Mark Waid and Fiona Staples Are the New Archie Creative Team

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Archie dropped a bombshell today.  The new creative team on Archie will be Mark Waid and Fiona Staples.  Yes, the Daredevil writer and the Saga artist.  That Mark Waid and that Fiona Staples. No, we didn’t see that coming either.

Riverdale: Drama series based on Archie being developed at Fox

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We’ve had a lighthearted take on Archie in the wider media for a long time—from Sugar Sugar to Sabrina, but it’s time to take a more serious look at the world of Riverdale. Greg Berlanti, the tv genius behind Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl, is developing a more serious take on the citizens of Riverdale, to be called…RIVERDALE:

Archie Vs… Predator?

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And you thought Archie Meets The Punisher was out there.  Never let it be said that the folks at Archie Comics were afraid of thinking outside the box.  This time around, they’re huddling with Dark Horse for a Spring Release of Archie Meets Predator.  Yes, Predator.  Like the movie.  In this case, like the first Predator movie, since […]

Archie’s Dark Circle Line Gives Out A Little More Info

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Archie’s Dark Circle imprint continues to slowly dole out details on their new line.  The latest announcements were adding David Williams as artist on The Shield and Jose Villarrubia joining Dean Haspiel and Mark Waid on The Fox, presumably as color artist.  They also unveiled the Francesco Francavilla promotional art piece you’ll see on the left of this page.

No Joke: The New Sabrina is Scary Good

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By Matthew Jent Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1 Story: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Artwork: Robert Hack Lettering: Jack Morelli Covers: Robert Hack Publisher: Archie Comic Publications, Inc.   Poor little witch-girl. Where can we start with Sabrina, the Teenage Witch? She has a history that goes back to 1962, which makes her the same age as Spider-Man. […]

Interview: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack on ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’

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Afterlife with Archie has proven to be one of the biggest successes in recent years for the 1/3 eponymous publisher, with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla’s take on a zombie-infested Riverdale proving to be a surprisingly reflective take on the characters – putting them in a different genre of story in a mature, smart, and […]

RIP Stan Goldberg

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Legendary Archie artist Stan Goldberg has passed away at age 82. The artist suffered a stroke two weeks ago. His passing was noted on his Facebook page, where fans are invited to share memories.

Archie unveils its first Dark Circle line-up

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Archie’s revamped superhero line, Dark Circle Comics has just solidified its first wave lineup of three ongoings to launch early next year:

THE BLACK HOOD from writer Duane Swierczynski (Judge Dredd, X, Birds of Prey) and artist Michael Gaydos (ALIAS)
THE SHIELD from writers Adam Christopher (The Burning Dark) and Chuck Wendig (Blackbirds) and artist Wilfredo Torres (The Shadow: Year One), THE FOX from writer/artist Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, HBO’s Bored to Death) and scripter Mark Waid (Daredevil, Kingdom Come, founder of Thrillbent).

The Retailer’s View // The Death of Archie and Selling Comics

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by Brandon Schatz On Monday, the pop culture bereft owner of my shop phoned had asked if I had ordered enough of the “death of Archie thing” that was happening. As with all comics, the news of this event had been announced well in advance. As always, calls came pouring in over the telephone lines. […]

Archie rebrands Superhero line as Dark Circle

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Oh man, it’s getting dark and edgy at Archie Comics! They’ve been planning a reboot of their superhero line for a while, with SVP and respected mystery novelist Alex Segura helping out with the editorial side, and now it’s getting a new name: Formerly known as Red Circle, the reboot will now be known as Dark Circle — maybe giving it a bit of a horror edge and playing off the massive success of Afterlife with Archie, the zombies in Riverdale epic.

Archie Comics announces the death of Archie

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LIFE WITH ARCHIE, the imaginary time line showing a grown up Archie married to Betty and Veronica in rival imaginary storylines, will end in issue #36 (magazine style) and #36 and #37 in the comic. And as long as you’re ending an imaginary story you might was well have an imaginary death, too, right? According to a press release, Archie will die heroically saving another, as this death of Captain America-type bloodied cover shows. The bereaved memories will take place in the second part of the story.

Lena Dunham to pen an Archie comic; Aguirre-Sacasa named CCO

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Archie Comics continues its march to diversity, naming playwright/screenwriter/comics scripter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to the post of Chief Creative Officer. Aguirre-Sacasa’s hire was announced in this NY Times profile. The lone-time Archie fan—whose credits include many Marvel titles and script doctor on the Spider-man musical—has been scripting some major Archie series for a while, including the […]

Alex Segura Rejoins Archie Comics – as Publicist and as Editor

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Archie have announced that Alex Segura has rejoined their company as Senior Vice-President for Publicity and Marketing… as well as in a new role as editor for the Red Circle line of superhero titles. He moves to Archie from DC Comics.

Over and out: Afterlife With Archie reprint cover by Francavilla

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Just to give you something nice to get into the weekend with, here’s the cover for the second printing of issue #3 of the red hot Afterlife with Archie mini series by the great Francesco Francavilla. The SOLD-OUT @AfterlifeArchie #3 is going back to print to meet the growing demand: here's new 2nd printing cover! […]

Archie Donate $1 Million-Worth of Comics to Toys For Tots

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Kicking off a new charity campaign, Archie Comics and Random House have teamed with Toys For Tots, and given away free comics to children this Christmas. Coming as part of the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, this is a part of ‘Archie’s Give-A-Book Campaign’. Toys For Tots is a not-for-profit charity which takes new unwrapped […]

More legal shennanigans in Archie Comics co-CEO sexual haarassment suit — with filings

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Archie Comics complaint against co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit for sexual harassment has been going around for a while. New information includes recent filings in which Silberkleit asked to dismiss the case because the white men she was accused of harassing aren’t members of a “protected class.” Archie lawyers affidavited back with claims that…this motion to dismiss […]