Marvel and Archie Team Up for “Big Box Retailer” and Newsstand Focused Marvel Comics Digest
Marvel Entertainment and Archie Comics have announced plans to create and distribute a new Marvel Comics Digest for “big box retailers,” newsstand, and comic shops, packaged and distributed by Archie. The digest format, long the specialty of Archie, will spotlight some of the best-loved Marvel Comics tales for new and young readers in a captivating way that will create new direct comic book market customers.
Archie Comics will publish six Marvel digests a year, with four hitting in 2017. The collections will feature various eras and stories including many of Marvel’s most recognizable heroes, with the Amazing Spider-Man and the Avengers hitting first. Marvel Comics Digest: Starring The Amazing Spider-Man, hits in June. Future Marvel Comics Digest will feature Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and the X-Men!