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Monday, 29 August 2016

Archie's Gonna Be Seeing Red...


This November 16 (make a note of the date on your calendar), Riverdale's other well-known redhead (and a favourite of +Timothy Brannan), Cheryl Blossom, finally makes an appearance in issue 14 of Mark Waid's new Archie comic. With art by Morning Glories' Joe Eisma.
Once, Veronica Lodge was the Princess of Riverdale, flowers strewn at her feet everywhere she walked. Now she’s a just regular student at a private school full of Mean Girls who’ve made her their Betty, led by their Queen Bee, the alluring and diabolical Cheryl Blossom.
Check out the variant covers, by Derek Charm and Alitha Martinez, in this article.


Meanwhile, before the one-hour, live-action, Riverdale drama pilot airs on The CW next year, you can read an interview here, at Nylon, with Camila Mendes (Veronica) and Lili Reinhart (Betty), about bringing 21st Century versions of the comic book stalwarts to the small screen.

And as 2016 is Archie Comics' 75th Anniversary, why not bone up on 75 fascinating facts about the publisher here on CBC Books?

Special note on 'point 55', about Archie-themed podcasts: it references HeroPress favourite The Riverdale Podcast (which, sadly, is coming to an end this weekend, on September 3, after four-and-a-half-years of regular weekly episodes).

4 comments:

  1. I was just about to post about this. I don't know if I can watch that TV show. You know how I feel about Archie and the rumors that he will be having an affair with Miss Grundy. EWWWW. Who of course they recast as a hot teacher.

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    1. If it ever screens over here, I'll watch the pilot with an open mind, and just treat it like any "slightly edgy youth show".

      Don't listen to rumours though - it's often Chinese whispers with someone postulating something outrageous and the next person putting their own spin on it, and so on and so forth.

      That said, I'm expecting the "Archie hardcore" to hate it, as I get the feeling it's not the old school Archie of the family-friendly digests!

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  2. Finally! Cheryl getting some much needed attention!

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    1. Pretty sure she'll be getting Archie's attention ;)

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