Are you hungry for more Funko POPS? Do you ever feel that Funko will never, ever get to your favorite character or property? Rest assured, new product is coming and I see no slow down anytime soon. Just today a new list has emerged from what I am assuming is Gamestop and on that list
When Archie Comics first announced Adam Hughes as the writer and artist for Betty & Veronica, I was cautiously optimistic. With each of the first two issues, I got more optimistic, but remained cautious. The book, however good it was, still didn't seem to quite fit with the new narrative that Mark Waid had established for the New Riverdale. Now the final issue of the debut story arc is available, and we can fully evaluate how well Adam Hughes' Betty & Veronica sits not only with the rest of the New Riverdale, but as a story as a whole.
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.
A Riverdale TV series was first teased almost a year ago, and mentioned again at SDCC, just as Archie Comics was launching the New Riverdale in its comics line. Now its looking much more official, and CW is looking like the network to go to for comic book themed television.
Archie #5 continues the series that has impressed so many critics. It was a real surprise to see Archie and the gang so successfully relaunched. It has given new life to the iconic characters that almost every casual comic fan knows about. The latest issue promises to develop the rivalry between Betty and Veronica. While we have strong feelings about variant covers, the variant by Thomas Pitilli is spectacular. Read on for the preview pages sent to us by Archie Comics, and expect a review soon, because we love the series that much.
This week, the Archie Collectors Edition, collecting the first three issues of Archie, by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples arrives in your local comic shop. The new Riverdale seemed like a very risky move for Archie Comics, but these issues were very well received, and sold extremely well for the publisher of one of the most iconic comic book characters around. Now you can have them a collected edition for your bookshelf instead of filed away in some boxes. As a bonus, both Mark Waid and Fiona Staples talk about recreating Archie and Riverdale, and there's a look at Fiona Staples' art process.
One of the surprises for me this year has been the relaunched Archie series by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. Archie Comics has been kind enough to send us some teaser pages. I'm calling them teasers because we're only seeing the art, which includes one of the first interactions between Archie and Veronica. I'm really waiting to read this, so check them out, and assume that we'll have a review as soon as we can before the September 30 release date.