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Archie and Spotify Team for Podcasts as Spotify Bets its Future on Original Content

Archie Spotify

Archie Comics and Spotify have signed an exclusive first-look deal to adapt the publisher’s critically acclaimed and bestselling characters and stories into multiple podcasts on the streaming platform. The anticipated slate of series will span the entire Archieverse of characters, including mainstays Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Sabrina, Josie & The Pussycats and many more and is the next part of Archie’s continued effort to expand to new audiences and story-telling mediums with its wide array of world-famous characters.

The creative team at Archie Comics will collaborate with Spotify Studios on the development of multiple series, with potential for all-ages content as well as content aimed at older audiences.

This is the latest move for Spotify who has become aggressive in acquiring new content for its digital service. The company announced that it’s partnering with Warner Bros. and DC for new podcasts. The company also cut an exclusive deal with popular podcaster Joe Rogan.

The focus on podcasts is a shift for Spotify away from music which takes the current majority of revenue the service generates. The hope is to become more like Netflix with “high-value” exclusive content.

Spotify has two tiers. A free tier allows people to listen to music with ads while a paid subscription removes those ads. Podcasts however have advertisements for both free and paid, so there’s no incentive for podcast fans to pay for a service. It’s “giving away” the high value content for the cost of listening to some ads. This has lead many to question Spotify’s focus on the segment and whether it is worth the current perceived value as a company. The company has stated that those who listen to podcasts are more likely to upgrade to premium subscriptions “over time.”

Since the Rogan announcement the company has gained $20 billion in value. Podcasts may be entertaining, but are they $20 billion worth of entertainment value? Spotify is betting its future on exactly that.

Preview: Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #311

ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #311

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 7/8
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

Get ready for fun at the beach (and under the sea!), hang ten with the Riverdale crew and have a true camp experience–and see if Archie will answer the most important question of all question: Betty or Veronica? This digest is filled with laughs and entertainment!

ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #311

Preview: Betty & Veronica Best Friends Jumbo Comics Digest #282

BETTY & VERONICA BEST FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #282

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 7/8
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

Ah, summertime, filled with sunshine, beach parties, new swimsuits and–work?! That’s right, it’s not all sunbathing and relaxation, but Betty, Veronica and a few of their friends are determined to make the most out of the warm months any way they can in this collection of over 180 pages of story content!

BETTY & VERONICA BEST FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #282

New Comic Book Day Includes Over 125 New Digital Comics

Empyre: Fantastic Four

It’s new comic book day at comiXology has you covered with over 125 new digital comics available right now! Get new comics from Marvel, Oni, AWA, Archie, and more! Check out tons of indie and small press comics! all at the touch of a button. See everything available here or check out the individual issues below!

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American Mythology Productions

Archie Comics

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Dark Horse Comics

DC Comics

Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace #9

DC Thomson

Dynamite Entertainment

Harlequin

IDW Publishing

Image Comics

Kodansha

Lion Forge Comics

Mad Cave Studios

Marvel

Oni Press

Red 5 Comics

Scholastic – Graphix

Th3rd World Studios

Titan Comics

Valiant Entertainment

Vault Comics

Virus

Zenescope

ComiXology Has You Covered with New Digital Comics from Marvel, Image, IDW, BOOM!, manga, and more!

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It’s Wednesday and it’s new comic book day! There’s new comics on the shelves at comic shops but there’s also new comics on the digital shelves as well. There’s over 100 comics for you to choose from. There’s something for every from Marvel, AfterShock, Ahoy, Albatross Funnybooks, IDW, Image, manga and more! You can get the full list here or check out what you can get by publisher below!

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Preview: Archie Comics 80th Anniversary Presents: Archie Artist Spotlight

ARCHIE COMICS 80th ANNIVERSARY PRESENTS: ARCHIE ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Jeff Shultz
On Sale Date: 7/1
$5.99

This Artist Spotlight Superbook highlights the work of a few of our modern classic-style fan-favorite artists: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Jeff Shultz and Rex Lindsey, along with highlighting the work of the many amazing writers, inkers, letterers and colorists that bring these timeless tales to life!

ARCHIE COMICS 80th ANNIVERSARY PRESENTS: ARCHIE ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Preview: Archie’s Explorers of the Unknown

ARCHIE’S EXPLORERS OF THE UNKNOWN (GN)

Script: Rich Margopoulos
Art: Rex Lindsey, Jon D’Agostino, Barry Grossman, Mindy Eisman
Cover: Rex Lindsey
978-1-64576-971-2
$8.99 US/$11.99 CAN
5 1/4 x 8”
168 pp, Full Color
On-Sale Date: 7/1

Monsters! Giant robots! Maniacs and masterminds! When evil rears its ugly head, you can be sure that the Explorers of the Unknown will be there to save the day! Join the team of heroes, who look a lot like our favorite Riverdale teens, as they battle a rogue cyclops, a giant crab monster, and the diabolical Doctor Gloom! Will these soldiers of fortune be able to triumph over the forces of evil? Find out in over 160 pages of action and adventure!

ARCHIE'S EXPLORERS OF THE UNKNOWN (GN)

Check Out Archie Comics Releases in September 2020

BETTY & VERONICA: THE BOND OF FRIENDSHIP (OGN)

Archie’s first-ever original young adult graphic novel, starring everyone’s favorite BFFs Betty and Veronica! There are a number of truths in Riverdale–Archie Andrews will forever be clumsy and love-struck, Jughead Jones has an appetite that can never be satiated, Pop’s will always serve the best burgers and shakes and Betty and Veronica will be best friends no matter what comes between them. But when a career day at Riverdale High has the two BFFs examining their futures, they start to wonder just where they’ll end up—and how their lives may take very different paths. This original graphic novel explores the unbreakable bond that allows Betty and Veronica’s friendship to withstand the tests of space and time.

