A Riverdale Comic And Four One-Shots Lead Archie Comics March 2017 Solicitations

Archie gets a new story arc and there are four new one-shots in the March 2017 solicitations for Archie Comics. Mixing in with the regular series are one-shots for The Archies, Jughead, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Little Archie plus there is the resolicited Riverdale series set in the TV universe.

NEW RIVERDALE / ARCHIE HORROR:
ARCHIE #18
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
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THE ARCHIES ONE-SHOT
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
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JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS #5
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
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JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER ONE-SHOT
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
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LITTLE ARCHIE ONE-SHOT
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

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REGGIE AND ME #4
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

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RIVERDALE #1 (RESOLICIT)
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

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SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH ONE-SHOT
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

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ARCHIE CLASSIC:
ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #277
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
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ARCHIE'S FUNHOUSE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #25
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
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ARCHIE GIANT COMICS MEDLEY (TR)
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
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ARCHIE'S 75th ANNIVERSARY DIGEST #7
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
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ARCHIE'S 75th ANNIVERSARY DIGEST #8
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
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BETTY & VERONICA COMICS ANNUAL #252
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
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B&V FRIENDS COMICS ANNUAL #253
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
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LITTLE ARCHIE 80-PAGE GIANT COMIC #1
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
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WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #67
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
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ARCHIE ACTION:
SONIC: MEGA DRIVE – OVERDRIVE
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!

Script: Ian Flynn Art: Tyson Hesse, Matt Herms & Jack Morelli Cover: Tyson Hesse

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SONIC / MEGA MAN: WORLDS UNITE 3 (TR)
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

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #293
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

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SONIC UNIVERSE #96
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
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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.