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.
After many months of waiting, the two Archie Horror titles will return with new issues in May and June. The imprint is not dead, and rises like the undead with new issues. There's even preview pages included in the announcement from Archie.
In a press release yesterday, Archie Comics announced that Veronica Fish is the new regular artist on the flagship book for the new Riverdale line. Following on a world developed by award winning artist Fiona Staples. Her work has provided a seamless transition after Staples has left, and while Annie Wu was an excellent fill-in artists, Veronica Fish's art works just as smoothly with Mark Waid's story.
How would you like to get 100 Archie Digital Comics for free? If you like getting your comics on your iPhone or iPad, then free is the type of price point you can get behind. Archie Comics, in an effort to promote their App for Apple iOS, are giving away 100 digital comics for free and giving fans a chance to unlock up to 100 more by simply retweeting from their Twitter account.
In a art preview of The Shield #2, from the Dark Circle imprint, we see the title character, Victoria Adams on the run, seriously outgunned, but showing why she's worthy to be the Shield. In the press release sent to us by Archie Comics, we're teased that Victoria's memories are gone and attacked by multiple factions on all sides.
Archie Comics has sent us previews of Archie #6, the latest issue in one of our favorite new series of 2015. With what looks like the new regular artist Veronica Fish, the sample pages show the first signs that the budding relationship between Archie and Veronica has a threat in the form of Riverdale's former richest teenager, Reggie Mantle. Mark Waid's story further develops the supporting cast of Riverdale High, updating them, yet keeping them familiar. Check out the preview below, and then reserve your copy for next month!
Hangman #2 comes out this week. If you remember our review of the first issue, it was a very stark departure from the previous incarnations of this character. Will the second issue continue the trend and make for a decent series, or will it fall apart? The only way to find out will be to give it a read. Before you do, read the preview pages below and get a sense of it.