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Archie dies—but only in ‘Life With Archie’

Brigid Alverson
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The Archie Comics folks have grown increasingly bold over the last few years, and yesterday they dropped the biggest bombshell of all: They are killing off their flagship character. A bit of explanation is in order here: Archie Andrews will continue to live his normal life in the regular Archie comics and digests—those will not [...]

Kevin Keller to become The Equalizer

Brigid Alverson
Kevin Keller #14

Diehard Archie fans know that the Riverdale gang occasionally do a turn as superheroes; Archie Andrews first donned the cape of Pureheart the Powerful back in 1965, and he even had his own Pureheart comic for a short while. There was also an Archie Super-Teens comic in the 1990s that only ran for four issues. [...]

Preview: Sabrina: The Magic Within, vol. 4

Brigid Alverson
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Back in the middle of the manga boom, the Archie folks moved the character Sabrina the Teenage Witch to a manga style, written and mostly drawn by Tania del Rio. The format stayed the same, though—full-color monthly comics, not the black-and-white digests manga readers are accustomed to. Last year, they started re-releasing the comics as [...]

Preview: Betty and Veronica Double Digest #220

Brigid Alverson
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In the lead story of Betty and Veronica Double Digest #220, Veronica gets a necklace with a special power: When she kisses someone, she can see their first kiss. What could possibly go wrong? The digest will be out in comics shops today and in other outlets in a couple of weeks. Here’s a sneak [...]

Preview: Jughead Double Digest #199

Brigid Alverson
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Jughead is my favorite Archie character. His standoffish attitude makes it easier for the writers to put him in ridiculous situations that just wouldn’t work for the other characters. In the lead story of Jughead #199, for instance, he randomly moves a sign and somehow changes Riverdale forever. The digest will be out in comics [...]

This Week’s Comics: Garfield’s Universe

Lori Henderson
Garfield 21

Happy New Year! There’s actually a list of comics for kids being released this week, and here are some good ones! Beware the Batman continues its run with the third issue this week, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comes out in big and small sizes with a digest and trade, and the Teenage Mutant [...]

Previews: Ring out the old year with Betty and Veronica

Brigid Alverson
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We have a double dose of previews from Archie Comics today to finish out 2013 in style. Because tomorrow is a holiday, both these titles are available in comics shops today, and you will find them in other outlets in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, enjoy! Catalog information is after each preview. BETTY [...]

Preview: Jughead Double Digest #198

Brigid Alverson
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Jughead is one of our favorite characters here at GC4K, so we’re pleased to present a preview of Jughead Double Digest #198, which is out tomorrow in comics shops and a bit later in the rest of the world. Here’s the 411 on this issue: Jughead’s a man of many things… a heavy appetite, fondness [...]

Preview: Betty and Veronica Double Digest #218

Brigid Alverson
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Here’s a pre-Thansgiving treat: A preview of Betty and Veronica Double Digest #218, which leads off with a vintage story illustrated by Dan DeCarlo, who set the modern version of the Archie house style, and inked by his son, Jimmy. Full information is after the preview; the digest will be out in comic shops on [...]

Betty & Veronica cover reveal: Cute and cuter

Brigid Alverson
B&V#270

The folks at Archie Comics gave us a sneak peek at two covers (regular and variant) for Betty & Veronica #270, which will be out in February. Feel the cuteness! And if you like these, check out my interview with longtime Archie editor Victor Gorelick and comics historian Craig Yoe about their latest book, The [...]