Anthony’s Archie Comics picks for March 2013

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Jinx vol. 2Here’d what’s of interest from Archie for March 2013. Full solicitations are available here.

Comics

  • Betty & Veronica Double Digest #211, on sale Mar. 27, $4
  • Kevin Keller #8, on sale Apr. 10, $3
  • Life With Archie #28, on sale Mar. 27, $4

Trade paperbacks

  • Jinx: Little Miss Steps, on sale Apr. 3, $10 (TPB)/$17 (HC)
  • New Crusaders: Rise of the Heroes, on sale Mar. 20, $15

Comments

Spoilers below… you’ve been warned.

Again, since I’m not a “Glee” viewer, I don’t have any interest in the Archie/”Glee” crossover. Though from the covers, apparently “Glee” must have a character that resembles a middle-aged version of Kevin Keller.

Speaking of Mr. Keller, the most interesting development is that it looks like Kevin’s finally found himself a boyfriend, and not just in a “Life With Archie” alternate future! I assume it’s the mysterious person from the previous issue (and the “secret admirer” is the guy from the prom issue). And yep, it only took eight issues of Kevin’s own series to see him wind up in a “Betty and Veronica”-type situation. I’ll assume Mr. Keller handles it better than Mr. Andrews…

Also of interest this month is that there’s a new “Jinx” trade paperback out, this time focusing on a school dance. I enjoyed the first volume, so I’ll be interested in buying this new edition. I wonder what the “shocking revelation” is about Jinx’s mother. Jinx’s Mom wasn’t seen as much as her father in the original strips, from what I recall. My guess is she’s remarrying; Jinx’s parents are divorced in this book’s setting.

There’s also a trade paperback of “New Crusaders,” and a new installment of “Life With Archie” as usual. Kevin’s motivations for running for office couldn’t be more timely, unfortunately, given recent events in Connecticut…

 

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