Archie has become a timeless staple in the comic world and beyond, with modern variations of the classic character showing up in print and on television shows like Riverdale. Now, with his 80th anniversary coming up, Archie Comics is releasing an exciting new one-shot entitled Everything’s Archie, the first in a series of celebratory one-shots planned.
Written by Fred Van Lente and illustrated by Dan Parent, the all-new story told in the traditional Archie Comics art-style is perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike.
“You can always tell a great franchise because it quickly and easily updates to any era, and bringing Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie and Jughead into our world of social media insanity and real life anxiety was…pretty effortless,” said Van Lente. “Turns out the Riverdale gang is your perfect guide to modern living, even if half the time they can’t figure it out for themselves!”
Van Lente, making his Archie Comics debut, and veteran Archie artist Dan Parent, who is celebrating his 35th year with the company, will be joined by longtime collaborators inker Bob Smith, colorist Glenn Whitmore, and letterer Jack Morelli on the first of this series of classic-styled one-shots comics.
“I’ve been an Archie fan since I discovered a box full of their iconic titles in my grandfather’s attic many, many summers ago.” said Van Lente. “Doing anything Archie is one off the bucket list for me, and to do a special series for his 80th is a great honor and has been a ton of fun.”
“Equally exciting is to work with Dan Parent, of whom I’ve been a huge fan of for years,” Van Lente added. “He is the Archie artist currently working today in my humble opinion, and his pencils mix perfectly with our story, which takes all the characters you know and love and brings them very much into 2021 while still retaining their classic flavor.”
“I’ve been reading Archie Comics for over 50 years and this will be my 35th year working for Archie,” said Parent. “So I’m a fan first and creator second, and it’s so great to be a part of Archie Comics history! It’s a pleasure to work with my friends, Bob Smith and Glenn Whitmore, and to work with Fred, who I haven’t had the pleasure of working with before but am really happy to work with on such a fun, classic style story. I’m really pleased to bring this new classic book to our fans in celebration of Archie Comics’ 80th Anniversary!”
Read the official synopsis here:
Finally, Archie declares his TRUE LOVE… and it’s a very expensive guitar! So, Archie picks up a few extra jobs to make some cash, what could go wrong?! Spies, TV Execs, tech warfare, nothing in Riverdale will be the same! No place is safe when Everything’s Archie!
Script: Fred Van Lente
Art: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
CVR A Main Cover: Dan Parent
CVR B Var: Ben Caldwell
CVR C Var: Rian Gonzales
CVR D Var: Aaron Lopresti
On Sale Date: 6/9
32-page, full color comic
Archie 80th Anniversary One-Shot: Everything’s Archie #1 will be in comic shops on June 9. Pre-order your copy here. Check out covers and pages below!
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Fred Van Lente & Dan Parent join forces for the new one-shot comic
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