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News and New Releases / ARCHIE COMICS FOR FEBRUARY 2017
November 19, 2016, 02:07:14 PM

The Black Hood #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 #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
ISBN-13: 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 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 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.


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
ISBN-13: 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's 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 & 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.


World of Archie Winter Annual #66
There's a whole world of Archie comics out there, and you can find some of the best and most hilarious winter-themed stories right here! Check out OVER 190 pages of fun, with a BRAND NEW LEAD STORY! In "Me, Myself and I," Reggie decides to write his memoir and enlists Betty to help him. When he realizes he doesn't have much to write about, he gets creative...very creative...

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


Sonic Super Special #14
The SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE is back and here to give you the world of Sonic the Hedgehog comics as you've never seen it before! Collecting the best in comic stories, special features and exclusive articles on the latest and greatest in the world of the Blue Blur! This is a title no true blue Sonic fan should be without!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: SEGA
On Sale Date: 2/22
128-page, full color comic
$9.99 U.S.


Sonic the Hedgehog #292
EVERYTHING CHANGES when SONIC and friends go down their "Branching Paths": The Shattered World Crisis is behind us, and the 25th Anniversary was well celebrated! So what's next for Sonic and his friends? That's up to them to decide! Sonic is racing around Westside Island on a mission—but for whom? And while Sonic's away, each of his friends make decisions that will plot the course of their lives. Don't miss out on the beginning of a whole new era of Sonic stories! Featuring cover art by Sonic comics veteran Tracy Yardley and a "Epic Movie Poster" variant by T. Rex!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, Gabriel Cassata and John Workman
Cover: Tracy Yardley & Elaina Unger
Variant Cover: T. Rex
On Sale Date: 2/22
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Sonic Universe #95
It's SONIC's SUPER TEAM, the "FREEDOM FIGHTERS": They've been Sonic's closest friends in the comics for years! Now it's their time to shine! Antoine takes the stage, traveling to his homeland to find some closure to his past. But he and Sonic find a new foe in the empty halls of Castle D'Coolette, and the beginning of a mystical new adventure! Featuring cover art by jammin' Jamal Peppers and a "Team Blast" variant by Lamar Wells!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Jim Amash, Matt Herms and Jack Morelli
Cover: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash & Matt Herms
Variant Cover: Lamar Wells, Jim Amash & Matt Herms
On Sale Date: 2/8
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.
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Announcements / FYI: Server Move
November 14, 2016, 03:45:23 PM
Just a quick heads up to everyone. I will be moving the site over to a new server late Wednesday into Thursday (probably around 12:30am EST Thursday morning). I am staying with the same host - the move is simply to take advantage of a newer version of the operating system (due to the way things work, upgrading directly to the new version can't be done easily short of rebuilding the entire VPS, which would result in longer downtime). The downtime should be less than 24 hours, though it will depend on how long it takes your ISP to detect the DNS changes. I will post here and put the site in maintenance mode before I start the move and post here again when things are finished.
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News and New Releases / ARCHIE COMICS FOR JANUARY 2017
October 26, 2016, 01:06:05 AM

Archie #16
Dilton Doiley, Riverdale's smartest kid, is in the spotlight—but Reggie Mantle has a vested interest in taking him out! Meanwhile, Cheryl Blossom plans her ultimate revenge against Veronica! Script: Mark Waid
Art: Joe Eisma, Andre Szymanowicz, Jack Morelli
Cover: Joe Eisma
Variant Covers: Marguerite Sauvage, Dean Trippe
On Sale Date: 1/18
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Jughead #121
It's JUGHEAD versus ALL OF RIVERDALE in a race to the finish!  A "video game go-kart race to the finish," that is.  BUT IT'S STILL EXCITING.  When Reggie convinces everyone to bet that the winner will be King For A Day and everyone has to do what he says, what could possibly go wrong? Well, "Reggie then winning that bet and being in charge of everyone" springs immediately to mind.   SPOILER ALERT: THAT IS TOTALLY A THING THAT HAPPENS!  This start of a new arc features the following: Pals! Conflict!  And making mistakes on the internet which no one NEVER EVER FORGETS!!
Script: Ryan North
Art: Derek Charm, Jack Morelli
Cover: Derek Charm
Variant Covers: Erin Hunting, Tula Lotay
On Sale Date: 1/11
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Reggie and Me #2
There are a set of unspoken rules when it comes to dealing with Reggie Mantle. Rules that, when broken, can easily get you on his bad side. Unfortunately for most of the people Reggie encounters, they don't know these rules. In fact, there's only one person that does—and it isn't a person at all, it's Reggie's devoted Dachshund, Vader. With half of Riverdale High School having committed the mortal sin of ditching a Mantle house party, Archie and Betty's attempts at interfering in Reggie's life, Midge actually pitying Reggie and a friendship request from someone very unexpected, Reggie and Vader are going to have to get a lot smarter about their schemes!

Script: Tom DeFalco
Art: Sandy Jarrell, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Sandy Jarrell with Kelly Fitzpatrick
Variant Covers: David Mack, Chip Zdarsky
On Sale Date:  1/11
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Riverdale #1 (One-Shot)
A MUST-HAVE ONE-SHOT—THE PERFECT PRIMER FOR THE CW's RIVERDALE SERIES!
Learn the secrets and hidden tales from the summer before the eternal love-triangle begins in this special issue, which features four short stories focusing on the major players and events in the Riverdale series. You dare not miss this special commemorative issue in advance of the upcoming ongoingRiverdale series, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Afterlife with Archie, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) and the writers of the CW's Riverdale series, with stunning art by Alitha Martinez (Black Panther)!

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Alitha Martinez
Cover: Alitha Martinez with Steve Downer
Variant Covers: Derek Charm, Adam Gorham, Robert Hack with Kelly Fitzpatrick, Sandra Lanz, Moritat, Dan Parent, Thomas Pitilli, Matthew Dow Smith, Cory Smith
Blank Sketch Cover Also Available
48-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.


