Archie Comics and November 2018 Solicitations Spoilers follows.
Archie Andrews and his Riverdale Friends Reaches Milestone With Archie #700 Legacy Rebirth.
The New York Times reports:
Archie’s 700th Issue Moves the Riverdale Gang in New Directions
Archie Andrews, the seemingly eternal redhead from Riverdale, and his friends will be getting new creative teams later this year that will take some cues from the CW’s “Riverdale” television series and explore new terrain for the characters.
First up is the comic book Archie No. 700, slated for November, from a new team: the writer Nick Spencer and the artist Marguerite Sauvage.
“Archie Comics has a long, proud history,” Mr. Spencer said. “I don’t want to blow things up or do anything that would upset the long-term audience. It’s more like finding some conflicts that have some stakes, upping the drama level a little bit.” He added that he would play into the soap opera aspect of the characters and “depict that in a way that the ‘Riverdale’ audience can appreciate and enjoy.”
But fans of the comic need not worry about the book straying too far, like perhaps mirroring some of the more out-there relationships from the TV show (whether that be a student-teacher dalliance or the creepy vibe of the too-close Blossom siblings).
“There is no mature reader’s label on this book,” Mr. Spencer said. “I have a pretty decent sense of what I can get away with.”
It takes a little bit of comic book math to get to No. 700. The first Archie series ended with No. 666, published in June 2015. The next month, the gang got a makeover by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples, which began with a new No. 1. That series will end this month, with No. 32. No. 699, a catch-up issue, will be released in October — and will be sold for $1…
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