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Best Covers Ever (This Year): Archie Comics 2016 Edition
The Holidays are upon as, and the year is basically gone. And as you know by now, that mean that here at ComicsAlliance, we're looking back at the best that comics had to offer in 2016. So here, to give you warm feeling as you head into your holiday weekend, are the best Archie Comics covers of…
Rise From Your Grave... For America! In 'The Shield' #4
Hey, you kids are all about the Revolutionary War these days, right? Like, super into Federalist Papers and Hercules Mulligan and all that? Great, because I have some good news for you: Not only is Archie's rebooted version of the Shield back in action with one of the best costume redesigns of …
Steve Rude Covers 'The Shield' #2, And It's Awesome
When Archie's Dark Circle imprint relaunched The Shield back in October, it did it with a pretty interesting premise. Victoria Adams is the Shield, and in a twist playing off the Shield's status as the first "patriotic" hero in comics, her career fighting for the United States of…
Dark Circle Kicks Off A New Patriotic Legacy In 'The Shield'
Whenever Archie brings up the Shield, the classic superhero originally created by Harry Shorten and Irv Novick back in 1940, they're almost always pretty quick to mention that the original version was "the first patriotic superhero." Now, it looks like the reboot is going to take that…
Alex Segura On Archie's 'Dark Circle' Relaunch
In a time that's seeing Archie take huge steps forward in expanding its line into horror titles and more serious takes on everyone's favorite small-town teens, the publisher seems to be putting as much as it can into a new line: Dark Circle.

The line was announced last year, anchored by D…
Archie's Superhero Line Gets A 'Dark Circle' Relaunch
Archie Comics has developed a reputation for doing the unexpected and somehow pulling it off. The wholesome publisher pipped Marvel and DC to the lead in launching an ongoing book with a gay teen protagonist in Kevin Keller; it broke with the conventions of comic book continuity with its attention-g…
‘The Mist’ Rolls into Comic-Con with Frank Darabont
At his first-ever Comic-Con appearance, Frank Darabont, the genius director of two previous Stephen King adaptations The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, and members of his cast and crew offered a captivating first look at The Mist. Most important for horror fans is the fact that Darabont wh…