This week, Archie Comics releases the second printing of Mark Waid and Fiona Staples’ Archie #1, as well as Archie Comics Annual #263, Archie 1000 Page Comics Jam, Jughead and Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #15, Sonic the Hedgehog #275, and a new Archie Digital Exclusive, Jughead’s Baby Tales.

Official previews:

ARCHIE #1 (Second Printing)

COMIC SUPERSTARS MARK WAID AND FIONA STAPLES REIMAGINE AN ICON! Change is coming to Riverdale in this can’t-miss kick-off to Archie’s new ongoing series! Familiar faces return in new and unexpected ways in this must-have #1 issue! As the new school year approaches, you’d think Archie Andrews would be looking forward to classes and fun—but nothing is as it seems in the little town of Riverdale. But is this a one-off or a sign of bigger changes awaiting for America’s favorite teens—and the entire town? Find out in this exciting and remarkable first issue!
Script: Mark Waid

Art: Fiona Staples, Andre Szymanowicz with Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli

2nd Printing Cover: Fiona Staples

On Sale Date: 8/12

32-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.


Get ready for even more pages of fun in this sun in this 192-page comics annual! Summer has arrived, the sun is shining, the weather’s getting warmer and Riverdale Lake is open for activities! And for Archie “summer activities” mean one thing: dating! Archie and Betty make a date to ride paddle boats at the lake—but Veronica wants in on the summer fun, too! When Archie actually *gasps* rejects Veronica in favor of Betty, could it be that our lovable player is changing—or will his day in the sun have him up a creek? Find out in “Unlucky Lake Date,” the fun lead story to this bonus-sized comics annual!

Script: Tania del Rio

Art: Tim Kennedy

Cover: Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña

On Sale Date: 8/12

192-page, full color comic

$5.99 U.S.



This edition of the ARCHIE 1000 PAGE COMICS series is JAM-PACKED with the best, funniest and most hilarious stories from Archie & his pals ‘n’ gals! We’ve got 1000 more pages of chaos and comedy for our doting fans! For over seven decades, Archie and his friends have been making everyone laugh, with their dating hijinx and misadventures at Riverdale High School! Everything’s Archie in the largest Archie collection series EVER—offered at an incredible value price! This book is a one-time only printing, so act now while supplies last!
Script: Various

Art: Various

Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña



4 7/8 x 6 9/16”


1000 pp, Full Color

Direct Market On-Sale Date: 8/12


Jughead’s trying to help Archie find the perfect birthday gift for Veronica, and the two decide to go to Riverdale’s resident boy genius, Dilton, for help. Dilton’s whipped up a new app that can help them find the perfect gift for the girl who has everything by connecting to every auction house, online retailer and home shopping network in the entire world—it’s so powerful, though, that it also connects to Mars! Luckily for them, their main contact on the red planet is their old pal Cosmo, the Merry Martian! Can Cosmo help find the perfect gift for Veronica, or will he just cause intergalactic havoc? Find out in “From Mars With Love!”

Then, Jughead’s cousin Bingo Wilkin takes center stage! Bingo has decided to take up kayaking in order to take his girlfriend Samantha on a romantic date. Learning how to sail in a day should be more than enough time—right? What could possibly go wrong?! Will Bingo effectively woo Samantha on the not-so-high seas, or will he wind up all wet? Find out in “Kayak Crazy!” Two brand new stories just for you in this JUMBO comics digest!
Script: Fernando Ruiz, Tom DeFalco

Art: Fernando Ruiz, Pat and Tim Kennedy

Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña

On Sale Date: 8/12

288-page, full color comic

$6.99 U.S.



CELEBRATE 275 ISSUES OF SONIC THE HEDGEHOG with his good buddy Mega Man and the worlds of STREET FIGHTER, BILLY HATCHER, NiGHTS INTO DREAMS, MONSTER HUNTER and more in this DOUBLE-SIZED ISSUE! “Worlds Unite” Part Eleven: It’s pan-dimensional pandemonium as the unified army begins their attack on Sigma! Sonic, Mega Man and X lead an all-star roster of heroes from across the SEGA and Capcom universes in an all-out assault against the villainous robot from the future! Will they be enough to save all their worlds, or has Sigma already become a god? Featuring a wrap-around cover from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante! PLUS 5 variant covers from Edwin Huang, Lamar Wells, Tracy Yardley, Rafa Knight and part 11 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates! Don’t miss the penultimate chapter to the biggest crossover event in Archie Action history!
Script: Ian Flynn

Art: Tyson Hesse, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms

Regular Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante and Matt Herms

Variant Cover B: Edwin Huang

Variant Cover C: Lamar Wells, Rick Bryant and Matt Herms

Variant Cover D: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin and Steve Downer

Variant Cover E: Rafa Knight

Covers Unite Variant (11 of 12): Ben Bates

On Sale Date: 8/12

48-page, full color comic

$4.99 U.S.



Jughead’s baby sister Jellybean may be small, but she sure can get into some big trouble! What’s a big brother to do? Join Jughead, Jellybean and the Riverdale gang as we learn all about what makes that bond between brother and sister so special.

Script: Various

Art: Various

Cover: Dan Parent, Henry Scarpelli, Pat Woodruff

On Sale Date: 8/14

100-page, full color ocmic



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