Over the past few years, Archie Comics has gotten into the variant cover game, and they're doing it better than just about anyone else in comics. The results have been great pieces that we never would've expected to see ten years ago, including stuff like Francesco Francavilla doing zombie-inspired "Afterlife With Archie" covers that led to him actually drawing their upcoming zombie book. Truly, we live in strange times.

This September, we're getting another awesome interpretation of the classic Archie characters as Dean Haspiel provides a cover inspired by The New Yorker. Will Archie have to seek advice from Eustace Tilley about making two dates for the big dance?! Check out the covers below!Haspiel is probably best known to comics readers as the Eisner-nominated collaborator with Harvey Pekar on American Splendor, The Quitter and The Alcoholic, but he's also an Emmy winner for his work on Bored to Death. Regardless of how many trophies on his shelf, the cover he knocked out for Life With Archie is great:

And here's the solicitation info with the regular cover:

"Archie Marries Veronica" – Veronica's trying to stay positive while Archie does the best he can to provide for them in their time of need. Meanwhile, Mr. Lodge is engaged in some secret meetings to keep tabs on business rival Fred Mirth. Kevin Keller is coming to the realization that a job in the Senate is more than he bargained for, especially when the odds are stacked against him. When he uncovers some shocking information about a recent tragedy, does he have what it takes to bring it to light and be the change that everyone needs?
"Archie Marries Betty" – Between Archie's teaching schedule, Ambrose running the New York City Chow House location, and Jughead and Midge's baby on the way, the local Chow House is in desperate need of some help! Meanwhile, Moose is prepping to take a big leap and Cheryl Blossom and Kevin Keller are joining forces in Washington D.C. And speaking of being busy-it looks as though Betty's busy schedule is starting to affect more people than just Archie! Can she mend her relationships before it's too late? Life With Archie has become the hottest spot for amazing variants with some of the best artists around, and this one's no exception! Features a New Yorker-inspired variant cover by Emmy Award Winning writer/artist Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, HBO's Bored to Death).

Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, and Glenn Whitmore
Cover: Fernando Ruiz and Tito Pena
Variant Cover: Dean Haspiel
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 9/25
48-page, full color comic
$3.99 US

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