COMIC SUPERSTARS MARK WAID AND FIONA STAPLES ARE BACK FOR ANOTHER INSTALLMENT OF THEIR REMARKABLE REIMAGINING OF AN ICON! Something strange is looming over Riverdale—and it’s taking the shape of a giant mega-mansion owned by an elusive mogul. Why has he chosen the quaint town of Riverdale, USA as his base of operations? And how is he going to use the teens of Riverdale High to further his political aspirations? Big questions and challenges await the teens and townsfolk—meanwhile, a new student has graced the halls of Riverdale High and she’s turning heads in a BIG way! Find out all the answers to these important questions in the third issue of the biggest comics sensation of the season!
NEW ONGOING SERIES! "Escape from Riverdale" Part 3: The zombie apocalypse is in full swing and the surviving members of the gang have taken refuge in the Lodge Mansion—believing themselves safe from the infected roaming the streets of Riverdale! But there's no stopping Archie from sneaking out, risking life and limb to find his missing parents—leaving those sequestered behind vulnerable to an enemy within! The zombie mayhem (and body-count) continues to rise in this breakout series, for TEEN+ readers!
Jughead’s pining for the coveted “Steadiest Customer Award” spot at Pop’s until he finds out some unfortunate news—he’s NOT Pop’s VIP customer! The mysterious Mr. Milkweed has been visiting the Shoppe by one day more than ol’ Juggie. Now Jughead’s determined to win the top spot any way he can. What will he do? And just who is this Mr. Milkweed? The answers lie in “The Milkweed Lament,” the zany lead story to a hilarious double digest!
The best-selling Archie wedding series continues with The Married Life, two ongoing series each featuring one of Archie's two possible futures, one married to Betty and another married to Veronica. First, in ""Archie Loves Betty: Saturday"" (by Paul Kupperberg, Norm Breyfogle, Andrew Pepoy, Various) Archie and Betty fight to make their dreams come true in Manhattan. But back in Riverdale, Mr. Lodge will stop at nothing to break the man that broke his daughter's heart. Meanwhile, in ""Archie Loves Veronica: Dear Dilton..."" (by Paul Kupperberg, Norm Breyfogle, Joe Rubinstein, Various), the Lodge's push to buy out Pop Tate's is pushing Archie and Veronica's marriage to its limits as the mayoral race continues. Will an old foe step in to help Moose step up?
Meet Ultra-Teen: Chuck’s new superhero creation. He’s super fast, super strong, and he’s got x-ray vision! He only uses his powers for good—but can too much good be a bad thing? Find out if Ultra-Teen’s goody two shoes behavior can save the day—and save his friendships—in this super lead story!
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Archie Comics with this special retrospective presentation! Starting at the height of Archiemania in 1969, Everything’s Archie linked with the Archie Saturday morning cartoon and was the home for some of the funniest stories ever produced. In this installment, we share some of the best and most pivotal stories from the history of the series, from The Archies’ visit to Filmation Studios to what might have happened if Archie had been drafted into the Army!
2015 may be over, but the fun has just begun! Join us as we look back at all the hilarious new stories that debuted in our Comics Double Digest series in 2015. Laugh along with Archie, Jughead, Betty and the whole gang in these stories, drawn in the traditional Archie style!
**FULL-METAL (VARSITY) JACKET!** The Predator has tallied his first kills from the ranks of the Riverdale gang! Can they turn the tables without Riverdale becoming a smoking ruinand without getting detention? Art by _Archie_ vets Fernando Ruiz and Rich Koslowski! Variant covers by Paul Pope and Kelley Jones!
“Escape from Riverdale” Part 3: The zombie apocalypse is in full swing and the surviving members of the gang have taken refuge in the Lodge Mansion—believing themselves safe from the infected roaming the streets of Riverdale! But there’s no stopping Archie from sneaking out, risking life and limb to find his missing parents—leaving those sequestered behind vulnerable to an enemy within! The zombie mayhem (and body-count) continues to rise PLUS sorcery stories from the vault and all new special features in this magazine-size version of the award-winning series. For TEEN+ readers!
