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WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015

ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST

THE SHIELD #2

Written by Adam Christopher, Chuck Wendig, art by David Williams, covers by David Williams, Steve Rude, Evan Shaner, Wilfredo Torres.

"Daughter of the Revolution," Part 3. Captured by Walter Chase, the Shield is made a surprising offer-an invitation to join his government organization, protecting the country as she was born to do. But as her new missions take her well beyond national borders, the truth slowly dawns and the Shield must face the ultimate question: does she serve the United States of America... or its people?

32 pages, $3.99.

ARCHIE #2

Written by Mark Waid, art by Fiona Staples, covers by Fiona Staples, Howard Chaykin, Erica Henderson, Paul Renaud, Paolo Rivera, Chrissie Zullo.

The new school year continues to bring with it daunting new challenges and interesting changes for the teens of Riverdale High. But there's one thing that remains constant: Archie's car is still a piece of garbage! With car problems comes money problems, which means that Archie's on the hunt for a new job. Fortunately, a mysterious new building in Riverdale is offering some career opportunities for Archie and his friends. Who's behind this new conglomerate and what are their intentions for Riverdale?

32 pages, $3.99.

ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #264

Written by Alex Simmons, art by Rex Lindsey, cover by Fernando Ruiz.

Archie, along with his furry friend Vegas and brainy buddy Dilton, are visiting Denny, a young, shy boy who Dilton has worked with to create his own website. Meanwhile, Vegas helps some shy, young friends of his own when he encounters some abandoned puppies left under a garbage dumpster in a rain storm. Can he find safety for these pups? How can Denny help? Find out in "Happiness is a Wagging Tail!" the heart-warming lead story to this comics double digest!

160 pages, $4.99.

ARCHIE'S FUNHOUSE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #17

Written by Francis Bonnet, art by Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, cover by Dan Parent, Bob Smith.

Archie wants to do something special for Betty's birthday, so he decides to bake her a cake. Unfortunately, Archie's never actually tried to bake a cake before! But how hard can it be? With his good pal Jughead by his side, he should be able to accomplish anything he sets his mind to. Providing, of course, that Jughead doesn't eat everything before he even gets a chance to start baking! Will Archie give Betty the best birthday gift ever? Or is this plan a cake mistake? Find out in "Caketastrophe," the fun lead story to this comics double digest!

160 pages, $4.99.

ARCHIE GIANT COMICS SPOTLIGHT TP

Written and art by various.

Shining a spotlight on some of the best and brightest stories Archie has to offer in this newest installment of our Giant series! This fun-packed, laugh-a-minute volume collects 480 pages of the wild humor and teenage tomfoolery that have made Archie comic stories popular for over 70 years!

480 pages, $7.99.

BETTY & VERONICA #277

Written by Michael Uslan, art by Dan Parent, covers by Dan Parent, Brittney Williams.

The final leg of Betty & Veronica's trip around the world! The BFFs are happy to be back to their old selves in The City of Light -- Paris! The girls are enjoying the fine foods and even finer looking gentlemen of France-but what they'd really like is to be back in their hometown! Meanwhile, back in Riverdale there's a new love triangle brewing between foreign exchange student Banni, Dilton and, Jughead! Will Betty and Veronica return to their old routines and familiar faces once their trip is over, or will nothing ever be the same again? The exciting conclusion to "Farewell, Betty & Veronica"!

32 pages, $3.99.

BETTY & VERONICA COMICS ANNUAL DIGEST #236

Written by George Gladir, art by Bill Galvan, cover by Dan Parent The BFFs are back with even more pages of fun! Veronica's upset; her father plans on buying a robot for their mansion. Wait, what's so bad about that? Veronica's convinced this new robot will cause nothing but turmoil in her family's home, but Betty disagrees. Will this robot be a help or a hindrance? Find out in "Nice Advice1" the fun all-new lead story to this comics annual!

192 pages, $5.99.

B & V FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #245

Written by Alex Simmons, Dan Parent, art by Dan Parent, Bill Galvan, cover by Bob Smith, Fernando Ruiz.

It's time for a double dose of fun with everyone's favorite BFFs and their gal pals! The time has come for Ethel to have her moment in the spotlight-when she performs at a comedy club! Betty, Veronica and all of their friends have done all they could to support their friend Ethel-but will they still be laughing when they find out the target of her jokes? Find out in "Make 'Em Laugh," this hilarious brand new lead story to this jumbo-sized comics digest!

