Archie Comics has released the solicitation information and cover images for titles arriving in January 2011.

ARCHIE # 617
“Campaign Pains,” Part 2
When President Obama and famed politician Sarah Palin arrive, Riverdale becomes the center of a national crisis! Archie and Reggie have each claimed support from one of these political powerhouses, but they don’t! Now Riverdale is in chaos and when the Secret Service gets involved it only gets worse!
SCRIPT: Alex Simmons
ARTIST: Dan Parent, Jack Morelli and Digikore Studios
COVER: Dan Parent
Shipping Date: 1/19/11
On Sale at Comic Shops: 1/26/11
Newstands: Week of 2/8/11
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

ARCHIE’S DOUBLE DIGEST # 215
“A Super Effort,” “Plowed In” and “Card Tricks”
In “A Super Effort,” Archie goes to super-hero school but discovers that having super powers doesn’t help his personal life. Then, in “Plowed In,” Archie spends the first snow day of the year shoveling for money, but Reggie is the one who profits. Next, Archie makes Riverdale High trading cards the new yearbook in “Card Tricks,” but who’s the most valuable card?
SCRIPT: George Gladir, John Rose, Angelo DeCesare
ARTIST: Pat Kennedy, Bob Bolling, Stan Goldberg, Terry Austin, Jim Amash, Janice Chiang, Teresa Davidson and Barry Grossman
COVER: Tim Kennedy, Jon D’Agostino and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: 1/5/11
On Sale at Comic Shops: 1/12/11
Newstands: Week of 1/25/11
Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color
$3.99 US

ARCHIE & FRIENDS # 151
“Return To The Comic Shop: Interdimensional Insanity”. A Night at the Comic Shop Part 4.
Portals from other dimensions are appearing in the basement of PEP Comics and what’s coming out isn’t all good! Join Archie and Chuck as they team up with Sam Hill, Bentley of Scotland Yard and other beloved characters from Archie Comics’ past including Gloomy Gus and Super Duck!
SCRIPT: Fernando Ruiz
ARTIST: Bill Galvan, Jack Morelli and Digikore Studios
COVER: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: 1/5/11
On Sale at Comic Shops: 1/12/11
Newstands: Week of 1/25/11
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

ARCHIE & FRIENDS ALL-STARS VOL. 7: BETTY & VERONICA STORYBOOK
“Betty in Wonderland,” “Sleeping Betty,” “There’s No Place Like Riverdale” and “A Tale of Two Cinderellas”
Once upon a time, there were two beautiful girls who were the best of friends! One day, a handsome prince came along and they both fell madly in love with him! Would this be the end of their lifelong friendship or would they all live happily ever after?
SCRIPT: Dan Parent
ARTIST: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, Janice Chiang, Teresa Davidson, Barry Grossman and Digikore Studios
COVER: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: 12/8/10
On Sale at Comic Shops: 1/12/11
Soft Cover, 6”x9”, 96 pgs, glossy stock, Full-Color
$9.95 US

ARCHIE & FRIENDS ALL-STARS VOL. 8: THE ARCHIES & JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS
“Zero to Rock Hero,” “It Starts with a Kiss,” “More Than Words” & “Love Smackdown”
It’s a match made in rock ‘n’ roll heaven when two of the greatest bands get together to make sweet music! Join The Archies and Josie and the Pussycats in a whirlwind tour of rockin’ rivalries, romance, and revenge! Plus, exclusive never-before-released storylines!
SCRIPT: Stephen Oswald and Dan Parent
ARTIST: Bill Galvan, Al Milgrom, Rich Koslowski, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, Glenn Whitmore and Digikore Studios
COVER: Bill Galvan, Rich Koslowski and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: 12/22/10
On Sale at Comic Shops: 1/26/11
Soft Cover, 6”x9”, 144 pgs, glossy stock, Full-Color
$9.95 US

ARCHIE & FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST # 2
“Adventures in the Wonder Realm” Part 2
Archie’s friends get trapped in the Wonder Realm’s online gaming world! With the help of Dilton’s latest invention, Archie must save his friends! Once inside, Archie discovers cool inventions, wondrous creatures and a horrific danger threatening everyone inside the game— the Black Knight!
SCRIPT: Stephen Oswald
ARTIST: Joe Staton, Bob Smith, Jack Morelli, Tito Pena and Joe Morciglio
COVER: Joe Staton, Bob Smith and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: 1/12/11
On Sale at Comic Shops: 1/19/11
Newstands: Week of 2/1/11
Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color
$3.99 US

