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MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012


ARCHIE COMICS FOR MARCH

ARCHIE #642

Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, art by Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, covers by Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Tito Pena.

"Archie Meets GLEE Part 2" -- The year's most buzzed-about crossover continues! With half of the Riverdale gang transported to McKinley High and half of the New Directions kids zapped to Riverdale--thanks to Dilton's science experiment gone awry-- it's a "Crisis on Infinite Archies"! Until Dilton can unscramble the universes, all the kids have to do is play nice and not disrupt the space-time continuum, but with Veronica setting her sights on Finn Hudson, don't bet on that happening! The next chapter of Archie Meets GLEE, where America's favorite teenager crosses paths with the FOX TV series!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 3.

ARCHIE AND FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #26

Written by Craig Boldman, art by Stan Goldberg, Bob Smith, cover by Fernando Ruiz, Tito Pena.

Archie's friend Cricket O'Dell has a unique ability to smell money down to the penny! When an allergic reaction causes Cricket's sniffer to foresee how much money a person will possess in the near future, she makes the startling prediction that Mr. Lodge will soon be penniless and Archie's about to be loaded! But how could that be? Is Cricket's fore-smell way off? Check out "Fortune Telling" and see what the future holds!

160 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 3.

BETTY AND VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #211

Written by Kathleen Webb, art by Dan Parent and Jim Amash, cover by Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski and Tito Pena.

It's a lovely spring day, perfect for a walk--or so Veronica thinks... Riverdale's resident fashion maven attempts to trek to Betty's, but as it turns out, her luxurious outfits are no match for the temperamental weather. Can Veronica withstand the elements on her journey or will her imported attire be sunk? Read "Spring for Cover," the lead story of this jam-packed digest!

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

B&V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #232

Written by George Gladir, art by Jeff Shultz, Al Milgrom, cover by Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Tito Pena.

A simple misunderstanding leads to Betty and Veronica's biggest argument ever! This time it's not even over Archie so you know it's serious business. Can the BFFs come to a realization that their friendship is worth more than being right or will they not be able to overcome their differences? Find out if the girls can resolve matters in "A Battle Royal," the opening story in this fun-filled digest!

160 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 20.

JINX: LITTLE MISS STEPS (TPB)

Written by J. Torres, art and cover by Rick Burchett, Terry Austin.

Step into spring with Jinx Holliday and the next installment in the critically acclaimed "Jinx" series!  Spring in high school brings a whole new set of challenges for feisty freshman Jinx--new tests, new sports, and summer's on the way! But more frightening to Jinx than anything else is the dreaded school dance... and to make matters worse, this one is girls' choice! That means Jinx's friends Charley and Greg are competing to be her date, as if the very thought of dancing wasn't awkward enough! On the home front, Jinx is faced with even more changes when her usually distant mom re-emerges with a shocking revelation! Jinx: Little Miss Steps is a realistic, uplifting story told with great wit, humor, heart and style --you'll fall in love with Jinx Holliday!

112 pages, $9.99 softcover, $16.99 hardcover, in stores on April 3.

JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #191

Written by Paul Kupperberg, art by Stan Goldberg, Al Milgrom, cover by Rex Lindsey, Tito Pena.

After reading a book on E.S.P., Jughead discovers he has the ability to read minds! Archie, the skeptic, won't buy it though. However, when Jughead claims that Mr. Weatherbee is thinking about retiring, Archie investigates to see if there's any truth to it. Could the Bee really be calling it quits or is Jughead's newfound skill just in his head? Get your monthly fill of Jughead with this double digest!

160 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 10.

KEVIN KELLER #8

Written by Dan Parent, art by TBD, covers by Dan Parent and Bill Galvan.

"Play by the Rules" -- Kevin's got a new flame! Now that Kevin has an active love life, things are looking up. That is, until Kevin's secret admirer pops up to throw Kevin into the middle of an Archie-style love triangle! To make matters more complicated, Veronica roped Kevin into performing in the school play, and both Kevin's boyfriend and not-so-secret admirer are involved, sparking jealous tension on set. Will Kevin make it through Act I before the scenery comes crashing down around his blossoming relationship, or will he get stage fright? Let the drama begin!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 10.

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #28

Written by Paul Kupperberg, art by Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Jim Amash, covers by Fernando Ruiz, Bob

"Archie Marries Veronica" -- Kevin's campaign is now in full swing and he's got Veronica working hard behind the scenes to ensure his run for senate is a successful one. But pulling double duty as a campaign manager as well as running her own business is taking its toll on her relationship with Archie--who has his plate full as well heading up Mirth Music. Will the couple find time to spend together despite their consuming careers? Meanwhile at the Choklit Shoppe, manager Jughead gets a surprise visit from an old friend, but the joyous reunion soon turns serious as the visitor delivers a warning about Jug's business partner...

