It's the origin of Dick Grayson in The New 52! From orphan to super hero--the young Dick Grayson witnesses his parents' murder before his very eyes, sending him on a path alongside the Dark Knight as the very first Robin.
"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!
Crossing over between SUPERMAN, SUPERGIRL, SUPERBOY, and ACTION COMICS, this Super-family team up brings all the fan-favorite heroes together to take on H'el! The Super team must travel through time and Krypton's history to prevent H'el from dooming the entire universe. Written by Scott Lobdell, writer of TEEN TITANS and formerly Marvel's X-Men franchise. This edition collects Superboy #0, #25, Supergirl #0, 25, Superman #0, #23.3: H'e,l #25 and Action Comics Annual #2.
"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 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!
"The Cartoon Life of Chuck Clayton," Part Two. Continuing this special storyline, Chuck Clayton takes center stage. Feeling overwhelmed by all the commitments in his life, Chuck could sure use some help teaching his cartooning class - and he's about to get it from an unlikely source! Chuck's world of collecting, drawing, and teaching kids how to make their own comics takes on new meaning in this poignant tale. This new multi-part epic comes courtesy of someone who knows his way around both creating and teaching comics, namely acclaimed writer, children's art advocate, and organizer of the world's only "Kids' Comics" convention, Alex Simmons.
"Return To The Comic Shop: Interdimensional Insanity": A Night at the Comic Shop, Part 4. Portals from other dimensions are appearing in the basement of PEP Comics and what's coming out isn't all good! Join Archie and Chuck as they team up with Sam Hill, Bentley of Scotland Yard and other beloved characters from Archie Comics' past including Gloomy Gus and Super Duck!
Two Worlds, two loves, two destines - read what each unique future is like when Archie Marries Betty and when Archie Marries Veronica. 'Archie Marries Veronica.' The drama amps up as Veronica's run-in with the law comes to a head, making an appearance in court to be read her sentence! Meanwhile, an ailing Lodge struggles to cope with reality - but which one? All this plus the romantic connection you've been waiting for but never thought possible! 'Archie Marries Betty.' Archie's students celebrate their battle of the bands victory! Betty uses her warm disposition to help a student in need while Jughead's kid sister Jellybean pitches in at the Chok'lit Shoppe, but there's something she's not telling him!
There is no one more loved, revered, admired and adored in Riverdale than… Reggie Mantle? Well, at least Reggie doesn’t think there’s anyone as loved and admired as himself. And his best friend can back that idea up—his best friend, of course, being his dog, Vader. The unstoppable duo is known around town for pulling the funniest pranks, getting the hottest dates and throwing the best parties. And if anyone even dares to compete with them, there is going to be hell to pay. Come take a look at the life of your hero, the handsome, hilarious Reggie Mantle.
There are a set of unspoken rules when it comes to dealing with Reggie Mantle. Rules that, when broken, can easily get you on his bad side. Unfortunately for most of the people Reggie encounters, they don’t know these rules. In fact, there’s only one person that does—and it isn’t a person at all, it’s Reggie’s devoted Dachshund, Vader. With half of Riverdale High School having committed the mortal sin of ditching a Mantle house party, Archie and Betty’s attempts at interfering in Reggie’s life, Midge actually pitying Reggie and a friendship request from someone very unexpected, Reggie and Vader are going to have to get a lot smarter about their schemes!
After the smashing success of their television debut, Betty and Reggie have a decision to make whether they want to continue down the reality TV path. As Archie and Veronica start up their new business ventures, things seem to be looking up for the happy couple for the first time in a long while.
The epic martial arts throw down of the year: Nightwing vs. Lady Shiva! Nightwing may be outmatched this time, but he's not going down without a fight!
The best-selling magazine continues with all new adventures! In 'Archie Loves Veronica' things are not going well! Reggie's trial is coming to a close and not looking good, Jughead's Choklit Shop is struggling, and Archie and Veronica's marriage isn't doing well either. Then in 'Archie Loves Betty', being teachers is beginning to take its toll on the couple and Veronica finds out something unpleasant about the man she's interested in.
