Even though we’re living in a new golden age for flashy cape comic books and shared cinematic universes, Archie Comics has managed to carve out interesting footholds for itself with modern spins on romance and horror comics and a cheesy teen soap opera that has no business being as good as it is. But as fun as the…
The past few issues of Archie have been gripped by “Over the Edge,” an event that has brought Archie and Reggie’s bitter rivalry to a crisis point, but leave a beloved Riverdale citizen on death’s door as well. Now, speaking to series writer Mark Waid, io9 can exclusively reveal whose life hangs in the balance.
You may have noticed there’s a lot of love for Riverdale, the CW’s insane Archie TV show. There’s just something special about taking the ultimate family-friendly Archie characters and forcing them to deal with murder, probable incest, betrayal, statutory rape, the most hilariously awful parents that have possibly…
While New Brunswick-based artist Gisele Lagace has worked on comics for Dynamite, IDW, Archie, and Marvel, she’s also a freelance illustrator. Like many freelancers, she saw Chicago’s C2E2 as an opportunity to do some important self-promotion and potentially sign on to do some commission work.
Artist Dan Parent and writer-inker Ty Templeton are working together on the just-announced Your Pal Archie, which is an “all-ages” book that will modernize the looks of the characters by taking inspiration from Riverdale. If they want to keep the book all-ages, the fashion will have to be all they take from the show.
In Riverdale, the lovely insanity that is the TV version of Archie, Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) are together. And, in this day and age, a relationship means a portmanteau couple name. Since no one can agree on just one for these two, Archie Comics just went ahead and filed a trademark…
If you, like me, obsess over Riverdale, you may have seen a spate of tweeting from the show’s stars that revealed that there was going to be a scene that referenced the old Archie comics in the most direct way the show has ever done. It was an unrelenting parade of misery, but for me it was absolutely delightful.
Jughead Jones is already well known for his love of eating, although his favorite food is normally hamburgers. A sideways step into the world of Afterlife with Archie-style horror means it’s not that hard to imagine the Riverdale teen becoming a werewolf hungry for something more sinister, is it?
Riverdale loves nothing more than casting former teen idols as the adults of this show. So far, this show has gifted us with Luke Perry as Archie’s dad, Fred. We know that soon his mom will show up, played by Molly Ringwald. And last night we met Jughead’s dad, Skeet Ulrich. These former stars as a layer of meta-irony…
Last month, Archie Comics CCO and Riverdale producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa hinted at the comics publisher’s plans to expand its television ventures beyond Riverdale and into a whole Archie empire. Now, those plans just got a bit more official, with the announcement of a new deal between the publisher and Warner Bros.
Next week finally brings the premiere of Riverdale, a show we’ve been dying to see more of ever since the pilot was shown at Comic-Con. But, in case the trailers did not make this abundantly clear, this is not the Archie you might expect us to be. Here’s a rundown of the major players as they are in the comics and how…
Riverdale’s teen noir take on Archie Comics was already wonderfully weird enough, but it was almost much, much weirder.
The CW is coming out with all sorts of announcements at this year’s TCA event, but nothing compares to the rising storm that is the Archie Comics Universe. This includes talks for a dark reboot of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, some animated movies...and yes, a musical by Will Ferrell.
They’re only one-shots for now, but who’s to say we couldn’t get a Sabrina book or even more Archie Horror in the future? The world of the “New Riverdale” reboot in Archie Comics is getting a little bigger next year with four new standalone comics.
We’ve finally got our first good glimpse at the CW’s take on the world of Archie Comics, and honestly, I should even have to tell you that this is from the CW. It’s got teen drama than you can shake a Riverdale High cheerleader’s pom-pom at—which might as well be a giant neon sign screaming “HEY WE’RE ON THE CW.” It…
To be fair to Riverdale, it’s not like its reimagining is actually anything like the Archie comics most people remember. Plus, the TV series starts right after a murder, so a prequel comic makes some sense.
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.