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ARCHIE COMICS MAY 2013 SOLICITS


ARCHIE #644
ìArchie Meets GLEE Part 4î ñThe HIT CROSSOVER CONCLUDES with this EPIC FINALE! After half of the Riverdale gang swapped places with the New Directions kids, Archie must get everyone home and fast! Their worlds are about to collide LITERALLY and time is running out. Will Archie meet his counterpart Finn Hudson in the dreamscape in time to stop the collision? Donít miss the thrilling conclusion to Archie Meets GLEE, the hit FOX TV series!
Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Tito PeÒa
Shipping Date: 5/15
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/29
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

ARCHIE COMICS SUPER SPECIAL #3
Something amazing is happening in Riverdale! The quarterly Archie Comic Super Special Magazine rolls on with this summer spectacular-themed edition! School is out and that means Archie and the Gang will be hanging out at Pops, the beach, and having tons of fun while Jughead soaks up the sun in his favorite hammock! It’s classic summer fun and hi-jinks from the Archie vault. All this plus creator spotlights, the latest Archie news, a brand new multi-color foil-enhanced cover and much, much more in this jam-packed magazine!
Script & Art: Various
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, and Tito PeÒa
Shipping Date: 5/22
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 6/5
128-page, full color comic
$9.99 US.

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #240
Archie and Chuck prepare to enjoy a day at the beach, but what to do first? Surf, jet ski, parasail? The possibilities are limitlessÖ however thereís only one activity they both can agree on and youíll never guess what it is! Discover for yourself by the conclusion of ìShore Thingî in this laugh out loud digest!
Script: Mike Pellowski
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Rudy Lapick
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Tito PeÒa
Shipping Date: 5/15
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/29
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

ARCHIE AND FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #28
A big budget movie is filming in Riverdale and every paparazzo is on the scene to get a shot of the celebs. If Archie can get a perfect photo to outdo Reggie then he can sell it to the Riverdale Bugle and impress Veronica! Can shutterbug wannabe Archie take on the pros with his home advantage? And how will Chuckís cartooning skills come into play? If a picture is worth a thousand words than this story is worth a million in ìTeen Paparazzi,î just one of many tales featuring Arch and the gang!
Script: George Gladir
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Jon DíAgostino
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Tito PeÒa
Shipping Date: 5/29
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 6/12
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

ARCHIEíS 1000 PAGE COMICS DIGEST
Archie and his gang–Betty, Veronica, Reggie, and his best pal Jughead–have been entertaining readers of all ages since his massively popular debut over seventy years ago. Now, for the first time ever, over 1000 pages of classic Archie tales have been collected in this amazing volume at a fantastic value price! Follow America’s favorite red head as he navigates the pressures of the American teenager in the awkward, charming and hilarious way you’ve come to know and love. Whether he’s juggling dates with girl-next-door Betty and rich-girl Veronica, competing with his prankster rival Reggie, or just hanging out with his best bud Jughead, Archie is always a delight to have around!
Script & Art: Various
Cover: Various
978-1-936975-50-1
$14.99/$15.99CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16î
Trade Paperback
1024 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 5/22

ARCHIE FUN ëní GAMES ACTIVITY BOOK
It’s hours of fun with Archie and the gang in Archie’s Fun ‘n’ Games Activity Book! Solve puzzles and games with America’s favorite teenager and all his friends. Get Jughead from his house to Pop Tate’s for a heap of burgers! Help Betty and Veronica get ready for school! Filled to the brim with full-color games, riddles, puzzles, plus coloring pages and all sorts of activities, Archie’s Fun ‘n’ Games Activity Book is sure to provide tons of fun for young fans of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and the rest of the gang!
Script & Art: Various
Cover: Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, and Matt Herms
978-1-936975-51-8
$6.99/$7.99CAN
5 1/4 x 7 1/2î
Trade Paperback
192 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 6/12

JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #193
Thump! Jughead has a hidden talent of knowing exactly where to hit something and with how much force to make it operational. From ketchup bottles to bubblegum machines, Jughead is happy to share his talent and help others out of a jam, but Reggieís not impressed. Will a well-placed ìthumpî have Reggie begging Jughead to spread the wealth of his natural ability? Check out ìThe Magic Touchî and see for yourself in this jam-packed digest!
Script: Craig Boldman
Art: Rex Lindsey, Rich Koslowski
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Tito PeÒa
Shipping Date: 5/22
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 6/5
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

KEVIN KELLER #9
ìThe TAG-ALONGSîó School is out and summer is in as the Kellers take off on a road trip. Mr. Keller is being honored for his service at a special ceremony ñ but half the fun is getting there so the family takes the scenic route! But how will Kevin do without Devon? And Veronica? And what about the new lifeguard job Kevin was supposed to start with Wendy and William? How do you decide between friends and family during the summer? It’s easy: you don’t! Sounds like more summer fun than one guy can handle!
Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Cover: Dan Parent
Shipping Date: 5/22
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 6/5
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

MEGA MAN #26
The historic Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man crossover event rolls on! “When Worlds Collide” Part Seven of Twelve: The hunt for the Roboticized Masters continues as Sonic and Mega Man face down Shadow Man and ñ Shadow Man? Meanwhile, Drs. Eggman and Wily gloat over the captive Dr. Light. But what is the brilliant, bearded scientist preparing to do? Featuring stunning new cover art from Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, and a special throwback variant cover you just canít miss!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley!, Terry Austin, Jack Morelli, and Thomas Mason
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
Throwback Variant Cover art compiled by Ryan Jampole
Shipping Date: 5/29
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 6/12
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

