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Archie Announces A ‘Riverdale’ One-Shot And Series Tying Into The New TV Show [NYCC 2016]

Riverdale, Archie Comics

I don't know that I've ever wanted to see a live-action comics-inspired television show as much as I want to watch Riverdale, and considering that we are currently living in an era where you can see stuff like Gorilla Grodd, the Martian Manhunter, and Red Kryptonite on TV every week, that's saying something. The show, which debuts mid-season next year on the CW, has promised a darker take on the Archie Comics characters, full of dark secrets - and if you're calmly enduring the wait to find out what kind of dark secrets Jughead has, then you're a far more patient person than I am.

But for the rest of us, there's good news. Today, Archie announced that they're going to be publishing Riverdale, a prequel one-shot followed by an ongoing tie-in series early next year, written by showrunner and Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa with art by Alitha Martinez.

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Best Comic Books Ever (This Week): New Releases for October 5 2016

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The question most often asked of the ComicsAlliance staff is a variation of, “Which comic books should I be reading?” or, “I’m new to comics, what’s a good place to start?” The Wednesday deluge of new comic books, graphic novels and collected editions can be daunting even for the longtime reader, much less for those totally unfamiliar with creators, characters and publishers, and the dark mysteries of comic book shopping like variants, pre-ordering, and formats.

It’s with these challenges in mind that we’ve created Best Comic Books Ever (This Week), an ongoing guide curated by the ComicsAlliance staff. This is where new comics readers and seasoned Wednesday shoppers alike can find our picks of the best books the medium has to offer.

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‘The Best Of Archie Comics’ Gets A Deluxe Hardcover Treatment [Preview]

The Best of Archie Comics: Deluxe Edition

More than any other company, Archie Comics has done a pretty amazing job of keeping its back catalog in print for new readers. On top of the decades worth of digests that stocked grocery store shelves with a library of older stories, the past few years have seen a new wave of digital collections and massive tomes that hit the highlights of 75 years of Riverdale's favorite teens.

This week, The Best of Archie is getting a deluxe hardcover treatment, and what's really interesting about it is that it's going into some deep cuts of the wider Archie Universe.

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Best Comic Books Ever (This Week): New Releases for September 28 2016

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The question most often asked of the ComicsAlliance staff is a variation of, “Which comic books should I be reading?” or, “I’m new to comics, what’s a good place to start?” The Wednesday deluge of new comic books, graphic novels and collected editions can be daunting even for the longtime reader, much less for those totally unfamiliar with creators, characters and publishers, and the dark mysteries of comic book shopping like variants, pre-ordering, and formats.

It’s with these challenges in mind that we’ve created Best Comic Books Ever (This Week), an ongoing guide curated by the ComicsAlliance staff. This is where new comics readers and seasoned Wednesday shoppers alike can find our picks of the best books the medium has to offer.

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Filed Under: , Category: Archie, DC, IDW, Vertigo

Nine Characters Who Need To Come Out As Bi For #BiVisibilityDay

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Today is Bisexual Awareness Day, the finale of Bisexual Awareness Week. As a bisexual comics fan, I'm always on the lookout for bi characters. It's exciting how many are official now, like Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and probably some characters who aren't female Bat-villains as well.

We could certainly use more, though, and there are a lot of established characters who have already been hinted to be bisexual, or who very plausibly could be. So here's a list of characters who would we'd like to see come out as bi, to their benefit, our benefit, and the benefit of the companies that publish them.

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It’s A Bad Time To Be A Teen In Riverdale In ‘Archie’ #12 [Preview]

Archie #12, Archie Comics

When Archie #12 hits shelves today, it looks like everyone's relationship is falling apart just on the eve of the Blossoms sweeping in like a hurricane. In other words, it's a bad day to be a teenager in Riverdale, and you can see just how bad with a preview below!

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Riverdale’s Most Rotten: DeFalco & Jarrell To Launch ‘Reggie & Me’ For Archie Comics

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Reggie Mantle is the worst, but for some reason he has a following, so Archie Comics has added a new title to its beloved reboot line of comics; a new ongoing featuring Riverdale's resident creeper. Written by industry legend Tom DeFalco, with art by Sandy Jarrell, Reggie and Me launches this December and promises to give readers an inside look at the most "loved, revered, admired and adored" teen in Riverdale.

Those are their words, not mine.

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Ask Chris #306: In Praise Of Jughead Jones

Ask Chris #306, background art by Derek Charm

Q: Why do you think Jughead is such a great character? -- @hurgling

A: Every now and then, I'll bring up the idea that I have a definite, immutable, and 100% official list of the five greatest characters in comic book history. When I do, people are usually pretty understanding of the characters you'd expect to be there --- you know, Batman and Scrooge McDuck --- but Forsythe Pendleton Jones III is always the one that throws people off. I stand by it, though: Jughead's great. And the reason why goes far beyond just the hamburgers, the crown, and the sleepy eyes that all come to mind when you think of the character.

I'm not gonna lie, though: The crown is a pretty big part of it.

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Filed Under: Category: Archie, Ask Chris, Opinion

Hey! Ho! Let’s Go To Riverdale In ‘Archie Meets Ramones’ #1 [Preview]

Archie Meets the Ramones #1

All things considered, Archie Andrews has met an awful lot of famous people. Michael Strahan, Barack Obama, KISS, the Sharknado, they've all made a stop in Riverdale at one time or another. But with Archie Meets Ramones, there's a bit of a problem that's kind of hard to get past. I mean, I don't want to get too dark when I'm talking about a book that's ostensibly for kids --- albeit that small but amazing segment of kids that are into both Archie Comics and '70s punk rock --- but if you want the gang to hang out with the band's original lineup here in 2016, it's going to be a little difficult.

Unless, of course, you have a magic record from Sabrina the Teenage Witch's surprisingly vast vinyl archives. If that's that's the case, then it's as easy as dropping the needle. Check out a preview below!

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Celebrate The Archieversary (And This Week’s Longest Title) With ‘Archie Jumbo Comics 75th Anniversary Celebration Digest’ #1 [Preview]

Archie Jumbo Comics 75th Anniversary Celebration Digest

Archie Comics is celebrating its three quarters of a century this week with the launch of Archie Jumbo Comics 75th Anniversary Celebration Digest, which includes a classic story and some more recent hits. Check out a preview below!

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