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ARCHIE COMICS SOLICITATIONS FOR OCTOBER 2013

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ARCHIE COMICS SOLICITATIONS FOR OCTOBER 2013

 

THE FOX #1
NEW RED CIRCLE SERIES! From the world of the New Crusaders, comes the FANTASTIC debut of the high-flying FOX! Emmy Award winning writer/artist Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, HBO's Bored to Death) and Eisner Award winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, Thrillbent) bring the legendary, pulp-style hero The Fox to life in “Freak Magnet, Part One: The True Face of MyFace”! When photojournalist Paul Patton, Jr. donned a super hero costume, he thought it would be a quick way to make some news—now the strange and unusual just can't help but be drawn to the freak-magnetism of the fabulous fighting FOX! While working on a puff-piece at the Red Circle Gazette, an evil truth about social media mogul Lucy Fur is discovered, bringing Paul face-to-face with a criminal kingpin! Get in on the ground floor with the hottest new fall series featuring art and story from the biggest names in comics today! Including variant cover art from Darwyn Cooke and Fiona Staples! Get freaky!
Plot/Script: Dean Haspiel, Mark Waid
Art: Dean Haspiel, Allen Passalaqua, John Workman
Cover: Dean Haspiel
FREAK MAGNET Variant: Dean Haspiel
Running with the Foxes Variant Cover: Darwyn Cooke
High-Flying Variant Cover: Fiona Staples
Shipping Date: 10/16
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/30
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #2
NEW ONGOING SERIES! The end of the world is here… The horror continues as a zombified Jughead goes on a relentless hunt for brains in this shocking new series by Harvey Award-winning comic/screenwriter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Stephen King’s Carrie, Archie meets Glee) and Eisner-winning artist Francesco Francavilla (Batman, Black Beetle). When he performs a despicable and frightening act in front of everyone at the Halloween dance, tensions start to rise and fears begin to mount—who will be next to join Jughead in the Afterlife? And what about those who are already infected? Be warned, kiddies, this one’s not for the faint of heart! For TEEN+ readers.
Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Bowtie Variant Cover: Tim Seeley
Shipping Date: 10/23
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/6
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

ARCHIE #649
Archie in “Magic Mayhem” – Archie tells the tale of his pal Jughead in this magical story! Things are getting very strange in the halls of Riverdale High School—or should we call it, Riverdale: The School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? With the UGAJ (United Girls Against Jughead) back in action, can Archie’s crowned compadre manage to avoid having to take a date to the Fall Gala? When the usual suspects up their antics with some supernatural help, it’s going to take some wizardry to make it out alive!
Script: Tom DeFalco
Art: Bill Galvan, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, Digikore Studios
Cover: Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Rosario ‘Tito’ Peña
Nighthawks Variant Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario ‘Tito’ Peña
Shipping Date: 10/16
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/30
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #245
Archie in “A Tree Grows in Riverdale”—The holidays are here and Archie and the gang are getting into the Christmas spirit! Everyone except for one little guy… no, not one of Santa’s elves—a tiny Christmas tree! Can even a small sapling bring joy on Christmas? Find out in the lead story to this digest filled with holiday cheer!
Script: George Gladir
Art: Stan Goldberg, Mike Esposito, Bill Yoshida
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario ‘Tito’ Peña
Shipping Date: 10/16
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/30
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

ARCHIE & FRIENDS DOUBLE DOUBLE DIGEST #33
Archie in “Not Even a Moose”—Archie steps into the shoes of the jolly fat man to bring some Christmas cheer to the halls of Riverdale! But when he seems to only be spreading the joy to girls—namely Midge—Moose is bound to see red. Unless, of course, he thinks Archie’s the real Santa Clause! Can Archie fool Moose or will he be spending Christmas in a hospital bed? Find out in a hilarious lead story to a holly jolly double double digest!
Script: Frank Doyle
Art: Bill Vigoda, Terry Szenics, Barry Grossman
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario ‘Tito’ Peña
Shipping Date: 10/30
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/13
320-page, full color comic
$5.99 US.

ARCHIE COMICS SPECTACULAR: IT’S A DATE! (TPB)
Archie and Betty, Archie and Veronica, Moose and Midge, Chuck and Nancy, Reggie and Midge—as you can see, the dating scene at Riverdale High School is far from simple! No matter who your favorite couple is, you can’t help but laugh at the dysfunctional world of teenage dating! This collection features 128 pages of hand-picked, favorite stories about the romantic ups and downs of Riverdale, presented in high-quality, bright white paper with a cardstock cover!
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Rosario ‘Tito’ Peña
978-1-936975-70-9
$5.99/$6.99CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16”
Trade Paperback
128pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 10/23