The biggest comic series of the year continues! What was the “lipstick incident” that pushed Archie and Betty apart? And can the smartest boy in Riverdale fix it? The spotlight is on Dilton and Moose as, together, they show what friendship is really all about! We’re pleased to welcome ANNIE WU (BLACK CANARY, HAWKEYE) to Riverdale, as she takes over art duties in this brand new issue!
Escape from Riverdale, Part 4 [of 5]: With two more members of our beloved gang infected by the dreadful zombie-virus, Riverdale's one sanctuary—Lodge Mansion—has been compromised. The kids are left to make a significant decision—do they stay and fight or flee the only town they've ever known? Meanwhile, Archie makes a horrific discovery in his own home, one that may cost him his life! It's red-headed teen versus gruesomely undead canine in the latest chapter of this ground-breaking TEEN + series! Definitely NOT for all ages!
The gang has created a masterpiece: the ULTIMATE sand sculpture to put all boring old sandcastles to shame! Unfortunately, what—or WHO—they discover buried underneath their sculpture threatens to ruin their chances of winning the grand prize in the sand sculpture contest. Find out if they can be the kings and queens of their sandcastle in “Sand Man,” the zany first story in this hilarious comics digest!
The "Archie Marriage" phenomenon continues in this mega-hit magazine following Archie's married lives with both Betty and Veronica! "Archie Loves Betty: You Win Some, You Lose Some" First, in "Archie Loves Betty: You Win Some, You Lose Some," Mr. Lodge's plot to destroy Archie has just begun. Who will the couple turn to when Betty is fired and Ambrose's Chowder House is in serious danger? Back in Riverdale, a stranger pushes to buy out Pop's as Reggie and Veronica turn to each other, despite their parents' fury! "Archie Loves Veronica: Taking Care of Business!" Meanwhile, in "Archie Loves Veronica: Taking Care of Business!" Archie and Veronica fight to fix their marriage miles apart. Veronica must choose between trusting her husband or her father who sends Archie on a business trip as a distraction from secret plans threatening small town Riverdale, but Mr. Lodge might unintentionally guide Archie towards a way to save it!
Reggie and Archie—actually having fun together?! That’s all thanks to Archie’s voice distorter toy, assisting the troublemaking duo in their shenanigans. When they discover a setting on it that sounds exactly like Mr. Weatherbee’s voice, they have the chance to pull off some of the best pranks Riverdale High School has ever witnessed! Find out what kind of calamity ensues in “Principal Prank” the zany lead story to a fun-filled double digest—just in time for April Fool’s!
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Archie Comics with this special retrospective presentation! Kevin Keller, introduced in 2010, made a huge splash as he became Riverdale’s first openly gay resident. In this installment, we share some of the best and most pivotal stories from his series, from his first issue to his first kiss!
Join Betty and Veronica for the jolliest ALL-NEW Christmas stories of the year! Veronica's got quite a collection of cards -- no, not Christmas cards, credit cards! But who knew they could provide more than just a form of payment? Find out the other use of credit in "It's in the Cards." Then, Santa is reviewing his gift list and his elves are working overtime to supply him with spreadsheets regarding the behavior of kids of all ages. But something's weird in one of his Riverdale spreadsheets: Betty Cooper—naughty? Veronica Lodge—nice?? Santa’s puzzled—usually it’s the other way around! St. Nick decides to go undercover to learn what is behind the Betty and Veronica turn-around in the best possible disguise—as a shopping mall Santa! Find out what caused this merry mix-up in “Naughty or Nice?” Unwrap these stories and MORE in this collection of ALL-NEW holiday fun!
**THE GANG FIGHTS BACK!** As casualties continue to mount, it's up to Betty and Veronica to put aside their differences if the gang hopes to rid Riverdale of the Predator menacebut can the girls keep their claws out of each other long enough to keep the Predator's claws out of everyone?! Look at these _Archie vs. Predator_ comic covers and weep at their glory.�io9
“Escape from Riverdale,” Part 4 [of 5]: With two more members of our beloved gang infected by the dreadful zombie-virus, Riverdale's one sanctuary—Lodge Mansion—has been compromised. The kids are left to make a significant decision—do they stay and fight or flee the only town they've ever known? Meanwhile, Archie makes a horrific discovery in his own home, one that may cost him his life! It's red-headed teen versus gruesomely undead canine PLUS sorcery stories from the vault and all new special features in this magazine-size version of the award-winning TEEN+ series. Definitely NOT for all ages!
