Archie Comics sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in May 2011.

ARCHIE # 621
“The Lost Land” Part 1

What is the secret of San Mantana? In the “Lost Land,” the gang heads south of the equator for an archeological expedition. On a routine hike, the gang discovers dinosaur bones that are only a few months old! And then discover dinosaur bones… on a hungry live dinosaur!
SCRIPT: Tom DeFalco
ARTIST: Fernando Ruiz
COVER: Fernando Ruiz
Shipping Date: 5/11/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 5/25/2011
Newsstands: Week of 5/31/2011
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST # 219
“Tow Wow” and “Wet Behind the Ears”

In “Tow Wow,” Archie’s frustration with his car forces him to join the Motor Club. But Archie doesn’t get his car fixed! He just gets towed everywhere: school, home and even dates! Next, in “Wet Behind the Ears,” Archie can’t seem to keep himself dry! Sprinklers, rain and even water balloons don’t slow him down on his way to a party at Veronica’s.
SCRIPT: Bill Golliher, Mike Pellowski
ARTIST: Pat Kennedy, Jim Amash, Bob Bolling
COVER: Pat Kennedy
Shipping Date: 5/25/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 6/8/2011
Newsstands: Week of 6/14/2011
Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color
$3.99 US

ARCHIE & FRIENDS # 155
“Little Archie Pets” Part 2 – “EEEE-Ger Beaver”

The pet adventure concludes! Sabrina’s cat Salem has given all the gang’s pets the power to communicate with one another. As the Power Pets enjoy a day at the zoo they are treated to a concert featuring Justin Beaver who is an instant sensation for both pets and owners alike!
SCRIPT: Angelo DeCesare
ARTIST: Fernando Ruiz
COVER: Fernando Ruiz
Shipping Date: 5/4/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 5/18/2011
Newsstands: Week of 5/24/2011
Comic, 32 pages, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST # 7
“Cafeteria Cook Showdown” and “The Gig”

Riverdale High is in for a culinary treat! In “Cafeteria Cook Showdown,” Ms. Beazley has been selected to compete in the Regional Cafeteria Cook-off…and wait to you see what she makes! Next, “The Gig” finds the Archies competing to be in a movie about a struggling band. But the film is being shot in Alaska!
SCRIPT: Bill Golliher, George Gladir
ARTIST: Stan Goldberg, Al Milgrom, Jeff Shultz, Jim Amash
COVER: Fernando Ruiz
Shipping Date: 5/11/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 5/25/2011
Newsstands: Week of 5/31/2011
Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color
$3.99 US

BETTY #192
“Spy Girls – Back in Action,” Part 2

The conclusion 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 appears to be a lovable clown named Klutzy. Things look to get worse when Funtime USA makes a live stop in Riverdale! Continues from last month’s VERONICA #206.
SCRIPT: Dan Parent
ARTIST: Dan Parent
COVER: Dan Parent
Shipping Date: 5/18/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 6/1/2011
Newsstands: Week of 6/7/2011
Comic, 32 pages, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST # 191
“Going Green”

When Mr. Lodge introduces his environmentally friendly homes, he agrees to let the gang live in one to try it out! But how will they react to being watched 24/7? In the end, they not only show how the house saves the environment, but they get a song out of it.
SCRIPT: Bill Golliher
ARTIST: Stan Goldberg, Jim Amash
COVER: Fernando Ruiz
Shipping Date: 5/18/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 6/1/2011
Newsstands: Week of 6/7/2011
Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color
$3.99 US

B&V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #214
“Librarians on the Loose” and “Jumping to Conclusions”

Did you ever think librarians were boring people? In “Librarians on the Loose,” Betty discovers it’s not just about checking in and out books! Join Betty and Dilton as they take on a globe trotting mission to collect old and valuable books! Finally in “Jumping to Conclusions,” Betty, Veronica and their friend Nancy find out all the cool stuff they did as kids isn’t as easy when you’re a teenager. In fact, it could be dangerous!
SCRIPT: Bill Golliher, Mike Pellowski
ARTIST: Stan Goldberg, Jeff Shultz, Rich Koslowski
COVER: Pat Kennedy
Shipping Date: 5/4/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 5/18/2011
Newsstands: Week of 5/24/2011
Comic, 32 pages, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

JUGHEAD #207
“In the Family” – Part 1

When Jughead moves in with Archie, he not only brings Hot Dog but he brings all the problems that made him leave his own home! How will Mr. Andrews react to losing his favorite chair to a dog and having a freezer full of dog treats that he accidentally eats?
SCRIPT: Craig Boldman
ARTIST: Rex Lindsey
COVER: Fernando Ruiz
Shipping Date: 5/4/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 5/18/2011
Newsstands: Week of 5/24/2011
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #170
“Food for Thought” and “A Matter of Taste”