ARCHIE 1000 PAGE COMICS JAMBOREE (TPB)
Get ready for 1000 more pages of hilarious antics and iconic stories courtesy of Archie and the gang! From school shenanigans to dating disasters, Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and the rest of the pals ‘n’ gals of Riverdale know how to make everyone laugh—and they’ve been doing a spectacular job of it for over seven decades! Celebrate everything Archie with the largest Archie collection series EVER offered at an incredible value price!
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario ‘Tito’ Peña
978-1-936975-80-8
$14.99/$15.99CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16”
Trade Paperback
1000pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 11/13

BETTY AND VERONICA #268
Betty & Veronica in “Reggiestiltskin”—Archie’s take on classic fairy tales continues with Betty and Veronica as two peasant girls who fall in love with a Prince named Archie—unfortunately Prince Archie is already betrothed to the evil princess Cheryl! When Cheryl finds out that Archie’s interested in the two peasants, she imprisons the girls in her dungeon. The only way they can be set free is to spin straw into gold—psh, yeah right—how is that possible?! Throw an evil little troll into the mix and things REALLY get crazy. Will he be their key to freedom or will he only make things worse? And what exactly is that little weirdo’s name? Prepare for more fairy tale fun in this reimagining of Rumplestiltskin!
Script: Dan Parent
Art: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
Storybook Variant Cover: Stephanie Buscema
Shipping Date: 10/2
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/16
160-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

BETTY AND VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #217
Betty and Veronica in “Treed”—It’s Christmas decorating time, and boy does Veronica have a big day planned for Betty and herself! With four huge trees to decorate in the mansion, the girls are sure going to be busy—unless they get some help from a magical holiday friend! But when Sugar Plum gets a little overzealous, will she help them out or crush their holiday fun? Find out in this fun story to a double digest filled with Christmas cheer!
Script: Kathleen Webb
Art: Jeff Shultz, Al Milgrom, Vickie Williams
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario ‘Tito’ Peña
Shipping Date: 10/9
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/23
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

B&V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #236
Veronica in “The Doghouse!” – Who’s the most privileged pet in Riverdale? Why, it must be Veronica’s dog Fifi! However, when Veronica’s snooty cousin comes to visit and her dog’s doghouse upstages Fifi’s, Fifi refuses to settle for less than the best! Can Veronica create a living space for the likes of her classy canine? And what will her father think of the expense?
Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Teresa Davidson, Barry Grossman
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario ‘Tito’ Peña
Shipping Date: 10/2
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/16
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #197
Jughead in “The Holiday Season” – The holidays are here and Jughead and Archie are down in the dumps—where’s the Christmas cheer? With a warm front predicted for the holiday season, the boys have to scramble to make money to afford presents for their family and friends—especially since shoveling snow is not an option! Will they find the perfect job to salvage their holiday? It might just take a Christmas miracle!
Script: George Gladir
Art: Tim Kennedy, Jim Amash, Teresa Davidson, Joe Morciglio
Cover: Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Rosario ‘Tito’ Peña
Shipping Date: 10/23
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/6
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

MEGA MAN #31
"Curse of Ra Moon" Part Three: The fate of the earth hangs in the balance as Mega Man enters into the final, frantic battle with the sinister alien known as RA MOON! With Mega Man outgunned and outnumbered—will our hero survive? And if he can, how will he stand against the evil villain Ra Thor? You won’t want to miss this epic issue which features the first alliance of Mega Man and Break Man! Brother fights alongside brother for the first time in the Mega Man comics, only in the penultimate chapter to the latest MEGA-EPIC! Featuring an all-new cover art from Mega Man art legend Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante and a killer new variant cover from artist Brent McCarthy!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Mike Cavallaro, Gary Martin, John Workman, and Matt Herms
Cover: Patrick Spaziante
Movie Poster Variant cover: Brent McCarthy
Shipping Date: 10/23
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/6
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

SONIC/MEGA MAN: WORLDS COLLIDE BOOK 1 (TPB)
The year’s most talked-about comic crossover is HERE, collected for the first time in graphic novel form! SONIC/MEGA MAN: WORLDS COLLIDE BOOK 1 collects the historic first meeting of two of the biggest video game icons in the world! See the two blue heroes do battle while their evil counterparts doctors Eggman and Wily revel in every minute of it! Featuring all the action, fun and adventure of the first four chapters of the 12-part miniseries, plus exclusive bonus features you can only see in this graphic novel collection!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jamal Peppers, Ryan Jampole, Jim Amash, Matt Herms, John Workman
Cover: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante
978-1-936975-68-6
$11.99/$13.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
Trade Paperback
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 10/23

SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE #9
Get ready for the truest, bluest and way-past-coolest Sonic Super Special Magazine issue ever made! The world’s first Sonic comic magazine has got your hook up for everything new in Sonic video games and comics — featuring an all new comic adaptation of the latest SEGA video game smash hit "SONIC LOST WORLD"! At a full 20 pages, SONIC LOST WORLD is the longest video game adaptation yet to be featured in an issue of Sonic Super Special Magazine - but that's not all! This issue also features your OFFICIAL guide to the NEW Sonic Comic Universe! Get ready to explore new settings, new villains, and a new Sonic comic universe landscape in the aftermath of the Sonic/Mega Man crossover event! Plus all the super special features you love AND an all-new, multicolor foil-enhanced cover by Sonic art legend PATRICK "SPAZ" SPAZIANTE!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Jamal Peppers, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli, Dustin Evans and Various
Cover: PATRICK "SPAZ" SPAZIANTE
Shipping Date: 10/30
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/13
128-page, full color comic
$9.99 US.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #254
"Countdown to Chaos" Part Two: The long-awaited debut of the NEW Freedom Fighters CONTINUES! The mysteries deepen as Sonic and Tails find their long lost pal Antoine! But what is the state of our formerly fallen fellow freedom fighter? What has Uncle Chuck's research uncovered about the nature of the dark power they’ve found seeping from the earth? And an unlikely return of a character you won’t expect alongside Uncle Chuck! PLUS—Eggman versus G.U.N.! The prize: Eggman’s life! The action rolls on, featuring new cover art from Sonic art superstar Ben Bates, which connects with the other “Countdown to Chaos” covers to form one giant image of awesomeness!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Tracy Yardley, Lamar Wells, Terry Austin, John Workman, and Matt Herms.
Cover: Ben Bates
SEGA Variant Cover, with Vincent Lovallo
Shipping Date: 10/16
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/30
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG: LEGACY VOL. 3 (TPB)
The hit Sonic Legacy Series returns with a third massive volume! Over the years, the Sonic comics have inspired thousands of stories, three spin-off series, and a library of graphic novel collections. The legacy of the Sonic Series is a long and proud one! Continue your library of the Blue Blur’s earliest adventures with this GIGANTIC collection of thrilling adventures and hilarious antics as only Sonic and the Freedom Fighters could provide! It’s perfect for long-time fans of the series or those looking to get in on the ground floor! SONIC: LEGACY VOLUME 3 collects Sonic the Hedgehog #37-56 and is loaded with extra material and special features! Sonic and the Freedom Fighters take on the evil Dr. Robotnik once and for all, and the result will surprise you!
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Ben Bates
978-1-936975-75-4
$16.99/$19.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
Trade Paperback
512 pp, Black & White
Direct Market On-sale: 11/20

SONIC UNIVERSE #57
"Pirate Plunder Panic” Part Three: THA’RR BE MUTINY ON THE HIGH SEAS! As Capt. Metal and Capt. Whisker clash, the quest for the Sol Emeralds pits pirate against pirate even if they be on th' same vessel! YO-HO! Meanwhile, Blaze, Amy, Cream and Marine are caught in the blazin’ crossfire—and in the tentacles of the terrifying, sea-villain salty dog, the Kraken! You’ll be walkin’ the plank if you don’t read this exciting issue with new cover art from that scallywag Tracy Yardley, plus a variant cover from Sonic comic veteran artist Dawn Best!
SCRIPT: Tracy Yardley!
ART: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, and Thomas Mason
Cover: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, and Steve Downer
Titanic Variant Cover: Dawn Best and Dustin Evans
Shipping Date: 10/2
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/16
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

SONIC UNIVERSE 6: TREASURE TEAM TANGO (TPB)
It may take two to tango, but it takes TWELVE to Treasure Team Tango! The most successful Sonic Graphic Novel series continues strong as some very special SEGA game characters take the center stage! It’s Team Rose vs. Team Hooligan vs. Team Babylon vs. Team Dark in a winner-take-all battle royal! The race is on for the missing Sol Emeralds as the heroic Amy Rose teams up with the fiery Blaze the Cat and the charming Cream the Rabbit in this super-fun, action-packed hit story! SONIC UNIVERSE 6 collects the entire Treasure Team Tango storyline from Sonic Universe #21-24 plus exclusive special features!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Teresa Davidson and Jason Jensen
Cover: Tracy Yardley and Ben Hunzeker
978-1-936975-72-3
$11.99/$13.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
Trade Paperback
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 11/6

WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #33
Archie in “Piggy With It”—Archie’s new friend is a real pig—no, not Jughead! When Archie brings home a pig named Mr. Portly to pet-sit while the owners are on vacation, the Andrews have a hard time adjusting to their new house guest! Will they be able to put up with him making a sty out of their house, or will they find someone better suited to take care of him?
Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Tim Kennedy, Ken Selig, Barry Grossman, Bill Yoshida
Cover: George Frese, Rosario ‘Tito’ Peña
Shipping Date: 10/2
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/16
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

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