SOLICITATIONS: Archie Comics for June 2013

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Archie Comics sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in June 2013. Take the jump to see the full Tim Seeley cover to Archie #645, Legacy of the Crusaders, and more.

a645v.600a645.600ARCHIE #645
Archie in ìSummer Daze!î ñ Archie proclaims this will be the ìgreatest summer of all!î However, after a water skiing accident, a hang gliding mishap, and a run in with Mr. Lodge, it just may end up being the worst! And thatís just day one! Can his vacation be salvaged or is Archie in for a bummer of a summer? Find out in this special summer-themed issue with extra summer fun packed into 48 pages wrapped in an eye popping cover!
Script: Tom DeFalco
Art: Rex Lindsey
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Tito PeÒa
Variant Cover: Tim Seeley
Shipping Date: 6/19
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 7/3
48-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

add241.600ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #241
Having girlfriends like Betty and Veronica makes Archie one of the luckiest guys ever, right? You might think twice after seeing just how much energy it takes to make sure they stay his girls! Can Archie beat the competition when heís forced to run the gauntlet at Riverdale Beach? See for yourself in ìThe Big Rescue,î just one of many hilarious stories in the latest Archie Double Digest!
Script: George Gladir
Art: Pat Kennedy, Al Nickerson, and Jack Morelli
5th ink Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, and Tito PeÒa
Shipping Date: 6/19
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 7/3
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

afd29.600ARCHIE AND FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #29
After pondering their futures, the gang decides itís time they take their first step toward carving out a career. High school wonít last forever after all so they decide to take advantage of their summer breaks and learn their familiesí trades. However what began as well intentioned leads to some dire consequences. See how things worked out (or didnít!) as Archie and friends take their first steps into the big world of business in ìCareer Fear!î Thatís just one of many outrageous stories in this double digest of barrel laughs!
Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Tim Kennedy, Ken Selig, and Jack Morelli
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, and Tito PeÒa
Shipping Date: 6/26
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 7/10
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

acs-sd.600ARCHIE COMICS SPECTACULAR: SCHOOL DAZE
Check out all your favorites–Archie, Betty Veronica, Reggie, Jughead, and more at Riverdale High! Can Archie balance his two-pronged love life and keep his grades up, all under the watchful eye of Principal Weatherbee? Will Reggie be able to continue his chaotic pranks without spending every day in detention? Can Jughead indulge his bottomless appetite when Ms. Beazley’s cafeteria food is so…unique? It’s high school fun in a great pocket-size edition, printed on bright white paper with a cardstock cover.
Script & Art: Various
Cover: Various
978-1-936975-52-5
$5.99/$6.99CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16î
Trade Paperback
128 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 7/3


bv266v.600bv266.600BETTY AND VERONICA #266

The hit Storybook Tales continue with ìSnow White and the 7 Dwarfsî In this fairy tale reimagining, an evil queen (AKA Veronica), asks her magic mirror, ìwho is the hottest of them all?î to which the mirror replies, ìSnow White,î (or Betty, as we know her!). Can the vain queen rid herself of the beautiful Betty, or is she relegated to live out her life as the second hottest of them all? With some familiar faces rounding out the seven dwarfs, prepare for a surprise twist on a classic story as this series of fables through the Archie lens continues!
Script: Dan Parent
Art: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, and Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Cover: Jill Thompson
Shipping Date: 6/5
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 6/19
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

bvdd213.600BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #213
While collecting seashells at the beach, Betty uncovers the most amazing seashell which just may possess magical good luck powers! Suddenly everything is working out for her and Veronicaóbut just how long will their luck last? See for yourself in ìLuck Before You Leap,î the lead story in this laugh-filled double digest featuring Archieís girls.
Script: Angelo DeCesare
Art: Jeff Shultz, Al Milgrom, and Jack Morelli
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, and Glenn Whitmore
Shipping Date: 6/5
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 6/19
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

afdd234.600B&V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #234
The girls are on a losing streak in beach volleyball thanks to Veronicaís lack of coordination. Undeterred, Veronica manages to convince Betty they should sign up for a big tournament despite her reservations. Even with some of the top pros preparing her for the competition, will the girls have a chance? Veronica just may have a backup plan up her sleeve in ìLosers Can Be Choosers!î That plus many more classic stories fill this jam-packed digest.
Script: George Gladir
Art: Jeff Shultz, Al Milgrom, and Jack Morelli
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, and Glenn Whitmore
Shipping Date: 6/12
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 6/26
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