In “Food for Thought,” Jughead tries to decide what he wants to do for a career. How does his decision bring together two business rivals? Finally in a “Matter of Taste” Jughead accompanies Betty and Archie to the county fair. While he was there he decides the food booths are much more fun than the games, until he finds a way to combine the two.
SCRIPT: George Gladir, Mike Pellowski
ARTIST: Pat Kennedy, Mike DeCarlo, Bob Bolling, Jim Amash,
COVER: Pat Kennedy
Shipping Date: 5/4/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 5/18/2011
Newsstands: Week of: 5/24/2011
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #11:
Special Harry Potter issue! Featuring quizzes, features and much more
.
“Archie Loves Betty: Freshman Year–The First Semester” Part 5,
“Archie Loves Veronica: The Trial of Reggie Mantle” Part 5, &
“Li’l Jinx Grows Up” Part 5
NOW WITH 80 PAGES AND MORE NEW STORIES!
In “Archie Loves Veronica,” Ronnie makes a surprise discovery that could affect her finances with Archie. Plus, where’s Jughead? In “Archie Loves Betty,” Archie takes a more hardline approach to his students – but will it work? How will Veronica and Jason Blossom’s relationship…well, blossom? Also, writer J. Torres and artist Rick Burchett continue their acclaimed “JINX” series, telling the high school adventures of the classic Archie character.
SCRIPT: Paul Kupperberg, J. Torres
ARTIST: Norm Breyfogle, Rick Burchett
COVER: Norm Breyfogle
Shipping Date: 5/18/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 6/1/2011
Newsstands: Week of 6/7/2011
Magazine, 80 pgs, glossy stock, Full-Color
$3.99 US

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #225
“One Step Forward . . .”

Sonic’s 25th Anniversary begins HERE with a double-sized Gatefold cover! Dr. Eggman’s newest creation threatens all of Mobius, forcing Sonic to team up with the evil Ixis Naugus.  It’s a race against time with a world-changing ending you won’t believe! The prelude to “Genesis” starts here with this anniversary issue!  
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn 
ART:Tracy Yardley!, Terry Austin, John Workman & Matt Herms
Gatefold Cover by Patrick Spaziante
Shipping Date: 5/18/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 6/1/2011
Newsstands: Week of 6/7/2011
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

SONIC UNIVERSE #28
“Fractured Mirror” Part Four: The Freedom Fighters have fallen!

Now the only one left to save this dark world is Silver the Hedgehog!  It’s psychic power versus chaos power as our hero from the future goes all-out against the terrifying Enerjak!  Don’t miss the cataclysmic conclusion to the Silver Saga! 
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn 
ART: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash, Phil Felix, Ray Dillon
Cover by Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash & Ben Hunzeker
Shipping Date: 5/4/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 5/18/2011
Newsstands: Week of 5/24/2011
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

MEGA MAN #2
“Let the Games Begin!” Part Two: Rock was just a simple helper-robot.

Now he’s the world-saving Mega Man!  Armed with only his Mega Buster, can Mega Man face down the Robot Masters?  More importantly, can he face his own reservations about fighting his own kind? 
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Patrick Spaziante, John Workman & Matt Herms
Cover by Patrick Spaziante
Villain Variant Cover by Patrick Spaziante
Shipping Date: 5/25/2011
On Sale at Comic Shops: 6/8/2011
Newsstands: Week of 6/14/2011
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

SONIC ARCHIVES Vol.15
Let the WORLD TOUR begin!

Dr. Robotnik may still be missing, but that doesn’t mean life is easy for Sonic the Hedgehog!  It’s adventures and mysteries galore as Sonic has his first encounter with the cyborg simian – Monkey Khan! Also featuring the beginning of the epic “World Tour” saga as Sonic and Tails take off to find the vile wizard Ixis Naugus! You can’t pass up on this volume full of first appearances and major turning points for hero and villain alike!
SCRIPT & ART: Various
Cover by Patrick Spaziante
Soft Cover, 5″x 7 3/8″, glossy stock, Full-Color
112 pages. $7.95 US / $8.95 CAN

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  1. April 4, 2011 at 5:08 pm — Reply

    I have a message for Betty. I was listening to the song called “Begging On Your Knees” by Victorious Justice. Victorious found out that the boy she liked is using her to get a good grade. She came up with the song to get revenge on him for messing with her and the other girls. Betty Cooper should listen to that. That’ll teach Archie a lesson for making a fool out of her. Archie’s a player and a cheat.

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