SOLICITATIONS: Archie Comics for February 2012

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Archie Comics sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in February 2012.

ARCHIE COMICS SOLICITS FEBRUARY 2012

ARCHIE #630
ARCHIE MEETS KISS PART 4 – ìShout It Out Loud!î – This is it! The epic conclusion to ARCHIE MEETS KISS! Guest stars galore unite as the Archies and KISS face off against a horde of invading monsters dead-set on turning Riverdale into a zombie haven! Can the rock legends stave off the monstrous invasion? What’s the key to the zombie invasion? And what’s up with that shiny amulet? Find out here, as the historic crossover reaches its rockin’ finale!
Script: Alex Segura
Art & Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Cover: Francesco Francavilla
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 2/22/12
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #227
Archie in ìA Bad Wrapî – In hopes of impressing Veronica, Archie gets his rust bucket of a car covered in advertisements of her favorite shoe store. But after a rift with the store’s owners cause Veronica to swear them off, Archie is left with the predicament of trying to hide his ride from Veronica on their date!
Archie in ìThe Resolute Resolutionî – Tomorrow is the big algebra exam but Archie is having trouble putting his head down and studying. Can Archie manage to block out all distractions and hit the books or is he predestined to flunk the course?
Archie in ìPet Fretî – Archie tests out his new camera phone by taking pictures of Betty’s cat but when others catch wind of his photography skills is he prepared to be the go-to pet photographer?
Script: Craig Boldman, George Gladir
Art: Stan Goldberg, Bob Bolling, Tim Kennedy
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 3/14/12
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

ARCHIE AND FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #13
Archie as Pureheart the Powerful in ìPostage Dueî – When a disgruntled ex-postal worker turns his aggression towards those who formerly employed him, it’s up to Pureheart to stop him! Holding Mr. Lodge responsible, the wealthy industrialist is put in harm’s way when the villain seeks revenge on him. Will Pureheart be able to thwart the anti-mail man before he can sabotage the postal service for good?
Script: Frank Doyle
Art: Dan DeCarlo
Cover: Fernando Ruiz
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 2/22/12
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE BOOK 2
Archie: The Married Life Book 2 collects issues 7-12 from the popular newsstand publication Life with Archie, exploring Archie Andrews’ life down two paths – if he had married girl next door Betty Cooper or wealthy socialite Veronica Lodge.
Last time we said goodbye to a mentor and hello to a new mayor, but what does the future hold for the rest of Riverdale? And what’s the deal with Dilton?
This 320-page full-color edition is the most critically acclaimed storyline in Archie Comics history – ideal for adult graphic novel sections but suitable for readers of all ages.
Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Norm Breyfogle, Tim Levins, Andrew Pepoy
Cover: Norm Breyfogle
978-1-879794-99-3
$19.99/$22.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16″
Trade Paperback
320 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 3/14/2012

BETTY AND VERONICA #258
Betty in ìGaga for Babaî! – After attending her first Lady Gaga concert, Betty is inspired to start up her own solo act paying homage to the pop star. Armed with her guitar and an array of outlandish costumes, Betty builds a following for her alter ego ìBî while keeping her true identity a secret. But what will the real Gaga think of her doppleganger when she attends one of Betty’s shows?
Script: Dan Parent
Art: Jeff Shultz, Jim Amash
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 2/15/12
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

BETTY AND VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #199Betty in ìShop Till You Drop!î – After Betty does Veronica the favor of picking up a gift for one of her society friends, the good deed turns into a after school job as a personal shopper. But when her latest client wants Betty to buy a present to impress Archie, she’ll be forced to decide between doing a good job or losing her eligible bachelor! How will Betty choose?
Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Stan Goldberg, John Lowe
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 3/7/12
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

B&V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #222
Veronica in ìPeace of Mindî – Following a jealous outburst, Veronica turns to yoga in search of serenity. After a few short lessons Veronica’s personality does a 180 and her friends wonder whether they’ve seen the last of the old Veronica but will her sunny disposition last?
Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Jim Amash
Cover: Dan DeCarlo
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 2/22/12
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #178
Jughead in ìRevelationî – Pondering his future after graduation, Jughead envisions various career paths but each dream job is interrupted by his biggest passion – food! Will Jughead concoct the perfect job best suited for him or is destined to wind up in the food industry as Miss Beazly predicts?
Following that, Jughead takes us through a collection of his personal photos in hopes of proving that there’s more to him than what his friends perceive on the surface. Is Jughead simply just a lazy, food obsessed teenager or will his slideshow prove otherwise? Decide for yourself in ìPictures Never Lie!î
Script: George Gladir
Art: Tim Kennedy, Stan Goldberg, Ken Selig
Cover: Fernando Ruiz
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 2/15/12
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #17
ìArchie Marries Veronicaî – Archie’s life has taken a turn for the worse as his marriage to Veronica is on the fritz. Archie isn’t the only one with troubles though as Veronica has a run in with the law and Dilton’s greatest invention is either on the brink of benefiting all of humanity or resulting in his downfall!
ìArchie Marries Bettyî – Archie must work out his priorities between his nightclub venture and responsibilities to his students. Meanwhile Midge has big news for Jughead and Reggie’s investigation into Veronica’s missing plane catches the attention of the FBI. All that plus you’re never going to believe what Ambrose has in store for Archie and Reggie!
Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Al Milgrom, Bob Smith
Cover: Norm Breyfogle
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 2/15/12
64-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