The biggest comic series of the year presses on! Betty and Jughead have declared war on Veronica over the heart and soul of Archie Andrews! Who should you be rooting for? You might just be surprised by the answer! Rising star comics artist Veronica Fish (Pirates of Mars, the RIVERDALE CW promo image) joins the legendary Mark Waid on creative duties for this brand new issue!
Adventures in the Wonder Realm,' Part 5. The thrilling conclusion to Archie's Adventures in the Wonder Realm is here! As Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and their new friend Cheroby desperately fight to get home, they must cross dangerous lands and battle terrifying creatures. This all leads up to the final showdown with the dreaded Black Knight!
Escape from Riverdale, Part 5 [of 5]: The do or die moment has arrived! With Lodge Manor under siege by flesh-eating zombies, and the rest of Riverdale in flames, the surviving members of our beloved gang must make a fateful decision: Do they stay in the only home they've ever known, or take their (slim) chances in the outside world? And if they go, where will they go? And does that mean they leave their undead pals 'n gals behind forever? The most earth-shattering decisions will be made in Riverdale history in the newest installment of this TEEN + series! Definitely NOT for all ages!
A day at the carnival is the perfect outing for good ol’ Jughead! Funnel cakes, cotton candy, giant lollipops, corn dogs, and … Ethel in a giant turtle suit? Ethel’s volunteered to run as mascot in the carnival fun run, and she’s challenged Jughead to compete! If she wins, Jughead has to take her out to the movies, and dinner, and a bunch of other things that Jughead wouldn’t be caught dead doing! Well, no problem, right? Jughead can outrun a teen girl in a turtle suit … even if there is all kinds of free food being given away on the race track … Find out what happens in “The Old Shell Game,” the lead story in this summery issue of Jughead & Archie Jumbo Comics Digest! (Formerly Jughead & Archie Double Double Digest)
In "Archie Loves Betty: It's a Wonderful Life... Really!" the newlyweds return home for a triple wedding as every break for Archie and Betty crumbles. Is someone manipulating their fates? Who and why? Meanwhile, in "Archie Loves Veronica: Grand Opening!" political sniping and corporate greed rear their ugly heads with the town and Moose's mayoral aspirations and Archie and Veronica's marriage all at stake!
Archie’s known for being an accident-prone, girl-crazy romantic, but here’s something about Archie we’ll bet you couldn’t guess… he’s also a mind-reader! Dilton’s working on the ultimate science fair experiment and it’s up to Archie to be his dutiful guinea pig. But can Archie’s newfound ESP help out or only cause him more grief? If you’re not a psychic, you’ll need to find out by reading “Mind Games,” the crazy first story to this FUN NEW double digest series!
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?
Archie and the gang are getting in the holiday spirit with this collection of this year's ALL-NEW Christmas stories! First, in "Secret Santa Swap", Archie is determined to be Veronica's Secret Santa. When he pulls someone else's name, he has no choice but to find out who has Veronica so he can switch with them. This leads him on a wild goose chase around school, setting off a chain-reaction of switching names! Will he ever find out who is the mystery person who picked Veronica's name? Then, in "The Christmas App," Dilton invents a handy Christmas app that’s supposed to help Archie pick out the perfect gift for Veronica—but even modern technology can’t help find something for the girl who has everything! Archie and Jughead manage to get the whole gang in on the search, but has the answer been at the tip of their fingers all along? All of that and MORE in this ALL-NEW holly, jolly collection!
