Kevin Keller returns to Riverdale in the pages of his own mini-series, from superstar writer/artist Dan Parent. Learn more about Kevin's background and story before he arrived in Riverdale and met the Archie gang, and pick up the comic that people are already buzzing about. Featuring one of the most popular new characters in Archie history, this series will be a must-have for fans of Archie Comics, Kevin and great comics.
"Archie's Storybook: A Riverdale Fable," Part 2. Riverdale's been overtaken by the storyland world, but now that true love has surfaced, the curse has been broken. Or has it? It's the battle of the storybook characters in this fantasy epic! Will everybody return to their old lives? Will anybody remember what has happened? And most importantly, will Archie get all his homework done in time when (or if!) he gets back home?
"May I Have This Dance?" As newly appointed class president, Kevin is in charge of selecting the theme for Riverdale High's prom. That's easy compared to the decision of who Kevin will take to the dance! And if things weren't complicated enough, Kevin has a secret admirer hoping to be Kevin's date!
"Stranded in Paradise! - As summer sets in, Kevin gets ready to enjoy his first summer as a lifeguard on Riverdale Beach. The gang shows Kevin a great time in the Riverdale summer tradition, that is until he comes across a bump in the road...a bump named Cheryl Blossom! A battle of the beaches breaks out between Riverdale Beach and Pembrooke Beach, and Jason Blossom steps in to "punk" Kevin and the gang. To make matters more complicated, a guy across enemy lines has eyes for Kevin...a surefire way to add drama to the whole mix!
It's a battle of epic proportions! In 'Banded Together' the Archies and Josie and the Pussycats play on the season finales of competing reality shows, All American Idol and The X-Factory! But will the ratings winner be an up-and-coming reality show showcasing Archie and Veronica's relationship?
"Drive Me Crazy." A teenager's first car is a rite of passage, and Kevin is excited to land his very first car: his Dad's old army jeep, "old" being the operative word here. Even though he's handy with cars, this is a challenge even for him. Enter Dilton, who helps him "spice" up the car with all sorts of high-tech devices and modern technology. But as good as that might sound, it can really cause havoc when you're out on a date, where things can go very wrong!
'PLAY by the Rules' - Kevin's got a new flame! Now that Kevin has an active love life, things are looking up. That is, until Kevin's secret admirer pops up to throw Kevin into the middle of an Archie-style love triangle! To make matters more complicated, Veronica roped Kevin into performing in the school play, and both Kevin's boyfriend and not-so-secret admirer are involved, sparking jealous tension on set. Will Kevin make it through Act I before the scenery comes crashing down around his blossoming relationship, or will he get stage fright? Let the drama begin!
Archie Marries Valerie Part 3 Ð ÒA Star Is Born!Ó Ð As newlyweds Archie and Valerie settle into married life, they quit their respective groups, The Archies and The Pussycats and focus on what matters. Teaching at a music school while starring in their own reality show, the happy couple can finally spend time together off the road. As Archie and Valerie make their own music together what kind of new changes in their former bands can we expect to see? Music aside, the biggest life altering event of the young coupleÕs lives is on the horizon as Valerie announces sheÕs pregnant! How will the family dynamic change the musical duo? Whatever the case, the new ÒstarÓ in their life wonÕt arrive without the usual lunacy that follows Archie and Valerie around!
Archie Marries Valerie Part 2 - "With This Ring..." – The greatest love story in Archie history continues as Valerie (from Josie and the Pussycats) moves to Riverdale and shakes things up in a big way! In the style of the best-selling Life with Archie, Valerie takes a stroll down the famed Memory Lane, envisioning what her life would be like marrying Archie! Is a life of wedded bliss in the cards for the pair or will unexpected complications, not to mention past flames, keep them apart? Find out in the second part of the Archie Marries Valerie saga!
Kevin Keller is the new kid in Riverdale and the gang has made him feel right at home. When Wit Masters, a trivia game show for rival high schools comes around, Dilton and the crew want Kevin to represent them for the win. Too bad Kevin has a fear of public speaking. Will he pull it off and get Riverdale the winning championship for the third year in a row or will he choke in front of the big lights? Follow along as Kevin, his family and everyone you know and love from the Archie Universe face this challenge together.
"R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. Dissembled." The evil organization C.R.U.S.H. is planning to infect all of Riverdale High with the insidious Formula Z! Can Archie, The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E., discover their plan in time? And why does Miss Beazley suddenly look so glamorous? It's up to Archie and his fellow R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. agents to stop this nefarious threat!
