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Title: ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST 2017
Post by: Oldiesmann on May 27, 2017, 12:19:34 PM
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Marvel Comics Digest #2
Marvel Comics' best-selling heroes are back in the ever-popular digest format! This second issue spotlights the blockbuster superhero team The Avengers! This is a can't-miss collector's item that will only be printed once!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: John Cassaday, Laura Martin
On Sale Date: 8/2
224-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #8
"WITCH-WAR" Part Two, "Burnt Offerings": Edward Spellman, trapped in Harvey's body, has been reunited with Sabrina, and is ready to enact his dark agenda!

Script: Roberto Aguire-Sacasa
Art: Robert Hack, Jack Morelli
Cover: Robert Hack
Variant Cover: Matthew Southworth
On Sale Date: 8/16
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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Archie #23
BRAND NEW STORY ARC! The fallout continues! One life has been destroyed, another family has been torn apart—and only the kids of Riverdale High can save their town from imploding!

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Thomas Pitilli
Variant Cover: Greg Smallwood
On Sale Date: 8/23
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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Archie Vol. 4 (TR)
The fourth volume of the ARCHIE series features the headline-making comic event "OVER THE EDGE," where the lives of Archie and his friends are forever changed. Collects Archie issues 18–22.

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Pete Woods, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pete Woods
ISBN-13: 978-1-68255-970-3
$14.99/$16.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16" TR
136 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 8/23

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Josie And The Pussycats #9
The Pussycats and their various musical allies and friends must unite to save the kidnapped Archies! Don't miss the stunning finale to "FASTER, PUSSYCATS: DRIFT, DRIFT"!

Script: Marguerite Bennett, Cameron DeOrdio
Art: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Audrey Mok
Variant Cover: Javier Pulido
On Sale Date: 8/23
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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Riverdale #5
Set in the same universe as the hit CW series, this issue gives us a peek into what makes Riverdale High hot-shots Reggie Mantle and Josie McCoy tick. Reggie's used to getting what he wants, and sets his romantic sights on the lead singer of the Pussycats. But when Josie turns him down, just how far will Reggie go to convince her he's worth an audition?

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Various
Art: Thomas Pitilli, Andre Szymanowicz, Janice Chiang
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Variant Cover:  Matthew Dow Smith
On Sale Date: 8/9
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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All-New Classic Archie: Your Pal, Archie! #2
Classic-style Archie makes his return in this ALL-NEW, ALL-AGES comic! Now that Archie's won the lottery, how will his life change? ALSO: Something's wrong with Reggie. He's being nice to EVERYBODY…

Script: Ty Templeton
Art: Dan Parent, Ty Templeton, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Cover: Les McClaine
On Sale Date: 8/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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Archie Comics Double Digest #281
IT'S BACK TO SCHOOL for our DOUBLE DIGESTS! In the BRAND NEW story "It's All Relative," Archie's Uncle Roy is a business success story—despite never finishing high school! He decides to go back and get his diploma at Riverdale High, and puts a cramp in Archie's style!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy
On Sale Date: 8/9
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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Archie Giant Comics Treat (TR)
You're in for a TREAT with this collection of 480 pages of iconic Archie tales in one amazing volume!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
ISBN-13: 978-1-68255-952-9
$7.99/$9.99 CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16" TR
480 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 8/16

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Archie's Big Book, Vol. 1: Magic, Music & Mischief (TR)
Good things come in threes, and this is a triple threat of MAGIC, MUSIC & MISCHIEF! This collection of classic stories features three amazing series: Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Josie and the Pussycats and Little Archie!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan DeCarlo, Bob Bolling
ISBN-13: 978-1-68255-982-6
$19.99/$21.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16" TR
304 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 8/9

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Archie's Funhouse Back to School Annual #27
IT'S BACK TO SCHOOL for our DOUBLE DIGESTS! In the ALL-NEW story "How Shocking," one of Dilton's lab experiments goes awry (thanks to Archie), and things get REALLY weird!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Bill Galvan
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy
On Sale Date: 8/2
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

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The Best of Josie and The Pussycats (TR)
Get out your long tails and ears for hats, this graphic novel that collects over 400 pages of the BEST and most ROCKIN Josie and the Pussycats stories!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan DeCarlo
ISBN-13 978-1-68255-930-7
$9.99/$11.99CAN
5 1/4 x 7 1/2" TR
416 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 8/23

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B&V Friends Fall Annual #255
IT'S BACK TO SCHOOL for our DOUBLE DIGESTS! In the BRAND NEW story "Don't TEST My Patience," Veronica gets the highest score on the student aptitude test—but has there been some tampering with the results?

