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Archie Comics May 2014 Covers and Solicitations

Find out what Archie and the gang are up to in May.

The monthly solicits are coming out all over the place. Check out the latest happenings in the world of Archie. Check out the covers and solicits for Archie comics and for other series like AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE as well as the SONIC and MEGA MAN comics.

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #7

"BETTY RIP" Part 1 (of 6): "Thanksgiving" THE SMASH HORROR HIT CONTINUES! It's been weeks since Archie and his friends left Riverdale. Now, they are wandering the deserted highways of America, one step ahead of the ever-pursuing vicious zombie horde. When they decide to set down roots to observe their first post-apocalypse Thanksgiving, Mr. Lodge leads a team into the forests of Pennsylvania to find dinner, but the hunters soon become the hunted, and not all of the gang will make it out of the woods alive…

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Art: Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli

Cover: Francesco Francavilla

Reality TV Variant Cover: Andrew Pepoy, Jason Millet

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 U.S.

ARCHIE #656

"Let's Hear it for Harper" Veronica's cousin Harper is coming to Riverdale, where she's considering attending Riverdale High. When she arrives, they see something they weren’t expecting: she is physically disabled. However it doesn't take long to see that her disabilities don't hold her back, but instead add to her dynamic personality! Harper teaches the gang how something that you think can hold you back can make you that much stronger—all while being decked out in the most fashion forward wheelchair ever seen!

Script: Dan Parent

Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski

Cover: Dan Parent

Roses Are Red Variant Cover: Ramon K. Perez

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 U.S.

ARCHIE COMICS SPECTACULAR: SUMMER DAZE (TR)

School's out for the summer in Riverdale, and the fun is just beginning! Join Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and friends as they go on vacation, go to the beach, work summer jobs . . . and avoid working entirely! This fun, pocket-sized collection features 128 pages of hand-picked, favorite fun in the sun stories, presented in high-quality, bright white paper with a cardstock cover. It’s the perfect book for any summer road trip!

Script: George Gladir, Frank Doyle

Art: Dan Parent, Dan DeCarlo

Cover: Fernando Ruiz

978-1-619889-00-2

$5.99/$6.99CAN

4 7/8 x 6 9/16”

Trade Paperback

128 pp, Full Color

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #251

Archie’s excited for a day at the carnival with his two best gals… but are they in for a fun ride? Or does Archie’s over-eagerness take the enjoyment out of their summer excursion? It’s no love rollercoaster in “Rights and Wrongs,” the hilarious lead story to a fun-filled double digest!

Script: Frank Doyle

Art: Harry Lucey, Bill Yoshida, Barry Grossman

Cover: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.

ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE DOUBLE DOUBLE DIGEST #6

The warm weather’s finally here and Archie and Reggie are looking for some fun in the sun! They’re ready to hit the beach for surfing and some very special sights! However when the girls suggest attending their fashion show instead the boys have to choose whether they want to be outdoors digging the new summer sights or stuck inside at a boring fashion show! Can they choose without hurting anyone’s feelings? Or will they get burned—and not just from the sun? See what happens in “Sea View!” the fun first story in this jam-packed double DOUBLE digest!

Script: Mike Pellowski

Art: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Barry Grossman and Bill Yoshida

Cover: Gisele Lagace, Rosario “Tito” Peña

320-page, full color comic

$5.99 U.S.

ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE BOOK 5 (TR)

The fifth volume of Archie’s highly acclaimed graphic novel series features celebrated writer Paul Kupperberg’s tight-knit ongoing romantic storyline of Archie as a young newlywed in two very different universes—one where he marries wealthy socialite Veronica Lodge and the other where he marries girl-next-door Betty Cooper.

This volume follows Betty and Reggie’s time in the reality TV spotlight, where their every move is documented for all of America to see. That kind of fame may be fine for attention-seeker Reggie, but will Betty be able to adapt to it? Meanwhile, Kevin sets his sights on the ambitious arena of politics while husband Clay recovers from his gunshot wound. And Cheryl Blossom continues her fight against breast cancer, while also inspiring women struggling to do the same! Plus all the romantic ups and downs that Riverdale is famous for! Archie: The Married Life Book 5 collects issues 25-30 of the Eisner-nominated Life With Archie magazine.

