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ARCHIE COMICS SOLICITATIONS FOR NOVEMBER 2013

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THE FOX #2
NEW RED CIRCLE SERIES! From the world of the New Crusaders, comes 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) continue the saga of the legendary, pulp-style hero The Fox in FREAK MAGNET Part Two: "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend"! When the beautiful Queen of Diamonds enlists our hero to save the diamond realm from the deadly Druid, the FOX faces a whole new dimension's worth of pitfalls, peril and—familiar faces?! Then, acclaimed writer J.M. DeMatteis (Abadazad, Justice League 3000) and Eisner-award nominated artist Mike Cavallaro (Parade (with Fireworks), The Life and Times of Savior 28) take us back in time for an ALL-NEW story featuring the world's first patriotic super hero and leader of the New Crusaders: THE SHIELD! What connection does Shield's top-secret mission in the arctic have to do with the Fox's diamond-studded adventure? And what ultra-powerful villains have arrived to wreak havoc?? Read on, dear reader—The Fox and the Shield have their work cut out for them! Featuring all-new variant cover art from acclaimed artist Paul Pope!
Fox Plot/Art: Dean Haspiel
Fox Script: Mark Waid
Fox Art: Dean Haspiel, Allen Passalaqua, and John Workman
Shield Script: J.M. DeMatteis
Shield Art: Mike Cavallaro, Terry Austin, and Steve Downer
Cover: Dean Haspiel
Get-FREAKY Variant: Paul Pope
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/4
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #3
NEW ONGOING SERIES! "Escape from Riverdale" Part 3: The zombie apocalypse is in full swing and the surviving members of the gang have taken refuge in the Lodge Mansion—believing themselves safe from the infected roaming the streets of Riverdale! But there's no stopping Archie from sneaking out, risking life and limb to find his missing parents—leaving those sequestered behind vulnerable to an enemy within! The zombie mayhem (and body-count) continues to rise in this breakout series, for TEEN+ readers!
Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Riverdale Yearbook Variant Cover: Tim Seeley
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/11
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

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ARCHIE #650
"The Archies World Tour Part One- Bollywood Love!": Celebrate the 650th issue of Archie with this star-studded 4-part series, featuring all of your favorite faces from the Archie universe! Raj Patel films the event of the year—The Archies on world tour! Joining the tour are Josie and the Pussycats, the Bingoes, and the Madhouse Glads! But Archie is thrown for a loop on the first leg of the tour in India, where he romances Bollywood superstar Amisha Mehta! Archie’s going to have some explaining to do to Valerie… and Betty… and Veronica… Features variant cover art by the amazingly talented Fiona Staples (Saga)!
Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, Digikore Studios
Cover: Dan Parent
World Tour Variant Cover: Fiona Staples
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/4
48-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

ass5ARCHIE COMIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE #5
Something exciting is happening in Riverdale! Christmas time is here again and Archie and the Gang have a special gift for you: a new issue of Archie Comic Super Special Magazine! Featuring a brand new multicolor foil-enhanced cover that'll really get you in the holiday spirit! This jam-packed issue of the Archie Comic Super Special Magazine features the greatest Christmas stories in Riverdale history, plus creator spotlights, the latest Archie news and much, much more in this jam-packed magazine! It's Christmas fun for the whole family!
Script & Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, and Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/20
128-page, full color comic
$9.99 US.

add246ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #246
The tiny little elf with the great big mouth named Jingles returns to Riverdale in “The Tiny Tree Trimmer”! What happens when one of Santa’s helpers risks landing himself on the naughty list? The bad little elf must do some good deeds to get some extra brownie points with the big man in red! Can he make up for his transgressions? Or will his smart mouth put him out of a job for good? Find out in this lead story to a fun-filled double digest!
Script: Frank Doyle
Art: Dan DeCarlo, Rudy Lapick, Bill Yoshida, Barry Grossman
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/4
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