ARCHIE NEW LOOK SERIES VOL. 5: GOODBYE FOREVER
“Goodbye Forever”
The good news is, Archie’s dad got a big promotion… the bad news is, Archie and his family will have to leave Riverdale forever! Betty is crushed when she learns that Archie is moving away. With only a few weeks left before Archie leaves town, will Betty finally get to tell him how she really feels or will Veronica swoop in and steal the last kiss before Archie says “Goodbye Forever?”
SCRIPT: Melanie J. Morgan
ARTIST: Norm Breyfogle, John Workman and Stephanie Vozzo
COVER: Norm Breyfogle and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: 1/19/11
On Sale at Comic Shops: 2/23/11
Soft Cover, 6”x9”, 112 pgs, glossy stock, Full-Color
$10.95 US

BETTY # 190
“A Super Duper Story” and “Sweet Treats”
Betty and Chuck team up to create a new super heroine that will appeal to female readers, but creative differences soon threaten “A Super Duper Story.” Then, in “Sweet Treats,” the always thoughtful Betty tries helping Archie, but it ends up being Veronica that gets treats from Betty’s sweet nature!
SCRIPT: George Gladir
ARTIST: Tim Kennedy, Jack Morelli and Digikore Studios
COVER: Pat Kennedy, Jon D’Agostino and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: 1/26/11
On Sale at Comic Shops: 2/2/11
Newstands: Week of 2/15/11
Comic, 32 pages, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

B & V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST # 211
“Queen B” Part 3 of 4 and “Peanut Butter Brownies”,
After humiliating ordeals, “Queen B” Cheryl Blossom must seek her revenge before the new kid Pieter’s run for class president ruins everything at Pembrooke High! Next, in “Peanut Butter Brownies” Betty and her Brownie troop make bird feeders, but the only one being fed is Jughead!
SCRIPT: Tania Del Rio, John Rose
ARTIST: Jeff Shultz, Tim Kennedy, Al Milgrom, Ken Selig, John Workman, Janice Chiang and Barry Grossman
COVER: Jeff Shultz, Al Milgrom and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: 1/19/11
On Sale at Comic Shops: 1/26/11
Newstands: Week of 2/8/11
Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color
$3.99 US

JUGHEAD # 205
“Shadow of the Podman, Man” J. Jones, Semi-Private Eye Part 4 of 4
Jamaican DJ, Podman discovers a list with information about a group of thieves working for the “Mastermind.” The only hope of capturing him is to enlist the help of J. Jones, Semi-Private Eye! Can Jughead “Catch da Beat” of the Mastermind working undercover with Podman in the hoppin’ club scene?
SCRIPT: Alex Simmons
ARTIST: Rex Lindsey, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Digikore Studios
COVER: Rex Lindsey and Tyra White
Shipping Date: 1/12/11
On Sale at Comic Shops: 1/19/11
Newstands: Week of 2/1/11
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

JUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST # 167
“Archie Drama Club – Cyrano Jones” Part 4
It’s the final act as the world of the classic play Cyrano de Bergerac becomes a swashbuckling reality! Now Jughead, as Cyrano, must give Archie/Christian the proper words to help him win the affections of Betty/Roxanne. But doesn’t Roxanne fall for Cyrano at the end? Watch out, Jughead!
SCRIPT: Alex Simmons
ARTIST: Fernando Ruiz, Jon D’Agostino, John Workman and Barry Grossman
COVER: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: 1/19/11
On Sale at Comic Shops: 1/26/11
Newstands: Week of 2/8/11
Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color
$3.99 US

