Archie Announces Graphic Novels Focused on Young Readers
Young readers is a growing market and Archie Comics recognizes that rolling out a new line of original graphic novels in 2020. Archie Blue Ribbon, a brand-new imprint for standalone YA titles by some of Archie’s brightest talents, will be joined by a line of middle grade books from Little Bee Books‘ licensing imprint BuzzPop.
Blue Ribbon’s launch titles will be Betty & Veronica: The Bond of Friendship by Jamie L. Rotante with art by Brittney Williams, followed by a new Riverdale tie-in story, Riverdale: The Ties That Bind by the longtime Riverdale comics creative team of writer Micol Ostow and artist Thomas Pitilli. Both titles will release in 2020 and will be 144 pages.
Little Bee’s debut Archie graphic novel will be The Riverdale Diaries: Hello, Betty! by Sarah Kuhn with art by J. Bone. The “Riverdale Diaries” middle grade series will follow young Archie comics characters, new and old, as they brave middle school and embark on plenty of adventures throughout their storied town.
To find out more about Archie’s new original graphic novels, stay tuned for news coming out of the Archie Comics Forever: Celebrating 80 Years panel this Friday, October 4 at New York Comic Con.