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?
Archie settles in as president of Mirth Records but is soon disillusioned when he discovers that the "talent" may not be so talented after all. Meanwhile, Reggie is given a choice by his reality show producer: up the drama with fake fighting between him and Betty or face cancellation.
Lady Shiva makes her New 52 debut! Why has one of the world's most deadly assassins returned to Gotham City?
"Archie Marries Veronica." After the smashing success of their television debut, Betty and Reggie have a decision to make whether they want to continue down the reality TV path. As Archie and Veronica start up their new business ventures, things seem to be looking up for the happy couple for the first time in a long while. "Archie Marries Betty." Jughead makes the transition to fatherhood with a baby on the way, meaning he's also looking out for his kid sister's best interest whose boyfriend is sketchy at best. While Cheryl stays positive about her fight with breast cancer, someone close to the gang is about to have a brush with death.
Seven heroes from the 31st century have traveled back to the present day. Their mission: Save their future from annihilation. But when the future tech they brought with them fails, they find themselves trapped in a nightmarish world that, for them, is the ultimate struggle to survive! Rose Wilson and the Ravagers of N.O.W.H.E.R.E. has set their sights on the Legionnaires and intend to rid the world and future of them. This crossover tale includes appearnces by Superboy and the Teen Titans. Also in this volume, the Legionnaires must face Metamerican, a new villain, and his army of Metamarines which are bent on eliminating the Legionnaires in the present so they may never protect Earth in the future.
Mysteries are revealed as we learn Harvest's reasons for creating Kryptonian clones! This bloody chapter of Superboy's history ties directly into issue #1--and the future of the entire DC Universe!
"Archie Marries Veronica" - Tragedy has struck Riverdale! Upon hearing the news of Clay's shooting, the gang all rally around Kevin in support. Will Clay survive or meet a heartbreaking end? As Reggie and Betty contemplate the future of their reality show, others struggle with life-altering decisions. Moose's political opportunity of a lifetime is presented before him but is he prepared for it? And what news does Veronica have to divulge that will shake up the family business forever? "Archie Marries Betty" - Archie and his business partners have just booked the biggest band in the world for their club's opening night! All that's left is to schedule the opening act - is an Archies reunion in the cards? Cheryl continues to fight the good fight with her chemo treatments and having a friend like Veronica along makes it all the more bearable. Don't miss this touching issue that proves no matter how rough life gets in Riverdale, the gang is ready to take on anything life throws at them - together.
The World’s Cutest Dog comes to comics! He’s Boo, the Pomeranian pup that’s become an internet sensation, and he’s ready for four-color adventures in his first-ever comic book! In this debut issue, Boo and his canine companions Buddy and Blueberry Pie create kitchen chaos when they can’t control their tummy rumblings; our favorite doggie becomes a “Boo-vie star” when he lucks into a Hollywood audition; and finally, Boo celebrates the birthday of adorable eight-year-old Audrey… but the party gets out of hand! Comic readers of all ages will love the whimsical, fun-filled escapades of Boo, the World’s Cutest Dog!
Sometimes an emotional teenager has her reasons. In 'Send In The Clowns,' Betty is concerned for her classmate, Shrill, and wants to help after her break up with Sayid. Betty soon finds that there is more to Shirll's behavior than a broken heart. Her little sister needs cancer treatment and only Ronald McDonald House can help her. It doesn't take much to persuade Veronica to help pay for the treatment and the entire gang are on a plane to pitch in for their new friend and her family!
"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?
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!
"Camp Out Clout!": Archie and the boys head to their favorite camp site leaving Betty and Veronica behind. Out to prove they can hack it in the rugged outdoors, the girls aim to demonstrate their own method of camping - the Lodge Way! However, feeling slighted by their lack of invitation, Cheryl and Ginger scheme to put a kink in the girls' plans... And in "Thinking Positive", Betty may not lead the luxurious life-style that Veronica enjoys to reel Archie in but is there more than glitz and glamour to earn Archie's attention? And that's not all as Veronica offers to participate in Betty's pirate themed fundraiser but Veronica may be at risk of having more than her loot stolen in "Festive Time!"
