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Archie Comics July 2015 Covers and Solicitations

Here's what's happening in Riverdale and beyond in July.

It's that time of the month when we get to see the advanced solicits from Archie. This is a way to get some clues as to what you can expect. It also gives you the chance to run to your local comic shop (or you could pick up a phone) and let them know which comics to add to your pull list.

Note: ARCHIE #1 is on sale July 8 and has already been solicited.

DARK CIRCLE COMICS

THE SHIELD #2

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NEW ONGOING SERIES FROM DARK CIRCLE! “Daughter of the Revolution, Part 2” Running out of places to hide, the Shield discovers she is not without allies. Detective Nicole Simmons seems to know exactly who—and what—the Shield is, but with the enigmatic government agent Walter Chase closing the noose, the pair faces two difficult questions: why is the Shield back now… and whose side is she really on?

Script: Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig

Art: David Williams, Gary Martin, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick

The Shield #2 CVR A Reg: David Williams

The Shield #2 CVR B Variant: Steve Rude

The Shield #2 CVR C Variant: Evan Shaner

The Shield #2 CVR D Variant: Wilfredo Torres

On Sale Date: 7/15

32-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.

THE FOX #5

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The FOX HUNT reaches its cataclysmic conclusion with the biggest brawl in Dark Circle history! “Fox Hunt, Part 5”: The Fox and She-Fox have invaded Mr. Smile’s evil headquarters and are on the attack against the final five deadly villains that stand between them and their son! As parents do battle for the fate of their son, blood, sweat tears and money are on the line—but the freak magnet and his super family are far from finished! This arc may be ending, but the Fox’s adventures continue on—if he can survive the final showdown with the dreaded IRON FOX! Featuring story, art and covers from the biggest names in comics, including variant art from Robert Hack, David Mack, Eli Powell and Bill Sienkiewicz!

Plot: Dean Haspiel

Art: Dean Haspiel, John Workman and Allen Passalaqua

Script: Mark Waid

The Fox #5 CVR A Reg: Dean Haspiel

The Fox #5 CVR B Variant: Robert Hack

The Fox #5 CVR C Variant: David Mack

The Fox #5 CVR D Variant: Eli Powell

The Fox #5 CVR E Variant: Bill Sienkiewicz

On Sale Date: 8/5

32-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.

ARCHIE VS. SHARKNADO #1 (ONE SHOT)

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It's that time of year in Riverdale! The end of the school year. Time for beaches, barbecues, fun in the sun and... SHARKNADOS!?! That's right, get ready as Archie and the gang brave the storm of a tornado full a sharks that riffs off the pop culture phenomenon known as Sharknado! The story unfolds as sharknados are spotted on the “Feast” Coast! Our heroines have to figure out how to get back to Riverdale, where the storm is about to hit next. Soon Archie and the gang go, go, go as they battle the Sharknado-ravaged Riverdale! Who will live? Who will die? Will this take a BITE out of the end-of-the-year prom? Uh....probably! The comic book action is also concurrent with the plot of SHARKNADO 3 and hits stands right before the film's premiere in July on Syfy. Written by the SHARKNADO trilogy director Anthony C. Ferrante with Dan Parent.

Script: Anthony C. Ferrante with Dan Parent

Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski

Archie vs. Sharknado #1 CVR A Reg: Dan Parent

Archie vs. Sharknado #1 CVR B Variant: Francesco Francavilla

Archie vs. Sharknado #1 CVR C Variant: Robert Hack

On Sale Date: 7/22

48-page, full color comic

$4.99 U.S.

ARCHIE COMICS ANNUAL #263

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Get ready for even more pages of fun in this sun in this 192-page comics annual! Summer has arrived, the sun is shining, the weather’s getting warmer and Riverdale Lake is open for activities! And for Archie “summer activities” mean one thing: dating! Archie and Betty make a date to ride paddle boats at the lake—but Veronica wants in on the summer fun, too! When Archie actually *gasps* rejects Veronica in favor of Betty, could it be that our lovable player is changing—or will his day in the sun have him up a creek? Find out in “Unlucky Lake Date,” the fun lead story to this bonus-sized comics annual!