bvdd218BETTY AND VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #218
The spirit of the season has hit Riverdale—in a big way! An act of kindness from Betty & Veronica spreads Christmas cheer and the idea of giving to everyone in town—resulting in some very unlikely friendships! Get into the spirit of the season in the 4-part holiday story “The Great Crashers”!
Script: Frank Doyle
Art: Dan DeCarlo, Jimmy DeCarlo, Bill Yoshida, and Barry Grossman
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/27
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

jdd198JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #198
Jughead’s a man of many things… a heavy appetite, fondness for new words, a sage when it comes to girls (avoiding them, that is) and now—a fashion expert?! That’s right, Jughead can now add the title of “clothing connoisseur” to his list of glowing attributes. When he steps out in the frigid weather in shorts, he gets everyone talking. Will he start a new trend? Or just be laughed at kneedlessly? Find out in “Knees Freeze!” the lead story to this hilarious double digest!
Script: Craig Boldman
Art: Rex Lindsey
Cover: Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Rosario ‘Tito’ Peña
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/11
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

kk12kk12vKEVIN KELLER #12
"Resolution Revolution": It's a New Year—a time of renewal and new beginnings! The gang makes resolutions, and all make bets as to who will crack first. But what kind of resolution will a nice guy like Kevin make? The answer may lie in the question! When it comes to competition, can he keep up his “nice guy” image? Or will the attitudes of BF Devon and BFF Veronica persuade Kevin to embrace the snark-side? Maybe a change is exactly what Kevin needs… Featuring variant cover art by the great Phil Jimenez (Astonishing X-Men, The Amazing Spider-Man)!
SCRIPT: Dan Parent
ART: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, and Digikore Studios
Cover: Dan Parent
New Year Variant cover: Phil Jimenez
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/11

lwa33lwa33vLIFE WITH ARCHIE #33
“Archie Marries Veronica”: Veronica’s in trouble, but with a smart legal counsel and SAM HILL, the best detective around, on her side, she can’t possibly lose—can she? Jughead struggles to save his Chocklit Shoppe so he calls in the big guns—an old “friend” and business partner. Can the Shoppe survive or will it go under like the rest? And big questions arise—for everyone!
“Archie Marries Betty”: Big changes are happening in Riverdale! Between switching careers and growing families, everyone’s got a lot on their plates! With everyone so busy, Archie has had to hire someone new to manage the Chowhouse Too. The new manager is efficient and experienced, but a newbie to Riverdale. Can he make good decisions without changing the way things were too much? Meanwhile, Jughead’s a wreck while his and Midge’s baby is on the way. Can he continue to run the Chocklit Shoppe while he waits? Or will he need to get by with a little help from his friends? Features variant cover art by rising comic star Chrissie Zullo (Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love)!
SCRIPT: Paul Kupperberg
ART: Fernando Ruiz, Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, Glenn Whitmore
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Josie & the Pussycats Variant Cover: Chrissie Zullo
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/20
48-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

mm32mm32vMEGA MAN #32
"Curse of Ra Moon" Part Four: The startling, jaw-dropping conclusion to this MEGA-EPIC story is here! The tables have turned as the evil Dr. Wily and his sixteen Robot Masters stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Mega Man! But the ominous alien known as RA MOON still threatens the lives of both the heroes AND the villains! Who will survive and what will become of them? Can their combined power overcome Ra Moon? One thing is certain—there’s no way our hero will be walking away from this one unscathed! Featuring an all-new cover art from Mega-art-guru Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante and an awesome new "payback" variant cover from artist POWREE (Sandra and Woo)!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Mike Cavallaro, Gary Martin, John Workman, and Matt Herms
Cover: Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante
"Payback" Variant cover: POWREE
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/11
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

smw4SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH: THE MAGIC WITHIN 4 (TPB)
The popular manga-style take on Sabrina the Teenage Witch returns with a fourth fantastic installment! Full of romance and the paranormal, Sabrina is torn between two worlds and two boys while attending both a mortal and magical high school. When Sabrina is granted a magic wand, will she be able to control the magnitude of magic it possesses, or will it control her? Throw in a hidden pirate ship, unicorns, elves and the battle of a lifetime, and you’re in for a whirlwind of supernatural suspense! 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! Sabrina the Teenage Witch: The Magic Within 4 collects Sabrina the Teenage Witch #90-100.
Script: Tania Del Rio
Art: Tania Del Rio, Chad Thomas, Lindsay Cibos, Jim Amash, Phil Felix, Teresa Davidson
Cover: Tania Del Rio, Jim Amash, Rosario “Tito” Peña
978-1-936975-76-1
$10.99/$11.99CAN
5 ¼ x 7 ½”
Trade Paperback
272 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 11/27

