It’s time to hit the trail again with another preview from our friends at Archie Comics. World of Archie Jumbo Comics #128 will feature two new stories that guest star some classic characters, including the return of Nevada Jones.
“Roam on the Range” features the Golden Age cattle detective, who now works for Mr. Lodge on his ranch. In this story, Mr. Lodge tricks Archie into taking a job helping Nevada Jones with a cattle drive, which just seems like a horrible idea ll the way around. It’s by Ian Flynn, the Kennedy Brothers, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore and Jack Morelli.
The second story stars Pow-Girl, a character created by Jerry Siegel and Paul Reinman at the tail-end of the Silver Age in Mighty Comics #43. While her initial career was fairly short, Tom DeFalco, Dan Parent and Bob Smith revive her in a story where she tries to impress the Mighty Crusaders by teaming up with Archie’s superhero alter-ego, Pureheart the Powerful. Archie finds out the hard way that she packs a mean punch.
Check out the previews for both stories below, as well as a full reprint story with more fisticuffs by Frank Doyle and Harry Lucey.
WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #128
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES! First, in “Roam on the Range,” Archie is excited—Mr. Lodge said that if he helped out with his cattle drive, he’ll pay for Archie’s next date with Veronica. Nevada Jones points out these drives take months. That’s news to Archie. Nevada agrees to let him out of his contract if he helps him get as far as the next town. Does Archie have what it takes to brave the rain and wind, burning day and freezing nights?
Then, in “Presenting Pow-Girl,” Pureheart is in battle with the Rampaging Rebound! Pow-Girl appears on the scene and attempts to aid Pureheart and prove her worth as a future Mighty Crusader. Unfortunately, due to her inexperience, chaos ensues!
Script: Ian Flynn, Tom DeFalco
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Bob Smith
Colors: Glenn Whitmore
Letters: Jack Morelli
Cover: Francis Bonnet, Pat and Tim Kennedy, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 3/22
192-page, full color digest