**A mash-up for the ages.�_USA Today_** Archie and the gang head back to Riverdale, but the vicious extraterrestrial Predator is in hot pursuit! When the kids determine that Betty and Veronica are the targets, they devise a secret weaponJughead in drag! * Variant covers by Dustin Nguyen (_Batman Eternal_, _Adventure Time_) and Robert Hack (_Chilling Adventures of Sabrina_)! * **IT'S OPEN SEASON ON ARCHIE!**
The end of the world is here… The horror continues as a zombified Jughead goes on a relentless hunt for brains in this shocking series by Harvey Award-winning comic/screenwriter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Stephen King’s The Stand, Archie meets Glee) and Eisner-winning artist Francesco Francavilla (Batman, Black Beetle). When he performs a despicable and frightening act in front of everyone at the Halloween dance, tensions start to rise and fears begin to mount—who will be next to join Jughead in the Afterlife? And what about those who are already infected? Be warned, kiddies, this one’s not for the faint of heart! This magazine-size edition of the award-winning AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE features sorcery stories from the vault, a very special preview of the new Sabrina series and all-new extra features. For TEEN+ readers.
The biggest comic series of the year continues into 2016! Archie and Jughead are on the outs with each other, and now Archie has no one to help him against the fury that is Hiram Lodge! Not even Veronica wants to go up against her own father! Rising star comics artist Veronica Fish (Howard the Duck, the RIVERDALE CW promo image) joins the legendary Mark Waid for another brand new issue of the hit series!
"Water Park Lark" and "Hiss-tory Lesson" In "Water Park Lark," an incredible discovery at the site of Mr. Lodge's amusement part not only impacts progress of the construction, but thanks to Dilton, it changes the very theme of the park! Next, Reggie learns a valuable and very expensive "Hiss-tory Lesson" thanks to Jughead and an over-aggressive toy snake!
“The Nether-Realm”: The unthinkable has happened: Riverdale has become ground-zero for the zombie apocalypse, and the surviving members of our gang have been forced to flee their beloved home. However terrible things have been for Archie and friends, they've been MUCH worse for Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Banished to witches' purgatory after using the dreaded Necronomicon, she's now fighting for her immortal soul! The award winning team of writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Francesco Francavilla continue their celebrated run on the critically acclaimed series. A perfect entry-point for new readers as the smash horror TEEN+ hit of the season continues! Definitely NOT for all ages!
The Riverdale Fall Festival is here, and Jughead’s unable to partake in the one activity he loves most—enjoying his food! Falling leaves provide a scenic backdrop and who doesn’t love jumping into piles of them—but there’s one disadvantage—getting them in your food! Will autumn finally leave Jughead alone and let him eat in peace? Find out in “The Fall of Jughead and Archie,” the hilarious, NEW first story to this fall-flavored Comics Annual!
The 'Archie Wedding' phenomenon continues in this best-selling magazine with Archie's married lives to Betty and Veronica! With one hardship after another in 'Archie Loves Betty: Farewell,' Archie and friends must now confront the most shocking development of all, as a beloved friend passes away! But even this dark cloud has a silver lining. Meanwhile, in 'Archie Loves Veronica: Get Out the Vote,' Veronica stands up against her industrialist dad to save Riverdale, as Moose's mayoral campaign rolls on!
BRAND NEW #1! When the gang takes a trip to the Lodge’s Lodge in the North Woods, they discover a nearby cozy cabin with a lot of personality—so much personality that it seems to even have a life of its own! When each trip to the cabin comes with a new historic surprise, Archie & his friends get a little uneasy. Is the cabin haunted, or is someone playing a clever trick? The answer may surprise you in “Fun House,” the crazy first story to this FUN NEW double digest series!
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Archie Comics with this special retrospective presentation! Archie is a constant pain for Riverdale High's principal, Mr. Weatherbee. Starting in 1964, the relationship between these two polar opposites took center stage in Archie and Me. Join us as we present some of the funniest stories from the series' run of over 150 issues!
**HE'S IN RIVERDALE WITH A FEW DAYS TO KILL!** America's favorite teen meets the galaxy's fiercest hunter! Archie and friends hit Costa Rica for Spring Break, where party games and beach games are soon replaced by the Most Dangerous Game! What mysterious attraction does the gang hold for the trophy-collecting Predator, and will the kids even realize they're in danger before it claims them all? - The wildest Archie crossover ever (and that's saying something)! - From Alex de Campi (_Grindhouse_, _My Little Pony_) - Art by _Archie_ veterans Fernando Ruiz and Rich Koslowski!