Road To Riverdale (TR)
READ THE STORIES THAT INSPIRED THE NEW CW TV SERIES! In the past two years, the little town of Riverdale has changed in a number of amazing ways. The entire Archie universe has been given a fresh coat of paint and it's only getting bigger and better from here. Road to Riverdale presents to readers all of the first issues of each of our new series so far, including Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica, Josie and the Pussycats, and Reggie & Me, timed to the release of the brand new CW series Riverdale. This graphic novel features riveting stories and dazzling artwork from superstar writers and artists like Mark Waid, Adam Hughes, Marguerite Bennett, Fiona Staples, Chip Zdarsky and much more. You won't want to miss out on this one-of-a-kind collection that shines the spotlight on the New Riverdale, and serves as the ultimate guide for both new readers and long-time fans.

Script: Mark Waid, Chip Zdarsky, Adam Hughes, Marguerite Bennett & Cameron Deordio, Tom DeFalco
Art: Fiona Staples, Erica Henderson, Adam Hughes, Audrey Mok, Sandy Jarrell, Andre Szymanowicz, Jose Villarrubia, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
ISBN-13: 978-1-68255-972-7
$14.99/$16.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16" TR
144 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 1/11


Archie 75th Anniversary Digest #5
Betty and Veronica are about to set out on the winter adventure of a lifetime: they're heading out to Pickens Park to go... ice fishing?! Ok, maybe not Veronica's preferred way to spend a snowy Saturday. Find out what makes the cultured Miss Lodge change her mind and embrace some outdoor fun in "Fishing for Love!" the hilarious new lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 12/14
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.


Archie Comics Double Digest #275
Brand new story! The new game "Cosmo Go!" is all the rage and kids are running all over Riverdale trying to seize rare Cosmo characters to get the biggest prize of all—Cosmo himself!  Pop Tate sees the value in becoming a "COSMO STOP" and tries to get in on the success of the game, but through a mix up thanks to Archie, the Lodge mansion becomes a hot spot, and Mr .Lodge does not feel like playing! Find out what happens in "Cosmo Go!" the fun, new lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 1/4
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.


Archie's Funhouse Comics Annual #24
Brand new story! When Reggie manages to get out of a school charity drive, a little white lie escalates.  Reggie tells the gang he's on an elaborate trip in Rome, and now he has to fake it! When he gets spotted in Riverdale by one of the gang, how will Reggie get out of this mess he created? Find out in "When in Rome," the hilarious lead story to this comics annual, featuring even more pages of fun!

Script: Dan Parent
Art:  Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 1/18
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.


Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #250
Brand new story! The girls agree to be bridesmaids when one of their babysitters gets married. But how will they get past the horrific bridesmaids dresses they have to wear? Veronica will not grin and bear it... enter her cousin and fashion maven Harper Lodge! See it all unfold in "Here Come the Bridesmaids," the awesome new lead story to this JUMBO-sized comics digest!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 1/11
256-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.


Sonic Super Digest #19
Ready, steady, go!—it's Sonic Super Digest! Spin dash into some of Sonic's grandest adventures from the Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe and Sonic BoomTM comic series! Join Sonic and his pals, the Freedom Fighters, as they work together to protect the world from the evil Dr. Eggman! Dash into adventures that only Archie Comics and Sonic Super Digest can bring! Featuring awesome cover art by Jennifer Hernandez and story & art from the biggest names in Sonic comics history!

Script: Ian Flynn and various
Art: Various
Cover: Jennifer Hernandez, Gary Martin and Matt Herms
On Sale Date: 1/25
128-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.


Sonic The Hedgehog #291
SONIC and Tails head for ADVENTURE in "Genesis of a Hero" Part Four: Our celebration of the Blue Blur's 25th anniversary comes to a close with a look back to the most titanic turning point of the Classic Era!  Sonic and Tails have been diverted, trapped and attacked all across Angel Island by the mysterious native called "Knuckles!"  Now, deep in the heart of the island, they confront Dr. Eggman's latest minion in an all-out brawl! Featuring cover art by Sonic comics veteran Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante plus a "Sonic VS. Knuckles" variant by long-time Sonic comic colorist, Matt Herms!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, Gabriel Cassata, John Workman
Cover: Patrick Spaziante
Variant Cover: Matt Herms
On Sale Date: 1/25
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Sonic Universe #94
The PIRATE PLUNDERING reaches its peak in "Case of the Pirate Princess" Finale: The Chaotix Detective Agency's deep cover in the pirates' ranks may be too deep to escape!  In the heart of a long-lost temple, Cpt. Shellbreaker stands poised to find an ancient power.  Can the Chaotix finally rescue Princess Undina?  Can they rescue themselves?  Or will the Chaotix turning pirates be their saving grace?  It all comes to a head in this frantic finale! Featuring cover art and an "Excitement Under the Sea" variant by Mr. Sonic comics, Tracy Yardley!

Script: Aleah Baker & Ian Flynn
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Jim Amash, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Ben Hunzeker
Variant Cover: Tracy Yardley, Steve Downer
On Sale Date: 1/11
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.
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Feedback/Support / FYI: Shoutbox
September 27, 2016, 10:08:07 PM
Just in case anyone's wondering... No, we haven't lost shouts. I upgraded the forum to the latest version and something is causing the shoutbox to break. I'm looking into it and hope to have it fixed soon. All of the shouts are still there in the database.
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News and New Releases / ARCHIE COMICS FOR DECEMBER 2016
September 21, 2016, 01:06:21 PM
Lots more good stuff coming for December  8)


The Black Hood Season 2, #2
"The Nobody Murders, Part 2": Greg Hettinger, a.k.a. The Black Hood. thought he could run from the violence. But now he finds himself running across the country from a merciless assassin who calls himself The Nobody. Greg not only has to figure out the identity of his would-be killer, but also his connection to the original Black Hood—which means going to the one place Greg vowed he never visit again: home. Don't miss the high-octane action and high-stakes suspense that is season 2 of THE BLACK HOOD!

Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Greg Scott, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Cover: Greg Smallwood
Variant Cover: Michael Walsh
On Sale Date: 12/21
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Afterlife With Archie #12
"Betty: RIP" Part 7: All good things come to an end...and sometimes, good people come to...a grisly end. Instead of a honeymoon, Archie's organizing a burial... several burials, in fact. And before that, he must make two of the most difficult decisions he's ever made. Nothing—and we mean nothing—will be the same after this spine-tingling, jaw-dropping final chapter of our second arc! For TEEN+ Readers.

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Francesco Francavilla
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Variant Cover: Adam Gorham
On Sale Date: 12/28
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Archie #15
For a while after Veronica's departure, no woman was around who could wreck the Jughead/Archie bromance. We all knew that couldn't last forever, right? Meanwhile, the Veronica vs. Cheryl Blossom feud reaches its peak!

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Joe Eisma, Andre Szymanowicz, Jack Morelli
Cover: Joe Eisma
Variant Covers: Rafael Albuquerque, Chrissie Zullo
On Sale Date: 12/21
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Archie: New Riverdale Cover Book #1
Welcome to the New Riverdale! When we relaunched Archie, the first of our New Riverdale titles, we had an array of talented, high-profile comic artists comes along for the ride to give us their individual takes on the flagship character. That tradition continued with each subsequent issue. This collection showcases all of the beautiful cover art from Archie issues #1 - #12, from artists like Fiona Staples, Annie Wu, Veronica Fish, J. Scott Campbell, Francesco Francavilla, Chip Zdarsky, Jaime Hernandez, Marguerite Sauvage and many more!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
On Sale Date: 12/7
88-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.


Betty & Veronica: New Riverdale Cover Book #1
Betty & Veronica are world-famous BFFs and icons to many young women across the globe. It was only natural that we reached out to a bevy of comic legends when it came to relaunching these characters in the New Riverdale. This collection showcases all of the wonderful cover art from Betty and Veronica #s 1 – 3. Featuring comic greats like Adam Hughes, Stephanie Buscema, Rebekah Isaacs, David Mack, Allison Sohn, Rachel Stott, Bengal and many more!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
On Sale Date: 12/14
56-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.


Josie & The Pussycats #3
The next installment's got it all! Alexandra is BACK to wreak havoc on the Pussycats' beach party as Josie's romance with Alan M heats up! We've got lions, tigers, and jet skis (oh my!) as the Pussycats fight—for the right—to party!

Script: Marguerite Bennett, Cameron DeOrdio
Art: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Audrey Mok
Variant Covers: Wilfredo Torres, Dean Trippe
On Sale Date: 12/7
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Reggie & Me #1
There is no one more loved, revered, admired and adored in Riverdale than... Reggie Mantle? Well, at least Reggie doesn't think there's anyone as loved and admired as himself. And his best friend can back that idea up—his best friend, of course, being his dog, Vader. The unstoppable duo is known around town for pulling the funniest pranks, getting the hottest dates and throwing the best parties. And if anyone even dares to compete with them, there is going to be hell to pay. Come take a look at the life of your hero, the handsome, hilarious Reggie Mantle.

Script: Tom DeFalco
Art: Sandy Jarrell, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Sandy Jarrell with Kelly Fitzpatrick
Variant Covers: Ben Caldwell, Derek Charm, Ron Frenz with Elaina Unger, Robert Hack with Steve Downer, Ryan Jampole, Thomas Pitilli, Wilfredo Torres with Elaina Unger, Michael Walsh
Blank Sketch Cover
On Sale Date: 12/7
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Reggie's 80-page Giant Comic #1
Just in time for the all-new Reggie & Me #1, we've amassed this GIANT-SIZED collection of some of the best and most hilarious classic stories featuring the prince of pranks, the monarch of mischief, the stalwart stud himself—Reggie Mantle. It's a perfect introduction to the character for new fans and an ideal collection for classic Archie fans as well—and something to keep you laughing for days!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Bill Galvan, Rosario "Tito" Peña
On Sale Date: 12/14
80-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.


Archie 75th Anniversary Digest #4

Celebrate Archie's 75th anniversary in a special way with this commemorative digest! This issue is jam-packed some of the best stories featuring Archie, Betty and Veronica, 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: Harry Lucey
On Sale Date: 12/7
224-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.


Betty & Veronica Comics Double Digest #249
Betty and Veronica are about to set out on the winter adventure of a lifetime: they're heading out to Pickens Park to go... ice fishing?! Ok, maybe not Veronica's preferred way to spend a snowy Saturday. Find out what makes the cultured Miss Lodge change her mind and embrace some outdoor fun in "Fishing for Love!" the hilarious new lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 12/14
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.


B&V Friends Jumbo Comics Digest #252
What do Halloween decorations, winter, owls and an angry Mr. Lodge all have to do with one another? A lot—and you'll be shocked to know that none of it involves Archie! Piece together the wacky puzzle yourself by reading "Owl Be Seeing You!" the fun, new lead story to this JUMBO-SIZED comics digest!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario "Tito" Peña
On Sale Date: 12/7
256-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.


Jughead & Archie Winter Annaul #24
Archie and Jughead get saddled with taking care of Jughead's little sister Jellybean for the day. When they decide to take part in some outdoor winter fun, it turns out that Jellybean has her own ideas of fun... and it doesn't involve skiing or sledding! Find out what Jellybean's got in store for them in "Oh, Brother...or Sister!" the fun new lead story to this winter annual featuring even more pages of winter wonder!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 12/21
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.


Sonic Boom Vol. 2: Boom Shaka-laka (TR)
BOOM SHAKA-LAKA! Brace yourself for the SONIC BOOM! The hit multimedia Sonic experience comes to you in the action-packed, laugh-a-minute comic book series! Sonic and his friends Tails, Amy, Knuckles and Sticks find themselves caught up in more zany adventures! Dr. Eggman has a problem – how can the evil doctor betray the trust of the villagers when they don't trust him to begin with? The mad mechanic pulls out all the stops to woo the wary would-be victims, but he gets more than he counted for when Sonic and his pals decide to become his staff! Then it's off to the races as Dr. Eggman goads Sonic into competing in a go-kart race! Sonic puts the pedal to the metal in this thrilling volume of Sonic BoomTM! SONIC BOOMTM Vol. 2: BOOM SHAKA-LAKA collects SONIC BOOMTM #5-7 and #11 plus bonus features!

