Archie Comics is on the move. Afterlife with Archie, the horror take on the Riverdale gang, garners acclaim wherever it goes -- after an initial “wait, the comics they sell at Stop N’ Shop?” double take, of course. Its sister book, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, promises to take the teen witch to the heights of 1960s-style psychological horror. Lena Dunham, fresh off her book tour, will pen a series for Archie in 2015. The publisher's new imprint, Dark Circle, will revive classic superheroes. Even dear old Riverdale is getting a shakeup, from Archie’s recent death in the Life With Archie series to a recently announced TV show.
Though the gang’s teen shenanigans endure in every checkout line, their universe stretches far beyond the confines of Pep and Pals n’ Gals. As the publisher’s future grows ever more crowded with plans and announcements, ComicsAlliance sat down with CEO Jon Goldwater and chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to discuss how they plan to honor their past while building a bold new future.
Pretty soon we'll be surprised to find out that TV shows that aren't based on comics are being developed.
The newest comics-based show coming to the airwaves is Riverdale, an Archie Comics series that has been picked up by Fox. Arrow and The Flash producer Greg Berlanti's production studio will produce the show, and the pilot will be written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Archie Comics' chief creative officer and writer of Afterlife with Archie. According to an Archie Comics press release, the show will be more like Twin Peaks than Leave it to Beaver.
If you're like me, you've always wanted to see Archie and Jughead debate gun control.
Okay, now that I've actually typed that out, I'm willing to accept that, in this particular regard, none of you are actually like me at all and weren't actually hoping to see that. And yet, we live in a magical world where this is actually happening, in the pages of this week's Life With Archie #31. Check out a preview below of both the "Archie Marries Veronica" story (where Riverdale is caught in the grip of an urban crime wave and a collapsing economy) and the "Archie Marries Betty" universe (where dudes are gettin' shot all the time) -- plus an awesome variant cover by Stephanie Buscema!
It's been nearly 16 years since Archie Andrews crossed paths with Marvel's gun-toting vigilante the Punisher. Needless to say, Riverdale's pure-hearted redhead's been long overdue for another superheroic crossover, but as announced by DC's The Source, the wait will fina
From its upcoming "Twilite" storyline to the digital "Betty the Vampire Slayer vs. Vampironica" tale, Archie Comics certainly hasn't shied away from parodying the scarier side of youth culture of late. For many, however, the scariest story is yet to come. This July Archie and the gang will spoof none other t
It's pretty well accepted that small towns often hide the filthiest of secrets, and while I've been going through my archive of Bronze Age Archie titles over the past few weeks, it's become apparent that Archie's hometown of Riverdale is no exception
ARCHIE #580 "A Not-So-Cool Yule": Archie is having a stress-free holiday season, until both Betty and Veronica give him "matching sweaters" that they expect him to wear– the only problem is, the designs the girls chose don't match!
SCRIPT: George Gladir ART: Stan Goldberg
"Cold Comfort": Veronica thinks Archie is being chivalrous about her onion breath, when he merely has a cold!
SCRIPT: Kathleen Webb ART: Stan Goldberg
"The Fix is In": When Mr. Lodge and Smithers see Archie with a tool kit, an unspeakable horror grips them –
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