Monday, March 19, 2018

Archie Comics and DC Team Up with ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN 66!

We learned today that Archie Comics and DC Comics are going to launch a new 6-issue ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN 66 comic book series! It will feature a cross-over adventure between the Archies and the 1960s TV versions of Batman and Robin.

The series will feature writing by Jeff Parker & Michael Moreci; pencils by Dan Parent, inks by J. Bone, and coloring by Kelly Fitzpatrick.

I have no clue what to expect from this series, though this gives us some hints:
Parker certainly knew the many fun possibilities, quipping: “Look, we all want to know what Jughead and The Joker make of each other, and we want to see the romance dynamics of Riverdale High thrown completely out of gear by bringing in Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon. And will Pop Tate get ahead of this and start selling Bat Burgers? It’s very cool to work with a heavy hitting team of top talent. Michael and I synched up immediately with plotting, and Dan and J. Bone are the exact right cartoonists to make a mash-up like this really work. We are all wearing matching R letterman jackets while working on this, by the way.”
I have this mental image of the ARCHIE MEETS GLEE mini-series from 2013 when I read some of those crossover ideas.

I wasn't too keen on the recently Betty and Veronica and Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn series, but I'm actually looking forward to this mash-up!

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN 66 will be released in Summer 2018!

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