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ARCHIE COMICS NOVEMBER 2012 SOLICITS

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ARCHIE #639
“The Naughty Clause” – It’s Christmas Eve in Riverdale and everyone’s getting last minute gift shopping in. All signs point to a very merry Christmas, that is, until the gang receive a tip from one of Santa’s helpers that Reggie made the naughty list. It’s off to the North Pole to exercise the Naughty Clause and hopefully save Christmas for their friend before it’s too late. Will they manage to get Reggie off the hook in time or is he doomed to go present-less this year? Hop aboard; this is one wild sleigh ride you’re not going to want to miss!
Script: Alex Segura
Art: Gisele, Rich Koslowski
Cover: Gisele
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/28
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #235
Archie landed himself a plum job this Christmas: mall Santa! However, Archie quickly discovers that despite the opportunity to portray the beloved gift bearer and the perks that come with it (free treats!), being jolly for spoiled kids isn’t as easy as it may seem. Will Archie’s stint as Kris Kringle be a success or will he be in need of his friends bailing him out? The answer lies at the conclusion of “The Job!”
Script: George Gladir
Art: Pat Kennedy, Jon D’Agostino
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/28
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

ARCHIE AND FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #22
This Christmas is starting to look lonely for Veronica! While the gang makes plans to go caroling and enjoy each other’s company for the holidays, poor Veronica has been roped into a Caribbean cruise with her parents. Mr. Lodge couldn’t be happier to get a break from Archie, but is it really possible to keep him apart from Veronica for Christmas? You’ll have to read “Holiday on the High Seas” and see for yourself!
Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Jeff Shultz, Al Milgrom
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/5
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

BETTY AND VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #207
It’s that time of year again and the big Christmas dance is upon us. But how is Veronica supposed to celebrate when she’s fighting the common cold? It’s up to Betty and Sugar Plum the Fairy to come to Ronnie’s rescue before she misses the holiday event of the season. Will Mrs. Claus’ home remedy do the trick or will the cold go from bad to worse? Find out in “Tis the Season to be Jolly!”
Script: Kathleen Webb
Art: Dan DeCarlo, Mike Esposito
Cover: Harry Lucey
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/21
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

B&V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #230
Archie has received one tardy too many for the Bee’s liking. Feeling for their fella, the girls resolve to save Arch from further tardiness. With both Betty and Veronica getting involved, which girl will be his savior, and will Archie be spared from the Bee’s wrath or will the girls go down with him? Plenty of laughs along the way in “Pairing Off!”
Script: George Gladir
Art: Jeff Shultz, Al Milgrom
Cover: Dan DeCarlo
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/12
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

JUGHEAD #216
It’s “The Holiday Season” and Jughead is feeling glum. With no money to buy anyone Christmas presents, how will everyone’s favorite glutton be able to share in the joy of giving? Best pal Archie just may have the solution… That’s not all, as Jughead’s dog Hot Dog takes center stage highlighting all his canine quirks in a story entitled “My Dog is Different!”
Script: George Gladir
Art: Tim Kennedy, Stan Goldberg, Jim Amash, Jon D’Agostino
Cover: Bill Galvin, Bob Smith
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/21
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #187
The gang does their best to spread holiday cheer by caroling door-to-door when they make a startling discovery; Jughead has the voice of an angel! The Archies may have found their new lead singer right under their noses but there’s one small catch (isn’t there always?) See how Jughead’s debut as the band’s front man pans out in this holiday classic, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!”
Script: Craig Boldman
Art: Rex Lindsey, Rich Koslowski
Cover: Dan DeCarlo
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/5
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

KEVIN KELLER #6
“By George!” – When the gang gets a school assignment to write about a person who has inspired them, Kevin chooses George Takei, the legendary Star Trek actor who came out several years ago. When Kevin hears that he's at a local convention, he recruits Jughead to go with him, unaware that Mr. Takei, moved by Kevin's article, has made a trip to Riverdale to pay him a visit. Kevin rushes to meet up with his idol, but will he make it in time?
Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/5
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #25
“Archie Marries Veronica” – After the smashing success of their television debut, Betty and Reggie have a decision to make whether they want to continue down the reality TV path. Are these two primed for the spotlight? Clay recovers from his gunshot wound as husband Kevin contemplates his career shift into politics. As Archie and Veronica start up their new business ventures, things seem to be looking up for the happy couple for the first time in a long while. But does enterprising billionaire Fred Mirth’s expanding reach jeopardize their future?
“Archie Marries Betty” – After getting overlooked at work and upstaged by his students, Archie’s outlook is not so bright these days. Jughead makes the transition to fatherhood with a baby on the way, meaning he’s also looking out for his kid sister’s best interest whose boyfriend is sketchy at best. While Cheryl stays positive about her fight with breast cancer, someone close to the gang is about to have a brush with death and nothing can prepare you for the heart-stopping ending.
This special 25th issue features a cover by original Life with Archie artist Norm Breyfogle plus a wrap-around variant cover by current LWA artist Fernando Ruiz!
Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Jim Amash, Bob Smith
Cover: Norm Breyfogle
Wrap-around Variant Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/28
48-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