MEGA MAN #11
ìDr. Wily Returnsî Part Three: Mega Man has been in the fight of his life against Dr. Wily’s eight new Robot Masters! Fearsome as they are, Quick Man has always been there to mock Mega Man and slow him down. Now, at long last, it’s the showdown you’ve been waiting for! And you won’t believe who shows up to help Mega Man at the eleventh hour!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Ben Bates, Gary Martin, John Workman and Steve Downer
Cover: Ben Bates
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 3/14/12
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

MEGA MAN 2: TIME KEEPS SLIPPING (TR)
Mega Man is one of the most beloved video game characters of all time (29 million units sold), which explains why the debut of the Mega Man comic book was Archie’s bestselling video game title in the comic shop direct market in over five years! This comic book-size, full-color graphic novel collects Mega Man comic book issues 5-8.
The evil Dr. Wily has vanished from jail, Mega Man’s sister Roll has been kidnapped, and Dr. Light is in federal custody! What’s Mega Man to do? Can he turn the tide and save the day with the aid of the Robot MAsters, or will they turn against Mega Man?
With a cover by acclaimed painter Greg Horn, special features, bonus illustrations from fan favorite Patrick ìSPAZî Spaziante and a complete cover gallery including rare variant covers, this graphic novel’s got the complete Mega Man comic book experience!
Mega Man 2 is perfect for fans of sci-fi, video games, fantasy, and comic series such as X-Men and Teen Titans. Suitable for all ages; ideal for adults as well as kids’ graphic novel sections.
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Chad Thomas
Cover: Greg Horn
978-1-879794-95-5
$11.99/$12.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16″
Trade Paperback
112 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 2/29/2012

SONIC GENESIS (HC)
Part of SEGA’s heavily promoted Sonic the Hedgehog 20th anniversary event, this is what Sonic fans have been demanding – his fist deluxe hardcover edition! Sonic books are Archie’s bestselling graphic novels.
Sonic: Genesis is a highly collectible book with a foil-enhanced cover and features the biggest, most talked-about Sonic comic story of all time, a fresh origin story popular with regular readers and a great way to be introduced to Sonic. This story has already received coverage by Nintendo Power Magazine, Game Informer magazine, Newsarama and CRR.
Sonic: Genesis features tons of brand new artwork from fan-favorite artists such as Tracy Yardley and Patrick ìSPAZî Spaziante, who is creating his highly-anticipated first interior Sonic story artwork in nearly ten years!
Sonic the Hedgehog is a hugely successful, multimedia, instantly recognizable brand that has sold 70 million video games the world over. From the Saturday morning hit cartoon Sonic X to the classic SEGA games and everything in between, the Sonic comics incorporate characters and stories from all corner of the Sonic brand.
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Patrick ìSpazî Spaziante
Cover by Patrick ìSpazî Spaziante
978-1-879794-89-4
$24.99/$27.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16″
Trade Paperback
144 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 11/17/2011

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #234
ìUnthinkableî: Sonic and the Freedom Fighters have one mission: see Elias and his family leave the city safely. That’ll be hard to do as Dr. Eggman attacks with his latest, most loathsome weapon to date! In such a high-stakes mission, even the unthinkable can happen. Then, in ìDark Hearts,î learn the untold history between Ixis Naugus and Dr. Eggman!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Steven Butler, Ben Bates, Terry Austin, John Workman and Matt Herms
Cover: James Fry, Terry Austin and Matt Herms
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 2/29/12
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

SONIC UNIVERSE #37
ìScrambledî Part One: Dr. Eggman is knocked for a loop when the treacherous Snively tries to disrupt the entire Eggman Empire! What is Snively’s true ultimate goal? And can Dr. Eggman pull his forces back in line before it’s too late? Also featured: the debut of Orbot and Cubot!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Steve Downer
Cover: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash and Matt Herms
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 2/15/12
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #15
ìTime For a Changeî – When Archie and Mr. Weatherbee volunteer to be guinea pigs in Dilton’s I.Q. analyzer for the science fair, something goes horribly wrong! Instead of measuring their brain power, the experiment causes them to switch bodies! Worst of all, Archie has a date planned with Veronica and Mr. Weatherbee will be giving an important speech to the school board before the effect wears off. Will student and principle manage to spend a day in each other’s shoes without everything falling to shambles?
Script: John Wilcox
Art: Stan Goldberg, Scarpelli
Cover: Fernando Ruiz
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 2/29/12
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

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