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ARCHIE COMICS SOLICITATIONS FOR JANUARY 2014

Oct20

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THE FOX #4
The battle for the final fate of the diamond realm has begun! 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 Four: "The Voodoo You Do"! It’s a knock-down drag-out brawl between the Fox and the mad King of Diamonds. Who will win this all-out battle? And where is the Queen? The answer is sure to surprise you! Meanwhile, in "The Face of Hate pt3: A Mind of Shattered Glass," the Shield is at the brink of defeat at the hands of a mysterious and powerful attacker! Identities are revealed, stories collide and *SPOILER ALERT* "Freaky" reinforcements are on the way in this penultimate chapter! Featuring all-new variant cover art from acclaimed artist David Mack (Daredevil: End of Days, Kabuki)!
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 and Allen Passalaqua
Mack-daddy Variant: David Mack
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/29
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US


AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #4
Escape from Riverdale, Part 4 [of 5]: With two more members of our beloved gang infected by the dreadful zombie-virus, Riverdale's one sanctuary—Lodge Mansion—has been compromised. The kids are left to make a significant decision—do they stay and fight or flee the only town they've ever known? Meanwhile, Archie makes a horrific discovery in his own home, one that may cost him his life! It's red-headed teen versus gruesomely undead canine in the latest chapter of this ground-breaking TEEN + series! Definitely NOT for all ages!
Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Francesco Francavilla
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Jughead’s Beanie Variant
Cover: Tim Seeley
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 2/12
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US


ARCHIE #652
"Rockin’ the World, part 3—Blunder Down Under" The Archies continue their world tour in the sunny downunda—Australia! Everyone’s enjoying the sand and surf, until Archie and Valerie get stranded at sea! Will they find their way to land in time for the big fashion expo headlined by none other than supermodel Katy Keene, and featuring Betty, Veronica and Amisha as supermodels? Will Bingo Wilkin steal The Archies’ spotlight? Find out as the Archie's Rocking Tour rock and rolls on!
Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
Retro Concert Poster: Stephanie Buscema
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/29
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US


ARCHIE COMIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE #6
Something exciting is happening in Riverdale! Spring is in the air, romance is all around and Archie and the Gang have a special spring surprise for you: a new issue of Archie Comic Super Special Magazine! Featuring a brand new multicolor foil-enhanced cover to rival the beauty of the newly blossomed flowers! This jam-packed issue of the Archie Comic Super Special Magazine features the most fun stories in Riverdale history, plus creator spotlights, the latest Archie news and much, much more in this jam-packed magazine! You’re sure to catch spring fever!
Script & Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, and Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/29
128-page, full color comic
$9.99 US


ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #248
Get ready for a wild ride filled with action and adventure! Journey along with Archie as he embarks on the dangerous task of… watering the plants?! Leave it to Archie to make household chores exciting! Find out if it’s a job well done in “Green Thumb Dumb,” the lead story to a hilarious double digest!
Script: Mike Pellowski
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Jim Amash, Bill Yoshida, and Barry Grossman
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/29
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US


ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE DOUBLE DIGEST #2
Archie’s known for being an accident-prone, girl-crazy romantic, but here’s something about Archie we’ll bet you couldn’t guess… he’s also a mind-reader! Dilton’s working on the ultimate science fair experiment and it’s up to Archie to be his dutiful guinea pig. But can Archie’s newfound ESP help out or only cause him more grief? If you’re not a psychic, you’ll need to find out by reading “Mind Games,” the crazy first story to this FUN NEW double digest series!
Script: Mike Pellowski
Art: Rex Lindsey, Rich Koslowski, Dan Nakrosis, and Jason Jensen
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 2/12
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US


ARCHIE 1000 PAGE COMICS-PALOOZA (TPB)
Archie 1000 Page Comics-Palooza 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: Fernando Ruiz
978-1-936975-86-0
$14.99/$15.99CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16”
Trade Paperback
1000 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 2/5


