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Archie Comics Showcases February 11th, 2015 Releases

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Archie 664 HeaderArchie Comics is moving closer to some of their bigger releases of the year, but that doesn’t mean ignoring what they’re putting out before then. This week sees a pretty fun range of old and new titles from the company with some smartly fun parodies for the latest issue of Archie Comics as well as some Valentine’s fun on the digital front for fans of Reggie with what he gets as the Casanova of Riverdale. This week also sees more jumbo collections coming out as well as a pair of new Sonic the Hedgehog titles that continue to do very well for the company. Check out the full range of solicits below and their covers with variants where they have them.

ARCHIE #664

Archie in “Game of Phones”: Winter is coming… a ten-year long winter—which means ten years of school WITHOUT summer vacation! In a world of many kingdoms, the noble Archie Starch lives with his family and his pal Snowhead in the Kingdom of Riveros. Meanwhile, in the Kingdom of Lodgister, the wealthy princess Veronica Lodgister’s greatest desire is to be this year’s Prom Queen. Her main rival for the throne is a new girl in school, Princess Betty Cooparian. In yet another kingdom dwell the Braggians, with the pompous, sneaky Prince Reggie who is determined to do whatever it takes to become Prom King—even if that means faking his way to the top. Archie is ready to call his bluff and challenges him to a battle of the kingdoms on the Riveros High Football field. Which Kingdom will preside over all?

Script: Angelo DeCesare
Art: Fernando Ruiz
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Cover: Ben Caldwell
On Sale Date: 2/11
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #269

The contestants are BRAWLIN’ and the SAGA continues in “Champions” Part Two! The fighting tournament for the Chaos Emerald is in full swing! Tails vs. Honey! Espio vs. Bean! Knuckles vs. Bark! But it’s a sure bet that if a competition’s going down, something’s fixed with thugs like Breezie and Nack involved. Sonic will need some inside info—and he finds it from some surprisingly familiar faces! Featuring new cover art from Jammin’ Jamal Peppers and a Wrestling Entertainment Variant cover by the indomitable T.REX!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Diana Skelly, Terry Austin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata
Cover: Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin and Gabriel Cassata
Wrestling Entertainment Variant Cover: T.REX
On Sale Date: 2/11
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #258

It’s winter time and the happiest day of the year has descended upon Riverdale… the day where all of the kids rejoice and the adults wish they were kids again, a day perfect for both students and teachers—if you haven’t guessed it yet: it’s a snow day! See how the teens commemorate this surprise holiday in “Snow-kay By Me” the fun lead story to this comics digest!

Script: J. Torres
Art: Fernando Ruiz
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 2/11
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE COMICS SPECTACULAR: FOOD FIGHT! (TR)

Jughead’s not the only one with an enormous appetite in this special edition of Archie Comics Spectacular! Chow down with 128 pages of hand-picked, favorite food-themed stories about Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica and friends presented in high-quality, bright white paper with a cardstock cover!

Script: Various
Art: Various
978-1-61988-974-3
$5.99/$6.99CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16”
TR
128 pp, Full Color
On Sale Date: 2/11

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BEST OF SONIC THE HEDGEHOG COMICS ULTIMATE COLLECTION (TR)

Continuing the tradition of the TOP SELLING Best of Archie series, ARCHIE’S FAVORITE COMICS FROM THE VAULT takes readers into a world of laughter and discovery with full-color story gems that haven’t been seen for years in any of our publications! This title reveals a special treasure trove of over 400 pages of classic hand-selected Archie Comics stories and is designed for both kids and adults to discover and enjoy together. This collection is a must-have for all ages!

Script: Various
Art: Various
978-1-61988-975-0
$9.99/$10.99CAN 5
¼ x 7 ½” TR 416 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 2/4

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JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #10

Mr. Weatherbee and Jughead come to a battle of the taste buds when the Bee accuses Jughead of having an unrefined palate. What starts as a discussion of culinary choices turns into a race around Riverdale to see who can eat the most! It’s MEN VS. FOOD in “The Feast and the Furious.” Then, a class trip to the local petting zoo is a bust when the biggest bear in Riverdale is hibernating for the season. To make matters worse—the snack bar is closed, too! See how the teens will handle this abomination when left to their own devices. It’s MEN VS. WILD in “The Snack Attack!” Enjoy both of these fun new stories and more classic comics fun in this jumbo-sized comics digest!

Script: Alex Simmons
Art: Fernando Ruiz
Cover: Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 2/11
288-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.
First Looks for Digital Exclusives February 13th, 2015

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REGGIE: RIVERDALE CASANOVA

To say that Reggie has a way with the ladies is not entirely false—he has a way of making them angry! The Clown Prince of Riverdale High brings the ego in this 50-page sampling of Reggie’s dating ‘skills’. Will he learn from constant rejection and become a real catch? Maybe someday—for now, though, we’ll have to watch him crash and burn!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent & Dan DeCarlo
Digital Exclusive
On Sale Date: 2/13
50-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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