Script: Tania del Rio

Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy

Cover: Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña

On Sale Date: 7/29

192-page, full color comic

$5.99 U.S.

ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #16

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Archie’s best (non-human) pal Vegas is excited for a day at the dog park—except that Mr. Oswald T. Clump, a millionaire mogul who’s come to Riverdale, is threatening to tear down the dog park in favor of putting up his own Clump Plaza! This looks like a job for the pets of Riverdale! With a little bit of luck, will they be able to save their park, or will it be a ruff ride for our fearless furry friends? Find out in “Dog Walk, Don’t Run,” the fun lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Alex Simmons

Art: Dan Parent

Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña

On Sale Date: 7/22

160-page, full color comic

$4.99 U.S.

ARCHIE COMICS 1000 PAGE COMICS JAM (TR)

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This edition of the ARCHIE 1000 PAGE COMICS series is JAM-PACKED with the best, funniest and most hilarious stories from Archie & his pals ‘n’ gals! We’ve got 1000 more pages of chaos and comedy for our doting fans! For over seven decades, Archie and his friends have been making everyone laugh, with their dating hijinx and misadventures at Riverdale High School! Everything’s Archie in the largest Archie collection series EVER—offered at an incredible value price! This book is a one-time only printing, so act now while supplies last!

Script: Various

Art: Various

Cover: Various

978-1-62738-958-7

$14.99/$15.99CAN

4 7/8 x 6 9/16”

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1000 pp, Full Color

Direct Market On-Sale Date: 8/5

ARCHIE COMICS SPECTACULAR: FRIENDS FOREVER (TR)

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Grab your best friend and enjoy all of the fun in this special edition of Archie Comics Spectacular! There’s 128 pages of hand-picked, favorite friendship-themed stories about Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica and friends presented in high-quality, bright white paper with a cardstock cover! Don’t keep this one all to yourself—share it with a pal! This book is a one-time only printing, so act now while supplies last!

Script: Various

Art: Various

Cover: Various

978-1-62738-956-3

$5.99/$6.99CAN

4 7/8 x 6 9/16”

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128 pp, Full Color

Direct Market On-Sale Date: 7/22

BETTY & VERONICA COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #235

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After Betty finds old postcards her grandfather used to send to her grandmother before they were married, she convinces Archie to send her sweet postcards and letters, instead of texts and e-mails, from his summer vacation to the West Coast! Betty’s overjoyed by Archie’s love notes—but they guys aren’t too happy—how can they ever live up to Archie’s romantic gestures? And they’re not the only ones upset! Find out if old romance will win in “A Tail of Mail!”

Script: George Gladir

Art: Jeff Shultz

Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña

On Sale Date: 7/22

160-page, full color comic

$4.99 U.S.

JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #14

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Archie finally gets the courage to ask out DeDe Diaz, the daughter of the owner of the local comic shop, out on a date—which in turn reminds DeDe that she’s been meaning to ask Jughead out to see the same movie! Will it end up being a fun day out with friends, or will someone be an awkward third wheel? Find out in “Triple Date,” the hilarious new lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Tania del Rio

Art: Fernando Ruiz

Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña

On Sale Date: 7/15

160-page, full color comic

$4.99 U.S.

JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #15

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Jughead’s trying to help Archie find the perfect birthday gift for Veronica, and the two decide to go to Riverdale’s resident boy genius, Dilton, for help. Dilton’s whipped up a new app that can help them find the perfect gift for the girl who has everything by connecting to every auction house, online retailer and home shopping network in the entire world—it’s so powerful, though, that it also connects to Mars! Luckily for them, their main contact on the red planet is their old pal Cosmo, the Merry Martian! Can Cosmo help find the perfect gift for Veronica, or will he just cause intergalactic havoc? Find out in “From Mars With Love!”

