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

ARCHIE # 618
“Robbing Arch and His Merry Band of Teens” Part 1
Archie and the gang must save Lord Lodge and Princess Veronica from the evil clutches of the Mad Duke of Doom and his fiendish jester, Chester, in an action-packed Robin Hood-inspired tale! Join Maid Betty, Juggie O’Dare, Reggie the Red and Robbing Archie in their quest to save the Kingdom!
SCRIPT: Tom DeFalco
ARTIST: Fernando Ruiz and Jack Morelli
COVER: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: 2/16/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 2/23/2011
Newsstands: Week of 3/8/2011
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST # 216
“Time for Trouble,” “Not Board At All,” and “Drip Drip Drip”
In “Time for Trouble,” Archie and Jughead hold an ultimate wrestling match in Veronica’s house. But the loser of the match is Mr. Lodge’s priceless antique clock! Next, in “Not Board at All,” ever-klutzy Archie turns a slip while waiting tables into an award-winning snowboard performance without a snowboard! Finally, how could a “Drip Drip Drip” sound drive Mr. Andrews to destroy his house? Wait until you see what is causing the drip!
SCRIPT: Bill Golliher, John Rose, Craig Boldman
ARTIST: Pat Kennedy, Stan Goldberg, John Rose, Al Milgrom, Bob Smith, John Workman, Phil Felix, Jack Morelli and Barry Grossman
COVER: Pat Kennedy, Jon D’Agostino and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: 2/9/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 2/16/2011
Newsstands: Week of 3/1/2011
Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color
$3.99 US

ARCHIE & FRIENDS # 152
“All’s Fair in Love and Food”

Sabrina the Teenage Witch is back! Waist-expanding events haven’t taught Jughead that food and magic don’t mix. So, when he seeks help from Sabrina, she tries to teach him there is more to love than food. But her spell backfires and Jughead falls head over heels for Sabrina instead!
SCRIPT: Tania del Rio
ARTIST: Bill Galvan, Jack Morelli, and Digikore Studios
COVER: Fernando Ruiz, Al Milgrom and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: 2/2/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 2/9/2011
Newsstands: Week of 2/22/2011
Comic, 32 pages, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

ARCHIE & FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST # 3
“Adventures in the Wonder Realm” Part 3

The Food Strikes Back! Archie continues his search for his friends lost in the Wonder Realm and makes a shocking discovery! Jughead is not only living in a city made of food, but he has become king of the Food People! That is, until Archie reveals Jughead’s true nature…
SCRIPT: Stephen Oswald
ARTIST: Joe Staton, Bob Smith, Jack Morelli, Joe Morciglio and Tito Pena
COVER: Joe Staton, Bob Smith, and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: 2/16/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 2/23/2011
Newsstands: Week of 3/8/2011
Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color
$3.99 US

BETTY & VERONICA # 252
“Face Off,” “How to Be a Best Friend,” and “The Play is the Thing”

Who’s more popular, Betty or Veronica? In “Face Off,” Veronica turns In-Your-Face-Book into a popularity contest that could cost more than just friendship. Next, in “How to Be a Best Friend,” Betty and Veronica explain just what makes their friendship tick. Finally, in “The Play is the Thing,” Betty steps up as a lead actress. But when Veronica’s rich lifestyle becomes the inspiration for Betty’s performance, will Veronica be upstaged?
SCRIPT: Angelo DeCesare, George Gladir
ARTIST: Jeff Shultz, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli and Digikore
COVER: Dan Parent
Shipping Date: 2/9/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 2/16/2011
Newsstands: Week of 3/1/2011
Comic, 32 pages, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST # 188
“Fashion Fatigue” and “Scents Make Sense”

Betty and Veronica not only get “Fashion Fatigue” Archie to join them on an all day shopping trip, but he loves every minute of it! How do they do it? Next, in “Scents Make Sense,” to increase spending, Mr. Lodge uses smells to get people into stores. But, as the #1 Shopaholic, is it Veronica’s favorite perfume that accidentally does a better job?
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski, George Gladir
ARTIST: Bob Bolling, Jeff Shultz, Jim Amash, Jon D’Agostino, Teresa Davidson, Jack Morelli, Barry Grossman
COVER: Dan Parent
Shipping Date: 2/2/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 2/9/2011
Newsstands: Week of 2/22/2011
Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color
$3.99 US

B & V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST # 212
“Queen B” Part 4 of 4 and “Just the Opposite”

The exciting conclusion to Cheryl Blossom’s “Queen B”! Election time is closing in and Cheryl goes to extremes to defeat Pieter by deciding to win… fair and square! But when Cheryl and the others find out the election is rigged, will it be the end of her queenly reign? Then in “Just the Opposite,” Chuck tries to figure out just what it is that brings the heiress Veronica and the girl-next-door Betty together.
SCRIPT: Tania del Rio, Mike Pellowski
ARTIST: Jeff Shultz, Pat Kennedy, Al Milgrom, Ken Selig, John Workman, Jack Morelli and Barry Grossman
COVER: Jeff Shultz, Al Milgrom and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: 2/23/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 3/2/2011
Newsstands: Week of 3/15/2011
Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color
$3.99 US

JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST # 168
“Archie Drama Club – Cyrano Jones” Part 4 of 4

