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SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2011

ARCHIE COMIS FOR AUGUST

ARCHIE #624

Written and art by Dan Parent. "Geek Face-Off!" Dilton reunites with his former best friend from tech camp, Mark Zuckerberg, to dispute his right to Facebook in court. Even though the judge rules in Dilton's favor, the Blossom twins own 99% of the profits. Once the air is cleared, Dilton and Mark are friends again and the tide has turned in their favor.

32 pages, $2.99.

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #157

Written by Frank Doyle, art by Bob White, Mario Acquaviva, Sal Contrera.

"The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.": "The Nose Knows!" and "Enter The Demon." P.O.P. operatives A.R.C.H.I.E., R.E.G.G.I.E., and J.U.G.H.E.A.D. face off against the infamous C.R.U.S.H. agent Dr. Nose after he subdues Pop and captures V.E.R.O.N.I.C.A. In this thrilling story, the gang must battle explosive robots and corporate espionage to save the day! Dr. Demon is up to no good again in "Enter the Demon," but can he get to Lodge Industries' secret weapon before P.O.P. does?

32 pages, $2.99.

ARCHIE & FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #8

Written by Frank Doyle, art by Bob White, Mario Acquaviva

"The Powerful Evilheart's Revenge." Who would have thought Reggie could get any worse than he already is? Archie's Pureheart is faced with the battle of his life when Evilheart faces off against him to win the affections of Betty and Veronica.

160 pages, $3.99.

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #221

Written by Tom DeFalco, J. Torres, art by Gisele, Pat Kennedy

In "Ball in the Hall," Archie and Sayid search the school for the prankster behind the dangerous bouncing ball. Jughead races through a hotdog contest in "Comp-Eating" only to walk away when he's almost at the finish line. It's hard to make it in the comics business, and as Chuck and Archie learn in "E-Con-Nomics," you have to stay away from the merchandise if you hope to profit from your own. With the arrival of his new smart phone/"best friend" in "Phone a Friend," it might not be long before there's no one left in Riverdale to call.

160 pages, $3.99.

BETTY & VERONICA FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #217

Written by Mike Pellowski, art by Fernando Ruiz, Jim Amash, Barry Grossman

"That Suits Me Fine!" A day at the beach for Betty and Veronica quickly turns into a fashion competition when Betty's homemade swimsuit grabs all the attention. With Veronica left in the shadows, she decides to reverse the situation and creates a bathing suit of her own. Too bad no one told Ronnie glue is not an acceptable substitute for needle and thread before she ran into the ocean.

160 pages, $3.99.

THE BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS TP

Written and art by various.

For 70 years, Archie Comics has been a vital and constant presence in American entertainment and pop culture, selling over 1.5 billion comic books. The Best of Archie Comics features classic tales from some of the biggest creative names in the company's history, including Bob Montana, Harry Lucey, Dan DeCarlo, Sam Schwartz, Stan Goldberg, Dan Parent, and more. Hand-picked by Archie historians and experts, the stories collected in The Best of Archie Comics take readers on a veritable pop culture tour of America, from the World War II era to the swingin' 60s to the present - including anecdotes, memories, historical highlights, exclusive content and more from Archie creators.

416 pages, $9.9.

BETTY & VERONICA #255

Written by Paul Kupperberg, Craig Boldman, George Gladir, art by Jeff Shultz, Jim Amash.

The heat is on! Betty and Veronica go head to head in a contest that will decide who wins Archie's fiery affections. Round after round the girls battle it out to find that sometimes working against each other has worse consequences than a volleyball loss. Sometimes, the best art is created when you least expect it. In "Chisel Fizzle," Betty and Veronica help "the next Michelangelo" with his craft. Finally, in "The Best of Buds," Archie's #1 girls take a trip down memory lane and recall what makes them the best of friends.

32 pages, $2.99.