Script: Ian Flynn, Bill Freiberger, Sam Sandak Freiberger
Art: Steven Butler, Jennifer Hernandez, Ryan Jampole, Diana Skelly, Rick Bryant, Matt Herms & Jack Morelli
Cover: Tracy Yardley, Rick Bryant & Matt Herms
ISBN-13: 978-1-62738-994-5
$12.99/$14.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16" TR
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 12/14


Sonic The Hedgehog #290
The Super Sonic Warrior returns in "Genesis of a Hero" Part Three: The 25th anniversary celebration continues with another blast to the past! Which is also to the future, and the past, and back again! When Sonic goes to see the annual return of Little Planet, he's surprised to find it chained to a mountain! Join us for the exciting adventures of Sonic CD! Featuring cover art by the legendary Patrick Spaziante plus a "Cosmic Eternity" variant by Mr. Sonic comics himself, Tracy Yardley!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, Gabriel Cassata & John Workman
Cover: Patrick Spaziante
Variant Cover: Tracy Yardley
On Sale Date: 12/28
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S


Sonic Universe #93
The quirky trio of detectives return in "The Case of the Pirate Princess" Part Three: Say it ain't so – have the Chaotix gone full pirate?! Tensions run high as loyalties are tested and pasts are explored. And as the crew reaches their destination, will it be treasure they find – or something more sinister? Featuring cover art by Sonic comics extraordinaire Tracy Yardley and a "One for All" variant by super-talent Jennifer Hernandez!

Script: Ian Flynn and Aleah Baker
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Jim Amash, Matt Herms & Jack Morelli
Cover: Tracy Yardley & Ben Hunzeker
Variant Cover: Jennifer Hernandez, Gary Martin & Aleah Baker
On Sale Date: 12/14
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


World of Archie Comics Digest #65
Mr. Lodge slipped up by asking Archie to shovel his driveway—and we mean that literally! With Mr. Lodge laid up with a bum leg, Archie and the gang decide to do their best to cheer him up. Of course, that's the last thing Mr. Lodge needs... but how will he get away from them? Find out in "The Slip-Up!" the hilarious new lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 12/28
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.



#teambetty and #teamveronica T-Shirts and Lanyards
Ripped right from the pages of the ALL-NEW BETTY & VERONICA by the legendary ADAM HUGHES... which side are you on? Show your #TeamBetty or #TeamVeronica pride with these awesome red and blue t-shirts and lanyards. Available for men and women, sizes SM – XXL.
On Sale Date: 12/7
Shirts: $21.99 U.S.
Lanyards: $4.99 U.S.
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Archie #14
Once, Veronica Lodge was the Princess of Riverdale, flowers strewn at her feet everywhere she walked. Now she's a just regular student at a private school full of Mean Girls who've made her their Betty, led by their Queen Bee, the alluring and diabolical Cheryl Blossom.

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Joe Eisma, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli
Cover: Joe Eisma
Variant Covers: Derek Charm, Alitha Martinez
On Sale Date: 11/16
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Archie Vol. 2
The all-new ARCHIE adventure continues! Superstar writer Mark Waid teams up with rising star artist Veronica Fish to bring a modern take to the legendary Riverdale cast of characters. The elusive, rich Veronica Lodge has taken Riverdale by storm—and it's caused everyone to take sides, with Archie Andrews stuck in the middle of it all. Relive all the drama, all the romance and all the beautiful art and storytelling once more in this graphic novel that collects ARCHIE #s 7-12. Welcome to the New Riverdale.

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Veronica Fish, Thomas Pitilli, Ryan Jampole, Jack Morelli, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn
Cover: Veronica Fish
ISBN-13: 978-1-62738-798-9
$19.99/$21.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16" TR
176 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/30


Jughead #11
In our last issue, a disastrous date causes Sabrina to curse Jughead and take her revenge! Guess what? In this issue, this is still a thing! The mysterious Sabrina reveals what her ENTIRE DEAL is! And let's say the not-at-all mysterious Jughead reveals something too! (It's whether or not he still likes burgers) (he does) Conflict! Burgers! Jokes! All mixed together in a recipe so delightful that we could only call it... "Conflict Burger Jokes #1"!! Never mind, I just got word we're calling it "JUGHEAD #11"; that works too.

Script: Ryan North
Art: Derek Charm, Jack Morelli
Cover: Derek Charm
Variant Covers: Joe Eisma, David Williams
On Sale Date: 11/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Sabrina #8
"WITCH-WAR" Part Two (of Six): "A Serpent's Tooth": Edward Spellman, trapped in Harvey's body, has been reunited with Madame Satan, who is finally realizing her grand plan of revenge. But Edward has his own dark agenda, and with Sabrina cut off from her aunts, the Spellman ladies are more vulnerable than ever as Round Two of the "Witch-War" commences!!

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Robert Hack, Jack Morelli
Cover: Robert Hack
Variant Cover: Matthew Southworth
On Sale Date: 11/23
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #274
With the pressure on to get holiday shopping done, Archie and Jughead wonder if there isn't a better way to get into the spirit of the season, especially if getting to the mall first requires moving mountains of snow! Might these two philosophers manage to spread goodwill without losing a dime... or will they be forced to spend in order to celebrate? Find out in "As in Olden Days," the fun, festive new lead story to this JUMBO-SIZED comics digest!

Script: James Gartler
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 11/16
256-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.


Archie's Funhouse Christmas Annual #23
Pop Tate is anticipating a Christmas rush in his Chocklit Shoppe thanks to his newest idea: fresh, homemade apple pies. He enlists the help of neighborhood kids to work during the holidays. Fortunately, Archie is in need of some spending cash. Unfortunately, so is Jughead. Can the Burgermeister of Riverdale resist the temptation of being surrounded by delicious baked goods long enough for Pop's to make all of his sales? Find out in "My Deer Archie" the fun and festive new lead story to this Christmas Annual, featuring even more pages of holiday humor!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 11/30
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.