jdd194.600JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #194
A case of mistaken identity leads a napping Jughead to receiving a stolen kiss. Upon waking, Jughead has acquired a taste for the flavored lipstick and is on a quest to track down its owner, even if he has to kiss every girl in Riverdale! See if he finds the mystery smoocher in ìMissed Kiss,î the first outrageous story in the latest double digest staring Archieís best pal.
Script: Craig Boldman
Art: Rex Lindsey, Rich Koslowski, and Jack Morelli
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, and Glenn Whitmore
Shipping Date: 6/26
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 7/10
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

legacy-of-the-crusaders-5.75-9.5-15.75LEGACY OF THE CRUSADERS
A SUPER HERO LEGACY IS BORN! In one of history’s greatest battles against the forces of evil, The Mighty Crusaders did the impossible: they won. Now, for the first time ever, witness their heroic battle for the fate of the world like never before in this unique graphic novel collection from Red Circle Comics! Using an innovative blend of NEW and CLASSIC material, Legacy of the Crusaders takes readers on a tour of the Red Circle universe, guided by the characters themselves! Picking up directly following the events of New Crusaders: Rise of the Heroes, our new team of young heroes struggle under the tutelage of the world’s first patriotic super hero: the Shield. The Shield teaches these New Crusaders about the early history of their parents, the Mighty Crusaders, seen by the reader in the form of some of the best classic tales from the 1980s Red Circle super hero titles. Featuring legendary comic artists such as Steve Ditko and Alex Toth!
Script (new): Ian Flynn
Script (classic): Robert Kanigher, Marty Greim, Chas Ward, Stan Timmons, Bill Dubay, Rich Margopoulos, and David Singer
Art (new): Jerry Gaylord, Kent Archer, John Workman, and Thomas Mason
Art (classic): Steve Ditko, Gray Morrow, Alex Toth, Carmine Infantino, Eduardo Barreto, Dick Ayers, Chic Stone, Rich Buckler, Frank Giacoia, Vicatan, Lou Manna, Rex Lindsey, Alex Nino, Alan Kupperberg, Adrian Gonzales, and Ricardo Villagran
Cover: Ben Bates
978-1-936975-22-8
$16.99/$19.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16î
Trade Paperback
192pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 7/10

 

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LIFE WITH ARCHIE #30

ìArchie Marries Veronicaî ñ Itís the day before the big election and Kevin Kellerís run for senate has nearly reached its conclusion! Just when campaign manager Veronica thinks she can take a well-deserved breather, sheís about to get the shock of her life! Sheís not the only one, as Archie, Jughead and Mr. Lodgeís worlds are quickly turning upside down and thereís just one man responsible for everyoneís miseryÖ
ìArchie Marries Bettyî ñ Workaholic Betty has been so busy with her new role as assistant principle that she barely has time for anything else ñ least of all Archie! Will she be too busy for the surprise Archie is planning for her? Meanwhile, the streak of Riverdale robberies comes to a head in a gripping conclusion thatÖ well, youíll just have to see for yourselfÖ Donít miss it!
Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Jim Amash, and Jack Morelli
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Tito PeÒa
Variant Cover: Phil Jimenez, Tito PeÒa
Shipping Date: 6/5
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 6/19
48-page, full color comic
$3.99 US

ncdt3v.600ncdt3.600NEW CRUSADERS: DARK TOMORROW #3
The critically acclaimed NEW CRUSADERS series continues this month with “Hard Lessons” Part Two! The past comes alive as the Fox returnsóbut how is he connected to the new Fly Girl? And how will his presence push her to make a life-altering decision? Meanwhile, the tension breaks as the New Crusaders get embroiled in a brawl at school. But who threw the first punch? Featuring cover and variant cover art from comics superstars Sergio Cariello and Hack/Slash creator Tim Seeley!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Alitha Martinez, Rick Bryant, John Workman, and Steve Downer
Cover: Sergio Cariello
Variant Cover: Tim Seeley and Steve Downer
Shipping Date: 6/19
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 7/3
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

