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Archie Comics November 2014 Covers and Solicitations

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

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.

Theme: Holiday Gift Guide

Suggested Backlist Titles:

  • ARCHIE’S FAVORITE CHRISTMAS COMICS (TR)
  • ARCHIE’S CHRISTMAS CLASSICS (TR)
  • ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE 1 (TR)
  • ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE 2 (TR)
  • ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE 3 (TR)
  • ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE 4 (TR)
  • ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE 5 (TR)
  • ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE 6 (TR)
  • BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS BOOK 1 (TR)
  • BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS: DELUXE EDITION (HC)
  • BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS BOOK 2 (TR)
  • BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS BOOK 3 (TR)
  • BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS BOOK 4 (TR)
  • BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS STARRING BETTY AND VERONICA (TR)
  • THE ART OF BETTY & VERONICA (HC)
  • THE ART OF ARCHIE: THE COVERS (HC)
  • SONIC/MEGA MAN WORLDS COLLIDE 1 (TR)
SONIC/MEGA MAN WORLDS COLLIDE 2 (TR)
SONIC/MEGA MAN WORLDS COLLIDE 3 (TR)
SONIC GENESIS (HC)
MEGA MAN VOL6 (TR)

SABRINA #3

NEW ONGOING SERIES! Rejected by the Council, Sabrina takes matters into her own hands to find Harvey’s missing soul. Recruiting two other young witches (from a neighboring coven), Sabrina holds a séance to locate her missing friend, but as ever, Madame Satan is pulling the strings behind the scenes, and what Sabrina taps into is much more dangerous—and diabolical. And will send our beloved teen witch on an epic quest.

For TEEN+ readers.


Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa


Art: Robert Hack


Cover: Robert Hack


Creepshow Variant Cover: Robert Hack

Ship Date: 11/19

On Sale Date: 12/3


32-page, full color comic


$3.99 U.S.

SONIC BOOM #2


Get ready for the BOOM, baby! The NEW HIT ONGOING SONIC COMIC BOOK SERIES from Archie Comics continues here with Sonic Boom #2: Knuckleduster! Race along at Sonic speed with the blue blur and his pals Tails, Knuckles, Amy Rose and the newest edition to the team—STICKS! But is there a traitor in our heroes’ midst? Say it ain't so! Find out in this sensational second issue, featuring explosive new cover art from Sonic art legend Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante, and a super-special "SONIC SPOTLIGHT" variant cover by artist T.REX! Be sure to pick up this next exciting chapter and own a piece of Sonic comic history!

Script: Ian Flynn


Art: Evan Stanley, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms


Cover: Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante


Hero Variant Cover: T.Rex


Ship Date: 11/19


On Sale Date: 12/3


32-page, full color comic


$3.99 U.S.

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE MAGAZINE #2


The end of the world is here… The horror continues as a zombified Jughead goes on a relentless hunt for brains in this shocking series by Harvey Award-winning comic/screenwriter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Stephen King’s Carrie, Archie meets Glee) and Eisner-winning artist Francesco Francavilla (Batman, Black Beetle). When he performs a despicable and frightening act in front of everyone at the Halloween dance, tensions start to rise and fears begin to mount—who will be next to join Jughead in the Afterlife? And what about those who are already infected? Be warned, kiddies, this one’s not for the faint of heart! This magazine-size edition of the award-winning AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE features sorcery stories from the vault, a very special preview of the upcoming Sabrina series and all-new extra features.

For TEEN+ readers.

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa


Art: Francesco Francavilla


Cover: Francesco Francavilla


Shipping Date: 11/5


On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/19


48-page, full color comic


$4.99 US.

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #8

“Ghosts of Christmas Past” Contrary to popular belief, the current zombie outbreak is not the first time a shadow fell across Riverdale and its citizens. As the survivors hunker down in a hotel to wait out a snowstorm, Hiram Lodge and Mary Andrews relive the darkest chapter of their town’s history. Ten years ago, the adults of Riverdale struck a terrible bargain with the witches of Greendale, setting the stage for the present-day apocalypse.
FOR TEEN+ READERS.

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Art: Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli

Cover: Francesco Francavilla

Cheerleader Variant Cover: Andrew Pepoy, Jason Millet

Ship Date: 11/26

On Sale Date: 12/10

32-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.

ARCHIE #662


Archie knows that Veronica has a long Christmas list—but what does her dad want for Christmas? Veronica and Archie set out to buy Mr. Lodge, “the man who has everything,” an extra special gift. But when Mr. Lodge notices the two sneaking around and plotting behind his back, he gets the idea that the two are planning to elope—and hijinks are sure to ensue! What will Mr. Lodge do? And most importantly, what will Archie and Veronica get him for Christmas?


Script: Angelo DeCesare


Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, Digikore Studios


Cover: Dan Parent


Chestnuts Roasting Variant Cover: Geneviève F.T.


Ship Date: 11/19


On Sale Date: 12/3


32-page, full color comic


$3.99 U.S.

