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

ARCHIE #626
ìThe Sack-rificeî: Moose Mason is having a stellar football season with the Riverdale High School Bull Dogs and is on the verge of breaking the all-time high school record for most sacks in a single season! Hesitations arise when Moose discovers that by doing so he would be breaking his heroís record and refuses to play in the league championship against their biggest rival. Itís up to Arch and the gang to convince the big galoot to put his doubts aside and lead his team to glory! Guest-starring football superstar Michael Strahan!
Script: Angelo Decesare.
Art: Dan Parent
Cover by Dan Parent
Shipping Date: 10/12/11
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/26/11
On Sale on Newsstands: 11/2/11
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #223
ìAn Old School Yuleî: With many families hit by the recession in Riverdale, Archie and friends get into the Christmas spirit and do their part to spread holiday cheer to the less fortunate. In ìHolidazeî Jughead just wants to relax for winter vacation but itís not working out as plannedÖ Also, in ìDreamland Dramaî, Archie gets an unexpected visitor while staying up on Christmas Eve. Finally, in ìKissing Gameî, the success of Archieís Christmas hinges on one crucial detail ñ where to hang the mistletoe!
Script: Hal Litson, George Gladir
Art: Bill Galvan, Jim Amash, Barry Grossman, Fernando Ruiz and Al Nickerson
Cover by Fernando Ruiz
Shipping Date: 10/12/11
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/26/11
On Sale on Newsstands: 11/2/11
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

ARCHIE AND FRIENDS #158
ìThe Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. in Undercurrent!î: In the middle of a top secret mission, P.O.P. spies A.r.c.h.i.e. and V.e.r.o.n.i.c.a. are apprehended at the hands of C.R.U.S.H. Agents and taken to Super Spyís lair! Can B.e.t.t.y. and R.e.g.g.i.e. rescue their friends before Super Spy extracts all of P.O.P.ís secrets from his captives? And in ìWho Screams LastÖ Screams Best!î, itís B.e.t.t.y.ís turn to get taken hostage by Super Spy but he wasnít counting on her secret weaponÖ All that and Liíl Jinx in ìFight Sightî!
Script: Frank Doyle.
Art: Bob White, Mario Acquaviva, Joe Edwards
Cover by Bill Vigoda
Shipping Date: 10/5/11
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/19/11
On Sale on Newsstands: 10/26/11
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

ARCHIE AND FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #10
ìMad Doctor Doomís Dupe!î: Pureheart the Powerful returns in this heroic adventure when Archieís date with Veronica is threatened by the dastardly Evilheart! Pureheart may have had no trouble in the past thwarting his Arch-nemesis but how will he withstand the combined force of Evilheart and Mad Doctor Doomís robot Computo?
Script: Frank Doyle
Art: Bob White, Marty Epp
Cover by Fernando Ruiz
Shipping Date: 10/1911
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/2/11
On Sale on Newsstands: 11/9/11
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

BETTY AND VERONICA #256
ìCamp Out Clout!î: Archie and the boys head to their favorite camp site leaving Betty and Veronica behind. Out to prove they can hack it in the rugged outdoors, the girls aim to demonstrate their own method of camping ñ the Lodge Way! However, feeling slighted by their lack of invitation, Cheryl and Ginger scheme to put a kink in the girlsí plans… And in ìThinking Positiveî, Betty may not lead the luxurious life-style that Veronica enjoys to reel Archie in but is there more than glitz and glamour to earn Archieís attention? And thatís not all as Veronica offers to participate in Bettyís pirate themed fundraiser but Veronica may be at risk of having more than her loot stolen in ìFestive Time!î
Script: Tom DeFalco, George Gladir
Art: Jeff Shultz, Jim Amesh
Cover by Fernando Ruiz
Shipping Date: 10/12/11
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/26/11
On Sale on Newsstands: 11/2/11
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

BETTY AND VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #195
ìSaving the Monster Museumî: After several exhibits at the Monster Museum are revealed to be bogus, Archie and the gang are commissioned with the task of bailing out the floundering business by hunting down authentic artifacts with investigations leading to witchcraft, a ghost ship and more! Plus, in ìRomantic Times!î, by trading stories with an elderly couple, Archie and Betty discover what true love is all about.
Script: George Gladir, Mike Pellowski
Art: Stan Goldberg, Jim Amash, Barry Grossman and Bob Bolling
Cover by Dan Parent
Shipping Date: 10/5/11
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/19/11
On Sale on Newsstands: 10/26/11
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #175
ìThe Rampaging REBOUND!î: Jughead takes on the villain Rebound as his super hero alter ego, Captain Hero in this action-packed issue! Surmising that Captain Hero is in need of a side-kick, Jugheadís devotee Ethel makes it her mission to fill the role as her super persona, Big Ethel. Meanwhile, Archie competes in the Fall Skateboard Classic where anything can and will happen!
Script: Tom DeFalco
Art: Ron Frenz
Cover by Ron Frenz
Shipping Date: 10/26/11
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/9/11
On Sale on Newsstands: 11/16/11
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

LIFE WITH ARCHIE MAGAZINE #14
ìArchie Loves Veronicaî: Itís Halloween so Veronica gets into the swing of things by hosting a spook-tacular bash at the Lodge Estate to celebrate and everyoneís invited! Everyone, that is, except for her estranged husband Archie. Left to fend for himself, Archie takes a trip down Memory Lane examining his life with Ronnie and imagining another with Betty. The nightís only getting started as things take a turn for the weird with Archie catching a glimpse of events that could have been and others that never were! The madcap adventure continues in ìArchie Loves Bettyî as Archieís universe is turned upside down upon catching sight of Mr. Lodge conducting a secret rendezvous withÖ Mr. Lodge?! And who is the masked stranger who seems to be guiding this eveningís events? Discover the answers here as mysteries are revealed in this groundbreaking cross-over event thatís only just getting started!
Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Tim Kennedy and Pat Kennedy
Cover by Norm Breyfogle
Shipping Date: 10/5/11
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/19/11
On Sale on Newsstands: 10/26/11
64-page, full color comic
$4.99 US.

