SOLICITATIONS: Archie Comics for March 2014

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Archie Comics sent the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in March 2014.

ALWArchie#5 ALWArchie5varAFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #5
Escape from Riverdale, Part 5 [of 5]: The do or die moment has arrived! With Lodge Manor under siege by flesh-eating zombies, and the rest of Riverdale in flames, the surviving members of our beloved gang must make a fateful decision: Do they stay in the only home they’ve ever known, or take their (slim) chances in the outside world? And if they go,†where†will they go? And does that mean they leave their undead pals ‘n gals behind forever? The most earth-shattering decisions will be made in Riverdale history in the newest installment of this TEEN + series!†Definitely NOT for all ages!
Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Francesco Francavilla
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
SCREAM Variant Cover: Andrew Pepoy, Jason Millet
Ship Date: 3/12
On Sale Date: 3/26
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

Archie#654 Archie#654varARCHIE #654
Thereís a Speed Dating event at Popís and everyone is invited! Love is in the air as new relationships blossom in true Riverdale fashion! Itís like a dream come true for Archieóthe chance to date every girl in Riverdale (and Jugheadís worst nightmare!). With more than just two girls to choose between, who on earth will Archie pick?! Find out in this fun-filled story featuring special guest appearances!
Script: Steven Duvall Scott
Art: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Jack Morelli, Digikore Studios
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, and Rosario ìTitoî PeÒa
Casablanca Variant Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario ìTitoî PeÒa
Ship Date: 3/19
On Sale Date: 4/2
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

ARCHIEDDDIGEST#250revARCHIE DOUBLE DOUBLE DIGEST #250
Olí Archieís got himself in a familiar predicamentóheís asked both Betty and Veronica out on the same night! But this time heís got a foolproof plan to keep everyone complacentÖ just take both girls out to dinner! What could possibly go wrong?! Find out how Archieís ìDouble Dateî goes in this hilarious lead story to a jam-packed double double digest!
Script: Greg Crosby
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Rudy Lapick, Vickie Williams, Barry Grossman
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Rosario ìTitoî PeÒa
Ship Date: 3/19
On Sale Date: 4/2
320-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

FunNGamesActivityBook2_SolicitARCHIEíS FUN ëNí GAMES ACTIVITY BOOK 2
Get ready for even more fun with Archie and the gang in Archie’s Fun ‘n’ Games Activity Book 2! Youíll be entertained for days with nearly 200 more pages of puzzles and games featuring America’s favorite teenager and all his friends. 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 2 will provide tons of fun for young fans of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and the rest of the gang!
Script: Various
Art:†Various
Cover: Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Rosario ìTitoî PeÒa
978-1-936975-92-1
$6.99/$7.99CAN
5 1/4 x 7 1/2î
Trade Paperback
192†pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 4/9

FunhouseDDig#4ARCHIEíS FUNHOUSE DOUBLE DIGEST #4
Reggie and Archieóactually having fun together?! Thatís all thanks to Archieís voice distorter toy, assisting the troublemaking duo in their shenanigans. When they discover a setting on it that sounds exactly like Mr. Weatherbeeís voice, they have the chance to pull off some of the best pranks Riverdale High School has ever witnessed! Find out what kind of calamity ensues in ìPrincipal Prankî the zany lead story to a fun-filled double digestójust in time for April Foolís!
Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Rudy Lapick, Bill Yoshida, Barry Grossman
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Rosario ìTitoî PeÒa
Ship Date: 3/19
On Sale Date: 4/2
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

B&VDDigest#222BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #222
Veronicaís had enough with her parents overbearing ways and demands some freedom! This time she really means itóso much so that she leaves home and moves into her own apartment! Sheís ready to prove to her mom and dad that she can make it on her own without their help. Can she manage to live on her own, take on a part time job and succeed in school? Or will she come crying home to Daddykins? Find out in ìRunaway Ronnie,î this entertaining lead story to a fun and fashionable double digest!
Script: Angelo DeCesare
Art: Jeff Shultz, Al Milgrom, Jack Morelli, Barry Grossman
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Rosario ìTitoîPeÒa
Ship Date: 3/12
On Sale Date: 3/26
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

