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Archie Comics July 2016 Solicitations


Archie Comics continues to revitalize their offerings with the upcoming "Betty and Veronica" series with Adam Hughes having already given new life to "Sabrina,""Archie," and "Jughead." Check out the solicitations for July and make sure to preorder the issues you have to have with your local comic book shop. Preordering is crucial to the business so please pick your faves now. 

SABRINA #6
THE ONGOING SERIES CONTINUES  - "Familiars” is the perfect jumping-on point for the critically acclaimed horror hit SABRINA! Every witch needs a familiar, and through the ages, Salem has faithfully fulfilled his duties to Sabrina. This chapter lifts back the cloak of time to reveal the dark history of how Salem came to be and serve his master.
For TEEN+ readers.


Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Robert Hack, Jack Morelli
Sabrina #6 CVR A Reg: Robert Hack
Sabrina #6 CVR B Variant: Andrew Pepoy
On Sale Date: 7/27
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.
ARCHIE #10
IT’S TEAM ARCHIE VS. TEAM BETTY! A civil war has broken out in Riverdale—friends against friends, parents against parents, with the entire town torn down the middle by an event that forces everyone to take sides! No joke—the events of this issue will impact Archie and his pals for some time to come!

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Veronica Fish, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli
Archie #10 CVR A Reg: Veronica Fish
Archie #10 CVR B Variant: Elliot Fernandez
Archie #10 CVR C Variant: Sandy Jarrell, Kelly Fitzpatrick
On Sale Date: 7/27
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.
BETTY & VERONICA #1
IT’S BETTY VS. VERONICA! The most highly-anticipated debut in comics history is here! Betty and Veronica are America’s sweethearts… until they turn on each other! “Pops’ Chocklit Shoppe is being taken over by a huge coffee company. When Betty and Veronica go head-to-head over the issue, all bets are off! Friendships will shatter. Cities will burn. Nails will be broken. Betty and Veronica are back in this ALL-NEW #1 from comics legend Adam Hughes (Wonder Woman, Catwoman)!

Script: Adam Hughes
Art: Adam Hughes
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR A Reg: Adam Hughes
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR B Variant: Mahmud Asrar
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR C Variant: Tom Bancroft
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR D Variant: Stephanie Buscema
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR E Variant: Cliff Chiang
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR F Variant: Colleen Coover
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR G Variant: Bilquis Evely
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR H Variant: Veronica Fish
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR I Variant: Francesco Francavilla
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR J Variant: Genevieve F.T.
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR K Variant: Rian Gonzales
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR L Variant: Robert Hack, Steve Downer
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR M Variant: Erica Henderson
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR N Variant: Rebekah Isaacs, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR O Variant: Tula Lotay
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR P Variant: Alitha Martinez, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR Q Variant: Audrey Mok
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR R Variant: Moritat
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR S Variant: Ramon K. Perez
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR T Variant: Andy Price
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR U Variant: Ryan Sook
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR V Variant: Jenn St. Onge
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR W Variant: Chip Zdarsky
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR X Variant: Chrissie Zullo
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR Y Variant: Blank Sketch
On Sale Date: 7/20
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.
JUGHEAD #8
 
IT’S JUGHEAD VS. ARCHIE and MR. WEATHERBEE VS …A BEAR?!! Even the quiet of the wilderness can’t escape the madness that’s raging through all of Riverdale!

Script: Chip Zdarsky
Art: Derek Charm
Jughead #8 CVR A Reg: Derek Charm
Jughead #8 CVR B Variant: Andre Szymanowicz
Jughead #8 CVR C Variant: Walt Simonson, Laura Martin
On Sale Date: 8/3
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.
ARCHIE BACK TO SCHOOL ANNUAL #271
Archie decides to give an impressionable new freshman and his group of friends a personal tour of Riverdale High in an attempt to change his view of upperclassmen. Will Archie succeed in showing them that high school life isn’t as crazy as movies make it out to be—or will he end up getting them into some sophomore-level trouble? Find out in “The Freshman’s Guide to Riverdale High,” the fun, new lead story to this comics annual, featuring even more pages of back to school shenanigans!

Script: Dan Parent
Art:  Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 8/3
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.
BETTY & VERONICA COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #245
It’s the last few days of summer and Betty and Veronica are determined to soak up the sun before it’s all gone! But a series of rainstorms are dampening their plans to get tan! Will spray tans be the answer to getting the girls some glowingreviews? Find out in “The Dark Side,” the hilarious new story to this comics double digest!

Script: Dan Parent
Art:  Dan Parent
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 7/20
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.
B&V FRIENDS COMICS ANNUAL #249

Betty and Veronica are on their way to a party held by Riverdale’s reigning fashion queen Sheila Wu—and Veronica’s determined to out-dress her at her own party! However, on their way to the gala, Betty encounters a young girl with some animal friends in need of assistance on the side of the road. The adventure begins as Betty, Veronica and their new acquaintance Alina try to wrangle up her stray pets. Will the pets be safely returned? Will Betty and Veronica make it to the party unscathed? Find out in “The Perils of Pet Sitting,” the exciting lead story to this JUMBO-sized Comics Digest!

Script: Alex Simmons
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy
Cover:  Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 7/27
256-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.
CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA (TR)
 
On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young sorceress Sabrina Spellman finds herself at a crossroads, having to choose between an unearthly destiny and her mortal boyfriend, Harvey. But a foe from her family's past has arrived in Greendale, Madame Satan, and she has her own deadly agenda. Archie Comics' latest horror sensation starts here! Compiles the first five issues of the ongoing comic book series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. For TEEN+ readers.
Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Robert Hack, Jack Morelli
Cover: Robert Hack
978-1-62738-987-7
$17.99/$19.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
160 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 7/27
 
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 3: WAVES OF CHANGE (TR)
The new Sonic comic universe is here! Moving at the speed of sound, keeping the world free from robotic tyranny—it's SONIC THE HEDGEHOG! One of the oldest, most beloved video game icons speeds into brand new comic book stories with new friends, new foes and new adventures! In this volume of this new graphic novel series, Sonic is on the hunt for the seven Gaia Temples. Only their mysterious power can restore his world to normal! His quest takes him to places he's never been before—such as the bottom of the ocean! Join Sonic, Amy and Rotor as they encounter a whole new undersea world full of new friends, foes and monsters from the deep! SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 3: WAVES OF CHANGE collects SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #260-263.

Script: Ian Flynn, Aleah Baker
Art: Jennifer Hernandez, Tracy Yardley, Ryan Jampole, Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman, Matt Herms and Gabriel Cassata
Cover: Ben Bates
978-1-62738-939-6
$12.99/$14.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 8/3

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