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Archie Comics June 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 'Movie Month' theme going on. Some suggested backlist titles include: MAN FROM R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
 and ARCHIE MEETS KISS.


ARCHIE #657


Veronica’s falling in love – with windsurfing! Jealous Archie is determined to learn the sport as well, but given that he might possibly be the clumsiest person that ever walked the face of the planet, things don’t go very well. Desperate to learn, he takes lessons from the only expert in town: Cheryl Blossom! With variant cover art by Art Baltazar & Franco of Tiny Titans fame, this book will fly off the shelves!

Script: Tom DeFalco


Art: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli


Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Tito Pena


“Little Archie & his Pals” Variant Cover: Art Baltazar & Franco


Ship Date: 6/18


On Sale Date: 7/2

32-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.


ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #252


Grab your surfboard and hang ten with Archie and the gang! Well, at very least watch Archie try to hang ten! But he’s not the only Riverdale teen who’s having some tough luck on sand and in surf! See what happens in “The Usual Crowd,” the hilarious lead story to another great fun-filled double digest.


Script: Frank Doyle


Art: Harry Lucey


Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Tito Pena


Ship Date: 6/18


On Sale Date: 7/2


160-page, full color comic


$4.99 U.S.

BETTY & VERONICA: SHOPPING SPREE (TR)


What could Betty & Veronica possibly love more than Archie? That’s easy – shopping! Available for the first time ever as a Graphic Novel, get ready to hit the mall for the shopping spree of the century with America’s favorite BFFs Betty & Veronica! Begin your very own shopping spree with this newest addition to the Archie graphic novel library, collecting some of the funniest stories in Archie Comics history featuring Riverdale’s resident super-shoppers! Shop ‘till you drop in this hilarious new collection!

Script: Dan Parent, George Gladir

Art: Dan Parent, Jeff Shultz
Cover: Bill Galvan


978-1-619889-05-7
$9.99/$10.99CAN


6 x 9”
Trade Paperback


128 pp, Full Color


Direct Market On-sale: 6/25

BETTY & VERONICA #272


Goodbye … Betty & Veronica?! The time has come for Riverdale to say farewell to two of America’s most beloved teens! How will their friends, family, and especially Archie cope? How will Betty & Veronica handle life when they’re separated from everyone and everything they’ve ever known? Find out what happens in the groundbreaking and tear-jerking “The Beginning of the End…” part 1!

Script: Michael Uslan


Art: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Jack Morelli, Glenn Whitmore


Cover: Dan Parent


Vintage Pin Up Variant Cover: Stephanie Buscema


Ship Date: 6/4

On Sale Date: 6/18

32-page, full color comic


$2.99 U.S

BETTY AND VERONICA COMICS ANNUAL #224

A day at the beach brings no fun in the sun for Veronica! Will her beach bumming antics cause her to get burned in more ways than one? Find out in “Top Executive,” the fun lead story in this perfect beach read!

Script: Barbara Slate


Art: Jeff Shultz, Al Milgrom, Vickie Williams, Barry Grossman


Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Tito Pena


Ship Date: 6/11


On Sale Date: 6/25


192-page, full color comic


$5.99 U.S.

B&V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #239


Girl’s best friend (when it isn’t another girl) is her pet, of course! But what kind of fun can be had when you can’t even bring your best friend to the beach? Betty and Veronica have a big job ahead of them: find out how they can get their pets onto the beach without breaking any rules! Find out if they can pull it off in “Pet’s Rule,” the awesome lead story to this fun-filled double digest!

Script: George Gladir


Art: Jeff Shultz, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, Barry Grossman


Cover: Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Tito Pena


Ship Date: 6/4


On Sale Date: 6/18


160-page, full color comic


$4.99 U.S.

DIARY OF A GIRL NEXT DOOR: BETTY (HC)

We are very excited to present Archie Comics’ debut title in the cartoon diary genre!

