Archie Comics August 2022 Solicitations

Archie Comics has released their solicitations for titles scheduled to ship in August 2022. Among Archie’s offerings for the month are the first print collection of the popular WEBTOON series Big Ethel Energyand a new horror anthology one-shot, Jinx’s Grim Fairy Taleswith stories from Mags Vissagio, James III, Craig Cermakand more.

All that and more ahead in the full Archie Comics August 2022 solicitations. Check out all the information and cover images below.

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CHILLING ADVENTURES PRESENTS… JINX’S GRIM FAIRY TALES (ONE-SHOT)
Teen Jinx Holliday is Riverdale’s go-to babysitter. The (often unruly) kids that she watches over always change, seemingly for the better. The key to her success? Her book of unique fairy tales, all of which tell a moralistic story—usually grim, gruesome ones that frighten the children with Jinx as the star of each and every one. What sinister, I mean, serious lessons will she teach her wards?

Script: Magdalene Visaggio, James III, Joe Corallo
Art: Craig Cermak, Evan Stanley, Eva Cabrera
Colors: Matt Herms
Letters: Jack Morelli
Cover: Vic Malhotra
Variant Cover: Francesco Francavilla
On Sale Date: 8/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 US

BIG ETHEL ENERGY VOL. 1 (TR)
She used to be the laughingstock of Riverdale. Now she’s a successful New York journalist with a DGAF attitude. After graduating from Riverdale High, Ethel Muggs couldn’t get away from her hometown—and onto her chosen career path—fast enough. When the Mayor of Riverdale pays her handsomely to write a history of the city, she can’t wait to return to take down Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and all the other Riverdale natives who made her life hell all those years ago. The only thing she forgets to consider is… maybe they’ve all changed, too. Archie Comics is proud to present this first volume of the hit WEBTOON series Big Ethel Energy, collecting Season 1, Episodes 1-13.

Script: Kheryl Brown-Ahmed
Art: Siobhan Keenan
Cover: Siobhan Keenan
978-1-64576-889-0
$17.99 / $21.99 CAN
6 x 9”
208 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 8/24

ARCHIE & FRIENDS: THRILLS AND CHILLS #1 (ONE-SHOT)
A BRAND NEW STORY kicks off this collection of tales thrill rides, exciting adventures, and odd occurrences! In “Return to Mirrordale,” a house of mirrors on the Riverdale boardwalk piques everyone’s interest. When no one listens to Archie’s advice to avoid this familiar haunt, Betty, Veronica, and Reggie all go in to encounter obnoxious and opposite versions of themselves! Will they be able to escape as themselves, or will their bizarro mirror-world versions take over?

Script: J. Torres
Art: Rex Lindsey
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 8/10
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 ​​US

SABRINA: 60 MAGICAL STORIES (TR)
Celebrate 60 years of Sabrina the Teenage Witch with this fun, full-color commemorative collection of magical and mischievous stories! Sabrina: 60 Magical Stories collects over 500 pages of classic and beloved comic book stories—the best from each of the six spell-binding decades of Sabrina’s history. The must-have collector’s item also features special behind-the-scenes and fan-centric anecdotes that shed light on each decade and iteration of Sabrina. This spellbinding tome is the perfect companion to 2021’s fan-favorite Best of Archie Comics: 80 Years, 80 Stories collection!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan DeCarlo
978-1-64576-895-1
$14.99 US / $18.99 CAN
5 ¼ x 7 ½”
512 pp, Full Color TPB
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 8/31

ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #332
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES! First, Trev and Archie are getting into parkour but it seems like a lot of effort to Jughead for not much of a return. Will he jump into this new trend or let it fly past him?

Then, in “What a Twyst!” Trula Twyst is always trying to understand the male psyche, especially Jughead’s! Learning the power of hypnotism, she tries to hypnotize Jughead into opening up about his real feelings for her!

Script: Bill Golliher, Dan Parent
Art: Bill Golliher, Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Bob Smith
Colors: Glenn Whitmore
Letters: Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Golliher, Bill Galvan, Ben Galvan, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 8/3
192-page, full color comic
$8.99 US

BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #306
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES!!! First, in “Sunny with a Chance of Rescue,” Betty and Veronica meet up for their favorite summer activity, scoping out the annual lifeguard trials on the beach and checking out the cute guys training to become lifeguards for the season! This year, they get a mischievous idea… why not take some action instead of just spectating like they always do? Will they catch the eye of a cute lifeguard, or end up in deep water?

Then, in “Mall Madness,” Pepper and Josie are shopping for new bathing suits in a local mall. All is going relatively well (better for Josie than Pepper) until Melody shows up. As soon as the local boys hear that Melody is trying on bathing suits, the store and mall are soon overwhelmed by thousands of teenage boys!

Script: Tania Del Rio, Tom DeFalco
Art: Jeff Shultz, Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Jim Amash
Colors: Glenn Whitmore
Letters: Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Golliher, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 8/10
192-page, full color comic
$8.99 US

WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #122
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES! First, in “LODGEstacle Course,” Mr. Lodge is sponsoring the Riverdale Summer Obstacle Course Race. When Archie promises to take Veronica on a date if he wins, Mr. Lodge does everything he can make sure Archie loses!

Then, in “The Different Drummer,” Archie finds Trula Twyst, of all people, playing drums with a band in a local club! Even more, Trula is playing the kit in Jughead’s own distinctive style! Archie knows that Trula often uses her considerable brains and talents to try to get under Jughead’s skin, so now it’s up to him to stop her from encountering Jughead. Will Trula finally allow Jughead to march to the beat of his own drum?

Script: Francis Bonnet, Craig Boldman
Art: Bill Golliher, Rex Lindsey, Bob Smith
Colors: Glenn Whitmore
Letters: Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Golliher, Pat and Tim Kennedy, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 8/17
192-page, full color comic
$8.99 US

ARCHIE MILESTONES COMICS DIGEST #16: BEST OF THE 2000s
We travel back to the start of the Millennium with this digest spotlighting the best of the 2000s, beginning with a BRAND NEW STORY! In “Movie Melee,” Archie and the gang are spending the summer at his family’s rental lake house. They’re having a grand old time having fun in the sun, camping, and watching movies in the cabin at night, where Archie discovers the newest technology: “NETFILMS” a service where DVDs are delivered to him several times a week! But when Archie keeps receiving mail from them once the summer ends, he’s starting to wonder if something’s glitchy about this new service!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 8/24
192-page, full color comic
$8.99 US

WORLD OF BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #18
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES: First, in “Wooden it Be Nice,” while the gang is at the annual Riverdale Fall Carnival, a loud noise transforms Betty into a wooden puppet, hoping to become a real girl! Will her wish be granted in this fun take on the classic Pinocchio story?

Then, in “Only the Strong Survive,” Pepper decides to help Melody become more self-reliant by taking her on a camping trip. Pepper’s plan is to have Melody take copious notes on how to set up a camping site and survive off the land. Melody proves to be inept at everything… except attracting teenage boys!

Script: Ron Robbins, Tom DeFalco
Art: Jeff Shultz, Jim Amash
Colors: Glenn Whitmore
Letters: Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Golliher, Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 8/31
192-page, full color comic
$8.99 US

ARCHIE 1000 PAGE COMICS ACCLAIM (TR)
Get ready to jump for joy, we’ve got 1,000 more pages of Archie comics fun! That’s right… ARCHIE 1000 PAGE COMICS ACCLAIM has arrived!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
978-1-64576-891-3
$15.99 US / $19.99 CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16”
1000 pp, Full Color TPB
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 8/3

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