Archie Comics released the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in December 2010.

ARCHIE #616
“Campaign Pain” Part 1.

President Barack Obama and famed politician Sarah Palin get involved as Student Government campaigns spiral out of control at Riverdale High! The race between Archie and Reggie gets hot as campaign chaos reaches to the top, forcing an impromptu visit from these big-name politicos, who get pulled into the fray!
SCRIPT: Alex Simmons
ART: Dan Parent, Jack Morelli, and Digikore Studios
COVER: Dan Parent and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: DEC 15, 2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: DEC 22, 2010
Newsstands: Week of JAN 4, 2011
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #150
“Return to the Comic Shop: Meteor Madness” A Night in the Comic Shop, Part Three.

A visit to the Pep Comics Shop turns interdimensional! Jughead’s cousin Souphead won’t fall for Reggie’s story about hordes of classic comic book characters unleashed on the town from a fallen meteorite… That is, until those legendary MLJ/Archie Comics characters return through interdimensional portals to prove it!
SCRIPT: Fernando Ruiz
ART: Bill Galvan, Jack Morelli, and Various
COVER: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: DEC 1, 2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: DEC 8, 2010
Newsstands: Week of DEC 21, 2010
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

ARCHIE & FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #1
“Adventures in the Wonder Realm” Part 1.

Dilton gets the perfect chance to test out the Wonder Realm, his new “immersive” gaming invention, when Archie’s parents banish his gaming addiction to the basement! There’s just one problem: once you get immersed in the game… how do you get out?!
SCRIPT: Stephen Oswald
ART: Joe Staton, Bob Smith, Jack Morelli, Joe Morciglio, and Tito Pena
COVER: Joe Staton, Bob Smith, and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: DEC 1, 2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: DEC 8, 2010
Newsstands: Week of DEC 21, 2010
Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color
$3.99 US

BETTY & VERONICA #251
“Winter Bliss” & “The Sales Force”.

Even a Hawaiian vacation doesn’t spell “Winter Bliss” when Betty and Veronica find out that back at home, their beloved Archie could be tempted by Cheryl’s winter kiss! Then, when “The Sales Force” of Veronica Lodge overhypes Betty’s fundraiser cupcakes, can Jughead bite in and save her baking reputation?
SCRIPT: George Gladir
ART: Jeff Shultz, Jack Morelli, and Digikore Studios
COVER: Dan Parent
Shipping Date: DEC 8, 2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: DEC 15, 2010
Newsstands: Week of DEC 28, 2010
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #187
“Peace and Harm-Ony,” “High School Daze,” & “The Middle Ground”.

Betty and Veronica teach a valuable lesson in “Peace and Harm-Ony” when their mastery of demanding yoga poses leads to subbing for their instructor! Then, as Betty daydreams about her future, will she long for “High School Daze”? Finally, Veronica gets tired of being “The Middle Ground” for Archie and Reggie. Can she make herself the center of attention instead of being stuck in the middle?
SCRIPT: Angelo DeCesare, Mike Pellowski
ART: Jeff Shultz, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Al Milgrom, Ken Selig, John Rose, Jack Morelli, Janice Chiang, and Barry Grossman
COVER: Dan Parent
Shipping Date: DEC 29, 2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: JAN 5, 2011
Newsstands: Week of JAN 18, 2010
Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color
$3.99 US

B&V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #210
“Queen B” Part Two of Four & “Things in Common”.

Cheryl’s reign over Pembrooke is in peril! Everyone flocks to new-kid-in-town Pieter, and now Cheryl might be falling for him herself! But when she finds out who Pieter’s girlfriend is, will Cheryl turn to her greatest enemy for help? Meanwhile, Nancy’s fed up with Chuck’s favorite pastimes, but when they find new “Things in Common,” will they come full circle?
SCRIPT: Tania Del Rio, George Gladir
ART: Jeff Shultz, Stan Goldberg, Al Milgrom, John Workman, Jack Morelli, and Barry Grossman
COVER: Jeff Shultz, Al Milgrom, and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: DEC 15, 2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: DEC 22, 2010
Newsstands: Week of JAN 4, 2011
Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color
$3.99 US

JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #166
“Archie Drama Club: Cyrano Jones” Part Two.

Jughead finds himself as Renaissance word-slinger Cyrano de Bergerac amidst noble swordsmen, villagers bearing pastry gifts and the mysterious beauty Roxanne! But when his role for the class play becomes too real for the dream world will he escape with his wit? And who plays the mystery love interest, Roxanne?
SCRIPT: Alex Simmons
ART: Fernando Ruiz, Jon D’Agostino, John Workman, Barry Grossman
COVER: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: DEC 8, 2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: DEC 15, 2010
Newsstands: Week of DEC 28, 2010
Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color
$3.99 US

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #6: FEB 2011
“Archie Loves Betty: Farewell” & “Archie Loves Veronica: Get Out the Vote”.

