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THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015

ARCHIE COMICS FOR OCTOBER

ARCHIE'S FUNHOUSE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #19

Written by Tom DeFalco, and various, art by Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy and various, cover by Dan Parent.

The holidays are here and Archie has already solved his usual Christmas crisis: what to get Betty & Veronica! He has settled on two very appropriate gifts for each of the girls; at least that's what he thinks! When Betty starts feeling like she's always getting the short end of the stick in terms of presents, her luck begins to change -- is it because of a Christmas miracle? Or is it all thanks to a certain S-wearing Christmas elf? Find out in "The Christmas Elf," the fun and festive new lead story to this comics double digest!

160 pages, $4.99.

ARCHIE 1000-PAGE COMICS GALA TP

By various.

In this edition of the Archie 1000 Page Comics series, you're invited to a gala featuring hilarious stories from Archie & his pals 'n' gals! For over seven decades, Archie and his friends have been making everyone laugh, with their dating hijinx and misadventures at Riverdale High School! Everything's Archie in the largest Archie collection series ever, offered at an incredible value price!

1,000 pages, $14.99.

ARCHIE COMICS SPECTACULAR: BLOCK PARTY TP

Written and art by various.

Get ready to party with all of your favorite friendly neighbors of Riverdale! This collection is a celebration of the best parties and shindigs Archie and his friends have thrown over the years! This fun, pocket-sized collection features 128 pages of hand-picked, favorite music-themed stories, presented in high-quality, bright white paper with a cardstock cover.

128 pages, $5.99.

BETTY & VERONICA #278

Written by Dan Parent, art by Dan Parent, Rick Koslowski, covers by Dan Parent.

It's the dawn of a new beginning for Betty and Veronica! Go to one final prom with Betty and Veronica before the Riverdale High School gym is torn down! The girls commemorate this momentous occasion with a magical trip down Memory Lane, where they reminisce about past dances-the romance, the tears, the laughter, all of Archie's awkward dance moves, all the times he made a date for the same night with both girls... wait a minute, maybe it wasn't all that great! This time the girls turn it around on Archie for one "Last Dance" in this monumental issue of Betty and Veronica!

32 pages, $3.99.

BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #238

Written and art by Dan Parent and various, cover by Fernando Ruiz.

"The Many Loves of Archie Andrews," part 2. Eight girls have entered Archie in the "Best Boyfriend of the Year" contest -- but wait until you see who Archie has nominated! Let's just say, she's a seasonal love interest. And she's not the only Christmas gal to spice things up! But just how long will Betty & Veronica stay merry before they start getting mad? Archie's usual love triangle gets a festive twist in this fun, brand new ongoing lead story to this jumbo comics digest!

288 pages, $6.99.

JUGHEAD & ARCHIE COMICS DIGEST ANNUAL #17

Written and art by Fernando Ruiz, cover by Fernando Ruiz and various.

Christmas is coming to Riverdale! Archie and Jughead decide to score points with their principal, Mr. Weatherbee, by generously donating a Christmas tree to Riverdale High. They choose the best -- and biggest -- tree the Christmas tree farm has to offer. But when the boys run into some issues with transporting the gigantic fur, their generous idea may turn into more trouble than it's worth! Find out if they can get on Mr. Weatherbee's good side and spread some Christmas cheer-or if they'll be spending their holidays in detention in "Trees are the Times," the hilarious holiday brand new story that starts off this Comics Annual!

192 pages, $5.99.

WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #54

Written by J. Torres and various, art by Fernando Ruiz and various, cover by Dan Parent.

"Santa" is making his first-ever visit to the Riverdale Mall, and he's not sure what to expect from the little kids of Riverdale. They all seem cute and innocent enough, but what they have on their gift lists might turn the big man in red's hair even whiter! Find out if this mall Santa has what it takes to fulfill the wishes of Little Archie and his friends in "All I Want for Christmas is You!" the holly jolly new lead story to this comics double digest!

160 pages, $4.99.

MEGA MAN #54

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Ryan Jampole and various, cover by Patrick Spaziante, variant cover by Brent McCarthy.

Mega Man's long lost brother returns in "Red Shift": Break Man answers the call of a ghost! How is it possible that Dr. Wily is still alive? And what haunting secret will he use to keep Break Man under his control? It's up to Blues to do some soul-searching! Will he remain broken, or will he finally become a hero like his brother?

32 pages, $3.99.

SONIC/MEGA MAN WORLDS UNITE VOLUME 1: DEADLY FUSION TP

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Dan Schoening and various, cover by Patrick Spaziante.

Dark forces have come together in the far future! The vicious conqueror, Sigma, has cheated death again and escaped the justice of X and the Maverick Hunters. He's crossed space and time to join forces with Zavok and the malicious Deadly Six of Lost Hex! Sonic and Mega Man could save us -- but they've gone missing! Now the Freedom Fighters of Sonic's world and the Robot Masters of Mega Man's world must take up the fight to save their heroes and stop the coming tide of darkness! Worlds Unite features guest appearances by the cast of Sonic Boom, Mega Man X and some of Capcom and SEGA's biggest stars! This volume collects Worlds Unite parts 1-4 from Sonic Universe #76, Sonic Boom #9, Sonic the Hedgehog #273, Mega Man #50, and selections from Mega Man: Worlds Unite Battles #1.

