Archie Comics Launches Super Duck – For Adults – in March 2020 Solicitations

If you can't publish Darkwing Duck, Donald Duck, Daffy Duck or Howard The Duck, don't worry. Just do your own version, for grown-ups. Ian Flynn, formerly of Archie's Sonic The Hedgehog comics, and Frank Tieri, known for writing the more violent superhero comics at Marvel, have teamed up with artists Ryan Jampole, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli to create Super Duck. Apparently he's the greatest hero of Ducktropolis, but has fallen on hard times, relying on appearance fees and resorted to being the bodyguard to a Batman analogue…

Suer Duck was originally created in 1943 for what was then MLJ Comics (now Archie Comics) by staff artist Al Fagaly. As his name implies, Super Duck (nicknamed "Supe") was originally a parody of Superman, even down to a red and blue costume. But his time as a superhero was short, and by late 1944 his stories became more conventional, in the Disney/Carl Barks mode, running from 1944 to 1960, for 60 issues . But now it seems he is getting quite the reinvention.

Here's the solicitation, and all the comics that Archie is putting out in March 2020.

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SUPER DUCK #1 (of 5)
BRAND NEW SERIES! Super Duck is the greatest hero of Ducktropolis. Brash, arrogant and virtually unbeatable, he's defeated all threats to the city and routinely foils the schemes of his greatest rival, criminal genius and corporate billionaire Dapper Duck. But now, three years later, Super Duck has fallen on hard times. Down on his luck and with his superheroing days a distant memory, he is reduced to appearing at comic conventions for measly appearance fees. So when he's approached by a rival of Dapper to be his personal bodyguard/accompany him on his many adventures, Supe has to decide if he's ready to don his cape once more in this series for mature readers!
Script: Frank Tieri, Ian Flynn
Art: Ryan Jampole, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
SUPER DUCK #1 CVR A Reg: Ryan Jampole
SUPER DUCK #1 CVR B Var: Derek Charm
SUPER DUCK #1 CVR C Var: Andy Fish
SUPER DUCK #1 CVR D Var: Adam Gorham
SUPER DUCK #1 CVR E Var: Erica Henderson
On Sale Date: 3/25
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE #712: ARCHIE AND KATY KEENE part 3 (of 5)
Katy Keene is headed to NEW YORK CITY! …Along with Archie, Veronica, Jughead, Betty, and Sabrina. But is Katy ready to take a bite out of the Big Apple? And will Archie finally find musical recognition in the city that never sleeps?
Script: Mariko Tamaki and Kevin Panetta
Art: Laura Braga, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
ARCHIE #712: ARCHIE AND KATY KEENE 3 CVR A Reg: Laura Braga
ARCHIE #712: ARCHIE AND KATY KEENE 3 CVR B Var: Paul Renaud
ARCHIE #712: ARCHIE AND KATY KEENE 3 CVR C Var: Marley Zarcone, Matt Herms
On Sale Date: 3/18
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Archie Comics Launches Super Duck - For Grown Ups - in March 2020 Solicitations

ARCHIE BY NICK SPENCER VOL 2: ARCHIE AND SABRINA (TR)
Riverdale's been abuzz with rumors of the town's hottest couple: Archie and… who? While everyone tries to discover the identity of Archie's new girlfriend, learn how Archie and Sabrina Spellman's whirlwind romance came to be—and what that means for everyone else in Archie's life. Meanwhile, Jughead and Reggie are busy solving a mystery of their own—one that could have life-altering consequences! Writer Nick Spencer (Spider-Man) teams up with co-writer Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer, Lumberjanes) and artists Sandy Jarrell (DC's Bombshells) and Jenn St-Onge (Bingo Love, Jem, and the Holograms). Collects ARCHIE issues #705 – #709.
Script: Nick Spencer and Mariko Tamaki
Art: Sandy Jarrell, Jenn St. Onge, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Veronica Fish
978-1-64576-979-8
$17.99 US/$20.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16"
TR
144 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 3/25

Archie Comics Launches Super Duck - For Grown Ups - in March 2020 Solicitations

ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #308
ONE BRAND NEW STORY: "Garage Barrage!" Archie and his dad have an important mission to complete: cleaning the garage! Will they get the job done in time or will memories and nostalgia get the best of them?
Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Galvan, Ben Galvan, Rosario "Tito" Peña
On Sale Date: 3/25
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

Archie Comics Launches Super Duck - For Grown Ups - in March 2020 Solicitations

B&V FRIENDS FOREVER: IT'S ALL RELATIVE #1
Get to know the siblings and relatives of Betty, Veronica and other notable figures in Riverdale! Meet Veronica's mischievous cousin Leroy, Smithers' debonair nephew Liam, Mr. Weatherbee's charming niece Wendy and Betty's cunning cousin Jessica! It's a full-on family affair!
Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 3/11
24-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

Archie Comics Launches Super Duck - For Grown Ups - in March 2020 Solicitations

B&V FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #279
TWO NEW STORIES: First, in "'Fun'-draising," Betty and Veronica are in a charitable spirit and decide to put all their effort into fundraising for Riverdale Children's Hospital. But that doesn't mean that their newfound giving attitudes stop them from a little friendly competition!
Then, in "The Perfect Cast," Young warlock Salem and his friends are holding a spell-casting contest. Salem is feeling outpaced and insecure so he ups the ante with an especially dangerous spell—with some not-so-great consequences!
Script: Bill Golliher, Ian Flynn
Art: Dan Parent, Chad Thomas, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario "Tito" Peña
On Sale Date: 3/18
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

Archie Comics Launches Super Duck - For Grown Ups - in March 2020 Solicitations

COMPLETE SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH: 1972-1973 (TR)
It's back to the beginning with Sabrina in this second volume of the series compiling the entire history of everyone's favorite Teenage Witch! This black and white graphic novel chronologically collects all the stories starring Sabrina the Teenage Witch from 1972 to 1973.
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan DeCarlo
978-1-61988-960-6
$9.99 US/$12.99 CAN
5 1/4 x 7 1/2"
TR
512 pp, B&W
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 3/18

Archie Comics Launches Super Duck - For Grown Ups - in March 2020 Solicitations

WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #97
TWO NEW STORIES: First, in "Watch Yourself," Archie's been gifted a special new smartwatch from Mr. Lodge—but his act of generosity is more than meets the eye! This watch is modified to allow him to observe and talk with Archie from anywhere at any time, including interrupting his dates with Veronica!
Then in "Scaredy Cat," Salem and his Uncle Mort sneak into a haunted castle seeking treasure—too bad Salem is absolutely terrified of ghosts and things that go bump in the night!
Script: Francis Bonnet, Ian Flynn
Art: Jeff Shultz, Chad Thomas, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Rosario "Tito" Peña
On Sale Date: 3/4
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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