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


ARCHIE #633

Archie Marries Valerie Part 3 ñ ìA Star Is Born!î ñ As newlyweds Archie and Valerie settle into married life, they quit their respective groups, The Archies and The Pussycats and focus on what matters. Teaching at a music school while starring in their own reality show, the happy couple can finally spend time together off the road. As Archie and Valerie make their own music together what kind of new changes in their former bands can we expect to see? Music aside, the biggest life altering event of the young coupleís lives is on the horizon as Valerie announces sheís pregnant! How will the family dynamic change the musical duo? Whatever the case, the new ìstarî in their life wonít arrive without the usual lunacy that follows Archie and Valerie around!

Script: Dan Parent

Art & Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski

Shipping Date: 5/9

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/23

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.
ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #229

With Archieís wallet hurting from movie theater prices, he decides to take matters into his own hands and give his community an alternative! Check out Archieís affordable solution in ìHome Movies!î Next up is a wild west adventure in the town of Deadwood as Archie and pals visit Calamity Jane, better known as Riverdaleís Betty! Reggie is the only one not so impressed with the performers and reckons he could do a better job! Find out if Reggie has what it takes to be the perfect gunslinger in ìHorse Play!î Plus, prepare to get crazy for the end of school party that Archie and Jughead are planning! However, Dilton brings news that may bring a halt to the celebrations in ìThe Super Bash!î

Script: Bill Golliher, Mike Pellowski, George Gladir

Art: Stan Goldberg, Scott Geralds, Ken Selig, Al Milgrom,

Cover: Fernando Ruiz

Shipping Date: 5/2

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/16

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.
ARCHIE AND FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #16

Evilheart and Pureheart may have met their match when they take on The Dude! With a trick cane and a cunning criminal mind to his advantage, The Dude keeps the duo at bay until he has them right where he wants them! Will the super teens manage to bring the jewel thief to justice or will they fall prey to the dastardly evil-doer?

Script: Frank Doyle

Art: Bill Vigoda, Mario Acquaviva

Cover: Fernando Ruiz

Shipping Date: 5/16

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/30

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.
B&V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #225

Archie surprises Veronica with a cement frog! Despite hating the sight of it, Veronica doesnít have the heart to simply get rid of it so she opts for a simpler solution. Destroy it! However sheíll discover that demolishing her gift is easier said than done in ìA Ribiting Experienceî.

Script: Bill Golliher

Art: Dan Parent, Jim Amash

Cover: Dan DeCarlo

Shipping Date: 5/16

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/30

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.
BETTY AND VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #202

Nothing can pull Veronica away from a relaxing day of watching soaps on her couch except Bettyís hunk of a cousin George! However, a day of excitement at the amusement park is not exactly Veronicaís cup of tea! For the chance to get to know George better, Veronica gets more than what she bargained for in “A Ride on the Wild Side!î

Script: Dan Parent

Art: Dan Parent, John D’Agostino

Cover: Fernando Ruiz

Shipping Date: 5/30

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 6/13

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.
JUGHEAD #213

How does a robbery, Hotdog, and anchovy pizza help land Jughead a summer job? Find out in ìThe Job Hunt!î Next up, itís Friday the 13th, so what better way for Jughead and Archie to bend fortune in their favor than to hang out with ìbad luck magnetî Jinx Malloy! See how well their plan unfolds in ìLucky Thirteenî. Finally, in a tale of devotion, Ethel helps Jughead enter Hotdog into a pet photo competition in hopes of getting asked to the big dance! Will Hotdogís photos win his master top prize and does Ethel have a shot at true happiness? Those answers plus plenty of laughs in these pages!

Script: George Gladir, Craig Boldman

Art: Stan Goldberg, Tim Kennedy, Jim Amash, Mark McKenna, Ken Selig

Cover: Bill Galvan

Shipping Date: 5/2

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/16

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.
JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #181

Jughead gets cursed with Jinx Malloyís bad luck hex in this zany adventure that will have you in stitches! Will Jughead manage to rid himself of this unlucky spell before it becomes permanent or will he be destined to dish out poor fortune wherever he goes?

Script: Craig Boldman

Art: Rex Lindsey, Rich Koslowski

Cover: Samm Schwartz

Shipping Date: 5/9

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/23

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.
KEVIN KELLER #3

ìStranded in Paradise!î ñ As summer sets in, Kevin gets ready to enjoy his first summer as a lifeguard on Riverdale Beach. The gang shows Kevin a great time in the Riverdale summer tradition, that is until he comes across a bump in the road… a bump named Cheryl Blossom! A battle of the beaches breaks out between Riverdale Beach and Pembrooke Beach, and Jason Blossom steps in to ìpunkî Kevin and the gang. To make matters more complicated, a guy across enemy lines has eyes for KevinÖ a surefire way to add drama to the whole mix!