“Escape From Riverdale”—This is how the end of the world begins… Harvey Award-winning writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Stephen King’s The Stand, Archie meets Glee) and Eisner-winning artist Francesco Francavilla (The Black Beetle, Guardians of the Galaxy) take Archie and the gang where they’ve never been before—to the grave and back! A horrific accident sets off a series of grim events and Sabrina the Teenage Witch must try to repair the unspeakable evil her spell has unleashed. Gasp in horror as Riverdale faces an impending zombie Arch-pocalypse in the first issue of the magazine-size edition of the hugely successful, award-winning AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE series, featuring all new special features. For TEEN+ readers.
Cold Cash': It may be summer, but it's getting cold! When the Ice Cube and The Witch Doctor decide to rob Lodge Industries, it's up to Riverdale's greatest superhero, Pureheart, to stop them in their tracks! Can Pureheart save Mr. Lodge's millions and bring the heat to Ice Cube's plans?
"BETTY RIP" Part 1 (of 6): "Thanksgiving" THE SMASH HORROR HIT CONTINUES! It's been weeks since Archie and his friends left Riverdale. Now, they are wandering the deserted highways of America, one step ahead of the ever-pursuing vicious zombie horde. When they decide to set down roots to observe their first post-apocalypse Thanksgiving, Mr. Lodge leads a team into the forests of Pennsylvania to find dinner, but the hunters soon become the hunted, and not all of the gang will make it out of the woods alive… For TEEN+ readers.
The gang gifts Jughead with a very special holiday treat—a brand new hat! He doesn’t have much in terms of money to gift his friends with in return, so he makes a list of the ultimate presents he wants to create for each of his friends. See what he wishes to buy his closest pals in “Fantasy Time,” a fun new story kicking of this comics digest!
In "Archie Loves Betty: Freshman Year - The First Semester" Part 1, Archie & Betty come home to Riverdale to start their careers in education, but Mr. Lodge is out to shut down their beloved Riverdale High! Meanwhile, in "Archie Loves Veronica: The Trial of Reggie Mantle" Part 1, newly appointed mayor Moose Mason has his hands full when Reggie is framed for the exposed corporate corruption that lead to his mayoral victory! NEW ADDITION, "Jinx" begins a brand new storyline as "Li'l Jinx Grows Up" and starts her first day of high school! Be reintroduced to Jinx, Charley, Greg, Gigi, and more now that they're not so Li'l!
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Archie Comics with this special retrospective presentation! Making her debut WAY back in 1943, Ginger got her own 10-issue series in 1952 after making several guest-star appearances in Zip and Suzie Comics. A fascinating snapshot of the 1950s, Ginger's wacky antics involve her on-and-off boyfriend Ickky, her grumpy dad, and more! Join us as we present some of the funniest stories from the series, from crazy clothing to school dance disasters!
“Ghosts of Christmas Past” Contrary to popular belief, the current zombie outbreak is not the first time a shadow fell across Riverdale and its citizens. As the survivors hunker down in a hotel to wait out a snowstorm, Hiram Lodge and Mary Andrews relive the darkest chapter of their town’s history. Ten years ago, the adults of Riverdale struck a terrible bargain with the witches of Greendale, setting the stage for the present-day apocalypse.
FOR TEEN+ READERS.
It’s a winter wonderland in Riverdale—and that means that Reggie’s got an open playing field for snowball fights! But when his relentless snowball attacks finally get the best of Jughead and Archie, it’s an all-out winter WAR! Will the best (snow) man win, or will they all be left out in the cold? Find out in “Snow Brawl!” the frosty fun lead story to this comics digest!
In 'Archie Loves Betty: Freshman Year-The First Semester' Part 2, Archie and Betty prep for life as teachers, but Mr. Lodge has other plans. The consequences are costly when Veronica and Reggie get too close to his scheme. Meanwhile, in 'Archie Loves Veronica: The Trial of Reggie Mantle' Part 2, framed by Mr. Lodge, Reggie Mantle awaits his trial. Fueled by their new romance, can Betty rescue him before he takes the fall? PLUS: 'Jinx' continues as 'Li'l Jinx Grows Up!' Part 2! Charley is becoming a jerk jock and Gigi a diva, but ever-stubborn and truthful-to-a-fault Jinx is about to teach them a linebacker lesson in friendship!
