Archie Comics releases Jughead and Archie Jumbo Comics Double Digest #14 and the new digital exclusive Archie: Hook, Line and Sinker, and Archie Action releases Mega Man #51, and Sonic: Worlds Unite Battles #1.

Archie Andrews finds himself in another love triangle when he asks DeDe Diaz out to a movie that she’s been wanting to see with Jughead in this week’s new lead Jumbo DIgest story, “Triple Date,” by Tania del Rio and Fernando Ruiz.

Archie character first appearances can sometimes turn into big collectibles (search Archie’s Girls Betty and Veronica #320 on eBay).   As you can probably still find DeDe’s first appearance in Jughead and Archie Jumbo Comics Double Digest #12 for cover price, this is one investment that you want to make, especially as she’s the cause of an Archie-Jughead-DeDe love triangle, which flips the dynamic of the traditional Archie love triangle.  You should get this week’s issue too, as it may be known years from now as the “first classic Archie-Jughead-DeDe” love triangle story.

Official previews:


Archie finally gets the courage to ask out DeDe Diaz, the daughter of the owner of the local comic shop, out on a date—which in turn reminds DeDe that she’s been meaning to ask Jughead out to see the same movie! Will it end up being a fun day out with friends, or will someone be an awkward third wheel? Find out in “Triple Date,” the hilarious new lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Tania del Rio
Art: Fernando Ruiz
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 7/15
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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IS ALL LOST?! The evil Sigma unleashes an unstoppable army in “Worlds Unite” Part Eight: Sonic, Mega Man and X lead the unified army against Sigma’s horde of resurrected Mavericks!  Sigma has now taken command of the Genesis Portals, threatening to fuse together even MORE worlds!  With our heroes’ time and strength running out, Sticks returns with reinforcements—and you’ll never believe who she recruited! Featuring cover art from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, and variant cover art from Sonic rising star Diana Skelly and part 8 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Edwin Huang, Gary Martin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
Bald is Beautiful Variant: Diana Skelly, Rick Bryant and Matt Herms
Covers Unite Variant (8 of 12): Ben Bates
On Sale Date: 7/15
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

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ALL-NEW DIRECT MARKET-EXCLUSIVE special!  There are so many epic battles in the SONIC/MEGA MAN crossover event that the biggest brawls of the bunch have exploded into their very own book! Twelve issues just isn’t enough to contain all the frantic action of “Worlds Unite!”  The action spills over into this second special stand-alone issue where an all-star cast of creators bring you an extraordinary all-action issue!  Watch as Sonic battles the Deadly Six, Knuckles throws down with Break Man, and Sticks… goes after Roll?! LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE! Also featuring variant cover art from Roger and Idalia Robinson, and a special wrap-around sketch variant by Sonic and Mega Man superstars Evan Stanley & Jamal Peppers!

Script: Joel Enos, Ryan Jampole, Aleah Baker
Art: Tracy Yardley, Ryan Jampole, Diana Skelly, Rick Bryant, Terry Austin, Rachel Deering and Elaina Unger
Cover: Jamal Peppers, Phyllis Novin and Ben Hunzeker
Sketch Variant Cover: Jamal Peppers
Sonic vs Mega Man Variant Cover: Roger & Idalia Robinson
On Sale Date: 7/15
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

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Something’s fishy around here… It must be a new Digital Exclusive! Archie and friends are gathering up their poles and tackle boxes and heading to the water for some nice, relaxing fishing. Although when the Riverdale gang is involved, it’s probably not going to be so relaxing, is it? See if these flukes can reel in a whopper, or if they end up all wet!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan DeCarlo, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 7/17
100-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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