Archie Comics November Solicits

ARCHIE COMICS SHIPPING NOVEMBER 2008


ARCHIE #591
THE SCHOOL YEAR WINDS DOWN AND SO DOES THE "FRESHMAN YEAR SAGA" IN THIS THRILLING CONCLUSION!

"Freshman Year: Spring Term": As the first year of high school winds down, the teens anticipate the summer break… but not before having a "Spring Formal" to send off the school year. But a few uninvited guests have crashed the dance – an unwelcome band of bikers who have an axe to grind with the school, especially a freshman named Archie! Who are they and what is their problem? Plus, the spy in Riverdale is finally revealed. Will Mr. Weatherbee prevail? It's a thrilling way to end the school year, courtesy of fan-favorite writer Batton Lash of "Wolff & Byrd" and "Archie Meets the Punisher" fame, along with "Scrapyard Detectives" creator and popular Archie artist/writer Bill Galvan.
SCRIPT: Batton Lash.
ART: Bill Galvan.
Shipping Date: November 19th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: November 26th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 9th, 2008
32-recycled pages, full color comic
$2.25 US.


ARCHIE & FRIENDS #125
THE SECOND PART OF A TWO-PART TALE BY POPULAR "WJHC" WRITER JANE SMITH FISHER!

"Battle of the Bands, Part Two": In the aftermath of their rockin' contest performance, the Archies face a new challenge: a sponsor who will only cover half their prize travel expenses! Now the group must get jobs quickly to raise the money… except Reggie and Veronica of course, who are riding on their parents' dimes. But will that free ride last? The rockers learn a valuable lesson about earning their own "fun money"… and the value of good work ethics in the process! Not to mention how important it is to help those in need. A longtime advocate for kids' comics, writer Jane Smith Fisher has devoted her career to telling age-appropriate stories in series such as "Cybernauts" and the highly popular "WJHC," about a group of teens who start their own high school radio station. Jane has been embraced by librarians and schools across the nation. Now she brings her special voice for both young and female characters to Archie Comics in this rock ‘n' rollin' storyline.
SCRIPT: Jane Smith Fisher.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
Shipping Date: November 5th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: November 12th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: November 25th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.


ARCHIE DIGEST #249
"Dream Scene": What's the perfect remedy to being stuck in class on a cold winter day? When you're Archie, it's daydreaming of beach balls and bikinis, of course!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Randy Elliott.
"Stop Watch": Mr. Weatherbee welcomes the inevitable first mishap of the semester – once Archie, Jughead and Reggie get in trouble, the school year can officially begin!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Tim Kennedy.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: November 12th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: November 19th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 2nd, 2008
88-page, full color digest
$2.49 US.


ARCHIE'S DOUBLE DIGEST #194
"The Voting Game": It's a case of dueling campaign posters when Archie and Reggie run against one another for class president.
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Tim Kennedy.
"Fame Game": Archie learns that fame is fleeting when he fumbles a football.
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Pat Kennedy.
ALSO: Little Archie and his friends are back in "The Riverdale Elementary School Musical": Little Archie and his friends prove that high schoolers aren't the only ones who can put on musicals in this tuneful tale!
SCRIPT AND ART: Dexter Taylor.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: November 26th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 3rd, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 16th, 2008
176-page, full color digest
$3.69 US.


BETTY #177
"The Big Battle": Betty and her friends compare their energy conserving dates… and how their boyfriends did or didn't comply!
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
"Down Memory Lane": Thumbing through her diary takes Betty back to Christmas when she was 9 years old.
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
"Secret Shopper": Tired of all the attention Veronica draws when they go shopping together, Betty decides to make a solo shopping trip… and has all the sales clerks competing to sell something to "Veronica's friend!"
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
"The Dilemma": Can Betty find a way to get her boyfriends Archie and Adam to see eye-to-eye?
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
Shipping Date: November 26th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 3rd, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 16th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.


BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #86
SPECIAL HOLIDAY ISSUE!

"Jingles All the Way": The Sugar Plum fairy is convinced that Betty and Veronica are being manipulated by Archie; while Jingles the Elf thinks Archie would be better off without the girls. They each decide to take matters into their diminutive hands – by adopting human forms to distract the teens! Will their diversions dismantle the love triangle for good, or will there be a merry… and romantic… Christmas for everyone after all?
SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent.
Shipping Date: November 12th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: November 19th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 2nd, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.


BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #189
"The Present": Betty tries to live for the "here and now," but Veronica is only interested in it "every now and then!"
SCRIPT: Barbara Slate.
ART: Pat Kennedy.
"The Party": After accidentally gobbling up goodies meant for the Orphanage Christmas party, Jughead finds a way to redeem himself and keep the Christmas spirit alive.
SCRIPT: George Gladir.
ART: Jeff Shultz.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: November 5th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: November 12th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: November 25th, 2008
88-page, full color digest
$2.49 US.


BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #166
"Back to Basics": Cheryl gets a surprise visit from her friends from Pembrooke Academy… and that's not all that's returning… by story's end, there just may be a "reversal of fortune" for the whole Blossom family, and perhaps a new beginning, too!
SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent.
"Girls' Night Out": With their boyfriends otherwise engaged, Betty, Veronica, Midge and Nancy plan a girls' night out… but plans are made to be broken! Will the gal pals get a chance to bond, or will the boys get back in the picture?
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
ALSO: Little Betty in "A Real Sport": Little Betty becomes a gridiron gal and helps the boys defeat the South Side Serpents in a football face-off!
SCRIPT AND ART: Dexter Taylor.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: November 19th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: November 26th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 9th, 2008
176-page, full color digest
$3.69 US.


