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THE BLACK HOOD #10
“The Lonely Crusade, Part 4” When he donned the Black Hood, Greg Hettinger swore to keep the awful truth from those he cares about most—his partner Devon, his friend Jessie. But he’s going to have to break those promises if he’s going to survive the death trap that the Crusaders have prepared for him… and nothing will ever be the same.

Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Greg Scott, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Rachel Deering
The Black Hood #10 CVR A Reg: Francesco Francavilla
The Black Hood #10 CVR B Variant: David Mack
On Sale Date: 3/23
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

THE HANGMAN #4
“Damned, Part 4” Mike Minetta has not been the Hangman long but he already faces the hardest decision any Hangman has ever had to make—let his family die… or save them and defy the will of Heaven and Hell itself!

Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Felix Ruiz
The Hangman #4 CVR A Reg: Tim Bradstreet
The Hangman #4 CVR B Variant: Greg Smallwood
On Sale Date: 3/16
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

THE SHIELD #4
“Daughter of the Revolution, Part 4” She has served her country well, fighting for US interests the world over. But when the Shield’s next mission ends in tragedy on American soil—a tragedy televised live to every home in the country—the true nature of Black Seven is revealed as the superhero the world has been waiting generations for becomes… Public Enemy Number 1!

Script: Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig
Art: Drew Johnson, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick
The Shield #4 CVR A Reg: Drew Johnson
The Shield #4 CVR B Variant: Andrew Robinson
On Sale Date: 3/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

JUGHEAD #5
Riverdale High was just the beginning as Principal Stanger’s despotic reach shuts down Pop’s Shoppe! Jughead and the gang need to stop him once and for all! Maybe with the help of the SuperTeens and… Iron Mantle??

Script: Chip Zdarsky
Art: Erica Henderson, Jack Morelli
Jughead #5 CVR A Reg Cover: Erica Henderson
Jughead #5 CVR B Variant: Elliot Fernandez
Jughead #5 CVR C Variant: Thomas Pitilli
On Sale Date: 3/23
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

ARCHIE #7
Hiram Lodge finally learns who his daughter, Veronica, is dating. And when he realizes that it’s the boy who destroyed their mansion-to-be, his resulting rage will upend the entire town of Riverdale in this next installment of the best-selling all-new ARCHIE series!

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Veronica Fish
Archie #7 CVR A Reg Cover: Veronica Fish
Archie #7 CVR B Variant: Djibril Morissette-Phan
Archie #7 CVR C Variant: Marguerite Sauvage
On Sale Date: 3/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #267
When Mr. Weatherbee has had enough of the teens’ sloppy attire in the halls of his school, he decides to enforce a mandatory dress code for Riverdale High. Unfortunately, the new dress code is a bit too high class for some of the students. Can they afford to look presentable? Or will they end up making clowns of themselves? Find out in “Mess Code!” the fun, all-new lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Fernando Ruiz
Art: Fernando Ruiz
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 3/30
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #242
In this next segment of “The Many Loves of Archie Andrews,” we get the lowdown on Amisha Mehta, who recently moved to Riverdale with her family after her and Archie met in India when the Archies were on their world tour. Archie and Amisha are working on a Bollywood project for film class, but of course, Archie has ulterior motives—like winning her heart! But Amisha has her eye on Raj Patel! Yet another love triangle… Bollywood style! See how it all unfolds in “Hooray for Bollywood!” the lead story in this JUMBO comics digest!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Bob Smith
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 3/23
256-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

JUGHEAD & ARCHIE SPRING ANNUAL #20
Archie and Vegas’s new trick has made a viral splash, and Archie’s collapsing under the pressure of his pup’s newfound popularity! Can Archie get everyone to quiet down, or will he and Vegas be doomed to never walk the streets of Riverdale in peace again? Find out in “Paws for Effect” the entertaining, new lead story to this special spring annual, featuring even more pages of fun!

Script: Adrian Ropp
Art: Bill Galvan
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 4/13
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

SONIC SUPER DIGEST #16
Get ready for fun & adventure—it’s Sonic Super Digest! Don’t miss all the excitement and action you love in stories from the Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe and Sonic Boom™ comic series! Sonic and his friends embark on daring adventures, face evil villains and save the day one chili dog at a time! Spin into the fun that only Archie Comics and Sonic Super Digest can bring! Featuring awesome new cover art from CG artist supreme Rafa Knight and story & art from the biggest names in Sonic comics history!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Rafa Knight
On Sale Date: 4/6
128-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #283
SONIC and the FREEDOM FIGHTERS are GO in “The Mission”: Sonic and Sally put out the call to the world! They have the Chaos Emeralds, they have the Gaia Keys, and now they have a plan! And the central hero to it all is… Cream?! Then, in “Zero Hour,” Dr. Eggman finally tracks down Phage! And when Tails Doll gives the mad doctor some crucial info, will Sonic’s plans for saving the world fall apart? Featuring cover art by the delightful Diana Skelly and a “GUARDIANS” variant cover by the amazing Adam Bryce Thomas!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jamal Peppers, Jennifer Hernandez, Terry Austin, John Workman & Gabriel Cassata
Sonic the Hedgehog #283 CVR A Reg: Diana Skelly
Sonic the Hedgehog #283 CVR B Variant: Adam Bryce Thomas, Gary Martin & Gabriel Cassata
On Sale Date: 4/13
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

SONIC UNIVERSE #86
It’s the END for EGGMAN in “Eggman’s Dozen” Part Four: The final, frantic fracas is here! Dr. Eggman and his Egg Bosses square off against the Naugus Twins and the fearsome Crystal Sonic! Will everyone make it out of the battle alive? And who is the twelfth and final Egg Boss? All the action and answers are here! Featuring cover art by Mr. Sonic comics, Tracy Yardley and a “Baddie Bunch” variant by the radical Ryan Jampole!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli & Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #86 CVR A Reg: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #86 CVR B Variant: Ryan Jampole
On Sale Date: 3/23
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

TEAM BETTY VS. TEAM VERONICA (TR)
It’s the ultimate battle for Archie’s heart! Betty and Veronica, the best of frenemies, have been locked in a tug-of-war over Riverdale’s favorite redhead for over 70 years. Will you root for Betty, the sweet and innocent girl-next-door, or for Veronica, the rich and sophisticated socialite? Will Archie finally be able to choose between them? Archie’s girls go head-to-head in this excellent collection of winner-take-Arch stories featuring two books in one—each half features stories of one girl getting the better of the other, and readers can literally pick a side in the eternal battle of Betty vs. Veronica in this flipbook format graphic novel!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover(s): Harry Lucey
978-1-62738-870-2
$10.99/$11.99 CAN
5 ¼” x 8”
TR
224 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 3/30

WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #57
When Archie’s emotional, bawling display at a romantic chick flick goes viral, Archie vows to prove his masculinity—no matter what that takes! Can he prove he’s not a crybaby? Or will he have to accept the fact that he’ll never be a macho man? Find out in “The Art of Chaos!” the hilarious new lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Pat and Tim Kennedy
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 3/16
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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