MEGA MAN #7
ìTime Keeps Slippingî Part Three: Mega Manís search for his kidnapped sister and clues to clear Dr. Lightís name is coming up with nothing. And Dr. Wily is still at large! Maybe he can save the day with the help of the six Robot Masters! Or are the robots wandering right into Dr. Wilyís latest trap?
Script: Ian Flynn.
Art: Chad Thomas, Gary Martin, Matt Herms and John Workman
Cover by Patrick ìSPAZî Spaziante
Shipping Date: 10/26/11
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/9/11
On Sale on Newsstands: 11/16/11
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #230
ìÖTwo Steps Backî & ìSONIC GENERATIONSî: ìGenesisî may be over, but Sonic’s 20th Anniversary celebration parties on! As the Genesis Epilogue unfolds, the Death Egg II still menaces New Mobotropolis, and Dr. Eggman has one more sinister trick up his sleeve. Itís a desperate race against time as Sonic and Sally try to prevent another world catastrophe, and the ending will leave you speechless. Also featuring a very special SONIC GENERATIONS video game story!
Script: Ian Flynn.
Art: Ben Bates, Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin and Matt Herms
Cover by Ben Bates
Shipping Date: 10/19/11
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/2/11
On Sale on Newsstands: 11/9/11
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

SONIC UNIVERSE #33
ìBabylon Risingî Part One: The Babylon Rogues have been searching for their long-lost ancestral city of Babylon Garden. Now, deep in the forgotten ruins of the Gigan Mountains, they find their first solid lead! But will they survive to put their new-found knowledge to use? And what does the Battle Bird Armada have to say about all this? Donít miss the beginning of this thrilling saga written by legendary Sonic penciller Tracy Yardley!
Script: Tracy Yardley!
Art: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash, Steve Downer and Phil Felix
Cover by Tracy Yardley! & Ben Hunzeker
Shipping Date: 10/5/11
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/19/11
On Sale on Newsstands: 10/26/11
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

ARCHIE: OBAMA & PALIN IN RIVERDALE
What happens when two of the most polarizing figures in modern American politics cross paths in Riverdale High? Thatís right ñ President Barack Obama and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin make a campaign pit stop in one of Americaís most visible and vibrant locales: Riverdale, USA!
When Archie and Reggieís dueling student government campaigns spiral out of control, their hijinks and machinations ensnare the two visiting politicos which leads to a heavy dose of high school hilarity.
Archie: Obama & Palin in Riverdale is a large-format volume best suited to present this larger-than-life adventure from the creative minds of writer/educator Alex Simmons and longtime artist Dan Parent. The iconic cover says it all ñ Obama and Palin sharing a milkshake. As Archie himself says, ìAnythingís possible in Riverdale!î
This story has already garnered extensive media attention and awareness and makes for a light-hearted, positive tale with a message of cooperation, civility and friendship. A must-have for the holidays.
Script: Alex Simmons
Art: Dan Parent
978-1-8797-9487-0
$12.95/$14.95CAN
8 x 10 æî
Trade Paperback
96 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 10/19/2011

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG: LEGACY VOL. 1
Akin to DC and Marvel Comics’ highly successful Essential and Showcase volumes, this comic-book sized volume collects the first Sonic comic stories as originally printed in book form in Archie’s bestselling Sonic Archives 0-4. It features a gorgeous retro-style Cover by fan favorite artist Ben Bates.
Sonic Legacy is the best Sonic comics value ever by far: 512 comic book-size pages in a giant phone-book style black and white volume. As Archie’s bestselling book character, expect for this title to perform extremely well in both adult and children’s graphic novel sections.
Script & Art: Various
978-1-8797-9488-7
$14.95/$16.95CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16î
Trade Paperback
512 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 10/26/2011

THE BEST OF SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH
Long before Harry Potter could even pick up a wand, Sabrina the Teenage Witch was at it with a bevy of magic and mayhem.
Sabrina, along with Archie and Josie and the Pussycats, is one of the most popular Archie Comics characters and has been featured on television in a number of live action and animated series. Sabrina the Teenage Witch, the popular Archie-inspired sitcom starring Melissa Joan Hart, can still be viewed on syndicated television worldwide.
These stories collect some of the best, most entertaining tales from the modern Sabrina stories and feature all of her key supporting cast members, including Salem the magical cat. This book features stories by award-winning artist Holly G! and writer Bill Golliher.
Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Holly G!
978-8797-9475-7
$9.95/$10.95CAN
6 x 9î
Trade Paperback
128 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 11/2/2011

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