Jughead now the leader of the asexual movement, but keep him away from Deadpool


This week Archie dropped a preview of Jughead #4 by Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson that casually revealed that the famed crowned cap wearer is asexual, defined as someone who is not attracted to people of any gender. This is a follow up to writer Zdarsky’s comments at NYCC ’15: “My view of Jughead is, over […]

Veronica Fish named ongoing artist for new-look Archie series


With the shock of the lipstick incident behind us, it’s time for the well-received realistic Archie comic to get a “permanent” ongoing artist, and it’s Veronica Fish. Fiona Staples launched the title in high style, Annie Wu drew issue #4 with more style, and Fish has been on starting with last month’s issue #5. She joins writer Mark Waid, colorists Andre Szymanowicz and Jen Vaughn, and letterer Jack Morelli. Issue #6 goes on sale next week, 2/17 and the cover is shown above.

Sonic Unveils Massive Four-Issue Interlocking Cover


All your Chaos Emeralds belong to us in this awesome interlocking Sonic cover. Archie has been telling a long form story with the Sonic characters for the past three years via the ‘Shattered World Saga’ in Sonic the Hedgehog. The ‘Shattered World Saga’ is coming to an end with the ‘Panic in the Sky’ story […]

IDW announces new international licensing program, kicking things off with Archie


About a year ago, IDW made headlines by buying Top Shelf. They haven’t topped that yet, but they do have a new business division: IDW International, which will handle all the publisher’s foreign rights. While IDW’s deep catalog offers many opportunities for foreign sales, they’e also reaching out to other companies to represent them as […]

Preview: Archie’s Many Loves Get Twisted in BETTY & VERONICA COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #239


  Love is in the air at Riverdale, and Archie, Betty, and Veronica are breathing deeply!  Valerie from the Josie & the Pussycats band has caught Archie’s eye this Valentine’s Day, but Betty and Veronica have something to say about that.  Check out the Comics Beat’s exclusive preview of Betty & Veronica Comics Double Digest #239! […]

PREVIEW: Betty & Veronica Cause Holiday Chaos in B&V FRIENDS COMICS ANNUAL #246


The sleigh bells are ring ting tingling and somewhere across the North American landscape, Frosty is coming to life.  Riverdale is getting ready for Christmas, but it wouldn’t be a holiday without a series of mishaps, and Betty and Veronica are more than willing to oblige.  Out this Wednesday, B&V Friends Comics Annual #246 aims to […]

Life With Greg: Swierczynski preps the next arc of Archie’s The Black Hood


Duane Swierczynski put Greg Hettinger, the star of his series from Archie’s Dark Circle imprint, through the ringer in the first arc of The Black Hood. Throughout “The Bullet’s Kiss” arc, Swierczynski’s background as a crime novelist shined through the pages, as each chapter of the five-part series read like an addictive crime novel. It was impossible […]