sss3.600SONIC SAGA SERIES 3: EGGMAN EMPIRE (TR)
Sonicís epic adventures arenít just storiesótheyíre SAGAS! Blast into the action at Sonic speed with the continuation of the all-new Sonic Saga graphic novel series! Sonic and Dr. Eggman have dueled for over ten years now, but all the while the heroic Freedom Fighters have enjoyed the safety and comfort of Knothole since its humble beginnings as a village to its prosperous days as a city. All that is about to change, however, as the mad doctor is ready to step up his game. “Eggman Empire” is the story of evil triumphing over good and the heroes’ struggle to fight back. As Dr. Eggman unleashes all of his might against our heroes, will they be able to endure? When down to the last hedgehog, can there still be hope for a happy ending? SONIC SAGA 3 collects selected stories from Sonic the Hedgehog #170-176.
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, Tracy Yardley!, James Fry, Tania Del Rio, Gary Bedell, Jim Amash, Rich Koslowski, John Workman, Josh & Aimee Ray, and Jason Jensen
Cover: Patrick ìSPAZî Spaziante
Shipping Date: 6/7
978-1-936975-53-2
$11.99/$13.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16î
Trade Paperback
112pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 6/26

su53v.600su53.600SONIC UNIVERSE #53
“When Worlds Collide”: Part Eight of TwelveóThe hunt for the Roboticized Masters comes to its explosive end! As the gripping second act of the Sonic/Mega Man crossover event comes to a close, Proto Man and the Chaotix make a crucial discovery in the battle to restore BOTH worlds! The tension is fraying the bromance of Drs. Eggman and Wily! Bass and Metal Sonic prepare to lead an armyóbut an army of what? Featuring new cover art from Sonic/Mega Man art legend Patrick Spaziante, and a special “E.F.F. (aka Evil Friends Forever) Variant” featuring Dr.’s Eggman and Wily gaming on their EGGSbox!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley!, Terry Austin, Jack Morelli, and Thomas Mason
Cover:
E.F.F.* Variant Cover: Tracy Yardley!, Phyllis Novin, and Thomas Mason
*evil friends forever
Shipping Date: 6/5
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 6/19
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

 

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sth250sv.600sth250mmv.600SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #250
Celebrate 250 issues of the longest-running video game based comic series, Sonic the Hedgehog, with “When Worlds Collide” Part Nine of Twelve! The final act of the crossover mega-event starts here as Sonic and Mega Man stand united against the Wily Egg ñ and backing them up are all their heroic friends. Standing against them are the Robot Mastersóall of them! Let the battle begin! At a whopping 48 pages, this double-sized issue features a special, digitally remastered re-presentation of the first Sonic the Hedgehog issue! Also featuring a stunning new wrap-around cover by Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante. Plus, choose YOUR favorite hero with the “Team Sonic” and “Team Mega Man” CHIBI variant covers!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Ben Bates, Gary Martin, John Workman, and Matt Herms
Wrap-Around Cover by Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante and Ben Hunzeker
Team Chibi Sonic Variant: Ryan Jampole, Gary Martin and Matt Herms
Team Chibi Mega Man Variant: Ryan Jampole, Gary Martin and Matt Herms
Shipping Date: 6/19
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 7/3
48-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

mm27v.600mm27.600MEGA MAN #27
The most anticipated crossover event of 2013 rolls on with “When Worlds Collide” Part Ten of Twelve! We enter the final assault as Sonic, Tails, Mega Man and Rush storm the Wily Egg to end the dastardly duo of doctors’ plans! Speaking of “duos,” what’s that entering Earth’s atmosphere? Can it help Sonic and Mega Man fend off the Mega Man Killers? How about a Chaos Devil? Featuring more new cover art from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante and a special look at the cover process with a super special ìpencil, ink, colorî sketch variant!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Ben Bates, Gary Martin, John Workman, and Matt Herms
Cover by Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante and Matt Herms
P.I.C. Sketch Variant Cover by Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
Shipping Date: 6/26
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 7/10
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

woadd30.600WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DOUBLE DIGEST #30
While Veronica soaks up the summer fun, Betty canít seem to find anything to be cheerful about. Determined to improve Bettyís mood, Veronica schemes to make Betty the most popular girl at the beach! Will her plan succeed or is Betty doomed to suffer from the ìSummer Bluesî? Grab your sunscreen, head to the beach and donít forget to pack this summer-themed DOUBLE DOUBLE digest with twice the laughs!
Script: George Gladir
Art: Dan DeCarlo, Allison Flood, Bill Yoshida
5th ink Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, and Glenn Whitmore
Shipping Date: 6/5
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 6/19
320-page, full color comic
$5.99 US.

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