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Archie Comics February 2017 Solicitations


Take a look at what's in store from Archie Comics in February. Along with all the great fun titles you expect - Archie, Jughead, Josie and the Pussycats, Sonic the Hedgehog - comes new books as well. Make sure to pre-order Reggie and Me starring Riverdale's misunderstood ego-maniac, Reggie Mantle. Also, look out for Riverdale #1, based on the upcoming live-action drama coming to the CW Network. Don't miss out on the entertainment in comics at Archie Comics. 


ARCHIE #17
Cheryl Blossom's unleashed on Riverdale, creating chaos and tumult at her whim! Only Veronica can stop her—but how will she get back from her Swiss boarding school in time to save her friends?

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Joe Eisma, Andre Szymanowicz, Jack Morelli
Cover: Joe Eisma
Variant Cover: Aaron Lopresti, Tula Lotay
On Sale Date: 2/15
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.
JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS #4
The Pussycats’ careers really start to take off as they head off to Rome for glitz and glamour! But what happens when a gang of diamond thieves bursts onto the scene? And will Josie and Alan M’s dynamic sparkle under the heat and pressure of life on the road? Or will Josie’s hard-as-diamonds ambition CUT THEM ALL TO RIBBONS?! Find out in Issue 4, “THREE CATS BY A FOUNTAIN.”

Script: Marguerite Bennett, Cameron DeOrdio
Art: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Audrey Mok
Variant Covers: Sanya Anwar, Michael Walsh
On Sale Date: 2/1
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.
JUGHEAD #13
Reggie has won KING FOR A DAY!  And it turns out his first act as King is to demand... that everyone else to form a band with him? Okay that's actually not so bad; I was expecting way worse from Reggie. Wait, never mind, I'm getting word that DESPITE this very enjoyable and conflict-free premise, when Jughead plays around with the new music video for "The Reggies" and accidentally uploads an altered and embarrassing clip to the internet, everyone becomes enraged at our favorite crown-wearing hamburger-loving pal! Even Betty, and she's the greatest!  She doesn't get mad unless it's really important! ANYWAY: Jughead will face CONSEQUENCES, but at least they'll be interesting AND HILARIOUS to read about!

Script: Ryan North
Art: Derek Charm, Jack Morelli
Cover: Derek Charm
Variant Covers: Ben Caldwell, Ryan Jampole
On Sale Date: 2/22
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.
JUGHEAD VOL. 2 (TR)

In the grand tradition of comic book reboots like ARCHIE VOL. 1, Archie Comics proudly presents... JUGHEAD VOL. 2—from the super team of Chip Zdarsky (HOWARD THE DUCK), Ryan North (THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL) and Derek Charm (REGULAR SHOW)! JUGHEAD VOL. 2 features bears, witches and pranks—oh my! You won’t want to miss a minute of the hilarious action!

Script: Chip Zdarsky, Ryan North
Art: Derek Charm & Jack Morelli
Cover: Derek Charm
978-1-68255-998-7
$14.99/$16.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 2/22
REGGIE AND ME #3
In the third installment of this five-issue miniseries, everyone thinks they know Big Moose. They’re wrong. Determined to rid himself of both Moose and Archie, Reggie exploits his new “friendship” with the big guy to learn, “The Secret Life Of Moose Mason!”  Reggie uncovers surprising truths about Moose’s family and his troubled past. He discovers the real reason why Midge is so devoted to Moose. He exposes the big guy’s hopes, dreams and fears. Teemed with his beloved dog Vader, Reggie begins to plant the seeds that will eventually lead to Moose and Archie’s expulsion from Riverdale High.

Script: Tom DeFalco
Art: Sandy Jarrell, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Sandy Jarrell, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Variant Covers: Howard Chaykin, Thomas Pitilli
On Sale Date:  2/22
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.
RIVERDALE #1
From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the new CW series Riverdalecomes the first issue of the MUST-READ, brand new, ongoing comic series. Set in the universe of the TV series, the Riverdale comic offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, Josie & the Pussycats and their friends, exploring small-town life and the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade. Features interior art by up-and-coming artist Alitha Martinez (Black Panther).

