Fu Chang returns in ‘Archie Jumbo Comics Digest’ #337

Check out an exclusive preview of two new stories coming in next week’s digest from Archie Comics.

Today, courtesy of Archie Comics, we’re pleased to present a preview of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #337, which comes out Feb. 2.

The digest will contain two new stories, the first by Francis Bonnet, Rex Lindsey and Glenn Whitmore. It features the return of Fu Chang, the Golden Age detective from the 1940s who solved crime in San Francisco. He’s also the inspiration for Jake Chang, the new Archie character introduced earlier this year who will star in his own show on The CW.

The second story features Little Archie and the Boy Buddies, aka Roy and Dusty, AKA the sidekicks of the Wizard and the Shield. They’re investigating Grimloch Island, which is rumored to be haunted, but really a friend of Little Archie lives there and could do without the company. I like how people refer to Little Archie as “Little Archie” instead of just “Archie,” like the “Little” isn’t implied. This one is by Tom DeFalco, Bill Galvan and Ben Galvan, with Whitmore once again on colors and Jack Morelli on letters.

Below you’ll find previews of both stories, plus a complete classic Little Archie story by Dexter Taylor featuring dinosaurs. Enjoy!

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Mr. Justice and Steel Sterling make return appearances in ‘World of Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest’ #126

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Courtesy of our friends at Archie Comics, we’re pleased to kick off the new year with a preview of World of Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #126.

This digest has three new stories in it in addition to a bunch of classic stories, and today we have previews from two of those stories. The first sees the return of Mr. Justice for what could be his biggest challenge ever — serving as a life coach for Cheryl Blossom. This is a guy who used to regularly fight Satan, but Cheryl may be more than he can handle. That one is by Ian Flynn, James Fry and Bob Smith.

The second preview features Steel Sterling battling the Blue Bison, a battle that would probably go more smoothly if Betty and Veronica weren’t competing to get an autograph from our hero to give to Archie. It’s by Tom DeFalco, the Brothers Kennedy and Jim Amash, while Glenn Whitmore and Jack Morelli provide coloring and lettering for both stories.

Check out the preview below, as well as a classic story featuring Betty battling technology.

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Betty + Veronica ditch the Archies to form Rock Candi

The Riverdale music scene will never be the same.

Move over, Mary Janes — there’s a new band of girl rockers set to shred your comics. In a story written and drawn by Holly G!, Betty and Veronica have quit The Archies and teamed up with drummer Jola Kitt to form a new band, Rock Candi. 

It all goes down in Betty & Veronica Friends Forever: Rock ‘N’ Roll in March.

Joined by Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore and Jack Morelli, Holly G! will introduce another new character to Riverdale, following the debut of Cassie Cloud in the Valentine’s Day special coming next month. She’s also breaking up The Archies — or at least sending them in a new direction, a band that’s been part of the pop culture circuit since the 1960s.

“Rock Candi proves that girls can ROCK!” Holly said in a press release. “No more tambourine shaking or backup vocals; these girls are shredding guitars, writing their own songs, and singing them. The story is more drama than comedy — it’s about not letting someone keep your light from shining, and how a band is supposed to support one another. I’m excited for more Rock Candi stories to come!”

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Reggie faces Mr. Justice in ‘Archie Jumbo Comics Digest’ #336

Check out an exclusive preview of a new story by Ian Flynn and Steven Butler coming in next week’s digest.

Courtesy of our friends at Archie Comics, we’re pleased to present a preview of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #336, which arrives in stores Dec. 21.

Our preview today is for the second of two new stories appearing in the digest — “Justice Isn’t Blind” by Ian Flynn, Steven Butler and Rich Koslowski, which features the return of Mr. Justice. Once Prince James of England, the ghostly Mr. Justice was a trapped spirit who was released in 1940 and went on to fight evil, including Satan. His first appearance was in Blue Ribbon Comics #9 in a story by writer Joe Blair and artist Sam Cooper.

Check out the preview below, as well as a classic crime story featuring Archie.

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The Power Pets make their triumphant return in ‘World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest’ #124

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Courtesy of Archie Comics, we’re pleased to present a preview of World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #124, which comes out Oct. 26.

This digest will include two brand-new stories, in addition to a selection of classic Archie material. Our preview today includes pages from “The Power Pets Return!” by Tom DeFalco, Pat & Tim Kennedy, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore and Jack Morelli. As Evilheart, Reggie’s alter ego, tries to ruin Archie’s date with Veronica, the Power Pets step in to save the day.

Check out the preview and solicitation information below.

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The Power Pets assemble in ‘Archie Jumbo Comics Digest’ #334 [Exclusive Preview]

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Courtesy of Archie Comics, we’re pleased to present a preview of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #334, which comes out Oct. 12.

This digest will include two brand-new stories, in addition to a selection of classic Archie material. Our preview today includes pages from “Here Comes the Power Pets” by Tom DeFalco, Bill Galvan, Glenn Whitmore and Jack Morelli. A villain named Snowboy puts Pureheart and the rest of the SuperTeens on ice, and it’s up to Pawsheart, Claws and the rest of the Power Pets to come to the rescue. We also have a complete Little Archie story that’s perfect for the Halloween season.

