It’s another week and that means another Wednesday filled with great releases from Archie Comics. Possibly the most exciting release this week is “Archie: Collector’s Edition”, which republishes the first three issues of the Riverdale reboot by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. We’ve all enjoyed Mark Waid’s “Archie” and it’s consistently a title that I look forward to each month, along with Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson’s “Jughead”. If you haven’t read the series, the “Archie: Collector’s Edition” is the comic book to pick up this week.
ARCHIE: COLLECTOR’S EDITION
This direct market-only, 80-page special collects the first three issues of the landmark new Archie series. Familiar faces return in new and unexpected ways with a new school year, new changes, new questions and new storylines for the teens of Riverdale. Take another look at all of the gorgeous artwork by the incomparable Fiona Staples in this must-have collector special! And if you haven’t experienced the historical, groundbreaking new Riverdale yet, now is your chance to get in on the ground floor! This collector’s edition contains special features you won’t want to miss out on!
Script: Mark Waid
Art: Fiona Staples, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli
Cover: Fiona Staples
On Sale Date: 12/16
80-page, full color comic
Get ready to PARTY with all of your favorite friendly neighbors of Riverdale! This collection is a celebration of the best parties and shindigs Archie and his friends have thrown over the years! This fun, pocket-sized collection features 128 pages of hand-picked, favorite music-themed stories, presented in high-quality, bright white paper with a cardstock cover.
4 7/8 x 6 9/16”
128 pp, Full Color
On-Sale Date: 12/16
It’s time for the Riverdale High School Winter Dance and Archie needs a date! Unfortunately for him, every girl in school has already been wooed by different guys’ over-the-top ways of asking their dates to the dance! Archie decides he’s going to ask Betty to the dance and he’s going to do it in the biggest, most elaborate way EVER—he’s going to build a giant cake that he can jump out of with his guitar and play Betty a song inviting her to the dance! Will Archie’s pastry plan work, or will his sophisticated scheme have him going stag to the biggest event of the season? Find out in “Take Your Cake and Beat It Too!” the hilarious lead story to this JUMBO-SIZED comics digest!
Script: Fernando Ruiz
Art: Fernando Ruiz
Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 12/16
256-page, full color comic
Picking the perfect Christmas tree for your house is a tradition, and it takes a skillful eye to make sure it’s just right. Unfortunately, Archie does NOT have that skill. Join him and the whole Riverdale gang as they bumble through the woods and try to find their ultimate tree! This digital-only collection of stories is the perfect gift to fit under YOUR tree!
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 12/18
100-page digital exclusive
Are there any titles you’re looking forward to? Will you be picking up the Archie: Collector’s Edition? Let us know in the comments below.