Archie Comics has released their solicitations text and images for products scheduled to ship in December 2020. It’s a light month for Archie, with only five offerings to close out the year. Of those, three are digests, one is a collection of ’90s Betty & Veronica comics, and the fifth is a classic-style holiday one-shot.

Archie’s publishing slate has been slow to return to full-strength following the Diamond shutdown earlier this year. The most recent issue of the main Archie title, presented as Archie & Katy Keene, was released back in July, while the final issue of the most recent Sabrina the Teenage Witch miniseries, Sabrina: Something Wicked, is set to arrive in stores in November. Hopefully 2021 will see Archie Comics come back strong, with new offerings in both the main line and horror lines along with their continuing classic-style titles.

Check out the full solicitations text and images for Archie Comics offerings for December 2020 below.

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ARCHIE CLASSIC

ARCHIE MILESTONES JUMBO COMICS DIGEST  #12
This final issue of the Archie Milestones Jumbo Comics Digest is a cause for celebration—so much so it’s filled to the brim with stories about celebration and parties! But it’s not only fun and games, it also includes some important, teachable moments courtesy of Archie and the Gang as well as some far away travel—like a galaxy far, far away! 

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Harry Lucey
Ship Date: 12/2
On Sale Date: 12/16
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

ARCHIE’S CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR #1
Have some festive fun and holly jolly hijinks in this special collection of Christmas tales!

Script: Various
Art: Various
ARCHIE’S CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR #1 CVR A Reg: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 12/9
24-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #289
BRAND NEW STORY: “My House Never Tasted So Good!”  Betty is a whiz at making gingerbread houses, much to Veronica’s chagrin. But when Pop’s hosts a Gingerbread House contest, Veronica is determined to win—and she’ll do whatever it takes!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
Ship Date: 11/18
On Sale Date: 12/2
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR VOL. 3 (TR)
Betty & Veronica take on the world in this series of once-quarterly stories! See how B&V tackle the world of fashion, prep for the red carpets of Hollywood and still have time to finish their homework in this third collection of the popular 1990s comic series!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan DeCarlo, Henry Scarpelli, Rosario “Tito” Peña
978-1-64576-981-1
$10.99 US
5 ¼  x 8”
TR
224 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 12/30

WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #105
BRAND NEW STORY: “A Very Merry Makeover!” Betty & Veronica get a frantic message from Noelle, Santa’s daughter. She’s finally landed a date to her holiday dance at the North Pole, and is in desperate need of a makeover—which means getting to Riverdale ASAP!   But how will she get there? A magical sleigh might solve her problems… or cause even more!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 11/25
On Sale Date: 12/9
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

1 COMMENT

  1. It’s a shame that Archie has those ideal racks at checkouts at grocery and drug stores but can’t seem to make a go of it. I imagine a Baltazar/Franco DC comic or a Shazam! comic by SEN or a Raina or Dav Pilkey book would sell TONS. I’m guessing Archie just doesn’t have the IP a tween audience is interested in. Might it be more profitable for Archie to rent that prime real estate?

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