Archie Marries Valerie Part 4 - "Here and Now!" – In the conclusion to the Archie Marries Valerie saga, Valerie finds herself at Memory Lane peering into her and Archie’s future together. A star is born, literally, as their daughter Star enters the world and inherits her parents’ talent for music, bringing massive amounts of attention to the tiny prodigy! However, this isn’t the only possible future marriage Valerie gets a glimpse of, as it seems Archie can get any girl he wants! We’ve seen what would happen if Archie married Betty, Veronica and now Valerie but what about the other girls of Riverdale? See what a variety of paths would bring as a multitude of Archie weddings are explored here in these pages!
"By George!" When the gang gets a school assignment to write about a person who has inspired them, Kevin chooses George Takei, the legendary Star Trek actor who came out several years ago. When Kevin hears that he's at a local convention, he recruits Jughead to go with him, unaware that Mr. Takei, moved by Kevin's article, has made a trip to Riverdale to pay him a visit. Kevin rushes to meet up with his idol, but will he make it in time? Oh my!
Betty and Veronica in “Vamp it Up” – The gang enjoys a night at the beach meeting some new friends, but there’s something odd about this group who only comes out at night... It’s not until after Veronica is bitten by a bat that her friends notice something truly evil is in their midst! Caught in the middle of two rival vampire gangs, can Betty rid her town of the bloodsuckers before they turn all her friends into creatures of the night? Don’t miss the opening chapter of this spooky two-part tale of suspense!
WINNER of the 2003 Ignatz Award for Best Graphic Novel! ". . . a single-minded obsession with animation history informs this work even as its creator twists and tears that history into a new, hideous, and hilarious form. There's a little bit of Roger Rabbit and a whole lot of Spinal Tap at work here. Twisted and dark, funny and frightening, this is a deliciously evil toon history that demands attention." -- Alan David Doane Top Shelf is proud to present a very unique comics project. Through a series of never-before-seen interviews and rare photos, documentary-maker Rich Koslowski reveals the horrifying true story behind the Cartoon industry and our most celebrated cartoon actors -- the story that Hollywood doesn't want you to see. Told in the same style as a Ken Burns documentary, with interviews of 'toon stars today as well as historical "file footage"of the "early years,"this work of fiction will forever change the way you think of those beloved characters in the white gloves. ... Rich Koslowski has worked in the Animation and Comic Book industry for the past 12 years. Best known for his three-time, Eisner-nominated work on his self-published parody title "The 3 Geeks,"this ground-breaking graphic novel is sure to appeal to everyone.
"Decisions, Decisions!" Where's Kevin? Archie and the gang haven't seen him in a while and begin to wonder what their pal is up to. Must be school obligations and work, right? Nosy BFF Veronica is determined to get to the bottom of his absence and spots him with a new friend. However, Kevin seems distant about his new friendship and when his parents inquire, Kevin is reluctant to share. Is this just a friend? Has Kevin found a boyfriend? Or has Veronica finally driven him up a wall?
In 'The Write Stuff', Veronica helps Kevin Keller's family plan a birthday party for his dad. When Kevin and Veronica begin going through pictures and stories from Kevin's past, she sees and experiences all the incredible things he did. But with all the places Kevin lived, he realizes how much Riverdale has become home for him.
It's time for the 2012 London Olympics and Kevin and his family score tickets to the event. This is old stomping grounds for the Kellers, so they get to revisit old friends and family. Kevin is excited to see his old friend Brian, who's competing as a runner. Kevin also meets an old friend who he's not sure is interested in him, but there to confuse matters is none other than Veronica, who's tagged along to "help" Kevin out. And we all know what happens when Veronica interferes - mayhem, of course, but the fun kind!
"Fashion Detectives": When big-name designers seek someone to help them expose counterfeit merchandise in stores, they turn to a true expert: Veronica! She's recruited both Betty and Nancy to help her, but what they uncover is more than faux fashion! Don't miss the high-fashion fun and intrigue! "Scenery": The story that proves one person's (Mr. Lodge's) idea of a private, peaceful beach is another's (Veronica's) idea of an isolated, boring beach! "Pets Rule": The beach has gone to the dogs ??? literally ??? as the girls convince the town to reserve a special area of the beach for people's pooches!
"Taking the Lead!" - Kevin is flying high after having represented Riverdale High on "Witmasters" and coming out the winner! Now with class elections starting up, Veronica schemes to utilize Kevin's momentum into a successful campaign for president! But not everyone is backing Kevin as his opponent's prejudice results in dirty politics! Can Kevin rise above and prove he's the man for the job?
The world has witnessed the double-bill of the century, as The Archies and Josie & the Pussycats co-headlined a major concert tour! When the lights dimmed, it turned out that the lyrics to the love songs weren't just being recited on stage, but also whispered into Valerie's ears by Archie! The two lovebirds soon became songbirds, penning their own original love song. But when Betty and Veronica find out, they're in no mood for love songs!