The “Archie Wedding” phenomenon continues in this MEGA-HIT magazine with Archie’s married lives to Betty and Veronica!
With one hardship after another in “Archie Loves Betty: Farewell,” Archie and friends must now confront the most shocking development of all, as a beloved friend passes away! But even this dark cloud has a silver lining…
SCRIPT: Paul Kupperberg
ART: Norm Breyfogle, Andrew Pepoy, Janice Chiang and Glenn Whitmore
COVER: Norm Breyfogle and Tito Pena
Meanwhile, in “Archie Loves Veronica: Get Out the Vote”, Veronica stands up against her industrialist dad to save Riverdale, as Moose’s mayoral campaign rolls on! Plus, Betty finds more than a friend in an unlikely face from the past, as old friends join forces once again!
SCRIPT: Paul Kupperberg
ART: Norm Breyfogle, Joe Rubinstein, Jack Morelli and Glenn Whitmore
COVER: Norm Breyfogle and Tito Pena
Issue: FEB 2011, Issue #6
Shipping Date: DEC 22, 2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: DEC 29, 2010
Newsstands: Week of JAN 11, 2010
Magazine, 64 pgs, glossy stock, Full-Color
$3.99 US

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #220
“In Service to the King” Part Two.

Danger abounds in this pulse-pounding issue! Sonic is lost in a void with no chance of escape! One of his friends is about to make a terrible mistake! An old villain is poised to return, and a Chaos Emerald hangs in the balance! Then, discover the final fate of the villainess Lien-Da in “From the Inside Out.”
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin, John Workman, and Matt Herms
COVER: Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin, and Matt Herms
Shipping Date: DEC 15, 2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: DEC 22, 2010
Newsstands: Week of JAN 4, 2011
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

SONIC UNIVERSE #23
“Treasure Team Tango,” Part Three.

The race for the Sol Emerald continues, and things are getting heated! Can Team Rose and Team Dark settle down long enough to track down a thieving trio of hooligans? And when a surprise FOURTH team joins the fray, will it make things better— or worse?!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Phil Felix, and Jason Jensen
COVER: Tracy Yardley and Ben Hunzeker
Shipping Date: DEC 1, 2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: DEC 8, 2010
Newsstands: Week of DEC 21, 2010
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

SONIC ARCHIVES #14
It’s the dawning of a new age for Sonic, and SONIC ARCHIVES VOL. 14 is there to catch it from the beginning! Dr. Robotnik has fallen to the events of “Endgame,” but that doesn’t mean the danger has passed! New zones, old secrets, and one very ugly wizard are all set to debut and give Sonic trouble! This high quality paperback volume collects Sonic the Hedgehog #51-54.
SCRIPTS: Various ART: Sam Maxwell, Art Mawhinney, Nelson Ortega, John Hebert, Andrew Pepoy, Jim Amash, Pam Eklund, Harvey Mercadoocasio
COVER: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante
Shipping Date: DEC 22, 2010
On Sale: DEC 29, 2010
Soft Cover, 5×7&3/8, 112 pgs, Full-Color
$7.95 US

VERONICA #204
“All That and a Bag of Chips” New Kids, Part 6.

The epic conclusion of the “New Kids” saga could be the epic conclusion of Veronica’s ego! Now that the family of new kid Lawrence “Lonnie” Easterman has even tighter ties to high society than the Lodges, can Veronica handle being shut out of the Riverdale elite and demoted to second best?
SCRIPT: Alex Simmons
ART: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, and Digikore Studios
COVER: Rex Lindsey, Rich Koslowski, and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: DEC 22, 2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: DEC 29, 2010
Newsstands: Week of JAN 11, 2011
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #3
“Role Reversal Day” & “Drawing Attention”.

Teachers run amok on campus as students and faculty switch places for “Role Reversal Day”! Then, Chuck’s exaggerated caricatures for the school newspaper are “Drawing Attention,” but not the way they were meant to! Can Chuck clear up the creative confusion?
SCRIPT: Paul Kupperberg, Bill Golliher
ART: Stan Goldberg, Pat Kennedy, Jim Amash, Ken Selig, Phil Felix, Barry Grossman
COVER: Fernando Ruiz, Jon D’Agostino, and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: DEC 22, 2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: DEC 29, 2010
Newsstands: JAN 11, 2011
Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color
$3.99 US

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