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MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011

ARCHIE COMICS FOR OCTOBER

ARCHIE #626

Written by Angelo Decesare, art and cover by Dan Parent.

"The Sack-rifice": Moose Mason is having a stellar football season with the Riverdale High School Bull Dogs and is on the verge of breaking the all-time high school record for most sacks in a single season! Hesitations arise when Moose discovers that by doing so he would be breaking his hero's record and refuses to play in the league championship against their biggest rival. It's up to Arch and the gang to convince the big galoot to put his doubts aside and lead his team to glory! Guest-starring football superstar Michael Strahan!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #223

Written by Hal Litson, George Gladir, art by Bill Galvan, Jim Amash, Barry Grossman, Fernando Ruiz and Al Nickerson, cover by Ruiz.

"An Old School Yule": With many families hit by the recession in Riverdale, Archie and friends get into the Christmas spirit and do their part to spread holiday cheer to the less fortunate. In "Holidaze" Jughead just wants to relax for winter vacation but it's not working out as planned… Also, in "Dreamland Drama", Archie gets an unexpected visitor while staying up on Christmas Eve. Finally, in "Kissing Game", the success of Archie's Christmas hinges on one crucial detail – where to hang the mistletoe!

160 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

ARCHIE AND FRIENDS #158

Written by Frank Doyle, art by Bob White, Mario Acquaviva and Joe Edwards, cover by Bill Vigoda.

"The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. in Undercurrent!": In the middle of a top secret mission, P.O.P. spies A.r.c.h.i.e. and V.e.r.o.n.i.c.a. are apprehended at the hands of C.R.U.S.H. Agents and taken to Super Spy's lair! Can B.e.t.t.y. and R.e.g.g.i.e. rescue their friends before Super Spy extracts all of P.O.P.'s secrets from his captives? And in "Who Screams Last… Screams Best!", it's B.e.t.t.y.'s turn to get taken hostage by Super Spy but he wasn't counting on her secret weapon… All that and Li'l Jinx in "Fight Sight"!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

ARCHIE AND FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #10

Written by Frank Doyle, art by Bob White and Marty Epp, cover by Fernando Ruiz.

"Mad Doctor Doom's Dupe!": Pureheart the Powerful returns in this heroic adventure when Archie's date with Veronica is threatened by the dastardly Evilheart! Pureheart may have had no trouble in the past thwarting his Arch-nemesis but how will he withstand the combined force of Evilheart and Mad Doctor Doom's robot Computo?

160 pages, $3.99, in stores on Nov. 2.

BETTY AND VERONICA #256

Written by Tom DeFalco and George Gladir, art by Jeff Shultz, Jim Amesh, cover by Fernando Ruiz.

"Camp Out Clout!": Archie and the boys head to their favorite camp site leaving Betty and Veronica behind. Out to prove they can hack it in the rugged outdoors, the girls aim to demonstrate their own method of camping – the Lodge Way! However, feeling slighted by their lack of invitation, Cheryl and Ginger scheme to put a kink in the girls' plans... And in "Thinking Positive", Betty may not lead the luxurious life-style that Veronica enjoys to reel Archie in but is there more than glitz and glamour to earn Archie's attention? And that's not all as Veronica offers to participate in Betty's pirate themed fundraiser but Veronica may be at risk of having more than her loot stolen in "Festive Time!"

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Nov. 2.

BETTY AND VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #195

Written by George Gladir, Mike Pellowski, art by Stan Goldberg, Jim Amash, Barry Grossman and Bob Bolling, cover by Dan Parent.

"Saving the Monster Museum": After several exhibits at the Monster Museum are revealed to be bogus, Archie and the gang are commissioned with the task of bailing out the floundering business by hunting down authentic artifacts with investigations leading to witchcraft, a ghost ship and more! Plus, in "Romantic Times!", by trading stories with an elderly couple, Archie and Betty discover what true love is all about.

160 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #175

Written by Tom DeFalco, art and cover by Ron Frenz.

"The Rampaging Rebound!": Jughead takes on the villain Rebound as his super hero alter ego, Captain Hero in this action-packed issue! Surmising that Captain Hero is in need of a side-kick, Jughead's devotee Ethel makes it her mission to fill the role as her super persona, Big Ethel. Meanwhile, Archie competes in the Fall Skateboard Classic where anything can and will happen!

160 pages, $3.99, in stores on Nov. 9.