Deep inside a lab run by an organization known as N.O.W.H.E.R.E., a living weapon was being developed from the DNA of the Kryptonian visitor Superman. Spliced with human DNA, this clone of Superman seemed to be a failed experiment, until it escaped and became known as Superboy. As Superman attempts to help Superboy understand and control his powers, they are set upon by another Kryptonian refugee by the name of H'el. H'el is determined to resurrect his home planet by any means necessary and that includes the destruction of Earth. Collects Superboy #13-19 and Superboy Annual #1.
"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!
Archie Meets KISS Part 2: Creatures of the Night.' - A crew of uninvited monsters have invaded Riverdale, and they're close to taking over the town! Can the mysterious members of KISS stop them with some help from the Archie gang? What will they order at the Chok'lit Shoppe? Featuring guest star Sabrina, the Teenage Witch!
'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?
"The Crooked Comic Con Caper," Part One. When news of Archie and his friends' worldwide, mystery-solving adventures spreads, it isn't long before Hollywood comes knocking. MGG Studios exec Perri DeLane is sure the gang will be a hit, and takes them to the Catalina Comic Con to unveil her latest franchise. Later, the "Minute Men of Menace," a gang of thieves who pull off their crimes in lightning-fast fashion, crash a swank invitation-only party that the gang are attending...and promptly kidnap all the celebrity guests! Can Archie and his friends solve yet another mystery so hot on the heels of their European tour? Is the plot of their movie being written before their eyes? These questions and more will be answered (maybe) when you read this intriguing tale!
"Archie Marries Veronica." Archie settles in as president of Mirth Records but is soon disillusioned when he discovers that the "talent" may not be so talented after all. Meanwhile, Reggie is given a choice by his reality show producer: up the drama with fake fighting between him and Betty or face cancellation. "Archie Marries Betty." Reggie's head is still spinning from the suddenness of his father's heart attack and to top it off he's been saddled with the responsibility of overseeing the family business. Can he make his father proud? But not everyone is filled with worry as Cheryl recovers from cancer and may have just met a potential mate. Is love in the air?
There's trouble in paradise in 'Archie Marries Veronica,' as Archie deals with the painful split from his wife Veronica who, to Archie's horror, is making tabloid headlines with her romantic exploits! Plus, in 'Archie Marries Betty', what do Archie's day dreams have to do with Veronica's mysterious disappearance? And how will Dilton's multiverse theory come into play? Another piece of the puzzle falls into place and you won't want to miss it!
Tragedy has struck Riverdale! Upon hearing the news of Clay's shooting, the gang all rally around Kevin in support. Will Clay survive or meet a heartbreaking end? As Reggie and Betty contemplate the future of their reality show, others struggle with life-altering decisions. Moose's political opportunity of a lifetime is presented before him but is he prepared for it? And what news does Veronica have to divulge that will shake up the family business forever?
"A Night at the Comic Shop," Part Two. The thrilling conclusion to a 2-part story reintroducing some of the most memorable characters Archie ever published! The comic book characters unleashed through the inter-dimensional portal have moved out of the Pep Comics shop and into Archie's world! It's up to Chuck, Archie, and their friends to retrieve the characters before they cause too much havoc - but it's not easy to contain a comic book character! Will these classic characters from comics' past ever go home, or will they lay down permanent roots in Riverdale? Will Archie and his friends manage to control the four color frenzy, or find themselves trapped in another dimension as well?
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!
America's favorite teen meets the galaxy's fiercest hunter! When Archie and friends hit Costa Rica for Spring Break, party games and beach games are soon replaced by the Most Dangerous Game! Lured by the challenge of Betty and Veronica's unparalleled fierceness, a teenaged Predator from the stars follows the gang back to Riverdale, where it prepares for its most bizarre hunt ever, but will the kids even realize they're in danger before they end up in the creature's horrifying trophy case?!
