ARCHIE COMICS Solicitations for OCTOBER 2012

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OCTOBER 2012

Archie #638

Written By: Dan Parent

Art By: Dan Parent and Rich Koslowski

Cover By: Dan Parent

Description: “Archie’s Storybook: A Riverdale Fable,” Part 2. Riverdale’s been overtaken by the storyland world, but now that true love has surfaced, the curse has been broken. Or has it? It’s the battle of the storybook characters in this fantasy epic! Will everybody return to their old lives? Will anybody remember what has happened? And most importantly, will Archie get all his homework done in time when (or if!) he gets back home?

32 pages, $2.99.

Archie & Friends Double Digest #21

Written By: Mike Pellowski

Art By: Fernando Ruiz and Jon D’agostino

Cover By: Dan DeCarlo

Description: ‘Tis the season to be jolly, that is unless Mr. Weatherbee has anything to say about it! After a ban on holiday decorations is enforced at Riverdale High, the school halls just aren’t very festive. Archie and the gang intend to do something about it, but without breaking any of the school rules in “Decoration Daze!”

160 pages, $3.99.

Archie Comics Super Special #1

Written By: Dan Parent and various

Art By: Dan Parent and various

Cover By: Dan Parent and various

Description: Something exciting is happening in Riverdale! Get in on the ground floor with the debut of the all-new quarterly Archie Comic Super Special Magazine! It’s Christmas the Archie way with a brand new foil enhanced cover that’ll get you in the spirit! The Archie Comic Super Special Magazine features the greatest Christmas stories from the Archie vault, plus an extraordinary story never before seen in print, “Betty and Veronica Save Christmas (or Not!).” All this plus creator spotlights, the latest Archie news and much, much more in this jam-packed magazine!

128 pages, $9.99.

Archie Double Digest #234

Written By: Bill Golliher

Art By: Pat Kennedy and various

Cover By: Dan DeCarlo

Description: It’s Christmas Eve and the gang is gathered at Pop’s comparing their holiday traditions. When it becomes clear that Pop is without a family to celebrate with, Archie and friends are determined to inject some holiday cheer into the Chok’lit Shoppe owner’s life in “Pop Goes the Holidays!” Meanwhile, Moose and Dilton debate the existence of a certain jolly man in red in “Not a creature was stirring, not even a… Moose!”

160 pages, $3.99.

Archie’s Giant Kids Jokebook TP

Written By: various

Art By: various

Cover By: Dan DeCarlo

Description: Discover laugh after laugh on page after page of this massive Archie kids’ cartoon joke book! It’s brimming over with our picks of over 200 of the funniest cartoons and comic strips drawn to perfection by all of your favorite Archie cartoonists! The perfect companion piece to the best-selling Best of Archie, it’s the ultimate laugh-packed Archie collection!

192 pages, $6.99.

Betty & Veronica #262

Written By: Dan Parent

Art By: Dan Parent and Rich Koslowski

Cover By: Dan Parent

Description: Betty and Veronica in “Fangs a Lot, Vampironica.” Vampires in Riverdale? Where’s a slayer when you need one? Last we saw the girls, they had befriended some nice vampires down by the beach. Only trouble is, a rival vampire gang has taken Veronica and friends captive and made vampire clones out of them. It’s up to Betty to pick up a stake and save her friends’ lives before it’s too late! The conclusion of this spooky two-part tale of suspense!

32 pages, $2.99.

Betty & Veronica Double Digest #206

Written By: Bill Golliher

Art By: Fernando Ruiz and Rudy Lapick

Cover By: Dan DeCarlo and Jim DeCarlo

Description: Do-gooder Betty Cooper is doing what she does best, selling homemade wreaths for charity at the mall. But Veronica is on to her scheme when she realizes who Betty’s assistant is: Archie! Veronica must think fast if she’s going to get what (or in this case, who) she wants for Christmas! See what the holidays bring in “Wreath Wrath!” (STK474129)

160 pages, $3.99.

Jughead’s Double Digest #186

Written By: Craig Boldman

Art By: Rex Lindsey and Rich Koslowski

Cover By: Dan DeCarlo

Description: Christmas shopping is hard enough, especially when you’ve got a grinch like Reggie on your list. Jughead is determined to get the perennial trickster the perfect gift, but what do you get for the guy who puts the “bah” in “humbug”? Only way to find out is to read “The Christmas Turkeys!”

160 pages, $3.99.

Kevin Keller Volume 1: Welcome to Riverdale TP

Written By: Dan Parent

Art By: Dan Parent and Rich Koslowski

Cover By: Dan Parent

Description: Kevin Keller is sure making a splash at Riverdale High! Recently elected class president, Kevin has gone from new kid in town to one of the most well-known and popular students in school. From his first date to his first prom to his first summer job, it’s a year of new beginnings for Kevin. Now with his second collection of stories, it’s getting increasingly harder to imagine Riverdale without Kevin at the center of it.

128 pages, $11.99.

Life with Archie #24

Written By: Paul Kupperberg

Art By: Fernando Ruiz and various

Cover By: Fernando Ruiz and Bob Smith

Description: “Archie Marries Veronica.” After the devastating shooting of his partner, Kevin rethinks his risky career path while Clay recuperates. Plus, Veronica moves on from Lodge Industries and Riverdale’s Mayor Moose contemplates making a political move to the Senate. “Archie Marries Betty.” It’s the reunion we’ve all been waiting for as The Archies reunite to help raise money for a worthy cause. Conflicts aside, this issue is a can’t-miss affair with Josie and the Pussycats making their Life with Archie debut as the headlining act for the grand opening of Archie’s new music club.

