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

ARCHIE #632
Archie Marries Valerie Part 2 – “With This Ring…” – The greatest love story in Archie history continues as Valerie (from Josie and the Pussycats) moves to Riverdale and shakes things up in a big way! In the style of the best-selling Life with Archie, Valerie takes a stroll down the famed Memory Lane, envisioning what her life would be like marrying Archie! Is a life of wedded bliss in the cards for the pair or will unexpected complications, not to mention past flames, keep them apart? Find out in the second part of the Archie Marries Valerie saga!
Script: Dan Parent
Art & Cover: Dan Parent
Shipping Date: 4/11
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 4/25
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #228
“ZOWIE” is an exciting new video game that any teenage boy would love! After Archie becomes addicted, discover what great lengths the Betty and Veronica will go to in order to come between their crush and his latest obsession! The antics are just getting started as Archie takes a job as a chauffeur for one of Mr. Lodge’s swanky parties! What could possibly go wrong in “Parking Problem”? Those hilarious tales plus will Archie’s fixation on yet another game cost him a date with Veronica in “Wappa Wappa”? You’ll have to read to the end to find out!
Script: George Gladir, Craig Boldman
Art: Pat Kennedy, Stan Goldberg, Scott Jeralds, Ken Selig, Al Milgrom
Cover: Fernando Ruiz
Shipping Date: 4/4
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 4/18
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

ARCHIE AND FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #15
Jughead as Captain Hero in “The Collector” – Veronica is taken captive by The Collector, an evil-doer with a penchant for dark haired go-go girls! Not even the super powered combination of Pureheart and Evilheart can stop the dastardly villain! Will Jughead’s super alter ego Captain Hero manage to save the say or will his enormous appetite be his ultimate downfall? Discover the answer in this nail biting adventure plus many more!
Script: Frank Doyle
Art: Bill Vigoda, Jon D’Agostino
Cover: Fernando Ruiz
Shipping Date: 4/11
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 4/25
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

B&V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #224
Tired of not being noticed, Ethel will do anything to attract the attention of her crush Jughead! Encouraged by her friends Veronica and Betty to try out a new look, Ethel goes in search of her own stylish headwear, however the girls begin to wonder if they haven’t made a mistake when Ethel begins turning more heads than them in “The MOD Hatter”! Is Ethel Riverdale’s new “It Girl”?
Script: Mike Pellowski
Art: Dan Parent, Jon D’Agostino
Cover: Dan DeCarlo
Shipping Date: 4/18
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/2
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

BETTY AND VERONICA #259
Mr. Lodge prepares to set sail for adventure on his yacht! The best part of vacationing in the Caribbean? No Archie! You’ll never believe what Archie is prepared to do to get aboard Lodge’s vessel in “A Tale Oft Told!” The fun continues with “Get Your Goat!” where Archie meets his match against a goat with an attitude! Can he lead the goat back to its owner or will Archie be owned? Wrapping up the adventures, Betty discovers something distressing when her memories of a school trip don’t line up with what is revealed in the photos! A picture is most definitely worth a thousand words in “Picture Imperfect!”
Script: George Gladir, John Rose
Art: Stan Goldberg, Bill Galvan, Jim Amash, Fabio Redivo
Cover: Fernando Ruiz
Shipping Date: 4/4
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 4/18
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #201
Betty & Veronica in “Buy the Book” – Betty is taking Veronica to the flea market! But deal-hunting isn’t in Mrs. Lodge’s genetic makeup and she balks at her daughter taking part! Can Ronnie do anything to dissuade her mom from going ballistic over her daughter’s thrifty endeavors? That story, plus Betty rounds up the Green Girls of Riverdale to help raise funds for the library – and they’re doing it with a western flair! Grab your lasso and prepare for the fun to follow this wild bunch in “The West with a Zest”!
Script: Mike Pellowski, George Gladir
Art: Pat Kennedy, Stan Goldberg, Jon D’Agostino
Cover: Dan Parent
Shipping Date: 4/25
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/9
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

JINX (SC)
Archie Comics is proud to present Jinx, a top-notch new full-color original graphic novel for tween and teen girls created by award-winning writer/artist team J. Torres and Rick Burchett. Li’l Jinx has left middle school behind. Now in high school, a ‘more mature’ Jinx Holliday is discovering that growing up is a lot more complicated: her girlfriends want her to “act like a girl” and the coaches don’t think she belongs on teams with the boys. Even the guys she ran with since elementary school are having a hard time adjusting to life in high school. Jinx deals with the stuff we all encounter when we reach high school: new relationships, heartache, excitement, frustrations, expectations, and the challenges of figuring out the realities of life. This outstanding graphic novel is a bright, full-hearted coming of age story told with great humor, charm and compassion.
Script: J. Torres
Art & Cover: Rick Burchett
978-1-879794-91-7
$9.99/$10.99CAN
6 x 9”
Trade Paperback
112 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 4/4

