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Preview: Archie Comics Spectacular: School Daze

Brigid Alverson
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Just in time for summer vacation, Archie has another big comics collection, this one about school—well, it’s much more fun to read about it than to actually be there, right? Archie Comics Spectacular: School Daze is on sale in comics shops today and will pop up everywhere else in the next two weeks. (Do they [...]

Preview: Betty & Veronica Double Digest #213

Brigid Alverson
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Here’s a quick look at the comic the kids will be nagging you to buy at the supermarket checkout this week: Betty & Veronica Double Digest #213, with the usual mix of newer and classic stories. Check out the preview; catalog info follows if you want to know more. BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #213 [...]

Preview: Archie Fun ‘n’ Games Activity Book

Brigid Alverson
Activity Book

One of the great delights of summer, back when I was a kid, was sprawling out somewhere with a Big Book o’Fun that was filled with comics, coloring pages, and pencil puzzles. Archie Comics is bringing that back with the Archie Fun ‘n’ Games Activity Book, almost 200 pages of puzzles and activities, all featuring [...]

Review: Sabrina, The Teenage Witch The Magic Within Vol. 1

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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Sabrina The Teenage Witch: The Magic Within Vol. 1 Written and penciled by Tania del Rio, inked by Jim Amash Archie Comics, $10.99 In 2004 Archie Comics hired up-and-coming artist Tania del Rio to reinvent their Sabrina character, who at that point had been appearing in comics for over 40 years and had already generated [...]

Preview: Jughead Double Digest #193

Brigid Alverson
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Hey Jughead fans, this one’s for you! Jughead Double Digest #193 is out in comics shops tomorrow (and everywhere else in two weeks) but we have the first few pages here! Here’s a preview, and the issue info is at the bottom of the post. Enjoy! JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #193 Thump! Jughead has a hidden [...]

Preview: Jinx, vol. 2: Little Miss Steps

Brigid Alverson
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Li’l Jinx started out as a gag comic that ran in different Archie Comics publications; the one-page stories revolved around the rather strong-willed Jinx, her father, and a small coterie of friends. The comics were funny but not particularly deep. In writing the teen-age Jinx stories, J. Torres has kept the humor but given the [...]

Links: Kevin Keller’s first kiss

Brigid Alverson
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Archie Comics’ openly gay character Kevin Keller gets his first kiss in August—and provokes the ire of a Riverdale mom, whose reaction Veronica catches on video. Archie writer and artist Dan Parent discusses the storyline at USA Today, and Archie co-CEO Jon Goldwater notes that the remarkable thing about Kevin’s kiss is not that he [...]

Cover Reveal: Jughead Double Double Digest #196

Brigid Alverson
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The Archie Comics folks have something new going on this year: Each of their Double Digests will double in size, to 320 pages, for one of their releases. Chris Sims took a look at the Archie Double Double Digest for Comics Alliance, and it’s a handful. As I’m a big Jughead fan, I was thrilled [...]

Links: Pippi moves in

Katherine Dacey
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In November, Drawn & Quarterly will be releasing Pippi Moves In, a collection of Pippi Longstocking comics written by Astrid Lindgren and illustrated by Ingrid Vang Nyman. The comics originally appeared in Swedish magazine Humpty Dumpty in the late 1950s, ten years after Lindgren and Nyman collaborated on the original books. Readers curious to see [...]

Links: FCBD follow-up

Katherine Dacey
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John Jakala compares Marvel’s Free Comic Book Day offering Avengers: Age of Ultron Point One with its original incarnation as Avengers 12.1 and discovers a key difference: in the original version, Spider-Woman is naked. “Why not [choose] something that would be appropriate for all ages, such as an issue of the old Marvel Adventures: The [...]