Courtesy of our friends at Archie Comics, we’re pleased to kick off the new year with a preview of World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #126.
We’re always happy to share the latest stories featuring some of our favorites from the Mighty Crusaders and Archie’s superhero line, and this time is no different. Up first we have a new story by Ian Flynn, Steven Butler and Lily Butler featuring a magical team-up between Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the mystical superhero Darkling. Then Archie in his superhero identity — Pureheart the Powerful — teams with Steel Sterling to take on the villainous Suprema. It’s by the legendary Tom DeFalco, who you might remember as the former editor in chief from Marvel and the writer of Fantastic Four and other titles, along with artists Bill and Ben Galvan.
Check out the previews below, as well as a classic story by Bill Golliher and Bob Bolling.
WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #126
THREE BRAND NEW STORIES! First, in “Frigid Frolic,” Jughead convinces Archie and Toni to join in a Frigid Frolic Fundraiser activity at the beach, (that’s an ocean swim in the dead of winter!) mainly because he hears there’s going to be great snacks afterwards. This gets Toni’s attention and Archie’s draw is the chance to meet some new girls. Reggie and Veronica overhear and plan to join in as well to show how tough they can be. Who will be able to withstand the cold and come out the chilly champion?
Then, in “Friendship is Magic,” superhero Darla Lang, aka DARKLING, comes face-to-face with another magically-powered teen: Sabrina the Teenage Witch! Sabrina’s got a problem; a portal has opened up in her aunts’ house and she has to get rid of it before she lets evil in. Will their combined power do the trick?
Finally, in “Vs the Sorceress Suprema,” Pureheart the Powerful and Steel Sterling team up to stop the beautiful sorceress SUPREMA, whose been stealing jewels all throughout Riverdale! But will their strength be a match against her cunning charm and beauty?
Script: Bill Golliher, Ian Flynn, Tom DeFalco
Art: Bill Golliher, Jim Amash, Steven Butler, Lily Butler, Bill Galvan, Ben Galvan
Colors: Glenn Whitmore
Letters: Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Golliher, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 1/11
192-page, full color digest