Collecting issues #1-#4 of the smash-hit Archie vs. Predator!
Collecting issues #1-#4 of the smash-hit Archie vs. Predator!
Robbing Arch,' Part Two. The trap has been set! The medieval adventures continue as Arch and his Merry Band of Teens attempt to rescue Princess Veronica from the clutches of the Duke of Doom and the fiendish jester, Chester! But has Robbing Arch just made himself a date with the Hangman?
Betty and Veronica jet off to fabulous New York City for a runway event hosted by an old friend of Mrs. Lodge’s. It promises to be the hottest fashion affair of the season… until a mysterious ailment befalls all of the models and threatens to doom the entire production! Betty and Veronica may end up as more than just purveyors of the show if it’s to go on! Featuring special guest appearances from Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Josie and the Pussycats, Katy Keene, Ginger Snapp, and more classic characters!
'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 in “Magic Mayhem” – Archie tells the tale of his pal Jughead in this magical story! Things are getting very strange in the halls of Riverdale High School—or should we call it, Riverdale: The School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? With the UGAJ (United Girls Against Jughead) back in action, can Archie’s crowned compadre manage to avoid having to take a date to the Fall Gala? When the usual suspects up their antics with some supernatural help, it’s going to take some wizardry to make it out alive!
"Return to the Comic Shop: Meteor Madness": A Night in the Comic Shop, Part Three. A visit to the Pep Comics Shop turns interdimensional! Jughead's cousin Souphead won't fall for Reggie's story about hordes of classic comic book characters unleashed on the town from a fallen meteorite... That is, until those legendary MLJ/Archie Comics characters return through interdimensional portals to prove it!
"Archie Marries Veronica" - Change is afoot in Riverdale! After the devastating shooting of his partner, Kevin rethinks his risky career path while Clay recuperates. Kevin's not the only one with a career shift in mind as Veronica moves on from Lodge Industries and Riverdale's Mayor Moose contemplates making a political move to the senate. Plus, it's the premiere of Reggie and Betty's reality show at the Chok'lit Shoppe and Jughead is pulling out all the stops to make it a Hollywood-style event! In a night filled with excitement, Kevin has an announcement that will set the scene for many issues to come! "Archie Marries Betty" - It's the reunion we've all been waiting for as The Archies reunite to help raise money for a worthy cause. Jellybean's unreliability comes to a head with older brother Jughead after the stress of Midge's pregnancy takes its toll. Conflicts aside, this issue is a can't-miss affair with Josie and the Pussycats making their Life with Archie debut as the headlining act for the grand opening of Archie's new music club.
For the new Shadow Thief, there is no question: her mission to eradicate all alien life on Earth is above questions of morality. Armed with technology that allows her to become a living shadow, the Shadow Thief wages a covert war across the globe, but how long can she stay in the shadows before they consume her soul?
This April Fools Day it's Reggie's Revenge! The King of Pranks will be pranked when four brand new teams of writers and artists take on Reggie and the gang! Comic book legends join forces with Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Sonic the Hedgehog superstar comic writers for foolishly good fun!
Summertime is quickly coming to an end and Archie realizes that he has not filled his quota of summer dating before the school year starts. This leads to a number of rushed dates (with all different girls) with hilarity ensuing at every turn ... especially when the friends of Betty Cooper turn Archie's plan against him. Guest-starring Ginger Snapp, Suzie, Linda Lake, Laurie Moore and Toni Topaz ... and Archie's dog Vegas!
"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?
On the eve of the game-changing ARCHIE #1, an all-star cast of Riverdale's finest creators join forces to celebrate one of the longest-running comic series ever in the much-loved Archie style! Take a look back at Archie's wonderful life and the many lives he's lived in a zany, heartfelt and hilarious adventure that will be a must-have for fans old and new—and a can't-miss, one-of-a-kind collector's item. A dazzling journey through the world of Archie with plenty of winks and nods to what's come before, ARCHIE #666 caps off a legendary run of comic excellence while opening the door to the next thrilling chapter.
