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.
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.
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!
Art: Bill Galvan
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 12/9
192-page, full color comic
Cover: Gisele Lagace
On Sale Date: 12/11
150 page digital exclusive
Cover: Dan DeCarlo
On Sale Date: 12/11
75 page, full color comic