Archie Comics for September 2010

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Archie Comics sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in September 2010.

ARCHIE #613
“Riverdale ZOMBIES!”
The mayhem continues as zombiefied students and faculty, transformed by the mysterious Formula Z, escape into the streets of Riverdale! Archie, the “Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.,” must find a way to reverse the effects. Can Archie, his friends, and his cousin Andy find a cure to wake the Walking Dazed from Mad Doctor Doom’s control?
SCRIPT: Tom DeFalco
ART: Fernando Ruiz, Rick Koslowski, Jack Morelli, and Glenn Whitmore
On Sale at Comic Shops: 9/15/2010
Newsstands: Week of 9/28/2010
32-page, 40 lb glossy stock, full-color comic
$2.99 US

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #147
“Twilite: Part 2”
The intense conclusion to the thrilling tale of mythic teen romance! When Ivan is exposed as a vampire, Veronica’s feelings for him only deepen. But Jared, the one responsible for exposing Ivan, has a terrifying secret of his own! Can mere mortals like Archie and Reggie compete against supernatural Casanovas?
SCRIPT: Angelo DeCesare
ART: Bill Galvan, Jack Morelli, and Digikore Studios
On Sale at Comic Shops: 9/8/2010
Newsstands: Week of 9/21/2010
32-page, 40 lb glossy stock, full-color comic
$2.99 US

ARCHIE DIGEST #267
“Band Aid,” “Snooze Alarmed”
The Archies comeback plan falls on deaf ears as their manager tries to give them some help with a little “Band Aid.” Then, Archie is “Snooze Alarmed” when he stays up late to work on a paper and finds out the real test is if he can stay awake in school!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski
ART: Jeff Shultz, Bob Bolling, Al Milgrom, Jim Amash, Phil Felix, Teresa Davidson, Barry Grossman
On Sale at Comic Shops: 9/8/2010
Newsstands: Week of 9/21/2010
80-page, full-color digest
$2.69 US

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #212
“Something Fishy,” “Football Fun,” “Monster Mash”
Archie, Jughead and Reggie are a trio of troublemakers at the Lodge mansion and an award-winning swordfish becomes a casualty. Can they hook a replacement before they end up sunk? Then, Archie seeks “Football Fun” by coaching a youth team, but is it too big a task to tackle? Finally, Archie plans on using his leaf-raking money to buy the perfect costume for the “Monster Mash” masquerade, but will Reggie rake in on Archie’s idea?
SCRIPT: Bill Golliher, John Rose
ART: Pat Kennedy, Henry Scarpelli, Bill Galvan, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, Teresa Davidson, Barry Grossman
On Sale at Comic Shops: 9/22/2010
Newsstands: Week of 10/5/2010
160-page, full-color digest
$3.99 US

BETTY #188
“Battle of the BFFs Part 3”
Reigning “World’s Greatest BFFs” Betty & Veronica judge the competition to determine the next greatest BFFs. Cheryl Blossom snares Ginger Lopez into her plot to best B&V by scheming her way through the contest. But will time on BFF Island prove to be too much for her manipulations? Continued from BETTY & VERONICA #249.
SCRIPT: Dan Parent
ART: Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Mike Decarlo, Jack Morelli, and Digikore Studios
On Sale at Comic Shops: 9/29/2010
Newsstands: Week of 10/12/2010
32-page, 40 lb glossy stock, full-color comic
$2.99 US

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #208
“The Great Idea,” “Don’t Make a Scene”
Veronica has “The Great Idea” to be a living model at the mall and shoppers flock to see her, but what happens when girls flock to see Archie model? Then, the audience cries “Don’t Make A Scene!” as the gang takes to the stage to act out world-famous romances!
SCRIPT: George Gladir, Mike Pellowski
ART: Jeff Shultz, Al Nickerson, Jack Morelli, Barry Grossman
On Sale at Comic Shops: 10/6/2010
Newsstands: Week of 10/19/2010
80-page, full-color digest
$2.69 US

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #184
“A Tale of Two Cinderellas,” “The Action Faction,” “The Riverdale Express”
It’s a fairy tale with double vision as Betty and Veronica cast themselves in a “A Tale of Two Cinderellas” as Cinderbetty and Cinderonica! Who will win Prince Archibald’s heart? Then, Betty & Veronica become the “Action Faction,” going full steam ahead to help local businesses. Meanwhile, Betty and Veronica must work together to fend off bike chicks hailing Archie as their hero for turning “The Riverdale Express” railroad tracks into a bike trail.
SCRIPT: Dan Parent, George Gladir, Bill Golliher
ART: Dan Parent, Jeff Shultz, Pat Kennedy, Jim Amash, Al Milgrom, Mark McKenna, Phil Felix, Barry Grossman
On Sale at Comic Shops: 9/15/2010
Newsstands: Week of 9/28/2010
160-page, full-color digest
$3.99 US

