Archie Andrews and his fictional band The Archies will headline their own titular ongoing series from writers Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg and artist Joe Eisma.
In the series, The Archies will go on a cross-country tour, during which they'll meet real bands who will be depicted in the comic book.
"When we jammed on The Archies One-Shot, it was always in the hopes of having the book become an ongoing, so it was great to see the positive response that made it possible,” said Segura. “Adding real bands in the mix gives the series a must-read twist and opens the door for Matt, Joe and I to get our favorite bands into Riverdale.”
“We're taking The Archies out of Riverdale and sending them on tour across the country to experience everything a touring band goes through,” added Rosenberg. “So whether you grew up with Archie or you've never read a comic, here's a great chance to hop in the van with these 5 old friends and experience something totally new."
“What Alex and Matt have cooked up pretty much defines the ultimate comic for me, " said Eisma, who is joined on art by colorist Matt Herms and letterer Jack Morelli. “I can't wait for readers to see the great stuff we have in store!”
THE ARCHIES #1
What’s next for the teenage rockers The Archies? When someone makes a decision that leaves the rest of the band scrambling, can the group keep it together? It’s friendship vs. fame in this must-read #1 issue to the new, ongoing THE ARCHIES series!
Script: Alex Segura and Matt Rosenberg
Art: Joe Eisma, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Joe Eisma
Variant Covers: Matthew Dow Smith, Sandy Jarrell with Kelly Fitzpatrick, Thomas Pitilli