Of all the changes that Archie Comics has made to Riverdale over the past few years --- you know, overrunning the town with zombies, doing a parallel universe marriage story and even rebooting the core continuity for the first time ever - I'm not sure that any of them have had the impact of Kevin Keller. Originally created by Dan Parent and introduced in Veronica #202 back in 2010, Kevin made headlines by being Riverdale High's first openly gay student, and even got his own ongoing series in the process.
Now, as part of Archie's series of digital collections celebrating its 75th Anniversary, the publisher is putting Kevin back in the spotlight with 75 pages of his adventures, including the time that he hung out with Star Trek's own George Takei. Check out a preview!
Whenever I'm called upon to explain just how weird Archie Comics are --- something that happens... well, probably about as often as you'd expect, really --- there's always one thing that I go to first. It's not Jughead's Time Police, it's not the crossover with the Predator, it's not even those stories from the '70s about Veronica being held at knifepoint and Betty having to fight off a bear when she goes camping. The one thing that sums it up most? The existence of Riverdale's Memory Lane.
If you're not obsessively familiar with it, Memory Ln. is an actual street in Riverdale that allows the people who walk down it to travel through time. Mostly, this is done so that they can meet versions of themselves from the '40s, but please note that there is also a Frostesque fork in a yellow wood that allows for the creation of alternate futures.
Courtesy of Archie Comics, ComicsAlliance brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books, collected editions, and graphic novels going on sale in February 2016 from the publisher’s Archie Action line featuring Sonic the Hedgehog.
If you happened to miss out on all the action and excitement of the massive "Worlds Unite" crossover, the second volume of the Archie Action event will be hitting your LCS this February. There were lots of punches thrown, so if that's your bag, it seems like a good fit. Elsewhere, Sonic's Werehog form returns during the second chapter of "Wings of Fire." Gotta give to the creative team for being able to make something out of that weird decision from the Sonic Unleashed video game. Over on the other side of the Sonic Universe, Eggman tries his hardest to get his factory back, but things don't exactly go as planned.
Over the past couple of weeks, Archie's digital collections have shifted over to a celebration of their main character's 75th anniversary, and this week, they're finally getting weird with it. The latest collection, out this Friday, November 13, puts the spotlight on the best stories from Everything's Archie, a series that ran from 1969 to 1991 and featured some of the strangest tales that Riverdale had to offer. There was the one where the Archies visited the animation studio that was making a cartoon based on their band, for instance, and the one from the late '80s where the gang found a problem that could only be solved by breakdancing.
And then there was the one where Archie got drafted during the Vietnam War.
If you're the kind of person who lives and breathes for Archie Comics news, which I am, then you probably remember an announcement from a while back about how the CW was interested in starting up an hour-long teen drama about Archie and the gang called Riverdale.
Now, we finally have more information about how the TV show is going to approach the classic characters, and I don't want to get anyone's expectations too high or anything, but this is the single most amazing piece of news I have ever read in my entire life.
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.
Did you start reading Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Universe during the latest crossover event? Curious how all the characters you recall from the fast and furious video game franchise have ended up where they are now? Archie's got you covered with the Sonic Super Digest. Reprinting classic Sonic stories from the various comics under the Archie Action imprint, the Super Digest offers you a way to get caught up on the antics of Sonic and friends without hunting down back issues at your LCS.
Courtesy of Archie Comics, we've got a preview of the latest collection, which is due out tomorrow. Featuring tales from Sonic Universe #75, zany antics from the Sonic Boom universe, and Eggman's robot henchmen messing around while they think the big bossman isn't watching, Sonic Super Digest brings things together from the time just before "Worlds Unite" kicked off.
Ever since Archie was rebooted with the status quo-shaking Andrews/Cooper breakup, there has been one question burning in the minds of readers: What tragedy could be so great, what transgression could be so dire, that it could cause Archie and Betty to break when even a 75-year love triangle couldn't do the job? The answer, of course, was "The Lipstick Incident."
The only problem is that we don't actually know what the Lipstick Incident was, as it has only ever been referred to in the vaguest possible terms... until now. When Archie #4 hits the stands on November 25, Mark Waid and Annie Wu are finally revealing all the heartbreaking details that we've been waiting for. But, if you can't wait, you can check out a preview of Wu's fantastic art --- along with covers that include a variant by Jaime Hernandez --- below!
Few characters in the history of comics have had the success that Sabrina the Teenage Witch has. Originally created by George Gladir and Dan DeCarlo in 1962, Sabrina Spellman would go on to star in multiple TV shows, arguably eclipsing even that redheaded Andrews kid as Archie's most recognizable character. And through it all, she's been one of their most adaptable characters in comics, too, with shifting aesthetics that ranged from her original appearance to a reboot inspired by an animated series and all the way to a genuinely awesome mid-2000s manga style version.
There's a lot of history there, which is why Archie has put together a digital collection of some of Sabrina's greatest moments in the latest installment of their Archie 75 Series. Check out a preview!
While Sonic the Hedgehog has been working to keep his world from falling apart, somewhere in time, Silver the Hedgehog has been trying to put his back together. The time-traveling hero has been flittering through all kinds of timelines during "The Silver Age" storyline that's been running in Sonic Universe these past few months, but he might soon find some answers to help him on his quest.
What could possibly happen next for Silver? You can find out in this advanced look at next week's issue. Courtesy of Archie Comics, we've got an exclusive preview of the next chapter of "The Silver Age" taking place in Sonic Universe #81, including a special "To the Future" variant cover from Adam Bryce Thomas.
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