Anthony’s Archie Comics picks for July 2013

Life With Archie #31Here’s what’s of interest from Archie Comics for July 2013. Full solicitations are available here.

Comics

  • Archie #646, on sale July 31, $3
  • Betty and Veronica Double Digest #214, on sale July 24, $4
  • Jughead Double Digest #195, on sale Aug. 7, $4
  • Kevin Keller #10, on sale Aug. 7, $3
  • Life With Archie #31, on sale July 10, $4
  • New Crusaders: Dark Tomorrow #4, on sale July 31, $3

Trade paperbacks

  • Kevin Keller 2: Drive Me Crazy, on sale Aug. 7, $12

Comments

For the Sonic and Mega Man fans, their crossover (yep, a crossover in Archie) finally concludes this month.

But of bigger interest is this month’s Kevin Keller. After months of my pondering when (since it can’t be “if”) we’ll finally see Mr. Keller kiss someone, it looks like it’s finally coming in this month’s issue! Though there’s no indication whether a “goodbye kiss” means a kiss on the cheek (which still seems cop-out-ish versus the smooching levels Archie engages in) or actually on the lips. Still, I look forward to seeing this issued.

Kevin also sees the second trade paperback compilation of his solo series come out this month. This collection covers issues #5-8, including the George Takei appearance. For those interested, a trade paperback of the Archie/cast of Fox’s “GLEE” crossover is also coming out this month.

Nice “Life With Archie” and “Archie” alternate covers (retro-50s looking).

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