Comic Vine News

11 Comments

Archie Comics September 2014 Covers and Solicitations

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

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.

For September, Archie comics are taking on the theme of Halloween.

Suggested Backlist Titles

  • AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE (TR)
  • ARCHIE’S HAUNTED HOUSE (TR)
  • ARCHIE MEETS KISS (TR)
  • SABRINA: THE MAGIC WITHIN VOL 1 – 4 (TR)
  • SONIC SAGA SERIES VOLUME 3: EGGMAN EMPIRE (TR)

SABRINA #1

NEW ONGOING SERIES!

Terror is born anew in this dark reimagining of Sabrina the Teenage Witch’s origin. On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young sorceress finds herself at a crossroads, having to choose between an unearthly destiny and her mortal boyfriend, Harvey. But a foe from her family’s past has arrived in Greendale, Madame Satan, and she has her own deadly agenda. Archie Comic’s latest horror sensation starts here! For TEEN+ readers.


Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Robert Hack, Jack Morelli
Cover: Robert Hack

Rosemary’s Baby Variant Cover: Robert Hack

Ship Date: 9/24

On Sale Date: 10/8
32-page, full color comic


$3.99 U.S.

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…

For TEEN+ readers.


Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa


Art: Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli


Cover: Francesco Francavilla


Reality TV Variant Cover: Andrew Pepoy, Jason Millet


Ship Date: 9/10

On Sale Date: 9/24
32-page, full color comic


$3.99 U.S.


ARCHIE #660


“Be-Four and After”: Archie’s on top of the world—until he realizes he has four dates scheduled for the same night! But Reggie has a solution: He’ll sponsor Archie’s dates, as long as Archie pulls them off successfully in one night. Can Archie enlist Jughead to help and convince his four dates—including Valerie and Cheryl—that they’re getting his full attention? Featuring guest stars galore! A wacky, slapstick romp in the classic Archie style.

Script: Alex Segura

Art: Jeff Shultz, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli


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


Classic Pin-Up Variant Cover: Dan Parent


Ship Date: 9/17

On Sale Date: 10/1
32-page, full color comic


$3.99 U.S.

ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #255

A night at the museum turns into a nightmare of historic proportions! Archie and Jughead are taking their Adventure Scout troupe on a trip to the Riverdale Museum—where an anonymous donor has gifted the museum with two Egyptian Sarcophagi (or is it Sarcophaguses?). But what‘s hidden inside is sure to surprise everyone! Find out what happens in “Mummy Mayhem!” the spook-tastic NEW lead story kicking off this JUMBO Comics Digest!


Script: Bill Golliher

Art: Various


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


Ship Date: 9/17

On Sale Date: 10/1
288-page, full color comic


$6.99 U.S.

ARCHIE’S FAVORITE CHRISTMAS COMICS (TR)

It’s never too early to start checking off items on your Christmas list! For the first time, Archie is offering a Christmas book in the tradition of the smash hit Best of Archie Comics series. That’s right, it’s a 416-page fun, full-color collection of the all-time favorite, holliest, jolliest Christmas and holiday stories—lovingly hand-picked by Archie creators, editors, and historians. This is one stocking stuffer you won’t want to miss out on!

Script: George Gladir, Frank Doyle, various

Art: Dan DeCarlo, Dan Parent, various

978-1-61988-952-1


$9.99/$10.99 CAN


5 ¼ x 7 ½”
TR
416 pp, Full Color


Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/8

ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE COMICS DIGEST #9

Welcome to the year 2037, where Archie’s your tour guide of futuristic Riverdale, U.S.A! Meet “rob”—he’s not a new student at Riverdale High, “rob” is actually a kind of humanoid robot that has completely changed the world as we know it. “The Robot Millennium” is a BRAND NEW sci-fi story that kicks off this comics digest!


Script: George Gladir

Art: Various


Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña


Ship Date: 9/24

On Sale Date: 10/8


160-page, full color comic


$4.99 U.S.

ARCHIE: ROCKIN’ THE WORLD (TR)

Get ready for the biggest music event of the year! When The Archies, Josie & The Pussycats, The Bingos and the Madhouse Glads embark on a whirlwind world rock 'n' roll tour, romance, hilarity and hijinx ensue! The gang goes global with stops in India, China, Australia and Canada. Archie, his band mates and his fellow musicians encounter many new people, cultures and customs along the way. But when it’s time to return back to Riverdale, will everyone be able to leave the friends and memories they’ve made along the way behind? Find out in this rockin’ graphic novel, which compiles ARCHIE issues #650-653.


Script: Dan Parent

Art: Dan Parent

978-1-61988-907-1


$9.99/$10.99 CAN


6 x 9”
TR
128 pp, Full Color


Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/15

BETTY & VERONICA COMICS DIGEST #227

Halloween’s not just for kids anymore—now even pets are getting in on all the fun! When Betty and Veronica notice a sign for a costume contest for pets they find it silly—but everyone knows the girls can’t avoid a friendly competition! Who will win best in spooky show: will it be Veronica’s pampered pooch or Betty’s feline friend? Find out in “Costume Drama,” the fun, NEW lead story to this comics digest!


Script: Angelo DeCesare

Art: Various


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


Ship Date: 9/10

On Sale Date: 9/24
160-page, full color comic


$4.99 U.S.

JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE COMICS ANNUAL #6

The Riverdale Fall Festival is here, and Jughead’s unable to partake in the one activity he loves most—enjoying his food! Falling leaves provide a scenic backdrop and who doesn’t love jumping into piles of them—but there’s one disadvantage—getting them in your food! Will autumn finally leave Jughead alone and let him eat in peace? Find out in “The Fall of Jughead and Archie,” the hilarious, NEW first story to this fall-flavored Comics Annual!


Script: Craig Boldman

Art: Various
Cover: Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña


Ship Date: 9/24

On Sale Date: 10/8
192-page, full color comic


$5.99 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
Sensation Variant: Phil Jimenez, Matt Herms

Days of Future Past Variant: Phil Jimenez


Ship Date: 9/3

On Sale Date: 9/17
32-page, full color comic


$3.99 U.S.

MEGA MAN #41


The ALL-NEW storyline begins here! The epic adaptation of the legendary game, MEGA MAN 3, begins with "Legends of the Blue Bomber" Part One: We’ve seen Mega Man battle Robot Masters plenty of times before, but now witness the mechanical madness unfold as only the Masters’ masters see it! Get a birds-eye view of battle from the lens of the great (and not-so-great) Doctors that have created our heroes and menaces! As this unfolds, Top Man plans for his elegant “last dance” with Mega Man, while Snake Man prepares his amphibious ambush! But how is this all playing into Dr. Wily’s hands? Find out in this battle royale you definitely won’t want to miss out on! Featuring new cover art from PATRICK "SPAZ" SPAZIANTE, plus an awesome "movie poster" variant from Vince Riley!


SCRIPT: Ian Flynn


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


Cover: Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante


Movie Poster Variant Cover: Vince Riley


Ship Date: 9/3


On Sale Date: 9/17
32-page, full color comic


$3.99 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/$13.99 CAN


6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
Trade Paperback


112 pp


Direct Market On-sale: 10/1


SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #265


A-WOOOOOOOO! Get ready to HOWL with horror in "Control" Part Two: The Werehog is unleashed! As the jungle collapses in flames, it’s up to Mighty to bring his feral friend to heel! But can Sonic even tell ally apart from enemy anymore? Then in “The Grand Tour,” Rotor shows off all of the Sky Patrol’s abilities—unfortunately it’s right as a Badnik Horde attacks! Don't miss a moment of the action, with cover art from the titanic team of Yardley, Austin and Stanley—plus an epic SONIC ADVENTURE variant by the newest sonic superstar: RAFA KNIGHT!

Script: Ian Flynn, Eric Esquivel


Art: Tyson Hesse, James fry, Terry Austin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata


Cover: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin and Evan Stanley


"SONIC ADVENTURE" Variant Cover: Rafa Knight


Ship Date: 9/24


On Sale Date: 10/8


32-page, full color comic


$3.99 U.S.

SONIC UNIVERSE #68


The FIRST EVER Sonic Universe trilogy continues HERE in "Total Eclipse" Part Two! Knuckles leads Team Dark’s Rouge and Omega into the wilds of the Red Mountains, searching for the mysterious Dark Arms. But while the echidna’s away, the darklings will play—but darklings don’t play for fun—they play to kill! With Knuckles’ back turned, the evil Eclipse attacks Shadow the Hedgehog! Can even the ultimate life-form withstand Eclipse’s terrifying Monster Form?! Find out in the second chapter of THE DARK TRILOGY! And don't miss the new cover art from Tracy Yardley and returning Sonic painter Ben Hunzeker—plus an all-new "TABLOID" variant cover by Jonathan H. Gray, Jim Amash and Matt Herms!


Script: Ian Flynn


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


Cover: Tracy Yardley and Ben Hunzeker


Tabloid Variant Cover: Jonathan H. Gray, Jim Amash and Matt Herms


Ship Date: 9/10


On Sale Date: 9/24


32-page, full color comic


$3.99 U.S.

WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DIGEST #43

Veronica’s throwing the Halloween bash of the year and everyone’s invited—human and animal alike! But when an unwelcome intruder tries to crash the party, the pets spring into action! Will they catch the evil villain, or will it ruin their monster bash? See what happens in the BRAND NEW story, “A Haunting We Will Go!”


Script: Bill Golliher

Art: Various


Cover: Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña


Ship Date: 9/3

On Sale Date: 9/17


160-page, full color comic


$4.99 U.S.

12 Comments
Posted by NightFang

I'll be getting half of these books.

Posted by micah

I thought Archie died?

Posted by G-Man

@micah: The LIFE WITH ARCHIE series dealt with two alternate future timelines. One where he marries Veronica and the other Betty. That's the series that showed his death.

Staff
Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

SInce Afterlife With Archie is fantastic I'll be checking out Sabrina

Online
Posted by micah

@g_man: Ohhhh okay, didn't he get shot?

Posted by G-Man
Staff
Edited by micah
Posted by MegaHGFan

I'm so tempted to try out Afterlife with Archie and I've never read an actual Archie comic in my life. Their Mega Man series is amazing. It is like a love letter to my favorite video game series of all time. Those Sabrina covers look cool too.

Posted by Lee_Everett

Y @Sonic Unleashed

Posted by EdBlank

Dang. Archie got the blonde and brunette PLUS the red head AND the sista. This is sounding a little deeper than PG.

Posted by AllStarSuperman

I'm so tempted to try out Afterlife with Archie and I've never read an actual Archie comic in my life.

Same