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #7: MARCH 2011
“Archie Loves Betty: Freshman Year—The First Semester” Part 1, “Archie Loves Veronica: The Trial of Reggie Mantle” Part , & “Li’l Jinx Grows Up” Part 1
In “Archie Loves Betty: Freshman Year—The First Semester” Part 1, Archie & Betty come home to Riverdale to start their careers in education, but Mr. Lodge is out to shut down their beloved Riverdale High!
SCRIPT: Paul Kupperberg
ART: Norm Breyfogle, Andrew Pepoy, Janice Chiang and Glenn Whitmore
FRONTISPIECE: Norm Breyfogle and Tito Pena
Meanwhile, in “Archie Loves Veronica: The Trial of Reggie Mantle” Part 1, newly appointed mayor Moose Mason has his hands full when Reggie is framed for the exposed corporate corruption that lead to his mayoral victory!
SCRIPT: Paul Kupperberg
ART: Norm Breyfogle, Joe Rubinstein, Jack Morelli and Glenn Whitmore
FRONTISPIECE: Norm Breyfogle and Tito Pena
NEW ADDITION, “Jinx” begins a brand new storyline as “Li’l Jinx Grows Up” and starts her first day of high school! Be reintroduced to Jinx, Charley, Greg, Gigi, and more now that they’re not so Li’l!
SCRIPT: J. Torres
ART: Rick Burchett, Terry Austin, John Workman, and Glenn Whitmore
FRONTISPIECE: Rick Burchett
COVER: Norm Breyfogle and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: 1/19/11
On Sale at Comic Shops: 1/26/11
Newstands: Week of 2/8/11
Magazine, 80 pgs, glossy stock, Full-Color
$3.99 US

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #221
“Changing Tempo”: Sonic’s eager to hear the new sound of Mina and her band – but will he like what he hears? Tensions are running high, and that’s before an evil presence starts lurking in the shadows! Then, in “Second Impressions,” Nicole and Espio deal with the fallout from the Iron Dominion invasion– along with a surprise third party! 
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Ben Bates, James Fry, Terry Austin, John Workman & Matt Herms 
COVER: Ben Bates
Shipping Date: 1/19/11
On Sale at Comic Shops: 1/26/11
Newstands: Week of 2/8/11
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

SONIC UNIVERSE #24
“Treasure Team Tango” Part Four: The wild grand finale to our craziest story yet! Four teams vie for the precious Sol Emerald! Will Team Rose help Blaze save her world? Will Team Dark beat them into submission? Will Nack’s “Team Hooligan” cash it in, or will the Babylon Rogues beat them to it? You can’t miss this blockbuster conclusion! 
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash, Phil Felix and Jason Jensen 
COVER: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash & Ben Hunzeker
Shipping Date: 1/5/11
On Sale at Comic Shops: 1/12/11
Newstands: Week of 1/25/11
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

SONIC SELECT 3
The highly acclaimed Sonic Select series of graphic novels returns with a vengeance! Inside you’ll find three epic tales: “Battle Royal,” where the Freedom Fighters throw down against the Chaotix, “Brave New World,” the series changing fan-favorite, and “Return of the King,” the story that set off the “World Tour Saga”! All that and more! 
SCRIPT: Michael Gallagher, Ian Flynn 
ART: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, Sam Maxwell, Dave Manak, Nelson Ortega, Jim Amash, Rich Koslowski and Barry Grossman. 
COVER: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
Shipping Date: 1/5/11
On Sale at Comic Shops: 2/9/11
Soft Cover, 6”x9”, pgs, glossy stock, Full-Color
$11.95 US

WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST # 4
“The Clone Caper,” “Pilot Program,” and “Draw Flaw”
Nothing good ever comes out of cloning— just ask Archie! In an attempt to juggle dates with both Betty and Veronica, Archie gets himself cloned and finds double the trouble in “The Clone Caper”! Then, in “Pilot Program,” Mr. Weatherbee loves the peaceful halls of Riverdale High, especially when… a helicopter flies through the hallways?! Plus Chuck finds a “Draw Flaw” when some people don’t quite appreciate his portraits of them.
SCRIPT: George Gladir, Mike Pellowski
ARTIST: Stan Goldberg, Tim Kennedy, Fernando Ruiz, Al Milgrom, Jon D’Agostino, Janice Chiang, Phil Felix, Jack Morelli and Barry Grossman
COVER: Pat Kennedy, Jon D’Agostino and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: 1/26/11
On Sale at Comic Shops: 2/2/11
Newstands: Week of 2/15/11
Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color
$3.99 US

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