Josie and the Pussycats are joining the New Riverdale relaunch this September. Archie Comics fans have always had a soft spot for the girl group that once was so popular, they got their own feature film. The new series will be written by Marguerite Bennett and Cameron DeOrdio. Marguerite has gotten a lot of press for her handling of female characters at Marvel and DC. The artwork will be provided by Audrey Mok, whose work you might remember from Heroine Chic or from the variant covers she's provided for some of the Archie books in the past year. It's looking very promising.
The delays in the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Afterlife With Archie have been hard for fans of the Archie Horror Line to take. Fortunately, these delays are not accompanied with missed solicitations, just long breaks between the publishing of issues with most recently almost a year between issues. The long wait is over, and we see
This past couple of television seasons has seen an eruption of television shows based on comics, with CW leading the way with The Flash, Arrow, and iZombie. Word got out earlier that Supergirl would join those shows, and a renewed Legends of Tomorrow. Today it was announced that the CW would have a solid half dozen of comic-based television series on its schedule. The newest series to debut, based on a comic book series is Riverdale.
We just learned that Unbeatable Squirrel Girl writer Ryan North will take over Jughead this September with its ninth issue. Taking over as artist will be Derek Charm, whose work you might recognize from IDW's Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, and is the artist for the upcoming Jughead #7. Also of note in the ninth issue is the New Riverdale debut of a certain teenage witch, Sabrina.
Afterlife With Archie stands as the one Archie title that changed the direction the characters could go. It's quite possible that without the success of Afterlife With Archie, we would not have seen the current crop of New Riverdale titles. It has been a long time since we saw a new issue of Afterlife With Archie, and even after eight issues, questions about the events that led to the horror of this version of Riverdale remain. The status of some of the other characters that crossed the paths of Archie and the gang are also still unknown. Well buckle in, because the cover of Afterlife With Archie #10 features a certain guitar-playing Pussycat.
Threadless, which is one the most popular places to go for t-shirts that show your passion for comics, games, science and all things nerdy now has official Archie Comics t-shirts. There are seven designs from classic Archie and the gang to the New Riverdale, including a great milkshake design featuring artwork by Fiona Staples.
Archie Comics is expecting Batty and Veronica #1 to be a major sales force for them, and to prove it, there will be no less than 25 different covers, including the regular cover by Adam Hughes, pictured below and first in this article.
The news has broken today that Adam Hughes will indeed write and draw a new Betty and Veronica title for Archie Comics. As part of the new Riverdale, it's expected to tie in to the story Mark Waid and Chip Zdarsky are crafting in Archie and Jughead. It was first teased during Archie Comics' ill-fated Kickstarter campaign last year, but now the title is coming to comic shops at last.
The new Archie series has been very interesting to follow since its debut last year, and this is no exception. Mark Waid has firmly set up a series of events and redefined characters for the 21st century without betraying their iconic roots. The largest shake-up has to be the rocky relationship status of Archie and Betty and how Archie and Veronica have become firmly established as a couple.
Because this is a little time sensitive, we're just pasting the press release from Archie Comics below, but as part of their 75th Anniversary Celebration, Publisher Jon Goldwater is a guest judge on an Archie-themed episode of Cake Wars!
We've been big fans of the new Archie since the first issue, despite any reluctance we may have had at first. At long last, the first collection is ready to hit comic shops next week.
It's that time of the month again when Previews arrives in shops and see what's coming from the major publishers. For the second month in a row, Archie Comics is first to get us solicitations. As we have mentioned before, we already have previews of Afterlife With Archie and Sabrina. Check them out below.