June 29, 2016

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Exclusive Preview: ‘Betty & Veronica Friends Comics Annual ‘ #249

Cheryl Blossom takes center stage in the lead story of Betty & Veronica Friends Comics Annual #249, and we have an exclusive first look. When Cheryl gets a pet monkey, Veronica goes ape! The digest will be out in comic shops on Wednesday, but in th…

Exclusive Preview: ‘B&V Friends Comics Double Digest’ #248

Ethel takes center stage—as a comedienne—in the lead story of B&V Friends Comics Double Digest #248, written by Alex Simmons and drawn by Bill Galvan. We don’t actually see her in this exclusive preview, but we do see all her friends talking about boosting her confidence—and we know all those good intentions are going to […]

Exclusive Preview: Looney Tunes #231

We’re kicking off the weekend a little early today with an exclusive first look at Looney Tunes #231, which will be out in comic shops on June 22. This story goes all meta on us: It’s Daffy Duck versus a comic book artist as Daffy gets erased and painted into the most unusual places and […]

10 to Note: Summer Preview 2016

Here are ten books arriving in June, July, and August that I’m keeping an eye on. Picture Books School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex, illustrated by Christian Robinson June 28, 2016 | Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan) | Grades PreK – 1 I’ve been waiting a while to talk about this one. I’ve been waiting […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Betty & Veronica Summer Annual’ #244

Here’s another Saturday morning preview to brighten your weekend! Magic is in the air when Betty and Veronica find a genie on the beach in the lead story, written and penciled by Archie veteran Dan Parent, in Betty & Veronica Summer Annual #244. We have some pages of classic stories for you as well. The […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Archie Comics Double Digest’ #269

Archie and Jughead set up a dog-washing business in the all-new lead story to Archie Comics Double Digest #269, and as always, chaos and hilarity result. Enjoy our exclusive preview of this new story and a classic; the digest will be out in comic shops…

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #70

Today’s exclusive preview of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #70 takes Scooby and the gang back to high school: Sure, most high school mascots are kind of goofy. But when a monstrous version of a mascot goes on a rampage, the only way to solve the mystery is for the Mystery Inc. gang to go undercover—by […]

Exclusive Preview: Jughead and Archie Comics Digest #21

Archie veterans Alex Simmons and Dan Parent are the creators of the lead story in Jughead and Archie Comics Digest #21, which is due out in comic shops this Wednesday. As always, the digest features a new story in the traditional style along with an assortment of classics. In this issue, Alex and Dan have […]

Exclusive Preview: Teen Titans Go #16

Let’s kick off the long weekend—and the beginning of summer!—with an exclusive preview of Teen Titans Go #16, which will be available in fine comic shops everywhere on June 1. Here’s the executive summary: After a stunning bank heist, the Amazing Mumbo Jumbo uses his magic to scramble the superpowers of the Teen Titans! What […]

Preview: ‘Archie Giant Comics Blast’

Here’s a sneak peek at Archie Giant Comics Blast, a 480-page collection of stories from Archie Comics’ 75-year history. It will be out in comic shops tomorrow, May 25, but you can start reading right here. Enjoy!

Exclusive Preview: ‘World of Archie Summer Annual’ #59

We’re kicking off the week with a preview of World of Archie Summer Annual #59, which features an Archie tale written by Tania Del Rio, who reinvented Sabrina the Teenage Witch in a manga style back in the 2000s, and drawn by prolific Archie writer and artist Dan Parent. Here’s the blurb: When Betty leads […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Archie’s Funhouse Jumbo Comics Digest’

Our exclusive preview of Archie’s Funhouse Jumbo Comics Digest features a new lead story by writer J. Torres, author of Alison Dare, Bigfoot Boy, and, most recently, Zodiac Starforce. (He also did the Jinx graphic novel for Archie.) Art is by Tim and Pat Kennedy. A rollerblading double date threatens to embarrass Archie in front […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #69

It’s Daphne and Velma like you’ve never seen them before! Scooby and the gang get mixed up with a scary roller derby team in this month’s issue, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #69: A night at the roller derby turns into rolling terror! The gang takes Daphne to see hometown favorites The Spooky City Sensations, but […]

Exclusive Preview: Betty & Veronica Double Digest #243

Dan Parent’s ongoing series “The Many Loves of Archie Andrews” continues in Betty & Veronica Double Digest #243, which—like all the digests—continues to feature new stories in the classic Archie style alongside older stories. Here’s the executive summary: In this next segment of “The Many Loves of Archie Andrews,” we get the lowdown on Amisha […]

Preview: ‘Archie 1000 Page Comics 75th Anniversary Bash’

Here’s a special treat for today’s preview: An advance look at Archie 1000 Page Comics 75th Anniversary Bash. This is one of Archie’s giant-size paperbacks that offers a lot of comics and extras—this one has a special gallery of vintage Archie covers, and we have a few of them in the preview below. The book […]

2016 Preview Interview: Flying Eye Books

I talked to Tucker Stone (the US Sales and Marketing Rep for Nobrow/Flying Eye Books) about what Flying Eye Books has up their sleeve for 2016 (Click on images to enlarge) Travis: Hello from Michigan, Tucker – how’s it going? How is your beard coming along? It was looking fantastic last time our paths crossed. Tucker […]

Preview: ‘World of Archie Comics Double Digest’ #58

World of Archie Comics Double Digest #58, which will be out on April 20 in comic shops, has a lead story in the traditional style but with a plot you wouldn’t see in an old-school Archie comic: When Betty and Veronica learn that Archie and his father have gone fishing and left poor Mary Andrews […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Teen Titans Go!’ #15

Saturday morning comics time! Here’s an exclusive look at Teen Titans Go! #15, which will be out next Wednesday in fine comic shops everywhere. This one is about… the pants of fear: Raven and Cyborg create a pair of spooky-looking leggings from a pattern in one of Raven’s arcane books. But Robin’s in for quite […]

Preview: ‘Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja Chicken,’ Book 2

Here’s an early look at Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja Chicken (Book 2): Escape from Skull-Fragment Island, which debuts tomorrow from Top Shelf. Stay tuned for our interview with creator Ray Friesen; in the meantime, enjoy some Pirate Penguin and Ninja Chicken silliness in our preview!

Preview: ‘Jughead and Archie Spring Annual Digest’ #20

Baseball season has started, the birds are singing, and it’s time for the Jughead and Archie Spring Annual Digest #20 to further brighten our lives. Today’s preview includes snippets of two stories: A new one about Archie and his dog going viral on the internet, by writer Adrian Ropp and artist Bill Galvan, and an […]