Anthony’s Archie Comics picks for May 2015

Here’s a look at what’s coming out from Archie in May 2015. A full list of solicitations are available here.

Comics

  • The Shield #2, on sale May 20, $4
  • The Fox #3, on sale June 10, $4
  • Archie #666, on sale June 3, $4

Trade paperbacks

None

Comments

The biggest news this month is after 70 years, “Archie” is finally being relaunched with a new #1 and change in tone. But before it does that, it’s ending the traditional title’s run with what sounds like a retrospective. Not exactly “Whatever Happened to the Teen of Tomorrow?” (that’d be the “Life With Archie” series), but hopefully a nice send-off.

I’ll note that a traditionally wholesome title like Archie is ending its run with issue #666. DC used “Superman” and “Batman” hitting issues #666 for stories with a devil/demonic story theme as loose tie-ins. Given Archie’s standards have loosened up a bit in such matters in recent years, I would’ve liked to have seen #666 feature Sabrina. Of course, their two mature-readers horror titles more than make up for things. And Archie borrowed at least one trick from DC/Marvel, besides the rebooting: #666 will have no fewer than six variant covers.

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