Archie Comics sent us a preview yesterday of Archie Meets The Ramones. I was looking forward to reading it, as I'm a fan of both Matthew Rosenberg and Gisèle Lagacé. Archie Comics has become one of my favorite publishers as well, but I was initially apprehensive about how this special crossover would be in execution, as Archie crossovers always seem a little odd. I blame the Punisher and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Nevertheless, the creative team looked awesome, and I've always been a big proponent of the concept that no idea is bad if it's executed properly.
Archie Meets Ramones is at first glance another Archie crossover that feels unlikely and a little forced like crossovers with Predator and Sharknado. This one has some of our favorite people on the creative team and looks so promising, if for no other reason than the musical history Archie has in the comics, even though it does seem miles away from the Ramones. Co-written by Matthew Rosenberg and drawn by Gisèle Lagacé, the comic looks worthy of at the very least giving a try. If it were being put together by a standard Archie creative team from four or five years ago, we would probably not even mention it, but those names connect to it make it worth checking out.
Gisèle Lagacé can draw Archie and the Riverdale gang just as easily as she draws NSFW webcomics. I won't normally showcae artists who do NSFW art, strictly because it is predominantly for more mature audiences. With Gisèle Lagacé, I had to share my love of her work. Gisèle is the regular artist on the webcomic Ménage à 3, which has its moments where it is definitely NSFW. However, she also does the completely safe for work webcomic Eerie Cuties. Her artwork has always had a very Archie-like quality, which completely makes it no surprise that she has begun doing art for Archie, and it was this art that reminded me how awesome an artist she is.