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ARCHIE # 620
“A Lot of Brass,” “Yours, Mine and Ours,” “Elite Treat” and “How Low Can You Go?”
Archie’s good at tooting his own horn and in “A Lot of Brass,” it bothers everyone in school when it becomes an actual horn. Then in “Yours, Mine and Ours,” Mr. Lodge creates a fool-proof way to schedule himself and with one push of a button, Archie undoes it all. In “Elite Treat,” can Jughead tell the difference between French pastry and a boxed snack? Finally, in “How Low Can You Go,” Archie’s new pants cause him to lose everything, including Jughead’s friendship.
SCRIPT: CRAIG BOLDMAN, ANGELO DECESARE
ARTIST: TIM KENNEDY, PAT KENNEDY
COVER: FERNANDO RUIZ
Shipping Date: 4/13/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 4/20/2011
Newsstands: Week of 5/3/2011
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST # 218
“The Strong Silent Type” and “Problems Galore”
Developers have targeted Moose’s favorite fishing hole for a large building project! In “The Strong Silent Type,” the usually quiet Moose begins a silent protest and everyone takes notice! Then in “Problem’s Galore,” Archie begins to sink under the weight of all his concerns. But when they all get fixed after winning a contest, why is he still moping around? Also includes a number of classic Archie stories!
SCRIPT: PAUL KUPPERBERG, GEORGE GLADIR
ARTIST: STAN GOLDBERG, AL MILGROM, BOB BOLLING, JIM AMASH
COVER: DAN PARENT
Shipping Date: 4/20/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 4/27/2011
Newsstands: Week of 5/10/2011
Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color
$3.99 US

ARCHIE & FRIENDS # 154
“Buck-bucking the System” Part One
Starring Little Archie and the Power Pets, plus Little Sabrina and Salem! As Archie and the gang enter their pets in the Power Pet Pageant, how will they fare against some stiff competition, including Sabrina’s cat Salem? And if you ever wondered what animals thought, thanks to some of Salem’s magic tricks, you will!
SCRIPT: ANGELO DECESARE
ARTIST: FERNANDO RUIZ
COVER: FERNANDO RUIZ
Shipping Date: 4/6/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 4/27/2011
Newsstands: Week of 4/26/2011
Comic, 32 pages, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

ARCHIE & FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST # 5
“Adventures in the Wonder Realm” Part 5
The thrilling conclusion to Archie’s Adventures in the Wonder Realm is here! As Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica and their new friend Cheroby desperately fight to get home, they must cross dangerous lands and battle terrifying creatures. This all leads up to the final showdown with the dreaded Black Knight!
SCRIPT: STEPHEN OSWALD
ARTIST: JOE STATON, AL MILGROM
COVER: JOE STATON, AL MILGROM
Shipping Date: 4/27/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 5/4/2011
Newsstands: Week of 5/17/2011
Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color
$3.99 US

BETTY & VERONICA # 253
“Party Smarties” and “Disinterested Parties”
Two parties on the same day! In “Party Smarties”, a lack of communication between Veronica and Mr. Lodge causes both to schedules two parties on the same date and in the same place! How will high society mix with the common teenager? Then in “Disinterested Parties”, Dilton ‘scientifically’ tells Betty the reason Veronica likes Archie so much! So why does this information cause Betty to ignore Archie?
SCRIPT: Craig Boldman
ARTIST: Jeff Schultz
COVER: Jeff Schultz
Shipping Date: 4/13/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 4/20/2011
Newsstands: Week of 5/3/2011
Comic, 32 pages, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST # 190
“Pop Ups Here” and “New Spin”
In “Pop Ups Here,” Veronica begins to feel the financial pinch and may have to (gasp) get a job! But while shopping she comes up with a solution on how to keep stores at the mall from closing and help Mr. Lodge and his business. Next, “New Spin” finds Betty’s plans to go bike riding ruined by the rain. When she decides to ride a stationary bike at the gym instead, she finds the experience a wild ride of imagination and excitement
SCRIPT: GEORGE GLADIR, MIKE PELLOWSKI
ARTIST: STAN GOLDBERG, MARK McKENNA, KEN SELIG
COVER: DAN PARENT
Shipping Date: 4/13/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 4/20/2011
Newsstands: Week of 5/3/2011
Digest, 128 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color
$3.99 US

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #10: JUN 2011
“Archie Loves Betty: Freshman Year—The First Semester” Part 4,
“Archie Loves Veronica: The Trial of Reggie Mantle” Part 4, &
“Li’l Jinx Grows Up” Part 4
NOW WITH 80 PAGES AND MORE NEW STORIES!
In “Archie Loves Betty: Freshman Year—The First Semester” Part 4, Archie makes a startling realization about his career, while Betty discovers a new mission. Meanwhile, in “Archie Loves Veronica: The Trial of Reggie Mantle” Part 4” Reggie stands trial! But for what?
NEW ADDITION “Jinx” continues in “Li’l Jinx Grows Up!” Part 4 by award-winning creator J. Torres and artist Rick Burchett.
SCRIPT: PAUL KUPPERBERG, J. TORRES
ARTIST: NORM BREYFOGLE, RICK BURCHETT, TERRY AUSTIN
COVER: NORM BREYFOGLE
Shipping Date: 4/20/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 4/27 /2011
Newsstands: Week of 5/10/2011
Magazine, 80 pgs, glossy stock, Full-Color
$3.99 US

