Sunday, July 12, 2015

Archie Meets the Ramones??

I've been away this weekend at BritishFest, otherwise I would have shared the news earlier: ARCHIE. MEETS. RAMONES.

Archie Comics will be publishing a one-shot comic book called ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES, written by Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg and drawn by Gisele. It's scheduled to come out some time in 2016, in order to coincide with Archie Comics' 75th anniversary and the Ramones' 40th anniversary:
"Working on something like 'Archie Meets Ramones' is not only surreal, but too good to be true," Segura said in a statement. "Like my co-writer Matt Rosenberg and artist Gisele, I'm a huge Ramones fan. Having the band crossover with Archie seems perfect and completely insane at the same time. Fans can expect a fun, rockin' and heartfelt extra-sized adventure that will stand up there with some of the best Archie crossovers ever. Which is saying a lot!"

The seminal band of New York's defining punk scene, the Ramones were active from their '70s heyday through the mid '90s, however all original members have since passed away. The bands likeness are controlled by Ramones Productions Inc. -- a company ran by Johnny Ramone's widow Linda.
I really cannot wait for this comic book! It's such an oddball project. Plus it has artwork by Gisele. How can I resist?


Donny Hampton Jacobs said...

In my opinion, although I like both Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz, Gisele's art has the look that comes closest to the great Harry Lucey, and that's one of the reasons I love it.

Jon said...

Yeah, she's my favorite these days. I'm really looking forward to this project.

Incidentally, there's supposed to be some sort of Ramones movie coming out in 2016 to coincide with their 40th anniversary. -Jon