Review: ARCHIE MEETS THE RAMONES #1 is Uneven but Fun


There’s no stoppin’ the Archies from hoppin’! On one level, the concept of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie and Jughead joining forces with Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, and Tommy Ramone shouldn’t work. At all. On many levels, the bands’ outlooks are seemingly too different from each other to meld into something that could be coherent. The […]

Today to do: Archie Meets Ramones at Main Street Comics with exclusive Holmstrom cover


This week one of those it had to happen comics team ups happened in the form of Archie Meets Ramones, a one shot battle of the bands. (The Archies were a treacly pop band of the 70s who had a massive hit, “Sugar, Sugar”and the Ramones were the opposite, a hard driving seminal punk band […]

PREVIEW: The Body Count Rises as THE BLACK HOOD #1: SEASON 2 Begins!


The Black Hood has been on a long road and now he’s back for more.  In The Black Hood #1: Season 2, the latest arc in the Dark Circle imprint series kicks off with a man in hiding. Greg Hettinger has hung up his costume, mostly for good, but an assassin known as The Nobody isn’t […]

Nice Art: Afterlife with Archie #9 is finally coming out next week


Afterlife with Archie is back from the dead! After a very long hiatus, the 9th issue of this cult favorite is finally on sale next Wednesday. After a delay of a year while writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa worked on the Ruverdale TV show (just slated for Fall) the book that kills Riverdale’s finest and brings them […]

PREVIEW: Archie, Jughead, and Raj Take on the Role of Sherlock Holmes in the Latest ARCHIE COMICS ANNUAL


Mystery and magic come to Riverdale in Archie Comics Annual #268!  Will Archie and friends be able to solve a real life crime when their trip to the movies goes awry?  Will Archie be able to figure out the reason why he can’t stop dancing?  Zany hijinks abound!  Check out The Comics Beat’s preview after the […]

Fresh from the Pages of Archie: Adam Hughes to Write and Draw Betty and Veronica ongoing series


Remember those Archie announced for release in the Kickstarter from last May? The publisher is finally making good on the promise to roll out one those titles with the upcoming launch of Betty & Veronica #1. Artist and comics veteran Adam Hughes (Justice League) is writing and drawing the series. The new comic premieres July 20th. The story […]

Archie’s Fan-Favorite Horror Comics Rise from the Dead this Summer


Archie had something of a creative renaissance when the publisher launched Afterlife with Archie in October of 2013 with Archie Creative Chief Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Spider-Man) on writing duties and Francesco Francavilla (Batwoman) on art. However, fan haven’t seen a new issue of the series since May. Only eight installments of the series launched between 2013 and 2015– with no […]