ARCHIE’S COMICS ANNUAL #256


The night before Christmas Eve one of Santa's less-famous reindeer, Flander, hopes to have a chance to make the team in case there's a last minute cancellation by one of the top nine. He goes out for a test flight and gets lost in a terrible snowstorm—and winds up literally “crashing” at Archie’s house! Now it’s up to Archie and Vegas to get Flander back to the North Pole. See if they can fix this Christmas conundrum in “It Looks Like Reindeer!” the all-new lead story to this comics annual!


Script: Bill Golliher

Art: Bill Galvan


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


Ship Date: 11/19

On Sale Date: 12/3


192-page, full color comic


$5.99 U.S.

ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #11

There have been some rampant purse-grabbers in Riverdale, and Betty’s taken precautions to protect herself. She’s started by taking mixed martial arts classes, but she’s a bit too jumpy and sometimes her knee-jerk reactions end up with someone getting hurt—which means no surprise smooches from Archie! Archie must help her learn how to not have any shotgun reactions. Can he help her hone in on her butt-kicking craft, or will he end up in the hospital? Find out in “Don’t Cross Betty Cooper!” The hilarious all-new lead story to this JUMBO comics digest!


Script: Craig Boldman

Art: Fernando Ruiz


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


Ship Date: 11/26

On Sale Date: 12/10


288-page, full color comic


$6.99 U.S.

ARCHIE GIANT COMICS FESTIVAL (TR)

Get ready for a FESTIVAL of FUN! Everyone loves Archie Comics! Now you’ve got EVEN MORE to love with this GIANT paperback comics collection! This fun-packed, laugh-a-minute volume collects 480 pages of the wild humor and teenage tomfoolery that have made Archie comic stories popular for over 70 years!

Script: Various

Art: Various

978-1-61988-959-0


$7.99/$8.99CAN


4 7/8 x 6 9/16”


TR
480 pp, Full Color


Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/19

OFFERED AGAIN:

ARCHIE GIANT COMICS DIGEST (TR)

B&V FRIENDS COMICS DIGEST #241

Santa is reviewing his gift list and his elves are working overtime to supply him with spreadsheets regarding the behavior of kids of all ages. But he notices a discrepancy in one of his Riverdale spreadsheets: Betty Cooper—naughty? Veronica Lodge—nice?? Santa’s puzzled—usually it’s the other way around! He decides to find out what caused this change and travels to Riverdale to see what happened to the girls. Santa goes undercover to learn what is behind the Betty and Veronica turn around in the best possible disguise—as a shopping mall Santa! Find out what caused this merry mix-up in “Naughty or Nice?” the fun lead story to this comics digest!

Script: Batton Lash


Art: Bill Galvan


Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña


Ship Date: 11/12

On Sale Date: 11/26


160-page, full color comic


$4.99 U.S.

JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE COMICS DIGEST #8


It’s a winter wonderland in Riverdale—and that means that Reggie’s got an open playing field for snowball fights! But when his relentless snowball attacks finally get the best of Jughead and Archie, it’s an all-out winter WAR! Will the best (snow) man win, or will they all be left out in the cold? Find out in “Snow Brawl!” the frosty fun lead story to this comics digest!


Script: Fernando Ruiz

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


Ship Date: 11/26

On Sale Date: 12/10


160-page, full color comic


$4.99 U.S.

MEGA MAN #43


The battle ain’t over yet, and the legend has only just begun! Based on the renowned game Mega Man 3 comes "Legends of the Blue Bomber" Part Three: We’ve seen Mega Man battle Robot Masters many times before, but now witness the automaton insanity unfold from the perspectives of their creators! Magnet Man wonders if he’s led his brothers astray as he prepares to stop Mega Man. Needle Man won’t go quietly, instead choosing a battle on his own terms! Meanwhile, Auto makes a shocking discovery about Dr. Wily—but will he survive to report it?!

Featuring all-new cover art from the legendary Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante and classic Capcom variant cover to complete your Mega-collection!

SCRIPT: Ian Flynn


ART: POWREE, Gary Martin, John Workman and Matt Herms


Cover: Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante


Variant Cover art provided by Capcom


Ship Date: 11/5


On Sale Date: 11/19


32-page, full color comic


$3.99 U.S.

SONIC LEGACY 4 (TR)


The hit Sonic Legacy Series returns with a fourth enormous volume! Over the years, the Sonic comics have inspired thousands of stories, four spin-off series, and a library of graphic novel collections. The legacy of the Sonic Series is a long and proud one! Continue your library of the Blue Blur’s earliest adventures with this GIGANTIC collection of thrilling adventures and hilarious antics as only Sonic and the Freedom Fighters could provide! It’s perfect for long-time fans of the series or those looking to get in on the ground floor! SONIC: LEGACY VOLUME 4 collects Sonic the Hedgehog #55-74 and is loaded with extra material and special features! This time around, Sonic and Tails are on an epic journey around the world to find the vile sorcerer Ixis Naugus and stop his plans for conquering Mobotropolis—and the world!