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy
Ship Date: 8/9
On Sale Date: 8/23
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

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Jughead With Archie Comics Annual #27
IT'S BACK TO SCHOOL for our DOUBLE DIGESTS! In the ALL-NEW story "You BROKE it, You BOUGHT IT," Archie breaks Riverdale High's prestigious football trophy, so it's up to him and Jughead to fix it before anyone notices!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Bill Galvan
On Sale Date: 8/30
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

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World Of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #71
IT'S BACK TO SCHOOL for our DOUBLE DIGESTS! In the BRAND NEW story "Hitting a SOUR Note," Archie's musicianship lands him the opportunity to go to a private music school. When he realizes that his skills are not up to par with his peers, is it too late to go back to RHS?

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Bill Galvan
On Sale Date: 8/16
256-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST 2017
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on May 27, 2017, 01:13:01 PM
Digest covers by the Kennedy brothers and Bill Galvan??  :o
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST 2017
Post by: BettyReggie on May 28, 2017, 06:05:35 PM

Archie #23
All-New Classic Archie: Your Pal, Archie! #2
Josie And The Pussycats #9
I have a subscription to Riverdale.
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST 2017
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on May 28, 2017, 07:57:59 PM
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Archie's Funhouse Back to School Annual #27
IT'S BACK TO SCHOOL for our DOUBLE DIGESTS! In the ALL-NEW story "How Shocking," one of Dilton's lab experiments goes awry (thanks to Archie), and things get REALLY weird!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Bill Galvan
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy
On Sale Date: 8/2
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

Did they find an older previously-commissioned (but never published) story hidden in a drawer somewhere, or is Bill Galvan getting new assignments from ACP to help take the load off Dan Parent, since he's now working on Your Pal, ARCHIE ??

Don't take this the wrong way, because I absolutely LOVE what Dan Parent does. But if this means other classic Archie creators besides Dan are now getting new work assignments from ACP, it's the best news I've heard in a long time!

Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST 2017
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on May 28, 2017, 09:43:34 PM
Things I've pre-/b]-ordered through my LCS:

DIE KITTY DIE HOLLYWOOD OR BUST #1 CVR A RUIZ (05-24-17)
DIE KITTY DIE HOLLYWOOD OR BUST #1 CVR B PARENT (05-24-17)
SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH COMP TP 1962-1971 (06-07-17)
DIE KITTY DIE HOLLYWOOD OR BUST #2 CVR A PARENT (06-14-17)
DIE KITTY DIE HOLLYWOOD OR BUST #2 CVR B RUIZ (06-14-17)
ARCHIE SUMMER ANNUAL DIGEST #280 (06-28-17)
ARCHIE CROSSOVER COLLECTION TP (07-05-17)
DIE KITTY DIE HOLLYWOOD OR BUST SUMMER SPECIAL #1 CVR A PARENT (07-19-17)
DIE KITTY DIE HOLLYWOOD OR BUST SUMMER SPECIAL #1 CVR B RUIZ (07-19-17)
WORLD OF ARCHIE SUMMER ANNUAL DIGEST #70 (07-26-17)
ALL NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE YOUR PAL ARCHIE #1 CVR A DAN PARENT (07-26-17)
ALL NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE YOUR PAL ARCHIE #1 CVR B LES MCCLAINE (07-26-17)
ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #281 (08-09-17)
ARCHIES BIG BOOK TP VOL 01 MAGIC MUSIC & MISCHIEF (08-09-17)
WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMIC DIGEST #71 (08-16-17)
DIE KITTY DIE HOLLYWOOD OR BUST #3 CVR A RUIZ (08-16-17)
DIE KITTY DIE HOLLYWOOD OR BUST #3 CVR B PARENT (08-16-17)
BEST OF JOSIE & PUSSYCATS TP (08-23-17)
ALL NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE YOUR PAL ARCHIE #2 CVR A DAN PARENT (08-30-17)
ALL NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE YOUR PAL ARCHIE #2 CVR B LES MCLAINE (08-30-17)

You should always, ALWAYS pre-order classic Archie stuff. Otherwise it doesn't get published.

