Archie Comics goes big with “Little Archie” and “Bite Sized Archie” releases in April

Archie Comics is reviving a fan-favorite series from the archives in a hilarious modern-style reboot this April with the launch of Fun With Little Archie and Friends Special #1. The one-shot comic updates the “little” versions of Archie Andrews and the Riverdale gang who have thrilled young readers since their debut in 1956 with a star-studded collection of contemporary comics talent. Fun With Little Archie and Friends will release the same month as a graphic novel collection of the acclaimed Bite-Sized Archie web comic series for a double-helping of all-ages fun as only Archie Comics can deliver!

The Fun With Little Archie and Friends one-shot anthology features contributions by writers Shannon Watters, J. Torres, and Rotante and artists Erin Hunting, Adrian Ropp, and Agnes Garbowska in a wild fantasy story that dives into the world of video games and table top adventures. Beyond the usual fan-favorites like Little Archie, Little Jughead, Little Betty & Veronica, and Little Sabrina, an assortment of beloved characters will be making their “Little” debuts including Cheryl Blossom, Toni Topaz, Harper Lodge, and more!

The anthology will feature vibrant and energetic artwork from artists both familiar and new to Archie Comics fans, including animation veterans Adrian Ropp and Erin Hunting as well as Ringo Award-winning artist Agnes Garbowska. Longtime Archie colorist Matt Herms and letterer Jack Morelli round out the creative team of this all-new special.

FUN WITH LITTLE ARCHIE AND FRIENDS SPECIAL #1 (ONE-SHOT)

Script: Shannon Watters, J Torres, Jamie L. Rotante
Art: Erin Hunting, Adrian Ropp, Agnes Garbowska, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
CVR A Main Cover: Erin Hunting
CVR B Var: Brittney Williams
On Sale Date: 4/13
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Get ready for high-octane fun and adventure with LITTLE ARCHIE and his friends from Riverdale! When Little Sabrina meets up with Little Archie, Little Jughead, and Little Betty and Veronica, all kinds of chaos breaks loose and the gang find themselves transported into new, fantastical game world inspired by their favorite hobbies! Watch as they brave the mystical and mysterious realm of Gryphons and Gargoyles, form a big-wheel gang, and attempt to relax in an unexpectedly exciting animal farming video game! Featuring the talents of award-winning Lumberjanes writer Shannon Watters, Little Archie writer J. Torres, and Betty & Veronica: Vixens writer Jamie L. Rotante along with the amazing art team of Erin Hunting, Adrian Ropp, and Agnes Garbowska. 

BITE SIZED ARCHIE VOL. 1 (TR)

Script: Ron Cacace
Art: Vincent Lovallo
Cover: Vincent Lovallo
978-1-64576-913-2
$12.99 US / $16.99 CAN
6 3/8 x 8”
112 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 4/27

We hope you’re hungry for laughs! The collection of Archie Comics’ first-ever webcomic series is here! Bite Sized Archie features all your pals and gals from Riverdale (and beyond) while covering everything from video games to pop culture to embarrassing group chats! Complete with exclusive bonus features, character sketches and behind-the-scenes conversations from the creative team, you’ll be absolutely thrilled as we take a deeper look at the comic that’s been delighting Archie fans on social media every week!