LIFE WITH ARCHIE MAGAZINE #14

Written by Paul Kupperberg, art: Fernando Ruiz, Tim Kennedy and Pat Kennedy, cover by Norm Breyfogle.

"Archie Loves Veronica": It's Halloween so Veronica gets into the swing of things by hosting a spook-tacular bash at the Lodge Estate to celebrate and everyone's invited! Everyone, that is, except for her estranged husband Archie. Left to fend for himself, Archie takes a trip down Memory Lane examining his life with Ronnie and imagining another with Betty. The night's only getting started as things take a turn for the weird with Archie catching a glimpse of events that could have been and others that never were! The madcap adventure continues in "Archie Loves Betty" as Archie's universe is turned upside down upon catching sight of Mr. Lodge conducting a secret rendezvous with… Mr. Lodge?! And who is the masked stranger who seems to be guiding this evening's events? Discover the answers here as mysteries are revealed in this groundbreaking cross-over event that's only just getting started!

64 pages, $4.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

MEGA MAN #7

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

"Time Keeps Slipping" Part Three: Mega Man's search for his kidnapped sister and clues to clear Dr. Light's name is coming up with nothing. And Dr. Wily is still at large! Maybe he can save the day with the help of the six Robot Masters! Or are the robots wandering right into Dr. Wily's latest trap?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 9.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #230

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Ben Bates, Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin and Matt Herms, cover by Ben Bates.

"…Two Steps Back" & "Sonice Generations": "Genesis" may be over, but Sonic's 20th Anniversary celebration parties on! As the Genesis Epilogue unfolds, the Death Egg II still menaces New Mobotropolis, and Dr. Eggman has one more sinister trick up his sleeve. It's a desperate race against time as Sonic and Sally try to prevent another world catastrophe, and the ending will leave you speechless. Also featuring a very special Sonic Generations video game story!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 2.

SONIC UNIVERSE #33

Written by Tracy Yardley, art by Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Steve Downer and Phil Felix, cover by Tracy Yardley and Ben Hunzeker.

"Babylon Rising" Part One: The Babylon Rogues have been searching for their long-lost ancestral city of Babylon Garden. Now, deep in the forgotten ruins of the Gigan Mountains, they find their first solid lead! But will they survive to put their new-found knowledge to use? And what does the Battle Bird Armada have to say about all this?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

ARCHIE: OBAMA & PALIN IN RIVERDALE

Written by Alex Simmons, art: by Dan Parent.

What happens when two of the most polarizing figures in modern American politics cross paths in Riverdale High? That's right – President Barack Obama and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin make a campaign pit stop in one of America's most visible and vibrant locales: Riverdale, USA! When Archie and Reggie's dueling student government campaigns spiral out of control, their hijinks and machinations ensnare the two visiting politicos which leads to a heavy dose of high school hilarity.

Archie: Obama & Palin in Riverdale is a large-format volume best suited to present this larger-than-life adventure from the creative minds of writer/educator Alex Simmons and longtime artist Dan Parent. The iconic cover says it all -- Obama and Palin sharing a milkshake. As Archie himself says, "Anything's possible in Riverdale!" This story has already garnered extensive media attention and awareness and makes for a light-hearted, positive tale with a message of cooperation, civility and friendship. A must-have for the holidays.

96 pages, $12.95, in stores on Oct. 19.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG: LEGACY VOL. 1

Written and art by various.

Akin to DC and Marvel Comics' Essential and Showcase volumes, this comic-book sized volume collects the first Sonic comic stories as originally printed in book form in Archie's bestselling Sonic Archives 0-4. It features a retro-style cover by Ben Bates. Sonic Legacy is the best Sonic comics value ever by far: 512 comic book-size pages in a giant phone-book style black and white volume. As Archie's bestselling book character, expect for this title to perform extremely well in both adult and children's graphic novel sections.

512 pages, $14.95, in stores on Oct. 26.

THE BEST OF SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH

Written by Bill Golliher, art by Holly Gl.

Long before Harry Potter could even pick up a wand, Sabrina the Teenage Witch was at it with a bevy of magic and mayhem. Sabrina, along with Archie and Josie and the Pussycats, is one of the most popular Archie Comics characters and has been featured on television in a number of live action and animated series. Sabrina the Teenage Witch, the popular Archie-inspired sitcom starring Melissa Joan Hart, can still be viewed on syndicated television worldwide. These stories collect some of the best, most entertaining tales from the modern Sabrina stories and feature all of her key supporting cast members, including Salem the magical cat.

128 pages, $9.95, in stores on Nov. 2.



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