ArchieFCBD2014FCBD ARCHIE DIGEST #1
Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead! The worldís most famous teenagers for over seven decades are all here in this FREE digest! Packed with non-stop laughs and gaffs that the Riverdale gang is known for, we challenge you to find a Free Comic Book Day offering with more pages than this! The perfect introduction to the world of Archie and his friends, this digest is a great primer to the double digests that Archie Comics are known for. Filled with stories from some of the best creators in the business, this is the one to pick up on Free Comic Book Day!
Script: George Gladir & Various
Art: Fernando Ruiz & Various
Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario ìTitoî PeÒa
Shipping Date: TBD
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/3
96-page, full color comic

MegamanFCBD2014 SonicFCBD2014FCBD SONIC THE HEDGEHOG/MEGA MAN #1
“Sonic Comic Origins”/”The X-Factor” – Itís TWO free comic books in ONE! Hot off the heels of the ultra-successful Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man†”Worlds Collide”†crossover event, comes a showcase issue of the hottest new storylines in both characters’ universes exclusively for Free Comic Book Day! First it’s a BLAST TO THE PAST as we see the exciting origin of Sonic’s FREEDOM FIGHTERS! It’s a new comic universe with lots to explore, and what better way than with this great jumping-on point for new readers! Then journey to the future with the most anticipated story of the summer: MEGA MAN X! †The fan favorite series has finally arrived in the pages of Archie’s MEGA MAN comic series with this primer story that leads directly into the MEGA MAN X crossover event!†This is the must-have primer for the†biggest video game comics of 2014!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, Jennifer Hernandez, Lamar Wells, Rick Bryant, Gary Martin, John Workman, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Mega Man X Cover: Ben Bates
Sonic the Hedgehog Cover: Ben Bates
Shipping Date: TBD
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/3
32-page, full color comic

JugandArchieDDigest#1JUGHEAD & ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #1
Get ready for fun in this BRAND NEW double digest series! Could a goofy image of Archie in a not-so-flattering sweater from Veronica be the key to an opportunity of a lifetime for Jughead? Thatís rightóJughead could be on the receiving end of free soda for a lifetime! If Jughead wins, will Archie be a sore loser (literally!) when Veronica sees the photo? Find out in ìLabel Fable,î this fun lead story to a hilarious NEW #1 double digest!
Script: Craig Boldman
Art: Rex Lindsey, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, Barry Grossman
Cover: Rex Lindsey, Rosario ìTitoî PeÒa
Ship Date: 3/26
On Sale Date: 4/9
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

KevinKeller#13 KevinKeller#13varKEVIN KELLER #13
When everyone at Riverdale High is fascinated by an online gossip site written by someone under the moniker the ìWHISPERER,î Kevin makes it his mission to unmask the writer who is spreading rumors about his fellow students. But when he finds himself the center of an ugly gossip piece, he ups his game to solve the mystery of the secret gossiper. Can he find out who the rumor-spreader is and save the day (and everyoneís reputations)? Or will the Whisperer live on? Find out in ìElementary, My Dear Kevin!î a fun, Sherlock Holmes-style spoof!
SCRIPT: Paul Kupperberg, Dan Parent
ART:†Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli
Cover by Dan Parent
CHIBI Variant cover by Ryan Jampole
Shipping Date: 3/5
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 3/19
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

KevinKeller3-GtBM_SolicitKEVIN KELLER: GLAD TO BE ME (TR)
GLAAD Media Award winner Kevin Keller is making a splash at Riverdale High! He’s gone from new kid in town to one of the most well-known and popular students in the school. Struggling to stay on top of his new duties while trying to find time for a social life, Kevin is subject to all the pratfalls and mayhem that have been a staple of high school life in Riverdale for decades. The most popular addition to the Riverdale crowd in years, this heartfelt and humorous third collection of the ongoing Kevin Keller comic book series compiles issues #13-16 of the award-winning series.
Script: Dan Parent, Paul Kupperberg
Art:†Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
978-1-936975-90-7
$11.99/$13.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16î
Trade Paperback
104†pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 3/26