Script: Paul Kupperberg

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

Cover: Norm Breyfogle, Glenn Whitmore

978-1-619889-02-6

$19.99/$23.99CAN

6 5/8 x 10 3/16”

Trade Paperback

272 pp, Full Color

JUGHEAD & ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #3

Jughead’s pining for the coveted “Steadiest Customer Award” spot at Pop’s until he finds out some unfortunate news—he’s NOT Pop’s VIP customer! The mysterious Mr. Milkweed has been visiting the Shoppe by one day more than ol’ Juggie. Now Jughead’s determined to win the top spot any way he can. What will he do? And just who is this Mr. Milkweed? The answers lie in “The Milkweed Lament,” the zany lead story to a hilarious double digest!

Script: Craig Boldman

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

Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.

KEVIN KELLER #14

"That's Really SUPER, Kevin!" Kevin's world takes a surprising new twist when he becomes the masked crime fighter called "The Equalizer!" Of course, this doesn't just happen overnight. When he saves someone's life and becomes a media sensation, Veronica's wheels start turning and with her drive, determination (and unlimited cash!) she molds a new career for Kevin! Somewhat apprehensive, will Kevin move forward as a superhero? And what will happen to his everyday teenage life? Find out in the first part of this exciting new storyline!

Script: Dan Parent

Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski

Cover: Dan Parent

Dark Knight Returns Variant Cover: Phil Jimenez, Steve Downer

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 U.S.

MEGA MAN #37

THE MEGA MAN / MEGA MAN X Crossover is here! The next big video game event from Archie Comics has at last arrived in DAWN OF X Part One! It's a brand new adventure so MEGA-EPIC that it would be impossible to contain it in just one time period! Witness a struggle that spans across time as both the original Mega Man AND Mega Man X battle a long-lost Wily weapon for the safety of all mankind! Featuring heroes and villains from both hit Capcom franchises, plus the surprise return of a character that will affect the very course of time and space as we know it! Get in on the ground floor of this century-spanning special event that features a cover and variant from Mega Man art legend Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante, as well as a special "Villain Variant" cover featuring SIGMA and VILE by painter Erik Ly! "X" Marks the spot!

Script: Ian Flynn

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

Cover: Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante

"Relics of the Past" Variant Cover: Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante

Villain Variant Cover by Erik Ly

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 U.S.

SONIC SAGA SERIES 6: MOGUL RISING (TR)

It's SONIC VERSUS EVERYBODY! Blast into the action at Sonic speed with the continuation of the all-new Sonic Saga graphic novel series! In this volume, Sonic battles the ancient, evil Mammoth Mogul—who has lost his Chaos Emerald and been imprisoned, but backing him into such a corner only made him more dangerous! Mogul uses his remaining powers to summon a new Fearsome Foursome—and Sonic is forced to be one of them! Every mercenary and cut-throat is hired to take Sonic's shoes—feet being optional! It's Sonic versus everyone else while the malicious mammoth laughs from the shadows! How can Sonic overcome all the odds? Find out inside! SONIC SAGA VOL. 6 collects selected stories from Sonic the Hedgehog#185-189.

Script: Ian Flynn

Art: Tracy Yardley!, Matt Herms, Jim Amash, John Workman, Josh Ray

Cover: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash and Jason Jensen

978-1-936975-99-0

$11.99/$13.99CAN

6 5/8 x 10 3/16”

Trade Paperback

112 pp

SONIC SUPER DIGEST #7

Sonic Super Digest is BACK and featuring a brand new story! Sonic the Hedgehog's adventures are now available in the popular digest format. Where Sonic Super Special Magazine leaves off, this quarterly digest collection picks up, with even more classic adventure from the Sonic comic library! The secret origin of the new sonic universe is REVEALED in the all-new SONIC ORIGINS mini-feature! Discover a whole new world alongside Sonic the Hedgehog in Sonic Origins, pt2, featuring new story and art from the superstar Archie Sonic team! All this (and Freedom Fighters too) as we give you more classic Sonic comics as only Sonic Super Digest can provide! Featuring an all-new CG cover art from rising Sonic star Rafa Knight!

Script: Ian Flynn

Art: Lamar Wells, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli, Allen Passalaqua

Cover: Rafa Knight

128-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES 1 (TR) (New Printing)

Sonic's comic adventures begin here! See the Sonic comic universe from its very beginning in the first installment of the bestselling SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES series! In 1993, Sonic the Hedgehog sped his way from video games to comic books. Now, over twenty years later the “blue blur” can lay claim to having the most successful comic book career of all video game heroes! SONIC ARCHIVES VOLUME 1 collects issues #1-4 of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book.

