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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 in March's books.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

BETTY & VERONICA

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IT’S BETTY VS. VERONICA! Betty and Veronica are America’s sweethearts… until they turn on each other! “Pops’ Chocklit Shoppe is being taken over by a huge coffee company. When Betty and Veronica go head-to-head over the issue, all bets are off! Friendships will shatter. Cities will burn. Nails will be broken. Betty and Veronica are back in this ALL-NEW #1 from comics legend Adam Hughes (Wonder Woman, Catwoman)!

Script: Adam Hughes

Art: Adam Hughes and Jose Villarrubia

Cover: Adam Hughes

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG

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SONIC is BACK for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Turn back time and witness the "Genesis of a Hero" as Sonic enters his first climactic show-down with the evil Dr. Eggman! When the mad doctor takes over South Island, there's only one hedgehog who can set things right! Jump right into the excitement, action and fun in this retro romp celebrating 25 years of Sonic!

Script: Ian Flynn

Art: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, John Workman, Gabriel Cassata

Cover: Jamal Peppers, Gary Martin and Matt Herms

NEW RIVERDALE / ARCHIE HORROR

ARCHIE #18

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NEW STORY ARC! The Blossom Twins have found out their father has been lying to them about why they moved to Riverdale. It's up to Detective Jughead to learn the dark truth behind the Blossom Family! Join us as we welcome new Archie series artist Pete Woods (Deadpool, Robin).

Script: Mark Waid

Art: Pete Woods, Andre Szymanowicz, Jack Morelli

Cover: Pete Woods

Variant Covers: Elsa Charretier, Robert Hack with Kelly Fitzpatrick

On Sale Date: 3/15

32-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.

THE ARCHIES ONE-SHOT

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BRAND NEW ONE-SHOT SPECIAL! Follow Archie's quest to make his songwriting dreams a reality, and see what happens when the rock 'n' roll dream starts affecting his relationships with his closest friends. Join co-writers Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg (Archie Meets Ramones) and artist Joe Eisma (Archie) for a power-pop one-shot that goes loud on the music, fun and friendship.

Script: Alex Segura and Matt Rosenberg

Art: Joe Eisma

Cover: Jaime Hernandez

Variant Covers: David Mack, Audrey Mok

On Sale Date: 3/15

48-page, full color comic

$4.99 U.S.

JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS #5

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Josie and the Pussycats play at a State Fair! Josie has her sights set on recording with famous country star Cheri Overwood—but a newcomer to the music scene, Felicity Mountain, has stolen the Pussycats’ spotlight. The girls might just miss their chance at the big time, unless Josie, Valerie and Melody can unearth the shocking truth about the Felicity!

Script: Marguerite Bennett, Cameron DeOrdio

Art: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli

Cover: Audrey Mok

Variant Covers: Asami Matsumura, Jenn St. Onge

On Sale Date: 3/8

32-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.

JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER ONE-SHOT

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BRAND NEW ONE-SHOT SPECIAL! Jughead Jones has always had an insatiable appetite… but what if his hunger came from a sinister place? When a murderous menace is on the prowl, taking the lives of some of the most well-known and esteemed inhabitants of Riverdale, Jughead and his family’s dark legacy comes to light. Join writer Frank Tieri (Wolverine) and artist Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers) for this horrifying one-shot for TEEN+ readers.

Script: Frank Tieri

Art: Michael Walsh

Cover: Michael Walsh

Variant Covers: Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack

On Sale Date: 3/29

48-page, full color comic

$4.99 U.S.

LITTLE ARCHIE ONE-SHOT

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BRAND NEW ONE-SHOT SPECIAL! Archie's wildest day ever starts with a cat eating his homework—and things just get crazier from there! But this isn’t just an ordinary cat, and this certainly won’t be an ordinary day for Little Archie and his friends. Join in on the fun adventure from the superstar comics team Art Baltazar and Franco (Tiny Titans, Action Cat and Adventure Bug)!

Script: Art Baltazar and Franco

Art: Art Baltazar

Cover: Art Baltazar

Variant Covers: Ryan Jampole, Asami Matsumura

On Sale Date: 3/8

48-page, full color comic

$4.99 U.S.

REGGIE AND ME #4

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As Reggie kicks his master plan to pit Moose against Archie Andrews into high gear—a plan to get them both expelled from Riverdale High—Vader questions his master’s fascination with Midge Klump. What is Reggie so fascinated by her? What is it that makes her so special? Find out in the penultimate chapter of this 5-issue miniseries!

