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Archie Comics July 2014 Covers and Solicitations

Find out what's coming out of Riverdale this June.

It's that time of the month when we get to see the advanced solicits from publishers. This is a way to get some clues as to what you can expect. It also gives you the chance to run to your local comic shop (or you could pick up a phone) and let them know which comics to add to your pull list.

Check out what's coming up from Archie Comics this June. They have a 'Women in Comics' theme going on. Some suggested backlist titles include: DIARY OF A GIRL NEXT DOOR (HC), JINX & JINX 2: LITTLE MISS STEPS (TR & HC), KATY KEENE: MODEL BEHAVIOR (TR), BATTLE OF THE BFFS (TR), BEST OF BETTY & VERONICA VOL 1 (TR), THE ART OF BETTY & VERONICA (HC)

ARCHIE #658

Summertime is quickly coming to an end and Archie realizes that he has not filled his quota of summer dating before the school year starts. This leads to a number of rushed dates (with all different girls) with hilarity ensuing at every turn ... especially when the friends of Betty Cooper turn Archie's plan against him. Guest-starring Ginger Snapp, Suzie, Linda Lake, Laurie Moore and Toni Topaz ... and Archie's dog Vegas!


Script: Tom DeFalco


Art: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, Digikore Studios


Cover: Dan Parent


Veronica Variant Cover: Dan DeCarlo, Tito Peña


Betty Variant Cover: Dan DeCarlo, Tito Peña

Ship Date: 7/16


On Sale Date: 7/30


32-page, full color comic


$2.99 U.S.

ARCHIE 1000 PAGE COMICS EXPLOSION


Didn’t think we could manage 1000 MORE pages of classic fun from Archie & the gang? There’s always room for more funny pages at Archie Comics! For over seven decades, Archie’s Pals ‘n’ Gals have been making everyone laugh, with their dating hijinx and misadventures at Riverdale High School! Everything’s Archie in the largest Archie collection series EVER—offered at an incredible value price!

Script: George Gladir, Frank Doyle

Art: Dan Parent, Dan DeCarlo


Cover: Fernando Ruiz


978-1-619889-39-2


$14.99/$15.99CAN


4 7/8 x 6 9/16”


TR
1000 pp, Full Color


Direct Market On-Sale Date: 7/23

ARCHIE COMICS DIGEST #253


Archie’s headed to the beach—with a book! Pick your jaw up off the floor—it’s a book about fun things to do at the beach! What’s this? Archie can’t even handle sandcastle building and tide-pooling without running into all kinds of trouble! Is he going to make it off the beach without needing an ambulance? Find out in “A List With a Twist,” the lead story in this beach-blanket read! (Formerly Archie Double Digest)

Script: George Gladir


Art: Fernando Ruiz, Rudy Lapick, Bill Yoshida, Barry Grossman


Cover: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Tito Peña


Ship Date: 7/16

On Sale Date: 7/30


160B-page, full color comic


$4.99 U.S.

ARCHIE FUNHOUSE COMICS DIGEST #7


When Archie wipes out while surfing a monster wave at Riverdale beach, he meets a beautiful rescuer with … fins and seashell accessories? She’s beautiful, rich, kind, and she takes Archie’s breath away—literally! Is Archie’s new discovery a friend or a siren? Will she bring Archie safely back to his friends, or will Riverdale be missing its favorite redhead? Find out in “Mermaid Service,” the lead story in this summery fun issue of Archie’s Funhouse Comics Digest! (Formerly Archie’s Funhouse Double Digest)

Script: Bill Golliher


Art: Bill Golliher, Rudy Lapick, Bill Yoshida, Barry Grossman


Cover: Pat & Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Tito Peña


Ship Date: 7/23

On Sale Date: 8/6


160-page, full color comic


$4.99 U.S.

BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #225


Betty and Veronica are meeting for another great day at the Riverdale beach … but Betty is curiously reluctant to get in the water … What does she know that no one else does? Find out in “Marked Woman,” the beachy-keen lead story in this fun-in-the-sun Jumbo Comics Digest! (Formerly Betty & Veronica Double Double Digest)

Script: Kathleen Webb


Art: Jeff Shultz, Henry Scarpelli


Cover: Pat & Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Tito Peña


Ship Date: 7/9

On Sale Date: 7/23


320-page, full color comic


$6.99 U.S.

JUGHEAD & ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #5


A day at the carnival is the perfect outing for good ol’ Jughead! Funnel cakes, cotton candy, giant lollipops, corn dogs, and … Ethel in a giant turtle suit? Ethel’s volunteered to run as mascot in the carnival fun run, and she’s challenged Jughead to compete! If she wins, Jughead has to take her out to the movies, and dinner, and a bunch of other things that Jughead wouldn’t be caught dead doing! Well, no problem, right? Jughead can outrun a teen girl in a turtle suit … even if there is all kinds of free food being given away on the race track … Find out what happens in “The Old Shell Game,” the lead story in this summery issue of Jughead & Archie Jumbo Comics Digest! (Formerly Jughead & Archie Double Double Digest)

Script: Craig Boldman


Art: Rex Lindsey, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, Barry Grossman


Cover: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Tito Peña


Ship Date: 7/30

On Sale Date: 8/13


320-page, full color comic


$6.99 U.S.

