Archie Comics sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in September 2013.

ARCHIE COMICS SOLICITATIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 2013

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1
NEW ONGOING SERIES! ìEscape From RiverdaleîóThis is how the end of the world beginsÖ Harvey Award-winning writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Carrie, Archie meets Glee) and Eisner-winning artist Francesco Francavilla (Batman, Black Beetle) take Archie and the gang where theyíve never been beforeóto the grave and back! A horrific accident sets off a series of grim events and Sabrina the Teenage Witch must try to repair the unspeakable evil her spell has unleashed. Gasp in horror as Riverdale faces an impending zombie Arch-pocalypse in this brand-new, spine-tingling ongoing seriesóbut be warned, kiddies, this oneís not for the faint of heart! For TEEN+ readers.
Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Variants by: Francesco Francavilla, Andrew Pepoy, Tim Seeley
Shipping Date: 9/25
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/9
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

ARCHIE #648
Archie in ìARCHIE, Clod of Thunder!îó Get ready for entertainment in this hilarious superhero parody by comics legend Tom DeFalco! ìMaster of the Stormî Archie resides in Allgood, an honorable city over the Rainbow Bridge, where the food is plentiful, the girls are heavenly, and everything is absolutelyÖ boring! Turns out that being an immortal warrior isnít as fun as people might think. When Archie finds himself in trouble, thanks to a prank of his brother Reggie the Wicked, his father banishes Archie to Planet Earthóto the town of Riverdale, USA to be exact! Will Archie be able to dutifully serve out his punishment? Or will he find life on Earth to be just the excitement he was looking for? Features an extra-special variant cover by Mighty Thor mastermind Walter Simonson!
Script: Tom DeFalco
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, John Workman
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith
Variant Cover: Walter Simonson
Shipping Date: 9/18
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/2
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #244
Meet Archieís new dog Vegas! Vegas is full of personality, but how will he get along with the other pals ëní galsí pets of Riverdale? When Veronica hosts a pet soiree with all the most popular pets (including her many poodles!), heíll make some new friendsóand learn some helpful hints along the way! Get ready for some tail-wagging fun in ìDonít Fret My Pets!î the lead story in this laugh-packed digest!
Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Bill Galvan, Jim Amash
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith
Shipping Date: 9/18
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/2
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

ARCHIE & FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #32
Archie may be the king of high schoolóbut what happens when high schoolís over? When Reggie introduces him to the Associated College Simulation Program, Archie gets the chance to see what college life will be likeóvirtually, that is! Archie gets a taste of exams, parties and girls. Will he be able to adjust to college life? Or will this simulated look into his future freak him out even more? Find out in ìCollege Kidder,î the four-part frenzy that kicks off this fun-filled double digest!
Script: Mike Pellowski
Art: Rex Lindsey, Rich Koslowski, Bill Yoshida, Barry Grossman
Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski
Shipping Date: 9/25
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/9
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

ARCHIEíS EVEN FUNNIER KIDSí JOKE BOOK (TPB)
Get ready for even more laughs and even funnier jokes in this massive Archie kidsí joke book! The perfect companion piece to the laugh-out-loud Archieís Giant Kidsí Joke Book, Archieís Even Funnier Kidsí Joke Book is filled to the brim with nearly 200 pages of hilarious comic strips, ìguess the gagî games and silly riddles! This companion series to the record-shattering Best of Archie series is the ultimate collectorsí item for not only the child in your lifeóbut for your inner child, too!
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Fernando Ruiz
978-1-936975-67-9
$6.99/$7.99CAN
5 1/4 x 7 1/2î
Trade Paperback
192pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 10/2

ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE BOOK 4 (TPB)
The fourth volume of Archieís highly acclaimed graphic novel series features celebrated writer Paul Kupperbergís tight-knit ongoing romantic storyline of Archie as a young newlywed in two very different universesóone where he marries wealthy socialite Veronica Lodge and the other where he marries girl-next-door Betty Cooper.
In this volume, life is turned upside-down for our red-headed hero and both of his alternate universe brides. Kevinís wedded bliss is cut short when tragedy strikes the hometown hero and his husband, launching him into a career he never thought heíd enter! And the ball gets rolling on Betty and Reggieís reality TV dealóbut can Betty and Reggie run their shops and stay in a healthy relationship with cameras on them 24/7? Meanwhile an old ìfriendî returns with some shocking news! Featuring a surprise guest appearance by Josie and the Pussycats! Archie: The Married Life Book 4 collects issues 19-24 of the popular Life With Archie magazine.
Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Jim Amash, and Glenn Whitmore
Cover: Fernando Ruiz
978-1-936975-69-3
$19.99/$23.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16î
Trade Paperback
272pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 10/16

BETTY AND VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #216
Things are about to get very spooooky for The Archies when they plan to shoot a music video in an abandoned movie studio. Theyíre welcomed by a gruesome group of hired performers that are slated to act as background monstersóbut could these creepy characters not be quite what they appear? Find out in ìChiller,î the thrilling first story in this double digest!
Script: George Gladir
Art: Dan DeCarlo Jr., Jimmy DeCarlo, Bill Yoshida, Barry Grossman
Cover: Jeff Shultz
Shipping Date: 9/11
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 9/25
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

BETTY AND VERONICAíS PRINCESS STORYBOOK (TPB)
The fairytale fun continues in Betty and Veronicaís Princess Storybook, the follow-up to the successful Betty & Veronica: Storybook graphic novel! The two BFFs take on some of the most beloved fairytales including Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Little Mermaid, and Rumpelstiltskin, with a little help from their friends! Itís classic storybook tales told through the extra special Archie Comics lens!
Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Alitha Martinez, Renae DeLiz, Jill Thompson, Fiona Staples, Stephanie Buscema and Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
978-1-936975-71-6
$9.99/$10.99CAN
6 x 9î
Trade Paperback
128pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 10/9

KEVIN KELLER #11
Kevin in ìCharity, Schmarity!îóKevin and Veronica fighting?! What could possibly set mild-mannered Kevin Keller off enough to engage in a full-on battle with his former BFF? A squabble over a charity event turns into an all-out waróbut when they take their feud public, Kevin may learn some things about himself as well as some of his close friends that he couldnít quite read before. Life with Archie writer Paul Kupperberg lends his talents to a Kevin Keller story not to be missed!
Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
Wraparound Variant Cover: Bill Galvan, Rich Koswloski, Glenn Whitmore
Shipping Date: 9/25
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/9
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #32
ìArchie Marries Veronicaî ñ Veronicaís trying to stay positive while Archie does the best he can to provide for them in their time of need. Meanwhile, Mr. Lodge is engaged in some secret meetings to keep tabs on business rival Fred Mirth. Kevin Keller is coming to the realization that a job in the Senate is more than he bargained for, especially when the odds are stacked against him. When he uncovers some shocking information about a recent tragedy, does he have what it takes to bring it to light and be the change that everyone needs?
ìArchie Marries Bettyî ñ Between Archieís teaching schedule, Ambrose running the New York City Chow House location, and Jughead and Midgeís baby on the way, the local Chow House is in desperate need of some help! Meanwhile, Moose is prepping to take a big leap and Cheryl Blossom and Kevin Keller are joining forces in Washington D.C. And speaking of being busyóit looks as though Bettyís busy schedule is starting to affect more people than just Archie! Can she mend her relationships before itís too late? Life With Archie has become the hottest spot for amazing variants with some of the best artists around, and this oneís no exception! Features a New Yorker-inspired variant cover by Emmy Award Winning writer/artist Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, HBOís Bored to Death).
Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, and Glenn Whitmore
Cover: Fernando Ruiz and Tito Pena
Variant Cover: Dean Haspiel
Shipping Date: 9/11
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 9/25
48-page, full color comic
$3.99 US