Script: Jamie L. Rotante
Art: Brittney Williams, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Brittney Williams
978-1-64576-985-9
$14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
6 x 9”
TR
144 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 9/2

BETTY & VERONICA: THE BOND OF FRIENDSHIP (OGN)

RIVERDALE: VARSITY EDITION VOL. 1 (HC)

From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the CW’s Riverdale comes RIVERDALE: VARSITY EDITION VOL. 1 — the premium, hardcover collection of the comic series set in the universe of the TV series. Collects issues #1 – 11 and the original one-shot of the Riverdale comic series.

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Brian E. Paterson, Britta Lundin, James DeWille, Will Ewing
Art: Thomas Pitilli, Joe Eisma, Elliot Fernandez, Jim Towe, Alitha Martinez, Bob Smith, Thomas Chu, Andre Szymanowicz, Glenn Whitmore, John Workman, Janice Chiang
Cover: Photo art provided by CW
978-1-64576-950-7
$29.99 US/$32.99 CAN
7 ½ x 11”
HC
288 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 9/2

RIVERDALE: VARSITY EDITION VOL. 1 (HC)

VAMPIRONICA: NEW BLOOD (TR)

Riverdale’s own bombshell bloodsucker is back! Following the events of the Jughead the Hunger vs. Vampironica crossover, Veronica returns to her own universe, still a vampire. She’s not the same, and she knows it. And now she needs answers. But she may not be ready for what she’s about to discover! Collects the full four-issue Vampironica: New Blood miniseries.

Script: Frank Tieri, Michael Moreci
Art: Audrey Mok, Joe Eisma, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Audrey Mok
978-1-64576-952-1
$12.99 US/$15.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
120 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 9/23

VAMPIRONICA: NEW BLOOD (TR)

ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #313

Have some fun with Archie in this jumbo-size digest! With a blend of modern and classic stories, puzzles, games, and more special features, you’ll be entertained for days!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 9/16
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #313

ARCHIE MILESTONES JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #10

This installment of Archie’s Milestones Jumbo Comics Digest celebrates the world of Archie—all of them, that is! This issue will showcase some of the wildest, most mind-blowing stories, including a few that take a look into the future and stories where Archie meets Archie—yes, you read that right!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover:
On Sale Date: 9/2
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

ARCHIE MILESTONES JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #10

THE BEST OF ARCHIE BOOKS 1-3 BOXED SET (BX)

As Archie nears its 80th Anniversary, we present this collection of our all-time best-selling series. This 3-in-1 set features over 1,200 pages of all-time favorite stories covering a span of 80 years, selected and with intros by Archie editors, artists and writers as well as celebrity fans and historians. A great affordable gift set and an amazing value for fans of comics, humor and American pop culture. This colorful boxed set collects the first three volumes of Archie Comics’ Harvey Award-nominated hit series, The Best of Archie Comics, in a gorgeous new slipcase.

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
978-1-61988-998-9
$24.99 US/$27.99 CAN
TR
1248 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 9/16

THE BEST OF ARCHIE BOOKS 1-3 BOXED SET (BX)

THE BEST OF ARCHIE: CHRISTMAS CLASSICS (TR)

The Holidays come to Riverdale in this can’t miss stocking-stuffer! Packed with 250+ pages of classic Christmas tales, this festive collection is sure to get you in the spirit! Filled with warmth and laughter, this collection has the most humorous and heartwarming holiday stories from the past eight decades. The Best of Archie series is back, and it will make the greatest gift of all!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent
978-1-64576-954-5
$9.99 US/$12.99 CAN
TR
256 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 9/30

THE BEST OF ARCHIE: CHRISTMAS CLASSICS (TR)

BETTY & VERONICA FRIENDS FOREVER: GOOD CITIZENS #1

Betty and Veronica are two best friends with hearts of gold—and this collection of stories proves just that! Watch as the besties volunteer for kids’ summer reading program, run a fundraiser for Riverdale Children’s Hospital, answer phones at a local telethon and donate something near and dear to Veronica to help the less fortunate.

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 9/30
24-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

BETTY & VERONICA FRIENDS FOREVER: GOOD CITIZENS #1

BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #287

You can’t beat 100+ pages of fun and fashion! Read some of the best stories from BFFs Betty and Veronica!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 9/23
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #287

BETTY & VERONICA BEST FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #284

Everyone loves Riverdale’s sweethearts Betty & Veronica, but now you get a chance to also meet some of their friends! Check out tons of stories, games, puzzles, and more!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 9/9
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

BETTY & VERONICA BEST FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #284

WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #103

Archie’s universe is as expansive as it is entertaining! Check out over 190 pages of fun, with special guest appearances from the extended Archie cast!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 9/30
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #103

It’s New Comic Book Day and ComiXology Has Your Digital Comic Needs Covered!

Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace #7

It’s new comic book day and while you can go get new comics at your local shop you can also get them at the touch of a button as well! ComiXology has your hookup with over 125 new comics to enjoy this week from Marvel, DC, IDW, BOOM!, Dynamite, and more! There’s something for everyone.

You can start buying now or check out the individual issues below!

A Wave Blue World

AAM-Markosia

Ablaze

Abstract Studio

AfterShock

American Mythology

Archie Comics

AWA Studios

BOOM! Studios

Clover Press

comiXology Submit

Darby Pop Publishing

Dark Horse Comics

DC Comics

DC Thomson

Dynamite Entertainment

IDW Publishing

Image Comics

Lion Forge Comics

Marvel

Oni Press

Red 5 Comics

Tidalwave Productions

Titan Comics

Top Shelf Productions

Valiant Comics

Vault Comics

Virus

Zenescope

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