Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn, and Tom Grummett explore Riverdale’s Rock ‘n’ Roll roots in Archie 1955
The writing team that brought you Archie: 1941 — Archie Comics‘ first historical fiction series — has teamed up once again to explore a whole new era of American history through the eyes of Riverdale’s iconic teens in Archie: 1955! Comics legends Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn are joined by longtime collaborator and fan-favorite artist Tom Grummett to tell a true-to-life tale set during the turbulent origins of rock ‘n’ roll. Veteran Archie Comics inker Bob Smith, colorist Glenn Whitmore, and letterer Jack Morelli will round out the Archie: 1955 creative team.
Launching in September, the five-issue miniseries imagines what life would be like for Archie Andrews and the gang if they were real teens in 1955, and it follows him on a quest for success in the fledgling rock ‘n’ roll scene. When Archie proves to a local DJ that he’s got the talent for hip-shaking stardom, he begins an ascent to fame that will carry with it both triumph and tragedy.
The first issue features a main cover by Audrey Mok and variant covers by Jinky Coronado, Francesco Francavilla, Aaron Lopresti, and Pete Woods. Archie: 1955 #1 arrives in comic shops on September 18, 2019.