Here’s what’s of interest from Archie for April 2015. Full solicitations are available here.
- The Shield #1, on sale Apr. 15, $4
- The Black Hood #3, on sale Apr. 22, $4
- The Fox #2, on sale May 6, $4
- Betty and Veronica #275, on sale Apr. 15, $5
- Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #4, on sale May 6, $4
The Dark Circle relaunch is in full force this month, as we get the first issue of the revised Shield. While the traditional versions of the Shield were men. the new Shield’s a woman.
“Betty and Veronica” will likely raise the ire of The Outhouse, as it’s charging $5 this month for a double-sized anniversary issue. The extra space, among other things, is devoted to the current storyline about the girls going overseas as exchange students. Of course, $5 is also what the standard digests currently cost, and those now feature one new story leading off each issue. Archie’s likely switched to that for the digests instead of all-reprints since there’s now only two floppy comics that feature the canonical Riverdale gang, “Archie” and “Betty and Veronica.” And of those two, only “Archie” is a monthly book (“Betty and Veronica” is bimonthly).
Some online have noted that the mature-readers “Sabrina” comic is quite late, as this month’s solicited issue (#4) was originally scheduled to come out last December.