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Archie Comics March 2017 Solicitations



This coming 2017 promises to be another big year for Archie Comics. Not only do they have a live-action drama, Riverdale, based on their iconic Archie comics line coming to television on the CW network, the legendary home of Archie, Jughead and Sabrina the Teenage Witch continues to produce some of the best comics in the business. No longer just for corny chuckles, Archie Comics has diversified with their horror line, updated reboots, and classic stories. Check out what's in store for 2017.


March Solicits/January Previews
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY


BETTY & VERONICA 
IT’S BETTY VS. VERONICA! 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 and Jose Villarrubia 
Cover: Adam Hughes



SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
SONIC is BACK for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Turn back time and witness the "Genesis of a Hero" as Sonic enters his first climactic show-down with the evil Dr. Eggman! When the mad doctor takes over South Island, there's only one hedgehog who can set things right! Jump right into the excitement, action and fun in this retro romp celebrating 25 years of Sonic!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, John Workman, Gabriel Cassata
Cover: Jamal Peppers, Gary Martin and Matt Herms



NEW RIVERDALE / ARCHIE HORROR





ARCHIE #18
NEW STORY ARC! The Blossom Twins have found out their father has been lying to them about why they moved to Riverdale. It's up to Detective Jughead to learn the dark truth behind the Blossom Family! Join us as we welcome new Archie series artist Pete Woods (Deadpool, Robin).
Script: Mark Waid
Art: Pete Woods, Andre Szymanowicz, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pete Woods
Variant Covers: Elsa Charretier, Robert Hack with Kelly Fitzpatrick
On Sale Date: 3/15
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.





THE ARCHIES ONE-SHOT
BRAND NEW ONE-SHOT SPECIAL! Follow Archie's quest to make his songwriting dreams a reality, and see what happens when the rock 'n' roll dream starts affecting his relationships with his closest friends. Join co-writers Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg (Archie Meets Ramones) and artist Joe Eisma (Archie) for a power-pop one-shot that goes loud on the music, fun and friendship.
Script: Alex Segura and Matt Rosenberg
Art:  Joe Eisma
Cover: Jaime Hernandez
Variant Covers: David Mack, Audrey Mok
On Sale Date: 3/15
48-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.





JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS #5
Josie and the Pussycats play at a State Fair! Josie has her sights set on recording with famous country star Cheri Overwood—but a newcomer to the music scene, Felicity Mountain, has stolen the Pussycats’ spotlight. The girls might just miss their chance at the big time, unless Josie, Valerie and Melody can unearth the shocking truth about the Felicity! 
Script: Marguerite Bennett, Cameron DeOrdio
Art: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Audrey Mok
Variant Covers: Asami Matsumura, Jenn St. Onge
On Sale Date: 3/8
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.





JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER ONE-SHOT
BRAND NEW ONE-SHOT SPECIAL! Jughead Jones has always had an insatiable appetite… but what if his hunger came from a sinister place? When a murderous menace is on the prowl, taking the lives of some of the most well-known and esteemed inhabitants of Riverdale, Jughead and his family’s dark legacy comes to light. Join writer Frank Tieri (Wolverine) and artist Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers) for this horrifying one-shot for TEEN+ readers.  
Script: Frank Tieri
Art:  Michael Walsh
Cover: Michael Walsh 
Variant Covers:  Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack
On Sale Date: 3/29
48-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.






LITTLE ARCHIE ONE-SHOT
BRAND NEW ONE-SHOT SPECIAL! Archie's wildest day ever starts with a cat eating his homework—and things just get crazier from there! But this isn’t just an ordinary cat, and this certainly won’t be an ordinary day for Little Archie and his friends. Join in on the fun adventure from the superstar comics team Art Baltazar and Franco (Tiny Titans, Action Cat and Adventure Bug)! 
Script: Art Baltazar and Franco
Art:  Art Baltazar
Cover: Art Baltazar
Variant Covers: Ryan Jampole, Asami Matsumura
On Sale Date: 3/8
48-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.





REGGIE AND ME #4
As Reggie kicks his master plan to pit Moose against Archie Andrews into high gear—a plan to get them both expelled from Riverdale High—Vader questions his master’s fascination with Midge Klump. What is Reggie so fascinated by her? What is it that makes her so special? Find out in the penultimate chapter of this 5-issue miniseries!
Script: Tom DeFalco
Art: Sandy Jarrell, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Sandy Jarrell with Kelly Fitzpatrick
Variant Covers: Aaron Lopresti, Andy Price
On Sale Date: 2/22
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.








RIVERDALE #1 (RESOLICIT)
From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the new CW series Riverdale comes 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 bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade. 

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:  3/1
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.






SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH ONE-SHOT
BRAND NEW ONE-SHOT SPECIAL! Sabrina is off to college for her first foray into “the real world.” After years of being protectively home schooled by her aunts, she is ready to experience friends, boys, and parties—but a shocking revelation will rock her world in a way she never expected! From writers Franco (Tiny Titans) and Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) and art by Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)!  
Script: Katie Cook and Franco
Art: Andy Price
Cover: Sandra Lanz
Variant Covers: Adam Hughes, Paul Renaud, Andy Price
On Sale Date: 3/22
48-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.


ARCHIE CLASSIC




ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #277
It’s STORYBOOK MONTH for the Archie digest line! In “PinARCHIo,” Mr. Lodge creates a puppet, PinARCHIo, that comes to life. But the new boy is so girl crazy and so disobedient, he tries to get him back into puppet form! 