JUGHEAD #192
"On Demand": For his mother's birthday, Jughead creates a coupon book filled with chores he'll do for her – but when it falls into the wrong hands (namely, Reggie's), Jughead finds himself toiling for everyone but his mother!
"Knees Freeze": Shorts in the winter? It could only be Jughead!
"The Hideaway": Jughead loves napping on sofas and sleeping on beds… wait until he discovers sofa beds!
SCRIPTS: Craig Boldman.
ART: Rex Lindsey.
Shipping Date: November 26th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: December 3rd, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 16th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.


JUGHEAD'S DOUBLE DIGEST #145
"Pizza and Good Cheer!": Take Jughead, some pizza pies, a giving heart, mix it up with good cheer and what have you got? A yuletide tale that will warm your heart… and your belly!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Fernando Ruiz.
"Tree Fortified": Archie searches for the perfect Christmas tree, but the only problem is the perfect Christmas tree is also the perfect cover for woodland creatures!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski.
ART: Stan Goldberg.
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: November 5th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: November 12th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: November 25th, 2008
176-page, full color digest
$3.69 US.


SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #98
"The Final Battle, Part 1": The countdown to the 100th issue continues… and so do the preparations for battle, as enemies are revealed and new allies arise! With the Magic Realm dying and Hemlock revealed as a traitor, Sabrina takes her rightful place as one of the Four Blades. They band with Batty Bartholomew and all the ex-Blades, and even Hilda, Zelda and Salem join the cause. Sabrina, Shinji, Llandra and Narayan also seek out the Four Elementals and convince them to join up through a series of tests. Vosblanc, meanwhile, prepares his own army and gets members of the Magic Council to side with him. Battle lines are drawn, and tensions rise in this thrill-packed issue!
SCRIPT: Tania del Rio.
ART: Lindsey Cibos (pencils) and Jim Amash (inks).
Shipping Date: November 19th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: November 26th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 9th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.


SONIC SELECT VOLUME #2
THE NEW SERIES OF SONIC COLLECTIONS FEATURING CLASSIC TALES FROM SONIC SUPER SPECIALS CONTINUES!

Following in the smashing success of the Sonic Archives series, Archie continues the proud tradition of reprints with Sonic Select! These fully restored and re-mastered 6x9 inch graphic novels feature the best stories taken from the original Sonic Super Specials! Volume 2 presents stories from such classic specials as "Knuckles' Chaotix", "Super Sonic vs. Hyper Knuckles", "Mecha Madness", and "Sonic Live!" Now these hard-to-find stories are conveniently collected in this handsome volume, allowing fans from today and yesterday to add to their stash of Sonic comics, or start a whole new collection! Join the fun and become a part of Archie-Sonic history!
SCRIPTS: Mike Gallagher, Ken Penders, Kent Taylor and Mike Kanterovich.
ART: Art Mawhinney, Patrick Spaziante, Ken Penders, Harvey Mercadoocasio and Rich Koslowski. Super-terrific cover by Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante!
ISBN #: 978-1-879794-36-5
Shipping Date: November 12th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: November 19th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 2nd, 2008
128-page, full color graphic novel
$11.95 US.


SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #194
"Otherside, Part Two": Sonic's plan to find help on the mirror world of Moebius backfired and now he's fighting for his life! Back home, the Suppression Squad has had enough – but are two teams enough to stop King Scourge? All this, plus you won't believe who makes his big debut this month! Surprises abound in this issue!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn.
ART: Tracy Yardley! (pencils) and Jim Amash (inks).
Pulse-pounding cover by Tracy Yardley! & Jason Jensen.
Shipping Date: November 5th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: November 12th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: November 25th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.


SONIC X #39
"Big Trouble in Little Station Square, Part Two": Look out below! Vectorzilla is on a rampage – or is he? When a super-sized Bokkun shows up to save the day, things go from bad to worse! It's up to Sonic and Espio to find the cure before G.U.N. steps in. It's all the action and laughs you've come to expect from SONIC X, and then some!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn.
ART: Steven Butler (pencils) and Terry Austin (inks).
Utter chaos cover by Kaiju-crunchin' Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante!
Shipping Date: November 19th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: November 26th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: December 9th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.


Backlist:
All backlist titles…
Shipping Date: November 5th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: November 12th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: November 25th, 2008


Holidays are a time for good will and cheer, and this month's backlist titles are no exception!


In the pages of Archie's Christmas Stocking, fans can relive classic Christmas tales in these 48-page specials!
Archie's Christmas Stocking #7, $2.29 US.















Archie's Christmas Stocking #6, $2.25 US.















Archie's Christmas Stocking #4, $2.00 US.


Meanwhile, over in Archie's Holiday Fun Digest, carol with Archie and the gang with these 96-page yuletide bonanzas, which reprint Archie holiday stories from days of yore!















Archie's Holiday Fun Digest #12, $2.49 US.















Archie's Holiday Fun Digest #11, $2.49 US.















Archie's Holiday Fun Digest #10, $2.39 US.















Archie's Holiday Fun Digest #9,
$2.39 US.

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