May 23, 2014

Anthony's Archie Comics picks for August 2014

Anthony's Archie Comics picks for August 2014

Archie #659Here’s what’s of interest from Archie for August. Full solicitations are available here.

Comics

  • Archie #659, on sale Sept. 3, $4
  • Betty & Veronica #272, on sale Aug. 20, $4
  • Betty & Veronica Comics Digest #226, on sale Aug. 27, $5

Trade paperbacks

  • The Married Life, Book 6, on sale Sept. 10, $20

Comments

Sabrina’s back in a new appearance in “Archie.” Here, Salem’s apparently involved with yet another backfiring spell (akin to the one where he reversed everyone’s sexes).

“Betty & Veronica” #272 features the start of the “Betty and Veronica leave Riverdale” storyline, which was originally destined for the never-launched “Veronica and Betty” magazine.

A fair number of extra-sized digests and trade paperbacks this month. I guess Archie needs the circulation boost, per recent sales figures showing that even the digests don’t sell as well as they once did. The digests are now selling in the numbers of a mid-range DC/Marvel comic, versus the 2000s when they would’ve matched the likes of Batman.

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