Archie & Friends, Sonic, & Mega Man
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Archie & Friends #121
"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 & Friends #122
"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 & Friends #124
"Battle of the Bands," Part One. The greatest comic book band in the world is out to prove its supremacy in the most decisive fashion possible: by winning a "Battle of the Bands" competition. This isn't just any contest -- at stake is a first prize Tropical Island vacation! But two sour notes threaten their presumed victory: Veronica's selfishness and Reggie's mysterious disappearances. Can the band recover and end on a high note?
Archie & Friends #125
"Battle of the Bands," Part Two. In the aftermath of their rockin' contest performance, the Archies face a new challenge: a sponsor who will only cover half their prize travel expenses! Now the group must get jobs quickly to raise the money -- except Reggie and Veronica of course, who are riding on their parents' dimes. But will that free ride last? The rockers learn a valuable lesson about earning their own "fun money" and the value of good work ethics in the process! Not to mention how important it is to help those in need.
Archie & Friends #127
"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.
Archie & Friends #128
"The Cartoon Life of Chuck Clayton," Part Three. A history teacher at Riverdale Middle School wants to do something new and exciting for her next lesson, so she decides to bring Chuck's comic book workshop in for her class. At first Chuck is overwhelmed, and not just by the kids. Can Chuck overcome his own academic weakness and make history come alive? 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.
Archie & Friends #130
"Zero to Rock Hero," Part One. It's a battle of the bands unlike any seen before, when The Archies and Josie and the Pussycats compete against one another playing the hottest new video game, Legendary Rock Heroes, at Veronica's swank party! Can the real rockers excel in the virtual world as well as they rock out in the real world? And what will happen when the media, specifically a reality show producer friend of Mr. Lodge, and the whole world takes notice?
Archie & Friends #131
"Zero to Rock Hero," Part Two. The video game battle of the bands from the previous issue rages on, but now the event is broadcast on TV! The Archies and Josie and the Pussycats challenged one another to the hottest new videogame, Legendary Rock Heroes, and now their competition is a reality show sensation, complete with all the trappings. Can the rockers stay true to their creative roots, or will instant success turn them into an assembly line of pre-fab pop?
Archie & Friends #137
"A Night at the Comic Shop," Part One. Part one of a two-part story that reintroduces some of the most memorable characters Archie ever published! Working at the Pep Comics shop to get a discount on comics and a place to store his collection, Chuck is visited by his friends as he bags and boards. Suddenly, glowing meteors from the MLJ Nebula rain down in Riverdale, including one that crashes into the shop and morphs into a door to other dimensions! This cosmic portal leads to a world that Chuck, Archie and his friends have only ever seen in comics - a world of talking ducks and bears, super-powered heroes and oddball beings from other planets. It doesn't take them long to realize they are in the presence of a veritable 'who's who' of some of the greatest comic book characters ever published by Archie and its earlier incarnation, MLJ Comics: Captain Sprocket, Cosmo the Merry Martian, Squoimy the Woim, Gloomy Gus, Judge Owl, Ginger, Suzie and more! The trouble is, now that the 'fantasy world' has invaded the 'real world,' the 'fictional' characters seek as much a taste of reality as possible: Wilbur and Seymour want to meet 'real' girls to date, Pat the Brat realizes there's a whole new potential audience to pull pranks on, Cubby the Bear wants to see how earth bears live, and more. On top of it all, Super Duck and Reggie get into a no-holds-barred shouting match! Realizing the veritable 'Pandora's Box' situation they're in, Archie decides it would best for the comic book characters to go back through the portal to return to their own worlds, but the characters have other plans. Namely, they plan to stay indefinitely!
