SNEAK PEEK: Archie Comics for January 8, 2014

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Archie Comics sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of titles arriving in stores on January 8, 2014. This week, there are previews of The Fox #3, Afterlife with Archie #3, Archie #650, and Archie Double Digest #247.


THE FOX #3
NEW RED CIRCLE SERIES! Emmy Award winning writer/artist Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, HBO’s Bored to Death) and Eisner Award winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, Thrillbent) continue the saga of the legendary, pulp-style hero The Fox in FREAK MAGNET Part Three: “Hell’s Half Acre”! The Fox is stuck in a nightmarish, fantastical land rife with underground dungeons, medieval traps, and enslaved Red Circle heroes! When he finally reaches his ultimate destination, will he encounter heroes or villainsóor both? Meanwhile, in “The Face of Hate pt2: The Enemy of my Enemy,” the Shield’s battle against arch-rivals Hachiman and Master Race continues in the icy tundra! But what monster from the depths has these hated rivals all shaking in their boots? And what connection does it have to the FOX and his misadventures in the Diamond Realm?? All will be revealed as the adventure continues! Featuring all-new variant cover art from acclaimed artists Mike Allred and Laura Allred (FF, iZOMBIE)
Fox Plot/Art: Dean Haspiel
Fox Script: Mark Waid
Fox Art: Dean Haspiel, Allen Passalaqua, and John Workman
Shield Script: J.M. DeMatteis
Shield Art: Mike Cavallaro, Terry Austin, and Steve Downer
Cover: Dean Haspiel
Get-FREAKY Variant: Mike Allred and Laura Allred
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/8
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.


AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #3
NEW ONGOING SERIES! “Escape from Riverdale” Part 3: The zombie apocalypse is in full swing and the surviving members of the gang have taken refuge in the Lodge Mansionóbelieving themselves safe from the infected roaming the streets of Riverdale! But there’s no stopping Archie from sneaking out, risking life and limb to find his missing parentsóleaving those sequestered behind vulnerable to an enemy within! The zombie mayhem (and body-count) continues to rise in this breakout series, for TEEN+ readers!
Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Riverdale Yearbook Variant Cover: Tim Seeley
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/8
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.


ARCHIE #650
“The Archies World Tour Part One- Bollywood Love!”: Celebrate the 650th issue of Archie with this star-studded 4-part series, featuring all of your favorite faces from the Archie universe! Raj Patel films the event of the yearóThe Archies on world tour! Joining the tour are Josie and the Pussycats, the Bingoes, and the Madhouse Glads! But Archie is thrown for a loop on the first leg of the tour in India, where he romances Bollywood superstar Amisha Mehta! Archieís going to have some explaining to do to ValerieÖ and BettyÖ and VeronicaÖ Features variant cover art by the amazingly talented Fiona Staples (Saga)!
Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, Digikore Studios
Cover: Dan Parent
World Tour Variant Cover: Fiona Staples
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/8
48-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #247
That dreaded time of year is here: the day of Archieís annual physical! Archie is less than thrilled to accompany his father to the doctorís office, but maybe a cute nurse will change his attitude! Find out the diagnosis in ìDoctor Dread,î the lead story to a hilarious double digest!
Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Rudy Lapick, Bill Yoshida, and Barry Grossman
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario ìTitoî PeÒa
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/8
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

via Archie Comics