Thanks to a partnership between Graphic Audio and comic publisher Archie Comics, you’ll soon be able to enjoy the adventures of everyone’s favorite Riverdale teenagers in a brand-new way: through the dramatized adaptation audiobook format! And first up will be one of the most exciting storylines ever to come out of Riverdale: Archie in Will You Marry Me?, A.K.A. The Archie Wedding!
Several incoming audiobooks!
In addition to The Archie Wedding by Michael Uslan, Stan Goldberg, Bob Smith, Stan Goldberg, and Jack Morelli, several other Archie Comics stories are going to be getting the audiobook dramatization treatment.
The titles announced include the spine-tingling Archie Horror comic Vampironica by Greg Smallwood, Meg Smallwood, Greg Scott, Morelli, and Matt Herms, as well as the popular re-launch of the flagship Archie series in 2015 by Mark Waid, Fiona Staples, Annie Wu, Veronica Fish, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, and Morelli.
When will Afterlife with Archie be back from the war?
According to the press release, which you can read in its entirety below this post, Graphic Audio is looking forward to presenting both “classic and modern” stories from Archie Comics in dramatized audiobook form, and that means that it’s time to wildly speculate about which Riverdale comics might be best suited for the full auditory treatment!
Here at Stately Beat Manor, we can’t help but feel that Afterlife with Archie by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Francesco Francavilla, and Morelli would be a great candidate. C’mon – just imagine the zombie-eating effects alone!
Are you going to be checking out The Archie Wedding, Vampironica, or Archie on audio? Which Archie Comics story would you most like to hear in dramatized audiobook format? The Beat is waiting to hear from you, either here in the comment section or over on social media @comicsbeat!
April 19, 2021 – Graphic Audio, a premier audio brand of industry leader RBmedia, has recently completed a licensing deal with comic book publisher Archie Comics. The groundbreaking ‘ARCHIE in WILL YOU MARRY ME?’ Storyline, also known as ‘THE ARCHIE WEDDING,’ will be the first of several graphic novel collections that Graphic Audio will be releasing in their dramatized adaptation audiobook format.
“We’re looking forward to presenting classic and modern Archie Comics in our dramatized audiobook format and for generations young and old to experience THE ARCHIE WEDDING in our immersive way of storytelling,” says Anji Cornette, Vice President of Graphic Audio.
“Our goal at Archie is to make these stories and characters available wherever readers, listeners, and fans are gathering,” added Archie Comics co-president Alex Segura. “Audiobooks are a growing, vibrant medium and it made sense to partner with the leader in the comic book audiobook space, GraphicAudio. Starting with one of our most historic stories, the Archie Wedding, was the best opening move. We’re so excited to get this ambitious program off the ground.”
ARCHIE IN WILL YOU MARRY ME? will be available on Graphic Audio’s website store at www.graphicaudio.net and everywhere digital audiobooks are sold in late Spring, followed by the release of the hit Archie Horror graphic novel VAMPIRONICA and the groundbreaking ARCHIE relaunch by writer Mark Waid.