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THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2011

ARCHIE COMICS FIRST LOOKS

FIRST LOOK: ARCHIE #617

Archie #617 will arrive in stores on Jan. 19 from Archie Comics. The issue is written by Alex Simmons, with art by Dan Parent, Jack Morelli and Digikore Studios and a cover by Parent.

Here's how Archie describes the issue:

"'Campaign Pains,' Part 2 When President Obama and famed politician Sarah Palin arrive, Riverdale becomes the center of a national crisis! Archie and Reggie have each claimed support from one of these political powerhouses, but they don't! Now Riverdale is in chaos and when the Secret Service gets involved it only gets worse!"

Archie #617 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.99.





FIRST LOOK: ARCHIE & FRIENDS ALL-STARS VOL. 8: THE ARCHIES & JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS

Archie & Friends All-Stars Vol. 8: The Archies & Josie And The Pussycats will arrive in stores on Jan. 26 from Archie Comics. The issue is written by Stephen Oswald and Dan Parent, with art by Bill Galvan, Al Milgrom, Rich Koslowski, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, Glenn Whitmore and Digikore Studios and a cover by Bill Galvan, Rich Koslowski and Tito Pena.

Here's how Archie describes the issue:

"It's a match made in rock n' roll heaven when two of the greatest bands get together to make sweet music! Join The Archies and Josie and the Pussycats in a whirlwind tour of rockin' rivalries, romance, and revenge! Plus, exclusive never-before-released storylines!"

Archie & Friends All-Stars Vol. 8: The Archies & Josie And The Pussycats will be 144 pages and will cost cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: B&V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #211

B&V Friends Double Digest #211 will arrive in stores on Jan. 26 from Archie Comics. The issue is written by Tania Del Rio and John Rose, with art by Jeff Shultz, Tim Kennedy, Al Milgrom, Ken Selig, John Workman, Janice Chiang and Barry Grossman and a cover by Shultz, Milgrom and Tito Pena.

Here's how Archie describes the issue:

"After humiliating ordeals, 'Queen B' Cheryl Blossom must seek her revenge before the new kid Pieter's run for class president ruins everything at Pembrooke High! Next, in 'Peanut Butter Brownies' Betty and her Brownie troop make bird feeders, but the only one being fed is Jughead! "

B&V Friends Double Digest #211 will be 160 pages and will cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: JUGHEAD'S DOUBLE DIGEST #167

Jughead's Double Digest #167 will arrive in stores on Jan. 26 from Archie Comics. The issue is written by Alex Simmons, with art by Fernando Ruiz, Jon D'Agostino, John Workman and Barry Grossman and a cover by Ruiz, Bob Smith and Tito Pena.

Here's how Archie describes the issue:

"'Archie Drama Club Cyrano Jones,' Part 4. It's the final act as the world of the classic play Cyrano de Bergerac becomes a swashbuckling reality! Now Jughead, as Cyrano, must give Archie/Christian the proper words to help him win the affections of Betty/Roxanne. But doesn't Roxanne fall for Cyrano at the end? Watch out, Jughead!"

Jughead's Double Digest #167 will be 160 pages and will cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: LIFE WITH ARCHIE #7

Life with Archie #7 will arrive in stores on Jan. 26 from Archie Comics. The issue is written by Paul Kupperberg and J. Torres, with art by Norm Breyfogle, Andrew Pepoy, Janice Chiang, Glenn Whitmore, Joe Rubinstein, Jack Morelli, Rick Burchett and Terry Austin.

Here's how Archie describes the issue:

"'Archie Loves Betty: Freshman Year -- The First Semester,' Part 1. Archie & Betty come home to Riverdale to start their careers in education, but Mr. Lodge is out to shut down their beloved Riverdale High!

"Meanwhile, in 'Archie Loves Veronica: The Trial of Reggie Mantle,' Part 1, newly appointed mayor Moose Mason has his hands full when Reggie is framed for the exposed corporate corruption that lead to his mayoral victory!

"'Jinx' begins a brand new storyline as 'Li'l Jinx Grows Up' and starts her first day of high school! Be reintroduced to Jinx, Charley, Greg, Gigi, and more now that they're not so Li'l!."

Life with Archie #7 will be 80 pages and will cost $3.99.

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