Script: Tom DeFalco

Art:Sandy Jarrell, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli

Cover: Sandy Jarrell with Kelly Fitzpatrick

Variant Covers: Aaron Lopresti, Andy Price

On Sale Date: 2/22

32-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.

RIVERDALE #1 (RESOLICIT)

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From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the new CW series Riverdale comes the first issue of the MUST-READ, brand new, ongoing comic series. Set in the universe of the TV series, the Riverdale comic offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, Josie & the Pussycats and their friends, exploring small-town life and the darkness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Various

Art: Alitha Martinez

Cover: Alitha Martinez

Variant Covers: Elliott Fernandez, Francesco Francavilla, Peter Krause, Djibril Morissette-Phan, Ron Salas

On Sale Date: 3/1

32-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.

SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH ONE-SHOT

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BRAND NEW ONE-SHOT SPECIAL! Sabrina is off to college for her first foray into “the real world.” After years of being protectively home schooled by her aunts, she is ready to experience friends, boys, and parties—but a shocking revelation will rock her world in a way she never expected! From writers Franco (Tiny Titans) and Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) and art by Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)!

Script: Katie Cook and Franco

Art: Andy Price

Cover: Sandra Lanz

Variant Covers: Adam Hughes, Paul Renaud, Andy Price

On Sale Date: 3/22

48-page, full color comic

$4.99 U.S.

ARCHIE CLASSIC

ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #277

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It’s STORYBOOK MONTH for the Archie digest line! In “PinARCHIo,” Mr. Lodge creates a puppet, PinARCHIo, that comes to life. But the new boy is so girl crazy and so disobedient, he tries to get him back into puppet form!

Script: Dan Parent

Art: Dan Parent

Cover: Dan Parent

On Sale Date: 3/29

160-page, full color comic

$4.99 U.S.

ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #25

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STORYBOOK MONTH continues! In "Hansel and Gretel.Inc," Hansel (Archie) and Gretel (Betty) run a smooth delivery service in the Enchanted Forest—until they come across the glutton known as "Sir Jughead"! He'll eat anything that's not nailed down... including them!

Script: Dan Parent

Art: Dan Parent

Cover: Dan Parent

On Sale Date: 3/8

160-page, full color comic

$4.99 U.S.

ARCHIE GIANT COMICS MEDLEY (TR)

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ARCHIE GIANT COMICS MEDLEY collects 480 pages of iconic Archie tales in one amazing volume! Follow America's favorite red-head as he navigates the pressures of the American teenager in the awkward, charming, and hilarious way you've come to know and love.

Script: Various

Art: Various

Cover: Various

978-1-68255-987-1

$7.99/$8.99CAN

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Direct Market On-Sale Date: 3/22

ARCHIE’S 75th ANNIVERSARY DIGEST #7

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Celebrate Archie’s 75th anniversary in a special way with this commemorative digest! Get ready for a whole lot of hilarious stories featuring Archie, Jughead, B&V and the whole extended Archie gang as well as bonus art pages and fun intros from writers, artists and fans alike.

Script: Various

Art: Various

Cover: Various

On Sale Date: 3/1

224-page, full color comic

$6.99 U.S.

ARCHIE’S 75th ANNIVERSARY DIGEST #8

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Celebrate Archie’s 75th anniversary in a special way with this commemorative digest! Get ready for a whole lot of hilarious stories featuring America’s red-headed hero, as well as 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: Various

On Sale Date: 3/29

224-page, full color comic

$6.99 U.S.

BETTY & VERONICA COMICS ANNUAL #252

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STORYBOOK MONTH rolls on! In "Thumbelonica," Princess Betty finds a little girl living between the petals of a rose. But the tiny creature’s bothersome ways drive the princess crazy, especially when it’s discovered that the little one also has magical powers!

Script: Dan Parent

Art: Dan Parent

Cover: Dan Parent

On Sale Date: 3/15

192-page, full color comic

$5.99 U.S.

B&V FRIENDS COMICS ANNUAL #253

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STORYBOOK MONTH gains momentum! In "The Princesses and the Pea-brain," the girls are put to the test to see who will be a suitable wife for Prince Archie. But when their mattresses are out to the pea test, it’s anybody's guess who will be lucky (or unlucky) enough to win over the prince!

Script: Dan Parent

Art: Dan Parent

Cover: Dan Parent

On Sale Date: 3/1

192-page, full color comic

$5.99 U.S.