Featuring all-new cover art from Sonic comic superstar Ben Bates!

Script: Ken Penders, Ian Flynn, Karl Bollers, Mike Gallagher, Paul Castiglia & Various


Art: Ken Penders, Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante, Jim Amash, Art Mawhinney, Steven Butler, Andrew Pepoy, Chris Allan, Sam Maxwell, Jon D'Agostino & Various


Cover: Ben Bates


978-1-61988-963-7


$16.99/$19.99CAN


6 5/8 x 10 3/16”


Trade Paperback


512 pp, Black & White


Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/26

OFFERED AGAIN:

SONIC LEGACY 1 (TR)

SONIC LEGACY 2 (TR)

SONIC LEGACY 3 (TR)


SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #267


The THUNDEROUS conclusion to the latest Sonic story arc crashes to a close at LIGHTNING speed! "Ambushed!" Part Two: Sonic’s gotten himself into a hairy situation! The savage Werehog threatens to erupt from within, and the vengeful Egg Boss Thunderbolt attacks from without! What’s a cursed hedgehog to do? Unfortunately he won’t get by with a little help from his friends—the Freedom Fighters are far too busy fighting for their lives against three killer E-100 robots!

Don't miss the explosive ending featuring cover art by Stanley, Austin and Hunzeker, plus a hilarious new "Holiday Havoc!" variant cover with pencils by the latest Sonic artist extraordinaire Jennifer Hernandez!


Script: Ian Flynn


Art: Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata


Cover: Evan Stanley, Terry Austin and Ben Hunzeker


“Holiday Havoc” Variant Cover: Jennifer Hernandez, Terry Austin and Matt Herms


Ship Date: 11/26


On Sale Date: 12/10


32-page, full color comic


$3.99 U.S.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2: THE CHASE (TR)


The hottest new Sonic graphic novel series continues! Moving at the speed of sound, keeping the world free from robotic tyranny—it’s SONIC THE HEDGEHOG! One of the oldest, most beloved video game icons speeds into brand new comic book stories with new friends, new foes and new adventures! Sonic's world has been shattered into pieces—literally! It's up to Sonic and his heroic friends, the Freedom Fighters, to do damage control and find a way to fix the world! But they aren't alone in their search. Dr. Eggman wants to fix the planet too—so he can conquer it!

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2: THE CHASE collects SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #257-259 and Sonic Comic Origins #1-4, which offers readers an exciting glimpse into the world of the Freedom Fighters and how they began!


Script: Ian Flynn


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


Cover: Tracy Yardley


978-1-62738-928-0


$11.99/$13.99CAN


6 5/8 x 10 3/16”


Trade Paperback


104 pp, Full Color


Direct Market On-Sale Date: 12/3

OFFERED AGAIN:

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 1: COUNTDOWN TO CHAOS (TR)


SONIC UNIVERSE #70


The FIRST EVER SONIC UNIVERSE TRILOGY reaches its stunning conclusion in "Total Eclipse" Part Four!

Knuckles and Shadow must end their duel—because Eclipse has escaped with the Master Emerald! Can the two chaos-fueled warriors stand up to the power of the Dark Arms? Knuckles may be forced into the one choice he doesn’t want to make! Don’t miss the sense-shattering finale that will change the shattered world crisis and the Sonic comic landscape as we know it!

Featuring stunning new cover art from Yardley, Amash and Hunzeker, plus an awesome SEGA art variant featuring two of the biggest "Total Eclipse" stars: Knuckles and Rouge!

Script: Ian Flynn


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


Cover: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash and Ben Hunzeker


Variant Cover art provided by SEGA


Ship Date: 11/12


On Sale Date: 11/26


32-page, full color comic


$3.99 U.S.

WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DIGEST #45

Dilton invents a handy Christmas app that’s supposed to help Archie pick out the perfect gift for Veronica—but even modern technology can’t help find something for the girl who has everything! Archie and Jughead decide the only way they can find something for her that she doesn’t own is by shopping somewhere completely different—and so they recruit their pals to find her the perfect gift. But has the answer been at the tip of their fingers all along? Find out in “The Christmas App,” the festively fun lead story to this comics digest!

Script: Fernando Ruiz

Art: Fernando Ruiz


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


Ship Date: 11/5

On Sale Date: 11/19


160-page, full color comic


$4.99 U.S.

7 Comments
Edited by NightFang

I'll be picking up half of these comics.

Posted by czechoslovakia

i love when comics do holiday themed stuff

Posted by The_Titan_Lord

Nice

Posted by Dark_Guyver

I really wish Archie would announce a Mega Man X ongoing!

Edited by NightFang

I really wish Archie would announce a Mega Man X ongoing!

I think they're building up to it.

Posted by Dark_Guyver
Posted by bladewolf

Super pumped for Sabrina!