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Various
Art: Alitha Martinez
Cover: Alitha Martinez
Variant Covers: Elliott Fernandez, Francesco Francavilla, Peter Krause, Djibril Morissette-Phan, Ron Salas
On Sale Date:  2/15
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.
THE BLACK HOOD SEASON 2, #3
“The Nobody Murders, Part 3”: Where The Nobody goes, death follows! But Greg Hettinger, a.k.a. The Black Hood, has no choice but to trail the psychotic assassin all the way across the United States, hoping to stop him before the body count climbs any higher. Greg steels himself for the worst—but nothing can prepare him for the shock waiting for him back in Philadelphia...

I know what you’re thinking. This is the third issue in a four-part arc. Meh, right? WRONG. This is the issue Black Hood fans are going to be talking about for a long time. Don’t miss it!

Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Greg Scott, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Cover: Greg Smallwood
Variant Cover: Michael Walsh
On Sale Date: 2/15
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.
ARCHIE COMICS SUPER SPECIAL #8
Get in on the ground floor with the quarterly Archie Super Special! Join in on the fun and adventure in the town of Riverdale! Follow the hilarious antics of the lovable goofball, Archie Andrews, and the rest of his pals and gals! This magazine features the greatest stories from the Archie vault, plus creator spotlights, the latest news and much, much more!

Script: Various
Art:  Various
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 2/8
128-page, full color comic
$9.99 U.S.
ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #276
Get ready for DOUBLE the laughs and DOUBLE the fun in this newest installment of Archie JUMBO comics digest featuring an ALL NEW LEAD STORY! In “Dear Fake Diary,” Archie creates a fake diary just to see if Veronica to would read it. As he plants outrageously fake stories, he watches Veronica struggle to maintain her composure!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 2/1
256-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.
ARCHIE 1000 PAGE COMICS COMPENDIUM (TR)
Get ready for the biggest collection EVER of the best and brightest stories Archie Comics has to offer! In this edition of the ARCHIE 1000 PAGE COMICS series, get ready unending fun, laughter and entertainment with Archie & his pals ‘n’ gals! You’ll enjoy this compendium of classic comics! Everything’s Archie in the largest Archie collection series EVER—offered at an incredible value price!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover:  Various
978-1-68255-995-6
$14.99/$16.99CAN
TR
1000 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 2/8
ARCHIE'S COLORING BOOK #1
Get creative with Archie and his pals ‘n’ gals! Now you have the chance to color all of your favorite Archie characters! You can give Archie’s jalopy a paint job or personally style Betty and Veronica’s outfits. Plus, each image has an intricate background pattern to add to your color experience. The possibilities are endless and the fun never stops!

Script: Various
Art:  Various
Cover: Dan DeCarlo, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 2/15
128-page, full color comic
$9.99 U.S.
ARCHIE 75TH ANNIVERSARY DIGEST #6
Celebrate Archie’s 75th anniversary in a special way with this commemorative digest! In this jam-packed issue, Jughead and Archie take the spotlight! Get ready for a whole lot of hilarious stories as well as bonus art pages and fun intros from writers, artists and fans alike. Each anniversary digest is a special collector’s item for every Archie fan!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
On Sale Date: 2/1
224-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.
BETTY & VERONICA COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #251
Join the world-famous Betty & Veronica for some fabulous fun and fantastic fashion in this comics double digest featuring an ALL NEW LEAD STORY! In “Give My Regards to Brigitte,” songstress Brigitte Reilly makes her Broadway debut—but a rude Veronica in the audience creates a scene that will be tough for Brigitte to overcome!

Script: Dan Parent
Art:  Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 2/15
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.
JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS 80-PAGE GIANT COMIC #1
This GIANT-SIZED collection features some of the best, classic stories with the musical mavens themselves, Josie and the Pussycats, headlining! Starting with their first appearances and going in chronological order, it’s a perfect introduction to the characters for fans who enjoy the new Josie and the Pussycats comic series as well as the girls’ on the CW’s Riverdale as well as an ideal collection for classic Archie fans.

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan DeCarlo
On Sale Date: 2/8
80-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.
JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #25
Archie and America’s favorite couch potato, Jughead, are here to bring you hours of entertainment in this JUMBO-sized comics digest, featuring a BRAND NEW LEAD STORY you won’t want to miss! In “Child’s Play,” Archie and Jughead get a gig playing music on a local kids’ show. Unfortunately, two lovely assistants on the show distract Archie, showing kids that triangles are not just for geometry!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 2/22
256-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

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