part Two! As the crossover crashed to a close, Sonic and Tails have returned to a world which is reeling from the cataclysmic effects of the Eggman/Wily genesis wave! The damage was severe, the threats have changed, and the mysteries are piling up! What has happened to Naugus in this new landscape? What is the final fate of Sally Acorn? Sonic and Tails are ready to tackle all the drama ahead of them—but first they must survive the wrath of the terrifying Tails Doll! Featuring new cover art from Sonic artist superstar Ben Bates and a special "SEGA" Variant!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman, and Matt Herms
Cover by Ben Bates
Variant Cover artwork provided by SEGA
Shipping Date: 8/21
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 9/4
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

SONIC UNIVERSE #55
AAAAARRRR you ready?? "Pirate Plunder Panic” Part One: It’s mystery and mayhem on the high seas as Amy and Cream join first mates Blaze and Marine in their search for the final Sol Emerald! As ships clash on the stormy waters, familiar faces start to appear amongst the opposition and Blaze is targeted as enemy number 1! Who is the new, sinister force leading the robot pirates, and what is his past with Blaze? And what does a certain dynamite duck have to do with it all? Straight out of the smash-hit Sonic/Mega Man crossover event, you're going to TREASURE this all-new storyline written and penciled by Sonic art guru TRACY YA'RRRRR-DLEY!
SCRIPT: Tracy Yardley!
ART: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, and Thomas Mason
Cover by Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, and Steve Downer
Variant Cover artwork provided by SEGA and Vincent Lovallo
Shipping Date: 8/7
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 8/21
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #31
School is back in session, but everyone’s still got summer on their minds! Can the students get their heads out of the clouds and their noses back in the books or will the teachers have their work cut out for them? You might just be surprised to find out who else is distracted by sunny thoughts! Read “Mind Games,” to find out!
Script: Mike Pellowski
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Rudy Lapick, and Bill Yoshida
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, and Tito Peña
Shipping Date: 8/7
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 8/21
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

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