Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Coming in October 2017: New ARCHIES Ongoing Comic Book Series!

A few months ago, Archie Comics announced a series of one-shot audition comic books. A few of them saw print. A few others were never published. One of those one-shot comic books was THE ARCHIES, by Alex Seguara, Matthew Rosenberg, and Joe Eisma. I have a confession to make. I'm looking for to that book. I purchased that book. But I haven't read that book. I've just been too busy recently.

Fortunately, it doesn't matter if I read it or not. What matters is that enough of us bought it. Which leads me to today's news that Archie Comics announced plans to publish an ongoing follow-up comic book titled THE ARCHIES! It's scheduled to debut in early October 2017. And it looks like the previous creative team remains intact.

For those who don't know, the Archies are a garage band featuring Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and Reggie. Which possibly spoils the "Over the Edge" storyline over in the main ARCHIE title...(?) According to MTV News, the Archies are heading out on a road tour in THE ARCHIES #1, but their first tour isn't without tension:
But has Archie learned to not take his friends for granted, or will the overnight fame start to get to his head? And when someone makes a decision that leaves the rest of the band scrambling, can The Archies keep it together? The new ongoing series will continue to follow the ups and downs that come with forming a band with friends. Only this time, Archie and the Riverdale gang will get to meet a few of their heroes along the way.
Also according to MTV News, THE ARCHIES will feature guest appearances by real bands in future issues -- instead of the Pussycats, presumably. Archie Comics is asking for suggestions from fans of bands that will appear in the book.

So how about it? Which real-life bands to do you want to see guest appear in THE ARCHIES?

1 comment:

spazaru said...

I'm not SUPER crazy about Joe Eisma being the artist. He seems like a super nice guy though. I did read the one shot. It wasn't as good as Archie Meets Ramones, but it was decent and I trust Rosenberg and especially Segura to come up with some good stories for the ongoing. Looking forward to this!