April 30, 2014

Anthony's Archie Comics picks for July 2014

Anthony's Archie Comics picks for July 2014

Kevin Keller #15Here’s what’s of interest from Archie for July 2014. Full solicitations are available here.

Comics

  • Archie #658, on sale July 30, $3
  • Betty and Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #225, on sale July 23, $7
  • Jughead and Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #5, on sale Aug. 13, $7
  • Kevin Keller #15, on sale July 15, $3 (Final issue)
  • Life With Archie #36, on sale July 23, $10 (Final issue)

Trade paperbacks

  • The Death of Archie, on sale Aug. 6, $15

Comments

As I’ve noted earlier, Kevin Keller’s solo comic has been cancelled as of this month, which I’ll miss. In his final issue, Kevin becomes a reluctant superhero (“The Equalizer”) at the behest of Veronica.

Much hyped in mainstream press is this month’s “Death of Archie” story, in the also-being-cancelled “Life With Archie.” While I doubt they’ll publish a follow-up where there’s four imitation Archies running around Riverdale, it is the last we’ll see of these adult versions of the characters. It’s back to their usual teenage selves otherwise…

There’s two “Jumbo Comics Digests” (formerly “Double Double Digests”) out this month? Odd, especially with “Betty and Veronica””s digest just having had a double-sized installment recently.

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