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Archie Announces Graphic Novels Focused on Young Readers

Archie Blue Ribbon

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.

Betty & Veronica: The Bond of Friendship
Riverdale: The Ties That Bind

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.

Preview: B&V Friends Jumbo Comics Digest #274

B&V FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #274

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Golliher, Jim Amash, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 9/25
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

NEW CLASSIC-STYLE STORY: “What if… Archie Had an Identical Twin?” The “What if” scenarios continue with a look at what would happen if Archie had an identical twin—will the love triangle problems be solved once and for all?

B&V FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #274

NYCC 2019: Archie Meets the B-52s for a Rock Lobster in February 2020

In the grand tradition of cult classic crossovers such as Archie Meets Kiss and Archie Meets Ramones, the next surefire comic book crossover hit arrives in February 2020 with Archie Meets the B-52s!

From the fan-favorite Archie Comics creative team of co-writers Alex Segura and Matt Rosenberg and artist Dan Parent, the Archie Meets the B-52s one-shot comic book will rock you with a new wave of fun, excitement, and humor like only Archie Comics and The B-52s can provide.

To find out more information about Archie Meets the B-52s, stay tuned for news coming out of the Archie Comics Forever: Celebrating 80 Years panel this Friday, October 4 at New York Comic Con.

Archie Meets the B-52s main cover by Dan Parent
ARCHIE MEETS THE B-52s promotional image by Dan Parent
Archie Meets the B-52s promotional image by Dan Parent

Preview: Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #277

BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #277

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 10/2
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

NEW CLASSIC-STYLE STORY: “The Joke’s on Us!” Veronica’s cousin Leroy wreaks havoc when he comes to visit with his practical jokes and gags.

BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #277

Predators attack on Halloween in this early preview of Archie vs. Predator 2 #3!

ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR 2 #3 (of 5)

Script: Alex de Campi
Art: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Variant Covers: Laura Braga, Phil Hester, Jamal Igle, Sandy Jarrell, Pat & Tim Kennedy
On Sale Date: 10/23
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Riverdale High is on lockdown while a group of new Predators and Predadogs menace the halls during the Halloween Dance. They’re on the search for Archie-Predator and they don’t care who stands in their way. It’s up to Archie and his pals (both new and old) to stand up to this terrifying threat—but do they have what it takes?

ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR 2 #3 (of 5)

Preview: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Occult Edition (HC)

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA OCCULT EDITION (HC)

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Robert Hack, Jack Morelli
Cover: Provided by Netflix
978-1-68255-793-8
$29.99 US/$31.99 CAN
7 ½ x 11”
288 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 9/25

From the author of the New York Times best-selling graphic novel AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE: ESCAPE FROM RIVERDALE comes the horror sensation CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA. This title contains Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s story so far, in addition to never-before-seen comic items and imagery from the Netflix series in a premium, over-sized hardcover format.

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA OCCULT EDITION (HC)

Preview: Jughead’s Time Police #4

JUGHEAD’S TIME POLICE #4 (of 5)

Script: Sina Grace
Art: Derek Charm, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Derek Charm
Variant Covers: Rebekah Isaacs, Dan Schkade
On Sale Date: 9/25
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Jughead is stranded on a desolate timeline, one without burgers, or hot dogs, or any meat couched in bread. He’s got to find some way to get back to the future to prevent an all-out war between the time streams—but can he do it alone?

JUGHEAD’S TIME POLICE #4 (of 5)

The Archie & Sabrina mystery heats up in this early preview of Archie #708!

ARCHIE #708: ARCHIE AND SABRINA 4 (of 5)

Script: Nick Spencer and Mariko Tamaki
Art: Sandy Jarrell, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Derek Charm
Variant Covers: Eva Cabrera, Ramon K. Perez, Pet Pals Photo Variant
On Sale Date: 10/16
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Archie and Sabrina have been successful at keeping their relationship a secret from everyone—even despite Archie’s now-public persona. But can they continue their mystery around the people in Sabrina’s life? Meanwhile, Reggie and Jughead continue to investigate their own mystery… and stumble upon some big hints! PLUS: We’re honoring all our furry friends with a very special PET PALS photo variant as Archie Comics is proud to support the ASPCA® and its mission to save lives. To learn more, visit: aspca.org

ARCHIE #708

Archie gets his big break in this advance preview of Archie The Married Life: 10th Anniversary #3!

ARCHIE THE MARRIED LIFE: 10th ANNIVERSARY #3 (of 6)

Script: Michael Uslan
Art: Dan Parent, J. Bone, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Covers: Howard Chaykin, Marguerite Sauvage
On Sale Date: 10/16
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The story that follows Archie’s two possible futures—one where he’s married to Veronica and another where he’s married to Betty—presses on! Tragedy strikes Archie and Veronica’s life together and leads the couple to confront some difficult questions while the political landscape of Riverdale is on the cusp of drastically changing. Meanwhile, Archie and Betty’s marriage is less-than-perfect, but a once-in-a-lifetime music opportunity for Archie might lead to some huge changes!

ARCHIE THE MARRIED LIFE: 10th ANNIVERSARY #3 (of 6)
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