Betty Cooper is embarking on her first year of high school. It’s sure to be filled with ups and downs, but with her trusty diary by her side, she’ll be able to get through it all. She’s a smart girl with a kind heart, so her freshman year should be easy-peasy, right? Well, throw in some major BFF drama with her longtime pal Veronica Lodge and things get off to a rocky start. Veronica’s rich, ruthless and snobby—the total opposite of Betty. And in high school where social status means EVERYTHING, Betty and Veronica can’t be the same besties they once were. Everyone’s favorite girl-next-door is diving head first into her high school career and extracurricular activities—from dog training to peer mediation to BMX competitions, Betty Cooper can do it all—but can she get by WITHOUT a little help from her friend? Find out in this heartwarming tale of the scariness that is starting high school in Archie's first-ever venture into the hugely popular journal series, with DIARY OF A GIRL NEXT DOOR: BETTY.

Script: Tania Del Rio

Art: Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Jack Morelli


Cover: Gisele Lagace


978-1-936975-37-2


$13.99/$14.99CAN


5 ½ x 8”
HC
224 pp, Black & White


Direct Market On-sale: 7/16

JUGHEAD & ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #4


The gang has created a masterpiece: the ULTIMATE sand sculpture to put all boring old sandcastles to shame! Unfortunately, what—or WHO—they discover buried underneath their sculpture threatens to ruin their chances of winning the grand prize in the sand sculpture contest. Find out if they can be the kings and queens of their sandcastle in “Sand Man,” the zany first story in this hilarious double digest!

Script: Craig Boldman


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


Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Tito Pena


Ship Date: 6/25


On Sale Date: 7/9


160-page, full color comic


$4.99 U.S.


MEGA MAN #38

THE EPIC MEGA MAN/MEGA MAN X CROSSOVER EVENT CONTINUES in DAWN OF X pt2! We travel one hundred years into Mega Man’s future, where an ancient Wily weapon threatens all defenseless humans! It’s up to X and Zero to combat the lumbering metal monstrosity! Meanwhile, Emerald Spears terrorist-on-the-run Xander Payne tumbles through time—and sees something that will change him forever! Don't miss the event that everyone will be talking about, featuring brand new cover art from PATRICK "SPAZ" SPAZIANTE and an extra special character-packed variant cover from BEN BATES!


Script: Ian Flynn

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

Cover: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante

Character-Packed Variant Cover: Ben Bates

Shipping Date: 6/4

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 6/18

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 U.S.


SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE #12


Celebrate 25 years of the SEGA GENESIS with this extra-special anniversary edition of SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE! Take a look back at the SEGA system that started a revolution with this anniversary issue featuring the origins of such hit games as Golden Axe, Altered Beast, Streets of Rage and more—alongside awesome new pin-up art from the Archie 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! Plus an interview with Sonic inker supreme Terry Austin and an all-new foil-enhanced cover from the incomparable BEN BATES! This issue is jam-packed with awesomeness!

Script: Ian Flynn


Art: Patrick Spaziante, Ben Bates, Tracy Yardley


Cover: Ben Bates


Ship Date: 6/18


On Sale Date: 7/2


128-page, full color comic


$9.99 U.S.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #262

Catch some sun and ride the wave as the aquatic adventure continues in "Waves of Change" Part Three! Sonic faces a city invasion by the ominous Dark Gaia Monsters! To make it even worse, the invasion is underwater—and Sonic can’t swim! As the struggle turns desperate, will it be Amy’s mission to find the key to saving them all, or will Sonic be left to drown? Then, in “The Light in the Dark” Part Two, the Freedom Fighters find what they’re looking for—but will their own divisions bring them down? Featuring new cover art from Ben Bates and an extra-special “monster movie” variant from artist T.REX!


Script: Ian Flynn, Aleah Baker

Art: Jennifer Hernandez, Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman and Allen Passalaqua

Cover by Ben Bates

Monster Movie Variant Cover by T.REX

Shipping Date: 6/25

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 7/9

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US


SONIC UNIVERSE #65


Bust out your detective hats and hop on the case in "The Great Chaos Caper" Part Three: Knuckles and the Chaotix are in the heart of the Aquatic Mines—where their only two options are to get crushed by a cave-in, or to drown! How on earth (and below earth!) can they make it out alive?! And once they do, they’ve got to chase down the unlikely Chaos Emerald thief before Nack’s team of Hooligans beat them to it! Add in ravenous Dark Gaia Monsters, and there may be too much for our heroes to handle! Featuring new cover art from Sonic comic guru Tracy Yardley and an awesome SEGA game art variant starring the Chaotix!