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Archie Comics with this special retrospective presentation! When Josie first got her own title, she and Melody hadn’t started the famous band yet! It wasn’t until #45 of the series that they met Valerie and donned their "long tails and ears for hats." From there, the all-girl rock band catapulted into super-stardom, becoming one of the most beloved Archie franchises of all time! In this collection, we’ll take a look at the entire 106-issue series and their lives both on and off the stage!
"DINNER FOR ONE" Betty dons her Superteen costume and goes head to head with the consumer, only to find his appetite is too much for her. About to admit defeat, Jughead comes to her rescue and challenges the evil Consumer to a battle of the stomachs. Can Riverdale's bottomless pit defeat the insatiable Consumer? Find out in the conclusion of "DINNER FOR ONE."
The Horror began in Riverdale when Reggie Mantle struck and killed Jughead’s beloved pooch Hot Dog. Since then, Reggie has been living with this secret knowledge—and terrible guilt. With no one to talk to about it, Reggie has started to crack under the strain. He is seeing visions of his dead friends—or are they literal ghosts? When an act of kindness prompts a confession from him, Reggie must decide for himself, once and for all—is there any good within him? Or is Reggie, as we’ve always suspected, beyond redemption? For TEEN+ Readers.
Cupid headquarters have just received a message that a girl in Riverdale wishes to be kissed. The girl: Ethel. The hopeful kisser: Jughead. The cupids know better than to try and strike the female-hater himself, but a wish is still a wish. This looks like a job for a woman! Can “Queenie,” the new female cupid successfully grant Ethel’s wish? Or will Jughead resist the feminine wiles once more? Find out in “Mission Most Improbable,” this fun, new lead story!
The married life continues in "Archie Loves Betty: Freshman Year-The First Semester" Part 3. Archie and Betty struggle as new teachers to connect with their rowdy and sometimes outrageous students. In "Archie Loves Veronica: The Trial of Reggie Mantle" Part 3, Archie and Veronica take Lodge Industries to new heights! But it's not part of Mr. Lodge's plan. Can the two survive his cunning this time? "Jinx" continues in "Li'l Jinx Grows Up!" Part 3. Jinx continues her linebacker lesson in friendship as she tackles the school and the whole football team!
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Archie Comics with this special retrospective presentation! Sabrina the Teenage Witch was a breakout success dating back to the 1960s, with a live-action TV show and several animated cartoons to her name. In this installment, we share some of the best and most pivotal stories from the history of her series, from her very first issue to the critically acclaimed manga era!
It's Team Archie vs. Team Betty! A civil war has broken out in Riverdale—friends against friends, parents against parents, with the entire town torn down the middle by an event that forces everyone to take sides! No joke—the events of this issue will impact Archie and his pals for some time to come!
"Mad Doctor Doom's Dupe!": Pureheart the Powerful returns in this heroic adventure when Archie's date with Veronica is threatened by the dastardly Evilheart! Pureheart may have had no trouble in the past thwarting his Arch-nemesis but how will he withstand the combined force of Evilheart and Mad Doctor Doom's robot Computo?
BETTY: RIP Pt. 5, “Interlude with the Pussycats” Before the end of the world began, a female pop trio was setting charts on fire. But in a world of TMZ and paparazzi-driven media, somehow these women kept their private lives a secret from everyone—until now. A full-access interview promises to show the tragic and terrifying origin story of Josie and the Pussycats. For TEEN+ Readers.
Mr. Weatherbee and Jughead come to a battle of the taste buds when the Bee accuses Jughead of having an unrefined palate. What starts as a discussion of culinary choices turns into a race around Riverdale to see who can eat the most! It’s MEN VS. FOOD in “The Feast and the Furious.” Then, a class trip to the local petting zoo is a bust when the biggest bear in Riverdale is hibernating for the season. To make matters worse—the snack bar is closed, too! See how the teens will handle this abomination when left to their own devices. It’s MEN VS. WILD in “The Snack Attack!” Enjoy both of these fun new stories and more classic comics fun in this jumbo-sized comics digest!