August is coming up quicker than we might think, and Archie Comics wants us to be prepared with another month’s worth of solicitations and cover images from the company.

ARCHIE #612
“CRISIS at Riverdale High!”
The evil organization C.R.U.S.H. and Mad Doctor Doom have turned the town of Riverdale into a real-life horror film! Now Archie, as the special agent “Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.,” is face-to-face with a zombie showdown! Can Archie and his friends stop them before the whole town turns into the “Walking Dazed”?
SCRIPT: Tom DeFalco
ART: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, and Tom Chu
COVER: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski and Tito Peña
Shipping Date: 8/11/2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: 8/18/2010
Newsstands: Week of 8/31/2010
32-page, 40 lb glossy stock, full-color comic
$2.99 US

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #211
“Garden Variety Goofs,” “Splash Downer,” & “Here’s the Scoop”
First, Veronica convinces her father to have faith in Archie and hire him to do some landscaping, but will Archie and Jughead become a budding success or remain ”Garden Variety Goofs”? Then, Archie’s job as a camp counselor turns into a “Splash Downer” when the camp kids spend their day pulling pranks that leave Archie all washed up. Finally, “Here’s the Scoop” of the day: Archie Andrews becomes Riverdale’s newest neighborhood ice cream man!
SCRIPT: Craig Boldman, Mike Pellowski and John Rose
ART: Stan Goldberg, Tim Kennedy, Henry Scarpelli, Bob Smith, Al Milgrom, Jon D’Agostino, Jack Morelli, Phil Felix, Barry Grossman and Carlos Antunes
COVER: Stan Goldberg, Bob Smith and Tito Peña
Shipping Date: 8/4/2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: 8/11/2010
Newsstands: Week of 8/24/2010
160-page, full-color digest
$3.99 US

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #146
“Twilite”
Part one of a two-part story. It’s love at first bite when two new students arrive in Riverdale. Betty and Veronica are fascinated by the smoldering-hot Ivan, but Jarred is warning everyone who’ll listen that Ivan is really a vampire! Reggie volunteers to help Jarred expose Ivan as a bloodsucker, but love—or maybe Ivan—is clouding the girls’ judgment. Can the girls be saved before romance sinks its teeth in?
SCRIPT: Angelo DeCesare
ART: Bill Galvan, Jack Morelli and Digikore Studios
COVER: Bill Galvan, Mike DeCarlo and Tito Peña
Shipping Date: 8/4/2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: 8/11/2010
Newsstands: Week of 8/24/2010
32-page, 40 lb glossy stock, full-color comic
$2.99 US

ARCHIE & FRIENDS ALL STARS VOLUME FIVE: ARCHIE’S HAUNTED HOUSE
“House of Riverdale,” “Clothes Make the Monster,” “An Axe to Grind,” “Halloween Riverdale Style,” “The Ultimate Halloween Bash,” & “For Monsters Only”
Just in time for Halloween comes a collection of the spookiest Archie tales ever! Included is the epic “House of Riverdale” saga by Batton Lash of the “Archie: Freshman Year” stories. Archie and the gang try to save the historic Riverdale House from being torn down and end up in a face-off against the house’s evil entity! Plus, special guest appearances by Sabrina the Teenage Witch and five other creepy-kooky tales guaranteed to scare you silly!
SCRIPT: Batton Lash, Fernando Ruiz, Dan Parent
ART: Stan Goldberg, Fernando Ruiz, Mark McKenna, Dan Parent, Jack Morelli, Barry Grossman
Shipping Date: 8/11/2010
On Sale Date: 8/18/ 2010
6”x 9” paperback graphic novel
$ 9.95 US / $11.95 CAN

BETTY & VERONICA #249
“Battle of the BFFs”
It’s the second installment of the four-issue crossover event! Cheryl is furious that Betty and Veronica won TeenTV’s “BFF” contest. Now she’s stooping to new lows as she uses kind-hearted Ginger in her personal battle against Betty and Veronica. Cheryl’s villainy will stop at nothing to turn all of Betty and Veronica’s friends against the “World’s #1 BBFs”!
SCRIPT: Dan Parent
ART: Dan Parent, Jack Morelli and Digikore Studios
COVER: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski and Tito Peña
Shipping Date: 8/18/2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: 8/25/2010
Newsstands: Week of 9/7/2010
32-page, 40 lb glossy stock, full-color comic
$2.99 US

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #207
“Sleeping Betty” & “Taken for a Ride”
Life is a fairy tale in an Archie-ized retelling of Sleeping Beauty starring Betty, with Veronica as the evil queen. A curse placed on baby Betty alters the princess’s life forever and threatens to give this story an unhappy ending. Can the magic of cherished friends and the love of a true prince turn the tide? Then, back in the present, the gang is “Taken for a Ride,” but everyone has their own idea about how to roll out.
SCRIPT: Dan Parent, Mike Pellowski
ART: Dan Parent, Tim Kennedy, Ken Selig, Phil Felix and Barry Grossman
COVER: Dan Parent
Shipping Date: 8/25/2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: 9/1/2010
Newsstands: Week of 9/14/2010
80-page, full-color digest
$2.69 US

JUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST #163
“Cheer Factor” & “Camping Tripped Out”
Jughead is spending more time at the gym than the cafeteria, all on account of the “Cheer Factor.” He’s taken up cheerleading, and while his friends snicker and sneer, they soon discover there is more to cheering than just rooting for the team! Then, Archie and Jughead are “Camping Tripped Out” when they underestimate the challenge of roughing it under the stars.
SCRIPT: Fernando Ruiz, Suzannah Rowntree, John Rose
ART: Fernando Ruiz, Tim Kennedy, Jon D’Agostino, Jack Morelli and Barry Grossman
COVER: Fernando Ruiz, Jon D’Agostino and Tito Peña
Shipping Date: 8/18/2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: 8/25/2010
Newsstands: Week of 9/7/2010
160-page, full-color digest
$3.99 US

LIFE WITH ARCHIE OCT. 2010, Issue #2
“Archie Loves Betty: Different Drummers”
Things have taken a turn for the worse with Archie and Betty’s careers, but a little help from friends could reignite the dreams that brought them to the Big Apple. Meanwhile, circumstances in Riverdale lead Veronica and Reggie to forge a fragile bond and an offer to buy Pop’s Chocklit Shoppe leaves Jughead with only days to find the money to make a higher bid of his own. Will the kids from Riverdale be able to make dreams into reality?
SCRIPT: Paul Kupperberg
ART: Norm Breyfogle, Andrew Pepoy, Janice Chiang and Glenn Whitmore
COVER: Norm Breyfogle and Tito Peña
“Archie Loves Veronica: Main Street Mangle”
Lodge Industries’ plan to buy out Pop Tate’s is tearing Archie and Veronica apart. The gang has splintered too, and only a few remain on speaking terms as matters of dollars and cents challenge their struggles for friendship and love. Can the once resilient teens survive the woes brought on by political tricks, money troubles and love gone awry?
SCRIPT: Paul Kupperberg
ART: Norm Breyfogle, Joe Rubinstein, Jack Morelli and Glenn Whitmore
COVER: Norm Breyfogle and Tito Peña
Issue: Oct. 2010, Issue #2
Shipping Date: 8/18/2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: 8/25/2010
Newsstands: Week of 9/7/2010
64-page, glossy stock, full color magazine
$3.99 US

PALS ‘N’ GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #144
“Candy Is(n’t) Dandy,” “Summer Bummer,” & “No Rough Stuff”
Planning for Mr. Lodge’s big birthday party is making Veronica crazy. Always willing to help his beloved, Archie takes on the task of ordering a special candy for the guests. Will it be a sweet treat or leave the guests exclaiming that “Candy Is(n’t) Dandy”? Then it’s a case of “Summer Bummer” for Archie as he contemplates his future career, while Dilton, Chuck and Moose embark on an adventurous camping trip with only one rule: “No Rough Stuff!”
SCRIPT: Craig Boldman, George Gladir, Mike Pellowski
ART: Stan Goldberg, Fernando Ruiz, Tim Kennedy, Jon D’Agostino, Al Milgrom, Phil Felix and Barry Grossman
COVER: Stan Goldberg, Bob Smith and Tito Peña
Shipping Date: 8/11/2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: 8/18/2010
Newsstands: Week of 8/31/2010
160-page, full-color digest
$3.99 US

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #216
“Family Matters Part Two”
There’s one exciting confrontation after another in the frozen waste of the Northern Tundra, as Sonic and the Arctic Freedom Fighters fight for their lives against the newest, most-threatening incarnation of the Dark Egg Legion yet! Will Rotor and Silver come to the rescue or will they be too busy finishing each other off? Then, explore a stirring, fresh look into the “Future Tense” Silver calls home in the second installment of this intriguing tale!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Steven Butler, Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin and John Workman
COVER: Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin and Jason Jensen
Shipping Date: 8/4/2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: 8/11/2010
Newsstands: Week of 8/24/2010
32-page, 40 lb glossy stock, full-color comic
$2.99 US

SONIC UNIVERSE #19
“Trouble in Paradise Part Three”
Things heat up in this island adventure, the penultimate installment of Tails’ exotic voyage! With Antoine’s ultimate fate revealed, Tails and Bunnie leap into action. As they prepare for an all-out assault on the Battle Bird Armada, the villains are setting their final trap. Will the brave duo foil the fiendish plot?
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Phil Felix and Jason Jenson
COVER: Tracy Yardley and Ben Hunzeker
Shipping Date: 8/18/2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: 8/25/2010
Newsstands: Week of 9/7/2010
32-page, 40 lb glossy stock, full-color comic
$2.99 US

VERONICA #202
“Isn’t It Bromantic?”
There’s a new hunk in town and Veronica has her sights set on him. She latches on to Kevin, but despite her increasingly persistent attempts to get his attention, he’s just not interested! Jughead takes advantage of the situation and uses them both in his quest to play Veronica for a fool. In the end, will Jughead turn out to be the real dunce?
SCRIPT: Dan Parent
ART: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli and Digikore Studios
COVER: Dan Parent
Shipping Date: 8/25/2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: 9/1/2010
Newsstands: Week of 9/14/2010
32-page, 40 lb glossy stock, full-color comic
$2.99 US

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3 Comments

  1. Brian
    May 18, 2010 at 11:36 am — Reply

    You can’t get away from Twilight if you try. Do you think if I shot myself, they’d be talking about that film/book in the after life?

  2. Jeff
    May 19, 2010 at 9:58 pm — Reply

    Please, someone tell me: WHO reads Archie?!

  3. Brian G.
    May 20, 2010 at 7:41 am — Reply

    I don’t know anyone who “reads” it but I do know someone who “collects” it. He buys but says he hasn’t read any in the last 3 years.

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