Sonic The Hedgehog #289
The SUPER DUPER DUO of SONIC and TAILS unite in "Genesis of a Hero" Part Two: The 25th Anniversary celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog continues in this retro-action adventure! Sonic has chased Dr. Eggman clear across Westside Island, and now into the skies! Can Sonic and Tails survive a head-on assault of the Wing Fortress? And what sinister secrets lurk beyond the clouds? Featuring cover art by veteran Sonic comic artist Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante and a "High Flying Variant" by jammin' Jamal Peppers!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, John Workman, Gabriel Cassata
Cover: Patrick Spaziante
Variant Cover: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash, Matt Herms
On Sale Date: 11/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Sonic The Hedgehog Vol. 4: Control (TR)
BIG CHANGES are coming for SONIC in "CONTROL" When night falls, things get a little hairy! The corrupting energies of Dark Gaia have infected our heroic hedgehog, transforming him into the fearsome Werehog! With his newfound rage and strength unchecked, it's up to his old buddies Mighty and Ray to tame the savage beast! The adventures never end in this all-new thrilling installment in the Sonic graphic novel series! SONIC THE HEDGEHOG VOL. 4: CONTROL collects SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #264-267.

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tyson Hesse, Jamal Peppers, Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman, Gabriel Cassata
Cover: Patrick Spaziante
ISBN-13: 978-1-62738-955-6
$12.99/$14.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16" TR
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/23


Sonic Universe #92
ENTER the DEPTHS of DANGER in "The Case of the Pirate Princess" Part Two: The Chaotix have tracked down the princess of Meropis and the pirates that kidnapped her – but now they're prisoners as well! And Vector's daring plan to escape... is to join them?! It's mysteries and revelations galore as the Chaotix hit the high seas! Featuring cover art by Sonic comics veteran Tracy Yardley and a "Shinobi" variant by monster-talent T-Rex!

Script: Aleah Baker & Ian Flynn
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, Matt Herms
Cover: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Ben Hunzeker
Variant Cover: T. Rex
On Sale Date: 11/16
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


World of Archie Comics Digest #64
When Reggie "gifts" Archie with a snow spinner, will Archie and the gang have a blast in the snow, or will someone end up limping home—and most importantly, will Betty still have a date for the holiday dance at the end? Find out in "Spinner Winner!" the hilarious new lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Tom DeFalco
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 11/23
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.
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Lots of good stuff coming in the fall :)


The Black Hood #1: Season 2
The acclaimed crime comic returns with an all-new #1 issue—a perfect jumping-on point for new readers. "The Nobody Murders, Part 1": The Black Hood is no more. Sure, there are rumors that the former cop known as Greg Hettinger is still out there, blending in with the homeless population—and emerging only to stop a violent attack before vanishing again. But the ruthless assassin known as The Nobody considers the Black Hood a loose end, and he's willing to slaughter dozens to flush him out. How high must the body count rise before Greg steps forward to face an opponent he can't possibly beat? Dive into the book UPROXX calls "Highly recommended" and THE MIAMI HERALD regards as "Noir fiction fans will surely dig," as a new season of THE BLACK HOOD kicks off from the killer creative team of Swierczynski and Scott!

Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Greg Scott
Cover: Greg Smallwood
Variant Cover: Michael Walsh
On Sale Date: 9/21
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


The Shield #3
"Daughter of the Revolution, Part 3" Captured by Walter Chase, the Shield is made a surprising offer—an invitation to join his government organization, protecting the country as she was born to do. But as her new missions take her well beyond national borders, the truth slowly dawns and the Shield must face the ultimate question: does she serve the United States of America... or its people?

Script: Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig
Art: Drew Johnson, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Cover: David Williams
Variant Cover: Joe Eisma, Ron Salas, Wilfredo Torres
On Sale Date: 10/12
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Josie and The Pussycats #1
GRAB THE LATEST, SUREFIRE TOP-OF-THE-CHARTS NEW RIVERDALE SERIES!

Friends, countrymen, lend me your long tails and ears for hats—the Pussycats are back! In this series kick-off, Josie's getting the band together to help achieve her dreams of musical stardom. But for the group to last, it needs a strong foundation of friendship and trust. Can the girls get going, or will Alexandra's plotting put a stop to the whole thing? Don't miss comics' supreme songstresses' return to the limelight in this exciting first issue!

Script: Marguerite Bennett and Cameron Deordio
Art: Audrey Mok
Cover: Audrey Mok
Variant Covers: Derek Charm, Colleen Coover, Veronica Fish, Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack with Steve Downer, Gisele Lagace with Shouri, Alitha Martinez with Kelly Fitzpatrick, Marguerite Sauvage, Blank Sketch
On Sale Date: 9/28
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Archie #12
THE END OF AN ERA FOR RIVERDALE'S POWER COUPLE! The romantic rivalries and not-so-friendly competitions in Riverdale will finally come to an end as newly-crowned queen of Riverdale Veronica Lodge is sent packing once and for all! What does this mean for Archie? You won't want to miss this one!

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Veronica Fish, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli
Cover: Veronica Fish
Variant Cover: Bilquis Evely, Marguerite Sauvage
On Sale Date: 9/21
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Sabrina #7
"WITCH-WAR" Part One (of Six): "The Revenants": Sabrina's father, Edward Spellman, is back from the dead, inhabiting the body of the newly resurrected Harvey Kinkle! Sabrina, believing the love of her high school life is back, arranges for a romantic rendezvous—but neither Hilda nor Zelda want that reunion to take place and are willing to start a witch-war to keep them apart! Meanwhile, the diabolical Madam Satan reveals her true plans for the Spellman family... You dare not miss the last page of this masterpiece of the macabre!

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Robert Hack, Jack Morelli
Cover: Robert Hack
Variant Cover: Moritat
On Sale Date: 9/21
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Archie Comics Double Digest #272
The spooky season is here again, and the gang is ready to throw an unforgettable Halloween kids charity event—and what better place to host a haunted house party than at the Lodge mansion? But once the kids' party is over, it's time for the real Halloween fun to begin! But what happens when the teens start experiencing some spooky occurrences that they don't remember coordinating for the event? See who can brave this haunted house adventure in "Giving up the Ghost," the frighteningly fun brand new lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Jim Amash, Jack MorelliCover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario "Tito" Peña
On Sale Date: 9/21
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.


