Archie is now on Spotify. Six motion comics are available as streaming video on Spotify and are being adapted by Madefire. Warning — If you’re not viewing this on a mobile device, you’re going to want to the Zoom command on Spotify to enlarge it (that’s in the menu in the upper left corner of the screen). This seems to be optimized for phone display and it shows up awfully small on a desktop. It looks to be a function of Spotify’s software and limited by the space normally used for displaying (musical) artist information.
Official PR follows:
Archie Comics and Spotify have teamed to adapt the publisher’s critically acclaimed and bestselling comics into a video series streaming live on the music platform. The new six episode series, live now only on Spotify, is the next part of Archie’s continued effort to expand to new audiences and story-telling mediums with its wide array of world famous characters.
“Archie has always been about trying to find new ways to get comics to fans and readers,” said Archie Comics Publisher/CEO Jon Goldwater. “And when the opportunity to work with Spotify arose, it was a perfect match. Being able to reposition these modern classics for new readers in this unique, motion comic format makes perfect sense and we can’t wait for fans to experience these beloved Archie stories in a new way.”
The series will be based on the internationally bestselling ARCHIE comic book by writer Mark Waid and artists Fiona Staples, Annie Wu, and Veronica Fish. The series debuted in 2015 and ushered in a new era for Archie and his friends, reintroducing the beloved cast with a modern twist. Each of the first six issues will be adapted into its own motion comic episode, only available on Spotify. The series, entitled “Spotlight Archie — The New Riverdale,” will be created by Madefire, the technology enabled content company specializing in digital and motion comics.