Archie Comics previews B&V Friends Comics Annual #246 and two new digital releases celebrating the magic of Christmas and tales of Reggie Mantle that will probably show him to be on the naughty list.
B&V FRIENDS COMICS ANNUAL #246
While holiday shopping, Betty and Veronica spot a store Santa who has been abandoned by his elves at the last minute—right before a “Take Your Photo with Santa” event! Betty convinces Veronica that they should get into the spirit and help out—but when they do, Santa’s joy turns quickly to panic as his well-meaning helpers unintentionally cause some Christmas chaos! “Naughty and Nice” is a brand new hilarious holiday story you won’t want to miss—kicking off a laugh-filled comics annual featuring even more pages of fun!
Script: James Gartler
Art: Bill Galvan
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 12/9
192-page, full color comic
Digital Exclusives: 12/11/15
PEP DIGITAL VOL. 175: ARCHIE AND FRIENDS: THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS (DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE)
Some think the magic of Christmas is just a saying, but Jingles the Christmas Elf and Sugarplum the Fairy would beg to differ! When these troublemaking sprites show up, you know that Christmas is right around the corner—and so is mayhem! They’re always eager to help Archie and the gang with their holiday problems, but sometimes they do more harm than good! Can they save Christmas from themselves?
Cover: Gisele Lagace
On Sale Date: 12/11
150 page digital exclusive
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Archie Comics with this special retrospective presentation! Archie’s rival, Reggie, got his own book at the tail end of the 1940s. For over 120 issues, he caused mischief for his fellow Riverdale High students in the most hilarious ways possible! We’ll take a look back at some of that series’ best stories and craziest pranks. Will this class clown have the last laugh?
Cover: Dan DeCarlo
On Sale Date: 12/11
75 page, full color comic