Archie 1000 Page Comics Spree! (TR)
Get ready for a MARATHON of the best and brightest stories Archie Comics has to offer! In this edition of the ARCHIE 1000 PAGE COMICS series, get ready for hours of fun, laughter and entertainment with Archie & his pals 'n' gals! You'll enjoy this SPREE of super entertaining stories! Everything's Archie in the largest Archie collection series EVER—offered at an incredible value price!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario "Tito" Peña
ISBN=13: 978-1-68255-996-3
$14.99/$15.99CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16 " TR
1000 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/5


The Best of Archie Comics Book 1 Deluxe Edition (HC)
The Best of Archie Comics Vol. 1! Featuring over 50 iconic, hand-picked Archie stories from Archie's 75-year history, this book is a sure thing for both die-hard Archie fans and those new to Riverdale!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover:
ISBN-13: 978-1-61988-955-2
$19.99/$21.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16 " TR
416 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/5


Betty and Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #47
Coloring isn't just for kids anymore! When Mr. Lodge inadvertently starts a coloring book craze in Riverdale, everyone is spending their time doing the relaxing hobby. But when Betty, Veronica and Archie are involved—can it really be that calm and relaxing? Find out in "The Coloring Craze," the hilarious lead story to this JUMBO-SIZED comics digest!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 9/28
256-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.


B&V Friends Halloween Annual #251
When Betty makes her own stunning costume for the Riverdale High Halloween dance, Veronica's sure that her BFF is going to win the costume contest—and she's not about to let that happen! Can Veronica get the best costume that money can buy and win the contest away from Betty, or will she just end up getting the shaft? Find out in "The Costume Calamity," the fun lead story to this Halloween-themed comics annual!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 10/5
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.


Sonic The Hedgehog #287
SONIC BATTLES at the CENTER of the PLANET in "Panic in the Sky" Part Four: This is it—the cataclysmic clash and ferocious finale to the Shattered World Saga! Super Sonic leads Chip into battle against the dreaded Dark Gaia with the Freedom Fighters at ground zero! With the fate of the world at stake, who will actually be able to make it home? Featuring the fourth of four EPIC connecting covers by mega-talent Dan Schoening and a "Super" variant by full-time editor, first-time cover artist Vincent Lovallo!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Diana Skelly, Terry Austin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata
Cover: Dan Schoening and Luis Delgado
Variant Cover: Vincent Lovallo
On Sale Date: 10/12
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Sonic Universe #90
The fate of Angel Island is revealed in"Shattered" Part Four: Time is running out for Knuckles and Amy! The vile wizard Walter Naugus has made his big move, which means certain doom for our heroes! And as the Shattered World Crisis comes to an end, Angel Island begins to fall! Can Red and Rose snatch victory at the last second? Featuring cover artwork by the legendary Tracy Yardley and an "and Knuckles" variant by the exceptional Evan Stanley!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover: Tracy Yardley & Matt Herms
Variant Cover: Evan Stanley, Gary Martin & Matt Herms
On Sale Date: 9/28
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


World of Archie Comics Jumbo Digest #63
Archie and Chuck are decorating Chuck's house for Halloween with the cutest decorations in all of Riverdale... wait a minute, cutest?! Halloween is supposed to be about spooky decorations and thrills behind every corner! Archie and Chuck set to take back Halloween as the scariest holiday of them all—with a little help from a bewitching friend. Will Archie, Chuck and Sabrina be able to successfully mark the first feast of the witching year, or is Halloween doomed to be boring? Find out in "The Fright Side," the fun new lead story, filled with double the tricks and treats, in this JUMBO comics digest!

Script: J. Torres
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Jack Morelli
Cover:
Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario "Tito" Peña
On Sale Date: 10/12
256-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.


Afterlife With Archie: Season 2 (HCF 2016)
Kick off Halloween with the smash horror hit! It's been weeks since Archie and his friends left Riverdale. Now, they are wandering the deserted highways of America, one step ahead of the ever-pursuing vicious zombie horde. When they decide to set down roots to observe their first post-apocalypse Thanksgiving, Mr. Lodge leads a team into the forests of Pennsylvania to find dinner, but the hunters soon become the hunted, and not all of the gang will make it out of the woods alive. For TEEN+ readers.

(W) Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (A/CA) Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli
32-page, black & white comic


Archie's Madhouse (HCF 2016 Mini Comic)
IT'S A MAAAAADHOUSE! Archie is proud to present an assortment of shenanigans from Archie's Madhouse -- a series of wild and wacky tales that are sure to leave you laughing and going crazy for more!

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Dan Parent
12-page, full color comic
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Lots of good stuff coming out in August.


Afterlife With Archie #10

BETTY: RIP Pt. 5, "Interlude with the Pussycats" Before the end of the world began, a female pop trio was setting charts on fire. But in a world of TMZ and paparazzi-driven media, somehow these women kept their private lives a secret from everyone—until now. A full-access interview promises to show the tragic and terrifying origin story of Josie and the Pussycats. For TEEN+ Readers.

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli
Afterlife with Archie #10 CVR A Reg: Francesco Francavilla
Afterlife with Archie #10 CVR B Variant: Jim Balent
On Sale Date: 8/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Archie #11

Archie and Jughead have been playing their instruments in Archie's garage for a while, but now it's finally time for them to take their talents elsewhere. Veronica suggests that the two form a band—assuming, of course, that she gets to be their lead singer. This bothers Betty, since music was a deep connection that she had always shared with Archie—so she'll just have to form her own rival band. Now it's #TeamArchie vs. #TeamBetty in a battle of the bands that has the whole school picking sides!

