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Archie Comics! – This Week’s Titles 12/9/2015

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While we wait for the next installment of Mark Waid and Annie Wu’s Archie reboot, along with Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson’s Jughead solo series, we have yet another week of classic stories set in Riverdale.  Archie Comics are still one of the most readily accessible and family friendly of comic books and this week sees the release of Betty and Veronica, Friends Comics Annual issue 246, along with Friday, December 11th digital releases of Pep and the Archie 75 Series presentation of Reggie and Me.

One of my favorite characters in the Archie Comics series is, hands down, Reggie Mantle III.  Not only is he my favorite rival, rogue, and antagonist, but he’s also my personal Twitter handle.  Be sure to follow and tweet me @reggiemantleIII and talk about which Archie Comics you picked up this week and if you felt the #LipstickIncident in Archie issue 4 was everything you wanted it to be.

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If you like Reggie as much as I do, you’ll be excited to see that Archie Comics 75th Anniversary Series is releasing a digital retrospective on the character Friday, December 11th.  Be sure to check out Reggie and Me, along with all the other great Archie Comics titles here.  And to find a comic shop closest to you, click here.

unnamedB&V FRIENDS COMICS ANNUAL #246

While holiday shopping, Betty and Veronica spot a store Santa who has been abandoned by his elves at the last minute—right before a “Take Your Photo with Santa” event! Betty convinces Veronica that they should get into the spirit and help out—but when they do, Santa’s joy turns quickly to panic as his well-meaning helpers unintentionally cause some Christmas chaos! “Naughty and Nice” is a brand new hilarious holiday story you won’t want to miss—kicking off a laugh-filled comics annual featuring even more pages of fun!

 Script: James Gartler

Art: Bill Galvan

Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña

On Sale Date: 12/9

192-page, full color comic

$5.99 U.S.

unnamed (1)PEP DIGITAL VOL. 175: ARCHIE AND FRIENDS: THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS (DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE)
Some think the magic of Christmas is just a saying, but Jingles the Christmas Elf and Sugarplum the Fairy would beg to differ! When these troublemaking sprites show up, you know that Christmas is right around the corner—and so is mayhem! They’re always eager to help Archie and the gang with their holiday problems, but sometimes they do more harm than good! Can they save Christmas from themselves?

Script: Various

Art: Various

Cover: Gisele Lagace

On Sale Date: 12/11

150 page digital exclusive

$5.99 U.S.

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ARCHIE 75 SERIES: REGGIE & ME (DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE)
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Archie Comics with this special retrospective presentation! Archie’s rival, Reggie, got his own book at the tail end of the 1940s. For over 120 issues, he caused mischief for his fellow Riverdale High students in the most hilarious ways possible! We’ll take a look back at some of that series’ best stories and craziest pranks. Will this class clown have the last laugh?

Script: Various

Art: Various

Cover: Dan DeCarlo

On Sale Date: 12/11

75 page, full color comic

$2.99 U.S.

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Mild mannered reporter, Steven Biscotti, has an avid interest in all things comic books, movies, and music (especially pertaining to Coldplay.) Always ready, professional, and on the scene, those closest to him may suspect he's actually from another planet. @ReggieMantleIII

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