Anthony’s picks for Archie Comics for April 2011

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Archie & Friends #154Time again for my monthly look at what’s coming out from Archie Comics, this time for April 2011. Dates listed in order of comic shop/newsstand release:

http://www.majorspoilers.com/archie-comics-for-april-2011

What I’ll be buying

  • Archie & Friends #154, on sale April 27/April 26, $3
  • Betty & Veronica Double Digest #190, on sale April 20/May 3, $4
  • Life With Archie #10, on sale April 27/May 10, $4

What I’ll consider buying

  • Archie & Friends Double Digest #5, on sale May 4/May 17, $4
  • World of Archie Double Digest #6, on sale April 13/April 26, $4

Comments

No listing of “Betty” this month, though it’s mentioned in the solicitation for “Veronica” as continuing its spy-themed storyline. Wondering if it really has been canceled or not…

Two trade paperbacks are out this month, collecting recent Archie storylines (“Night at the Comic Shop”, “Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.”). Good that Archie’s stepping up on producing trade paperbacks.

“Archie & Friends” this month features Little Archie and his friends at some sort of pet show. Little Sabrina and Salem also join in, as does Little Chuck. Despite the “Freshman Year” story making it seem like the gang hadn’t met Chuck until freshman year, several recent flashback stories to Little Archie’s era have shown Chuck anyway. (Yeah, I know, continuity isn’t Archie’s strong suit.) Chuck also shows up in “World of Archie Double Digest” (or at least on the cover).

“Mega Man,” the new comic based on the old video game, debuts this month. Wonder if it’ll be as successful as the Sonic comics have been.

“Betty & Veronica” is doing a prom-themed cover already? Guess the year’s flying by…

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