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Veronica Fish, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli
Archie #11 CVR A Reg: Veronica Fish
Archie #11 CVR B Variant: Sanya Anwar
Archie #11 CVRC Variant: Thomas Pitilli
On Sale Date: 8/24
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Betty & Veronica #2

The latest hit New Riverdale series continues to defy expectations with some major surprises: including besties turning into enemies! The battle no one expected hits its peak as Betty and Veronica declare all-out war on each other! It's a battle of benefits as Betty tries to raise money to save Pop's, while Ronnie's staging her own competing fundraisers in move destroy Betty's efforts. All bets are off as the girls go from best pals to cutthroat competitors. You've never seen a car wash like this! Will the two icons find their way back to friendship, or is this the end of one of the longest-running partnerships in history?

Script: Adam Hughes
Art: Adam Hughes
Betty & Veronica #2 CVR A Reg: Adam Hughes
Betty & Veronica #2 CVR B Variant: David Mack
Betty & Veronica #2 CVR C Variant: Allison Sohn
Betty & Veronica #2 CVR D Variant: Rachel Stott
Betty & Veronica #2 CVR E Variant: Kevin Wada
On Sale Date: 9/14
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Jughead #9

(It's kind of like a) BRAND NEW #1... except it's issue #9! SABRINA makes her debut in the NEW RIVERDALE and things are about to get INSANE! New story!  New arc!  New creative team! Pop Tate's has a new mascot: it's a lady in a burger costume with a giant burger for a head!  And she never takes off that giant burger head!  And she and Jughead really hit it off, probably for that very reason! But is it possible Burger Lady is MORE than she appears? Find out what happens when Jughead meets a burger he REALLY likes—and a POWERFUL and unexpected new force in Riverdale is revealed!! P.S.: that powerful and unexpected new force is SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH!  SHE'S the Burger Lady!

Script: Ryan North
Art: Derek Charm
Jughead #9 CVR A Reg: Derek Charm
Jughead #9 CVR B Variant: Veronica Fish
Jughead #9 CVR C Variant: Audrey Mok
On Sale Date: 9/7
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Archie's Funhouse Jumbo Comics Digest #22

Archie wants to do something special for Betty's birthday, so he decides to bake a cake—unfortunately, Archie's never actually tried to bake a cake before! But how hard can it be? With his good pal Jughead by his side, he should be able to accomplish anything he sets his mind to. Providing, of course, that Jughead doesn't eat everything before he even gets a chance to start baking! Will Archie give Betty the best birthday gift ever? Or is this plan a cake mistake? Find out in "Caketastrophe," the fun lead story to this JUMBO-sized comics digest!

Script: Francis Bonnet
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario "Tito" Peña
On Sale Date: 9/14
256-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.


Betty & Veronica Comics Double Digest #246

Pop is hosting his very own lip sync battle at the Chocklit Shoppe and everyone in Riverdale is invited to compete! All it takes is a little skill and a great memory to get all the lyrics right... right? When it comes to competition, Veronica plays to win. She's going to put on a full performance with props, sound equipment, costumes, lighting and more. But can showmanship win out over talent in the end? Find out in "Lip Sync Rattled," the hilarious lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario "Tito" Peña
On Sale Date: 8/24
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.


Jughead and Archie Comics Annual #22

When Reggie impresses Veronica with skilled tricks on his new hoverboard, Archie is determined to learn some moves of his own. Unfortunately, a klutz like Archie lacks the balance to make it work! That is until he notices a new invention of Dilton's that may be the answer to his problems—can Archie pull of some cool 360s, or will he end up flat on his face? Find out in "Shoe Me What You Can Do," the brand new story to this comics annual, featuring even more pages of fun!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario "Tito" Peña
On Sale Date: 8/17
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.


Sonic Super Digest #17

Get ready for supersonic action & adventure—it's Sonic Super Digest! Don't miss all the fun and excitement you love in stories from the Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe and Sonic BoomTM comic series! Sonic and his friends embark on daring quests, face epic challenges and run rings around the evil Dr. Eggman! Dash into adventures that only Archie Comics and Sonic Super Digest can bring! Featuring awesome cover art by SEGA and story & art from the biggest names in Sonic comics history!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: SEGA
On Sale Date: 9/6
128-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.


Sonic Boom Vol. 1: The Big Boom (TR)

Here comes the BOOM! Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends are back and ready to do battle with the evil DR. EGGMAN! This ground-breaking new branch of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise puts a different "spin" on all your favorite heroes and villains—plus brand new faces and hilarious stories chock-full of action. Written by bestselling Sonic comic scribe Ian Flynn, and based on the hit TV series! Sonic and his friends Tails, Amy, Knuckles and new member Sticks, must come together as a team to explore a new world full of comedy and adventure. SONIC BOOM Vol. 1 collects Sonic Boom #1-4.

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Evan Stanley, Ryan Jampole, Jennifer Hernandez, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover: Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante
ISBN-13: 978-1-62738-983-9
$12.99/$14.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16" TR
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 9/7


Sonic The Hedgehog #285

The suspense builds for Sonic in "Panic in the Sky" Part Two: Sonic and the Freedom Fighters have faced a crushing defeat at the hands of Dr. Eggman and his entire evil Eggman Empire!  Now it becomes a race against time to get back in the fight and save the day!  But when Dr. Eggman uses Chip and the power of the Chaos Emeralds, are our heroes already too late? Featuring the second of four connecting covers by comics pro Dan Schoening plus a "Gaia Colossus" variant by the excellent Evan Stanley!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Diana Skelly, Terry Austin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata
Sonic the Hedgehog #285 CVR A Reg: Dan Schoening and Luis Delgado
Sonic the Hedgehog #285 CVR B Variant: Evan Stanley
On Sale Date: 8/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Sonic the Hedgehog #286

"Panic in the Sky" Part Three: The finale to the "Shattered World Saga" is reaching a fevered pitch!  Sonic battles Dr. Eggman in a desperate bid to rescue Chip!  The Freedom Fighters invade Eggman's refinery against impossible odds!  Rotor flies the Sky Patrol into a no-win battle with the Death Egg!  And it only gets more nuts from there! Featuring the third of four connecting covers by comics pro Dan Schoening plus an "Egg Dragoon" variant by Mr. Sonic comics, Tracy Yardley!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Diana Skelly, Terry Austin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata
Sonic the Hedgehog #286 CVR A Reg: Dan Schoening and Luis Delgado
Sonic the Hedgehog #286 CVR B Variant: Tracy Yardley
On Sale Date: 9/14
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Sonic Universe #89

