Archie Comic Publications October 2021 Solicitations

by Charles LePage

The kind folks at Archie Comic Publications have supplied ComicList with their solicitations for comics and other products scheduled to ship starting October 2021.

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CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #9

THE HIT HORROR SERIES THAT SPAWNED A MASSIVELY SUCCESSFUL NETFLIX SERIES RETURNS! “WITCH WAR” Part 3: “The Sacrificial Lamb” – Sabrina has brought Harvey’s body back to life (along with her father’s soul). But there is a cost to everything. Unless she wants the Gates of Hell to open, Sabrina must find a person to sacrifice in Harvey’s place. But wait… Sabrina would never kill someone, would she?

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Robert Hack, Jack Morelli
Chilling Sabrina #9 CVR A Main Cover: Robert Hack
Chilling Sabrina #9 CVR B Var: Robert Hack
On Sale Date: 10/13
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

RIVERDALE: VARSITY EDITION VOL. 1 (HC)

From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the CW’s Riverdale comes RIVERDALE: VARSITY EDITION VOL. 1 — the premium, hardcover collection of the comic series set in the universe of the TV series. Riverdale offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and their friends, exploring small-town life and the darkness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade. Collects the one-shot and issues #1-8 of the Riverdale comic series.

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Brian E. Paterson, Britta Lundin, James DeWille, Will Ewing, Michael Grassi, Greg Murray, Daniel King, Tessa Leigh Williams, Ross Maxwell, Aaron Allen
Art: Thomas Pitilli, Joe Eisma, Elliot Fernandez, Jim Towe, Alitha Martinez, Bob Smith, Andre Szymanowicz, Thomas Chu, Glenn Whitmore, Janice Chiang, John Workman
Cover: CW Riverdale Photo
978-1-64576-950-7
$29.99 US / $32.99 CAN
7½ x 11″
HC
288 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/20

ARCHIE CLASSIC

ARCHIE GIANT COMICS ADVENTURE (TR)

Get ready for a wild ADVENTURE with Archie and the Gang in this 480-page collection. This volume collects 480 pages of iconic Archie comic stories, featuring the same mix of wild humor, awkward charm and genuine relatability that has kept Archie and the gang popular with kids and families for 80 years.

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent
978-1-64576-925-5
$9.99 US / $12.99 CAN
5½ x 7½”
TR
480 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/27

ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #324

BRAND NEW STORY: “Archie Appleseed” Four years ago Archie had the idea to plant apple trees in all of his friends and neighbor’s yards. This year the trees began bearing fruit, but it’s way more fruit than anyone had anticipated! Now with Riverdale covered in apples, it’s up to Archie Appleseed himself to figure out how to get to the core of the problem!

Script: Francis Bonnet
Art: Jeff Shultz, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Francis Bonnet, Pat and Tim Kennedy, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 10/20
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

ARCHIE SHOWCASE DIGEST #5: WORLD TOUR

Go globetrotting with Archie and the gang in this special showcase digest that collects the full storylines of Archie’s “Rockin’ the World” and The Archies’ “World Tour!” Visit India, China, Australia, Canada and MORE in this special digest collection!

Script: Dan Parent, Alex Simmons
Art: Dan Parent, Rex Lindsey, Rich Koslowski, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, Patrick Owsley, Digikore Studios, Stephanie Vozzo
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 10/6
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

ARCHIE’S HALLOWEEN SPECTACULAR #1

We’re kicking off this hauntingly hilarious collection of Archie tales with a BRAND NEW STORY! In “Pumpkin Problem-o,” when Archie unknowingly rebuffs a witch friend of Sabrina’s he wakes up Halloween morning with a Jack-o-lantern head complete with the cross hatching on the side! Even worse, he can’t convince anyone it’s real and not a costume! Will our pumpkin-headed friend turn back to a teen before midnight—or will he forever be stuck as an Arch-o-lantern? All that and more in this frightfully fun Halloween special!

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Bill Galvan, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 10/6
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #298

BRAND NEW STORY: “Leaf Me Alone” Betty has a job cleaning up leaves on people’s lawns. In fact, she’s working so hard, she has no time for hanging out with the gang. Veronica offers to help her have a little fun… with some leaf blower races! But when Veronica loses her grandmother’s pearl necklace in the excitement, it’s back to work for both of them to find it!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Francis Bonnet, Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 10/27
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

WORLD OF BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #9

BRAND NEW STORY: “Tricky Treat” The girls decide to take it easy by having a quiet night of hosting trick or treaters at Betty’s house, even including Jellybean in on the fun. But their quiet night at home turns into a night of magical mischief—including flying pumpkins, witches in flight, and spooky, scary monsters! What’s causing all this Halloween hijinx, and how can they make it stop?

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Jeff Shultz, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Golliher, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 10/13
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

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