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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2011

ARCHIE COMICS FOR FEBRUARY

ARCHIE & FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #13

Written by Frank Doyle, art by Dan DeCarlo, cover by Fernando Ruiz.

Archie as Pureheart the Powerful in "Postage Due." When a disgruntled ex-postal worker turns his aggression towards those who formerly employed him, it's up to Pureheart to stop him! Holding Mr. Lodge responsible, the wealthy industrialist is put in harm's way when the villain seeks revenge on him. Will Pureheart be able to thwart the anti-mail man before he can sabotage the postal service for good?

160 pages, $3.99.

ARCHIE #630

Written by Alex Segura, art and cover by Dan Parent.

"Archie Meets KISS," Part 4: "Shout It Out Loud!" The conclusion to Archie Meets KISS! Guest stars galore unite as the Archies and KISS face off against a horde of invading monsters dead-set on turning Riverdale into a zombie haven! Can the rock legends stave off the monstrous invasion? What's the key to the zombie invasion? And what's up with that shiny amulet?

32 pages, $2.99.

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #227

Written by Craig Boldman, George Gladir, art by Stan Goldberg and various, cover by Dan Parent.

In hopes of impressing Veronica, Archie gets his rust bucket of a car covered in advertisements of her favorite shoe store. But after a rift with the store's owners cause Veronica to swear them off, Archie is left with the predicament of trying to hide his ride from Veronica on their date! Then, tomorrow is the big algebra exam but Archie is having trouble putting his head down and studying. Can Archie manage to block out all distractions and hit the books or is he predestined to flunk the course?

160 pages, $3.99.

ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE VOLUME 2 TP

Written by Paul Kupperberg, Michael Uslan, art by Norm Breyfogle, Joe Rubenstein, cover by Norm Breyfogle

Archie: The Married Life Volume 2 collects issues #7-12 from Life with Archie, exploring Archie Andrews' life down two paths ó if he had married girl next door Betty Cooper or wealthy socialite Veronica Lodge. Last time we said goodbye to a mentor and hello to a new mayor, but what does the future hold for the rest of Riverdale? And what's the deal with Dilton?

320 pages, $19.99.

BETTY & VERONICA #258

Written by Dan Parent, art by Jeff Shultz, Jim Amash, cover by Dan Parent.

After attending her first Lady Gaga concert, Betty is inspired to start up her own solo act paying homage to the pop star. Armed with her guitar and an array of outlandish costumes, Betty builds a following for her alter ego "B" while keeping her true identity a secret. But what will the real Gaga think of her doppleganger when she attends one of Betty's shows?

32 pages, $2.99.

BETTY & VERONICA FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #222

Written by Dan Parent, art by Dan Parent, Jim Amash, cover by Dan DeCarlo.

Following a jealous outburst, Veronica turns to yoga in search of serenity. After a few short lessons Veronica's personality does a 180 and her friends wonder whether they've seen the last of the old Veronica but will her sunny disposition last?

160 pages, $3.99.

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #199

Written by Bill Golliher, art by Stan Goldberg, John Lowe, cover by Dan Parent.

After Betty does Veronica the favor of picking up a gift for one of her society friends, the good deed turns into a after school job as a personal shopper. But when her latest client wants Betty to buy a present to impress Archie, she'll be forced to decide between doing a good job or losing her eligible bachelor! How will Betty choose?

160 pages, $3.99.

JUGHEAD'S DOUBLE DIGEST #178

Written by George Gladir, art by Tim Kennedy & Various, cover by Fernando Ruiz

Pondering his future after graduation, Jughead envisions various career paths but each dream job is interrupted by his biggest passion ó food! Will Jughead concoct the perfect job best suited for him or is destined to wind up in the food industry as Miss Beazly predicts? Then Jughead takes us through a collection of his personal photos in hopes of proving that there's more to him than what his friends perceive on the surface. Is Jughead simply just a lazy, food obsessed teenager or will his slideshow prove otherwise?

160 pages, $3.99.

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #17

Written by Paul Kupperberg, art by Fernando Ruiz and various, cover by Norm Breyfogle.

"Archie Marries Veronica." Archie's life has taken a turn for the worse as his marriage to Veronica is on the fritz. Archie isn't the only one with troubles though as Veronica has a run in with the law and Dilton's greatest invention is either on the brink of benefiting all of humanity or resulting in his downfall! "Archie Marries Betty." Archie must work out his priorities between his nightclub venture and responsibilities to his students. Meanwhile Midge has big news for Jughead and Reggie's investigation into Veronica's missing plane catches the attention of the FBI.

64 pages, $3.99.

MEGA MAN #11

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Ben Bates and various, cover by Ben Bates.

"Dr. Wily Returns," Part 3. Mega Man has been in the fight of his life against Dr. Wily's eight new Robot Masters! Fearsome as they are, Quick Man has always been there to mock Mega Man and slow him down. Now, at long last, it's the showdown you've been waiting for! And you won't believe who shows up to help Mega Man at the eleventh hour!

32 pages, $2.99.

MEGA MAN VOLUME 2: TIME KEEPS SLIPPING TP

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Chad Thomas and various, cover by Greg Horn.

Mega Man is one of the most beloved video game characters of all time (29 million units sold), which explains why the debut of the Mega Man comic book was Archie's bestselling video game title in the comic shop direct market in over five years! The evil Dr. Wily has vanished from jail, Mega Man's sister Roll has been kidnapped, and Dr. Light is in federal custody! What's Mega Man to do? Collects issues #5-8.

112 pages, $11.99.

SONIC: GENESIS HC

Written by Ian Flynn, art and cover by Patrick Spaziante.

Part of SEGA's heavily promoted Sonic the Hedgehog 20th-anniversary event, Sonic: Genesis is a highly collectible book with a foil-enhanced cover and features the biggest, most talked-about Sonic comic story of all time, a fresh origin story popular with regular readers and a great way to be introduced to Sonic. Sonic: Genesis features tons of new artwork from fan-favorite artists such as Tracy Yardley and Patrick Spaziante, who is creating his first interior Sonic story artwork in nearly 10 years!

144 pages, $24.99.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #234

Written by Ian Flynn, art and cover by Terry Austin and various.

Sonic and the Freedom Fighters have one missions: see Elias and his family leave the city safely. That'll be hard to do as Dr. Eggman attacks with his latest, most loathsom weapon to date! In such a high-stakes mission, even the unthinkable can happen.

32 pages, $2.99.

SONIC UNIVERSE #37

Written by Ian Flynn, art and cover by Jamal Peppers and various.

"Scrambled," Part 1. Dr. Eggman is knocked for a loop when the treacherous Snively tries to disrupt the entire Eggman Empire! What is Snively's true ultimate goal? And can Dr. Eggman pull his forces back in line before it's too late? Also featured: the debut of Orbot and Cubot!

32 pages, $2.99.

WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #15

Written by John A. Wilcox, art by Stan Goldberg, Scarpelli, cover by Fernando Ruiz

When Archie and Mr. Weatherbee volunteer to be guinea pigs in Dilton's I.Q. analyzer for the science fair, something goes horribly wrong! Instead of measuring their brain power, the experiment causes them to switch bodies! Worst of all, Archie has a date planned with Veronica and Mr. Weatherbee will be giving an important speech to the school board the effect wears off. Will student and princpal manage to spend a day in each others' shoes without everything falling to shambles?

160 pages, $3.99.




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