136 pages, $14.99.

SONIC BOOM VOLUME 2: BOOM SHAKA-LAKA TP

Written by Ian Flynn and various, art by Rick Bryant and various, cover by Tracy Yardley.

Sonic and his friends Tails, Amy, Knuckles and Sticks find themselves caught up in more zany adventures! Dr. Eggman asks the question: "Where does a one ton, fearsome gorilla sit?" The answer: "Wherever he politely asks to!" Dr. Eggman has a problem -- how can he betray the trust of the villagers when they don't trust him to begin with? The mad mechanic pulls out all the stops to woo the wary would-be victims, but he gets more than he counted for when Sonic and his pals decide to become his staff! Collects Sonic Boom #5-7 and #11.

104 pages, $12.99.

SONIC SAGA VOLUME 9: THE EGGMAN WARS TP

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Jim Amash and various, cover by Tracy Yardley.

Dr. Eggman's forces have grown thin and his city is destroyed. It's time to strike! Sonic leads the Freedom Fighters and the Chaotix in a high-speed blitz to liberate the world! But Dr. Eggman's army won't go down without a fight -- or will they? Even as the dust settles, a new conflict threatens to blaze up out of the ashes! What is the Iron Dominion, and is their fearsome might too much for Sonic to handle? And what role does Dr. Eggman's lackey, Snively, play in all this? Collects select stories from Sonic the Hedgehog #199-202.

104 pages, $12.99.

SONIC SUPER DIGEST #14

Written and art by various, cover by Tyson Hesse.

Get ready for fun and adventure -- it's Sonic Super Digest! Don't miss all the classic fun and adventure you love in stories from the comics' 20-plus year history as Sonic and his friends embark on daring adventures, face evil villains and save the day one chili dog at a time! Spin into the fun that only Archie Comics and Sonic Super Digest can bring! Featuring awesome cover art from Tyson Hesse and story and art from the biggest names in Sonic comics history!

128 pages, $4.99.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #278

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Evan Stanley and various, cover by Jamal Peppers, variant cover by Rafa Knight.

Sonic's planet-wide chase continues! "Face of the Enemy," Part 1. Sonic, Antoine, and Big head to Shamar to rescue another Gaia Key Guardian! They're calling in the reinforcements and getting some help from the local Freedom Fighters -- but will that really be enough to get past the fearsome Egg Army? Then, in "Hidden Costs," Part 2. Get ringside seats to Bunnie vs. Cassia. It's the Cyborg fight of the century!

32 pages, $3.99.

SONIC UNIVERSE #81

Written by Ian Flynn, art by Jim Amash and various, cover by Tracy Yardley, variant cover by Adam Bryce.

Silver fights for his future in "The Silver Age," Part 3. Silver is at the mercy of the heartless council, but their cold nature is nothing compared to the evil then unleash! Gold's mysterious past is now revealed, as well as how it's tied to the current calamity. Will it be up to Silver to save his future once again?

32 pages, $3.99.



DARK CIRCLE TITLES

THE HANGMAN #1

Written by Frank Tieri, art and cover by Felix Ruix, variant covers by Tim Bradstreet, Francesco Francavilla, Robert hack.

New ongoing series from Dark Circle! They say the Hangman is nothing more than an urban legend. A spook story told to scare criminals straight. But those who encounter him -- like hitman "Mad Dog" Mike Minetta -- know different. They know that when he comes for you, you're dead already. Join fan-favorite writer Frank Tieri (Wolverine) and artist extraordinaire Felix Ruiz (Wolverine Max) for an ongoing tale of horror, the supernatural, and violence -- and learn why some men may never be redeemed.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE BLACK HOOD #6

Written by Duane Swierczynski, art by Howard Chaykin, Jesus Aburtov, cover by Francesco Francavilla, variant cover by Howard Chaykin, David Mack, Greg Smallwood.

"Flor de Muerto." After the soul-crushing events of "Bullet's Kiss," disfigured cop Greg Hettinger leaves Philly and checks into a Southern California rehab clinic. But a plane ride can't separate Greg from his troubles. A fellow patient believes her former drug dealer (and lover) has sent someone to kill her, and it's up to Greg to figure out which member of their circle is preparing to pull the trigger. New to the dark, twisted world of The Black Hood? Then check yourself in for this thrilling one-shot.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE BLACK HOOD VOLUME 1: THE BULLET'S KISS TP

Written by Duane Swierczynski, art by Michael Gaydos and various, cover by Michael Gaydos.

A man driven to the brink, blacklisted and left brutally changed must crawl through the wreckage of his life to defeat a gang of deadly criminals hell-bent on setting the streets of Philadelphia aflame. Fueled by rage and empowered by years of experience upholding the law, the new Black Hood is a visceral, conflicted and flawed urban vigilante-but he's also the city's last hope. A modern crime noir tale introducing readers to the newest-and deadliest-hero in the Dark Circle Comics lineup. Collecting the debut story arc.

144 pages, $14.99.

THE SHIELD #2

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

"Daughter of the Revolution": Part 2--Running out of places to hide, the Shield discovers she is not without allies. Detective Nicole Simmons seems to know exactly who -- and what -- the Shield is, but with the enigmatic government agent Walter Chase closing the noose, the pair face two difficult questions: why is the Shield back now, and whose side is she really on?

32 pages, $3.99.





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