"Archie Marries Betty" -- Archie's alternate reality counterpart is dealing with similar relationship woes as Betty, who was already working overtime hours on the school committee, has now accepted Mr. Weatherbee's offer to fill in as assistant principle! After that bombshell announcement, can Archie hope to even fit into Betty's overloaded schedule anymore? After taking over the Gazette, Reggie struggles with the decision to endorse Kevin for office and Jughead's concern over the recent robberies is heightened as there's still no suspects in the ongoing case. Does Jellybean's shady boyfriend factor in somehow?

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 27.

MEGA MAN #24

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash, John Workman and Matt Herms, covers by Patrick Spaziante.

"Worlds Collide: Part One" -- The crossover event of 2013 starts HERE! The Mega Man/Sonic the Hedgehog epic kicks off with a bang as the Blue Blur and Blue Bomber meet for the first time! And considering how hard they're fighting each other, it might be the last! Why are the heroes trying to take each other down? Drs. Eggman and Wily know, and they're loving every minute of it! You cannot miss this historic first meeting of two of the biggest video game icons in the entire world! Get in on the ground floor with all-new cover art by the legendary Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante, and choose YOUR favorite hero with the "Team Sonic" and "Team Mega Man" variant covers!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 10.

NEW CRUSADERS: RISE OF THE HEROES (TPB)


Written by Ian Flynn,
art by Ben Bates, Alitha Martinez, Gary Martin, John Workman and Matt Herms, cover by Ben Bates.

Our world demands heroes -- a new generation must rise! For the first time anywhere, the complete "New Crusaders: Rise of the Heroes" story arc is collected in a Graphic Novel -- featuring special behind-the-scenes features and creator interviews! Over a decade ago, the super hero team known as The Mighty Crusaders did the impossible: they won. Successful in their battle against evil and finding they'd made the world a better place, the heroes moved to the small town of Red Circle to start families, unwind, and take a much-deserved rest. When the town is rocked by the return of the ultimate evil, its super hero residents are obliterated!  It's up to their heirs to fight for justice and crusade against evil. They are our last, best hope. They are: The New Crusaders!

160 pages, $14.99, in stores on March 20.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG PRESENTS KNUCKLES THE ECHIDNA ARCHIVES 4 (TPB)

Written and art by various.

Knuckles, Sonic's original "friendly nemesis" and the last guardian of the Floating Island, unlocks the secrets of the mysterious "Brotherhood" as he continues on his quest to uncover the truth of his past! Featuring the debut of a royal family member long thought dead, and tying directly into the top-selling Sonic Select series, Knuckles Archives 4 is full of the action, intrigue and adventure that Sonic and Knuckles fans have come to expect from the Archives series! Knuckles Archives Volume 4 collects issues #16-21 of the Knuckles the Echidna comic book.

160 pages, $9.99, in stores on April 17.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #247

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman, and Matt Herms, cover by Lamar Wells, Terry Austin, John Workman, and Matt Herms.

"At All Costs" Part One: On the eve of the history-making "worlds collide" crossover event - Sonic's Team Fighters have reached the frigid north! The plan: finally rescue Mecha Sally. But will Silver's arrival help or hinder their efforts? Meanwhile, "Operation: Deadly Cuddles" goes into full effect, menacing Team Freedom! It's the last stop of the road to the Sonic/Mega Man crossover event - with an explosive ending that will rock Sonic's world!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 3.

SONIC UNIVERSE #50

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms, cover by Patrick Spaziante and Matt Herms.

"Forged in Fire": Celebrate 50 issues of Sonic Universe and 20 years of Sonic the Hedgehog comics with this double-sized anniversary spectacular! Metal Sonic has been one of Dr. Eggman's deadliest creations. But what happens when the fastest robot around has to track down... itself? It's a clash of metallic titans as Metal Sonic is sent to take down his original model -- now known as the Secret Freedom Fighter Shard! All this plus a special bonus presentation of the very first race between Sonic and Metal Sonic!

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 20.

WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #27

Written by Bill Golliher, art by Stan Goldberg, Rich Koslowski and Bob Smith, cover by Fernando Ruiz and Tito Pena.

Archie is prepared to go to any lengths to show his school spirit for Riverdale High's pep rally, even if it means getting into a high speed chase with the police and the local dog catcher! After agreeing to take on mascot duties as Riverdale's bulldog, a defective zipper causes Archie to be stuck in the bulldog costume, leading to more hijinks than he bargained for. Will Archie cut it as a mascot or will his adventure end in the doghouse? Check out "Dog Daze!" and find out in this laugh-a-page double digest!

160 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 20.









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