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Exclusive Extended Preview: Archie: 1941

ARCHIE: 1941 (TR)

Script: Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn
Art: Peter Krause, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Peter Krause, Rosario “Tito” Peña
978-1-68255-823-2
$17.99 US/$19.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
144 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 6/19

Archie Andrews and the gang have seen it all since the characters made their comics debut in 1941, and now they’re going back to their roots in a tale set in Riverdale during World War II. Written by comics legend Mark Waid (Archie, Captain America) with longtime collaborators co-writer Brian Augustyn (The Flash, JLA) and artist Peter Krause (Superman), Archie: 1941 finds Riverdale dealing with the impact of the impending conflict on the small town and in the personal lives of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and Reggie.

Archie: 1941

Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn, and Tom Grummett explore Riverdale’s Rock ‘n’ Roll roots in Archie 1955

The writing team that brought you Archie: 1941Archie 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.

Archie: 1955 #1

Exclusive Preview: Archie 1941 #5 (of 5)

Archie 1941 #5 (of 5)

Script: Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn
Art: Peter Krause, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Peter Krause, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Variant Covers: Jerry Ordway, Tula Lotay
On Sale Date: 2/6
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Archie Andrews-MIA and presumed dead! His friends and family-devastated! Don’t miss out on the conclusion of this headline-making comic event!

Archie 1941 #5 (of 5)

Preview: Archie 1941 #4

ARCHIE 1941 #4

Script: Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn
Art: Peter Krause, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Peter Krause, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Variant Covers: Jon Lam, Cory Smith
On Sale Date: 1/2
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Archie is headed into action while the world watches and waits. Meanwhile, times are tough at home in Riverdale, while shortages are leading to impending rations, tensions are mounting. However, despite an uncertain future, unexpected relationships begin to form.

ARCHIE 1941 #4

Exclusive Preview: Archie 1941 #4

Archie 1941 #4

(W) Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn (A) Kelly Fitzpatrick (A/CA) Peter Krause, Jon Lam, Cory Smith
In Shops: January 2, 2019
Final Orders Due: December 10, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Archie is headed into action while the world watches and waits. Meanwhile, times are tough at home in Riverdale, while shortages are leading to impending rations, tensions are mounting. However, despite an uncertain future, unexpected relationships begin to form.

Preview: Archie 1941 #3 (of 5)

ARCHIE 1941 #3 (OF 5)

Script: Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn
Art: Peter Krause, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Peter Krause & Rosario “Tito” Peña
Variant Covers: Derek Charm, Ray Anthony Height & Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 11/28
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Basic training has begun and Archie’s surprised with a familiar face—Reggie Mantle! Meanwhile, the teens back in Riverdale that haven’t enlisted are dealing with different woes on the Homefront—from anxiety worrying about their friends and families, to feelings of inadequacy and racial tensions in a changing world.

Archie goes to boot camp in this early preview of Archie 1941 #3!

ARCHIE 1941 #3 (OF 5)

Script: Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn
Art: Peter Krause, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Peter Krause & Rosario “Tito” Peña
Variant Covers: Derek Charm, Ray Anthony Height & Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 11/28
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Basic training has begun and Archie’s surprised with a familiar face—Reggie Mantle! Meanwhile, the teens back in Riverdale that haven’t enlisted are dealing with different woes on the Homefront—from anxiety worrying about their friends and families, to feelings of inadequacy and racial tensions in a changing world.

Review: Archie 1941 #2

IT’S WAR! As the United States makes its entrance into WWII, the teens and parents in Riverdale are faced with some difficult situations as they reflect on how this will dramatically change their lives as they know it.

Pearl Harbor has rocked the nation and the people of Riverdale are dealing with the ramifications. Writers Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn put together an eye-opening and honest story of the United States in the run up to the US’s entry into World War II.

What Waid and Augustyn do that’s really impressive is that they deliver a story that is a realistic take of what happened. This isn’t the over the top patriotism that we’re sold today. People had trepidation. They worried about children coming home in boxes. They thought the war would be over quickly. They also weren’t all too enthusiastic about it period.

There’s also an exploration of the parents who couldn’t serve in World War I dealt with their children in World War II. It’s an interesting exploration of guilt and the toxic masculinity of the time. It’s realistic. It also doesn’t go quite the way you’d expect.

The art by Peter Krause, with color by Kelly Fitzpatrick and lettering by Jack Morelli is fantastic capturing the aesthetics of the time. The designs are fantastic and it feels like Krause has used the fashion of the time and done a solid job of capturing the actual looks, buildings, cars, and more of the time.

The second issue continues the excellence of the debut and is a slow build up. There’s some emotional highs and lows and sincere feel to it all. It’s not an over the top patriotic spin. It’s a fantastic series so far that mixes real history with characters we love.

Story: Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn Art: Peter Krause
Color: Kelly Fitzpatrick Lettering: Jack Morelli
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Archie Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Archie 1941 #2 (of 5)

ARCHIE 1941 #2 (OF 5)

Script: Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn
Art: Peter Krause, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Peter Krause, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Variant Covers: Audrey Mok, Marguerite Sauvage
On Sale Date: 10/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

IT’S WAR! As the United States makes its entrance into WWII, the teens and parents in Riverdale are faced with some difficult situations as they reflect on how this will dramatically change their lives as they know it.

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