ARCHIE COMICS Solicitations for FEBRUARY 2013

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Archie & Friends Double Digest #25

Written By: Scott Cunningham

Art By: Rich Koslowski and Rex Lindsey

Cover By: Dan DeCarlo and various

Description: Archie just scored a date with the one and only Cheryl Blossom! Now there’s just one problem — keeping Betty and Veronica from finding out. Figuring the circus to be the perfect hideaway date, Archie sneaks Cheryl to the big tent, but little does he know that scheming Reggie is out to sabotage the date with a “chance” meeting. Can Archie avoid detection from his best gal pals by filling some very big clown shoes, or will he be forced to run away with the circus?

160 pages, $3.99.

Archie Double Double Digest #238

Written By: Angelo Decesare

Art By: Stan Goldberg and Bob Smith

Cover By: Tito Pena and various

Description: You read that right, this special edition of the Archie Double Digest is a Double Double! That means twice as much content as a regular Double Digest at a great price, so you get much more bang for your buck! Archie and the gang are having fun, fun, fun cruising around town. That is until Mr. Andrews takes Archie’s junk heap away for joy riding when he’s supposed to be hitting the books. Without a set of wheels, Archie’s freewheelin’ lifestyle is suddenly turned on its head and will remain that way until he passes his calculus test!

320 pages, $5.99.

Betty & Veronica #264

Written By: various

Art By: various

Covers By: Dan Parent and Alitha Martinez

Description: “Bad Hair Daze! The Story of Rapunzels.”

In this retelling of the storybook classic “Rapunzel,” we find two princesses cursed to remain in a tower until they are married off. The only way suitors can get up to the tower is by climbing the long locks of hair they’ve been cursed with. Prince Charming can’t wait, so the girls sneak out and run into a commoner named Archie. Risking their place in the kingdom, the girls naturally compete for Archie’s affections; however, leaving the tower can jeopardize the magic spell! Who will win his love before the sorceress who banished them to the tower catches up with them?

32 pages, $2.99.

Betty & Veronica Double Digest #210

Written By: Dan Parent

Art By: Al Milgrom and Dan Parent

Cover By: Dan DeCarlo and various

Description: The female population of Riverdale is engrossed in the latest romance novel, Destiny’s Rapture. But who is the mysterious “Gigi” behind the story? Betty and Veronica intend to find out when they attend a signing for the book, but when they discover it may be a certain principal of Riverdale High, will the reality kill the romance? Crack open “Isn’t it Romantic?” and find out!

160 pages, $3.99.

Jughead’s Double Digest #190

Written By: Craig Boldman

Art By: Rex Lindsey and Rich Koslowski

Cover By: Tito Pena and various

Description: Archie’s got his sights set on a new girl, but how should he go about winning her over? Jughead warns that whatever he does, under no circumstances should he follow the advice of Trula Twyst. That will end in nothing short of disaster! Find out if Jug is right at the conclusion of “Advice Times Twice,” the first of many stories starring Archie’s best pal.

160 pages, $3.99.

Life with Archie #27

Written By: Paul Kupperberg

Art By: Fernando Ruiz and various

Cover By: Fernando Ruiz

Description: “Archie Marries Veronica.”

Kevin takes the first step onto the campaign trail as he attempts to get his name on the ballot for U.S. Senate, but he quickly discovers that he may have bitten off more than he can chew. Meanwhile, Archie’s dream gig as president of Mirth Music may not be what it seems and Veronica’s latest hire has a hidden agenda all her own. “Archie Marries Betty.” Reggie does his best to fill his recovering father’s shoes at the Gazette, which is proving more difficult than anticipated. An emotional disconnect threatens to pull the title couple apart with career-driven Betty continuing to keep Archie on the backburner. Can they turn it around before it’s too late or are they on the path to Splitsville?

48 pages, $3.99.

Mega Man #23

Written By: Ian Flynn

Art By: Gary Martin and various

Cover By: Matt Herms and various

Description: “For the Bot Who Has Everything.”

Happy Birthday, Mega Man! The city celebrates their hero in style and Rock receives the recognition he deserves! What could ruin such a perfect day? How about a vengeful Dr. Wily and the mysterious Break Man?!