48 pages, $3.99.

Mega Man #19

Written By: Ian Flynn

Art By: Gary Martin and various

Cover By: Chad Thomas and various

Description: “Roll With It.” We all know how big a hero Mega Man is, but the same heroic (robotic) heart beats in his sister Roll as well! A terrible storm puts a cruise ship in danger, and Roll is the first robot on the scene! So move over Mega Man, because the girls have got this one covered! Guest starring Quake Woman and Splash Woman!

32 pages, $2.99.

Sonic Super Digest #1

Written By: various

Art By: various

Cover By: Tracy Yardley

Description: The adventure begins in this monumental first issue! For the first time in Sonic comic history, Sonic the Hedgehog’s adventures are now available in the popular magazine digest format, the best Sonic value ever! Where Sonic Super Special Magazine leaves off, this quarterly digest collection picks up with even more classic adventure from the Sonic comic library! Packed with non-stop action, comedy and adventure this digest features tons of heroes and villains from the Sonic The Hedgehog games and cartoons! 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.

Sonic Super Special Magazine #5

Written By: various

Art By: various

Cover By: Tracy Yardley

Description: The Sonic Super Special Magazine just got an extra dose of super! Because you demanded it, this special bonus issue of the first ever Sonic comic magazine in Archie history presents your favorite Sonic comic artwork as 24 pull-out pin-up posters! Also featuring tons of comics, news, features, never-before-seen artwork and a brand-new multicolor-foil enhanced cover by Sonic artist extraordinaire Tracy Yardley! Sonic super-fans will also be treated with part five of the Sonic Time Line, featuring more brand-new art from Tracy Yardley and Matt Herms!

112 pages, $9.99.

Sonic the Hedgehog Archives Volume 19 TP

Written By: Ian Flynn

Art By: Patrick Spaziante

Cover By: Patrick Spaziante

Description: Archie’s Sonic Archives series is back! Signaling a momentous change for the Sonic the Hedgehog comics, Sonic the Hedgehog Archives 19 features flashbacks, time-twisting plots, and the dreaded return of Sonic’s deadliest villain! And the changes don’t stop there — even Sonic himself is transformed in this thrilling new volume that transitions classic Sonic the Hedgehog with the current look of the modern Sega Sonic games! Sonic Archives Volume 19 collects issues #71-74 of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book.

112 pages, $7.99.

Sonic the Hedgehog: Genesis TP

Written By: Ian Flynn

Art By: Patrick Spaz Spaziante and various

Cover By: Patrick Spaz Spaziante

Description: It’s the most talked-about story in Sonic the Hedgehog comic book history! Featuring an all-new beginning to the Sonic mythology, this highly anticipated reboot finds Sonic the Hedgehog investigating the disappearance of many woodland creatures and the sudden appearance of an army of badniks with a mysterious leader. Sonic makes new friends along the way as he leads the charge against the evil Dr. “Eggman” Robotnik! For new fans or die-hard Sonic devotees, Sonic: Genesis is the quintessential Sonic comic story!

128 pages, $14.99.

Sonic the Hedgehog #242

Written By: Ian Flynn

Art By: Terry Austin and various

Cover By: Tracy Yardley and various

Description: “Olympic Trials.” It’s a special event issue in honor of the Summer 2012 Olympic games! Sonic and his friends are preparing for the ultimate contest of sportsmanship, but Dr. Eggman plots from the shadows to take more than the gold! All this plus an exciting bonus story featuring Sonic the Hedgehog, Team Fighters, and the prelude to a certain Rad Red return!

32 pages, $2.99.

Sonic Universe #45

Written By: Ian Flynn

Art By: Jim Amash and various

Cover By: Stephen Downer and various

Description: “Race for the Stars.” It’s a special tie-in event as Sonic Universe showcases Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed! Racers from across the SEGA games have come together for the second annual All-Stars Gran Prix! But the nefarious Dr. Eggman has joined the roster and plans on not only conquering the race, but multiple worlds as well! It’s the first game crossover event in Sonic Universe history — and it’s only available in this special stand-alone issue!

32 pages, $2.99.

World of Archie Double Digest #23

Written By: George Gladir

Art By: Stan Goldberg and Bob Smith

Cover By: Dan DeCarlo

Description: Nothing like a visit from Santa himself to get you into the Christmas spirit! The world’s most famous gift bearer invites Archie back to his work shop to see what goes on behind the scenes of his busiest time of year, but is it real? See for yourself in “The Visit!”

160 pages, $3.99.

New Crusaders: Rise of the Heroes #3

Written By: Ian Flynn

Art By: Ben Bates and various

Cover By: Ben Bates

Description: “Legacies,” Part 1. The days of being ordinary teens are over: it’s time for them to become the New Crusaders! But the over-confidence of Shield and his charges could spell doom for the fledgling team. Who remains standing at the end of the day? The Red Circle Universe’s greatest heroes begin their journey in this issue!

32 pages, $2.99.

SOURCE: Comics Continuum

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