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Preview Archie’s ‘Betty and Veronica: Vixens’ #7, out June 13

The following is solicit text from Archie Comics:

“Hunted,” Pt 2: The Vixens encounter a rival gang—but are these formidable foes or potential new members?  Meanwhile, the girls struggle with trusting their new behind-the-scenes leader.

Script: Jamie Lee Rotante
Art: Jen Vaughn, Elaina Unger, Rachel Deering
Cover: Jen Vaughn
Variant Covers: Sanya Anwar, Audrey Mok
On Sale Date: 6/13
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Preview ‘Archie’ #31, out June 6

The following is solicit text from Archie Comics:

Break-ups, hook-ups, Archie on the guitar again, and the Bee drops a huge announcement! Add to this the threat of the Blossom Twins’ real father, and peril is everywhere as this arc races towards its game-changing conclusion!

Script: Mark Waid, Ian Flynn
Art: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Audrey Mok
Variant Covers: Ben Caldwell, Pete Woods
On Sale Date: 6/6
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

RELATED: Preview ‘Jughead the Hunger’ #6, out May 30

Laura Kinney gets in her last snikts as Wolverine in this week’s comics

Cover by David Lopez

Tom Taylor and co.’s “All-New Wolverine” marked a period of growth for Laura Kinney, the Wolverine clone formerly known as X-23. She took on the codename and blue-and-yellow costume of her predecessor, took in one of her clones, the amazing Gabby, aka Honey Badger, and forged friendships with some of the other heroes of the Marvel Universe, from Hawkeye to Deadpool to Squirrel Girl.

Wednesday’s issue #35, drawn by Ramon Rosanas, marks the end of that run, as Marvel transitions to its “fresh start.” The old Wolverine (Middle-Aged Man Logan?) is back, and Laura will return to her old codename in July, in a new volume of “X-23” by writer Mariko Tamaki (“Hulk”) and artist Juann Cabal, who drew a few issues of “All-New.” In an interview with Marvel.com, Tamaki says the new series is about “what it means to wrestle with legacy and identity when you were created to be a weapon and not someone with a birthday and a sister.”

Cover by Mike Choi

Taylor, however, is not done with Laura and Gabby. They are still members of his “X-Men Red” team, issue #4 of which is also out this Wednesday. So if you enjoy his character work (and you should), there’s still a place to go to get your fix.

Ether: The Copper Golems #1 of 5: “Grass Kings” writer Matt Kindt and “Black Hammer” artist David Rubin give us this high-fantasy series about a team that seeks to seal breaches between Earth and a magical realm, for Dark Horse.

Flavor #1: Chefs are the ultimate celebrity and food is the most valued commodity in this new Miyazaki-esque Image series by writer Joseph Keatinge (“Glory”) and artist Wook Jin Clark (“Adventure Time: The Flip Side”).

X-Men Wedding Special cover by J. Scott Campbell

X-Men Wedding Special #1: Colossus and Kitty Pryde celebrate their respective bachelor and bachelorette parties in dueling stories by writers Marc Guggenheim (“X-Men Gold”) and Kelly Thompson (“Rogue and Gambit”), with a bonus story by the one true X-scribe, Chris Claremont, and art by Greg Land, Marika Cresta and others.

Superman Special cover

Superman Special #1: Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason wrap their run on the Man of Steel with this supersized issue, featuring backup stories by Mark Russell with art by Bryan Hitch and Ian Flynn with art by Kaare Andrews.

New Challengers #1: The New Age of DC Heroes includes a new Challengers of the Unknown team by writer Scott Snyder (“No Justice“) and artist Andy Kubert (“Dark Days: The Forge/Casting”).

Cover by Andy Clarke

Walk Through Hell #1: A detective thriller quickly turns into a horror story in a new AfterShock Comics series by writer Garth Ennis (“Preacher”) and artist Goran Sudzuka.

Cover by Greg Smallwood

The Archies #7: The tour ends for Archie and the gang, but not before a gig with Josie and the Pussycats. Writers Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg (“Phoenix: Resurrection”) and artist Joe Eisma (“Jughead: The Hunger”) go out with a bang. Check out a preview here.

Preview Archie’s ‘Jughead: The Hunger’ #6, out May 30

The following is solicit text from Archie Comics:

The history of werewolves in the Jones family runs deep—but does that include Jughead’s little sister Jellybean as well? It’s a question good ol’ Jug must answer before the Coopers or Reggie’s new Pack get to her first!

Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Joe Eisma, Bob Smith, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Adam Gorham
Variant Covers: Derek Charm, Michael Walsh
On Sale Date: 5/30
32-page, full-color comic
$3.99 U.S.

RELATED: Talking with artist Joe Eisma on WMQ&A

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

Live near a comic shop? Then no doubt there is a Free Comic Book Day event happening near you. Get specially designated free books from all the major (and minor) publishers, and then buy something to support your local shop.

Preview Archie’s ‘Vampironica’ #2, out May 30

The following is solicit text from Archie Comics:

The smartest student at Riverdale High uncovers Veronica’s secret. Will he lend a helping hand or try to drive a stake through her heart?

Script: Greg and Megan Smallwood
Art: Greg Smallwood, Jack Morelli
Cover: Greg Smallwood
Variant Covers: Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack
On Sale Date: 5/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

RELATED: Preview ‘Betty and Veronica: Vixens’ #6, out May 9

Here’s every book you can pick up on Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day is Saturday at your local comic shop. Below is every freebie publishers have shipped for the day. Check them out, make your shopping list and be sure to support your local store by buying other stuff while you’re there.

Also, if you live in southern New Jersey, come check out WMQ  Editor/Publisher Dan Grote at Level Up Entertainment in Mays Landing, NJ. He’ll be hosting a creator interview panel at noon with Zack Dolan (“Super!”), Mark Poulton (“Savage Hawkman”) and Roye Okupe (“EXO: The Legend of Wale Williams”).

Preview Archie’s ‘Cosmo’ #5, out May 23

The following is solicit text from Archie Comics:

Cosmo puts on his game face for an all-new adventure! When an unexpected detour lands Cosmo inside an arcade machine, the mighty Martian will need more than wits to level up and conquer the cabinet of digital demons!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Evan Stanley, Mauro Fonseca, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Tracy Yardley
Variant Covers: Game Box Art, Retro Art
On Sale Date: 5/23
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Archie goes to prom in issue #30, out April 25

The following is solicit text from Archie Comics:

It’s the run-up to the most important event in the gang’s lives—the spring dance! Who’s going with whom? Who’s NOT going with whom? And how will Archie end up tanking the whole night?

Script: Mark Waid, Ian Flynn
Art: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Audrey Mok
Variant Covers: Adam Gorham, Sandy Jarrell with Kelly Fitzpatrick
On Sale Date: 4/25
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

WMQ&A Episode 11: Mashing up X-Men and Final Fantasy with Joe Eisma

This week we’ve got a two-fer of guests. First, Dan talks with artist Joe Eisma about “Jughead the Hunger,” “The Archies,” “Charlie’s Angels” and “Quantum and Woody,” then about their mutual loves of the X-Men and the Final Fantasy video game series. Then, Dan, Matt Lazorwitz and Rob Lynch talk with writer Gail Simone on the floor of Camden Comic Con about her new “Domino” series.

Don’t forget, you can listen to WMQ&A anytime on iTunes, Soundcloud and at wmqcomics.com, where new episodes move Monday mornings at 9.