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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2022

ARCHIE COMICS' HAPPY HORRORDAYS

Archie Comics has set a Dec. 14 release for Happy Horrordays, a one-shot featuring three stories.

The horror anthology features a return to the world of the hit Archie Horror series Jughead: The Hunger by creators Frank Tieri and Joe Eisma, along with two more tales of yuletide terror bound to keep you up at night hoping that sound on the roof is who you think it is.

Setting up his offering, Tieri said, "In 'Twas the Night Before the Hunger,' X-Mas turns into an X-Massacre when Jughead finds himself up against none other than a pissed off Krampus one fine Christmas morn. It's a nice little tale of ho-ho-horror where we may see more than just Christmas cookies and hamburgers getting eaten."

In Tieri's Jughead: The Hunger series, Jughead is a werewolf, and readers were treated to another trip back to that fan-favorite universe in Chilling Adventures Presents... Weirder Mysteries, a sci-fi horror one-shot released in September.

In the second story, inspired by Icelandic folklore by writer Joanne Starer and artist Butch Mapa, a terrifying cryptid teams up with Sheila Wu, a character introduced in the "New Kids Off the Wall" storyline by Alex Simmons and Dan Parent in 2010.

Starer said, "Outcast fashionista Sheila Wu has one friend in the world. It just happens to be a terrifying, gigantic cat --- the Yule Cat of Icelandic folklore, known to hunt children who don't get new clothing for Christmas. When bullies Veronica and Cheryl Blossom mock her clothes and reject her gifts, well, they get a Christmas present they'll never forget!"

Rounding out the special holiday issue is a terrifying twist on a staple Archie Christmas character, Sugar Plum, Santa's fairy helper, by writer Joe Corallo and artist Patrick Piazzalunga.

"In my last Archie comic, Jinx Grim Fairy Tales, I had the opportunity to take the previously heroic character of Kardak the Mystic and reintroduce him as a villain that needed to be overcome," Corallo said. "This time, I got to give the same treatment to Sugar Plum. I won't reveal much more as I want to avoid spoilers, but I hope people are pulled in from the first page and shocked by where the story goes!"

Happy Horrordays will feature a cover by Adam Gorham and an open-to-order variant cover by Robert Hack.



THE SIMPSONS: "HABEAS TORTOISE"

Fox has released images and details from "Habeas Tortoise," the episode of The Simpsons airing Sunday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

Here's how Fox describes the episode:

"After Homer humiliates himself in a town meeting, he looks for acceptance in an internet group hunting for a missing tortoise but finds something much more sinister."

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FAMILY GUY: "OSCARS GUY"

Fox has released a description and image gallery from "Oscars Guy," the episode of Family Guy premiering on Sunday, September 25 at 9:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Here's how Fox describes the episode:

"Family Guy retells three Oscar-winning stories: Silence of the Lambs, American Beauty and Forrest Gump, in the new season premiere."

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DC'S STARGIRL: "FRENEMIES - CHAPTER FIVE: THE THIEF"

The CW has released images and details from "Frenemies - Chapter Five: The Thief," the episode of DC's Stargirl airing on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Here's how the network describes the episode:

" As Courtney (Brec Bassinger) continues to secretly help Cameron (Hunter Sansone), the team notices she's pulling away from her role as the JSA leader. Mike (Trae Romano) and Jakeem (Alkoya Brunson) approach Cindy (Meg DeLacy) with a proposition. Finally, Yolanda's (Yvette Monreal) decision to follow her intuition leads her to make a shocking discovery. "

Lea Thompson directed the episode, written by Steve Harper.

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BRIEFLY

MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS: For cover and four-page preview of The Amazing Spider-Man #10, in stores on Wednsday, Sept. 28 from Marvel Comics, CLICK HERE.

DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS: For covers and five-page preview of Superman: Space Age #2, in stores on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from DC Comics, CLICK HERE.



DECEMBER 2022 SOLICITATIONS

Below are solicitations posted for December. Click on the publisher's name for the full listings and check back soon for additional solicitations.

* BOOM! STUDIOS.

* DARK HORSE COMICS.

* DC COMICS.

* MARVEL COMICS.

* TITAN COMICS.











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