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SABRINA #6

THE ONGOING SERIES CONTINUES – “Familiars” is the perfect jumping-on point for the critically acclaimed horror hit SABRINA! Every witch needs a familiar, and through the ages, Salem has faithfully fulfilled his duties to Sabrina. This chapter lifts back the cloak of time to reveal the dark history of how Salem came to be and serve his master.
For TEEN+ readers.

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Robert Hack, Jack Morelli
Sabrina #6 CVR A Reg: Robert Hack
Sabrina #6 CVR B Variant: Andrew Pepoy
On Sale Date: 7/27
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

ARCHIE #10

IT’S TEAM ARCHIE VS. TEAM BETTY! A civil war has broken out in Riverdale—friends against friends, parents against parents, with the entire town torn down the middle by an event that forces everyone to take sides! No joke—the events of this issue will impact Archie and his pals for some time to come!

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Veronica Fish, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli
Archie #10 CVR A Reg: Veronica Fish
Archie #10 CVR B Variant: Elliot Fernandez
Archie #10 CVR C Variant: Sandy Jarrell, Kelly Fitzpatrick
On Sale Date: 7/27
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

BETTY AND VERONICA #1

IT’S BETTY VS. VERONICA! The most highly-anticipated debut in comics history is here! 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
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR A Reg: Adam Hughes
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR B Variant: Mahmud Asrar
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR C Variant: Tom Bancroft
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR D Variant: Stephanie Buscema
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR E Variant: Cliff Chiang
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR F Variant: Colleen Coover
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR G Variant: Bilquis Evely
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR H Variant: Veronica Fish
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR I Variant: Francesco Francavilla
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR J Variant: Genevieve F.T.
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR K Variant: Rian Gonzales
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR L Variant: Robert Hack, Steve Downer
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR M Variant: Erica Henderson
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR N Variant: Rebekah Isaacs, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR O Variant: Tula Lotay
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR P Variant: Alitha Martinez, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR Q Variant: Audrey Mok
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR R Variant: Moritat
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR S Variant: Ramon K. Perez
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR T Variant: Andy Price
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR U Variant: Ryan Sook
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR V Variant: Jenn St. Onge
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR W Variant: Chip Zdarsky
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR X Variant: Chrissie Zullo
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR Y Variant: Blank Sketch
On Sale Date: 7/20
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

JUGHEAD #8

IT’S JUGHEAD VS. ARCHIE and MR. WEATHERBEE VS …A BEAR?!! Even the quiet of the wilderness can’t escape the madness that’s raging through all of Riverdale!

Script: Chip Zdarsky
Art: Derek Charm
Jughead #8 CVR A Reg: Derek Charm
Jughead #8 CVR B Variant: Andre Szymanowicz
Jughead #8 CVR C Variant: Walt Simonson, Laura Martin
On Sale Date: 8/3
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

ARCHIE BACK TO SCHOOL ANNUAL #271

Archie decides to give an impressionable new freshman and his group of friends a personal tour of Riverdale High in an attempt to change his view of upperclassmen. Will Archie succeed in showing them that high school life isn’t as crazy as movies make it out to be—or will he end up getting them into some sophomore-level trouble? Find out in “The Freshman’s Guide to Riverdale High,” the fun, new lead story to this comics annual, featuring even more pages of back to school shenanigans!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 8/3
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

BETTY & VERONICA COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #245

It’s the last few days of summer and Betty and Veronica are determined to soak up the sun before it’s all gone! But a series of rainstorms are dampening their plans to get tan! Will spray tans be the answer to getting the girls some glowing reviews? Find out in “The Dark Side,” the hilarious new story to this comics double digest!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 7/20
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

B&V FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #250

Betty and Veronica are on their way to a party held by Riverdale’s reigning fashion queen Sheila Wu—and Veronica’s determined to out-dress her at her own party! However, on their way to the gala, Betty encounters a young girl with some animal friends in need of assistance on the side of the road. The adventure begins as Betty, Veronica and their new acquaintance Alina try to wrangle up her stray pets. Will the pets be safely returned? Will Betty and Veronica make it to the party unscathed? Find out in “The Perils of Pet Sitting,” the exciting lead story to this JUMBO-sized Comics Digest!
Script: Alex Simmons
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 7/27
256-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.


CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA (TR)

On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young sorceress Sabrina Spellman finds herself at a crossroads, having to choose between an unearthly destiny and her mortal boyfriend, Harvey. But a foe from her family’s past has arrived in Greendale, Madame Satan, and she has her own deadly agenda. Archie Comics’ latest horror sensation starts here! Compiles the first five issues of the ongoing comic book series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. For TEEN+ readers.
Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Robert Hack, Jack Morelli
Cover: Robert Hack
978-1-62738-987-7
$17.99/$19.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
160 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 7/27


SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 3: WAVES OF CHANGE (TR)

The new Sonic comic universe is here! Moving at the speed of sound, keeping the world free from robotic tyranny—it’s SONIC THE HEDGEHOG! One of the oldest, most beloved video game icons speeds into brand new comic book stories with new friends, new foes and new adventures! In this volume of this new graphic novel series, Sonic is on the hunt for the seven Gaia Temples. Only their mysterious power can restore his world to normal! His quest takes him to places he’s never been before—such as the bottom of the ocean! Join Sonic, Amy and Rotor as they encounter a whole new undersea world full of new friends, foes and monsters from the deep! SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 3: WAVES OF CHANGE collects SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #260-263.
Script: Ian Flynn, Aleah Baker
Art: Jennifer Hernandez, Tracy Yardley, Ryan Jampole, Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman, Matt Herms and Gabriel Cassata
Cover: Ben Bates
978-1-62738-939-6
$12.99/$14.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 8/3


SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #284

SONIC and friends get into some BIG TROUBLE in “Panic in the Sky” Part One: Sonic’s Freedom Fighters are finally ready to restore the planet! Unless, of course, someone does even more damage! Cue: the evil Dr. Eggman (of course)! He has a plan of his own and strikes first! The mad doctor launches a multi-pronged assault that will leave you speechless-everything has been building up to this moment! The final chapter to the Shattered World Saga begins here! Featuring the first of four EPIC connecting covers by mega-talent Dan Schoening and an “Evil Win” variant by the wonderful Lamar Wells!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Diana Skelly, Terry Austin, John Workman & Gabriel Cassata
Sonic the Hedgehog #284 CVR A Reg: Dan Schoening & Luis Antonio Delgado
Sonic the Hedgehog #284 CVR B Variant: Lamar Wells, Rick Bryant & Matt Herms
On Sale Date: 7/27
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


SONIC UNIVERSE #88
Tougher than leather, it’s Knuckles in “Shattered” Part Two: The mysteries deepen and the suspense builds! Amy and Rouge fight for their lives! Omega is out of commission! And Knuckles is lead deep into the heart of the Hidden Palace Zone by the mysterious Nixus! But is this strange newcomer everything he seems to be? Featuring cover art by Sonic comics legend Tracy Yardley and an “& Knuckles” variant by the delightful Diana Skelly!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #88 CVR A Reg: Tracy Yardley and Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #88 CVR B Variant: Diana Skelly, Rick Bryant and Elaina Unger
On Sale Date: 7/20
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #61
It’s the last weekend of summer and Archie has every intention of making the most out of his final day of freedom before school starts! There’s just one problem… The List! Archie’s dad gave him a list of chores at the beginning of the summer that he swore would be done before school started. Well, he’s out of summer and not a single chore has even been started, so Archie’s not going anywhere until he clears that list! Will he complete his chores in time to still have some fun, or will his last day of vacation be a real summer bummer? Find out in “The Endless List of Summer!” the fun lead story to this comics double digest!
Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 8/10
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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