[Solicitations] Archie Comics: May 2020

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PopCultHQ looks at what is releasing
from Archie Comics in May 2020…

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ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE – 10th ANNIVERSARY TPB

Script: Michael Uslan
Art: Dan Parent, J. Bone
Colors: Glenn Whitmore
Letters: Jack Morelli

Cover Artist: Dan Parent

978-1-64576-989-7
$17.99 US/$20.99 CAN
Trade Paperback
144 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 5/13

ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE 10th ANNIVERSARY is a sequel to the headline-making 2009 “Archie Wedding” storyline. The original story answered Riverdale’s longest-running question: will Archie marry Betty or Veronica? Fans were treated to two alternate worlds that explored each possibility and Uslan’s sequel picks up both stories a decade later. See how much life has changed for Archie, his family, and the rest of Riverdale!

Collects the Archie: the Married Life – 10th Anniversary 6-issue mini-series.


SABRINA: SOMETHING WICKED #2 - Cover A
SABRINA: SOMETHING WICKED #2 – Cover A

SABRINA: SOMETHING WICKED #2 (of 5)

Script: Kelly Thompson
Art: Veronica Fish, Andy Fish
Letters: Jack Morelli

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Veronica Fish
Cover B: Sweeney Boo
Cover C: Rian Gonzales

On Sale Date: 5/13
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Sabrina has long felt the pull her two worlds, witch and mortal, but she’s always had her devoted aunts Hilda and Zelda on her side to help guide her through that gauntlet. But when a spell suggests she can no long trust even them, where will Sabrina turn as a series of supernatural murders fall upon the town of Greendale?

VARIANT COVERS

*Retailers: Matching or exceeding 80% of final orders of #1 gets extra 5% discount.*


SUPER DUCK #2 - Cover A
SUPER DUCK #2 – Cover A

SUPER DUCK #2 (of 4)

Script: Frank Tieri, Ian Flynn
Art: Ryan Jampole
Colors: Matt Herms
Letters: Jack Morelli

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Ryan Jampole

Cover B: Derek Charm
Cover C: Jason Piperberg

On Sale Date: 5/6
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Seeing how it’s been a while since super duck has been… well, super, his existence has mainly consisted of cheap store appearances, kiddie party performances and worst of all… ugh… comic book conventions. But can the appearance of a certain rich Scottish duck change all that? (No, not THAT rich Scottish duck.)

VARIANT COVERS

*Retailers: Matching or exceeding 80% of final orders of #1 gets extra 5% discount.*


ARCHIE GIANT COMICS JUMP TPB

Script: Various
Art: Various

Cover Artist: Dan Parent

978-1-64576-991-0
$9.99 US/$12.99 CAN
Trade Paperback
416 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 5/20

JUMP into the fun in this all-new collection of some of Archie’s most hilarious and entertaining stories! This volume collects 480 pages of iconic Archie comic stories, featuring the same mix of wild humor, awkward charm and genuine relatability that has kept Archie and the gang popular with kids and families for 75+ years.


ARCHIE SHOWCASE DIGEST: ARCHIE #1

Script: Various
Art: Various

Cover Artist: Dan DeCarlo

On Sale Date: 5/20
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

As we gear up for Archie Comics’ 80th Anniversary, we’re celebrating early with this new special digest! The Archie Showcase digest series will place the spotlight on Archie Comics’ hottest characters—starting with the man himself, Archie Andrews! This digest collects the most memorable stories, including some special cameos, fun and games and more!


BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #283

Script: Bill Golliher, Ian Flynn
Art: Dan Parent, Jeff Shultz, Jim Amash
Colors: Glenn Whitmore
Letters: Jack Morelli

Cover Artists: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña

On Sale Date: 5/6
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

TWO NEW STORIES: First, in “The Pied Piper of Riverdale,” Betty is the pied piper who promises to rid Riverdale of its vermin in this Archie take of the classic fairytale story.  Then, in “Quite Taken with Her,” Betty tags along with Veronica on a power meeting with Tay Ming, heiress to the Ming Shipping empire. But when Tay and Veronica are grabbed by kidnappers, Detective Fu Chang is on the scene—but is he already too late?


B&V FRIENDS FOREVER: DANGER ZONE #1

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent, Jim Amash
Colors: Glenn Whitmore
Letters: Jack Morelli

Cover Artist: Dan Parent

On Sale Date: 5/27
24-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

Betty and Veronica risk life and limb in these bold and entertaining daring stories, from skydiving to trail running, to competing as warriors and exploring a shipwreck at sea!


B&V FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #281

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent, Jim Amash
Colors: Glenn Whitmore
Letters: Jack Morelli

Cover Artists: Bill Galvan, Ben Galvan, Rosario “Tito” Peña

On Sale Date: 5/27
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

BRAND NEW STORY: “Pinocchiotte” We present another Archified storybook classic! This time, Veronica is the wooden girl to Betty’s blue fairy—and Jughead makes a laid back Jiminy Cricket!


WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #99

Script: Francis Bonnet, Ian Flynn
Art: Bill Galvan, Jeff Shultz, Jim Amash, Bob Smith
Colors: Glenn Whitmore
Letters: Jack Morelli

Cover Artist: Jeff Shultz

On Sale Date: 5/13
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

TWO NEW STORIES: First, in “Almost Famous,” Archie gets the idea to try to become a famous YouTube star, tasking Jughead with filming his adventures around town and commenting on things he likes or doesn’t like about Riverdale’s dining, theaters, and shops… Unfortunately when things start going wrong, Jughead might not be the only one filming! Then, in “Little Insights,” Archie and Jughead are touring Chinatown in San Francisco when they hear a voice from a basement calling for help. Mobsters have captured Fu Chang and are planning terrible things for him, and it’s up to Archie and Jughead to save the day!


Publisher – Archie Comics

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