MM#35varMegaman35MEGA MAN #35
The world of MEGA MAN X returns! Blast from the deadly jungle to the ferocious future in the Mega Man issue everyone is talking about! “Shadow of the Moon” Part Two: Mega Man leads his fellow robots into the mysterious ruins of the Temple of the Moon. What horrors will they uncover hidden in the shadows?† MEANWHILE, halfway around the world, Break Man finally confronts Tempo!† Then, in ìThe X Factorî Part Two ñ Maverick incidents are on the rise!† Dr. Cain organizes the Hunters, but will X stand for their violent ways? Find out in this stunning story featuring all new cover†and interior†art by†PATRICK “SPAZ” SPAZIANTE and a sweet MEGA MAN X variant from BEN BATES!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tyson Hesse, Patrick Spaziante, Gary Martin, John Workman and Matt Herms
Cover:†PATRICK “SPAZ” SPAZIANTE
Mega Man X Variant Cover: BEN BATES
Shipping Date: †3/5
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 3/19
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

SSS#11 CoverSONIC SUPER SPECIAL #11
The secret origin of the new sonic universe: REVEALED! Discover a whole new world alongside Sonic the Hedgehog in Sonic Origins, pt1, featuring new story and art from the superstar Archie Sonic team!The SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE gives you the world of Sonic the Hedgehog comics as you’ve never seen it before, with tons of comic stories, special features and exclusive articles on the latest and greatest in the world of everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog-hero!†Along with the all-new SONIC ORIGINS mini-feature,†this issue also features a special encore presentation of the history making “countdown to chaos” storyline, and much much more! All this plus all of the extra features you love,†an†interview with Sonic newcomer Jennifer Hernandez†AND a super special shiny foil-enhanced cover featuring awesome†Sonic game art!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART:†Jennifer Hernandez, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover art provided by SEGA
Shipping Date: 3/12
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 3/26
128-page, full color comic
$9.99 US.

Sonic#259var Sonic#259SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #259
The brand new world of Sonic the Hedgehog barrels ahead at breakneck speed with†”The Chase” Part Two: Sonic fights for his life against a NEW terrifying super-badnik!† Just to make matters worse, theyíre battling on an out-of-control train!† With Dr. Eggman waiting at the depot, Sonicís in a fight against time ñ and killer robots!†Featuring high-speed cover art from Sonic artist supreme TRACY YARDLEY! plus an exclusive SEGA game art variant!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art:†Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman and Steve Downer
Cover:†Tracy Yardley!
Game Art Variant Cover art provided by SEGA
Shipping Date: †3/26
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 4/9
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US

Sonic-Archives-23_PK-REVSONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES 23 (TR)
It’s adventure and questing galore in this installment in the acclaimed†Sonic Archives†series! Sonic fights for his life against, not one, but two robot doubles! Is the armor to Silver Sonic II really unbreakable? Is the latest Metal Sonic truly faster than the Blue Blur? Its up to Sonic and Tails to find out for sure! Meanwhile, Rotor makes a dangerous trek home to find the fate of his people. Monkey Khan is forced to relive his tragic past while a village of innocent lives hangs in the balance! And Knuckles begins to recover from the assault on Angel Island with some surprising and familiar faces!†Sonic Archives 23†collects†Sonic the Hedgehog #85-88
Script: Ken Penders, Karl Bollers, Danny Fingeroth
Art: Steven Butler, Ron Lim, Sam Maxwell, Saleem Crawford, Jim Amash, Vicki Williams, Jeff Powell
Cover:†PATRICK “SPAZ” SPAZIANTE
978-1-936975-91-4
$7.99/$8.99CAN
5 x 7 3/8î
Trade Paperback
112†pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 4/2

