Archie, the comic book based on an everyday, middle America teenager and his friends will be ending its comic book run this summer. Archie is the longest-running monthly comic book having its own title since the winter of 1942. Not to worry, the character along with the rest of the Riverdale gang will get a modern-day makeover with the help of Eisner Award winners Mark Waid and Fiona Staples.
Courtesy of Archie Comics, they have released the covers and the solicitation text for the first issue of the re-imagined series to ComicBook.com. Here is a look at some of the variants from artists Colleen Coover, Joe Eisma, Sanford Greene, Mike Norton and Moritat.
COMIC SUPERSTARS MARK WAID AND FIONA STAPLES RE-IMAGINE AN ICON!
Change is coming to Riverdale in this can’t-miss kick-off to Archie’s new ongoing series! Familiar faces return in new and unexpected ways in this must-have #1 issue! As the new school year approaches, you’d think Archie Andrews would be looking forward to classes and fun—but nothing is as it seems in the little town of Riverdale. But is this a one-off or a sign of bigger changes awaiting for America’s favorite teens—and the entire town? Find out in this exciting and remarkable first issue!
Script: Mark Waid
Art: Fiona Staples
On Sale Date: 7/8
32-page, full color comic