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MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2011

ARCHIE COMICS FOR APRIL

ARCHIE #620

Written by Craig Boldman and Angelo DeCesare, art by Tim Kennedy and Pat Kennedy, cover by Fernando Ruiz.

Archie's good at tooting his own horn and in "A Lot of Brass," it bothers everyone in school when it becomes an actual horn. Then in "Yours, Mine and Ours," Mr. Lodge creates a fool-proof way to schedule himself and with one push of a button, Archie undoes it all. In "Elite Treat," can Jughead tell the difference between French pastry and a boxed snack? Finally, in "How Low Can You Go," Archie's new pants cause him to lose everything, including Jughead's friendship.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 20.

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #218

Written by Paul Kupperberg and George Gladir, art by Stan Goldberg, Al Milgrom, Bob Bolling and Jim Amash, cover by Dan Parent.

Developers have targeted Moose's favorite fishing hole for a large building project! In "The Strong Silent Type," the usually quiet Moose begins a silent protest and everyone takes notice! Then in "Problem's Galore," Archie begins to sink under the weight of all his concerns. But when they all get fixed after winning a contest, why is he still moping around? Also includes a number of classic Archie stories!

160 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 27.

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #154

Written by Angelo DeCesare, art and cover by Fernando Ruiz.

"Buck-bucking the System" Part One. Starring Little Archie and the Power Pets, plus Little Sabrina and Salem! As Archie and the gang enter their pets in the Power Pet Pageant, how will they fare against some stiff competition, including Sabrina's cat Salem? And if you ever wondered what animals thought, thanks to some of Salem's magic tricks, you will!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 27.

ARCHIE & FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #5

Written by Stephen Oswald, art and cover by Joe Staton and Al Milgrom.

"Adventures in the Wonder Realm" Part 5. The thrilling conclusion to Archie's Adventures in the Wonder Realm is here! As Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica and their new friend Cheroby desperately fight to get home, they must cross dangerous lands and battle terrifying creatures. This all leads up to the final showdown with the dreaded Black Knight!

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

BETTY & VERONICA #253

Written by Craig Boldman, art and cover by Jeff Schultz.

Two parties on the same day! In "Party Smarties", a lack of communication between Veronica and Mr. Lodge causes both to schedules two parties on the same date and in the same place! How will high society mix with the common teenager? Then in "Disinterested Parties", Dilton ‘scientifically' tells Betty the reason Veronica likes Archie so much! So why does this information cause Betty to ignore Archie?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 20.

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #190

Written by George Gladir and Mike Pellowski, art by Stan Goldberg, Mark McKenna and Ken Selig, cover by Dan Parent.

In "Pop Ups Here," Veronica begins to feel the financial pinch and may have to (gasp) get a job! But while shopping she comes up with a solution on how to keep stores at the mall from closing and help Mr. Lodge and his business. Next, "New Spin" finds Betty's plans to go bike riding ruined by the rain. When she decides to ride a stationary bike at the gym instead, she finds the experience a wild ride of imagination and excitement.

128 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 20.

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #10

Written by Paul Kupperberg and J. Torres, art by Norm Breyfogle, Rick Burchett and Terry Austin, cover by Breyfogle.

In "Archie Loves Betty: Freshman Year -- The First Semester" Part 4, Archie makes a startling realization about his career, while Betty discovers a new mission. Meanwhile, in "Archie Loves Veronica: The Trial of Reggie Mantle" Part 4" Reggie stands trial! But for what?

New addition: "Jinx" continues in "Li'l Jinx Grows Up!" Part 4.

80 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 27.

MEGA MAN #1

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Patrick Spaziante, John Workman and Matt Herms, covers by Spaziante and Chad Thomas.

"Let the Games Begin!" Part One: The future looks bright when brilliant and benevolent Dr. Light unveils his latest creations: the Robot Masters! But when the nefarious Dr. Wily steals them for his own sinister purposes, there is no one left to stop him. No one – except Mega Man! Don't miss the first issue of this brand new ongoing series!

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

NIGHT AT THE COMIC SHOP

Written by Fernando Ruiz, art by Ruiz, Bill Galvan, Al Milgrom and Jim Amash, cover by Ruiz.

"Comic Cosmosis," "Comic Cosmosis" Part 2, "Meteor Madness" and "Interdimensional Insanity." Something strange is going on in the basement of PEP Comics! When portals from other dimensions begin to appear and open, what comes out is a who's who of classic characters! Join Sam Hill, Bentley of Scotland Yard, Gloomy Gus and Super Duck and other classic characters from Archie Comics past as they arrive in Riverdale to see new things and have new adventures. But the problem is these characters don't want to leave Riverdale and if they stay it will be nothing but trouble!

128 pages, $9.95, in stores on May 5.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #224

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Ben Bates, Terry Austin, John Workman, Matt Herms, cover by Jamal Peppers, Workman, Austin and Herms. "Chaos and the Crown" Part Two: Sonic is a knight of the wind as he faces off against the sinister Ixis Naugus! The Council of Acorn is in turmoil, and the title of "king" hangs in the balance! Meanwhile, Dr. Eggman launches his latest plan with no one to stop him!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 27.

SONIC UNIVERSE #27

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Phil Felix and Ray Dillon, cover by Yardley and Ben Hunzeker.

"Fractured Mirror" Part Three: Silver joins an all-new, all-different band of Freedom Fighters in all-out war against Enerjak and his sinister Prelate minions! It's a no-holds-barred battle in this dark version of reality, and everyone may not make it to the end!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 13.

THE MAN FROM R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.

Written by Tom DeFalco, art and cover by Fernando Ruiz and Rich Koslowski.

"The Blackest (and Bluest) Day,""R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E Dissembled," "The Crisis At Riverdale High" and "The Walking Dazed." When Archie's cousin Andrew comes to Riverdale there's never a dull moment! And on this visit, he's not alone! The villainous Mad Doctor Doom and his organization C.R.U.S.H have targeted the students of Riverdale High with a devious plan to turn them into the Walking Dazed! But when Andrew gets captured it's up to Archie and his agents of R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. to stop the spread of Formula Z, rescue Andrew and help capture the mysterious Sharry, the Spy Girl.

128 pages, $9.95, in stores on April 20.

VERONICA #206

Written, art and cover by Dan Parent.

"Spy Girls – Back in Action," Part 1. Part one of a two part spy crossover! Pranks and bad behavior are running wild in Riverdale! Agents Betty and Veronica soon discover the problems could be caused by coded messages hidden on the popular kids show Funtime USA! And the main culprit looks to be a lovable clown named Klutzy. Things look to get worse when Funtime USA makes a live stop in Riverdale! Continues next month in Betty #192.

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

WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #6

Written by Bill Golliher and Mike Pellowski, art by Stan Goldberg, Bob Bolling, Mark McKenna, Tim Kennedy and Jim Amash.

"The Junkman Cometh," "Don't Mind Me" and "Whack Attack." In "The Junkman Cometh," lightning strikes Dilton's failed invention of a robotic brain. Suddenly it begins to transform with other inventions into a giant robot! Then, in "Don't Mind Me" Dilton falls for the new student. As he plans on how to introduce himself, he plays out how Archie, Reggie and Moose would do it, when all he needs to do is be himself. Finally, in "Whack Attack," the gang takes on the challenge of paddle ball, but the best player may surprise you!

160 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 13.





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