208 pages, $6.99.

WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #52

Written by Paul Kupperberg, art by Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, cover by Dan Parent, Bob Smith.

It's the last weekend of summer and Archie has every intention of making the most out of his final day of freedom before school starts! There's just one problem... The List! Archie's dad gave him a list of chores at the beginning of the summer that he swore would be done before school started. Well, he's out of summer and not a single chore has even been started, so Archie's not going anywhere until he clears that list! Will he complete his chores in time to still have some fun, or will his last day of vacation be a real summer bummer? Find out in "The Endless List of Summer!" the fun lead story to this comics double digest!

160 pages, $4.99.

MEGA MAN VOLUME 10: LEGENDS OF THE BLUE BOMBER TP

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Gary Martin, POWREE, cover by Patrick Spaziante.

Mega Man is back to make legendary new adventures in an all-new graphic novel! Before, you stood at the Blue Bomber's side as he fought the impossible odds of Dr. Wily. This time, he's bringing the fight to you! Join Dr. Wily's latest team of Robot Masters and see through their eyes as they fight against Mega Man! Get a taste of what it's like to be on the villains' side, all while a sinister plot is brewing, leading up to one of the most climactic moments in Mega Man history! Collects Mega Man #41-44.

104 pages, $12.99.

MEGA MAN #52

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Tyson Hesse, Jim Amash, covers by T.Rex. Reilly Brown, Ben Bates.

The Sonic/Mega Man Crossover sequel comes to a chaotic close with "Worlds Unite" Part Twelve: The grand finale to "Worlds Unite" sees our super-powered heroes Sonic and Mega Man face off against the evil Sigma in his final, most lethal form! If that wasn't enough, the Genesis Portal-ravaged reality is falling apart and time is running out to fix it! You don't want to miss the stunning conclusion to the biggest crossover event of the year! Featuring the worlds of Street Fighter, Skies of Arcadia, Nights Into Dreams, Okami, Ghosts 'n' Goblins, Alex Kidd, and more!

32 pages, $3.99.

SONIC BOOM #11

Written by Sam Sandak Freilberger, art by Rick Bryant, Diana Skelly, covers by Diana Skelly, SEGA.

Follow up after the "Worlds Unite" crossover with a BOOM in this explosive final issue! "Eggman Gets a Gorilla": When Dr. Eggman's regular robotic enforcers just can't cut the mustard, he hires some additional help! (Because, seriously, how hard is it to cut mustard?) Introducing the mighty, Kyle the Gorilla! Is he really the next Ape wonder of the world? Or will Sonic get yet another reason to point and laugh? You'll be pointing and laughing too with the concluding issue of Sonic Boom!

32 pages, $3.99.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #276

Written by Ian Flynn, art and cover by Adam Bryce Thomas, cover by SEGA.

The Blue Blur is back from the events of "Worlds Unite" and ready to save the world! In "Cold Hearted," Sonic embarks on a quest through the Arctic to find and recover the all-important Gaia Keys! Collecting them all is essential for fixing the shattered world. It's a pretty chill mission until Egg Boss Tundra steps in to put the freeze on Sonic's plans! Meanwhile, Dr. Eggman is "Back in Business" as he braves the unknown to find his most treasured killing machine Metal Sonic!

32 pages, $3.99.

SONIC UNIVERSE #79

Written by Evan Stanley, art by Jim Amash, Tracy Yardley, covers by Evan Stanley, SEGA

Silver the Hedgehog returns in an all-new adventure! Enter: "The Silver Age," Part 1. Silver the Hedgehog's future may no longer be a terrible burning ruin, but it certainly is far from safe! Mystery and danger abounds as Silver is dragged into a dangerous conspiracy linked to the reality-warping menaces known as the Genesis Portals!

32 pages, $3.99.

SONIC UNIVERSE VOLUME 10: SCRAMBLED TP

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Jim Amash and various, cover by Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash

Move over, Sonic, it's the villainous Dr. Eggman's time to shine! For years, Dr. Eggman's runty underling, Snively, has been sneakily plotting to overthrow him. Now Snively enacts his grandest plan to take over the Eggman Empire -- and this time, he might just succeed! It will take all of Dr. Eggman's cruelty and cunning to maintain his position of power. Is he up to the task? Or will this be the mad scientist's final defeat? All will be revealed in the egg-celent Sonic Universe Volume 10, collecting stories from Sonic Universe #37-40!

104 pages, $12.99.











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