KEVIN KELLER #15


Kevin became a semi-celebrity after coming to the aid of a robbery victim, and it got Veronica’s wheels turning: of course, Kevin would make the PERFECT superhero! With her unlimited resources and limited common sense, Veronica built a secret lair into her mansion, where they could monitor crime and send Kevin out to fight it as THE EQUALIZER! The only piece of the puzzle left is Kevin—he still has to decide if he wants anything to do with her crazy schemes! This super issue features not one, but TWO variant covers by superstar artist Phil Jimenez!

Script: Dan Parent


Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, Glenn Whitmore
Cover: Dan Parent


Superhero Variant: Phil Jimenez, Matt Herms


Ship Date: 7/2

On Sale Date: 7/16


32-page, full color comic


$2.99 U.S.

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #36 (Comic Trim)


History is in the making in this epic finale to the acclaimed series LIFE WITH ARCHIE, as America’s most beloved character makes the ultimate sacrifice to save a friend. The unthinkable happens: Archie Andrews dies! Fans will experience an epic tale of Archie’s future sure to make headlines, generate discussion and stand as one of the most-talked about Archie stories of all time. Do not miss this game-changing tale of love, friendship and true heroism.

Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Pat & Tim Kennedy, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, Glenn Whitmore
Adam Hughes Variant Cover: Adam Hughes

Fiona Staples Variant Cover: Fiona Staples

Mike Allred Variant Cover: Mike Allred

Ramon Perez Variant Cover: Ramon Perez

Francesco Francavilla Variant Cover: Francesco Francavilla

Ship Date: 7/2

On Sale Date: 7/16


48-page, full color comic


$4.99 U.S.


6 5/8 x 10 3/16”

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #37 (Comic Trim)


It’s been one year since the death of Archie that took place in Life With Archie #36 shook Riverdale to its very core. The residents of the most welcoming town in America, where the chocolate malts are always delicious and the neighbors are always smiling, gather together one last time for the closing ceremony of this groundbreaking series and a celebration of a Life with Archie.

Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Jack Morelli, Glenn Whitmore


Alex Ross Variant Cover: Alex Ross

Walt Simonson Variant Cover: Walt Simonson

Cliff Chiang Variant Cover: Cliff Chiang

Jill Thompson Variant Cover: Jill Thompson

Tommy Lee Edwards Variant Cover: Tommy Lee Edwards
Ship Date: 7/9

On Sale Date: 7/23


48-page, full color comic


$4.99 U.S.
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #36 (Magazine Trim)


History is in the making in this epic finale to the acclaimed series LIFE WITH ARCHIE, as America’s most beloved character makes the ultimate sacrifice to save a friend. The unthinkable happens: Archie Andrews dies! Fans will experience an epic tale of Archie’s future sure to make headlines, generate discussion and stand as one of the most-talked about Archie stories of all time. Do not miss this game-changing tale of love, friendship and true heroism. This double-sized issue combines all the material from Life with Archie comic issues #36 & #37.

Script: Paul Kupperberg


Art: Pat & Tim Kennedy, Fernando Ruiz, Jim Amash, Bob Smith, Jack Morelli, Glenn Whitmore


Cover: Pat & Tim Kennedy
Ship Date: 7/9

On Sale Date: 7/23


96-page, full color magazine


$9.99 U.S.
8 x 10 3/4”

THE DEATH OF ARCHIE (Graphic Novel)


History is in the making in this epic finale to the acclaimed series LIFE WITH ARCHIE, as America’s most beloved character makes the ultimate sacrifice to save a friend. The unthinkable happens: Archie Andrews dies! Fans will experience an epic tale of Archie’s future sure to make headlines, generate discussion and stand as one of the most-talked about Archie stories of all time. Do not miss this game-changing tale of love, friendship and true heroism.

Script: Paul Kupperberg


Art: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Jack Morelli, Glenn Whitmore


Cover: Jeff Shultz


ISBN 978-1-627389-78-5


$14.99/$16.99CAN


Dimensions 6 5/8 x 10 3/16


TR
112-page, full color


Direct Market On-Sale date: 8/6


MEGA MAN #39


The epic DAWN OF X crossover reaches its penultimate chapter, and things are heating up in both PAST and FUTURE! "A Hint of Things to Come" Part Three: Mega Man, Pharaoh Man and Bright Man—trapped and at the mercy of a long lost Wily Weapon! Can Dr. Light find a way to stop it, or is this the end of Mega Man’s story? And what will robot-hating Xander do in a future filled with reploids? Featuring all-new cover art from the legendary PATRICK “SPAZ” SPAZIANTE and a 32-Bit-style cut scene variant from mega-artist RYAN JAMPOLE!