Your pre-order may wind up being cancelled by ACP, but those pre-orders are the numbers they're looking at when they make those kinds of decisions about what stuff will actually wind up being sent to the printers, because that printers' bill represents a big chunk of change for ACP, and they need some guarantee that they can get that money back.

SO ALWAYS PRE-ORDER CLASSIC ARCHIE STUFF IF YOU WANT TO SEE IT ACTUALLY GET PUBLISHED.
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST 2017
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on May 28, 2017, 09:47:46 PM
And that goes for the even smaller independent publishers (like Chapterhouse Comics, which publishes the print versions of Die Kitty Die) even more so. Support small press publishing efforts. ACP is teetering on the very edge of being a small press publisher (if not for the digests).
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST 2017
Post by: SAGG on May 28, 2017, 11:49:46 PM
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Archie's Funhouse Back to School Annual #27
IT'S BACK TO SCHOOL for our DOUBLE DIGESTS! In the ALL-NEW story "How Shocking," one of Dilton's lab experiments goes awry (thanks to Archie), and things get REALLY weird!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Bill Galvan
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy
On Sale Date: 8/2
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

Did they find an older previously-commissioned (but never published) story hidden in a drawer somewhere, or is Bill Galvan getting new assignments from ACP to help take the load off Dan Parent, since he's now working on Your Pal, ARCHIE ??

Don't take this the wrong way, because I absolutely LOVE what Dan Parent does. But if this means other classic Archie creators besides Dan are now getting new work assignments from ACP, it's the best news I've heard in a long time!
Cold water time.  :( Could be ACP just had these covers on file for a long while, and are just now releasing them...
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST 2017
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on May 29, 2017, 02:22:29 AM

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Archie's Funhouse Back to School Annual #27
IT'S BACK TO SCHOOL for our DOUBLE DIGESTS! In the ALL-NEW story "How Shocking," one of Dilton's lab experiments goes awry (thanks to Archie), and things get REALLY weird!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Bill Galvan
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy
On Sale Date: 8/2

Cold water time.  :( Could be ACP just had these covers on file for a long while, and are just now releasing them...

You need to read that solicitation a little closer, my friend. The COVER is by Pat and Tim Kennedy

The ALL-NEW story, "How Shocking" is credited as scripted by Dan Parent, with art by Bill Galvan.

HOW SHOCKING, INDEED!!
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST 2017
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on May 29, 2017, 02:39:34 AM
See, here's the thing we need to take into account... it's been a couple of years now since we've seen a new story written or drawn by anyone but Dan Parent. Now all of a sudden we see one credited as written by Dan, but drawn by an artist who we haven't seen a new story from in a couple of years -- Bill Galvan. Now, it's possible they may just have overlooked that one somehow when they were clearing the inventory of already paid-for work, but I don't think so. Notice that for the last six months, all of the digests released in any given month follow some kind of theme. In this round of solicitations the digest theme is "Back-To-School", which is as good an excuse as any for a story starring Dilton Doily. That indicates to me that Dan wrote a bunch of themed back-to-school stories for the digests, and drew all of them but one. Maybe he needed some help, because he's busy working on DIE KITTY DIE, YOUR PAL ARCHIE, plus the usual 5-page digest stories and covers... and he didn't draw the covers this month either. They may be old covers they just found that hadn't been used yet, but even so... I think that "How Shocking" 5-pager is a for-real, newly-commissioned art job by Bill Galvan. Either that or the credit is a typo... :(
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST 2017
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on May 29, 2017, 03:04:51 AM
Now that I stop to consider it, I just realized that Dan Parent is now solely responsible for defining an entire genre of comics all by himself. He's currently being published in NINE different titles, and doing the writing, art and covers for all of them:

1.  ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST
2.  ARCHIE'S FUNHOUSE DOUBLE DIGEST
3.  BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST
4.  B & V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST
5.  JUGHEAD & ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST
6.  WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST
7.  LIFE WITH KEVIN (digital only)
8.  YOUR PAL ARCHIE
9.  DIE KITTY DIE (AstroComix/Chapterhouse)

-- plus he still has a boatload of Kickstarter commissions to draw for the last DKD campaign. You could say he's "kind of busy" ... Now granted, none of those titles are monthly, and only a few of them have more than 5 pages + cover that he's responsible for. But even so, over the last year or so he's drawn 240 pages of digest stories plus 48 covers, 4 issues of LIFE WITH KEVIN plus covers, and 8 issues of DIE KITTY DIE plus covers (and is still working on Summer and Winter Specials for DKD).
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST 2017
Post by: Vegan Jughead on May 29, 2017, 06:30:09 AM
See, here's the thing we need to take into account... it's been a couple of years now since we've seen a new story written or drawn by anyone but Dan Parent. Now all of a sudden we see one credited as written by Dan, but drawn by an artist who we haven't seen a new story from in a couple of years -- Bill Galvan. Now, it's possible they may just have overlooked that one somehow when they were clearing the inventory of already paid-for work, but I don't think so. Notice that for the last six months, all of the digests released in any given month follow some kind of theme. In this round of solicitations the digest theme is "Back-To-School", which is as good an excuse as any for a story starring Dilton Doily. That indicates to me that Dan wrote a bunch of themed back-to-school stories for the digests, and drew all of them but one. Maybe he needed some help, because he's busy working on DIE KITTY DIE, YOUR PAL ARCHIE, plus the usual 5-page digest stories and covers... and he didn't draw the covers this month either. They may be old covers they just found that hadn't been used yet, but even so... I think that "How Shocking" 5-pager is a for-real, newly-commissioned art job by Bill Galvan. Either that or the credit is a typo... :(


I follow Bill Galvan on Facebook.  This is indeed new work for him.  He's been posting that he's doing covers and digest stories for Archie. 
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST 2017
Post by: SAGG on May 29, 2017, 06:58:33 AM
See, here's the thing we need to take into account... it's been a couple of years now since we've seen a new story written or drawn by anyone but Dan Parent. Now all of a sudden we see one credited as written by Dan, but drawn by an artist who we haven't seen a new story from in a couple of years -- Bill Galvan. Now, it's possible they may just have overlooked that one somehow when they were clearing the inventory of already paid-for work, but I don't think so. Notice that for the last six months, all of the digests released in any given month follow some kind of theme. In this round of solicitations the digest theme is "Back-To-School", which is as good an excuse as any for a story starring Dilton Doily. That indicates to me that Dan wrote a bunch of themed back-to-school stories for the digests, and drew all of them but one. Maybe he needed some help, because he's busy working on DIE KITTY DIE, YOUR PAL ARCHIE, plus the usual 5-page digest stories and covers... and he didn't draw the covers this month either. They may be old covers they just found that hadn't been used yet, but even so... I think that "How Shocking" 5-pager is a for-real, newly-commissioned art job by Bill Galvan. Either that or the credit is a typo... :(


I follow Bill Galvan on Facebook.  This is indeed new work for him.  He's been posting that he's doing covers and digest stories for Archie.
That's great! I'd love to see some new stories done by Jeff Shultz for Archie as well, not just from Super Suckers....
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST 2017
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on May 29, 2017, 07:08:30 AM
See, here's the thing we need to take into account... it's been a couple of years now since we've seen a new story written or drawn by anyone but Dan Parent. Now all of a sudden we see one credited as written by Dan, but drawn by an artist who we haven't seen a new story from in a couple of years -- Bill Galvan. Now, it's possible they may just have overlooked that one somehow when they were clearing the inventory of already paid-for work, but I don't think so. Notice that for the last six months, all of the digests released in any given month follow some kind of theme. In this round of solicitations the digest theme is "Back-To-School", which is as good an excuse as any for a story starring Dilton Doily. That indicates to me that Dan wrote a bunch of themed back-to-school stories for the digests, and drew all of them but one. Maybe he needed some help, because he's busy working on DIE KITTY DIE, YOUR PAL ARCHIE, plus the usual 5-page digest stories and covers... and he didn't draw the covers this month either. They may be old covers they just found that hadn't been used yet, but even so... I think that "How Shocking" 5-pager is a for-real, newly-commissioned art job by Bill Galvan. Either that or the credit is a typo... :(


