Written by Alex Segura and Matt Rosenberg, the coming series The Archies features the art of Joe Eisma. The Archies will take place after the events of the one-shot of the same name, following the band’s first gig together with real bands guest-starring in the spirit of Archie Meets Ramones and Archie Meets KISS. So far, no announcement has been made as to exactly which bands will be include in the comic.
The Archies will see the band leave Riverdale for their tour, which will allow Segura and Rosenberg to truly explore everything that a band endures on the road. According to Rosenberg, this format will allow the series to serve as a great jumping on point for new readers, while also allowing fans that grew up with Archie and company to experience something totally new.
“We’re taking The Archies out of Riverdale and sending them on tour across the country to experience everything a touring band goes through. So whether you grew up with Archie or you’ve never read a comic, here’s a great chance to hop in the van with these 5 old friends and experience something totally new.”
The first issue features a cover by Joe Eisma and will be on sale on October 4th and will retail for $3.99, with variant covers by Matthew Dow Smith, Sandy Jarrell with Kelly Fitzpatrick and Thomas Pitilli.
THE ARCHIES #1
What’s next for the teenage rockers The Archies? When someone makes a decision that leaves the rest of the band scrambling, can the group keep it together? It’s friendship vs. fame in this must-read #1 issue to the new, ongoing THE ARCHIES series!
Script: Alex Segura and Matt Rosenberg Art: Joe Eisma, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli Cover: Joe Eisma Variant Covers: Matthew Dow Smith, Sandy Jarrell with Kelly Fitzpatrick, Thomas Pitilli On Sale Date: 10/4 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.