Archie & Friends #138
"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 & Friends #139
"Summer Spring Show": When Betty and Veronica babysit a girl named Summer, they're in for a really big show... and they're the stars! Summer is a "showbiz kid" with a flair for the theatrical, and she literally shines the spotlight on Betty and Veronica as she engages them in interactive skits, songs and more! Summer was the winner of the special contest at this year's Kids' Comic Con. Time Out New York Magazine's Time Out Kids web page held a poll where kids were asked who their favorite comic book characters are, with the grand prize being the chance to be drawn into an Archie comic book! Summer chose Betty and Veronica... and now, just like her faves, Summer is a part of comic book history! PLUS: "Moose & Me": When the gal pals get together for some girl talk, they compare each others' boyfriends, leading Midge to introduce her friends to "the REAL Moose!"
Archie & Friends #140
"Freshman Year - The Missing Chapters: Jughead": For years, fans of Archie Comics have wondered what happened in the years before the fabled teens of Riverdale entered high school. How did everyone meet? Were the teachers always at the high school? Did all of Archie's friends always live in Riverdale? Just when did the "eternal love triangle" first start? In the "Freshman Year" saga, originally presented in the pages of ARCHIE #587-591, readers finally learned the back-story behind Riverdale's fabled cast of characters. But that wasn't the whole story! Starting with this issue and running through four consecutive issues, writer Batton Lash fills in the blanks, giving readers an even bigger glimpse of what went on with Jughead, Betty & Veronica, Reggie, Chuck, and Pencilneck G. In this issue, we follow Jughead as his family moves out of Riverdale. What is life like in his new town? Can he make a friend as loyal as Archie? Who is Sadie - just a friend, or something more? You won't want to miss the thrilling answers - reserve your copy today!
Archie & Friends #141
"Freshman Year - The Missing Chapters: Betty & Veronica": For years, fans of Archie Comics have wondered what happened in the years before the fabled teens of Riverdale entered high school. How did everyone meet? Were the teachers always at the high school? Did all of Archie's friends always live in Riverdale? Just when did the "eternal love triangle" first start? In the "Freshman Year" saga, originally presented in the pages of ARCHIE #587-591, readers finally learned the back-story behind Riverdale's fabled cast of characters. But that wasn't the whole story! Starting the previous issue and running through four consecutive issues, writer Batton Lash fills in the blanks, giving readers an even bigger glimpse of what went on with Jughead, Betty & Veronica, Reggie, Chuck, and Pencilneck G. In this issue, we follow Betty and Veronica through their freshman year, solidifying their friendship as they bond over their love of the Young Broz boy band. Just wait until they bond-or NOT-over their love for Archie!
Archie & Friends #142
"Freshman Year - The Missing Chapters: Chuck": For years, fans of Archie Comics have wondered what happened in the years before the fabled teens of Riverdale entered high school. How did everyone meet? Were the teachers always at the high school? Did all of Archie's friends always live in Riverdale? Just when did the "eternal love triangle" first start? In the "Freshman Year" saga, originally presented in the pages of ARCHIE #587-591, readers finally learned the back-story behind Riverdale's fabled cast of characters. But that wasn't the whole story! In this follow-up series of stories, writer Batton Lash fills in the blanks, giving readers an even bigger glimpse of what went on with Jughead, Betty & Veronica, Reggie, Chuck, and Pencilneck G. In this issue, Reggie's first year of high school is revealed... and you won't believe just how far he'll go to win the attention of the 'cool upperclassmen.' But are they really Reggie's friends, or just using him? Is the trouble Reggie faces worth hanging out with the 'cool kids?' Will he realize who his true friends are?
Archie & Friends #143
"Freshman Year - The Missing Chapters: Chuck": For years, fans of Archie Comics have wondered what happened in the years before the fabled teens of Riverdale entered high school. How did everyone meet? Were the teachers always at the high school? Did all of Archie's friends always live in Riverdale? Just when did the "eternal love triangle" first start? In the "Freshman Year" saga, originally presented in the pages of ARCHIE #587-591, readers finally learned the back-story behind Riverdale's fabled cast of characters. But that wasn't the whole story! In this follow-up series of stories, writer Batton Lash fills in the blanks, giving readers an even bigger glimpse of what went on with Jughead, Betty & Veronica, Reggie, Chuck, and Pencilneck G. In this story, Chuck's cartoons of the past come back to haunt him when word gets back to him that a tough kid took exception to Chuck's none-too-flattering caricatures. The subject of Chuck's doodles isn't happy about being "dissed" and has held a grudge for three years! Now Chuck must look back at the copious comics he did in freshman year to see what he did to diss his classmate!
