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MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010

ARCHIE COMICS FOR JULY

ARCHIE #611

Written by Tom DeFalco, art by Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli and Tom Chu.

Part two of four in The Man from R.I.V.E.R.DA.L.E. action thriller. "R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. Dissembled": The evil organization C.R.U.S.H. is planning to infect all of Riverdale High with the insidious Formula Z! Can Archie, THE MAN FROM R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E., discover their plan in time? And why does Miss Beazley suddenly look so... glamorous? It's up to Archie and his fellow R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. agents to stop this nefarious threat!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 21.

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #145

Written by Dan Parent, art by Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli and Digikore Studios.

"Riverdale Shore": Archie and friends mix it up with the cast of today's hottest reality TV show, Riverdale Shore! The gang is star-struck and determined to do whatever it takes to mingle with the super-rich, super-tanned and tattooed TV teens. But when Riverdale's cockiest teens, Reggie (now "The Complication") and Cheryl ("Snookums") join forces in search mischief and stardom, the whole gang just might be up to their necks in quicksand!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 14.

ARCHIE DIGEST #266

Written by George Gladir, John Rose and various, art by Tim Kennedy, Pat Kennedy, Ken Selig, Terry Austin, Phil Felix, Jack Morelli, Barry Grossman and various.

"The Unbelievable Story": Jughead not napping for two whole days? Reggie passing a mirror without looking at his reflection? These and other unbelievable stories are unveiled as the gang chats it up on the hot summer beach. "Summer Home Work": It's the first day of summer, and Archie is up to his elbows in yard work! Is there a light at the end of the hedge trimmer? Plus: Classic tales, puzzles, games and pin-ups!

80 pages, $2.69, in stores on July 28.

BETTY #187

Written by Dan Parent, art by Tim Kennedy, Pat Kennedy and Jack Morelli.

"Battle of the BFFs Part One": Betty and Veronica team up when Teen TV announces "Battle of the BFFs," a reality competition to find the world's greatest "best friends forever"! After a pact to go Archie-free for the competition, it seems like an easy win for Riverdale's favorite BFFs. But master manipulator Cheryl Blossom is out to shake things up. Can Betty and Veronica overcome Cheryl's tricks and their own epic battle over Archie to win the "Battle of the BFFs"?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on August 4.

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #206

Written by Dan Parent, George Gladir and various, art by Parent, Jeff Shultz, Jon D'Agostino, Al Milgrom, Phil Felix, Carlos Antunes and various.

"Are You Diggin' It?": Everyone is awestruck by Chuck's amazing sand sculpture depicting the famous scene of Archie, Betty and Veronica sharing a soda! The girls think it's award-worthy, but the nearest sand sculpture contest is being held on a neighboring beach, and Chuck is nowhere to be found to build a new one. Is that just the way the sand castle crumbles, or will this monument to the love triangle rise again? "Gadgets Galore": Finally a way to combine gadgets with outdoor beach activities -- a giant cell phone that lets users text with their feet! Plus: Classic tales, puzzles, games and pin-ups!

80 pages, $2.69, in stores on July 21.

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #183

Written by Melanie J. Morgan and various. art by Rod Whigham, Al Milgrom, John Workman, Stephanie Vozzo and various.

"No Baseball for Betty Part 4": Continued from last issue.  In this grand-slam conclusion to the latest "New Look" series, Betty makes history by becoming the first girl on the Riverdale High baseball team.  The team plays hard and is off to a rousing start, but will Betty be accepted by her teammates in time to defeat their rivals and take the conference title? Plus: Classic tales, puzzles, games and pin-ups!

160 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 4.

JUGHEAD #202

Written by Alex Simmons, art by: Rex Lindsey, Jim Amash and Jack Morelli.

The first of the new four-part tale of Jughead Jones, semi-private eye! "The Thin Malted Man": With his trench coat, clipped dialogue and the very particular way he prefers his malteds ("Spun, not stirred!"), Jughead becomes quite the spy guy! However, just when his friends are ready to laugh him out of the Chok'lit Shoppe, Jughead's first client, the beautiful Elektra, reveals that her father's highly-coveted invention has gone missing! It will take every ounce of burger to fuel every ounce of brain-power Jughead has to solve this super-sized mystery!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 28.

JUGHEAD'S DOUBLE DIGEST #162

Written by George Gladir and various, art by Stan Goldberg, Jeff Shultz, Rich Koslowski, Jon D'Agostino, Teresa Davidson, Suzannah Rowntree and various.

