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Archie Comics December 2016 Covers and Solicitations

Find out what's coming up from Archie Comics.

Each month when the monthly solicits come out, there are those that sift through them very carefully. It's a way to gather up as much information as possible as to what we can expect. There may be some spoilers below! Here's what's happening December's books.

DARK CIRCLE COMICS

THE BLACK HOOD SEASON 2, #2

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“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.

ARCHIE COMICS

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #12

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“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

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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

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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

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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 AND THE PUSSYCATS #3

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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 AND ME #1

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 AND ARCHIE WINTER ANNUAL #24

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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)

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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 Boom™! SONIC BOOM™ Vol. 2: BOOM SHAKA-LAKA collects SONIC BOOM™ #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

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$12.99/$14.99CAN

6 5/8 x 10 3/16”

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104 pp, Full Color

Direct Market On-Sale Date: 12/14

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #290

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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

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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 DOUBLE DIGEST #65

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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.

MERCHANDISE

#TEAMBETTY MEN’S T-SHIRT

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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

$21.99 U.S.

#TEAMBETTY WOMEN’S T-SHIRT

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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

$21.99 U.S.

#TEAMVERONICA MEN’S T-SHIRT

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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

$21.99 U.S.

#TEAMVERONICA WOMEN’S T-SHIRT

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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

$21.99 U.S.

#TEAMBETTY LANYARD

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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

$4.99 U.S.

#TEAMVERONICA LANYARD

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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

$4.99 U.S.