All The Items Offered Today on Local Comic Shop Day 2019

Today is Local Comic Shop Day, when local comic shops (bricks and mortar only) get special deliveries of special items with variant covers, exclusive formats or early releases of certain items. See what is waiting for you in your local comic shop – if they are participating, that is. Here are a few doing even […]

Archie Meets the B-52s in Archie Comics February 2020 Solicitations

Archie Meets the B-52s in Archie Comics February 2020 Solicitations

Archie Comics is launching a one-shot crossover with the B-52s… what a band to pull out of the ether… but also continuing the Archie And Katy Keene comic that may have greater appeal as the TV show launches too.   ARCHIE AND KATY KEENE #2 (of 5) Katy Keene’s musical debut has got everyone talking—unfortunately, […]

Vampironica: New Blood #1 Preview

Archie Offers First Look at New Horror Series Vampironica: New Blood #1

Vampironica: New Blood is the upcoming series that finally asks the question: “what if Archie Comics published an Archie Horror series that came out on time?” Attempting to tackle this monumental task is a creative team consisting of Frank Tieri, Michael Moreci, Audrey Mok, Matt Herms, and Jack Morelli, not to mention variant cover artists […]

Today, Finally, Betty and Veronica Kiss in the Comics

Today, Finally, Betty and Veronica Kiss in Archie Comics (Spoilers)

Betty Cooper first appeared in the Archie Comics anthology series in which Archie first appeared, Pep Comics #22. Veronica Lodge made her debut a few months later, in Pep Comics #26, as an immediate rival to Betty for Archie’s affections. Together the pair formed the female part of the classic love triangle which has become […]

Archie Announces Line of Young Adult Graphic Novels, Middle-Grade Books

Archie Announces New Lines of Young Adult and Middle-Grade Graphic Novels

Archie Comics is looking to capture a share of the lucrative young adult and middle-grade book market with the launch of two initiatives: Blue Ribbon, a young adult graphic novel line, and a partnership with Little Bee Books to produce middle-grade materials. The news was revealed EX-X-XCLUSIVELY on The Hollywood Reporter, a website whose expertise […]

Hip Archie Comics Announces Archie Meets the B52s for February 2020

Hip Archie Comics Announces Archie Meets The B-52s One-Shot for February 2020

Continuing their policy of staying ahead of the latest trends in pop culture, Archie Comics will publish a mini-series in which the Riverdale gang meets New Wave band The B-52s. Launching next February, the one-shot will be written by Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg, with art by Dan Parent. A press release provides more details […]

Vampironica Returns

Vampironica Returns in December in New Blood by Frank Tieri, Michael Moreci, and Audrey Mok

Archie Comics has announced a new Vampironica series launching this December from the creative team of writers Frank Tieri and Michael Moreci, artist Audrey Mok, colorist Matt Herms, and letterer Jack Morelli. Vampironica: New Blood follows 2018’s Vampironica mini-series and the current Jughead: The Hunger vs. Vampironica mini-series that wraps up in October, spinning out […]

Archie Sabrina Something Wicked

Kelly Thompson, Fishes Continue Sabrina the Teenage Witch with Something Wicked in 2020

Archie Comics has announced a new Sabrina the Teenage Witch mini-series following up the current one by Kelly Thomson, Veronica Fish, Andy Fish, and Jack Morelli. Launching Spring 2020, Sabrina: Something Wicked will be another five-issue mini-series, delving into the characters and the history of Greendale’s witches. From the press release: Hot on the heels […]

Finally, Archie and Jughead Weigh in on Carbon Emissions

Finally, Archie and Jughead Weigh in on Carbon Emissions

After decades of staying silent on the subject, Archie Comics characters Archie and Jughead have finally let their opinions be known on global carbon emissions and wealth inequality. Carbon gasses can cause global temperatures to rise and are considered a major factor in climate change, but how do the Riverdale gang feel about them? Archie […]

Ian Flynn and Tracy Yardley Bring Back Cosmo... Again... in November

Ian Flynn and Tracy Yardley Bring Back Cosmo… Again… in November

After rebooting Cosmo at Archie Comics last year, Ian Flynn and Tracy Yardley are bringing the titular alien back in Cosmo the Mighty Martian this November. The new five-issue series pits Cosmo against the Queen of Venus and a new, unnamed villain. A press release from Archie contains more details: The team that rebooted an […]

A Witch Hunt Comes to Greendale in Sabrina the Teenage Witch #4 FOC Preview

A Witch Hunt Comes to Greendale in Sabrina the Teenage Witch #4 FOC Preview

Archie Comics has released an unlettered preview of the upcoming Sabrina the Teenage Witch #4, timed to the issue’s final order cutoff, which is this coming Monday, July 8th. A press release describes the premise of this five-issue miniseries: In SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH, a magical teen moves to a new town and school where […]

28 Free Comics for

28 Free Comics for Hallowe’en ComicFest on Saturday, October 26th 2019

This year, Halloween ComicFest (HCF) features a whole new selection of 28 comic book titles for the industry’s most anticipated fall event taking place Saturday, October 26, 2019 at participating comic shops worldwide. Of the 28 titles available, 19 are Full Size and 9 are Mini Comics for fans to pick up and enjoy. All […]

Waid, Augustyn, and Grummett Launch Archie 1955 in September

Waid, Augustyn, and Grummett Launch Archie: 1955 in September

Good news — it looks like the Riverdale gang survived World War 2! Even better, none of them have aged! Following the Archie: 1941 mini-series, the creative team of Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn reunite, joined by artist Tom Grummett, inket Bob Smith, colorist Glenn Whitmore, and letterer Jack Morelli for a new series set […]

Marvel Comics Still Dominated Marketshare-Per-Capita in April 2019 - if Not By 50%

Marvel Still Dominated Marketshare-Per-Capita in April 2019 – if Not By 50%

We’re totally doing this every month now. A Marketshare-Per-Capita chart. The usual comics industry marketshare shows how much share of the overall market a comics publisher has. This divides it by the number of titles they publish in that month. We’ve already looked at publisher marketshare in the North American direct market of comic book shops […]

Jughead: The Hunger #6 cover by Adam Gorham

Jughead: The Hunger #6 Review – A Good-Enough Horror Comic

Jellybean has been taken by the werewolves, and Archie has finally gotten back home. Jughead shows up not long after to get help in saving Jellybean. Archie agrees, and the two go to Betty, but she isn’t willing to work with Jughead. That means it’s just Archie and Jughead against a pack of werewolves. I […]