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New Archie a very modern guy with 17 variant covers by everyone from Kate Leth to Jae Lee


The new “verismo” era of Archie kicks off on July 8th with the first issue of Archie #1 by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. And to mark the occasion, Archie is making sure the numbers are up with 17 retailer exclusive variants. And it’s quite an array of styles from Dave Dorman’s Brad Pitt-esque version to Jae Lee’s typically surreal take.

While I’m eager to read the new #1, the more I see of the “real” Archie the more I wonder how such a abstracted cartoon of a character will adapt to a new treatment? I hope Scott McCloud and Bart Beatty are standing by.

What do y’all think?

ARCHIE #1 Midtown Comics Variant Cover by Cameron Stewart

ARCHIE #1 Acme Comics Variant by Dan dos Santos

ARCHIE #1 Amazing Stories Variant by Tom Grummett (Rosario “Tito” Peña on colors)

ARCHIE #1 Atlantis Fantasyworld Variant by Scott Shaw (Rosario “Tito” Peña on colors)

ARCHIE #1 Aw Yeah Comics! / Downtown Comics Variant by Art Baltazar

ARCHIE #1 Bedrock Comics Variant by Terry Moore (Brian Miller of Hi-Fi on Colors)

ARCHIE #1 Books-A-Million / 2nd & Charles Variant by Kate Leth

ARCHIE #1 Curious Comics Variant by Dan Schoening (Luis Delgado on Colors)

ARCHIE #1 Dynamic Forces Variant by Jae Lee

ARCHIE #1 Dynamic Forces B&W Variant by Jae Lee

ARCHIE #1 Four Color Grails Variant by Jamie Tyndall

ARCHIE #1 Hastings Variant by Brent Peeples

ARCHIE #1 M&M Comic Service #1 Variant by Chris Foreman (Kris Asbeck on colors)

ARCHIE #1 M&M Comic Service #2 Variant by Dave Dorman

ARCHIE #1 Mile High Comics Variant by Rich Koslowski

ARCHIE #1 Newbury Comics Variant by Peter Bagge

ARCHIE #1 Royal Collectibles Variant by Rafael Albuquerque


  1. I liked Peter Bagge’s best. I’m okay reading a new Archie, but not a Brad Pitt Archie, or someone with a snarly attitude. Maybe there are more variants somewhere…

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