Script & Art: Various

Cover: Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante

978-1-879794-20-7

$7.95/$8.95CAN

5 x 7 3/8”

Trade Paperback

112 pp, Full Color

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES 2 (TR) (New Printing)

Sonic's comic adventures continue in the second installment of the bestselling SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES! Travel back to where it all began with this series that lets you revisit Sonic’s early days. Each story is meticulously restored and printed on high-grade paper-so you can feel like you're zipping right alongside the blue blur as he saves Knothole Village! SONIC ARCHIVES VOLUME 1 collects issues #5-8 of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book.

Script & Art: Various

Cover: Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante

978-1-879794-21-7

$7.95/$8.95CAN

5 x 7 3/8”

Trade Paperback

112 pp, Full Color

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #261

Dive into the action in "Waves of Change" Part Two! Sonic, Amy, and Rotor—in the deep sea and in deeper trouble! When their new friend Coral has run afoul of her government, will Sonic and the Freedom Fighters stand by her side? Or will they risk becoming fugitives? Then, in “The Light in the Dark,” Sally’s simple raiding plans take a turn for the worse! Featuring new cover art from Sonic superstar Ben Bates and a hilarious new "Is it Summer Yet??" Variant cover by Tracy Yardley! and Matt Herms!

Script: Ian Flynn, Aleah Baker

Art: Jennifer Hernandez, Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman and Matt Herms

Cover: Ben Bates

"Is it Summer Yet??" Variant Cover by Tracy Yardley! and Matt Herms

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US

SONIC UNIVERSE #64

Knuckles and the Chaotix are back in action! "The Great Chaos Caper" Part Two: The chaos continues with part two of this insane arc! It’s hijinks and high explosives galore with Knuckles caught in the middle of all the action! The Chaotix and the Hooligans are falling over each other to get to a Chaos Emerald – the key to saving (or dooming) the world! It’s up to Knuckles to power through the madness and complete his own mission, and in his travels, you’ll never believe who he finds! Featuring new cover art from Tracy Yardley and a rad red SEGA Variant cover!

Script: Ian Flynn

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

Cover: Tracy Yardley!

Variant Cover art provided by SEGA

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US

WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #40

Archie’s been commanded from on high (aka his parents) to do some outside chores. This doesn’t go over too well with Veronica, who Archie had to break his plans with. But no chores means no allowance which means no date! When she decides to go out with Reggie instead, will Archie be the better man? Or will he skip out on his responsibilities to win her over? Find out in “Job Well Done” the lead story to this fun-filled double digest!

Script: Frank Doyle

Art: Harry Lucey, Marty Epp, Barry Grossman

Cover: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña

160-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.

16 Comments
Posted by 2cool4fun

I hope they are not planing on replacing megaman with X in the comics as well, it's bad enough capcom totally ignores their flagship character...

Posted by sora_thekey

Okay, I've been curious for a while... Could someone explain to me the what the Betty-Archie-Veronica love triangle is about?

I know of it, I've just never been into it...

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Posted by Conniption_Fit

So if Archie Marries Betty, he is pretty chill, Jughead is happy, but Reggie is miserable and alone because, Veronica dies? Meanwhile if he marries Ronnie, Jughead's marriage is strained (Archie or Betty aren't around to provide advice) and Archie is a stressed out Wallstreet douche?

Edited by Conniption_Fit

@sora_thekey: I don't think its any more complicated than Archie is the Benedict Cumberbatch of his town so all the girls dig what he's throwing around. Betty and Veronica are the two girls who get most of his attention.

Posted by TommyJones1945

Holy nuts!! Archie keeps getting all the bitches. What is his secret???

Posted by UltimAXE

I love how Archie comics continue to look like they were found in a 1940s time capsule.

Also, hurray for a Knuckles storyline in Universe. The current Shadow one is putting me to sleep.

Posted by mak13131313

Afterlife With Archie continues to impress!

Edited by NightFang

Holy nuts!! Archie keeps getting all the bitches. What is his secret???

He's a ginger.

Posted by nfareed71024
Posted by sparty-dbq

*Casually browses CV on phone and drinking from water bottle during lunch break*

*Unexpectedly sees picture of Betty and Veronica in their underwear on front page*

*Snorts, sprays water out of nose*

Thanks, CV.

Edited by Transformers1024

How is After Life With Archie? I love zombies and am willing to read anything with them. I've heard it's great but I absolutely HATE Archie and and puzzled how he's lasted all these years with all these spinoffs.

Edited by longbowhunter

@transformers1024: Afterlife With Archie is pretty great. Straight up horror with beautiful Francavilla art. You can't go wrong.

Did Archie cancel their superhero line? I don't see the Crusaders anywhere up there.

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