Archie Comics Spotlights Characters With Digital Exclusive Releases

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Archie Comics Releases

Archie Andrews and the Riverdale gang debuted in Pep Comics #22 way back in 1941 and they quickly became some of pop culture’s most enduring and recognizable icons. To celebrate this milestone, Archie Comics has unveiled the first three waves of a series of digital-exclusive releases featuring one-shot comics starring fan-favorite characters from its illustrious 80-year publishing history.

Rolling out throughout the months of April and May on digital comics platforms comiXology, the Archie App, Hoopla, and more, the Archie Comics releases feature famous faces that grace TV screens on Riverdale each week, deep-cut characters from the comics archives, and celebrations of our most influential creators. The 80th Anniversary collection has something for every Archie fan and is just getting started.

Each release features classic, all-ages content specially curated and put together to highlight the best Archie Comics has to offer in family entertainment. Ranging from $0.99 to $1.99, these digital exclusives are both affordable and accessible for longtime readers and new fans. Additional releases will be revealed in the weeks to come.

Archie Comics 80th Anniversary Digital-Exclusives

Archie Comics Releases

Archie Comics 80th Anniversary Presents: Archie
The inaugural issue stars the one and only Archie Andrews himself! Watch as everyone’s favorite red-headed teen gets into hijinks and hilarity with his best friends. This issue is full of lighthearted fun stories for everyone!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: George Frese
On Sale Date: 4/22
$1.99

Archie Comics 80th Anniversary Presents: Josie & The Pussycats
Archie Comics is home to some world-famous teenagers–as well as the biggest band in the world: Josie & the Pussycats! Rock out with Josie, Valerie, and Melody as they get into music-filled mayhem!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan DeCarlo
On Sale Date: 4/22
$1.99

Archie Comics 80th Anniversary Presents: Veronica Lodge as Powerteen With Blackjack
Look in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a… Powerteen? And one that looks A LOT like a raven-haired teen we all know and love. See what happens when Veronica Lodge dons a costume to become Powerteen and teams up with one of Riverdale’s most well-known masked crusaders, Blackjack!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Jeff Shultz
On Sale Date: 4/22
$0.99

Archie Comics 80th Anniversary Presents: Jughead
Everyone’s favorite burger-lover Jughead Jones steals the spotlight in these stories that showcase what Archie’s best pal does best: takin’ it easy!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Harry Lucey
On Sale Date: 4/29
$1.99

Archie Comics 80th Anniversary Presents: Cheryl Blossom
Meet Cheryl Blossom–she’s got money, attitude, and charm, and when she wants something, she gets it–even if that something is Archie Andrews himself!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan DeCarlo
On Sale Date: 4/29
$1.99

Archie Comics 80th Anniversary Presents: New Crusaders
The Mighty Crusaders were a team of superheroes created by Archie Comics in the Golden Age of comics. After many iterations, the team returned to comics with fresh new faces. The New Crusaders follows the sons and daughters of the original Mighty Crusaders as they acquire their own powers and attempt to become superheroes.

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Pat & Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Ben Bates
On Sale Date: 4/29
$0.99

Archie Comics 80th Anniversary Presents: Betty & Veronica
Say hello to America’s Sweethearts, Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge! When the two best friends aren’t fighting over their mutual love interest, Archie Andrews, they’re busy getting into shenanigans! Check out these stories filled with all kinds of dating drama and friendly fiascos!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan DeCarlo
On Sale Date: 5/6
$1.99

Archie Comics 80th Anniversary Presents: Katy Keene
Katy Keene is America’s Pin-Up Queen! Get acquainted with the stylish supermodel, her friends, and her family, in this sampling of her earliest comic stories!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Bill Woggon
On Sale Date: 5/6
$1.99

Archie Comics 80th Anniversary Presents: Young Salem
Sabrina’s furry familiar gets top billing in these fun action-adventure stories! Before he was a magical cat, Salem was an actual boy wizard! You’ll also meet his mother, Felicia, and scruffy Uncle Mort. Plus, a few classic tales of Salem’s cat adventures!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Chad Thomas, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Chad Thomas
On Sale Date: 5/6
$0.99


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