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 3/29
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.



ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #25
STORYBOOK MONTH continues! In "Hansel and Gretel.Inc," Hansel (Archie) and Gretel (Betty) run a smooth delivery service in the Enchanted Forest—until they come across the glutton known as "Sir Jughead"! He'll eat anything that's not nailed down... including them!   

Script: Dan Parent
Art:  Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 3/8
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.


ARCHIE GIANT COMICS MEDLEY (TR) 



ARCHIE GIANT COMICS MEDLEY collects 480 pages of iconic Archie tales in one amazing volume! Follow America's favorite red-head as he navigates the pressures of the American teenager in the awkward, charming, and hilarious way you've come to know and love.

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
978-1-68255-987-1
$7.99/$8.99CAN
TR
pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 3/22





ARCHIE’S 75th ANNIVERSARY DIGEST #7
Celebrate Archie’s 75th anniversary in a special way with this commemorative digest! Get ready for a whole lot of hilarious stories featuring Archie, Jughead, B&V and the whole extended Archie gang as well as bonus art pages and fun intros from writers, artists and fans alike. 
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
On Sale Date: 3/1
224-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.



ARCHIE’S 75th ANNIVERSARY DIGEST #8
Celebrate Archie’s 75th anniversary in a special way with this commemorative digest! Get ready for a whole lot of hilarious stories featuring America’s red-headed hero, 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: 3/29
224-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.




BETTY & VERONICA COMICS ANNUAL #252
STORYBOOK MONTH rolls on! In "Thumbelonica," Princess Betty finds a little girl living between the petals of a rose. But the tiny creature’s bothersome ways drive the princess crazy, especially when it’s discovered that the little one also has magical powers! 

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 3/15
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.



B&V FRIENDS COMICS ANNUAL #253
STORYBOOK MONTH gains momentum! In "The Princesses and the Pea-brain," the girls are put to the test to see who will be a suitable wife for Prince Archie. But when their mattresses are out to the pea test, it’s anybody's guess who will be lucky (or unlucky) enough to win over the prince! 

Script: Dan Parent
Art:  Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 3/1
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.



LITTLE ARCHIE 80-PAGE GIANT COMIC #1
This GIANT-SIZED collection features some of the best, classic stories filled with mischief and mayhem, starring Little Archie and his Pals ‘n’ Gals! This is the perfect companion book to the BRAND new Little Archie One-Shot also available! 

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various 
On Sale Date: 3/8
80-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.



WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #67
Another STORYBOOK MONTH fun tale! In "The Emperor's Used Clothes," Sir Reginald, the vein emperor of Riverdalia, is constantly obsessed with new clothes, mainly to feed his huge ego. When a couple of swindlers come with some worn out clothes, he thinks it' a joke. Until he discovers the used clothes have mystical powers....
Script: Dan Parent
Art:  Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 3/22
256-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

ARCHIE ACTION



SONIC: MEGA DRIVE – OVERDRIVE 
SONIC kicks things into "OVERDRIVE"!: The Classic Sonic sensation comes to its startling finale!  Dr. Eggman has managed to gather up all seven of the Ancient Gears which will super-charge his latest creation—the Mega Drive!  Now Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy Rose are in a race against time to gather the Chaos Emeralds and stop Dr. Eggman before the vicious device launches! Featuring cover art by rising star Tyson Hesse!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tyson Hesse, Matt Herms & Jack Morelli
Cover: Tyson Hesse
On Sale Date: 3/1
48-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.



SONIC / MEGA MAN: WORLDS UNITE 3 (TR) 
Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man team up with heroes from across the SEGA and Capcom universes to battle the monstrous Sigma and stop his relentless assault across multiple universes! Featuring the worlds of STREET FIGHTER, GOLDEN AXE, MONSTER HUNTER, NIGHTS INTO DREAMS and many more! It's the dream team mash-up of iconic gaming heroes and villains you always hoped for in this frantic, bombastic finale! 

Script: Ian Flynn, Aleah Baker
Art: Tyson Hesse, Jamal Peppers, Diana Skelly, Jim Amash, Terry Austin, Matt Herms, Elaina Unger, Jack Morelli, Rachel Deering and more
Cover: T. Rex and Matt Herms
978-1-68255-892-4
$14.99/$16.99CAN
TRpp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 3/8




SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #293
Sonic and Honey are on the set of the latest, greatest(?) super hero show—Sonic Man Heroes!  But when Dr. Eggman crashes the scene, ranting and raving about creative differences, things get very interesting! Featuring cover art by comics extraordinaire Tracy Yardley and a “Arcade” variant by Sonic comics legend Patrick Spaziante!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, Gabriel Cassata and John Workman
Cover: Tracy Yardley and Matt Herms
Variant Cover: Patrick Spaziante
On Sale Date: 3/22
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.




SONIC UNIVERSE #96
BUNNIE gets ready for a NEW VENTURE in "Freedom Fighters" Part Two: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire—and  in this case, evil too!  Bunnie is summoned to Blaze’s world in a desperate attempt to repel the invasion of a new, sinister force! Featuring cover art by jammin' Jamal Peppers and a "Freedom Fighters Forever" variant by the excellent Evan Stanley!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Jim Amash, Matt Herms and Jack Morelli
Cover: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash & Matt  Herms
Variant Cover: Evan Stanley
On Sale Date: 3/8
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


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