Archie Comics Launches New Archie Series at Comic-Con

Posted on July 11, 2015

Archie #1 Comic-Con exclusive

Archie Comics introduced the new Archie #1 comic book at Comic-Con International in Sand Diego. The new comic is by writer Mark Waid and artist Fiona Staples. It arrived in stores on Wednesday, July 8 to coincide with the start of Comic-Con.

The new comic reboots the Archie series and its popular characters Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica and Reggie. This will be the first of three "New Riverdale" titles being launched by Archie Comics over the next 12 to 18 months. There will be a new Jughead comic title in October and a Betty and Veronica comic next summer.

Jon Goldwater, the publisher and Co-CEO of Archie Comics, says in a statement, "Archie #1 is a milestone for this company, in every way. We are pulling back the curtain and showing fans the true origin of Archie, the love triangle and so much more, under the watchful eye of two of the absolute best comic book creators on the planet – Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. Not only are they brimming with talent, but they're huge Archie fans—once again showing how impactful these characters have been and proving that not only will Mark and Fiona create a legendary story, but they will honor the past while building a new, exciting future for Archie and friends."

Archie died saving the life of a friend in a Life With Archie comic released in 2014. Archie also battled Sharknado in a Syfy tie-in this summer.

Photo: Archie Comics

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