Archie Celebrates 700 Issues with a New Creative Team Plus Betty & Veronica #1 in December
Archie and the Riverdale gang have delighted generations of fans through comics and television series for over seventy-five years. This fall, the longest-running series in the Archie Comics lineup reaches a major milestone with November’s Archie #700, kicking off a bold new era in Riverdale history.
Written by Nick Spencer with art by fan-favorite Marguerite Sauvage, Archie #700 picks up several months after the climax of writer Mark Waid’s historic run on the reimagined Archie series, which reaches its conclusion this Wednesday in issue #32.
Launching in November, issue #700 sees Archie and his friends returning to school with new storylines, new mysteries unfolding, and a bombshell secret romance soon to be revealed.
Additionally, this October will see the release of Archie #699, a special recap issue that covers the key events from the ARCHIE series including the #LipStickIncident, Over the Edge, Heart of Riverdale and more. This issue will be available at comic book shops and digitally for a special promotional price of $1 and is geared towards new and returning readers.
Changes to the flagship Archie series aren’t the only shakeups in store. Best friends Betty and Veronica will once again headline their own series in December’s Betty & Veronica #1. Spearheaded by writer Jamie L. Rotante, fresh off her critically acclaimed alternate universe series Betty & Veronica: Vixens, the new mini-series sees B&V dealing with the life changes of senior year and the impending threat of splitting up as they each make plans for college and beyond.
The launch of Archie #700 and Betty & Veronica #1 this fall is just the start as more new stories and new perspectives by the comic industry’s top creators are in the works as Archie Comics heads into 2019.