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Archie Comics April 2018 Solicitations

Written by Tim Midura on Wednesday, January 24 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

Archie Comics April 2018 Solicitations

Highlights include Jughead: The Hunger #5, Vampironica #2, and Archie #12.


Source: Archie Comics

MARVEL COMICS DIGEST #6
Marvel Comics' best-selling heroes are back in the ever-popular digest format! This sixth issue spotlights AVENGERS VS. THANOS: INFINITY WAR! This is a can't-miss collector's item that will only be printed once!
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Provided by Marvel
On Sale Date: 4/18
224-page, full color comic • $6.99 U.S.
ARCHIE HORROR

VAMPIRONICA #2
NEW ONGOING SERIES! The smartest student at Riverdale High uncovers Veronica's secret. Will he lend a helping hand or try to drive a stake through her heart?
Script: Greg and Megan Smallwood
Art: Greg Smallwood, Jack Morelli
Cover: Greg Smallwood
Variant Covers: Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack
On Sale Date: 4/18
32-page, full color comic • $3.99 U.S.
ARCHIE

ARCHIE #30
It's the run-up to the most important event in the gang's lives—the spring dance! Who's going with who? Who's NOT going with whom? And how will Archie end up tanking the whole night?
Script: Mark Waid, Ian Flynn
Art: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Audrey Mok
Variant Covers: Adam Gorham, Sandy Jarrell with Kelly Fitzpatrick
On Sale Date: 4/25
32-page, full color comic • $3.99 U.S.

BETTY & VERONICA: VIXENS #5
The Vixens encounter a familiar face that knows about their secret and wants in—but are they ready to bring on new members? Plus, someone from Toni's past re-emerges and needs the Vixens' help.
Script: Jamie Lee Rotante
Art: Eva Cabrera, Elaina Unger, Rachel Deering
Cover: Eva Cabrera
Variant Covers: Rebekah Isaacs with Kelly Fitzpatrick, Elaina Unger
On Sale Date: 4/4
32-page, full color comic • $3.99 U.S.

COSMO #4 (of 5)
The evil battle princess Cleo has our hero Cosmo cornered! Is this the end of the mighty Martian's mission or will the wheel of fate turn in his favor? Find out in the penultimate chapter of this 5-part mini-series!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Patrick Spaziante
Variant Covers: Vincent Lovallo, Asami Matsumura
On Sale Date: 4/18
32-page, full color comic • $3.99 U.S.

JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #5
Welcome home, Jughead Jones! After months of being on the run as a fugitive, something brings our favorite hamburger eating wolfman back to Riverdale—and that something is an out-for-blood Reggie! Will good ol' Jug survive this battle of the werewolves?
Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Joe Eisma, Bob Smith, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Adam Gorham
Variant Covers: Jamal Igle, Michael Walsh
On Sale Date: 4/18
32-page, full color comic • $3.99 U.S.

RIVERDALE #12
From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the new CW series Riverdale, this ALL-NEW, ongoing comic series features stories set in between episodes of the new CW TV series Riverdale.
Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Various
Art: Thomas Pitilli, Andre Szymanowicz, John Workman
Cover: CW Photo Cover
Variant Cover: CW Photo Cover
On Sale Date: 4/11
32-page, full color comic • $3.99 U.S.
ARCHIE CLASSIC

ARCHIE AND ME COMICS DIGEST #6
BRAND NEW LEAD STORY: "Wendy, Be Warned!" Mr. Weatherbee's niece, Wendy, is visiting town. She wants to go to the spring dance, and it's up to Mr. Weatherbee to play matchmaker for her!
Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Bill Golliher, Bob Smith, Rosario "Tito" Peña
On Sale Date: 4/11
128-page, full color comic • $6.99 U.S.

ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #288
BRAND NEW LEAD STORY: "Sniffing Around" Cricket O'Dell is known for having a nose for money, which is why her nose goes crazy when she's around a lot of it! But why is she itching like mad during a date with Archie?!
Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 4/25
192-page, full color comic • $6.99 U.S.

ARCHIE'S BIG BOOK VOL. 3: ROCK 'N' ROLL (TR)
This third volume of the ARCHIE BIG BOOK series features some of the best of The Archies, Josie and the Pussycats and more touring all over the world. Don't miss this listing of the greatest hits!
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
6 5/8 x 10 3/16" • TR • 304 pp, Full Color • $19.99 US/$21.99 CAN • 978-1-68255-909-3
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 4/11

THE BEST OF ARCHIE AMERICANA: SILVER AGE (TR)
The sensational sixties... a time of dreams, hopes, revolution and social change! The swinging seventies—a time of transition in America. Ever timeless, Archie and his friends came along for the ride! Journey back with us now in this eagerly anticipated second volume of THE BEST OF ARCHIE AMERICANA series!
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan DeCarlo
5 1/4 x 7 1/2" • TR • 416 pp, Full Color • $9.99/$10.99 CAN • 978-1-68255-911-6
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 4/25

BETTY AND VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #262
BRAND NEW LEAD STORY: "Un-Living Doll!" A scary late night movie leaves the girls on edge when they spend a stormy night alone with their imaginations in the Lodge mansion.
Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Bill Galvan, Rosario "Tito" Peña
On Sale Date: 4/11
192-page, full color comic • $6.99 U.S.

B&V FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #260
BRAND NEW LEAD STORY: "Extra Disastrous" When a famous director comes to town to film his latest movie locally, the girls get parts as extras. Both strive to outdo each other and make their parts larger much to the director's chagrin.
Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario "Tito" Peña
On Sale Date: 4/4
192-page, full color comic • $6.99 U.S.

JUGHEAD'S TIME POLICE (TR)
Get ready for a wild ride through time! Jughead has been drafted into a time-traveling police force, tasked with keeping history from going haywire. ...But is Jughead the right kid for the job? Collects the complete Jughead's Time Police storyline!
Script: Rich Margopoulos
Art: Rex Lindsey, Doug Crane, & Various
Cover: Rex Lindsey, Rosario "Tito" Peña
5 1/4 x 8" • TR • 224 pp, Full Color • $10.99/$11.99CAN • 978-1-68255-913-0
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 4/4
Archie Comics has provided CBR with covers and solicit information for product shipping in April 2018. When you're through checking out these solicitations, be sure to visit CBR's Independents Comic Forum and discuss these Archie Comics releases with fellow readers.





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