I follow Bill Galvan on Facebook.  This is indeed new work for him.  He's been posting that he's doing covers and digest stories for Archie.

That's great to hear. I know the only other credits I've seen for Bill are for work done for American Mythology Productions... Pink Panther, Underdog, and the Three Stooges all contained shorts and/or covers by Bill. Any other comic work of Bill's I should know about, VJ??
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST 2017
Post by: Vegan Jughead on May 29, 2017, 07:45:19 AM
See, here's the thing we need to take into account... it's been a couple of years now since we've seen a new story written or drawn by anyone but Dan Parent. Now all of a sudden we see one credited as written by Dan, but drawn by an artist who we haven't seen a new story from in a couple of years -- Bill Galvan. Now, it's possible they may just have overlooked that one somehow when they were clearing the inventory of already paid-for work, but I don't think so. Notice that for the last six months, all of the digests released in any given month follow some kind of theme. In this round of solicitations the digest theme is "Back-To-School", which is as good an excuse as any for a story starring Dilton Doily. That indicates to me that Dan wrote a bunch of themed back-to-school stories for the digests, and drew all of them but one. Maybe he needed some help, because he's busy working on DIE KITTY DIE, YOUR PAL ARCHIE, plus the usual 5-page digest stories and covers... and he didn't draw the covers this month either. They may be old covers they just found that hadn't been used yet, but even so... I think that "How Shocking" 5-pager is a for-real, newly-commissioned art job by Bill Galvan. Either that or the credit is a typo... :(


I follow Bill Galvan on Facebook.  This is indeed new work for him.  He's been posting that he's doing covers and digest stories for Archie.

That's great to hear. I know the only other credits I've seen for Bill are for work done for American Mythology Productions... Pink Panther, Underdog, and the Three Stooges all contained shorts and/or covers by Bill. Any other comic work of Bill's I should know about, VJ??


Not that I can find.  He mostly posts about Underdog at least since I've been following him, but even when he wasn't getting new Archie work, he still constantly posted the Archie art he had already done.  He seems to take real pride in drawing Archie! 
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST 2017
Post by: BettyReggie on May 29, 2017, 09:34:42 PM
So if They either Kill Reggie or Betty, so we never see them again in Archie comic again right? I think it could be Betty. Because Archie looks like he is crying on the cover. He wouldn't cry over Reggie.
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST 2017
Post by: SAGG on May 29, 2017, 09:55:59 PM

So if They either Kill Reggie or Betty, so we never see them again in Archie comic again right? I think it could be Betty. Because Archie looks like he is crying on the cover. He wouldn't cry over Reggie.


I certainly could see Archie crying over Reggie for one reason, if nothing else: Guilt about his role in his death....
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST 2017
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on May 30, 2017, 07:59:49 AM

So if They either Kill Reggie or Betty, so we never see them again in Archie comic again right? I think it could be Betty. Because Archie looks like he is crying on the cover. He wouldn't cry over Reggie.


I certainly could see Archie crying over Reggie for one reason, if nothing else: Guilt about his role in his death....

Neither.

It seems like they had high hopes for a rebooted Reggie, which didn't pan out in terms of sales, if the quick demotion of his intended-to-be-ongoing series to a 5-issue miniseries is any indication. He's had a much larger role in JUGHEAD than I would have expected, so I doubt it.