Check out the preview and solicitation information below.

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DC announces new stories, collection for ‘Death of Superman’ anniversary

Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding, Louise Simonson, Roger Stern and more reunite for new tales about Superman’s death.

Several classic Superman creative teams will return to the character for the 80-Page The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special #1. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Death of Superman event that ushered in a new, seemingly endless wave of event comics, the special will include new stories by Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding, Roger Stern, Butch Guice, Jon Bogdanove, Louise Simonson, Jerry Ordway and more.

“It was great to be able to work with them and make sure that each team was back together again,” Jurgens said about the special. “It was Roger Stern and Butch Guice who were on Action Comics back at that time, and they could come back as a team. Louise Simonson and John Bogdanov were on Man of Steel, Tom Grummett and Jerry Ordway were working on Adventures of Superman, and Brett Breeding and I were on Superman. We realized we could get the full crew back together to do these stories.”

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Meet Archie’s newest character Jake Chang in ‘Betty and Veronica Jumbo Comics #305’

Check out an exclusive preview of three new stories coming in next week’s digest from Archie Comics.

Today, courtesy of Archie Comics, we’re pleased to present a preview of Betty and Veronica Jumbo Comics #305, which comes out July 6.

The digest will feature not just one but THREE new stories, along with classic Archie material. And one of those new stories, it turns out, will feature Jake Chang, the brand new character who has a TV series in the works, according to Deadline Hollywood. Jake Chang teams up with Betty and Veronica in the story “Toadally Washed Up,” which is by David Gallaher and Bill Galvan.

Below you’ll also find previews of stories by Dan Parent, Ian Flynn, Jeff Shultz and more, plus a complete classic Archie story featuring the work of Frank Doyle and Dan DeCarlo. Enjoy!

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Fireball + the Superteens team up in ‘World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest’ #120

Check out an exclusive preview of two new stories coming in next week’s digest.

When a friend goes missing at a beach party, it’s up to Archie and the gang to find her. Meanwhile, the Eliminators have recruited some fiendish new members, and they’ve placed Fireball and the Superteens into a death trap! Writer David Gallaher returns to the world of the Mighty Crusaders for a new story featuring not only the flaming hot hero, but also the super-powered alter egos of Archie and the gang.

Courtesy of Archie Comics, we’re pleased to present an exclusive look at next week’s World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #120, which features 192 pages of comics, including two new stories. The first, “Beach Party Mystery,” is by Francis Bonnet, Jeff Shultz and Jim Amash, and the second, “The Heat of the Moment,” is by Gallaher, Bill Galvan and Bob Smith.

Below you’ll find previews of the new stories, as well as a complete Frank Doyle/Stan Goldberg story from the archives. Enjoy, and you can find it in stores June 8.

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Archie goes Jurassic in ‘Archie Jumbo Comics Digest’ #330 [Exclusive Preview]

Check out a preview of ‘Archie Jumbo Comics Digest’ #330.

There’s no time better then summertime, and what does summertime bring? Sun, surf and dinosaur movies! Wait, what? OK, this summer does, and it also brings a brand new story featuring a prehistoric version of the Archie gang.

Courtesy of the fine folks at Archie Comics, we’re pleased to present an exclusive look at next week’s Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #330, which features 192 pages of comics — including a new story by Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore and Jack Morelli, titled “Jurassic Farce!” We’ve got a snippet of the new story, as well as a complete Frank Doyle/Harry Lucey story from the archives.

You can find all the solicitation details and the preview below:

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Van Lente + Parent team for Archie’s 80th anniversary one-shot

‘Everything’s Archie’ will present a new story in the classic Archie art style.

Archie Andrews celebrates his 80th anniversary this year, and Archie Comics will acknowledge the milestone with a new one-shot, Everything’s Archie. Fred Van Lente and longtime Archie artist Dan Parent will craft all-new story told in the traditional Archie Comics art-style.

The comic is the first in a series of classic-styled one-shots celebrating the anniversary.

“You can always tell a great franchise because it quickly and easily updates to any era, and bringing Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie and Jughead into our world of social media insanity and real life anxiety was…pretty effortless,” said Van Lente. “Turns out the Riverdale gang is your perfect guide to modern living, even if half the time they can’t figure it out for themselves!”

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Archie rocks ’n’ rolls into the 1950s

Waid and Augustyn unite for another take on history through the eyes of the Archie gang.

Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn recently took the Archie gang back to the 1940s, and now they’re turning their attention to a different decade — the 1950s.

“As a boy who grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi, I’ve been a rock-origins aficionado my entire life,” Waid said. “Archie: 1955 is my chance to visit that era I so love, and do it with an Archie spin. As with Archie: 1941 we’re very true to the time while telling a story in a modern way that’s exciting and dramatic. Using Archie as a lens through which to really examine the beginnings of rock ‘n’ roll is a blast.”

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