Two Worlds, two loves, two destines - read what each unique future is like when Archie Marries Betty and when Archie Marries Veronica. Archie Marries Veronica - "Just Like Starting Over": Part 1 – In the aftermath of a mine cave-in, Veronica rushes home, concerned for her husband Archie. Little does she know it's her father she should be worried about! Meanwhile, having also escaped from a near-death experience, Reggie is ready to smile for the cameras as his and Betty's reality show begins production! Archie Marries Betty - "Rock On!": Part 1 – It's an all-around homecoming with several familiar faces making their way back to Riverdale! Archie and Ambrose make plans to jump-start their joint business venture plus Archie hears the words he never thought possible from the lips of Mr. Lodge! Packed with laughs, love and shocking revelations, what more could you ask for in an Archie story?
"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!
"The Crooked Comic Con Caper," Part Two. Last issue, the news of Archie and his friends' worldwide, mystery-solving adventures led to a major movie contract and a trip to Tinseltown! While at a swank Hollywood party, the gang is kidnapped along with dozens of celebrity guests, and trapped in a ballroom with wall-to-wall food! That may be fine for Jughead, but the others are determined to break both themselves and their famous fellow prisoners free. The crazy climax features a thrilling "cat and costumed mouse" chase as the teens pursue the lead culprit racing through the Catalina Comic Convention! It's one explosive finish!
"Archie Marries Veronica." Kevin takes the first step onto the campaign trail as he attempts to get his name on the ballot for U.S. Senate, but he quickly discovers that he may have bitten off more than he can chew. Meanwhile, Archie's dream gig as president of Mirth Music may not be what it seems and Veronica's latest hire has a hidden agenda all her own. "Archie Marries Betty." Reggie does his best to fill his recovering father's shoes at the Gazette, which is proving more difficult than anticipated. An emotional disconnect threatens to pull the title couple apart with career-driven Betty continuing to keep Archie on the backburner. Can they turn it around before it's too late or are they on the path to Splitsville?
Archie Marries Veronica: After hitting rock bottom, Archie has no where to go but up as he reconciles with Veronica and is sitting on a very tempting job offer! Meanwhile Reggie and Betty decide to take their reality show in a new direction and Moose's political career is about to take a different turn as well! Archie Marries Betty: Cheryl makes her return to Riverdale after a stint of chasing her dreams in Hollywood but it's not the happiest of homecomings as she has bigger issues than trying to get her acting career off the ground. Don't miss this game changing issue of the most critically acclaimed Archie title ever!
"Archie Marries Veronica." Not even a brush with the law can keep Veronica from investigating the mysterious mining accident that befell Archie and Reggie! Why did Ambrose drag them down there and what will they discover on the other side? "Archie Marries Betty." In the alternate reality, Archie digs deeper into the mysteries surrounding Dilton, Fred Mirth, and Memory Lane! Plus what exactly did happen with Veronica's missing plane? Things are about to come to a head as this issue blows open the lid on every crazy event that lead us to this point! You are not going to want to miss the thrilling conclusion!
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!
"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!
Kevin takes the first step onto the campaign trail as he attempts to get his name on the ballot for U.S. Senate, but he quickly discovers that he may have bitten off more than he can chew. Meanwhile, Archie's dream gig as president of Mirth Music may not be what it seems and Veronica's latest hire has a hidden agenda all her own.
Archie in “ARCHIE, Clod of Thunder!”— Get ready for entertainment in this hilarious superhero parody by comics legend Tom DeFalco! “Master of the Storm” Archie resides in Allgood, an honorable city over the Rainbow Bridge, where the food is plentiful, the girls are heavenly, and everything is absolutely… boring! Turns out that being an immortal warrior isn’t as fun as people might think. When Archie finds himself in trouble, thanks to a prank of his brother Reggie the Wicked, his father banishes Archie to Planet Earth—to the town of Riverdale, USA to be exact! Will Archie be able to dutifully serve out his punishment? Or will he find life on Earth to be just the excitement he was looking for?