32 pages, $2.99.

Sabrina the Teenage Witch: The Magic Within Volume 1 TP

Written By: Tania Del Rio

Art By: Tania Del Rio and Jim Amash

Cover By: Tania Del Rio and Jason Jensen

Description: The Magic returns like never before! Sabrina Spellman is your average teenager by day, attending Greendale High where her crush Harvey plays for the school basketball team. But by night, Sabrina enters the magic realm where she hones her witchcraft and attends charm school with the handsome and mysterious Shinji! Start from the very beginning as Sabrina deals with her two eccentric aunts and her conflicting lives in the Mortal and Magic realms, presented with a manga-style makeover! Amidst all the high school mischief, magic and romance, a real threat is growing in the Magic Realm — and it may hit closer to home than Sabrina ever expected!

256 pages, black and white, $10.99.

Sonic the Hedgehog #246

Written By: Ian Flynn

Art By: Terry Austin and various

Cover By: Tracy Yardley and Matt Herms

Description: “Endangered Species,” The Conclusion!

It’s the most world-shattering story to ever hit Knuckles the Echidna, and it all ends here! As Team Fighters make their way to the Arctic, Thrash and Knuckles collide in an explosive final battle for the fate of the Echidnas. So why is Silver the Hedgehog in the mix? Find out in this exciting finale!

32 pages, $2.99.

Sonic the Hedgehog Archives Volume 20 TP

Written By: Ian Flynn

Art By: Patrick Spaz Spaziante

Cover By: Patrick Spaz Spaziante

Description: The bestselling Sonic Archives continues! Mysteries abound in this lead-up to Sonic’s third major milestone! Strange things are happening to our True Blue hero. A beam from space threatens the time-stream! The Robians vanish from Knothole! Dr. Robotnik’s life story is broadcast across the world! It’s up to Sonic and his Freedom Fighter friends to stop each plot and brave the unknowns of space! This volume features the dramatic return of Sonic’s worst enemy! Sonic Archives Volume 20 collects issues #75-78.

112 pages, $7.99.

Sonic Universe #49

Written By: Ian Flynn

Art By: Jim Amash and various

Cover By: Stephen Downer and Tracy Yardley

Description: “All For One,” Part Four.

The search for Mighty and Ray is over! It’s pandemonium as the Sand Blasters and Eggman’s Forces battle with the Chaotix caught in the middle! Will Mighty be reunited with his long-lost sister? Will she remember him? Will any of them get out alive?

32 pages, $2.99.

Sonic Saga Volume 2: Order from Chaos TP

Written By: Ian Flynn

Art By: Patrick Spaz Spaziante and various

Cover By: Tracy Yardley and various

Description: Blast into the action at Sonic speed with the continuation of the all-new Sonic Saga series! The mysterious villain known only as Anonymous finally makes his play after months of careful plotting, and hero and villain alike are caught in his grasp! Friends and family are put in peril! And if that wasn’t enough, Anonymous has gathered every Chaos Emerald in the universe! Sonic must cross time and space to reunite families, while his dark rival, Shadow the Hedgehog, finally confronts Dr. Eggman and his legacy! Collects selected stories from Sonic the Hedgehog #168-172.

112 pages, $11.99.

Sonic Super Digest #2

Written By: various

Art By: various

Cover By: Tracy Yardley and Matt Herms

Description: Sonic Super Digest is back! 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 Knuckles and the Chaotix, as secrets from the mysterious floating island abound! Perfect for fans new and old, Sonic Super Digest collects tons of comic stories, coloring pages, bonus content, and features an all-new cover by Sonic Artist Supreme Tracy Yardley!

128 pages, $3.99.

World of Archie Double Digest #26

Written By: Barbara Slate

Art By: Stan Goldberg and Bob Smith

Cover By: Dan DeCarlo and various

Description: Archie, Betty and Veronica’s parents are all going out for dinner, leaving their respective teens behind to fret over what subjects will arise during dinner conversation. Will their secrets be spilled? Will they be embarrassed beyond words? Worse yet, will the famous love triangle tear their families apart? “Dinner for 6” holds all the answers and you’re invited to take part!

160 pages, $3.99.

SOURCE: Comics Continuum

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