In the 60 plus years that Archie Comics have been published, Archie and his friends have commemorated the holidays time and time again. Countless stories featuring the gang involved in hilarious and heartwarming tales revolving around Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, and especially Christmas have peppered the pages of Archie Comics, much to the delight of readers.
One holiday that is a mainstay of Archie Comics is Halloween. Kids love to dress up in costumes and have masquerade parties, and Archie and his friends are no exceptions. Time and time again their Halloween hijinx have led to hilarity. And sometimes they even met real monsters, as in the pages of “Archie’s Madhouse” and “Bats!”
This fall, the Riverdale teens are at it again. Don’t miss the spooky fun!
BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #85, ships 9/10. 32-page, full color comic, $2.25 US. SPECIAL HALLOWEEN ISSUE! “An Axe to Grind”: It’s a dark and stormy night… a fitting night for Betty and Veronica to stay inside and have a scary movie festival! But things go from “reel” to real when Archie, Jughead and Reggie try to crash the girl’s private party… and come face-to-face with an axe-wielding maniac! Is everything as it seems, or is it just a case of the boys’ imaginations running wild? Guest-starring Veronica’s truck driving aunt, Tessie! SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent.
TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #30, ships 9/24. Full color digest format, $2.49 US. “For Monsters Only”: Can it be true? Have Archie and Jughead really stumbled into a Halloween party where the guests are not in costume but are actual, real-live monsters? Find out for yourself if this tale is a “trick” or a “treat!” SCRIPT: George Gladir. ART: Fernando Ruiz. “The Promise”: Mr. Weatherbee promises to perform as a clown if the students improve their reading averages, leading some to ask, “what else is new?!” SCRIPT: George Gladir. ART: Pat Kennedy. PLUS: Other new and classic tales! SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents. BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!