BETTY AND VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #220
Clairvoyance is SO in this month! When Veronica receives a necklace from her psychic Aunt Lily, she doesn’t think much of it until she uncovers its secret powers. Now granted with the ability to find out who everyone’s first kiss was, will Veronica use her powers for good or for evil? Find out in “Kiss & Tell!” Features a special bright and sunny 5th color cover!
Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Teresa Davidson, and Barry Grossman
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/22
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US


JUGHEAD DOUBLE DOUBLE DIGEST #200
Celebrate 200 issues with this extra special double DOUBLE digest! While vacationing at an exclusive ski resort, Mr. Lodge confesses that he’s made a “checkout” list of things to do before he, well, “checks out.” Archie and Jughead take that one step further and make a list of things they plan to do before they literally check out of the resort! Leave it to Reggie to raise the stakes and make their challenges even more interesting. Find out how much they can accomplish in “The Jughead List”! Features a 200th milestone 5th color cover!
Script: Craig Boldman
Art: Rex Lindsey, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, and Barry Grossman
Cover: Rex Lindsey, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 2/12
320-page, full color comic
$5.99 US


LIFE WITH ARCHIE #34
Archie Marries Veronica—“Up in the Air!”: Archie and Veronica are doing their best to not let the tumultuous events of their lives effect the love they have for one another. And they’re doing pretty well, too, but is love enough to keep their legal battles at bay? Speaking of love and battles, Jughead and Ethel have some planning to do… but hopefully their stubbornness won’t get in the way! And Kevin’s trying his best to not let people’s perceptions of him effect his Senate job, perhaps some encouraging words is all he needs. And Clay’s back to work—but things still seem new and strange. Could it just be his imagination?
Archie Marries Betty—“Not So Great Expectations!”: Archie’s finally had enough of Betty’s busy schedule—and he’s not the only one! Will all of her hard work have paid off or has it only made matters worse? And who is it Archie’s really mad at—Betty for neglecting him? Or himself for being selfish and feeling guilty? Meanwhile, Kevin dives head first into the investigation on the nearby mall shooting after discovering that the tragedy hit closer to home than he ever could have imagined. And Jughead’s waiting on bated breath as Midge’s due date draws closer and closer. Oh baby, things are crazy in Riverdale!
Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, and Glenn Whitmore
Cover by Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Riverdale Confidential Variant cover by Robert Hack
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/22
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US


SONIC/MEGA MAN: WORLDS COLLIDE 2 (TPB)
The year’s most talked-about comic crossover is HERE, continued in graphic novel form! SONIC/MEGA MAN: WORLDS COLLIDE BOOK 2 "Into the Warzone" collects the historic meeting of two of the biggest video game icons in the world! Dr. Eggman and Dr. Wily have crafted a twisted pocket dimension--the Skull Egg Zone! Sonic, Mega Man,Tails, Proto Man and Rush have found their way into the zone, but how will they find the Doctors in this nightmare world? To make matters worse, Sonic's friends have been turned into the eight menacing Roboticized Masters! Can Sonic and Mega Man overcome these fearsome robot warriors? Can Sonic's friends be saved? And what new weapons can Mega Man gain from this fusion of Eggman and Wily technology? Featuring all the action, fun and adventure of the next four chapters of the 12-part miniseries, plus exclusive bonus features you can only see in this graphic novel collection!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, Thomas Mason, Jack Morelli and Dustin Evans
Cover: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante
978-1-936975-83-9
$11.99/$13.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
Trade Paperback
112 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 1/29


SONIC SAGA SERIES 5: ENERJAK REBORN (TPB)
Sonic’s epic adventures aren’t just stories—they’re SAGAS! Blast into the action at Sonic speed with the continuation of the all-new Sonic Saga graphic novel series! This volume collects one of the hardest and most dangerous trials Sonic has ever faced. An all-powerful demi-god has returned and reshaped the face of Angel Island in his chaos-fueled fury! It's all-out war as Shadow the Hedgehog, the Chaotix, Dr. Eggman's Egg Fleet, the Destructix and more pile on in the fray tosave the world! Knuckles's life hangs in the balance, and not everyone will walk away from this one! SONIC SAGA VOL. 5 collects selected stories from Sonic the Hedgehog #181-184.
Script & Art: Ian Flynn
Cover: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash and Jason Jensen
978-1-936975-82/2
$11.99/$13.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
Trade Paperback
112 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 1/22


