September 19, 2011

Anthony's picks for Archie Comics for December 2011

Anthony's picks for Archie Comics for December 2011

Archie #628Here’s what’s of interest for Archie for December 2011. As usual, dates are listed in comic shop/newsstand order.

Comics I’ll be buying

  • Betty & Veronica Double Digest #197, on sale Jan. 4/Jan. 10, $4
  • Life With Archie #16, on sale Jan. 4/Jan. 10, $4

Comics I might buy

  • Betty & Veronica #257, on sale Dec. 21/Dec. 27, $3

Comments

December’s big Archie comic seems to be “Archie” itself, as their Archie-meets-KISS storyline continues. While I’ll probably give it a pass for now (even with Sabrina showing up), I do like the cover shown above for “Archie” #628.

The cover for this month’s Betty & Veronica double digest manages to combine *both* advertised stories into one scene (text messaging and libraries).

A “Power Pets” paperback is coming out, at a $5 price point. It collects the recent Little Archie storyline about the gang’s pets and a talking-animal version of Justin Bieber (“Justin Beaver”). Nice it’s being collected (and with a kid-friendly format/price), though imagine the story will look extremely dated on the shelves of libraries’ children’s departments ten (or even five) years from now…

Finally, January’s big story (one that’s gotten Fox News in a huff) is the wedding of the adult Kevin Keller. Or should I say wedding*s*, as (like Archie himself) he’s getting married in *both* alternate-future timelines. (BTW, this issue’s $3.99, not $4.99? Is this a one-time price drop, or just a typo?)

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