Then, Jughead’s cousin Bingo Wilkin takes center stage! Bingo has decided to take up kayaking in order to take his girlfriend Samantha on a romantic date. Learning how to sail in a day should be more than enough time—right? What could possibly go wrong?! Will Bingo effectively woo Samantha on the not-so-high seas, or will he wind up all wet? Find out in “Kayak Crazy!” Two brand new stories just for you in this JUMBO comics digest!

Script: Fernando Ruiz, Tom DeFalco

Art: Fernando Ruiz, Pat and Tim Kennedy

Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña

On Sale Date: 8/12

288-page, full color comic

$6.99 U.S.

MEGA MAN #51

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IS ALL LOST?! The evil Sigma unleashes an unstoppable army in "Worlds Unite" Part Eight: Sonic, Mega Man and X lead the unified army against Sigma’s horde of resurrected Mavericks! Sigma has now taken command of the Genesis Portals, threatening to fuse together even MORE worlds! With our heroes’ time and strength running out, Sticks returns with reinforcements—and you’ll never believe who she recruited! Featuring cover art from the legendary Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante, and variant cover art from Sonic rising star Diana Skelly and part 8 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!

Script: Ian Flynn

Art: Edwin Huang, Gary Martin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata

Mega Man #51 CVR A Reg: Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante

Mega Man #51 CVR B Variant: Diana Skelly, Rick Bryant and Gabriel Cassata

Epic Poster Variant (pt 8 of 12): Ben Bates

On Sale Date: 7/15

32-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S

SONIC: WORLDS UNITE BATTLES #1

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ALL-NEW DIRECT MARKET-EXCLUSIVE special! There are so many epic battles in the SONIC/MEGA MAN crossover event that the biggest brawls of the bunch have exploded into their very own book! Twelve issues just isn’t enough to contain all the frantic action of “Worlds Unite!” The action spills over into this second special stand-alone issue where an all-star cast of creators bring you an extraordinary all-action issue! Watch as Sonic battles the Deadly Six, Knuckles throws down with Break Man, and Sticks… goes after Roll?! LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE! Also featuring variant cover art from Roger and Idalia Robinson, and a special wrap-around sketch variant by Sonic and Mega Man superstars Evan Stanley & Jamal Peppers!

SCRIPT: Joel Enos, Ryan Jampole, Aleah Baker

ART: Tracy Yardley, Ryan Jampole, Diana Skelly, Rick Bryant, Terry Austin, Rachel Deering and Elaina Unger

SONIC: WORLDS UNITE BATTLES #1 CVR A Reg: Evan Stanley, Jamal Peppers, Phyllis Novin and Ben Hunzeker

SONIC: WORLDS UNITE BATTLES #1 CVR B Sketch Variant Cover: Evan Stanley and Jamal Peppers

SONIC: WORLDS UNITE BATTLES #1 CVR C Variant Cover: Roger and Idalia Robinson

On Sale Date: 7/15

32-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S

SONIC UNIVERSE #78

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The third and final act of the EPIC SONIC/MEGA MAN CROSSOVER EVENT begins here! "Worlds Unite" Part Nine: Sigma has begun his conquest of ALL the worlds. Now it’s up to Sonic, Mega Man and X to unify those worlds AGAINST Sigma! It’s a “who’s who” of SEGA and Capcom heroes answering this important call to arms! But with Sigma still active on the unified world, he turns his gaze upon those left behind..! Featuring the worlds of STREET FIGHTER, SKIES OF ARCADIA, NiGHTS INTO DREAMS, OKAMI, GHOSTS 'N' GOBLINS, ALEX KIDD and more! Plus cover art from the legendary Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante, and variant cover art from "Worlds Collide" penciling star Jamal Peppers and part 9 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!

Script: Ian Flynn

Art: Tyson Hesse, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms

SONIC UNIVERSE #78 CVR A REG: Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante

SONIC UNIVERSE #78 CVR B Variant: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash and Matt Herms

Epic Poster Variant (pt9 of 12): Ben Bates

On Sale Date: 7/22

32-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.

