Riverdale is an impressive reimagining of Archie for the CW crowd—it’s exactly what a parody called “The CW Presents Archie” would look like. The pilot was really fun—and one of the standout, great moments is the version of Josie and Pussycats that appears and is much, much cooler than Archie.
The CW’s got a new comics-based show, but there’s nary a masked vigilante to be found. Instead, Riverdale feels like a series from the teen-focused CW of old. Here are our spoiler-free first impressions of the very strange, very goofy, and very fun pilot.
Archie Comics’ Riverdale reboot continues to surprise: the company has just announced that the rocking adventures of Josie and the Pussycats are getting an ongoing series set in the same new continuity as the excellent Archie and Jughead comics.
We’re pretty excited for Riverdale—the thought of getting something like the current, excellent modernized take on Archie on the CW could be a ton of fun. Hey, even KJ Apa’s Archie looks pretty good! But over the past few days, we’ve been a little less sure, and now a synopsis of the show has us scratching our heads…
Last year, Archie Comics rebooted their main character and introduced a version of Archie and Riverdale High built around modern-day sensibilities. So far, we’ve seen updated takes on Betty, Veronica, and Reggie; this September, the magic comes back when teenage sorceress Sabrina guest-stars in the ongoing Jughead…
When New Zealander KJ Apa was cast as Archie Andrews in Riverdale, people were alarmed that a man with distinctly not red hair would play one of the most iconic red-haired characters in comic books. Never fear—the first pictures from Riverdale have hit the web, and Archie looks great.
The CW’s modernized take on Archie Comics has been casting for a while now, but it’s finally revealed its Archie Andrews: 18-year-old New Zealander KJ Apa.
You might be almost incredulous to hear that Archie Comics are behind two of the best horror comics in recent memory, but it’s true. Unfortunately, both Afterlife with Archie and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina have been missing from comic shelves for nearly a year... but that’s not going to be the case for much longer.
The Archie comics reboot has to be one of the biggest surprises in the comics industry of the last few years. Ever since the publisher dropped the comics code authority and began diversifying its approach to Archie and his friends, Archie has become one of the best comics around—and now it’s going a step further by…
The CW has announced that they’ve greenlit six new pilots for potential shows, including an untitled Mars project and an Archie Comics adaptation, Riverdale.
It’s been a remarkable year for comics. Huge publishers like DC and Marvel have rejuvenated their line-ups with tons of amazing books; beyond the big two, there’s been some of the most compelling, challenging material in the industry we’ve seen in years. It was hard to narrow it down, but here’s 20 of 2015’s best.
Free Comic Book Day is a most wonderful time for comic fans—I mean, after all, what can be more wonderful than free comics? Diamond has revealed some of the premier books that are coming for the special day next year, so you can start salivating right now instead of waiting for May.
Not content with a new TV series on the CW, a newly redesigned and shockingly excellent comic relaunch, fighting zombies, Predators and Sharknados, and all the other ways he and his Riverdale pals are conquering the entertainment world, Archie will also get a Broadway musical with help from Anchorman’s Adam McKay.
In their continuing bid to become a network made up entirely of live-action adaptations of comic books—which is 100% fine by me—The CW has taken Riverdale, based on the eternal Archie comics, off of Fox’s hands. Given its teen/high school/romance core, it’s probably a much better fit anyways.
Are you ready for some free comics? I certainly hope so, since May 2nd is Free Comic Book Day all across the country. There are dozens and dozens of offerings, but we know exactly which ones you need to make sure you pick up tomorrow. One warning: Once you read these, the chances of you wanting to buy more comics is…
Riverdale's finest go up against the legendary Predator! DC begins the next wave of Convergence! Bee and Puppycat comes to comics! Valiant's Bloodshot gets a new series! Comics about Sci-Fi Samurai, Vengeful Gladiators, Assassins on the run, and more! This week has it all! So many Comics!
A University of Calgary professor has written "the first scholarly study of the Archie comic," titled Twelve-Cent Archie. Though some of his colleagues were skeptical, his motivation, Bart Beaty explains, was "to really challenge the kind of snobbery that's inherent in the way that comics aren't studied."
When we listed Archie Vs. Predator as one of 2015's most anticipated comics, that was before we say these two amazing comic covers. Now? Now we're going to have to hunt them down like the Predator hunted Dutch and his fellow soldiers, meaning these comics will have to bury themselves in mud to hide from our sight.