Saturday, June 28, 2014

SWEET AS: The Top 4 From Archie Comics' September 2014 Solicitations

When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it's 'Sweet as'. When I look at Archie Comics' September 2014 solicits, these four make the 'Sweet As' grade:

 COVER OF THE MONTH:  ROBERT HACK  SABRINA #1 

It is great to see Archie consistently stepping outside the iconic style of Archie Comics. His horror genre revamp of one of their more famous characters sure continues that theme - I mean just look at that detail!

Archie says: New ongoing series! Terror is born anew in this dark reimagining of Sabrina the Teenage Witch's origin. On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young sorceress finds herself at a crossroads, having to choose between an unearthly destiny and her mortal boyfriend, Harvey. But a foe from her family's past has arrived in Greendale, Madame Satan, and she has her own deadly agenda. (W) Roberto Aguirre Sacasa (A) Robert Hack

 THE REGULAR READ  AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #7 "Betty, RIP," Part 1 (of 6). It's been weeks since Archie and his friends left Riverdale. Now, they are wandering the deserted highways of America, one step ahead of the ever-pursuing vicious zombie horde. When they decide to set down roots to observe their first post-apocalypse Thanksgiving, Mr. Lodge leads a team into the forests of Pennsylvania to find dinner, but the hunters soon become the hunted, and not all of the gang will make it out of the woods alive! (W) Roberto Aguirre Sacasa (A) Francesco Francavilla.




 BEST OF THE REST 

KEVIN KELLER #15 Kevin became a semi-celebrity after coming to the aid of a robbery victim, and it got Veronica's wheels turning: of course, Kevin would make the perfect superhero! With her unlimited resources and limited common sense, Veronica built a secret lair into her mansion, where they could monitor crime and send Kevin out to fight it as The Equalizer! The only piece of the puzzle left is Kevin-he still has to decide if he wants anything to do with her crazy schemes! (W) Dan Parent (A) Dan Parent and various.

MEGA MAN #41 The all-new storyline begins here! The epic adaptation of the legendary game, Mega Man 3, begins. We've seen Mega Man battle Robot Masters plenty of times before, but now get a birds-eye view of battle from the lens of the great (and not-so-great) Doctors that have created our heroes and menaces! But how is this all playing into Dr. Wily's hands?.. (W) Ian Flynn (A) Gary Martin and various

 What do you think?  For the full Archie September 2014 solicitations, click the jump.

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