Anthony’s Archie Comics picks for October 2014

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Betty and Veronica #273Here’s a look at what’s coming out from Archie in October. Full solicitations are available here.

Comics

  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #2, on sale Nov. 5, $4
  • Archie #661, on sale Oct. 29, $4
  • Betty and Veronica #273, on sale Oct. 15, $4

Trade paperbacks

None.

Comments

For those wondering, there’s no “Afterlife With Archie” out this month despite being October, the most appropriate month for a horror-themed comic. There is an issue due out in late September (Sept. 24), however.

“Archie” this month leads off a spate of Christmas stories (despite being October), including the annual visit by Jingles the Elf, Santa’s little bumbling helper.

“Betty and Veronica” continues its storyline of the girls leaving Riverdale.

I notice Archie seems to be putting out a lot of Sonic the Hedgehog comics. There’s three regular Sonic comics (including a new title based on the upcoming “Sonic Boom” TV series), one digest, and two trade paperbacks. Sonic’s books are top-sellers; the regular Sonic comics regularly outsell the only regular Archie comics left—“Archie” and “Betty and Veronica” (with the cancellation of “Kevin Keller”). Thus, Archie no doubt wants to milk its licensed property for all it’s worth.


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