"Fair Flair": The annual Riverdale Street Fair is set to serve gourmet treats all day, but it may not get past the first hour once Jughead and Hot Dog arrive! "The Big Dream": Dilton makes waves when he teams up with Betty in a tandem surf competition! Plud: Classic tales, puzzles, games and pin-ups!

160 pages, $3.99, in stores on July 21.

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #1

Written by Michael Uslan, art by Norm Breyfogle, Andrew Pepoy, Janice Chiang, Joe Rubein stein and Jack Morelli.

The writer of the mega-hit Archie wedding story, Michael Uslan, is back with two brand new ongoing series, "The Married Life: Archie Loves Veronica" and "The Married Life: Archie Loves Betty."

"Archie Loves Betty: Love Finds Archie Andrews: The city life wears on Archie and Betty as they struggle with their careers in the fast-paced environment of the "Big Apple." But when a mysterious figure from their past offers Archie eternal wealth in exchange for leaving Betty and returning to Riverdale, will the temptation of an end to their struggles prove too much?

"Archie Loves Veronica: Lodge -- a Complaint!": After being hired by Veronica's father, Mr. Lodge, the pressures on Archie are greater than ever. Archie is being forced to buy out Pop Tate's Chok'lit Shoppe for Lodge Industries and when the gang finds out, a reunion of friends from Riverdale High erupts into an almost violent dispute. Can Archie, Veronica and their friends find happiness as they face the challenge of saving Pop's future as well as their own?

64 pages, $3.99.

PALS 'N" GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #143

Written by George Gladir, Bill Golliher, Mike Pellowski and various, art by Stan Goldberg, Tim Kennedy, Fernando Ruiz, Al Milgrom, Ken Selig, Jon D'Agostino, Jack Morelli, Barry Grossman and various.

"The Cool Hot Sound": Facing stiff competition from the band playing across the street, The Archies seek a new sound... and find the hottest "new" sound in a peculiar instrument! "Meteorite Appetite": The gang finds a meteorite on a hiking trip that leads to an immediate case of the munchies! "Fall Guy": There are several stories going around about how Reggie broke his arm... wonder who spread them? Plus: Classic tales, puzzles, games and pin-ups!

160 pages, $3.99, in stores on July 14.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES #13

Written by Michael Gallagher, art by Manny Galan, Sam Maxwell, Art Mawhinney and Patrick Spaziante.

The Sonic Archives series collects digitally-restored classic Sonic stories in high-quality graphic novels! Sonic Archives Volume 13 includes the rare final chapters of the critical ENDGAME SAGA and related side-stories originally featured in the SONIC SUPER SPECIAL series. The story begins with Princess Sally presumed dead and Sonic framed for the murder! The plot darkens at a break-neck pace, leading to the final confrontation between Sonic and the original Dr. Robotnik!

112 pages, $7.95, in stores on July 21.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #215

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Steven Butler, Terry Austin, John Workman and Matt Herms.

"Family Matters - Part One": Sonic journeys to the frozen Northern Tundra to link up with the Arctic Freedom Fighters and attempt to rescue Rotor's family and herd from the latest Dark Egg Legion threat! Rotor wants to come out of retirement to save his family, but first he'll have to face... Silver?! PLUS: "Future Tense": A glimpse into the "time" that Silver calls home!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 28.

SONIC UNIVERSE #18

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Phil Felix and Jason Jenson.

"Trouble in Paradise Part Two": An island ablaze and a vacation turned disastrous – what's a two-tailed fox to do?! Tails must fight impossible odds and the vengeful Speedy to rescue his friends! Can he do so before Bunnie succumbs to the dark side... or before Antoine makes a fatal mistake?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 14.

TALES FROM RIVERDALE #39

Written by George Gladir, Mike Pellowski and various, art by Stan Goldberg, Bill Galvan, Rich Koslowski, Al Nickerson, Jack Morelli, Janice Chiang, Barry Grossman and various.

"Clown of Renown": Ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages, step right up to the center ring and behold Reggio's high wire exploits, Veronica and her trained dogs, horse tricks with Betty, and slap-happy fun with those kooky clowns, Archie and Jughead! "Up in the Air": When the balloon show comes to Riverdale, will Archie and his friends soar high into the sky or be grounded by the high ticket price? Plus: Classic tales, puzzles, games and pin-ups!

80 pages, $2.69, in stores on August 4.



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