Knuckles is about to crack in "Shattered" Part Three: Time is running out for Amy, Knuckles and all of Angel Island!  As our heroes fight for their lives, the evil wizard Walter Naugus inches closer to completing the Master Emerald and regaining his full power! Can the gang pull through to stop the wacky warlock? Featuring cover art by Sonic comics veteran, Tracy Yardley and an "& Knuckles" variant by jamming Ryan Jampole!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #89 CVR A Reg: Tracy Yardley & Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #89 CVR B Variant: Ryan Jampole
On Sale Date: 8/31
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


World of Archie Comics Annual #62

Archie, along with his furry friend Vegas and brainy buddy Dilton, are visiting Denny—a young, shy boy who Dilton has worked with to create his own website. Meanwhile, Vegas helps some shy, young friends of his own when he encounters some abandoned puppies left under a garbage dumpster in a rain storm. Can he find safety for these pups? How can Denny help? Find out in "Happiness is a Wagging Tail!" the heart-warming lead story to this comics annual!

Script: Alex Simmons
Art: Rex Lindsey
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario "Tito" Peña
On Sale Date: 9/7
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.
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All About Archie / Dan vs Fernando
April 30, 2016, 10:21:28 PM
Stole this from Dan Parent on Facebook...

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News and New Releases / ARCHIE COMICS FOR JULY 2016
April 19, 2016, 12:49:29 PM

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 glowing reviews? 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 Jumbo Comics Digest #250
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.


The 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
ISBN-13: 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
ISBN-13: 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


Sonic the Hedgehog #284
SONIC and friends get into some BIG TROUBLE in "Panic in the Sky" Part One: Sonic's Freedom Fighters are finally ready to restore the planet! Unless, of course, someone does even more damage! Cue: the evil Dr. Eggman (of course)! He has a plan of his own and strikes first! The mad doctor launches a multi-pronged assault that will leave you speechless-everything has been building up to this moment! The final chapter to the Shattered World Saga begins here! Featuring the first of four EPIC connecting covers by mega-talent Dan Schoening and an "Evil Win" variant by the wonderful Lamar Wells!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Diana Skelly, Terry Austin, John Workman & Gabriel Cassata
Sonic the Hedgehog #284 CVR A Reg: Dan Schoening & Luis Antonio Delgado
Sonic the Hedgehog #284 CVR B Variant: Lamar Wells, Rick Bryant & Matt Herms
On Sale Date: 7/27
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Sonic Universe #88
Tougher than leather, it's Knuckles in "Shattered" Part Two: The mysteries deepen and the suspense builds! Amy and Rouge fight for their lives! Omega is out of commission! And Knuckles is lead deep into the heart of the Hidden Palace Zone by the mysterious Nixus! But is this strange newcomer everything he seems to be? Featuring cover art by Sonic comics legend Tracy Yardley and an "& Knuckles" variant by the delightful Diana Skelly!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #88 CVR A Reg: Tracy Yardley and Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #88 CVR B Variant: Diana Skelly, Rick Bryant and Elaina Unger
On Sale Date: 7/20
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


World of Archie Comics Digest #61
It's the last weekend of summer and Archie has every intention of making the most out of his final day of freedom before school starts! There's just one problem... The List! Archie's dad gave him a list of chores at the beginning of the summer that he swore would be done before school started. Well, he's out of summer and not a single chore has even been started, so Archie's not going anywhere until he clears that list! Will he complete his chores in time to still have some fun, or will his last day of vacation be a real summer bummer? Find out in "The Endless List of Summer!" the fun lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario "Tito" Peña
On Sale Date: 8/10
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.
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General Discussion / Estate Sale Stash
April 05, 2016, 03:30:03 PM
A few weeks ago I picked up around 100 or so various Archie comics for $35 through estate sale auction site ebth.com (based locally but they recently expanded nationally). They're not in the best of shape (some water damage, writing on the cover, torn covers in some cases, etc.), but they're still readable. Here's a complete list of what I got. I don't know how many are duplicates of ones I already have, but will go through the list and compare it to what I already have in a little while.

Archie: 145, 151, 162, 168, 169, 170, 182, 183, 185, 191, 192, 196, 212
Archie Giant Series: 190 (Archie's Christmas Stocking), 202 (World of Jughead)
Archie and Me: 18, 28, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41
Archie's Joke Book: 111, 113, 114, 115, 119, 124, 128, 135 (x2), 143, 177
Archie's Pals 'n' Gals: 55, 75
Archie's T.V. Laugh-Out: 9
Betty & Veronica: 127, 128, 134, 137, 139, 148, 153, 154, 168, 179, 183, 184
Betty and Me: 14
Captain Pureheart: 6
Josie: 18
Jughead: 144, 155 (x2), 167
Jughead's Jokes: 21
Laugh: 193, 197, 199, 219 (x2), 222, 224 (x2), 235, 259
Life with Archie: 51, 55, 59, 60 (x2), 63, 76, 86, 96, 103, 112
Mad House Ma-ad: 71
Pep: 191, 192, 201, 202, 207, 213, 220, 223, 224, 230, 247, 250, 304
Reggie and Me: 30
Reggie's "Wise Guy" Jokes: 2, 3, 4 (x2), 19
That Wilkin Boy: 2
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Announcements / We're back!
March 30, 2016, 03:01:23 PM
I'm happy to report that the forum is finally back online after nearly a week. Unfortunately, all posts and other data was lost due to a series of hardware failures and no backups (the host claimed to do nightly backups but for whatever reason that option was never enabled on the server).

Everything should be pretty much the way it was, although the gallery will be returning later (I've opted to go to a more integrated gallery option this time rather than using an external system as we had before), and I haven't yet decided if I'm going to put a wiki back up since it wasn't used much to begin with.

Please let me know if you run into any problems or have any questions. Have fun!