LITTLE ARCHIE 80-PAGE GIANT COMIC #1

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This GIANT-SIZED collection features some of the best, classic stories filled with mischief and mayhem, starring Little Archie and his Pals ‘n’ Gals! This is the perfect companion book to the BRAND new Little Archie One-Shot also available!

Script: Various

Art: Various

Cover: Various

On Sale Date: 3/8

80-page, full color comic

$4.99 U.S.

WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #67

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Another STORYBOOK MONTH fun tale! In "The Emperor's Used Clothes," Sir Reginald, the vein emperor of Riverdalia, is constantly obsessed with new clothes, mainly to feed his huge ego. When a couple of swindlers come with some worn out clothes, he thinks it' a joke. Until he discovers the used clothes have mystical powers....

Script: Dan Parent

Art: Dan Parent

Cover: Dan Parent

On Sale Date: 3/22

256-page, full color comic

$6.99 U.S.

ARCHIE ACTION

SONIC: MEGA DRIVE – OVERDRIVE

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SONIC kicks things into "OVERDRIVE"!: The Classic Sonic sensation comes to its startling finale! Dr. Eggman has managed to gather up all seven of the Ancient Gears which will super-charge his latest creation—the Mega Drive! Now Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy Rose are in a race against time to gather the Chaos Emeralds and stop Dr. Eggman before the vicious device launches! Featuring cover art by rising star Tyson Hesse!

Script: Ian Flynn

Art: Tyson Hesse, Matt Herms & Jack Morelli

Cover: Tyson Hesse

On Sale Date: 3/1

48-page, full color comic

$4.99 U.S.

SONIC / MEGA MAN: WORLDS UNITE 3 (TR)

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Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man team up with heroes from across the SEGA and Capcom universes to battle the monstrous Sigma and stop his relentless assault across multiple universes! Featuring the worlds of STREET FIGHTER, GOLDEN AXE, MONSTER HUNTER, NIGHTS INTO DREAMS and many more! It's the dream team mash-up of iconic gaming heroes and villains you always hoped for in this frantic, bombastic finale!

Script: Ian Flynn, Aleah Baker

Art: Tyson Hesse, Jamal Peppers, Diana Skelly, Jim Amash, Terry Austin, Matt Herms, Elaina Unger, Jack Morelli, Rachel Deering and more

Cover: T. Rex and Matt Herms

978-1-68255-892-4

$14.99/$16.99CAN

TR

pp, Full Color

Direct Market On-Sale Date: 3/8

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #293

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Sonic and Honey are on the set of the latest, greatest(?) super hero show—Sonic Man Heroes! But when Dr. Eggman crashes the scene, ranting and raving about creative differences, things get very interesting! Featuring cover art by comics extraordinaire Tracy Yardley and a “Arcade” variant by Sonic comics legend Patrick Spaziante!

Script: Ian Flynn

Art: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, Gabriel Cassata and John Workman

Cover: Tracy Yardley and Matt Herms

Variant Cover: Patrick Spaziante

On Sale Date: 3/22

32-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.

SONIC UNIVERSE #96

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BUNNIE gets ready for a NEW VENTURE in "Freedom Fighters" Part Two: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire—and in this case, evil too! Bunnie is summoned to Blaze’s world in a desperate attempt to repel the invasion of a new, sinister force! Featuring cover art by jammin' Jamal Peppers and a "Freedom Fighters Forever" variant by the excellent Evan Stanley!

Script: Ian Flynn

Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Jim Amash, Matt Herms and Jack Morelli

Cover: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash & Matt Herms

Variant Cover: Evan Stanley

On Sale Date: 3/8

32-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.

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#1 Posted by fables87 (1769 posts) - - Show Bio

Speaking of Afterlife...when is Vol 2 coming out?

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#2 Posted by Eto (5282 posts) - - Show Bio

Who is Archie? Are the comics enjoyable?

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#3 Posted by Zackboom (28 posts) - - Show Bio

geez another artist for archie

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#4 Posted by Eto (5282 posts) - - Show Bio

DC and Marvel solicitations next please :)

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#5 Edited by jesusdisciple001 (621 posts) - - Show Bio

@eto: Well the Sonic the Hedgehog comics are pretty good and just started a reboot from #252.

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#7 Posted by NightFang3 (12362 posts) - - Show Bio

Still no new Afterlife with Archie!?

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#9 Posted by Stellar421 (875 posts) - - Show Bio

@eto said:

Who is Archie? Are the comics enjoyable?

What I want to know is, do they sell?