Exclusive Preview: “Betty & Veronica’s Cheer Squad” Brings Classic Stories into a New Era

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A whole generation, myself included, grew up in an era where Archie Comics were relegated to supermarket newsstands.  Recently, however, Archie has found new life in the direct market.  From the widespread attention that Death of Archie received, to rousing success of the Dark Circle imprint, and finally to the flagship title relaunch with Saga superstar Fiona Staples on […]

Nice art: Jaime Hernandez cover for Archie #4

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I’m not sure if Jaime Hernandez has ever drawn the Archie characters “for reals” before, but it’s a very well known fact that Archie artist Harry Lucey was a HUGE influence on both Hernandez Brothers. So call this full circle as Jaime does a variant cover for the fourth issue of the revamped/real world Archie title by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. Can you say…oh yes yes yes.

SDCC ’15: Our Animation and Comics Creator Interviews in Audio-form

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Here’s where I finally release what’s left of our SDCC audio content…as a follow-up to last week’s set of DC and Marvel Television interviews, here are our chats on the animated side of things including discussions with Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, Bruce Timm, Andrea Romano, Ike Barinholtz, Seth Meyers, and more! Additionally, here are the audio […]

Nice Art: Archie #2 Preview: A Burger for Little Jughead

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The first issue of Archie rang triumphant in the comic book space with the creative team of Fiona Staples and Mark Waid delivering something akin to an earnest take on a beloved American icon. Archie Andrews is everything but traditional himself nowadays that he’s clean cut and and an earnest comic book lead. There’s no grit on […]

Sandman Visits the Beat Staff Pull for 7/22/15

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After powering down from Comic-Con team Beat needed a nap…or twelve. While we were away, the team continued to see visions of none-other-than Wesley Dodds, the original Sandman creeping through hallways at the Stately Beat Manor in which Team Beat takes residence. We tried to brush it off at first and stick to our legions […]

SDCC ’15 Interview: Alex Segura and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Tell us all About Riverdale TV Series, Dark Circle Comics, and the Future of Archie

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By Harper W. Harris Archie fans certainly had a good time at SDCC this year: not only did the publisher talk about a new series in the Archie Horror line and tease us with the future of the Dark Circle line and the New Riverdale series of titles, but announced that the Riverdale TV series […]

SDCC ’15 Interview: Mark Waid Discusses Archie #1

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By Harper W. Harris Among his lauded superhero comics, Mark Waid is also writing the highly publicized Archie #1, which relaunches the flagship title of the publisher, featuring art by the 2015 best penciller Eisner winner Fiona Staples. I had a chance to speak with him in between signings and panels to get his take […]

SDCC ’15: Comics and Pop Music Panel introduces Archie Meets the Ramones

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By Harper W. Harris Today at the Comics and Pop Music: Making New Noise panel at Comic Con, there was one of the most interesting groups of people on stage: Patrick A. Reed of Comics Alliance moderated Matt Rosenberg, Alex Segura, Amy Chu, and Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys as they spoke about […]

SDCC ’15: Archie Comics: Riverdale on CW, Vampironica returns, and all-star crew on New Riverdale Comics

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Archie Comics has exploded onto the mainstage of the comics world in the last few years, just as many thought they were a relic of the golden age. Series like Life With Archie and the enormously popular Afterlife with Archie, along with the introduction of the openly gay character Kevin Keller a few years prior, […]