Anthony’s Archie Comics picks for May 2013

Kevin Keller #9Here’s what’s of interest from Archie for May 2013. Full solicitations are available here.

Comics

  • Archie Double Digest #240, on sale May 29, $4
  • Archie & Friends Double Digest #28, on sale June 12, $4
  • Kevin Keller #9, on sale June 5, $3
  • Archie Double Digest #239, on sale May 1, $4
  • Life With Archie #29, on sale May 8, $4
  • Jughead’s Double Digest #192, on sale May 8, $4

Trade paperbacks

  • Archie’s 1000-page Comics Digest, on sale May 22, $15
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch: The Magic Within, vol. 2, on sale May 15, $11
  • Jinx, vol. 2: Little Miss Steps, on sale May 29, $10 (TPB)

Comments

Archie’s “GLEE” crossover is finally coming to an end, with what sounds like some sort of “Crisis on Earth-1/Crisis on Earth-2” deal. Never having seen “GLEE,” I have zero interest, so skipped this one.

This month’s “Kevin Keller” sees (like most of the Archie titles this month) a summer vacation story. Besides going with his family on vacation, Kevin’s also working as a lifeguard, like in last year’s summer issues. The variant cover’s a take-off on a classic Sabrina the Teenage Witch cover, complete with the same 70s-era electronics.

Also worth noting is a 1000-page paperback of classic Archie stories. I assume it’s similar to the smaller-sized paperbacks on sale at Barnes and Noble for a discount, which might make this one a popular choice for kids.

(Updated 4/22/13)

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