MEGA MAN VOL. 5: ROCK OF AGES
Celebrate 25 years of Mega Man with the exciting next chapter in the Mega Man mythology in graphic novel! By popular demand, this latest volume introduces the saga of Blues, aka PROTO MAN! Who is this mysterious robot, and what special connection does he share with Mega Man? Also ñ Roll may be Mega Manís ìlittle sister,î but she’s no less heroic! When a cruise liner crashes out at sea and Mega Man isn’t around, it’s up to Roll to rally the Robot Masters and save the day! Fun, action, adventure and more in this collection! MEGA MAN VOL. 5 collects MEGA MAN #17-20, plus cover art from Eisner-award winning artist Mike Norton!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Chad Thomas, Jamal Peppers, Ryan Jampole, Gary Martin, John Workman, and Matt Herms
Cover: Mike Norton and Matt Herms
978-1-936975-48-8
$11.99/$13.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16î
Trade Paperback
112 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 5/22

NEW CRUSADERS: DARK TOMORROW #2
The critically acclaimed NEW CRUSADERS series continues this month with ìHard Lessonsî Part One: our teenage heroes continue to reel from all they’ve lost, while trying to return to their ìnormalî lives at school. The transitions arenít easy ñ especially when super-powers are thrown into the mix of high school drama! Meanwhile, the death of a New Crusader has caught the attention of former kid-sidekick and current child services consultant Roy Rossman, who has returned to take the New Crusaders away from Shield! Featuring variant cover art from Eisner-award winning artist Mike Norton!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Alitha Martinez, Rick Bryant, John Workman, and Steve Downer
Cover: Jerry Gaylord, Kent Archer, and Thomas Mason
Variant Cover: Mike Norton and Steve Downer
Shipping Date: 5/15
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/29
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

SONIC SUPER DIGEST #3
Sonic Super Digest is BACK, and celebrating 20 years of SONIC THE HEDGEHOG COMICS! For the first time in Sonic Comic history, Sonic the Hedgehog’s comic book adventures are now available in the popular digest format! Where Sonic Super Special Magazine leaves off, this quarterly digest collection picks up ñ with even more classic adventure from the Sonic comic library! This issue hosts a special spotlight on Sonic’s baddest baddies, and an exclusive look-back on the classic Sonic Triple Trouble game! Perfect for fans new and old, Sonic Super Digest collects tons of comic stories, coloring pages, bonus content, and features an all-new cover with pencils by Sonic Artist rising star Lamar Wells! Get SUPER!
Script & Art: Various
Cover: Lamar Wells, Kent Archer, and Matt Herms
Shipping Date: 5/1
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/15
128-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #249
ìWhen Worlds Collideî Part Six of Twelve: The crossover mega-event reaches its half-way point! On the eve of Sonic the Hedgehog’s landmark 250th issue, Sonic, Tails, Mega Man and Proto Man are confronted by Drs. Eggman and Wily and the eight Roboticized Masters! Why do they look so familiar to Sonic? Do our heroes even stand a chance?! Featuring stunning new cover art from Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, and a special 16-Bit pixel art variant cover!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley!, Terry Austin, Jack Morelli, and Thomas Mason
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
Throwback Variant Cover art compiled by Ryan Jampole
Shipping Date: 5/15
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/29
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

SONIC UNIVERSE #52
The second act of the epic Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man crossover event BEGINS HERE! ìWhen Worlds Collideî Part Five of Twelve: Sonic, Mega Man, Tails and Proto Man enter the strange world of the Skull Egg Zone. They don’t receive a warm welcome, either, as the Genesis Unit and Copy Robot attack! Drs. Eggman and Wily wait in the wings with an even more sinister surprise waiting to be unleashed! You cannot miss this action-packed issue, featuring new cover art by Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, and choose YOUR favorite hero with the ìTeam Sonicî and ìTeam Mega Manî variant covers!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley!, Terry Austin, Jack Morelli, and Thomas Mason
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, Jack Morelli, and Matt Herms
Team Sonic Variant: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, Tracy Yardley!, Matt Herms, and Thomas Mason
Team Mega Man Variant: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, Ryan Jampole, and Thomas Mason
Shipping Date: 5/1
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/15
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

SONIC UNIVERSE VOL. 5: THE TAILS ADVENTURE
The most successful Sonic Graphic Novel series continues strong as Sonicís famous sidekick ñ Miles ìTailsî Prower ñ takes off in his own adventure! Tails and his friends Antoine and Bunnie take a well-earned vacation to the remote Cocoa Island. But not everything is what it seems! Hidden within their camouflaged fortress, the Battle Bird Armada makes their villainous debut! The angry avians lash out, and itís up to Tails to save the day! Can one little fox take on an entire armada on his own? Maybe with his latest creation ñ T-Pup ñ at his side! SONIC UNIVERSE VOL. 5 collects the entire ìTrouble in Paradiseî storyline from Sonic Universe #17-20 plus exclusive special features!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash, Phil Felix, and Jason Jensen
Cover: Tracy Yardley! and Ben Hunzeker
978-1-936975-49-5
$11.99/$13.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16î
Trade Paperback
112 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 5/29

WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #29
Archie and the gang are going on vacation with the Lodges at a tropical resort with a hotel all to themselves! A big mix up leaves Mr. Lodge the owner of The Paradise Inn, minus the staff, and with an important businessman on the way to meet him. The only option is for the kids to drop their surfboards and get the hotel running again. Will the plan help seal the deal with the potential business partner or has the hotel seen its last guest? You have to read ìINN Trouble!î to find out in this jam-packed double digest!
Script: Angelo DeCesare
Art: Bill Golliher, Rudy Lapick, Barry Grossman
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Tito PeÒa
Shipping Date: 5/8
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/22
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

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