Betty and Veronica in "Fangs a Lot, Vampironica." Vampires in Riverdale? Where's a slayer when you need one? Last we saw the girls, they had befriended some nice vampires down by the beach. Only trouble is, a rival vampire gang has taken Veronica and friends captive and made vampire clones out of them. It's up to Betty to pick up a stake and save her friends' lives before it's too late! The conclusion of this spooky two-part tale of suspense!
"Archie's Storybook: A Riverdale Fable," Part 1. When Archie unleashes the hidden powers in an old statue in the woods, things get very strange in Riverdale. He wakes up as the prince in a fractured fairytale, with everybody and everything in Riverdale taking on the traits and characteristics of classic storybook characters. And he appears to be the only one who knows what's going on. Well, except for Jughead, who seems to have the answers as Old King Cole. But Archie has to decide who's the fairest in the land, while saving Riverdale from the Queen of Hearts, and potential war from another dimension. Just another typical day in Riverdale!
When President Obama and FOX News pundit Sarah Palin arrive, Riverdale becomes the center of a national crisis! Archie and Reggie have each claimed support from one of these political powerhouses - only they don't! Now Riverdale is in chaos and when the Secret Service gets involved it only gets worse!
"Archie Meets Glee," Part Four. The hit crossover concludes with this epic finale! After half of the Riverdale gang swapped places with the New Directions kids, Archie must get everyone home and fast! Their worlds are about to collide literally and time is running out. Will Archie meet his counterpart Finn Hudson in the dreamscape in time to stop the collison? Don't miss the thrilling conclusion to Archie Meets Glee, the hit FOX TV series!
"Little Archie Pets" Part 2 - "EEEE-Ger Beaver" The pet adventure concludes! Sabrina's cat Salem has given all the gang's pets the power to communicate with one another. As the Power Pets enjoy a day at the zoo they are treated to a concert featuring Justin Beaver who is an instant sensation for both pets and owners alike!
"Winter Bliss" & "The Sales Force". Even a Hawaiian vacation doesn't spell "Winter Bliss" when Betty and Veronica find out that back at home, their beloved Archie could be tempted by Cheryl's winter kiss! Then, when "The Sales Force" of Veronica Lodge overhypes Betty's fundraiser cupcakes, can Jughead bite in and save her baking reputation?
Archie Marries Valerie Part 1 - "Another Love Song" - The Pussycats are in town and Valerie has big news for her on-and-off-again boyfriend Archie: Her family is moving to Riverdale! Not everyone is thrilled with the news, however, as Betty and Veronica don't need the competition! The girls may have found the perfect boy to get their minds off Archie, though Ð ValerieÕs brother!
Nominated for FOUR Glyph Comics Awards! Named one of USA TODAY's top graphic novels to watch at San Diego Comic-Con! "BB Wolf strikes a relentless tempo that grabs you by the ears and refuses to let go. I never put this one down for an instant. Great stuff."-- Greg Ruth, artist of Freaks of the Heartlands, Conan: Born on the Battlefield, and Our Enduring Spirit "BB Wolf and the 3 LPs is one of the best graphic novels of the year and a must read for any comics fan!"-- Alex Dueben, Comic Book Resources "If Arnold's monochromatic through-line were a beverage to be savored (which it is), it would taste like a strong, bittersweet Southern tea. ...Koslowski's beastly linework proves his past Eisner Award nominations were justly deserved. [BB Wolf] yanks at your heart strings so hard it's bound to snap a few."-- Kyle Lemmon, Under the Radar Books like this are the reason I got back into the comics scene... 5 Stars! --Alex Haas, the Independent Comics Review A farmer and family man by day, blues musician by night, and a drinker of fine spirits at any hour, BB's life seemed simple. But this fragile peace comes crashing down when the LPs decide to take his land by any means possible. When all is lost, BB lashes out, setting into motion acts of revenge only a Big Bad Wolf could unleash. Rich Koslowski (award-winning creator of Three Fingers and The King) brings to life this haunting debut from writer J.D. Arnold. Set in the Mississippi Delta of the 1920s, BB Wolf & the 3 LPs is a classic story of racism, murder, revenge, and music... all filtered through the clever re-telling of a timeless fairytale.
Ken Penders, Romy Chacon, Steven Butler, Ron Lim, Al Bigley, Rich Koslowski, Michael Higgins, Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante
"The Good, the Bad and the Unknown (Part 1 of 4): Prototype": It's all been leading up to this: Shadow is back and he's looking for a showdown with Sonic! As if that wasn't enough, other threats both old and new are lurking in the darkness... and with an event this big rocking Sonic's world, could the attention of Dr. Robotnik be too far off? Don't dare miss what may be the direst situation Sonic has ever faced!
