Here’s my choices for Archie for November 2011. As usual, dates are listed in order of comic shop/newsstand availability.
Comics I’ll be buying
- Betty #195, on sale Nov. 30/Dec. 6, $3
- Betty and Veronica Double Digest #196, on sale Nov. 30/Dec. 6, $4
- Kevin Keller #4 (of 4) (Veronica #210), on sale Dec. 14/Dec. 20, $3
- Life With Archie #15, on sale Nov. 23/Nov. 29, $5
Comics I might buy
- Archie & Friends Double Digest #11, on sale Dec. 14/20, $4
- B&V Friends Double Digest #219, on sale Nov. 16/Nov. 22, $4
- Jughead #210, on sale Nov. 16/Nov. 22, $3
This month’s releases feature a lot of Christmas-themed stories (including the lead feature for “B&V Double Digest”). It’s also the final issue of Kevin Keller’s own miniseries, which will be out a week or two before Christmas. This issue sees Kevin campaign for class president (hence the alternate-cover showing him as President of the United States). Fans need not miss Kevin for long, as he’s supposedly scheduled to get his own ongoing comic in 2012!
“Betty” this month seems to be all 70th anniversary themed reprints of classic Archie stories, as are the stories in “Archie & Friends Double Digest” (Pureheart the Powerful and company).
“Jughead” continues his “move in with friends of his” storyline, with manipulative psychology-major-wannabe enemy Trula Twyst the one putting him up this time. Apparently in Archie’s world, nobody thinks otherwise of parents letting some 17-year-old boy move in with them and their teenage daughter (as seen in the issue with Ethel), even if it *is* non-dating Jughead!
Finally, Sonic the Hedgehog fans will love that Archie’s putting out a *third* periodical featuring the video game star, a quarterly magazine.