JINX (HC)
Archie Comics is proud to present Jinx, a top-notch new full-color original graphic novel for tween and teen girls created by award-winning writer/artist team J. Torres and Rick Burchett. Li’l Jinx has left middle school behind. Now in high school, a ‘more mature’ Jinx Holliday is discovering that growing up is a lot more complicated: her girlfriends want her to “act like a girl” and the coaches don’t think she belongs on teams with the boys. Even the guys she ran with since elementary school are having a hard time adjusting to life in high school. Jinx deals with the stuff we all encounter when we reach high school: new relationships, heartache, excitement, frustrations, expectations, and the challenges of figuring out the realities of life. This outstanding graphic novel is a bright, full-hearted coming of age story told with great humor, charm and compassion.
Script: J. Torres
Art & Cover: Rick Burchett
978-1-936975-00-6
$16.99/$18.99CAN
6 x 9”
Trade Paperback
112 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 4/4

JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #180
Winning a baking contest has never been more challenging! Not when Jughead is involved, that is! Will Betty and Veronica come out on top with a prize winning cake or will Jughead’s insatiable appetite doom them from the start? The answer lies in the hilarious conclusion to “The Mark of Jughead!”
Script: Craig Boldman
Art: Rex Lindsey, Rich Koslowski
Cover: Fernando Ruiz
Shipping Date: 4/11
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 4/25
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #19
Two Worlds, two loves, two destines – read what each unique future is like when Archie Marries Betty and when Archie Marries Veronica.
Archie Marries Veronica – “Just Like Starting Over”: Part 1 – In the aftermath of a mine cave-in, Veronica rushes home, concerned for her husband Archie. Little does she know it’s her father she should be worried about! Meanwhile, having also escaped from a near-death experience, Reggie is ready to smile for the cameras as his and Betty’s reality show begins production!
Archie Marries Betty – “Rock On!”: Part 1 – It’s an all-around homecoming with several familiar faces making their way back to Riverdale! Archie and Ambrose make plans to jump-start their joint business venture plus Archie hears the words he never thought possible from the lips of Mr. Lodge! Packed with laughs, love and shocking revelations, what more could you ask for in an Archie story?
Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Al Milgrom, Bob Smith
Cover: Fernando Ruiz
Shipping Date: 4/18
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/2
64-page, full color magazine
$3.99 US.

MEGA MAN #13
“Spiritus ex Machina” Part One: Mega Man joins Dr. Light at the Advanced Robotics Trade Show to address the future of thinking machines. New faces abound – who are Drs. Cossack and Lalinde? What sinister forces lurk behind the scenes? Meanwhile, Dr. Wily searches for something to give him the edge deep in the forbidden Lanfront Ruins. All this plus the debut of RUSH!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jonathan Hill, Gary Martin, John Workman and Matt Herms
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
Villain Sketch Variant Cover: Jonathan Hill
Shipping Date: 4/25
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/9
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE #3
SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE is back and better than ever! The first Sonic comic magazine in Archie history, already packed with over 100 pages of comics, news, and features, will also feature a BRAND-NEW Sonic Video-Game story! Sega’s hottest new game is getting the comic book treatment, and it’s ONLY available in this deluxe, magazine-sized, quarterly collection! Also featured is the dramatic return of Dr. Eggman, the birth of New Mobotropolis and the new SONIC TIME LINE, which features more new art from fan-favorite artists Jamal Peppers and Tracy Yardley!
Script: Various
Art: Various
All New Foil-enhanced Cover by Ben Bates
Shipping Date: 4/11
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 4/25
128-page, full color magazine
$9.99 US.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #236
“Cry Freedom!”: The Freedom Fighters are no more. Dr. Eggman moves on to terrorize a Mobius unopposed. King Naugus rules through a campaign of fear. But Sonic isn’t about to let all that stop him! A new era is about to begin as two new teams burst onto the scene to save the world! The future begins today in this great jumping-on-point issue!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley!, Terry Austin, John Workman and Matt Herms
Cover: Tracy Yardley!
Shipping Date: 4/18
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/2
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

SONIC UNIVERSE #39
“Scrambled” Part Three: Dr. Eggman has tracked his treasonous lackey, Snively, all the way to the Dragon Kingdom! Snively is out to rescue the love of his life, but will the embittered Iron Queen take him back? More importantly: will the Dragon Kingdom survive a visit from the good doctor?
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Steve Downer
Cover: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash and Steve Downer
Shipping Date: 4/4
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 4/18
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #17
Long before they roamed the halls of Riverdale High, the Archie Babies were searching for hidden treasure in nursery school! Join the toddlers on one of their earliest adventures in “The Hunt for Treasure X”, a story from the best-selling Archie Babies graphic novel, on sale now!
Script: Mike Kunkel
Art: Art Mawhinney, Rich Koslowski
Cover: Art Mawhinney
Shipping Date: 4/25
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/9
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

 

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