Script: Ian Flynn


Art: Jamal Peppers, Gary Martin, John Workman, Matt Herms


Cover: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante


Cut Scene Variant Cover: Ryan Jampole


Ship Date: 7/2

On Sale Date: 7/16


32-page, full color comic


$2.99 U.S.

SONIC SUPER DIGEST #8


Sonic Super Digest returns with an ALL-NEW STORY continuing the hit SONIC ORIGINS mini-feature! Sonic the Hedgehog has many friends, but few are as brave, stalwart or had as much growth as Antoine D’Coolette! Learn how this skittish swordsman crossed paths with Sonic and the Freedom Fighters as only Sonic Super Digest can tell it! Then, continue the fun with more classic adventures from the Sonic comic library! The new Sonic universe is full of wonder and excitement as only Archie Comics can bring! Featuring an all-new CG cover from Sonic superstar Rafa Knight!

Script: Ian Flynn & various


Art: Lamar Wells, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli, Matt Herms & Various


Cover: Rafa Knight


Ship Date: 7/2

On Sale Date: 7/16


128-page, full color comic


$4.99 U.S.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #263


Cool off from the hot summer sun with Sonic the Hedgehog! "Waves of Change" Part Four: The tides are turning in Sonic’s favor—literally—as Chaos joins the fray! It’s all-out war to save the underwater city from total devastation in this thrilling conclusion! Then, in “Consequences,” take a sneak peek into Eggman’s shattered world crisis battle plan—we’ll give you a hint, it’s EVIL! Featuring super-cool cover art from BEN BATES and a CHAO-TASTIC variant cover from Evan Stanley.

Script: Ian Flynn & Aleah Baker


Art: Jennifer Hernandez, Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman, Gabriel Cassata and Mike Cavallaro


Cover: Ben Bates


CHAO-TASTIC Variant Cover: Evan Stanley


Ship Date: 7/30


On Sale Date: 8/13


32-page, full color comic


$2.99 U.S.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 1: COUNTDOWN TO CHAOS

IT ALL BEGINS HERE! Moving at the speed of sound, keeping the world free from robotic tyranny—it’s SONIC THE HEDGEHOG! Spin-dashing directly out of the MEGA-SMASH “Sonic/Mega Man: WORLDS COLLIDE” story arc, “Countdown to Chaos” speeds into brand new comic book stories with new friends, new foes and new adventures! The entire planet has been rocked by Dr. Eggman’s Super Genesis Wave! Sonic wakes up to a world and a life he doesn’t recognize! It’s up to him to gather up his friends—the Freedom Fighters—and figure out what’s been changed. Meanwhile, below his very feet, a new threat is threatening to burst out!

Script: Ian Flynn

Art: Evan Stanley, Lamar Wells, Tracy Yardley, Jerry Gaylord, Terry Austin, John Workman, Jack Morelli, Matt Herms and Steve Downer


Cover: Ben Bates


978-1-627389-27-3


$12.99/$14.99CAN


6 5/8 x 10 3/16”


TR
120pp, Full Color


Direct Market On-Sale Date: 7/23

SONIC UNIVERSE #66


"The Great Chaos Caper": This it—the frantic finale full of flustered fighters! In one corner, trying to complete his mission and save the world, is Knuckles! In the other corner, a titanic Dark Gaia beast! The Chaotix and Hooligans continue to tussle, a wounded spirit and Chaos Emerald are being tossed about, and the flood waters are pouring in! Don’t miss this crazy conclusion to the “Great Chaos Caper!”

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, Matt Herms


Cover: Tracy Yardley


Knuckles vs. Sonic Variant Cover: Brent McCarthy


Ship Date: 7/9

On Sale Date: 7/23


32-page, full color comic


$2.99 U.S.

SONIC UNIVERSE 8: SCOURGE LOCKDOWN


SONIC UNIVERSE is the hit spin-off series to Archie Comic’s wildly successful SONIC THE HEDGEHOG comic book series! Explore the characters, worlds and dimensions of Sonic’s universe! Everybody knows Sonic the Hedgehog—the cool, blue hero of his world! But on the dark mirror world of Moebius, the mean, green Scourge menaces everyone! He did until he was finally brought to justice, that is. But Scourge’s old flame, Fiona Fox, brings her gang of the Destructix to bust him out. Can Scourge get the gang to follow his lead? Can any of them break out of the maximum-security prison? It’s “Sonic” at his most villainous in Scourge’s breakout story!

Script: Ian Flynn

Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Phil Felix, Steve Downer


Cover: Tracy Yardley & Ben Hunzeker


978-1-619889-06-4


$11.99/$13.99CAN


6 5/8 x 10 3/16”


TR
104 pp, Full Color


Direct Market On-Sale Date: 8/6

8 Comments
Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

RIP Archie

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Posted by fables87

MEGA MAN X!

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Posted by SlickyMike88

I'm really excited about megaman x:)

Posted by COBRAMORPH

maybe if he offered them $10, Archie could watch Betty & Veronica give a CPR lesson.

Edited by Skyhawk1

So we'll have Life without Archie title next to Afterlife with Archie?