This is a great week for Archie Comics enthusiasts, as not only does it see the long-anticipated return of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and The Fox, and the fourth chapter of the excellent “Farewell, Betty and Veronica,” in Betty and Veronica #275, you can also get 856 pages of Archie and the gang for 28.95.  That much moolah at most comic publishers will get you about 20-25% as many pages.

You can read Nerdspan’s review of The Fox #1 by following this link.

ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #260

Don’t miss this must-have issue of ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST! This jumbo issue is chock-full of the best Archie stories ever told! All from the pages of the best-selling series THE BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS! This collection also includes story introductions by celebrity fans, top writers, awesome artists, and other insights into some of the hilarious and most popular tales from Archie Comics’ 75-year history!

Script: Frank Doyle, George Gladir, Various
Art: Harry Lucey, Dan DeCarlo, Dan Parent, Various
Cover: George Frese, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 4/15
288-page, full-color comic
$6.99 U.S.

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BETTY AND VERONICA #275

The girls have arrived in Mumbai, India! They’re ready to move into their temporary homes… and their new identities as Veronica takes on the role as “Betty,” and Betty takes on the role as “Veronica”! Will anyone catch onto their little game? Meanwhile, back in Riverdale, the boys are enjoying the acquaintances of the new transfer students Violette and Banni! But can these two new transfers ever really take the place of their beloved Veronica and Betty? Plus, we’re commemorating this milestone 275th issue with a double-sized issue featuring plenty of bonus content and multiple collector covers!

Script: Michael Uslan
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
275th Variant Covers: Ramona Fradon, Adam Hughes, Genevieve F.T., Brittney Williams
On Sale Date: 4/15
48-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #2

On the eve of Sabrina’s sixteenth birthday, as she faces a choice that will determine her destiny as a half-witch/half-mortal, an unspeakable terror arrives in Greendale, and her name is… Madam Satan! At long last, the secret history of the Queen of Hell is revealed, as she sets her vengeful gaze upon the Spellman family. No one, especially those close to Sabrina, is safe, and very, very soon, the quiet streets of Greendale run red with blood…

Harvey Award-winning writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Robert Hack bring this dark re-imagining of Sabrina the Teenage Witch’s occult origin to spine-tingling life.

Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Robert Hack
Cover: Robert Hack
Variant Cover: Francesco Francavilla
On Sale Date: 4/15
32 pages, full-color
$3.99

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THE FOX #1
NEW ONGOING SERIES FROM DARK CIRCLE!
THE FOX is BACK!
Emmy Award winning writer/artist Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, HBO’s Bored to Death) is once again united with Eisner award-winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, Thrillbent) for FOX HUNT: Part One “The Situation”: When a billionaire philanthropist prepares Paul Patton Jr’s home town for demolition, our hero is sent on assignment to photograph the event. But what strange force lurks in the shadows, and why will it take Paul’s alter-ego, THE FOX, to stop it? The answer is the beginning of a deadly FOX HUNT and you won’t believe what happens next!Don’t miss the debut issue from the critically-acclaimed team that brought you THE FOX: FREAK MAGNET, featuring FOUR all-new variant covers! With art from Dean Haspiel, David Mack, Thomas Pitilli, Ulises Farinas and Chris Samnee!Plot/Art: Dean Haspiel
Script: Mark Waid
Art: Dean Haspiel, Allen Passalaqua, and John Workman
Cover: Dean Haspiel
Variant Cover 1: Chris Samnee and Matt Wilson
Variant Cover 2:  David Mack
Variant Cover 3: Ulises Farinas and Ryan Hill
Variant Cover 4: Thomas Pitilli
On Sale Date: 4/15
32-page, full color comic
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JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #11

When Archie starts starting to get worried about his gluttonous pal Jughead’s unhealthy eating habits, he tries to get him into exercising. It’s to no avail, however, since Jughead insists that any kind of strenuous activity gives him a rash. Archie thinks it’s all in Jughead’s jug-head, but how can he explain those bumps on Jughead’s skin after every sport? Find out if Jughead’s truly allergic to exercise in “Don’t Be So Rash,” the funny lead story to this comics digest!

Script: J. Torres
Art: Bill Galvan
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 4/15
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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MEGA MAN #48

The showdown to end ’em all is finally here! “The Ultimate Betrayal” Part Four: The cataclysmic conclusion!  Dr. Light built Gamma to be the definitive answer to all global disasters—unfortunately it looks like all of its power might just be turned against poor Mega Man!  As the battle rages, the entire castle stronghold begins to collapse. How will anyone get out of this one alive—and will they at all? Don’t miss the epic conclusion to this Mega Man 3 game adaptation storyline, featuring new cover art from fan-favorite Brent McCarthy and a special Capcom art variant!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Ryan Odagawa, Gary Martin, John Workman and Evan Stanley
Cover: Brent McCarthy
Variant Cover: Art provided by Capcom
On Sale Date: 4/15
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #49

Riverdale High School is holding out tryouts for the wrestling team—and Archie, Reggie and Jughead all hope to make it on the ropes! While the three use brute force and technique for their tryouts, Dilton is convinced that is instead a mathematical process. He argues that it’s all about leverage and angles and that, even someone at his size, could take down someone the size of Moose. The guys are skeptical and challenge him to prove his hypotheses. Will his equations be correct, or will Dilton be down for the count? Find out in “Counted Out,” the brand new lead story to this Comics Double Digest!

Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 4/15
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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BETTY VS. VERONICA: SABOTAGE! (DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE)

Oh my gosh, it’s a barrage of the best battles of the BFFs! Betty and Veronica are squaring off once again in a mêlée for Archie’s heart! This time, though, the gloves are off and they’re doing anything it takes to win! Get a front row seat as we look at some of the girls’ finest attempts at sabotaging each other. Who will win the war and get the boy? Find out in this mega-sized digital exclusive!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan DeCarlo, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 4/17
250-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

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