If you're familiar at all with Derek Charm's work on titles like the creator-owned Trip Fantastic, then you've probably already realized that he's one of the few artists that could be called absolutely perfect for the job of drawing Archie's burger-obessed pal Jughead. His cartoony style and sharp angles fit young Forsythe Pendleton Jones III to a tee, and ever since it was announced that he would be taking over art for the ongoing title, I've been waiting to see what he'd do. But I was not prepared for the horror that would be unleashed.

I mean, look, the preview that we have today is unlettered, so I can't be sure, but I'm pretty sure Charm's first issue of Jughead (along with writer Chip Zdarsky) is focusing on Archie and Jughead being caught up in the Mantle Family Reunion. That's right, y'all: Multiple Reggies. Tremble in fear and check out the preview below... if you dare!

 

 

Guhhhhh. And here I thought the one with the zombies was supposed to be the horror version of the Archie universe.

Here's the solicitation:

 

JUGHEAD #7
SUMMERTIME IS HERE! Jughead convinces Archie to join him at a cottage, away from all the madness of Riverdale, but the madness of Riverdale cannot be escaped. The madness of Riverdale is everywhere.

Script: Chip Zdarsky
Art: Derek Charm, Jack Morelli
Jughead #7 CVR A Reg: Derek Charm
Jughead #7 CVR B Variant: Sanya Anwar
Jughead #7 CVR C Variant: Cully Hamner
Jughead #7 CVR D Variant: Cory Smith, Andre Szymanowicz
On Sale Date: 6/15
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.