[Solicitations] Archie Comics – May 2018

Archie Comics

PopCultHQ looks at all of the comics and trades
releasing from Archie Comics in May 2018…

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May 2018 Solicits

ARCHIE HORROR

VAMPIRONICA #3

Script: Greg and Megan Smallwood
Art: Greg Smallwood,
Jack Morelli

Cover: Greg Smallwood
Variant Covers: Francesco Francavilla, Audrey Mok

On Sale Date: 6/6
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

NEW ONGOING SERIES!

You can’t go home again… or can you? Veronica’s search for answers leads to a deadly confrontation at Lodge Mansion.

VARIANT COVERS


DARK CIRCLE COMICS

THE BLACK HOOD VOL. 2 (TR)

Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Michael Gaydos, Robert Hack, Greg Scott, Rick Burchett, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Rachel Deering
Cover: Greg Smallwood

978-1-62738-890-0
$14.99 US/$16.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16” TR
136 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 5/23

After the soul-crushing events of BULLET’S KISS, disfigured cop Greg Hettinger leaves Philly for Southern California, but a plane ride can’t separate Greg from his troubles. THE BLACK HOOD, VOL. 2 collects THE BLACK HOOD ongoing series issues #7-11.


ARCHIE COMICS

ARCHIE #31

Script: Mark Waid, Ian Flynn
Art: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli

Cover: Audrey Mok
Variant Covers:
Ben Caldwell, Pete Woods

On Sale Date: 5/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Break-ups, hook-ups, Archie on the guitar again, and the Bee drops a huge announcement! Add to this the threat of the Blossom Twins’ real father, and peril is everywhere as this arc races towards its game-changing conclusion!

VARIANT COVERS


ARCHIE VOL. 5 (TR)

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Various

978-1-68255-929-1
$17.99 US/$19.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16” TR
144 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 5/2

The fallout from OVER THE EDGE is here! One life has been destroyed, another family has been torn apart—and only the kids of Riverdale High can save their town from imploding!

ARCHIE VOL. 5 collects the HEART OF RIVERDALE storyline from issues #23 – #27 of the ongoing Archie series.


BETTY & VERONICA: VIXENS #6

Script: Jamie Lee Rotante
Art: Jen Vaughn, Elaina Unger, Rachel Deering

Cover: Jen Vaughn
Variant Covers:
Sanya Anwar, Eva Cabrera

On Sale Date: 5/9
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

NEW STORY ARC!

“Hunted”: The Vixens are being followed by a sinister former foe, but he claims to come in peace—can he be trusted? Meanwhile, a young woman’s mysterious disappearance has the Vixens’ questioning if their actions are having consequences. Please join us as we welcome new interior artist Jen Vaughn!

VARIANT COVERS


COSMO #5 (of 5)

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley,
Matt Herms, Jack Morelli

Cover: Tracy Yardley
Variant Covers:
Game Box Art, Retro Art

On Sale Date: 5/23
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Cosmo puts on his game face for an all-new adventure! When an unexpected detour lands Cosmo inside an arcade machine, the mighty Martian will need more than wits to level up and conquer the cabinet of digital demons!

VARIANT COVERS


JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER #6

Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy,
Joe Eisma, Bob Smith,
Matt Herms, Jack Morelli

Cover: Adam Gorham
Variant Covers:
Derek Charm, Michael Walsh

On Sale Date: 5/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The history of werewolves in the Jones family runs deep—but does that include Jughead’s little sister Jellybean as well? It’s a question good ol’ Jug must answer before the Coopers or Reggie’s new Pack get to her first!

VARIANT COVERS


RIVERDALE #13

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Various
Art: Thomas Pitilli, Andre Szymanowicz, John Workman
Cover: CW Photo Cover
Variant Cover: CW Photo Cover

On Sale Date: 5/16
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the new CW series Riverdale, this ALL-NEW, ongoing comic series features stories set in between episodes of the new CW TV series Riverdale.


THE ARCHIES #7

Script: Alex Segura
and Matt Rosenberg
Art: Joe Eisma,
Matt Herms, Jack Morelli

Cover: Greg Smallwood
Variant Covers:
Cliff Chiang, Fiona Staples

On Sale Date: 5/2
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

This is it! The band has reached the end of their tour. Are they ready to play the show Veronica booked for them way back in THE ARCHIES #1? Have they learned enough to open up for JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS? The hard rockin’ conclusion to the beloved rock ‘n’ roll comic is here! FINAL ISSUE.

VARIANT COVERS


THE ARCHIES VOL. 1 (TR)

Script: Alex Segura, Matt Rosenberg
Art: Joe Eisma, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Joe Eisma

978-1-68255-893-5
$17.99 US/$19.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16” TR
144 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 5/30

The rockin’ debut featuring the battle of friendship vs. fame, with a few special guests along the way! Follow Archie’s quest to make his songwriting dreams a reality, and see how the rock ‘n’ roll dream effects the lives of the band! Features a special cameo from indie-pop trio CHVRCHES! Collects The Archies one-shot and issues #1 – #3 of the ongoing series.


ARCHIE CLASSIC

ARCHIE AND ME COMICS DIGEST #7

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent

On Sale Date: 5/16
128-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

BRAND NEW LEAD STORY:

“Viva La Vinyl!” Collecting vinyl records has returned in popularity, and Archie is really getting into his parents vinyl record collection—but what will he do when he accidentally destroys his dad’s prized Elton Pretzley album?


ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #289

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Bill Galvan, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña

On Sale Date: 5/30
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

BRAND NEW LEAD STORY:

“Room With a View!” Archie’s ready to move onto bigger and better things—namely, a bigger room! But when Archie decides to remodel himself, things might get messy!


ARCHIE GIANT COMICS SURPRISE (TR)

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent

978-1-68255-891-1
$7.99 US/$9.99 CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16” TR
480 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 5/16

You’ll be SURPRISED at how much fun we can pack into these GIANT compendiums of our most entertaining stories! This collection features 480 pages of iconic Archie tales in one amazing volume!


BETTY AND VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #263

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Bill Galvan, Rosario “Tito” Peña

On Sale Date: 5/16
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

BRAND NEW LEAD STORY:

“Now You ‘Sea’ Me!” Betty and Veronica hit the high seas for Spring Break. But it’s not all fun and play as the girls start performing alongside the cruise ship illusionist—will they be able to work some magic on his terrible act?


BETTY AND VERONICA FRIENDS FOREVER #1: AT THE MOVIES

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent

On Sale Date: 5/2
24-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

Classic Betty and Veronica-style stories make their return with this collection of fun tales that see the two iconic BFFs get the Hollywood treatment and experience some matinee madness!

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B&V FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #261

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña

On Sale Date: 5/9
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

BRAND NEW LEAD STORY:

“Where the Buffalo Roam!” Betty and Veronica are checking out a college campus for a weekend—but their visit takes an unexpected turn when the school’s mascot turns the campus into a real animal house!


WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #78

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Jeff Shultz, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Golliher, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña

On Sale Date: 5/2
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

BRAND NEW LEAD STORY:

“Historical or Hysterical!” When Brigitte makes her big Broadway debut, the gang gets together to support her—but Veronica’s in need of support herself when her expensive gown rips in two!


Publisher – Archie Comics

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