MEGA MAN #1
“Let the Games Begin!” Part One: The future looks bright when brilliant and benevolent Dr. Light unveils his latest creations: the Robot Masters!  But when the nefarious Dr. Wily steals them for his own sinister purposes, there is no one left to stop him.  No one – except Mega Man!  Don’t miss the first issue of this brand new ongoing series! 
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ARTIST: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, John Workman, Matt Herms
COVER: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante
1 in 5  Sketch Variant COVER: Chad Thomas
Shipping Date: 4/27/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 5/4/2011
Newsstands: Week of 5/17
Comic, 32 pages, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

NIGHT AT THE COMIC SHOP
“Comic Cosmosis,” “Comic Cosmosis” Part 2, ”Meteor Madness” and “Interdimensional Insanity”
Something strange is going on in the basement of PEP Comics! When portals from other dimensions begin to appear and open, what comes out is a who’s who of classic characters! Join Sam Hill, Bentley of Scotland Yard, Gloomy Gus and Super Duck and other classic characters from Archie Comics past as they arrive in Riverdale to see new things and have new adventures. But the problem is these characters don’t want to leave Riverdale and if they stay it will be nothing but trouble!
SCRIPT: FERNANDO RUIZ
ARTIST: FERNANDO RUIZ, BILL GALVAN, AL MILGROM, JIM AMASH
COVER: FERNANDO RUIZ
Shipping Date: 4/18/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 5/4/2011
Soft Cover, 6”x9”, 128 pgs, glossy stock, Full-Color
$9.95 US

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #224
“Chaos and the Crown” Part Two: Sonic is a knight of the wind as he faces off against the sinister Ixis Naugus!  The Council of Acorn is in turmoil, and the title of “king” hangs in the balance!  Meanwhile, Dr. Eggman launches his latest plan with no one to stop him! 
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ARTIST: Ben Bates, Terry Austin, John Workman, Matt Herms
COVER: Jamal Peppers, John Workman, Terry Austin & Matt Herms
Shipping Date: 4/20/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 4/27/2011
Comic, 32 pages, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

SONIC UNIVERSE #27
“Fractured Mirror” Part Three: Silver joins an all-new, all-different band of Freedom Fighters in all-out war against Enerjak and his sinister Prelate minions!  It’s a no-holds-barred battle in this dark version of reality, and everyone may not make it to the end! 
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ARTIST: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash, Phil Felix, Ray Dillon
COVER: Tracy Yardley! & Ben Hunzeker
Shipping Date: 4/6/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 4/13/2011
Comic, 32 pages, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

THE MAN FROM R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
“The Blackest (and Bluest) Day,””R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E Dissembled,” “The Crisis At Riverdale High” and ”The Walking Dazed”
When Archie’s cousin Andrew comes to Riverdale there’s never a dull moment! And on this visit, he’s not alone! The villainous Mad Doctor Doom and his organization C.R.U.S.H have targeted the students of Riverdale High with a devious plan to turn them into the Walking Dazed! But when Andrew gets captured it’s up to Archie and his agents of R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. to stop the spread of Formula Z, rescue Andrew and help capture the mysterious Sharry, the Spy Girl.
SCRIPT: TOM DEFALCO
ARTIST: FERNANDO RUIZ, RICH KOSLOWSKI
COVER: FERNANDO RUIZ, RICH KOSLOWSKI
Shipping Date: 4/4/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 4/20/2011
Soft Cover, 6”x9”, 128 pgs, glossy stock, Full-Color
$9.95 US

VERONICA # 206
“Spy Girls – Back in Action,” Part 1
Part one of a two part spy crossover! Pranks and bad behavior are running wild in Riverdale! Agents Betty and Veronica soon discover the problems could be caused by coded messages hidden on the popular kids show Funtime USA! And the main culprit looks to be a lovable clown named Klutzy. Things look to get worse when Funtime USA makes a live stop in Riverdale! Continues next month in BETTY #192.
SCRIPT: DAN PARENT
ARTIST: DAN PARENT
COVER: DAN PARENT
Shipping Date: 4/27/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 5/4/2011
Newsstands: Week of 5/17/2011
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST # 6
“The Junkman Cometh,” “Don’t Mind Me” and “Whack Attack”
In “The Junkman Cometh,” lightning strikes Dilton’s failed invention of a robotic brain. Suddenly it begins to transform with other inventions into a giant robot! Then, in “Don’t Mind Me” Dilton falls for the new student. As he plans on how to introduce himself, he plays out how Archie, Reggie and Moose would do it, when all he needs to do is be himself. Finally, in “Whack Attack,” the gang takes on the challenge of paddle ball, but the best player may surprise you!
SCRIPT: BILL GOLLIHER, MIKE PELLOWSKI
ARTIST: STAN GOLDBERG, BOB BOLLING, MARK McKENNA, TIM KENNEDY, JIM AMASH
COVER: FERNANDO RUIZ, BOB SMITH
Shipping Date: 4/6/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 4/13/2011
Newsstands: Week of 4/26/2011
Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color
$3.99 US

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