Archie Comics Showcases February 4th, 2015 Releases

Archie Comics Showcases February 4th, 2015 Releases There’s definitely an excitement with the Archie Comics folks this month as they get ready to bring out their Dark Circle line of books – while also bringing out their original Impact! Comics material on ComiXology to give fans a chance to revisit that. But before we get to those books later in the month, Archie has their usual solid slate of fun and updated creepiness. This week sees the debut of two new video game based books with new installments of MegaMan and Sonic Universe. We’ve also got a new piece as part of the 75th anniversary this year with the Archie’s Favorite Comics From The Vault, which has over four hundred pages of material that have been published over the years, some of it considered long lost. And we’ve also got a new magazine installment of Afterlife with Archie, which will delight fans.

Check out the full solicitation and cover art below!

MEGA MAN #45

AN ALL-NEW, JAW-DROPPING STORY STARTS HERE! “The Ultimate Betrayal” Part One: The Robot Masters have been defeated—but that doesn’t mean Dr. Wily has lost yet! A battle-weary Mega Man rushes home to save his family—but is he too late? Has Dr. Light’s faith been shattered beyond repair? Is this the end for our heroes?! The adaptation to the legendary game Mega Man 3 continues here, with cover art from the equally-legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante and an all-new box art variant cover from the latest Mega Man superstar RAFA KNIGHT!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Ryan Odagawa, Gary Martin, John Workman and Evan Stanley
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
Box Art Variant Cover: Rafa Knight
On Sale Date: 2/4
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Archie Comics Showcases February 4th, 2015 Releases

SONIC UNIVERSE #72

What monsters lurk on the mysterious isolated island?? Find out for yourself in “Spark of Life” Part Two: Things are getting very creepy in the lab of Dr. Ellidy! His badnik defenses are going offline—which is bad news when there are Dark Gaia Monsters prowling the shores at night! Sally and Big investigate the mystery of the Red Star Rings as Tails and Nicole debug the system—where something, or someone—is waiting for Nicole! Featuring new cover art from Tracy Yardley and an interactive MATCHMAKER variant cover by rising Sonic star Jennifer Hernandez, where you can “ship it yourself”!

Script: Ian Flynn & Aleah Baker
Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash and Ben Hunzeker
Match-Maker Variant Cover: Jennifer Hernandez, Jim Amash and Matt Herms
On Sale Date: 2/4
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Archie Comics Showcases February 4th, 2015 Releases

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE MAGAZINE #4

“Escape from Riverdale,” Part 4 [of 5]: With two more members of our beloved gang infected by the dreadful zombie-virus, Riverdale’s one sanctuary—Lodge Mansion—has been compromised. The kids are left to make a significant decision—do they stay and fight or flee the only town they’ve ever known? Meanwhile, Archie makes a horrific discovery in his own home, one that may cost him his life! It’s red-headed teen versus gruesomely undead canine PLUS sorcery stories from the vault and all new special features in this magazine-size version of the award-winning TEEN+ series. Definitely NOT for all ages!

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Francesco Francavilla
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
On Sale Date: 2/4
48-page, full color comic
$4.99 US.

Archie Comics Showcases February 4th, 2015 Releases

ARCHIE’S FAVORITE COMICS FROM THE VAULT (TR)

Continuing the tradition of the TOP SELLING Best of Archie series, ARCHIE’S FAVORITE COMICS FROM THE VAULT takes readers into a world of laughter and discovery with full-color story gems that haven’t been seen for years in any of our publications! This title reveals a special treasure trove of over 400 pages of classic hand-selected Archie Comics stories and is designed for both kids and adults to discover and enjoy together. This collection is a must-have for all ages!

Script: Various
Art: Various
978-1-61988-975-0
$9.99/$10.99CAN 5
¼ x 7 ½” TR 416 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 2/4

Archie Comics Showcases February 4th, 2015 Releases

First Looks for Digital Exclusives February 6th, 2015

ARCHIE & FRIENDS: LOVE IS BLIND

Riverdale High is proof that Cupid’s arrow will sometimes strike in the least likely of places! There are some pretty weird pairings that have happened over the years, and we’re sharing them with you in this digital exclusive. Jughead’s on a date?! Veronica and Cheryl are dating a couple of nerds?! Midge is going out with someone other than Moose (and he’s letting it happen)?!?! These pairings are just TOO weird—don’t miss this!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski
On Sale Date: 2/6
100 pages, full color comic
$4.99 US

Archie Comics Showcases February 4th, 2015 Releases

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