JUGHEAD #203
“Well, Well My Lovely”
Jughead Jones, Semi-Private Eye is back! In a nearby Chinatown, a string of mysterious accidents put actress Anna Mae in ever increasing danger! With danger and shadows around every corner, Jughead must discover who has a beef with the film before they endanger not just his life, but the all-you-can-eat buffet!
SCRIPT: Alex Simmons
ART: Rex Lindsey, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli
On Sale at Comic Shops: 9/22/2010
Newsstands: 10/5/2010
32-page, 40 lb glossy stock, full-color comic
$2.99 US

JUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST #164
“Mr. Idea Man,” “Send in the Clowns,” “Mix & Match”
Jughead becomes “Mr. Idea Man” to help a costume shop drum up business with a unique way to guarantee a date night. As word of mouth spreads, will Jughead be a victim of his own success? Then, Little Jughead decides to “Send in the Clowns” to help Principal Weatherbee find a new car. Meanwhile, Ethel and Midge play a game of “Mix and Match,” imagining what other romantic triangles would be like at Riverdale High!
SCRIPT: George Gladir, Dexter Taylor, Mike Pellowski
ART: Pat Kennedy, Dexter Taylor, Tim Kennedy, Mark McKenna, Bob Smith, Ken Selig, Jack Morelli, Phil Felix, Barry Grossman
On Sale at Comic Shops: 10/6/2010
Newsstands: 10/19/2010
160-page, full-color digest
$3.99 US

LIFE WITH ARCHIE: NOV 2010
The best-selling Archie wedding series continues with The Married Life, two ongoing series each featuring one of Archie’s two possible futures, one married to Betty and another married to Veronica.
“Archie Loves Betty: Saturday”
First, in “Archie Loves Betty: Saturday” Archie and Betty fight to make their dreams come true in Manhattan, but back in Riverdale, Mr. Lodge will stop at nothing to break the man that broke his daughter’s heart.
SCRIPT: Paul Kupperberg
ART: Norm Breyfogle, Andrew Pepoy, Janice Chiang and Glenn Whitmore
“Archie Loves Veronica: Dear Dilton…”
Meanwhile, in “Archie Loves Veronica: Dear Dilton…” Lodge’s push to buy out Pop Tate’s is pushing Archie and Veronica’s marriage to its limits as the mayoral race continues. Will an old foe step in to help Moose step up?
SCRIPT: Paul Kupperberg
ART: Norm Breyfogle, Joe Rubinstein, Jack Morelli and Glenn Whitmore
COVER: Norm Breyfogle and Tito Peña
Issue: Nov. 2010, Issue #3
On Sale at Comic Shops: 10/6/2010
Newsstands: Week of 10/19/2010
64-page, glossy stock, full-color magazine
$3.99 US

PALS ‘n’ GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #145
“The Dream Comes True,” “Haunted Helpers”
When Dilton’s attempts to make the football team get sacked, he finds that he might be better suited for the sidelines… as team mascot! Then Archie and his friends become “Haunted Helpers” by making a deal with Mr. Lodge: If they can clean up an old theater before renovations, The Archies can be the premier act when it reopens! They’ll just have to sweep away a tangle of cobwebs first… and perhaps a ghost or two!
SCRIPT: George Gladir, Tim Kennedy
ART: Stan Goldberg, Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Jack Morelli, Barry Grossman
On Sale at Comic Shops: 9/29/2010
Newsstands: Week of 10/12/2010
160-page, full-color digest
$3.99 US

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #217
“Thicker than Water” Part One:
Sonic and Bunnie head out into the Great Desert to aid Freedom Fighters in need, but they get caught up an whirl-wind ruckus! Who is friend and who is foe? Sonic comes face-to-face with enemies of the past while Bunnie is reunited with someone of her mysterious past! Then, in “Welcome Back, Chao!” Amy Rose runs into a few familiar faces – and a few new ones, too!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn. 
ART: Ben Bates, Jamal Peppers
On Sale at Comic Shops: 9/8/2010
Newsstands: Week of 9/21/2010
32-page, 40 lb glossy stock, full-color comic
$2.99 US

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #218
“Thicker Than Water: Part Two,” “Hindsight”:
It’s Sonic versus Bunnie in a no-holds-barred battle! The prize: the sprawling Oil Ocean Refinery! Two factions stand poised to attack as hero turns on hero – but is everything as it seems? There will be as many revelations as explosions! Then, in “Hindsight,” Dr. Eggman calls Snively in for questioning. What is the conniving little man up to this time?
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn. 
ART: Ben Bates and Jamal Peppers
COVER: Tracy Yardley!, Terry Austin, and Matt Herms
On Sale at Comic Shops: 10/6/2010
Newsstands: 10/19/2010
32-page, 40 lb glossy stock, full-color comic
$2.99 US

SONIC UNIVERSE #20
“Trouble in Paradise” Part Four of Four
Deep in the enemy base, Tails and his friends fight to survive the assault from the terrible Mole Mech! But even if they come out on top, do they stand a chance of escaping with their lives? Don’t miss the thrilling conclusion!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn. 
ART: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash, Phil Felix, and Jason Jensen
On Sale at Comic Shops: 9/22/2010
Newsstands: 10/5/2010
32-page, 40 lb glossy stock, full-color comic
$2.99 US

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