Archie Comics used to be defined by its rigid commitment to nostalgia and the familiar, but over the past few years the publisher has proved to be more than willing to shake it up and adapt their iconic characters across a variety of genres and concepts. Next year, Archie will publish four one-shots by a wide array of creators across a number of different genres, showcasing just how versatile it core cast of characters can be.
In the solicitation for this week's Archie #14, there's a quick line about Cheryl Blossom and Veronica Lodge that casts their relationship into a new light, for me at least. I mean, I knew Cheryl was a wrecking ball with the kind of vast reach and Byzantine plans that you usually only see James Bond fighting against, but I hadn't considered that when she's around, Veronica suddenly becomes Betty. Well, she becomes sort of like Betty, just without the kind heart. But still, it puts her status as Riverdale's most disruptive force in pretty simple terms.
And that disruption is going to be on display this week in Archie #14. Check out a preview --- but keep in mind that Cheryl won't show up until after these pages. Instead, we find out all about Archie trying to get Jughead to buy a phone. Enjoy!
Morning Glories is a science fiction teenage drama comic from writer Nick Spencer and artist Joe Eisma, published by Image. Starting in 2010, this series has fifty issues to its name, with another twenty or so to come. Morning Glories deals with teenagers attending a prep school who have to deal with a monster in the basement, secret twins, time-travel, cryptic messages, homicidal teachers, backstabbing classmates, and one of the most mind-bending, confusing, and amazing stories in comics today.
The X-Men has been one of the most popular superhero franchises in comics for more than a generation, and the big screen adaptations helped kick off the current wave of superhero films, including X-Men: Apocalypse, which arrives in North American theaters this weekend.
The world of the X-Men is packed with relatable themes, from the simple school setting to more complex ideas about alienation and persecution. If you love the X-Men and what they stand for, here are five of the best independent comics that reflect the themes and message of Charles Xavier’s gifted students.
Created by Sam Humphries (Our Love is Real, Ultimate Comics: Ultimates) and published by BOOM! Studios, Higher Earth is a science fiction adventure set across multiple Earths whose citizens serve (whether they know it or not) at the pleasure of a "Higher Earth" that's conquered over a hundred such worlds in different parallel universes, each with its own specific function...
Image's Morning Glories has getting a lot of buzz lately, which comes as no surprise, given that Spencer spent the last year becoming one of comics' biggest breakout stars, rocketing into mainstream super-hero comics like Jimmy Olsen and Iron Man 2...