Script: Ian Flynn


Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms


Cover: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms


Variant Cover art provided by SEGA


Shipping Date: 6/11


On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 6/25


32-page, full color comic


$2.99 US

WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DOUBLE DIGEST #41

Archie’s weekend trip away has Veronica in bad shape—how will she ever get on without her dear Archiekins? Well, maybe if she has someone to get her mind off him it won’t be too bad! Can she keep her date a secret from her true love, or will she be left completely date-less? Find out in “Foul Bawl,” the fun lead story to a jam-packed double double digest!


Script: Frank Doyle


Art: Dan DeCarlo, Rudy Lapick, Vince DeCarlo, Barry Grossman


Cover: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Tito Pena


Ship Date: 6/4


On Sale Date: 6/18


320-page, full color comic


$6.99 U.S.

Offered Again:

SONIC GENESIS: HC & TR


It’s the 25th Anniversary of the Sega Genesis! Cash in by selling your customers this gorgeous trade, designed as a loving tribute to the original Sonic the Hedgehog game packaging and jam-packed with beautiful modern comic book art!

Script” Ian Flynn


Art: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante, Tracy Yardley, Ben Bates, Terry Austin, Matt Herms, John Workman


Cover: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante

GENESIS HC: 978-1-879794-89-4, 6 5/8 X 10 3/16, $24.99 US/$27.99 CAN, 144pp, Full Color
GENESIS TR: 978-1-936975-08-2, 6 5/8 X 10 3/16, $14.99 US/$16.99 CAN, 144pp, Full Color

ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE BOOKS 1 – 4 (TR)


The Eisner Award-nominated series The Married Life series is the most critically acclaimed storyline in Archie's more than 70-year publishing history. The series explores Archie Andrews' life down two paths--if he had married girl-next-door Betty Cooper or wealthy socialite Veronica Lodge, with our favorite characters from Riverdale dealing with more realistic, mature circumstances with the humor and heart Archie fans expect. These four volumes collect Life With Archie magazine issues # 1 – 24.

Script: Paul Kupperberg, Michael Uslan

Art: Norm Breyfogle, Fernando Ruiz, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Tim Levins, Andrew Pepoy, Jim Amash, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore

Covers: Norm Breyfogle, Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore


VOLUME 1: 978-1-936975-01-3, 6 5/8 x 10 3/16, $19.99 US/ $23.99 CAN, 320 pp, Full Color

VOLUME 2: 978-1-879794-99-3, 6 5/8 x 10 3/16, $19.99 US/ $22.99 CAN, 320 pp, Full Color

VOLUME 3: 978-1-936975-35-8, 6 5/8 x 10 3/16, $19.99 US/ $23.99 CAN, 320 pp, Full Color

VOLUME 4: 978-1-936975-69-3, 6 5/8 x 10 3/16, $19.99 US/ $23.99 CAN, 272 pp, Full Color

11 Comments
Edited by fables87

MEGA MAN! On a side note, you guys should do this with Image Comics too.

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Posted by Dark_Guyver

Hopefully MMX gets his own ongoing in the future!

Posted by iaconpoint

My poor poor Ronnie. Why couldn't you have been a Bat-character instead of the cast of the redundant farce that is Archie comics?

Posted by GenesisX

@iaconpoint: Please try reading the series, before you mock it. I guarantee the Archie series is 1000 times better than anything you could ever come up with.

Posted by iaconpoint

@genesisx: I grew up reading the series and It's the same now as it was 20 years ago. And I guarantee you wouldn't bet one digit on whether or not I could write shlock 1‰ better or even as derivative as anything coming out of this company right now.

Posted by bloggerboy

Betty looks like she's topless in the last cover or maybe that's just my imagination.

Posted by SierraWhisky

Aww man, no Afterlife... Hope its back in July.

Edited by Mxyzptlk_CV

No Afterlife with Archie??? why??

Edited by RazzaTazz

Lots of B&V

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Posted by COBRAMORPH

I'd be interested in Mighty#9 if they allowed you to play the game as (not)Roll, instead of maintaining the same sexist additude.

Why didnt they make that Betty&Veronica friends book be about them NOT choosing Archie, & instead realizing they are attracted to each other?