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So beautiful and so crazy.

So beautiful and so crazy.

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Here’s an exclusive first look at the cover for the upcoming Archie Comics Super Special issue 4 which hits stores in September. As you can see, it features a fun illustration by Dan Parent in which Archie, Betty and Veronica sing The Archies’ signature tune, “Sugar Sugar.” Great fun. Here’s a rundown of what you can expect to see inside:

ARCHIE COMICS SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE #4
Something amazing is happening in Riverdale! The quarterly Archie Comic Super Special Magazine rolls on with this awesomely autumn-themed edition! School is back in session, the leaves are changing colors and Halloween is approaching with its promises of tricks and treats!
Get ready for colors, classes and costumes galore from the Archie vault. All this plus creator spotlights, the latest Archie news, a brand new multi-color foil-enhanced cover and much, much more in this jam-packed magazine! Featuring stories with Archie, Betty and Veronica, Jughead, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Josie and the Pussycats and more!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, and Tito Peña
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 9/11
128-page, full color comic
$9.99 US.

As regular readers of this site are well aware, I’m a bit of a Archie fanatic. But my obvious enthusiasm aside, the simple fact is that Archie Comics is the most exciting publisher around these days due to their masterful ability to please old fans and bring in new audiences through groundbreaking characters (Kevin Keller) and exciting concepts (the ongoing Life with Archie magazine, the upcoming horror/comedy hybrid Afterlife with Archie). If you haven’t checked out what’s been happening in Riverdale of late, rectify that immediately. You’re missing out on some of the best work being done in the comics industry today.

Here’s an exclusive first look at the cover for the upcoming Archie Comics Super Special issue 4 which hits stores in September. As you can see, it features a fun illustration by Dan Parent in which Archie, Betty and Veronica sing The Archies’ signature tune, “Sugar Sugar.” Great fun. Here’s a rundown of what you can expect to see inside:

ARCHIE COMICS SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE #4

Something amazing is happening in Riverdale! The quarterly Archie Comic Super Special Magazine rolls on with this awesomely autumn-themed edition! School is back in session, the leaves are changing colors and Halloween is approaching with its promises of tricks and treats!

Get ready for colors, classes and costumes galore from the Archie vault. All this plus creator spotlights, the latest Archie news, a brand new multi-color foil-enhanced cover and much, much more in this jam-packed magazine! Featuring stories with Archie, Betty and Veronica, Jughead, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Josie and the Pussycats and more!

Script: Various

Art: Various

Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, and Tito Peña

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 9/11

128-page, full color comic

$9.99 US.

As regular readers of this site are well aware, I’m a bit of a Archie fanatic. But my obvious enthusiasm aside, the simple fact is that Archie Comics is the most exciting publisher around these days due to their masterful ability to please old fans and bring in new audiences through groundbreaking characters (Kevin Keller) and exciting concepts (the ongoing Life with Archie magazine, the upcoming horror/comedy hybrid Afterlife with Archie). If you haven’t checked out what’s been happening in Riverdale of late, rectify that immediately. You’re missing out on some of the best work being done in the comics industry today.

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Ladies and gentleman, I present to you the greatest panel in Archie Comics’ history. 

Cue Blur’s “Boys and Girls.”

(From Betty and Me #139, May 1984)

Ladies and gentleman, I present to you the greatest panel in Archie Comics’ history.

Cue Blur’s “Boys and Girls.”

(From Betty and Me #139, May 1984)

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31 Days of Halloween: Day 31: Archie, issue #5.
Happy Halloween everyone! Thanks for checking out the spooky fun here for the past month.

31 Days of Halloween: Day 31: Archie, issue #5.

Happy Halloween everyone! Thanks for checking out the spooky fun here for the past month.

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On the heels of last year’s surprise hit The Best of Archie Comics, this follow-up volume features lots more adventures featuring “America’s Typical Teenager” and his Riverdale High pals. Spanning from 1942 to 2012, the stories featured in this value-priced selection — over 400 pages for $9.99— serve as an Archie 101 for new fans and a welcome nostalgia trip for readers who grew up with these characters.
Obviously the Archie antics featured here are the meat and potatoes of the book, but the editors wisely took the time to feature stories with forgotten characters like Wilbur (an Archie clone), Bob White’s great Pat the Brat (a precocious tyke whose trouble-making skills rival those of Dennis the Menace), and the self-explanatory Cosmo the Merry Martian. Like their inclusion in the Night at the Comic Shop graphic novel, these lesser-known creations make an appearance here to illustrate the different types of comics MLJ was offering in the initial aftermath of the Archie gang’s success.
Amongst the greatest individual tales featured in this book are Bob Bolling’s mesmermizing Little Archie offering “Caramel Has a Tale,” Samm Schwartz’s “Nothing But the Tooth” (an offbeat Jughead entry in which our burger-loving hero becomes obsessed with his role as Dracula in a school play), the spooky Madhouse Glads installment “The Secret of Carswell Crypt” — a perfect example of the insane horror/adventure stories Archie was cranking out in the 1970s, and the first installment of Alex Segura and Dan Parent’s Archie Meets Kiss mini-series from earlier this year.
This compilation is a great example of why Archie has survived and thrived for over 70 years. Terrific art from legends like Dan DeCarlo, Harry Lucey and Bob Montana combined with genuinely funny (and often heartwarming) writing and unforgettable characters results in an unmissable collection. After all these years and it seems like everything’s still Archie indeed.

On the heels of last year’s surprise hit The Best of Archie Comics, this follow-up volume features lots more adventures featuring “America’s Typical Teenager” and his Riverdale High pals. Spanning from 1942 to 2012, the stories featured in this value-priced selection — over 400 pages for $9.99— serve as an Archie 101 for new fans and a welcome nostalgia trip for readers who grew up with these characters.

Obviously the Archie antics featured here are the meat and potatoes of the book, but the editors wisely took the time to feature stories with forgotten characters like Wilbur (an Archie clone), Bob White’s great Pat the Brat (a precocious tyke whose trouble-making skills rival those of Dennis the Menace), and the self-explanatory Cosmo the Merry Martian. Like their inclusion in the Night at the Comic Shop graphic novel, these lesser-known creations make an appearance here to illustrate the different types of comics MLJ was offering in the initial aftermath of the Archie gang’s success.

Amongst the greatest individual tales featured in this book are Bob Bolling’s mesmermizing Little Archie offering “Caramel Has a Tale,” Samm Schwartz’s “Nothing But the Tooth” (an offbeat Jughead entry in which our burger-loving hero becomes obsessed with his role as Dracula in a school play), the spooky Madhouse Glads installment “The Secret of Carswell Crypt” — a perfect example of the insane horror/adventure stories Archie was cranking out in the 1970s, and the first installment of Alex Segura and Dan Parent’s Archie Meets Kiss mini-series from earlier this year.

This compilation is a great example of why Archie has survived and thrived for over 70 years. Terrific art from legends like Dan DeCarlo, Harry Lucey and Bob Montana combined with genuinely funny (and often heartwarming) writing and unforgettable characters results in an unmissable collection. After all these years and it seems like everything’s still Archie indeed.

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Riverdale teens are out of control.

Riverdale teens are out of control.

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Seriously Betty, what are you on?

Seriously Betty, what are you on?

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Reminder: this exists.

Reminder: this exists.

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Betty keeps it clean.

Betty keeps it clean.