The adventure of Cyrano Jones concludes! Jughead wakes from his tortured dream as Cyrano DeBergerac; now he is confronted with the task of performing the play for real! But to survive the performance Jughead must find his true love! Who or what will help Jughead get through the heart-stopping rendition?
SCRIPT: Alex Simmons
ARTIST: Fernando Ruiz, Jon D’Agostino, John Workman and Barry Grossman
COVER: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: 2/23/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 3/2/2011
Newsstands: Week of 3/15/2011
Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color
$3.99 US

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #8: APRIL 2011
“Archie Loves Betty: Freshman Year—The First Semester” Part 2, “Archie Loves Veronica: The Trial of Reggie Mantle” Part 2, & “Li’l Jinx Grows Up” Part 2

NOW WITH 80 PAGES AND MORE NEW STORIES!
In “Archie Loves Betty: Freshman Year—The First Semester” Part 2, Archie and Betty prep for life as teachers, but Mr. Lodge has other plans. The consequences are costly when Veronica and Reggie get too close to his scheme.
Meanwhile, in “Archie Loves Veronica: The Trial of Reggie Mantle” Part 2, framed by Mr. Lodge, Reggie Mantle awaits his trial. Fueled by their new romance, can Betty rescue him before he takes the fall?
NEW ADDITION “Jinx” continues as “Li’l Jinx Grows Up!” Part 2. Charley is becoming a jerk jock and Gigi a diva, but ever-stubborn and truthful-to-a-fault Jinx is about to teach them a linebacker lesson in friendship!
SCRIPT: Paul Kupperberg, J. Torres
ART: Norm Breyfogle, Rick Burchett, Andrew Pepoy, Joe Rubinstein, Terry Austin, Janice Chiang, Jack Morelli, John Workman, and Glenn Whitmore
FRONTISPIECE: Rick Burchett
COVER: Norm Breyfogle and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: 2/16/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 2/23/2011
Newsstands: Week of 3/8/2011
Magazine, 80 pgs, glossy stock, Full-Color
$3.99 US

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #222

“The World Can Wait”: With all the adventures, surprises and public distress, a hero needs a chance to chill out! Sonic and Sally take on a totally new kind of adventure as they venture back into the realm of being “more than friends” – or will they? Then, in “Second Impressions” Part Two: Knuckles and Dimitri – the final confrontation! 
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Steven Butler, Jon Gray, James Fry, Terry Austin, John Workman, Matt Herms 
COVER: Ben Bates, Terry Austin & Matt Herms
Shipping Date: 2/16/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 2/23/2011
Newsstands: Week of 3/8/2011
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

SONIC UNIVERSE #25
The SILVER SAGA arrives! Featuring a special “Anniversary Edition” shining silver cover, the highly anticipated four-part adventure begins this month. A strange new threat arrives in Silver the Hedgehog’s time! Can our young hero battle back this mysterious force? Plus the dramatic return of the ultimate evil! It’s the beginning of an epic new struggle – don’t miss it!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash, Phil Felix, Ray Dillon 
COVER: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
Shipping Date: 2/2/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 2/9/2011
Newsstands: Week of 2/22/2011
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

THE MARRIED LIFE VOL. 2: ARCHIE LOVES VERONICA
“Lodge — a Complaint!,” “Main Street Mangle,” “Dear Dilton…,” “Taking Care of Business!,” “Grand Opening!,” and “Get Out the Vote”.
Featuring Archie’s possible future married to the stunning heiress Veronica Lodge, the best-selling Archie wedding series continues with The Married Life Vol. 2: Archie Loves Veronica.
Archie and Veronica fight her father’s plans for a corporate takeover of downtown Riverdale as Moose battles to become Riverdale’s new mayor!
SCRIPT: Michael Uslan and Paul Kupperberg
ART: Norm Breyfogle, Joe Rubinstein, Jack Morelli and Glenn Whitmore
COVER: Norm Breyfogle and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: 2/11/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 2/23/2011
Soft Cover, 6”x9”, 160 pgs, glossy stock, Full-Color
$12.95 US

THE MARRIED LIFE VOL. 3: ARCHIE LOVES BETTY
“Love Finds Archie Andrews,” “Different Drummers,” “Saturday,” “You Win Some, You Lose Some,” “It’s a Wonderful Life… Really!,” and “Farewell”.
The best-selling Archie wedding series continues with Archie wedded to beautiful blonde Betty in The Married Life Vol. 3: Archie Loves Betty. Archie and Betty have Big Apple dreams, but the city wears on their spirits and Mr. Lodge may succeed in tearing them apart! Will it take a tragic death to keep them together?
SCRIPT: Michael Uslan and Paul Kupperberg
ART: Norm Breyfogle, Andrew Pepoy, Janice Chiang and Glenn Whitmore
COVER: Norm Breyfogle and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: 2/11/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 2/23/2011
Soft Cover, 6”x9”, 160 pgs, glossy stock, Full-Color
$12.95 US

VERONICA # 205
“The Buddy System”

Kevin Keller, star of the SOLD-OUT Veronica #202, is back! Veronica and Kevin have become inseparable, but their constant contact is pushing away the most important person in Veronica’s life. Can Kevin and the gang help Veronica remember one very important date before it ends the world’s greatest friendship?
SCRIPT: Dan Parent
ARTIST: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli and Digikore
COVER: Dan Parent
Shipping Date: 2/23/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 3/2/2011
Newsstands: Week of 3/15/2011
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

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  1. November 16, 2010 at 3:02 pm — Reply

    Since when have Betty or Veronica appeared so…um…suggestively clad?

  2. November 16, 2010 at 7:23 pm — Reply

    Since 1940 or so…

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