MEGA MAN #20
“Rock of Ages”: Join us for a very special anniversary for the Blue Bomber! Dr. Wily messes with powers beyond his control, sending ripples through time – and sending Mega Man on a whirlwind trip through his own life – and all the perils to come!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Ryan Jampole, Gary Martin, John Workman, and Matt Herms
Cover: Mike Norton and Matt Herms
Variant Cover: Ryan Jampole
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/12
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

MEGA MAN Vol. 4: SPIRITUS EX MACHINA
The explosive new chapter in the Mega Man mythology has arrived! What began as a conference to decide the future of advanced robotics turns to pandemonium when the Emerald Spears extremist group takes everyone at the A.R.T.S. hostage and threatens to blow up the robots present! It’s up to Mega Man to lead Elec Man, Pharaoh Man and Quake Woman to save the day, but time is running out for our heroes! Meanwhile, Dr. Wily is building an army in the Amazon, preparing for his ultimate revenge against the heroes that have foiled him for so long! “Spiritus Ex Machina" collects Mega Man #'s 13-16, plus tons of art and bonus features that make this graphic novel collection a must-have!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jonathan Hill, Gary Martin, John Workman, and Matt Herms
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
978-1-936975-27-3
$11.99/$12.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”

Trade Paperback
112 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 12/5

NEW CRUSADERS: RISE OF THE HEROES #4
“Legacies” Part Two: The Mighty Crusaders have fallen, and when the next generation rose to take their place, they largely met with disaster! Can Shield salvage what’s left to make a new team of heroes? Or do the teens have what it takes to turn events around? Featuring a variant cover by legendary Mighty Crusaders artist Rich Buckler!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Alitha Martinez, Gary Martin, John Workman, and Matt Herms
Cover & Hero Variant cover: Ben Bates
Variant Cover: Rich Buckler and Thomas Mason
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/21
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG: LEGACY Vol. 2
The hit new Sonic Legacy Series is back for a titanic second 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 True Blue’s earliest adventures with this GIGANTIC collection of thrilling adventures and hilarious antics as only Sonic and the Freedom Fighters could provide! SONIC: LEGACY VOLUME II collects Sonic the Hedgehog #17-36 and is loaded with extra material, special features and topped-off with a brand new cover from superstar artist Ben Bates!
Script & Art: Various
Cover: Ben Bates
978-1-936975-26-6
$14.99/$16.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
Trade Paperback
512 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 11/21

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #243
“Endangered Species” Part One: Sonic and Team Fighters have arrived at Albion, ancestral homeland of the echidnas. And it's under siege! It's up to our heroes to stop Lien-Da's forces from conquering the war-torn city. But that will be hard when Metal Knuckles arrives!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Steven Butler, Terry Austin, John Workman, and Matt Herms
Cover: Tracy Yardley! and Matt Herms
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/5
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

SONIC UNIVERSE #46
“All For One” Part One: Months ago, Mighty and Ray went on a quest to find Mighty's sister. Now the Chaotix have grown worried for their missing friends, so they're off to investigate! Will they pick up the trail in Mercia? Or will the Dark Egg Legion close our heroes’ investigation early?
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, and Steve Downer
Cover: Tracy Yardley!, and Steve Downer
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/21
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #24
Who wouldn’t want to play a video game starring The Archies? That’s exactly what top video game developer Mr. Rockmore had in mind, so when the music group head to his offices to check out the game’s progress, they come prepared with plenty of suggestions. If Rockmore’s team can handle the band’s improvements, it just might turn out to be “The Ultimate Musical Videogame!”
Script: George Gladir
Art: Stan Goldberg, Ken Selig
Cover: Dan DeCarlo, Jim DeCarlo
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/12
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

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