PREVIEW: Archie’s Summer Gets Put on Ice in WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #61!

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Lace up your boots, kids, because it’s time for another journey to Riverdale! In World of Archie Comics Double Digest #61, Archie has to deal with the worst problem all kids face during the summer– ENDLESS CHORES!  Will he make it to the end of summer party?!  Will Archie be bamboozled by Reggie Mantle’s “little black […]

PREVIEW: Cold Wars and Reindeer Games Abound in JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE WINTER ANNUAL #18

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While the weather is finally just starting to cool in the Northeastern United States, winter is in full swing in Riverdale.  Snow dominates the landscape in Jughead and Archie Winter Annual #18, out this week.  Check out the Comic’s Beat’s exclusive preview below: JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE WINTER ANNUAL #18 Jughead has devised the perfect winter […]

Review: “THE SHIELD #1” is Dark Circle’s “Most Intriguing Endeavor Yet”

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By Harper W. Harris The Shield is a character that few probably recognize, and most will probably see the new series that debuts this Wednesday and see a feeble attempt at a Captain America ripoff. The fact of the matter, however, is that The Shield predates Captain America by fourteen months, debuting in January of […]

NYCC ’15: Archie signings and Jughead Triumphant

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JUGHEAD #1 Cover by Erica Henderson Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals, Howard the Duck) and rising star artist Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl). NYCC variant cover edition of JUGHEAD #1 by Francesco Francavilla. Limited to 1000 copies, this convention exclusive cover will be available for $10 at the Archie Comics Booth #1836 while supplies last!   Archie […]

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 […]

Interview: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack on ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’

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Afterlife with Archie has proven to be one of the biggest successes in recent years for the 1/3 eponymous publisher, with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla’s take on a zombie-infested Riverdale proving to be a surprisingly reflective take on the characters – putting them in a different genre of story in a mature, smart, and […]

The Beat Podcasts! – SDCC ’14 Day 2: Don Rosa, Eleanor Davis, Lucy Knisley & Archie Comics

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Live from San Diego Comic Con, it’s More To Come! Publishers Weekly’s podcast of comics news, interviews and discussion with Calvin Reid, Kate Fitzsimons and The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In part two of More To Come’s San Diego Comic-Con special, Calvin Reid talks to Don Rosa about Scrooge McDuck, European fans and Carl Barks; […]

The Retailer’s View // The Death of Archie and Selling Comics

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by Brandon Schatz On Monday, the pop culture bereft owner of my shop phoned had asked if I had ordered enough of the “death of Archie thing” that was happening. As with all comics, the news of this event had been announced well in advance. As always, calls came pouring in over the telephone lines. […]