MEGA MAN #30
It’s the ultimate rumble-in-the-jungle for the fate of the planet in “BLACKOUT: The Curse of Ra Moon” Part Two! Mega Man leads Cut Man, Guts Man and Bomb Man through the Amazon in a desperate attempt to save the world! But standing in their way are TWO sets of Dr. Wilyís Robot Masters! Things escalate even further when Break Man appears, but is he there to fight Mega Manóor to help? Featuring new cover art from PATRICK “SPAZ” SPAZIANTE and a special Capcom video game-inspired variant cover!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn.
ART: Mike Cavallaro, Gary Martin, John Workman, and Matt Herms
Cover: Patrick Spaziante
Variant cover art provided by Capcom
Shipping Date: 9/25
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/9
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

SONIC SAGA SERIES 4: HOUSE OF CARDS (TPB)
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! This volume collects a crucial point in the history of Sonicís hometown of New Mobotropolis. After narrowly avoiding annihilation at the hands of Dr. Eggman, the citizens face a bright new futureóone full of change. But change isnít exactly so bright for everyone. Tensions boil over when Sonic does battle withÖTAILS?! Brother fights brother, political tensions start to brew, and friends and family are turned against each other. What evils go unchecked during all this infighting? SONIC SAGA VOL. 4 collects selected stories from Sonic the Hedgehog #129, 177-180.
Script & Art: Ian Flynn
Cover: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash and Jason Jensen
978-1-936975-64-8
$11.99/$13.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16î
Trade Paperback
112 pp
Direct Market On-sale: 9/25


SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #253
The biggest, most shocking event in Sonic comic history is underway, and YOU can grab a front-row seat in ìCountdown to Chaos” part one! Sonic and Tails are on a journey to the Mystic Ruins jungle in search of their missing pals. What they encounter is sure to surprise you! Meanwhile, Dr. Eggman begins the long trek back to his deadly Death Egg II battle fortress. Will our heroes find him and stop him before he launches again? And just who, or what, is the “Sky Patrol” and what does it have to do with the missing Freedom Fighters? Don’t miss a moment of the chaos, featuring the first in a series of ALL-NEW inter-connecting covers by Sonic art superstar Ben Bates, and bone-chilling variant cover by T.REX!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Tracy Yardley, Lamar Wells, Terry Austin, John Workman, and Matt Herms.
Cover: Ben Bates
Variant Cover: T.REX
Shipping Date: 9/18
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/2
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

SONIC UNIVERSE #56
Ahoy, ye mateys! Tharr be trouble on the high seas! Blazeóa pirate prisoner! Amy, Cream and Marineólost! Beanóan oddball, be we knew that already! Itís a race against time as Cpt. Metal begins his plan for the Sol Emeralds and his new, completed Egg oí War! And now that ye mention it ó there’s something REALLY familiar about that battle station, but I just can’t put me hook on it! Thereís mystery and mutiny a’foot in “Pirate Plunder Panicî Part Two! Featuring new cover art from Tracy Y’ARRRR-dley, and a special Sega variant cover!
SCRIPT: Tracy Yardley!
ART: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, and Thomas Mason
Cover: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, and Steve Downer
Variant Cover art provided by SEGA
Shipping Date: 9/4
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 9/18
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #32
Meet your new neighbor, Archie! When a vampire vixen moves into a ìhauntedî property near Archieís house, strange things start happening. Itís weird enough that this mystery woman moved in late at night, but when Archie hears ominous noises coming from her house, heís downright frightened! Is Archie just over-reacting, or is there something sinister going on in Riverdale? Find out in the fearsome first story ìMidnight Madness!î
Script: Rich Margopoulos
Art: Rex Lindsey, Bill Yoshida, Barry Grossman
Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski
Shipping Date: 9/4
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 9/18
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

 

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