SONIC BOOM #10

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The SONIC/MEGA MAN Crossover event explodes beyond the worlds of just our two blue heroes! "Worlds Unite" Part Ten: Sonic, Mega Man, X and Sticks continue to rally heroes from across the wide expanse of the SEGA and Capcom universes! Who will be brave and join the unified assaulted against Sigma? PLUS with all of the heroes busy, who’s keeping an eye on the malicious Xander Payne and Evil BFFs Drs. Eggman and Wily? The villains MUST be plotting something now—but what? Featuring the worlds of VIEWTIFUL JOE, GOLDEN AXE, BREATH OF FIRE, PANZER DRAGOON, BILLY HATCHER, MONSTER HUNTER and more! Plus cover art from the legendary Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante, and variant cover art from Reilly Brown and part 10 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!

Script: Ian Flynn

Art: Tyson Hesse, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms

SONIC BOOM #10 CVR A REG: Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante

SONIC BOOM #10 CVR B Variant: Reilly Brown

Epic Poster Variant (pt10 of 12): Ben Bates

On Sale Date: 7/29

32-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #275

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CELEBRATE 275 ISSUES OF SONIC THE HEDGEHOG with his good buddy Mega Man and the worlds of STREET FIGHTER, BILLY HATCHER, NiGHTS INTO DREAMS, MONSTER HUNTER and more in this DOUBLE-SIZED ISSUE! "Worlds Unite" Part Eleven: It’s pan-dimensional pandemonium as the unified army begins their attack on Sigma! Sonic, Mega Man and X lead an all-star roster of heroes from across the SEGA and Capcom universes in an all-out assault against the villainous robot from the future! Will they be enough to save all their worlds, or has Sigma already become a god? Featuring a wrap-around cover from the legendary Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante! PLUS 5 variant covers from Edwin Huang, Lamar Wells, Tracy Yardley, Rafa Knight and part 11 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates! Don't miss the penultimate chapter to the biggest crossover event in Archie Action history!

Script: Ian Flynn

Art: Tyson Hesse, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #275 CVR A REG: Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante and Matt Herms

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #275 CVR B Wrap-around Variant: Edwin Huang

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #275 CVR C Wrap-around Variant: Lamar Wells, Rick Bryant and Matt Herms

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #275 CVR D Wrap-around Variant: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin and Steve Downer

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #275 CVR E Wrap-around Variant: Rafa Knight

Epic Poster Variant (pt11 of 12): Ben Bates

On Sale Date: 8/12

48-page, full color comic

$4.99 U.S.

SONIC SAGA SERIES 8: HEDGEHOG HAVOC! (TR)

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The hit SONIC SAGA graphic novel series returns! This volume collects Sonic's struggle against the villainous dopplegangers from the twisted mirror world of Moebius! The Suppression Squad already conquered their world, and now they're out to conquer Sonic's! Leading them is Sonic's evil double, Scourge! How can our heroes overcome—literally—themselves? It's an uphill battle as the forces of darkness throw their lot in with the Eggman Empire. Dr. Eggman adds insult to injury when he creates a Metal Scourge to join Metal Sonic! And when Sonic and Amy take the fight to Moebius, everything goes wrong! All this plus bonus stories tying into the SEGA games! Collects select stories from Sonic the Hedgehog #s 190 – 193.

Script: Ian Flynn

Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash

Cover: Tracy Yardley and Jason Jensen

978-1-61988-969-9

$12.99/$14.99CAN

6 5/8 x 10 3/16”

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112 pp, Full Color

Direct Market On-Sale Date: 7/29

SONIC SUPER DIGEST #13

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Get ready for fun & adventure—it’s Sonic Super Digest! Don't miss all the classic fun and adventure you love in stories from the comics' 20+ year history as Sonic and his friends embark on daring adventures, face evil villains and save the day one chili dog at a time! Spin into the fun that only Archie Comics and Sonic Super Digest can bring! Featuring awesome cover art from Sega and story & art from the biggest names in Sonic comics history!

Script: Ian Flynn & Various

Art: Various

Cover art provided by Sega

On Sale Date: 8/5

128-page, full color comic

$4.99 U.S.