SONIC SELECT 9: THE GAMES (TPB)
Sonic the Hedgehog's most popular graphic novel series is BACK!
Grab your controller and play along with this game-themed edition of Sonic Select! Sonic the Hedgehog raced into the world in video games first, and his digital birthright still holds true today. Many of Sonic's game adventures have followed him onto the printed page, sometimes with new and exciting twists. Join Sonic in a race with all-stars on a star-studded track! Meet the newest villains in the Sonic game pantheon: the deadly six! Thrill as our hero gets entangled in Blaze's search for the Sol Emeralds! Knuckles and Tails prepare for the Marauders while Sonic aids the wizard Merlina! All this and more await you inside these pages of the latest and greatest volume in the SONIC SELECT series! Bringing you the finest in Sonic stories from throughout the comics' 20 year history!
Script & Art: Various
Cover: Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante
978-1-936975-85-3
$11.99/$13.99CAN
6 x 9”
Trade Paperback
128 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 2/19


SONIC SUPER SPECIAL #10
Dash along with Sonic on another all-new story featuring the world of the hit SEGA iOS game: SONIC DASH! The SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE gives you the world of Sonic the Hedgehog comics as you've never seen it before, with tons of comic stories, special features and exclusive articles on the latest and greatest in the world of everyone's favorite blue hedgehog-hero! This issue also features a special spotlight on SHADOW THE HEDGEHOG, and what place he and Team Dark have in the NEW Sonic comic universe! All this plus all of the extra features you love, and interview with Sonic colorist Steve Downer AND a super special shiny foil-enhanced cover!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jennifer Hernandez, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli and Dustin Evans
Cover art provided by SEGA
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/15
128-page, full color comic
$9.99 US


SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #257
The "COUNTDOWN" is over, the "CHAOS" has just begun! "Damage Control": The shattered world is causing chaos everywhere, and Station Square is about to implode! Sonic and the Freedom Fighters must spring into action to save the day, unless someone beats them to the punch. Cue: Dr. Eggman. Will the evil doctor be the one to save the world? Or will his newfound power give him ultimate control? If the ending to issue 256 left you breathless, you cannot miss the next chapter in the ALL-NEW saga of Sonic's comic adventures! Featuring a special wrap-around cover by Rafa Knight and Variant art from Lamar Wells!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman, and Steve Downer
Wrap-Around "FREEDOM FIGHTERS"
Cover: Rafa knight
"Station Square Rescue" Variant
Cover: Lamar Wells, Terry Austin, John Workman and Matt Herms
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 2/12
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US


SONIC UNIVERSE #60
Shadow and Team Dark versus an invading alien army! "Shadow Fall" Part Two: The mission to save humanity is falling to pieces! With Rouge, Omega and G.U.N. are on the run from murderous aliens and Shadow battling for his life – and his free will – against the malicious Black Death and Eclipse, the world is running out of time! Loyalties are tested, aliens are blasted, and NEW characters make their debut in this space-faring new issue! Featuring cover art from Tracy Yardley and an Alien Invasion Variant from Vincent Riley (Native Drums).
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash and Matt Herms
"Alien Invasion" Variant cover by Vince Riley
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/22
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US


WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #36
For once Archie is excited to go to school—clown school, that is! Archie’s won a contest to become a clown for a day. Does he have what it takes to down the red nose and pie-stained suspenders? Find out in “Clownin’ Around”!
Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Tim Kennedy, Ken Selig, Bill Yoshida, and Barry Grossman
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/15
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US

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