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Review: Life With Archie #36

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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Life With Archie #36 Written by Paul Kupperberg Pencils by Pat and Tim Kennedy Inks by Jim Amash Archie Comics; $4.99 Despite the many decades during which he’s shared rack space with comic book superheroes, and the fact that he’s attained a longevity and iconic status comparable to the most most popular and longest-lived superheroes, [...]

Archie Comics Announces Third Sonic Comic Series

Lori Henderson
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Archie Comics and SEGA have announced plans to publish Sonic Boom, a new comic book in the popular Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series. Sonic Boom is based on a new series of video games and CG cartoon series set to debut on Cartoon Network and is a new branch in the ever growing Sonic [...]

Review: Archie #656

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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Archie #656 Written by Dan Parent Drawn by Dan Parent and Rich Koslowski Archie Comics; $2.99 Archie Comics scored a good deal of press for this issue—including here at GC4K—as it introduced a new arrival into Riverdale, Veronica’s successful, fashionable cousin Harper. Why the interest? Well, Harper is disabled and must spend most of her [...]

A Quick Guide to Sonic the Hedgehog Comics

Lori Henderson
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Sonic the Hedgehog, the star of over 70 video games since the early 1990s, will finally get to be the star in his own major motion picture. Sony Pictures and Producer Neal Moritz will work with Japan-based production company Marza Animation Planet, a division of Sega Sammy Group, to make a hybrid computer animation/live action [...]

Review: Afterlife With Archie: Escape From Riverdale

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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Afterlife With Archie: Escape From Riverdale Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Art by Francesco Francavilla Archie Comics; $17.99 Rated Teen + There are two common stereotypes of Archie Comics in the 21st century, both of which the publisher’s new zombie-apocalypse-in-Riverdale series Afterlife With Archie adhered to…and defied. One is that as keen as the publisher is [...]

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
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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 [...]