If they killed off the NR version of Betty it would make no big difference to me -- the SJW version of Betty is tedious and boring, but then so is Veronica from what I've seen of her -- but I can't see that happening realistically either, as long as the prospect of a BETTY & VERONICA title remains a possibility, real or imaginary. Mostly the latter in the NR incarnation, it seems.
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST 2017
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on June 01, 2017, 07:22:48 AM
Now that I stop to consider it, I just realized that Dan Parent is now solely responsible for defining an entire genre of comics all by himself. He's currently being published in NINE different titles, and doing the writing, art and covers for all of them:

1.  ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST
2.  ARCHIE'S FUNHOUSE DOUBLE DIGEST
3.  BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST
4.  B & V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST
5.  JUGHEAD & ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST
6.  WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST
7.  LIFE WITH KEVIN (digital only)
8.  YOUR PAL ARCHIE
9.  DIE KITTY DIE (AstroComix/Chapterhouse)

-- plus he still has a boatload of Kickstarter commissions to draw for the last DKD campaign. You could say he's "kind of busy" ... Now granted, none of those titles are monthly, and only a few of them have more than 5 pages + cover that he's responsible for. But even so, over the last year or so he's drawn 240 pages of digest stories plus 48 covers, 4 issues of LIFE WITH KEVIN plus covers, and 8 issues of DIE KITTY DIE plus covers (and is still working on Summer and Winter Specials for DKD).

Okay, he's even busier than I thought. Dan Parent is also doing the cover and some interior pages for HARVEY HITS #4 (to be published by JoeBooks in August), so that's 10 titles. Not sure if Dan had any stories in the previous 3 issues (HARVEY HITS #1 ships next week).

(https://retailerservices.diamondcomics.com/Image/Resource/2/STL052043.jpg)
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST 2017
Post by: Vegan Jughead on June 01, 2017, 08:30:32 AM
Now that I stop to consider it, I just realized that Dan Parent is now solely responsible for defining an entire genre of comics all by himself. He's currently being published in NINE different titles, and doing the writing, art and covers for all of them:

1.  ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST
2.  ARCHIE'S FUNHOUSE DOUBLE DIGEST
3.  BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST
4.  B & V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST
5.  JUGHEAD & ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST
6.  WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST
7.  LIFE WITH KEVIN (digital only)
8.  YOUR PAL ARCHIE
9.  DIE KITTY DIE (AstroComix/Chapterhouse)

-- plus he still has a boatload of Kickstarter commissions to draw for the last DKD campaign. You could say he's "kind of busy" ... Now granted, none of those titles are monthly, and only a few of them have more than 5 pages + cover that he's responsible for. But even so, over the last year or so he's drawn 240 pages of digest stories plus 48 covers, 4 issues of LIFE WITH KEVIN plus covers, and 8 issues of DIE KITTY DIE plus covers (and is still working on Summer and Winter Specials for DKD).

Okay, he's even busier than I thought. Dan Parent is also doing the cover and some interior pages for HARVEY HITS #4 (to be published by JoeBooks in August), so that's 10 titles. Not sure if Dan had any stories in the previous 3 issues (HARVEY HITS #1 ships next week).

(https://retailerservices.diamondcomics.com/Image/Resource/2/STL052043.jpg)


I didn't know he was doing interior pages but that rules!  I love this cover so much.  I told him his version of Hot Stuff is the best ever. 
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST 2017
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on June 01, 2017, 08:44:20 AM
The only character on that cover I don't recognize is the little girl with brown hair and a topknot wearing a purple swimsuit on a purple raft... actually, she looks a lot like Jellybean!

It's pretty obvious from his numerous parodies of them (DKD has more than a few) that Dan loves the Harvey Comics characters.
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST 2017
Post by: Fernando Ruiz on June 06, 2017, 02:32:20 AM
The only character on that cover I don't recognize is the little girl with brown hair and a topknot wearing a purple swimsuit on a purple raft...


That's Little Audrey.





Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST 2017
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on June 07, 2017, 01:21:55 AM
The only character on that cover I don't recognize is the little girl with brown hair and a topknot wearing a purple swimsuit on a purple raft...


That's Little Audrey.

I guess I should have figured that out by a process of elimination. On the other hand, Little Audrey's hair is normally colored more  of a reddish-brown, and her little bow is at the front, tying her upswept bangs. You have to admit it does look an awful lot like Jellybean as drawn by Dan.