Script: Dan Parent

Art & Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski

Variant Cover: Dan Parent

Shipping Date: 5/30

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 6/13

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.
LIFE WITH ARCHIE #20

“Archie Marries Veronica” ñ The drama amps up as Veronicaís run in with the law comes to a head, making an appearance in court to be read her sentence! Betty and Reggieís reality show rolls into production and while Reggie could get used to the limelight, Betty struggles with the transition of becoming a reality star. Meanwhile, an ailing Lodge struggles to cope with realityÖ but which one? All this plus the romantic connection youíve been waiting for but never thought possible!

“Archie Marries Betty” ñ The story continues as Archieís students celebrate their battle of the bands victory! Betty uses her warm disposition to help a student in need while Jugheadís kid sister Jellybean pitches in at the Chokílit Shoppe, but thereís something sheís not telling himÖ Donít miss this very poignant issue in which a tragedy has befallen one of the gang as a new era of Life with Archie continues!

Script: Paul Kupperberg

Art: Fernando Ruiz, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Al Milgrom, Bob Smith

Cover: Fernando Ruiz

Shipping Date: 5/23

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 6/6

64-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.
MEGA MAN #14

“Spiritus ex Machina” Part Two: Itís pandemonium as the Emerald Spears extremist group has taken everyone at the A.R.T.S. hostage! Itís up to Mega Man and Rush to lead Elec Man, Pharaoh Man and Quake Woman to save the day! Meanwhile, Dr. Wily attempts to awaken the power of the mysterious Ra Moon.

Script: Ian Flynn

Art: Jonathan Hill, Gary Martin, John Workman and Matt Herms

Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante and Matt Herms

Shipping Date: 5/30

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 6/13

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES #18 (TR)

Sonic Archives, Archie Comics’ most successful graphic novel series ever, is back! Sonic and Tails have defeated the evil wizard, Ixis Naugus, and rescued the long-exiled inventor Nate Morgan! Now for the hard part: getting home in one piece! All the while, a mysterious presence strikes out at Sonic from space! Also in this volume, Lupe and her pack of Freedom Fighters make a discovery that will change her family forever! Blast into the past at Sonic speed with this all-new volume, collecting Sonic the Hedgehog #67-70!

Script & Art: Various

Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante

978-1-936975-07-5

$7.99/$8.99CAN

5 x 7 3/8î

Trade Paperback

112 pp

Direct Market On-sale: 6/13
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #237

“Loyalty” Part One: Team Fighters links up with Grand Chief Lupe as they track down the Death Egg. As they deal with the ferocious Felidae Warriors and Dark Egg Legion, a mysterious figure tracks them. Meanwhile, in ìHeart to Heart,î Nicole and Mina finally confront each other!

Script: Ian Flynn

Art: Ben Bates, Steven Butler, Terry Austin, John Workman and Matt Herms

Cover: Tracy Yardley!, Terry Austin and Matt Herms

Shipping Date: 5/16

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/30

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.
SONIC UNIVERSE #40

“Scrambled” Part Four: The explosive conclusion! Itís the showdown decades in the making: Dr. Eggman vs. Snively! As the two mad geniuses clash one thing is for certain: whoever wins, the good guys lose! Donít miss the grueling final fight with a sinister twist you wonít believe!

Script: Ian Flynn

Art: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Steve Downer

Cover: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash and Steve Downer

Shipping Date: 5/2

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/16

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.
STAN LEE’S MIGHTY 7 #2

“Capture and Chaos!” – Stan Lee Comics’ ìMIGHTY 7î continues! The all-new superhero property from the co-creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men and more heats up as Stan must come to terms with his alien compatriots! Titanic forces collide as comics legend meets alien – but what evil is brewing on the horizon? Villainy looms in this action-packed second installment of Stan Lee’s latest and greatest super-heroic tale!

Script: Tony Blake & Paul Jackson w/ Stan Lee

Art: Alex Saviuk, Bob Smith, John Workman and Tom Smith

Cover: Alex Saviuk and Matt Herms

Variant Cover: Alex Saviuk and Tom Smith

Shipping Date: 5/9

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/23

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.
WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #18

Ever wonder what makes Dilton so smart? So does Archie! After inquiring the kid genius on what it takes to have above average intelligence, Archie goes about brainstorming for a scientific breakthrough! Will he succeed or is it a harebrained idea? Find the answer in ìHereís a Thoughtî. The gang has each encountered a mysterious visitor dubbed ìThe Elevenaireî due to his transformative powers upon handing someone eleven dollars. However, Reggieís not buying it, refusing to believe a life changing experience can occur because of eleven measly bucks! Will his cynicism be validated or is there really something to this hocus pocus? Find out in ìAlias: The Elevenaireî. Finally, Betty has the perfect idea of how to liven things up at the retirement home! Get out your old records and put on your dancing shoes as the gang throw the seniors a bash theyíll never forget in ìProm Again!î

Script: Craig Boldman, John Rose

Art: Stan Goldberg, Tim Kennedy, Al Milgrom, Jon DíAgostino

Cover: Fernando Ruiz

Shipping Date: 5/23

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 6/6

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 US.

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