sa22SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES 22 (TPB)
Archie's bestselling Sonic Archives graphic novel series continues! Get ready for super Sonic adventure as Sonic and his Freedom Fighter friends continue their battle in the lost city of Station Square amidst its mysterious human inhabitants! Buckle up for the dramatic conclusion to the Sonic Adventure videogame tie-in story as Super Sonic and Knuckles take on the gigantic monster Perfect Chaos in a battle that will leave you breathless! SONIC ARCHIVES VOLUME 22 collects SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #83-84 and SONIC SUPER SPECIAL #13.
Script & Art: Various
Cover: Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante
978-1-936975-77-8
$7.99/$8.99CAN
5 x 7 3/8”
Trade Paperback
112pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 12/18

ssd5SONIC SUPER DIGEST #5
Sonic Super Digest is BACK and better than ever! Sonic the Hedgehog's adventures are now available in the popular digest format. You wanted new stories? You got ‘em! Get ready to jump sky high as we present the adaptation of the hit Apple iOS game SONIC JUMP! Dr. Eggman’s plans are always thwarted when Sonic and his pals run towards him but what happens when the devilish doctor makes his escape going straight up? Can Sonic save his little animal buddies or will he wind up crashing to the ground in embarrassment? All this (and Freedom Fighters too) as we give you more classic Sonic comics as only Sonic Super Digest can provide!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn, Sonic Scribes
ART: Various
Cover: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/20
128-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

sth255sth255vSONIC THE HEDGEHOG #255
"Countdown to Chaos" Part Three: The Freedom Fighters are one step closer to completion with the bombastic, bouncing debut of the battlin' Bunnie Rabbot! But the journey isn't over yet—some of Sonic's teammates are still missing, and it’s up to the blue blur and his best buddy Tails to find them! What shocking secrets will our heroes uncover? And just what is the "countdown to chaos" counting down to? Meanwhile, Dr. Eggman returns to the Death Egg to test out his dire predictions. Is it possible that the unspeakable evil known as Eggman could be the only one who can save the world? Find out in this amped-up action-filled story, 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! Plus a freedom-fighting variant cover from Tyler Capps (Cooking Comically)!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Tracy Yardley, Lamar Wells, Terry Austin, John Workman, and Matt Herms.
Cover: Ben Bates
Freedom-fighting Variant Cover: Tyler Capps
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/4
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

su58su58vSONIC UNIVERSE #58
"Pirate Plunder Panic” Part Four: BUCKLE YOUR SEA-BELTS, BUCCANEERS, THE END BE NEAR! The thrilling high-stakes high sea adventure concludes, with the Egg o’ War ready to launch, and all th’ worlds in peril! It’s Blaze vs. Cpt. Metal. The power of the Sol Emeralds a’beckons, as does the transformation into Burning Blaze—blimey! This exciting finale features new cover art from that rapscallion Tracy Yardley, and back by popular demand an ALL-NEW CHIBI VARIANT cover from Ryan Jampole! Ahoy, Mateys!
SCRIPT: Tracy Yardley!
ART: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, and Thomas Mason
Cover: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, and Steve Downer
CHIBI Variant Cover: Ryan Jampole, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli, and Dustin Evans
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/20
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

woadd34WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #34
Christmas time is here… and Santa’s reindeer are on strike?!! The jolly man in red calls on his trusted assistant Archie to help get things back on track in time for the biggest night of the year. Can Archie inspire everyone to work together, or will this be a present-less holiday for children all over the world? Find out in “A Christmas Story”!
Script: George Gladir
Art: Bob Bolling, Bob Smith, Bill Yoshida, Barry Grossman
Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/20
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

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