In an article posted to the official Archie Comics website by Director of Publicity & Social Media Ron Cacace, it was revealed that next month, some “big news” about where the publisher will be heading in the back half of 2021 under the leadership of new Senior Director of Editorial Jamie L. Rotante will be coming our way!
And go ahead and freak all the way out, because the post also specifically mentions the much-awaited return of the Archie Horror line and the modern series!
New Archie Material in Reprints!
In addition to the hints of what’s to come next month from the publisher, the post also announced the addition of new material to the publisher’s reprint titles: beginning with Betty & Veronica Friends Forever: Halloween Spooktacular #1, each of the reprint issues will include a brand-new five page story alongside the classic Riverdale tales.
While the price of titles like Archie Halloween Spectacular and Archie Christmas Spectacular will still be kept at $2.99, these new stories will add value to their respective series.
Here are the comics that will include the new 5-page stories in 2021:
Betty & Veronica Friends Forever: Halloween Spooktacular #1 – On Sale 9/8/21
Archie Halloween Spectacular (2021) #1 – On Sale 10/6/21
Archie & Friends (November Issue) – On Sale 11/3/21
Archie Christmas Spectacular (2021) #1 – On Sale 12/1/21
What is going on in this town??
While the post promises more details about the subjects of the new 5-page comics in the months to come, it leaves the other mysterious components of the publisher’s 2021 plan concealed.
Do we really have to wait a whole month in order to find out what’s coming later in 2021 from Archie Comics? It looks like it. But that’s just the way things go… in a little town called Riverdale.