Archie & Friends #148
"New Kids," Part One. An influx of new students at Riverdale High has the whole school bouncing off the walls with more pretty girls, ace athletes and a mysterious jokester able to go prank-to-prank with Reggie. Can Archie and the gang keep out of trouble and keep the new kids from turning the whole school upside down?
Archie & Friends #149
"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 & Friends #150
"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 & Friends #151
"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!
Archie & Friends #152
"All's Fair in Love and Food" when Sabrina the Teenage Witch returns! Waist-expanding events haven't taught Jughead that food and magic don't mix. So, when he seeks help from Sabrina, she tries to teach him that there is more to love than food. But her spell backfires and Jughead falls head over heels for Sabrina instead!
Archie & Friends #153
Archie & Friends #154
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 & Friends #155
"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 & Friends #156
The Great Riverdale Comic CON.' The gang converges at the first-ever Riverdale Sci-Fi Convention and find themselves entered in an epic costume contest - but who's the mysterious robot trailing them? And can Veronica win the top prize when an old rival shows up in the same costume? It's a pop culture explosion of fun as the Archies, Sabrina, Josie, and more cross paths at the biggest entertainment event Riverdale's ever seen!
Archie & Friends #157
"The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. - THE NOSE KNOWS!" & "ENTER THE DEMON" P.O.P. operatives A.R.C.H.I.E., R.E.G.G.I.E., and J.U.G.H.E.A.D. face off against the infamous C.R.U.S.H. agent Dr. Nose after he subdues Pop and captures V.E.R.O.N.I.C.A. In this thrilling story, the gang must battle explosive robots and corporate espionage to save the day! Dr. Demon is up to no good again in "Enter the Demon," but can he get to Lodge Industries' secret weapon before P.O.P. does?
Archie & Friends #158
"The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. in Undercurrent!": In the middle of a top secret mission, P.O.P. spies A.R.C.H.I.E. and V.E.R.O.N.I.C.A. are apprehended at the hands of C.R.U.S.H. Agents and taken to Super Spy's lair! Can B.E.T.T.Y. and R.E.G.G.I.E. rescue their friends before Super Spy extracts all of P.O.P.'s secrets from his captives? And in "Who Screams Last... Screams Best!", it's B.E.T.T.Y.'s turn to get taken hostage by Super Spy but he wasn't counting on her secret weapon... All that and Li'l Jinx in "Fight Sight"!
Archie & Friends #159
"A.R.C.H.I.E. as The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. in "The Thought Control Caper!" P.O.P. agents A.R.C.H.I.E., V.E.R.O.N.I.C.A. and R.E.G.G.I.E. take on the devious Controller of C.R.U.S.H. in this rousing spy adventure of intrigue and narrow escapes! Using mind control, The Controller lures our heroes into his clutches but will they have enough tricks up their sleeve to thwart the evildoer and bring him to justice?"
Pep Digital Vol. 100: Archie & Friends Adventures Archie & Friends Adventures Vol 100
Pep Digital Vol. 086: Archie & Friends Art Smarts Archie & Friends Art Smarts Vol 86
Brush up on your art fundamentals with the Riverdale gang! Archie, Betty, Veronica, Chuck and the gang are painting the town red½literally! Check out some of Riverdale's most colorful characters expressing themselves through art. They'll try their hand at sculpture, painting, drawing, and more in 50 pages of fun! Get ready--these stories are so funny they could make Mona Lisa laugh!_
Pep Digital Vol. 019: Archie & Friends Back 2 School Special Archie & Friends Back 2 School Special Vol 19
Hit the books with Archie, Jughead, and the rest of the gang! The school year is just starting, and so is the drama. But for all the homework, detention, and fashion faux pas, there are also new friends, adventures, and exciting opportunities! Let the students of Riverdale High give you some back-to-school survival tips in this 100+ page digital exclusive!
