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Exclusive: The Silver Age Rages On in ‘Sonic Universe’ #81 [Preview]


While Sonic the Hedgehog has been working to keep his world from falling apart, somewhere in time, Silver the Hedgehog has been trying to put his back together. The time-traveling hero has been flittering through all kinds of timelines during "The Silver Age" storyline that's been running in Sonic Universe these past few months, but he might soon find some answers to help him on his quest.

What could possibly happen next for Silver? You can find out in this advanced look at next week's issue. Courtesy of Archie Comics, we've got an exclusive preview of the next chapter of "The Silver Age" taking place in Sonic Universe #81, including a special "To the Future" variant cover from Adam Bryce Thomas.

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Archie And Friends Get Into Halloween Hijinx With ‘Masquerade Mishaps’

World of Archie: Masquerade Mishaps

Is there any holiday more geared specifically towards teenage hijinx than Halloween? I mean, I love Christmas, but the shenanigans involved in trying to find the right present for someone aren't really all that wild, and nobody really gets all that excited about, say, Arbor Day. Halloween, though? Candy! Costumes! Mistaken identities! Parties that go haywire for any number of reasons! It's the perfect time for teens to find trouble while dressed up as bears, and I know this because I have been reading Archie comics for a very long time.

And now, to celebrate the season of scares, Archie has put together their next digital collection: Masquerade Mishaps, which follows up on last week's amazingly titled Josie and the Scaredy Cats with 100 pages of costume-themed comedy from Archie and the gang. It's out on the 23rd, but if you can't wait, check out a preview below!

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Archie Action Sonic the Hedgehog Releases for January 2016 [Solicitations]


Courtesy of Archie Comics, ComicsAlliance brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books, collected editions, and graphic novels going on sale in January 2016 from the publisher’s Archie Action line featuring Sonic the Hedgehog.

Though the Archie Action line will be minus some "mega" fun in the new year, that doesn't mean Sonic the Hedgehog won't still be up to his old tricks. Eggman just never gets tired of trying to take the Blue Blur down, but Sonic and his friends appear to be up to whatever task is needed in both the main book and Sonic Universe. Maybe one of these days, Sonic will actually find some time to finish putting his planet back together. Provided Eggman gives the poor guy a break.

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Sonic and Team Bring the Thunder in ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ #277 [Preview]


Poor, Sonic the Hedgehog. The dude just never catches a break. Unless of course the "break" you're talking about is how his whole world is still shattered. Literally. Sonic and his friends have been working tirelessly to repair their planet since it fractured in the events after "Worlds Collide." Maybe if Sonic had time to catch his breath instead of constantly thwarting Eggman's latest machinations, Mobius wouldn't be the hot mess it still is today.

But even Sonic can't do everything on his own, and this issue will also see Sally and Bunnie track down the final Chaos Emerald. You might recall the Chaos Emeralds were last used during "Worlds Unite" to give Mega Man and Sonic the power boost needed to take Sigma down for good. As long as they don't fall into the hands of Eggman, everyone should be okay, right?

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75 Years Ago Today: An Anniversary Tribute To America’s Not-So-Typical Teenager, Archie Andrews

Archie Andrews and Jughead Jones

In the early '40s, the comic book business was booming. Superheroes had lit the fuse on an explosion of a whole new popular medium, and while there were plenty of Superman and Batman knockoffs running around, publishers were finding their footing in other genres, too, from westerns to teen comedies. And on October 15, 1940, when Pep Comics #22 hit newsstands across the country (cover dated December 22), it was that last one that gave comics one of their most enduring, beloved, and important characters.

That character was Archie Andrews, and over the ensuing years he'd rack up one of the most interesting legacies in comics, one that included not only enduring success, but becoming synonymous with an entire genre, taking weird diversions into over-the-top drama and religious proselytizing ---- and becoming one of the very few fictional characters to ever have a #1 single.

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Break Man Takes The Spotlight In ‘Mega Man’ #54 [Preview]

Mega Man #54, Archie Comics

If you were a child in the '90s whose primary source of news was a subscription to Nintendo Power, then there were few things more thrilling than the saga of Break Man. When he first showed up in Mega Man III as an occasional obstacle and a mysterious plot device at the end, and was eventually revealed to be Mega Man's brother, it was probably the single greatest bit of drama in the series since the invention of running left-to-right and jumping.

And not surprisingly, it's something that Archie's Mega Man comics have done a pretty fantastic job handling over the past four years. Now, as the series winds down, Break Man (aka Proto Man, aka Blues) is taking the spotlight for "Red Shift," a prologue story for the events of Mega Man IV, with a whole lot of questions about the nature of his existence. You know, for the kids! Check out an exclusive preview!

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Dark Circle Kicks Off A New Patriotic Legacy In ‘The Shield’ #1 [Preview]

The Shield #1, Dark Circle Comics

Whenever Archie brings up the Shield, the classic superhero originally created by Harry Shorten and Irv Novick back in 1940, they're almost always pretty quick to mention that the original version was "the first patriotic superhero." Now, it looks like the reboot is going to take that epithet to a pretty literal extreme.

When Adam Christopher, Chuck Wendig, Drew Johnson, Rachel Deering and Kelly Fitzpatrick relaunch the Shield as part of the Dark Circle imprint later this month, the spotlight will be on a new version of the character, Victoria Adams. The new incarnation certainly feels modern, but unlike her predecessors, she's going to have a long, long history of defending the United States of America --- a history that goes all the way back to the Revolutionary War. Check out a preview.

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‘Sabrina’s Haywire Hexes’ Shows The Dire, Horrifying Consequence Of Witchcraft: Slapstick Comedy [Preview]



Sabrina the Teenage Witch has been having a rough couple of years. These days, her most pressing concerns revolve around things like inadvertently causing a zombie apocalypse that resulted in the complete destruction of Riverdale, and, just across the border in another parallel universe, trying to avoid being sacrificed to Lovecraftian horrors and get Harvey Kinkle to notice her. But...

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The More Things Change: A Look At The Rebuilt Riverdale Of Waid And Staples’ ‘Archie’

Archie, Archie Comics

For a long time, the fact that Archie Comics didn't change a whole lot wasn't just a trademark of character, it was a major selling point. After all, stripping things down to those simple gags meant that there was a whole library of mostly timeless stories that could fill up those Double Digests at the grocery store, and when you're a kid who wants to read as many comics as you can for as little as you can, they end up being a pretty appealing purchase.

But with Mark Waid and Fiona Staples' reboot of Archie this past summer, they were given a unique opportunity to rebuild everything about comics' favorite teenagers. This week, with the release of the third issue, all of the major players are finally in place, so it's time to take a trip up to Riverdale to see how much has changed --- and how much has remained the same.

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Archie Brings Back The Teen Scene Investigators For A Digital Collection Of ‘Archie’s Mysteries’ [Preview]


Every time Archie announces a digital collection, I get more excited than I think anyone could reasonably expect, mainly because we've finally gotten to the point where they are unearthing some of the weirdest parts of the company's past and making them as easy to access as possible. Sure, those first few were just stories about Veronica's dad or whatever, but last time we got Jughead's Time Police and now? Now it's time for Archie's Mysteries, featuring the Teen Scene Investigators.

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