Sonic Universe 7SONIC UNIVERSE 7:†THE†SILVER SAGA (TR)
Journey to a dark and twisted future with SILVER THE HEDGEHOG!†The popular Sonic Graphic Novel series†returns†with SONIC UNIVERSE 7: SILVER SAGA. Silver the Hedgehog lives in a world of ruin, and he’s been traveling to the past, trying to change the fate of his time. But he’s not prepared when a strange new force travels both space and time to attack him! Silver must journey to a twisted version of his world, join the last handful of rebels, and overthrow the most powerful foe he’s ever encountered. Silver’s psychic power is pushed to its limit against the chaos-fueled fury of a†demi-god!†The Silver Saga†collects†Sonic Universe #25-28.
Script: Ian Flynn
Art:†Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash,†Phil Felix, Ray Dillon and Steve Downer
Cover:†PATRICK “SPAZ” SPAZIANTE
978-1-936975-89-1
$11.99/$13.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16î
Trade Paperback
104†pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 3/19

SonicUniv#62var SonicUniv#62SONIC UNIVERSE #62
The EPIC CONCLUSION to the alien-smashing saga starring Shadow the Hedgehog IS HERE!†”Shadow Fall” Part Four: Shadow vs. Black Death ñ for the fate of the world!† Who will walk away alive?† Who wonít make it to see a new day? Meanwhile, Rouge and Omega desperately try to save their G.U.N. comrades as Eclipse hunts them down!† All this with a ticking nuclear time-bomb in the background!† Donít miss the pulse-pounding conclusion!†Featuring new cover art from Tracy Yardley! and a special “CGI” variant by newcomer Sonic superstar Rafa Knight!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art:†Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash and Steve Downer
CGI Variant Cover: Rafa Knight
Shipping Date: †3/12
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 3/26
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US

the Fox vol 1_PK REVTHE FOX: FREAK MAGNET (TR)
It’s the†critically acclaimed†debut of the high-flying FOX! Emmy Award winning writer/artist Dean Haspiel (BILLY DOGMA, HBO’S BORED TO DEATH) and Eisner Award winning writer Mark Waid (DAREDEVIL, THRILLBENT) bring the legendary, pulp-style hero The Fox to life in FREAK MAGNET! When photojournalist Paul Patton, Jr. donned a superhero costume, he thought it would be a quick way to make some news–now the strange and unusual just can’t help but be drawn to the freak-magnetism of the fabulous fighting Fox! Then, go back in time for an all-new story featuring the world’s first patriotic superhero, THE SHIELD from acclaimed writer J.M. DeMatteis (ABADAZAD, JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Mike Cavallaro (PARADE WITH FIREWORKS, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28). What connection does the Shield’s top-secret mission in the Arctic have to do with the Fox’s diamond-studded adventure? And what ultra-powerful villains have arrived to wreak havoc?? Read on, dear reader–The Fox and the Shield have their work cut out for them!†The Fox: Freak Magnet†collects the five-part comic book series of the same name.
Script: Mark Waid, J.M. DeMatteis
Plot/Art:†Dean Haspiel, Allen Passalaqua, Mike Cavallaro, Terry Austin, John Workman
Cover: Dean Haspiel
978-1-936975-93-8
$14.99/$16.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16î
Trade Paperback
144†pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 4/16

WOArchieDDig#38revWORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #38
When a new invention of Diltonís catches Mr. Lodgeís eye, heís determined to pitch it to his business partners for millions. But will they like it, or will they think he doesnít have enough sense to come in from the rain? Find out in ìWhen It RainsÖî the lead story to this extra-sized double digest!
Script: Bob Rozakis
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Vickie Williams, Barry Grossman
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Rosario ìTitoî PeÒa
Ship Date: 3/5
On Sale Date: 3/19
192-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.