Long-running comics publisher Archie is taking the plunge to become the first comics publisher to put its entire line for sale in print and digital at the same time, it’s been announced on their blog. DC announced day and date with BATMAN BEYOND last week, but this is the first time a publisher has made the whole line available. The policy goes into effect on April 1, and will include KEVIN KELLER #1, starring the popular gay character.
A good publicist makes a lot of friends, but it’s safe to say that few comics publicists have as many friends as Alex Segura Jr. Last week Segura announced he was leaving DC Comics after four years as Publicity Manager, during which time he oversaw getting the word out about some crises, final and otherwise, and even some blackest nights. On Monday he announced his new position as Executive Director of Publicity and Marketing at Archie Comics, another comics institution which is going through many transitions following the deaths of its long time executive team, and new leadership under co-CEO Jon Goldwater. It seemed like a good time to ask Segura to look back and forward — when we first met him, we were just starting a daily comics news site and he was a comics-loving copy editor for the Miami Herald. So much has changed with comics, marketing and Archie in that time, and Segura has been at ground zero for much of it, so who better to give us some insights on where things are going:
On Friday, Alex Segura announced he was leaving DC Comics as Publicity Manager, and strongly hinted he’d be staying in comics. Today, it’s been announced that he’ll be joining Archie Comics as Executive Director of Publicity and Marketing. Segura previously freelanced as a Publicity Coordinator for Archie prior to working at Wizard and DC. Archie has recently revitalized their publishing program under the leadership of co-CEO Jon Goldwater, with news grabbing events such as showing Archie’s marriage, and adding an openly gay character to Riverdale’s cast of characters. They’ve also updated their product list with such things as an Archie Magazine and digital comics.
TweetWell here we are, the final month of the year. Most publishers have already launched their big titles last month, so that titles would be on shelves for the pillaging hordes of Black Friday. This month is a bit quiet, but still has some interesting titles. Although most Publishers tend to roll up the carpets […]
TweetWere you a good boy or girl this year? Did you avoid Internet snark, practice goodwill towards your fellow human being, and cross with the light? Yeah, neither did I. So, as Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach, I offer the following list of graphic novel gift books, designed to help you assuage your guilt, […]
TweetBy Torsten Adair The following is a selection of new comics titles due to be published in November 2010. This list is not comprehensive, as there are over 350 books scheduled. Instead, I have selected titles which caught my interest. If you would like to browse forthcoming graphic novels and related books at your leisure, […]
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Tweet Dozen of creators and many Kids’ DAy activities highlight Archie’s extensive schedule for NYCC 10. Archie Comics is at New York Comic Con 2010, bigger and better than ever! Archie Comics is celebrating its biggest presence at New York Comic Con with non-stop signings and by teaming up with the organizers of Kids’ Comics […]
By Torsten Adair
The following is a selection of new comics titles due to be published in October 2010. This list is not comprehensive, as there are over 275 books scheduled. These are just the titles which caught my eye. If you would like to browse forthcoming comic strip books at your leisure, click here. Instead, I have selected titles which caught my interest. These are not necessarily titles I will purchase, but which I will definitely look at once they arrive at my local comics shop or bookstore.
The artist of “Skim” doodles Riverdale-style.:
Can a gay teen comically get in trouble with Mr. Weatherbee, humorously strive to win a burger eating contest, make horrible puns and have trouble deciding who to date? At Archie Comics, the answer is yes, as they have introduced their first openly gay character, Kevin Keller. In the words of Archie Co-CEO Jon Goldwater, “The introduction of Kevin is just about keeping the world of Archie Comics current and inclusive. Archie’s hometown of Riverdale has always been a safe world for everyone. It just makes sense to have an openly gay character in Archie comic books.”
Tweet The blogosphere has justifiably been astir over the matter of the current Archie show on display at the Museum of Cartoon and Comics Art in Manhattan. I attended the opening night in November and although it was a vibrant night full of some great artwork and great attendance, unfortunately, the first thing I noticed […]
Tweet Fresh from jilting two wives, Archie “Playa” Andrews is moving on to the Pussycats, according to this morning’s press release. We’re not experts in Archie continuity — whether it be comic or strip — so we’re not certain if these two have, er, fraternized before. Will Archie move on to Melody and Josie in […]
Tweet Archie gets an art exhibit tonight at MoCCA in a show that runs through February: Welcome to Riverdale! Join the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art – MoCCA in celebrating the world of Archie Comics, one of the oldest and most beloved family-friendly brands in the comic book industry. Thrill to the exploits of […]
Tweet Archie! You SH*T!!! Since the world first found out Archie was getting married, fans everywhere hoped Betty would be the bride. But those fans discovered quickly Archie Andrews chose Veronica Lodge over Betty Cooper and they were angry! They felt Archie had made the wrong choice, and they are very vocal about it! On […]