[Solicitations] New Releases from Archie Comics in January 2024

PopCultHQ looks at everything releasing
from Archie Comics in January 2024!

ARCHIE: LOVE SHOWDOWN 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION (TPB)

Script: Dan Parent, Bill Golliher, George Gladir
Art: Dan DeCarlo, Dan Parent, and Various

Cover: Dan DeCarlo, Henry Scarpelli, Rosario “Tito” Peña

978-1-64576-819-7
6 x 9”; 144 pp, Full Color
SRP: $14.99 US / $18.99 CAN
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 1/24

The classic “Love Showdown” storyline — considered Archie’s first crossover event — is collected in a deluxe trade paperback including the sequel and new editorial content. The story hinged on Archie finally answering the eternal question about his love life: Betty or Veronica?

Before The Married Life, before Archie asked, “Will You Marry Me?”, there was Love Showdown—the first event in Archie Comics history. Archie decides he is finally going to make up his mind and choose his true love. On hearing this, Betty and Veronica fight for his affections tooth and nail with wits and wiles… who will come out the winner? Fan-favorite “bad girl” Cheryl Blossom returns to the mix as well, ensuring that the romantic hijinks are at an all-time high… and that Archie’s decision is harder than ever! Love Showdown is in the Archie record books as its most popular comic book story of the 90s. This anniversary edition includes the complete, original Love Showdown four-part event plus the follow-up Love Showdown Special sequel and all-new content celebrating its legacy. This is a must-have milestone edition for comic book fans of all ages.


ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #347

Script: Francis Bonnet, Daniel Kibblesmith
Art: Holly G!, Rex Lindsey, Bob Smith
Colors: Glenn Whitmore
Letters: Jack Morelli

Cover: Dan Parent, Rosario “Tito” Peña

On Sale Date: 1/24
192-page, full color digest
SRP: $9.99 U.S.

TWO BRAND NEW STORIES!

First, meet: HEARTBREAKER in his first appearance! Sabrina has accidentally released Heartbreaker, the Anti-Cupid, upon Riverdale! Will Sabrina be able to capture him before he ruins Valentine’s Day for everyone?

Then, Moose appears to choose practicing for the Big Game over planning a Valentine’s surprise for Midge—until he reveals her surprise on the football field!


BETTY AND VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #321

Script: Dan Parent, Ron Robbins
Art: Dan Parent, Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Jim Amash
Colors: Glenn Whitmore
Letters: Jack Morelli

Cover: Bill Golliher, Dan Parent, Rosario “Tito” Peña

192-page, full color digest
SRP: $9.99 U.S.
On Sale Date: 1/31

TWO BRAND NEW STORIES!

First, Moose is jealous of Reggie because Midge thinks he’s attractive, but Moose feels he has no sense of style… so it’s B and V to the rescue! Then, things get spooky in Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe (of Horrors!). On a quest to unravel the source of ghoulish happenings, Betty and Veronica stumble upon a dark portal beneath Pop’s Chocklit Shoppe, and with the help of an unexpected phrase, they unleash and then quell its supernatural chaos. …Or did they?


WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #136

Script: Daniel Kibblesmith, Ian Flynn
Art: Steven Butler, Holly G!, Lily Butler, Jim Amash
Colors: Glenn Whitmore
Letters: Jack Morelli

Cover: Bill Golliher, Dan Parent, Rosario “Tito” Peña

192-page, full color digest
SRP: $9.99 U.S.
On Sale Date: 1/10

TWO BRAND NEW STORIES!

Golden Age detective character Fran Frazer is rebooted for the modern age as a true crime podcaster and photojournalist in a new story by Ian Flynn and Holly G! appearing in WORLD OF ARCHIE DIGEST #136 (early look below).

First, an opportunity to model alongside Young Doctor Masters sends Betty and Veronica into a toxic “health” competition until they discover that his “perfect specimen” is someone unexpected.

Then, Fran Frazer and romantic rival Hal Davis help Archie and Veronica unmask corruption during an investigation!


About Archie Comics

The Archie Comics line of comic books is one of the most successful, longest running brands in the history of the comic industry. Archie Comics have sold 2 billion comics and are published in a dozen different foreign languages and distributed all over the world. Archie Comics has spawned characters whose popularity have spilled over into other media and who have become part of popular culture. SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH and JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS are just some of the many legendary franchises that are part of the Archie Comics Library.

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