Archie is no stranger to exciting crossovers but you're not going to believe this one until you read it! FOX's hit TV series GLEE is next in line to cross paths with the Riverdale gang! Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (GLEE) teams with superstar artist Dan Parent (Archie Meets KISS) in a story which sees the Archie-verse collide with the cast of GLEE. How will Archie and friends react when they meet their counterparts? Are their alternate universes two sides of the same coin? A new year of Archie stories starts here with this epic event that answers those questions and more!
"Prankenstein & the Twitters": The invasion of the "New Kids" continues with Part Four... and this time the joke's on Reggie as he matches wits with a mysterious new prankster! Meanwhile, Jughead somehow attracts a twittering female fan club while Ethel discovers a previously hidden talent that has the new kids all a-twitter!
Archie Meets KISS Part 3: Rock 'n' Roll All Fright.' - In part three of the most historic team-up in comics, the Archies learn more about what brought the KISS members to Riverdale, and how the two groups have to unite to stop a band of monsters from turning Riverdale into a forgotten town, full of zombified teens!
"The Great Switcheroo." Growing up as a teenage boy can rough! But not more so than a teen girl, right? Upon overhearing the guys and gals of Riverdale grumbling over how the other half has it easier, Sabrina's mischievous cat Salem turns the town upside down when he dishes out the ultimate gender makeover! Chaos ensues as the teens discover it's not as easy to walk in each other's shoes (or heels!) as they originally thought, so it's up to Sabrina to set things right! Will Salem's spell wear off, thus giving the gang a new appreciation for who they are, or will the switch up become permanent? Find out in this off-the-wall issue guest-starring Sabrina the Teenage Witch!
The annual ice shuffleboard championship is on, but Riverdale's star player Jughead is in deep hibernation! Will his teammates revive him from "The Big Sleep" before they're "iced?" Also, Jughead discovers how to beat the crowds at the beach - go in the dead of winter! And when a girl gets tangled in Hot Dog's chain, Jughead untangles her and treats her at Pop's. The question is, will their hearts get tangled, too, or will Jughead face a "Chilly Reception?"
Karl Bollers, Ken Penders, Jon Gray, Steven Butler, Michael Higgins, Jim Amash, Rich Koslowski, Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante Book 141
"Return to Angel Island (Part 4 of 4): Ultimate Hero": The thrilling conclusion to this turbulent tale could spell the final conclusion for our heroes. Will the combined might of Sonic, Knuckles and the Chaotix be enough to end the tyranny of Dr. Robotnik and keep their lives from hanging in the balance?
Ken Penders, Mike Gallagher, Romy Chacon, Steven Butler, Dave Manak, Al Bigley, Jim Amash, Rich Koslowski, Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante Book 147
"The Good, the Bad and the Unknown (Part 2 of 4): Ignition": The cover says it all: Sonic vs. Shadow vs. Metal Sonic! One of the biggest, baddest battles ever just got even bigger and badder! Can Sonic and the rest of the freedom fighters stand up to this ultimate onslaught? With the evil Dr. Robotnik and E-102 in the mix, can anyone stand up to this villainy? Don't miss the fight of Sonic's life as things go from bad to worse for the blue blur!
Starring Little Archie and the Power Pets, plus Little Sabrina and Salem! As Archie and the gang enter their pets in the Power Pet Pageant, how will they fare against some stiff competition, including Sabrina's cat Salem? And if you ever wondered what animals thought, thanks to some of Salem's magic tricks, you will!
"New Kids" Part 3. Continued from Archie #614. New students turn Riverdale High into a 'Bizarro' world for Betty and Veronica as a new girl with a flair for design puts Veronica's fashion sense to the test and Betty meets a girl who can go toe to toe in every way. And now, two new gorgeous guys in the student body might just turn the girls' hearts away from Archie!
'New Kids,' Part 2. Continued from this month's Archie & Friends #148. Tensions are mounting at Riverdale High and Archie is chosen to play ambassador to ease the transition and help all the students and staff get along. Will this role prove to be too hot for Archie to handle?
"Soft in the Head": Leave it to Jughead to create the perfect (for him!) utilitarian fashion -- a hat that's a pillow, so he can nap on the go! "The Wrong Stuff": In a story "stuffed" with a unique teen, his baby sister, a stuff-your-own teddy bear, and a token good for a year's supply of corn dogs, what could possibly go "wrong?" "Dressed for Distress": The unimaginable has happened: Archie convinces Jughead to buy a suit, and the shirt and tie crowd will never be the same! "Go Nuts Donuts": Just what is making Jughead mysteriously run off whenever his beeper sounds? You "donut" want to miss yummy answer!
"Riverdale ZOMBIES!" The mayhem continues as zombiefied students and faculty, transformed by the mysterious Formula Z, escape into the streets of Riverdale! Archie, the "Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.," must find a way to reverse the effects. Can Archie, his friends, and his cousin Andy find a cure to wake the Walking Dazed from Mad Doctor Doom's control?