Archie Comics has released the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in May 2010.  Take the jump to find out what Archie, Sonic, Veronica, and the rest are up to in May.

ARCHIE COMICS SHIPPING MAY 2010

ARCHIE AMERICANA SERIES VOLUME 10:

BEST OF THE SEVENTIES BOOK 2

By popular demand, get set for a second heaping helping of classic Archie stories from the sensational seventies! This follow-up to the original BEST OF THE SEVENTIES features more of the best stories of the 1970s collected into one, high-grade volume. Witness as Archie and his friends get involved in one hysterical situation after another, and enjoy the fads and fashions of the decades: Social relevance! The ERA! Inflation! The Bicentennial! Disco! Seventies Teen Idols! It’s all here and more in one amazing book. All we can say is… have a nice day!

SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents

Shipping Date: May 5th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: May 12th, 2010

Newsstands: May 25th, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1879794498

96-page, full color square bound paperback

$11.95 US

ARCHIE #609

“More Than Words”: Last issue, readers witnessed the double-bill of the century, as The Archies and Josie & the Pussycats co-headlined a major concert tour! When the lights dimmed, it turned out that the lyrics to the love songs weren’t just being recited on stage… but also whispered into Valerie’s ears by Archie! The two lovebirds soon became songbirds, penning their own original love song. But when Betty and Veronica find out, they’re in no mood for love songs! Can Archie and Valerie have a relationship amidst the suspicions and jealousies of their band mates, or will the curtain fall on their rockin’ romance?

SCRIPT: Dan Parent

ART: Bill Galvan

Shipping Date: May 19th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: May 26th, 2010

Newsstands: June 8th, 2010

32-page, 40 lb glossy stock, full color comic

$2.99 US

ARCHIE DIGEST #264

“Wheel Appeal”: Archie has always been popular with the ladies, but when he wins the use of a sports car for a week, one passenger seat is simply not enough!

SCRIPT: Bill Golliher

ART: Jeff Shultz

“Writer’s Blockhead”: Archie has to write a story for English class, but he’s stuck at “Once upon a time!”

SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski

ART: Bob Bolling

PLUS: Other new and classic tales!

SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents

BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Shipping Date: May 12th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: May 19th, 2010

Newsstands: June 1st, 2010

88-page, Full color digest format

$2.69 US

ARCHIE’S DOUBLE DIGEST #209

“Click Trick”: The hazard blinkers from the roadwork being done in front of Archie’s bedroom window make it impossible to get a good night’s sleep, so it’s off to the woods where Archie is determined to get some rest… or will he?

SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski

ART: Fernando Ruiz

“Dog Gone”: A thunderstorm sends Little Archie’s dog Spotty scurrying, leading to a breathtaking adventure as he desperately searches for the petrified pooch.

SCRIPT AND ART: Bob Bolling

“Brush Up”: Archie goes to the woods to do a still life painting for art class… but nothing there will keep still long enough!

SCRIPT: John Rose

ART: Bob Bolling

PLUS: Other new and classic tales!

SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents

BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Shipping Date: May 26th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: June 2nd, 2010

Newsstands: June 15th, 2010

176-page, full color digest

$3.99 US

BETTY #186

“Tree Trouble”: With help from Dilton’s holographic projector, Betty finds a way to declare her love for Archie without having to actually carve their initials in a tree!

SCRIPT: Craig Boldman

ART: Stan Goldberg

“The Older Woman”: Have you heard the news? The paperboy is awfully interested in making deliveries at the Cooper home!

SCRIPT: Craig Boldman

ART: Stan Goldberg

“Second Chance”: Nancy and Betty both wish they had more time for fun… and thanks to a wishbone those wishes may come true!

SCRIPT: George Gladir

ART: Stan Goldberg

“Neat Freaked Out!”: Betty’s Mom is shocked at how much effort Betty is putting into cleaning the house… until she learns Betty invited Archie over!

SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski

ART: Stan Goldberg

Shipping Date: May 26th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: June 2nd, 2010

Newsstands: June 15th, 2010

32-page, 40 lb glossy stock, full color comic

$2.99 US

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #204

“We’ve Got it Maid”: Cheryl Blossom offers “maid service for a day” as part of a charity auction – and Veronica is determined to be the high bidder! As Cheryl toils, will Veronica “clean up” on payback she feels owed, or be more “charitable” in her treatment of Cheryl?

SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent

“A Quick Study”: Veronica learns that studying isn’t all fun and games when comparing study groups with a friend.

SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski

ART: Pat Kennedy

SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents

BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Shipping Date: May 5th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: May 12th, 2010

Newsstands: May 25th, 2010

88-page, Full color digest format

$2.69 US

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #181

“No Baseball for Betty Part 2”: Continued from last issue. If you think Archie has a hard time choosing between Betty and Veronica, wait until he has to choose between his feelings for Betty and his desire to play shortstop on the baseball team – the same position Betty is trying out for! Yes, last issue Betty decided to play hard ball instead of softball, and in the process she threw a curve ball to Archie and the other boys on the team! In fact, it’s led to an all-out debate between the boys and girls, and now the boys are threatening to petition that Betty be banned from baseball! Who will prevail? There are still several innings left to play in this multi-part tale!

SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski

ART: Rod Whigham

PLUS: Other new and classic tales!

SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents

BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Shipping Date: May 19th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: May 26th, 2010

Newsstands: June 8th, 2010

176-page, full color digest

$3.99 US

JUGHEAD #201

“The Volunteer”: When Mr. Flutesnoot proposes a student committee dedicated to community service, no one gives him the time of day due to his failed campaigns of the past. The biggest naysayer is Jughead, but his conscience gets the best of him and he soon becomes a one-man task force. But can Jughead make Riverdale a nicer place for everyone all by himself?

SCRIPT: Craig Boldman

ART: Rex Lindsey.

Shipping Date: May 12th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: May 19th, 2010

Newsstands: June 1st, 2010

32-page, 40 lb glossy stock, full color comic

$2.99 US

JUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST #160

“The Saga of Bullseye Jones”: Yee-ha! It’s time to saddle up your hosses and mosey into the old west for some rip-roaring fun! Lasso up some laughs when you join Jonesy and Chuck as they arrive in Peaceful Valley and try out to be Mayor Andrews’ new deputies!

SCRIPT: George Gladir

ART: Pat Kennedy

“Treehouse Trouble”: Jughead and Archie are up a tree—literally—when they volunteer to build a treehouse for the Riverdale Boys and Girls Club!

SCRIPT: John Rose

ART: Tim Kennedy

“Food Mood”: An army travels on its stomach… and so does Jughead when he goes hiking… but is the backpack strong enough to hold all the sandwiches Betty’s made for him?

SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski

ART: Bill Galvan

PLUS: Other new and classic tales!

SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents

BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Shipping Date: May 5th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: May 12th, 2010

Newsstands: May 25th, 2010

176-page, full color digest

$3.99 US

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #213

“Reigning Cats and Dogs Part One”: Sonic and Princess Sally head south to become honorary members of the new Wolf Pack Nation, but stumble into a major mystery along the way: a talisman is missing, and the accusations are flying! Can Sonic stave off an all-out war? What shocking discovery does Sally make? The answers are as astounding as special guest-star Big the Cat!

SCRIPT: Ian Flynn

ART: Steven Butler

Shipping Date: May 26th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: June 2nd, 2010

Newsstands: June 15th, 2010

32-page, 40 lb glossy stock, full color comic

$2.99 US

SONIC UNIVERSE #16
THE PULSE-POUNDING CONCLUSION TO THE EPIC “JOURNEY TO THE EAST” TALE!

“A World Under Constant Vigil”: In this grand finale to the “Journey to the East” story arc, Sonic must confront the traitor to the Chaotix—Espio! But Sonic isn’t the only one in a face-off: Monkey Khan comes up against the enigmatic Bride of the Shinobi Clan, and a long-held secret is revealed! History unfolds, hidden traps are around every corner, and the fate of the world hinges on this final mission! Don’t miss this thrilling conclusion!

SCRIPT: Ian Flynn

ART: Tracy Yardley!

Shipping Date: May 12th, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: May 19th, 2010

Newsstands: June 1st, 2010

32-page, 40 lb glossy stock, full color comic

$2.99 US

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