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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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?
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 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!