Jughead Jones, always famous for being the only Archie character who's not into dating, now canonically identifies as asexual, as of today's Jughead #4, by Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson.
Interestingly, it's not Jughead himself who uses the word, it's his friend Kevin Keller, who's specifically contrasting his own experiences as a gay high school student (looking for other boys to date) with Jughead's experiences as an asexual student (not looking for dates at all). But Jughead quickly agrees, and points out that his asexuality makes him better equipped to deal with Riverdale High's problems than Archie, who of course is constantly distracted by girls.
Uh-oh. Jughead has been expelled from school, and grounded from video games to boot, in the pages of Jughead #3 by Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson. Archie Comics has released a six-page preview of the book, on sale Wednesday December 30.
The preview puts the focus on Jughead's father, Forsythe Pendleton Jones Jr, aka Jonesy. Mr. Jones attempts to fix Jughead's problems with the principal, and has a friendly encounter with Betty Cooper, in which he consistently fails to remember her name. This is the most we've seen of Jughead's dad since the reboot, and possibly the most personality he's ever displayed!
I think I'm pretty solidly on record as being someone who loves the weirder side of Archie Comics, and even now, when we've got an ongoing series about Riverdale facing the zombie apocalypse, I don't think they've ever done anything weirder than Jughead's Time Police. It is, of course, great, but the issues can be a little bit difficult to track down --- until now! This week installment of Archie's digital offerings is a collection of all six issues of Jughead's Time Police. It goes up Friday on Comixology, but you can check out a preview right now!
I don't know about you, but I did not wake up this morning expecting to see the phrase, "Jughead relaunch from the writer of Sex Criminals." And yet, here we are.
Following up on the upcoming relaunch of Archie with Mark Waid and Fiona Staples, Archie Comics announced today that they plan to expand the rebooted Riverdale through a Kickstarter campaign. The goal is set at $350,000, with the money going to a trio of rebooted comics: Jughead from writer Chip Zdarsky and an unannounced artist, Life With Kevin by Dan Parent and J. Bone, and, maybe the most surprising one of all, a new Betty & Veronica #1 written and drawn by Adam Hughes.
I like to think that I have a pretty comprehensive knowledge of minor Archie Comics characters. Cricket O'Dell, Veronica's cousin who can smell money, Chic Cooper, Betty's older brother who is actually a full-on, licensed-to-kill secret agent, even the breakdancers from the '90s, Claude and Raoul, these are all characters that I can and will talk about at length if you give me half the chance. And yet, I was somehow completely unaware of Sassy Thrasher, a violent, skateboarding love interest for Jughead Jones.
I know, I was surprised too. That's basically everything I want in the world. Fortunately, it's time to get reacquainted, as Archie #649 has reintroduced Sassy to a world that desperately needs her. Check out a preview of the issue -- which includes a cover by Jeff Shultz, Rosario 'Tito' Peña inspired by the classic painting, The Nighthawks below!
October is finally upon is, and here at ComicsAlliance, and one of the best parts of the month is gearing up for Halloween with costumes! It’s the one time of year when even people like me who could never cut it in our Best Cosplay Ever feature can drop by the local department store and walk out with the ability to dress up as our favorite characters.
But is that really a good thing? I have my doubts, which is why I’m spending every day taking on the store-bought costumes inspired by our favorite things. Today, we're heading to Riverdale for costumes based on Archie!
I'm not exactly an Archie Comicsexpert, but I'm a big enough fan of Riverdale's favorite teenagers that I like to think I know about the more obscure bits of Archie media out there. I know about the Riverdale and Back Again movie where Lauren Holly plays a grown-up Betty Cooper and I've even seen the obscure Archie sitcom pilot from the '60s, but every now and then, I run across something I've never even heard of. Case in point: The 1978 Archie Situation Comedy Musical Variety Show special that aired on TV before being lost to the sands of time.
Fortunately, comic book media historian Derek Crabbe has unearthed a copy, and is here to tell you all about how we almost got David Caruso as Archie and explain a bit where Archie and Betty are very eager to lose their virginity. Check it out below!
I realize that this isn't going to shock anyone, but for real? I am totally into bizarre food-related tie-ins for superhero movies. And as a result, I am way too excited about a pair of new burgers from Red Robin (the fast food chain, not DC's Tim Drake) meant to cash in on the upcoming The Wolverine movie.
Over the past few years, I've been completely thrilled by the new approach that Archie Comics has taken with their characters. The Life With Archie series, the introduction of Kevin Keller, crossovers with Glee and KISS, it's all been interesting to see, and pretty entertaining to read...
Over the past few years, Archie Comics has been revitalizing their line with stories like Life With Archie and crossover stunts like Archie Meets Kiss, but now it appears that the desire to reinvent their line has been turned on one of Riverdale's most stalwart citizens...
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