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #194

Written by George Gladir, Mike Pellowski, art by Pat Kennedy While Veronica is away fundraising for her country club's charity, Betty will try for all the time she can with Archie. But poor Betty is alone again once Veronica sees photographs of their adventures and steals him back for an event honoring her. In "Running Gag," Betty and Veronica take some much needed nature time to hike and stay fit but after learning of a bear sighting, their walk is anything but relaxing.

160 pages, $3.99.

JUGHEAD #209

Written by Craig Boldman, art by Rex Lindsey

"Building A Better Jughead." Jughead and Moose make an unlikely team, but when Jughead needs a place to stay, he finds a soft bed, and some hard exercise at Moose's house. It's too bad sharing their conflicting routines means bruises and weight gain.

32 pages, $2.99.

JUGHEAD'S DOUBLE DIGEST #173

Written by Paul Kupperberg, Mike Pellowski, art by Tod Smith, Jim Amash and Barry Grossman.

Jughead and Veronica are at it again. In "BFFs... Not" they learn that the most turbulent friendships can find a common ground -- even if it's by insulting each other. In "Food for Thought," Jughead tries to decide what he wants to do for a career. How does his decision bring together two business rivals?

160 pages, $3.99.

KNUCKLES THE ECHIDNA ARCHIVES VOLUME 1 TP

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Patrick Spaziante.

Knuckles The Echidna Archives is Archie's new SEGA-licensed book series spun off of Archie's #1 best-selling Sonic Archives line. Published in the popular full-color digest format, this super-sized 160-page title collects comic books Sonic's Friendly Nemesis: Knuckles #1-3 and Knuckles the Echidna #1-3. Dive in as Knuckles investigates the mysteries of his origins and the wonders of the Floating Island and tries to solve the riddle of Archimedes! Brace for the harrowing adventure as Knuckles comes face to face with the dreaded Dark Legion and has his first encounter with Enerjak!

160 pages, $9.95.

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #13

Written by Craig Boldman, art by Rex Lindsey.

In "Archie Loves Veronica," Dilton's doctoral thesis reveals the existence of an infinite number of parallel realities while Archie's reality is slowly crumbling around him. Veronica leaves him to find someone more suitable and Jughead finally finds a way to balance work at the Chocklit Shoppe and his marriage to Midge. Meanwhile, in "Archie Loves Betty," Archie finds comfort in teaching and scouting musical talent for Ambrose's club, the Chowhouse. All the while, Hiram Lodge's world turns dark when Veronica's plane goes missing and Fred Mirth continues his scheme to take over Lodge Industries.

80 pages, $3.99.

MEGA MAN #5

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Chad Thomas, Rick Bryant, covers by Greg Horn and Patrick Spaziante.

"Time Keeps Slipping," Part 1. The evil Dr. Wily may be in jail, but that doesn't mean the adventures are over for Mega Man! Federal agents are investigating Dr. Light for ties to the Robot Masters' rampage while sinister figures lurk in the shadows. And why does Dr. Wily look so smug in his jail cell?

32 pages, $2.99.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #228

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Tracy Yardley!, Terry Austin

"Genesis" Part 3. The most talked-about story in Sonic comic history continues as Sonic brings a curious new face into his adventures: Miles Prower, the boy genius! As Sonic and his friends continue the good fight against the evil Dr. Robotnik, the perils get more perilous, old memories begin to resurface, and the Death Egg orbits. The penultimate issue to this anniversary special event!

32 pages, $2.99.

SONIC UNIVERSE #31

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash.

"Inside Job," Part 3. Scourge the Hedgehog, evil doppelganger to Sonic, is half-way to his goal: put together a gang and bust out of Zone Jail! But first he'll need to win the loyalty of two of the most dangerous members of the Destructix. If he can survive that, the rest is easy: fighting an army of Zone Cops and rival inmates!

32 pages, $2.99.

WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #10

Written by Tania del Rio, art by Bill Galvan.

"Love Me Baby, Mumbai," Part 2. Archie and the gang call it a wrap on Raj's movie and learn that there are always two choices to make when it comes to love and compromise. Will Raj and Betty find romance or will their Bollywood flirtations end before they even begin?

160 pages, $3.99.



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