Pep Digital Vol. 120: Archie & Friends Christmas Presents Archie & Friends Christmas Presents Vol 120
Christmas is right around the corner, and everyone in Riverdale is scrambling to get each other the perfect present! That's a lot easier said than done, especially with Archie and friends! It's the thought that counts, but when Archie gets a really ugly sweater from Veronica, how will he be able to get rid of it without upsetting her? How many times will Betty have to return her Christmas gifts for the gang before she gets it just right? And when Jughead finds out what Archie's getting for the gang, will they jump with joy, or jump him after school?! There are 100 pages of holiday hijinks to enjoy here as you wrap presents for your friends and family. Open your perfect Christmas gift by hitting that Download button now!
Archie & Friends Dating Disasters
It’s not easy making a love connection in high school, as Archie, Betty, Veronica and the gang know very well! Even the closest couples mess up every now and then on their dates. We’ve collected over 150 pages of Riverdale High’s greatest dating disasters for you—hopefully this’ll help you learn what NOT to do on your next date!
Archie & Friends Double Digest #01 Issue #1
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Archie & Friends Double Digest #05 Issue #5
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!
Archie & Friends Double Digest #06 Issue #6
"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!
Archie & Friends Double Digest #07 Issue #7
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Archie & Friends Double Digest #09 Issue #9
"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."
Archie & Friends Double Digest #10 Issue #10
"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?
Archie & Friends Double Digest #11 Issue #11
Archie stars as Captain Pureheart in "The Knack of Time!" Veronica is in the clutches of the The Time Wizard and it's Captain Pureheart to the rescue! Teaming up with Evilheart, the former foes do battle with the master of time while being transported from one century to the next! Journey along with our heroes through the ages as they attempt to save the damsel in distress while searching for a way back home.
Archie & Friends Double Digest #12 Issue #12
Jughead as Captain Hero in "Multiple Madness." Captain Hero battles the nefarious Witch Doctor who's up to no good! Captain Hero aligns himself with Pureheart the Powerful and Super Teen to outnumber the evildoer but using his ditto machine to duplicate himself, which Witch is real? See if our hero can figure it out in time before his super human appetite does him in!
Archie & Friends Double Digest #13 Issue #13
Archie as Pureheart the Powerful in "Postage Due"! When a disgruntled ex-postal worker turns his aggression towards those who formerly employed him, it's up to Pureheart to stop him! Holding Mr. Lodge responsible, the wealthy industrialist is put in harm's way when the villain seeks revenge on him. Will Pureheart be able to thwart the anti-mail man before he can sabotage the postal service for good?
Archie & Friends Double Digest #14 Issue #14
Pureheart the Powerful in "Mite and Maim." When bright-eyed reporters Betty and Veronica capture evil-doer The Octopus assaulting the mayor on camera, they're guaranteed a front page scoop! Not about to let the story see the light of day, The Octopus apprehends the girls. Who should stand in the way but Pureheart the Powerful! Will Pureheart's strength be able to withstand Veronica's kiss in order to save the day or will The Octopus manage to stop the presses?
Archie & Friends Double Digest #15 Issue #15
Jughead as Captain Hero in "The Collector" Ð Veronica is taken captive by The Collector, an evil-doer with a penchant for dark haired go-go girls! Not even the super powered combination of Pureheart and Evilheart can stop the dastardly villain! Will Jughead's super alter ego Captain Hero manage to save the say or will his enormous appetite be his ultimate downfall? Discover the answer in this nail biting adventure plus many more!
Archie & Friends Double Digest #16 Issue #16
Evilheart and Pureheart may have met their match when they take on The Dude! With a trick cane and a cunning criminal mind to his advantage, The Dude keeps the duo at bay until he has them right where he wants them! Will the super teens manage to bring the jewel thief to justice or will they fall prey to the dastardly evil-doer? Find out in "Chaos in a Common Cane!"